This Week on Blu-ray and DVD: May 25, 2015



Welcome to’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 Tuesday, May 25.

Headlining a relatively quiet week for new releases is Universal Pictures and Legendary’s Seventh Son, reteaming The Big Lebowski‘s Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in the adaptation of Joseph DeLaney’s fantasy novel, “The Spook’s Apprentice.” Also arriving from recent smaller theatrical runs are the darkly comedic crime thriller Cut Bank (starring Liam Hemsworth, Billy Bob Thornton, John Malkovich, Teresa Palmer and Michael Stuhlbarg) and The Loft, a remake of the 2010 Belgian erotic thriller. The new take offers an ensemble cast that includes Karl Urban and James Marsden opposite the original film’s Matthias Schoenaerts.

It’s a busy week for The Criterion Collection with three brand-new titles hitting shelves. Criterion continues to bring Rainer Werner Fassbinder to HD with the 1971 drama The Merchant of Four Seasons while serving up a double helping of Costa-Gavras thriller with both 1970’s The Confession and 1972’sState of Siege.

Scream Factory, meanwhile, has two double-feature discs hitting this week that bring to HD some cult horror favorites involving animals. The first set offers both 1972’s Frogs (in which a southern estate comes under attack from local wildlife) and 1976’s Food of the Gods (featuring giant killer rats in an adaptation of the H.G. Wells story). Another set, then, offers both 1977’s Empire of the Ants (giant killer ants) and 1981’s Jaws of Satan (wherein the devil himself takes on the form of a cobra to lead a snake attack against mankind).

On the television front, we’re getting History’s full event series Sons of Liberty as well as the second season of Showtime’s Ray Donovan in advance of the series’ return in July.

You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):