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Headsup: Moms, Paris, and Guyliner

Disclaimer: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment requests that we note it provided a free copy of Mom: The Eighth and Final Season for review purposes. The opinions we share are our own.

Mom: Season 8 on DVD

Emmy® and Oscar® winner Allison Janney stars in this hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre (Young Sheldon). Bonnie Plunkett (Janney) must learn to adjust without her daughter and former-roommate, Christy, around. With a chaotic past behind her and a newly empty nest, she focuses on her marriage to her husband, Adam (William Fichtner) and on what she wants to be now that she’s finally grown up. Now more than ever, Bonnie depends on the support of her friends, including the wise Marjorie (Mimi Kennedy), the wealthy and sometimes misguided Jill (Jaime Pressly), the overly emotional Wendy (Beth Hall), and Bonnie’s foster sister, Tammy (Kristen Johnston), who was recently released from prison. Collectively, they help each other overcome their mistakes and stay sober in the face of whatever life throws at them. – from Warner Brothers

Mom: The Eighth and Final Season (i.e. the one without Anna Faris) is available to join the library of any fan who wants the season (all eighteen episodes of it) on physical media. Which is the main advantage to owning it, as there are no bonus features to be had. This is unfortunate, since Allison Janney is inherently awesome and thus anything that gives us more of her is welcomed. You can grab it on DVD from Amazon here.

Sheik Blu-ray

Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, The Sheik was directed by George Melford and stars the legendary Rudolph Valentino as the title character. The role helped propel Valentino into stardom and sealed his status as a Hollywood heartthrob — and the original “Latin Lover” — at the age of 26. Rudolph Valentino is Ahmed Ben Hassan, a charming Arabian sheik who becomes infatuated with the adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman Lady Diana Mayo, played by Agnes Ayres. When the sheik abducts Lady Diana, the two clash, but ultimately profess their love for one another in this quintessential “desert romance” that effectively capitalized on the popularity of the genre. Originally released in 1921 at the height of the nation’s appetite for motion pictures, the epic romantic drama THE SHEIK became a massive sensation, breaking box office records and earning over $1 million during its first year of release. 100 years later, Paramount Pictures celebrates this towering classic of the silent film era with a brand-new Blu-ray release. — from Paramount

First thing I’d like to do is give you some context for that box office. $1 million in 1921 is equivalent to around $15.5 million today. Those numbers back in the day were nothing at all to sneeze at. The Sheik hits Blu-Ray in a formidable restoration with a score by Roger Bellon (it’s a silent film, so music is your only audio). There’s also a brief featurette called “Desert Heat: 100 Years With The Sheik” with a film historian talking about the film’s place in cinema history as well as contextualizing aspects of the film considered controversial. Lastly, it does arrive in collective packaging with features a foldout of the original theatrical poster and key movie moments on the interior spread. Valentino fans or silent film aficionados are going to want to grab one. And lucky for them, it is available right now from Amazon.

Emily in Paris Season 1

After suddenly landing a dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper embraces her adventurous new life. Emily says oui to possibility as she juggles work, friendships, and romance while navigating a whole new culture. – from Paramount

The first season of Emily in Paris has hit with all ten episodes across two discs. In addition to that, you do have over a half-hour of bonus bits: deleted scenes, plus featurettes revolving around the fashion, the process of casting the show, as well as the shooting location, which is featured in the title. That can be acquired from Amazon here.

From the same creator comes…

Younger: The Complete Series on DVD

Liza Miller (Sutton Foster) is a 40-year-old mom passing herself off as a 20-something assistant. Though her ruse lands her a dream job in publishing, a hot young boyfriend, and a fun new millennial squad, cracks began to form in her plan as she realizes that her secret was hurting those closest to her. YOUNGER follows Liza’s journey through professional and personal ups and downs, on her way to discovering that the truth can be so much better than fiction. — from Paramount

Younger: The Complete Series is the ten disc set that contains all eighty-four episodes. For fans, the good news is: it’s not at all bare bones. There’s forty-five minutes of deleted scenes spanning all seasons, a sizable blooper reel, and creator Darren Star is on hand to provide audio commentary for the very first and the very last episodes. For those that enjoy the show (and also read), #TeamCharles and #TeamJosh bookmarks are provided. That can be acquired via Amazon by going here.