Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s look at all the top entertainment hitting this week on Blu-ray and DVD. Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at all the major new releases, TV series sets and catalogue titles hitting the shelves today, May 12, 2015.
Some of the first major releases of 2015 are already beginning to come home. This week gives us Michael Mann’s cyber-thriller blackhat, starring Chris Hemsworth, David Koepp’s Mortdecai, headlined by Johnny Depp, Thomas McCarthy’s The Cobbler, starring Adam Sandler and Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland’s Still Alice, which just won star Julianne Moore an Academy Award for her performance.
Also hitting this week, The Twilight Saga star Taylor Lautner leads the parkour actioner Tracers while Anchor Bay delivers the recent Canadian horror film The Drownsman. There’s also a new Batman direct-to-home video feature film release this week with Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts (packaged, for a limited time, with an exclusive “Fire Bat” action figure).
The Criterion Collection this week upgrades Leo McCarey’s Make Way For Tomorrow (one of the company’s final DVD-only releases) to Blu-ray while Universal delivers its own HD upgrade of David Wain’s Wet Hot American Summer, just in time for July’s Netflix reunion series, “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.”
On the small screen, this week brings us Starz’ Power: The Complete First Season (eight episodes) as well as, on DVD only, complete series box sets of both The Wild Wild West: The Complete Series (104 episodes over four seasons) and Walker, Texas Ranger: The Complete Series (203 episodes over eight seasons). There’s also Battlestar Galactica: The Definitive Collection, bringing the original 1978 series (and its spinoff, “Galactica 1980,” to Blu-ray for the first time. Be aware, however, that Universal is also releasing a slightly cheaper set called Battlestar Galactica: The Remastered Collection wherein the episodes have been cropped for display on modern television screens. The Definitive Collection is the only way to get the proper aspect ratio and it includes the cropped versions as well.
Although it will arrive on physical media June 9, the recent 20th Century Fox hit Kingsman: The Secret Service will be available to stream beginning this Friday, May 15. Those who purchase the film on iTunes will also have access to bonus features available on the upcoming Blu-ray, including a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and a 90-minute documentary entitled “Kingsman: The Secret Service Revealed.”
You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):