Monday, June 25, 2018

Paramount Home Media Expands Its September DVD Release Calendar With PAW Patrol: Halloween Heroes, Scorpion: The Final Season ... And More!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Paramount Home Media continued to expand its post-Labor Day line-up of DVD and Blu-ray selections with four new announcements this past week.   So let’s get right to it!!!

First up is the latest DVD collection of “tails” from the popular Nickelodeon PAW Patrol series.   Titled PAW Patrol: Halloween Heroes, Ryder and his K-9 friends star in seven “spooktacular” adventures (actually eight, as one is a double-length special).   The DVD launch is on Sept. 11.

Included in the mix are “Pups and the Ghost Pirate,” which features a mystery aboard Cap’n Turbot’s Halloween Ghost Ship that must solved before the Halloween costume party at the Lookout can get underway!    

Bats!  Did someone say bats?   In “Pups Save a Bat,” playtime at the Lookout is put on hold when Ryder, Chase and Marshall have to rescue a baby bat that has fallen asleep underneath the bell at City Hall … it’s pandemonium, but with a happy ending!

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Other adventures in this fun-filled mix include “Pups Save a Ghost,” “Pups and the Ghost Cabin,” “Pups Fall Festival,” “Pups Save the Corn Roast” and “Pups Save a Show.”

Also arriving on Sept. 11 from Nickelodeon is the stop-motion SpongeBob SquarePants Halloween special — Nickelodeon and Screen Novelties teamed for the production of this delight — titled SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeySpongeBob is none too sure about the Halloween festivities in Bikini Bottom as he is worried about being scared.   Soon the Flying Dutchman arrives and the scares are a plenty, but in the end SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and the rest of the gang realize that a few good scares can be fun … it all concludes with a celebration at the Krusty Krab!

On the TV-on-DVD front, Paramount Home Media kicked off the post-Labor Day release onslaught last week with Sept. 4 street dates for both Bull: Season One and Hawaii Five-O: The Eighth Season (box six-disc sets).

This week the focus turns to Sept. 11 with the farewell to Walter O’Brien (World War Z, Interstellar, etc.) and his “gifted” band of asocial misfits with the release of Scorpion: The Final Season.

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
All 22 fourth season episodes are included in the six-disc DVD set.   The tension is building within the Scorpion group, with a season finale (series farewell) that will bring it all to a head!

The following week, Sept. 18, Paramount Home Media has the next installment in the hit CBS series Madam Secretary, starring Téa Leoni as Secretary of State McCord.   Madam Secretary: Season Four features all 22 episodes as a six-disc DVD collection.

Bonus features include deleted and extended scenes … in mid-April, CBS announced that Madam Secretary will be returning for a fifth season (which should begin airing in early October).

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