The Americans’ Holly Taylor and genre veteran Paget Brewster are the biggest names in The Witch Files – a smarter than necessary tween horror-comedy that isn’t quite scary enough to be a scary movie, or funny enough to be a comedy.
It hits a kind of sweet spot in between that produces a few chills and a few laughs while creating a group of characters that find themselves in wish fulfillment situation that has less than desirable side effects.
Time-Life has collected lightning in a bottle with Robin Williams: Comic Genius – a 22-DVD collection of the best of Robin Williams.
His HBO specials; eleven of the best episodes of Mork & Mindy; his genius talk show appearances and more. Plus interviews with friends and fans – Billy Crystal, Pam Dawber, Jay Leno, Steve Martin and more.
Robin Williams: Comic Genius will be available exclusively at robinwilliams.com beginning September 25th.
While spending a dull detention together, an unlikely gathering of teenage girls discovers one of their group may possess supernatural powers. Intrigued, they follow her into the local woods, where they harness the ambient energy of witches who were persecuted there hundreds of years ago.
Directed by Kyle Rankin (Night of the Living Debs), The Witch Files stars Paget Brewster (Community, Criminal Minds), Holly Taylor (The Americans) and Greg Finley (The Secret Life of the American Teen).
The Witch Files will be available on Digital and DVD on October 9th.
Acorn DVD will release Kay Mellor’s critically acclaimed show (Rotten Tomatoes score: 100%) Girlfriends: Series 1 on home video on June 26th.
The six-part contemporary drama follows three friends struggling with the responsibilities that come with being a modern woman of a certain age – and stars an amazing trio of actors: Phyliss Logan, Miranda Richardson and Zoë Wannamaker.
Bonus content includes a behind-the-scenes featurette and cast panel at the Television Critics Association event.
Acorn DVD brings series 2 of the Australian medical dramedy The Heart Guy to home video on June 26th.
The show follows a charming and genius doctor (Rodger Corser, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Glitch) forced to return to his hometown and become a local doctor after his personal life spins out of control.
Gerry Anderson created – or co-created with his then wife Sylvia Anderson – a series of beloved TV shows like Mike Mercury: Supercar, Fireball XL-5, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. Not to mention live-action shows like Space: 1999, UFO and Space Precinct.
Now several rare Gerry Anderson productions – like his first never-before-seen puppet film Here Comes Kandy, The Investigator, and Space Police (which became the template for Space Precinct) have been collected for the MPI DVD release The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson.
The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson will be in stores on November 14th.
The three Ranma ½ theatrical films and eleven episode-length Original Video Adventures that followed the original gender-bending anime series are being released on home media as part of the Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection.
The Blu-ray release will also contain a 32-page booklet, and clean opening and ending credits. The DVD release will only have the clean opening and ending credits.
Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection will be in stores on September 19th.
Pokémon Advanced Complete Collection – forty episodes concluding one Pokémon era and starting another – is coming to home video on May 16th.
Pokémon Advanced is both the sixth season of the Pokémon animated series and the first season of Pokémon The Series: Ruby and Sapphire – in which Ash says farewell to his old friends and sets out on a journey with a new Trainer named May, and her brother Max.