This week’s home entertainment releases include Ron Howard’s underrated Solo: A Star Wars Story, the basketball comedy Uncle Drew, plus the first season of the intriguing X-Men-based TV series The Gifted, and perhaps the worst gangster film ever made.
Otherwise it is slim pickings in this category. Gotti (Lionsgate, “R,” 104 min., $18.98, BD $24.98) stars John Travolta as the “Dapper Don” in a long-gestating biographical crime film that is likely the only gangster film ever with a 0% positive rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes.
TV on DVD
Also of interest is Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Lost and Found Collection (Shout Factory, 600 min., $59.98), which presents six grade Z films that get the MST3K treatment (The Crawling Eye, Mad Monster, Man Hunt in Space, The Beatniks, Blood Waters of Dr. Z, and Final Justice). These have all been previously released, so check the titles in any MST3K sets you might already have.
Contemporary series with sets coming out include: the Fox “first responders” show 9-1-1: Season 1 (Fox, 437 min., $24.98); the Showtime D.A. vs. Wall St. fraud saga, Billions: Season 3 (Paramount, 684 min., $29.99); and the revived primetime soap opera Dynasty: Season 1 (Paramount, 926 min., $35.99).
Also new are Brave Witches: The Complete Series (Funimation, “TV-MA,” 300 min., BD/DVD Combo $64.98), which collects the 12-episode 2016 series from Silver Link that is a spin-off from Strike Witches multimedia franchise (and the action in the Brave Witches anime takes place between the first and second seasons of the Strike Witches anime series); the intriguing steampunk spy saga, Princess Principal Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, “TV-14,” 300 min., BD $69.98), which collects the 12-episode 2017 series from Studio 3Hz: and the Scum’s Wish Complete Collection (Sentai Filmworks, “TV-MA,” 300 min., BD $69.98), a 2017 series from Lerche that is based on the sexy seinen manga by Mengo Yokoyari (published here by Yen Press).
Continuing series due on Tuesday include: One Piece: Collection 22 (Funimation, “TV-14,” 600 min., $34.98), which collects the previously released episodes 517-540 of the long-running pirate anime based on the manga by Eichiro Oda and presents them at a lower per-episode cost; and the science fiction saga Gintama: Series 3, Part 2 (Funimation, “TV14,” 625 min., $54.98), which includes episodes 292 to 316 of the 365-episode series produced by Sunrise.