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Disclaimer : Warner Brothers Home Entertainment asks that we note it provided a free copy of “Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Tenth Season ” and “Castle Rock: The Complete Second Season”.  The opinions I share are my own.

Evil Season One“The supernatural drama Evil stars Dutch actress Katja Herbers (Westworld) and Mike Colter (Luke Cage). The new series follows skeptical female psychologist Kristen Bouchard (Herbers) who joins carpenter and priest-in-training David Acosta (Colter) as they investigate the Church’s backlog of unexplained mysteries, including supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and hauntings.” — from CBS

Evil: Season One is now available on DVD and includes all thirteen episodes of the show’s premiere season. Extras include “Evil: Season One – Genesis” (a behind-the-scenes feature with cast members and executive producer duo Michelle and Robert King to discuss how the show was created and what it was like working on the first season), “Does Evil Exist?” (a featurette discussing the nature and existence of evil with the Kings and the cast), and deleted and extended scenes. The DVD is on Amazon for $25.25.

Pretty in Pink Blu-ray“Teen sensations Molly Ringwald (Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club) and Andrew McCarthy (St. Elmo’s Fire) drew rave reviews for their starring performances in [Pretty in Pink]. Andie (Ringwald) is a high school girl from the other side of town. Blane (McCarthy) is the wealthy heartthrob who asks her to the prom. But as fast as their romance builds, it’s threatened by the painful reality of peer pressure. The film also stars Jon Cryer, James Spader, Harry Dean Stanton, and Annie Potts and features a phenomenal new wave soundtrack, including the title track by the Psychedelic Furs.” — from Paramount

Newly remastered from a 4K transfer supervised by director Howard Deutch, Pretty in Pink is now out on Blu-ray for the first time ever.  Extras include previously-released bonus features “The Lost Dance: The Original Ending” (where cast and crew discuss the original conclusion of the film) and the theatrical trailer from 1986 in addition to two new features (an isolated score and a featurette with Deutch that looks back on the film’s success and legacy, what it was like working with John Hughes, production memories, and more). This release also features collectible packaging with a foldout image of the original theatrical poster and an interior spread with key movie moments. This release is currently priced at $26.97 on Amazon.  It’s good to note that you could alternatively get the DVD version from three years back for only $4.99, but when you consider the combination of the Blu-ray format, the 4K quality film transfer supervised by the director, and the new bonus content, the added value may be worth the added dollars.

Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 10Curb Your Enthusiasm revolves around a fictionalized, gleefully misanthropic version of Larry David as a ubiquitous camera chronicles the private, often banal world of this – relatively – private man. In the latest season, Larry gets into a series of escalating predicaments as he takes on a major project to spite a new adversary which ends up proving to be an undertaking way more complicated than he anticipated. With cast regulars Jeff Garlin (as manager Jeff Greene), Susie Essman (as Jeff’s wife Susie), Cheryl Hines (as Larry’s ex-wife Cheryl), JB Smoove (as Larry’s live-in friend Leon) and Richard Lewis (as Larry’s long-suffering best friend Richard) reprising their roles, the series continues to feature appearances by guests playing themselves or characters. Season 10 also includes returning favorites Ted Danson and Saverio Guerra.” — from Warner Brothers

Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Complete Tenth Season is coming out on DVD on July 21.  The release includes all ten episodes of the tenth season, with bonus content limited to a short featurette about what made people laugh on set.  While you have the option to get the season digitally right now for $27.99, it’s 30% cheaper to just pre-order the DVD on Amazon for $19.99.

Castle Rock Season 2“Stephen King’s multiverse, Castle Rock, is a place which combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of the best-selling author’s best-loved works. In season two, a feud between warring clans comes to a boil when budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzie Caplan, Masters of Sex), Stephen King’s nurse from hell, gets waylaid in the small town of Castle Rock. Local businessman Reginald “Pop” Merrill (played by Academy® Award-winning actor Tim Robbins – Mystic River) is dragged into the fight, when Pop’s nephew, legendary bully John “Ace” Merrill (Paul Sparks, House of Cards), stirs up trouble. It’s another eerily unforgettable season of Castle Rock, as the mysterious town’s ongoing epic saga continues to unfold. Season two of Castle Rock also stars Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) as Abdi Howlwadaag, Yusra Warsama as Dr. Nadia Howlwadaag, Elsie Fisher (Eighth Grade) as Joy and Matthew Alan as Chris Merrill (Snowfall, 13 Reasons Why).” — from Warner Brothers

Castle Rock: The Complete Second Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 21, with all ten episodes from Season Two. Bonus content consists solely of “Annie Wilkes – Mother of Sorrow,” a documentary which examines fictional and real-life female serial killers. On Amazon you can pre-order the DVD for $14.99 and the Blu-ray for $19.99.

South Park Season 23South Park returns for its amazing twenty-third season, and this uncensored collector’s edition is all about “Tegridy”…. Join Stan, Kyle, Cartman, Kenny, and Randy as they explore the wonders of the human biome, tackle the consequences of immigration, and get banned in China. The season includes fan-favorite characters Randy and Towelie, the PC Babies, Scott Malkinson, and different theme songs for almost every episode, a first for the series.” — from Paramount

South Park: The Complete Twenty-Third Season is out now on Blu-ray and DVD, which feature all ten episodes from Season 23 (including the show’s 300th episode). Bonus content is limited to exclusive concept art, with the Blu-ray also including “#SocialCommentary” (on-screen tweets) with trivia and behind-the-scenes insights on each episode. Fans can snag the DVD on Amazon for $19.96 and the Blu-ray for $27.99.