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Disclaimer: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment requests we note that it provided a free copy of “Wonder Woman: Bloodlines” and “Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season.” The opinions I share are my own.

Wonder Woman Bloodlines“In Wonder Woman: Bloodlines, Amazon princess Diana of Themyscira chooses to save fighter pilot Steve Trevor and return him to his home in America – setting in motion one of Wonder Woman’s most captivating chapters. Fulfilling the role of both ambassador as well as protector, Diana soon earns the name Wonder Woman from the gracious people of Earth. Equally strong in body, heart and will, she makes it her mission to help a troubled young girl enlisted by a deadly organization known as Villainy, Inc., whose criminal members have their sights set on invading Themyscira, Diana’s paradise home. Prepare for a thrilling quest packed with brutal battles, mysterious mythology and endless wonder!” — from Warner Brothers

Wonder Woman: Bloodlines is now out on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD, both of which also include an animated short (“Death”), a featurette (“The Cheetah: Ferocious Archenemy”), and a sneak peek at the next DC Universe Movie, Superman: Red Son.  You can snag the Blu-ray for $16.95 and the 4K set for $24.88 on Amazon.

Dora Lost City of Gold“Having spent most of her life exploring the jungle with her parents, nothing could prepare Dora (Isabela Moner, Instant Family) for her biggest challenge yet – high school. When her parents mysteriously disappear while searching for the Lost City of Gold, Dora must swing into action and lead a group of ill-equipped high schoolers on a wild quest to save them. Hold on for a high stakes mission [in Dora and the Lost City of Gold] as Dora and her new friends navigate the jungle, outrun treasure hunters, and solve ancient puzzles to unlock the mystery of the fabled city.” — from Paramount

Dora and the Lost City of Gold is out now on DVD and Blu-ray.  Among the extras are featurettes on stunts, Isabela Moner’s interpretation of Dora as a teenager, the film’s animated sequence, and a behind-the-scenes tour of Dora’s jungle house as well as bloopers and deleted / extended scenes.  You can grab the DVD and the Blu-ray on Amazon for $17.99 and $19.99, respectively.

Veronica Mars Season One“[In the first season of Veronica Mars,] spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry. After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica (Kristen Bell) is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach.”

Veronica Mars: The Complete First Season is now out on DVD.  Extras are decidedly light on this one (limited to the Veronica Mars panel at Comic Con 2019), which is kind of a shame… there’s a lot of potential bonus fodder here (Kristen Bell is always good for some fun bonus features, and why not even include deleted scenes or a blooper reel?).  You can purchase Season One on DVD on Amazon for $19.96, but considering that you can buy the season digitally for $14.99 and all that the $5 difference gets you is some coverage from Comic Con, it might be a good idea to go the digital route on this one.

Haunting of Hill House

The Haunting of Hill House is the critically acclaimed, modern reimagining of Shirley Jackson’s legendary novel about five siblings who grew up in the most famous haunted house in America. Now adults, they’re reunited by the suicide of their youngest sister, which forces them to finally confront the ghosts of their pasts… some of which lurk in their minds… and some of which may really be lurking in the shadows of the iconic Hill House.” — from Paramount

The Haunting of Hill House is available on DVD and Blu-ray and features all ten episodes from the first season.  Both formats include three extended director’s cut episodes with never-before-seen content as well as exclusive commentary by creator and director Mike Flanagan on four episodes.  You can grab the DVD on Amazon for $21.50 and the Blu-ray for $27.95.

“Rediscover the Star Trek universe and follow Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee Patrick Stewart) and crew through their exploration of the galaxy when Star Trek: Picard Movie and TV Collection arrives on Blu-ray. Ahead of CBS All Access’ original series premiere of “Star Trek: Picard” in 2020, fans can relive Picard’s greatest adventures and receive an exclusive 16-page comic book from IDW Publishing, featuring an original, never-before-seen storyline inspired by the iconic franchise. Also starring William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn and Tom Hardy, the six-disc collection includes two feature-length TV episodes, “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Chain of Command” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Best of Both Worlds,” and four Next Generation films – Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Insurrection and Star Trek: Nemesis.” — from CBS

Available together for the first time, Star Trek: Picard Movie and TV Collection features ten hours of (previously released) bonus content, including featurettes, behind-the-scenes looks, commentaries, gag reels, deleted scenes and more.  Considering that the set offers a vast amount of bonus content plus the four films, two tv episodes, and a 16-page exclusive comic, the $25.67 Blu-ray price on Amazon is pretty darn good, so grab it while you can.