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What’s New on TV, Netflix, Digital & DVD/Blu-ray This Week: June 25-July 1 Album

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what’s new on Netflix and TV, we’ve got you covered.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

“A Quiet Place”
Shhhhhhhhhh, it’s around the corner on Digital! Starting this week, you can watch John Krasinski and Emily Blunt’s indie horror masterpiece in the safety of your own home. No more worrying about loud popcorn crunching in the theater! Scare yourself before bed when “A Quiet Place” debuts on Digital June 26, and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD on July 10. The Blu-ray comes with three making-of featurettes: “Creating the Quiet – Behind the Scenes of ‘A Quiet Place'”; “The Sound of Darkness – Editing Sound for ‘A Quiet Place'”; “A Reason for Silence – The Visual Effects of ‘A Quiet Place.'”

“Rampage”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s action-adventure arrives on Digital HD on June 26 before stomping in on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD on July 17. Bonus features include a gag reel, deleted scenes, and these making-of featurettes: “Not A Game Anymore,” “Rampage – Actors in Action,” “Trio of Destruction,” “Attack on Chicago,” and “Bringing George to Life.”

“Isle of Dogs”
Wes Anderson’s stop-motion animated film arrives on Digital/Movies Anywhere June 26, then on Blu-ray/DVD on July 17. The all-star voice cast includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Bob Balaban, Jeff Goldblum, Scarlett Johansson, and Frances McDormand. Digital and Blu-ray extras include several behind-the-scenes featurettes on the making of the movie.

“A Very English Scandal” (Amazon Prime)
Hugh Grant stars in this three-part series, premiering on Amazon Prime June 29, following “the shocking true story of the first British politician to stand trial for conspiracy to murder.” Here’s the trailer.

“Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant), the leader of the Liberal party, has a secret he’s desperate to hide. His ex-lover Norman Scott (Ben Whishaw) is putting Thorpe’s brilliant political career at risk so Thorpe schemes and deceives until he realizes there’s only one way to silence Scott for good.”

“Strangers” Season 2 (Facebook Watch)
Called one of the best new shows “not on television,” this dramedy just launched its second season, and will premiere new episodes each week until late August on Facebook Watch. Season 2 moves Isobel (Zoë Chao) and Cam’s (Meredith Hanger) story from L.A. to New York City, with the 20-somethings trying to figure out life in NYC, “Girls”-and-“Broad City”-style. Catch up on Season 1 now, or skip right to Season 2.

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New on NetflixThis Sunday marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means — a bunch of new titles will be added to Netflix as of July 1, and more will be leaving.

But June still has A LOT to stream, so check out just a few options left this week:

“GLOW” Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Yes! The
Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling are back starting June 29. Get your fix of ’80s nostalgia, badass wrestling moves, and surprisingly deep emotional drama. Check out the trailer.

“Secret City” Season 1 [Netflix Original]
This Australian TV drama, starring Anna Torv and Jacki Weaver, arrives on Netflix June 26. “A student’s protest leads to a government scandal that has personal and professional repercussions for one of Australia’s toughest journalists.”

“Kiss Me First” [Netflix Original]
This British cyber-thriller series from the creator of “Skins” arrives on Netflix this Friday, June 29. “A lonely young woman hooked on a virtual reality game befriends a party girl, who leads her into a world of new thrills and dark secrets.” Check out the trailer.

“Harvey Street Kids” Season 1 [Netflix Original]
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are launching this new kids comedy series on Friday, June 29, featuring the voices of Lauren Lapkus, Danny Pudi, Kelly McCreary, and Atticus Shaffer. The series is inspired by the 1940s Harvey Comics and features many of the same characters, just updated for a modern audiences. “From its 42-flavor ice cream truck to its never-ending games of kickball and the best climbing tree in the universe, every day on Harvey Street feels like a Saturday.”

Check out this exclusive clip on Friend Appreciation Day:“Nailed It!” Season 2 [Netflix Original]
Bad bakers are back! “Home bakers with a terrible track record take a shot at re-creating edible masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It’s part competition, part hot mess.” Season 2 arrives on Netflix June 29. Here’s the trailer.

“Recovery Boys” [Netflix Original]
This documentary from the Oscar-nominated director of “Heroin(3)” arrives June 29. “In a region ravaged by opioid abuse, four young men in a farming-based rehab forge a bond as they try to reinvent their lives after years of addiction.” Watch the trailer.

“TAU” [Netflix Film]
Maika Monroe, Ed Skrein, and Gary Oldman star in this sci-fi thriller arriving June 29. “Held captive in a futuristic smart house, a woman hopes to escape by befriending the A.I. program that controls the house.” Here’s the trailer.

“Hotel Transylvania” Season 1
This Disney Channel series takes place four years before the 2012 “Hotel Transylvania” movie. Watch the 26 episodes on Netflix starting June 25.

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”
Use the Force Connection to watch Episode VIII on Netflix starting June 26. And please shut up about a remake.

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New on DVD and Blu-ray

“The Endless”This highly acclaimed mind-bending supernatural thriller — about two brothers who revisit the UFO death cult they escaped as teens — arrives on Digital, Blu-ray, and DVD on June 26. Extras include audio commentary with Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead and the producers; deleted scenes; and multiple making-of featurettes.

“Escape Plan 2: Hades”
Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, Curtis Jackson, Huang Xiaoming, Jaime King, Jesse Metcalfe, and Titus Welliver star in this action sequel debuting on Blu-ray/DVD, Digital, and On Demand this Friday, June 29. Extras include extended cast/crew interviews; and three featurettes on the making of the movie.

“Years after Ray Breslin (Stallone) fought his way out of the escape-proof prison called ‘The Tomb,’ he’s organized a new top-notch, for-hire security force. But when one of his team members goes missing inside a computerized techno-terror battle-maze known as HADES, Breslin together with Trent DeRosa (Dave Bautista) must now decipher a way to break into the world’s best hidden prison, release their kidnapped team, and make it out alive.”

“Terminal”
Margot Robbie, Simon, Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons, and Dexter Fletcher star in this thriller arriving on Blu-ray and DVD June 26. Extras include featurettes called “The Cast of Terminal”; “Building the World of Terminal”; and “From Concept to Creation.”

“In the dark heart of a sprawling, anonymous city, ‘Terminal’ follows the twisting tales of two assassins carrying out a sinister mission, a teacher battling a fatal illness, an enigmatic janitor and a curious waitress leading a dangerous double life. Murderous consequences unravel in the dead of night as their lives all intertwine at the hands of a mysterious criminal mastermind hell-bent on revenge.”

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TV Worth Watching

“Salvation” (Monday on CBS at 9 p.m.)CBS’ suspense drama — on the discovery of an asteroid that will impact Earth — will return for a 13-episode second season starting June 25. Here’s the synopsis for the Season 2 premiere, called “Fall Out”:

“After a nuclear incident, the secret of the asteroid becomes public, setting the world on a dangerous course; Darius (Santiago Cabrera), Grace (Jennifer Finnigan), Liam (Charlie Rowe), and Harris (Ian Anthony Dale) must adapt to new roles in an ever-shifting landscape of fear and civil unrest.”

“Big Brother” Season 20 (Wednesday on CBS at 8 p.m.)
OK, this is in no way TV “worth watching,” but come on. It’s the ultimate summer guilty pleasure. We’re already up to BB20, and Julie Chen has sequestered 16 new Houseguests in the Big Brother house for several months of shenanigans. Get to know the new HGs, pick your favorites and least favorites, and prepare to tweet along with the live feeds spoilers. That’s where the *real* show is at.

“Power” Season 5 (Sunday on Starz at 8 p.m.)
The fifth season of Starz’s crime drama/thriller returns this Sunday, July 1. In “Everyone Is Implicated,” Ghost (Omari Hardwick) follows the tragic death of his daughter with revenge plans, and puts himself in danger. “Power” has already been renewed for a sixth season, so there’s a lot more to come.

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