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Best new movies on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K in May 2023

by Stewart Cole

Thelma & Louise 4K (May 30)

“Thelma & Louise” is, of course, the paradigm-shifting feminist road movie that won Callie Khouri the Oscar for Best Screenplay and proved that Ridley Scott was still capable of making muscular, gripping entertainment that also had something on its mind. The film also turned a young Brad Pitt into a hunting superstar and inspired one of the all-time great episodes of “The Simpsons” (Season 5 episode “Marge on the Lam”). The shocking, thrilling story of two friends (Genna Davis and Susan Sarandon) who murder a man and then go on the run together, is one of the best films of the 1990s. And this amazing Criterion Collection box set (with a Blu-ray disc 4K and two Blu-rays) renders the exemplary film. Includes a 4K transfer overseen by Scott, two vintage audio commentary tracks (one recorded in 1996 and the other in 2001), a new conversation between Scott and critic and development executive Scott Foundas, and all the special features from previous releases home video. including documentaries, deleted scenes, music videos, promotional material and more.

But what is perhaps the most exciting aspect of this new release is ‘Boy and Bicycle’, a British Film Institute Experimental Film Fund Presentation that Scott directed in the 1965s. It’s fascinating to see a time when the Scott was more concerned with a pseudo-documentary aesthetic, free of the flashy stylization that would define much of his large body of work. (Also: it’s very heartbreaking to see his brother Tony, who took his own life in 2012, as a young man in the documentary.) There’s also an early Guinness commercial directed by Scott and an exclusive new interview with Khouri. This is a front runner for one of the best home video releases of the year. Rev up, peel and let loose.

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