COLUMNS Week of September 5, 2017 Posted by Tom Flinn on September 3, 2017 @ 11:55 pm CT This week’s home entertainment releases include the top-rated series on the CW network, the second half of the latest Doctor Who series, and the most recent season of Homeland, plus the R-rated comedy Rough Night with Scarlett Johansson, the Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me , and the powerful true-life war/dog film Megan Leavey . TV on DVD This week’s top release is The Flash: The Complete Third Season (Warner Bros., $39.98, BD $44.98). With its attractive young cast and its unapologetic superhero plotlines, The Flash , which debuted in 2014, has quickly become the number one show on the CW network—and it was the fourth most downloaded TV series in the world in 2016. Season 3 comes with more than two hours of excellent extras including five crossover featurettes, deleted scenes, a gag reel, plus all 23 third season episodes. But The Flash isn’t the only contemporary series of great interest due this week. The powerful “war on terror” series Homeland: The Complete Sixth Season (Fox, $39.98, BD $49.99) comes out on Wednesday, while the excellent Narcos: Season 2 (Lionsgate, 525 min., $29.98, BD $29.99), the saga of Columbian cocaine king Pablo Escobar will be available on Tuesday, along with latest season of the long-in-the-tooth fantasy series-- Supernatural: The Complete 12th Season (Warner Bros., $39.99). Also due this week is Doctor Who: Series 10, Part 2 (BBC, 300 min., $24.98, BD $29.98), which features the second half of the most recent Doctor Who season starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor. If you have purchased Part 1 of Series 10 go ahead—otherwise you might want to wait until November when the entire Series 10 will be released in one package. Other contemporary shows that are coming out include the CBS police procedural Criminal Minds: The 12th Season (Paramount, 929 min., $55.98); the CBS sitcom starring Kevin James, Kevin Can Wait: Season 1 (Sony, 502 min., $26.99); the Canadian-produced euthanasia drama that airs on Lifetime, Mary Kills People: Season 1 (eOne, $29.98); and the Oxford-set Inspector Morse prequel Endeavour: Series 4 (PBS, 480 min., $39.99), which is currently airing on PBS stations. Vintage TV releases include the classic police procedural Hawaii Five-O: The 7th Season (Parmount, $49.99), the David Spaight-starring sitcom Just Shoot Me: The Complete Series (Shout Factory, 3,270 min., $79.97); and the 1960s sketch comedy series Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In: The Complete First Season (Time/Life, $24.98). Theatrical Releases This week’s highest-grossing theatrical release was the Tupac Shakur biopic, All Eyez on Me (Lionsgate, “R,” 140 min., $29.95, BD $39.99), which takes its name from Shakur’s fourth studio album. All Eyez on Me received just a 19% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and in spite of a solid performance from Demetrius Shipp, Jr. as Tupac, the “paint-by-numbers” script fails to uncover much of the rapper’s multifaceted personality—as a key figure in the history of rap, Shakur deserved a better film.While All Eyez on Me didn’t make enough to cover its production cost, it did earn $44.9 million domestically, which was twice as much as the R-rated comedy Rough Night (Sony, “R,” 101 min., $30.99, BD $34.99), which in spite of a great cast that includes Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Ilana Glazer, Zoe Kravitz, and Jillian Bell, was one of a number of disappointing R-rated comedies released this summer. There are some funny bits here—McKinnon is especially good, but be prepared for lots of raunch in a film that resembles The Hangover in tone, and Weekend at Bernie’s in plot.The best-reviewed film due out on Tuesday is Megan Leavey (Universal, “PG-13,” 234 min., $29.98, BD $34.98), a true-story based on the life of the eponymous female marine played by Kate Mara, who befriends and tames an aggressive dog. Megan Leavey was rated 84% positive on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, and is well worth watching—especially for dog lovers. Anime Funimation starts September off with a bang with three “subbed and dubbed” releases including the 2016 mecha series from Actos, Regalia: The Three Sacred Stars Complete Collection (Funimation, 325 min., BD/DVD Combo $64.98); plus the fantasy/adventure saga The Heroic Legend of Arslan: Dust Storm Dance—Season 2 (Funimation, 200 min., BD/DVD Combo $54.98), which is based on the Hiromu Arakawa ( Full Metal Alchemist ) manga adaptation of the fantasy novel series by Yoshiki Tanaka; and Gosick: The Complete Series, Part 2 (Funimation, 300 min. ,BD/DVD Combo $64.98), which includes the second half of the 24-episode 2011 anime produced by Bones and based on the light novel series by Kazuki Sakuraba that mixes elements of romance, mystery, and period drama. Also due from Funimation on Tuesday is the subtitles-only Idol series Tsukiuta: The Animation—The Complete Series (Funimation, 325 min., BD/DVD $54.98), which should appeal to J-Pop aficionados. 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