Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd star in "Ant-Man and the Wasp."
Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd star in "Ant-Man and the Wasp."

Ant-Man and the Wasp (Marvel/Buena Vista, Blu-ray DVD, PG-13, 118 min.). The second Ant-Man film is even more fun as more things change sizes rapidly, including a chase on San Francisco's famous hilly streets, and the likeable charisma is doubled with Evangeline Lilly joining Paul Rudd as the two title characters.

The film takes place after the events of "Captain America: Civil War," with Scott Lang (Rudd) entering the final three days of two years of house arrest for his actions in that film as Ant-Man. Scott has spent much of that time playing with his daughter or acting out his rock 'n' roll fantasies. The prologue shows how Dr Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), the original Ant-Man, lost his wife, Janet van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the original Wasp, when she had to enter the Quantum Realm (that's really really tiny sub-atomic) to save the day. However, Scott starts having dreams as if he were Janet due to quantum entanglement, since he entered the Quantum Realm in the first Ant-Man film.

A call to Dr. Pym leads to a friendly "abduction," as now Pym believes that Scott and Janet's entanglement can lead to where she is and, since Scott was able to come back from the Quantum Realm, Janet should be able to as well, if they can locate her. The house arrest is taken care of by putting the ankle monitor on a giant ant. (Thus, we have the fun of seeing a giant ant play drums.) It turns out Pym, using the labor of giant ants, has constructed a quantum tunnel (think the time tunnel in the old TV show of that name) and a pod with which to rescue Janet.

Part of the film's fun is that Pym can miniaturize the building his lab is in and drag it like a suitcase. He also has a round canister, like a film reel, in which there are numerous vehicles that can be enlarged to normal size at the click of a button. The shrink ability comes to play during an exciting, and fun, street chase through San Francisco, as bad guys, led by Sonny Burch (Walton Goggins of TV's "Justified"), are after the shrunken lab and its technologies. More fun comes in the fact that the new version of the Ant-Man suit that Scott is given is not quite finished and it sometimes randomly changes sizes, leading to a fun 2-foot-tall Scott at his daughter's school. (While the film has a lot of visual effects, forced perspective and large props were used to create this sequence.)

Complicating matters is the Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen of Syfy's "Killjoys"), aka Ana, who has a rare "disease" in which her portions of her body "phase," as they break down and reassemble, after an accident in which her father was killed. Working with her father was Pym's ex-partner at S.H.I.E.L.D. (Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster), who is trying to help Ana cure or reverse her painful condition. Ghost believes she can be cured if she can siphon off some of Janet's quantum energy, but that may kill Janet.

The mid-end title scene ties directly to the end of "Avengers: Infinity War." Bonus features include an introduction by director Peyton Reed ("Ant-Man"); two deleted scenes with optional Reed commentary (1:38), including Janet and Pym meeting an alien life form; a gag reel (1:31); outtakes of Stan Lee's cameo (46 secs.); outtakes of Tim Heidecker as the boat captain (1:29); and four making-of featurettes: Rudd goofing around on set (5:56); developing the Wasp suit, which has wings and blasters (5:19); a look at Pfeiffer and Douglas' characters (4:09); and, best, a look at the visual effects and production design, including the varied locales the state of Georgia offers (7:04). Grade: movie 3.5 stars; extras 2.5 stars

Rating guide: 5 stars = classic; 4 stars = excellent; 3 stars = good; 2 stars = fair; dog = skip it

Midsomer Murders: Series 20 (Acorn, 3 Blu-rays or 3 DVDs, NR, 558 min.). The set features six 90-minute mysteries. "Midsomer Murders," based on Caroline Graham's "Chief Inspector Barnaby" book series, first aired in 1997 on ITV in Great Britain. The first 13 seasons starred John Nettles as DCI Tom Barnaby. When Nettles retired from the role in 2011, Barnaby's younger cousin, John (Neil Dudgeon, was re-assigned as Midsomer's Detective Chief Inspector. For this season and series 19, Nick Hendrix has played Barnaby's assistant, DS Jamie Winter. New this series is pathologist Dr. Fleur Perkins (Annette Badland of "EastEnders"), who adds some biting wit. Unfortunately, the banter between Tom Barnaby and DS Ben Jones (Jason Hughes, series 9-15) is absent from the new leads. In fact, Winter seems a bit of a stick in the mud. Overall too, the series is becoming more urban, such as the last four mysteries, losing the country charm that made it so delightful for so many years.

In "The Ghost of Causton Abbey," a prologue shows the boiling-in-oil death of Brother Jozef for allegedly poisoning people. As he is lowered down, the monk casts a curse on the abbey. Jump to the present and the remains of the abbey have been bought by a married couple (Amber Aga and Jason Merrells as Emani and Paul Taylor) and the wife's sister (Anjli Mohindra as Faiza Jindah), who have transformed it into the Cursed Ale Microbrewery, while retaining some of the "charm" of the old stories. The owners are unveiling their new offering, Cursed Brew. The next morning, the boiled body of a local ghostwriter (Justin Pierre), who had been working on a "craft beer as a lifestyle" book for Emani, is found in a kettle brew vat, echoing Brother Jozef's death. Among the possible suspects are three members of the Grundy family: Keith (Michael Byrne of "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," Tomorrow Never Dies"), an aging former gangster; Russell (Tony Gardner), a town councilor, ale producer and operator of the Real Ale Festival; and young Toby (Zebb Dempster of the "Waterloo Road" series), as a handyman saving for college. Also drawn into the case is aging stage actress Sylvia Reynolds (Elaine Paige).

Other episodes are: "Death of the Small Coppers," involving the death of a butterfly collector and founder of an elite IQ society, who is found pinned to a wall akin to his butterfly specimens; "Drawing Dead," a former supermodel is killed during Carver Valley's comic festival; "The Lions of Causton," Barnaby relives his days of sporting glory when a death at the local rugby club mires him in a muddle of old grudges and new romances; "Till Death Do Us Part," tragedy strikes at a friend's wedding; and "Send in the Clowns," the Ferabbees Circus comes to town with sinister clown sightings, threatening notes and dangerous circus acts. Each disc comes with a behind-the-scenes featurette, with the actors talking about an episode; the three total 27 minutes. Grade: season 3.25 stars; extras 1.5 stars

Murdoch Mysteries: Home for the Holidays (Acorn TV/itv Studios, Blu-ray or standard DVD, NR, 88 min.). In this special holiday episode of the Toronto based series, set between 1890 and 1910, detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and his wife, Dr. Julia Ogden (Helene Joy),  travel west by train to Vancouver Island in British Columbia -- it takes six days! -- to visit Murdoch's brother, RCMP officer Jasper Linney (Dylan Neal of "Dawson's Creek"), his wife (Kate Hewlett as Daphne) and their two daughters. Julia seems not fond of children, but Daphne goes ahead and cancels their hotel accommodations and insists they stay at their house, where the two girls become fascinated by the fact that Julia was a pathologist.

While Murdoch is there, an archaeologist is killed with an aboriginal blade at a site he and Megan Byrne (Megan Follows) had been excavating. The site is on land controlled by the Songhees Indians, but the blade is Haida. Here, the show does a nice job of introducing the plight of the Indians, most of whom have been pushed from their traditional tribal lands. (They are referred to as bands, rather than tribes in the episode.)

Meanwhile, back in Toronto, Inspector Thomas Brackenreid (Thomas Craig) gambles $3,000 on a get-rich bond scheme offered by one Charles Ponzi (Jake Epstein of TV's "Suits"). Of course, the audience is familiar with the name Ponzi and, thus, knows Brackenreid has made a big mistake that may cost his family their home. Also in Toronto, Constables George Crabtree (Jonny Harris) and Henry Higgins (Lachlan Murdoch), trying to impress their sweethearts Ruth and Nina, say they are expert skiers and agree to a Vermont getaway, even though afterwards Henry has to look up what skiing is in a book. Ruth (Siobhan Murphy) and Nina (Erin Agostino) help Brackenreid get back his money.

Extras include brief pieces on the plot (2:03) and working in the indigenous people (1 min.). Grade: episode 3 stars; extras 1/2 star

"Home for the Holidays" also will be part of "Murdoch Mysteries: The Christmas Cases Limited Edition," due Oct. 30. It contains three holiday episodes, the other two being "A Merry Murdoch Christmas" and "Once Upon a Murdoch Christmas. The set comes with a collectable Christmas card, with a holiday greeting by Bisson, and a 16-minute making-of featurette.

Those interested in catching up with "Murdoch Mysteries" should check out:

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 11 (Acorn TV/itv Studios, 4 Blu-rays, NR, 792 min.). In this season of forensic sleuthing in the Edwardian Age of Invention, detective William Murdoch (Yannick Bisson) and friends solve cases involving poisoned wine, high-speed transportation, botched organ transplants and anti-Semitic riots. Historical figures encountered include Helen Keller, Alexander Graham Bell and Theodore Roosevelt. However, first Murdoch has to be proven innocent of murder and released from jail. Dr. Julia Ogden remains in hiding from the corrupt forces that have taken over the police station. The set includes 18 episodes and 23 minutes of Making Murdoch featurettes.

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 10 (Acorn/itv Studios, 4 Blu-rays, NR, 792 min.). During this 18-episode season, Dr. Julia Ogden has to deal with post-traumatic stress from her near-death experience. Cases for detective William Murdoch and the team include murdered debutantes and cutthroat athletes, while also enduring the Great Toronto Fire of 1904, a historical event. Speaking of history, they encounter horror author H.P. Lovecraft and inventor Reginald Fessenden. There are 41 minutes of Making Murdoch featurettes.

Murdoch Mysteries: Season 9 (Acorn/itv Studios, 4 Blu-ray discs, NR, 792 min.). Another 18-episode season, the cases involve serial killers, bank robbers, opium dens and the atmosphere of outer space. Detective William Murdoch and his wife, Dr. Julia Ogden, plan their dream house. New to the team is morgue cleaner turned lab assistant Rebecca James (Mouna Traore). The historical figures they encounter include Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of "Anne of Green Gables"; temperance advocate Carrie Nation; and humorist Mark Twain (played by Star Trek's William Shatner). Extras include a photo gallery and 43 minutes of Making Murdoch.

Murdoch Mysteries Collection: Seasons 5-8 (Acorn/itv Studios, 15 Blu-rays, NR, 46 hours). This collection of four seasons includes 62 episodes, 235 minutes of Making Murdoch featurettes, 24 minutes of behind-the-scenes featurettes and photo galleries. At the start of season five, William Murdoch has taken up gold prospecting, but then a woman accused of murder needs help. He also investigates an Egyptian curse, experiments with time travel and encounters author Jack London, auto maker Henry Ford and his idol, Alexander Graham Bell. Dr. Emily Grace (Georgina Reilly) is hired as a new coroner and catches the eye of Constable Crabtree (Jonny Harris). Aaron Ashmore (TV's "Smallville," Syfy's "Killjoys") is among the guest stars.

Season six sees the turn of the century, as Murdoch continues his on-and-off relationship with Ogden, a pathologist turned psychiatrist. Cases involve flying early aircraft to infiltrating a nudist community, while he consults with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and helps young Winston Churchill. Season seven includes an encounter with the undead.

Season eight contains the show's 100th episode, which is highlighted by the wedding of Murdoch and Ogden. Ogden, by the way, along with Grace joins the women's suffrage movement. Historical figures encountered this season include W.C. Fields, Thomas Edison and President Theodore Roosevelt.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Third Season (Warner Bros., 3 Blu-rays or 4 DVDs, NR, 1,080 min.). With the conquest of the Legion of Doom behind them, the heroes on the Waverider time ship revisit a moment in time that they already had participated in, causing a fracture in the timeline and creating anachronisms all across time. Now, they must return all the anachronisms to their original timelines. The anachronisms include Julius Caesar in Aruba, a sabertooth tiger in P.T. Barnum's circus, Ray's younger self adopting a Dominator, young Martin Stein replaced to the time of the Vikings, Elvis Presley's guitar containing one of the power totems that the team and Damien Darhk both seek to control and Gorilla Grodd threatening to kill future President Barack Obama in the 1980s. The show seemed a bit more fun this season, including a Berlin episode set in 1962, with the historical episodes always the best.

Bonus features include the 2017 Comic-Con panel, the four crossover "Crisis on Earth-X" episodes with "Arrow," "Supergirl" and "Flash," as well as the making of the crossover feature, a gag reel , unaired scenes and post production theater.

Billions: Season Three (CBS/Paramount, 4 DVDs, NR, 11 hours 24 min.). In this season of the Showtime drama, rivals Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) face new forces and powerful enemies. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) is married to Chuck and is Axe's performance coach. Clancy Brown guest stars as Waylon "Jock" Jeffcoat, the new attorney general, with an interest in both Chuck and Bobby Axe. Extras include "Billions Decoded" and Axe's penthouse tour.

Dynasty: Season One (CBS/Paramount, 6 DVDs, NR, 15 hours 26 min.). This is the modern re-imagining of the iconic primetime soap, with two executive producers from "Gossip Girl," one from "Revenge," two from the original "Dynasty" (creators Esther and Richard Shapiro) and one from "Jane the Virgin." Fallon Carrington (Elizabeth Gillies) is a cunning young woman who thinks she will become the new COO of her father's global energy empire. However, dad (Grant Show of "Melrose Place" as Blake Carrington) is about to marry driven and savvy publicity maven Cristal (Nathalie Kelley). When Fallon fails to stop Cristal with the help of her lover, the family chauffeur (Robert Christopher Riley as Culhane), she sides with dad's biggest rival, Jeff Colby (Sam Adegoke). Then Cristal's nephew (Rafael de la Fuente as Sammy Jo) arrives with a suitcase full of secrets from Cristal's past. Extras include deleted scenes and a gag reel.