'Grimm,' 'Strike Back,' and more on DVD
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Series The twist of this adult procedural: Creatures commit crimes! Revisit its dark and witty launch of fairy-tale frights come to life vs. contemporary cops David Giuntoli and Russell Hornsby. (NBC's season 2 previews Monday.)
Extras Featurettes cover creation/locations, monster makeup, visual effects, auditions, more. Even monster collector cards! Blu-ray adds interactive glossary and "creature" guide using episode clips.
List price $60 DVD/$70 Blu-ray with 22 episodes on five discs, out today from Universal.
STRIKE BACK Intricate anti-terror buddy tale crammed with action and banter found fans in its initial Cinemax run of globe-trotting espionage, frank sex, graphic violence (returns Aug. 17); $50 DVD only or $60 Blu-ray plus DVDs and digital copy, HBO.
WASHINGTON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS Dirty politics in this 1977 miniseries with Jason Robards as a tricky president, Robert Vaughn as a sneaky aide, Andy Griffith as an ex-prez, Cliff Robertson at the CIA, plus a historical background booklet; $60, Acorn.
THE KENT CHRONICLES William Shatner as Paul Revere? Tom Bosley as Benjamin Franklin? This Revolutionary-era saga stars Andrew Stevens in three '70s miniseries from author John Jakes: "The Bastard," "The Rebels," "The Seekers"; $60, Acorn.