Showtime’s ‘The Comey Rule’ Arriving on MOD DVD Oct. 27

Showtime’s two-part limited series “The Comey Rule” will be released on DVD Oct. 27 by CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment. The DVD will be manufactured on demand and will available  through Amazon and other online retailers.

Based on former FBI director James Comey’s book A Higher Loyalty, “The Comey Rule” recounts events surrounding the 2016 presidential election and its aftermath, and centers on the turbulent relationship between Comey (Jeff Daniels) and President Donald Trump (Brendan Gleeson), whose strikingly different personalities, ethics and loyalties put them on a collision course.

The cast also includes Holly Hunter, Michael Kelly, Jennifer Ehle, Jonathan

Banks and Oona Chaplin. “The Comey Rule” was adapted for the screen and directed by Billy Ray.

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Original ‘Mission: Impossible’ TV Series Coming to Blu-ray Nov. 17

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Mission: Impossible — The Original TV Series on Blu-ray Disc for the first time Nov. 17.

Starring Peter Graves, the 1966-73 series ran seven seasons and followed the Impossible Missions Force (IMF), is a government agency of spies assigned to do the most dangerous espionage missions.

Each episode starts with the famous tape-recorded message detailing the upcoming mission, from overthrowing corrupt leaders to exploiting dangerous crime lords.

The show’s 171 episodes will be spread across 46 discs.

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‘Penny Dreadful: City of Angels’ on DVD Sept. 29

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment will release Showtime’s Penny Dreadful: City of Angels — Season One on DVD Sept. 29.

The show stars Daniel Zovatto and Nathan Lane as detectives in Los Angeles in 1938 who explore a grim murder in an epic story that reflects the rich history of Los Angeles: from the building of the city’s first freeways and its deep traditions of Mexican-American folklore, to the dangerous espionage actions of the Third Reich and the rise of radio evangelism. Before long, Tiago and his family are grappling with powerful forces that threaten to tear them apart.

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The primary conflict involves the Mexican folklore deity, Santa Muerte, the caretaker of the dead and guide to the great beyond, and her spiritual sister, the demoness Magda (Natalie Dormer), who believes mankind is inherently evil and aims to prove her point.

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New Seasons of ‘Bull,’ ‘Magnum P.I.’ on DVD in September

Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS will release Magnum P.I. — Season Two on DVD Sept. 1, followed by Bull: Season Four on DVD Sept. 8.

A remake of the 1980s series, “Magnum P.I.” stars Jay Hernandez as Tom Magnum, an American hero and Navy SEAL returning from war who uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Oahu, Hawaii. Magnum lives in a guest cottage on Robin’s Nest, the luxurious estate where he works as a security consultant to supplement his P.I. business.

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“Bull” stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull, who uses his psychological skills and high-tech data to persuade attorneys, witnesses and juries. The drama is inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial-consulting firms of all time.

CBS Slates Season 10 of ‘Blue Bloods’ and Season 3 of ‘SEAL Team’ for DVD in August

Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS will release Blue Bloods: The Tenth Season on DVD Aug. 18, followed by SEAL Team: Season Three on DVD Aug. 25.

“Blue Bloods” is a drama about a multi-generational family of cops dedicated to New York City law enforcement. Tom Selleck stars as Frank Reagan, the New York police commissioner, who heads both the police force and the Reagan brood. He runs his department as diplomatically as he runs his family, even when dealing with the politics that plagued his unapologetically bold father, Henry, during his stint as chief.

“SEAL Team” is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions the United States can ask of them. David Boreanaz stars as Jason Hayes, the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence.

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Final Season of ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Among CBS July-August DVD Slate

CBS and Paramount Home Entertainment July 28 will release Hawaii Five-O: The Final Season on DVD.

The DVD set includes all 22 episodes of the 10th season of the remake of the classic police drama. The modern take deals with an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands’ sun-drenched beaches. The cast includes Alex O’Loughlin as Det. Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer turned cop; Scott Caan as Det. Danny “Danno” Williams, a relocated ex-New Jersey cop who is committed to keeping the islands safe for his children; Chi McBride as Capt. Lou Grover, who formerly headed Hawaii’s SWAT unit; Jorge Garcia as Jerry Ortega, the islands’ local conspiracy theorist; Meaghan Rath as Tani Rey, a bold, recent police academy graduate; Beulah Koale as Junior Reigns, a former SEAL who comes to McGarrett looking for a job; and Ian Anthony Dale as Adam Noshimuri, a friend with old ties to a deadly crime family.

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Due Aug. 4 on DVD is NCIS: Los Angeles — The Eleventh Season, containing all 22 episodes of the procedural. The show stars Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J as two agents of a division of NCIS who protect and seize criminals that threaten the nation’s security.

Aug. 11 sees the release of NCIS: New Orleans — The Sixth Season on DVD, with 20 episodes. The police procedural drama television series stars Scott Bakula as Special Agent Dwyane Pride and Lucas Black as Special Agent Christopher Lasalle.

‘Police Squad’ Coming to Blu-ray April 14

Paramount Home Entertainment and CBS Home Entertainment will release Police Squad: The Complete Series on Blu-ray Disc April 14.

The comedy series was created by David Zucker, Jim Abrahams and Jerry Zucker, the makers of the 1980 spoof film Airplane. A parody of police procedurals, “Police Squad” ran for six episodes on ABC in 1982, but went on to inspire the three “Naked Gun” films.

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The show stars Leslie Nielsen as Det. Frank Drebin, a role he would reprise in 1988’s The Naked Gun and its sequels. The cast also included Alan North as Capt. Hocken and Peter Lupus as Norberg (replaced by George Kennedy and O.J. Simpson, respectively, in the films), plus Ed Williams as the police forensic scientist, and William Duell as Johnny the Snitch. Guest stars included William Shatner, Tommy Lasorda and Florence Henderson.

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L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda asks Johnny the Snitch (William Duell) how to improve his pitching staff in a cameo on “Police Squad.”

‘Twin Peaks’ Blu-ray Megaset Due Dec. 10

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment Dec. 10 will release Twin Peaks: From Z to A, a new Blu-ray boxed set collecting every version of the franchise from creator David Lynch.

The boxed set will include both seasons of the 1990-91 original series on ABC, the 1992 Fire Walk With Me follow-up movie and the 2017 Showtime limited series, plus troves of extras for each. The set will be limited to 25,000 numbered copies worldwide, with international release dates to be announced later.

The packaging will feature an exterior adorned by a wraparound vista of Douglas Fir trees. Once opened, a depiction of the infamous Red Room is revealed with its brown and crème chevron floor and red curtains. Sitting in front of the red curtain will be an exclusive die-cut acrylic figure of Laura Palmer kissing Special Agent Dale Cooper. This acrylic figure comes inside a plastic display holder held in place by magnets. Fans will have the option of leaving the figure in place inside The Red Room environment or removing and displaying it elsewhere. The plastic holder can also serve as an easel to display individual images from The Red Room Gallery, a curated set of 5×5-inch printed cards depicting memorable moments in The Red Room. Each package will also contain an individually numbered collectible certificate.

Among the six hours of new bonus material will be behind-the-scenes vignettes from the limited-series; a rare newly-shot interview of Kyle MacLachlan and Sheryl Lee who sit with longtime David Lynch collaborator Kristine McKenna to look back at their body of work on “Twin Peaks” as well as Fire Walk With Me; a newly produced featurette that lets fans go “On the Couch” with Harry and Kimmy as Harry Goaz and Kimmy Robertson share fond “Twin Peaks” memories; and a compilation of full-length and unedited versions of many of The Roadhouse Bar musical performances from the limited series.

A special 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc will be included that features a new ultra-high def transfer overseen by David Lynch of both versions of the 1990 “Twin Peaks” pilot, as well as “Part 8” of the limited series.

Twin Peaks: From Z to A will also include all existing special features from the previous releases of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery (including “The Missing Pieces” deleted scenes from the movie) and Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series, culminating in more than 20 total hours of new and existing special feature content.

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Oct. 15, CBS and Paramount will release Twin Peaks: The Television Collection on Blu-ray and DVD, collecting for the first time all three seasons (ABC and Showtime) in one package, plus previously released bonus material.

 

‘Star Trek’ Picard Collection Blu-ray Coming Oct. 15

With CBS All Access preparing to debut the new series “Star Trek: Picard” in 2020, a new Blu-ray collection will revisit some of the previous adventures of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard, played by Patrick Stewart.

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment Oct. 15 will release Star Trek: Picard Movie & TV Collection on Blu-ray with a 16-page exclusive comic book from IDW Publishing.

“Star Trek: The Next Generation”

The six-disc collection includes the movie versions of the two-part “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episodes “The Best of Both Worlds” and “Chain of Command,” plus the four theatrically released films featuring the “TNG” cast: Generations, First Contact, Insurrection and Nemesis.

The discs will include more than 10 hours of previously released bonus material.

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The comic book, called “Sky’s the Limit,” will feature an original story inspired by the franchise.

The Blu-ray collection will also be released internationally Oct. 21 in the United Kingdom, Oct. 23 in Australia and Nov. 7 in Germany.

The TV episodes include English 7.1 DTS-HD master audio and stereo surround. The films are offered with 5.1 Dolby sound.

‘Brady Bunch’ Celebrates 50 Years With Comprehensive DVD Collection June 4

CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment will mark the 50th anniversary of “The Brady Bunch” with a new DVD boxed set containing almost every “Brady” TV show and movie spinoff.

The Brady Bunch: 50th Anniversary TV & Movie Collection arrives June 4 as a 31-disc set and includes The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series, The Brady Kids: The Complete Animated Series, the complete runs of spinoffs “The Brady Brides” and “The Bradys,” the TV movie A Very Brady Christmas, the 1995 theatrical remake The Brady Bunch Movie and its two sequels, and the behind-the-scenes docudrama Growing Up Brady.

Created by Sherwood Schwartz, “The Brady Bunch” told the story of a family brought together when a woman with three daughters married a man with three sons. The sitcom premiered on ABC on Sept. 26, 1969 and ran for five seasons, comprising 117 episodes.

The animated spinoff “The Brady Kids” ran for 22 episodes on ABC in 1972 and 1973. Produced by Filmation, the series unsurprisingly featured the whacky adventures of the Brady children.

“The Brady Brides” was a spinoff that ran on NBC in 1981, featuring the lives of newlyweds Jan and Marcia and their husbands, who agreed to live together to save money. The series began with a reunion movie, The Brady Girls Get Married, which is presented on disc in its TV movie format (it was broken up into four sitcom episodes in its initial airing), and was followed by six additional episodes. Incidentally, this TV movie is the only time the original cast reunited in its entirety after the original series ended (subsequent reunions featured at least one of the Brady daughters replaced with a different actress).

The Bradys next reunited in the 1988 CBS reunion TV movie A Very Brady Christmas, which proved popular enough to warrant a spinoff called “The Bradys,” which ran for six episodes in 1990 in an hourlong drama format.

The 50th anniversary collection represents the first DVD releases for “The Brady Brides” and “The Bradys.” The “Brady Brides” disc includes a “Move It” sales presentation.

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The 1995 theatrical adaptation The Brady Bunch Movie, featuring a new cast with cameos by original cast members, spoofed the show by transplanting the family into the 1990s, though they acted as if it were still the 1970s. It was followed by the theatrically released A Very Brady Sequel in 1996 and the TV movie The Brady Bunch in the White House in 2002.

Finally, the collection includes Growing Up Brady, a 2000 NBC TV movie based on the book of the same name by Barry Williams, who played Greg on the show. The movie chronicles some behind-the-scenes stories about the creation of the show and its run. It featured Adam Brody as Williams, and future “The Big Bang Theory” star Kaley Cuoco as Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia.

The collection does not include the infamous “The Brady Bunch Hour,” a nine-episode ABC series that ran in 1976 and 1977 and starred most of the original cast in character hosting a variety show (needless to say, it is not considered part of the “Brady” canon). The replacement of Eve Plumb as Jan with a different actress was famously spoofed in the “Spin-Off Showcase” episode of “The Simpsons.”