For this week’s batch of new releases, we’ve got everything from recent theatrical hits to TV season sets to obscurities once thought lost forever. You’ll love these offerings that are now available. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself!
DC League of Super-Pets (2022)
After numerous appearances on TV and in film, Krypto the Superdog (voiced by Dwayne Johnson)–Superman’s best friend–takes the lead in this fun-filled computer animated adventure. When the members of the Justice League are captured by sinister guinea pig Lulu (Kate McKinnon), Krypto recruits fellow super-powered pooch Ace (Kevin Hart), lightning-fast turtle Terrific Whatzit (Natasha Lyonne), size-changing pig PB (Vanessa Bayer), and electrokinetic red squirrel Chip (Diego Luna) to save the day.
Actress Julia (Maika Monroe) was already discomfited having uprooted for Bucharest in pursuit of her husband Francis’ (Karl Glusman) career…and then there were the reports of a serial killer menacing the city. As she begins to fixate on a creepy new neighbor (Burn Gorman) and his behaviors, her skeptical spouse and the authorities question who’s stalking whom…will it be too late if her unease is proved justified? Chloe Okuno’s effective suspenser also stars Gabriela Butuc, Madalina Anea.
Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty: The Complete First Season (2022)
When he acquired the Los Angeles Lakers in 1979, chemist-entrepreneur Jerry Buss (John C. Reilly) wanted to deliver spectacle as well as sport. With franchise icon GM Jerry West (Jason Clarke), elevated new coach Pat Riley (Adrien Brody), superstar center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Solomon Hughes), and heralded rookie guard Magic Johnson (Quincy Isiah), he’d do so for better than a decade. Adam McKay’s anticipated Showtime-era chronicle for HBO Max co-stars Jason Segel, Gaby Hoffman, Tracy Letts, Brett Cullen. 10 episodes on 3 discs.
Dead for a Dollar (2022)
For legendary bounty hunter Max Borlund (Christoph Waltz), the job sounded cut and dried–ride to New Mexico and free businessman’s wife Rachel Price (Rachel Brosnahan) from deserter and kidnapper Elijah Jones (Brandon Scott). He’d find her circumstances weren’t as described…and worse, he’d unexpectedly encounter Joe Cribbens (Willem Dafoe), the vengeful outlaw he once sent to prison. Sturdy sagebrush saga from Walter Hill co-stars Benjamin Bratt, Hamish Linklater, Guy Burnet.
The U.S. and the Holocaust (Ken Burns) (2022)
As the Nazi regime systematically killed six million European Jews over the first half of the ’40s, was America oblivious…or aware, but simply didn’t care? Neither answer’s correct, and this considered project from Ken Burns, Lynn Novick and Sarah Botstein takes a nuanced look at how Americans weighed one of history’s greatest humanitarian crises, and raises issues of how our politicians, press, and public should respond to those in the future. 6 hrs. on three discs.
Star Trek: Picard: Season 2 (2022)
Patrick Stewart reprises his role as legendary Starfleet officer Jean-Luc Picard in this exciting sci-fi adventure series that premiered on Paramount+ in 2020. Join Picard and his new crew–including scientist Agnes Jurati (Alison Pill), former first officer Raffi Musiker (Michelle Hurd), the roguish Cristobal Rios (Santiago Cabrera), and ex-Borg Seven of Nine (Jeri Ryan)–as they head out among the stars on a series of dangerous missions. With Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, and Brent Spiner. 10 episodes on 3 discs.
The Halloween 4K Collection: 1995-2002
Eight-disc set includes Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Halloween: H20 (1998), Halloween: Resurrection (2002) and plenty of bonus content.
Walker: Season Two (2021)
Having immersed himself in a nearly year-long undercover assignment following his wife’s murder, Texas Ranger Cordell Walker (Jared Padalecki) returns to regular duty. While attempting to rebuild his relationship with his teenage kids (Violet Brinson and Kale Culley), Walker and his new partner (Lindsey Morgan) take on some of the Lone Star State’s toughest cases. This CW reboot of the Chuck Norris series co-stars Molly Hagan, Keegan Allen, Coby Bell. 20 episodes on 5 discs.
Marine Carnival with The Munsters TV Cast (1965)
Long thought lost, this prime-time CBS travelogue special–shot and aired for a single time between the first and second season of “The Munsters”–followed our favorite frightening family as they piled into the Koach to visit Los Angeles’ then-popular oceanarium, Marineland of the Pacific. Hope they didn’t scare away the fish… Fred Gwynne, Yvonne De Carlo, Al Lewis, Pat Priest, Butch Patrick, and The New Christy Minstrels star.
Mr. Mayor: The Complete Series (2021)
Airing for two seasons from 2021-2022, this NBC sitcom from co-creator Tina Fey stars Ted Danson as wealthy, retired ad man Neil Bremer, who attempts to win back his teenage daughter’s (Kyla Kenedy) respect by running for mayor of Los Angeles. When he actually wins, Neil must get down to the business of governing, a task made all the more difficult by a deputy mayor (Holly Hunter) whose gunning for his job. With Vella Lovell, Mike Cabellon, Bobby Moynihan, Yedoye Travis. 19 episodes and a Christmas special on 2 discs.
Melrose Place: The Complete Series
A loosely connected “Beverly Hills, 90210” spin-off, this hit nighttime soap opera from Aaron Spelling aired on Fox from 1992-99 and chronicled the lives, loves, and careers of a group of young adults living in a swanky West Hollywood apartment complex. Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Doug Savant, Grant Show, Andrew Shue, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Laura Leighton, Daphne Zuniga, and Heather Locklear starred.
217 episodes on 54 discs.
Bel-Air: Season One (2022)
Bowing on Peacock in 2022, this played-straight dramatic re-imagining of Will Smith’s ’90s star-making sitcom casts Jabari Banks as the promising West Philly teen who, after getting into trouble with local gangbangers, finds himself shipped to the tony L.A. neighborhood to live with his prosperous aunt (Cassandra Freeman) and uncle (Adrian Holmes). Jimmy Akingbola, Olly Sholotan, Coco Jones, Akira Akbar, Simone Joy Jones, Jordan L. Jones also star. 10 episodes on 2 discs.
Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber (2022)
Trenchant miniseries take on Mike Isaac’s “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” from Showtime casts Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the ride-hailing app’s combative ex-CEO Travis Kalanick, from his bouts with Bay Area cab companies and courting venture capitalist Bill Gurley (Kyle Chandler) through the point within a decade where driver dissatisfaction and the toxicity of the corporate culture leveraged his ouster. Uma Thurman, Elisabeth Shue, Jon Bass, Kerry Bishé co-star; Quentin Tarantino narrates.
Into the Deep (2022)
Seaside vacationer Jess (Ella-Rae Smith) was sufficiently charmed by good-looking pickup Ben (Matthew Daddario) to come aboard his sailboat–and to be forgiving when she woke up to find them at sea. The good times would soon end, though, after they rescued unconscious jet-skier Lexie (Jessica Alexander)…who had a dark agenda leaving Jess unsure of who to trust. Gripping maritime mayhem also stars Nikkita Chadha, Jack Morris, Andrew Steele.
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