The clock is ticking on the year. In a little more than 24 hours, 2017 will finally winding down and the world will be looking forward to 2018. Before those final hours pass by, there’s still work to be done from Phil’s Picks in the year-ender department. That work includes year-enders for the year’s top new box sets for grown-up audiences. In saying grown-ups, that does not necessarily mean solely that the material is inappropriate for younger viewers, but that it might simply not appeal to younger viewers because of the issue of their ability to relate to the material in question.
PBS and Shout! Factory dominate this critic’s list this year with a rather wide array of titles with PBS’ new miniseries doc The Vietnam War taking top honors. Whether or not one is a military or even history buff, this set is a must see. Period. The fourth season of PBS’ British import crime drama Endeavour is also on the list alongside new releases such as Shout! Factory’s Green Acres: The Complete Series, The Good Place: Season 1 and Ernie Kovacs retrospective Take A Good Look. Smithsonian Channel even gets some nods with the first two seasons of Air Warriors and the first season of Sports Detectives. Even mpi Media Group’s Gerry Anderson collection The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson is on this critic’s list.
As with every previous list from Phil’s Picks, this list features this critic’s Top 10 New Grown-Up Box Sets plus five additional honorable mention titles for a total of 15 titles. Developing this list was anything but easy, but every title included was well deserving of its place in the list. that being said, here for your consideration is Phil’s Picks 2017 Top 10 New Grown-Up DVD/BD Box Sets.
PHIL’S PICKS 2017 TOP 10 NEW GROWN-UP DVDs/BDs
- The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
- Endeavour: Season 4
- Green Acres: The Complete Series
- Sports Detectives: Season 1
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXXVIII
- Mystery Science Theater 3000 Vol. XXXIX
- Ernie Kovacs: Take A Good Look
- The Good Place: Season 1
- The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson
- Air Warriors: Season 1
- Air Warriors: Season 2
- Just Shoot Me: The Complete Series
- Ned & Stacey: The Complete Series
- Ice: Season 1
- From Dusk Till Dawn: Season 3
That’s it for this list, but still not it for this year’s new DVD and BD titles. Still up for grabs are spots on Phil’s PIcks 2017 Top 10 New Family DVD/BD Box Sets. That list is nearly compiled and will be posted ASAP, so stay tuned!
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