By Adam Long 

Paramount:
The studio released both South Park: The Complete 22nd Season (Extras include mini commentaries for each episode) and 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (DVD Only) during the month of May.

Warner Brothers:
May releases from the studio include the recent theatrical films, Isn’t it Romantic (2019) (Extras include a featurette) and The Lego Movie: The Second Part (2019). Extras on the latter title include featurettes.

Warner Archive: (Available at www.wbshop.com)
A Patch of Blue (1965) is a touching film starring Sidney Poitier as a man who befriends an impoverished blind girl lovingly played by the late Elizabeth Hartman. Extras include director commentary.

Shaft’s Big Score (1972)/ Shaft in Africa (1973) The continuing adventures of Detective John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) are available separately or as part of a Shaft triple feature.

The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) pairs Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft in this winning Neil Simon adaptation of his play. Extras include a Dinah Shore Show segment and promotional featurette.

Criterion:
A new edition of director David Lynch’s Blue Velvet (1986) has been issued by the company and includes 50 minutes of deleted scenes, commentary, documentaries, a beautiful new transfer and the film’s trailer.

Arrow Video:
The Big Clock (1948) The classic film noir starring Ray Milland contains a new film transfer, commentary, documentaries and still gallery.
The Grand Duel (1976) Lee Van Cleef stars in this Italian western revenge tale. Extras include new interviews and still gallery.

Shout/Scream Factory/G Kids:
Princess Mononoke (1997) The classic animated Japanese film has been issued in a limited collector’s edition with a 40 page booklet and a CD soundtrack.
When a Stranger Calls Back (1993) is a sequel to the classic 70s horror film, When a Stranger Calls, and reunites the stars and director of the original film.
The Seduction (1982) stars Morgan Fairchild as a TV reporter stalked by a psycho. Extras include new interviews and commentary.

Other releases from the month include A Dark Place (2018), Boom! (1968) (Extras include commentary by filmmaker John Waters) and Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar (1995) (Extras include new and vintage supplements).

Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze and John Leguizamo in Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar

 

MVD Visual:
Bachman (2018) is an in depth look at the revered 70s rock star Randy Bachman. Extras include deleted scenes.

Kino Lorber:
The war film, Vin Richthofen and Brown (1971), is one of Roger Corman’s better efforts as a director. Extras include audio commentary and the film’s trailer.
Director Curtis Hanson’s thriller, The Bedroom Window (1987), has been issued with a new commentary. Steve Guttenberg stars.
Two films starring Lana Turner, Madame X (1966) and Portrait in Black (1960) have also been issued separately and feature new audio commentaries.

Twilight Time (limited to 3,000 units each and available at www.screenarchives.com and http://www.twilighttimemovies.com)
Warlock (1959) stars Henry Fonda is a gunslinger for hire whose latest job is complicated when he tangles with the town sheriff. Extras include isolated music track and the film’s trailer.
Baby, The Rain Must Fall (1965) stars Steve McQueen as an ex con who can’t seem to get his life straight. Extras include isolated score.

Other new releases include the Raquel Welch western Bandolero (1968) and the Marlon Brando starrer Morituri (1965).

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