Thursday, August 31, 2017

“THE REAL STORY: SCREAM” Available on DVD from Public Media Distribution, LLC on September 5th





Available on DVD from Public Media Distribution, LLC on September 5th


Arlington, Va. – August 31, 2017 – Public Media Distribution, LLC announced today it is releasing the Smithsonian Channel™ program “THE REAL STORY: SCREAM” on DVD. The program is a closer look at the slasher classic that revitalized horror movies when it was released in 1996 by including elements of black comedy, ”whodunit” mysteries, and meta-commentary on the genre. 


Scream” kick started a new horror franchise and created a new subgenre of horror that spawned a number of imitators. The gorefest may seem like Hollywood fiction, but it was actually loosely inspired by an actual killing spree that sent an idyllic Florida university town into a panic, known as the Gainesville Ripper case. Viewers will uncover the terrifying true events behind the horror film as the program investigates the parallels between the fictional serial-killer and the real-life serial-killer.


 “THE REAL STORY: SCREAM” will be available on DVD September 5, 2017. The run time of the program is approximately 50 minutes, and the SRP is $14.99


The serial killings of Danny Rolling, the “Gainesville Ripper,” sparked a student exodus in the university town and the largest manhunt in Florida’s history. “THE REAL STORY: SCREAM” explores the impact Rolling’s shocking killing spree had, from the media frenzy to the mass paranoia that swept across the small community. The program follows the trials and tribulations of the year-long investigation to track down the murderer. Viewers will hear firsthand from witnesses, homicide investigators and scientists how the forensic team finally pieced together the murderer’s methodology, and uncovered the trail of evidence that finally led police to unmask the killer.


About The Real Story

They've thrilled us, horrified us, and devastated us. They've raised questions about our past and given us hope for a brighter future. They are some of Hollywood's biggest hits, all works of fiction, but all inspired by real events more dramatic than anything a screenwriter could dream up.







Program Reveals The True Story That Inspired the Sci-Fi Classic


Arlington, Va. – August 31, 2017 – Just three days after the 40th Anniversary re-release of the film that reawakened man’s obsession with the eternal question “Are we alone in the universe?” Public Media Distribution, LLC will release the Smithsonian Channel™ program “THE REAL STORY: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” on DVD. An instant box office smash when it was released in 1977, the Spielberg classic grossed over 300 million dollars and was nominated for eight Oscars. Now audiences can get a glimpse into the actual events that inspired the classic film – claimed UFO sightings, and alien abductions.


THE REAL STORY: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND” will be available on DVDSeptember 5, 2017. The run time of the program is approximately 50 minutes,and the SRP is $14.99


Few realize the  sci-fi classic was actually inspired by a series of reported UFO sightings in Michigan in the summer of 1966, and witness testimonies given to a U.S. Government investigation about alien abduction are just a few events examined in “THE REAL STORY: CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.” Part of Smithsonian Channel’s original series The Real Story, this intriguing program allows viewers to separate science-based fact from science fiction. It investigates the original cases that inspired the film – from the Michigan UFO chase to the first and most famous case of claimed alien abduction in the US, the Betty and Barney Hill abduction. Using modern technology, a re-examination of government documents puts old witness testimonies to the test.


About The Real Story

They've thrilled us, horrified us, and devastated us. They've raised questions about our past and given us hope for a brighter future. They are some of Hollywood's biggest hits, all works of fiction, but all inspired by real events more dramatic than anything a screenwriter could dream up.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

YouTube Releases Data on Movie Trailer Trends (Titanic #1 90s Trailer, Ghostbusters #1 80s Trailer)

YouTube collected global views of movie trailers over the past 12-months (May 2016 - 2017) for every film in Google’s knowledge graph. For 90s films, the top three most popular movie trailers were 1) Titanic 2) Toy Story and 3) The Lion King. For 80s films, the top three most popular movie trailers were 1) Ghostbusters 2) The Little Mermaid and 3) The Shining. See below chart for the fully ranked list of movies.


As we approach Labor Day weekend, one of the biggest home entertainment and movie going weekends of the year, YouTube wanted to take a look at how reboots and sequels drive interest and popularity in the original films. We’ve uncovered some pretty interesting consumer viewing trends when it comes to movie trailers and how new reboots impact views of original trailers. 


See below for some of the data highlights – if you have any specific questions, let me know and I can work with Google/YouTube on pulling anything extra you might need or find particularly interesting.


  • Reboots drive popularity - searches and views on YouTube have shown that reboots and sequels drive interest in original films of that title. The top 10 trailers from the ‘80s and ‘90s several have had sequels including The Blair Witch Project, Star Wars, Blade Runner, American Pie, Toy Story, The Evil Dead, and Ghostbusters.


  • Ghostbusters reboot rekindled interest in the original -  As the #1 viewed movie trailer from the 80s, Ghostbusters was averaging 70,000 views/month in 2015. In 2016, the film was rebooted and views more than tripled to over 300,000 views/month.


  • The new Jumanji is following consumer viewing trends:  Premiering this December, the film’s original trailer from 1995 ranked among the top 50 most-viewed from the decade and have increased 60% over the first half of 2016.


  • What does this mean for the highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049?
    • Blade Runner (1982) was the #8 most popular trailer from the 1980s, suggesting a strong, existing fan base for the sequel
    • The upcoming sequel to Blade Runner premiering October 6th has renewed even more interest in the original. Views for the Blade Runner trailer were approximately 157,000/month in the first half of 2017, a 112% increase over the first half of 2016.                  

BOY ERASED Casting Press Release


NEW YORK, August 30, 2017 – Emmy and Tony Award winner Cherry Jones (“Transparent”, “24”and Grammy Award winner Michael “Flea” Balzary, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, join the cast of Boy Erased, the coming-of-age and coming-out drama from writer/director Joel Edgerton based on Boy Erased: A Memoir of Identity, Faith, and Family by Garrard Conley, who serves as a consultant on the film. In addition to Jones and Flea, also joining the cast are Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother), singer/songwriter and YouTube personality Troye Sivan, as well as Emily Hinkler (Tyler Perry’s Boo 2), Jesse LaTourette (Z Nation), David Joseph Craig (The Gift), Théodore Pellerin (It’s Only the End of the World), and Britton Sear (Unfinished Business, HBO’s “Vice Principals”).  They join the already announced cast led by Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Academy Award winners Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman, and Joel Edgerton. The movie will be produced by Anonymous Content and will begin production this fall for a 2018 theatrical release. Focus chairman Peter Kujawski made the announcement today.
The film will tell the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who is outed to his parents (Kidman and Crowe) at age 19.  Jared is faced with an ultimatum: attend a gay conversion therapy program – or be permanently exiled and shunned by his family, friends, and faith.  Boy Erased is the true story of one young man’s struggle to find himself while being forced to question every aspect of his identity. 
Commented Joel Edgerton, “The Boy Erased cast is rounding out in a way I could only dream of.  We have gathered an incredible ensemble of actors.” 
Boy Erased is being produced by Edgerton and Anonymous Content’s Kerry Kohansky-Roberts and Steve Golin, an Academy Award-winning producer of Best Picture Oscar winner Spotlight. Executive-producing the film are Rebecca Yeldham, Ann Ruark, and Anonymous Content’s Kim Hodgert and Tony Lipp. Josh McLaughlin, Focus president of production, will supervise the project for the company.
Conley is helping to ensure the film is an accurate adaption of his memoir, which was first published last year by Penguin Random House, and was issued earlier this year in paperback. Edgerton has written the screenplay adaptation; Boy Erased will be his second feature as director following the sleeper hit The Gift (also produced by Yeldham), which earned him a Directors Guild of America Award nomination. He was recently a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominee for his performance in Focus’ Loving.
Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, Focus Features has made and released Academy Award-winning LGBT-themed films including BeginnersDallas Buyers Club, The Danish GirlMilk, and Brokeback Mountain, the company’s all-time top-grosser.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

TBS Programming Alert: Week of 09-18-17

People of Earth


“Truth or Dare” – Monday, September 18, 2017 – 10:30pm ET/PT


Agent Foster goes to Gina with a personal problem. Richard sues his employer for wrongful termination with the help of the group as character witnesses. Jeff is blackmailed by Eric and Jonathan Walsh offers his support.


CONAN Without Borders: Israel


SPECIAL episode – Tuesday, September 19, 2017 – 10:00pm ET/PT


Conan O’Brien takes on his seventh international adventure in the past two years as the popular host travels to Israel, visiting Tel Aviv and Jerusalem among other locales.


Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

NEW episode – Wednesday, September 20, 2017 – 10:30pm ET/PT

Season Finale: The Guest Book

“Story Ten” – Thursday, September 21, 2017 – 10:30pm ET/PT

The locals of our little mountain town must deal with the consequences of their actions over the past few months

Exclusive Game of Thrones poster with purchase of S7 at FandangoNOW

Beginning today, with every pre-order of GoT’s seventh season on FandangoNOW, the premium digital video service from Fandango, fans will receive a mini-poster featuring Daenerys and Drogon as they journey into battle – in advance, before it is available anywhere else!

Monday, August 28, 2017

FilmRise to release "SUPERGIRL" the empowering and inspiring documentary about 9-year-old powerlifter Naomi Kutin







“Supergirl promises to be a fascinating portrait of what it really means to be strong for a young person in the 21st century.” – Indiewire


Brooklyn, NY –August 28 , 2017 – This September, FilmRise releases Jessie Auritt’s feature film debut, the unique coming of age story of nine-year-old Naomi Kutin – an Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey who is breaking powerlifting world records. Auritt, the award-winning filmmaker – her prior film, “The Birdman” won the Grand Jury Prize for Short Documentary at Slamdance – follows this extraordinary young girl as she competes to maintain her athletic title.  Entering into the trying phase of adolescence, Naomi juggles her powerlifting training while adhering to her family’s strict, traditional Jewish obligations.  “Supergirl” will be available for sale and rental on Amazon Video, iTunes, and Vudu, as well as DVD and Blu-ray on September 28, 2017

Within the backdrop of religious guidelines dictating female and male gender rules, Naomi Kutin is breaking records.  As a young girl raised in an Orthodox household, Naomi’s role is clearly defined. However, with her family’s support, she is not only breaking records, she is also breaking the mold, both in her religion and her sport.  She has become an international phenomenon as her extraordinary talent brings her into the limelight as one of the strongest girls in the world – powerlifting close to three times her weight – all this within a male dominated sport. “Supergirl” follows pre-teen Naomi from her emergence as powerlifting champion at the age of ten, through her following three years: training to uphold her athletic title; preparing for her Bat-Mitzvah; and attending Yeshiva (Orthodox Jewish school).

From her strict religious obligations, to cyber-bullying and health issues which could jeopardize her powerlifting future, Supergirl must learn to accept herself and discover she is as strong inside as she is outside. An Official Selection at Slamdance, Doc NYC, and The Hamptons International Film Festival, “Supergirl” received wide critical acclaim, including “…a health tonic for this cramping climate of resurgent sexism underway where girls everywhere are struggling to understand their worth” from Playlist, and “…what makes this film truly interesting is the unflinching way she (Auritt) approaches the sensitive topic of how everyone will feel if Naomi can no longer powerlift, or perhaps more importantly, win tournaments” from Hammer to Nail. 

Supergirl” has a run time of 80 Minutes and is Not Rated.


FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 15,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company's releases include HBO’s multiple Emmy®-winning “Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”; “Janis: Little Girl Blue,” produced by Oscar®-winner Alex Gibney; two-time Academy Award®-nominee Julie Delpy’s “Lolo”; and the controversial Sundance hit “White Girl.” Television titles include the iconic Robert Stack hosted series “Unsolved Mysteries” and Showtime’s Emmy®-winning “Years of Living Dangerously.” 

FilmRise’s recent acquisitions include the acclaimed true crime documentary “I Called Him Morgan”; the multi-Goya award-winning “Truman” starring Ricardo Darin; the box office hit “Harry & Snowman”; “Manifesto” starring two-time Oscar®-winner Cate Blanchett; sci-fi drama “Marjorie Prime” starring Jon Hamm and Tim Robbins; and “My Friend Dahmer” starring Ross Lynch. For more information, go to



Availability Date: September 28, 2017

Genre: Documentary

Running Time: 80 Minutes

Rating: N/A

Formats: TVOD/EST, DVD, Blu-ray

Language: English 

DOPPELGANGER RELEASING PRESENTS: Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear Special Collector’s Edition Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD beginning October 10 Extras Include Exclusive ‘NEW’ Interview with Linda Blair


Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear

Special Collector’s Edition Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD beginning October 10
Extras Include Exclusive ‘NEW’ Interview with Linda Blair

Chicago,IL (August 28, 2017)  – This summer, Doppelganger Releasing brings back master of horror, Wes Craven's 1978 cult favorite Summer of Fear, also known as Stranger in Our House, starring Linda Blair, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Jeff East and Fran Drescher. 


Based on the best-selling young adult novel by Lois Duncan of You Know What I Did Last Summer fame, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear tells the tale of plucky teenaged Rachel (Linda Blair) whose life is turned dangerously upside down when her cousin Julie (Lee Purcell) moves in following the death of her parents in a car crash. Julie enchants everyone in the family and appears to be a loving relative, but Rachel knows her cousin is up to something creepy…something like witchcraft!


Thirty-nine years later, Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear will finally make its Blu-ray debut with a Special Collector’s Edition alongside a DVD and VOD (iTunes, Amazon Instant, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube) release. The disc will be available beginning October 10th for the suggested retail price of $29.95 (BD) and $19.95 (DVD). Special bonus features will contain: exclusive new interview with Linda Blair; director commentary by Wes Craven; poster and still gallery; original trailer.


Music Box Films Home Entertainment acquired U.S. domestic rights to the 1978 film and will be released under the Doppelgänger Releasing banner, which includes genre titles such as The Cairnes Brothers’ 100 Bloody Acres, the Dutch action-thriller Black Out, the psychological six-part thriller Penance by acclaimed director Kiyoshi Kurosawa and more. 


A chilling cult classic,Wes Craven’s SUMMER OF FEAR (1978) follows a country family of five who take in cousin Julie (Lee Purcell), whose parents recently died in a car crash. While the rest of the family and those around them are completely charmed by Julie, teenaged daughter Rachel (Linda Blair) grows suspect that her cousin has an alternative agenda; one that possibly includes witchcraft.


Wes Craven’s Summer of Fear
Blu-ray, DVD, VOD:  October 10, 2017

SRP: $19.95 DVD

          $29.95, Blu-ray
Director/Writer: Wes Craven
Featuring: Linda Blaire, Lee Purcell, Jeremy Slate, Jeff McCracken, Jeff East, Carol Lawrence, Macdonald Carey and Fran Drescher

Running Time:       92min.
Format:                    1.33:1 widescreen
Sound Format:       mono
Rating:                                  PG-13
Country:   USA
Language:    English 


Friday, August 25, 2017

New Episode Of The Last Ship Directed By Peter Weller!

TNT Programming Alert

Week of September 17, 2017

The Last Ship

The Last Ship

"Tempest" – Sunday, Sept. 17, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)

With an enormous storm on the horizon, Nathan James must navigate an equally terrifying threat in order to make it to safety.

Directed by Peter Weller
Written by Katie Swain
Based on the Novel by William Brinkley
Created by Hank Steinberg & Steven Kane


LAW AND ORDER: SVU “Crooked Cases Marathon” – 11:00am-11:00pm
The detectives of the Special Victims Unit are more than familiar with the seedy underbelly of New York City, but these episodes take it to another level.  Tune-in as they tackle some of the most crooked cases of all time!
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. RAW Superstars include Kevin Owens, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Charlotte, Big Show, Sasha Banks and The New Day.
WWE Superstars take the stage live in front of thousands in attendance at Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR. SmackDown Live Superstars include John Cena, AJ Styles, The Miz, Becky Lynch, Dean Ambrose, Nikki Bella and Randy Orton.
SHOOTER “Someplace Like Bolivia” – 10/9
Bob Lee and Isaac must work together to escape a Mexican prison before Solotov finds them.  As Nadine digs deeper into Atlas, the cover up points back to a member of Bob Lee’s unit.  Julie faces the consequences of her actions back home.  
SUITS “100”– 9/8c
Harvey and Mike seek outside help to overcome an impossible situation. An unexpected encounter derails Louis’s search for a new associate. Donna receives a surprising proposition.

THE SINNER “Part V” – 10/9
The discovery of a body in the woods leads to more questions for everyone.
QUEEN OF THE SOUTH “La Última Hora Mata” – 10/9*SEASON FINALE*
Destinies and desires collide in a final showdown between Teresa and Camila, forcing them to accept one absolute truth: there can only be one queen.
If it’s Friday, it means an evening full of Modern Family!
NCIS “Working For the Weekend Marathon” – 11:00am-12:00am
Work work work, a necessary evil for most of us, right? While most of us get a long weekend, the special agents of NCIS and detectives of SVU are working overtime. 


GAME FACE “Makeup to the Max”– 9/10c  
The artists must create beautifully grotesque spider-human femme fatales, Mad Max: Fury Road-inspired warriors, and classic monsters afflicted by a weakness that can kill them.
BLOOD DRIVE “Faces of Blood Drive” – 10/9
When Slink schemes to kill Arthur during the greatest party the Blood Drive has ever seen, Grace must team up with Christopher to save his life … and end up in a literal battle to save his soul.
It’s go time. The Killjoy militia has gathered everything they need, ready to go to war with Aneela and her Hullen using Delle Seyah as bait.  But as the battle begins, Aneela changes the entire game. 

TCM to Remember Legendary Comedic Actor Jerry Lewis on Labor Day

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will celebrate the life and career of acclaimed comedian, actor and filmmaker Jerry Lewis, whose irrepressible zaniness and frantic creativity made him a defining figure of American entertainment in the 20th century, with a five film tribute on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4 in honor of of the nearly 50 years Mr. Lewis spent hosting The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon encouraging viewers to donate to the charity.  Lewis, who passed away Sunday Aug 20 at the age of 91, knew success in movies, on television, in nightclubs, on the Broadway stage from his early films with Dean Martin, to his solo career eventually writing, producing and directing many of his own films.

The following is the complete schedule for TCM's tribute to Jerry Lewis:

TCM Remembers Jerry Lewis – Monday, Sept. 4

8:00 p.m.  The Nutty Professor (1963)  - A timid chemist discovers a potion that unleashes his sleazy side

10:00 p.m. The King of Comedy (1983) -  A would-be comic kidnaps a talk-show host to win a guest shot on his show

12:00 a.m. The Stooge (1952) – A failed singer takes on a comedian to create a team act

2:00 a.m. The Bellboy (1960) - An accident-prone bellboy's resemblance to Jerry Lewis causes rampant confusion

3:30 a.m. The Disorderly Orderly (1964) - An inefficient hospital orderly wreaks havoc when he tries to help the patients

Wednesday, August 23, 2017







Two-Disc Set Features All 13 Season Two Episodes 


BURBANK, CA (August 23, 2017) -- The Tanner clan will be “everywhere you look” when Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) releases Fuller House: The Complete Second Season on DVD December 12, 2017.  The second season of the heartwarming and hilarious family comedy Fuller Housereturns with 13 episodes on DVD, featuring guest appearances by original cast including John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier.  The laughter and good times continue, as the second generation of Tanner kids grow-up in this, family favorite series. Fuller House: The Complete Second Season, will retail for $24.98 SRP. 


In Fuller House: The Complete Second Season, there’s no place like home, as the Tanner-Fuller-Gibblers serve up a whole new set of hilarious adventures. D.J. finally decides between Matt and Steve. Kimmy’s ex-husband, Fernando moves into the Tanner house. Ramona thinks she’s ready for her first kiss. The entire Tanner family shows up to the house for Thanksgiving, pushing D.J.’s organizational skills to the extremes. Kimmy tries to get her childhood band Girl Talk back together again. Uncle Jesse and Becky consider making an addition to their family. A famous ‘90s boy band makes a guest appearance and much more! Fans won’t want to miss the latest antics of the Tanners in the complete second season, available for the first time on DVD!


The series has already been renewed for a third season on Netflix and earned a People’s Choice Award in 2017 for “Favorite Premium Comedy Series.” 


“The original Full House made such an impact with audiences. It was a huge hit during its initial run and continued to build a devoted fan following while airing in syndication. Now Fuller House carries on the legacy of its predecessor, with new generations enthusiastically embracing the series and its cast,” said Rosemary Markson, WBHE Senior Vice President, TV Marketing. She added, “We are delighted to release another season of this very entertaining family comedy on DVD.”



On Fuller House, eldest daughter D.J. Tanner (Candace Cameron Bure, Full HouseA Christmas Detour) is now a veterinarian and recently widowed mother trying to raise three boys on her own.  She is joined by her sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin, Full HouseWalt Before Mickey) and best friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber, Full HouseThe Skateboard Kid 2) and Kimmy’s teenage daughter Ramona (Soni Bringas), who move in to lend their support and help raise D.J.’s kids.  The Full Houseoriginal cast, including Bob Saget (Full HouseEntourage), Lori Loughlin (Full HouseWhen Calls the Heart), John Stamos (Full HouseGrandfatheredScream Queens) and Dave Coulier (Full HouseRobot Chicken), make guest appearances throughout the series.  


The original Full House, which centered around three grown men raising three girls in San Francisco, premiered in 1987 on ABC and became an instant hit with viewers. The family friendly series became a pop culture phenomenon. It was praised by fans for its wholesome comedy, lovable characters and valuable life lessons. It aired for eight successful seasons and later aired in syndication.  Fuller Housepremiered on Netflix in February 2016. 



Season 2

1. Welcome Back

8.  A Tangled Web

2. Mom Interference

9. Glazed & Confused

3. Ramona’s Not-So-Epic First Kiss

10. New Kids in the House

4. The Curse of Tanner Manor

11DJ and Kimmy’s High School Reunion

5. Doggy Daddy

12. Nutcrackers

6. A Fuller Thanksgiving 

13. Happy New Year, Baby

7. Girl Talk





All 13 individual episodes of the second season of Fuller House will be available to own on December 12, 2017 on Digital. Digital allows consumers to instantly stream and download all episodes to watch anywhere and anytime on their favorite devices.  Digital is available from various digital retailers including Amazon Video, CinemaNow, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. 

DC's Legends Of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season On Blu-ray Disc Set Review

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Arguably, the most fantastical of the DCEU TV series, (I realize people dubbed it the Arrowverse, but since the DC Extended Universe feature films take place in a separate parallel universe and through The Flash and Supergirl, we see this concept exists on the TV shows, I think DCEU TV series is not a huge stretch.) Remember that in the past anyway, there was continuity and references between the MCU TV shows and movies, but the DCEU TV shows have more flexibility regarding the stories the producers and writers want to tell. 
because they do not have to be beholden to single person's vision across a wide board in the same way. Best part of all is for a cord cutter like me, they are all on free over the air broadcast television and require no subscription fees to enjoy.

Protecting the timeline from temporal rifts, the Legends with the addition of Citizen Steel and Justice Society of America member Vixen square against the Legion of Doom as personified by Malcolm Merlyn, Damien Darhk, Captain Cold and the Reverse Flash. Armed with a weapon of unspeakable power known as the Spear of Destiny, the Legends of Tomorrow travel across time to save reality as they know it.

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment's Blu-ray Disc set of Legends Of Tomorrow presents all 17 episodes in glorious 1080p Full High Definition picture quality in their (1.78:1) broadcast television aspect ratio with a sharp English DTS HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack and English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired as well as French and Spanish Language Subtitles encoded onto all three discs for all the second season episodes as an option.

Eight of the seventeen episodes include an optional deleted scene as well as a featuette covering the epic Invasion storyline. The concluding episode in this cross series event is included within this set, but if you want the complete storyline, you will have to purchase the second season of Supergirl, the third season of The Flash and the sixth season of Arrow to get everything. Personally I find this to be a bit of a bummer because if you wanted to own those episodes of the crossover event, you have to hope they can be purchased separately on your favorite digital platform or you could be stuck with having to buy the seasons that way too. I can understand why these episodes are only available with their respective series, but last year Warner Brothers made crossover episodes involving certain characters available in their entirety on the respective sets involved. So if you like The Flash, but are not into Arrow, you could buy The Flash and not have to buy Arrow. I thought that was a classy move for the fans who purchase these sets, but when you split things up it could turn potential consumers off.

The 2016 Comic-Con Panel from SDCC and a Gagreel wrap up the features included on disc. In addition to an episode guide, there is a limited time only redeemable code for a digital copy of the second season too. 

Defenders Of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray Disc is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy of Warner Brothers Home Entertainment.

(C) Copyright 2017 By Mark A. Rivera.
All Rights Reserved.

Supergirl: The Complete Second Season On Blu-ray Disc Set Review

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Please note that the following synopsis for season two of Supergirl comes directly from the press release. My review of the set follows the synopsis.

Having left the safety of being Cat Grant’s assistant at Catco Worldwide Media in order to figure out what she really wants to do, Kara Danvers (Melissa Benoist) continues to work with Hank Henshaw aka Martian Manhunter (David Harewood) and her adoptive sister Alex (Chyler Leigh) at the DEO as Supergirl – protecting the citizens of National City and searching for her missing father Jeremiah (Dean Cain) and the secret research lab Cadmus. Along the way, she will team up with her Kryptonian cousin Kal El – aka Superman (Tyler Hoechlin) – to battle new DC Super-Villains both terrestrial and extraterrestrial, as she strives to balance her personal life with friends/allies James Olsen (Mehcad Brooks), Winn Schott (Jeremy Jordan) and more with her busy life as a new Super Hero in Supergirl Season Two.

Warner Brothers Home Entertainment presents Supergirl: The Complete Second Season on Blu-ray Disc with a feature film quality 1080p full HD picture that preserves the (1.78:1) broadcast aspect ratio beautifully. A full sounding English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Soundtrack is provided along with English Subtitles for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired and French and Spanish Language Subtitles encoded for all twenty two episodes of the second season across the four discs.

Within the Blue BD Case there is an episode guide as well as an insert with a limited time only redeemable code for a free digital copy of the second season of Supergirl. Included on the discs themselves is the beginning of the epic four series crossover event entitled "Medusa." In addition Kevin Smith and Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg participate in a screen specific audio commentary for one of two episodes  that Smith directed entitled "Supergirl Lives." Smith is both humorous and articulate throughout.

Disc one contains a look at the episode "Survivors" while the balance of the extra value materials are on disc four and these in include the 2016 SDCC Panel, the Producers revealing series facts for the fans, a visual effects featurette regarding the Aliens Among Us storyline and and conversation with Kevin Smith and Executive Producer Andrew Kreisberg .

Supergirl: The Complete Second Season On Blu-Ray Disc Set is available now at retailers on and offline courtesy ofWarner  Brothers Home Entertainment.

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All Rights Reserved.