January 8, 2019
HBO Home Entertainment has announced a slate of DVDs and digital downloads coming in January.
HBO Jan. 7 released the first season of “Camping” for digital download. The show stars Jennifer Garner and David Tennant as Kathryn and Walt, a not-so-happily married couple whose meticulously planned outdoor trip is derailed by uninvited guests and forces of nature.
Due for digital download Jan. 14 is the eight-part miniseries My Brilliant Friend, adapted from the first book in Elena Ferrante’s “Neapolitan Novels.” The drama follows Elena Greco, a now-elderly woman and author who discovers the most important friend in her life disappeared and starts writing the story of their tempestuous friendship. Includes the featurettes “The Making of My Brilliant Friend” and “Invitation to the Set.”
Also due Jan. 14 for digital download is the stand-up comedy special Pete Holmes: Dirty Clean.
Available Jan. 21 for digital download will be Room 104: Season 2 and Icebox. “Room 104” is an anthology series from Jay and Mark Duplass that peeks inside a room at an average American corporate motel, exploring the stories of the characters who pass through it on any given night. Icebox tells the story of Óscar (Anthony Gonzalez), a 12-year-old Honduran boy forced to flee his home and seek asylum in the United States, only to find himself trapped in the U.S. immigration system.
HBO will release Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind for digital Download Jan. 21 and DVD Jan. 22. The documentary explores’ Williams’ life through his own words, celebrating what he brought to comedy and to the culture at large, from the wild days of late-1970s L.A. to his death in 2014.
Due for digital download Jan. 28 is Mike Judge Presents: Tales from the Tour Bus — Season 2, chronicling the exploits of legendary music artists, including James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Rick James and others.
Coming Jan. 29 is Ballers: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson stars in this series as a retired football superstar trying to reinvent himself as a financial manager for current players in sun-soaked Miami. After refusing to compromise his principles by joining an alliance with the filthy-rich Anderson brothers to move a football franchise to Las Vegas, Spencer and his partner Joe set out to expand their foothold in the client-management business, weighing an opportunity to purchase an extreme-sports company.
Also due Jan. 29 on Blu-ray and DVD is Crashing: The Complete Second Season, starring Pete Holmes and loosely inspired by Holmes’ personal experiences in stand-up comedy. Extras include “Invitation to the Set” and “The Secrets of Roasting” featurettes.