DVDs /Downloads: Wet Hot American Summer gets another outing
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER: TEN YEARS LATER (8 episodes, streaming from August 4 exclusively on Netflix, Comedy/Drama/Romance)
IN 2001, David Wain directed the spoof teen sex comedy Wet Hot American Summer, which chronicled the romantic dalliances of junior counsellors at a fictional 1980s summer camp. An eight-part Netflix series entitled Wet Hot American Summer: First Day Of Camp followed in 2015 and now the characters' misadventures continue in these eight instalments, which reunite many of the original cast and introduce some new faces to the hilarious mix.
A decade has passed since those glory days at Camp Firewood and the counsellors are irresistibly drawn back to Waterville, Maine to rake over the embers of the past. Beth (Janeane Garofalo) announces that she is selling the camp to astonishment from her old friends.
Katie (Marguerite Moreau) and her cheating old flame Andy (Paul Rudd) temporarily put their differences to one side to spearhead a rescue plan. Meanwhile, journalist Lindsay Handelman (Elizabeth Banks), who went undercover at the camp, has risen to the dizzy heights of anchor-woman of Channel 5's news programme Puff Stuff, and Gail (Molly Shannon) introduces shell-shocked Vietnam war veteran Gene (Christopher Meloni) to her daughter, who shares his love for bandanas.
BLINDSPOT – THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Cert 15, 504 mins, Warner Bros Home Entertainment, available now on Amazon Prime and other download and streaming services, available from August 7 on DVD £29.99/Blu-ray £39.99, Action/Thriller/Drama)
Tattooed amnesiac Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander) escapes CIA custody after her claims to be Taylor Shaw are debunked in another 22 episodes of the gripping crime drama.
This series, Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) wrestles with his feelings for Jane as her true identity is revealed, Jane's adoptive mother, terrorist group leader Ellen Briggs (Michelle Hurd), orchestrates a deadly plot on American soil, Special Agent Edgar Reade (Rob Brown) is the prime suspect for a murder and the rest of the team must clear his name, and Jane's adopted brother Roman (Luke Mitchell) learns who wiped his memory and seeks a fitting revenge.
VIKINGS – THE COMPLETE FOURTH SEASON (Cert 18, 884 mins, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, available now on Amazon Prime and other download and streaming services, available from August 7 on DVD £39.99/Blu-ray £50.99, Action/Drama/Romance)
King Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) must face his ruthless brother Rollo (Clive Standen) during an epic showdown in Paris in 20 episodes of the bloodthirsty historical drama. Also this series, King Ecbert of Wessex (Linus Roache) plots to seize the crown of Mercia as he attempts to neutralise the Viking army's attacks, Ragnar's son Bjorn (Alexander Ludwig) realises his dream to explore the Mediterranean, and ex-wife Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) senses enemies amassing around her as she clamours for power back in Kattegat.
COMRADE DETECTIVE (6 episodes, streaming from August 4 exclusively on Amazon Prime, Comedy/Drama/Thriller)
SET in 1980s Romania, Comrade Detective is a 30-minute tongue-in-cheek police procedural drama that lovingly evokes the era by casting Romanian actors Florin Piersic Jr and Corneliu Ulici in the lead roles of Detectives Gregor Anghel and Iosef Baciu, and then dubs them with vocal performances from Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. These six deranged instalments follow the cops as they hunt a sadistic killer, who dons a Ronald Reagan mask to commit his crimes and leaves a can of an iconic soft drink at the blood-spattered scene. Oscar winners Mahershala Ali and Kim Basinger as well as Chloe Sevigny and Jake Johnson also lend their voices to the show.