January 24 New DVD and Blu-ray releases include ‘Violent Night’ and ‘Rock Dog 3’

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John Latchem

January 24th will see the DVD and Blu-ray Disc release of titles like Violent Night and Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat.

The holiday-themed action comedy Violent Night will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on January 24 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. In the film, when a team of mercenaries break into a wealthy family’s compound and take everyone inside hostage, they’re unprepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus. David Harbor (“Stranger Things”) stars as St. Nick, delivering some seasonal beatings to save family and the spirit of Christmas. Directed by Tommy Wirkola (Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, “Dead Snow” franchise), the film also stars John Leguizamo (John Wick), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Cam Gigandet (Without Remorse), Alex Hassell ( Cowboy Bebop), Alexis Louder (The Tomorrow War) and Beverly D’Angelo (“National Lampoon’s Vacation” franchise).

The animated musical comedy Rock Dog 3: Battle the Beat will be released on Blu-ray (plus digital) and DVD on January 24 from Lionsgate. Viewers join the famous Tibetan Mastiff in his new adventure as he continues his journey as a musician. After touring the world, Bodi takes some time off and returns to his town. When he learns that girl group K-9 doesn’t know who rock legend Angus Scattergood is, he is forced to join the “Battle the Beat” music contest to inspire a new generation of rock stars. But after joining the show, Bodi quickly realizes he’s bitten off more than he can chew when he becomes a TV sensation overnight. The voice cast includes Eddie Izzard.

Biography: WWE Legends Vol. 3 will be released on DVD on January 24 from Lionsgate. The release features profiles of eight fan favorites, from longtime legends like The Undertaker, Goldberg and Lex Luger to more contemporary superstars The Bella Twins and Rey Mysterio, as well as a final episode chronicling the Madison Square takeover. Garden for WrestleMania. Each show showcases the stories behind some of WWE’s most memorable Superstars. Archive footage and compelling interviews reveal the evolution and impact on pop culture of WWE giants The Undertaker, Goldberg, The Bella Twins, Lex Luger, Edge, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio and D-Generation X.

Inu-oh, a new anime film from acclaimed director Masaaki Yuasa (Ride Your Wave, Mind Game, Night is Short), will be available on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on January 24 from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Set in 14th century Japan, the film follows a boy born into an esteemed family named Inu-oh who suffers from an ancient curse that has left him on the fringes of society. When he meets the blind musician Tomona, a young Biwa priest haunted by his past, Inu-oh discovers a captivating ability to dance. The pair become inseparable as crowds flock to their electric, larger-than-life concerts. When those in power threaten to break up the gang, the friends must dance and sing to discover the truth behind their creative gifts.

Kino Lorber will release the documentary Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on January 24. Director Nina Menkes examines the sexual politics of cinematographic shot design using clips from hundreds of famous films, from Metropolis to Vertigo to Phantom Thread, and interviews with industry professionals such as Julie Dash, Penelope Spheeris, Charlyne Yi, Joey Soloway, Catherine Hardwicke, Eliza Hittman, Maria Giese, and Rosanna Arquette.

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The Dentist Collection, which includes The Dentist (1996) and its sequel The Dentist 2 (1998), will be released for the first time on Blu-ray (plus digital) on January 24 from Lionsgate in the Vestron Video collection. Starring two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee Corbin Bernsen (1988 & 1987, TV’s “LA Law,” Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Major League, Major League II), the horror collection follows dentist Dr. Alan Feinstone (Bernsen ) who has everything, including a beautiful wife and a successful dental career. That is, until he finds out his wife is cheating on him. After going insane, he practices cruel dental torture on his patients. In The Dentist, Beverly Hills dentist Dr. Feinstone seems to lead a perfectly ordered life, until the discovery of his wife’s affair with the pool boy sends him to the bottom of the abyss, freeing the killer inside of him. Dentist 2 finds the evil doctor in a maximum security mental hospital, but not for long, as he escapes to a small town and focuses his attention on a new love interest and new victims.

MGM’s 1982 cult classic teen comedy The Last American Virgin will be released on Blu-ray on January 24 as part of the MVD Rewind Collection. The film follows a tight-knit group of high school friends, Gary (Lawrence Monoson, Mask), the shy boy; his friend Rick (Steve Antin, The Goonies), the womanizer; and David (Joe Rubbo, Hot Chili), the comic foil; and his exploits in search of love, or at least, his first time. The film also stars Diane Franklin (Better Off Dead), Louisa Moritz (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) and Kimmy Robertson (“Twin Peaks”) and features a classic ’80s soundtrack including songs by Devo, U2, Oingo Boingo, The Commodores, The Waitresses, The Cars, The Plimsouls and REO Speedwagon.

Featuring performances by rappers Nas and DMX, Belly (1998) arrives for the first time in 4K Ultra High-Definition on January 24 from Lionsgate. The title will also be available as a Best Buy-exclusive 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray plus digital) Steelbook. Written and directed by Hype Williams, winner of the Music Video Achievement Award at the 30th Annual EnergaCamerimage Film Festival (2022) and the MTV Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award (2003), Belly is an urban crime thriller. In the film, while gang leader Tommy (Earl “DMX” Simmons) seeks to expand his territory by selling a new form of heroin, his friend Sincere (Nasir “Nas” Jones) dreams of escaping gangster life with his girlfriend. and her little daughter. . After a drug house operated by Tommy is raided, he and Sincere, now on the hunt for both the police and rival gangs, each find themselves on a path that will either lead to redemption or ruin.

The 2005 drama London, starring Jessica Biel and Chris Evans, will be released on Blu-ray Disc on January 24 from Mill Creek Entertainment. In this film, now that her passionate but stormy relationship with London is over, Syd has become a total mess. Drowned out with drugs and alcohol, Syd crashes London’s going-away party, hoping to keep his ex-love from leaving town. In addition to Evans and Biel, the film stars Jason Statham (Snatch, The Transporter, Furious 7), Joy Bryant (Honey, Parenthood, Ballers); and Isla Fisher (Wedding Crashers, The Great Gatsby, “Arrested Development”).

Scream! Factory on January 24 releases The Jackie Chan Collection vol. 1 (1976-1982), a collection of seven classic films showcasing the unique blend of martial arts, action, and comedy that made Jackie Chan such a success. The set, available only on Blu-ray Disc, features the Shaolin Wooden Men, where an orphan traumatized by the death of his father meets a prisoner in the Shaolin Monastery who teaches him a secret and deadly form of Kung Fu; Scheming to Kill, in which a young master lures his bride away from his family castle to escape a band of vengeful women; Snake & Crane Arts of Shaolin, about a young man who must fight numerous clans to learn the true reason for the disappearance of the Shaolin Masters; Dragon Fist, about a student who embarks on a sacred journey to avenge his teacher who was murdered; Battle Creek Brawl, in which a man from Chicago is forced into a no holds barred fighting tournament in Texas; and Dragon Lord, about a student named Dragon who encounters a group of bandits trying to steal antiquities.

A full list of new record and digital releases, compiled each week by Media Play News’ market research team, can be found here.

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