Friday, October 12, 2018

Upcoming DVD Releases - January 2019

COMING ON 1/1/2019:
* Wolfblood - Season 5 (Cinedigm)

-----With many humans now fearing wolfbloods, Jana is alerted to a mysterious anti-wolfblood conspiracy led by a man called Hartington. In their struggle for peace with humans, she and her pack try to prove the conspiracy real, but every step they take has repercussions which threaten the stability and bond of trust between them. They find an unexpected ally in a human who helps them discover that the conspiracy is worse than they thought, reaching into the very heart of government. But a rival pack of disenfranchised wolfbloods, led by a familiar face, rebel against humanity, resulting in emergency measures that could end the wolfblood species for good. Wolfbloods are faced with the ultimate dilemma. It is time to pick a side, or run. But Jana, still believing that Wolfbloods and humans can co-exist, won t give up the fight.
COMING ON 1/22/2019:
* Fuller House - The Complete 3rd Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD

-----Major life events take place on the third season of Fuller House. Steve and C.J. make plans to get married in Japan and the gang heads overseas for the big wedding, but before anyone has a chance to say "I do," a big revelation has an impact on the nuptials. Plus, Stephanie makes plans to get in-vitro fertilization, D.J. tries to get Tommy into a prestigious preschool, and Fernando buys Kimmy's childhood home and restores it to its former glory. Meanwhile, Jackson and Ramona start high school where Ramona tries out for her school's dance team while Jackson becomes a joke at his school after slipping on a piece of bologna during lunch. Joey, Jesse and Danny come home to celebrate 30 years since they initially moved in together to raise the Tanner girls. It's an unforgettable season filled with laughter and love for the Tanners and their friends on this beloved family comedy. Fuller House is the continuation of the '90s ABC series Full House in which eldest daughter D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure, Full House, A Christmas Detour) is now a veterinarian and recently widowed mother trying to raise three boys on her own. She is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin, Full House, Walt Before Mickey) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber, Full House, The Skateboard Kid 2) and Kimmy's teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas), who move in to lend their support and help raise D.J.'s kids. The Full House original cast, including Bob Saget (Full House, Entourage), Lori Loughlin (Full House, When Calls the Heart), John Stamos (Full House, Grandfathered, Scream Queens) and Dave Coulier (Full House, Robot Chicken), make guest appearances throughout the series. Fuller House, which has earned a 2018 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for "Outstanding Children's Program," has already been renewed for a fourth season on Netflix.
NOTE: the studio's press release gives a street date of January 22nd for this title. We're not sure why Amazon shows a January 8th ship date; it's probably an error at Amazon.
COMING ON 1/29/2019:
* Doctor Who - The Complete 11th Series (BBC)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $64.99 SRP Blu-ray
Doctor Who: The Complete Eleventh Series
-----The brand new series of Doctor Who marks the arrival of Jodie Whittaker, the 13th Doctor - a super-smart force of nature - alongside a new team of friends. Already highly anticipated, the new-look series heralds a brand-new era for Doctor Who with a world-class team at the helm led by showrunner Chris Chibnall. The show will be full of action and adventure, humor and thrills, an unmissable adventure across all of space and time.
NOTE: this title was previously available for pre-order, with no specific date announced. Now BBC Home Entertainment has scheduled the item for January 29th. There has been no word yet, however, about content: we're certain the main 10 episodes of the season will be included, but the BBC hasn't said yet about Christmas Specials or bonus materials.
* Jamestown - The Complete Seasons 1 & 2 (BBC)
$49.99 SRP DVD
Jamestown, Seasons 1 & 2 DVD
-----Jamestown, 1619. On what feels like the edge of the world sits the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia. For 12 years, it has been populated only by men, but the settlement is shaken up when the first women, including Alice (Sophie Rundle), Verity (Niamh Walsh), and Jocelyn (Naomi Battrick), land in this breathtaking wilderness. The settlement is on the brink of change summoned by the arrival of a new governor, Yeardley (Jason Flemyng), who brings a charter granting land to the earliest settlers in reward for their loyalty. These new laws cause power struggles not only within the town, but also with the native inhabitants, the Pamunkey, led by the influential Opechancanough (Raoul Trujillo). Always measured and respectful, he seeks ways to match the English like for like, while retaining honor for his people and their way of life. While love triangles, bitter rivalries, and fierce competition cause conflict for the residents, ultimately they are bound together by their resolute will to survive and thrive in their new lives.

COMING ON 1/1/2019:
* My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic - Hearts And Hooves (Shout! Factory)
$14.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Sing-Along
-----Includes Five Lovely Episodes! Love is in the air! But can everypony feel it? Join the ever-studious Twilight Sparkle and her very best friends - Spike, Applejack, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Fluttershy - as they try to impress a very important travel writer during the Ponyville Days Festival, explore the longstanding feud between the Apple and Pear families, deal with siblings' boyfriends, and a whole lot more!
COMING ON 1/8/2019:
* Castle Rock - The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray; $44.98 SRP 4K UHD
Castle Rock:Season 1 (4K UHD/BD) [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: Blood on the Page (New Featurette); A Clockwork of Horror: Merging the styles of Stephen King & J.J. Abrams (New Featurette); Inside the Episode: Severance; Inside the Episode: Habeas Corpus; Inside the Episode Local Color; Inside the Episode: The Box; Inside the Episode: Harvest; Inside the Episode: Filter; Inside the Episode: The Queen; Inside the Episode: Past Perfect; Inside the Episode: Henry Dever; Inside the Episode: Romans; Blu-ray and 4K UHD versions include Digital Copy
-----From Stephen King (Mr. Mercedes, It, 11.22.63) and J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Westworld, 11.22.63), Castle Rock is a new psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse. Castle Rock, which first premiered on Hulu, is an original story that combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of Stephen King's best loved works, while weaving an epic saga of darkness and light that's played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. Castle Rock has been picked up for a second season on Hulu. The first season of Castle Rock follows Henry Deaver (André Holland, American Horror Story), a Death Row attorney who returns to Castle Rock, Maine, his hometown, after he receives an anonymous phone call from the infamous Shawshank State Penitentiary. The call is about a nameless young man (Bill Skarsgård, It) who is found locked in an underground cage that's located in a long-abandoned cell block beneath the prison. Upon his discovery, the mysterious young man, with a sinister and unnerving presence, whispers Henry's name. Curious about how and why someone left this boy imprisoned, Henry is drawn into the case and attempts to help him. But there are reasons why "The Kid" was imprisoned. And reasons why he should never be set free. Permeated with a sense of foreboding and dread, the haunting small town of Castle Rock is not willing to let Henry leave. Aside from now having to deal with the strange young man found in the prison, Henry is faced with the fact that his adoptive mother (Sissy Spacek, Carrie), who lives in Castle Rock with retired Sheriff Alan Pangborn (special guest star Scott Glenn), is struggling with the onset of dementia. Reluctantly, Henry stays to figure out just who "The Kid" is and how he wound up imprisoned under such appalling circumstances. In addition to Holland, Skarsgård and Spacek, the series also stars Melanie Lynskey (Two and a Half Men) as Molly Strand, Jane Levy (Suburgatory, Shameless) as Jackie Torrance and recurring guest star Terry O'Quinn (Lost) as Shawshank's Warden Dale Lacey.
COMING ON 1/15/2019:
* Mystery Science Theater 3000 - Volume 9 (Shout! Factory)
$44.99 SRP DVD

-----Agony And Ecstasy In One Convenient Location! How can something so awful be so much fun? That's a riddle solved once again by the men, women and robots of Mystery Science Theater 3000, which turns affectionate mockery into an art form in this new collection of deliriously funny episodes from the beloved TV series. Joel, Mike, Tom Servo, Crow and the usual gang of misfits take us on another memorable ride through four films that only the films' mothers could love. And yet, by the end of this ride, just see if you don't love them too - even Ed Wood Jr.'s film The Sinister Urge. So fasten your seatbelts. The Satellite of Love is back in action at warped speed! #104: Women of the Prehistoric Planet #207: Wild Rebels #613: The Sinister Urge #812: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies.
NOTE: this title was previously released in 2006 by another studio (Rhino), but is now getting re-released by Shout! Factory.

COMING ON 1/8/2019:
* End Of The F***ing World - Season 1 (BBC)
$19.98 SRP DVD MOD
End Of The F***ing World
-----Bored with killing animals, 17-year-old James is busy plotting his first real murder when brash new girl Alyssa catches him off guard at school.

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