No one else is anymore but we’re still physical media devotees round these parts. In that spirit, we’re sharing the details of a few of the most exciting new home entertainment releases for collectors who are still into that kind of thing.
Review copies were provided by Warners Brothers and Universal. All thoughts are our own.
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet: The Complete Season One & Season Two
If you’re a TV history nerd or a collector, the new remastered DVDs of this classic sitcom are a must-buy. The longest running live action comedy in television history (technically Always Sunny has been on longer but they’ve produced barely a third of the number of episodes), each season of Ozzie & Harriet Nelson’s real-life-based adventures features a whopping 39 episodes. At merely $30 a pop for a season on DVD, that’s a steal, which is something I almost never find myself saying in these roundups.
Marry Me: Blu-Ray + DVD+ Digital Code
May 10th brought the home entertainment release of JLO & Owen Wilson’s modern throwback rom-com about a star who marries a regular schmoe as a stunt. A generous slew of special features (including a Jen-specific b-roll featurette and a director/producer feature commentary) makes this home release even more of a throwback (who doesn’t remember watching the deleted scenes from The Wedding Planner). If your favourite movie memories are all from the early 2000s, Marry Me is for you.
Succession: The Complete Third Season on DVD
On May 17th the long-awaited third season of this massive HBO hit finally dropped. Living my no-HBO life, I’ve been waiting for the DVD so I was thrilled to see this one arrive. The third season is maybe the show’s sharpest yet so while the special features are slim pickings, $30 Canadian for the full season (9 episodes) is a must-spend for any TV watcher. I’m not even in the Succession cult and I admit you gotta watch it.
The Handmaid’s Tale: The Complete Fourth Season on DVD
This one you do not have to watch and you definitely don’t have to buy it. The DVD came out on April 5th but I’ve been irresponsibly putting off writing about it because this show should have died after season one. Without Margaret Atwood’s original story to hold up the brutal writing, this series has quickly become a waste of its sensational cast. One single special feature makes it onto this DVD and beware of its use of the word “superfans”.