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Forces of Geek 2021 Holiday Gift Guide: DVDs & Blu-rays

The Original Christmas Specials Collection – Limited Edition Steelbook

‘Tis the season to enjoy the timeless holiday classics in The Original Christmas Specials Collection featuring five unforgettable stories. Produced by Rankin/Bass, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town and The Little Drummer Boy feature iconic “Animagic” stop-motion animation and Frosty the Snowman and Cricket on the Hearth are beautifully animated. Starring the voice talents of Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, Burl Ives and many more, these favorites also feature some of the most beloved songs of the season and are sure to entertain audiences of all ages for generations to come!  Extras include featurettes, commentaries, pencil tests, and more.

Middle Earth 31-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition 4K

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of The Fellowship of the Ring, all 6 movies have been newly remastered on Blu-ray.  Among the extras are commentaries, a 64-Page Booklet featuring a collection of costume sketches, photography and production notes, 7 Travel Poster Art Cards, and Alamo Drafthouse reunited Middle-earth’s finest for three Special conversations hosted by Stephen Colbert. Also included is The Festival De Cannes Presentation Reel.

Peter Jackson’s award-winning “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy” includes: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The Trilogy tells the story of a meek hobbit of The Shire and eight companions setting out on a journey to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring and the dark lord Sauron. This stunning new 4K edition includes both the theatrical and extended version of the trilogy.

  • The Fellowship of The Ring: In the first part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, a shy young hobbit named Frodo Baggins inherits a simple gold ring. He knows the ring has power, but not that he alone holds the secret to the survival–or enslavement–of the entire world. Now Frodo, accompanied by a wizard, an elf, a dwarf, two men and three loyal hobbit friends, must become the greatest hero the world has ever known to save the land and the people he loves.
  • The Two Towers: In the part second of the Tolkien trilogy, Frodo Baggins and the other members of the Fellowship continue on their sacred quest to destroy the One Ring–but on separate paths. Their destinies lie at two towers–Orthanc Tower in Isengard, where the corrupt wizard Saruman awaits, and Sauron’s fortress at Barad-dur, deep within the dark lands of Mordor.
  • The Return of The King: “One ring to rule them all. One ring to find them. One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.” In the conclusion of J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic masterpiece, The Lord of the Rings, as armies mass for a final battle that will decide the fate of the world–and powerful, ancient forces of Light and Dark compete to determine the outcome–one member of the Fellowship of the Ring is revealed as the noble heir to the throne of the Kings of Men. Yet, the sole hope for triumph over evil lies with a brave hobbit, Frodo, who, accompanied only by his loyal friend Sam and the hideous, wretched Gollum, ventures deep into the very dark heart of Mordor on his seemingly impossible quest to destroy the Ring of Power.​

Includes all three films of The Hobbit Trilogy: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and The Battle of the Five Armies. Peter Jackson journeys back to Middle-earth with an all-new adventure following Bilbo Baggins, who’s swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Bilbo, along with the company of thirteen dwarves and the wizard Gandalf the Grey, encounter trolls, orcs, goblins, elves and the mysterious Gollum. This new 4K release includes both the theatrical and extended version of the trilogy

  • An Unexpected Journey: Set in Middle-earth 60 years before the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of dwarves on a journey into wild, treacherous lands swarming with beasts of every ilk. Although their goal lies to the East, they must first escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum. Alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” — a simple, gold ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth.
  • The Desolation of Smaug: Peter Jackson continues his Middle-earth adventure following Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) who’s swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. In the company of thirteen dwarves and the wizard Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), Bilbo enters the Lonely Mountain in possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring and his keen blade, Sting.
  • The Battle of the Five Armies: Set in Middle-earth 60 years before the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the adventure follows the journey of Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of dwarves on a journey into wild, treacherous lands swarming with beasts of every ilk. After reaching Erebor and encountering the dragon Smaug, Five Armies assemble for an epic battle that could decide the future of all in Middle-earth.
Mad Max Anthology (4K + Digital)

Collecting director George Miller’s epic series in 4K for the first time.  Includes the following films with commentary tracks and featurettes:

  • Mad Max: In a not-too-distant dystopian future, when man’s most precious resource — oil — has been depleted and the world plunged into war, famine and financial chaos, the last vestiges of the law in Australia attempt to restrain a vicious biker gang. Max (Mel Gibson), an officer with the Main Force Patrol, launches a personal vendetta against the gang when his wife (Joanne Samuel) and son are hunted down and murdered, leaving him with nothing but the instincts for survival and retribution.
  • Mad Max: The Road Warrior: After avenging the death of his wife and young son at the hands of a vicious gang leader, Max (Mel Gibson) drives the post-apocalyptic highways of the Australian outback, fending off attacks from nomadic tribes that prey on outsiders. Falling into an encampment led by the relatively peaceful Pappagallo (Mike Preston), Max at first schemes to steal their oil, but soon becomes the group’s reluctant defender against the hulking Humungus (Kjell Nilsson) and his ruthless marauders.
  • Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome: In the third of the “Mad Max” movies, Max (Mel Gibson) drifts into an evil town ruled by Turner. There he becomes a gladiator and gets dumped in the desert where he is rescued by a band of feral orphans who have been looking for help for years. When several of them take his appearance as a sign and go off into the desert, he follows them back to the town.
  • Mad Max: Fury Road: Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes swept up with a group fleeing across the Wasteland in a War Rig driven by an elite Imperator, Furiosa. They are escaping a Citadel tyrannized by the Immortan Joe, from whom something irreplaceable has been taken. Enraged, the Warlord marshals all his gangs and pursues the rebels ruthlessly in the high-octane Road War that follows.
Batman: Year One – Commemorative Edition 4K

Two Men. One City. A Collision Course Ahead. With Gotham City in desperate need of heroes, two men choose radically different paths in the fight for justice, leading to an inevitable showdown. Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham after years abroad to become a crime-fighter, just as honest cop Lt. James Gordon arrives to root out corruption at every level. When Bruce becomes the masked vigilante Batman, the city falls into chaos as his new nemesis Catwoman, the mob and Gordon all close in.

Don’t miss this thrilling Commemorative Edition of the DC Animated Movie, based on the groundbreaking story by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli featuring a stellar voice cas led by Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku, Jon Polito, Alex Rocco, and Katee Sackhofft. Experience a bold and dynamic vision of the Dark Knight’s first year in action and the start of his enduring friendship with Gordon.  Extras include commentary, featurettes, and an animated Catwoman short.

Supernatural: The Complete Series (2005-2020)

“When they were boys, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious and demonic supernatural force. Subsequently, their father raised them to be soldiers. He taught them about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America … and he taught them how to kill it. Now, the Winchester brothers crisscross the country in their ’67 Chevy Impala, battling every kind of supernatural threat they encounter along the way.”

That was the original description for Supernatural, which ran for fifteen seasons over two networks, with a total of 327 episode with Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, respectively.

The limited-edition collector’s box set neatly packages the entire series and each season’s respective special features across 57 Blu-ray discs, and also includes an extra bonus disc that contains brand new special features for the final season, including a gag reel, deleted scenes, and the “Long Way Home” retrospective episode, amongst other things.

Also included is a 68-page Collectible Book filled with never-before-seen images from the series’ run, along with set designs and letters addressed to the massive Supernatural fanbase from both show creator Eric Kripke and executive producer Robert Singer. As an added bonus, the book also contains the ultimate fan playlist, spotlighting 37 Dean Winchester-approved rock-and-roll tracks that were featured prominently during the series’ run.

Supernatural is the longest running science fiction series in U.S. television history (and second worldwide after Doctor Who), and this amazing box set is the perfect way for an old-time fan to binge it again or for the new viewer to drop into the world of the Winchester brothers. Housed in a sturdy outer box, Supernatural contains enough muscle cars, heavy metal music and supernatural adventures to satisfy any fan.

Beverly Hills 90210: The Ultimate Collection

Everything a diehard fan or a curious newcomer could desire – in one Ultimate Collection. All 290 steamy, shocking and exciting episodes from 10 stunning seasons of the groundbreaking original series — PLUS the acclaimed 2019 series BH90210.

Beverly Hills 90210 – Join BFFs Brandon (Jason Priestley), Kelly (Jennie Garth), Dylan (Luke Perry), David (Brian Austin Green), Steve (Ian Ziering), Donna (Tori Spelling), Val (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), Brenda (Shannen Doherty), Clare (Kathleen Robertson), Noah (Vincent Young), Janet, Matt (Daniel Cosgrove), Gina (Vanessa Marcil) and Carly (Hilary Swank) as they navigate life from high school and college to life on their own – all the hookups, breakdowns, betrayals, dreams, ambitions and passions of Beverly Hills 90210.

BH90210 – Having gone their separate ways since the original series ended 19 years ago, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling reunite when some suggest it’s time to get a “Beverly Hills, 90210” reboot up and running. But getting it going may make for an even more delicious soap than the reboot itself.

What will happen when first loves, old romances, friends and frenemies come back together, as this iconic cast –whom the whole world watched grow up together –attempts to continue from where they left off

Clarice: Season One

Clarice offers a deep dive into the untold personal story of FBI Agent Clarice Starling as she returns to the field in 1993, one year after the events of The Silence of the Lambs.  Brilliant and vulnerable, Clarice’s bravery gives her an inner light that draws monsters and madmen to her. However, her complex psychological makeup that comes from a challenging childhood empowers her to begin to find her voice while working in a man’s world, as well as escape the family secrets that have haunted her throughout her life.

The Ultimate Aang & Korra Blu-ray Collection

From the discovery of Avatar Aang in the iceberg in Avatar: The Last Airbender to Korra’s heroic journey to set things right in Republic City through The Legend of Korra, relive all the epic air, earth, water and firebending in the ultimate Avatar Collection.

In Avatar: The Last Airbender, the world is divided into four nations — the Water Tribe, the Earth Kingdom, the Fire Nation and and the Air Nomads — each represented by a natural element for which the nation is named. Benders have the ability to control and manipulate the element from their nation. Only the Avatar is the master of all four elements. The ruthless Fire Nation wants to conquer the world but the only bender who has enough power, the Avatar, has disappeared … until now. His tribe soon discovers that Aang is the long-lost Avatar. Now Katara and Sokka must safeguard Aang on his journey to master all four elements and save the world from the Fire Nation.

The Legend of Korra is set 70 years after the events of Avatar and follows Korra, the next Avatar after Aang, who is from the Southern Water Tribe. With earth, water and fire under her belt, Korra must master the art of airbending. Korra’s quest leads her to Republic City, a virtual melting pot where benders and nonbenders live together. But she soon discovers that the land is plagued by crime and a growing antibending revolution that threatens to tear the city apart. While dealing with the dangers, Korra begins her airbending training under the tutelage of Aang’s son, Tenzin.

The ultimate Aang and Korra Blu-ray collection features over an hour of all-new and exclusive bonus features including an Auditory Exploration with the Avatarverse Creators, a conversation with Janet Varney and Dante Bosco, hosts of the Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast, and 8 collectible art cards! Experience the complete Avatar saga with Aang and Korra.

Zack Snyder’s Justice League 4K

Determined to ensure Superman’s ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf, DeSaad and Darkseid and their dreadful intentions.  This new cut is a total reimagining of the theatrical cut and is a must-see for comic book movie fans.

Indiana Jones 4 Movie Collection 4K

From legendary filmmakers Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, comes one of the greatest movie franchises of all time in 4K Ultra HD. Collected together, all four original Indiana Jones movies have been visually remastered with HDR-10 and Dolby Vision, and state of the art Dolby Atmos for optimum picture and sound quality. Dive into the spectacular stunts and groundbreaking effects with seven hours of special features on one disc. Spanning the globe, on death-defying archeological endeavors, if adventure has a name… it must be Indiana Jones.

Containing all four of the previously produced Indiana Jones films, this set includes Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the first film, which also happens to be one of the greatest adventure movies in the history of cinema, Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Starring Harrison Ford, with a supporting cast including Denholm Elliott, Karen Allen, John Rhys-Davies, Sean Connery, River Phoenix, Paul Freeman, Ronald Lacey, Kate Capshaw, Ke Huy Quan, Amrish Puri, Julian Glover, Alion Doody, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett , Ray Winstone and John Hurt. With amazing resolution and sound, this remastered set is packed with extras and a must have for that movie fan on your list.

One Crazy Summer

Part of the great cinematic experience that is Savage Steve Holland.  With a name like Hoops McCann, he’s bound to get that basketball scholarship after high school, right? Wrong! What Hoops really wants to do is write and illustrate a love story. To help him find his way, his friend George invites Hoops to come with him and his sister to spend the summer on Nantucket. The friends Crazy Summer begins when they pickup Cassandra on the way–she’s being chased by a motorcycle gang. From here on in, it only gets crazier. Once on the island, Hoops and George, along with George’s island friends the Stork twins and Ack-Ack (son of a marine), must help Cassandra save her grandfather’s house from the greedy Beckersted Family. Along the way, Hoops must find a way to write his cartoon love story – and maybe a real one of his own.  Ensemble cast includes John Cusack, Demi Moore, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Villard, Matt Mulhern, Jeremy Piven and Joel Murray. Extras include trailer and commentary by Goldthwait, Curtis Armstrong and Holland.

Kolchak: The Night Stalker: The Complete Series

Kolchak: The Night Stalker, the uniquely eerie mystery series that paved the way for The X-Files, finally comes to Blu-ray with all 20 episodes digitally restored to capture every shiver, every scream and every bump in the night. Emmy nominee Darren McGavin reprises his role from the popular television movies The Night Stalker (1972) and The Night Strangler (1973) as Carl Kolchak, a headstrong investigative reporter on the trail of the paranormal: zombies, vampires, werewolves, ghosts, succubi and even aliens. No matter how unnatural or unbelievable, Kolchak is there to uncover the truth… one supernatural threat at a time. Join the hunt in the dark alleys and creepy hidden lairs of Chicago with such sensational guest stars as Scatman Crothers, Antonio Fargas, Tom Skerritt, Dick Van Patten, Jamie Farr, Phil Silvers, Jim Backus, William Smith, Julie Adams, Cathy Lee Crosby, Carolyn Jones, Tom Bosley and many more. Kolchak: The Night Stalker co-starred Simon Oakland (Bullitt) and Ruth McDevitt (The Birds). Extras include commentaries, interviews and episode promos.

Neon Genesis Evangellion: The Complete Series

In 2015, Tokyo-3 is under attack from “Angels,” extraordinary beings that possess various special abilities. Multipurpose Humanoid Decisive Weapon, Evangelion is the only method to counter these Angels, and Shinji Ikari is chosen as its pilot. The battle for the fate of humankind has begun. Exactly what are the Angels? What is destined for the young pilots? And what will become of humanity?

Presented on Blu-ray for the first time in North America, this groundbreaking, action-packed series from creator Hideaki Anno has been hailed as one of the most important anime series of all time – a remarkable fusion of genres, and a powerful examination of the relationship between man and machine. This essential five-disc set contains over five hours of bonus features, including animatics, TV commercials, music videos, and more. This set includes the original twenty-six episode television series, Neon Genesis Evangellion, as well as the films Evangellion: Death (True)2 and The End of Evangellion. 

Beasts Clawing at Straws

A Louis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for the fortune in this pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller. Fish-mongering gangsters, a greasy cop, an “innocent” gym cleaner, a young sex worker, her abusive husband, her ruthless boss and her clueless boyfriend all violently scheme to get their hands on the elusive bag. First time director Kim Yong-hoon’s witty thriller is a beautifully constructed puzzle that with each double-cross, the pieces fall into place.

The Victim

Elizabeth Montgomery gives a brilliant dramatic performance in the nerve-jangling made-for-TV thriller The Victim. Well-to-do San Franciscan Kate (Montgomery) travels to her sister Susan’s remote home with no electricity or phone only to find Susan missing —and as a fierce storm rages outside.  A killer has murdered Susan, stuffed her body in the basement, and is now after her as Kate’s night of terror begins. Eileen Heckart, Sue Ane Langdon and George Maharis co-star in this suspenseful tale of a dark and stormy night, expertly orchestrated by veteran television director Herschel Daugherty (Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Star Trek: The Original Series) and written by Merwin Gerard (TV’s The Screaming Woman) from a short story by McKnight Malmar.  Includes commentary.

Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Collection

The groundbreaking, Emmy-winning 10-season hit that redefined the origins of the world’s greatest super hero is all here – from Krypton refugee Kal-El’s arrival on Earth through his tumultuous teen years to Clark Kent’s final steps toward embracing his destiny as the Man of Steel. Relive a decade’s worth of thrills in fantastic adventures full of action, heart and humor in abundance, all anchored by the marvelous performance of Tom Welling at its center. Savor again the series’ thoughtful and imaginative integration and reinvention of the iconic characters of DC lore. And let your spirits be lifted up, up and away.

Starring Tom Welling as “Clark Kent,” Allison Mack as “Chloe Sullivan,” Kristin Kreuk as “Lana Lang,” Michael Rosenbaum as “Lex Luthor,” John Glover as “Lionel Luthor,” Erica Durance as “Lois Lane,” Annette O’Toole as “Martha Kent,” John Schneider as “Jonathan Kent,” Justin Hartley as “Oliver Queen,” Sam Jones III as “Pete Ross,” Cassidy Freeman as “Tess Mercer,” Aaron Ashmore as “Jimmy Olsen,” Eric Johnson as “Whitney Fordman,” Laura Vandervoort as “Kara,” Callum Blue as “Zod,” Jensen Ackles as “Jason Teague” and Sam Witwer as “Davis Bloome,” Smallville has also featured many notable guest stars including Terence Stamp, James Marsters, Michael McKean, Ian Somerhalder, Jane Seymour, Brian Austin Green, Pam Grier, Helen Slater, Michael Ironside, Julian Sands, Tori Spelling, Rutger Hauer and Christopher Reeve.

Smallville: The Complete Series 20th Anniversary Edition includes over 28 hours of bonus features originally released on the Smallville Seasons 1-10 DVD sets including featurettes, Secret Origin: The American Story of DC Comics documentary, The Adventures of Superboy 1961 pilot and audio commentaries, deleted and extended Scenes, gag reels, and more.

Night Gallery: Season 1

Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense, Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), hosts every spine-tingling episode from the complete first season of Night Gallery. Thrill to stories performed by Hollywood greats including Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Larry Hagman, Diane Keaton, Roddy McDowall, Burgess Meredith, Agnes Moorehead, Tom Bosley, John Astin, Phyllis Diller, Bert Convy John Randolph, Jack Cassidy and many more and directed by acclaimed filmmakers like Steven Spielberg, Daryl Duke, Boris Sagal, Barry Shear, Jeannot Szwarc and Don Taylor in this unforgettable series—available for the first time in HD.  Extras include featurette and commentaries

Includes the 2-Hour Pilot and Six Season 1 Episodes:

  • Pilot: A seemingly haunted painting drives a greedy man insane. A rich blind woman gets a new pair of eyes that allow her to see for only one brief ironic moment. An idyllic painting gives a Nazi war criminal in hiding some fleeting comfort.
  • The Dead Man/The Housekeeper: Dr. Redford’s patient John Fearing can mimic any disease’s symptoms, and is having an affair with Mrs. Redford. / Cedric Acton, a student of the black arts, plans to replace his cruel wife Carlotta’s soul with that of a kind housekeeper.
  • Room with a View/The Little Black Bag/The Nature of the Enemy:  Jacob Bauman’s nurse figures in his plan to end his wife’s infidelity. / A medical bag from the future may improve the fortunes of two bums. / Aghast NASA mission control sees what caused the disappearance of their astronauts on the Moon.
  • The House/Certain Shadows on the Wall: Elaine Latimer has been dreaming of a certain house for years and finally sees it in real life. / Sickly Emma Brigham dies, but her shadow is still visible on one wall of the family mansion.
  • Make Me Laugh/Clean Kills and Other Trophies: A fading comic asks a miracle worker’s help in making people laugh. / Big game hunter Colonel Archie Dittman pressures his meek son to take up the sport or be disinherited.
  • Pamela’s Voice/Lone Survivor/The Doll: Jonathan’s nagging wife Pamela, whom he killed after years of being pushed around by her, haunts him. / In 1915, Allied ship finds a confused man in a lifeboat from the Titanic. / British Army Colonel Masters fights his niece’s evil doll.
  • They’re Tearing Down Tim Riley’s Bar/The Last Laurel: After years of competition in business, lonely widower Randy Lane recalls better times when he and his wife used to visit a local bar. / Crippled Marius Davis uses astral projection to exact revenge on his wife Susan and her lover.
Little Fugitive: The Collected Films of Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin

Shooting on location in New York City and capturing intimate moments in the lives of the common person, Morris Engel and Ruth Orkin have come to be recognized as pioneers of the American independent cinema. François Truffaut remarked, “Our New Wave would never have come into being if it hadn’t been for the young American Morris Engel, who showed us the way to independent production.” Kino Lorber now presents the most comprehensive collection of Engel and Orkin’s work on three Blu-ray discs: all four feature films (including the home video premiere of the 1960s counter-culture film I Need a Ride to California, newly restored by the Museum of Modern Art), short films, commercials, and two documentaries by their daughter Mary Engel.

Language Lessons

When his husband surprises him with weekly Spanish lessons, Adam (Mark Duplass) is unsure about where or how this new element will fit into his already structured life. But after tragedy strikes, his Spanish teacher, Cariño (Natalie Morales), becomes a lifeline he didn’t know he needed. Adam develops an unexpected and complicated emotional bond with Cariño — but do you really know someone just because you’ve experienced a traumatic moment with them? Bittersweet, honest, and at times darkly funny, this award-winning debut from director Natalie Morales is a must-see.  Extras include trailer and commentary with Morales and Duplass.

Future Boy Conan: The Complete Series

Twenty years ago, a terrible war fought with magnetic weapons caused the Earth’s axis to tilt, and the resulting earthquakes and tidal waves destroyed civilization. Conan is born into this new world, raised by his adopted grandfather on an isolated island. But his life is changed forever when a mysterious girl named Lana washes ashore, pursued by shadowy operatives who seek to use her in a new scheme to control what’s left of the world.

The directorial debut of Academy Award-winner Hayao Miyazaki, Future Boy Conan is a landmark in animation history. This crackling sci-fi adventure series, beloved worldwide but never before released in North America, features a new English language version and 4K digital restoration.  Extras include trailer and a booklet featuring character art.

Viva

Viva is a cult retro spectacle about a bored 1970s housewife who gets sucked into the sexual revolution. Abandoned by her perfect Ken-doll husband, Barbi (writer/director Anna Biller, The Love Witch) is dragged into trouble by her girlfriend, who spouts women’s lib as she gets Barbi to discard her bra and go out on the town. Barbi becomes a Red Riding Hood in a sea of wolves, and quickly learns a lot more than she wanted to about the different kinds of scenes going on in the wild ’70s, including nudist camps, the hippie scene, orgies, bisexuality, sadism, drugs, and bohemia.

Viva is a highly stylized film that draws on classic exploitation cinema and vintage Playboy magazines for its look and characters. Saturated to the hilt with vibrant color, and exquisitely detailed in its depiction of the period, Viva looks like a lost film from 1972, even down to the campy and self-assured performances, the big lighting, the plethora of negligées, and the delirious assortment of Salvation Army ashtrays, lamps, fabrics, and bric-a-brac. Whether you’re looking for naked people dancing, alcoholic swingers, stylish sex scenes, a sea of polyester, Hammond organ jams, glitzy show numbers, white horses, blondes in the bathtub, gay hairdressers, or psychedelic animation, Viva has it all!  Extras include trailer, commentary and behind-the-scenes footage.

Superman: The Complete Animated Series

As the planet Krypton is destroyed, its leader, Jor-El, secures his infant son, Kal-El, in a rocket that will transport him to Earth. There, as Clark Kent, he discovers the truth about his interplanetary heritage and assumes the identity of Superman in the city of Metropolis.

The remarkable Superman: The Complete Animated Series box set features more than 19 hours of entertainment spread over six Blu-ray discs, including all 54 exciting episodes, an all-new series-defining featurette entitled Superman: Timeless Icon, a special video commentary episode and three specially selected episodes with audio commentaries by the showrunners.

Tim Daly led the cast as Clark Kent and Superman alongside Dana Delany as Lois Lane, David Kaufman as Jimmy Olsen and Clancy Brown as Lex Luthor. The star-studded cast included series regulars – and their characters – Lauren Tom (Angela Chen), Victor Brandt (Professor Hamilton), Corey Burton (Brainiac), Joseph Bologna (Dan Turpin), George Dzundza (Perry White), Brad Garrett (Bibbo Bibbowski), Shelley Fabares (Martha Kent), Joanna Cassidy (Maggie Sawyer), Lisa Edelstein (Mercy Graves), Mike Farrell (Jonathan Kent) and Michael Ironside (Darkseid).

Notable series guest stars featured Mark Hamill, Ed Asner, Dean Jones, Melissa Joan Hart, Robert Morse, Al Roker, Brian Cox, Jason Priestley, Peter Gallagher, David Warner, Michael Dorn, Christopher McDonald, Bruce Weitz, Andrea Martin, Miguel Ferrer, Ron Perlman, Bud Cort, Gilbert Gottfried, Robert Hays, Dennis Haysbert, Laraine Newman, Nancy Travis, Xander Berkeley, Jonathan Harris, John Glover, Sandra Bernhard, Jack Carter, Ernie Hudson, Henry Silva, and Robert Patrick.

Pufnstuf

From Land of The Lost producers, Sid & Marty Krofft, comes a family comedy filled with mirth, magic and music. After a bad day at school, Jimmy (Jack Wild) runs to the shore to play his flute, but he can’t believe his eyes when his ordinary flute comes to life! When a magical talking boat appears, he boards the ship only to discover that it has been sent by an evil witch named Witchiepoo to keep him prisoner and take his flute. It’s up to the fantastic dragon H.R. Pufnstuf and his comical companions, Cling and Clang, to come to the rescue in an adventure beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Directed by TV veteran Hollingsworth Morse (Zorro, The Lone Ranger) and co-starring Billie Hayes, Martha Raye, Billy Barty, Felix Silla and music legend ‘Mama’ Cass Elliot.  Extras include the trailer.

Hard Target: 4K UHD

The legendary “Muscles from Brussels” Jean-Claude Van Damme teams up with world-famous action director John Woo and executive producer Sam Raimi for this electrifying thriller. Chance Boudreaux (Van Damme) is the target of an evil mercenary (Lance Henriksen) who recruits combat veterans for the “amusement” of his clients—bored tycoons who will pay a half a million dollars to stalk and kill the most challenging prey of them all: Man. So when beautiful Natasha Binder (Yancy Butler) hires Chance in search of her missing father, she gets more than she bargained for. Screenwriter Chuck Pfarrer takes “The Most Dangerous Game” and laces it with dark humor and slam-bang action for the hard-hitting Hard Target, featuring Arnold Vosloo, Kasi Lemmons and Wilford Brimley.  Extras Include new 4K restoration of the Unrated International Cut, interviews and commentary.

King Kong: Collector’s Edition

The Petrox company’s search for new oil reserves on a strange island unleashes a terror unseen by civilized man – KING KONG! The timeless story of a beauty (Jessica Lange, making her feature-film debut) and a beast comes to the screen in this ambitious production from Dino De Laurentiis.

Charles Grodin is the scheming oil company shark out to exploit the giant beast to his fullest. And Jeff Bridges is the desperate hero, Jack Prescott, who attempts to wrest the beautiful heroine from King Kong’s grasp. New York City trembles with each echoing footstep of the towering ape set loose in the streets!

Includes the theatrical and extended television broadcast cuts, audio commentaries, interviews, panel discussion, trailer, tv & radio spots, and still galleries.

The Show

From the mind of Alan Moore comes a new feature film directed by Mitch Jenkins.  A frighteningly focused man of many talents, passports and identities arrives at England’s broken heart – a haunted midlands town that has collapsed into a black hole of dreams – only to find that this new territory is at least as strange and dangerous as he is. Attempting to locate a certain person and a certain artifact for his insistent client, he finds himself sinking in a quicksand twilight world of dead Lotharios, comatose sleeping beauties, Voodoo gangsters, masked adventurers, unlikely private eyes and violent women … and this is Northampton when it’s still awake. Once the town closes its eyes, there is another world entirely going on beneath the twitching lids, a world of glittering and sinister delirium much worse than any social or economic devastation. Welcome to the British nightmare with its gorgeous flesh, its tinsel, its luminous light-entertainment monsters and its hallucinatory austerity… Extras include trailer, featurette and original short films.

Busting: Special Edition

Meet the long and short of L.A.’s vice squad… Keneely (Elliott Gould) is the lanky one… Farrel (Robert Blake) is the short one… they may not be the best cops in town, but they sure are the toughest. Stand by for plenty of action in this fast-paced thriller that marked the impressive debut of writer and director Peter Hyams who later went on to make Capricorn One, Outland and Running Scared.

Gould and Blake play a pair of Los Angeles cops who find themselves in a bitter conflict with their corrupt superiors as they wage a two-men war against crime czar Carl Rizzo (Allen Garfield, The Organization). And even when they’re demoted after a hair-raising shootout, the two dedicated cops are ready to break every rule in the book to bring their quarry to justice. The stellar cast includes Antonio Fargas (Across 110th Street), Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), Sid Haig (Pit Stop), Cornelia Sharpe (Serpico) and William Sylvester (2001: A Space Odyssey). Extras include trailer and audio commentaries.

The Karate Kid: 3-Movie Collection 4K UHD

This limited edition gift set includes the coming-of age classics, the original Karate Kid Trilogy.

  • The Karate Kid: Ralph Macchio stars as Daniel, a teenager whose growing pains are made more difficult by his arrival in a new town. He quickly becomes the target of the Cobra Kai, a menacing gang of karate students. Eager to fight back and impress his new girlfriend, he begs Miyagi (Pat Morita), a martial arts master, to teach him karate. Under Miyagi’s wise tutelage, Daniel develops not only the physical skills but also the maturity, faith and self-confidence to compete despite tremendous odds as he encounters the fight of his life in the exciting finale.
  • The Karate Kid Part II: Summoned by his dying father, Miyagi (Morita) returns to his homeland of Okinawa with Daniel (Macchio) after a 40-year exile. There he must confront Yukia, the love of his youth, and Sato, his former best friend turned vengeful rival.
  • The Karate Kid Part III: Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) take up where they left off, returning from Okinawa and hoping for a peaceful life in their bonsai shop. But their serenity is shattered when Daniel is blackmailed into competing against the vicious “Bad Boy of Karate,” Mike Barnes.

Extras include featurettes, trailers, an all-new commentary with stars Ralph Macchio and Tamlyn Tomita on The Karate Kid Part II, deleted scenes for the first two films, and more.

Brotherhood of the Wolf

Brotherhood Of The Wolf is a wild mix of martial arts, horror, and French period drama. Grégoire de Fronsac (Samuel Le Bihan), a charming naturalist and libertine, arrives in Gevaudan with his companion, Mani (Mark Dacascos), a taciturn Mohawk Iroquois Indian with amazing fighting skills. Fronsac has been sent by the king to investigate a mysterious beast that is slaughtering women and children across the countryside. The local gentry include the friendly Marquis Thomas D’Apcher (Jérémie Rénier), Jean-François de Morangias (Vincent Cassel), a one-armed adventurer with a suspicious nature, and his beautiful sister, Marianne (Emilie Dequenne).

Though Fronsac is immediately attracted to Marianne, he still finds time to visit Sylvia (Monica Bellucci), a mysterious prostitute with a penchant for sharp objects. Fronsac and Mani quickly realize that the killer is not a wolf, but something bigger and far more deadly. As they attempt to track the beast, they encounter unexpected resistance from the locals, and find themselves in grave danger. Includes the Unrated Director’s Cut Of The Film and a disc of extras including two feature length documentaries, a featurette, deleted scenes and trailers.

Dolly: The Ultimate Collection

You can call her The Queen of Country, an award-winning songwriter, actress, television star, philanthropist, business mogul, icon and American treasure — but to her millions of fans, she’s known simply as Dolly. From the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee to international super-stardom – Dolly Parton has spent the last 50 years singing and laughing her way into our hearts. And now, for the first time ever at retail, the greatest video highlights from Dolly’s iconic, unforgettable career are together in one singular 6-disc collection.

From her start out of Nashville in the ‘60s through her own spectacular variety shows in the ‘70s and ’80s and beyond, Dolly has done it all — and in 6 inch heels!

Includes 11 star-studded episodes of Dolly’s variety show from the ’80s with guest appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Kenny Rogers, Emmylou Harris, Linda Ronstadt, Willie Nelson, The Smothers Brothers, and more!; A special Christmas disc featuring A Down Home Country Christmas with Mac Davis and Burl Ives, and Bob Hope’s Jolly Christmas Show; Dolly’s unforgettable Live From London concert; and the 2019 BBC documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am.

Inglourious Basterds 4K

It is the first year of Germany’s occupation of France. Allied officer Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) assembles a team of Jewish soldiers to commit violent acts of retribution against the Nazis, including the taking of their scalps. He and his men join forces with Bridget von Hammersmark, a German actress and undercover agent, to bring down the leaders of the Third Reich. Their fates converge with theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, who seeks to avenge the Nazis’ execution of her family.

Quentin Tarantino’s seventh feature film includes a large ensemble cast including Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Mélanie Laurent, August Diehl, Rod Taylor, B.J. Novak, and  Myers.  Extras include extended & alternate scenes; roundtable discussion with Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt and Elvis Mitchell; The New York Times Talk; original short, and featurettes.

The Soul of The Midnight Special

The ’70s was a special time for soul music, a decade filled with legendary artists like Al Green, Teddy Pendergrass, The O’Jays, Marvin Gaye, The Stylistics and so many more. And for home viewers, it was also a boon, as week after week, Burt Sugarman’s The Midnight Special – television’s very first live music show –made it a point to feature soul artists performing their biggest hits live and uncut in the prime of their careers. While Soul Train also featured these acts, only The Midnight Special gave viewers actual live performances instead of lip sync, treating them to virtual front row seats for performances by the most talented soul singers of the time.

Available for the first time at retail, the greatest performances from The Midnight Special featured in one spectacular 10-disc DVD collection. Fans of ‘70s soul will thrill to an unforgettable line-up of legendary soul artists performing their greatest hits uncut and unedited — just straight-from-the-heart singing with live musicians in front of a live audience. And now, Time Life delivers a singular set featuring a collection of more than 130 live, uncut performances from 1972-1980 – many not seen since their original broadcast!

All-time classic soul hits in The Soul of The Midnight Special include love songs like “Betcha by Golly, Wow” by the Stylistics and “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me” by Gladys Knight and The Pips and dance grooves like Sly & the Family Stone’s “Dance to the Music,” Ohio Players’ “Fire,” and Chic’s “Good Times.” Also included are chart toppers and fan favorites such as “Back Stabbers” by the O’Jays, “Tired of Being Alone” by Al Green, “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love” by Spinners, “Lean on Me” by Bill Withers, “The Love I Lost” by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes, “I Want to Take You Higher” by Sly & the Family Stone, “Shining Star” by Earth, Wind & Fire, “I’ve Got Love on My Mind” by Natalie Cole, “Just to Be Close to You” by Commodores, “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination” by Gladys Knight & the Pips, “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” by Lou Rawls, “Special Lady” by Ray, Goodman & Brown, and “Something He Can Feel” by Aretha Franklin.

In addition, Time Life is including a bonus DVD featuring The Midnight Special Presents Marvin Gaye In Concert From The Atlantic Stadium, a rare, historic live concert performance filmed exclusively for The Midnight Special in 1974 and available for the very first time anywhere. Also included in this completist’s set are 18 Bonus Interviews with top soul stars including The O’Jays, Gladys Knight, Bobby Womack, Patti LaBelle, George Benson, James Brown, Lou Rawls, Teddy Pendergrass, Quincy Jones and more, along with a collectible 40-page book, jam-packed with archival photos and stories about the stars.

Muhammad Ali

From directors Ken Burns, Sarah Burns & David McMahon, Muhammad Ali follows the life of one of the most consequential men of the 20th century, a three-time heavyweight boxing champion who captivated billions with his combination of speed, agility and power in the ring, as well as his charm, wit and outspokenness outside of it. At the height of his fame, Ali challenged Americans’ racial prejudices, religious biases and notions about what roles celebrities and athletes play in our society, and inspired people all over the world with his message of pride and self-affirmation.

Drawing from an extraordinary trove of archival footage and photographs, contemporary music, and the insights and memories of eyewitnesses—including family and friends, journalists, boxers and historians, among many others—the docuseries is a sweeping portrait of an American icon. The series details the story of the athlete who called himself—and was considered by many to be—“the greatest of all time” and competed in some of the most dramatic and widely viewed sporting events in history, including “The Fight of the Century” and “The Thrilla in Manila,” both against his great rival Joe Frazier, as well as “The Rumble in the Jungle,” in which he defeated George Foreman to regain the heavyweight title that was stripped from him seven years earlier.

Narrated by Keith David, Muhammad Ali captures Ali’s principled resistance to the Vietnam War, his steadfast commitment to his Muslim faith, and his complex relationships with Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X. While largely celebrated today as an icon of American sport and culture, Ali was not always embraced. At times he was reviled by many in America, especially white Americans and members of the media. Ali faced a firestorm of criticism when he said, “I ain’t got nothing against them Viet Cong” –a stance that would result in five years of legal jeopardy and a three-and-a-half-year banishment from boxing.

Ali’s story is full of contradictions. Despite his ruthlessness in the ring, he was a symbol of peace and pacifism. Though committed to a faith that expected dignified conduct, he was notoriously unfaithful to his wives. A clever showman with unparalleled genius for promotion, he occasionally allowed partners and friends to take advantage of him. Endlessly trumpeting his own greatness, yet anonymously donating much of his fortune.

The Best of Cher

Some stars are beautiful, some stars are talented, a precious few are icons, and only one is … CHER. From the sequined ‘60s to the rocking ‘90s and beyond, no one has kept delighting us, surprising us, and entertaining us like Cher. And she’s not done yet! This March, Time Life brings fans a remarkable collection of highlights from Cher’s unique career.

The inimitable multi-hyphenate superstar continues to shine brightly and this spectacular 5-disc set, packed with unforgettable music, classic comedy and fabulous outfits, includes: 10 star-studded episodes of Cher with guest appearances by Charo, Ray Charles, Elton John, The Muppets, Linda Ronstadt, Raquel Welch, and more; special appearances on The Dick Cavett Show (1975) and Dinah! (1975); and bonus interviews with Cher, Lily Tomlin, Bob Mackie and Producer George Schlatter.

All Creatures Great and Small: Season 1 (Masterpiece)

All Creatures Great and Small follows the exciting adventures of a veterinarian in the 1930s in Yorkshire, England. Based on the beloved autobiographical books by James Herriot, the series has quickly become a fan favorite.

In 1937, when James Herriot was fresh out of Glasgow Veterinary College, he followed his dream to become a vet in the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, one of England’s most beloved and beautiful landscapes. He soon discovers that treating the animals is as much about treating their owners, and the Dales’ farmers are a tough crowd to please. At Skeldale House, James gets to know his newly formed dysfunctional family. The chaotic and erratic boss Siegfried Farnon, his wayward brother Tristan, and the shrewd Mrs. Hall, who is endlessly steering the ship. When local beauty Helen Alderson attracts James’s attention, he finds another, more enduring reason to stay in the Dales.

Yellowstone Season 1: Special Edition
Yellowstone Season 2: Special Edition
Yellowstone Season 3: Special Edition

Yellowstone stars world-renowned actor and Oscar-winner Kevin Costner, who serves in the lead role, and is co-created by critically-acclaimed, Oscar-nominated screenwriter Taylor Sheridan (Hell or High Water and Sicario) and John Linson.

The series unfolds the epic story of the Dutton family who control the largest ranch in the contiguous United States. Headed by John Dutton (Costner), the family faces an onslaught of attacks both from within and a world of vicious greed on the outside. Secrets, lies, dangerous liaisons and escalating violence create high stakes drama at every turn. Land developers, politicians, an Indian reservation, oil and lumber corporations all want a piece of the billions on the line. It’s what America has come to, a wild ride through the eyes of a family that will stop at nothing to protect its legacy.

Season three welcomes Josh Holloway to the cast that includes Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, Wes Bentley, Cole Hauser, Kelsey Asbille, Brecken Merrill, Jefferson White, Forrie Smith, Denim Richards and Gil Birmingham.  Notable guest appearances include Danny Huston, Gretchen Mol, Barry Corbin, James Pickens Jr., Jill Hennessy, Dabney Coleman, Jacki Weaver, Dave Annable, Piper Perabo, Steven Williams, Josh Lucas, Wolé Parks, Will Patton, Neal McDonough, and Michael Nouri.  Extras include featurettes, interviews, conversations, behind-the-scenes clips, deleted scenes and more.

The Equalizer: Season One

The Equalizer is a reimagining of the classic series starring Academy Award nominee and multi-hyphenate Queen Latifah  as Robyn McCall, an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills as a former CIA operative to help those with nowhere else to turn. McCall presents to most as an average single mom who is quietly raising her teenage daughter.

But to a trusted few, she is The Equalizer – an anonymous guardian angel and defender of the downtrodden, who’s also dogged in her pursuit of personal redemption. Robyn’s clandestine work and her personal life collide when her smart and observant daughter, Delilah, and her aunt Vi, who lives with Robyn to help her balance life as a working mother, discover her secret career as a vigilante.

While Robyn contends with uncertainty at home, she is joined in her pursuit of justice by William Bishop, her former CIA handler and longtime friend; Melody “Mel” Bayani, an edgy bar owner, and sniper from Robyn’s past; and Harry Keshegian, a paranoid and brilliant white-hat hacker. As Robyn aids the oppressed and exploited, she sometimes works with Marcus Dante, an NYPD detective who once sought to uncover her identity, but now respects the need for Robyn’s type of justice even as he often questions her methods.

Kevin Can Fuck Himself

Kevin Can Fuck Himself is a dark comedy that alternates between traditional multi-camera sitcom and single-camera drama. Set in Worcester, Massachusetts,, the series follows the journey of Allison McRoberts (Annie Murphy), a stereotypically smart and beautiful sitcom wife, who is married to Kevin (Eric Petersen), a husky, self-centered man-child who is clearly punching above his weight. After making a dark discovery, Allison teams up with neighbor Patty O’Connor (Mary Hollis Inboden) as she attempts to escape the confines of her life and take control of her fate.  The cast also includes Alex Bonifer, Raymond Lee, Brian Howe, Candice Coke, and Robin Lord Taylor

Vanilla Sky (Paramount Presents)

Cameron Crowe adapted and directed this remake of Open Your Eyes (Abre Los Ojos) starring Tom Cruise.  The original was director Alejandro Amenábar’s second film and featured Penélope Cruz as a character which she reprised in this film.

David Aames (Cruise) tells the story from a prison cell to his psychiatrist, Curtis McCabe (Kurt Russell), while wearing a prosthetic mask he refuses to take off: David was a self-indulgent and vain publishing magnate (he inherited the company after the death of his father). He met Sofia (Cruz), and both of them became instantly attracted to each other.  When David brushed aside his “fuck buddy”, Julianna (Cameron Diaz) she tried to kill herself and David in a vehicular accident. Julianna died, but David survived with a disfigured face. He is haunted by increasingly bizarre occurrences.  David must deal with the unexpected roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams in a mind-bending search for his soul.   The cast also includes Jason Lee, Noah Taylor, Timothy Spall, Tilda Swinton, Michael Shannon, Shalom Harlow, Ivana Milicevic, and Johnny Galecki.  Extras include interviews, commentary, alternate ending, gag reel, music video, photo gallery, deleted scenes, trailers, featurettes, photo galleries and more.

The Fabulous Dorseys

The Dorsey Brothers portray themselves in this rollicking musical biography. The Fabulous Dorseys follows Tommy and Jimmy from their upbringing in Pennsylvania to their great successes in the music business. Director Alfred E. Green uses the film as a showcase for the tunes that charmed a generation, including ‘I’m Getting Sentimental Over You’ and ‘Tangerine.’ Janet Blair appears with the Dorseys, while jazz buffs will enjoy cameos by Paul Whiteman, Helen O’Connell, and other stars of the day. The film’s undeniable highlight is a jam session featuring the Dorseys and piano legend Art Tatum, guaranteed to get your foot tapping!  Includes an original essay by Don Stradley, ‘The Dorseys in Film’; commentary track by author, Jennifer Churchill; and ‘The Fabulous Forties: Big Bands on Screen,’ an original production by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.

Star Trek: Original 4 Movie Collection 4K

Newly remastered versions of Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (both the theatrical and director’s cut), Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home are presented in high definition along with digital copies of the theatrical version of each film.

Star Trek: The Motion Picture: The U.S.S. Enterprise boldly debuted on the big screen with the cast of the original Star Trek series, including William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, and James Doohan. When an unidentified alien intruder destroys three powerful Klingon cruisers, Captain James T. Kirk returns to the helm of a newly transformed U.S.S. Enterprise to take command. This is the original theatrical cut of the acclaimed adventure and features Jerry Goldsmith’s rousing iconic overture.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan: Including both the original theatrical and director’s cuts, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the most celebrated and essential chapters in Star Trek lore. On routine training maneuvers, Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned that this may be the last space mission of his career. But an adversary from the past has returned with a vengeance. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan (Ricardo Montalbán)—brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth—has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen the top-secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk… with the threat of a universal Armageddon.

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock: Admiral Kirk’s defeat of Khan and the creation of the Genesis planet are empty victories. Spock is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane. Then a surprise visit by Spock’s father provides a startling revelation: McCoy is harboring Spock’s living essence. Kirk attempts to steal the U.S.S. Enterprise and defy Starfleet’s Genesis planet quarantine to search for his friend, but the Klingons are planning a deadly rendezvous.

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home:  When a mysterious alien power threatens the atmosphere of Earth in the 23rd century, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco to save mankind. Exploring this strange new world, they encounter punk rock, pizza and exact-change buses that are as alien as anything in the far reaches of the galaxy.

Raiders of The Lost Ark: The Adaptation

Plenty of folks have a favorite movie they’ll watch over and over again, but Jayson Lamb, Chris Strompolos, and Eric Zala enjoyed Steven Spielberg and George Lucas’ freewheeling action picture Raiders of the Lost Ark a bit more than the average fan. The three friends were between the ages of 11 and 12 and attending school in Mississippi when Raiders became a runaway hit in 1981.

Fascinated with the movie’s intricate plot, striking special effects, and nonstop action, Jayson, Chris, and Eric decided to remake the film themselves, partly for fun and partly to figure out how it all was done. Armed with home-video cameras, improvised sets and costumes, and a lot of imagination, the three friends shot and edited a virtual scene-for-scene recreation of Raiders of the Lost Ark between 1982 and 1989 starring Strompolos as Indy; Lamb served as director and editor while Zala handled camerawork and special effects.

After a screening of the final product for family and friends, the homegrown remake gathered dust in the guys’ attics until filmmaker Eli Roth obtained a bootleg copy in 2002 (Zala made a few dubs of the video for some friends while attending New York University) and eventually passed it along to Steven Spielberg, who to the great surprise of Jayson, Chris, and Eric invited the guys (now in their thirties) to Hollywood and expressed his enthusiasm for their tribute to his film. Extras include special photo slideshows!

The Ultimate Richard Pryor Collection: Uncensored

Featuring all of Pryor’s most memorable stand-up and television performances together in one collection for the very first time, the 13-disc collector’s set contains more than 26 incredible hours of comedy. The groundbreaking stand-up, the mesmerizing TV appearances, the NBC show that was too hot for TV, and so much more. Capturing the full scope of Pryor’s groundbreaking, rule-bashing career, it’s available exclusively at TimeLife.com/Richard Pryor.

Raw, sometimes shocking and always thrilling, Pryor — a once-in-a-generation innovator — pushed the envelope and was almost single-handly responsible for the comedy evolution that continues to this day. He won an Emmy, five Grammys, was the recipient of the very first Mark Twain Prize for American Humor (1998) and in 2017, Rolling Stone ranked him #1 on its list of the 50 best stand-up comics of all time. There has simply never been a comedian like him: totally genius and outrageously funny, and that’s on full display in this superlative set, which features:

  • All four of Richard’s full-length concert films – Live & Smokin, Live in Concert, Live on the Sunset Strip, and Here and Now
  • Richard’s 1977 NBC TV Special and all four controversial episodes of The Richard Pryor Show, featuring Robin Williams, Sandra Bernhard, Tim Reid, Marsha Warfield, and more!
  • Richard’s most memorable TV appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, The Dick Cavett Show, and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
  • The feature film, Jo Jo Dancer, Your Life Is Calling, written, produced, and directed by Pryor
  • Never-before-released footage from Richard’s infamous first film, Uncle Tom’s Fairy Tales, lost since 1968
  • Exclusive footage of Richard’s final performances and a tribute event at The Comedy Store
  • Two acclaimed documentary films – Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic and I Am Richard Pryor
  • Extras including deleted scenes, outtakes, and a no-holds-barred interview with Richard’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor
  • Plus, a Collector’s Booklet with personal photos, diary entries, tour notes and more!
The Sherlock Holmes Vault Collection

The Sherlock Holmes Vault Collection features four beautifully restored classic mysteries: The Fatal Hour (1931); The Triumph of Sherlock Holmes (1935); Silver Blaze (1937), starring Arthur Wontner; and A Study in Scarlet (1933), starring Reginald Owen.

It won’t take a magnifying glass to see that the deluxe edition of The Sherlock Holmes Vault Collection features the biggest collection of bonus materials ever released by The Film Detective. Special features include a host of newly restored Sherlockian shorts, including Slick Sleuths (1926), Sherlock Holmes Baffled (1900), A Black Sherlock Holmes (1918), Sure Luck Holmes (1928), Cousins of Sherlocko (1913), The Copper Beeches (1912) and “The Case of the Blind Man’s Bluff (1954), a Sherlock Holmes bonus TV-episode starring Ronald Howard.

Special features also include Elementary Cinema: The First Cinematic Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, an original documentary by Ballyhoo Motion Pictures; Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle, a radio broadcast recreation from Redfield Arts Audio; and exclusive introductions with filmmaker and film history icon, Samuel M. Sherman. To top it off, each of the four discs includes its own audio commentary from esteemed film experts and enthusiasts, including author Jennifer Churchill; author and film historian Jason A. Ney; writers/producers Phoef Sutton and Mark Jordan Legan; and authors/screenwriters, Peter Atkins and David Breckman; original film posters replicated as postcards, and booklet inserts with original essays from author Don Stradley and author/screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner.

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