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Morton Downey Jr. movie, plus more TV on DVD

Morton Downey Jr. in �

Morton Downey Jr. in �"Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie." Photo Credit: Handout


Documentary Shock jocks, radio ranters, "trash TV" -- they all owe a debt to syndication's late '80s shoutfest sensation, hosted in prime time by the big-mouthed, chain-smoking son of an old-time radio crooner. Downey roused his WWOR/9 Secaucus studio audience to rabid rabble during topical debates filled with yelling, shoving and chair-toppling. As the ratings rose, so did Downey's star -- until both fell in a spectacular tabloid scandal. Interviews describe the late Downey's drive, while high-decibel '80s clips frame the show's continuing influence.

Extras Filmmakers commentary, memorable moments montage, more.

List price $27 DVD/$30 Blu-ray, from Magnolia


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HANNIBAL NBC's returning chiller offers unaired episode, showrunner-star commentary, production backgrounders (menu planning!), more; $40 DVD or Blu-ray, Lionsgate.

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