May 4, 2021
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s The Little Things and Judas and the Black Messiah top the list of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray Disc May 4.
The crime drama The Little Things was released in theaters Jan. 29, earning $15.2 million at the domestic box office, and was simultaneously available for a month on WarnerMedia’s HBO Max SVOD service. It became available on premium VOD March 19 and for digital sellthrough April 20. Written and directed by John Lee Hancock and based on his own original screenplay, the psychological thriller stars Academy Award winners Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto, and involves a pair of sheriffs tracking a serial killer in Los Angeles.
Oscar winner Judas and the Black Messiah follows FBI informant William O’Neal (LaKeith Stanfield), who infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their chairman, Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya). O’Neal soon finds his loyalties divided between Hampton’s message and the FBI’s orders to take him down. Kaluuya won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and the film also won the Oscar for Best Original Song (“Fight For You”). As with The Little Things, it was available on HBO Max during its theatrical run before a PVOD release April 2 and a digital selltrhough release April 27. It earned $5.4 million at the domestic box office.
Also arriving on DVD and digital May 4 is Quiver Distribution’s Roe v. Wade, a dramatization of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. The cast includes Jamie Kennedy, Stacey Dash and Jon Voight.
PBS Distribution May 4 releases Hemingway, a documentary from filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick chronicling the life of literary icon Ernest Hemingway.
Catalog releases heading for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray May 4 include Disney-owned 20th Century Studios’ 1994 actioner Speed with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock, and Sony Pictures’ 2003 fantasy Big Fish from director Tim Burton.