Are you looking for the latest blockbusters and the latest seasons of TV classics? You are in luck! Television season sets dominate this week’s new offerings–including a mix of contemporary favorites and beloved shows from yesteryear. There’s also an assortment of recent movies making their home video debuts. What are you looking forward to checking out? Here’s some suggestions!
Based on actual events, this supernatural chiller follows seminary student Michael (Colin O’Donoghue) as he is sent to the Vatican to study exorcisms. Although he is skeptical about the practice in general, his opinion soon changes when he begins working with Father Lucas (Anthony Hopkins). Together, the men encounter an evil force so terrifying and powerful that their lives-and faith-are forever changed. With Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, Rutger Hauer.
The world of TV was never the same once Queens factory worker Archie Bunker opened his mouth to complain about minorities, hippies, feminists and anyone else who disagreed with him. Norman Lear’s groundbreaking sitcom, which won several Emmys during its 1970-1979 run, starred Carroll O’Connor as Archie, Jean Stapleton as long-suffering wife Edith, Sally Struthers as daughter Gloria, and Rob Reiner as long-haired, left-wing son-in-law Mike. All 27 episodes from season nine-including “Little Miss Bunker,” “Edith vs. The Bank,” “Stephanie and the Crime Wave,” “The Family Next Door,” and the final episode “Too Good Edith”-are featured in a three-disc set.
This set features the Bionic Woman fighting Bigfoot. That’s reason enough to buy it.
Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) is a young CIA recruit who is unexpectedly promoted to field agent before her training is complete. With the help of Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham), a blind operative who acts as her mentor, Annie deals with all manner of national security issues while keeping her job a secret from her family and friends. Kari Matchett, Anne Dudek, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Peter Gallagher co-star in this slick spy series. All 11 episodes from the debut season-including the “Pilot,” “South Bend Suarez,” “Communication Breakdown,” “Fool in the Rain,” and “When the Levee Breaks”-are featured in a three-disc set.
Djimon Hounsou stars as a hardened and emotionally detached mercenary who’s hired to eliminate the members of a sex-trafficking operation in Thailand by a mysterious father whose daughter was kidnapped and killed by the thugs. What starts as just another job for Hounsou gets complicated when he meets a 14-year-old girl who touches his heart, gets caught between two rival gangs, and begins to question his trust in his arms dealer (Kevin Bacon).
Debuting in 2008, this taut crime drama chronicles the exploits of the Strategic Response Unit, an elite police squad that deals with everything from hostage rescue and bomb threats to gang violence and teen suicide. While highly trained in the use of deadly weapons and tactics, the SRU’s greatest strength is often its officers’ intuition and quick-thinking. Enrico Colantoni, Hugh Dillon, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau star. All 16 episodes from season three-including “One Wrong Move,” “Coming to You Live,” “Behind the Blue Line,” “Follow the Leader,” and “Acceptable Risk”-are featured in a four-disc set.
Jason Statham steps into Charles Bronson‘s shoes in this loose remake of the 1972 actioner. After reluctantly carrying out a hit on his longtime friend and mentor (Donald Sutherland), a skilled professional killer (Statham) begins teaching the man’s son (Ben Foster) the tricks of his deadly trade. The pair makes a formidable team, but will the pupil turn on the teacher when he learns the truth about his father’s death? With Tony Goldwyn, Jeff Chase, Mini Anden.
In the tradition of Single White Female comes this taut suspenser about Rebecca (Leighton Meester), a college student who develops a strange attachment to her new roommate, Sara (Minka Kelly). But Rebecca’s possessive behavior quickly turns into full-blown obsession as she begins terrorizing Sara’s friends, sabotaging her relationship with her new boyfriend, and turning to violence in an effort to keep her “friend” all to herself. With Cam Gigandet, Danneel Harris.
Wrongly blamed for the death of a patient, New York City ER doc Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) packs up and moves to the Hamptons. When he saves the life of a wealthy supermodel during a swanky party, Hank becomes a physician-for-hire to the rich and powerful while trying to find the time to also help the less fortunate with their medical needs. Paulo Costanzo, Jill Flint, Reshma Shetty also star in this quirky comedy series. All 18 second-season episodes-including “Spasticity,” “Medusa,” “The Hankover,” “Big Whoop,” and “Listen to the Music”-are featured in a four-disc set.
When an unexplained blackout unexpectedly strikes Detroit, the city becomes consumed by fear. The next morning, a disparate group of strangers learns that the rest of the Motor City’s population has vanished. Taking shelter in a rundown bar, they discover that darkness and strange whispering shadows surround them…and they may not be able to escape. Compelling apocalyptic thriller stars Hayden Christensen, Thandie Newton, John Leguizamo.
Based loosely on Owen Wister’s 1902 novel set in the 19th century, this popular 1962-63 western drama was notable for pioneering a format of 90-minute installments. The series chronicled the exploits of those working ranch land in Medicine Bow, Wyoming-including the title character (James Drury), and subsequent owners Judge Henry Garth (Lee J. Cobb), and the Grainger Brothers (Charles Bickford, John McIntire). With Roberta Stone, Jeanette Nolan. All 30 episodes from season four-including “The Brothers,” “Ring of Silence,” “The Laramie Road,” “That Saunders Woman,” and “The Mark of a Man”-are featured in a 10-disc set.
One of TV’s most beloved westerns, “Wagon Train” aired on NBC and then ABC from 1957-1965 and followed a band of settlers travelling from Missouri to California. Along with a bevy of guest stars, Ward Bond played wagonmaster Seth Adams and Robert Horton was scout Flint McCullough, succeeded by John McIntire as Chris Hale and Robert Fuller as Cooper Smith. All 37 episodes from season three-including “The Stagecoach Story,” “The Elizabeth McQueeney Story” (guest starring Bette Davis), “The St. Nicholas Story,” the two-part “On Trial for Murder,” and “The Shad Bennington Story”-are featured in a 10-disc set.
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