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 Tuesday, June 2.
This weeks brings quite a few recent theatrical releases home, including the madcap animated adventure The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, the conman romance Focus (starring future Suicide Squad members Margot Robbie and Will Smith), the Wachowskis’ sci-fi odyssey Jupiter Ascending, the inspirational true sports drama McFarland, USA (starring Kevin Costner) and the kaiju sequel Monsters: Dark Continent.
Flicker Alley has a treat this week for cinephiles with a new Dziga Vertov set, celebrating the father of cinéma vérité with the first-ever HD release of his works, including his epochal Man with a Movie Camera (1929), 1924’s Kino-Eye and more!
Two catalogue horror titles arrive this week with Warner Archive delivering a Blu-ray of director Michael Wadleigh’s 1981 cult classic Wolfen and Scream Factory offering William Wesley’s 1988 supernatural slasher Scarecrows.
On the small screen, we’re getting the fourth season of TNT’s “Falling Skies” in advance of the sci-fi series’ fifth and final season premiere June 28. There’s also the final season of FX’s “Justified”, a box set (sadly, DVD only) that includes every episode of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” as well as (also DVD only) the complete second season of “Rectify”. Look for the third season to premiere on SundanceTV July 9.
Finally, “The Wire” comes to Blu-ray in a 20-disc complete series set. Although the episodes boast never-before-seen HD transfers, buyers should be aware that the episodes are only available cropped for 16×9 screens. On his official site, series creator David Simon recently weighed the pros and cons of the new release.
You can check out all the cover art in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):