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Sherlock: Season Four – The Brilliant Outweighs The Awful!

The return of Sherlock after an absence of two years – not counting the one-off The Abominable Bride – set audience records then dropped off precipitously. Of its three 90-minute episodes, one was brilliant, one was much better than the average mystery/procedural and the final had great moments but also a number of obvious flaws.

If you binge all three episodes, though, it is easily apparent that Sherlock’s worst was better than most shows’ best – as the fourth season DVD set shows. Plus there’s two hours of pretty darned decent bonus material.

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Home Video: There’s Two New Whos For 2017!

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Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio: Matt Lucas as Nardole, Charity Wakefield as Lucy, Justin Chatwin as The Ghost and Peter Capaldi as The Doctor

BBC Home Entertainment is releasing two new Doctor Who Adventures early in 2017 – Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio and Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks. Both adventures will be available in Blu-ray and DVD.

Doctor Who: The Return of Dr. Mysterio is this year’s Christmas special featuring Peter Capaldi as Doctor Twelve, while Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks is the animated recreation of the first adventure of Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor (we gave the televised run an B+).

Also from BBC Home Entertainment in the first quarter of 2017: Blood of the Vikings: First Blood; Shetland: Season Three; Doctor Blake Mysteries: Season Three; Mrs. Bradley Mysteries; Porridge; Spy in the Wild: Part One; London Road; Elizabeth at 90; Arthur: King of the Britons, and Wild Africa/Tiny Giants 4K UHD.

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VIZ Media Unleashes Two Pokémon Collections for December!

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Pokémon fans have two new home video collections to look forward to – Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Collection and Pokémon the Series: X·Y Kaloes Quest DVD Set 2.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Collection is a Blu-ray steelbook collection of four movies: The Rise of Darkrai, Giratina and the Sky Warrior, Arceus and the Jewel of Life, and Zoroark: Master of Illusions.

Pokémon the Series: X·Y Kaloes Quest DVD Set 2 collects the second season of the popular XY series.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Collection is available now; Pokémon the Series: X·Y Kaloes Quest DVD Set 2 will be released on December 13th. Follow the jump for details.

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BBC Home Entertainment Releases New Gift Sets For 2016 Holiday Season!

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Whether you, or someone you know, loves William Shakespeare, The Doctor, Swedish detective Kurt Wallander or Douglas Adams’ Girk Gently, BBC Home Entertainment has a DVD or Blu-ray set for you.

Just in time for the holidays, the company is releasing several gift sets that cover all your bases, including The BBC Shakespeare 400th Anniversary Gift Set, Wallander: The Complete Collection, Wild Africa/Tiny Giants Ultra High-Definition, the original Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and more.

Read on for the complete list.

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It’s Not Paranoia If… Trailer: If There’s a Hell Below!

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A journalist looking for a juicy story; an NSA employee with a juicy story to leak. Someone knows they’re meeting.

If There’s a Hell Below is the latest low-fi thriller from Dark Sky Films. It will be available on home video on December 6th. Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Record Setting Sausage Party Comes To Home Video!

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The story of a Frank, a hot dog who learns the awful truth about the religion believed by the groceries in a supermarket, is one of the funniest films of the year (we gave the film a B+).

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s Sausage Party – the highest grossing R-rated animated film ever – is coming to home video on November 8th.

To check out the bonus features to be found on the 4K, Blu-ray and DVD releases, read on.

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VIZ Media Releasing Naruto Shippunden DVD Set 28 – Shadow of the Anbu!

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Years before he became Naruto’s teacher, Kakashi, must deal with loss while investigating illegal genetic experimentation.

The Naruto Shippenden story arc Shadow of the Anbu comes to DVD on October 4th, with the release of Naruto Shippunden Set 28. Details follow the break.

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One Nation Under Trump – His Rise To Political Stardom!

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Just in time for the election, MVD Entertainment Group is releasing a documentary that takes ‘a balanced examination of the most talked about presidential candidate in history.’

One Nation Under Trump will available on VOD on October 10th and on DVD on November 8th. Read on for details.

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Clea DuVall’s Directorial Debut, The Intervention, Comes To Home Video In November!

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Actor Clea DuVall makes her directorial debut with The Intervention, in which a group of friends – under the guise of getting together for a fun weekend – attempt a ‘marriage intervention’ to persuade Ruby and Peter to divorce.

Things do not go precisely as planned.

Sundance sensation The Intervention will be released on DVD on November 29th. Read on for details.

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Longmire: The complete Fourth Season: Walt Longmire’s Two-Front War Comes To Home Video!

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Season Four of Longmire found Sheriff Walt Longmire dealing with problems presented by the new casino on the Reservation and a missing deputy.

Walt Longmire: The Complete Fourth Season will be avaible on DVD on September 13th. Warner Archive will offer the fourth season set on Blu-ray and digital HD via online retailers – also beginning September 13th.

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Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1: Classic Anime Reboot Now Available!

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Sailor Moon Crystal Set 1 re-introduces us to Usagi Tsukino, the awkward schoolgirl who is destined for greatness as Sailor Moon – guardian of justice and the Legendary Silver Crystal.

Her arrival comes as Tokyo is under threat by the forces of Queen Metalia – though Usagi won’t have to face them alone: other Sailor guardians are awakening, too.

Sailor Moon Crystal contains the first 14 episodes of the popular anime series and comes in three formats: Limited Edition Dlu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, Standard DVD, and Standard Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack. Follow the jump for details.

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