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New on DVD: An ex-con struggles to break free of 'The Devil You Know'

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A thriller about family and second chances tops the DVD releases for the week of May 31.

"The Devil You Know": Omar Epps plays an ex-con and recovered addict enjoying a new lease on life who finds himself drawn back into his old world when his brother gets involved with something dangerous.

"'Devil' plays more as a drama than a crime film, with the brothers in particular establishing strong chemistry," writes Los Angeles Times critic Michael Ordoña in his review. "While the dramatic focus is a welcome change for the genre, some tightening and trimming would have made for a better 'The Devil You Know.'"

ALSO NEW ON DVD MAY 31

"Big Gold Brick": Comedy about an inexperienced writer who finds himself penning the biography of an enigmatic middle-aged man. Starring Andy Garcia, Emory Cohen and Megan Fox.

"Lucifer: The Complete Fifth Season": Having debuted on Netflix in two installments in 2020 and 2021, Season 5 of this urban fantasy series continues the story of Lucifer, who is residing not in the fiery depths of hell but in Los Angeles, the city of angels. Featuring Tom Ellis in the title role, and based on the character from "The Sandman" comic book series.

"The Boys: Seasons 1 & 2 Collection": With the third season premiering on June 3, catch up on the Prime Video series about a group of vigilantes trying to bring down corrupt superheroes. Based on the DC Comics series, the show stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid and Antony Starr.

 

"Why Women Kill: Season Two": The second season of the Paramount+ anthology series offers a new cast and storylines, this time set in 1949 and starring Allison Tolman as a typical 1940s housewife.

"Kinky Boots": First Blu-ray release of the 2005 comedy starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as a drag performer who helps turn around an English family-owned shoe factory that has long made sensible, dull shoes for men. The movie, which also features Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts and Nick Frost, inspired a Broadway musical that earned six Tony Awards.

"The Untouchables": Available on 4K Ultra HD for the first time to mark its 35th anniversary, Brian De Palma's classic crime film set on the streets of Prohibition-era Chicago stars Robert De Niro as mobster Al Capone and Kevin Costner as law enforcer Eliot Ness.

OUT ON DIGITAL HD MAY 31

"Father Stu": Mark Wahlberg plays the lead in this true story of a boozing, boxing actor who turns his life around and enters the priesthood. Also starring Mel Gibson, and written and directed by his girlfriend, Rosalind Ross.

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