Friday, January 18, 2019

Upcoming DVD Releases - April 2019

COMING ON 4/2:
* The Heart Guy - Series 3 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD
The Heart Guy: Series 3
-----In Series 3, Hugh's probation for his misdeeds is coming to a close, but he has mixed feelings about leaving his budding relationship with hospital boss Penny (Hayley McElhinney, The Babadook). Then tragedy rocks the Knights, and Hugh learns he has inherited the family farm-along with $11 million in debt. While Hugh's mother, Meryl (Tina Bursill, Home and Away), and brother, Matt (Ryan Johnson, Fairly Legal), process their grief in vastly different ways, Matt's wife, Charlie (Nicole da Silva, Wentworth), receives an unexpected guest that complicates matters. With his family in chaos and his career on the line, Hugh is faced with a difficult choice: return to his glamorous life in Sydney, or stay with the people who need him in Whyhope.
* Rake - Series 5 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD
Rake: Series 5
-----The final season tackles the contentious world of politics, with disbarred lawyer Cleaver Greene (Richard Roxburgh, Moulin Rouge!) having won an Australian Senate seat on a campaign promise to do nothing. But even Cleaver's low expectations fall short of the absurd reality, as he contends with a right-wing nemesis (Jane Turner, Kath & Kim), a noxious gas attack believed to be the work of terrorists, and a disastrous visit from the US defense secretary (Anthony LaPaglia, Without a Trace). Can Cleaver outmaneuver his cutthroat colleagues, or will his self-destructive behavior destroy his budding new career?
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COMING ON 4/9:
* Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog - The Complete Animated Series (Invincible)
$39.95 SRP DVD
Adventures Of Sonic The Hedgehog
-----The original 1993 series based on the popular video game franchise published by SEGA. Sonic the Hedgehog is on the run with his faithful sidekick Tails, and together they're racing to outpace the despicable Dr. Robotnik, foiling his plans to robotize and enslave the population of Planet Mobius. Sonic and friends always save the day. It's quick wit at supersonic speed in a fight for freedom and family fun!
* Liar - Season 1 (BBC)
$24.98 SRP DVD
Liar: Season One
-----All six episodes of the psychological thriller starring Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Forever). After breaking up with her boyfriend, teacher Laura Nielson (Froggatt) agrees to go out with surgeon Andrew Earlham (Gruffudd), whose son is a pupil at her school. The pair hit it off on their date but their relationship is short-lived after Laura accuses Andrew of drugging and raping her. After receiving a torrent of abuse for her accusations, and with the CPS unwilling to prosecute due to a lack of evidence, Laura sets out to make Andrew confess to his crimes but it seems both parties have aspects of their past they would rather leave buried.
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COMING ON 4/16:
* Mighty Morphin Power Rangers - Season 1: Limited Edition Steelbook (Shout!)
$34.99 SRP DVD
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season One (Limited Edition Steelbook)
-----After 10,000 years of imprisonment, the evil sorceress Rita Repulsa and her loyal minions are freed when astronauts on a routine mission in space accidentally open her dumpster prison on the Moon. Filled with rage, Rita decides to conquer the nearest planet: Earth. But her archnemesis - the heroic sage Zordon - has been patiently waiting in preparation for this day. With the assistance of his wisecracking robotic sidekick Alpha 5, Zordon recruits a team of "five teenagers with attitude" - Jason, Zack, Kimberly, Billy and Trini - to receive superpowers beyond their wildest dreams so they can defend the Earth as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Aided by giant robotic vehicles modeled after dinosaurs called Zords, the Power Rangers fight back against the evil alien hordes of Rita Repulsa.
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COMING ON 4/23:
* The High Chaparral - Season 3 (Shout!)
$34.99 SRP DVD
The High Chaparral: Season Three

-----The wait is over as one of TV's greatest Westerns returns for a spectacular third season. The charismatic Cannons (Leif Erickson, Cameron Mitchell, Mark Slade) and magnificent Montoyas (Henry Darrow, Linda Cristal, Frank Silvera), as well as the often irrepressible Bunkhouse Gang led by the Butler brothers (Don Collier and Robert Hoy), are back with The High Chaparral: Season 3, now on DVD for the first time. Again under the guiding hand of Executive Producer David Dortort, the legendary series' stand-out episodes and roster of great guest stars include "A Time to Laugh, a Time to Cry" (Donna Baccala), "Bad Day for a Bad Man" (Malachi Throne, Marianna Hill), "Alliance" (Robert Viharo, X Brands), "Friends and Partners" (Charles Dierkop), "Jelks" (Mitchell Ryan), and "The Long Shadow" (Gregory Sierra, Richard Farnsworth). Digitally remastered and restored from original film elements for superior sound and picture, each episode contains footage filmed on location in the magnificent desert of Old Tucson, Arizona, as well as an alternate Latin American Spanish language track.
* A Place to Call Home - Season 6 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD
A Place to Call Home: Season 6
-----In the final season of the critically acclaimed, award-winning drama, resilient nurse Sarah Nordmann (Marta Dusseldorp, Janet King) finally marries wealthy landowner George Bligh (Brett Climo, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga). But as Sarah takes her place as lady of Ash Park, George's mother, Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst, Little Fish), feels pushed out of the household that she ran for decades. George's son, James (David Berry, Outlander), returns from abroad to start a business in Sydney, while his daughter, Anna (Abby Earl, The Great Mint Swindle), lives in Hawaii with her sister-in-law (Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood, Underbelly), hiding a secret from the rest of the family. As the Blighs journey back to each other, they face tragedies, betrayals, and new beginnings that will challenge their relationships and change the courses of their lives.
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COMING ON 4/30:
* The Pink Panther Show - The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection, Volume 5 (Kino Lorber)
$19.95 SRP DVD; $29.95 SRP Blu-ray
NOTE: Our thanks to longtime reader John Cerone for pointing us toward this information


COMING ON 4/9:
* You're The Worst - The Complete 5th and Final Season (Fox)
$29.95 SRP DVD MOD
You're The Worst: The Complete Fifth Season
-----Narcissistic, brash, and stubborn "Jimmy Shive-Overly" (Chris Geere) has inadvertently found himself paired up with cynical, people-pleasing, and self-destructive "Gretchen Cutler" (Aya Cash). After a whirlwind courtship, and a very rough post-cohabitation period of dealing with Gretchen's clinical depression, Jimmy and Gretchen were forced to learn how to manage a relationship in the face of tragedy when Jimmy's father unexpectedly died. Ultimately drawn closer, Jimmy proposed and then suddenly disappeared when confronted with the notion that Gretchen would be his family. After a prolonged period of separation, Jimmy and Gretchen are in it for the long haul now...at least they think they are. Maybe.


COMING ON 4/4/2019:
* Double Dragon - The Animated Series
$19.95 SRP DVD
Double Dragon The Animated Series
-----A martial-arts master and his twin brother fight evil in this animated series based on the extremely popular Beat 'em up Video-Game franchise. Based on the first title in the series, Billy and Jimmy Lee are twins separated at birth and raised by opposing factions. Following the Code of the Dragon, never to harm others intentionally and not fight if one can help it, Billy trains to become the Dragon Master by his 18th birthday. Billy Joins forces with policewoman Marian Martin and together they fight to protect The City from the Shadow Warriors, a criminal organization led by the mysterious Shadow Master, who secretly instructs Jimmy Lee in the dark ways of the Black Flame. Can long-lost brothers reunite to become the legendary Double Dragon?
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COMING ON 4/16/2019:
* Victoria - The Complete 3rd Season (PBS)
$49.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray
Masterpiece: Victoria, Season 3 DVD
-----When revolution sweeps across Europe, Victoria must scrutinize her relationship with her public. The love between Victoria and the Prince is tested like never before. Allegiances are stretched by the incendiary Foreign Secretary and the unexpected arrival of Victoria's half-sister, Feodora. After ten years on the throne, life as a mother, wife, and Queen has never been more demanding.

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