Paramount Home Media was very busy this past week with announcements for not one, two or even a trio of TV-on-DVD releases, but with street dates for four full seasons worth of well-established fan-pleasers! Let’s get right to it!
Kicking off the TV series hit parade on Aug. 23 is NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service - Season Thirteen. Gibbs (Mark Harmon), DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), Abby (Pauley Perrette), McGee (Sean Murray) and “Ducky” (David McCallum) are back for 24 new cases, including episode 300 (“Scope”) in the series.
Bonus goodies include selected episode commentaries, deleted scenes and at least two featurettes — “300th Episode” and “Michael Weatherly Says Goodbye.”
Also streeting on Aug. 23 is Elementary: The Fourth Season, teaming Jonny Lee Miller with Lucy Liu as the contemporary Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Joan Watson.
24 new case files (episodes) are included in this six-disc DVD collection. Bonus nuggets include selected commentaries and four featurettes — “The Sign of Fourth,” “Elementary in Villainy!,” “Mina, Cassie, & Ally; and Father Holmes” and “Wag the Dog: Hounded.”
The following week, Aug. 30, Paramount returns with two additional TV-on-DVD series (already in place on that date — announced last week — are: CSI: Cyber - The Final Season and Limitless: Season One).
Criminal Minds: The Complete Eleventh Season arrives on Aug. 30 with 22 episodes showcasing the work of the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit — comprised of Agents Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), Rossi (Joe Mantegna), Morgan (Shemar Moore), "JJ" (A.J. Cook), Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), the adorable Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness) and the new kid, forensic psychologist Dr. Tara Lewis (Aisha Tyler).
Bonus features include selected episode commentaries, a gag reel and a trio of featurettes.
Rounding out the TV “Title” wave is the Aug. 30 release of NCIS Los Angeles: The Seventh Season. Agents "G" Callen (Chris O'Donnell) and Sam Hanna (LL Cool J) are back for 24 new episodes in this six-disc DVD collection.
Bonus goodies include commentary on select episodes, newly prepared video sessions with the cast and crew and featurette showcasing the 150th episodes in the series.