Friday, September 14, 2018

Upcoming DVD Releases - November 2018

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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