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New digital and streaming release highlights for week of May 9-15, 2022

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum star in Paramount Pictures' "THE LOST CITY."

Here's a look at this week's digital releases coming to iTunes, Movies Anywhere, Vudu and more. is headlined by the Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum blockbuster "The Lost City." The film, which co-stars Daniel Radcliffe and features Brad Pitt, has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 78% and made $163 million worldwide. I enjoyed it more than "Uncharted." Elsewhere we have a Harry Potter celebration; a documentary on Norway's a-ha; a historical drama based on French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan; and four horror/thrillers toplined by the Foo Fighter's "Studio 666" and Sandra Oh in "Umma."

Digital

  • The Lost City - Loretta Sage’s (Sandra Bullock) novels are filled with ancient tombs and daring adventures, but that doesn’t mean she’s prepared for them in real life. When she is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) to locate a legendary lost city, Loretta's handsome cover model, Alan (Channing Tatum), sets off on a heroic but hapless rescue mission. Thrust into an epic thrill-ride through the jungle, the unlikely pair must work together to survive the elements, and survive each other, to find the city's fabled treasure before it’s lost forever. (On DVD/Blu-ray July 26, 2022)

  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts - Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts, invites fans on a magical first-person journey through one of the most beloved film franchises of all time. Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson will reunite, together with other esteemed cast members and filmmakers across all eight Harry Potter films. In celebration of the anniversary of the franchise’s first film, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, this unique television event includes brand new cast discussions, insights from the creative team behind the magic, and comments from creator J.K. Rowling.

  • Studio 666 - Moving into a historical mansion to record their next album, the legendary band Foo Fighters finds themselves grappling with supernatural forces that threaten their lives. (On DVD/Blu-ray May 24, 2022)

  • Umma - Umma, which is the Korean word for “mother,” follows Amanda (Sandra Oh) and her daughter (Fivel Stewart) living a quiet life on an American farm. When the remains of her estranged mother arrive from Korea, Amanda becomes haunted by the fear of turning into her. (On DVD/Blu-ray May 24, 2022)

  • a-ha: The Movie - From a small town in Norway, the synth-pop trio featuring keyboardist Magne Furuholmen, vocalist Morten Harket and guitarist Pål Waktaar-Savoy became global sensations and heartthrobs overnight when they released Take On Me with its groundbreaking pencil-sketch animation video. Their newfound fame overshadowed their original dream to make music and each of them has taken separate roads to get back to what they loved most. (Also available on Blu-ray)

  • Monstrous - A terrifying new horror awaits Laura (Christina Ricci) and her seven-year-old son Cody when they flee her abusive ex-husband and try to settle into a new life in an idyllic and remote lakeside farmhouse. Still traumatized, their physical and mental well-being are pushed to the limit as their fragile existence is threatened.

  • Shepherd - A young Scottish shepherd, following the death of his unfaithful wife, fights to maintain his own sanity when the past catches up to him.

  • A Taste of Blood - The film, hot from an international film festival run, takes place in the uncertain hours after a vampire hunt when it’s unclear if the hunter himself has been turned into a creature of the night. Will his family find out in time, or will their sentiment make them easy prey for the novice nightwalker? (Also available on DVD/Blu-ray)

  • Adieu Lacan - Adieu Lacan tells the story of a young woman’s struggle to understand why her own path to motherhood has reached an unbearable impasse. Jacques Lacan, the controversial French psychoanalyst who is widely recognized as one of the most important intellectuals of the 20th Century, is portrayed by David Patrick Kelly (John Wick, Twin Peaks), who profoundly illuminates the psychoanalyst’s passion for his work. Ismenia Mendes (Orange is the New Black) plays Seriema, the character based on author Betty Milan, whose youth and adherence to the truth of her own experience as a young woman make the encounter between analyst and patient a tempestuous one.

Blu-ray/DVD

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This week's physical releases feature recent theatrical hits in Tom Holland's "Uncharted" and Channing Tatum's "Dog;" essential collections from Alfred Hitchcock and Miklós Jancsó; a polarizing thriller starring and co-written by Adrien Brody; a French curiosity that I absolutely need to watch in "Mr. Klein," as well as Ang Lee's first feature film, a "Eurotrash" drama, and the first season of AMC's Irish thriller "Kin" (featuring Charlie Cox).

  • Uncharted - Street-smart thief Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) is recruited by seasoned treasure hunter Victor “Sully” Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) to recover a fortune lost by Ferdinand Magellan 500 years ago. What starts as a heist job for the duo becomes a globe-trotting, white-knuckle race to reach the prize before the ruthless Moncada (Antonio Banderas), who believes he and his family are the rightful heirs. If Nate and Sully can decipher the clues and solve one of the world’s oldest mysteries, they stand to find $5 billion in treasure and perhaps even Nate’s long-lost brother...but only if they can learn to work together.

  • Dog - A buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on the road trip of a lifetime. Army Ranger Briggs (Channing Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, they’ll drive each other completely crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.

  • The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection: Volume Two 4K - Alfred Hitchcock, the Master of Suspense, directed some of the most exciting and memorable films in cinema history. The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection features five films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career, including Saboteur, Shadow of a Doubt, The Trouble with Harry, Marnie, and Family Plot in stunning 4K resolution. Starring Hollywood favorites such as Sean Connery, Tippi Hedren, Shirley MacLaine, Joseph Cotten, Robert Cummings, Norman Lloyd, Teresa Wright, Bruce Dern, and John Forsythe, this collection includes hours of bonus features and captures the artistry of one of the most innovative directors of all time.

  • Clean - Tormented by his past life, garbage man Clean (Adrien Brody) attempts a life of quiet redemption. But when his good intentions mark him a target of a local crime boss (Glenn Fleshler), Clean is forced to reconcile with the violence of his past.

  • Miklos Jansco Collection - Screenwriter and director Miklós Jancsó was the creator of a unique film language centered around his mastery of the tracking shot. The first internationally recognized representative of modern Hungarian filmmaking, his extraordinary works examined oppressive authority and the mechanics of power. Includes: The Round-Up, The Red and the White, The Confrontation, Winter Wind, Red Psalm, Electra, My Love.

  • Mr. Klein - One of the crowning achievements of blacklisted Hollywood director Joseph Losey’s European exile, the spellbinding modernist mystery Mr. Klein puts a chilling twist on the wrong-man thriller. Alain Delon delivers a standout performance as Robert Klein, a decadent art dealer in Paris during World War II who makes a tidy profit buying up paintings from his desperate Jewish clients. As Klein searches for a Jewish man with the same name for whom he has been mistaken, he finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare in which his identity seems to dissolve and the forces of history to close in on him. Met with considerable controversy on its release for its portrayal of the real-life wrongdoings of the Vichy government, this haunting, disturbingly beautiful film shivers with existential dread as it traces a society’s descent into fascistic fear and inhumanity.

  • Pushing Hands - Having just moved from Beijing, elderly tai chi master Mr. Chu (Sihung Lung) struggles to adjust to life in New York, living with his Americanized son Alex (Ye-tong Wang). Chu immediately butts heads with his put-upon white daughter-in-law, Martha (Deb Snyder), a writer who seems to blame him for her own paralyzing inability to focus. But when Chu begins teaching tai chi at a local school, his desire to make a meaningful connection comes to fruition in the most unexpected of ways.
  • Year of the Jelly Fish - A French Eurotrash cult classic. Set in Saint Tropez during mid-summer, this darkly biting coming-of-age story is a tale of obsession and sexual desire. A young woman (Valerie Kaprisky) vacations in an upscale beach resort with her mother, where it becomes clear that a layer of secrets and jealousy lay beneath the sundrenched paradise.

  • Kin - In the debut season of KIN, a boy is killed and his family embark on a gangland war with an international cartel - a war that is impossible to win. But the Kinsellas have something the cartel does not: the unbreakable bonds of blood and family. Stars Charlie Cox (Daredevil, Boardwalk Empire), Clare Dunne (Herself), Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Emmett J. Scanlan (Peaky Blinders), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, Outlander) and Ciarán Hinds (Game of Thrones, The Terror).


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