Welcome to ComingSoon.net’s June 12 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
Tomb Raider Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander stars as Lara Croft in this reboot of the movie series based on the adventure video game. The origin story finds Lara pushing herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared.
Love, Simon Based on Becky Albertalli’s bestselling book, Nick Robinson stars as a gay teen who must face everyone and come to terms with his identity in this YA dramedy in the John Hughes tradition.
The Strangers: Prey at Night This sequel to the 2008 horror hit finds a family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night who are stalked and hunted by three masked psychopaths. Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame stars.
Sherlock Gnomes The garden gnomes from the 2011 animated family hit Gnomeo & Juliet recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes (the voice of Johnny Depp) to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.
The Mimic This South Korean horror-thriller takes place in a mysterious mountain region where there appears to have existed a mythical creature that mimics the voices of humans.
Ninja III: The Domination From the legendary schlockmeister’s of Cannon Films comes this 1984 martial arts action horror film that’s a bizarre blend of Flashdance, The Exorcist and a direct-to-video ninja movie. Lucinda Dickey stars as an aerobics instructor and telephone line worker who becomes possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja and goes on a killing spree taking down the men who murdered him. Scream Factory has put together a fantastic set worthy of such a cult title, featuring interviews with Dickey and more!
Greaser’s Palace Robert Downey Sr.’s bizarre satire takes the story of Christ’s suffering and places it in the Old West with a zoot-suited drifter who performs miracles and attracts a large following.
Jack the Giant Killer Kino Lorber puts out a new HD master of this 1962 fantasy classic in a special edition that includes both the original 94-minute cut and the re-envisioned 91-minute musical version. This fairy tale re-imagines the fable as a rugged adventure with excellent trick effects, reuniting the director (Nathan Juran) and stars (Kerwin Mathews and Torin Thatcher) of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad.
The Big Country Kino also put out this new HD master of William Wyler’s expansive 1958 western starring Gregory Peck as a ship captain who ventures west in an action packed adventure. Charlton Heston co-stars.
Spetters Rutger Hauer stars in this early 1980 coming-of-age drama from Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop) about three young men with a passion for motorcycle racing. Includes a new restoration and a commentary track by Verhoeven.
Trading Places and Coming to America Two John Landis-directed Eddie Murphy vehicles come to Blu-ray from Paramount in 35th and 30th anniversary editions, respectively.
Forrest Gump & Terminator Genisys (4K) Both the Tom Hanks Best Picture winner and the much-derided 5th Terminator installment come home to 4K in stunning new transfers for UHD TVs.
Dirty Grandpa (4K) The raunchy Robert De Niro and Zac Efron comedy arrives on 4K as well for those who want to see every gray body hair on the star’s aging body.
New on Digital HD
Flower (exclusive clip) Mixing dark comedy and teenage angst writer-director Max Winkler (Ceremony) and co-writers Matt Spencer (Ingrid Goes West) and Alex McAulay (Eastbound & Down) elevate the teen movie genre to new heights in this star vehicle for blossoming Zoey Deutch. Check out an exclusive clip below!
Billy Boy (In theaters and on VOD June 15) (exclusive clip) The emotionally powerful story of Billy, an angry youth who spends his evenings stealing cars with best friend Mikey. When Billy’s world falls apart after one of his friends is found dead in the street, he tries to separate himself from his old life while attempting to cultivate a stable relationship with his girlfriend Jennifer. Check out our exclusive clip below!
Silicon Valley: Season 4 Richard and the socially awkward Pied Piper team continue to claw their way towards tech fame and fortune in Season 4 of HBO’s hit comedy.
TV on Blu-ray and DVD
Ancient Aliens 10th Anniversary Edition Dwell into the unknown with professionals who study the ancient mysteries of alien life throughout humanity’s existence! This anniversary gift set features all 135 episodes of the History Channel series in a 36 DVD collection that’s a must own for anyone with a MUFON membership.
Orange is the New Black: Season Five (exclusive clip) A new state of chaos descends upon the women of Litchfield Penitentiary as Season 5 of the acclaimed Netflix series hits Blu-ray. Watch the girls light some Flaming Cheetos on literal fire in the exclusive clip below!
Will & Grace The Revival: Season One A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, comedy’s most fabulous foursome is back. Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their infamous roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen.
DuckTales Destination: Adventure! Scrooge McDuck is back in action with his nephews Huey, Dewey, Louie and Webby in this DVD release featuring six adventures from the new series, plus two bonus classic episodes from the original show!
Power: The Complete Fourth Season Tensions escalate to an all-time high as “Ghost” finds himself behind bars, arrested for a murder he did not commit, and fighting for his life in this DVD release of the Starz series.