Buy / Wait / Rent: May 2019 Blu-Ray Releases

We sift through the new release heap so you don’t have to!

Welcome to Horror News Network’s Buy / Wait / Rent, a monthly article devoted to the most highly-anticipated horror releases on blu-ray. Here you will find the best home video releases of each month, along with our opinion on whether each film is a must-own on the first day of release, something you should wait to buy until it goes on sale, or something you’re better off renting for a one-time watch. And now, on to the notable new releases of May 2019!


5/7/19:

RENT:

The Prodigy didn’t exactly win the hearts of fans or critics when it released earlier this year. Those with a morbid curiosity in even the most mediocre creepy kid movies might want to give it a rental, but that’s about it.


5/14/19:

WAIT:

Many horror fans will likely want to add Happy Death Day 2 U and the new Criterion edition of Funny Games to their collections. However, I’d caution that most fans wait for better pricing. The original- and arguably better- Happy Death Day release dropped quickly in price, and I expect the sequel to follow the same pricing pattern. There will be some big Criterion sales in the coming weeks, and it will be a much better time to get Funny Games for a great price.


5/28/19:

WAIT:

David Lynch’s Blue Velvet is one of those non-horror titles that’s just so darn horrifying that it will likely end up on many horror collectors’ must-buy lists. But like I said earlier, there’s a Criterion sale right around the corner and those who are patient will make out like bandits with this release. Shout! Factory announced a special edition of Night of the Creeps that comes with a miniature Tom Atkins figure, but it sold out a long time ago. Now that we’re down to the standard Collector’s Edition being the only option available, I’d recommend that most wait for an upcoming Shout! sale, unless you really want the slipcover that comes with the first printing.

 

 

John Evans
John Evans
John has loved movie monsters for as far back as he can remember. He's since collected up as many comics, statues, and autographed material related to movies and music that he can get his hands on. He is particularly interested in the critical and analytical discussion of the best stories the horror genre has to offer. One of his largest works on the topic is a study on the portrayals of people with disabilities in horror films.

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