November 2022 DVD Release Spotlight

Thanks to ViaVision, some more classic TV shows are getting DVD (and Blu-Ray) releases in November (2022).

Quincy, M.E: The Complete Series

Investigate every case from all 8 seasons, including the original Mystery Movie feature-length episodes!

Quincy, M.E., the trailblasing forensic drama that created the medical investigation genre is finally together in one Complete Collection. Television icon Jack Klugman is the crusading and headstrong medical examiner Dr. Quincy. Aided by his loyal lab assistant Sam Fujiyama (Robert Ito), Quincy’s not afraid to stand up for his convictions, and he’ll battle anyone who stands in his way: his skeptical boss Dr. Asten (John S. Ragin), exasperated police Lt Frank Monahan (Garry Walberg) and most of City Hall!

Also coming to DVD: Quincy, M.E: Seasons 6 – 8. The first time on DVD in Australia!

DVD release date 2 November.

The Man From Snowy River: The Complete Series (Slipcase Edition)

Starring Guy Pearce, Hugh Jackman, and Olivia Newton John.

Based on Banjo Paterson’s poem “Man From Snowy River”, this series takes place in Paterson’s Ridge, a small town set in the mountains near Melbourne, during the late 19th century. It tells the story of Matt McGregor, one of the richest and most influential man in town, as well as widower father of three children: Colin, who’s the town preacher, Rob and Danni, the tomboy youngest daughter. Unresolved sexual tension comes in the shape of Matt’s childhood independent, free-spirited friend, the recently widowed Kathleen O’Neil, who’s returned to Paterson’s Ridge with her son after having spent many years in England.

DVD release date 9 November.

Melrose Place – The Complete Collection

The steamy spin-off of Beverly Hills 90210, from the creator of Sex and the City!

Move in to television’s most fabulous apartment complex with every sexy, steamy and sensational episode of Melrose Place™. Heather Locklear, Josie Bissett, Thomas Calabro, Marcia Cross, and Rob Estes scheme, scandalise, and seduce each other in the trendy L.A. apartment building where “love thy neighbour” is often taken to new and dramatic extremes. Murder, mayhem and marital infidelity are just the beginning. For the first time, all 7 seasons are collected together in this must-own 54-disc set including special featurettes and more!

DVD release date 9 November.

Fantasy Island: Season One

Thrilling contemporary adaptation of the classic 1977 fantasy series of the same name.

A modern drama series, Fantasy Island takes place at a luxury resort, where literally any fantasy requested by guests is fulfilled – although they rarely turn out as expected. Delving into the “what if” questions — both big and small — that keep us awake at night, each episode will tell emotional, provocative stories about people who arrive with dreams and desires and depart enlightened and transformed through the magical realism of Fantasy Island.

DVD release date 9 November.

Carry On… Film Collection 1 (Blu-ray)

Includes audio commentaries on each film!

The first 4 films from the legendary Carry On… film series make their worldwide Blu-ray debut in this collector’s set: CARRY ON SERGEANT (1958), CARRY ON NURSE (1959), CARRY ON TEACHER (1959), & CARRY ON CONSTABLE (1960).

Featuring a top British cast including Kenneth Williams, Sid James, William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse, Shirley Eaton, Eric Barker, Kenneth Conner, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Terry Scott, Leslie Phillips, Joan Sims, Wilfrid Hyde White, Richard O’Sullivan and more.

Blu-ray release date 9 November.

Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)

The 13-episode horror series developed by iconic writer Stephen King.

Stephen King presents Kingdom Hospital: the haunting drama series developed directly for television by the award-winning, best-selling master of horror. Using Lars Von Trier’s Danish series Riget (a.k.a. The Kingdom) as a point of inspiration, King tells the terrifying story of The Kingdom, a hospital with a bizarre population that includes a nearly blind security guard, a nurse who regularly faints at the sight of blood and a paraplegic artist whose recovery goes beyond the miraculous. When patients and staff hear the tortured voice of a little girl crying through the halls, they are dismissive of any suggestion of mysticism or unseen powers… but at their own peril. Contains all 13 episodes of the critically-acclaimed series in high-definition!

Blu-ray release date 9 November.

Anger Management: The Complete Series

Includes all 100 episodes plus bonus features.

Anger Management follows Charlie Goodson (Charlie Sheen), a non-traditional therapist specializing in anger management. He has a successful private practice, holding sessions with his group of primary patient regulars each week, as well as performing pro bono counselling for an inmate group at a state prison.

Charlie thrives on the chaos in his life while still battling his own anger issues. His life is complicated by his relationships with his own therapist/best friend Dr. Kate Wales (Selma Blair), ex-wife Jennifer (Shawnee Smith), their 13-year-old daughter Sam (Daniela Bobadilla), business partner Dr. Jordan Denby (Laura Bell Bundy), nemesis Sean (Brian Austin Green), and of course, his interfering and meddlesome father, Martin (Martin Sheen).

This Complete Series set brings together all 100 episodes of the hilarious sitcom based on the 2003 film of the same name.

DVD release date 9 November.

The Bill: The Complete Series 25

Back on the beat with Sun Hill’s finest…

Starring such fan favourites such as Dale “Smithy” Smith (Alex Walkinshaw), Samantha Nixon (Lisa Maxwell), Neil Manson (Andrew Lancel) and John Heaton (Daniel Flynn) this 17-disc set contains 65 episodes from the twenty-fifth series.

DVD release date 23 November.

The White Princess: The Mini-Series (Blu-ray)

First time on Blu-ray in Australia!

Drawn from the novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory, and part of The Cousins’ War book series, The White Princess sees England ostensibly united by the marriage of Elizabeth of York (Lizzie) and King Henry VII, but their personal and political rift runs deep and the war that rages between them threatens to tear the kingdom apart once again. The White Princess is a tale of power, family, love and betrayal, which charts one of the most tumultuous times in British history uniquely from the point of view of the women waging the ongoing battle for the English throne. Includes all 8 episodes of the historical mini-series starring Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) in high-definition. Also available on DVD.

Blu-ray & DVD release date 23 November.

My Brilliant Friend: Series 1 – 3

Based on the best-selling novel series by Elena Ferrante.

When the most important friend in her life seems to disappear without trace, Elena Greco, an elderly woman living in a house crammed with books, switches on her PC and starts writing her own story, and that of Lila. She tells the tale of their friendship, which started at school in the 1950s. Set in a dangerous but fascinating Naples, it is just the start of a story spanning sixty years of life. A tale that attempts to unveil the mystery of Lila, Elena’s brilliant friend. Her best friend, and her worst enemy. This 9-disc collection includes Series 1 – 3 of the hit Italian drama based on the bestselling novels by Elena Ferrante.

DVD release date 23 November.

Reckoning: Season One

All 10 episodes of the crime thriller filmed in Australia, starring True Blood’s Sam Trammell.

When an infamous serial killer who has gone dormant for years is believed to have killed again, two families in a quiet, suburban neighborhood are put on a dangerous collision course. Homicide Detective Mike Serrato (Aden Young) and High School Guidance Counselor Leo Doyle (Sam Trammell) have struggled for years to do what is best for the people they love and the families they are desperate to protect. But when old obsessions begin to possess them, the murder of a local teenager sets Mike and Leo on a course of mutual destruction that will emanate through every facet of their lives.

DVD release date 23 November.

The Fear Index: The Mini-Series

Based on the 2011 novel by British author Robert Harris!

Dr Alex Hoffman (Josh Hartnett) launches an AI-driven system that exploits fear in the financial markets to make big returns. What follows cuts across reality, memory and paranoid fantasy, forcing him to question everything he sees with his own eyes.

Includes all 4 parts of the thrilling mini-series based on the novel of the same name by Robert Harris.

DVD release date 23 November.

X Company: Seasons 1 – 3

All 3 seasons of the thrilling spy series that takes place during World War II.

X Company is an emotionally-driven character drama, set in the thrilling and dangerous world of WWII espionage and covert operations. It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits – Canadian, American and British – torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they’re fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it’s one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X. From the creators of Flashpoint, Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern, and starring Dustin Milligan (Schitt’s Creek).

DVD release date 23 November.