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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.