Friday, March 15, 2019

Upcoming DVD Releases - May 2019

* Better Call Saul - Season 4 (Sony)
$35.99 SRP DVD; $45.99 SRP Blu-ray
Better Call Saul - Season 04 [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: Commentary; Featurettes; Easter Egg; Blu-ray Only: Deleted Scenes
-----Chuck's death catalyzes Jimmy McGill's transformation into Saul Goodman. Mike Ehrmantraut takes a more active role in Gus Fring's business. Kim questions everything. Howard loses his grounding. And Nacho's well-laid plans are torn apart.
* Outlander - Season 4 (Sony)
$45.99 SRP DVD; $55.99 SRP Blu-ray
Outlander Season 4 [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: 4 "Outlander Untold" Bonus Scenes featuring fan-favorite characters, Gag Reel, 2 Featurettes; Blu-ray Only: 2 additional Featurettes including a look at the making of "Outlander Untold" and the Season Four Relationships, Deleted & Extended Scenes with Introductions by Ronald D. Moore, Commentaries with Executive Producers
-----Season Four of Outlander continues the story of Claire and Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America. We find the Frasers in North Carolina at yet another turning point in history - the cusp of the American Revolution - where they must negotiate a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire's knowledge of the bloody rebellion to come. Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet in a fateful meeting that will come back to haunt the Fraser family. Meanwhile, Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield grow closer in the 20th century but make a shocking discovery that makes them consider following in Claire's footsteps.

* Trolls: The Beat Goes On! - Seasons 1-4: 26 Episodes (Universal)
$22.98 SRP DVD
-----Trolls: The Beat Goes On! is an all-new chapter in the hair-raising adventures of DreamWorks Trolls, as Poppy, Branch and all of Troll Village keep the dance party raving in their fantastical forest home. Picking up where the blockbuster film left off, the Trolls are settling into a new era with Poppy as Queen. Bursting with their signature positivity, irreverence and a whole lotta original music, Trolls: The Beat Goes On! opens up the colorful world of Trolls for new adventures and a dance party around every corner. 26 episodes on 4 discs.
NOTE: this information, and the attached cover art, were provided by retail sources. It is not up for pre-order as of this writing. The studio has not yet announced this DVD title, but is expected to formally do so within the next week. All info/artwork might not be finalized, and could be subject to change.
* The Lone Ranger - Seasons 1 & 2 (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD
-----A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty "Hi-Yo, Silver," one of the most iconic heroes of our time returns in The Lone Ranger: Seasons 1 & 2. With his faithful Indian companion, Tonto, the daring and resourceful masked rider of the plains led the fight for law and order in the early Western United States. Nowhere in the pages of history can one find a greater champion of justice. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear. From out of the past come the thundering hoof beats of the great horse, Silver. The Lone Ranger rides again! 78 episodes on 12 discs.
NOTE: this information, and the attached cover art, were provided by retail sources. It is not up for pre-order as of this writing. The studio has not yet announced this DVD title, but is expected to formally do so within the next week. All info/artwork might not be finalized, and could be subject to change.
* The Bullwinkle Show - Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The Complete Collection (Universal)
$29.98 SRP DVD
-----Mr. Peabody & Sherman: The Complete Collection includes all 91 Peabody's Improbably History episodes from The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends original animated television series! Join the world's smartest dog, Mr. Peabody, and his boy Sherman as they travel wa-a-a-y back in time in order to change the course of history. Jump aboard the WABAC machine to get a close-up view of the distant past in this complete collection of the hilarious, original episodes. The whole family will love every single improbable but irresistible time travel adventure of Mr. Peabody and Sherman!
NOTE: this information, and the attached cover art, were provided by retail sources. It is not up for pre-order as of this writing. The studio has not yet announced this DVD title, but is expected to formally do so within the next week. All info/artwork might not be finalized, and could be subject to change.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: this item is a re-release of a DVD title that was originally released in 2014, under another studio's label. As far as we can see at this time, it will be identical to the previous version.
* The Donna Reed Show - Seasons 1-5 (MPI)
$129.98 SRP DVD
The Donna Reed Show: Seasons 1-5
EXTRAS: Special features include New Featurettes & Interviews with Shelley Fabares, Paul Petersen, Patty Petersen & Jimmy Hawkins, Vintage Promotional Spots, Original Cast & Sponsor Commercials, 1959 Cast Christmas Greeting, Donna Reed Public Service Spots, Music Producer Stu Phillips Interview & Song Outtakes, Donna Reed Tribute on This Is Your Life, Rare Footage & Photos
-----Join the Family Fun With One of the Most Beloved TV Sitcoms of All Time. Originally airing on ABC-TV from 1958 to 1966, THE DONNA REED SHOW became one of the most popular and enduring family situation comedy series in television history. Starring Academy Award-winning actress DONNA REED (From Here To Eternity, It's A Wonderful Life) as homemaker Donna Stone, CARL BETZ as her pediatric husband Alex, SHELLEY FABARES as daughter Mary, Paul Petersen as son Jeff and, later, Patty Petersen as adoptee Trisha, THE DONNA REED SHOW is a humorous and heartwarming slice of Americana that has earned a legion of new fans through reruns on Nick At Nite, TV Land and MeTV. This special collection presents all 186 episodes from Seasons 1 through 5 in complete versions, and digitally remastered along with hours of special features. Guest stars include Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Buster Keaton, Bob Crane, Marion Ross, Gale Gordon, John Astin, Ted Knight, Richard Deacon, Don Drysdale, Esther Williams, Tony Martin and Jimmy Hawkins.
NOTE: this collects the five seasons previously released on DVD in the past. It is NOT the complete series, which lasted for 8 seasons in total. Seasons 6, 7, and 8 all remain unreleased on DVD. Sorry, we have not heard of any plans for the release of those.
* 13 Reasons Why - Season 2 (Paramount)
-----This season picks up in the aftermath of Hannah's death, and the start of our characters' complicated journeys toward healing and recovery. Liberty High prepares to go on trial, but someone will stop at nothing to keep the truth surrounding Hannah's death concealed. A series of ominous Polaroids lead Clay and his classmates to the discovery that Hannah wasn't the only one to suffer at the hands of Liberty's elite. When the whole truth is exposed, no one is spared the consequences.
* The Loud House - Season 2, Volume 1: Relative Chaos (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
-----Kick start season 2 of The Loud House with Lincoln and Clyde on an epic sled-rescue-mission! Then catch up with Lola and Lana as they try out for the Bluebell Scouts, Lori and Leni as they fight over the same dress, and Lincoln and Clyde as they make the most of their spring break. Chaos continues when Lucy gets a makeover, a love letter arrives at the house, and the family schemes for some pizza! And for the first time ever, get a glimpse of Ronnie Anne's crazy relatives!

* The Shield - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$74.98 SRP DVD
The Shield - The Complete Series - DVD
EXTRAS: INCLUDES EXCITING SPECIAL FEATURES: 2018 Cast Reunion with Creator Shawn Ryan; Writers Panel from the ATX Festival featuring Shawn Ryan, Kurt Sutter, Glen Mazzara, Scott Rosenbaum and Charles Eglee; "Beyond The Badge" Retrospective; Also featuring bonus features from previous releases including: Over 10 Hours of Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, Cast & Crew Commentary on Select Episodes, Deleted Scenes
-----All 7 Seasons, 88 Episodes of the groundbreaking, Emmy-winning series! Controversial, compelling and critically acclaimed, THE SHIELD reinvented the police genre and gave us one of the greatest antiheroes in television history. Vic Mackey, a corrupt cop, runs his elite Strike Team under his own set of rules, bringing conflict to the streets of Los Angeles and within his precinct. Created by Shawn Ryan (TV's S.W.A.T., Timeless, The Unit), Michael Chiklis (TV's Gotham, Fantastic 4), Catherine Dent (TV's The Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Walton Goggins (The Hateful Eight), Jay Karnes (TV's The Crossing), Benito Martinez (TV's How to Get Away With Murder, American Made), CCH Pounder (Avatar) and Kenny Johnson (TV's S.W.A.T.).
NOTE: back in mid-December, Mill Creek released this title on Blu-ray Disc format for the first time ever. Now, due to popular demand, Mill Creek is also putting it back out on DVD format (it was previously released on DVD in 2009, and then again in 2013, by another studio).
* The Adventures of Robin Hood - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$34.98 SRP DVD
The Adventures of Robin Hood - The Complete Series - DVD + Digital
EXTRAS: Digital Copies
-----Robin Hood and his band of outlaws fight back against the tyranny of Prince John and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Richard Greene stars as the valiant swashbuckler Robin Hood who, with his band of Merry Men living in the shelter of Sherwood Forest, embarks on a quest to steal from the rich and give to the poor. Robin, Little John and the rest of the Merry Men fight their foes all while hoping for the return of their beloved King Richard to rule once again! All 143 Episodes of this lavishly produced television series are included in this action-packed collection. Starring: Richard Greene, Victor Woolf, Archie Duncan, Alexander Gauge, Alan Wheatley, Paul Eddington
NOTE: this is a re-release of a 2008 DVD title

* Bonanza - The Official 9th Season, Vol. 1 (CBS/Paramount)

-----The drought has ended! The charismatic Cartwrights (Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon) return with hard-hitting Western action and adventure as well as heartwarming stories in BONANZA: SEASON NINE - VOLUME 1. Digitally restored and remastered from original 35mm film elements, this collection is available on DVD for the very first time. David Canary joins the men of the Ponderosa as rowdy and rambunctious "Candy," a drifting cowboy whose "Sense of Duty" saves the day. Spectacular location scenery showcasing the majestic beauty of Nevada's greatest lake and solid, provocative stories are essential components of "Desperate Passage" and "Showdown at Tahoe." Killers, crooks, con artists and animal cruelty practitioners are spared no mercy in "Justice Deferred," "A Girl Named George" and "The Gentle Ones." Without doubt, this 17-episode set adds to BONANZA's stature as a bright beacon amongst television greats.
* Bonanza - The Official 9th Season, Vol. 2 (CBS/Paramount)

-----Ride with the Cartwrights (Lorne Greene, Dan Blocker and Michael Landon) and new hand Candy (David Canary) with 17 action-packed adventures in BONANZA: SEASON NINE - VOLUME 2, digitally restored and remastered from original 35mm film elements. Now on DVD for the first time, this collection showcases stellar guest-stars and solid stories, including actor-writer Michael Landon's directorial debut, "To Die In Darkness." Other outstanding entries include hard-tugging dramas ("A Dream to Dream," "Star-Crossed"), fights against injustice and bigotry ("The Stronghold," "The Burning Sky") and edge-of-your-seat suspense ("The Late Ben Cartwright"), giving audiences of all generations inspirational heroes and valuable lessons.

* When Calls The Heart - The Queen Of Hearts (Shout!)
$14.98 SRP DVD
-----From celebrated author Janette Oke (the Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier. Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place), Pascale Hutton (Flashpoint) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls The Heart, a beautiful story filled with "many of the values we all hold precious such as love, family, friendship, community, faith and caring about one another" (Military Press)! Many changes are afoot in town! Abigail ushers in a new era by bringing the latest technology to Hope Valley. Elizabeth finds it difficult to juggle her devotion to her students and the responsibilities of her home life. Meanwhile, the saloon is in dire need of new ownership, and Rosemary appoints herself matchmaker for Carson and Faith.

* Unforgotten - Season 3 (PBS)
$34.99 SRP DVD

-----When human remains are found by a highway near London, Cassie and Sunny are called to the scene. Dogged work leads the team to a 16-year-old girl who went missing on the eve of the millennium. A close-knit group of old school friends hold the key to what happened. As the four suspects find themselves under the spotlight, their tight bond is put to the test. They all have secrets in their past - events that have pulled their lives apart. None of them are quite who they first seem to be, but is one of them capable of murder? Cassie is determined to correct the mistakes made by the original investigating team - no matter the personal cost.

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