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.
The third season of The Blacklist is coming to home video (Blu-ray, DVD) on August 2nd.
Besides the death of Elizabeth Keen arc, the home video releases are notable for the uneven distribution of bonus material – only the Blu-ray gets episode commentaries, deleted and extended scenes and a pair of featurettes on the season’s stunts and villains.
Those of us still stuck in home video’s Bronze Age will have to settle for Outside the Box: Making The Blacklist Comic Book; All About Aram, and Red’s Gems: Favorite Lines from Season 3.
VIZ Media has released Pokémon: Johto League Champions – The Complete Collection on DVD – collecting all 52 epidoes on 6 DVDs. The set is priced at 49.95 for both the U.S. and Canada and is in stores now.
VIZ Media announces that the first season of Sailor Moon Crystal will come to home video on August 16th.
Sailor Moon Crystal Set One will be available as a limited Blu-ray /DVD Combo Pack as well as a standard DVD set. Pre-orders are being taken as of today. Follow the jump for a complete list of bonus material.
Alan Moore’s genuinely creepy/scary graphic novel, Batman: The Killing Joke, is one of the most devastating Batman/Joker tales ever told. In truth, the only way to adapt it for film or home video, is to accept that it’s a nasty piece of work and not try to soften it in any way.
Batman: The Killing Joke is WB Animation’s first R-rated movie, so it looks like they’ve done it right. Check out the deeply disturbing trailer after the jump.
If, like me, your appetite has been whetted by the fourth season premiere of BBC America’s Orphan Black and can’t wait to get the home video to find out what the creative was thinking as they put the season together, it will come as a pleasant surprise to learn that Orphan Black: Season Four will be available (in DVD and Blu-ray) on July 19th. Follow the jump for details.
And Doctor Who fans (where there’s a substantial overlap with Clone Club fans) will be pleased to know that seasons one and two of the new series will be coming out on Blu-ray in June and August, respectively.
Other titles coming up include: Thirteen, Moone Boy: The Complete Collection, Wallander: Season Four, DCI Banks: Season Four, Death in Paradise: Season Four, Silent Witness: Season Three and They Will Have To Kill Us First.
As the pandemic spreads, the crew of the U.S.S. Nathan James finds that there are many obstacles to both creating a cure and getting it to the right people. Too many of the survivors want to use it to gain world domination.
Half-Elvin Wil, Elvin Princess Amberle and Human Eretraia are on a quest to prevent an army of demons from destroying the world in The Shannara chronicles: Season One of MTV’s adaptation of Terry Brooks’ epic fantasy novels.
The Shannara Chronicles: Season One will be released on June 7th. Follow the jump for further details.
Maggie Smith turns in another outstanding performance in The Lady in the Van – based on Alan Bennett’s memoir about an eccentric elderly woman who “temporarily” parks her van in Mr. Bennett’s driveway and proceeds to live there for 15 years!
The Lady in the Van comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD on April 19th. Follow the jump for details.