Upcoming DVD Releases

* Total Control – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–When Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman), a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman, is thrust into the national limelight after a horrific domestic violence event, Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths), sees a publicity goldmine for her party. In a bold power play, she handpicks Alex for the Senate. But Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt: she wants to make a difference. So, when the Prime Minister’s cynical calculations betray her, Alex sets out for revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown. 2-disc set.

* The Truth Will Out – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$34.99 SRP DVD

—–Despite the success of their last major investigation, Detective Peter Wendel’s (Robert Gustafsson, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared) Cold Case Unit has hardly risen in esteem at the police station. Besides which, they are understaffed and distracted: Jorma has quit, Caijsa’s maternity leave is looming, and Peter isn’t doing well after finally accepting his brother’s suicide. But everything changes when a colleague is found killed. Peter knew the dead officer, who was also a close friend of Urban, his brother. The murder kicks off a chain of events that implicates a high-ranking police commissioner in a degraded double life…and casts doubt on whether Urban really did kill himself. Peter begins to suspect that his brother was onto something, for which he was silenced. 2-disc set.
* Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders – Season 2 (Kino-Lorber)
$39.95 SRP DVD; $49.95 SRP Blu-ray

—–Based on the best-selling series of novels by Antonio Manzini, Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders is a devilishly entertaining Italian crime series that follows the idiosyncratic adventures of cranky and unorthodox detective Rocco Schiavone (Marco Giallini). In Season 2, the irascible Schiavone remains exiled in the Alpine town of Aosta, investigating murders far from his beloved home city of Rome. But while he has left home, it hasn’t left him, as his tragic past comes back to haunt him.
* The Beatles: Get Back (Disney)
$34.99 SRP DVD; $44.99 SRP Blu-ray Collector’s Set

EXTRAS: Blu-ray special packaging includes collector’s cards
—–Directed by three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. 3-disc set in either format.
NOTE: this title was originally released (in both formats/versions) VERY BRIEFLY, and by a limited number of retailers, on 2/8/2022. A few customers were able to get copies, before the studio pushed the title out to the summer. Now the same two versions (standard DVD version, and a Collector’s Set on Blu-ray Disc) are scheduled to be more widely available on July 12th. We’re included links to Amazon listings, which show both dates but as of this writing are not available to actually order, and to listings at Deep Discount, where you can actually place a pre-order listing today, if you wish.

* Hotel Portofino – Season 1 (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Set in the breathtakingly beautiful resort town of Portofino, this series is one of personal awakening in the aftermath of World War I and of the liberating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate and cuisine on British “innocents abroad.” Based on the novel by J.P. O’Connell, “Hotel Portofino” tells the story of the Ainsworth family that has relocated from Britain to open an upscale hotel on the Italian coastline. As elite guests like the imperious Lady Latchmere check into the hotel, matriarch Bella Ainsworth tries to keep up with their constant demands. Mingling commences among guests in an exhilarating cocktail of drama, glamour and mystery at Hotel Portofino.
* SeaQuest DSV – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$85.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes; New Interviews and Featurettes with Series Creator, Directors, and Crew
—–Journey into the Earth’s last frontier! Travel to the spectacular undersea world of SeaQuest DSV, with all 57 groundbreaking episodes from all 3 seasons. The amazing adventure begins in mid-21st century, as humankind expands its undersea colonization efforts and a tenuous world peace is enforced by the United Earth Oceans (UEO). In order to protect the fledgling underwater colonies from unknown dangers and hostile invaders lurking in the depths of Earth’s last frontier, the UEO recruits Captain Nathan Bridger (Roy Scheider) to command the high-tech battle submarine SeaQuest and its diverse and eclectic crew. Along for the ride are a roster of stellar guest stars and new bonus features. Now available for the first time on Blu-ray, this Emmy Award-winning series is sure to make waves with thrill-seekers everywhere! 10-disc set.

* The Neighborhood – Season 4 (CBS/Paramount)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Gag Reel
—–There’s never been a better time to visit The Neighborhood. In Season Four, next-door neighbors Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer) and Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) have become good friends, but an unexpected twist in the premiere rocks both men, prompting them to realize just how much they share. While change is everywhere, from Gemma’s (Beth Behrs) pregnancy to Tina (Tichina Arnold) deciding to start a new business of her own, the beloved characters’ relationships help them weather both life’s highs and lows together. Still, nothing prepares them for the arrival of Calvin’s mother…or the surprise she has in store. 3-disc set comes with all 22 episodes from Season Four. 3-disc set.

* Balthazar – Series 4 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Seven months after his life was upended, Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) is still dealing with the fallout from his partner leaving and the revelations about his wife. Then Captain Camille Costes (Constance Labbé) steps in to work with the troubled forensic pathologist. Outspoken and boundlessly energetic, she has a bone to pick with Balthazar…but she also forces him to face his demons – which are legion. 2-disc set.
* The Good Karma Hospital – Series 4 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–As the life-affirming medical drama set in India returns, Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia) is still reeling following Gabriel’s (James Krishna Floyd) shock departure, and then she’s dealt another blow when her father is diagnosed with cancer. Two new doctors join the Good Karma team, while Greg (Neil Morrissey) and Lydia’s (Amanda Redman) relationship is threatened by the possibility of marriage. 2-disc set.

* Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders – Seasons 3 & 4 (Kino-Lorber)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Based on the best-selling series of novels by Antonio Manzini, Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders is a devilishly entertaining Italian crime series that follows the idiosyncratic adventures of cranky and unorthodox detective Rocco Schiavone (Marco Giallini). In Seasons 3 and 4, the irascible Schiavone becomes increasingly isolated in the Alpine town of Aosta, investigating bizarre murders far from his beloved home city of Rome – involving ex-priests, casinos, and a particularly exhausting case at a hospital where he is scheduled to have an operation. Though he remains skilled at solving the crimes of others, he is unable to quiet his own demons, which threaten to overturn his life. 4-disc set on DVD format; 3-disc set on Blu-ray format.

Upcoming DVD Releases

* Doctor Who – Tom Baker: The Complete Season 6 (BBC)
$69.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: This Blu-ray box set includes extensive and exclusive Special Features including: BRAND NEW DOCUMENTARIES: Including a Making-Of documentary for Destiny Of The Daleks, and a new featurette for The Creature From The Pit. TOM TALKS: A candid interview with Tom Baker as he gives us his unique take on life, the universe and everything. DOUGLAS ADAMS TRIBUTE: Friends and colleagues remember the Doctor Who writer/script editor and creator of The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. IN CONVERSATION: Matthew Sweet chats to Bob Baker, writer of Nightmare Of Eden, co-creator of K9, and one of the creative forces behind Wallace & Gromit. BEHIND THE SOFA: New episodes with actors Colin Baker, Katy Manning, Matthew Waterhouse, Nicola Bryant, June Hudson, Graeme Harper & Mat Irvine. SHADA: An updated version of the ‘lost’ story, completed with enhanced animation and presented in six episodes for the very first time, alongside the original 1992 VHS and 2017 versions. SCRIPTS, COSTUME DESIGNS, RARE BBC PRODUCTION FILES AND OTHER RARITIES FROM OUR PDF ARCHIVE AND LOTS MORE!
—–Already available overseas, this is coming to North America for the first time! Build up your Doctor Who archive with this collectors’ set that includes these stories: DESTINY OF THE DALEKS, CITY OF DEATH, THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT, NIGHTMARE OF EDEN, THE HORNS OF NIMON, and SHADA, with all episodes newly remastered from the best available sources. The penultimate season for Tom Baker’s Fourth Doctor, with a full season of Lalla Ward as Romana, is the next release to come to Blu-ray! In 1979, Tom Baker’s Doctor was in full flight. With Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy) as script editor, the series leaned into Baker’s penchant for humor, and paired his Doctor with a regenerated Romana (Lalla Ward) as his traveling companion. Together, they would form one of the most popular Doctor/companion duos of all time. Although the season was crippled behind-the-scenes by strike action (resulting in the season finale being abandoned part-way through production), it remains a beloved slice of Doctor Who history that features the return of Davros and the Daleks, and one of the all-time classic stories: Douglas Adams’ own City Of Death. 7-disc set.
NOTE: this title was originally announced for North American release on April 19th, then delayed until May 10th. Now the studio has rescheduled it again, THIS time making it earlier than even the original date! Look for it on April 5th.
* Raised By Wolves – The Complete 1st Season (Warner Canada)
CA$39.99 SRP DVD; CA$44.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–After Earth is torn apart by religious differences and the human race teeters on the edge of extinction, an atheistic android architect sends two of his creations – Mother and Father – to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. From executive producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves follows Mother and Father as they attempt to raise human children in this mysterious virgin land: a treacherous and difficult task that’s jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans. As the androids make contact with this zealous and dangerous people, they struggle to control the beliefs of their fiercely self-determining children.
NOTE: as of this writing, this title has been announced in Canada only; there is no USA announcement yet
* Queens of Mystery – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–In Series 2 of this “surefire crowd-pleaser” (LA Times), detective Matilda Stone and her three crime-writing aunts investigate a murder at a health spa, a killing in the contemporary art world, and the theft of an Edgar Allen Poe manuscript. While Matilda’s love life hits a snag, she makes headway in the case of her mother’s long-ago disappearance…despite the best efforts of those closest to her. 2-disc set.

* Under the Vines – Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

—–Rebecca Gibney and Charles Edwards star in this delightful dramedy about two city slickers who inherit a failing vineyard in New Zealand and try to make it a success. 3-disc set.

* The Beast Must Die – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$34.97 SRP DVD
—–After learning the police investigation into the fatal hit and run of her young son Martie has been dropped, Frances Cairns takes matters into her own hands. Posing as a novelist researching a new murder-mystery, Frances ingratiates herself with the family of George Rattery – the cruel, pompous man she suspects is responsible – and sets a plan in action to kill him. She’s tracked by detective Nigel Strangeways, who has reason to believe his department covered up George’s involvement in the incident. Suffering from PTSD following the recent death of his partner, Strangeways throws himself into pursuing justice for Martie. But when he discovers an “undercover” Frances living with George and his family, Strangeways finds himself working to both prove George’s guilt and head off Frances’s plans for revenge, before anyone else dies.

* Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders – Season 1 (Kino Lorber)
$39.95 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Trailers
—–Based on the best-selling series of novels by Antonio Manzini, Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders is a devilishly entertaining Italian crime series that follows the idiosyncratic adventures of cranky and unorthodox detective Rocco Schiavone (Marco Giallini). In Season 1, Deputy Police Chief Rocco Schiavone is exiled to Aosta, a touristy snowbound Alpine town far from his beloved home city of Rome. Already in a bad mood, he is immediately confronted with a series of bizarre cases. Italian soundtrack with English subtitles. 4-disc set in either format.
* Doom Patrol – The Complete 3rd Season (Warner Canada)
CA$39.99 SRP DVD; CA$44.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–Season three opens on the culmination of Dorothy’s (Abi Monterey) confrontation with the Candlemaker, that leads to a devastating loss. The Doom Patrol is at a difficult crossroads, and each member struggles to face who they are and who they want to be. And things get a whole lot more complicated when Madame Rouge (Michelle Gomez) arrives in a time machine with a very specific mission…if only she could remember it.
NOTE: as of this writing, this title has been announced in Canada only; there is no USA announcement yet
* The Flash – The Complete 8th Season (Warner Canada)
CA$44.98 SRP DVD; CA$49.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–A powerful alien threat arrives on Earth under mysterious circumstances and Barry (Grant Gustin), Iris (Candice Patton) and the rest of Team Flash are pushed to their limits in a desperate battle to save the world. But with time running out, and the fate of humanity at stake, Flash and his companions will also need to enlist the help of some old friends if the forces of good are to prevail.
NOTE: as of this writing, this title has been announced in Canada only; there is no USA announcement yet. The Amazon Canada listing shows a date of Saturday 12/31/2022, but Amazon CA uses this as a placeholder date for titles which they are taking pre-orders for, but the studio has not yet announced a specific street date. Artwork is not finalized yet, and could be subject to change.