DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: May 2020

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May 5

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Prolific director Michael Winterbottom re-teams with his frequent star, Steve Coogan (The Trip, Tristam Shandy) for a mockumentary-style satire poking fun at the 1% and the fashion industry. Coogan plays the billionaire owner of a major retailer (a character seemingly inspired by Topshop head Philip Green) who heads to the Greek island of Mykonos for his 60th birthday celebration with a television crew and biographer in tow to capture every moment of the extravagant, Roman Empire-themed festivities—which happen to take place near a beach where Syrian refugees have set up camp. The film (co-written by frequent Armando Iannucci collaborator Sean Gray) has its entertaining moments but pulls its punches, according to reviewers.

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Director Oz Perkins has earned a following with his first two horror thrillers— The Blackcoat's Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing that Lives in the House. With his latest, he updates the classic Grimm fairytale about two young children who stumble upon a house in the woods made of bread and sweets and occupied by a cannibalistic witch. IT's Sophia Lillis takes the lead in the title and the film, playing an older Gretel than in the original tale, and Alice Krige is the hungry witch.

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Goodnight Mommy directors Veronika Franz and Severin Fiala deliver another slice of psychological horror with this story of Grace (Riley Keogh), a soon-to-be stepmom who is stranded with her fiancé’s kids (Jaeden Martell and Lia McHugh) in a remote winter cabin. When a blizzard traps them inside the lodge, specters from Grace’s dark past begin to haunt them. While some critics believe the film starts out strong before it goes off the rails, others are embracing the filmmaking skill behind the scares.

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Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson play Joan and Tom, a long-married couple in Northern Ireland who still find simple ways to express their love to one another. When Joan is diagnosed with breast cancer, it challenges them in different ways while also allowing them to bond with others who are going through the same thing. Directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn from the first screenplay by Belfast playwright Owen McCafferty, the film earned solid reviews, with special notice going to Manville and Neeson’s chemistry.

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Guillermo del Toro (one of the film's producers), Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman are just some of the vocal celebrity fans of this 2019 Mexican horror fantasy that follows a group of young children who are granted three magical wishes after a drug cartel murders their parents.

More movie releases on May 5, 2020
Blu-ray and DVD Arkansas DRAMA/THRILLER | Liam Hemsworth, Clark Duke, John Malkovich Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Better Days FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Bloodshot ACTION/SCI-FI/DRAMA | Vin Diesel Prime Video
  Blu-ray Brighton Rock (1948) DRAMA/THRILLER | Richard Attenborough, Hermione Baddeley Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales (compilation) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD I Still Believe DRAMA | KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain Prime Video
  Blu-ray An Inspector Calls (1954) DRAMA | Alastair Sim, Olga Lindo Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Jesus Rolls COMEDY/DRAMA | John Turturro, Bobby Cannavale Prime Video
  Blu-ray Me, Natalie (1969) DRAMA | Patty Duke, James Farentino Prime Video
  Blu-ray Pool of London (1951) DRAMA/THRILLER | Bonar Colleano, Earl Cameron Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Road to Mother FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
DVD Spaceship Earth DOCUMENTARY [out May 8] Prime Video
  Blu-ray A Thousand Clowns (1965) DRAMA | Jason Robards, Barbara Harris Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray Aria the Natural SEASON 2 PART 2 Prime Video
DVD Baptiste MINISERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Black Clover SEASON 2 PART 4 Prime Video
  DVD Gunsmoke SEASON 14 Prime Video
  DVD Gunsmoke COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Humans COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD Medium COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD Ray Donovan SEASON 7 Prime Video
  Blu-ray Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video

May 12

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Before the second Suicide Squad movie eventually makes its way to theaters, the one breakout character from 2016’s Suicide Squad, Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, gets her own spinoff. Joining her from the DC universe are Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell) and Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez). They team up to save Cassandra “Cass” Cain (Ella Jay Basco) before Roman Sionis (Ewan McGregor) and his henchman, Zsasz (Chris Messina), can kill her. Directed by Cathy Yan (making only her second feature) from a script by Christina Hodson (Bumblebee), the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn received decent-ish reviews when it reached theaters in February, though critics definitely preferred the character to the movie as a whole, which they found "exhausting" and "numbing."

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Writer-director Stella Meghie (Everything, Everything, The Weekend) has cast two incredibly charismatic actors (Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield) to lead this romance about an estranged daughter (Rae) who discovers a photograph by her deceased mom, a famed photographer, that leads her to delve into her mom’s past. While she’s on this journey, she meets a journalist (Stanfield) working on a story about her mom and finds she has an instant connection with him. With a strong supporting cast (Chanté Adams, Lil Rel Howery, Teyonah Parris, Y'lan Noel, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Morgan, Jasmine Cephas Jones), this is a love story about seeking the truth to find forgiveness.

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Theoretically released in March, this sci-fi/horror hybrid stars Jesse Eisenberg and Imogen Poots as a couple whose suburban home search turns into a nightmare after they learn that they become trapped inside what appears to be a surreal and supernatural housing development. Critics had mostly positive things to say about a thriller obviously influenced by The Twilight Zone and Black Mirror.

More movie releases on May 12, 2020
Blu-ray and DVD Blumhouse's Fantasy Island HORROR/COMEDY | Michael Pena, Maggie Q Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Call of the Wild ADVENTURE/DRAMA | Harrison Ford  
Blu-ray and DVD The Great Escape (1963) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray An Ideal Place to Kill (1971) FOREIGN/HORROR Prime Video
  Blu-ray Inside Daisy Clover (1965) DRAMA | Natalie Wood, Christopher Plummer Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Lost Transmissions DRAMA | Simon Pegg, Juno Temple Prime Video
  Blu-ray Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933) HORROR | Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Stray Dolls DRAMA/THRILLER | Cynthia Nixon, Olivia DeJonge Prime Video
DVD The Times of Bill Cunningham DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Traitor FOREIGN/DRAMA Prime Video
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  DVD H20: The Molecule That Made Us MINISERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Lucifer SEASON 4 Prime Video
  DVD Narcos 4-SEASON COLLECTION Prime Video
  DVD Narcos: Mexico SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD NOVA: Cat and Dog Tales MINISERIES Prime Video
  DVD Shameless SEASON 10 Prime Video

May 19

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Zoey Deutch has been the best thing in too many bad movies. But this comedy from writer Brian Sacca and director Tanya Wexler (Hysteria) actually marries a decent story to her on-screen charm. Deutch plays Peg Dahl, a high school senior whose hopes of going to an Ivy League school are dashed by a failed scalping scheme she’d hope would pay her tuition. After a stint in prison and a conversation with a debt collector, Peg finds her new calling. The always reliable Judy Greer plays her mother; Jai Courtney is Wizz, her competition; and Jermaine Fowler plays a possible love interest.

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The latest film adaptation of the 1815 novel by Jane Austen isn't quite as modern as, say, 1995's Clueless, but the screenplay (by Eleanor Catton) certainly embraces 21st century themes even if the story remains set in the 19th century. Anya Taylor-Joy (Thoroughbreds, Split) and Johnny Flynn head the cast for photographer-turned-director Autumn de Wilde, and her feature film debut is a good one, say critics.

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Enough good reviews make Pixar’s latest worth recommending, even though it falls toward the bottom our rankings of every Pixar movie, close to director Dan Scanlon’s other film, Monsters University. Unlike that film (and the studio’s output since 2017’s Coco), this is an original story, one that follows teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barney Lightfoot (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) on a quest to bring their father fully back to life for a day because their original attempt stopped at a pair of legs and a waist. With additional voice work by Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Octavia Spencer, and, of course, John Ratzenberger, this might be one that works better for the kids, while the upcoming Soul (coming out this fall, for now) could please the whole family.

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Using a bold animation style, Promare, the first feature film from director Hiroyuki Imaishi and studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia, Gurren Lagann), captures the epic battle between the Burning Rescue team and Lio Fotia, the leader of a mutant race of flame-wielding beings.

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One of the final movies released in the Before Times, Gavin O'Connor's drama is probably better than a basketball movie starring Ben Affleck has any right to be. Affleck stars as a one-time phenom who, after a lengthy series of wrong turns, finds himself as a recovering alcoholic whose one home for redemption is a chance to coach at his old high school, which finds itself also far from its glory days. Many critics praised the film's authenticity and emotion as well as Affleck's performance.

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Actor Paul Dano’s directorial debut is an adaptation (co-written with Zoe Kazan) of Richard Ford’s novel about the fraying of the marriage of Jerry and Jeanette Brinson (Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan) as seen through the eyes of their 14-year-old son (Ed Oxenbould). Wildlife earned excellent reviews from festivals around the world in 2018, and it finally finds a home on disc via this newly remastered Criterion Collection release that adds various interviews and conversations with the filmmaker, cast, and crew.

More movie releases on May 19, 2020
  Blu-ray Alice in Wonderland (1933) FANTASY/FAMILY | Cary Grant, Gary Cooper, WC Fields Prime Video
  Blu-ray American Madness (1932) DRAMA | Walter Huston Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Brahms: The Boy II HORROR/THRILLER | Katie Holmes Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Behind You HORROR | Philip Brodie Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Captive Heart (1946) DRAMA | Michael Redgrave Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray Danger: Diabolik (1968) ACTION | John Phillip Law Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Downhill COMEDY/DRAMA | Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell  
  Blu-ray Enemies, a Love Story (1989) DRAMA | Anjelica Huston, Ron Silver Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Incitement FOREIGN/THRILLER Prime Video
  Blu-ray Lonely Are the Brave (1962) ADVENTURE | Kirk Douglas, Gena Rowlands Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Long and The Short and The Tall (1961) DRAMA | Laurence Harvey Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Night My Number Came Up (1955) ADVENTURE | Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim Prime Video
DVD Olympic Dreams COMEDY/DRAMA | Nick Kroll, Alexi Pappas Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Postcard Killings DRAMA/THRILLER | Jeffery Dean Morgan Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Raft DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Runner Stumbles (1979) DRAMA | Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan, Beau Bridges Prime Video
Blu-ray Selena (1997) DRAMA/MUSIC | Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Sonic the Hedgehog ACTION-ADVENTURE | James Marsden, Jim Carrey Prime Video
  Blu-ray Sunday in New York (1963) ROM-COM | Jane Fonda, Rod Taylor, Cliff Robertson Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD The Venerable W. DOCUMENTARY Prime Video
TV on DVD/Blu-ray
  Blu-ray and DVD The Brokenwood Mysteries SERIES 6 Prime Video
  DVD Call the Midwife SEASON 9 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Fear the Walking Dead SEASON 5 Prime Video
  DVD The Gene: An Intimate History MINISERIES Prime Video
  DVDThe Good Place Metacritic Must-Watch SEASON 4 Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Good Place Metacritic Must-Watch COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  DVD The Loud House SEASON 2 VOL. 2 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The Quintessential Quintuplets SEASON 1 Prime Video

May 26

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Writer-director Leigh Whannell (Upgrade) puts an abusive-ex twist on the oft-filmed invisible man conceit (anyone remember Paul Verhoeven 2000 film Hollow Man starring Kevin Bacon?) that originated in H.G. Wells’ 1897 novel. Elisabeth Moss brings her acting skills to the horror genre to play Cecilia Kass, a woman trapped in violent relationship with a wealthy scientist. With the help of her sister (Harriet Dyer), their childhood friend (Aldis Hodge), and his teenage daughter (Storm Reid), Cecilia escapes and goes into hiding until her ex commits suicide and leaves her part of his fortune. Suspecting his death was a hoax, she must prove to everyone that she is still be hunted by someone nobody can see.

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The opening night film at last fall's TIFF—and somehow not directed by Martin Scorsese, who merely produces—this documentary from Daniel Roher traces the early career of Robbie Robertson, the Toronto-born songwriter and guitarist for legendary 1960s/70s rock outfit (and occasional Bob Dylan backers) The Band, ending with the group's 1976 farewell concert (famously chronicled by Scorsese in The Last Waltz). Robertson himself narrates the film, and he's joined by famous talking heads ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Eric Clapton.

More movie releases on May 26, 2020
  Blu-ray All Night Long (1981) COMEDY | Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand Prime Video
Blu-ray Atlantic City (1980) Metacritic Must-See DRAMA | Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon Prime Video
  Blu-ray Blood Tide (1982) HORROR/THRILLER | James Earl Jones Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Chicken Chronicles (1977) COMEDY | Donald Sutherland, Paul Mazursky Prime Video
Blu-ray and DVD Endings, Beginnings DRAMA | Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan Prime Video
  Blu-ray Funeral in Berlin (1966) DRAMA | Michael Caine Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Husbands (1970) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray In Search of Dracula (1975) HORROR | Christopher Lee Prime Video
  Blu-ray A Man, A Woman and a Bank (1979) COMEDY | Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams Prime Video
  Blu-ray On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (1970) MUSICAL | Barbra Streisand Prime Video
  Blu-ray The Reluctant Debutante (1958) COMEDY | Rex Harrison, Kay Kendall Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD Scorsese Shorts (compilation) Criterion Collection release Prime Video
  Blu-ray Taza, Son of Cochese 3-D (1954) WESTERN | Rock Hudson Prime Video
  Blu-ray White Fire (1984) THRILLER | Robert Ginty Prime Video
Blu-ray The Woman (2011) DRAMA/THRILLER | Pollyanna McIntosh Prime Video
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  DVD Agatha Raisin SERIES 3 Prime Video
  Blu-ray Black Clover SEASON 1 Prime Video
  DVD The Deuce SEASON 3  
  DVD The Deuce COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video
  Blu-ray Konosuba SEASON 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The Rising of the Shield Hero SEASON 1 PART 1 Prime Video
  Blu-ray and DVD The Rising of the Shield Hero SEASON 1 PART 2 Prime Video
  DVD Silicon Valley SEASON 6  
  DVD Silicon Valley COMPLETE SERIES Prime Video

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