May 1 Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Releases


May 1 Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Releases

Welcome to’s May 1 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!

New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD

12 Strong
Chris Hemsworth leads a rough-and-tumble cast that also includes Michael Shannon and Michael Peña in this true story of a U.S. Special Forces team chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan after 9/11.

This horror flick from The Spierig Brothers stars Helen Mirren and Jason Clarke in a supernatural tale built around the story behind the famed Winchester Mystery House in San Jose, California.

Peter Rabbit
This live-action hit based on Beatrix Potter’s classic creation stars Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and Sam Neill, and features the voices of James Corden and Daisy Ridley.

Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell
Michael Gross and Jamie Kennedy return to the direct-to-video series where they find themselves up to their ears in Graboids and Ass-Blasters when they head to Canada.

The great character actor Toby Jones headlines this psychological thriller about the destructive relationship between a middle-aged man and his mother.

Once Upon a Time
Based on the fantasy novel “Three Lives Three Worlds, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms,” this Chinese epic is a story of battles, deep passion, and the powerful forces that drive mortals and gods alike toward revenge, loyalty, and eternal love.


Legend of the Mountain
This 1979 Taiwanese fantasy horror mystery gets a gorgeous reissue from a new 4K transfer by Kino Lorber, and includes a terrific booklet with an essay by author Grady Hendrix.

Blood Hook
This 1986 low budget horror flick was directed by Jim Mallon, who later became famous as the producer and director behind Mystery Science Theater 3000! Vinegar Syndrome once again packs the release with all the good stuff, including an interview with Mallon, a new 2K restoration and great cover art.

Van Wilder
Just in time for Deadpool 2, you can witness Ryan Reynolds in his first breakout starring role as the most popular kid on campus. Kal Penn and Tara Reid co-star in this National Lampoon-produced comedy hit from 2002.

New on Digital HD

The 15:17 to Paris
Real-life heroes Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone play themselves in director Clint Eastwood’s dramatic interpretation of their heroic prevention of a terrorist attack onboard a train.

The LEGO DC Super Hero Girls: Super-Villain High
It’s up to LEGO DC Super Hero Girls to uncover the truth about Uber High. This test is one that the LEGO DC Super Hero Girls cannot fail!

TV on Blu-ray and DVD

Dear Murderer: Series 1
The folks at Acorn bring another great British drama home to DVD with this intimate and personal story of one of New Zealand’s most enduring characters in the law profession, Mike Bungay QC.