Happy Fourth of July from OnVideo
From the Big Screen:
“The Lunchbox” For more information on these and other releases this week, see the Weekly Guide to Home Video Releases.
This Week’s Highlights:
“The Twilight Zone: Essential Episodes (55th Anniversary Collection)” contains 17 essential must-have episodes: “Walking Distance,” “Time Enough at Last,” “The Hitch-Hiker,” “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” “A Stop at Willoughby,” “The After Hours,” “The Howling Man,” “The Eye of the Beholder,” “Nick of Time,” “The Invaders,” “The Obsolete Man,” “It’s a Good Life,” “The Midnight Sun,” “To Serve Man,” “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet,” “Living Doll” “The Masks.” $29.95 from Image Entertainment … “The Final Terror” (1983), directed by Andrew Davis (“The Fugitive”) and starring John Friedrich, Rachel Ward, Adrian Zmed, Mark Metcalf, Daryl Hannah, Ernest Harden Jr. and Joe Pantoliano, is one of the most sought-after and long-lost slasher films from the 80s, about a group of young campers out for what they hope will be a fun-filled weekend who find their plans spoiled by a disguised, merciless killer who stalks the forest in search of new victims. In a Blu-ray/DVD Combo from Scream Factory/Shout! Factory.
From TV to DVD::
“Anna Karenina” (1977) is a three-disc set with all 10 episodes of the BBC miniseries adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece, which aired on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre in 1978. $59.99 from Acorn Media … “Helix: The Complete First Season” (2014) is a three-disc set with 13 episodes of the sci-fi series about a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control who travel to a high-tech research facility in the Arctic to investigate a possible disease outbreak, only to find themselves pulled into a terrifying life-and-death struggle that holds the key to mankind’s salvation or total annihilation. On DVD, Blu-ray Disc from Sony … “Hinterland, Series 1” (2013), filmed on location in the starkly beautiful coastal town of Aberystwyth, follows DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington), a brilliant, brooding loner newly arrived in this isolated land of mountainous terrain and close-knit villages after 10 years with London’s Metropolitan Police, who confronts a series of mystifying murders. Four-disc set with four feature-length episodes, $59.99 from Acorn Media … “Lovejoy, Series 1” (1986) is a three-disc set with 10 episodes featuring Ian McShane as a roguish antiques dealer who can’t resist a well-honed con — especially when he can help the less fortunate. $49.99 from Acorn Media … Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe star in “A Young Doctor’s Notebook: Season One” (2012), a dark and brilliantly hilarious four-part comedy noir — set on the eve of the Russian Revolution — based on the semi-autobiographical short stories by the celebrated Russian writer Mikhail Bulgakov. $19.96 from BBC Home Entertainment.