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New on DVD: ‘Frasier’ ships up to Boston in reboot

By Tribune News Service
Published: May 17, 2024, 6:42am

The return of a beloved sitcom character tops the DVD releases for the week of May 21.

“Frasier”: Kelsey Grammer is back in the title role in this Paramount+ reboot of the long-running series that sees Frasier Crane relocate to Boston and living with Freddy, his now-adult son.

“Grammer, for his part, looks remarkably unchanged from the character as remembered,” writes Los Angeles Times TV critic Robert Lloyd in his review. “And Grammer is so completely Frasier — a deceptively unsentimental character in a basically sentimental show — that the new edition, for all its innovations, wraps itself comfortably around him.”

Also new on DVD

“Betty’s Bad Luck in Love”: A woman tempts the childhood curse that thwarts her romantic efforts one more time when she falls for a new man in this rom-com.

“Chasing Raine”: Action thriller in which parents who also happen to be special forces soldiers must save their daughter from the clutches of human traffickers.

“Fitting In”: Canadian coming-of-age film about a teen girl navigating life following the diagnosis of a rare reproductive disorder.

“Three Revolutionary Films by Ousmane Sembène”: This thee-disc set from the Criterion Collection includes new 4K digital restorations of the Senegalese director’s ’70s movies “Emitaï,” “Xala” and “Ceddo.”

Digital HD

“Darkness of Man”: Action flick starring Jean Claude Van Damme as a washed up operative who has vowed to protect the son of a slain informant.

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