DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: May 2015

  • Publish Date: May 5, 2015
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May 5

All movies are 2014/15 releases unless otherwise noted. Availability: DVDDVD | Blu-rayBlu-ray | Blu-ray and DVD Both Blu-ray and DVD

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In this under-the-radar thriller from January, Kevin Macdonald (How I Live Now, The Last King of Scotland) directs Jude Law as a rogue submarine captain who recruits a crew of misfits to go after Nazi gold rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. Despite finding some credibility issues in the story, critics generally liked the film, especially Law's performance.

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46 Fifty Shades of Grey Watch Trailer

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The first film adaptation of E.L. James's unlikely best-seller comes from screenwriter Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) and director Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy), with Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan starring as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively. Despite lackluster (if unsurprising) reviews, Fifty Shades grossed more than $560 million worldwide, and a sequel is on the way in 2017. The Blu-ray adds an unrated version of the movie.

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Ryan Gosling's directorial debut is ... not a good movie. But it's not for a lack of ambition. The film is a dark fantasy starring Christina Hendricks as a mother of two boys struggling to save her home; Saoirse Ronan, Ben Mendelsohn, and Eva Mendes co-star. Critics found it derivative and overindulgent, though nice to look at, and at least one reviewer suggested that it could develop a cult following. One highlight: the soundtrack, from Chromatics' Johnny Jewel.

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Director Mike Leigh's films almost always earn praise from reviewers, but this biopic about British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner (played by Timothy Spall) had critics more excited than ever, placing it among 2014's highest-scoring films. It also picked up four Oscar nominations, though it was omitted from the major categories.

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One film that did pick up a best picture nomination this year—even as it was controversially shut out of all other major categories—is Ava DuVernay's examination of an eventful period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (David Oyelowo) led three protest marches from Selma, Alabama to the state capital in Montgomery, ultimately resulting in President Lyndon B. Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act into law. Selma is DuVernay's second critically praised film in a row (following her 2012 feature debut Middle of Nowhere), and up next for the director is Hurricane Katrina-themed drama that will reunite her with Oyelowo.

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Though it failed to earn a foreign-language Oscar nomination, this Turkish drama about the divide between the haves and have nots in Anatolia from director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) is not without its share of honors—most notably, winning last year's Palme d'Or as the top film of the Cannes Film Festival.

More movie releases on May 5, 2015
  Blu-ray 1941 (1979) COMEDY | John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd Amazon
24 Blu-ray and DVD The Adventures of Ford Fairlane (1990) ACTION/COMEDY | Andrew Dice Clay, Lauren Holly Amazon
43 DVD Against the Sun ADVENTURE | Garret Dillahunt, Tom Felton Amazon
50 Blu-ray Always (1989) DRAMA/ADVENTURE | Richard Dreyfuss, Holly Hunter, John Goodman Amazon
58 Blu-ray and DVD Amira & Sam DRAMEDY | Martin Starr, Dina Shihabi Amazon
  Blu-ray Anchors Aweigh (1945) MUSICAL | Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly Amazon
45 Blu-ray and DVD Black or White DRAMA | Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer Amazon
55 Blu-ray and DVD Days of Grace FOREIGN/THRILLER Amazon
72 DVD Diplomacy FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
40 DVD The Frontier DRAMA | Oliver Seitz, Max Gail Amazon
64 DVD Futuro Beach FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
  Blu-ray Ladyhawke (1985) FANTASY | Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer Amazon
60 Blu-ray and DVD The Last Five Years MUSICAL | Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan Amazon
44 DVD Love, Rosie ROM-COM | Lily Collins, Sam Claflin Amazon
56 DVD Miss Julie DRAMA | Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton Amazon
31 Blu-ray and DVD Murder of a Cat THRILLER/COMEDY | Fran Kranz, Nikki Reed Amazon
51 Blu-ray and DVD The Nun FOREIGN/DRAMA | Isabelle Huppert, Pauline Etienne Amazon
  Blu-ray On the Town (1949) MUSICAL | Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra Amazon
24 Blu-ray and DVD The Pyramid HORROR | James Buckley, Denis O'Hare Amazon
  Blu-ray The Secret Invasion (1964) ACTION/THRILLER | Mickey Rooney, Stewart Granger Amazon
50 DVD Spare Parts DRAMA | George Lopez, Marisa Tomei Amazon
  DVD Superfast! COMEDY Amazon
  Blu-ray The Train (1964) ACTION/THRILLER | Burt Lancaster Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Astro Boy Complete series set Amazon
73 DVD Broadchurch Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Bron [Broen] Series 2 Amazon
  DVD Cheers Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Dalziel and Pascoe Season 11 Amazon
65 Blu-ray and DVD Dancing on the Edge Miniseries Amazon
  DVD DCI Banks Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Death in Paradise Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Father Brown Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Femme Fatales Complete series set Amazon
  DVD The Fugitive Complete series set Amazon
69 Blu-ray and DVD Halt and Catch Fire Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Johnny Test Season 5 Amazon
  DVD Law & Order Season 18 Amazon
  DVD Law & Order Season 19 Amazon
  DVD Law & Order Season 20 Amazon
89 Blu-ray and DVD Masters of Sex Season 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Mr. Selfridge Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Parenthood Season 6 Amazon
  DVD Parenthood Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Scott & Bailey Season 3 Amazon
  DVD White Collar Season 6 Amazon
  DVD White Collar Complete series set Amazon

May 12

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Michael Mann’s first feature since 2009’s Public Enemies looks at the world of cybercrime through the actions of those trying to prevent it. The globetrotting thriller stars Chris Hemsworth and Viola Davis, but it also represents a rare misfire for Mann, with his worst reviews in over three decades.

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Are Adam Sandler's powers so strong that he could turn a formerly unimpeachable writer-director (Tom McCarthy, The Station Agent) into an overnight dud? Admittedly, the disaster that is The Cobbler does not rest on its stars shoulders alone. The film traces the story of a shoe repairman who discovers he has the ability to step into the lives of his customers. (Yes, you guessed it: by literally walking in their shoes.) The ridiculous screenplay is the main culprit, with critics finding the result so spectacularly bad that it is almost worth seeing (though its offensiveness negates whatever joys that might otherwise provide).

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This adaptation of Lisa Genova’s 2007 novel stars Julianne Moore in an Oscar-winning performance as a Columbia University linguistics professor struggling with early-onset Alzheimer's disease. It's the final film from the married writing-directing team of Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (The Last of Robin Hood), as the former died shortly after Moore's Oscar win.

More movie releases on May 12, 2015
66 Blu-ray and DVD Beloved Sisters FOREIGN/DRAMA Amazon
38 Blu-ray and DVD Extraterrestrial SCI-FI/HORROR | Brittany Allen, Gil Bellows Amazon
55 DVD The Girl Is in Trouble THRILLER | Columbus Short, Wilmer Valderrama Amazon
  Blu-ray Jamaica Inn (1939) 75th anniversary edition Amazon
30 Blu-ray and DVD Just Before I Go DRAMEDY | Seann William Scott, Kate Walsh Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) Criterion Collection release Amazon
27 Blu-ray and DVD Mortdecai COMEDY/THRILLER | Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Premature Burial (1962) HORROR | Ray Milland Amazon
55 DVD Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Satan's Blade (1984) HORROR Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD She Killed in Ecstasy (1971) FOREIGN/HORROR Amazon
57 Blu-ray and DVD The Sleepwalker DRAMA Amazon
57 Blu-ray and DVD These Final Hours THRILLER Amazon
  Blu-ray They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970) MYSTERY | Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau Amazon
64 Blu-ray and DVD Tip Top FOREIGN/COMEDY/THRILLER | Isabelle Huppert Amazon
45 Blu-ray and DVD Tracers ACTION | Taylor Lautner Amazon
56 Blu-ray and DVD Two Men in Town DRAMA | Forest Whitaker, Harvey Keitel Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Vampyros Lesbos (1971) FOREIGN/HORROR Amazon
41 DVD White Rabbit DRAMA | Sam Trammell, Britt Robertson Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) SCI-FI/HORROR | Ray Milland Amazon
  DVD A Year in Champagne DOCUMENTARY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Alaska State Troopers Season 8 Amazon
  Blu-ray Battlestar Galactica [1978] Complete series — Remastered Amazon
  DVD Bob's Burgers Season 4 Amazon
  DVD The Colbys Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Dallas [2012] Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Donkey Kong Country Season 1 Amazon
67 DVD The Hotwives of Orlando Season 1 Amazon
  DVD The Midnight Special Best of Amazon
  DVD Mister Ed Season 6 Amazon
68 DVD Murder in the First Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Nash Bridges Season 5 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Nikita Complete series set Amazon
57 Blu-ray and DVD Power Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Rawhide Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Revolution Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Southland Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Tanked Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Unforgettable Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Walker, Texas Ranger Complete series set Amazon

May 19

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What was the highest-grossing film released in 2014? Surprise: it's 84-year-old Clint Eastwood’s adaptation of Chris Kyle’s autobiography. American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as a Navy SEAL sniper who recorded the most kills of any American military sniper in history during multiple tours of duty in the Iraq War. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including best picture, though it did draw some controversy for how it portrayed Kyle (and the war in general) and for its deviations from actual events.

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John Cusack is out, but Adam Scott, Gillian Jacobs, and Thomas Lennon are in (along with returning stars Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson, and Clark Duke, of course) for this sequel to the surprise 2010 hit Hot Tub Time Machine. You may want to lower your expectations, and then lower them again: critics mostly panned the latest film, finding it "boring" and "monotonous."

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Andrey Zvyagintsev’s follow-up to Elena received some of the best reviews at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where Zvyagintsev (and co-writer Oleg Negin) walked away with the best screenplay award. Set in a small town in Northwest Russia, the story follows Kolya, an auto mechanic struggling to hold on to his house and business despite the maneuvering of the town’s mayor. Even though the film serves as a critique of Russia’s government, Leviathan was submitted as the country's official entry into the foreign language Oscar competition, and it ultimately received a nomination.

More movie releases on May 19, 2015
47 DVD Before I Disappear DRAMA | Shawn Christensen, Emmy Rossum Amazon
72 DVD The Blue Room FOREIGN/THRILLER Amazon
54 Blu-ray and DVD Cymbeline DRAMA | Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich Amazon
  Blu-ray Extremities (1986) THRILLER | Farrah Fawcett Amazon
85 Blu-ray and DVD Girlhood DRAMA | Karidja Touré Amazon
  Blu-ray Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) ACTION/THRILLER | Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson Amazon
61 DVD The Last Hijack DOCUMENTARY/ANIMATION Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Limelight (1952) Criterion Collection release Amazon
  DVD The Living THRILLER | Fran Kranz Amazon
28 Blu-ray and DVD Lovesick COMEDY | Matt LeBlanc, Ali Larter Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Rose (1979) Criterion Collection release Amazon
28 Blu-ray Stigmata (1999) HORROR | Gabriel Byrne, Patricia Arquette Amazon
24 Blu-ray and DVD Strange Magic ANIMATION/FAMILY | Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph Amazon
44 Blu-ray and DVD Zombeavers HORROR/COMEDY Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD American Dad Vol. 10 Amazon
  DVD Amish Mafia Season 3 Amazon
  DVD Beauty and the Beast Season 2 Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Boardwalk Empire Complete series set Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD Call the Midwife Season 4 Amazon
  DVD CPO Sharkey Season 1 Amazon
  DVD Duck Dynasty Season 7 Amazon
  DVD Glee Season 6 Amazon
  DVD Glee Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Midsomer Murders Series 14 / Series 15 (separate sets) Amazon
89 Blu-ray and DVD Orange Is the New Black Season 2 Amazon
  DVD Rogue Season 2 Amazon
72 DVD Welcome to Sweden Season 1 Amazon

May 26

No notable releases this week.

More movie releases on May 26, 2015
74 Blu-ray and DVD Ballet 422 DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Confession (1970) Criterion Collection release Amazon
44 Blu-ray and DVD Cut Bank THRILLER | Liam Hemsworth, Teresa Palmer Amazon
52 Blu-ray and DVD Da Sweet Blood of Jesus THRILLER/COMEDY | Directed by Spike Lee Amazon
  DVD Dial a Prayer DRAMA/COMEDY | Brittany Snow, William H. Macy Amazon
  DVD The House Across the Street HORROR/THRILLER Amazon
24 Blu-ray and DVD The Loft THRILLER | Karl Urban, James Marsden, Eric Stonestreet Amazon
67 Blu-ray and DVD Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles DOCUMENTARY Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971) Criterion Collection release Amazon
26 DVD Nightlight THRILLER/HORROR Amazon
28 DVD See You in Valhalla DRAMA/COMEDY | Sarah Hyland Amazon
30 Blu-ray and DVD Seventh Son ACTION-ADVENTURE/FANTASY | Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore Amazon
  Blu-ray and DVD State of Siege (1972) Criterion Collection release Amazon
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  DVD Cake Boss Season 6 Amazon
  DVD Gator Boys Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Gold Rush Season 4 Amazon
  DVD Heartland Season 5 Amazon
58 DVD Hello Ladies Complete series set Amazon
  DVD Hill Street Blues Season 5 Amazon
69 Blu-ray and DVD Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued TV special Amazon
  DVD Major Crimes Season 3 Amazon
  DVD The Nanny Complete series set Amazon
73 Blu-ray and DVD Ray Donovan Season 2 Amazon
  DVD The Rockford Files Complete series set Amazon
  DVD The Saint Complete series set Amazon
65 Blu-ray and DVD Sons of Liberty Miniseries Amazon
  DVD Welcome Back, Kotter Season 3 Amazon
  DVD The Wonder Years Season 3 Amazon

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