‘Violent Night,’ ‘Biography: WWE Legends, Volume 3’ and More Debut on Home Entertainment — Plus, a Giveaway!

THE DENTIST COLLECTION. (DVD Artwork). ©Lionsgate Entertainment.


The Dentist Collection (Horror, Thriller)

Behind every clean, white surface lies the stench of decay. “The Dentist Collection,” which includes digitally restored versions of the ’90s’ horror thrillers “The Dentist” and “The Dentist 2,” will be released for the first time on Blu-ray Tuesday, Jan. 24, from Lionsgate.

Corbin Bernsen (two-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee for “L.A. Law”) stars as homicidal dentist Dr. Alan Feinstone. In “The Dentist,” Dr. Feinstone seems to have the perfect, ordered life — until the discovery of his wife’s affair with the pool boy sends him off the deep end, unlocking the killer inside. “The Dentist 2” finds the evil doctor in a maximum-security mental hospital — but not for long, as he escapes to a small town and turns his attention to a new love interest and new victims.

Both movies feature an audio commentary with director Brian Yuzna and special makeup effects supervisor Anthony C. Ferrante, a still gallery and trailer. Additionally, “The Dentist” features isolated score selections and audio interviews with composer Alan Howarth and director of photography Levie Isaacks, an interview with actor Corbin Bernsen (“The Doctor is Insane”), an interview with cowriter Dennis Paoli (“Medical Malpractice”) and interviews with Ferrante and makeup effects artist J.M. Logan (“Mouths of Madness”). “The Dentist 2,” meanwhile, includes isolated score selections and audio interviews with Howarth and editor Christopher Roth, an interview with actress Jillian McWhirter (“Jamie’s New Neighbor”) and an interview with producer Pierre David (“A Tale of Two Dentists”).

Violent Night (Action, Comedy, Crime)

From the producers of “Nobody” and “John Wick” comes “Violent Night,” available to own on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, Jan. 24, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The action-packed holiday flick is also now available on Digital and currently steaming on Peacock.

When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound taking everyone inside hostage, they are not prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus. David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) stars as St. Nick in the holiday romp, delivering some serious season’s beatings to save the family and the spirit of Christmas.

Directed by Tommy Wirkola (“Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”), “Violent Night” also stars Emmy winner 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 film comes home in a collector’s edition that includes over half an hour of never-before-seen bonus content, including a feature commentary with Wirkola, producer Guy Danella, writer Pat Casey and writer Josh Miller; deleted and extended scenes; and the behind-the-scenes featurettes “Quarrelin’ Kringle,” “Deck the Halls with Brawls” and “Santa’s Helpers: The Making of ‘Violent Night.’”

TV Shows

Biography: WWE Legends, Volume 3 (Biography, Documentary, Sports)

Dive off the turnbuckle and into the stories of some of WWE’s most iconic Superstars when “Biography: WWE Legends, Volume 3” releases on DVD Tuesday, Jan. 24, from Lionsgate.

The powerhouse team of A&E Network and WWE Studios leaves it all on the mat with “Biography: WWE Legends, Volume 3.” Each episode showcases the awe-inspiring stories behind some of the most memorable WWE superstars, whose come-ups, comebacks and personal journeys are truly the stuff of legend! Archival footage and compelling interviews reveal the evolution and pop culture impact of WWE giants The Undertaker, Goldberg, The Bella Twins, Lex Luger, Edge, Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, D-Generation X and a special finale episode chronicling the making of the iconic, first-ever WrestleMania.

Colosseum (Action, Drama, History)

Narrated by Robert R. Cargill (“Ancient Aliens”), HISTORY’s “Colosseum” arrives on DVD Tuesday, Jan. 24, from Lionsgate.

The fascinating, eight-part series uses the Colosseum as the dramatic setting to tell the thrilling story of the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through the lens of the men and women who fought and died there. Unfolding chronologically — from the arena’s astonishing design to its eventual decay — each episode on the two-disc release pinpoints a key historical figure, combining dramatic live-action sequences and special effects with interviews from leading historians and scholars for a vivid and revealing look at a pivotal period in world history.

The holiday season may be over, but Front Row Features is still in the giving spirit. That’s why we are giving away a copy of “Violent Night” on Blu-ray to one lucky reader to add to their holiday movie collection. To enter the contest, simply email socalmovieeditor@aol.com by Jan. 30 for your chance to win. Good luck!