‘The Blackening,’ ‘Asteroid City’ and More Arrive on Home Entertainment

ASTEROID CITY. (DVD Artwork). ©Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.


Asteroid City (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

Written and directed by seven-time Oscar nominee Wes Anderson (“Isle of Dogs,” “Moonrise Kingdom”), “Asteroid City” is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Taking place in a fictional American desert town, circa 1955, “Asteroid City” follows Junior Stargazers and Space Cadets from across the country as they assemble for the annual Asteroid Day celebration — but the scholarly competition is spectacularly upended by world-changing events.

Equal parts comedy, drama and romance (with a touch of science-fiction), “Asteroid City” features an all-star, critically acclaimed supporting cast alongside stars Jason Schwartzman (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Scarlett Johansson (“Black Widow”) and Tom Hanks (“Forrest Gump”), including Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”), Tilda Swinton (“Michael Clayton”), Adrien Brody (“The Pianist”), Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), Edward Norton (“Glass Onion”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), Hope Davis (“Succession”), Stephen Park (“Fargo”), Rupert Friend (“Pride & Prejudice”), Maya Hawke (“Stranger Things”), Steve Carell (“The Office”), Matt Dillon (“There’s Something About Mary”), Hong Chau (“The Whale”), Willem Dafoe (the “Spider-Man” franchise), Margot Robbie (“Barbie”), Tony Revolori (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Jake Ryan (“Moonrise Kingdom”) and Jeff Goldblum (the “Jurassic Park” franchise). The Blu-ray, DVD and Digital releases include the four-part “The Making of ‘Asteroid City’” featurette with Wes Anderson while the Digital release includes two additional behind-the-scenes exclusives: “The Alien” and “The Roadrunner.”

The Blackening (Comedy, Horror, Thriller)

The gerne-bending meta-horror “The Blackening” arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, Aug. 22, from Lionsgate. The film is also now available on Digital.

Directed by Tim Story (“Ride Along,” “Barbershop”), “The Blackening” follows a group of Black friends reunited for a Juneteenth weekend getaway only to find themselves trapped in a remote cabin with a masked killer who forces them to play a twisted board game by his rules — which they soon realize ain’t no motherf****** game. “The Blackening” skewers genre tropes and poses the sardonic question: If the entire cast of a horror movie is Black, who dies first?

Starring Grace Byers (“Empire”), Jermaine Fowler (“Coming 2 America”), Melvin Gregg (“House Party”), X Mayo (“American Auto”), Dewayne Perkins (“The Upshaws”), Antoinette Robertson (“Dear White People”) and Sinqua Walls (“White Men Can’t Jump”), with Jay Pharoah (“Saturday Night Live”) and Yvonne Orji (“Insecure”), “The Blackening” comes home with several entertaining extras, including an audio commentary with director Tim Story and writers Tracy Oliver (“Girls Trip”) and Dewayne Perkins. Other bonus materials include the featurettes “Do the Write Thing,” “They Can’t All Talk First,” “Cabin in the Woods,” “Shall We Play a Game?” and “‘Who’s the Blackest?’ Game Show,” as well as the film’s theatrical trailer.

Hotel Transylvania: 4-Movie Collection (Animation, Adventure, Comedy)

Featuring the vocal talents of Andy Samberg (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Selena Gomez (“Only Murders in the Building”) and Steve Buscemi (“Reservoir Dogs”), the “Hotel Transylvania: 4-Movie Collection” is now available to own on DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Join Drac, Mavis and all of your favorite monsters for fun and adventure in their lavish five-stake resort, on the high seas and as they are transformed into humans. The “Hotel Transylvania: 4-Movie Collection” not only includes the movies “Hotel Transylvania,” “Hotel Transylvania 2,” “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” and “Hotel Transylvania 4: Transformania,” but also plenty of fun extras, including deleted scenes, the “Goodnight Mr. Foot” and “Hotel Transylvania Puppy!” short films and the music videos for “Problem” by Becky G featuring will.i.am and “I’m in Love with a Monster” by Fifth Harmony. There’s also a “Hotel Transylvania” mini-movie, “Monster Pets;” a filmmaker commentary track; “Selena vs. Andy: A Hotel Transl-Trivia Quiz;” “Monster Mash-Up: Making ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania;’” the lyric video for “Love Is Not Hard to Find” by YEИDRY and more. Additionally, “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” is available to own by itself on Digital, Blu-ray and DVD.

You Hurt My Feelings (Comedy, Drama)

Honesty may not be the best policy when “You Hurt My Feelings” arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, Aug. 22, from A24 and Lionsgate.

From acclaimed filmmaker Nicole Holofcener (“Enough Said,” “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) comes a sharply observed comedy about a novelist whose longstanding marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband give his honest reaction to her latest book.

A film about trust, lies and the things we say to the people we love most, “You Hurt My Feelings” stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Seinfeld”) and Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”). Special features on the release include an audio commentary with producer/writer/director Holofcener and actor/producer Louis-Dreyfus as well as the behind-the-scenes featurette “Just Being Honest: Making ‘You Hurt My Feelings.’”

TV Shows

NCIS: The 20th Season (Action, Crime, Drama)

Special Agent Alden Parker attempts to clear his name when “NCIS: The 20th Season” arrives on DVD Tuesday, Aug. 22, from Paramount Home Entertainment.

“NCIS” is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. Following the cliffhanger Season 19 finale, with Special Agent Alden Parker (Gary Cole, “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”) still on the run with his ex-wife Vivian (Teri Polo, “Meet the Parents”), the team investigates who from his past might have a personal vendetta against him in hopes of clearing Parker’s name.

“NCIS: The 20th Season” also stars Sean Murray (“Hocus Pocus”), Katrina Law (“Arrow”), Wilmer Valderrama (“That ‘70s Show”), Brian Dietzen (“From Justin to Kelly”), Diona Reasonover (“Grace and Frankie”) and Rocky Carroll (“Crimson Tide”). The DVD release includes all 22 episodes on six discs plus three crossover episodes from the “NCIS” universe (“NCIS: Hawai’i’s” “Prisoners’ Dilemma” and “Deep Fake” and “NCIS: Los Angeles’” “A Long Time Coming”), audio commentary on select episodes by actors Dietzen and Reasonover and producer Scott Williams (“Bones”) and six featurettes: “A Killer Crossover,” “Unforgettable: ‘NCIS’ Season 20,’” “20 Years at the Top,” “20 Years of Locations,” “20 Years of Visual Effects” and “20 Years of Cinematography.”