Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 11/2:
* Mom – The 8th And Final Season (Warner Archive)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In Season Eight, Bonnie must learn to adjust without her daughter and former-roommate, Christy, around. With a chaotic past behind her and a newly empty nest, she focuses on her marriage and on what she wants to be now that she’s finally grown up. Now more than ever, Bonnie depends on the support of her friends, and collectively they help each other face whatever life throws at them. Cast: Allison Janney, Mimi Kennedy, Jaime Pressly, Beth Hall, William Fichtner, and Kristen Johnston. Guest Stars: French Stewart, Rainn Wilson, Kevin Pollak, Tyne Daly, and Bob Odenkirk.
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COMING ON 11/16:
* Future Boy Conan – The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
$44.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Exclusive 16-Page Booklet Featuring Character Artwork; Promotional Trailer; Japanese Language Track with English Subtitles or English Language Track
—–The directorial debut of Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away), Future Boy Conan is a landmark in animation history. This crackling sci-fi adventure series, beloved worldwide but never before released in North America, features a new English language version and 4K digital restoration. Twenty years ago, a terrible war fought with magnetic weapons caused the Earth’s axis to tilt, and the resulting earthquakes and tidal waves destroyed civilization. Conan is born into this new world, raised by his adopted grandfather on an isolated island. But his life is changed forever when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her in a new scheme to control what’s left of the world. “A real joy!” – Jordan Allen, Japan Times. 4 disc set.

* Hinterland – Complete Collection (RLJ/Acorn)
$79.99 SRP DVD

—–Weighed down by grief and guilt, DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington; Poldark, Bleak House) comes to coastal Aberystwyth after a decade on the London police force. Escaping recent hurts and long-simmering trauma, he’s on a journey of recovery, healing himself by bringing justice to others. But the beautiful seaside vistas and close-knit mountain villages hide a multitude of sins. Partnered with hardworking local DI Mared Rhys (Mali Harries; The Indian Doctor), Mathias confronts mystifying murders that push him to the edge in a place with secrets as dark and destructive as his own. Winner of seven BAFTA Cymru Awards – including Best Television Drama, Best Actor, and Best Actress – this “Nordic noir done the Welsh way” (The Guardian) also stars Hannah Daniel (Keeping Faith), Alex Harries (35 Diwrnod), and Aneirin Hughes (Keeping Faith, Judge John Deed). 7-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/23:
* Dead Pixels – Seasons 1 And 2 (BBC Archive)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–DEAD PIXELS follows Meg (Alexa Davies, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”), Nicky (Will Merrick, “Poldark”) and Usman (Sargon Yelda, “Strike”) who are obsessed with the online fantasy game “Kingdom Scrolls.” Meg would happily cut a date short to go home and defend Castle Blackfinger. Nicky thinks the miscasting of Vince Vaughn as Tanadaal in the “Kingdom Scrolls” movie is an international outrage. And Usman has made a plywood lid for his child’s playpen, so he can play the game in peace. Oh, and Nicky definitely isn’t into Meg. That would be a cliché. DEAD PIXELS is split equally between the characters’ tragicomic real lives and their computer-animated misadventures in “Kingdom Scrolls.”

* To The Manor Born – The Complete Collection: Anniversary Edition (BBC Archive)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–As beneficiary of Grantleigh Manor, the snobbish Lady fforbes-Hamilton becomes a happy widower upon the death of her husband. But in the face of her late husband’s creditors, bank, and the government, she can no longer afford to maintain the family’s hold on the estate. Reluctantly, she sees it auctioned to Richard De Vere (formerly Bedrich Polouvicka), a millionaire bachelor of Czechoslovakian extraction who runs a multinational grocery business. With his mother he wastes no time in moving into the Manor. Audrey is annoyed at her new position on the estate, and she is forced to move, with butler, to the Manor lodge. DeVere represents everything Audrey regards as bad taste. Their differences of background, breeding and behavior are at once infuriating and endearing.
NOTE: this title sounds VERY similar to the 2008 in-store release from the BBC; it’s possible that this is the exact same item re-released in a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) version…but we don’t have verification about that
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COMING ON 11/30:
* Eden: Untamed Planet (BBC Archive)
$24.98 SRP DVD MOD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–BBC Earth takes you on a spectacular journey to untouched lands flourishing with a rich diversity of plants and wildlife: Borneo and Alaska – wildly different homes to unique animals and dense rainforests. The Namib Desert, brimming with life on less than ¼ inch of annual rainfall. East Africa’s lush, forgotten “emerald valley.” The Galapagos Islands, where species reinvent themselves. And Patagonia, magical realm at the end of the world. Six breath-taking episodes that bring joy and inspiration to nature lovers of all ages. Narrated by Helena Bonham Carter. 7 hours on 2 discs in either format.
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COMING ON 12/7:
* Rick and Morty – The Complete 5th Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray Limited Edition Steelbook

EXTRAS: Fighting Gravity: An Exclusive Look Into The Making Of Season 5; 10 Inside The Episode Featurettes; Animation and Compositing; B-Story Generator Vols. 1 & 2; Directing Mortyplicity and Rickmurai Jack; Explore the Show’s Backgrounds and Coloring Process; Season 5 Hype; Digital Copy (Blu-ray exclusive)
—–Hold onto your butts — it’s season five, baby! Rick, Morty and the fam are back with ten all-new episodes that consume unheld butts. Sex, romance, testicle monsters…a guy named Mr. Nimbus… It’s everything you want, get your butt ready!



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 8/3:
Couples Therapy – Season 2 (Showtime/ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Hope and heartache comes to light in the acclaimed docu-series COUPLES THERAPY. Distinguished clinical psychologist Dr. Orna Guralnik combines empathy with insight to guide a new group of couples facing a diverse set of issues. Together they take on the difficult challenge of confronting their deepest individual fears and talk candidly about what has brought them to these crossroads…and where to go from here. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 8/17:
* A Discovery of Witches – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.99 SRP DVD; $34.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: The Story of A Discovery of Witches; Can Love Survive; Creating Elizabethan London
—–After narrowly escaping the Congregation of vampires, witches, and daemons, Diana (Teresa Palmer) and Matthew (Matthew Goode) are hiding in time, in the fascinating and treacherous world of Elizabethan London. Here, they must find a powerful witch teacher to help Diana control her magic and search for the elusive Book of Life. Enemies are everywhere, the threat to witches is growing, and Diana and Matthew’s romance faces a barrage of new threats – from within, as much as without. They must overcome deep personal fears and jealousies, baring their darkest secrets to one another if they are to stay alive, stay together, and find a way back to the present day. While Matthew and Diana hide out in Elizabethan London, back in present day, Diana’s beloved aunts, Sarah (Alex Kingston) and Em (Valarie Pettiford), must take shelter with notorious witch hunter Ysabeau de Clermont (Lindsay Duncan) at her ancestral home, Sept-Tours. Meanwhile, in Oxford, Marcus (Edward Bluemel) and Miriam (Aiysha Hart) take on Matthew’s mantle to protect daemons Nathaniel (Daniel Ezra) and Sophie (Aisling Loftus), whose pregnancy is advancing. And Gerbert, Knox, Satu, and Domenico are determined to hunt down every clue they can to Diana’s and Matthew’s disappearance, and the secrets their allies are keeping from them. 2-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 8/24:
* Prodigal Son – The Complete 2nd Season (Warner Archive)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD; $29.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–Malcolm Bright is a criminal profiler who gets inside the minds of killers because his father, Dr. Martin Whitly, was a notorious serial killer. Now he’s using his twisted genius to help the NYPD solve murders. Season 2 picks up with Bright “taking care” of his sister after her shocking actions and protecting his mother from a secret that could tear the family apart. 3-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 9/21:
* Resident Alien – Season 1 (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD; $44.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–A comedic sci-fi drama based on the Dark Horse comic book series of the same name, Resident Alien follows a crash-landed alien (Alan Tudyk) who must take on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor and somehow find a way to fit in with the local human population. While attempting to complete his secret mission on Earth, he is forced to consider the possibility that humans might be worth saving after all. 2-disc set in either format.

* The Blacklist – Season 8 (Sony)
$55.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes; Blooper Reel; Liz’s Farewell
—–With his back against the wall, Raymond Reddington (James Spader) faces his most formidable enemy yet: Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone). Aligned with her mother, infamous Russian spy Katarina Rostova, Liz must decide how far she is willing to go to find out why Reddington has entered her life and what his endgame really is. The fallout between Reddington and Keen will have devastating consequences for all that lie in their wake, including the Task Force they helped to create. 5-disc set.
NOTE: the DVD version of this same title will be available in stores on the same date; see the Roundup from 7/9

* Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$67.99 SRP DVD; $90.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–All four thrill-packed seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise are yours to explore as Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) pilots the Earth’s first Warp-5 capable ship, Enterprise NX-01, on a long-range mission of research and discovery beginning in the year 2150. During his command, Captain Archer and his crew will face life-threatening challenges from the Xindi, an enemy bent on annihilating humanity via a planet-destroying super weapon, and from Terra Prime, a human terrorist group – as well as a host of problems stirred up by the ever-present Romulans. From suspiciously watchful Vulcans to the mysterious Sphere-Builders, a trans-dimensional species, these are the adventures found in four thrilling seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise – The Complete Series! 27-disc set on DVD; 24-disc set on Blu-ray.
NOTE: this title was previously released in early 2017 on each format, but had been discontinued; it is now being re-released for fans who missed it previously (timed to coincide with other 55th anniversary Star Trek releases/re-releases)
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COMING ON 9/28:
* Whitstable Pearl – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–With her son grown, single mum Pearl (Kerry Godliman, After Life) pursues her lifelong dream and starts a private detective agency, which she runs from her family restaurant in the coastal town of Whitstable. Drawn by her caring nature, locals soon flock to her with all kinds of cases. But when a friend dies suspiciously, Pearl finds herself in conflict with gruff new cop in town DCI Mike McGuire. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 10/5:
* The Nevers – Season 1, Part 1 (HBO/Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–August, 1896. Victorian London is rocked to its foundations by a supernatural event which gives certain people — mostly women — abnormal abilities, from the wondrous to the disturbing. But no matter their particular “turns,” all who belong to this new underclass are in grave danger. It falls to mysterious, quick-fisted widow Amalia True (Laura Donnelly) and brilliant young inventor Penance Adair (Ann Skelly) to protect and shelter these gifted “orphans.” To do so, they will have to face the brutal forces determined to annihilate their kind. Cast also includes Rochelle Neil, James Norton, Tom Riley, Denis O’Hare, Ben Chaplin, Zackary Momah, James Norton, Olivia Williams, Pip Torrens, Amy Manson, Eleanor Tomlinson, Anna Devlin, Elizabeth Berrington, Kiran Sonia Sawar, Viola Prettejohn, Ella Smith, Vinnie Heaven, and Nick Frost. 2-disc set in either format.

* Clarice – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$33.99 SRP DVD

—–Clarice is a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs. Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life. 4-disc set.
NOTE: as of this writing, Amazon shows a different release date for this title, but the studio’s official information shows October 5th

* The Stand – The Limited Series (ViacomCBS)
$33.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: AN APOCALYPTIC EPIC: ADAPTING THE STAND – Go inside the creative process of bringing all facets of King’s beloved epic to life on screen; GAG REEL
—–When a killer plague wipes out 99% of the world’s population, the embattled survivors struggle to make their way in a post-apocalyptic reality. This 2020 adaptation of Stephen King’s The Stand frames the eternal battle between good and evil, as embodied by the peaceful prophet Mother Abagail (Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg) and the menacing presence Randall Flagg (Emmy Award winner Alexander Skarsgård), and closes with a new coda written by Stephen King himself. The all-star cast also includes James Marsden and Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear, with guest stars Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons and Heather Graham. Delve deeper into this epic reimagining of King’s iconic novel with exclusive special features. 3-disc set in either format.

* The Stand – The Definitive 2-Series Collection (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $44.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: 1994: Audio commentary from Stephen King and director Mick Garris & full-length featurette; 2020: Exclusive gag reel & behind-the-scenes featurette
—–The Stand: The Original Mini-Series (1994): In Stephen King’s epic vision of an apocalyptic future, the few survivors of a plague-ravaged world must choose sides in the ultimate battle of good vs. evil that will decide the fate of humanity. As the followers of demonic Randall Flagg plot to rebuild the world in his dark image, a courageous foursome embarks on a heroic mission against Flagg and his minions. Fighting overwhelming odds, they will risk more than their lives as they take one desperate last stand against evil. The Stand (2020 Limited Series): THE STAND is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man. THE STAND will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself. 5-disc set on DVD; 4-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.

* ER – The Complete Series (Warner)
$219.99 SRP DVD

—–The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago’s County General Hospital. 45-disc set.
NOTE: this title was released years ago, as a 90-disc long box collection of the 15 separate season sets; it is being re-released (with half the number of discs, somehow!)…and no Blu-ray Disc version has been announced as of this writing
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COMING ON 10/12:
* The Haunting of Bly Manor – The Limited Series (ViacomCBS)
$31.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Home for the Haunted: The Ghosts of Bly Manor – Featurette; Welcome to Bly Manor – Featurette; Audio Commentary by Director/Creator Mike Flanagan; Audio Commentary by Director Liam Gavin; Audio Commentary by Director Axelle Carolyn
—–From The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone. 3-disc set in either format

* The Haunting – 2 Series Collection (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $39.95 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: HOHH: Extended Director’s Cut + Commentary by Director Mike Flanagan (Episodes 101, 105, 110); HOBM: Featurettes (x2) + Director Commentaries by Mike Flanagan (Episode 201), Liam Gavin (Episode 205) and Axelle Carolyn (Episode 208)
—–THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE is the critically acclaimed, modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts… some of which lurk in their minds… and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House. For the first time, experience even more thrills with three extended Director’s Cut episodes featuring never-before-seen footage and go deeper inside Hill House with four exclusive commentaries from Creator and Director Mike Flanagan (Doctor Sleep). THEN, from The Haunting of Hill House creator Mike Flanagan and producer Trevor Macy comes THE HAUNTING OF BLY MANOR, the next highly anticipated chapter of The Haunting anthology series, set in 1980s England. After an au pair’s tragic death, Henry Wingrave (Henry Thomas) hires a young American nanny (Victoria Pedretti) to care for his orphaned niece and nephew (Amelie Bea Smith, Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) who reside at Bly Manor with the estate’s chef Owen (Rahul Kohli), groundskeeper Jamie (Amelia Eve) and housekeeper, Mrs. Grose (T’Nia Miller). But all is not as it seems at the manor, and centuries of dark secrets of love and loss are waiting to be unearthed in this chilling gothic romance. At Bly Manor, dead doesn’t mean gone. 7-disc set on DVD; 6-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.

* Kolchak: The Night Stalker – The Complete Series (Kino Lorber)
$99.95 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: NEW Interview with David Chase, the Creator of The Sopranos and Co-Writer of Eight Kolchak: The Night Stalker Episodes; NEW Interview with Dana Gould, the Creator of Stan Against Evil; NEW Booklet Essay by Mark Dawidziak, the Author of The Night Stalker Companion and Kolchak Novel, Grave Secrets; NEW Audio Commentary for THE RIPPER by Mark Dawidziak, the Author of The Night Stalker Companion and Kolchak Novel, Grave Secrets; NEW Audio Commentary for THE ZOMBIE by Author/Historian David J. Schow; NEW Audio Commentary for THEY HAVE BEEN, THEY ARE, THEY WILL BE… by Novelist/Critic Kim Newman and Writer/Journalist Barry Forshaw; NEW Audio Commentary for THE VAMPIRE by Film Historian Tim Lucas; NEW Audio Commentary for THE WEREWOLF by Filmmaker/Historian Constantine Nasr; NEW Audio Commentary for FIREFALL by Author/Historian David J. Schow; NEW Audio Commentary for THE DEVIL’S PLATFORM by Filmmaker/Historian Constantine Nasr and Screenwriter/Producer Rodney Barnes; NEW Audio Commentary for BAD MEDICINE by Film Historian/Screenwriter Gary Gerani; NEW Audio Commentary for THE SPANISH MOSS MURDERS by Film Historian/Screenwriter Steve Haberman; NEW Audio Commentary for THE SPANISH MOSS MURDERS by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Screenwriter/Producer Cyrus Voris; NEW Audio Commentary for THE ENERGY EATER by Mike White and Chris Stachiw of The Kolchak Tapes Podcast; NEW Audio Commentary for HORROR IN THE HEIGHTS by Film Historian/Screenwriter Gary Gerani; NEW Audio Commentary for MR. R.I.N.G. by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Screenwriter/Producer Cyrus Voris; NEW Audio Commentary for PRIMAL SCREAM by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Screenwriter/Producer Cyrus Voris; NEW Audio Commentary for THE TREVI COLLECTION by Film Historian/Author Amanda Reyes; NEW Audio Commentary for CHOPPER by Novelist/Critic Kim Newman and Writer/Journalist Barry Forshaw; NEW Audio Commentary for DEMON IN LACE by Novelist/Critic Kim Newman and Writer/Journalist Barry Forshaw; NEW Audio Commentary for LEGACY OF TERROR by Film Historian/Author Amanda Reyes; NEW Audio Commentary for THE KNIGHTLY MURDERS by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger; NEW Audio Commentary for THE YOUTH KILLER by Novelist/Critic Kim Newman and Writer/Journalist Barry Forshaw; NEW Audio Commentary for THE SENTRY by Film Historian/Screenwriter Gary Gerani; THE DEVIL’S PLATFORM – TV Spot (New 2K Master); BAD MEDICINE – TV Spot (New 2K Master); THE SPANISH MOSS MURDERS – TV Spot (New 2K Master); THE ENERGY EATER – TV Spot (New 2K Master); HORROR IN THE HEIGHTS – TV Spot (New 2K Master); MR. R.I.N.G. – TV Spot (New 2K Master); PRIMAL SCREAM – TV Spot (New 2K Master); THE TREVI COLLECTION – TV Spot (New 2K Master); CHOPPER – TV Spot (New 2K Master); DEMON IN LACE – TV Spot (New 2K Master); LEGACY OF TERROR – TV Spot (New 2K Master); THE KNIGHTLY MURDERS – TV Spot (New 2K Master); THE YOUTH KILLER – TV Spot (New 2K Master); THE SENTRY – TV Spot (New 2K Master)
—–Kolchak: The Night Stalker, the uniquely eerie mystery series that paved the way for The X-Files, finally comes to Blu-ray with all 20 episodes digitally restored to capture every shiver, every scream and every bump in the night. Emmy nominee Darren McGavin reprises his role from the popular television movies The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973) as Carl Kolchak, a headstrong investigative reporter on the trail of the paranormal: zombies, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, succubi and even aliens. No matter how unnatural or unbelievable, Kolchak is there to uncover the truth…one supernatural threat at a time. Join the hunt in the dark alleys and creepy hidden lairs of Chicago with such sensational guest stars as Scatman Crothers, Antonio Fargas, Tom Skerritt, Dick Van Patten, Jamie Farr, Phil Silvers, Jim Backus, William Smith, Julie Adams, Cathy Lee Crosby, Carolyn Jones, Tom Bosley and many more. Kolchak: The Night Stalker co-starred Simon Oakland (Bullitt) and Ruth McDevitt (The Birds). 4-disc set.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for making sure we saw this info!
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COMING ON 10/19:
* Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Collection (Warner)
$179.99 SRP Blu-ray; $154.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: The Adventures of Superboy: The original 1961 pilot starring John Rockwell; A Retrospective Look at the Series’ 10-Year Journey – An in-depth, season-by-season look at the creation of this landmark television series…highlights include interviews with Tom Welling, Eric Durance, Michael Rosenbaum, Phil Morris, John Schneider and many more, as well as rare behind-the-scenes footage; A Decade of Comic-Con Featurette; Paley Festival Featurette; Smallville’s 100th Episode: Making of a Milestone – An extended version of the original featurette included in the Season 5 set; Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics – A feature length documentary chronicling DC’s 75 years of challenges, creativity, and triumph; Audio Commentaries, Deleted and Extended Scenes,Gag Reels, Behind-the-scenes featurettes and much more from all 10 seasons!
—–After a meteor shower bursts from the heavens, raining destruction on the unsuspecting citizens of Smallville, years pass…and the healing process leaves the town’s inhabitants with scars and secrets. From the ashes of tragedy, a popular-yet-awkward teen attempts to decipher the meaning of his life and his clouded past. As he struggles with the transition from boyhood to adulthood, Clark finds that his strength and strange abilities set him uncomfortably apart from his peers. This wildly popular fantasy series recounts the adventures of Kansas teen Clark Kent, who uses his still-emerging superpowers to fight crime even as he copes with the normal growing pains of adolescence, young love, and family dramas. As he matures during high school and college, Clark falls in love with Lana Lang, accepts his alien origins, and becomes enemies with former friend Lex Luthor. 41-disc set on Blu-ray Disc, and a 62-disc set on DVD format.
NOTE: this title has been available on DVD format since 2011, but this is the first time it will be released on high-def Blu-ray Disc format…Seasons 1 through 4 were not produced in 1080p high-def, and so have apparently been redone in high-def for this long-awaited BD release (and S5 was previously released on high-def disc, but only for the long-defunct HD-DVD format, as well as on DVD)

* Superman & Lois – The Complete 1st Season (Warner Canada)
CA$34.98 SRP DVD; $44.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–After years of facing supervillains, monsters, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the world’s most famous superhero (Tyler Hoechlin) and comic books’ most famous journalist (Elizabeth Tulloch) come face to face with one of their greatest challenges ever: dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.
NOTE: Amazon’s Canadian branch is showing the Oct. 19th release date for this title, but the USA branch is still not showing a firm street date as of this writing (however, this item will PROBABLY be released in both countries on the same date!)

* The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 3 (ClassicFlix)
$39.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Remastered, uncut, and beautifully restored, now you can see The Little Rascals like never before! With restorations so glorious, it will be like watching these iconic shorts for the first time! From 1929 to 1931, Hal Roach’s “Our Gang” series showcasing scruffy but lovable kids was among the studio’s biggest successes in the new era of sound. But in 1932, the franchise would introduce one of the most beloved and durable members of the gang in George “Spanky” McFarland – so named because of his mother’s constant admonitions of “Mustn’t touch! Spanky, spanky!” Director James Horne, having shot a reel’s worth of test footage of the youngster (later recycled in Spanky [1932]), showed it to anyone and everyone on the Roach lot, and shortly afterward, “Spanky” made his modest debut in Free Eats (1932). But Roach, recognizing the cuteness and natural talent of McFarland, immediately promoted the three-year-old to major player status by titling the next short after the tot and using his allure for maximum mirth in classic outings like The Pooch, Hook & Ladder, and Birthday Blues…all made in 1932, and all included in this set. The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 3 contains the next 11 Our Gang sound shorts produced by Roach at the dawn of the “talkie era”: Readin’ and Writin’ (1932) to Forgotten Babies (1933) – with each short newly scanned and restored from original Hal Roach 35mm film elements. A must-have for any true Our Gang fan, Volume 3 features the talents of Dickie Moore, Bobby “Wheezer” Hutchins, Dorothy DeBorba, Matthew “Stymie” Beard, Kendall “Breezy Brisbane” McComas, and of course, George “Spanky” McFarland. This volume also includes a special treat with Our Gang alums Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Joe Cobb and Allen “Farina” Hoskins featured in Fish Hooky (1933)!
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this item
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DATE NOT YET ANNOUNCED:
* Rick and Morty – The Complete 5th Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–Hold onto your butts — it’s season five, baby! Rick, Morty and the fam are back with ten all-new episodes that consume unheld butts. Sex, romance, testicle monsters…a guy named Mr. Nimbus… It’s everything you want, get your butt ready!



Video: Watch Adult Swim’s Epic Virtual Panels Featured at San Diego Comic-Con@Home





Video: Watch Adult Swim’s Epic Virtual Panels Featured at San Diego Comic-Con@Home Exclusive Looks at Fan Favorites and New Series
During the “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” panel, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll shared an exclusive look at the first-ever trailer and never-before-seen key art.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Watch Adult Swim’s Epic Virtual Panels Featured at San Diego Comic-Con@Home Exclusive Looks at Fan Favorites and New Series

New Trailer & Poster for Blade Runner: Black Lotus Revealed

Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and the #1 destination for young adults, revealed today first looks into the upcoming anime series, Blade Runner: Black Lotus and new family comedy Teenage Euthanasia, before diving deeper into fan favorites Tuca & Bertie and Rick and Morty as part of the virtual San Diego Comic-Con@Home experience. Fans are invited to watch the Tuca & Bertie panel and check out exclusive content on Adult Swim’s YouTube channel, available here. All panels are currently available to view on San Diego Comic-Con’s website and will be posted to Adult Swim’s YouTube channel later today.

During the Blade Runner: Black Lotus panel, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll shared an exclusive look at the first-ever trailer and never-before-seen key art. Moderated by Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami/senior vice-president and creative director for Adult Swim), viewers heard from the creative team and voice talent as they discussed the new anime series originating from the legendary Blade Runner franchise.

GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara, whose original song “Feel You Now” is featured in the new Blade Runner: Black Lotus trailer, will also have music featured in the highly-anticipated series.

Check out the thrilling trailer below:


Soaring on Adult Swim this summer, fans joined moderator Adam Conover for a star-studded conversation with Lisa Hanawalt (creator and executive producer) and special guests Raphael Bob-Waksberg (executive producer) and Nicole Byer (voice of Plant Teen 2, The Chill Bird) as they revealed a sneak peek of the next episode of Tuca & Bertie. Check out the hilarious panel below:


Things went interdimensional as fans relived the best of Rick and Morty season five alongside Dan Harmon (co-creator and executive producer), Scott Marder (showrunner and executive producer), Chris Parnell (voice of Jerry), Sarah Chalke (voice of Beth), Spencer Grammer (voice of Summer), Brandon Johnson (moderator), and special guests. New episodes of Rick and Morty premiere Sundays at 11 p.m. ET/PT.

Lastly, Adult Swim shared a behind-the-scenes look at Teenage Euthanasia, a brand-new animated coming-of-all-ages comedy series that touches on death, family, and accidental resurrection. Moderated by Tim Heidecker, the panel features Alyson Levy (co-creator), Alissa Nutting (co-creator), Scott Adsit (co-director and co-executive producer), Maria Bamford (voice of Trophy Fantasy), Jo Firestone (voice of Euthanasia “Annie” Fantasy and Bebe Neuwirth (voice of Baba). Teenage Euthanasia is currently in production and is set to premiere this fall.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.



Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Adult Swim on Hit Series “Rick and Morty”





Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Adult Swim on Hit Series “Rick and Morty”
Signature elements of this season’s promotion include two new show-themed mixes in more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Wendy’s locations across the country, free Wendy’s in-app delivery and a restaurant pop-up in Los Angeles with a custom fan drive-thru experience.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
WENDY’S(R) EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH ADULT SWIM ON HIT SERIES “RICK AND MORTY”

Fans Can Enjoy New Custom Coca-Cola Freestyle Mixes and Free Wendy’s Delivery to Celebrate Global Rick and Morty Day on Sunday, June 20

Wubba Lubba Grub Grub! Wendy’s(R) and Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty are back at it again. Today they announced year two of a wide-ranging partnership tied to the Emmy (R) Award-winning hit series’ fifth season, premiering this Sunday, June 20. Signature elements of this season’s promotion include two new show-themed mixes in more than 5,000 Coca-Cola Freestyle machines in Wendy’s locations across the country, free Wendy’s in-app delivery and a restaurant pop-up in Los Angeles with a custom fan drive-thru experience.

“Wendy’s is such a great partner, we had to continue our cosmic journey with them,” said Tricia Melton, CMO of Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics. “Thanks to them and Coca-Cola, fans can celebrate Rick and Morty Day with a Portal Time Lemon Lime in one hand and a BerryJerryboree in the other. And to quote the wise Rick Sanchez from season 4, we looked right into the bleeding jaws of capitalism and said, yes daddy please.”

“We’re big fans of Rick and Morty and continuing another season with our partnership with entertainment powerhouse Adult Swim,” says Carl Loredo, Chief Marketing Officer at the Wendy’s Company. “We love finding authentic ways to connect with this passionate fanbase and are excited to extend the Rick & Morty experience into our menu, incredible content and great delivery deals all season long.”

Thanks to the innovative team at Coca-Cola, fans will be able to sip on two new flavor mixes created especially for the series starting on Wednesday, June 16 at more than 5,000 Wendy’s locations through August 22, the date of the Rick and Morty season five finale.

To sweeten the deal, fans can score free delivery from Wendy’s in-app* from June 17 – July 1, no minimum purchase necessary.

“Choice and customization are not fads – they’re here to stay,” said Eric Lewis, Coca-Cola Freestyle Marketing Director. “We’re tapping into that reality and celebrating the passion of Rick and Morty fans by creating these limited-time, custom drinks just for them.”

Fans in the Los Angeles area can visit Morty’s, a weekend-long restaurant pop-up at Wendy’s Panorama City location on June 18-20. Morty’s will feature a show-inspired menu, like the Jerry’s Single, paired with an out-of-this-world experience. Navigate your spaceship or car through a custom LED drive-thru experience, receive a Rick and Morty-themed menu and be one of the lucky few to enjoy the limited-edition Pickle Rick Pickle Frosty(R), a pickle twist on the iconic Vanilla Frosty(R), only available at Morty’s.

The continued partnership will bring Wendy’s fans nationwide “fresh” access to Rick and Morty across a variety of touchpoints including the restaurant pop-up, in-store branding, and new custom content on linear and digital to celebrate Global Rick and Morty Day and the premiere of season five.

“Wendy’s and Adult Swim’s partnership has brought content to fans in the most authentic and creative ways beginning with our Adult Swim Festival in 2019,” says Katrina Cukaj, Lead of Ad Sales & Partnerships, WarnerMedia. “We are thrilled to continue growing our relationship with Wendy’s for a second year to reach consumers across multiple platforms in bigger and more exciting ways.”

Global Rick and Morty Day kicks off the worldwide premiere of season five around the world starting on Sunday, June 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.

* Offer valid June 17, 2021 – July 1, 2021 on delivery orders via the Wendy’s App only. Wendy’s App download and registration required. Offer available at participating U.S. Wendy’s. Not valid on third-party delivery platforms. Subject to cancellation at any time. See Wendy’s App for further details.

** Fresh beef available in the contiguous U.S., Alaska, and Canada.



The Countdown Begins as Global “Rick and Morty” Day Blasts the Multiverse on Sunday, June 20





The Countdown Begins as Global “Rick and Morty” Day Blasts the Multiverse on Sunday, June 20
For the first time ever, Adult Swim will premiere the first episode from space by launching Rick’s Space Cruiser 150,000 ft into the atmosphere.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
THE COUNTDOWN BEGINS AS GLOBAL “RICK AND MORTY” DAY BLASTS THE MULTIVERSE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 20

Fans around the world will celebrate the new season with a premiere in outer space, personalized avatars, a curated experience on HBO Max and more

An out-of-this-world celebration of Global Rick and Morty Day (#GlobalRickAndMortyDay) is coming to fans Sunday, June 20. The premiere will feature special surprises, fun moments and celebrations, as the mind-bending event kicks off the global premieres of Rick and Morty’s highly anticipated fifth season.

For the first time ever, Adult Swim will premiere the first episode from space by launching Rick’s Space Cruiser 150,000 ft into the atmosphere. Fans from around the world can Go Rick Yourself (#GoRickYourself) and become part of the series by creating a personalized Rick and Morty avatar, and then create custom t-shirts (US and Mexico only) to commemorate the new season.

Fans can also catch up on all things Rick and Morty prior to the event by checking out HBO Max’s curated Rick and Morty fan viewing experience featuring previous seasons, extras, and creator-selected episodes available Monday, June 14.

Catch a Glimpse of Global Rick and Morty Day Above

Rick and Morty is the multi-Emmy(R) Award-winning half-hour comedy series that airs on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults for over a decade. The half-hour animated Adult Swim hit comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. Rick and Morty was the #1 comedy across all of television in 2017 and 2019 and has become a multi-platform sensation not just on television, but across digital, gaming, live streaming, retail, and fan experiences.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.



Adult Swim Launches Four New Digital Short Spinoffs





Adult Swim Launches Four New Digital Short Spinoffs Inspired by “Rick and Morty,” “Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell,” “Robot Chicken” and “Aqua Teen Hunger Force”
Each mini spin-off series will comprise of 8-10 episodes and will be available across digital platforms, globally.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Launches Four New Digital Short Spinoffs Inspired By Rick and Morty, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell, Robot Chicken and Aqua Teen Hunger Force

Online Original Series to Feature New Storylines and Premiere in 2021-2022

Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, announced today they are expanding their creative portfolio with the production of four all-new digital short series. These new series will be based off break out characters from or inspired by the network’s hit shows Rick and Morty, Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell, Robot Chicken, and Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Each mini spin-off series will comprise of 8-10 episodes and will be available across digital platforms, globally.

“We see it as our mission to put something hilarious within a fingers’ swipe of anyone on the planet,” said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim. “These shorts are a way to meet the next generation of Adult Swim fans where they are, while giving our creators another format to play in and innovate around.”

Each digital short series will highlight minor characters that have previously appeared in or been inspired by fan-favorite series and create new worlds with them as the stars. Fans will go on missions with The Vindicators, catch up with the Aqua Teen villains, have fun with the demons in hell and explore the life of Alabama Jackson, a character invented at a Robot Chicken San Diego Comic Con panel by actor Donald Faison.

THE VINDICATORS

Answer the Vindibeacon and join your old pals Supernova, Vance Maxiumus, Alan Rails, Crocubot and Noob Noob as they fight crime, avert genocides, and yuk it up without Rick and Morty. The Vindicators is executive produced by Erica Rosbe, Sarah Carbiener, Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.

“We are thrilled to work in the Rick and Morty universe again, and these shorts are an incredible opportunity to explore what happens in the aftermath of the Vindicators saving (or destroying) worlds,” said The Vindicators executive producers Sarah Carbiener and Erica Rosbe. “We’re so excited to show how this team of superheroes is plenty dysfunctional whether Rick’s around to have half of them murdered or not.”

ALABAMA JACKSON

Donald Faison is Alabama Jackson, a smooth-talking time traveler who lands in exactly the wrong place at the wrong time, every time. If he can survive the past long enough to get back to the present, he just might find something he wasn’t looking for – himself. Alabama Jackson is a hilarious action-packed stop-motion animated series created by Donald Faison and Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios.

“It’s been my dream to create something with stop-motion animation ever since Seth Green showed me clips of this crazy sketch show he was working on where the stars were the toys I grew up playing with,” said actor and Alabama Jackson creator Donald Faison. “For it to come full circle and for my show to be made with this same team of artists only makes me more excited to explore the stories of Alabama Jackson!”

AQUADONK SIDE PIECES

Aquadonk Side Pieces is the long-awaited continuation of the beloved Adult Swim animated series Aqua Teen Hunger Force where fans will be bestowed with the gift of learning what happens in the later lives of various side characters and villains such as The Mooninites, The Plutonians, MC Pee Pants, The Frat Aliens, Happy Time Harry, Handbanana, and The Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past. Aquadonk Side Pieces was created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis. The new series will premiere later this year.

YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING TO HELL: THE ANIMATED SERIES

Hell is eternal, and so is the beloved Emmy-nominated cult show Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell as it returns for a fifth season, this time in animated internet shorts. Cruel boss Satan (Matt Servitto), bumbling demon Gary (Henry Zebrowski), and all your other favorites return in America’s beloved workplace comedy set in hell. Expect more laughs, more gore, and maybe a talking animal. Seems like it’s a cartoon they should add a talking animal. Maybe a fish? A Williams Street production, the show is created by Casper Kelly and Dave Willis.

“We are thrilled to expand the Pretty Face universe into animation, especially since it will be animators sweating over their Cintiqs (alt. drawing tablets?) rather than us sweating in a humid Georgia August swamp battling mosquitoes while covered in red make-up.” said the Your Pretty Face creators Dave Willis and Casper Kelly. “We just hope the bosses will let us release the ten-hour Snyder cut of Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell: The Animated Series.”

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others. The organization also includes Xandr’s suite of advanced advertising solutions designed to help to improve advertising for brands, publishers, and consumers.

WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).



“Rick and Morty” Bends Space and Time with Global Premiere New Multiverse Holiday





“Rick and Morty” Bends Space and Time with Global Premiere New Multiverse Holiday Declared for Sunday, June 20
“Rick and Morty” is the award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Rick and Morty Bends Space and Time With Global Premiere New Multiverse Holiday Declared For Sunday, June 20

New episodes of Rick and Morty are on the event horizon! Adult Swim has announced its Emmy (R) Award-winning hit series will be rolling out the season five premiere across the globe starting on Sunday, June 20 at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT and are officially declaring it Rick and Morty Day.

Rick and Morty fans – from around the world – can get a megadose of access and content of all things Rick and Morty during RICK AND MORTY DAY, an out of this world celebration with sneak peeks, behind the scenes footage and special surprises across TV, digital and social, kicking off the global premieres of the new season. For the full schedule of premiere dates spanning across the multiverse, check out the new trailer here.

Rick and Morty is the award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.

Rick and Morty stars Justin Roiland (Solar Opposites), Sarah Chalke (Firefly Lane), Chris Parnell (Saturday Night Live), and Spencer Grammer (Greek). The series is created by Dan Harmon (Community) and Roiland, who also serve as executive producers.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. home, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 2/9:
* All Creatures Great And Small – Season 1 (PBS)
$49.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, James Herriot (Nicholas Ralph) follows his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales. He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales farmers are a tough crowd to please. At Skeldale House James gets to know his newly formed dysfunctional family: his chaotic and erratic boss Siegfried Farnon (Samuel West), his wayward brother Tristan (Callum Woodhouse) and the shrewd housekeeper Mrs. Hall (Anna Madeley), who is endlessly steering the ship. When local farmer’s daughter Helen Alderson (Rachel Shenton) attracts James’ attention, he finds another, more enduring reason to stay in the Dales. 2-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 2/16:
* Harley Quinn – The Complete 2nd Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

—–Harley Quinn has taken down the Joker, and Gotham City is finally hers for the taking…whatever’s left of it, that is! Gotham has become a desolate wasteland, left in ruins, following the huge earthquake caused by the collapse of Joker’s tower. Harley’s celebration in this newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler, and Two-Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, this group now stands in the way of Harley and her crew from taking sole control of Gotham as the top villains of the city. Voice cast: Kaley Cuoco, Lake Bell, Alan Tudyk, Ron Funches, J.B. Smoove, Jason Alexander, Wanda Sykes, Giancarlo Esposito, Natalie Morales, Jim Rash, Diedrich Bader, Tony Hale, and Christopher Meloni. 2-disc set.

* Harley Quinn – The Complete 1st And 2nd Seasons (Warner Archive)
$29.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

—–Harley Quinn (Kaley Cuoco) has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker (Alan Tudyk) and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City in this half-hour adult animated action-comedy series. With the help of Poison Ivy (Lake Bell) and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of Doom. Don’t worry…she’s got this. Or does she? In Season 2, Harley has defeated the Joker, and Gotham City is hers for the taking. What’s left of it, that is. Her celebration in the newly created chaos is cut short when Penguin, Bane, Mr. Freeze, The Riddler and Two-Face join forces to restore order in the criminal underworld. Calling themselves the Injustice League, they’re intent on keeping Harley and her crew from taking control as the top villains in Gotham. For mature audiences only. 3-disc set.

* Miss Scarlet and the Duke – Series 1 (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–Set in the same 1850’s London society that gave rise to Jack the Ripper, this Victorian detective drama features a fearless, independent heroine played by Kate Phillips (Peaky Blinders). With her inquisitive mind, Miss Eliza Scarlet has always been more interested in running her late father’s detective agency than behaving like a proper lady, much to the chagrin of family friend Inspector William Wellington of Scotland Yard (Stuart Martin, Jamestown). But nothing has prepared her for the dangers she is about to face as a woman in the Murder Investigation trade. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 3/2:
* Rick and Morty – The Complete Seasons 1-4 (Warner)
$64.99 SRP DVD; $89.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray exclusive)
—–Rick and Morty is the critically acclaimed, half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth’s family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades. 8-disc set on DVD; 4-disc set on Blu-ray.
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COMING ON 3/23:
* Beverly Hills, 90210 – The Ultimate Collection (ViacomCBS)
$179.99 SRP DVD

—–Beverly Hills, 90210: Join BFFs Brandon (Jason Priestley), Kelly (Jennie Garth), Dylan (Luke Perry), David (Brian Austin Green), Steve (Ian Ziering), Donna (Tori Spelling), Val (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), Brenda (Shannen Doherty), Clare (Kathleen Robertson), Noah (Vincent Young), Janet (Lindsay Price), Matt (Daniel Cosgrove), Gina (Vanessa Marcil) and Carly (Hilary Swank) as they navigate life from highschool and college to life on their own -all the hookups, breakdowns, betrayals, dreams, ambitions and passions of Beverly Hills 90210. ALSO includes BH90210: Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth,Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling reunite when some suggest it’s time to get a “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself. What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast –whom the whole world watched grow up together –attemptsto continue from where they left off -The seven former teen idols play heightened versions of themselves in the brand-new serialized drama–with a healthy dose of irreverence–that is inspired by their real lives and relationships with each other. 74-disc set.
NOTE: the Beverly Hills, 90210 episodes have previously been released on DVD. The episodes of that show which are on this DVD release will have the same content, with no changes.
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COMING ON 4/13:
* Ultraman Leo – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$45.99 SRP Blu-ray; $55.99 SRP Blu-ray Steelbook Edition

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (redeem on MCE’s “movieSPREE!” service)
—–The Eye of the Lion is Shining! The mighty hero Ultraseven is crippled while defending the Earth from an invasion by the tyrannical Alien Magma. He is rescued by Gen Otori, a young Ultra warrior who had fled to Earth following the destruction of his homeworld, Planet L77 in the Leo constellation. Unable to return to his giant form, the injured Ultraseven resumes his human identity of Dan Moroboshi, and trains Gen to become the next Ultra Hero: Ultraman Leo! Japanese language with English subtitles. 6-disc set.
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COMING ON 4/20:
* ‘Til Death – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$55.99 SRP DVD

—–Marriage…You have to be committed. Eddie and Joy Stark have been married for what seems like forever – and they’ve got the scars to prove it. Naturally, cynical high school history teacher Eddie thinks it is his manly duty to offer “sage” advice to newly married men. But Eddie’s little secret is that he loves Joy more than anything; and however sarcastic Joy herself appears, she loves Eddie right back. Starring Brad Garrett, Joely Fisher, Kat Foster, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Timm Sharp, and J.B. Smoove. 8-disc set.
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DATE NOT YET ANNOUNCED:
* Doctor Who – Sylvester McCoy: The Complete Season 1 (BBC)
Blu-ray Disc

EXTRAS: Extended versions of all four stories, featuring previously un-transmitted material.; Immersive 5.1 surround sound & isolated scores; Brand new documentaries – Including a feature-length overview of Season 24 – Here’s To The Future, plus The Making Of Delta And The Bannermen; Rare studio and location footage – Over 25 hours of raw material never seen before, including behind-the-scenes footage from the regeneration scene; In Conversation – Matthew Sweet interviews Sylvester McCoy about his life, career, and time as the Seventh Doctor; Behind the Sofa – Four new episodes with Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Colin Baker & Michael Jayston; The Doctor’s Table – Sylvester McCoy, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred and Clive Merrison reminisce about the making of the season; Rare Gems from the Archives – Hours of footage covering the promotion of this season including lots of previously unreleased material; An Audience with Lady Stevens – A brand new interview with Season 24 actor and Rocky Horror cult figure Patricia Quinn; Convention Footage; HD Photo Galleries – Including many previously unseen images; Info Text: Behind-the-scenes information and trivia on every episode; Scripts, costume designs, rare BBC production files and other rarities from the archive; and much more
—–The Doctor is faced with enemies, including the Rani (Kate O’Mara) and the terrifying Tetraps in Time and the Rani, Kroagnon and his cleaning robots in Paradise Towers, the ruthless Bannermen in Delta and the Bannermen, and Kane (Edward Peel) – the murderous ruler of Iceworld – in Dragonfire. 7-disc set.
***NOTE: BBC has announced yesterday that this item will be released in North America soon, but has not yet given a release date or price as of this writing. Amazon is not accepting pre-orders yet, but they have a Doctor Who page (see URL link above) where this title can be pre-ordered in the near future. Box art, extras, and other details may not be finalized yet, and could be subject to change. My thanks to my own son, Steve Lambert, for giving me the heads-up about this title, and the YouTube video (8 min long) which the BBC used to announce it for the United Kingdom; that fun and amazing video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLb-rlZQA9k



Adult Swim and Digital Dream Labs Build “Rick and Morty” Butter Robot





Adult Swim and Digital Dream Labs Build “Rick and Morty” Butter Robot
A fan favorite character from season one, the Butter Robot is now available for pre-order for the holidays.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim and Digital Dream Labs Build “Rick and Morty” Butter Robot

Fan Favorite Character Unveiled to Fans at Adult Swim Festival

Rick and Morty co-creator Justin Roiland meets the newly realized Butter Robot.

Warner Bros. Consumer Products with Adult Swim just announced at their annual Adult Swim Festival that the network has partnered with Digital Dream Labs to produce a limited-edition Butter Robot inspired by the Emmy award-winning animated series and global phenomenon, Rick and Morty.

“Our partnership with Digital Dream Labs gave us the opportunity to deliver the creative storytelling of Rick and Morty in an incredibly unexpected way that we believe will not only resonate with fans, but ultimately deepen their engagement with the property,” said Robert Oberschelp, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Product, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. “The Butter Robot is not only innovative, but a really fun way to pass the butter.”

A fan favorite character from season one, the Butter Robot is now available for pre-order for the holidays. Straight from the Citadel of Ricks, the Butter Robot is a nearly-sentient robot that was created for the sole purpose of passing butter. With its lifelike movement and trademark voice, the Butter Robot is sure to deliver hours of fun, all while its complex “emotion engine” creates unique interactions as it struggles with a need for purpose.

“The partnership with Adult Swim has been one of the coolest we’ve ever done at Digital Dream Labs. We’re all huge fans of Rick and Morty and collaborating with the show creators has been great. We’re all very eager for fans of the show to meet the Butter Robot,” said Dr. Jacob Hanchar, co-founder & CEO of Digital Dream Labs.

Audio/visual sensors and lifelike mechanical movements give the Butter Robot the ability to relay its unique, human-like personality while performing complex commands:

· Sentience – A complex “emotion engine” allows the Butter Robot to react to influences from its environment and adapt to become more “self-aware” over time while choosing to “rebel” against commands and exhibit independence.

· Selectable Control Modes – Using the complimentary mobile app, fans can select from three control modes (Direct Control, Coding, Passing) to relay a variety of commands to their robot companion.

· Passing Mode – The Butter Robot will listen for and respond to the phrase “Pass the Butter” and will react by passing its butter stick to the fan who spoke.

· Direct Control – This mode allows fans to experience life from the robot’s perspective; “driving” the Butter Robot and performing pre-programmed animations (dances, picking up the butter), all while watching from its integrated camera.

· Coding Mode – Fans can use block coding to relay a series of commands to the Butter Robot.

· Movement – In addition to passing the butter, Butter Robot has a combination of mechanical designs that allow it to move its head, torso and arms like a human.

· Voice – Identical to the voice used in Rick and Morty, fans will enjoy Butter Robot’s distinct voice as it interacts with its surroundings or parrots phrases relayed through the mobile app’s text-to-voice feature.

The limited-edition run of the Butter Robot can be purchased here for $147 USD during the pre-order window.

Adult Swim, launched in 2001, is a WarnerMedia network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is the #1 network with persons18-24, 18-34 and 18-49 and is seen in 85 million U.S. homes.

Warner Bros. is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment across all current and emerging media and platforms. A WarnerMedia company, the Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, videogames, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.



PRINGLES(R) INTRODUCES “RICK AND MORTY”-INSPIRED FLAVORS





Pringles(R) Introduces First Ever Interdimensional Stack with Trifecta of Collectible “Rick and Morty”-Inspired Flavors
In addition to the coveted Pickle Rick crisps, the two newest flavors, Honey Mustard Morty and Look at Me! I’m Cheddar & Sour Cream, are rooted in the show’s cosmic absurdity captured by the quirky cast of characters.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
PRINGLES(R) INTRODUCES FIRST EVER INTERDIMENSIONAL STACK WITH TRIFECTA OF COLLECTIBLE “RICK AND MORTY”-INSPIRED FLAVORS

Adult Swim’s(TM) Pop Culture Phenomenon, Rick and Morty, Featured on New Walmart-Exclusive Special Editions

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., September 10, 2020 – Pringles(R) is continuing its partnership with Adult Swim’s award-winning series, Rick and Morty(TM), with an expanded collection of limited-edition flavors inspired by the hit show. In addition to the coveted Pickle Rick crisps, the two newest flavors, Honey Mustard Morty and Look at Me! I’m Cheddar & Sour Cream, are rooted in the show’s cosmic absurdity captured by the quirky cast of characters.

After two years of budding popularity, the Flavor Stacking craze pushes fans to find new, creative ways to enjoy their favorite Pringles crisps, unlocking endless dimensions of flavor. To add a little Rick and Morty flair to any stack, all fans need to do is combine with their favorite Pringles flavor, stack them and take a bite. And if you’re bold enough, pair all three flavors for the ultimate Rick and Morty sandwich stack.

· Pickle Rick – Paying homage to the classic episode “Pickle Rick”(TM) – in which the eccentric scientist Rick Sanchez turns himself into a pickle to avoid family therapy – Pringles is re-launching their special edition, collectible Pickle Rick flavor previously released in February.

· Honey Mustard Morty – The sweet flavor profile perfectly embodies Morty Smith’s well-mannered and blissfully ignorant nature, while the slight hint of tanginess reflects the risky adventures he’s unwillingly roped into by his Grandpa Rick.

· Look at Me! I’m Cheddar & Sour Cream – Mr. Meeseeks tall, powder-blue figure is naturally emulated in this narrow can of Pringles crisps. Since existence is pain for a Meeseeks, you better eat these crisps fast – which should be no problem given how delicious these flavors are.

“After launching the Pickle Rick crisps for the 2020 Big Game, the response from both fanbases was literally out of this world,” said Gareth Maguire, senior director of marketing for Pringles. “The Pringles brand prides itself on pushing fans to find new, creative ways to unlock endless dimensions of flavor. Paired with the standout hit, Pringles Pickle Rick crisps, these snackable, stackable crunchy treats are an absolute must-have for fans.”

“Through our partnership with Pringles, both brands have had the unique opportunity to bring engaging content to Rick and Morty fans,” said Jill King, senior vice president, marketing and partnerships, Adult Swim. “With the expansion of our partnership, we’re giving two other key characters their moment to shine in Pringles form.”

The limited-edition Pringles Pickle Rick, Honey Mustard Morty and Look at Me! I’m Cheddar & Sour Cream crisps will be available at Walmart and on Walmart.com starting in September, while supplies last. For more information follow @Pringles on Instagram, Twitter and check out Facebook.com/Pringles.

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Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is a WarnerMedia network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is the #1 network with persons18-24, 18-34 and 18-49 and is seen in 85 million U.S. homes.

Warner Bros. is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment across all current and emerging media and platforms. A WarnerMedia company, the Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, videogames, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.