Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s May 15 Digital HD, Blu-ray and DVD column! As you can see, we’ve added a video player at the top highlighting this week’s releases, and you can find more detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!
Black Panther(exclusive clip) Marvel Studios’ cultural phenomenon comes home to Blu-ray with a slew of features and deleted scenes that take you behind the Wakandan action and into the heart of T’Challa’s journey. Director Ryan Coogler gives a heartfelt introduction, while the film itself stands as a testament to the scope and wonder of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Check out an exclusive clip from Coogler’s commentary track in which he discusses T’Challa and Shuri’s sibling relationship in the player below!
The Monkey King 3 The third installment of the “Journey to the West” blockbuster fantasy series sees the return of the Monkey King (Aaron Kwok) and his companions as they are taken captive by the Queen of an all-female land, who believes them to be part of an ancient prophecy heralding the fall of her kingdom.
Cocaine Godmother The popular Lifetime original movie comes to DVD, starring the great Catherine Zeta-Jones as real life drug lord Griselda Blanco, a pioneer in the Miami-based cocaine trade.
It’s Alive Trilogy Scream Factory is issuing a special 3 Blu-ray box set of cult director Larry Cohen’s killer mutant baby series It’s Alive, including the original, the second film It Lives Again and the third film Island of Alive. The set includes new 2K scans of the films, a making of doc, audio commentaries on all three films by Cohen. This is a must-have for horror fans, especially to experience Rick Baker’s early make-up work on the baby!
Braveheart (4K) and Gladiator (4K) Paramount is re-releasing two epic Best Picture winners in 4K. First up is Mel Gibson’s tour-de-force 1995 directing/starring vehicle Braveheart about Scottish legend William Wallace defending his country against oppressive English rule. Next is director Ridley Scott’s 2000 Gladiator in which Russell Crowe plays a general forced to fight in gladiator arenas in ancient Rome.
Die Hard (4K) The action classic starring Bruce Willis makes its long-awaited 30th anniversary debut on 4K, with the best home video version yet of John McClane’s heroic slaying of a team of terrorists/thieves pulling off the heist of a lifetime in a skyscraper.
Two Thousand Maniacs Arrow Video unleashes Herschell Gordon Lewis’s 1964 gore-fest where six northerners are lured into a small Deep South town for a Centennial celebration where the residents proceed to kill them one by one as revenge for the town’s destruction during the Civil War.
A Lady Takes a Chance Kino Lorber brings to Blu-ray this 1943 comedy-western-romance about a city girl on a bus tour of the West (Jean Arthur) who encounters a handsome rodeo cowboy (John Wayne) who helps her forget her city boy suitors.
Rick and Morty: Season 3 “I’m Pickle Riiiiiiiiick!” Yes, arguably the greatest half-hour of animated comedy this year, plus 9 other episodes, comes to DVD and Blu-ray with commentary tracks and animatics for every episode, plus an “Origins of Rick and Morty” featurette.
Shannara Chronicles: Season Two While it originally debuted on MTV, this TV adaptation of the fantasy novels by Terry Brooks got a second life on Spike. Now you can relive the second season on Blu-ray, with multiple behind the scenes featurettes taking you deep into the world of The Four Lands.