Upcoming DVD Releases

* The Flip Wilson Show – The Best Of (Time Life)
$99.95 SRP DVD (“5 Easy Payments of $19.99”)

EXTRAS: A rare 1976 interview with the star himself! A Bonus DVD with the pilot episode of The Flip Wilson Show (featuring the debut of Geraldine!) and The Flip Wilson Special from 1975 with Cher and Richard Pryor. PLUS, a Collector’s Booklet with quotes, production photos, script pages and more!
—–Flip is back, and funnier than ever! In 1970, Flip Wilson changed the face of TV comedy: he was charming, hilarious, and he looked great in a dress! The Flip Wilson Show debuted as the #1 variety show on TV, and ran for four incredible seasons, winning multiple Emmys and a Golden Globe. From his hilarious Geraldine character, to stand-up, sketch comedy, and magical musical performances, Flip made a show that made everyone feel good. Now, for the first time ever you’ll be able to have the biggest and boldest collection of Flip yet: The Best of The Flip Wilson Show! You’ll get 11 DVDs including: 20 full-length episodes from across all 4 seasons, with 17 episodes not seen since they first aired! Guest stars Muhammad Ali, Louis Armstrong, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Tim Conway, Sammy Davis Jr., Aretha Franklin, Richard Pryor, Joan Rivers, Burt Reynolds, and so many more!
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this item
COMING ON 11/16:
* This Is Us – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$34.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Full of heartfelt wit, drama and tears the journey of the Pearson family continues in Season Five of this highly acclaimed, award-winning series. With its trademark storytelling style, moving from the past to the future and back again, this season-like-no-other brilliantly incorporates current real-life challenges from the Covid crisis to the complexities of race. Randall pursues the mystery of his birth mother with Beth at his side, Kevin and Madison navigate their relationship while they navigate becoming parents, and Kate and Toby face their own relationship and parenting triumphs and challenges. And Rebecca continues to bravely face what could be her biggest challenge ever. Compelling and surprising, This Is Us reveals how seemingly tiny events can impact who we become, and can transcend time, distance and even death. 4-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is not necessarily final, and may be subject to change

* Pose – The 3rd and Final Season (FX/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Set in the earlier days of the AIDS crisis, this groundbreaking series follows the triumphs, tragedies and heartbreaks of the legends and icons of New York’s underground ball culture. With the largest cast of transgender actors in series regular roles, Pose features glamorous, gripping and relevant stories. In its final season time flashes forward to 1994, and the ballroom feels like a distant memory to Blanca (Mj Rodriguez) who’s struggling to balance being a mother, a present partner to her new love, and her latest role as a nurse’s aide. Meanwhile, as AIDS becomes the leading cause of death for Americans ages 25 to 44, Pray Tell (Billy Porter) contends with unexpected health burdens. And the emergence of a vicious new upstart house forces the House of Evangelista members to contend with their legacies. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign (the “5.2 FX” reflects the May 2nd debut of the final season on the FX channel) and is not final, and therefore is subject to change

* Spidey And His Amazing Friends (Marvel/Disney)
$14.99 SRP DVD

—–Spidey, our favorite web-slinger is teaming up with Ghost-Spider (Gwen Stacey) and Miles Morales to make up The Spidey Team, with some assistance from Spidey’s comical but loyal Spider-bot, TRACE-E. If Spidey finds himself in a sticky situation that needs even more super-hero power, rest assured that an Avenger pal will race in to help out. Whether it’s just The Spidey Team or adding an Avenger for the assist, these superheroes will work together to save the day! Voice Talent: Benjamin Valic: Peter Parker, Lily Sanfelippo: Gwen Stacy, Jakari Fraser: Miles Morales. 11 animated shorts. Single-disc title.

* Queen of the South – The Complete Season 5 (20th TV/Disney)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–In Season 5, Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga) finally embraces her Queenpin status, and all that comes with it. While she has tried to maintain a strong moral code by leading with her heart, those values have begun to compromise her ability to stay on top. She must now make tough decisions when it comes to those closest to her, all while continuing her quest for even greater power. 2-disc set.
NOTE: attached cover art is from the show’s promotional campaign and is not final, and therefore is subject to change
* Creepshow – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD; $34.97 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Creepshow animated special and holiday special
—–It’s still the most fun you’ll ever have being scared! From showrunner Greg Nicotero (“The Walking Dead”) comes the second season of CREEPSHOW, the anthology series based on the 1982 horror comedy classic. A comic book comes to life in nine chilling tales told across five episodes. Explore terrors ranging from murder, creatures, monsters and delusions to the supernatural and unexplainable. You never know what will be on the next page! Actor List: Kevin Dillon, Ted Raimi, Ali Larter, C Thomas Howell, Iman Benson, Josh McDermott, Ashley Laurence, Keith David, Ryan Kwanten, Breckin Meyer, Molly Ringwald, Eric Edelstein, Barbara Crampton, Denise Crosby, Justin Long, D’Arcy Carden. 2-disc set in either format

* My Life Is Murder – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–10 murder mystery episodes starring Lucy Lawless, Ebony Vagulans, Rawiri Jobe, Bernard Curry, Todd River. 3-disc set in either format.
COMING ON 12/14:
* The Abbott And Costello Show – Season 1 (ClassicFlix)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Commentaries on 10 episodes featuring Gilbert Gottfried, Lou Antonicello, Paul Castiglia, Ray Faiola, Stu Fink, Shane Fleming, Bob Greenberg, Jim Mulholland, Gerry Orlando, Ron Palumbo, Toby Roan, Lou Sabini, Frank Santopadre, Jack Theakston and Michael Townsend Wright; “Saving the Negatives” Featurette with Bob Furmanek; Two complete episodes with original non-audience tracks and six partial episodes
—–One of the most influential comedies in television history, The Abbott and Costello Show – Season 1 makes its Blu-ray debut from ClassicFlix with all 26 stunningly sharp episodes in this 3 disc set on Blu-ray (or 4 discs on DVD). When Bud Abbott and Lou Costello became part of the permanent rotating group of weekly hosts on TV’s The Colgate Comedy Hour, it revitalized their careers and led to the birth of The Abbott and Costello Show, a syndicated half-hour program that premiered in 1952. The premise of the show was disarmingly simple: Bud and Lou played themselves, a pair of unemployed actors living in a rooming house run by the apoplectic Sid Fields, also playing himself. Easing their way through life in a neighborhood where crooks and sharpies lay in wait around every corner, and women walk right up to Costello for no other reason than to slap his face (“How dare you look like someone I hate!”), Bud and Lou keep the show fresh with new routines, but also perform many of their classics, including “Who’s on First?”, “Dice”, “7 x 13 = 28” and so many, many more. Newly restored from original 35mm master elements by the 3-D Film Archive, in cooperation with the Library of Congress, The Abbott and Costello Show features Hillary Brooke (as Lou’s cultured girlfriend), Gordon Jones (as stupefyingly dumb “Mike the Cop”), Joe Besser (as “Stinky”), Joe Kirk (as “Mr. Bacciagalupe”), Bingo the Chimp, as well as many other well-known TV and film entertainers.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for making sure that we were aware of this item



USA Network’s “Queen of the South” will return for a 10-episode fifth and final season on Wednesday, April 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

· USA Network unveils official trailer for its highly anticipated return:

· “We could not be prouder of our entire cast and crew that joined us on this magnificent journey,” said Executive Producers Dailyn Rodriguez, Ben Lobato and David Friendly. “’Queen of the South’ began shooting in Mexico City, brought us to faraway places like Malta and Colombia and finally landed in New Orleans. We cannot wait to share the explosive final season with our devoted fans. And, of course, we could not have made this show without the talented and tireless Alice Braga, who brought our queen to life.”

· “For five incredible seasons, ‘Queen of the South’ has captivated us with brilliant storytelling and bold, powerful characters,” said Frances Berwick, Chairman, Entertainment Networks. “This series broke boundaries for the genre, and we are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with this incredible team of creators, cast and crew along with our studio partners at 20th Television and UCP. As we close this final chapter, we look forward to a great season culminating in a finale that will give our fans the ending they deserve.”

· “Queen of the South” tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), a woman who is forced to run from the Mexican cartel and seek refuge in America, and her eventual rise to power over her own drug trafficking empire.

· The original drama series is based on the global best-selling novel “La Reina Del Sur,” by internationally acclaimed author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. The literary page-turner also yielded a popular super series for USA’s sister network, Telemundo.

· “Queen of the South” ranks as USA’s #1 original series among the 18-49 and 25-54 demos. It was also one of three ad-supported cable dramas to post year-over-year growth among those demos in 2019.

· The series is co-produced by 20th Television, part of Disney Television Studios and UCP, a division of Universal Studio Group. David T. Friendly serves as executive producer alongside executive producers and co-showrunners, Dailyn Rodriguez and Ben Lobato. Braga also executive produces.

Upcoming DVD Releases


* Queen Of The South – The Complete 4th Season (Fox)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–As the fourth riveting season unfolds, Teresa (Alice Braga) expands her empire to the east by taking on the Big Easy—New Orleans. But when new enemies emerge and familial trust is broken, Teresa must make decisions that will shake her to the core. Inspired by Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s best-selling novel “La Reina del Sur,” Queen of the South is one tense, action-packed thrill ride!



* The Magicians – Season 5 (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD; $44.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–Season 5 finds Julia, Alice, Eliot, Margo, Penny and the rest of the gang coping with the tragic loss of Quentin as they navigate the return of magic. However, not only is magic back, but now there is way too much of it. The magicians must deal with the repercussions of this new magical surplus as they fight to prevent the literal end of the world. Based on the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman, “The Magicians” stars Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn.

* The Magicians – The Complete Series (Universal)
$59.98 SRP DVD; $82.98 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes; Gag Reels; The World of The Magicians; Behind the Magic
—–Based on Lev Grossman’s best-selling book series, “The Magicians” follows Quentin Coldwater, a highly intelligent but socially withdrawn twenty-something secretly obsessed with a series of fantasy novels he read as a child about a magical land called Fillory. Beyond that, Quentin’s life is dull until he finds himself admitted to a very secret, exclusive college of magic in Upstate New York, where he receives a thorough and rigorous education in the practice of modern sorcery. However, magic doesn’t bring the happiness, adventure, and meaning that he thought it would…until he and his friends discover that Fillory is real. Explore their magical world with the Complete Series!



* NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service – The 17th Season (ViacomCBS)
$55.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: DVD comes with all 20 episodes plus DVD-exclusive featurettes
—–Who is the deadly terrorist known only as “Sahar,” and where will they strike next? This central mystery runs throughout Season 17 as Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon) and second-in-command Senior Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray) race against time to identify, locate and neutralize Sahar and save countless lives –including their own. NCIS takes on some of the most intense cases of their careers along the way, from murdered Marines and attacks at Arlington National Cemetery to crashed fighter jets and secrets that threaten to tear their team apart. Co-stars Wilmer Valderrama, Emily Wickersham, Maria Bello, Brian Dietzen, Diona Reasonover, Rocky Carroll, and David McCallum work together to deliver justice all over the world in this thrilling 5-disc, 20-episode collection. Guest appearances by Patrick Duffy (“Dallas”), Daphne Zuniga (“One Tree Hill”), and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future).
NOTE: artwork for this title is not finalized, and could be subject to change



* His Dark Materials – The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Making His Dark Materials; Dafne Keen: Bringing Lyra Belacqua to Life; Ruth Wilson: Bringing Mrs. Coulter to Life; Lin-Manuel Miranda: Bringing Lee Scoresby to Life; James McAvoy: Bringing Lord Asriel to Life; Adapting His Dark Materials; The Daemons of His Dark Materials; Dressing His Dark Materials; Building His Dark Materials; BLU-RAY ONLY: Digital Copy
—–His Dark Materials takes place in a world parallel to our own, where a human’s soul exists outside one’s body in the form of a talking animal called a “daemon.” The all-powerful Magisterium rule over this world where they suppress any knowledge that attempts to challenge its ideas, particularly around the theory that multiple worlds exist. Season One of this compelling HBO series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a young orphan who was left as a baby at Oxford’s Jordan College by her uncle Lord Asriel (James McAvoy) and desires a life of adventure beyond the confines of her bookish, scholarly surroundings. But when Lyra’s best friend goes missing, her search for her kidnapped friend uncovers a plot involving stolen children and transforms into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon known as Dust. Over the course of the season, as she journeys through the different worlds – including our own – Lyra encounters extraordinary beings and dangerous secrets, with the fate of both the living and the dead at stake. In addition to Dafne Keen (Logan, the Refugees) as Lyra and James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement) as Lord Asriel, the ensemble cast features Golden Globe Winner Ruth Wilson (The Affair) as Mrs. Coulter; Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton) as the adventurer Lee Scoresby; Clarke Peters (The Wire, Treme) as The Master of Jordan College; Lewin Lloyd (The Aeronauts) as Lyra’s missing friend Roger Parslow; James Cosmo (Braveheart, Game of Thrones) as Farder Coram and Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa, who are part of the boat-dwelling Gyptian community; and Will Keen as Father MacPhail and Ariyon Bakare as Lord Boreal, both ministers for the Magisterium.
NOTE: artwork for the DVD version and artwork for the Blu-ray version use different key art; images of both are included with this week’s Roundup


COMING ON 9/1 (available at Walmart early, beginning 6/2):

* Blue’s Clues & You – Vol. 1 (Nickelodoen/ViacomCBS)
$10.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: How to Play Blue’s Clues Song; Josh & Blue’s VLOG! (o ABC Song, Hide & Seek + Dancing!; Holiday Shopping, Mailtime, Nursery Rhymes & More!; Garden Sing Along, Touring School & Mailtime with Blue’s Clues!; Soccer Tricks, Gopher Game & Color Song!; American Sign Language Lesson, Nursery Rhymes & Mailtime!; Planets Song, Find The Snail Game & Mailtime!); American Sign Language Word of the Week (Blue’s Clues; Thankful; Music)
—–In the Blue’s Clues & You! DVD collection, fans can help Josh solve games of Blue’s Clues as he tries to figure out what Blue wants for a snack, what present she wants for her birthday, what she would like to do on her playdate and more. Featuring four exciting episodes from the show’s debut season, the series follows beloved puppy Blue and live-action host Josh (Josh Dela Cruz) as they invite a new generation of preschoolers on clue-led adventures, and solve a puzzle in each episode.