May 3, 2016: This Week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD


Find out what's hitting Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD the week of May 3.

May 3 brings home The 5th Wave, Joy, Independence Day, Top Gun and more!

Welcome to’s look at all the top titles arriving this week on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Check out the gallery viewer below for a look at the major new releases, catalogue films and television collections hitting shelves and/or VOD beginning Tuesday, May 3, 2016.

Recent theatrical releases coming home May 3 include the alien invasion thriller The 5th Wave (starring Chloe Grace Moretz), David O. Russell’s Joy Mangano biopic Joy (starring Jennifer Lawrence) and the latest Nicholas Sparks adaptation, The Choice (starring Teresa Palmer and Benjamin Walker).

Other recent features hitting Blu-ray include Atom Egoyan’s Remember and the Syfy thriller 400 Days. Then, arriving on DVD only, is the V.E. Day romantic drama A Royal Night Out.

May 3 also sees the rerelease of a few titles. In preparation for this summer’s Independence Day: Resurgence, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment has a new edition of Independence Day that offers an HD transfer for the 1996 blockbuster. There’s also a Deluxe Version, which comes housed inside a model of an alien fighter. Paramount Pictures, meanwhile, has a new steelbook edition of Tony Scott’s Top Gun and The Criterion Collection re-releases Easy Rider, making their definitive Blu-ray take on the Dennis Hopper film available separately for the first time. It was previously released in the company’s America Lost Found: The BBS Story.

Shout! Factory this week has two more recent horror titles with both Sharkansas Prison Massacre and Submerged.

On the small screen, May 3 brings to Blu-ray the complete 1980s super-helicopter action series Airwolf as well as the second season of TNT’s pandemic thriller The Last Ship. Arriving on DVD only are complete series sets of both the 61-episode sci-fi series Lexx and all 164 episodes of the Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt sitcom Mad About You.

May also offers up a new Warner Archive Blu-ray in the form of Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, debuting for the first time in HD on a MOD disc packed with special features.

Digital HD titles arriving this week include Jason Bateman’s sophomore directorial feature The Family Fang as well as Paramount Pictures‘ comedy sequel Zoolander 2.

You can check out cover art for all the May 3 releases in the gallery viewer below alongside a listing of each release’s special features (where applicable):