Showtime(R) to Air Special Runs of Top Limited Series “The Comey Rule,” “The Good Lord Bird” and “Your Honor”





Showtime(R) to Air Special Runs of Top Limited Series “The Comey Rule,” “The Good Lord Bird” and “Your Honor”
All of these programs are available to stream and view on demand on Showtime and across all Showtime partner platforms.
[via press release from Showtime]
SHOWTIME(R) TO AIR SPECIAL RUNS OF TOP LIMITED SERIES “THE COMEY RULE,” “THE GOOD LORD BIRD” AND “YOUR HONOR”

Countdown to Emmy(R) Voting Also Features Documentary Series LOVE FRAUD and Feature Film BELUSHI

LOS ANGELES – June 8, 2021 – In the days leading up to the official start of voting for the 2021 Emmy nominations, SHOWTIME will present special on-air marathons of some of its top scripted and non-fiction series from the past year, including THE GOOD LORD BIRD, YOUR HONOR and LOVE FRAUD, from Saturday, June 12 through Wednesday, June 16. In addition, the network has scheduled special prime-time airings of the limited series THE COMEY RULE and the documentary feature BELUSHI the same week. All of these programs are available to stream and view on demand on SHOWTIME and across all SHOWTIME partner platforms.

· The special run of offerings will begin at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Saturday, June 12, with a marathon of all 10 episodes of YOUR HONOR, starring Oscar(R) nominee and Emmy, Screen Actors Guild(R) and Tony Award winner Bryan Cranston.

· The entire seven-episode series THE GOOD LORD BIRD, starring and executive produced by Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke (who plays the controversial abolitionist John Brown), will then air on Sunday, June 13 beginning at 12 noon ET/PT.

· The two-part limited series THE COMEY RULE, starring Emmy winners Jeff Daniels as former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson as President Donald J. Trump, will reprise with part one Monday, June 14 and part two Tuesday, June 15, each beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

· The documentary series LOVE FRAUD, executive produced and directed by Emmy winners and Academy Award(R) nominees Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, will air in its entirety in a four-part marathon beginning Wednesday, June 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

· The documentary feature BELUSHI, produced, written and directed by Emmy winner and Academy Award nominated R.J. Cutler, examines the too-short life of the once-in-a-generation talent John Belushi, who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences, will be shown at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday, June 17, the official opening day of Emmy voting.

YOUR HONOR, the top limited drama series premiere ever on SHOWTIME, stars Cranston as Michael Desiato, a respected New Orleans judge whose teenage son, Adam (Hunter Doohan), is involved in a hit-and-run that leads to a high-stakes game of lies, deceit and impossible choices. SAG Award winner Michael Stuhlbarg stars as Jimmy Baxter, the much-feared head of a crime family, opposite Emmy nominee Hope Davis as his wife, Gina, who might be even more dangerous than her husband. The legal thriller also stars Carmen Ejogo, Isiah Whitlock Jr. and Sofia Black-D’Elia. Additional guest stars include Maura Tierney, Amy Landecker, Emmy winner Margo Martindale, Lorraine Toussaint, Chet Hanks, Lamar Johnson and Lilli Kay.

Based on the National Book Award-winning novel by bestselling author James McBride, the Peabody Award nominated THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of John Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the event that started the Civil War. From Blumhouse Television, THE GOOD LORD BIRD weaves a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of pre-Civil War America, spotlighting the complicated and ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.

Adapted for the screen and directed by Oscar nominated screenwriter Billy Ray (Captain Phillips, Shattered Glass), THE COMEY RULE is based on Comey’s No. 1 New York Times bestselling book A Higher Loyalty and more than a year of additional interviews with a number of key principals. THE COMEY RULE is an immersive, behind-the-headlines account of the historically turbulent events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, which divided a nation. Rather than a biopic of one man, the series tells the story of two powerful figures, Comey and Trump, whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course. In addition to Daniels and Gleeson, THE COMEY RULE features an ensemble of award-winning performers, including Holly Hunter as former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, Michael Kelly as former FBI Director Andrew McCabe, Jennifer Ehle as Patrice Comey, Scoot McNairy as former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jonathan Banks as former National Intelligence Director James Clapper, Oona Chaplin as former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, Amy Seimetz as former FBI lawyer Trisha Anderson, Steven Pasquale as former FBI agent Peter Strzok, Peter Coyote as former FBI Director Robert Mueller and Kingsley Ben-Adir as President Barack Obama.

LOVE FRAUD is a documentary series that follows the search for one man, Richard Scott Smith, who over 20 years used the internet and his dubious charms to prey upon unsuspecting women in search of love – conning them out of their money and dignity. Ewing and Grady capture the story as it unravels in real time as his victims band together to seek sweet revenge by turning to a bounty hunter when they feel the justice system has failed them.

Told using previously unheard audiotapes, BELUSHI examines his extraordinary life in the words of his collaborators, friends and family, including Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, Penny Marshall, Lorne Michaels, Carrie Fisher, Chevy Chase, Harold Ramis, Jane Curtin, Ivan Reitman and his high school sweetheart and later wife Judy Belushi. With his insatiable drive taking him from National Lampoon’s Lemmings and Radio Hour to becoming one of the founding cast members on Saturday Night Live, Belushi kept the candle burning at both ends. He simultaneously appeared on SNL each Saturday night while filming Animal House and forming a band, the Blues Brothers. The result: By age 30, Belushi was on the No. 1 television show and had the No. 1 comedy in movie history and the No. 1 record album in the world. But as Belishi’s fame grew, so did his demons, and not even his wife Judy could save him from the drug use that would eventually take his life. This film captures the complicated and singular essence of a beloved American icon who changed culture and comedy forever. BELUSHI is produced, written and directed by R.J. Cutler and produced by John Battsek.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly owned subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., owns and operates the premium service SHOWTIME(R), which features critically acclaimed original series, provocative documentaries, box-office hit films, comedy and music specials and hard-hitting sports. SHOWTIME is available as a stand-alone streaming service across all major streaming devices and Showtime.com, as well as via cable, DBS, telco and streaming video providers. SNI also operates the premium services THE MOVIE CHANNEL(TM) and FLIX(R), as well as on demand versions of all three brands. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV(R). For more information, go to www.SHO.com.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:
* Stargate: Atlantis – The Complete Series (VEI)
$64.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Over 50 hours of Special Features Including extended episodes, behind-scenes extras and commentaries with the cast and crew!
—–A NEW GATE WILL OPEN. A LOST CITY WILL RISE AGAIN.
Atlantis, built thousands of years ago by the highly evolved ancients, is home base for an elite expedition team from Earth. These courageous military commanders and scientists leap through the city’s stargate to explore the wondrous Pegasus Galaxy and battle the treacherous wraith, who seek control of Atlantis – at any cost. New Super Enhanced picture! 5 seasons, 100 episodes starring Joe Flanigan, Torri Higginson, Rachel Luttrell, Rainbow Sun Francks, David Hewlett, Jason Momoa, Paul McGillion, Amanda Tapping, Jewel Staite, Robert Picardo, David Nyki.

* The Good Lord Bird (Showtime/ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Ethan Hawke stars as abolitionist John Brown in this Limited Event Series based on the award-winning novel. The story is told from the point of view of “Onion,” a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers battling slavery in Kansas, and eventually finds himself in the famous 1859 Army depot raid at Harpers Ferry, an inciting incident of the Civil War. It’s a humorous and dramatic tale of Antebellum America and the ever-changing roles of race, religion and gender in American society. 2-disc set.
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COMING ON 1/12:
* The Twilight Zone – Season 2 (ViacomCBS)
$39.98 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray MOD

EXTRAS: Deleted & Extended Scenes; Gag Reel.
—–Executive Producers Jordan Peele and Simon Kinberg’s modern reimagining of the classic TV series continues the legacy of socially conscious storytelling. Featuring enthralling narration from Peele and an all-star cast including Tony Hale, Ethan Embry, Billy Porter, Jurnee Smollett, Joel McHale, Christopher Meloni, Jenna Elfman, Damon Wayans Jr., Topher Grace, and Gretchen Mol, Season Two uses introspection and self-exploration to usher viewers into a dimension filled with endless possibilities. 3-disc set on DVD; 2-disc set on MOD Blu-ray.

* Legacies – The Complete 2nd Season (Warner Archives)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Last season, the supernatural students at the Salvatore Boarding School for the Young & Gifted and their beloved headmaster, Dr. Alaric Saltzman, came face-to-face with a stunning assortment of monsters and mythological creatures. A dragon. A gargoyle. The Headless Horseman. Making matters even worse, Malivore, the ancient evil they all serve, was found to have a shocking connection to one of their own: Landon Kirby. But Hope Mikaelson, the only tribrid in existence, sacrificed herself to save the boy and the school she loves. As a result, when Season Two begins, no one remembers Hope…and she must decide whether to return to the school that has become her home and the friends who have become her family, or move on without them and face the Malivore monsters on her own. 3-disc set.
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COMING ON Friday 1/15:
* Stargate Universe – The Complete Series (VEI)
$39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: OVER 2 HOURS OF SPECIAL FEATURES PLUS COMMENTARIES ON ALL EPISODES; Extended Version of the Series Premiere Episode Air; Chatting with the Cast Featurettes; Kino Video Diaries; Behind the scenes featurettes including Deconstructing Destiny; Pitches: A Journey of Friendship and Discovery; Behind the Season 2 finale – Gauntlet; And Much More!
—–A band of soldiers, scientists and civilians must fend for themselves when their hidden base comes under attack and they are forced through a Stargate. The survivors emerge aboard an Ancient ship, the Destiny, which is locked on an unknown course and unable to return to Earth. Together, the group must unlock the secrets of the ship’s Stargate to survive, but the danger, adventure and hope they find on board will reveal the heroes and villains among them. Robert Carlyle stars!
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COMING ON 1/19:
* East Of Eden (ViacomCBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–John Steinbeck’s EAST OF EDEN opens in New England, depicting Adam and Charles Trask, two brothers whose lives are set in opposition to each other by their domineering father, Cyrus. Into the brothers’ lives comes Cathy, a beautiful, fascinating woman whose innocent appearance masks her evil nature. A scheming seductress and murderess, she changes the lives of Adam and Charles forever. The story shifts to California, with Adam and Cathy settling in Eden, the lush hills of the Salinas Valley. Cathy embarks on a life of sin that leaves Adam a broken man. This drama of good and evil is played out in the lives of their two children, the innocent Aron and the brooding Cal. This modern version of Cain and Abel examines not only the passions and conflicts between the brothers, but also man’s ability to control his own destiny. Timothy Bottoms, Jane Seymour, Bruce Boxleitner, Soon-Tek Oh, Karen Allen, Sam Bottoms, Anne Baxter, Richard Masur, Lloyd Bridges. 3-disc set.
NOTE: this item was previously released into stores on DVD in 2009, but is now being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) version of the title
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COMING ON 1/26:
* You – The Complete 2nd Season (Warner Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Bookstore clerk Joe (Penn Badgley, Gossip Girl) transplants his tongue-in-cheek attitude regarding modern dating, social media and obsessive love from New York to Los Angeles in Season Two of the surprise hit series. In a new city with a new identity and object of desire the aptly named Love (Victoria Pedretti, The Haunting of Hill House) Joe, now known as Will, attempts to turn over a new leaf in a city that admires the young, the beautiful and the rich. But Will soon discovers that Love’s life is even more complicated than his own…and the twists just keep on coming. From executive producers/writers Greg Berlanti and Sera Gamble, and based on Caroline Kepnes best-selling novel of the same name, this psychological thriller takes you inside the mind of a brilliant twenty-something with an ominous flair for romance…and murder. 2-disc set.

* Bluey – Season 1: The 1st Half…Magic Xylophone and Many Other Stories (BBC Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Bluey follows the adventures of a lovable and inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her dad, mum and four-year-old little sister, Bingo. EPISODES: Magic Xylophone, Hospital, Keepy Uppy, Daddy Robot, Shadowlands, The Weekend, BBQ, Fruit Bat, Horsey Ride, Hotel, Bike, Bob Bilby, Spy Game, Takeaway, Butterfiles, Yoga Ball, Calypso, The Doctor, The Claw, Markets, Blue Mountains, The Pool, Shops, Wagon Ride, Taxi, The Beach. Single-disc title.

* Bluey – Season 1: The 2nd Half…Pirates and Many Other Stories (BBC Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Bluey follows the adventures of a lovable and inexhaustible six-year-old Blue Heeler puppy who lives with her dad, mum and four-year-old little sister, Bingo. EPISODES: Pirates, Grannies, The Creek, Fairies, Work, Bumpy and the Wise Old Wolfhound, Trampoline, The Dump, Zoo, Backpackers, The Adventure, Copycat, The Sleepover, Early Baby, Mums and Dads, Hide and Seek, Camping, Mount Mumandad, Kids, Chickenrat, Neighbours, Teasing, Asparagus, Shaun, Daddy Putdown, Verandah Santa. Single-disc title.

* Mum – Season 3 (BBC Archives)
$19.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–Our favorite characters return for a bold new adventure set over one single week in the latest season in this critically acclaimed comedy starring Academy Award nominee Leslie Manville. Paulines divorce money has come through and she has hired a country mansion for the week to celebrate Dereks birthday. So Cathy, Michael, Kelly, Jason, Pauline, Derek, Reg and Maureen up sticks and decamp the English countryside. Each episode takes place on a different day of their trip, revealing all the clashes, awkwardness and comedy that results from the family being stuck together in the middle of nowhere. Is this the week for Cathy and Michael to finally get together or will the suspicions of Cathys family halt their progress? Meanwhile, Derek has an important question on his mind, Reg soldiers on despite Maureens deteriorating health, and Jason and Kelly try, really badly, to hide some life-changing news. Single-disc title.
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COMING ON 3/2:
* Power – The Complete Series (Lionsgate)
$79.98 SRP DVD
NOT AVAILABLE TO PRE-ORDER UNTIL JANUARY 19TH
—–“Power,” the gritty crime epic from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and show creator Courtney Kemp, follows the six-season saga of James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a man with everything money – and power – can buy. But Ghost’s enviable life, beautiful wife, and hot New York nightclub are haunted by a dark, deadly secret: the lucrative drug network fueling his wealth. Facing tragedy, betrayal, conflict, and vengeance, Ghost fights for redemption in a journey that will threaten everything precious in his world. Available for the first time in one complete collection, featuring all 6 seasons of the intense and gritty drama. Cast includes Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Naturi Naughton, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Joseph Sikora, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Rotimi Akinosho, Alani “La La” Anthony, Monique Gabriela Curnen, Mike Dopud, Michael J. Ferguson, Jerry Ferrara, Evan Handler, Shane Johnson. 19-disc set.

* Blue Mountain State – The Complete Series (Lionsgate)
$29.98 SRP DVD

—–“Blue Mountain State: The Complete Series” includes all three seasons of the rudest, lewdest comedy ever to hit the gridiron! Season One introduces us to the nastiest sacks in college football, including a hard-partying quarterback and a scoreless running back — at least, with the ladies. In Season Two, Denise Richards, Brian Bosworth, and Boomer Esiason help tackle the laughs, while Season Three sees Coach Daniels dealing with a hotshot upstart. At Blue Mountain State, the league’s crudest team is always ready to play…sometimes even on the field! Cast: Darin Brooks, Alan Ritchson, Chris Romano, Ed Marinaro, Frankie Shaw, Denise Richards. Available for the first time in the US in one complete collection, featuring all 3 seasons of the beloved sports comedy. 6-disc set.
NOTE: from what we can tell per the studio material provide, the 2016 Kickstart-funded show-concluding film, “Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland,” is NOT included as part of this Complete Series set. It apparently only contains the regular weekly episodes from the show’s main run on television.
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COMING ON 3/16:
* Tropical Heat (aka Sweating Bullets) – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$45.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: in addition to all 66 episodes of the sexy, syndicated TV series, also included is the feature film Criss Cross!
—–Even paradise has a dark side. When Nick Slaughter loses his job at the DEA, he takes his keen investigative mind and healthy libido down to the tropical paradise of Key Mariah, Florida, where there’s a seemingly endless supply of sunshine, women, and crime. Once there, he meets Sylvie Girard, a local travel agent, who helps Nick run his private detective agency. Together they form a strong friendship and a crack detective team. 12-disc set.

* Wonder Showzen: The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
DVD
EXTRAS: Jam-packed with a variety of special features, including auditions and outtakes, special guest commentaries, featurettes, and more! Includes over 80 minutes of bonus features and Easter eggs.
—–Wonder Showzen: The Complete Series is here in all of its brain melting, puppet loving, borderline inappropriate glory! Pull out the futon and spend the day gorging on all sixteen episodes, and enough outtakes, commentary, and bonus features to satisfy your craving for sweet, delicious knowledge. Relive the glory days of Clarence and the Beat Kids taking to the streets, bringing joy, confusion, and panic to all. Let Wonder Showzen shock and alarm as we ask the important questions: where do babies come from, when the revolution comes where will you hide, and should the letter P get liposuction?
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COMING ON 3/23:
* Castlevania – Season 3 (Warner/Viz Media)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Production Animatics, Storyboards, Art Gallery, NYCC Panel with Creators and Cast.
—–Castlevania Season 3 contains episodes 1-10 of the anime directed by Ryoichi Uchikoshi and features the voices of Richard Armitage and James Callis. In the aftermath of Dracula’s death, Trevor and Sypha are travelling, Alucard remains at the castle in misery, and Isaac is returning to Europe for his revenge. But Carmilla, reunited with her vampire sisters of the Styrian ruling court, sees a way to take advantage of Dracula’s demise and build a new future – and she needs imprisoned Hector to achieve it. 2-disc set in either format.

* The Berenstain Bears – The Complete Collection (PBS)
$22.99 SRP DVD

—–It’s time for fun-filled adventures with Brother and Sister bear! Watch all episodes of The Berenstain Bears series in one value-packed DVD set! These 80 stories tell tales of getting along with others, caring for friends and family, working hard to succeed in school, and lots more! From participating in a school talent show to flying a big red kite with Papa, children will love watching the many adventures Brother and Sister have in Bear Country each and every day! 5-disc set.
NOTE: this title was previously available in limited distribution, but is now becoming available “wide” at general retail.
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DATE NOT YET ANNOUNCED:
* Supernatural – The Complete Series (Warner)
$329.99 SRP DVD; $359.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Supernatural stars Jared Padalecki as Sam Winchester and Jensen Ackles as Dean Winchester, brothers bound by tragedy and their family’s eerie history. Together, they criss-cross mysterious back roads in their ’67 Chevy Impala in search of their missing father, while hunting down every evil supernatural force they encounter along the way.
NOTE: attached artwork is a preliminary image and has not been finalized; art could be subject to change

* His Dark Materials – The Complete 2nd Season (HBO/Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray only)
—–The second season of HIS DARK MATERIALS begins after Lord Asriel has opened a bridge to a new world, and – distraught over the death of her best friend – Lyra follows Asriel into the unknown. In a strange and mysterious abandoned city she meets Will, a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father, but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary. Season two series regulars include Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Amir Wilson, Ariyon Bakare, Andrew Scott, Will Keen, Ruta Gedmintas and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Joining the cast this season are Terence Stamp, Jade Anouka and Simone Kirby.



Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 12/15:
* The Expanse – Season 4 (Universal)
$34.98 SRP DVD MOD

—–With the Ring Gates now open to thousands of new planets, a blood-soaked gold rush begins, igniting new conflicts between Earth, Mars and the Belt. Meanwhile, on one unexplored planet, the Rocinante crew gets caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge. 3-disc set.
NOTE: the studio has already announced this title in Blu-ray Disc format for sale in stores; please see the Roundup from 10/23 for that information

* Survivor – Season 39: Island of the Idols (ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

EXTRAS: Secret Scenes, Exit Interviews, Featurettes
—–The Emmy Award-winning series SURVIVOR returns for its 39th season, themed “Island of the Idols.” This edition features two legendary winners, Boston Rob Mariano and Sandra Diaz-Twine, who return to the game to serve as mentors to a group of 18 new players. Combined, Boston Rob and Sandra have played over 200 days in this game, and plan to share their knowledge with the new castaways. But for the first time ever, they won’t be competing for the money. During the 39 days, these new players will visit the Island of the Idols and learn skills and strategy from these “idols.” The new players will then put their knowledge to the test, and those who can rise up to the challenge will continue their quest for $1 million and the title of Sole Survivor. Hosted by Jeff Probst. 5-disc set.
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COMING ON 12/29:
* The Good Lord Bird (Showtime/ViacomCBS)
DVD MOD (pricing and pre-order listing not available as of this writing)
—–Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs and Joshua Caleb Johnson star in a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America based on the award winning novel by author James McBride. Told from the point of view of Onion, a newly freed teenager who joins abolitionist John Brown on a holy crusade to end slavery and finds himself part of the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry, the Limited Event Series is an adventure equal parts absurd and tragic, spotlighting the ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.
NOTE: the attached box cover art may not be finalized, and could be subject to change
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COMING ON 1/12/2021:
* SpongeBob SquarePants – The Complete 12th Season (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$13.99 SRP DVD

—–Everyone’s favorite Bikini Bottom buddies bubble up in the Complete Twelfth Season of SpongeBob SquarePants! See what happens when SpongeBob and Patrick work on Old Man Jenkins’s farm for a day! Don’t miss Sandy narrating Gary’s nocturnal adventures (and discover the identity of his secret pal). Then Patrick learns something totally new about his own home sweet rock. Plus – why did Patrick get a new job? (For free ice cream. Duh!) And prepare yourself as SpongeBob explores the dreams of his sleeping neighbors. All this and MORE nautical nonsense await within! 3-disc set.
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COMING ON 2/23/2021:
* Inside Amy Schumer – The Complete Series (Comedy Central/ViacomCBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Over 3 hours of special features including: unaired sketches & interviews, behind-the-scenes featurettes, outtakes, and more!
—–It’s finally here: all four seasons of the groundbreaking sketch series Inside Amy Schumer in one box set. All the sketches, all the guest stars, and all the best of Amy. Starring Golden Globe nominee and Emmy Award winner Amy Schumer, the complete series of Inside Amy Schumer is available for the first time ever! Guest stars include Tina Fey (30 Rock), America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Zach Braff (Scrubs), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Lena Dunham (Girls), Paul Giamatti (Billions), Ilana Glazer (Broad City), Abbi Jacobson (Broad City), Selena Gomez (13 Reasons Why), Jeff Goldblum (The World According to Jeff Goldblum), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Maggie Gyllenhaal (The Deuce), Bill Hader (It: Chapter Two), Nick Kroll (Big Mouth), Laura Linney (Ozark), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Julianne Moore (The Glorias), Kumail Nanjani (The Lovebirds), Liam Neeson (Made in Italy), Jerry Seinfeld (Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee), and more! 7-disc set.
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COMING ON 3/2/2021:
* Gilmore Girls – The Series (Warner)
$112.98 SRP DVD

—–Welcome to Stars Hollow, Connecticut, a charming, small and slightly off-center town known for green lawns, clapboard houses…and enough quirky characters to fill every hayride, parade and picnic for miles. It’s here that we meet headstrong 32-year-old Lorelai Gilmore, who carves out a comfortable, warm, caffeine-filled life for herself and her equally willful teenage daughter, Rory. But when Rory’s attention turns from dreams of private school and Harvard to thoughts of boys and adolescent self-reliance, single mom Lorelai begins noticing more of her own rebellious youth – only 16 years ago – in Rory. 44-disc set.
NOTE: Warner released a Complete Series Collection for this show on DVD as early as 2007; they are now issuing this new “The Series” set on DVD
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COMING ON 3/16/2021:
* The Legend of Korra – The Complete Series: Limited Edition Steelbook Collection (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$97.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Book One: Air – Audio Commentary (episodes 101-112); The Legend of Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part I”; Creator’s Favorite Scenes: Animatics {Welcome to Republic City; The Revelation (2); The Voice in the Night; The Spirit of Competition (2); And the Winner Is…; When Extremes Meet; Turning the Tides; Endgame}; Book Two: Spirits – Audio Commentary (episodes 113-126); Scene Bending {Rebel Spirit Scene 1; Rebel Spirit Scene 2; The Southern Lights Scene 1; The Southern Lights Scene 2; Civil Wars, Pt. 1; Civil Wars, Pt. 2; Peacekeepers; Beginnings: Part 1; Beginnings: Part 2; The Guide; A New Spiritual Age; Night of a Thousand Stars; Harmonic Convergence; Darkness Falls; Light in the Dark}; Kindred Spirits: Tenzin’s Family; Inside the Book of Spirits; The Re-telling of Korra’s Journey; Feuding Spirits: Korra’s Family; Book Three: Change – Audio Commentary (episodes 201-213); The Spirit of an Episode {A Breath of Fresh Air; Rebirth; The Earth Queen; In Harm’s Way; The Metal Clan; Old Wounds; Original Airbenders; The Terror Within; The Stakeout; Long Live the Queen; The Ultimatum; Enter the Void; Venom of the Red Lotus}; Book Four: Balance – Audio Commentary (episodes 214-226); Kuvira vs. Prince Wu; Republic City Hustle: Parts 1-3; The Legend of the Puppetbender Presents “The Making of a Legend: The Untold Story – Part II”; Legend of Korra: New York Comic-Con Panel Featurette
—–The spirit of the Avatar lives on in the complete series of The Legend of Korra! Relive every moment from all four books. From meeting Avatar Korra, a teenage girl from the Southern Water Tribe, in book one, to opening the spirit portal and entering a new age where spirits and mankind coexist in books two and three, to embarking on a journey of self-discovery and restoring balance to the Earth Kingdom in book four, you won’t want to miss a second of air, earth, water and firebending in this complete collection!
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COMING ON 3/23/2021:
* The Undoing – An HBO Limited Series (HBO/Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

—–From writer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and director Susanne Bier (The Night Manager), the limited series focuses on Nicole Kidman’s Grace Fraser, a successful therapist, and her devoted husband, Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. A chasm opens in Grace’s seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse, and a chain of terrible revelations.
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COMING ON 4/13/2021:
* The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 1 (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! Hal Roach’s Our Gang series is one of the longest running and most prolific in the field of short subjects, with 220 one- and two-reel comedies released between 1922 and 1944. The secret to the longevity of the series, as well as its appeal to generations long after its conclusion, is mainly due to Roach’s choice to cast kids who came across as “natural” on the screen – scruffy underdogs that moviegoers could identify with or wish they could be – not glossy “showbiz professionals”. After producing 88 silent Our Gang shorts, Roach transitioned to sound releasing 80 “talkies” in the series starting with Small Talk in 1929. It took time to fine-tune the adjustment from silent to sound, but soon the studio began firing on all cylinders, producing classics like Shivering Shakespeare and The First Seven Years (both 1930). The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 1 contains the first 11 Our Gang sound shorts produced by Roach at the dawn of the “talkie era”: Small Talk to A Tough Winter, with each short newly scanned and restored from original Hal Roach 35mm film elements. A must-have for any true Our Gang fan, Volume 1 features the talents of Jackie Cooper, Allen “Farina” Hoskins, Mary Ann Jackson, Bobby “Wheezer” Hutchins, Joe Cobb, Harry Spear and Norman “Chubby” Chaney. **Please note that while this set may go wide retail at some point in the future, it is currently exclusive to and only available at the ClassicFlix website.** SHORTS – 1929: Small Talk; Railroadin’; Lazy Days; Boxing Gloves; Bouncing Babies; Moan and Groan Inc; 1930: Shivering Shakespeare; The First Seven Years; When the Wind Blows; Bear Shooters; A Tough Winter
NOTE: the attached box cover art may not be finalized, and could be subject to change; our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for alerting us to this item!



SHOWTIME TO OFFER THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF NEW SERIES THE GOOD LORD BIRD FOR FREE





SHOWTIME TO OFFER THE PREMIERE EPISODE OF NEW SERIES THE GOOD LORD BIRD FOR FREE

Limited Series Starring and Executive Produced by Oscar® Nominee Ethan Hawke

Premieres on Sunday, October 4 at 9 PM ET/PT

Key Art for THE GOOD LORD BIRD. Photo Credit: Courtesy of SHOWTIME.

NEW YORK – October 1, 2020 – SHOWTIME will release the premiere episode of its new limited series THE GOOD LORD BIRD for free online sampling, on streaming platforms and on demand beginning at midnight on Sunday, October 4. Starring and executive produced by Oscar nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the controversial abolitionist John Brown, the seven-episode series is from Blumhouse Television and based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride. The premiere episode will be available on YouTube and SHO.com. THE GOOD LORD BIRD will officially premiere on SHOWTIME on Sunday, October 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

The episode will also be available across multiple television and streaming providers’ devices, websites, applications and authenticated online services and their free on demand channels. In addition, the season premiere will be available for free on the SHOWTIME stand-alone service at www.showtime.com.

THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the event that started the Civil War. THE GOOD LORD BIRD weaves a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America, spotlighting the complicated and ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.

THE GOOD LORD BIRD is executive produced by James McBride, Brian Taylor, Ethan Hawke, Ryan Hawke, Jason Blum, Mark Richard, Padraic McKinley, Marshall Persinger and David Schiff.



SHOWTIME RELEASES OFFICIAL POSTER AND NEW TRAILER FOR THE GOOD LORD BIRD





SHOWTIME RELEASES OFFICIAL POSTER AND NEW TRAILER FOR THE GOOD LORD BIRD, STARRING AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY ETHAN HAWKE

Key Art for THE GOOD LORD BIRD. Photo Credit: Courtesy of SHOWTIME.

Seven–Part Limited Series To Premiere on Sunday, August 9 at 10 PM ET/PT

LOS ANGELES – May 12, 2020 – SHOWTIME® has released the official poster and trailer for its new limited series THE GOOD LORD BIRD, premiering on Sunday, August 9 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Starring and executive produced by Oscar® nominee Ethan Hawke, who plays the controversial abolitionist John Brown, the seven-episode series is from Blumhouse Television and based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride.

THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the point of view of Onion (Joshua Caleb Johnson), a fictional enslaved boy who becomes a member of Brown’s motley family of abolitionist soldiers during Bleeding Kansas – a time when the state was a battleground between pro- and anti-slavery forces – and eventually finds himself participating in the famous 1859 raid on the U.S. Armory at Harpers Ferry. Brown’s raid failed to initiate the slave revolt he intended, but was the event that started the Civil War. THE GOOD LORD BIRD weaves a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America, spotlighting the complicated and ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.

The series also stars Critics’ Choice winner and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood), Hubert Point-Du Jour (Madam Secretary), Beau Knapp (Seven Seconds), Nick Eversman (Wild), Jack Alcott (Champaign ILL), and Mo Brings Plenty (Yellowstone). Also appearing is a roster of talented guest stars including Tony® Award winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) as abolitionist Frederick Douglass, Emmy® nominee David Morse (ESCAPE AT DANNEMORA) as Dutch Henry Sherman, Steve Zahn (War of the Planet of the Apes) as Chase, Maya Hawke (Stranger Things) as Annie Brown, Wyatt Russell (Lodge 49) as federal officer Jeb Stuart and Orlando Jones (American Gods) as The Rail Man. THE GOOD LORD BIRD is executive produced by Jason Blum, Ethan Hawke, Ryan Hawke, Mark Richard, Padraic McKinley, Jeremy Gold, Marci Wiseman, Albert Hughes, James McBride, Brian Taylor, Marshall Persinger, David Schiff.

SHOWTIME® is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS, and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Amazon, Apple®, Google, LG Smart TVs, Oculus Go, Roku®, Samsung Smart TVs and Xbox One. Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME® via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, Apple TV Channels, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, Hulu, The Roku Channel, Sling TV and YouTube TV or directly at www.showtime.com.