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May 9 New Releases Include ‘Knock at the Cabin,’ ‘Yellowstone’ on Disc, ‘Evil Dead Rise’ Digitally

May 9 New Releases Include ‘Knock at the Cabin,’ ‘Yellowstone’ on Disc, ‘Evil Dead Rise’ Digitally

Among the new home entertainment releases May 9 are Knock at the Cabin and Yellowstone: Season 5, Part 1 on Blu-ray and DVD, a boxed set of “Superman” movies on 4K disc, and Evil Dead Rise via digital retailers.

M. Night Shyamalan’s latest thriller, Knock at the Cabin, arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD  disc May 9 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.  Based on the book The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay, Knock at the Cabin follows a tight-knit family who are taken hostage by four armed strangers while vacationing at a remote cabin. The visitors, led by Dave Bautista, demand that the young girl and her parents make an unthinkable choice: to save their family or save humanity. The film stars Jonathan Groff, Ben Aldridge, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Abby Quinn, Rupert Grint, and Kristen Cui in her feature film debut. The film earned $35.4 million at the domestic box office.

Yellowstone: Season 5, Part 1 arrives on DVD and Blu-ray May 9 from Paramount Home Entertainment. The release includes the first eight episodes of season five along with never-before-seen bonus content that explores the relationships between Rip and Beth and Kayce and Monica; an in-depth look at the music of “Yellowstone”; and the process of bringing the “Yellowstone” world to life.  In season five, part one, determined to protect his land and legacy at any cost, John Dutton (Kevin Costner) takes his fight to the halls of government. But with greater power comes further scrutiny of his family, his land and the morally questionable measures he’s taken to protect them both. As new threats emerge and old enemies return, John, Beth, Kayce, Rip and Jamie learn that power has a price.

Mill Creek Entertainment releases Pinnacle Peak Pictures’ faith-based film Heaven Sent on DVD and digital May 9. It follows Elise, an active and outgoing grandmother hurt by her past, and Patrick, a widowed pastor, who have both closed the door on love. But after a chance encounter, with faith and a little help from technology, their live-streamed romance might find a way. The film was directed by Joanne Hock (When We Last Spoke, Purple Dreams) and was written by, produced by and stars Karen Abercrombie (War Room, Selfie Dad). It also stars Leon Pridgen (War Room, Pursuit of Freedom), Charlene Tilton (“Dallas,” “The Middle”) and Jemarcus Kilgore (Discarded Things, Black Lightning).

As part of the year-long centennial celebration for the 100th anniversary of Warner Bros. Studio, the films starring Christopher Reeve as Superman will be available for purchase in a 4K Blu-ray boxed set May 9 from Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment. The Superman 1978-1987 5-Film Collection includes all four adventures as Reeve as the iconic DC superhero — 1978’s Superman: The Movie, 1980’s Superman II, 1983’s Superman III and 1987’s Superman IV, plus Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, the re-edited director’s cut released in 2006. The boxed set will include the films on a 4K Ultra HD disc with HDR, a regular Blu-ray disc and special features in HD, and a redeemable code for a digital version of each film.

Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment will release the horror flick Evil Dead Rise for premium digital purchase and rental May 9. From New Line Cinema and Renaissance Pictures, the film, which has earned $97.8 million at the global box office, stars Lily Sullivan (I Met a Girl, TV’s “Barkskins”), Alyssa Sutherland (TV’s “New Gold Mountain,” TV’s “Vikings), Morgan Davies (TV’s “The End,” Storm Boy), Gabrielle Echols (Reminiscence) and introducing Nell Fisher (Northspur). The film was produced by longtime franchise producer Rob Tapert and executive produced by series creator Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell. In Evil Dead Rise, the action moves out of the woods and into the city, and tells a twisted tale of two estranged sisters, played by Sullivan and Sutherland, whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable. The film will be available to purchase on 4K Ultra HD combo pack, Blu-ray combo pack and DVD June 27.

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Mill Creek Entertainment will release the stand-up comedy DVD Maria Bamford Stand-Up Spotlight — featuring two specials from the daytime Emmy-nominated comedian, actress and writer — on May 9. The two specials include “Weakness Is Her Brand” and “The Special Special Special.” Bamford is known for “Arrested Development,” “BoJack Horseman” and “Lady Dynamite!” and has regular guest appearances on “Big Mouth,” “Portlandia” and “SpongeBob Squarepants.” She has won awards at the American Comedy Awards and Montreal Comedy Festival and is embarking on a new tour.

The creature feature Unwelcome debuts on Blu-ray and DVD May 9 from Well Go USA Entertainment. The film is already available available for digital sellthrough. Directed by Jon Wright (Grabbers, Tormented), the film stars Hannah John-Kamen (Ant-Man and The Wasp, Ready Player One, Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City), Douglas Booth (The Dirt, Jupiter Ascending), Colm Meaney (Con Air, “Star Trek” franchise) and Kristian Nairn (“Game of Thrones”). In the horror flick, a couple escapes their urban nightmare to enter the tranquility of rural Ireland only to hear stories of mysterious beings who live in the gnarled, ancient wood at the foot of their new garden. Their new neighbors warn them that in Irish lore the Redcaps will come when called to help souls in dire need of rescue, but it’s crucial to remember that there is always a dear price to pay for their aid.

The crime thriller Shackled will be released on digital May 9 from Distribution Solutions. In the film, a young woman wakes to find herself chained to the bed of an abandoned pickup truck alone in the vastness of the California desert with no memory of the events that brought her to such a state. She’s been left with only a half-empty bottle of gin, a CB radio, and a gun with two bullets. Her captor’s identity, motive, and plans for her are a mystery — one she’ll need every ounce of her fading strength and every fibre of her fraying sanity to solve. Directed by Joss Refauvelet (The Long Hollywood Night, Lovers in a Dangerous Time), the film stars Monique Rosario (Remembering Sarah), Jennifer Ball (Something Good Coming, Lovers in a Dangerous Time), Dan Franklin (Mantra, The Haunted Man) and Tyler Cole (Lovers in a Dangerous Time, Falling Sons).

GKIDS and Shout! Factory May 9 releases a Blu-ray of Unicorn Wars, Spanish, genre-bending animated feature for adults from Goya and director Alberto Vásquez (Birdboy: The Forgotten Children). The technicolor horror-comedy was featured in competition at the 2022 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and was an official selection at BFI London, Animation Is Film, and Fantastic Fest. The film uses an outrageous candy-colored premise to explore religious zealotry, the tortured legacies of military fascism and the depths of the soul. In the plot, for ages, teddy bears have been locked in an ancestral war against their sworn enemy the unicorns with the promise that victory will complete the prophecy and usher in a new era. Aggressive, confident teddy bear Bluet and his sensitive, withdrawn brother Tubby could not be more different. As the rigors and humiliation of teddy bear bootcamp turn to the psychedelic horrors of a combat tour in the Magic Forest, their complicated history and increasingly strained relationship will come to determine the fate of the entire war.

The horror anthology Tell Me a Creepy Story will be released on digital May 9 from Trinity and Distribution Solutions. The beekeeper who accidentally kills his wife before nervously burying her body under his vegetable patch. The child born with an insatiable and increasingly inhuman appetite. The seemingly harmless couple who are serial killers and the home alone woman who is petrified someone is out to kill her. These terrifying tales come together in one anthology. The cast includes Laura Bayston (“Killing Eve,” “Doctors,” “Slow Horses”), Conleth Hill (“Game of Thrones,” “Vienna Blood,” “Magpie Murders”), Joe Sims (“Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who,” “London Kills”) and Paul Kennedy (“Marcella,” “The Fall,” “Outlander”). Directors are Samuel Dawe, Félix Dobaire, Stuart Graham, Paul Holbrook and Luke Konopasky. 

Screen Media will release the drama Dealing With Dad on digital May 9. In the film, Margaret Chang reluctantly returns to her hometown, along with her hapless brothers, to deal with the sudden depression of their jerk of a dad. As it turns out he’s nicer depressed than well, and the siblings wonder if they should even get him better as they struggle to find a solution. Written and directed by Tom Huang (Find Me, Unusual Targets), the film stars Ally Maki (Upcoming Shortcomings, “Wrecked”), Hayden Szeto (The Edge of Seventeen, “The Good Place”), Peter S Kim (“Fairfax,” Yes Day), Dana Lee (“Dr. Ken,” Birds of Prey), Page Leong (Another 48 Hrs, Argo), Echo Kellum (“Arrow,” “Key and Peele”), Karan Soni (Safety Not Guaranteed, Deadpool), Cindera Che (Tigertail, “Fresh Off the Boat”), Megan Gailey (“Pause With Sam Jay”) and Ari Stidham (“Scorpion,” Huge).

The dark comedy Employee of the Month will be released on VOD and DVD May 12 by Film Movement. In the film, after working for EcoClean — an industrial cleaning supplies company — for nearly 17 years, model-employee Inès (Jasmina Douieb) believes it’s time for a raise. Despite daily jibes from her incompetent and misogynistic co-workers (including Patrick, EcoClean’s ineffectual owner), she remains professional and dedicated to the company’s brand. When Inès confronts Patrick about her salary, he not only disparages her request but makes a lecherous pass at her. New intern Mélody (Laetitia Mampaka) witnesses this and jumps in to help, but in the process both women accidentally find themselves with blood on their hands. Spiraling more out of control by the minute, Inès and Mélody must conjure up increasingly maniacal solutions to cover their tracks — and clean up their mess. The film is directed by Veronique Jadin.

A complete list of new disc and digital releases, compiled each week by the Media Play News market research team, can be found here.

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