Friday, November 2, 2018

Upcoming DVD Releases - November 2018

COMING ON 11/6:
* Stranger Things - Season 2: Collector's Edition (Netflix)
$24.99 SRP Blu-ray; $29.99 SRP 4K UHD
Available Exclusively at Target Stores
-----It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.
NOTE: our thanks to longtime reader (and friend!) Wesley Mead for the heads-up about this item.
* Mr. Novak - The Complete 1st Season (Warner Archive)
$47.99 SRP DVD MOD

-----The early 1960s were a time with a TV landscape thought of as more innocent than today, but behind the scenes, changes were roiling the nation. Into this fray stepped a groundbreaking series based on true stories from the nation's high school students and the teachers charged with tending them. James Franciscus stars as John Novak, an idealistic, novice teacher, while storied stage and screen veteran Dean Jagger costars as his mentor, Principal Albert Vane. Constantly challenging the rules of the education establishment, the dedicated young Mr. Novak guides his bright but troubled students while dealing with teen pregnancy, drug abuse, racial conflict and alcoholism - problems as relevant and shocking then as they are today. Notable guest stars include such luminaries as Lillian Gish, Martin Landau, Edward Asner and Beau Bridges. This groundbreaking series also features students from Los Angeles' Marshall High School.
* Whose Line Is It Anyway - The Complete 1st Season: Uncensored (Warner Archive)
$39.99 SRP DVD MOD

-----Make it up. Make it quick. Make it funny. You'll find the makings of great comedy fun in this collection of the complete first season of the hilarious improvisational series where gifted comics devise sketches, impersonations and songs based on suggestions, props and inspired goofiness from offbeat and off-the-wall host Drew Carey and an equally playful audience. Ever wonder what an excitable dog would do on a Let's Make a Date TV show? Or how an astronaut would react to an alien inside him? And what would a newscast be like if the news anchors were smart-aleck schoolkids showing off in class? Join Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, Wayne Brady and other stars in one hilariously hot-wired situation after another. Laugh. Pause. Repeat. Improv your mind.
NOTE: these episodes were previously released in two separate half-season DVD volumes, but are now being released as a complete series set via manufacture-on-demand DVD
* Doctor Foster - Season 2 (BBC)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD

-----The award-winning hit series returns for a dramatic new chapter. Two years after exposing her husband Simon's betrayal, life seems good for Doctor Gemma Foster. But when Simon reappears, things quickly fall apart. Gemma's life is suddenly complicated by sexual tensions and destructive obsessions, while she desperately tries to create stability for her teenage son Tom. Dark, adult, and psychologically raw, season two is packed with gripping drama and explosive twists, as Gemma goes further than ever before to protect the people she loves.
* Babylon 5 - The Complete 1st Season (Warner Archive)
$47.99 SRP DVD MOD

-----Babylon 5, a flash point for conflict located between five competing races, home to diplomats, smugglers, terrorists and dreamers. Combining action, adventure, drama and state-of-the-art effects, Babylon 5 has become a modern-day science-fiction classic popular around the world. Enjoy Season One: Signs and Portents.
NOTE: This title was previously released to stores in 2002 on traditionally manufactured DVDs, but is out-of-print. It is being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand title.
* Babylon 5 - The Legend Of The Rangers (Warner Archive)
$17.99 SRP DVD MOD

-----The Rangers, an order of warrior-priests, have wandered the darkness between the stars for over a thousand years, protecting a hundred worlds from invasion and destruction. But now a new alien threat appears on the event horizon of the Interstellar Alliance, a force more ancient and powerful than anything previously encountered. The only obstacle in the way of this new race: a single, broken-down Ranger ship, under the command of David Martel (Dylan Neal), whose sole orders were to escort Ambassador G'Kar (Andreas Katsulas) to an interstellar conference. Alone, barely armed, they must defeat an enemy unlike anything they have seen before.
NOTE: This title was previously released to stores in 2006 on traditionally manufactured DVDs, but is out-of-print. It is being re-released as a manufacture-on-demand title.
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COMING ON 11/13:
* Detectorists - The Complete Collection (RLJ/Acorn)
$79.99 SRP DVD
Detectorists: Complete Collection
EXTRAS: Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, a Series 2 Christmas Ppecial, Cast Interviews, Photo Gallery
-----The BAFTA-Award winning BBC comedy and Acorn TV Original DETECTORISTS: Complete Collection makes its DVD debut from Acorn TV. Mackenzie Crook (Game of Thrones, The Office [UK], Pirates of the Caribbean), who also wrote and directed the series, and Golden Globe- and Emmy-nominated actor Toby Jones (Captain America, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games) stars as two oddball metal detecting enthusiasts scouring the English countryside for treasure while dealing with their messy personal lives. Rachael Stirling (The Bletchley Circle), and her real mother, Diana Rigg (Game of Thrones, Victoria) also star in the series.
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COMING ON 11/20:
* Step By Step - The Complete 3rd Season (Warner Archive)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

-----The conflicts never end as the mismatched families of Frank Lambert (Patrick Duffy, Dallas) and Carol Foster (Suzanne Somers, Three's Company), now joined by marriage, learn to accept the new arrangement. It's just a matter of time and patience before the kids come around, but after more than two years, Frank and Carol may be running short! The clans become star-crossed when Dana Foster (Staci Keanan) lands the role of Juliet in a community theater production, only to discover her Romeo is annoying stepcousin Cody Lambert (Sasha Mitchell). The vexations continue as Karen Foster (Angela Watson) competes with Dana for an older boy, Al Lambert (Christine Lakin) joins a gang of punk rockers, Mark Foster (Christopher Castile) starts a book- report racket, Brendan Lambert (Josh Byrne) deals with a plagiarist, and Mark and Carol end up in the hoosegow on Christmas Eve thanks to Port Washington's Deputy Feif (special guest Don Knotts)!
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COMING ON 11/27:
* What I Like About You - The Complete 3rd Season (Warner Archive)
$29.99 SRP DVD MOD

-----The third season of this upbeat comedy picks up from season two's romantic cliffhanger. Unable to choose between Vince (Nick Zano) and her old boyfriend, Holly (Amanda Bynes) packed her bags for Paris and a summer internship. Holly surprises one and all when she returns with the kind of boyfriend every 18-year-old girl dreams of: a hot European rock star named Ben (David de Lautour). While loyal Vince struggles to make sense of that turn of events, Holly's older sister, Valerie (Jennie Garth), one-ups her and gets engaged to Rick (Ed Kerr)! While Val and Lauren (Leslie Grossman) continue to grow their public-relations business, they now have something else to bond over - a wedding! Meanwhile, Holly is excited to be attending New York University alongside Gary Thorpe (Wesley Jonathan), Vince's new roommate! Everyone is growing and changing, but one constant remains: the sisters' affection and concern for each other's happiness.

COMING ON 11/6:
* American Dad - Volume 13 (Fox)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD
NOTE: Amazon does not yet have a pre-order listing for this item, but you can get it from MovieZyng (the online store for popular MOD distributor Allied Vaughn):

-----Celebrate the wit, wisdom and wild absurdity of your favorite all-American family with this all-new collection of American Dad! Episodes. Crammed with celebrity guest voices including Susan Sarandon, Jennifer Coolidge, Alfred Molina, Allison Janney, and Danny Trejo, this sidesplitting assortment finds Stan shooting his mouth off in the Old West, Francine transformed into a sexy super-spy, Steve spellbound by a book of witchcraft, Jeff reborn as a full human, and Roger having a very fishy affair...with Klaus!
* Native America (PBS)
$29.99 SRP DVD
Native America DVD
-----Narrated by Robbie Robertson (Mohawk and member of the famed rock group The Band), each part of "NATIVE AMERICA" explores Great Nations and reveals cities, sacred stories and history long hidden in plain sight. In what is now America's Southwest, indigenous people built stone skyscrapers with untold spiritual power and transformed deserts into fertile fields. In upstate New York, warriors renounced war and formed America's first democracy 500 years before the Declaration of Independence, later inspiring Benjamin Franklin. Just outside of Mexico City, the ancient city of Teotihuacan is home to massive pyramids built to align with the sun and moon. On the banks of the Mississippi, rulers also raised a metropolis of pyramids and drew thousands to their new city to worship the sky. And in the American West, nomadic tribes transformed a weapon of conquest - the horse - into a new way of life, turning the tables on European invaders and building a mobile empire. The producers of the program were given remarkable access to Native American communities, going behind the scenes at special events, including a pilgrimage to ancestral ruins at Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, a trek across lost territories in the American West and an investiture ceremony for a chief in the Pacific Northwest, surrounded by cedar totem poles and centuries of tradition. Numerous Native American musicians provided music for the series and tribal members and descendant communities, whose ancestors built this world, share their stories, revealing long-held oral traditions as the thread that runs through the past to these living cultures today.
* The Woman in White (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD
The Woman in White DVD
-----The program begins when Walter Hartright (Ben Hardy, Bohemian Rhapsody), a young drawing master, encounters a spectral woman dressed all in white on a moonlit road on Hampstead Heath. After offering his assistance to the strange woman, he is shocked to discover that she has just escaped from a nearby insane asylum. The encounter draws him into a web of mystery and deception that transforms his life forever. Shortly afterwards, Walter takes up a teaching position in the Cumbrian village of Limmeridge. There, he meets his pupils - the clever, bold Marian Halcombe (Jessie Buckley, "Taboo"), and the beautiful, sweet-natured Laura Fairlie (Olivia Vinall, Where Hands Touch). Walter notices that Laura bears an uncanny resemblance to the mysterious woman in white, who was known to the household as Anne Catherick (also Olivia Vinall): a mentally disabled child who grew up in the village. Over the next few months, Walter and Laura fall deeply in love. However, she is promised in marriage to Sir Percival Glyde (Dougray Scott, Mission: Impossible II), a charming local Baronet with a secret he will do anything to protect. Soon after the wedding, Glyde's true cruel nature begins to emerge. Conspiring with his companion, the compelling and Machiavellian Count Fosco, he enacts a terrible plan to access his new wife's considerable fortune. Marian and Walter toil to rescue Laura and expose the unscrupulous, scheming masterminds and their twisted conspiracy.
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COMING ON 11/27:
* Letterkenny - Season 5 (DHX Media)
CA$22.99 SRP DVD (Canada)
Letterkenny: Season 5
-----The residents of Letterkenny belong to one of three groups: Hicks, Skids, and Hockey Players. The three groups are constantly feuding with each other over seemingly trivial matters; often ending with someone getting their ass kicked.

COMING ON 11/6:
* Shakespeare Uncovered - Series 3 (PBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD
Shakespeare Uncovered: Series 3
-----The fascinating history behind Shakespeare’s greatest plays concludes with celebrated new hosts Helen Hunt, F. Murray Abraham, Romola Garai, Brian Cox, Simon Russell Beale and Sir Antony Sher who seamlessly weave their personal passions with history, biography, iconic performances and new analysis to tell the stories behind Shakespeare’s most famous works. The final season investigates “Much Ado About Nothing,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “Measure for Measure,” “Julius Caesar,” “The Winter’s Tale” and “Richard III.” “SHAKESPEARE UNCOVERED, SERIES 3” reveals not just the elements in the play, but the history of the play itself. What sparked the creation of each of these works? Where did Shakespeare find his plots and what new forms of theater did he forge? What cultural, political and religious factors influenced his writing? How have the plays been staged and interpreted from Shakespeare’s time to now? Why at different times has each play been popular — or ignored? Why has this body of work endured so thoroughly? What, in the end, makes Shakespeare unique.
* Single-Handed - The Complete Collection (RLJ/Acorn)
$64.99 SRP DVD
Single-Handed: Complete Collection
-----Set against a landscape of epic beauty and isolation, this Irish police drama delves into a world rife with conflicted characters and moral ambiguity. Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll (Owen McDonnell, Dominion Creek) returns home to the windswept west coast of Ireland to patrol the insular community of his youth. But small-town life presents challenges Jack never faced in Dublin—chief among them, winning the villagers’ respect and escaping the shadow of his father (Ian McElhinney, Game of Thrones), a retired policeman. Fighting corruption and those who would take the law into their own hands, Jack investigates heinous crimes, including a child’s abduction, murder dressed up as arson, and a local schoolgirl’s involvement with a Dublin pimp. With “powerful, charismatic performances” (Evening Herald, Ireland) and complex, realistically drawn characters, these “quietly brilliant” (The Sun, UK) mysteries also star David Herlihy (The Clinic), Ruth McCabe (Philomena), Matthew McNulty (The Terror, Versailles), Simone Lahbib (Loch Ness), Sean McGinley (Shetland), Stephen Rea (The Honorable Woman), and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin).
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COMING ON 11/13:
* Ancient Invisible Cities - Athens|Cairo|Instanbul (PBS)
$24.99 SRP DVD
Ancient Invisible Cities
-----Professor Darius Arya explores the hidden secrets of three of the most fascinating cities of the ancient world: Athens, Cairo, and Istanbul. The latest 3D imaging technology allows us to view the architectural jewels of these cities as they ve never been seen before.


COMING ON 11/6:
* Who Is America (Showtime/Paramount)
$24.99 SRP DVD
Who is America
-----Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation. WHO IS AMERICA? is a half-hour series from Baron Cohen, in his return to series television for the first time in more than a decade. In the works over the past year, the seven-episode series explores the diverse individuals who populate our unique nation, and features Baron Cohen experimenting in the playground of 2018 America.
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COMING ON 11/27:
* Batman - The Complete Animated Series (Warner)
$89.95 SRP Blu-ray

-----All 109 episodes (Batman: The Animated Series and The New Batman Adventures) of the critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning series that redefined the Dark Knight with its thematic sophistication, aesthetics, voice acting, and orchestral score, have been remastered for the first time since their broadcast airing and are now all here in this 12-disc Blu-ray set, which also includes a Digital version.
NOTE: on Oct. 30th, Warner will also release the previously-announced "Deluxe Limited Edition" of this title, priced at $112.95 SRP Blu-ray, that "comes housed in a beautiful premium lay-flat-book packaging with slipcase, includes 3 Funko figurines of Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn, 7 lenticular art cards," and more. The version being announced today is the stripped-down "unlimited" version of this title. Here is the Amazon link to the Deluxe Limited Edition:
Batman: The Complete Animated Series Deluxe Limited Edition [Blu-ray]

COMING ON 11/13:
* Ernie Kovacs - The Centennial Edition (Shout! Factory)
$69.97 SRP DVD
Ernie Kovacs: The Centennial Edition
EXTRAS: 1987 ATAS Hall Of Fame Induction; Remembering Ernie With George Schlatter And Jolene Brand; "Baseball Film"; Making Of "Baseball Film"; "The Mysterious Knockwurst"; Andy McKay 8mm Home Movies; Percy Dovetonsils: "Ode To Stanley's Pussycat"; Martin Krutch, Public Eye; Rock Mississippi In "Fingers Under Weskit"; Howard, The World's Strongest Ant; J. Burlington Gearshift; "Superclod" Test; "Take A Good Look" Clues; "Take A Good Look" Sales Film; "Silents Please"; "Our Man In Havana" Behind-The-Scenes Footage; Dutch Masters Commercials; Trailer For "Operation Mad Ball" - "It Happened To Ernie"; Muriel Cigars Commercials Featuring Edie Adams; Interview: Algernon Gerard, Archaeologist; Howard, The World's Strongest Ant: A Hot Date; Strangely Believe It: Writers To Blame; The Kapusta Kid In Outer Space Meets Olivia Scilloscope; Charlie Clod In Brazil; Ernie's Opening Monologue; Miklos Molnar's Glue; Percy Dovetonsils: "Ode To Electricity"; Interview: The World At Your Doorstep; Irving Wong: Tin Pan Alley Songwriter; Percy Dovetonsils : "Ode To A Housefly"; Introducing Coloratura Mimi Cosnowski; Howard, The World's Strongest Ant: Howard's Campground; Skodney Silsky, Hollywood Reporter; Ernie's Opening Monologue; Surprise Audience Member; Audio Lost; Matzoh Hepplewhite; Interview With Ernie Kovacs On The Lively Arts; "A Pony For Chris" - Pilot For Series Medicine Man; Ernie Kovacs Panel Discussion (August 27, 2011) At The American Cinematheque In Hollywood, CA; Home Movies: Golf With Edie And Ernie; Original Theatrical Trailers: "Wake Me When It's Over" And "Five Golden Hours"
-----Happy 100th Birthday, ERNIE! To celebrate the 100th birthday of television's original genius, this collection combines the previously released volumes of groundbreaking, rule-breaking, surreal and charmingly silly comedy of Ernie Kovacs. Included are over 22 hours of decidedly offbeat entertainment from across his many television shows and specials, all of which showcase an utterly unique sensibility that has influenced such comedy institutions as Monty Python and SNL. Featuring: Episodes From His Local And National Morning Shows; Episodes From His NBC Prime-Time Show; Kovacs On Music; Five ABC TV Specials; The Color Version of His Legendary Silent Show, "Eugene"; His Award-Winning Commercials For Dutch Masters Cigars; Short Films, Tributes, Rarities; 18 Bonus Sketches Featuring Many Of His Most Beloved Characters; 3 Complete Episodes Of His Offbeat Game Show Take A Good Look; "A Pony For Chris" - His Rare TV Pilot For Medicine Man Co-Starring Buster Keaton; The Lively Arts Featuring The Only Existing Filmed Solo Interview With Ernie Kovacs; and the 2011 American Cinematheque Panel.

COMING ON 11/5:
* Mork & Mindy - ROBIN WILLIAMS: COMIC GENIUS (Time Life)
$199.90 SRP DVD

-----While Robin started doing stand-up in the mid-'70s, most of America first fell in love with him as the naïve and hilarious alien from the planet Ork in Mork & Mindy. He became an instant superstar and went on to do five HBO stand-up specials and dozens of feature films. Robin performed steadily for nearly four decades-from comedy clubs to stadiums, from talk shows to USO tours-and continually amazed audiences with his frenetic energy and unbelievably quick wit. Robin Williams was truly an out-of-this-world talent and now all his most memorable stand-up and television performances are together in one collection, Robin Williams: Comic Genius. You'll get 22 DVDs and over 100 performances, including: 11 hilarious episodes of Mork & Mindy, including the two-part pilot; All five HBO stand-up specials together for the very first time, including Off the Wall (1978), An Evening with Robin Williams (1983), An Evening at the MET (1986), Live on Broadway (2002) and Weapons of Self Destruction (2009); Never-before-released shows, including Robin's full MGM Grand Garden stand-up from 2007 and the Montreal stop on his last tour in 2012, a conversation on stage between Williams and comedian David Steinberg; Robin's best talk show and late-night TV appearances on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Graham Norton Show, Saturday Night Live and more; Rare, never-before-seen clips including early stand-up, raw footage from HBO's promo shoots, a hilarious toast to Richard Pryor by Robin as Mrs. Doubtfire, and more; Brand new interviews with close friends and family including Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Jay Leno, Eric Idle, David Steinberg, Lewis Black and Zak Williams; James Lipton's Emmy Award-nominated 90-minute interview with Robin on Inside the Actors Studio, plus deleted scenes; A comprehensive collection of Robin's USO shows around the world; Hours of bonus features including behind-the-scenes footage, local highlights from tour stops, promos and more. Featurettes include: The Early Years, San Francisco: Where It All Started, Comic Genius, and TV's Best Guest; Critically acclaimed 2018 HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind from Emmy Award-winning director Marina Zenovich and Oscar-winning producer Alex Gibney; "Robin Williams: Uncensored," a collectible 24-page, full-color memory book featuring rare, archival photos from award-winning photographer Arthur Grace, reminiscences from friends and colleagues, Robin's personal tour notes and more; All housed in a deluxe collector's box!
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COMING ON 11/23:
* The Crown - The Complete 2nd Season (Sony)
$45.99 SRP DVD; $55.99 SRP Blu-ray
The Crown - Season 02 [Blu-ray]
-----The Crown, created by Peter Morgan, follows Queen Elizabeth through the late 1950s and early '60s as she struggles to navigate a world that's changing around her. She must face the challenges of a new era, from the Suez Canal crisis to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, while preserving both the monarchy and her marriage.


COMING ON 11/13:
* The Librarians - Season 4 (Sony)
$30.99 SRP DVD

-----There can be only one, after all. In Season 4 of The Librarians,; Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) receives a dire warning from the past that there can only be one Librarian lest a civil war break out among the Librarians once again. This pushes Flynn to make a dire decision of his own and Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijin) to make a choice she doesn't want to make. Her hesitancy causes the Library to put the team on trial to decide which one will finally take on the mantle of the one and true Librarian. The trial, however, leads to unexpected consequences that threaten the very existence of the Library itself.
NOTE: the package cover art shown as a thumbnail in the attached collage is not finalized artwork, and could be subject to change.
* Preacher - Season 3 (Sony)
$35.99 SRP DVD; $45.99 SRP Blu-ray
Preacher (2016) - Season 03 [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: Gag Reel; Blu-ray Exclusive Digital Copy
-----Fulfilling a promise to his deceased father, one-time outlaw Jesse Custer returns home to West Texas to take over his dad's church. Jesse's mission, however, becomes twisted when his body is overcome by a cryptic force that unleashes within him a highly unconventional power. Together with hell-raising ex-girlfriend Tulip and Irish vagabond Cassidy, the preacher-in-training embarks on a journey to find God in a world inhabited by holy, hellish, and everything-in-between characters. The darkly comedic "Preacher" is based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's popular 1990s comic book franchise of the same name. Season 3 sees Jesse, Cassidy and Tulip return to Angelville, the Louisiana Plantation where Jesse was raised and where old grudges and deadly obligations await them. With the help of his friends - and a few enemies - Jesse will need to escape his past....because the future of the world depends on it.
* Scorpion - The Complete Series (CBS/Paramount)
DVD
Scorpion: The Complete Series
EXTRAS: Featurettes, Gag Reels, Deleted Scenes, and more
-----All 4 Seasons of SUPER SMART STUFF Take a group of misfit super-geniuses, one brainy kid, his beautiful mom, a super spy and you have Scorpion. Inspired by the true-life story of hacker Walter O'Brien, this brilliant, quirky team starring-- Katherine McPhee (Paige), Elyes Gabel (Walter), Jadyn Wong (Happy), Eddie Kay Thomas (Toby), Robert Patrick (Cabe), and Ari Stidham (Sylvester) combine brainpower, street smarts, and clashing personalities to defend the world against global threats. Now all 94 unforgettable episodes, plus hours of must-see bonus features, are packed into this collectible box set.
* Hidden - Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$49.99 SRP DVD

-----The otherworldly landscapes of northwest Wales provide a spectacular backdrop for this breakout hit from the producers of the critically acclaimed Hinterland. DCI Cadi John (Sian Reese-Williams) returns home to care for her ailing father. However, when the body of a young woman is found in a local river, it becomes obvious that sinister forces are lurking nearby.
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COMING ON 11/20:
* The Outer Limits - Season 2 (Kino Lorber)
$49.95 SRP DVD; $69.95 SRP Blu-ray
The Outer Limits: Season Two [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: extensive list of special features can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/ybnwuxhq
-----Newly Re-Mastered in HD! There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set… Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture… We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire second season - 17 Episodes - You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown. A five-disc set that controls over 15 hours of transmission from the 1964-1965 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include William Shatner, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Duvall, Robert Culp, Eddie Albert, Patrick O'Neal, Dabney Coleman, Robert Webber, Lloyd Nolan, James Sikking, Ted Knight, Michael Ansara, Marianna Hill, Tim O'Connor, Skip Homeier, James Doohan, Warren Stevens, Grant Williams, Dewey Martin, Michael Constantine, Ted de Corsia, Mary Murphy and Mark Richman.
NOTE: our thanks to reader John Cerone for his help with this entry

COMING ON 11/6:
* Single-Handed - The Complete Collection (RLJ/Acorn)
$64.99 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Text Interviews with the Producer, Production Notes
-----Set against a landscape of epic beauty and isolation, this Irish police drama delves into a world rife with conflicted characters and moral ambiguity. Garda Sergeant Jack Driscoll (Owen McDonnell, Dominion Creek) returns home to the windswept west coast of Ireland to patrol the insular community of his youth. But small-town life presents challenges Jack never faced in Dublin-chief among them, winning the villagers' respect and escaping the shadow of his father (Ian McElhinney, Game of Thrones), a retired policeman. Fighting corruption and those who would take the law into their own hands, Jack investigates heinous crimes, including a child's abduction, murder dressed up as arson, and a local schoolgirl's involvement with a Dublin pimp. With "powerful, charismatic performances" (Evening Herald, Ireland) and complex, realistically drawn characters, these "quietly brilliant" (The Sun, UK) mysteries also star David Herlihy (The Clinic), Ruth McCabe (Philomena), Matthew McNulty (The Terror, Versailles), Simone Lahbib (Loch Ness), Sean McGinley (Shetland), Stephen Rea (The Honorable Woman), and Caroline Catz (Doc Martin).
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COMING ON 11/27:
* Sharp Objects (HBO)
$49.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray
Sharp Objects (BD+DC) [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: Creating Wind Gap Featurette, Digital Copy
-----Starring five-time Oscar-nominee Amy Adams (Arrival), the "haunting and riveting" (The Hollywood Reporter) series is directed by Jean-Marc Vallée (HBO's "Big Little Lies") and created by Marti Noxon ("Dietland"). The Blu-ray and DVD will include an exclusive, never-before-seen feature showcasing the creation of the fictional town of Wind Gap. Set in a small town in southern Missouri, Sharp Objects follows troubled journalist Camille Preaker (Adams) as she returns home to investigate the murder of a preteen girl and the disappearance of another. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.


COMING ON 11/6:
* The Good Fight - Season 2 (CBS/Paramount)
$39.98 SRP DVD
The Good Fight: Season Two
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel
-----Trying to maintain sanity in these insane times! The attorneys of Reddick, Boseman and Lockhart gain a new partner, endure a serial threat against lawyers, and brave a chaotic new world in Season 2 of THE GOOD FIGHT. Diane (Christine Baranski) goes to extremes to deal with a growing threat, her struggling marriage and ever-changing politics. Meanwhile, Lucca (Cush Jumbo), Maia (Rose Leslie) and the firm expertly navigate a crooked cop conspiracy, a high-profile deportation and an audition for the DNC in a potential impeachment case. 4-disc set includes all 13 episodes from the critically acclaimed first season.
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COMING ON 11/13:
* Narcos - Season 3 (Lionsgate)
$19.98 SRP DVD
Narcos: Season Three
-----Season Three brings cocaine and the war on drugs closer to home as the Cali Cartel, emboldened by the fall of Pablo Escobar, looks to expand its operations inside America's borders. Cali Godfather Gilberto Rodriguez designs an exit strategy that will allow cartel leaders to live happily ever after - but his plans are threatened when someone within his organization teams up with DEA agent Peña in the thrilling third season of this acclaimed series.
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COMING ON 11/20:
* Hey Arnold! - The Ultimate Collection (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$55.98 SRP DVD
Hey Arnold!: The Ultimate Collection
EXTRAS: Hey Arnold! The Pilot, Original Claymation Short: Arnold Escapes from Church, Drawing Arnold, The Jungle Movie: Table Read, Unboxing The Original Jungle Movie Development Art and 2 discs that feature the original films Hey Arnold!: The Movie, and Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie.
-----For the 1st time EVER, you can shout your love from the rooftop of the nearest boarding home with Hey Arnold!: The Ultimate Collection, chock-full of 99 stories of schoolyard shenanigans and more in this 18-disc set with over 42 hours of fun! Relive more of your favorite escapades, including Arnold's fateful meeting with Pigeon Man, the class trip to the opera, Helga's makeover and laughing gas-induced voicemail confession, and more! And no collection is complete without Hey Arnold!: The Movie and Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie! What are you waiting for? Move it, Football Head!
* Rocko's Modern Life - The Complete Series (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
$39.98 SRP DVD
Rocko's Modern Life: The Complete Series
EXTRAS: "Trash-O-Madness" Original Pilot Version, Behind the Characters with Joe Murray (Rocko, Heffer, Filburt, and The Bigheads), Commentary by Creator Joe Murray on select episodes, "Wacky Delly" Live 2012
-----Modern life got you down? Take a break from all the pesky neighbors, freeloading pals and hazardous household chores with Rocko's Modern Life: The Complete Series! This 8-disc box set is a laundry basket overflowing with every single episode of one of Nickelodeon's biggest animated series. Relive over 21 hours of laugh-out-loud, live-and-learn misadventures, including fan-favorite episodes "Carnival Knowledge," "Sand in Your Navel," "To Heck and Back" and "Flu-In-U-Enza." Plus, stick around for more loony life lessons, like when Rocko realizes garbage day is a very dangerous day, Heffer rushes to the hospital after eating way too many pasture puffies, a fortune cookie tells Filburt bad luck will infest his pathetic soul for all eternity, and more!
NOTE: this title was previously released in 2013 by another studio (Shout! Factory), but is now getting re-released by Nickelodeon/Paramount.

COMING ON 11/13:
* The Librarians - Season 4 (Sony)
$30.99 SRP DVD

-----There can be only one, after all. In Season 4 of The Librarians,; Flynn Carsen (Noah Wyle) receives a dire warning from the past that there can only be one Librarian, lest a civil war break out among the Librarians once again. This pushes Flynn to make a dire decision of his own and Eve Baird (Rebecca Romijin) to make a choice she doesn't want to make. Her hesitancy causes the Library to put the team on trial to decide which one will finally take on the mantle of the one and true Librarian. The trial, however, leads to unexpected consequences that threaten the very existence of the Library itself. A direct spin-off from The Librarian film series, the TV series features fan-favorite characters and continuity of plot lines with the films.


COMING ON 11/13:
* Elementary - The 6th Season (CBS/Paramount)
$44.99 SRP DVD
Elementary: The Sixth Season
EXTRAS: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, and more!
-----THEIR BRAND OF JUSTICE IS GENIUS. How would the legendary Sherlock Holmes cope if he lost his one-of-a-kind deductive skills? In Elementary: The Sixth Season, the famed detective Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) faces this devastating possibility when he is diagnosed with Post-Concussion Syndrome, a disorder that causes physical and cognitive symptoms including memory loss. With his career, calling and sobriety all at stake, he must rely even more on his steadfast partner Dr. Joan Watson (Lucy Liu). Together, they continue in their mission to crack the NYPD's most baffling crimes and puzzling cases. Your mind will be blown by all 21 thrilling episodes in this 6-disc collection, as Sherlock fights to overcome a mystery even he may not be able to solve. All-star cast also features two-time Emmy nominee Aidan Quinn (Practical Magic), Jon Michael Hill (Detroit 1-8-7) and Desmond Harrington (Dexter). Guest Stars include Brian Stokes Mitchell (Billions), Dylan Baker (Revolutionary Road), Tony Plana (Ugly Betty), and Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock).
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COMING ON 11/20:
* The Outer Limits - Season 2 (Kino Lorber)
DVD & Blu-ray
NOTE: We previously reported (on our 6/1 Roundup) that Kino Lorber's Facebook page stated how this title would be available on Nov. 13th. But on their Facebook page yesterday, the studio responded to a question from Nick Alkire by saying the date for this title was now scheduled for Nov. 20th instead (link: https://tinyurl.com/ycjrnmbp ). They told another person that it would be available for both DVD and Blu-ray. No other details or artwork have been released yet.
COMING ON 11/6:
* Succession - The Complete 1st Season (HBO)
$49.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Digital Copy; others are TBD
-----The Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world Succession tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their aging father begins to step back from the company. Set in New York, Succession explores themes of power, politics, money, and family. Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the tough, powerful, aging patriarch, is head of Waystar Royco, a family-controlled international media conglomerate. Tensions mount as Logan’s birthday descends into a power struggle between father and son, and between the siblings themselves. The Roy children face a difficult choice as a feud over company control and family loyalties collide.
* Poldark - The Complete 4th Season (PBS)
$44.99 SRP DVD
Masterpiece: Poldark, Season 4 DVD
-----1796: To defend Cornwall and those he loves from an empowered George, Ross must play the political game on a journey that takes him to the nation's capital and into new perils.
NOTE: there is a Blu-ray version of this title listed at Amazon, but at the time of this writing it does not show a price point and they are not taking pre-orders. 


COMING ON 11/20:
* Longmire - The Complete 6th and Final Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; also coming on Blu-ray Disc via the Warner Archive
Longmire: Season 6
-----Season Six of Longmire finds Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), his deputies Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) and The Ferg (Adam Bartley), his best friend Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), and daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman) facing the biggest personal and professional crises of their lives. Walt’s job and home are under threat by a powerful, unscrupulous lawyer. Vic must decide what to do about her secret pregnancy. Ferg struggles to balance a new relationship with his commitment to his job. Cady is torn between her loyalties to her father and Jacob Nighthorse (A Martinez). Henry’s life is in danger with an old nemesis bent on revenge. With their world in turmoil, Walt and everyone he cares about must ultimately face the most difficult decision of their lives: Is it time to pack it in? Or will they fight to the end?
* Longmire - The Complete Series (Warner)
$99.99 SRP DVD
Longmire: Season 1-6 (6pk)
-----Based on the Walt Longmire mystery novels by Craig Johnson, Longmire stars Australian actor Robert Taylor as Walt Longmire, the dedicated and unflappable sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. A man in psychic repair after the murder of his wife, Longmire buries his loss behind a brave face and dry wit. At the urging of his daughter, Cady (Cassidy Freeman), and close friend and confidant Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips), he sets out to rebuild his personal and professional life one step at a time. But with his county in turmoil, Sheriff Longmire relies on his loyal deputies Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff), Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) and the Ferg (Adam Bartley). At the end of the day, it’s Longmire’s job to keep the peace in Big Sky Country in this contemporary crime thriller.
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COMING ON 11/27:
* Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Volume 8 (Shout! Factory)
$44.99 SRP DVD
Special Offer: Order from ShoutFactory.com and get it shipped TWO WEEKS EARLY!
-----4 Discs For The Price Of 4! Journey once more through the portals on the Satellite of Love to the best of the worst that cinema has to offer. That's right: Mystery Science Theater 3000 is back to share your pain and hopefully make you laugh, even as you groan. Joel, Mike, Tom Servo, Crow and the lovable tyrants who hold them captive in space do another hilarious orbit around four full-length features (and two shorts), presenting the kind of skits and wisecracking commentary that are clearly written by the culturally insane. This is Mystery Science Theater of the absurd, so consider yourselves warned...and enjoy! Titles Include: Hobgoblins; The Phantom Planet; Monster A Go-Go; The Dead Talk Back.
NOTE: this title was previously released in 2005 by another studio (Rhino), but is now getting re-released by Shout! Factory.


COMING ON 11/13:
* Star Trek: Discovery - Season 1 (CBS/Paramount)
$41.99 SRP DVD; $50.99 SRP Blu-ray
Star Trek: Discovery - Season One
EXTRAS: "all 15 episodes from the hit first season, plus over 2 hours of exclusive special features, with never-before-seen cast and crew interviews, deleted scenes, and more!"
-----Welcome to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Season One, an odyssey that unfolds a decade before the era of Star Trek: The Original Series. Sonequa Martin-Green stars as Michael Burnham, formerly one of Starfleets’s most respected first officers...and now its first mutineer. A human raised as a Vulcan, Burnham learned early that "all life is born from chaos." Her defiance of a direct order resulted in an all-out war with the Klingon Empire, and she was sentenced to life in prison – until Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) recruits her aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. Joining her on this dramatic, epic journey are Captain Lorca, First Officer Saru (Doug Jones), Chief of Security Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif), Chief Engineer Paul Stamets (Anthony Rapp), and Cadet Sylvia Tilly (Mary Wiseman). Together, their powers of logic, science and compassion will meld on their quest for victory, survival and ultimately, peace in the universe.


MILL CREEK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
THE COMPLETE EMMY-WINNING SERIES
"THE SHIELD"
AS DELUXE, SPECIAL EDITION
BLU-RAY COLLECTOR'S SET
All 88 Episodes of Creator Shawn Ryan's Visceral
and Gritty Drama Starring Michael Chiklis Available
in High Definition Plus All-New Cast Reunion and
Retrospective Featurettes on November 6
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Minneapolis, MN (July 27, 2018) - Mill Creek Entertainment, the recognized leader in the independent home entertainment industry, will release the groundbreaking, multi-award-winning series "The Shield" on Blu-ray, 10 years after the unforgettable finale aired on TV. This comprehensive Complete Series collection will include all 88 fully restored episodes in high-definition from the series' seven season run and will also include a host of bonus features including an all-new cast reunion, writers panel featurette, and retrospective on the landmark series. Packaged in a premium, collectible Digi-book housing 18 Blu-ray discs, this Special Collector's Edition of The Shield will be available for $229.98 SRP on November 6, 2018.
Controversial, compelling and critically acclaimed, The Shield takes place in a tough, morally ambiguous world in which the line between right and wrong is crossed every day, and the road to justice is twisted. Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Michael Chiklis portrays one of television's greatest antiheros, Detective Vic Mackey, who runs his elite Strike Team under his own set of rules, as he tries to maintain balance in the criminal ecosystem on the streets of Los Angeles.
Creator Shawn Ryan hails this Collector's Edition Blu-ray set "as the exclamation point to the legacy of The Shield." Ryan recalls, "A high-definition restoration was not possible until now." Thanks to a new patented process, the entire series has undergone a 4k transfer and restoration from the 16mm film elements preserving the intentional grit and raw texture that's unique to this series.
"We are thrilled to be able to present The Shield in its entirety, available for the first time on Blu-ray having been masterfully restored in widescreen, high definition," says Barrett Evans, VP of Marketing and Product Development for Mill Creek Entertainment. "The series had a monumental impact on television when it debuted,and its themes and subject matter are still poignant and relevant today."
In celebration of this release, Mill Creek Entertainment is orchestrating a reunion with the principal cast and crew, including Shawn Ryan, Michael Chiklis, Catherine Dent, Walton Goggins, Jay Karnes, Benito Martinez, CCH Pounder, Cathy Cahlin Ryan, Kenny Johnson, David Rees Snell, Paula Garcés, and David Marciano. Also included on this special Blu-ray release will be a writers panel from the ATX Festival featuring Ryan, Kurt Sutter, and Glen Mazzara plus interviews with the executives and critics who framed and followed the show as it changed the television landscape.
"The Shield redefined cable television and paved the way for a new level of hard-hitting shows that followed," says J.W. Starrett, Director of Product Development for Mill Creek Entertainment. "Getting the cast and crew back together 10 years after the final episode aired gives some really interesting insight and fascinating stories about their experience working on the show." Additional special features will be included from previous DVD releases, as well as new features currently in development. A complete listing will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Shield originally aired on FX from 2002-2008. Created by Shawn Ryan, the series won 2 Golden Globe awards, including Best Television Series - Drama, a Primetime Emmy award and 2 AFI Awards for "TV Program of the Year." The series is also included on numerous "Top TV Shows Of All Time" from publications including TV Guide, Time and Rolling Stone.
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About Mill Creek Entertainment
Mill Creek Entertainment is the leading provider of value home video content to the retail and specialty marketplaces. With over 50 million DVDs and Blu-ray discs sold annually the company has established a powerful distribution network that encompasses over 30,000 storefronts and millions of online customers. The company is relentless in its quest to always provide outstanding content and packaging with amazing value propositions to ensure consumer demand and customer satisfaction. Mill Creek offers a tremendous range of content including contemporary and classic feature film and television, kids' animation, documentary, special interest and fitness. Compilations range from double-features to 250-movie collections as well as 10 to 600 episode TV collections. Driven by its immense library of over 20,000 hours of owned and licensed content and licensing partnerships with major studios and production companies world-wide, the company continues to redefine the value marketplace.


COMING ON 11/13:
* The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Anniversary Edition (BBC)
$19.98 SRP DVD; $24.98 SRP Blu-ray
Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy: Anniversary Edition
Per Amazon; no other information (or package artwork) provided
Our thanks to multiple readers, who pointed out this item to us

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