On Demand DVD New Releases May 20-26. This week’s features include Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the big screen, The Last Stand, and a film that director Steven Soderbergh claims is his last, Side Effects. Other familiar faces on the list this week include Jeremy Irons in Beautiful Creatures, Camilla Belle and Andy Garcia in Open Road, and Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis, and Jason Statham in Parker.
Beautiful Creatures This supernatural romance, based on the best-selling young-adult fantasy series, takes place in a Southern town where dark secrets are about to come out, as a young man finds he can’t fight his attraction to a new girl, who is trying to deal with powers she can’t control. Alden Ehrenreich, Alice Englert, Jeremy Irons (PG-13, 2:04) 5/21
The Deep This Icelandic drama tells the harrowing true story of a fisherman trying to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes. Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Jóhann G. Jóhannsson, Porbjörg Helga Porgilsdóttir (TV-MA, 1:35) 5/21
The Last Stand Arnold Schwarzenegger makes his return as a big-screen leading man, playing a disgraced LAPD narcotics officer turned small-town sheriff who gets called back into the big time when a drug kingpin escapes federal custody and passes through his town. Also stars Johnny Knoxville, Forest Whitaker (R, 1:47) 5/21
Open Road A young Brazilian artist (Camilla Belle) flees her regimental life to head to the U.S. to search for her father and makes a connection. She takes a waitressing job and ends up bonding with a friendly highway patrol officer. Also stars Colin Egglesfield, Andy Garcia (TV-14, 1:26) 5/21
Parker Jason Statham is the latest actor to bring Donald E. Westlake’s hard-boiled hero to life, playing a thief with a unique code of ethics who is out for revenge against the crew that double-crossed him. Also stars Jennifer Lopez, Michael Chiklis (R, 1:58) 5/21
Side Effects Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike) directs this thriller about a young woman whose world deteriorates after she’s prescribed a new drug to treat her anxiety, only to find it has disturbing side effects. Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum (R, 1:46) 5/21
Other titles debuting 5/21: After Dark Originals: Dark Circles, Barney: Dance With Barney, Hooligan, H.P. Lovecraft’s Cool Air, LEGO Batman: The Movie — DC Superheroes Unite, Once Upon a Time in Brooklyn, Webdultery, and Yossi
And, debuting 5/24: UFO Chronicles: Cosmic Watergate
Availability dates subject to change. Check your cable provider for ordering information. 3-D movies require a 3-D TV.
© 2013 Lions Gate Films Credit: Tony Rivetti