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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jan 172019
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its February 2019 Home Video Releases
 

Zacariah (1971)
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Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Western / 93 min / PG / Color

Director: George Englund
Starring: John Rubinstein, Don Johnson, Patricia Quinn, Elvin Jones, Dick Van Patten, Doug Kershaw

Synopsis: The First Electric Western! Firepower meets flower power in this outrageous western about two thrill-seeking cowboys who rock the range. Starring John Rubinstein (The Car), Don Johnson (TV’s Miami Vice), Dick Van Patten (High Anxiety) and featuring legendary musicians Country Joe and the Fish and White Lightnin’, this psychedelic trip through the Wild West is an utterly unique film experience. Two cowboys (Rubinstein and Johnson) set out for adventure and join up with a band of rock ‘n’ roll outlaws. But as the two friends are seduced by their own quick-draw ambitions, a deadly rivalry grows between them, and they must struggle to find a path to peace – before they lose more than their reputations… and kill more than their friendship. Hollywood veteran George Englund (The Ugly American) directed this one-of-a-kind cult classic.

Bonus Features: NEW Interview with star John Rubinstein | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | Original Theatrical Trailer

Kotch (1971)

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Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy-Drama / 114 min / PG / Color

Director: Jack Lemmon
Starring: Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Felicia Farr, Charles Aidman, Ellen Geer, Biff Elliot

Synopsis: The iconic comedy duo of Walter Matthau (Charley Varrick) and Jack Lemmon (Irma La Douce) team up again, but this time with Lemmon behind the camera, in his outstanding directorial debut and Matthau in his Oscar-nominated leading performance as Joseph P. Kotcher. Kotch is a kindly, if occasionally exasperating widower who has worn out his welcome with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Despite his many pearls of wisdom, he soon finds himself feeling useless and unwanted. But just when he seems destined for a retirement home, Kotch befriends a feisty, unwed, teenage mother-to-be (Deborah Winters, Blue Sunshine) and embarks on the unlikeliest of adventures. Richard H. Kline (Mr. Majestyk) shot this delightful comedy-drama that bridges the proverbial generation gap with laughter, irony and compassion-with a script by John Paxton (Crossfire).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood | Promotional Trailer with star Walter Matthau and director Jack Lemmon | KLSC Trailers

Charly (1968)
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Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 103 min / PG / Color

Director: Ralph Nelson
Starring: Cliff Robertson, Claire Bloom, Lilia Skala, Dick Van Patten, Ruth White, Leon Janney, Barney Martin

Synopsis: They freed his mind… she captured his heart! From the classic Daniel Keyes novel Flowers for Algernon comes this moving and unforgettable adaptation by director Ralph Nelson (Lilies of the Field) and screenwriter Stirling Silliphant (In the Heat of the Night). This timeless tearjerker features an Academy Award-winning leading performance by Cliff Robertson (The Devil’s Brigade) and a rousing score by the legendary Ravi Shankar (Gandhi). When a mentally challenged man named Charly (Robertson) undergoes experimental brain surgery, he is miraculously freed from the prison of his own mind. As his IQ soars to genius proportions, Charly’s eyes are opened to a world he’s never truly seen. But when the effects of his operation inexplicably begin to fade, Charly must find a way to halt his regression… before his own mind destroys his life, his newfound romance and the man he’s become. Arthur J. Ornitz (The Boys in the Band) shot this classic drama co-starring Claire Bloom (The Haunting) and Dick Van Patten (Zachariah).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
Diamonds for Breakfast (1968)

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Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy / 102 min / PG / Color

Director: Christopher Morahan
Starring: Marcello Mastroianni, Rita Tushingham, Rita Tushingham, Margaret Blye, Francesca Tu, Warren Mitchell, Bryan Pringle, Leonard Rossiter

Synopsis: Four thieves try to steal the Imperial Jewels of Russia! Swinging playboy Grand Duke Nicholas Wladimirovitch Goduno (Marcello Mastroianni, Marriage Italian Style), a direct descendant of the Romanov family who were overthrown in the Russian Revolution of 1917, learns that his family’s crown jewels will be exhibited at a London museum and plots to steal them. He gathers a crew of beautiful but dangerous women, led by Bridget Rafferty (Rita Tushingham, The Knack… and How to Get It), to assist in his plot against Popov (Warren Mitchell, The Crawling Eye), the Soviet functionary in charge of the exhibit. Wonderfully directed by Christopher Morahan (Clockwise) and beautifully shot by Gerry Turpin (Seance on a Wet Afternoon, The Whisperers).

The Group (1966)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 150 min / NR / Color

Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Shirley Knight, Jessica Walter, Elizabeth Hartman, Joanna Pettet, Mary-Robin Redd, Kathleen Widdoes, James Broderick, Larry Hagman, Hal Holbrook, Robert Mulligan

Synopsis: The Group is an ensemble film directed by the great Sidney Lumet (Network, The Verdict, Dog Day Afternoon), based on the novel by Mary McCarthy (The Company She Keeps) and adapted for the screen by legendary screenwriter Sidney Buchman (Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington) – about a group of eight young women-all classmates, friends, and recent graduates from a certain single-sex liberal arts college-as they face the inevitable pressures to sand the rough edges off their personalities and to surrender their independence to the men in their lives and the institutions they represent. The stellar cast includes Candice Bergen (Rich and Famous) in her film debut, Joan Hackett (Support Your Local Sheriff), Elizabeth Hartman (A Patch of Blue), Shirley Knight (The Rain People), Jessica Walter (Play Misty for Me), Joanna Pettet (Casino Royale), Kathleen Widdoes (TV’s As the World Turns), Larry Hagman (TV’s Dallas), Hal Holbrook (Magnum Force) and Richard Mulligan (Scavenger Hunt), James Congdon (4D Man). Award-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman (On the Waterfront) lends this tale his peculiar sense of lighting with rich, captivating colors.

Summer Lovers (1982)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 98 min / R / Color

Director: Randal Kleiser
Starring: Peter Gallagher, Daryl Hannah, Valérie Quennessen, Barbara Rush, Carole Cook, Lydia Lenosi

Synopsis: Peter Gallagher (The Idolmaker, The Underneath) and Daryl Hannah (Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Legal Eagles) ignite the screen in this scintillating story of love, lust and obsession from Randal Kleiser, the director of The Blue Lagoon and Grease. Michael (Gallagher) and his childhood sweetheart Cathy (Hannah) go to Greece to spend the summer on the isle of Santorini-where, despite his love for Cathy, he finds himself lured by Lina (Valérie Quennessen, French Postcards), a vacationing French archaeologist. Lina’s exotic beauty mesmerizes Michael, and he becomes torn between the woman he loves and the woman he lusts after. But when he finally reveals his feelings to Cathy, she surprises them both by confronting Lina. When the two women discover that they are drawn to each other, the three lovers find themselves forever affected by the most passionate and inspiring summer of their lives. One of the film’s highlights is the haunting and beautiful score by legendary composer Basil Poledouris (Conan the Barbarian).

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by writer/director Randal Kleiser | “The Making of Summer Lovers” (12:14) | Theatrical Trailers

The Real McCoy (1993)
Blu-ray Street Date: February 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Thriller / 105 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Russell Mulcahy
Starring: Kim Basinger, Val Kilmer, Terence Stamp, Gailard Sartain, Raynor Scheine, Marc Macaulay

Synopsis: After six long years in prison for a foiled bank robbery, legendary criminal Karen McCoy (Kim Basinger, L.A. Confidential, The Marrying Man) wants nothing more than to turn her life around. But her hopes are soon shattered: No one will hire her, she’s stuck with a sleazy parole officer, and her ex-husband has told their son that she’s dead. To make matters worse, crime lord Jack Schmidt (Terence Stamp, The Limey, Modesty Blaise) is forcing her to pull off a seemingly impossible $18 million bank job with the full knowledge that once she hands over the cash, she’s history. Cult filmmaker Russell Mulcahy (Highlander, Ricochet) directed this action-packed heist thriller that co-stars Val Kilmer (Real Genius, The Saint) as J.T. Barker, an eager but inept would-be thief Karen recruits for help.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Director Russell Mulcahy | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio | Theatrical Trailer

Youngblood (1986)

Blu-ray Street Date: February 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Drama / 110 min / R / Color

Director: Peter Markle
Starring: Rob Lowe, Patrick Swayze, Cynthia Gibb, Keanu Reeves, Ed Lauter, Jim Youngs, Fionnula Flanagan

Synopsis: Are you ready for exhilarating speed, invigorating competition and skating so sharp-edged you can feel the ice spraying in your face? Then prepare yourself for YOUNGBLOOD! Showcasing the talents of Rob Lowe (The Hotel New Hampshire, St. Elmo’s Fire) and Patrick Swayze (Point Break, Ghost), Youngblood is fist-flying, stick-smashing, body-checking thrills right up to the final buzzer. Teenager Dean Youngblood (Lowe) has out-skated just about everybody since he was six. Now he’s set his sights toward National Hockey League fame with the ragtag Hamilton Mustangs, an amateur Canadian team just across the border from his family’s farm. Certain that his swift moves on the ice will dazzle the crowds, Dean quickly learns that his speed and finesse won’t pack enough punch against the bad boys of the league, the Thunder Bay Bombers. And when the Mustangs’ top scorer (Swayze) gets knocked out, Dean has to turn from a rookie to an all-star fast. Directed by Peter Markle (Bat 21) and featuring Cynthia Gibb (Modern Girls), Ed Lauter (Breakheart Pass), Jim Youngs (The Wanderers) and Keanu Reeves (River’s Edge).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by director Peter Markle | Theatrical Trailer

Broadway Bound (1992 TV Movie)
DVD Street Date: February 19, 2019
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy-Drama / 90|94 min / NR / Color

Director: Paul Bogart
Starring: Anne Bancroft, Hume Cronyn, Jerry Orbach, Jonathan Silverman, Michele Lee, Corey Parker, Pat McCormick, Jack Carter

Synopsis: An All-Star Cast Brings the Final Chapter of Neil Simon’s Acclaimed Trilogy to the Screen! With Broadway Bound, legendary playwright Neil Simon completes the coming-of-age comedy trilogy that began with Biloxi Blues and Brighton Beach Memoirs in hilarious fashion. Corey Parker (Biloxi Blues) stars as Eugene Jerome, an aspiring writer who finds a world of humor in the passions and pain of his Brooklyn family. Anne Bancroft (The Graduate) and Jerry Orbach (TV’s Law and Order) are his parents, Hume Cronyn (Cocoon) is his feisty grandfather, and Jonathan Silverman (Weekend at Bernie’s) is his show-biz hungry older brother. Adapted for the screen from his acclaimed Broadway hit, Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound is a bravura performance filled with laughter and heart. Directed by Hollywood and television veteran Paul Bogart (Marlowe, Mr. Ricco). The wonderful supporting cast includes Michele Lee (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying), Pat McCormick (Big Enos of the Smokey and the Bandit trilogy) and Jack Carter (Alligator). This special edition includes both the original 90-minute cut and the 94-minute extended cut.

Bonus Features: Includes both the 90-minute original cut and the 94-minute extended cut | KLSC Trailers

The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996 TV Movie)

DVD Street Date: February 19, 2019
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 192 min / NR / Color

Director: Roger Young
Starring: Laura Dern, Randy Quaid, Kirsten Dunst, Joe Don Baker, Diane Ladd, Bradley Pierce, Bob Gunton, G.W. Bailey

Synopsis: On August 1992, 400 Federal agents armed with rifles, choppers and tanks surrounded the Ruby Ridge, Idaho, cabin of white supremacist Randy Weaver (Randy Quaid, The Long Riders). When Weaver resisted a federal arrest warrant, the U.S. government declared war on the separatist and his family. Following an 11-day standoff that left his wife (Laura Dern, Wild at Heart) and son (Bradley Pierce, Jumanji) dead, Weaver surrendered and inexplicably was brought to trial on trumped-up murder and conspiracy charges, in this Emmy-nominated docudrama based on the real-life events that shocked a nation. The stellar cast includes Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man), G.W. Bailey (Police Academy), Joe Don Baker (Framed), Bob Gunton (The Shawshank Redemption) and Diane Ladd (Something Wicked This Way Comes). Directed by Roger Young (Lassiter, The Squeeze).

The Midnight Man (1974)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Mystery / 117 min / R / Color

Director: Burt Lancaster | Roland Kibbee
Starring: Burt Lancaster, Susan Clark, Cameron Mitchell, Robert Quarry, Ed Lauter, Catherine Bach, Morgan Woodward, Harris Yulin, Joan Lorring, Lawrence Dobkin, Mills Watson, Charles Tyner

Synopsis: Screen legend Burt Lancaster (The Train, Elmer Gantry) stars as Jim Slade, a former Chicago policeman who has just been released from prison for shooting his wife’s lover. He’s offered and takes a job as a campus night watchman at Jordon College. When a coed, the daughter of a prominent senator, is murdered and the local sheriff (Harris Yulin, Scarface) tries to pin the crime on a creepy night janitor (Charles Tyner, The Longest Yard), Slade decides to start his own unauthorized investigation that takes the lid off the hornets’ nest. Lancaster and Roland Kibbee (Valdez Is Coming) co-wrote, co-produced and co-directed this top-notch murder mystery with an amazing cast that includes Susan Clark (Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here), Cameron Mitchell (Blood and Black Lace), Morgan Woodward (Cool Hand Luke), Robert Quarry (Madhouse), Ed Lauter (Breakheart Pass), Joan Lorring (The Verdict) and Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke of TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard). The second and final film directed by Lancaster (The Kentuckian).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Films Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | Theatrical Trailer

Desert Fury (1947)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 19, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Film Noir / 96 min / NR / Color

Director: Lewis Allen
Starring: Lizabeth Scott, John Hodiak, Wendell Corey, Mary Astor, Kristine Miller, William Harrigan, James Flavin, Jane Novak

Synopsis: Lewis Allen (A Bullet for Joey, The Uninvited) directed this classic film noir in Technicolor, starring Lizabeth Scott (Pitfall), Burt Lancaster (I Walk Alone), John Hodiak (Lifeboat), Mary Astor (The Maltese Falcon) and Wendell Corey (Harriet Craig). Eddie Bendix (Hodiak) and his henchman, Johnny Ryan (Corey), two gangsters in the gambling trade, return to a small desert town outside of Reno. Years ago, Eddie had left town under suspicion of murdering his wife and after running into some trouble in Las Vegas, Eddie now hopes to get involved with the local gambling house whose proprietor is his ex-flame Fritzi Haller (Astor). To complicate matters, Eddie falls for Fritzi’s daughter (Scott), who used to be involved with the local lawman Tom Hanson (Lancaster), who’s still in love with her. Desert Fury was adapted for the screen by filmmaker Robert Rossen (The Strange Love of Martha Ivers) from the far racier and more explicit novel by Ramona Stewart (The Possession of Joel Delaney).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith | Theatrical Trailer

A Bill of Divorcement (1940) aka Never to Love (UK title)
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Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 74 min / NR / B&W

Director: John Farrow
Starring: Maureen O’Hara, Adolphe Menjou, Fay Bainter, Herbert Marshall, C. Aubrey Smith, Dame May Whitty, Patric Knowles, Ernest Cossart

Synopsis: After fifteen years in a mental asylum, Hilary Fairfield (Adolphe Menjou, The Front Page) has suddenly regained his sanity, escaped from the institution and come home. But a few things have changed in his absence. For one, his strong-willed daughter Sydney (Maureen O’Hara, Lisbon) has grown up and is planning to marry. For another, his wife (Fay Bainter, The Children’s Hour) has divorced him and is planning to re-marry. It’s enough to drive a man crazy – or a woman, for that matter. Especially when Sydney learns it wasn’t “shell shock” that send her father to the asylum, but family madness – and now she’s sure she’s inherited it. Brilliantly helmed by director John Farrow (The Big Clock) and co-starring Herbert Marshall (The Letter), May Whitty (The Lady Vanishes) and C. Aubrey Smith (The Hurricane). This 1940 film was a remake of the 1932 film with the same title, directed by George Cukor and starring John Barrymore and Katharine Hepburn in her film debut.

The Rover (1967)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Adventure / 97 min / NR / Color

Director: Terence Young
Starring: Anthony Quinn, Rosanna Schiaffino, Rita Hayworth, Richard Johnson, Anthony Dawson, Luciano Rossi

Synopsis: After a wide-ranging life of piracy and adventure, Peyrol (Anthony Quinn, Zorba the Greek) comes ashore in the port of Toulon during the bloody aftermath of the French Revolution to deliver a message to the Port Commander. Wanted by authorities in nearly every port in the European world, Peyrol barely escapes arrest and flees to an isolated spot near the coast. While searching for a way to return to the open sea, he rescues a deranged girl, Arlette (Rosanna Schiaffino, Arrivederci, Baby!) from a mob of revolutionary “blood-drinkers.” The sweet girl asks Peyrol to stay at her house, where she lives with her Aunt Caterina (Rita Hayworth, Gilda). Peyrol is surprised to find that a French naval officer, Real (Richard Johnson, The Haunting), has also taken a room at the house and it’s not long before Real discovers that Peyrol is wanted by the police. Torn by his growing love of Arlette and his duties to the counter-revolutionaries, Peyrol must choose between his desires and the needs of an entire country. Great direction by Terence Young (Dr. No) with a memorable score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and co-starring Anthony Dawson (Death Rides a Horse), from a novel by Joseph Conrad (Lord Jim).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Dr. Eloise Ross | KLSC Trailers

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