Friday, June 21, 2019

Upcoming DVD Releases - July 2019

COMING ON 7/9:
* Lippy The Lion And Hardy Har Har - The Complete Series (Warner Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
-----Talk about odd couples... The zippy, happy-go-lucky Lippy the Lion (voiced by Daws Butler) is always looking for action. Hardy Har Har (voiced by Mel Blanc) is a hangdog, hapless hyena who never laughs. So, naturally, the two are inseparable. Constantly on the lookout for the next big score, the always-optimistic Lippy leads skeptical Hardy into a multitude of misadventures despite Hardy's "worry-wartin'." Lippy's all sunny-side up, while Hardy's trademark refrain of "oh dear, oh my" provides the comic counterpoint to all of their extraordinary exploits, which travel from the Wild West and deserted isles to country clubs and race tracks. No matter the time or the place, you can count on these two to maneuver into desperate danger each and every time! 2 disc set.
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COMING ON 7/30:
* Johnny Cypher In Dimension Zero - The Complete Series (Warner Archives)
$24.99 SRP DVD MOD
-----Johnny Cypher, brilliant scientist of the future, becomes humanity's greatest hope for survival when he discovers the incalculable power of Dimension Zero, an indestructible force which enables him to travel through time and space in superhuman form. Hovering above Earth in his space satellite, Johnny maintains his space vigil with the aid of his beautiful assistant, Zena, and a friendly Martian named Rhom. Together, they ward off all attempts to destroy and plunder Earth, halting attacks from other planets. Each action-packed astro adventure in Dimension Zero is supercharged with space suspense and futuristic fun! From the American team behind Felix the Cat and The Mighty Hercules comes this pioneering series of science-fiction action-adventure, a unique combination of space-age superheroics and early Japanese anime. Behold The Eye of Ramapoor, Menace of Maroo, The Incredible Spongeman! You'll gasp, you'll laugh and you'll never forget the amazing adventures of Johnny Cypher in Dimension Zero. 4-disc set.

COMING ON 7/16:
* Space: 1999 - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
$69.97 SRP DVD; $109.99 SRP Blu-raySpace: 1999 - The Complete Series [Blu-ray]

EXTRAS: NEW Mission To Moonbase Alpha: An Interview With Actress Barbara Bain; NEW Into The Uncertain Future: An Interview With Actor Nick Tate; NEW Brain Behind The Destruction: An Interview With Director Kevin Connor; NEW Moonbase Merch: A Tour Of Space:1999 Ephemera With Author John Muir; NEW Audio Commentary By Author Anthony Taylor On "Dragon's Domain" And "The Metamorph"; NEW Audio Commentary By Space:1999 Series Expert Scott Michael Bosco On "Ring Around The Moon"; Audio Commentary By Series Co-Creator Gerry Anderson On "Breakaway" And "Dragon's Domain"; "These Episodes" - Nearly 100 Minutes Of Reflections On Some Of Space:1999's Iconic Episodes From The People Who Made Them ; "Memories Of Space" Featurette; Interview With Sylvia Anderson; Guardian Of Piri Remembered With Actress Catherine Schell; Vintage Year Two Interviews; Vintage Brian Johnson Interview; Behind The Scenes Footage With Brian Johnson Commentary; Concept And Creation Featurette; Special Effects And Design Featurette; Martin Landau And Barbara Bain TV Promos; Promos For Year One And Year Two; Trailers For Destination Moonbase Alpha And Alien Attack; Blackpool "Space City" Exhibition Advert; Lyons Maid Ice Lolly Advert; Mono And 5.1 Audio On All Episodes; Photo Galleries; 16 Page Episode Guide
-----Attention All Sections Alpha: Prepare For Transmission! From Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the legendary masterminds behind Thunderbirds, comes the epic sci-fi series, Space: 1999! September 1999: A nuclear waste dump on the lunar surface unexpectedly detonates, blasting the Moon out of Earth's orbit and taking the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on an unbelievable voyage of discovery and adventure. Under the command of John Koenig (Martin Landau), the Alphans hurtle through the stars, encountering fantastic worlds and beings in a universe where peril awaits at every turn. Together, Koenig and the Alphans face the ultimate challenge in the farthest reaches of space: survive...and find home. Also starring Barbara Bain as Dr. Helena Russell, Barry Morse as Victor Bergman, and Catherine Schell as Maya, Space: 1999 is a true classic of science fiction television, presented here in a deluxe box set with a galaxy's worth of special features that fans and newcomers alike will treasure. Strap yourselves in - the journey of a lifetime is about to begin! Plus, the first 500 Blu-ray orders from ShoutFactory.com will receive a limited edition Space 1999 Snow Globe, created exclusively for this release! This limited edition Space: 1999 Snow Globe features an Eagle Transporter landing on the Moon, and has a 4-inch circumference and sits on a 2-inch base.
NOTE: Another studio (A&E) has released complete series packages on DVD before, beginning in 2002; they also released the first season on Blu-ray in 2010. This is the first time in North America that the complete series will be available on Blu-ray Disc. As of this writing, Shout! Factory has NOT announced any plans to release the second (and final) season individually on Blu-ray format. If that changes, we'll report it in a future Roundup.


COMING ON 7/9:
* Luther - Season 5 (BBC)
$29.99 SRP DVD

-----Golden Globe Award-winner Idris Elba (The Wire), returns to his monumental role as London's haunted DCI John Luther. in Season Five of the thrilling police drama, Luther and his new recruit, DS Catherine Halliday (Wunmi Mosaku, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), confront a new nightmare-a series of monstrous killings that grow increasingly macabre. As the police and notorious gangster George Cornelius (Patrick Malahide, Game of Thrones) converge on Luther's home, the detective must choose between saving a friend in peril, or the serial killer's next target. Brace yourself for consequences that change Luther forever.
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COMING ON 7/16:
* Luther - The Complete Series (BBC)
$39.99 SRP DVD
Luther: The Complete Series (DVD)
-----Buckle your seatbelt for the turbulent career of London's DCI John Luther, starring Idris Elba, winner of Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his powerful performance in this grippingly smart psychological thriller. As brilliant as he is impulsive, Luther wrestles with the darker side of humanity and with his own grim ghosts. Will his arch enemy - a beautiful and equally brilliant mass murderer (Ruth Wilson, Mrs. Wilson, Jane Eyre) - win their lethal battle of wits? Or will Luther's visceral sense of moral order finally free him from his personal and professional demons?
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COMING ON 7/30:
* Murdoch Mysteries - Season 12 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray
Murdoch Mysteries: Series 12 [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: Murdoch After Show Featurettes; Making Murdoch
-----Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) returns to solve Edwardian Toronto's most intriguing crimes in this award-winning Canadian series. In Season 12, Murdoch and his wife, Dr. Julia Ogden (Gemini winner Hélène Joy, Durham County), have moved into a modern new house, but they soon discover their home has mysteries of its own. Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing) helps Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch, Copper) prepare for his wedding, while Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Coronation Street) confronts someone from his past who could jeopardize his relationship with his family. Murdoch and his team tackle cases involving a seemingly invisible man, the killing of a French diplomat, a possible alien invasion, and one of their own suspected of murder. During their investigations, they encounter architect Frank Lloyd Wright, entrepreneur Elizabeth Arden, and inventor Nikola Tesla. Guest stars include Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey), Peter Keleghan (Workin' Moms), Sebastian Pigott (Being Erica), and Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?).
* Murdoch Mysteries - Seasons 9-12 (RLJ/Acorn)
$149.99 SRP DVD; $149.99 SRP Blu-ray
Murdoch Mysteries: Series 9-12 Collection [Blu-ray]
-----Set in Edwardian Toronto, this award-winning Canadian series explores the intriguing world of Detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson, Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye) as he solves crimes using ingenious inventions and trailblazing forensic techniques. With help from his brilliant wife, Dr. Julia Ogden (Gemini winner Hélène Joy, Durham County); eager assistant, Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris, Still Standing); and no-nonsense superior, Inspector Brackenreid (Thomas Craig, Where the Heart Is), Murdoch tackles Toronto's most dangerous criminals. Along the way, they encounter historical figures like Mark Twain, Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell, Theodore Roosevelt, Frank Lloyd Wright, H.P. Lovecraft, and Nikola Tesla. Guest stars in this collection of Seasons 9-12 include William Shatner (Star Trek), Samantha Bond (GoldenEye), Peter Keleghan (Workin' Moms), Tamzin Outhwaite (New Tricks), Sophie McShera (Downton Abbey), and Colin Mochrie (Whose Line Is It Anyway?).

COMING ON 7/9:
* The Magicians - Season 4 (Universal)
$39.98 SRP DVD; $44.98 SRP Blu-ray
The Magicians: Season Four

-----Based on the best-selling novels by Lev Grossman, The Magicians centers on a group of friends who discover they have magical abilities and must ward off evil creatures who threaten to destroy the world they've come to know. After embarking on the epic quest of the seven keys, our Magicians may have restored magic but not without a great cost. With their memories erased and new magic-free identities, they're more vulnerable than ever to the ancient, powerful and unkillable Monster who escaped confinement from Castle Blackspire and jumped bodies to a new host, Eliot.

COMING ON 7/9:
* Lonesome Dove - SteelBook Edition (Mill Creek)
$34.98 SRP Blu-ray
Lonesome Dove - SteelBook Edition [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: - Lonesome Dove: The Making of an Epic featurette; Cast Interviews; On Location with Director Simon Wincer; Original Sketches and Concept Drawings; Interview with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Larry McMurtry; Digital copies of the episodes are also included as a bonus, via MCE's proprietary digital streaming service, "Watch Mill Creek."
-----The Epic Mini-Series Event As Big As The West! Based upon the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Larry McMurtry, and set in the late nineteenth century, this sprawling epic of the Old West is the story of the last defiant frontier, a daring cattle drive, and an undying love. Augustus McCrea (Robert Duvall) and Woodrow F. Call (Tommy Lee Jones), former Texas Rangers, are partners and friends who have shared hardship and danger. Gus is the romantic, a reluctant rancher who has a way with women and the sense to leave well enough alone. Call is a driven, demanding man, a natural authority figure with no patience for weakness. He is obsessed with the dream of creating a new homestead. The two men could hardly be more different, but both are tough fighters who have learned to count on each other, if nothing else. Call's dream not only drags Gus along in its wake, but also draws in a group of fearless wranglers, trackers, and scouts. Through sandstorms, stampedes, bandits, floods and snow, these characters live on to become legends of the great American West. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics and audiences alike, LONESOME DOVE brings to life all the magnificent drama and romance of the West. Winner of seven Emmy Awards, and one of the highest rated miniseries in television history, this exciting re-creation of Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel captured the American pioneer spirit with its sweeping story and inspired performances. Featuring an unforgettable cast including Diane Lane, Danny Glover, Angelica Huston, Robert Urich, Steve Buscemi, D.B. Sweeney, Ricky Schroder, and Chris Cooper, LONESOME DOVE remains one of the top westerns of all time!
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COMING ON 7/16:
* Criminal Minds - The 14th Season (Paramount)
DVD
EXTRAS: exclusive special features including cast and crew interviews, a celebration of the show's milestone 300th episode, deleted scenes, gag reel, and more!
-----A MILESTONE SEASON! In this suspenseful 14th season, the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit takes on their strangest cases and deadliest adversaries yet, including a murderous cult leader who takes Dr. Reid and Garcia hostage in the series' landmark 300th episode. From missing children and mysterious overdoses to sadistic serial killers and world-class assassins, each member of the team must get closer to the darkness than ever before. Bring home every unbelievable twist and turn, and go behind the scenes with great special features in this collectible 15-episode, 4-disc set.


COMING ON 7/9:
* Forever Knight - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$64.98 SRP DVD
Forever Knight - The Complete Series
-----A Thirst For Blood. A Hunger For Redemption. Nick Knight is a 13th-century vampire living in modern-day Toronto. In an effort to regain his mortality, Knight has embraced a new crusade: to reverse his vampire state, return to humanity, and redeem his soul. As a police officer, he uses his powers to serve and protect those on whom he once would have preyed. "Forever Knight becomes one of the best vampire series to ever be on the air." - Silver Petticoat Review. Starring: Geraint Wyn Davies (TV's Black Harbour), Nigel Bennett (The Shape of Water), Catherine Disher (Resident Evil 3: Nemesis). 12 DVDs.
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COMING ON 7/30:
* BoJack Horseman - Seasons 1 & 2: Collector's Edition (Shout!)
$34.99 SRP DVD; $65.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: in progress, and will be announced at a later date. BLU-RAY SPECIAL OFFER: order directly from ShoutFactory and get an EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED EDITION set of six drink coasters (while supplies last)! The coasters are 1/8" thick cork, 4" square, with laminated tops.
-----Set in a Los Angeles in which humans and anthropomorphic animal-people coexist, BoJack Horseman is an animated show about one man (who is also a horse) who peaked early, and is trying to figure out what to do with his life now. An outrageous and dark comedy with a melancholy center, the show asks the question, "what happens when you have the world at your fingertips, and you still can't figure out how to be happy?"


COMING ON 7/9:
* Broad City - Season 5 (Comedy Central/Paramount)
DVD
EXTRAS: Hack Into Broad City; Outtakes; Deleted/Extended Scenes
-----This is the ond, fronds. Included in this DVD set are all 10 uncensored episodes of Season 5, plus special features including deleted scenes, extended scenes and bloopers. Plus the final season of the web series Hack Into Broad City. Long live the kweens.
* Broad City - The Complete Series (Comedy Central/Paramount)
DVD
EXTRAS: All the bonus material from the individual season sets, plus a new bonus disc with the following: Abbi & Ilana's Broad City; Behind the Scenes: Includes two set tours and two featurettes on the costumes; Fan Surprise; The Making of Season 5: three featurettes (one of which is exclusive to this DVD); A NYC Broad City Send-Off Fit for a Queen (exclusive)
-----Yaaaas! The Broad City Complete Series Collection has everything a queen could ever need. In addition to every single freakin' episode, you'll get amazing special features. The show's many guest stars have included Fred Armisen, Amy Sedaris, Seth Rogen, RuPaul, Kumail Nanjiani, Kelly Ripa, Jane Curtin, Fran Drescher, Amy Ryan, Aidy Bryant, Whoopi Goldberg, Cynthia Nixon, Seth Green, Tracee Ellis Ross, Hillary Clinton, Tony Danza, Wanda Sykes, and more. Hailed as "comic gold" (Newsday), the critically acclaimed series "Broad City" delighted fans over five uproarious seasons. Executive produced by Amy Poehler, "Broad City" stars series creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, whom The Hollywood Reporter called "the true voices of their generation." The pair navigate their 20s in New York in "an ingenious love letter to friendship and the city" (New York Times) through hilarious and outrageous antics.
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COMING ON 7/16:
* Titans - The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray
Titans: The Complete First Season
EXTRAS: Raven and Robin Dark Rebirth; The Story of Titans; The Characters of Titans; The Making of Titans; Dick Grayson's and Rachel Roth's Dark Past; A Look at Vigilantes Hawk and Dove; The Identity of Titans' Kory Anders/Starfire; Gar Logan's Journey; Rachel's Powers; The Doom Patrol Meets the Titans; Jason Todd's Robin; From Comic to Live-Action Adventure; Meet Wonder Girl; Dick Grayson's Dark Past; World of Super Heroes and Vigilantes
-----Titans follows a group of young soon-to-be Super Heroes from across the world of DC as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Former Gotham City vigilante Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites/"Robin") and Rachel Roth (Teagan Croft/"Raven"), a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could unleash Hell on Earth. Joining them in their quest are the mysterious Starfire (Anna Diop/"Koriand'r") and loveable Beast Boy (Ryan Potter/"Gar Logan"). Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes while battling villains, demonic forces...and encountering familiar faces from across DC's legendary canon. Also featured in the series' first season are Minka Kelly as Dawn Granger/Dove, Alan Ritchson as Hank Hall/Hawk, Seamus Dever as Trigon, Curran Walters as Jason Todd/Robin, Conor Leslie as Donna Troy, and Rachel Nichols as Angela Roth. Titans: The Complete First Season also includes a crossover episode that introduces the Doom Patrol: Brendan Fraser as Robotman, Matt Bomer as Negative Man, and April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman.

COMING ON 7/9:
* Endeavour - Series 6 (PBS)
$39.99 SRP DVD; $49.99 SRP Blu-ray
Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour, Season 6 DVD
----- It's 1969, and things have taken a darker turn for the old Cowley team. With Endeavour (Shaun Evans), Thursday (Roger Allam), and the gang now scattered across Oxfordshire, it takes a series of brutal crimes - including the death of a young schoolgirl, a fatal act of sabotage, a deadly campaign of gossip and rumor in a picturesque village and a murder at the Bodleian Library - to reunite them. Now joined by former adversary DCI Ronnie Box (Simon Harrison) and his sidekick DS Alan Jago (Richard Riddell), the gang must battle crime and corruption to finally solve their greatest challenge: the truth behind George Fancy's death.'
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COMING ON 7/16:
* Space: 1999 - The Complete Series (Shout! Factory)
$69.97 SRP DVD; $109.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: are in progress, and will be announced at a later date
-----Attention All Sections Alpha: Prepare For Transmission! From Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, the legendary masterminds behind Thunderbirds, comes the epic sci-fi series, Space: 1999! September 1999: A nuclear waste dump on the lunar surface unexpectedly detonates, blasting the Moon out of Earth's orbit and taking the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha on an unbelievable voyage of discovery and adventure. Under the command of John Koenig (Martin Landau), the Alphans hurtle through the stars, encountering fantastic worlds and beings in a universe where peril awaits at every turn. Together, Koenig and the Alphans face the ultimate challenge in the farthest reaches of space: survive...and find home. Also starring Barbara Bain as Dr. Helena Russell, Barry Morse as Victor Bergman, and Catherine Schell as Maya, Space: 1999 is a true classic of science fiction television, presented here in a deluxe box set with a galaxy's worth of special features that fans and newcomers alike will treasure. Strap yourselves in - the journey of a lifetime is about to begin! Plus, the first 500 Blu-ray orders from ShoutFactory will receive a limited edition Space 1999 Snow Globe, created exclusively for this release! This limited edition Space: 1999 Snow Globe features an Eagle Transporter landing on the Moon, and has a 4-inch circumference and sits on a 2-inch base.
NOTE: Another studio (A&E) has released complete series packages on DVD before, beginning in 2002; they also released the first season on Blu-ray in 2010. This is the first time in North America that the complete series will be available on Blu-ray Disc. As of this writing, Shout! Factory has NOT announced any plans to release the second (and final) season individually on Blu-ray format.
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COMING ON 7/23:
* Manifest - The Complete 1st Season (Warner)
$29.98 SRP DVD
Manifest: Season 1
-----When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five year...and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they're all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible. From Robert Zemeckis, Jack Rapke, Jeff Rake and Jackie Levine comes an emotionally rich, unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny.
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COMING ON 7/30:
* The Good Place - The Complete 3rd Season (Shout! Factory)
$19.99 SRP DVD
The Good Place: Season Three
EXTRAS: Extended Episodes, Audio Commentaries, Gag Reel, Visual Effects Reel
-----What On Earth? From creator Michael Schur (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation) comes a unique comedy about what makes a good person. The show follows Eleanor (Kristen Bell; Veronica Mars), Chidi (William Jackson Harper), Tahani (Jameela Jamil), and Jason (Manny Jacinto) - ordinary people who enter the afterlife, and thanks to some kind of error, find themselves in the Good Place instead of the Bad Place (which is definitely where they belong). At the end of Season 2, Michael (Ted Danson in an Emmy Award-nominated performance) and Janet (D'Arcy Carden) appeared in front of the Judge (Maya Rudolph, also Emmy-nominated) to argue that the humans may have been judged unfairly and deserve a second chance. With a snap of her fingers, the Judge sent the humans back to Earth, in a new timeline where they never died. Now, we get to see what the gang does with their new opportunity...
* Murdoch Mysteries - Season 12 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD; $59.99 SRP Blu-ray

-----Season twelve of the top-rated, internationally acclaimed series has Murdoch and Julia move into a new home...with new problems.
* Vidago Palace - Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD

-----Nominated for numerous European TV awards, this Portuguese-language romantic saga is set in 1936 at the opulent Vidago Palace hotel, a haven for Europe's elite from the Spanish Civil War erupting across the border. Young aristocrat Carlota is engaged to marry the wealthy César and save her family from bankruptcy, but when she falls for the son of the hotel's concierge, she must decide her destiny.


COMING ON 7/16:
* Garfield and Friends - Season 1 (PBS)
DVD
NOTE: this information comes from the VideoETA website; no pricing, box art or details were provided. This information has not been provided by the studio, and it may not be finalized yet, so could be subject to change.

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