COMING ON 6/21:
* Total Control – Season 2 (RLJ/Image)
$34.99 SRP DVD
—–When Alex Irving (Deborah Mailman), a charismatic and contradictory Indigenous woman, is thrust into the national limelight after a horrific domestic violence event, Australia’s embattled Prime Minister Rachel Anderson (Rachel Griffiths), sees a publicity goldmine for her party. In a bold power play, she handpicks Alex for the Senate. But Alex wants to be more than just a political stunt: she wants to make a difference. So, when the Prime Minister’s cynical calculations betray her, Alex sets out for revenge that will send the political establishment into meltdown. 2-disc set.
* The Truth Will Out – Series 2 (RLJ/Acorn)
$34.99 SRP DVD
—–Despite the success of their last major investigation, Detective Peter Wendel’s (Robert Gustafsson, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared) Cold Case Unit has hardly risen in esteem at the police station. Besides which, they are understaffed and distracted: Jorma has quit, Caijsa’s maternity leave is looming, and Peter isn’t doing well after finally accepting his brother’s suicide. But everything changes when a colleague is found killed. Peter knew the dead officer, who was also a close friend of Urban, his brother. The murder kicks off a chain of events that implicates a high-ranking police commissioner in a degraded double life…and casts doubt on whether Urban really did kill himself. Peter begins to suspect that his brother was onto something, for which he was silenced. 2-disc set.
COMING ON 6/28:
* Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders – Season 2 (Kino-Lorber)
$39.95 SRP DVD; $49.95 SRP Blu-ray
—–Based on the best-selling series of novels by Antonio Manzini, Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders is a devilishly entertaining Italian crime series that follows the idiosyncratic adventures of cranky and unorthodox detective Rocco Schiavone (Marco Giallini). In Season 2, the irascible Schiavone remains exiled in the Alpine town of Aosta, investigating murders far from his beloved home city of Rome. But while he has left home, it hasn’t left him, as his tragic past comes back to haunt him.
COMING ON 7/12:
* The Beatles: Get Back (Disney)
$34.99 SRP DVD; $44.99 SRP Blu-ray Collector’s Set
EXTRAS: Blu-ray special packaging includes collector’s cards
—–Directed by three-time Oscar-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “They Shall Not Grow Old”), “The Beatles: Get Back” is a three-part documentary series that takes audiences back in time to the band’s intimate recording sessions during a pivotal moment in music history. 3-disc set in either format.
NOTE: this title was originally released (in both formats/versions) VERY BRIEFLY, and by a limited number of retailers, on 2/8/2022. A few customers were able to get copies, before the studio pushed the title out to the summer. Now the same two versions (standard DVD version, and a Collector’s Set on Blu-ray Disc) are scheduled to be more widely available on July 12th. We’re included links to Amazon listings, which show both dates but as of this writing are not available to actually order, and to listings at Deep Discount, where you can actually place a pre-order listing today, if you wish.
* Hotel Portofino – Season 1 (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD
—–Set in the breathtakingly beautiful resort town of Portofino, this series is one of personal awakening in the aftermath of World War I and of the liberating influence of Italy’s enchanting culture, climate and cuisine on British “innocents abroad.” Based on the novel by J.P. O’Connell, “Hotel Portofino” tells the story of the Ainsworth family that has relocated from Britain to open an upscale hotel on the Italian coastline. As elite guests like the imperious Lady Latchmere check into the hotel, matriarch Bella Ainsworth tries to keep up with their constant demands. Mingling commences among guests in an exhilarating cocktail of drama, glamour and mystery at Hotel Portofino.
COMING ON 7/19:
* SeaQuest DSV – The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$85.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes; New Interviews and Featurettes with Series Creator, Directors, and Crew
—–Journey into the Earth’s last frontier! Travel to the spectacular undersea world of SeaQuest DSV, with all 57 groundbreaking episodes from all 3 seasons. The amazing adventure begins in mid-21st century, as humankind expands its undersea colonization efforts and a tenuous world peace is enforced by the United Earth Oceans (UEO). In order to protect the fledgling underwater colonies from unknown dangers and hostile invaders lurking in the depths of Earth’s last frontier, the UEO recruits Captain Nathan Bridger (Roy Scheider) to command the high-tech battle submarine SeaQuest and its diverse and eclectic crew. Along for the ride are a roster of stellar guest stars and new bonus features. Now available for the first time on Blu-ray, this Emmy Award-winning series is sure to make waves with thrill-seekers everywhere! 10-disc set.
* The Neighborhood – Season 4 (CBS/Paramount)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD
EXTRAS: Gag Reel
—–There’s never been a better time to visit The Neighborhood. In Season Four, next-door neighbors Calvin Butler (Cedric the Entertainer) and Dave Johnson (Max Greenfield) have become good friends, but an unexpected twist in the premiere rocks both men, prompting them to realize just how much they share. While change is everywhere, from Gemma’s (Beth Behrs) pregnancy to Tina (Tichina Arnold) deciding to start a new business of her own, the beloved characters’ relationships help them weather both life’s highs and lows together. Still, nothing prepares them for the arrival of Calvin’s mother…or the surprise she has in store. 3-disc set comes with all 22 episodes from Season Four. 3-disc set.
* Balthazar – Series 4 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD
—–Seven months after his life was upended, Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) is still dealing with the fallout from his partner leaving and the revelations about his wife. Then Captain Camille Costes (Constance Labbé) steps in to work with the troubled forensic pathologist. Outspoken and boundlessly energetic, she has a bone to pick with Balthazar…but she also forces him to face his demons – which are legion. 2-disc set.
COMING ON 7/26:
* The Good Karma Hospital – Series 4 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD
—–As the life-affirming medical drama set in India returns, Dr. Ruby Walker (Amrita Acharia) is still reeling following Gabriel’s (James Krishna Floyd) shock departure, and then she’s dealt another blow when her father is diagnosed with cancer. Two new doctors join the Good Karma team, while Greg (Neil Morrissey) and Lydia’s (Amanda Redman) relationship is threatened by the possibility of marriage. 2-disc set.
* Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders – Seasons 3 & 4 (Kino-Lorber)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray
—–Based on the best-selling series of novels by Antonio Manzini, Rocco Schiavone: Ice Cold Murders is a devilishly entertaining Italian crime series that follows the idiosyncratic adventures of cranky and unorthodox detective Rocco Schiavone (Marco Giallini). In Seasons 3 and 4, the irascible Schiavone becomes increasingly isolated in the Alpine town of Aosta, investigating bizarre murders far from his beloved home city of Rome – involving ex-priests, casinos, and a particularly exhausting case at a hospital where he is scheduled to have an operation. Though he remains skilled at solving the crimes of others, he is unable to quiet his own demons, which threaten to overturn his life. 4-disc set on DVD format; 3-disc set on Blu-ray format.