COMING ON 5/3:
* No Activity – Season 3 (CBS/Paramount)
$14.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–NO ACTIVITY celebrates the mundane in what should be a high-stakes operation. Following last season’s disastrous bust, season three finds detectives Nick Cullen and Judd Tolbeck back in uniform with a revolving door of quirky new partners and even quirkier criminals, while robots edge in on Janice and Fatima in dispatch. Cast: Patrick Brammall; Sunita Mani; Tim Meadows; Amy Sedaris; Jason Mantzoukas. Single-disc title.
* Traces – Series 2 (BBC Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–Lab assistant Emma Hedges is now training to be a forensic chemist, and on the cusp of seeing her mother’s murder case finally resolved. Daniel is to give evidence against his father. Will Emma and Daniel’s relationship withstand the pressure? Will justice be served? Meanwhile, professors Sarah Gordon and Kathy Torrance are investigating a deadly bombing campaign. Homemade devices are going off around Dundee, with critical clues hidden inside the bombs. Will the team track down the bomber before their identity goes up in smoke? 2-disc set.
COMING ON 5/24:
* The Split – Season 1 (BBC Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–The Split examines the fast paced circuit of high-powered female divorce lawyers in London through the lens of three sisters – Hannah, Nina and the youngest, Rose. Exposing the complex realities of high end divorce and broken marriage through female divorce lawyers and sisters embattled and bound by their own troubled past. Cast: Stephen Mangan, Anthony Head, Stephen Tompkinson, Nicola Walker. 2-disc set.
* The Split – Season 2 (BBC Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
—–The Defoes are back at newly merged law firm Noble Hale Defoe. And Hannah’s latest case – the divorce of the UK’s most powerful celebrity couple – is set to put NHD on the map. As Hannah fights one of the most public cases of her career, she’s also fighting a private battle to save her own marriage. Following the devastating revelation of Nathan’s betrayal, her formerly rock-solid marriage is beginning to crack. And, as she finds herself in a passionate affair with Christie, will she take a course that could end her marriage? Or can she have it all? 2-disc set.
COMING ON 5/31:
* Lucifer – The Complete 5th Season (Warner)
$39.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD
—–The story of the original fallen angel continues in its next-to-last season, with the charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome Lord of Hell – Lucifer Morningstar – abandoning his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping savvy LAPD detective Chloe Decker take down criminals. In the stunning fifth season of LUCIFER, the stakes are higher than ever. Secrets will be revealed, Lucifer makes a tumultuous return, Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing. In the first half of the season, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael secretly takes the devil’s place on earth while he’s back in Hell. Eventually, Lucifer must return and face the mess his brother made with his life. He’ll also finally confront his feelings for Chloe, and answer a question fans have been asking since the very beginning: “will they or won’t they?” 4-disc set.
NOTE: this title was announced for DVD format on the Roundup dated March 18th; that version will be available in stores on the same date as this available-online-only Blu-ray version
COMING ON 6/7:
* SpongeBob SquarePants – The 5th & 6th Seasons (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$14.99 SRP DVD
—–2-Season Gift Set includes The Complete 5th Season and 6th Season of SpongeBob. 8-disc set.
* SpongeBob SquarePants – The 7th & 8th Seasons (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$14.99 SRP DVD
—–2-Season Gift Set includes The Complete 7th Season and 8th Season of SpongeBob. 8-disc set.
* Are You Afraid Of The Dark? – 2-DVD Collection (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
—–Are You Afraid of the Dark? returns in this nightmarish three-part limited series event filled with scorpions, eyeless men, disappearing children and the creepiest carnival of all time! Rachel has a chance to join the secret Midnight Society. All she has to do is tell a truly terrifying story. But when the chilling events of her “Tale of Mr. Tophat and the Carnival of Doom” start to actually come true and her friends’ lives are at stake, Rachel must face her fears and end Mr. Tophat’s reign of terror. Then, in ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK? CURSE OF THE SHADOWS, an all-new Midnight Society and a spooky new seaside location bring fresh scares when the group’s leader suddenly vanishes. The remaining members must follow the clues, confront dark forces, and ultimately uncover the truth behind their town’s terrifying curse. Will they break the curse of the shadows…before it’s too late?
COMING ON 6/14:
* Billions – Season 6 (Showtime/Paramount)
$34.99 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Includes Exclusive Featurette!
—–In season six of BILLIONS, the dust clears to reveal a world that has evolved. With Axe (Damian Lewis) gone and Michael Prince (Corey Stoll) assuming his place, Chuck (Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Paul Giamatti) must develop a new strategy that is keener and more sophisticated than before. All the players, from Wags (David Costabile) to Wendy (Maggie Siff), from Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) to Sacker (Condola Rashad), and of course Senior (Jeffrey DeMunn), must sharpen their weapons and look for new alliances in order to survive. The ground is ever shifting and the stakes absolute in this 4-disc collection that includes every thrilling episode, along with an exclusive featurette. New king, new war, new rules.
* The Smurfs – Season 1, Volume 1 (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$12.99 SRP DVD
—–The Smurfs have a new home on Nickelodeon! Join these beloved blue characters as they go on ALL-NEW adventures that will push the charm, absurdity, and humor of the original series to even greater heights! Smurfwe go! This volume contains the first 9 episodes of season one in a 1-disc set! All new 2021 series reboot features re-imagined Smurfs in 3D CG animation with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Brainy, Hefty and the colorful cast the whole world knows and loves.
NOTE: look for Volume 2 in October 2022, and Volume 3 (completing the first season) in Spring 2023; the studio has opted to release this show in “1-disc volumes for consumer-friendly shelf pricing and release dates as soon as possible after episodes premiere on Nickelodeon” (quoted from a message to retailers)
COMING ON 6/21:
* Animaniacs – Season 2 (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD
—–They’re back! The Warner brothers, Yakko and Wakko, and the Warner sister Dot, have a great time wreaking havoc and mayhem in the lives of everyone they meet. After returning to their beloved home, the Warner Bros. water tower, the siblings waste no time in causing chaos and comic confusion as they run loose through the studio, turning the world into their personal playground. Joining Yakko, Wakko and Dot, fan-favorite characters Pinky and the Brain also return to continue their quest for world domination. 2-disc set.
* The Patrick Star Show – Season 1, Volume 1 (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$14.99 SRP DVD
—–In this SpongeBob SquarePants spin-off series, join Patrick Star, everyone’s favorite sea star, as he hosts a variety show in his room – inspired by the inner machinations of his mind. Patrick constantly and hilariously disrupts his family with his wild whims and surreal imagination. This volume contains the first 13 episodes of season one in a 2-disc set!