Friday, December 6, 2019

Upcoming DVD Releases - January 2020


COMING ON 1/14/2020:
* MacGyver - Season 3 (Lionsgate)
$29.98 SRP DVD
-----In this third action-packed season, MacGyver leads his crack team on one high-risk mission after another, crisscrossing the globe to keep the world safe from harm - while using little more than bubble gum, a paper clip, and his unending supply of resourcefulness. 5-disc set.
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COMING ON 1/21/2020:
* Matlock - The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$144.99 SRP DVD
Matlock: The Complete Series
-----The one-and-only Andy Griffith stars in Matlock: The Complete Series. Both in the courtroom and out, no one matches the quick wit, Southern charm and killer instincts of legendary attorney Ben Matlock. This DVD collection includes all 178 episodes showcasing the mysteries that made Matlock a television classic. Helping the masterful lawyer solve his most intriguing cases over the years are a crew of clever colleagues, including daughter Leanne (Brynn Thayer), Conrad McMasters (Clarence Gilyard, Jr.), P.I. Cliff Lewis (Daniel Roebuck) and P.I. Jerri Stone (Carol Huston). Over nine seasons, riveting story lines and A-list guest stars prove that Matlock can captivate juries and audiences alike. Packed with guest star appearances: Dick Van Dyke ("The Dick Van Dyke Show," "Diagnosis: Murder"), Gail O' Grady ("American Dreams"), James McEachin("Perry Mason"), Scott Bakula ("NCIS: New Orleans"), Don Knotts ("The Andy Griffith Show"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Randy Travis ("Texas Rangers," "Touched by an Angel"), Milton Berle("Batman"), Terry O'Quinn ("Lost"), and more! Available in a new shelf-friendly complete series set -the collection includes 178 episodes from all 9 seasons on 52 discs.
NOTE: this is a re-release of a product originally put out in 2015, but which later went out-of-print.

COMING ON 1/14/2020:
* Veep - The Complete 7th and Final Season (HBO)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Character Retrospectives, Invitation to Set, Audio Commentaries; Digital Copy (Blu-ray exclusive)
-----Former vice president and onetime president Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is back on the campaign trail in the seventh and final season of the acclaimed HBO comedy series. As Selina woos uber-wealthy donors while navigating threats from primary challengers, including aide-turned-Congressman Jonah Ryan (Timothy C. Simons), her band of misfits is also back - save for Mike (Matt Walsh), who's been banished from Selina's orbit and now covers the Presidential campaign, having been replaced by ongoing nemesis in the press, reporter Leon West (Brian Huskey). Meanwhile, Amy (Anna Chlumsky) is figuring out how she feels about her pregnancy vis-a-vis Dan (Reid Scott), who seems unwillingly to give up his playboy ways for fatherhood. And rounding out the team are ever-faithful bagman Gary (Tony Hale), cantankerous Ben (Kevin Dunn), numbers-obsessed Kent (Gary Cole) and new staffer Richard (Sam Richardson).
* Veep - The Complete Series (HBO)
$112.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Character Retrospectives, Invitation to Set, Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes
-----The personal life and political career of Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), the Vice President and later President of the United States. Formerly a United States Senator from Maryland, Meyer campaigns for her party's nomination in the 2012 presidential election and is initially the front runner, but ultimately loses the nomination to Stuart Hughes. Meyer subsequently joins the Hughes ticket as his running mate and is elected Vice President. A 13-disc DVD boxed set includes all the episodes from Seasons 1 through 7.
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COMING ON 1/28/2020:
* Ballers - The Complete 5th and Final Season (HBO)
$19.98 SRP DVD

-----The Fifth Season finds Spencer (Dwayne Johnson) settling into retirement and reflecting on his past, when an offer that's too good to refuse comes his way and sends him back into the lion's den...this time as a team owner. In the wake of his split with Spencer, an ambitious Joe (Rob Corddry) gambles aggressively to make Sports X greater than ever with the help of his new partner, Lance (Russell Brand). Meanwhile, Ricky (John David Washington) has a startling setback that forces him to consider a new kind of future and tests his physical, mental and emotional resolve; Charles (Omar Miller) learns that being a general manager means getting your hands dirty; Vernon (Donovan W. Carter) shifts his focus to his love of professional gaming despite Reggie's (London Brown) wariness; and Jason (Troy Garity) decides to take his career to the next level. Throughout Season 5, Ballers continued to feature guest appearances from a host of sports stars and celebrities, including: Odell Beckham Jr., Alvin Kamara, DeAndre Hopkins, Von Miller, Jay Glazer, Quavo, Mark Schlereth, Melvin Gordon, Rick Fox, Randy Couture, Dante Fowler Jr., Derwin James, Malcom Jenkins and others.
* Ballers - The Complete Series (HBO)
$69.99 SRP DVD

-----7-disc DVD set features more than 1,300 minutes of action with every episode from Seasons 1 through 5.
COMING ON 1/7/2020:
* Big Little Lies - The Complete 2nd Season (HBO)
$29.98 SRP DVD; also coming on Blu-ray Disc via the Warner Archive
Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
EXTRAS: "The Lies Revealed: A. Conversation with the Cast" - Meryl Streep, Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern share laughs and mimosas as they look back at Season 2
-----On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling, as the "Monterey Five" - Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie - bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
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COMING ON 1/14/2020:
* Veep - The Complete 7th and Final Season (HBO)
DVD; Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Digital Copy (Blu-ray exclusive)
-----The complete seventh season of the TV series Veep. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Gary Cole, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Diedrich Bader, Patton Oswalt, Sam Richardson, Sufe Bradshaw, Dan Bakkedahl, Kevin Dunn, Hugh Laurie, Kathy Najimy, Winslow Corbett.
* Veep - The Complete Series (HBO)
DVD (no Blu-ray version has been indicated as of this writing)
-----The complete TV series Veep. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Matt Walsh, Gary Cole, Reid Scott, Timothy Simons, Diedrich Bader, Patton Oswalt, Sam Richardson, Sufe Bradshaw, Dan Bakkedahl, Kevin Dunn, Hugh Laurie, Kathy Najimy, Winslow Corbett.
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COMING ON 1/28/2020:
* Ballers - The Complete 5th and Final Season (HBO)
DVD (no Blu-ray version has been indicated as of this writing)
-----The complete fifth season of the TV series Ballers.
* Ballers - The Complete Series (HBO)
DVD (no Blu-ray version has been indicated as of this writing)
-----The complete TV series Ballers.


COMING ON 1/7/2020:
* Big Little Lies - The Complete 2nd Season (HBO)
$29.98 SRP DVD (no Blu-ray version has been indicated as of this writing)
Big Little Lies: The Complete Second Season (DVD)
-----On the surface, in the tranquil seaside town of Monterey, California, everything seems the same. The mothers continue to dote, the husbands support, the children remain adorable and the houses are just as beautiful. But the night of the school fundraiser changed all that, leaving the community reeling, as the "Monterey Five" - Madeline, Celeste, Jane, Renata and Bonnie - bond together to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives.
* The Cry - Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$34.99 SRP DVD
The Cry Series 1
-----Nominated for an International Emmy for Best Actress, Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) mesmerizes as young mother Joanna in this intense psychological thriller. Joanna and her partner, Alistair (Ewen Leslie; Top of the Lake), travel from Scotland to Australia with their infant son. Shortly after their arrival, tragedy strikes, setting off a disturbing chain of events that casts them into the public eye and changes their relationship forever.
"Packed with juicy hooks and shock revelations" (The Sydney Morning Herald), this taut miniseries adapted from the novel by Helen FitzGerald also stars Asher Keddie (Offspring), Alex Dimitriades (The Slap), Stella Gonet (The House of Eliott), and Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones).
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COMING ON 1/14/2020:
* Butterbean's Cafe - Let's Get Cooking! (Nickelodeon/Paramount)
DVD
EXTRAS: Includes 4 family friendly recipes inspired by the show
-----Step into the cafe and get cooking with the fairy best team in these 8 tasty tales! Help Butterbean outdo Ms. Marmalady with her yummy parfaits and tasty quiche. Assist Cricket with her first menu, and as she learns to pipe icing on cupcakes. See Dazzle run the cafe herself, and switch jobs with Poppy. Bake a little magic with Jasper, and help the Bean Team find Cookie the cat!
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COMING ON 1/28/2020:
* My Life is Murder - Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD
My Life is Murder Series 1
EXTRAS: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette; Animated Shorts
-----Award-winning actress Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars in this contemporary Australian mystery series as retired cop Alexa Crowe. But with her old boss (Bernard Curry; Once Upon a Time) regularly asking for her insight on cold cases, and a young police data-analyst (Ebony Vagulans; The Heart Guy) eager to be mentored = whether Alexa wants to or not - Alexa can't seem to stop solving crime. Tenacious and unapologetic, Alexa brings her dry wit and brash style as she contends with a suspicious death at a competitive cooking school, a murder in an exclusive cycling club, a woman who fell from the balcony of a male escort's apartment, a locked-room mystery, and more. Guest stars in this lighthearted detective drama include Danielle Cormack (Wentworth), Don Hany (East West 101), Magda Szubanski (Kath & Kim), Adrienne Pickering (Rake), and Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries).

COMING ON 1/14/2020:
* The Mindy Project - Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$54.98 SRP DVD; $74.98 SRP Blu-ray
The Mindy Project - Complete Series [Blu-ray]
-----Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) is a talented obstetrician navigating the tricky waters of her chaotic personal life as she pursues her dreams of becoming the perfect woman, finding happiness, and getting her perfect romantic comedy ending. Mindy shares a practice with three doctors, none of whom makes life any easier for her. There's Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina), whose on-again-off-again romance with Mindy keeps the office staff on their toes, Dr. Jeremy Reed (Ed Weeks), the office's managing partner and resident punching bag, and Dr. Peter Prentice (Adam Palley), a high-fiving former frat boy, who knows nothing about the opposite sex, but insists on doling out relationship advice to Mindy. Rounding out the ensemble is ex-con-turned-nurse Morgan Tookers (Ike Barinholtz), the gossipy Tamra (Xosha Roquemore), and the grumpy Beverly (Beth Grant). Now all 117 episodes across all 6 seasons are available on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time in a single complete series collection!
* Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic and Hogfather (Mill Creek)
$24.98 SRP Blu-ray
Terry Pratchett's The Color of Magic & Hogfather - Double Feature [Blu-ray]
EXTRAS: Digital Copy (redeem on MCE's new "movieSPREE!" service)
-----2-disc "Double Feature" set with two miniseries - TERRY PRATCHETT'S THE COLOR OF MAGIC: Inside a magical realm known as Discworld, a naive tourist (Sean Astin) is on holiday until a terrible fire breaks out, forcing him to flee along with an incompetent wizard (David Jason). Now, as the clueless pair set out on a magical journey across the disc, neither realizes that they are merely pawns in an elaborate board game being played by the Gods. After encountering a pair of barbarians, they take a trip to an inverted mountain housing dragons that only exist in imagination, survive a fall off the edge of the disc during a perilous visit to the country Krull, and attempt to beat the wizard's former classmate (Tim Curry) to a collection of eight spells that could save Discworld from total destruction. TERRY PRATCHETT'S HOGFATHER: it's the magical, menacing, wicked, and witty family story unlike anything else you could ever imagine. It's the holiday of Hogswatch, the night when kids anticipate presents from the beloved Hogfather. But someone wants the Hogfather out of the way. Now it's up to the most unlikely of heroes to get the holiday back on track.


COMING ON 1/4/2020:
* Krypton - The Complete 2nd & Final Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray
-----Season Two brings us back to a changed Kandor, locked in a battle over its freedom and its future. With Zod now in control, he's on a ruthless mission to rebuild Krypton according to his ideals, and to secure its future...by conquering the universe. Faced with a bleak outlook, Superman's ancestor, Seg-El, attempts to unite a dispersed group of resisters in an effort to defeat Zod, and restore hope to their beloved planet.
* Krypton - The Complete Series (Warner)
$44.98 SRP DVD; $54.97 SRP Blu-ray
-----Includes both seasons of Krypton. Krypton stars Cameron Cuffe (New Year's Eve), Georgina Campbell (One Night, Black Mirror), Shaun Sipos (Final Destination 2), Colin Salmon (Arrow), Ann Ogbomo (Wonder Woman, Justice League), Aaron Pierre (Britannia, The A Word), Rasmus Hardiker (Your Highness), Wallis Day (The Royals, Will), Hannah Waddingham (Game of Thrones) with Blake Ritson (Da Vinci's Demons, Indian Summers) and Ian McElhinney (Game of Thrones).

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