What’s New on TV, Netflix, Digital & DVD/Blu-ray This Week: May 14-20 Album

At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what’s new on Netflix and TV, we’ve got you covered.

New on DVD and Blu-ray

“Black Panther”
Black Panther — aka Shuri’s slightly less cool older brother — is ready to come home with you on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday, May 15. The Blu-ray includes deleted scenes, making-of featurettes, an audio commentary by director Ryan Coogler, a gag reel, and more.

Here’s an exclusive clip from the commentary track, focusing on the Jabari tribe’s entrance at the waterfall. Director Ryan Coogler shares his scene inspiration and thoughts on Winston Duke as M’Baku:“Die Hard” 30th Anniversary Edition
YIPPEE KI-YAY, motherbleepers! If you can believe it, it has been 30 years since Bruce Willis gave us John McClane and introduced the “Die Hard” action franchise. Now the first movie is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a new 4K Ultra HD re-master and Blu-ray available May 15. Fans can also get the “Die Hard” five-film box set, with limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook (at Walmart and Best Buy) including “Die Hard,” “Die Hard 2,” “Die Hard With a Vengeance,” “Live Free or Die Hard,” and “A Good Day to Die Hard.”

“The Shannara Chronicles” Season 2
This fantasy series is looking for a new home after one season on MTV and a second on Spike. While fans cross their fingers for good news, you can watch all of Season 2 when the DVD hits shelves on May 15. The three-disc Blu-ray and DVD sets include all 10 episodes plus behind-the-scenes featurettes on the characters, actors, and more.

New Video on Demand, Rental Streaming, and Digital

“Early Man”
Nick Park’s latest stop-motion animated comedy rolls onto Digital this Tuesday, May 15, and then on Blu-ray and DVD May 22. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures roamed the Earth, “Early Man” tells the story of courageous caveman hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne) who tries to unite his tribe against a mighty enemy, Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City. Maisie Williams, Miriam Margolyes, and Timothy Spall costar.

Here’s an exclusive clip from the bonus features, with Tom Hiddleston talking about his latest villain role as Lord Nooth:“Steven Tyler: Out on a Limb”
This documentary about the Aerosmith icon will be available on VOD and Digital HD May 15. Here’s the trailer. And here’s more about it:

“An intimate portrait of rock icon Steven Tyler as he embraces the challenges of shifting gears, both as a solo performer and in a new genre of music. Uncovering a side of Tyler many fans have never seen before, this inspiring story looks at the passion, drive and search for creative fulfillment that keeps artists pushing boundaries throughout their careers.”

“Coming to My Senses”
Here’s another documentary, which won the Audience Award at the Austin Film Festival and Best Documentary at Red Rock. It’s available on EST platforms May 15, and VOD May 22.

“In 1999 Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis, over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminating in his opening a socially conscious low-cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled.

Now, in ‘Coming to My Senses,’ we watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: crossing a 20-mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?”

“1987: When the Day Comes”
This award-winning political thriller, looking back at a pivotal moment in South Korean history, is releasing on Amazon, Google Play, and iTunes on May 15.

“In 1987, as South Koreans live under an oppressive military regime, a college student is killed during a police interrogation. Government officials quickly jump to cover up the death and order the body cremated, but the prosecutor who needs to sign off raises questions on the cause of death – a heart attack – and begins to dig for the truth. Despite a systematic attempt to silence everyone involved in the case, the truth gets out, sending a government fighting to keep power into political turmoil.”

New on Netflix

“13 Reasons Why” Season 2 (Netflix Original)
Welcome to more tapes … because “Hannah wasn’t the only one.” Season 1 really touched a nerve with fans and critics, so prepare to expect the same from Season 2, which streams on Netflix this Friday, May 18. Here’s the trailer, which already has 4.5 million views.

“Cargo” (Netflix Film)
Martin Freeman (“Sherlock,” “Black Panther”) stars in this horror thriller based on the viral short film. Available on Netflix May 18, “Cargo” tells the story of a man and his infant daughter who are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia. When he becomes infected, the countdown begins for him to find her protection before he changes forever. Here’s the trailer.

“Mamma Mia!”
A sequel to this Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried musical romantic comedy is coming out this July. Why not celebrate the first film’s 10th anniversary by giving it a stream on Netflix when it arrives May 16?

“The 40-Year-Old Virgin”
Kelly Clarkson! Curl up with Steve Carell’s comedy classic when it arrives on Netflix May 16.

“Small Town Crime”
John Hawkes stars as an alcoholic ex-cop who finds a woman left for dead on the side of the road and tries to track down the killer himself. The movie — costarring Anthony Anderson, Octavia Spencer, Robert Forster, Clifton Collins Jr., and Michael Vartan — had a limited release earlier this year, and you can stream it on Netflix starting May 19.

TV Worth Watching

“Once Upon a Time” Series Finale (Friday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
It’s the end of an era. After seven seasons, ABC will give this fairy tale a happy ending (we hope) on May 18. The Episode 22 series finale, called “Leaving Storybrooke,” brings back many of the original characters from the first six seasons. Read why the finale made Ginnifer Goodwin (Snow White) cry, but also leaves the door open for a return someday down the road.

“Fahrenheit 451” (Saturday on HBO at 8 p.m.)
Michael B. Jordan and Michael Shannon star in HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s classic novel. Here’s the synopsis for the film, which premieres this Saturday: “In a future society where books are banned and burned, a fireman begins to read in secret and discovers an underground rebellion committed to protecting literature.”

“Grey’s Anatomy” Season 14 (Thursday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
“Grey’s” will end Season 14 with the loss of two major characters, and the marriage of two others. We know April and Arizona are saying goodbye as of Episode 24, “All of Me,” but at least Jo and Alex are getting married. Jolex wedding alert!

• Season Finales
It’s season finale season, continuing into next week. Here some shows airing finales this week:

The Resident
Superior Donuts

New Girl
Chicago Med
NCIS: New Orleans

Alex, Inc.
American Housewife
Designated Survivor
The Goldbergs
Modern Family

The Blacklist
Grey’s Anatomy
Life in Pieces
Station 19

Once Upon a Time
Hawaii Five-0
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Masterchef Junior

Saturday Night Live

Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Family Guy
Madam Secretary
NCIS: Los Angeles
The Simpsons

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