May 8 Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Releases

May 8 Digital, Blu-ray and DVD Releases

Welcome to’s May 8 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

Batman Ninja

Watching this new DC animated movie felt like dropping acid made out of a comic book page and then rolled into sushi. It’s really bonkers, an anime fan’s fever dream of The Dark Knight dropped into feudal Japan, and has one of the sweetest batmobiles EVER! If you’re a fan of brooding, grimdark Batman then this movie is not for you, but if you want goofy Japanese representations of both the Bat Family and the Rogues Gallery then this is a must-have item! Click here to check out our video interviews with the voice cast at the NYC premiere!

Fifty Shades Freed

The Fifty Shades trilogy reaches its dramatic climax with this hit threequel, which once again features Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan bumping and grinding their way through a psychological thriller involving kidnapping, treachery and BDSM.

Phantom Thread

Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor, this 1950s-set fashion drama re-teams There Will Be Blood helmer P.T. Anderson and star Daniel Day-Lewis.

Paradox (exclusive clip)

When his daughter goes missing in Thailand, a Hong Kong cop (Louis Koo) teams with local police (Tony Jaa, Wu Yue) to find her. Check out an exclusive clip featuring Tony Jaa below!


The House That Dripped Blood

Scream Factory delivers another horror classic to Blu-ray with this 1971 anthology from the famed Amicus Productions, featuring Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Denholm Elliott, Ingrid Pitt and Jon Pertwee in four frightening (and occasionally funny) fright stories all revolving around a singular house with some very bad juju.

Saving Private Ryan (4K)

Steven Spielberg took home a much-deserved Best Director Oscar for this 1998 World War II classic, now celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Relive the harrowing meatgrinder that is the Normandy Beach sequence in startling 4K UHD quality.

Source Code (4K)

Director Duncan Jones (Warcraft, Moon) took his first foray into studio filmmaking with this sturdy 2011 sci-fi tale about a man who relives the same terrorist attack onboard a train until he can figure out a way to stop it.

Special Delivery

This stylish heist film from 1976, starring Bo Svenson and Cybill Shepherd, features a murderers row of amazing character actors, including Tom Atkins, Gerrit Graham, Kim Richards and Jeff Goldblum! Includes an audio commentary by Lee Gambin.

Went to Coney Island on a Mission From God… Be Back By Five

Jon Cryer of Two and a Half Men fame co-wrote, produced and starred in this 1998 drama about two friends searching for their childhood buddy who they believe may be homeless and mentally ill. The Blu-ray features a new intro and audio commentary by Cryer and director Richard Schenkman (The Man from Earth).

Bruce’s Deadly Fingers

The first of the classic “Bruceploitation” movies to star martial artist Bruce Le (real name Huang Jian Long), this new Blu-ray from VCL is a kung-fu fan’s dream, with deleted scenes, a commentary track and more!

New on Digital HD

Black Panther

Marvel Studios’ cultural phenomenon comes home to Digital HD with a slew of features and deleted scenes that take you behind the Wakandan action and into the heart of T’Challa’s journey.

The Assassin’s Code (exclusive clip)

Arriving in theaters, VOD, and Digital HD on May 11, this action flick stars Justin Chatwin (Shameless, War of the Worlds) and Peter Stormare (John Wick: Chapter 2Fargo). Check out an exclusive clip featuring Stormare below!

TV on Blu-ray and DVD

Dear White People: Season 1

Season 1 of Netflix’s hot button series about race relations among black students at a predominantly white college comes home to DVD.

Midsomer Murders: County Case Files and Ackley Bridge: Series 1

Acorn presents two more DVD releases of great British television, including a collection of Series 16, 17, and 18 of Midsomer Murders mysteries, as well as the first season of the Yorkshire school integration dramedy Ackley Bridge.


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