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It is a combination of a football game
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-- Federico Fellini
Jul 152018
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its August 2018 Home Video Releases

The Day After (TV Movie, 1983)
Includes both the 122-minute TV cut (1.33:1) and the 127-minute theatrical cut (1.78:1)
Both cuts newly mastered in HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 7, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama/Science Fiction / 251 min / NR / Color

Director: Nicholas Meyer
Starring: Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, Steve Guttenberg, Amy Madigan, Amy Madigan

Synopsis: The countdown has begun! Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating Cold War, this dramatically involving and agonizingly graphic film about nuclear holocaust detonated a direct hit into the heartland of America, becoming the most watched TV movie of all time. Starring Jason Robards (Cabo Blanco), JoBeth Williams (American Dreamer), Steve Guttenberg (The Bedroom Window) and John Lithgow (The Manhattan Project), this controversial, potent drama remains one of the most talked-about programs in history. When Cold War tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn – along with the rest of America – that they have less than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Can anyone survive this ultimate nightmare… or the nuclear winter that is sure to follow? Top-notch direction by Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Company Business), from a teleplay by Edward Hume (Two-Minute Warning, 21 Hours at Munich).

Special Features:
Includes both Original 122-Minute TV Cut (1.33:1) and the 127-Minute Theatrical Cut (1.78:1) | Interview with star JoBeth Williams | Interview with director Nicholas Meyer | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Comic Artist/Writer Tristan Jones

Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 7, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Drama / 132 min / R / Color

Director: Tim Robbins
Starring: Bill Murray, John Cusack, Susan Sarandon, John Turturro, Vanessa Redgrave, Hank Azaria, Rubén Blades, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Angus Macfadyen, Emily Watson, Bob Balaban, Jack Black, Paul Giamatti, Bernard Hughes

Synopsis: Powerful and sweeping, the critically acclaimed Cradle Will Rock takes a kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America. From high society to life on the streets, writer and director Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking) brings Depression-era New York City to vivid life. A time when da Vincis are given to millionaires who help fund the Mussolini war effort. And Nelson Rockefeller commissions Mexican artist Diego Rivera to paint the lobby of Rockefeller Center. A time when a young Orson Welles (Angus Macfadyen, Braveheart) and a troupe of passionate actors risk everything to perform the infamous musical "The Cradle Will Rock." As threats to their freedom and livelihood loom larger, they refuse to give in to censorship. Starring Bill Murray (Groundhog Day), John Cusack (Better Off Dead…), Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise), Vanessa Redgrave (Julia), John Turturro (Barton Fink), Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves), Rubén Blades (Color of Night), Philip Baker Hall (Hard Eight), Hank Azaria (Quiz Show), Joan Cusack (In & Out), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom), Jack Black (Nacho Libre) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by director Tim Robbins | Production Featurette | Theatrical Trailer

Smashing Time (1967)
Brand New HD Master from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 14, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy/Musical / 96 min / NR / Color

Director: Desmond Davis
Starring: Rita Tushingham, Lynn Redgrave, Michael York, Anna Quayle, Irene Handl, Ian Carmichael

Synopsis: Swinging London becomes limping London when Rita Tushingham (The Knack… and How to Get It) and Lynn Redgrave (Georgy Girl) make the scene and have a Smashing Time. Carnaby Street will never be the same after Rita and Lynn embark on a mod adventure to fulfill their dreams of excitement and success. In the beginning, they stick together and get by working as cocktail hostesses and dish washers. However, their luck changes in no time and they part ways while swinging into fame, Redgrave as a recording star and Tushingham as "the face of the 1970s", realizing that smashing times must come to an end. Desmond Davis (Clash of the Titans) directed this smash hit comedy-musical co-starring Michael York (Something for Everyone).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger | KLSC Trailers

Born Yesterday (1993)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 14, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy/Romance / 100 min / PG / Color

Director: Luis Mandoki
Starring: Melanie Griffith, John Goodman, Don Johnson, Edward Herrmann, Max Perlich, Michael Ensign, Nora Dunn

Synopsis: In this remake of the 1950 George Cukor classic, Melanie Griffith (Something Wild) stars as Billie Dawn, a Las Vegas showgirl whose lack of sophistication embarrasses her Washington, D.C. millionaire boyfriend (John Goodman, Barton Fink). He, in turn, hires a handsome and well-educated journalist (Don Johnson, TV's Miami Vice) to help smarten her up. In no time at all, the millionaire gets much more than he bargains for, as Billie blossoms into an independent thinker. Sparks fly as she uses her learning to turn the nation's capital upside down. You're sure to love Born Yesterday, the hilariously delightful comedy hit that proves you should never underestimate the power of an underestimated woman. Mexican filmmaker Luis Mandoki (When a Man Loves a Woman) directed this charming comedy which also features Edward Herrmann (Overboard), Max Perlich (Rush), Fred Dalton Thompson (Die Hard 2) and Nora Dunn (Three Kings).

Special Features:
Original Theatrical Trailer

Hope Springs (2003)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 14, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy/Romance / 92 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Mark Herman
Starring: Colin Firth, Heather Graham, Minnie Driver, Mary Steenburgen, Oliver Platt, Frank Collison, Mary Black

Synopsis: Hope Springs is a charming romantic comedy starring Colin Firth (The King's Speech), Heather Graham (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me) and Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting). When a British artist (Firth) discovers that the love of his life and fiancée, Vera (Driver), a sexy, sophisticated vixen, is leaving him for another man, he flees to America to the New England village of Hope to bury himself in his art and soothe his tortured psyche. Soon, he finds more than a shoulder to cry on when he meets Mandy (Graham), a beautiful free spirit who captures his heart. Hope Springs is a delightful and engaging comedy about finding happiness when you least expect it. Mark Herman (Blame It on the Bellboy) co-wrote and directed this romantic comedy co-starring Mary Steenburgen (Step Brothers) and Oliver Platt (Funny Bones).

Special Features:
The Making of Hope Springs | Theatrical Trailer

The Inkwell (1994)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 14, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy/Drama / 110 min / R / Color

Director: Matty Rich
Starring: Larenz Tate, Joe Morton, Duane Martin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Morris Chestnut, Glynn Turman, Suzzanne Douglas

Synopsis: The Inkwell – it's a time and a place where cool clothes, hot music, sexy girls and good friends turn a dull family trip into the summertime vacation of a lifetime. Matty Rich (Straight out of Brooklyn) directed this critically acclaimed comedy-drama with an irresistible soundtrack featuring the music of legendary soul artists B.T. Express and Gladys Knight & The Pips. In 1976, Drew (Larenz Tate, Dead Presidents) is a teenager who has trouble dealing with life after he accidentally sets his house on fire. His parents Kenny (Joe Morton, Terminator 2) and Brenda (Suzzanne Douglas, Jason's Lyric) decide to go to Martha's Vineyard to spend the 4th of July weekend with family and friends. On Martha's Vineyard, Drew is thrown into an affluent, party-loving black society that congregates on a beach known as the Inkwell. Drew is now torn between two girls, the insufferably snooty Lauren (Jada Pinkett Smith, Collateral) and Heather (A.J. Johnson, House Party), a young woman married to a faithless louse. The stellar cast includes Morris Chestnut (Boyz n the Hood) and Duane Martin (Above the Rim).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Matty Rich | Theatrical Trailer

Deep Rising: 20th Anniversary Special Edition (1998)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 21, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror/Science Fiction/Action / 106 min / R / Color

Director: Stephen Sommers
Starring: Treat Williams, Famke Jenssen, Wes Studi, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor, Derrick O'Connor, Jason Flemyng, Cliff Curtis, Clifton Powell, Djimon Hounsou

Synopsis: Buckle up for edge-of-your-seat excitement with the explosive hit Deep Rising! A band of ruthless hijackers seize the most luxurious cruise in the world only to find that all the passengers have mysteriously disappeared, but they are not alone. Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight – behind every deck and passageway: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one. Treat Williams (Prince of the City) and sexy Famke Janssen (X-Men trilogy) lead a group of survivors who must overcome incredible odds in their breathtaking battle to escape the doomed ship alive. Written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) and featuring a stellar cast that includes Anthony Heald (The Silence of the Lambs), Kevin J. O'Connor (Color of Night), Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard) and Djimon Hounsou (Amistad).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay | Interview with actor Wes Studi | Interview with actor Kevin O'Connor | Interview with actor Anthony Heald | Interview with second unit director Dean Cundey | Interview with VFX John Berton (ILM) | Interview with VFX Van Ling (Banned from the Ranch Entertainment) | Interview with Brad Proctor (SFX/Make-Up) | Interview with Doug Morrow (SFX/Make-Up) | Interview with Cinematographer Howard Atherton | ILM Behind-the-Scenes Extras (Animatic Sequence/Creature/Tests/Etc.) | Newly Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips | Animated Image Gallery (Stills and Behind-the-Scenes) | 5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Stereo Audio | Theatrical Trailer

Color of Night (1994) (Includes both the Theatrical & Director's Cuts)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 21, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller/Mystery/Romance / 263 min / R / Color

Director: Richard Rush
Starring: Bruce Willis, Lance Henriksen, Scott Bakula, Jane March, Lesley Ann Warren, Rubén Blades, Brad Dourif, Kevin J. O'Connor, Eriq La Salle, Jeff Corey, Shirley Knight

Synopsis: This special edition includes both the theatrical cut and the director's cut. Cult filmmaker Richard Rush (The Stunt Man, Freebie and the Bean, Psych-Out) directed this sexy murder-mystery starring screen legend Bruce Willis (Die Hard). Color of Night is the thrill-packed story of a psychologist haunted by the brutal murder of a friend and colleague. While hunting for the killer, he finds himself romantically entangled with a mysterious beauty (Jane March, The Lover) who leads him through a web of passion and intrigue. Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Lesley Ann Warren (The Limey), Rubén Blades (Disorganized Crime), Scott Bakula (TV's Quantum Leap), Brad Dourif (Wise Blood), Kevin J. O'Connor (Deep Rising), Eriq La Salle (Coming to America), Jeff Corey (Jennifer) and Shirley Knight (The Rain People) co-star in this steamy and erotic thriller.

Special Features:
Includes the 122-minute theatrical cut and the 140-minute director's cut | Audio Commentary by Director Richard Rush (Director's Cut) | Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Matthew Chapman (Theatrical Cut) | Theatrical Trailer

The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 21, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Thriller / 95 min / R / Color

Director: Amy Holden Jones
Starring: Halle Berry, Clive Owen, Peter Greene, Christopher McDonald, Frankie Faison, Charles Hallahan, Allan Rich, Clea Lewis

Synopsis: Someone is playing a very deadly game! This sexy thriller stars beautiful Halle Berry (Die Another Day) as a woman hopelessly trapped in a web of suspense and terror – where nothing is what it seems. Josie Potenza (Berry) has it all; a fabulous home, a life of privilege and a wealthy husband. But Josie's seemingly perfect life takes a nightmarish turn when her husband is brutally murdered – making her the prime suspect in the police investigation… and the prime target of a psychotic, blackmailing killer. Written and directed by Amy Holden Jones (The Slumber Party Massacre) and co-starring Clive Owen (Duplicity), Peter Greene (The Mask), Christopher McDonald (Happy Gilmore), Frankie Faison (Hannibal) and Charles Hallahan (The Thing).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jim Hemphill | Theatrical Trailer

The Ties that Bind (1995)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 21, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Thriller / 99 min / R / Color

Director: Wesley Strick
Starring: Daryl Hannah, Keith Carradine, Moira Kelly, Vincent Spano, Bob Minor

Synopsis: Sexy Daryl Hannah (Splash) leads an all-star cast in The Tie That Binds – When a childless couple (Moira Kelly, The Cutting Edge and Vincent Spano, Indian Summer) adopts an abandoned little girl, they discover a happiness they've never known before. But their new life is violently shattered when the girl's natural parents – a dangerous pair of outlaws (Hannah, and Keith Carradine, The Long Riders) – reappear to claim what's theirs. It's heart-stopping thrills as one couple is forced to fight for their lives – against another who will stop at nothing to take their daughter back. Veteran Hollywood screenwriter Wesley Strick (Cape Fear, True Believer) made his directorial debut with this suspenseful thriller from the producers of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Wesley Strick, Moderated by Film Historian Jim Hemphill | Production Story Featurette | Cast & Crew Soundbites | Selected B-Rolls | Theatrical Trailer

Straight to Hell (1986)
A 2K Restoration!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 28, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action/Western/Comedy/Cult / 91 min / NR / Color

Director: Alex Cox
Starring: Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Sy Richardson, Dick Rude, Jim Jarmusch, Shane MacGowan, Xander Berkeley, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, Dennis Hopper

Synopsis: From Alex Cox, the director of Repo Man, Highway Patrolman and Sid and Nancy. In this director's cut of the 1987 cult classic, four hapless bank robbers bury their loot and attempt to hide out in a deserted desert town, but very soon find out that the town is not really deserted. Norwood (Sy Richardson), Simms (Joe Strummer) and Willy (Dick Rude) are three black-suited killers-for-hire. After missing their intended target and trying to escape the wrath of their employer (Jim Jarmusch), they head for the desert and rob a bank en-route. As their car dies in a ravine, the trio bury their money and head for a lonely town to hide out till the heat blows over. The insane cast includes Courtney Love, The Pogues, Grace Jones, Dennis Hopper, Elvis Costello, Kathy Burke and Xander Berkeley.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Alex Cox and Star Dick Rude | "Back to Hell" – Making-of Doc | "Black Hills" A short tour of the STRAIGHT TO HELL locations, shot by Alex Cox back in 1977 | KLSC Trailers

A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die! (1968)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 28, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Western / 99 min / R / Color

Director: Franco Giraldi
Starring: Alex Cord, Robert Ryan, Arthur Kennedy, Mario Brega, Nicoletta Machiavelli, Renato Romano

Synopsis: Time is running out for the fastest gun in the west! Old habits die fast in this brutal, violent and intensely realistic western about a desperate gunslinger who's hunted by the law… and haunted by his past! Starring Alex Cord (Chosen Survivors), Arthur Kennedy (Elmer Gantry), Robert Ryan (Day of the Outlaw), Mario Brega (A Fistful of Dollars) and Nicoletta Machiavelli (Navajo Joe), A Minute to Pray, a Second to Die is heavily armed with great atmosphere and top-notch action – from breathtaking beginning… to the explosive climax. When Clay McCord (Cord), the fastest draw in the West, gets the shakes in his shooting arm, he decides to hang up his guns for good. But riding the straight and narrow may be more dangerous than he ever imagined – especially when his only hope for survival lies in the hands of a shady sheriff whose offer of amnesty hides something far deadlier. Stylishly directed by Franco Giraldi (Sugar Colt).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | Alternate Ending (SD) | KLSC Trailers

A Thousand Acres (1997)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 28, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Drama / 105 min / R / Color

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Keith Carradine, Colin Firth, Kevin Anderson, Pat Hingle, John Carroll Lynch, Michelle Williams, Elisabeth Moss

Synopsis: King Lear set on a farm in Iowa! Screen legends Jessica Lange (Country) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Married to the Mob) join Jennifer Jason Leigh (Rush) and the great Jason Robards (A Thousand Clowns) in this widely acclaimed motion picture about silence and betrayal… rivalry and revenge. When an aging father retires, he passes the thriving family farm on to his three daughters. But this generous gift ignites an explosive series of events that threaten to tear the family apart. Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker, How to Make an American Quilt) directed this powerful story of shocking secrets and hidden desires. Also starring Colin Firth (Hope Springs), Keith Carradine (The Tie That Binds), Kevin Anderson (Sleeping with the Enemy), Pat Hingle (Hang 'Em High), Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea), Elisabeth Moss (TV's The Handmaid's Tale) and John Carroll Lynch (Fargo).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Jocelyn Moorhouse | Theatrical Trailer

Country (1984)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 28, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Drama / 105 min / PG / Color

Director: Richard Pearce
Starring: Jessica Lange, Sam Shepard, Wilford Brimley, Matt Clark, Jim Haynie

Synopsis: In this gritty, gut-wrenching account of rural America, Jessica Lange (A Thousand Acres) and Sam Shepard (Thunderheart) are Jewell and Gil Ivy. They work the land in America's heartland, on a farm that has bound their family together for generations. For Jewel and Gil, the land has always been their life, so when government bureaucrats decide to take it all away, the Ivy's decide to stay on their land and fight the greedy land grabbers. The great character actors Wilford Brimley (Cocoon) and Matt Clark (White Lightning) co-star in this classic drama written by William D. Wittliff (Raggedy Man) and directed by Richard Pearce (Heartland). Academy Award® Nominee for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Lange).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin | Theatrical Trailer

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