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Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 28, 2021

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Welcome to another look at new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. There aren’t a great many major Hollywood films arriving on disc this week, but there is a lot of interesting and exciting material coming around. So, if you can’t or shouldn’t be heading out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!



AMERICAN FIGHTER: A college wrestler desperate to help pay medical bills for his ailing mother decides to earn extra cash by joining an underground fighting circuit. Initially, it doesn’t go well and the protagonist is injured during his first match, but a trainer takes a shine to this new competitor. The experienced figure...

‘Dream Horse’ tells a low-key, true story

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Running Time: 113 minutes

This feature from Bleecker Street will only be playing in open theaters on May 21st.

Horses are lovely and determined animals, as the creative forces behind the new film Dream Horse readily assert. This true story follows a group of amateur racing enthusiasts from Wales who decide to raise and train their own animal, despite knowing little to nothing about the process of breeding. As you may have guessed, their efforts to do so were unexpectedly successful. The film based on this real-life tale isn’t a prize-winning effort, but the charming cast does make it an engaging little journey.

In a tiny, picturesque Welsh village...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 21, 2021

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy week featuring award-winning pictures, well-reviewed independent features, as well as some great family fare. So, if you can’t make it out or shouldn’t be heading to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

ABOVE SUSPICION: Based on a true story, this drama follows a young FBI agent who recruits a female informant in small Kentucky town. She begins providing information on illegal activities in the area and the two begin an illicit affair. Unfortunately for both of them, their activities lead them down a murderous...

‘Profile’ takes viewers on a tense international ride via social media

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Running Time: 105 minutes

This movie from Focus Features will be playing at open cinemas and drive-ins on May 14.

Over the past few years, several films have attempted to tell a story exclusively using social media. Such efforts have included the Unfriended horror series, as well as the 2018 John Cho thriller Searching. Writer/director Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Wanted, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter) was an executive producer of the first franchise and has now decided to try to create his own film set entirely on a computer screen. The result is Profile, based on a true story from French journalist Anna Erelle.

It doesn’t all work, but at...

Blu-ray/DVD Roundup for May 21, 2021

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By Glenn Kay

For the Sun

Welcome to another look at some of the highlights arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. This is a very busy week featuring award-winning pictures, well-reviewed independent features, as well as some great family fare. So, if you can’t make it out or shouldn’t be heading to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!

BIG NEW RELEASES!

ABOVE SUSPICION: Based on a true story, this drama follows a young FBI agent who recruits a female informant in small Kentucky town. She begins providing information on illegal activities in the area and the two begin an illicit affair. Unfortunately for both of them, their activities lead them down a murderous...

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