Friday, February 21, 2020

Upcoming DVD Releases - April 2020

* Cheers - The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
-----Wander in...pull up a stool...and make yourself at home "where everybody knows your name" with Cheers: The Complete Series, featuring all 270 episodes from 11 seasons, plus a host of exciting featurettes on 45 discs - with vivid picture and sound quality. Ted Danson stars as Sam Malone, former relief-pitcher for the Boston Red Sox turned sober saloon owner of a popular neighborhood spot. Add a colorful cast of co-stars (Shelley Long, Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, George Wendt, John Ratzenberger, Nicholas Colasanto, Woody Harrelson, and Kelsey Grammer) and you're all set to raise a glass to the legendary, 28-time Emmy Award -winning series GQ Magazine calls "pretty much perfect." Sam and the gang are back in this classic 45-disc collection featuring the hilarious episodes of the beloved sitcom named one of the "greatest television shows of all time" by TV Guide. The Emmy-Award winning Cheersin a new shelf-friendly complete series set with 270 episodes from all 11 seasons! Includes the highly rated 1.5 hour series finale PLUS a special that takes a look back on the show's finest moments.
NOTE: this is a re-release of a title original put out in 2015
* Dexter - The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
EXTRAS: Killer special features that include audio commentary; Dexter's Tool Kit; Exploring Dexter: An Inside Look; The Code of Harry; Inside the Writer's Room; Dexter: A Sit-down with Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow; Dexter: The End Begins, and more!
-----Dexter is a crime drama about Dexter Morgan, a man who leads a double life as an incredibly likeable forensics expert for the Miami Police Department and as an emotionless vigilante serial killer. Taught by his foster father to harness his lust for blood and killing, Dexter lives by his own strict moral code: he only kills murderers who can't otherwise be brought to justice. Dexter is a killer who grapples with fitting into society while, at the same time, he struggles with his inability to feel emotion. The irony of Dexter's life is that he works closely as a blood splatter analyst with the very people who hunt his kind: the homicide departments. Available in new, shelf-friendly packaging, this collection includes all 8 seasons and 96 episodes of Dexter on 32 discs! Starring Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Laruen Velez, David Zayas, and James Remar!
NOTE: this is a re-release of a title original put out in 2013
* The L Word - The Complete Series (Showtime/ViacomCBS)
-----THE L WORD: THE COMPLETE SERIES follows the lives and loves of a close-knit group of lesbians in Los Angeles, and the tight circle of friends and family that surround them. Featuring Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier, Marlee Matlin, Cybill Shepherd and Jane Lynch, THE L WORD introduced viewers to a world that had never been seen before on television, exploring the connections and relationships that expand the way we look at commitment, romance and love. Experience all six seasons of THE L WORD in this riveting 24-disc DVD collection of the groundbreaking, award-winning and eye-opening Showtime series. Available in a new shelf-friendly complete series set, this collection includes 70 episodes from all 6 seasons on 24 discs! All-star cast featuring Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner, Katherine Moennig, and Pam Grier
Guest-starring: Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess"), Jane Lynch ("Glee"), Holland Taylor (The Truman Show), Elizabeth Berkley ("Saved by the Bell"), Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Alan Cumming ("The Good Wife"), Dana Delaney ("Desperate Housewives"), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight), Bruce Davison (X-Men), Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Kelly McGillis (Top Gun), Eric Mabius("Ugly Betty"), and more!
NOTE: this is a re-release of a title original put out in 2011
* Criminal Minds - The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
EXTRAS: Table Reads, Featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reels,and much more!
-----CASE CLOSED. 15 Gripping Seasons. Over 300 Heart-Pounding Episodes. In Criminal Minds, the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit uses its team of brilliant agents to solve the country's most twisted mysteries and shocking murders. Over the course of 15 mind-bending seasons, the BAU braves the professional risks and personal costs of bringing killers to justice. This thrilling, acclaimed series boasts an A-list cast, including Joe Mantegna, Paget Brewster, Matthew Gray Gubler, A.J. Cook, Aisha Tyler, Kirsten Vangsness, Adam Rodriguez, Daniel Henney, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini, Damon Gupton, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Shemar Moore,Mandy Patinkin, and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Volatile standoffs. Gruesome threats. Heroic sacrifices. Each of the hundreds of cases collected here will keep you guessing from start to finish as the BAU races the clock to save lives and prove they're the best minds for the job.
* Criminal Minds - The 15th and Final Season (ViacomCBS)
Extras: Table Read of the Final Episode, Two Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes, and Deleted Scenes!
-----After years of life-or-death standoffs, tense showdowns, and confrontations with the most dangerous killers alive, the best and brightest of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit finally reach their last cases in their 15th and final season. As the BAU races againsttime to find their most cunning and vicious adversary yet - the murderous master of disguise, Chameleon (Michael Mosley) - they find closure in the ongoing drama of their personal lives, including David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler) and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness). Bring home the long-awaited answers and conclusions fans have been waiting for in this 3-disc set featuring the final 10 episodes of Criminal Minds.
* Looking For Alaska - Miniseries (ViacomCBS)
EXTRAS: 40 minutes of fan-centric bonus content, including 18 never-before-seen deleted scenes and two featurettes that incorporate an exclusive interview with John Green
-----LOOKING FOR ALASKA follows Miles "Pudge" Halter (Charlie Plummer) who is searching for a deeper perspective on life and decides to enroll at the boarding school Culver Creek Academy. He finds a loyal group of friends and falls in love with Alaska Young (Kristine Froseth). After an unexpected tragedy, the close group of friends tries to cope with everything they've been through and find some answers along the way. Based on author John Green's ("The Fault In Our Stars") award-winning first novel of the same name, LOOKING FOR ALASKA is a moving story of friendship, love and loss.
* SpongeBob SquarePants - Bikini Bottom Bash (Nickelodeon/ViacomCBS)
-----For he's a jolly good yellow! You're invited to the biggest Bikini Bottom celebration ever: SpongeBob's birthday! But it's a surprise, so SpongeBob and Patrick are going on a tour of the surface world while everyone else plans the birthday blowout below. Then, keep the good tides flowing as Bikini Bottom throws a wave of other parties. Catch some rays with SpongeBob and Patrick to get into the biggest bash in town, enjoy a girls' night in at Pearl's sleepover, raise the pineapple's roof at SpongeBob's house party, and celebrate the KrustyKrab's momentous eleventy-seventh anniversary! Let's par-tay! Single-disc item.

* Police Squad - The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$24.99 SRP Blu-ray

EXTRAS: Commentary Tracks, Gag Reel, Interview, Featurette, Casting Tests, and much more!
-----Join Detective Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) and Capt. Ed Hocken (Alan North) as they solve the toughest cases - full of all the sight-gags, puns, and non-sequiturs that made the series famous! Created by David Zucker, Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams, who gave us other classics such as Airplane! And The Naked Gun series.
NOTE: this Blu-ray title was previously released in DVD format in 2006
* Infinity Train - Book 1 (Warner)
$14.97 SRP DVD
EXTRAS: Animatics; Infinity Train Gallery; Commentary; The Mix of the Final Episode; The Train Documentaries
-----Join Tulip on a mind-bending journey aboard the mysterious Infinity Train, alongside her companions Atticus, the canine king of Corginia, and One-One, a robot with dueling personalities. With puzzles and perils awaiting them in every car, and the relentless Steward on their trail, will Tulip ever find a way off the train and return home? Created by Owen Dennis, former writer and storyboard artist from Regular Show.
* Arrow - The 8th And Final Season (Warner)
$24.98 SRP DVD; $29.98 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: The Best of DC TV's Comic-Con Panels San Diego 2019; Arrow: Hitting the Bullseye (Finale Night Special); Deleted Scenes; BLU-RAY EXCLUSIVES: Digital Copy; All Five Epic Episodes of the DC Crossover Event "Crisis on Infinite Earths" from Supergirl, Batwoman, The Flash, Arrow and DC's Legends of Tomorrow; BONUS DISC with Crisis Past and Present: Kevin Conroy Bat Legend; Crisis on Infinite Earths: The Architects Return; Crisis Past and Present - Superman vs. Superman; Characters in Crisis: Pariah; Crisis Management; Character in Crisis: The Anti-Monitor
-----Following the arrival of The Monitor, Oliver Queen left his home, his family, & his team behind to take on his most challenging battle yet, knowing the cost may be his life. But this time it's not just his city he's seeking to protect: it's the entire multiverse! Oliver's quest will send him on a journey where he is forced to confront the ultimate question: what is the true cost of being a hero?
* Arrow - The Complete Series (Warner)
$169.99 SRP DVD; $189.99 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: bonus material from the previous season sets are included, and the bonus disc included with "The 8th And Final Season" Blu-ray version is also included with the Blu-ray release of "The Complete Series."
-----After eight remarkable seasons, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC mark the end of an epic era. Get ready for nonstop action from start to finish! 38-disc DVD set; 31-disc Blu-ray set.

* Balthazar - Series 1 (RLJ/Acorn)
$39.99 SRP DVD
Balthazar Series 1
-----Suave, smart, and somewhat strange, Raphael Balthazar (Tomer Sisley) can make the dead speak like no one else. As a forensic pathologist in Paris, he works with no-nonsense chief inspector Helene Bach (Helene de Fougerolles) to solve the city's most disturbing crimes. But there's one case that continues to haunt him...the murder of his wife over a decade ago. 2 discs.

* Slings and Arrows - The Complete Collection (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD
Slings & Arrows The Complete Collection
-----Paul Gross (Due South) stars as Geoffrey Tennant, the passionate but unstable artistic director of the New Burbage Theatre Festival. Haunted by the ghost of his predecessor (Stephen Ouimette), he struggles to realize his creative vision while handling touchy actors, a jittery general manager (Mark McKinney), a pretentious guest director (Don McKellar) and his own tempestuous romance with the festival's leading lady (Martha Burns). The backstage bedlam mirrors the onstage angst as Geoffrey directs three of Shakespeare's masterpieces -- Hamlet, Macbeth and King Lear -- one in each season. Guest stars include Rachel McAdams (Wedding Crashers), Colm Feore (Chicago), Sarah Polley (Go, The Sweet Hereafter), and renowned Stratford Festival actor William Hutt in one of his last performances.
NOTE: this is a re-release of a title Acorn previously released on DVD in 2008
* The Heart Guy - Series 4 (RLJ/Acorn)
$59.99 SRP DVD
The Heart Guy Series 4
-----As the hit Australian dramedy returns, charming but egotistical heart surgeon Hugh Knight (Rodger Corser, Glitch, Rush) is flying high. After completing his probation, he has decided to stay in his rural hometown to raise his one-year-old daughter, Eliza, and the clinic he built with hospital head Penny (Hayley McElhinney, The Babadook) is about to partner with a wealthy sponsor. But the arrival of a beautiful, party-loving doctor threatens to tempt Hugh back into his old ways. On the home front, Hugh's brother, Matt (Ryan Johnson, Fairly Legal), is happily living with his girlfriend (Miranda Tapsell, Newton's Law), but things get awkward when his estranged wife (Nicole da Silva, Wentworth) returns to town-especially with his overbearing mother (Tina Bursill, Home and Away) trying to reunite the couple. As Hugh contends with the pressures of his job, his family, and his love life, will he be able to shape up and be the father Eliza needs?

* 30 Rock - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
$89.98 SRP DVD; $129.98 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Bonus Features include Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Gag Reels and more!
-----Tune in with 30 Rock The Complete Series - including every hilarious episode from this multi-award-winning hit series. From Executive Producer Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live) and created by and starring Emmy and Golden Globe winner Tina Fey, paired up with fellow Emmy and Golden Globe winner Alec Baldwin, as quirky TV writer Liz Lemon and conservative company executive Jack Donaghy, bound together by chaos, charisma and employment contracts! Together Jack and Liz preside over the everyday mayhem at a late-night variety show with no help from Liz's loose cannon stars Tracy Jordan (Tracy Morgan) and Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski) and hapless NBC page Kenneth Parcell (Jack McBrayer).

* Ultraman X - The Series & The Movie Combo Pack (Mill Creek)
$39.98 SRP Blu-ray
EXTRAS: Includes 8-Page Episode Guide; Digital Copy (redeem on MCE's new "movieSPREE!" service)
-----As Ultra Flares from the sun blanket the Earth, Spark Dolls that had been hidden underground and in the sea are turned into monsters. In order to deal with the sudden outbreak of invading aliens, humanity arms itself with machines of super science and forms the defensive team Xio. 15 years later... A member of Xio, OozoraDaichi, hears a mysterious voice while in combat against a monster. "Unite..." Just as Daichi is on the verge of being obliterated by the creature, he finds himself bathed in a radiant light.
NOTE: Japanese with English subtitles

* Madam Secretary - The 6th and Final Season (ViacomCBS)
$39.98 SRP DVD

-----SAVING HER BEST WORK FOR LAST. Information leaks. Drone warfare. International crises. Modern-day issues straight from the headlines are just another day in office for President Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni). Her experience got her elected, but now her intelligence will determine the success of her presidency, with the whole world watching - including her CIA operative husband Henry (Tim Daly), and staff members Russell Jackson (Željko Ivanek), Daisy Grant (Patina Miller), and Mike Barnow (Kevin Rahm), along with special guest stars like Golden Globe nominee Wentworth Miller ("Prison Break") as Senator Mark Hanson. Balancing leading the free world and defending her good name, McCord once again proves she's the right person for the job. Bring home every episode of Madam Secretary: The Final Season in this 3-disc collection and watch McCord make the tough calls...and make history while doing it.
* Madam Secretary - The Complete Series (ViacomCBS)
$89.98 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Includes special features from prior seasons: featurettes, photo gallery, launch promos, deleted & extended scenes on select episodes, sample episodes from other hit series ("The Good Fight" initial episode and "Bull" initial episode)!
-----WORLD-CLASS LEADER. With Dr. Elizabeth McCord (Téa Leoni), life is never politics as usual. As an ex-CIA analyst and political science professor turned Secretary of State, Madam Secretary handles international incidents and domestic challenges with confidence and composure. Her loving husband, CIA Agent Henry (Tim Daly), is her ideal partner, helping her weather both political storms and battles with parenthood. While acting as a steadfast advisor to President Conrad Dalton (Keith Carradine), McCord negotiates foreign affairs as readily as she navigates life with two teenagers. Along the way, she clashes and collaborates with White House personnel, including Chief of Staff Russell Jackson (Željko Ivanek), State Department insider Nadine Tolliver (Bebe Neuwirth) and Tolliver's successor, political strategist Kat Sandoval (Sara Ramirez). Dedicated to her country, her achievements culminate in her own run-up to the presidency. In all six seasons of this gripping drama, Madam Secretary is a force to be reckoned with.
* Underdog - The Complete Collector's Edition (Shout! Factory)
$49.97 SRP DVD

EXTRAS: Bonus Cartoons: Tooter Turtle And The Hunter; Featurette: "There's No Need To Fear...Underdog Is Here"; Interview With Underdog Co-Creator Joe Harris, Who Explains And Narrates A Never-Before-Seen Storyboard; Commentaries With Writer/Producer/Co-creator W. Watts Biggers, Voice Actor George S. Irving, Producer Treadwell Covington, And Animation Historian Mark Arnold
-----"There's No Need To Fear...The Complete Underdog Collection Is Here!" When the city is in trouble, humble and lovable Shoeshine Boy turns into his alter ego Underdog to stop a series of villains, including the evil Simon Bar Sinister and Riff Raff. And when TV reporter Sweet Polly Purebred finds herself in danger, no one but Underdog can save the day! Now you can enjoy the 1960s cartoon canine superhero in this complete collection that includes all three seasons of the classic series. Each of the nine discs features Underdog's greatest adventures, along with all of the original shorts from Go Go Gophers, Klondike Kat, and Commander McBragg. Get ready for hours of heroic fun!
NOTE: this item was originally released in 2012, but went out of print. Now the same studio, Shout! Factory, is re-releasing the 9-DVD set at a lower list price.

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