May 12 Blu-ray, Digital and DVD Releases
Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s May 12 Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD column! We’ve highlighted this week’s releases in detailed write-ups of different titles below! Click each highlighted title to purchase through Amazon!
New Movies on Blu-ray/DVD
Birds of Prey
When one of Gotham’s most sinister villains, Roman Sionis, puts a target on a young girl named Cass ; Harley teams up with Huntress, Canary and Renee Montoya to take Roman down.
The Call of the Wild
Harrison Ford stars in a thrilling adventure story based on the classic novel.
The discovery of a hidden family photograph sends Mae Morton on a quest for answers regarding her estranged mother’s past and ignites a powerful, unexpected romance.
A horror adaptation of the popular ’70s TV show about a magical island resort.
A couple’s search for a dream home plunges them into a terrifying nightmare after they are trapped in a mysterious, labyrinth-like neighborhood of identical houses.
Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves “Mad Burnish” appears, the epic battle between the anti-Burnish and Mad Burnish begins.
The Cold Blue
Restored footage shot by director William Wyler documents the lives of World War II’s heroic Eighth Air Force.
The Times of Bill Cunningham (DVD)
Bill Cunningham, the legendary New York Times photographer and fashion historian, shares his life story in his own words and photographs from his remarkable archive of over 3 million images.
Rev (exclusive clip)
When Mikey’s not racing cars, he’s stealing them all over the city. But after he gets caught boosting a rare ride from a cop’s house, the police force him to go undercover or go to jail. Mikey agrees to join a grand theft ring led by violent, impulsive Charlie, who’d beat Mikey to death if he knew he was an informant.
A Thousand Clowns
The great Jason Robards recreates his Broadway role as the iconoclastic Murray Burns. Murray is funny, feisty, compassionate and very determined to have nothing to do with the lemming-like rush-hour world. But his resolve is tested when social workers Sandra (Barbara Harris) and Albert (William Daniels) tell him that he must shape up… or his 12-year-old nephew Nick (Barry Gordon) will be shipped out to a foster home.
The scene is Brighton, with holidaymakers awaiting the arrival of Kolley Kibber, who is working on a stunt for his newspaper. A gang, led by Pinkie Brown, recognize Kibber as the man indirectly responsible for the death of a former gang leader. Kibber, recognizing the vicious young Pinkie, fears his life is in danger. He is right: his body is later washed ashore.
Howl’s Moving Castle & Ponyo Steelbooks
Shout Factory re-releases two of Academy Award-winning director Hayao Miyazaki’s best animated classics in new steelbook editions.
The devil finds work for the idle hands of 17-year-old slacker, Anton. The result is trouble in this gruesome horror-comedy.
Fist of Fear, Touch of Death
Adolph Caesar stars as TV Anchorman to the 1979 World Karate Championship, where martial artists from all over the world are eagerly waiting to take down the competition and claim the title of Successor to the Bruce Lee legacy.
Film Noir: The Dark Side Of Cinema II
This collection features three film noir classics: The Price of Fear, The Female Animal and Douglas Sirk’s Thunder on the Hill. Features new audio commentary by film historian David Del Valle, optional english subtitles, and theatrical trailers for all three films.
Marihuana/Narcotic (Forbidden Fruit Vol. 4)
Dwain Esper was not only one of the most notorious figures of the exploitation genre (due to his ruthless business practices) he was also its greatest stylist. With an utter disregard for the laws of cinematic convention, his low-budget films verge on the avant-garde as they breathlessly wallow in every conceivable moral vice—all in the name of public education, of course.
Tomorrow’s Children/Child Bride (Forbidden Fruit Vol. 5)
Exploitation films of the 1930s didn’t only warn citizens of the dangers of drugs and venereal disease. The genre brazenly confronted on a wide array of distasteful issues, as evidenced in this double feature of two of the most bizarre entries in the exploitation canon.
The Night My Number Came Up
The Chinese theory that life is pre-ordained and that dreams are a glimpse into the future prompts Commander Lindsay to relate a dream he has experienced to his fellow dinner guests, including Air Marshal Sir John Hardie. The dream involves a Dakota carrying the Air Marshal, an attractive girl, a very important person and five other civilians, who, with a crew of five, number thirteen.
In Search of Kundun (DVD)
A deeply insightful film documenting the unique encounter of filmmaker Martin Scorsese with the Tibetan people and their spiritual leader, the 14th Dalai Lama.
New On Digital HD
A ruthless businessman and bootlegger who ruled Chicago with an iron fist, Al “Fonzo” Capone (Tom Hardy) was the most infamous and feared gangster of American lore. At the age of 47, following nearly a decade of imprisonment, dementia rots Capone’s mind and his past becomes present as harrowing memories of his violent and brutal origins melt into his waking life.
The Invisible Man
Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss stars as a woman who fears she is being hunted by the unseen presence of her abusive ex (Oliver Jackson-Cohen).
Scoob! (PVOD, May 15)
Scooby-Doo, Shaggy and Mystery Inc. face their biggest, toughest mystery yet and discover that Scooby’s secret legacy could be the key to stopping a global “dogpocalyse.”
The Incoherents (exclusive clip)
Bruce Flansburgh (Jeff Auer) is a bored, 40-something New York paralegal who hasn’t let go of his dream of rock stardom. While slogging through an increasingly unbearable day to day existence, it dawns on him that the reunions of The Pixies, Soundgarden and other alternative/indie rock bands from the 90’s could inspire his former group to reform.
TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Shameless: The Complete Tenth Season
In season 10, Frank uses his injury to collect as many prescription drugs as possible, while Debbie steps up as the new matriarch in the Gallagher household with an iron fist. Meanwhile Lip navigates his relationship with Tami, Carl heads back to the South side and Liam learns more about his culture under the tutelage of V. Kev faces an identity crisis, while Ian & Mickey rekindle their romance.