As the song goes, “Oh a happy day. Oh, happy day!” One of my dream 4K UHD releases was announced today – The Wizard of Oz is getting a 4K UHD Release on Digital and 4K UHD Combo Pack on October 29th! There’s nothing about the BS 2 week window, so I’m hoping this truly will be both formats will release on the same day. I’m so tired of having to wait 2 weeks for the physical release.
Beyond the fact that The Wizard of OZ is probably in my top 4 favorite films of all time, it’s also very colorful and had frame by frame restoration done a few years ago and already looks fantastic on Blu-ray so it should look stunning in 4K HDR. Also of note, it will support Dolby Vision HDR. This time they are using an 8K, 16 bit scan. Wow. All of this goodness is going to come at an astounding $42 price tag. Really Warner Home Video? This better be a glorious full screen presentation.
I love me some Gotham. It’s a messy show that’s hard to defend, but that’s precisely why I like it. Can people stop whining about the fact that Batman isn’t in it and accept that this is an elseworld’s version of Gotham and has nothing to do with “canon?” Whatever “canon” even means these days.
I wasn’t as enamored with this season of Supergirl as I was last year. After a strong start, I thought this years theme of literal “alienation,” got a bit tired. However I still love the cast and its upbeat tone is a refreshing change from all the other overly serious Superhero shows. Gotham: The Complete Third Season arrives on Blu-ray & DVD starting August 29, 2017 and Supergirl: The Complete Second Season comes to Blu-ray & DVD on August 22, 2017. Where are my 4K TV Season releases? Gah. That’s right, I’m never satisfied.
The folks at Warner Home Entertainment are working overtime. We have release dates and info on upcoming Blu-ray releases from The Flash, DC Legends of Tomorrow and my surprise favorite show of the season Riverdale – no digital copy? come on!. Riverdale had a terrible pilot, but there’s something about that show that really sucked me in and became one of the big surprises of last season. The Flash hits the streets September 5th, while DC Legends of Tomorrow and Riverdale hits August 15th. Details on all 3 releases after the jump.
When A&E canceled Longmire the outcry was sufficient for Netflix to pick up the series – where it got even better! Episodes are longer, even more nuanced and the characters even more fully explored over the course of some of the most interesting cases ever.
The fourth season DVD set has no featurettes – not even the token behind the scenes stuff that appeared on the previous three DVD sets. As such, the season stands on its own – and it stands tall!
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season – All Over the Map!
The first season of DC’s Lends of Tomorrow took heroes and villains from The CW’s Arrow and The Flash, added a couple of reincarnated heroes and threw in an immortal villain and promptly became the goofiest superhero show on TV.
Supergirl’s first season was a bubble show on CBS which is a shame because the show’s first season was pretty great fun and deserved better – as the DVD set of the first season shows.
Executive Produced by Greg Berlanti, Ali Adler, Andrew Kreisberg and Sarah Schecter, Supergirl is a blue skies superhero show – achieving a feel not unlike The CW’s The Flash (a Good Thing since the show moves to The CW for season two).
With the CHiPs film adaptation – starring Michael Peña as Francis ‘Ponch’ Poncherello and Dax Shepard and Jon Baker – due in later this year, the time is right to check out the originals from the NBC series that ran from 1977-1983.
Warner Home Video is releasing CHiPs: The Complete Fourth Season on March 14th. Follow the jump for the details.
The Flash: The Complete First Season is a welcome addition to the library of TV and movie superhero adventures. The (not surprisingly) fast-paced series was well received by critics, fanboys/girls and the general audience with equal enthusiasm.
The DVD/Blu-Ray sets provide a lovely package combining the show’s first 22 episodes and over three hours of special features.
At the end of the third season of Person of Interest, we found ourselves watching a declaration of war between two artificial intelligences – The Machine and Samaritan – and the leads of the series becoming what might be the only patch of resistance to Greer (who so reminds me of The X-Files’ Cancer Man) and Samaritan’s taking over North America (and, maybe, the world).
Season Four finds Team Machine mostly utilizing aliases that take advantage of a bit backdoor software identity protection that was slipped into Samaritan – but overall, the season is a few different kinds of warfare – AI vs. AI; Team Machine/Finch vs. Team Samaritan/Greer; Greer vs. Control, and the Brotherhood vs. Elias. It’s the most complex season yet and watching the entirety of it back-to-back is a delight – even if the wars on so many levels lead to casualties.
One of the things that surprised me the most over the last few months is how much I really enjoyed iZombie it’s a quirky and fun show that I like to call Veronica Mars pt 2, only with Zombies. Why not, it is produced by Rob Thomas. If you appreciate the humor and style of Mars, Zombie is for you. Unfortunately I didn’t get to watch the last 4 episodes because my crappy cable company was out for almost a month. Season 1 comes to DVD, September 29th. Really, Warner Home Video? Where the heck the Blu-ray/Digital copy version?
I understand why television studios put their TV Season sets out in the fall instead of the summer like they used to, I don’t like it! Give it to me now dammit! Warner Home video just announced The Flash Season 1 and Arrow Season 3 come to our beloved Blu-ray this September. So if you are keeping track Gotham S1, Flash S1, and Arrow S3 are all coming in September. Warner home video generally packs their Blu-rays with tons of cool stuff, so these should be well worth picking up. All three sets also include Digital Copies. One of my biggest peeves is when studios don’t include them.