‘Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody,’ ‘John Wick,’ ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’ and More Debut on Home Entertainment

B’TWIXT NOW AND SUNRISE: THE AUTHENTIC CUT. (DVD Artwork). ©Lionsgate Entertainment.


B’Twixt Now And Sunrise (Comedy, Fantasy, Horror)

Directed by film legend Francis Ford Coppola (“The Godfather” films, “Apocalypse Now”), “B’Twixt Now and Sunrise” arrives on Blu-ray Tuesday, February 28, from Lionsgate.

When struggling supernatural fiction writer Hall Baltimore (Val Kilmer) arrives in an isolated small town as part of his book tour, he hears about the local lore of vampires and an infamous mass murder. Eager for inspiration, Baltimore is swept into a surreal fever dream of eccentric characters — from the oddball sheriff (Bruce Dern) to the ghost of a young girl (Elle Fanning) to visions of Edgar Allan Poe (Ben Chaplin) — that forces him to confront his own troubled past.

Featuring Coppola’s Authentic Cut, this visually stunning work from a master storyteller is available for the first time on Blu-ray and contains the single special feature “Twixt: A Documentary” by Gia Coppola.

Devotion (Action, Drama, War)

Based on the book by Adam Makos, “Devotion” debuts on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, February 28, from Paramount Home Entertainment. The film is also now available on Digital.

Jonathan Majors (“Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”) and Glen Powell (“Top Gun: Maverick”) star in the epic and inspirational true story of two elite U.S. Navy fighter pilots who helped turn the tide in the most brutal battle in the Korean War: Jesse Brown, the first black aviator in Navy history, and his fellow fighter pilot and friend, Tom Hudner. Their heroic sacrifices and enduring friendship would ultimately make them the Navy’s most celebrated wingmen.

Bonus content on the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and Digital releases include two featurettes. In the behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, “The Aviation of a Forgotten War,” viewers can take a deep dive into the world of 1950s U.S. Naval aviation and experience the epic aerial action brought to life in “Devotion.” Then in “The Legacy of Jesse Brown,” audiences can hear from the cast and crew as they discuss Brown’s unique and complex story.

House Party (Comedy)

Your VIP ticket for the hottest event of the year has arrived, as “House Party” is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.

In “House Party,” aspiring club promoters and best buds Damon (Tosin Cole, “Doctor Who”) and Kevin (Jacob Latimore, “The Chi”) are barely keeping things together. Out of money, down on their luck and about to lose the roofs over their heads — and freshly fired from their low-lift jobs as house cleaners — the pair needs a huge windfall to make their problems go away. In a “what the hell?” move, they decide to host the party of the year at an exclusive mansion, the site of their last cleaning job, which just happens to belong to none other than LeBron James. No permission? No problem. What could go wrong?

The remix to the fan-favorite 1990s classic, “House Party” is directed by Calmatic in his feature film directorial debut and written by Jamal Olori (“Atlanta”) and Stephen Glover (“Atlanta”).

John Wick Stash Book Collection (Action, Crime, Thriller)

Just in time to rewatch the action-packed franchise before “John Wick: Chapter 4” hits theaters in March, the three-film “John Wick Stash Book Collection” SteelBook Box Set arrives on 4K Ultra HD with Blu-ray and Digital exclusively at Best Buy Tuesday, February 28, from Lionsgate.

Starring Keanu Reeves (“The Matrix” franchise, “Speed”) as John Wick and featuring Primetime Emmy Award nominee Ian McShane (“Deadwood”), the “John Wick” trilogy follows a former hit man who is forced back into the criminal underworld he had abandoned. With the skill and ruthlessness that made him an underworld legend, Wick fights to overcome the world’s top hit men and women in his quest for revenge and redemption.

When housed in the outer box, the three SteelBooks form a replica of John’s killer stash book from “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.” Each SteelBook is emblazoned with detailed imagery specific to the film within, and each is numbered (1, 2, or 3) to signify its place in the series while enhancing its hardcover book look. Each film in the collection also features numerous special features, including audio commentaries for the first two films, deleted scenes for “John Wick: Chapter 2,” theatrical trailers and more. Highlights include the “Dog Wick” short, “Don’t F*#% with John Wick,” “Training John Wick,” “Kill Count,” “Car Fu Ride-Along” and “Dog Fu.”

The Old Way (Action, Western)

Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (“Leaving Las Vegas”) stars in his first-ever Western, “The Old Way,” now available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Lionsgate.

Colton Briggs (Cage) is a cold-blooded gunslinger turned respectable family man. When an outlaw and his gang put Colton and his family in peril, Colton is forced to take up arms with an unlikely partner — his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) — in this action-filled film that builds toward its fateful showdown with pulse-pounding suspense.

Special features on the Blu-ray and DVD releases include two audio commentaries — one by director Brett Donowho and the other by composer Andrew Morgan Smith — and the featurettes “‘The Old Way’ Behind the Scenes” and “Scoring Sessions.”

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (Horror)

The groundbreaking thriller that has often been imitated but never equaled, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” arrives on 4K Ultra HD Tuesday, February 28, from Dark Sky Films.

Violent, confrontational and shockingly realistic, director Tobe Hooper’s “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” terrified audiences in a way never thought possible when it was unleashed on a politically and socially tumultuous America in 1974. Facing a storm of controversy, censorship and outcry throughout its troubled release, this masterpiece of horror has stood the test of time to become a landmark motion picture and cultural milestone.

Now, for the first time, Dark Sky Films proudly presents its director-approved 4K restoration of the film on UHD, bringing all the scares and the screams into terrifying focus and clarity, making for an immersive viewing experience audiences won’t forget. For both new viewers and long-term devotees, this is “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” as it has never been seen or heard before.

The film follows a group of young friends (played by Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger, Paul A. Partain, William Vail and Teri McMinn) road-tripping by van through Texas who fall victim to a bizarre family of cannibals — including a huge masked madman known as Leatherface (Gunnar Hansen) who always has a gas-powered chain saw at the ready. The shocker originated many elements of the slasher genre that would soon explode: the use of power tools as murder weapons, a hulking faceless killer, a desolate rural setting and the sadistic slaughter of innocent young victims.

Upon its initial release in 1974, “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” was banned in several countries, and many theaters in the U.S. stopped showing it due to complaints about its violence. But the low-budget film was hugely successful, grossing more than $30 million domestically, and is now regarded as one of the best and most influential horror movies. It led to a franchise that continued the story of Leatherface and his family through sequels, prequels, a remake, comic books and video games.

The deluxe 4K UHD and 4K UHD SteelBook editions each contain a bonus disc containing a wealth of supplemental materials. Disc one holds the 4K UHD feature film and four commentary tracks: one by writer-producer-director Tobe Hooper, actor Gunnar Hansen and cinematographer Daniel Pearl; another by actors Marilyn Burns, Allen Danziger and Paul A. Partain with production designer Robert Burns; another by Hooper solo; and a final track by Daniel Pearl, editor J. Larry Carroll and sound recordist Ted Nicolaou.

Disc two, a Blu-ray, contains the new, never-before-seen feature-length documentary “The Legacy of ‘The Texas Chain Saw Massacre’” and several featurettes. These include “The Cinefamily Presents FRIEDKIN/HOOPER,” a conversation about the film between Tobe Hooper and “The Exorcist” director William Friedkin; “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Shocking Truth;” “Flesh Wounds: Seven Stories of the Saw;” a tour of the TCSM house with Gunnar Hansen; “Off the Hook with Teri McMinn;” and “The Business of Chain Saw: An Interview with Production Manager Ron Bozman.” Filling out the generous package are deleted scenes and outtakes, a blooper reel, trailers, vintage TV and radio spots and much more to thrill fans old and new.

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Biography, Drama, Music)

A powerful and triumphant celebration of the incomparable Whitney Houston, “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody” dances its way onto Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday, February 28, from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The film is also now available on Digital.

Directed by Kasi Lemmons, written by Academy Award nominee Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”), produced by legendary music executive Clive Davis and starring BAFTA Award winner Naomi Ackie, “Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody” is a no-holds-barred portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind The Voice. From New Jersey choir girl to one of the best-selling and most awarded recording artists of all time, audiences are taken on an inspirational, poignant — and emotional — journey through Houston’s trailblazing life and career, with show-stopping performances and a soundtrack of the icon’s most beloved hits as you’ve never heard them before.

Bonus materials on the release include three behind-the-scenes featurettes: “Moments of an Icon,” “Becoming Whitney” and “The Personal Touch.” The Blu-ray and Digital releases also include deleted scenes and the “Whitney’s Jukebox” sing-along feature.

TV Shows

Orange Is The New Black: Complete Series Collection (Comedy, Crime, Drama)

Return to Litchfield Penitentiary when the “Orange Is the New Black: Complete Series Collection” arrives on DVD exclusively at Walmart Tuesday, February 28, from Lionsgate.

The “Orange Is the New Black: Complete Series Collection” contains every episode of the four-time Primetime Emmy winner as it follows Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), a public relations executive with a career, a fiancé — and a wild past involving a suitcase full of drug money. Sentenced to a federal women’s penitentiary, Piper slowly adjusts to her new reality of arbitrary rules and petty cruelties. On the inside are heartbroken, hilarious, eccentric characters — Pennsatucky (Taryn Manning), Red (Kate Mulgrew), Crazy Eyes (Uzo Aduba), Taystee (Danielle Brooks) and a host of others — who will challenge everything Piper believes in, especially herself.

With the “Orange Is the New Black: Complete Series Collection,” fans of the hit series can not only revisit the laughs and the poignant stories of its all-star cast of characters, but also enjoy a wealth of bonus materials — including gag reels, audio commentaries and more than a dozen other extras. Highlights include Season One’s “Prison Rules” and “New Kid on the Cell Block” featurettes; Season Three’s “Sophia: The New Beginning of Laverne Cox;” Season Four’s “Visitation: Set Tour;” and Season Seven’s “The Evolution of ‘Orange,’” “Here We Are…At the End” and “A Message to the Fans.”