New Blu-ray Releases May 21st, 2019

Blu-ray movie releases this week include The Upside, Funny Games (1997), House of Games, and more. Read our latest DVD and Blu-ray releases blog for our picks.

The Upside

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/21/2019
Overall Rating: 2.3 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 01/11/2019
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Neil Burger
Actors: Nicole Kidman, Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, Julianna Margulies, Golshifteh Farahani, Amara Karan
Plot: Remake of the French film, The Intouchables, that follows a rich, paraplegic man and his relationship with the unemployed criminal who is hired to help him.

Funny Games

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/14/2019
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/14/1997
Language: German
Genre: Horror/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Michael Haneke
Actors: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering, Stefan Clapczynski, Doris Kunstmann
Plot: A family vacation is interrupted by two educated, articulate and sadistic young men who come up with some interesting games for the family to play.

House of Games

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/14/2019
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 10/01/1987
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Mystery
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Mamet
Actors: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum, Lilia Skala, J.T. Walsh, Ricky Jay
Plot: Margaret Ford (Crouse) is a psychiatrist who is trying to help Billy Hahn, a gambler who wants to end his life. Billy confesses that he owes $25,000 that needs to be paid if not he will be killed. She then looks for Mike (Mantegna) to compromise the dilemma. She gets close to Mike and wants to write about his line of work.

Birds of Passage ( Pájaros de verano )

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/14/2019
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/13/2019
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Actors: Natalia Reyes, José Acosta, Carmińa Martínez, Greider Meza, Jhon Narváez, José Vicente
Plot: A traditional Waayu family in Columbia becomes ensnared by the burgeoning drug trade, which winds up destroying both their lives and their tradition.

Apollo 11

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/14/2019
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 03/01/2019
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Todd Douglas Miller
Actors: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins
Plot: An inside look into the Apollo 11 mission that landed Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon. Director Todd Douglas Miller used 65mm archival material along with 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio, working closely with NASA and the National Archives to create an unprecedented look at this historic event.

Happy Death Day 2U

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/14/2019
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/14/2019
Language: English
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Landon
Actors: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Suraj Sharma, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken
Plot: Tree Gelbman thought she finally broke the curse after figuring out her roommate, Lori, was responsible for her myriad deaths... but two years after surviving, she returns to the original time-loop and this time it's not just her life that's on the line. She will have to figure out why she is back, what is responsible for the loop and try to save all those she has come to know and love... and it will involve dying for he cause again and again.

Fighting with My Family

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/14/2019
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/22/2019
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Stephen Merchant
Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Lena Headey, Florence Pugh, Vince Vaughn, Nick Frost, Jack Lowden
Plot: A former wrestler and his family travel to small venues all over the country, making a living performing for the crowds. Yet his children want something more - a chance to make it to prime time by joining the WWE.

Cold Pursuit

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/14/2019
Overall Rating: 2.5 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/08/2019
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Actors: Liam Neeson, Emmy Rossum, Tom Bateman, William Forsythe, Tom Jackson, Nicholas Holmes
Plot: Family man and snowplow driver Nels is the secret weapon of a glitzy resort town - the man who keeps the streets cleared and the tourists happy. Living in a cabin away from town, Nels finds his quiet life taking a drastic turn when his son is killed by drug dealers. Now he is a man with vengeance on his mind, putting his hunting skills to good use systematically picking off his enemies. But his actions ignite a war between two factions and, caught in the middle, Nels draws ever closer to a final, violent conclusion.

The Con is On

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/10/2019
Overall Rating: 1.8 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 05/04/2018
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James Oakley
Actors: Tim Roth, Uma Thurman, Alice Eve, Maggie Q, Parker Posey, Sofía Vergara
Plot: A husband and wife team of thieves (Tim Roth, Uma Thurman) plan a daring heist while
avoiding rival criminals in Los Angeles.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Blu-ray Release Date: 05/07/2019
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Theatrical Release Date: 02/08/2019
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Mike Mitchell, Trisha Gum
Actors: Chris Pratt, Alison Brie, Stephanie Beatriz, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Channing Tatum
Plot: It's been five years since everything turned out awesome for the denizens of the LEGO world thanks to Emmet, Wyldstyle, Unikitty and the rest of the friendly mini-figs. But now a new menace appeals - LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space, and they are destroying the world faster than it can be rebuilt.

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