Upcoming DVD Releases





COMING ON 4/5:
* Father Brown – Complete Season 9 (BBC)
$31.98 SRP DVD

—–Welcome to Kembleford, the sleepy Cotswolds village where seven more dastardly deeds call for Father Brown’s investigation, drawing on his astute powers of observation, remarkable intuition and deep understanding of human nature. 1953 brings murder at Lady Felicia’s illustrious New Year’s Masked Ball, a suspicious death at Chummy’s holiday camp, old wounds, lost treasures, an avenging angel, and an influential new parishioner who threatens Father Brown’s position. Mark Williams stars as the compassionate, crime-solving priest who rides his bicycle right into your heart. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this date MIGHT be for the BBC Shop release only, and it COULD be that there will be a different street date later on for this title’s release at general retail; we’re not sure as of this writing. If there’s a separate date later on for general retail, we’ll be sure to include that as part of a future Roundup.
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COMING ON 5/17:
* The Last Kingdom – Season 5 (Universal)
$29.98 SRP DVD; $39.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Strength and Sensitivity: The Women of The Last Kingdom; The Making of Season 5
—–Years of peace have passed since the battles of last season, but as we rejoin Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon), he faces his greatest enemies, and suffers immeasurable loss, on his quest towards fulfilling his destiny. Now stationed at a northern port town, Uhtred has been entrusted with protecting the king’s illegitimate son, Aethelstan. But following a horrific attack on his family, an old enemy threatens the life he has built. Meanwhile, King Edward (Timothy Innes) is still forging ahead with his ambitions to unite the Saxon Kingdoms to fulfill his late father’s dream, threatening the long-standing peace between Danes and Saxons. However, the treacherous Lord Aethelhelm (Adrian Schiller) has ambitions of his own, for his grandson Aelfweard—Edward’s other son—to rule. As these plans lead to bloodshed and heartbreak, Uhtred finds his own fate may well be tied to the future of the nation…Destiny Is All! 4-disc set on DVD format; 3-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.

* The Last Kingdom – The Complete Series (Universal)
$89.99 SRP DVD; $99.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Creating the World of The Last Kingdom; The Making of The Last Kingdom; The Stunts of The Last Kingdom; The Story So Far; Return to The Last Kingdom: The Making of Season 2; The Battles of The Last Kingdom Season Three; The Making of Season 4: The Return to Bebbanberg; Strength and Sensitivity: The Women of The Last Kingdom; The Making of Season 5
—–Witness the birth of England as you’ve never seen in the acclaimed series The Last Kingdom, from the makers of Downton Abbey. At the end of the 9th century, many of the separate kingdoms, which we now call England, have fallen in bloody conflict with invading Danes. Against this turbulent backdrop lives our hero, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon). Born the son of a Saxon nobleman, he is captured by the Danes and raised as one of their own. For many years fate binds him to Alfred (David Dawson), Saxon King of Wessex. Uhtred must fight for Alfred’s dream of uniting the kingdoms. Suffering great personal tragedy, Uhtred is torn between the country of his birth and the people of his upbringing. After his father’s death, the turbulent reign of the new King Edward threatens Alfred’s dream more than ever. When faced with old enemies and fresh heartbreak, Uhtred finds his own fate tied to the future of the nation…Destiny Is All! Also starring Millie Brady, Eliza Butterworth, Emily Cox, Ian Hart, Rutger Hauer, Timothy Innes, Matthew Macfadyen, Harry McEntire, Toby Regbo, Tobias Santelmann and Adrian Schiller. Based on the bestselling novels by Bernard Cornwell. 18-disc set on DVD format; 16-disc set on Blu-ray Disc.
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COMING ON 5/24:
* The Loud House – The Complete 3rd Season (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$13.99 SRP DVD

—–VOLUME 1: ROAD TRIPPED – Life’s a trip when the Louds depart on a family vacation! But while road tripping to their destination, everything that can go wrong…does. Plus, a family fridge war breaks out, Lori and Lincoln go to the big city to visit Ronnie Anne and Bobby, and Mom and Dad build a secret bathroom! Join in on all the laughs with The Loud House! VOLUME 2: COOKED – The Loud kids promise to help their Dad come up with ideas for the grand opening of his new restaurant, Lynn’s Table. But their lack of teamwork and crazy plans lead to a nightmare in the kitchen. Plus, Luna hopes to win a songwriting contest, Lori and Bobby try to bring their big families together for Thanksgiving, and so much more!

* Ray Donovan – The Movie (Showtime/Paramount)
$17.99 SRP DVD

—–A showdown decades in the making brings the Donovan family legacy full circle. As the events that made Ray who he is today finally come to light, the Donovans find themselves drawn back to Boston to face the past. Each of them struggles to overcome their violent upbringing, but destiny dies hard, and only their fierce love for each other keeps them in the fight. Whether they stand together or they go down swinging, one thing is certain: Ray doesn’t do loose ends. Ray Donovan: The Movie is co-written by Liev Schreiber and “Ray Donovan” executive producer David Hollander, and stars Liev Schreiber in his five-time Golden Globe–nominated role as Ray Donovan, and Jon Voight in his Golden Globe–winning role as Mickey Donovan. Original cast members reprising their roles include Eddie Marsan as Ray’s brother Terry, Dash Mihok as Ray’s brother Bunchy, Pooch Hall as the Donovan’s half-brother Daryll, Kerris Dorsey as Ray’s daughter Bridget, Katherine Moennig as Lena, along with Kerry Condon as Molly Sullivan. Coming to DVD just four months after the Showtime debut of this wrap-up to the seven-season series!
NOTE: this has been announced for DVD format only
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COMING ON 5/31:
* Lucifer – The Complete 5th Season (Warner)
$29.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes; Gag Reel
—–The story of the original fallen angel continues in its next-to-last season, with the charming, charismatic and devilishly handsome Lord of Hell – Lucifer Morningstar – abandoning his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping savvy LAPD detective Chloe Decker take down criminals. In the stunning fifth season of LUCIFER, the stakes are higher than ever. Secrets will be revealed, Lucifer makes a tumultuous return, Chloe rethinks romance, Ella finally finds a nice guy, and Amenadiel adjusts to the whole fatherhood thing. In the first half of the season, Lucifer’s twin brother Michael secretly takes the devil’s place on earth while he’s back in Hell. Eventually, Lucifer must return and face the mess his brother made with his life. He’ll also finally confront his feelings for Chloe, and answer a question fans have been asking since the very beginning: “will they or won’t they?” 4-disc set.
NOTE: this has been announced for DVD format only

* Gomorrah: The Series – 5th and Final Season (Kino Lorber)
$39.95 SRP DVD; $49.95 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: trailers
—–Gomorrah: Fifth and Final Season is the thrilling conclusion to the most popular Italian drama in the world, which The New York Times recently rated #5 on its list of the top 30 international shows of the past decade. The worldwide gangster show phenomenon is based on Roberto Saviano’s best-selling book and the subsequent award-winning film of the same name. Gennaro (Salvatore Esposito) had tried his best to straighten up and build an honest life for himself and his family. Ciro (Marco D’Amore) sacrificed himself to make it possible. And now, everything has come undone. An all-out war between Patrizia and the Levante clan has turned Secondigliano and the rest of Naples to rubble, prompting Genny to get back into the game and restore order…leading to an ultimate showdown. Italian and English soundtracks. 3-disc set in either format.

* Yellowstone – The First Four Seasons (Paramount)
$72.99 SRP DVD; $90.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–The first four seasons of the critically acclaimed series Yellowstone recounts the epic story of the Dutton family, who control the largest ranch in the contiguous United States. Headed by John Dutton (Academy Award winner Kevin Costner), the family faces an onslaught of attacks both from within and a world of vicious greed on the outside. Secrets, lies, dangerous liaisons and escalating violence create high stakes drama at every turn. Land developers, politicians, an Indian reservation, oil and lumbar corporations all want a piece of the billions on the line. It’s what America has come to, a wild ride through the eyes of a family that will stop at nothing to protect its legacy. Yellowstone is co-created by Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water and Sicario) and John Linson (Sons of Anarchy).

* Becker – The Complete Series (Paramount)
$41.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Sizzle Reel; Gag Reel; Audience Warmup Reel; Cast Interviews
—–THE DOCTOR IS IN! All six seasons of the beloved sitcom are available in this DVD collection set! Becker: The Complete Series stars TV legend Ted Danson in his unforgettable role as a gruff Bronx doctor with a sharp wit and a sharper tongue. Don’t miss classic episodes like “Physician, Heal Thyself,” “One Angry Man,” and “The TorMentor” (guest-starring Leonard Nimoy) in Becker: The Complete Series. Includes 129 episodes! 17-disc set.
NOTE: this title was previously released in 2017, but was discontinued; the studio is now re-releasing it for fans who might have previously missed out
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COMING ON 6/14:
* The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 6 (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! By 1935, the writing was on the wall for the staple at Hal Roach Studios: two-reel comedies. While his short films were still popular with the public, Roach’s filmic output was losing ground financially to double features, necessitating that his stars either transition to feature films (like Laurel & Hardy) or find employment elsewhere. An exception was made for Our Gang as the producer continued to make one-reelers featuring the kiddie troupe with the focus on five members: Spanky, Alfalfa, Darla, Buckwheat and Porky. With the length of the shorts cut in half (Our Gang Follies of 1938 [1937] being an exception), the finished streamlined product was both cost-effective and profitable. The change didn’t seem to hurt the franchise either as the first one-reeler, Bored of Education (1936), won the Academy Award for Best (One-Reel) Short Subject the following year. In 1938, after two additional years of cranking out classic comedies, Roach would sell the property to MGM where the series continued until 1944. The Little Rascals – The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 6 contains the final 23 Our Gang sound shorts produced by the Hal Roach Studios: Bored of Education (1936) to Hide and Shriek (1938)—with each short newly scanned and restored from the original Hal Roach 35mm film elements. A must-have for any true Our Gang fan, Volume 6 features the talents of George “Spanky” McFarland, Billie “Buckwheat” Thomas, Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer, Darla Hood, Eugene “Porky” Lee, Tommy “Butch” Bond and Sidney “Woim” Kibrick. There are also special appearances from former members Mickey Daniels, Mary Kornman, Joe Cobb and Matthew “Stymie” Beard! SHORTS: 1936 – Bored of Education; Two Too Young; Pay as You Exit; Spooky Hooky; 1937 – Reunion in Rhythm; Glove Taps; Hearts are Thumps; Rushin’ Ballet; Three Smart Boys; Roamin’ Holiday; Night ‘n’ Gales; Fishy Tales; Framing Youth; The Pigskin Palooka; Mail and Female; Our Gang Follies of 1938; 1938 – Canned Fishing; Bear Facts; Three Men in a Tub; Came the Brawn; Feed ’em and Weep; The Awful Tooth; Hide and Shriek



“Seven Kings Must Die” – Epic Historical Drama “The Last Kingdom” Is to Return for a Two-Hour Movie





“Seven Kings Must Die” – Epic Historical Drama “The Last Kingdom” Is to Return for a Two-Hour Movie
Many of the series’ much-loved characters will be returning, along with the introduction of several new faces.
[via press release from Netflix]
The Last Kingdom

‘Seven Kings Must Die’

Epic historical drama The Last Kingdom is to return for a two-hour movie, to follow on from next year’s fifth and final season of the hit series.

Produced by Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame and NBCUniversal International Studios’ Carnival Films, and based on the novels of Bernard Cornwell, filming on the movie Seven Kings Must Die will begin in Budapest early next year, with Alexander Dreymon reprising his lead role as Uhtred. Many of the series’ much-loved characters will be returning, along with the introduction of several new faces.

Nigel Marchant, Producer, Carnival Films said: ‘We couldn’t be more thrilled to continue The Last Kingdom with a feature-length movie. Although season five fully concludes the series, there was always one more story that we wanted to tell. With the brilliant support of Netflix and continued appetite from the fans to see more, we simply couldn’t resist one last journey with Uhtred.’

Alexander Dreymon said: ‘It’s been such a privilege to tell Uhtred’s story for five seasons. I’m so grateful to our fans. They have been immensely loyal to The Last Kingdom and thanks to their support, the TLK team is getting together for another round. It’s going to be an epic end to a wonderful journey.’

Seven Kings Must Die, which will stream on Netflix, will be written by Martha Hillier, produced by Nigel Marchant, Gareth Neame and Mat Chaplin, and directed by Ed Bazalgette. Alexander Dreymon and Martha Hillier will serve as Executive Producers. It will be produced by Carnival Films, which is part of NBCUniversal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group. It will be distributed by NBCUniversal Global Distribution.

-ENDS-

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Season five of The Last Kingdom is due to launch in 2022, and Seven Kings Must Die will follow on Netflix at a later date.

Follow the show at: facebook.com/TheLastKingdomOfficial/ instagram.com/thelastkingdom/ youtube.com/c/TheLastKingdomTV twitter.com/TheLastKingdom

For more information visit www.thelastkingdom.tv

About Carnival Films

Carnival Films is a division of NBCUniversal International Studios and one of the UK’s leading drama specialists. The company is responsible for the global television phenomenon and movie sensation Downton Abbey, which topped $190m at the box office and set a new opening record for Focus Features, with the sequel Downton Abbey: A New Era set for release in 2022. Carnival’s slate also includes Belgravia, Jamestown, Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Poirot, Hotel Babylon, Whitechapel and Dracula, as well as award-winning mini-series such as Traffik, Any Human Heart, The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies and The Hollow Crown anthology. Carnival has received a host of national and international awards including Primetime Emmys, Golden Globes and BAFTAs, and has been recognised as the UK’s best production company at both the Bulldog Awards and Broadcast Awards.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 214 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.



Upcoming DVD Releases





NOW AVAILABLE:

* The Thundermans – Season 1 (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$22.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Thundermans are a typical family with one super secret! Twins Phoebe and Max have superpowers that give a turbo charge to their sibling rivalry. Along with their parents and younger siblings, the pair must keep their powers under wraps to lead a normal life…but can life ever be normal in a family of superheroes? 2-disc set.
NOTE: Our thanks to longtime reader (and good friend!) Wesley Mead for his assistance with this item. Also note that a “Season 1-4 Bundle” set with 12 DVDs for $75.99 SRP DVD MOD is also available: http://www.amazon.com/…/o…/ASIN/B08DC6H22W/tvshowsondvd0d-20

* The Thundermans – Season 2 (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$27.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Thundermans are back for more heroic adventures! Things get messy when Phoebe starts dating the son of her dad’s nemesis, Evilman. When Max gets kidnapped, Phoebe has to choose between keeping the family’s secret and saving him. Plus, a hero is born as the family gets a super new baby sister, Chloe! 3-disc set.
NOTE: Our thanks to longtime reader (and good friend!) Wesley Mead for his assistance with this item. Also note that a “Season 1-4 Bundle” set with 12 DVDs for $75.99 SRP DVD MOD is also available: http://www.amazon.com/…/o…/ASIN/B08DC6H22W/tvshowsondvd0d-20

* The Thundermans – Season 3 (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$27.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Thunderman twins’ rivalry ramps up when a master super villain trains Max to be evil just as Phoebe becomes the official protector of Hiddenville as part of the Hero League. Will Max prove his villainy by stripping Phoebe of her powers, or will his good side prevail? And will the Thundermans’ secret finally be exposed? 3-disc set.
NOTE: Our thanks to longtime reader (and good friend!) Wesley Mead for his assistance with this item. Also note that a “Season 1-4 Bundle” set with 12 DVDs for $75.99 SRP DVD MOD is also available: http://www.amazon.com/…/o…/ASIN/B08DC6H22W/tvshowsondvd0d-20

* The Thundermans – Season 4 (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
$31.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–In their final season, the Thundermans are banished from Hiddenville, until an evil hypnotist forces the Thunder Twins to return to save the city! Back home, Max and Phoebe team up to gain membership in the elite Z Force. But when Phoebe accidentally absorbs Dark Mayhem’s powers, it is up to her family to get rid of evil Phoebe for good! 4-disc set.
NOTE: Our thanks to longtime reader (and good friend!) Wesley Mead for his assistance with this item. Also note that a “Season 1-4 Bundle” set with 12 DVDs for $75.99 SRP DVD MOD is also available: http://www.amazon.com/…/o…/ASIN/B08DC6H22W/tvshowsondvd0d-20

* The Neighborhood – Season 1 (ViacomCBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

—–The Neighborhood stars Cedric the Entertainer in a new comedy about what happens when the friendliest guy in the Midwest (Max Greenfield) moves his family to a neighborhood in Los Angeles where not everyone looks like him or appreciates his extreme neighborliness. 3-disc set.

* The Resident – The Complete 3rd Season (Disney/Fox)
$34.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Entering its third season, Red Rock Mountain Medical has taken control of Chastain Memorial. The doctors are faced with their hardest fight yet against the corrupting influence of money in health care. As each new case enters the hospital, this justice league of courageous young physicians will put their futures and careers on the line to stop “profit over patients.” 4-disc set.

* Last Man Standing – The Complete 8th Season (Disney/Fox)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD

—–Entering its eighth season, LAST MAN STANDING stars Tim Allen as MIKE BAXTER, a happily married father of three daughters, who finds himself the odd man out as he tries to maintain his manliness in a home dominated by women. 3-disc set.

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COMING ON 8/25:

* Endeavour – The Complete 7th Season (PBS)
$22.99 SRP DVD; $27.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–Endeavour and his colleagues are entering a new decade and era of change. Opening on New Years Eve 1969, normal order has been resumed and the team reunited at Castle Gate CID, with Chief Superintendent Bright back in charge. However, the events of the past year have left their mark. Old friendships will be challenged, and new relationships will blossom. Producer: James Levison. Arthor:Russell Lewis, Colin Dexter. 2-disc set in either format.

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COMING ON 9/1:

* SeaChange – Series 4: Paradise Reclaimed (RLJ/Acorn)
$37.99 SRP DVD

—–In this sparkling revival of the hit Australian dramedy, Laura Gibson (Sigrid Thornton, Wentworth) returns to the lovely coastal town of Pearl Bay for the first time in 20 years, but it isn’t the same as she remembers. Determined to mend her fractured relationship with her daughter (Brooke Satchwell, Neighbours), Laura realizes that Pearl Bay and her family may need her as much as she needs them. 3-disc set.

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COMING ON 9/8:

* Prodigal Son – The Complete 1st Season (Warner Canada)
CA$42.99 SRP DVD; CA$47.99 SRP Blu-ray

—–PRODIGAL SON is a fresh take on a crime franchise with a provocative and outrageous lead character and a darkly comedic tone, from Emmy Award-nominated executive producers Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter (“Riverdale,” “The Flash”). The series stars Tom Payne (“The Walking Dead”) as the son of a convicted serial killer (Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex,” “Frost/Nixon”), who has made hunting murderers his life’s work. 4-disc set in either format.
NOTE: this title has been announced for Canada, but not yet announced for the United States. Both countries, however, use the same region codes for disc players, so imported copies ought to work with no issues.

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COMING ON 9/15:

* In Search Of – Season 1 (History/Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–Inspired by the iconic 1970s franchise of the same name, IN SEARCH OF delves into all manners of mysterious phenomena throughout the world, from the mythical to the scientific. Primetime Emmy nominee Zachary Quinto serves as host and lead investigator, with each one-hour episode exploring a different subject from superhumans, alien life, and artificial intelligence to Atlantis, time travel, and much more. In the end, the world’s top historians and scientists reveal brand new theories and evidence that could completely change our thinking on these enigmatic topics. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this item might possibly be a manufacture on demand (MOD) title, but we could not determine that either way

* In Search Of – Season 2 (History/Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD

—–IN SEARCH OF explores and investigates the most iconic mysteries and legends of all time. Are UFOs actually visiting the Earth? Can the Ark of the Covenant ever be found? Could the Loch Ness Monster actually exist in some form? To find out, Primetime Emmy nominee Zachary Quinto hosts this global journey, searching for clues with some of the world’s top historians and scientists. In the end, we will reveal brand new theories and evidence which could completely change our thinking on these enigmatic topics. 2-disc set.
NOTE: this item might possibly be a manufacture on demand (MOD) title, but we could not determine that either way

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COMING ON 9/22:

* Rick and Morty – Season 4 (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: A Day at Rick and Morty: Inside Season 4; Inside the Episode for each episode; Creating Snake Jazz; Directing Rick and Morty; Samurai and Shogun; Prop Process; Character Creation; Animation Challenges; A Digital Copy code is also included in the U.S. with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs
—–America’s favorite crazy scientist and his grandson return for more misadventures! Buckle in for disappointment, because there’s no way these episodes will be good enough for how long you waited. But maybe they will be? It’s season four! It’s sexy and smooth. Buckle in! Did I already say that? Definitely stay buckled in. 2-disc DVD set; single-disc Blu-ray title.

* Riverdale – The Complete 4th Season (Warner Canada)
CA$44.99 SRP DVD

—–It’s senior year for Archie and the gang in season four of RIVERDALE, which means football games, River Vixens, parties, a new principal, and the ever-dreaded college applications. But senior year also means bittersweet moments, like the first last day of high school. 4-disc set.
NOTE: this title has been announced for Canada, but not yet announced for the United States. Both countries, however, use the same region codes for disc players, so imported copies ought to work with no issues.

* Sanctuary – Season 1 (RLJ/Image)
$27.99 SRP DVD

—–In this “deliciously creepy” (TV Insider) psychological thriller, Helena visits her troubled twin sister, Siri, at a secure retreat in the Italian Alps. But when she wakes up the next day, Siri has stolen her identity and fled, leaving Helena trapped inside a clinic where nothing is what it seems. The international cast includes Josefin Asplund, Matthew Modine, Lorenzo Richelmy, and Will Mellor. 2-disc set.

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COMING ON 10/6:

* Schitt’s Creek – The Complete Collection (Universal Canada)
CA$67.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Webisodes; Deleted/Extended Scenes; Bloopers; Trailer; Webisodes; Inside Schitt’s Creek; Featurettes; Behind the Episode; Episode Extras; Featurettes; Season 1-5 Outtakes
—–Nominated for four Emmy Awards in 2019, Schitt’s Creek is a smash hit with critics and audiences alike. Created by and starring Eugene Levy and Daniel Levy, this irreverent and original character-driven comedy centers on the ‘reversal of fortune’ story of the once filthy-rich Rose family. Suddenly finding themselves broke, the Roses are forced to rebuild their empire in Schitt’s Creek, a small town they once purchased as a joke. As the seasons go on, we see the family thrive in a place they begin to call home, ready to take their personal relationships, business pursuits and, for some, exit strategies, to the next level. 15-disc set.
NOTE: this title has been announced for Canada, but not yet announced for the United States. Both countries, however, use the same region codes for disc players, so imported copies ought to work with no issues.

* The Last Kingdom – Season 4 (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD; $44.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: The Making of Season 4: The Return to Bebbanberg
—–Ambitions threaten the Saxon kingdoms Alfred had once dreamed of uniting. In the wake of his father’s death, the new King, Edward (Timothy Innes), is intent on isolating Wessex and strengthening his reinforcements against possible Dane incursions. Alliances are beginning to fracture as Lord Aethelred (Toby Regbo) of Mercia makes ambitious plans to establish himself as a rival to Wessex. When Northumbria also faces hostility, Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) believes the timing is right to take back his ancestral home. Fate shifts in a different direction; news comes that Mercia is in turmoil, and Uhtred’s affection for Aethelflaed (Millie Brady) drives him back into the politics that threaten to break out into war. And just as it seems as if peace can be found between the Saxons, a new and unprecedented Dane enemy takes them by surprise. Uhtred begins to realize that his destiny is tied to Alfred’s dream and he becomes determined to resolve Saxon struggles before the possibility of a united England slips from their grasp forever. 4-disc DVD set; 3-disc Blu-ray set.

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COMING ON 10/20:

* NOS4A2 – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$39.98 SRP DVD

—–Eight years after they finally faced off for the first time, Vic McQueen remains more determined than ever to destroy Charlie Manx. Charlie, having faced his own mortality, emerges desperate for revenge against Vic. This time, he sets his sights on the person who means most to Vic – her eight-year-old son Wayne. The race for Wayne’s soul sends Vic and Charlie on a high-speed collision course, forcing both to confront the mistakes of their pasts in order to secure a hold on Wayne’s future. 3-disc set.

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COMING ON 10/27:

* Bonanza – The Official 11th Season, Vol. 1 (ViacomCBS)
DVD
EXTRAS: exclusive bonus content
—–Rejoice, BONANZA Believers! Riding back triumphantly are the men of the Ponderosa (Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon and David Canary) in BONANZA: SEASON ELEVEN – VOLUME 1. This brand-new-to-DVD 16-episode collection, digitally remastered and restored from original 35mm film material for superior picture and sound, features a rousing new rendition of the classic Livingston-Evans theme song and new scoring by Academy Award-winning composer Harry Sukman. A tall-tale teller is “Dead Wrong” when he identifies Hoss and Candy as notorious bank robbers, a big-hearted little man is a hero and discovers “It’s a Small World” (both written and directed by Michael Landon), and in a trio of tense Western tales, the Cartwrights rely on a conflicted ex-lawman “To Stop a War,” shelter “The Witness,” and Candy has an unlikely romance in “The Stalker.” Take home this classic collection; it’s just the tonic for troubled times. Guest stars include Tom Bosley, Steve Forrest, Richard Bull, Dean Stockwell, Ann Prentiss, Gregory Walcott, Arthur Hunnicutt, John Astin, Michael Dunn, and Robert Lansing. 4-disc set.

* Bonanza – The Official 11th Season, Vol. 2 (ViacomCBS)
DVD
EXTRAS: exclusive bonus content
—–Saddle up and ride with the Cartwrights (Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon) and Ponderosa Ranch foreman Candy Canaday (David Canary) in BONANZA: SEASON ELEVEN – VOLUME 2, digitally remastered and restored from original 35mm film material for superior picture and sound. There are gems galore in this 12-episode set. A future teen heartthrob learns a lesson in “The Law and Billy Burgess,” and when a young lady asks, “Is There Any Man Here,” it’s a rare romance for the Ponderosa’s Patriarch. Virginia City’s most famous chanteuse accepts a “Return Engagement,” Little Joe perfects social distancing in the riveting story, “A Matter of Circumstance,” and Hoss dons an unforgettable costume in “Caution: Easter Bunny Crossing.” Revisit old friends and introduce these timeless tales to a new generation of Cartwright enthusiasts. Guest stars include Jo Van Fleet, Christopher Connelly, Mariette Hartley, David Cassidy, and Sally Kellerman. 3-disc set.