HBO Series ‘Winning Time’ Arriving on Blu-ray and DVD Oct. 4

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty — The Complete First Season on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Oct. 4.

The HBO original series is based on the book Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s by Jeff Pearlman, and focuses on the 1979-80 championship season, as Jerry Buss (John C. Reilly) buys the team and drafts Magic Johnson (Quincy Isaiah). The cast also includes Jason Clarke as Jerry West, Adrien Brody as Pat Riley, Gaby Hoffmann as Claire Rothman, Tracy Letts as Jack McKinney, Jason Segel as Paul Westhead, Julianne Nicholson as Cranny McKinney, Hadley Robinson as Jeanie Buss, DeVaughn Nixon as Norm Nixon, Solomon Hughes as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tamera Tomakili as Earleatha “Cookie” Kelly, Brett Cullen as Bill Sharman, Stephen Adly Guirgis as Frank Mariani, Spencer Garrett as Chick Hearn, Sarah Ramos as Cheryl Pistono, Molly Gordon as Linda Zafrani, Joey Brooks as Lon Rosen, Delante Desouza as Michael Cooper, Jimel Atkins as Jamaal Wilkes, Austin Aaron as Mark Landsberger, Jon Young as Brad Holland, with Rob Morgan as Earvin Johnson Sr. and Sally Field as Jessie Buss.

The show is also available for digital purchase and streaming on HBO Max. The series has been renewed for a second season.

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The Blu-ray and DVD of season one includes all 10 episodes, plus “The Forum” discussions with the cast and producers for each episode, and several “Winning Time” behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Invitation to Set,” “Set Tour,” “Changing the Game,” “Training Time” and “The Craft,” the latter focused on writer and executive producer Rodney Barnes, production designer Richard Toyon, and set designer Argya Sadan. A digital copy of the season is included with the Blu-ray. 

“Winning Time”

Docuseries ‘They Call Me Magic’ Streaming on Apple TV+ April 22

They Call Me Magic, a four-part documentary series that takes a look into the life and career of Earvin “Magic” Johnson, will premiere April 22 on Apple TV+.

They Call Me Magic offers a rare glimpse into the  story of Johnson, who left his mark on history through his work — both on and off the court — and continues to impact our culture today.

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The docuseries explores Johnson’s journey from being the face of the Los Angeles Lakers and cementing himself as an all-time NBA legend, to changing the conversation around HIV and transforming into a successful entrepreneur and community activist. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Mich., to becoming the global force he is today, They Call Me Magic features intimate interviews with Magic, his family, and an all-star lineup.

Apple TV+ Scores Docuseries on Magic Johnson

Apple TV+ has picked up a documentary  series that will chronicle the life and career of two-time NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

A New Slate Ventures and XTR Production, the four-part docuseries will explore the accomplishments and global impact of Johnson’s life, both on and off the court. From his humble beginnings in Lansing, Mich., to becoming a five-time NBA champion with the Los Angeles Lakers, he changed the conversation around HIV and transcended into a community activist and successful entrepreneur. Featuring never-before-seen footage and interviews with Magic, powerhouses from business and politics, and those in his inner circle, the series will offer an unprecedented look at one of sport’s all-time greats.

Directed by Rick Famuyiwa (“Dope”) with editor Dirk Westervelt (“Ford v. Ferrari”) and cinematographer Rachel Morrison (Black Panther), the docuseries is produced for Apple by XTR and New Slate Ventures, and produced in association with H.Wood Media and Delirio Films.

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