Agnès Varda, William Wyler, David Mamet, and David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” Coming from Criterion in May

The Criterion Collection’s May slate kicks off May 7 with director William Wyler’s 1949 drama The Heiress (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), based on the hit stage adaptation of Henry James’s Washington Square and featuring Olivia de Havilland in a heartbreaking Oscar-winning performance as the shy daughter of a wealthy New York doctor who begins to receive calls from a handsome spendthrift (Montgomery Clift). Coming May 14 is David Mamet’s 1987 directorial debut, House of Games (Blu-ray: $39.95), a twisty thriller starring Lindsay Crouse as a bestselling author and therapist who wants to help a client by making restitution for the money he owes to a gambler (Joe Mantegna). Also arriving on May 14 is a 2K restoration of Michael Haneke’s notorious 1997 home-invasion nightmare Funny Games (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), chronicling the agony of a bourgeois family held captive at their vacation home by a pair of white-gloved young men. Slated for May 21 is Claire Denis’s richly observed 2017 French drama Let the Sunshine In (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), starring Juliette Binoche as a successful Paris painter who tumbles into relationships with all the wrong men. Coming May 28 is a new 4K restoration of David Lynch’s career-defining 1986 masterpiece Blue Velvet (DVD: 2 discs, $29.95; Blu-ray: $39.95), a terrifying and darkly funny depiction of small-town life starring Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern, Isabella Rosellini, and Dennis Hopper.  Also arriving May 28 is the DVD and Blu-ray debut of Agnès Varda’s poignant 1977 feminist musical One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (DVD: $29.95, Blu-ray: $39.95), following two old friends as they reunite at a demonstration and learn that each of their lives has been irrevocably changed by the women’s liberation movement.