Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Upcoming TV and Animation Titles





Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Upcoming TV and Animation Titles from Warner Archive Collection in October

Burbank, CA (September 21, 2021) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings consumers the opportunity to own more fan-favorite programming from the past several decades from the Warner Archive Collection. In October, three new titles will be released via Warner Archive including Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 3, Black Lightning: The Fourth and Final Season and Tiger: Parts One & Two.

More details on these titles are included below

Tex Avery Screwball Classics Volume 3

Available on Blu-ray & DVD 10/5/21

After altering the face of cartoon comedy at Warner Bros. with his development of characters such as Porky Pig, Daffy Duck and Bugs Bunny, Avery headed to M-G-M to further his reign of mayhem with the likes of Screwball Squirrel, Red Hot Riding Hood and Droopy. All of Avery’s star characters are featured here: Droopy, as a Mountie, a bullfighter and a Western deputy; Spike, as a hibernating bear’s weary watchdog; Red, as both Cinderella and a frontier cowgirl; and Screwball Squirrel, as – what else? – an escapee of a lunatic asylum. But it’s the stories, premises and gags that are front and center in Avery’s films – and this collection features his absolute best. Where to begin? With a cat, a mouse, a dog and a canary drinking “Jumbo Gro”; a lovelorn skunk stuck on imitating Frank Sinatra; or a baby billy goat who eats absolutely everything…including the cartoon’s background paintings? Avery’s screwball classics, his one-shot wonders, are what really made his reputation.

Black Lightning: The Fourth and Final Season

Available on Blu-Ray & DVD 10/12/21

In the fourth and final season, Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) returns as Black Lightning, the superpowered protector of Freeland with the ability to harness electricity. Jefferson isn’t the only one with powers, His older daughter, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) is able to drastically increase her density, giving her invulnerability and super strength. His younger daughter, Jennifer (China Anne McClain), is a fiery teen whose body generates pure electrical energy, giving her the potential to be more powerful than either Anissa or Jefferson. Lynn (Christine Adams), Jefferson’s ex-wife, is an expert in metahuman medicine. Together the Pierce family, along with covert superspy Peter Gambi (James Remar) and the metahuman Painkillerer (Jordan Calloway), faces the challenges of the eroded urban community that is Freeland, including a war between a criminal cartel backed by the infamous gangster Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III) and a menacing gang that calls itself The 100.

Tiger: Parts One & Two

Available on DVD 10/19/21

From HBO Sports and Jigsaw Productions in association with Our Time Projects comes TIGER, a two-part documentary illuminating in sweeping scope and vast detail the rise, fall, and epic comeback of global icon Tiger Woods.

About Warner Archive Collection

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Thing From Another World, The Big Sleep, The Thin Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Days of Wine and Roses and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as The Jetsons and Jonny Quest (on Blu-ray), Step by Step and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on DVD) to theatrical animation on Blu-ray, including the remastered and restored Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volumes 1-3 and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by Blu-ray releases such as Teen Titans: The Complete Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via warnerarchive.com and your favorite online retailer.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s physical and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 10/5:
* Tex Avery: Screwball Classics – Volume 3 (Warner Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD; $21.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

EXTRAS: a pre-MGM cartoon short from Avery’s time with Warner Bros, THE CRACKPOT QUAIL, with its original 1941 soundtrack
—–Shorts: BLITZ WOLF, THE EARLY BIRD DOOD IT, ONE HAM’S FAMILY, HAPPY GO NUTTY, JERKY TURKEY, THE SHOOTING OF DAN McGOO, SWING SHIFT CINDERELLA, WILD AND WOLFY, NORTHWEST HOUNDED POLICE, SLAP HAPPY LION, KING SIZE CANARY, WHAT PRICE FLEADOM, LITTLE TINKER, SENOR DROOPY, COCK-A-DOODLE DOG, ROCK-A-BYE BEAR, LITTLE JOHNNY JET, BILLY BOY, DEPUTY DROOPY, and CELLBOUND.
NOTE: our thanks to our friend, Jerry Beck, for this information courtesy of his Cartoon Research website
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COMING ON 10/26:
* New Amsterdam – Season 3 (Universal)
$34.98 SRP DVD MOD

—–Maverick medical director Dr. Max Goodwin (Ryan Eggold) and his inspiring team of doctors and nurses are back for the timely third season of the emotional and heart-pounding medical drama, “New Amsterdam.” This season, Max and his team’s devotion to fixing the broken health care system is put to the test amidst the unique and overwhelming challenges of a global pandemic. But no matter what obstacles they face, together these selfless medical heroes remain hopeful and committed to revolutionizing health care, one patient at a time. Also starring Freema Agyeman, Janet Montgomery, Jocko Sims, and Tyler Labine. 3-disc set.

* Good Witch – Season 7 (Hallmark)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The velvet pouches of soil discovered by Cassie, Abigail, and Joy mark the start of a new Merriwick mystery, one that leads them to reflect on their pasts. With the usual Middleton fun, new relationships, personal challenges and romance are in store. Actors: Catherine Bell; James Denton; Rhys Matthew Bond; Sarah Power; Catherine Disher. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/9:
* Muhammad Ali – A Film by Ken Burns (PBS)
$69.99 SRP DVD; $79.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Muhammad Ali brings to life one of the best-known and most indelible figures of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated millions of fans throughout the world with his mesmerizing combination of speed, grace, and power in the ring, and charm and playful boasting outside of it. Born Cassius Clay, Jr., Ali rose from boxing amateur to Olympic gold medalist and heavyweight champion, just as he had promised he would at the age of twelve. He wrote his own rules – in the ring and in his life – infuriating his critics, baffling his opponents, and riveting millions of fans. He spoke his mind and stood on principle, staying true to his Islamic faith and refusing induction into the U.S. Army…even when it cost him his livelihood. Banished for his beliefs, he returned to boxing an underdog, reclaimed his title twice, and became the most famous man on earth. An intimate portrait of a larger-than-life global icon, this four-part, eight-hour documentary tells the story of an exceptional athlete whose influence transcends boxing. “He was,” the novelist Norman Mailer wrote, “the very spirit of the 20th Century.” 4-disc set in either format.
NOTE: this is the general retail release of this title; the PBS shop will begin selling it directly to customers on Oct. 19th (delayed from 9/28): https://shop.pbs.org/WD5942.html
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COMING ON 11/30:
* I Dream of Jeannie – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$44.98 SRP DVD; $85.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Your Wish is Our Command! All 139 episodes filled with hilarious blinks! With the blink of her eyes and a nod of her head, Barbara Eden will make your wishes come true in I Dream of Jeannie: The Complete Series. Enjoy all 139 episodes in their original broadcast presentation – including the first season in black & white – on this 12-disc collection that re-introduces Larry Hagman as Captain Anthony Tony Nelson, an astronaut who finds himself Master to a beautiful and crafty genie (Eden) whom he unknowingly releases from a bottle. Together, he and Jeannie are a magical match. Packed with some of television’s brightest guest stars, I Dream Of Jeannie is the beloved must-own comedy series that will have you dreaming of TV’s Golden Age.
NOTE: this first-ever Blu-ray Disc edition of the title was originally scheduled for release in June, then July, then August, but now Mill Creek seems confident in being able to deliver it on their new release date of November 30th; on the same date they will release a 12-disc set on DVD format as well…this title was released as a 20-disc set by Sony in limited edition packaging back in 2008, then in unlimited packaging in 2013, but this is Mill Creek’s first DVD “complete series” set, which Amazon is taking pre-orders for as of this writing at a price point under $20!
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COMING ON 12/7:
* Avatar: The Last Airbender AND The Legend Of Korra – The Ultimate Aang & Korra Blu-ray Collection (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$97.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: features over an hour of all-new and exclusive bonus features, including an Auditory Exploration with the Avatarverse Creators, a conversation with Janet Varney and Dante Bosco, hosts of the Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast, and 8 collectible art cards in special packaging!
—–The ultimate Aang and Korra Blu-ray collection. Experience the complete Avatar saga, from the discovery of Avatar Aang in the iceberg in Avatar: The Last Airbender to Korra’s heroic journey to set things right in Republic City through The Legend of Korra. Relive all the epic air-, earth-, water-, and firebending in the ultimate Avatar Collection! 18-disc set.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE (11/1):
* The Rifleman – The Official Season 5, Volume 2 Value Edition: Episodes 156-168 (therifleman.net)
$13.59 SRP DVD
—–Value Edition DVD set of The Rifleman containing Volume 2: Episodes (156-168) of Season Five in the order of their original television broadcast. Digitally re-mastered with Special Features, this authorized DVD set has been produced for the dedicated fans of this classic family western. 3-disc set.
NOTE: thanks to reader John Cerone for the heads-up about this new title, containing material previously released, but in a new configuration.
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NOW AVAILABLE (11/17):
* Robbie – Season 1 (Comedy Central/ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Robbie, an overzealous small town youth basketball coach, attempts to step out of his father’s shadow and lead his team to glory. Beau Bridges; Rory Scovel; Sasheer Zamata; Mary Holland; Tre Stokes; Jill Jane Clements; Chloe Adona; Max Ivutin. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/24:
* Corporate – Season 1 (Comedy Central/ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: includes the digital series “Downtime with Matt and Jake” and Aparna Nancherla’s “Surviving 9 to 5 with Grace.”
—–Meet Matt and Jake, two normal guys wasting their lives working for the massive (and massively evil) corporation Hampton DeVille. This set includes all ten episodes from the first season on 2 discs. Stars Matt Ingebretson; Jake Weisman; Adam Lustick; Anne Dudek; Aparna Nancherla; Lance Reddick.
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COMING ON 12/8:
* The Secrets She Keeps (RLJ/Sundance)
$34.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: 19-minute bonus feature
—–AMC Networks’ Sundance Now features the DVD debut of the suspenseful and intense psychological thriller THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS. Based on the novel of the same name by Michael Robotham, the 6-part series revolves around the lives and connection between two heavily pregnant women (Laura Carmichael, Downton Abbey and Jessica De Gouw, The Crown, Arrow) who meet in a supermarket just outside of Sydney. Both have secrets that gradually emerge as their worlds collide. Two women have an encounter in a supermarket in an affluent Sydney suburb. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan (De Gouw) is a glamorous online influencer on the rise with an ambitious television sports reporter husband, Jack (Michael Dorman, Patriot, For All Mankind). Agatha (Carmichael) works in the supermarket as a shelf stacker. Although they live near each other, the two women’s lives could not be more different: Agatha is a loner, barely living above the poverty line. She’s ecstatic to be pregnant, pinning all her hopes and dreams on this much longed-for ‘miracle baby.’ Yet, the father of her unborn child is a sailor on active duty and remains mixed to her condition. Meghan is a sophisticated mother-of-two who uses her website to reframe her imperfect life into a glossier, more aspirational existence. Despite posting enthusiastically about her pregnancy to her avid followers, including Agatha, behind closed doors, this third baby is putting pressure on a strained marriage. Both women have secrets. And both will risk everything to conceal the truth. But their worlds are about to collide in one shocking act that cannot be undone. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/15:
* Avenue 5 – The Complete 1st Season (HBO Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–All aboard for a hilarious journey across the universe in this HBO comedy series from Armando Iannucci (HBO’s Veep). Set 40 years in the future, when traveling the solar system is a booming business, Season 1 follows life on board Avenue 5, a mash-up of a cruise ship and an interplanetary rocket ship that’s packed with luxury amenities. Among the 5,000 passengers and crew are the ship’s suave captain Ryan Clark (Hugh Laurie); billionaire Herman Judd (Josh Gad), the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5; his right-hand woman, Iris Kimura (Suzy Nakamura); and the head of passenger services, Matt Spencer (Zach Woods). When the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to find a way to deal with unexpected events…though they may or may not be equipped for the task. Also stars Rebecca Front; Lenora Crichlow; Nikki Amuka-Bird; Ethan Phillips; Adam Palsson; Andy Buckley; Jessica St. Clair; Joplin Sibtain; Julie Dray; Kyle Bornheimer; Matthew Beard; Paterson Joseph; Vaughn Johseph. 2-disc set.

* Tex Avery: Screwball Classics, Vol. 2 (Warner Archive)
$19.99 SRP DVD; $21.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Documentary “Tex Avery: King of Cartoons”
—–Welcome back for another three-ring circus of animated comedy from the legendary leader of cartoon fun: director Tex Avery. In the first ring, Avery serves up some of his finest one-shot creations: cartoons featuring cats who hate people, wacky cuckoo clocks, kooky cavemen and lovelorn French fleas. We also meet up again with Avery’s attractive Red Riding Hood, a pair of amorous wolves and his durable all-around fall guy, Spike. The second ring is a showcase for Avery’s ironically deadpan “Happy Hound”: Droopy. This time, Droopy appears in a number of guises – each one funnier than the last. As bandleader “John Pettybone,” he leads his jazz-playing fleas to the heights of canine stardom. Out West, as a homesteader and a sheepherder, he has his final showdowns with the Wolf. The third ring offers a whimsical glimpse into the future – or at least a future from the POV of the mid-20th century – with a plethora of zany postwar inventions. While none of the cartoons “of tomorrow” foresaw smartphones or Blu-ray players, these far-fetched contraptions, gadgets, houses and farms, televisions, and various modes of transportation could only come from the madcap mind of Avery and his MGM crew. Uncut, restored and remastered in High Definition for the first time, Tex Avery Screwball Classics Collection Volume 2 is another must-own collection from the master of hand-drawn mayhem. This 21 cartoon collection includes: 1) LITTLE RURAL RIDING HOOD, 2) THE CUCKOO CLOCK, 3) MAGICAL MAESTRO, 4) ONE CAB’S FAMILY, 5) CAT THAT HATED PEOPLE, 6) DOGGONE TIRED, 7) THE FLEA CIRCUS, 8) FIELD AND SCREAM, 9) THE FIRST BAD MAN, 10) OUT FOXED, 11) DROOPY’S DOUBLE TROUBLE, 12) THREE LITTLE PUPS, 13) DRAGALONG DROOPY, 14) HOMESTEADER DROOPY, 15) DIXIELAND DROOPY, 16) COUNTERFEIT CAT, 17) VENTRILOQUIST CAT, 18) HOUSE OF TOMORROW, 19) CAR OF TOMORROW, 20) TV OF TOMORROW, 21) FARM OF TOMORROW. Single-disc release in either format.
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COMING ON 12/22:
* The 100 – The 7th and Final Season (Warner Archive)
DVD MOD; Blu-ray MOD (pricing info and pre-order listings are not yet available)
—–The seventh and final season opens with our heroes picking up the pieces of the society they destroyed on Sanctum. Still reeling from her mother’s death, Clarke (series star Eliza Taylor), perhaps more than anyone, feels the toll of years upon years of fighting and loss. The group soon finds that maintaining order among the competing factions is no easy feat, and one that has them questioning whether their commitment to doing better was worth the price. At the same time, our heroes must contend with new obstacles on a scale beyond any that they previously experienced as they unravel the mysteries of the Anomaly. What they encounter on this epic journey pushes them to their limits both physically and emotionally, challenging their long-held conceptions of family, love, and sacrifice. Ultimately, our heroes must answer for themselves what it means to truly live, and not just survive. 3-disc set on Blu-ray; DVD disc count not yet provided by the studio.
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COMING ON 1/19/2021:
* Scooby-Doo! and Guess Who? – The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

—– Frank Welker (Scooby-Doo Where Are You!, The Transformers, Garfield and Friends; Futurama) returns as the voices of both Fred Jones and Scooby-Doo, and Grey Griffin (Rugrats, Fairly Oddparents, What’s New Scooby-Doo?, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) returns as the voice of Daphne Blake. Kate Micucci (DuckTales; The Big Bang Theory; Garfunkle and Oates; Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!) once again takes on the voice of Velma Dinkley. And Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo; Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed; Good Girls; the Scream films) reprises his live-action role as Norville “Shaggy” Rogers! Guest stars include NBA star Chris Paul, Wanda Sykes, Ricky Gervais, Penn & Teller, Jaleel White (as “Steve Urkel” from Family Matters), Jim Gaffigan, Weird Al Yankovic, Sia, Kenan Thompson, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Hamill, George Takei, Halsey, Steve Buscemi, Jeff Dunham, Darci Lynne Farmer, Maddie Ziegler, Jeff Foxworthy, Malcolm McDowell, The Hex Girls, Christian Slater, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Bill Nye. Fictional characters who visit include Sherlock Holmes, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Barry “The Flash” Allen!
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COMING ON 2/16/2021:
* 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.
NOTE: in our August 21st Roundup post, we mentioned that Warner Archive is planning a Blu-ray Disc release for “Harley Quinn – The Complete 1st And 2nd Seasons,” with no date announced at that time. Warner Archive only commented back in August, on social media to a fan who asked, that “it’ll be coming, but not next month [September] – stay tuned!” Our guess is that the Blu-ray release of both seasons will become available on the same date as the DVD release of the 2nd season, on February 16th. But as they say, stay tuned for updates.



Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces Upcoming TV and Animation Titles





Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

Announces Upcoming TV and Animation Titles from Warner Archive Collection in December

Burbank, CA (November 17, 2020) – Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings consumers the opportunity to own more fan-favorite programming from the past several decades from the Warner Archive Collection. In December, three new TV and Animation titles will be released via Warner Archive including Tex Avery Screwball Classics: Volume Two for the first time in HD on Blu-rayTM Disc. Other titles being released in December are: The 100: The Seventh and Final Season on Blu-rayTM and DVD and Avenue 5: The Complete First Season on DVD.

More details on all titles are included below.

TEX AVERY SCREWBALL CLASSICS: VOLUME TWO

Available on Blu-RayTM AND DVD DECEMBER 1, 2020

FIRST TIME ON BLU-RAY!

NEW 2020 1080P MASTERS FROM 4K SCANS OF PRESERVATION ELEMENTS!

Run Time: 149:00

Subtitles: English SDH

Audio Specs: DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English

Aspect Ratio: 4×3, 1.37:1 Full Frame

Product Color: COLOR

Disc Configuration: BD 50

Special Feature: Documentary “Tex Avery: King of Cartoons”

Welcome back for another three-ring circus of animated comedy from the legendary leader of cartoon fun – director Tex Avery. In the first ring, Avery serves up some of his finest one-shot creations: cartoons featuring cats who hate people, wacky cuckoo clocks, kooky cavemen and lovelorn French fleas. We also meet up again with Avery’s attractive Red Riding Hood, a pair of amorous wolves and his durable all-around fall guy, Spike. The second ring is a showcase for Avery’s ironically deadpan “Happy Hound”: Droopy. This time, Droopy appears in a number of guises – each one funnier than the last. As bandleader “John Pettybone,” he leads his jazz-playing fleas to the heights of canine stardom. Out West, as a homesteader and a sheepherder, he has his final showdowns with the Wolf. The third ring offers a whimsical glimpse into the future – or at least a future from the POV of the mid-20th century – with a plethora of zany postwar inventions. While none of the cartoons “of tomorrow” foresaw smartphones or Blu-ray players, these far-fetched contraptions, gadgets, houses and farms, televisions, and various modes of transportation could only come from the madcap mind of Avery and his MGM crew. Uncut, restored and remastered in High Definition for the first time, Tex Avery Screwball Classics Collection Volume 2 is another must-own collection from the master of hand-drawn mayhem.

This 21-cartoon collection includes:

1. LITTLE RURAL RIDING HOOD

2. THE CUCKOO CLOCK

3. MAGICAL MAESTRO

4. ONE CAB’S FAMILY

5. CAT THAT HATED PEOPLE

6. DOGGONE TIRED

7. THE FLEA CIRCUS

8. FIELD AND SCREAM

9. THE FIRST BAD MAN

10. OUT FOXED

11. DROOPY’S DOUBLE TROUBLE

12. THREE LITTLE PUPS

13. DRAGALONG DROOPY

14. HOMESTEADER DROOPY

15. DIXIELAND DROOPY

16. COUNTERFEIT CAT

17. VENTRILOQUIST CAT

18. HOUSE OF TOMORROW

19. CAR OF TOMORROW

20. TV OF TOMORROW

21. FARM OF TOMORROW

Volume 1 will also be available on DVD on December 1, 2020.

THE 100: THE COMPLETE SEVENTH AND FINAL SEASON

Available on Blu-RayTM AND DVD DECEMBER 22, 2020

Year: (2020)

Run Time: 672 Minutes

Subtitles: English SDH

Audio Specs: TS HD-Master Audio 5.1 – English

Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1. 16×9 Widescreen

Product Color: COLOR

Disc Configuration: 3 BD 50

The seventh and final season opens with our heroes picking up the pieces of the society they destroyed on Sanctum. Still reeling from her mother’s death, Clarke (series star Eliza Taylor), perhaps more than anyone, feels the toll of years upon years of fighting and loss. The group soon finds that maintaining order among the competing factions is no easy feat, and one that has them questioning whether their commitment to doing better was worth the price. At the same time, our heroes must contend with new obstacles on a scale beyond any that they previously experienced as they unravel the mysteries of the Anomaly. What they encounter on this epic journey pushes them to their limits both physically and emotionally, challenging their long-held conceptions of family, love, and sacrifice. Ultimately, our heroes must answer for themselves what it means to truly live, and not just survive.

AVENUE 5: THE COMPLETE FIRST SEASON

Available on DVD December 15, 2020

Run Time: 255:00

Subtitles: English SDH

Audio Specs: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround- English

Aspect Ratio: 16×9; 1.78:1 WIDESCREEN

Product Color: COLOR

Disc Configuration: DVD 9 & DVD 5

Created by Veep’s Armando Iannucci, Avenue 5 is a new HBO comedy set 40 years into the future when travelling the solar system is no longer the stuff of sci-fi fantasy but a booming, multibillion-dollar business. The series stars Hugh Laurie as Ryan Clark, the confident and suave captain of “Avenue 5” – a space cruise ship with luxury amenities like gourmet buffets, a spa, an observation deck and yoga classes. Among the 5,000 passengers and crew on board are billionaire Herman Judd (Josh Gad), the mercurial face and name behind Avenue 5; Judd’s right-hand-woman Iris Kimura (Suzy Nakamura); head of customer relations Matt Spencer (Zach Woods); engineer Billie McEvoy (Lenora Crichlow); and strong-willed passenger Karen Kelly (Rebecca Front). Monitoring Avenue 5 from the ground is Rav Mulcair (Nikki Amuka-Bird), the seen-it-all head of Judd Mission Control. As the series begins, Avenue 5’s eight-week journey around Saturn is underway and its systems are optimal. But when the ship suddenly encounters technical difficulties, it’s up to Ryan and his crew to calm the disgruntled passengers and find a way to deal with unexpected events onboard – though they may or may not be equipped for the task.

About Warner Archive Collection

Warner Archive Collection (WAC) continues to serve as host to some of the most beloved films, television series and animated entertainment in history – and many are now available on Blu-ray. WAC’s canon runs the gamut from restored and remastered Blu-ray classics such as The Thing From Another World, The Big Sleep, The Thin Man, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Days of Wine and Roses and Yankee Doodle Dandy to adored TV offerings such as The Jetsons and Jonny Quest (on Blu-ray), Step by Step and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (on DVD) to theatrical animation on Blu-ray, including the remastered and restored Popeye The Sailor: The 1940s Volumes 1-3 and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, to animated TV series headed by Blu-ray releases such as Teen Titans: The Complete Series, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: The Brave and the Bold and Young Justice, as well as a wealth of classic animated series on DVD including dozens of Hanna-Barbera classics. WAC offerings can be found via warnerarchive.com and your favorite online retailer.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment’s home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 11/10:
* Molly Of Denali – Molly’s Awesome Alaskan Adventures (PBS)
$14.99 SRP DVD

—–Follow the adventures of the curious and resourceful 10-year-old Molly Mabray in this brand new, jam-packed DVD compilation, “Molly of Denali: Molly’s Awesome Alaskan Adventures.” The collection features 32 fun-filled stories and action-packed Alaskan adventures as Molly explores the outdoors and shares what she learns about the many natural wonders and rich cultures across Alaska. In “First Fish,” Molly can’t wait to catch her first fish (and earn her own first fish tale), but when she gets to the river, the only thing she catches is Tooey’s missing boot. Molly must put her knowledge of the salmon life cycle to the test and find out where the fish are before the day is through. Then, Molly uses traditional Alaska Native knowledge to and gains new skills in “Hot Springs Eternal,” when she is determined to find a hot spring Grandpa Nat once discovered in a blizzard. She sets off with Grandpa, Dad, and Tooey on two snowmobiles on a cold Alaska day, with only a list of vague directions. When night falls, the success of their backwoods adventure will come down to determination and traditional Alaska Native knowledge of the stars. In “A-maze-ing Snow,” Molly suggests a community ‘fun’-raiser to fix her school roof after a snowstorm, with a giant maze made of snow as the main attraction. All is well until Trini gets lost in the maze and Molly realizes the maze map is out of date. Then, Molly and Tooey must find a way to help Trini escape the maze. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 11/17:
* Carol’s Second Act – The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Gag Reel
—–Emmy Award winner Patricia Heaton stars in CAROL’S SECOND ACT, a comedy about a woman who embarks on a unique second act after raising her children, getting divorced and retiring from teaching: pursuing her dream of becoming a doctor. On Carol Kenney’s (Heaton) first day at work, she’s prepped with an abundance of life experience, people skills, talent and enthusiasm, advantages the chief resident and other newly minted interns don’t have…or immediately appreciate. Carol’s first-year partners on rounds are Lexie (Sabrina Jalees), who’s very nervous due to the pressure on her to succeed as the first in her family to go to college, and Daniel (Jean-Luc Bilodeau), a 2018 Harvard Medical school grad who’s already published in the New England Journal of Medicine twice. Carol will need to win over their chief resident, Dr. Maya Jacobs (Ito Aghayere), an all-business disciplinarian who doesn’t care for Carol’s chatty, outgoing nature. Fortunately, Carol has a couple of friendly faces at the hospital, including Dr. Frost (Kyle MacLachlan), the accomplished senior attending physician who finds her charming, and her bubbly daughter, Jenny (Ashley Tisdale), a successful pharma sales rep who catches the eye of Carol’s fellow doctors. At age 50, Carol is a medical intern who must sink or swim with peers who are half her age, and it’s her enthusiasm, perspective and yes, even her age, that may be exactly what will make her second act a great success. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/1:
* The Neighborhood – Season 2 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Season two of THE NEIGHBORHOOD kicks off by taking the Butlers and Johnsons back to where it all began: One of Calvin’s (Cedric the Entertainer) famous Yardecues! One year after Dave (Max Greenfield) and Gemma (Beth Behrs) moved in next door to Calvin and his wife, Tina (Tichina Arnold), Dave is eager to take on a bigger role in the festivities – and prove how much a part of the community he’s become. But Calvin’s eye-opening reaction makes it clear that while the relationship between the two families has grown, the friendship between Calvin and Dave still has a way to go. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/15:
* Roadkill – A Politician For Our Times (PBS)
$22.99 SRP DVD

—–Peter Laurence (Hugh Laurie; House, Veep) is a political outsider who is very popular with the people. Fresh from a successful libel case against a journalist printing stories alleging corruption, he’s a man on the rise. But Peter has plenty of skeletons in his closet. And soon he discovers another…an illegitimate daughter serving a prison sentence. It’s a secret that could ruin him. And one, apparently, that his Prime Minister (Helen McCrory) already knows. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/22:
* The 100 – The Complete Series (Warner)
$119.99 SRP DVD

—–All seven seasons of The CW series. 24-disc set.
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COMING ON 1/5/2021:
* Mystery Road – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish) returns as Det. Jay Swan in this multi-award-winning mystery set in the Australian outback. When a body is found along the coast, Jay teams up with a local constable (Jada Alberts, Wentworth) to investigate. Facing obstruction from an archaeologist (Sofia Helin, The Bridge) working nearby, Jay must expose the web of corruption plaguing the town as the body count rises. 2-disc set in either format.
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COMING ON 1/26/2021:
* Rebecka Martinsson – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$49.99 SRP DVD

—–Set in Sweden’s “beautiful and menacing” arctic region, these “spine-chilling mysteries” (The Wall Street Journal) follow prosecutor Rebecka Martinsson as she investigates crimes in her remote hometown. But as Rebecka buries herself in her work, she can’t escape family secrets that start to resurface, the pull of her old life in Stockholm, and her complicated feelings for her colleague, Krister. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 2/16/2021:
* Lovecraft Country – The Complete 1st Season (HBO/Warner)
$29.98 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Compendium of Horrors (NEW); Orithyia Blue and the Imagination of Diana Freeman (NEW); Crafting Lovecraft Country; Exploring Lovecraft Country; Lovecraft Country The Craft; Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–Lovecraftian horror meets historical fiction in Lovecraft Country: The Complete First Season, HBO’s suspenseful drama, featuring all 10 episodes from the series’ premiere season. Based on the 2016 novel by Matt Ruff, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he joins up with his childhood friend Leti Lewis (Jurnee Smollett) and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance), to embark on a road trip from Chicago across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father, Montrose Freeman (Michael K. Williams). Their search-and-rescue turns into a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America, and monstrous creatures that could be ripped from an H.P. Lovecraft paperback. Lovecraft Country stars Jurnee Smollett (Birds of Prey, Underground), Jonathan Majors (Da 5 Bloods, The Last Black Man in San Francisco), Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us), Wunmi Mosaku (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), Jamie Chung (Once Upon a Time), Jada Harris (The Resident), and Michael K. Williams (HBO’s The Wire and Boardwalk Empire). Recurring guest stars include Courtney B. Vance (HBO’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, American Crime Story), Jamie Neumann (HBO’s The Deuce), Jordan Patrick Smith (Vikings) and Tony Goldwyn (Scandal). The series is executive produced by Misha Green, J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange (who also directed the first episode), Daniel Sackheim (who also directed Episodes 2 and 3), David Knoller and Ben Stephenson. 3-disc set in either format.
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DATE NOT YET ANNOUNCED:
* Supernatural – The Complete 15th and Final Season (Warner)
$44.98 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–The long-running journey of Sam and Dean Winchester reaches the end of the road.
NOTE: attached artwork is a preliminary image and has not been finalized; art could be subject to change

* The Alienist – Angel Of Darkness (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray Disc

—–Explore 1897 New York. Go inside the world of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness. Explore New York City then and now, and go behind the scenes to see how the cast and crew brought 1890s New York City to life.
NOTE: attached artwork is a preliminary image and has not been finalized; art could be subject to change

* The 100 – The 7th and Final Season (Warner Archive)
Blu-ray MOD (pricing info and pre-order listings are not yet available)
—–The seventh and final season opens with our heroes picking up the pieces of the society they destroyed on Sanctum. Still reeling from her mother’s death, Clarke (series star Eliza Taylor), perhaps more than anyone, feels the toll of years upon years of fighting and loss. The group soon finds that maintaining order among the competing factions is no easy feat, and one that has them questioning whether their commitment to doing better was worth the price. At the same time, our heroes must contend with new obstacles on a scale beyond any that they previously experienced as they unravel the mysteries of the Anomaly. What they encounter on this epic journey pushes them to their limits both physically and emotionally, challenging their long-held conceptions of family, love, and sacrifice. Ultimately, our heroes must answer for themselves what it means to truly live, and not just survive. 3-disc set.
NOTE: the Warner Archive’s social media heads-up announcement for this title emphasized the Blu-ray release, without mentioning it on DVD format. However, we PRESUME that this title will also be available as an MOD DVD. And we presume that both versions will probably come out at the same time that the Complete Series DVD set does, which is currently set for 12/22 (see above).

* Tex Avery: Screwball Classics, Vol. 2 (Warner Archive)
Blu-ray MOD (pricing info and pre-order listings are not yet available)
EXTRAS: Documentary “Tex Avery: King of Cartoons”
—–Welcome back for another three-ring circus of animated comedy from the legendary leader of cartoon fun: director Tex Avery. In the first ring, Avery serves up some of his finest one-shot creations: cartoons featuring cats who hate people, wacky cuckoo clocks, kooky cavemen and lovelorn French fleas. We also meet up again with Avery’s attractive Red Riding Hood, a pair of amorous wolves and his durable all-around fall guy, Spike. The second ring is a showcase for Avery’s ironically deadpan “Happy Hound”: Droopy. This time, Droopy appears in a number of guises – each one funnier than the last. As bandleader “John Pettybone,” he leads his jazz-playing fleas to the heights of canine stardom. Out West, as a homesteader and a sheepherder, he has his final showdowns with the Wolf. The third ring offers a whimsical glimpse into the future – or at least a future from the POV of the mid-20th century – with a plethora of zany postwar inventions. While none of the cartoons “of tomorrow” foresaw smartphones or Blu-ray players, these far-fetched contraptions, gadgets, houses and farms, televisions, and various modes of transportation could only come from the madcap mind of Avery and his MGM crew. Uncut, restored and remastered in High Definition for the first time, Tex Avery Screwball Classics Collection Volume 2 is another must-own collection from the master of hand-drawn mayhem. This 21 cartoon collection includes: 1) LITTLE RURAL RIDING HOOD, 2) THE CUCKOO CLOCK, 3) MAGICAL MAESTRO, 4) ONE CAB’S FAMILY, 5) CAT THAT HATED PEOPLE, 6) DOGGONE TIRED, 7) THE FLEA CIRCUS, 8) FIELD AND SCREAM, 9) THE FIRST BAD MAN, 10) OUT FOXED, 11) DROOPY’S DOUBLE TROUBLE, 12) THREE LITTLE PUPS, 13) DRAGALONG DROOPY, 14) HOMESTEADER DROOPY, 15) DIXIELAND DROOPY, 16) COUNTERFEIT CAT, 17) VENTRILOQUIST CAT, 18) HOUSE OF TOMORROW, 19) CAR OF TOMORROW, 20) TV OF TOMORROW, 21) FARM OF TOMORROW. Single-disc release.