"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Dec 302019
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its January 2020 Home Video Releases

The Hellbenders (Special Edition) aka Crudeliaka The Cruel Ones
Brand New 4K Restoration

Prebook Date: 12/10/19
Street Date: 1/7/20
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24103
DVD UPC: 738329241032
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24104
BD UPC: 738329241049
Genre: Western
Year: 1967
Rating: NR
Runtime: 92
Director Sergio Corbucci
Actors: Joseph Cotten, Norma Bengell, Julian Mateos, Aldo Sambrell, Angel Aranda Language: English

From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence and The Mercenary comes this classic spaghetti western starring screen icon Joseph Cotten (The Third Man, Duel in the Sun, Portrait of Jennie) as the fanatical patriarch of a family of ex-Confederate killers who, in order to finance an invasion of the North, massacres a Union Army convoy carrying a large shipment of money. But before the hell-bent clan can re-ignite the Civil War, they’ll have to smuggle a coffin crammed with the stolen loot across a frontier inflamed by lust, violence and extreme vengeance. Norma Bengell(Planet of the Vampires), Aldo Sambrell (For a Few Dollars More) and Al Mulock (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) co-star in this fully restored western shocker-also known as The Cruel Ones. Featuring a classic score by renowned composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, The Hateful Eight) and beautiful photography by celebrated cinematographer Enzo Barboni (Man of the East, Nightmare Castle).

Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (Special Edition) aka Ammazzali Tutti E Torna Solo

Brand New 4K Restoration
Prebook Date: 12/10/19
Street Date: 1/7/20

DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24105
DVD UPC: 738329241056
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24106
BD UPC: 738329241063
Genre: Western
Year: 1968
Rating: R
Runtime: 100
Director: Enzo G. Castellari
Actors: Chuck Connors, Frank Wolff, Franco Citti, Leo Anchoriz
Language: English / Italian

From Enzo G. Castellari, the legendary director of Street Law, The Big Racket, Keoma and The Inglorious Bastards comes this action-packed spaghetti western starring screen and television great Chuck Connors (The Big Country, TV’s The Rifleman and Branded). In 1864, mercenary Clyde McKay (Connors) leads a squad of tough-as-nails cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command to infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal millions in gold from the Union Army. Unfortunately, the crew he has assembled to pull off the heist is even less trustworthy than he is-and they all end up double-crossing each other. Frank Wolff (The Great Silence, Once Upon a Time in the West) and Franco Citti (Accattone, The Decameron) costar in this fully restored, first-rate tale of betrayal and revenge.

Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | Includes Both the English and Italian Cuts | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

The Specialists ( Special Edition) aka Gli Specialisti
Brand New 4K Restoration
Prebook Date: 12/10/19

Street Date: 1/7/20

DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24218
DVD UPC: 738329242183
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24219
BD UPC: 738329242190
Genre: Western
Year: 1969
Rating: NR
Runtime: 104
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Actors: Johnny Hallyday, GastoneMoschin, Francoise Fabian, Sylvie Fennec, Angela Luce
Language: French / Italian

From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes this thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance). Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend. Gastone Moschin (The Conformist, Caliber 9) and Françoise Fabian (Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud’s) co-star in this fully restored adventure-yarn gorgeously shot by Dario Di Palma (The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession).

Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | Includes Both French and Italian Audio with Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer
Brick (Special Edition)

Brand New 4K Restoration Supervised by Director Rian Johnson

Prebook Date: 12/10/19
Street Date: 1/7/20

BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24219
BD UPC: 738329238117
Genre: Thriller
Year: 2005
Rating: R
Runtime: 110
Director: Rian Johnson
Actors: Joseph Gordon Levitt, Lukas Hass, Richard Roundtree, Nora Zehetner, Meagan Good
Language: French / Italian

Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, The Lookout, Looper) is a high school loner, someone who knows all the angles but has chosen to stay on the outside. When the girl he loves turns up dead, he is determined to find the “who” and “why” and plunges into the dark and dangerous social strata of rich girl Laura (Nora Zehetner, Beneath), intimidating Tugger (Noah Fleiss, Joe the King), drug-addled Dode (Noah Segan, Deadgirl), seductive Kara (Meagan Good, D.E.B.S.), and the ominous Pin (Lukas Haas, Witness). But who can he really trust? These are the ingredients of Brick, a gritty and provocative thriller co-starring Richard Roundtree (Shaft). Rian Johnson (Looper, Star Wars: The Last Jedi) wrote and directed this clever and twist-filled neo-noir that wowed audiences and critics alike.

Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration Supervised by Director Rian Johnson | Audio commentary by Writer/Director Rian Johnson, Actors Nora Zehetner and Noah Segan, Producer Ram Bergman, Production Designer Jodie Tillen and Costume Designer Michele Posch | 8 Deleted and Extended Scenes (w/ Introduction by Rian Johnson) | The Inside Track: Casting the Roles of Laura and Dode| 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles | Theatrical Trailer

Dr. Cyclops (Special Edition)
Brand New 4K Master
Prebook Date: 12/10/19
Street Date: 1/7/20

BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K23727
BD UPC: 738329237271
Genre: Science Fiction
Year: 1940
Rating: NR
Runtime: 77
Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Actors: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan, Charles Halton, Paul Fix, Victor Killan
Language: English

From Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper, the legendary team behind King Kong, The Most Dangerous Game and Mighty Joe Young, comes this early Technicolor science-fiction classic about a brilliant but deranged physicist who learns how to shrink his enemies to one-fifth their normal size! Four explorers are summoned to the remote jungle laboratory of the legendary scientist Dr. Thorkel (Albert Dekker, Kiss Me Deadly, The Killers, Beau Geste). When they arrive, they discover that his brilliant mind has been warped by radiation and decide to return him to civilization for help. But the half-blind, half-mad Dr. Cyclops will have none of that and uses his experimental body-shrinking device to stop them. Now, harmless items and small creatures suddenly become giant-sized instruments of death! The impressive use of landmark special effects, which garnered an Oscar nomination (Best Effects, Special Effects), helped make this sci-fi yarn one of the most imaginative and memorable horror-fantasy films of all time.

Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith | Trailers From Hell with Jesús Treviño ” | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles | Theatrical Trailer

Cobra Woman (Special Edition)

Prebook Date: 12/10/19
Street Date: 1/7/20

BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24222
BD UPC: 738329242220
Genre: Adventure
Year: 1944
Rating: NR
Runtime: 71
Director: Robert Siodmak
Actors: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu, Lon Chaney Jr., Mary Nash Lois Collier
Language: English

She Serpent… in the Garden of Love! From Robert Siodmak, the legendary director of Phantom Lady, The Spiral Staircase, The Killers, Cry of the City and The Crimson Pirate comes this romantic action-adventure starring Maria Montez and Jon Hall, the stars of Arabian Nights, White Savage, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Gypsy Wildcat and Sudan. After Ramu (Hall) discovers that his fiancée Tollea (Montez) has been kidnapped by a lost tribe and taken to a Pacific isle, he and his friend Kado (Sabu, The Thief of Bagdad, Jungle Book) set out across the seas to find her. They soon discover that the island paradise is ruled by Tollea’s evil twin Naja, the Cobra Woman, who commands all strangers to be killed on arrival. Not only does Najahave designs on her new prisoner Ramu, but she also desires to eliminate any competition from her benevolent sister. Discover all the forbidden wonders and dangers of the tropics in this beautifully filmed Technicolor adventure! The great Lon Chaney Jr. (The Wolf Man, The Black Sleep, Witchcraft) co-stars as Hava.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Phillipa Berry | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

The Slasher aka Cosh Boy

Prebook Date: 12/10/19
Street Date: 1/7/20

BD SRP: 19.95
BD Item #: K23384
BD UPC: 738329233846
Genre: Noir
Year: 1953
Rating: NR
Runtime: 75
Director: Lewis Gilbert
Actors: Joan Collins, James Kenney, Betty Ann Davis, Robert Ayres, Hermione Baddeley
Language: English

A gang of teenage delinquents, led by Roy (James Kenney, Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.), is earning money by mugging women on the streets of London. The boys are making substantial profits, until the police catch up with them. At their hearing, the magistrate passes a fairly lenient sentence with the suggestion that they join a youth club and reform their ways. But while there, the delinquents use the building as a base for their growing operation, intimidating other members of the club, increasing their numbers and slowly getting in over their heads. Co-starring screen and television legend Joan Collins (The Bitch and TV’s Dynasty) and directed by James Bond veteran Lewis Gilbert (You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me).

British Noir: Five Film Collection II [The Interrupted Journey / Cosh Boy / Time is My Enemy /

Time Lock / The Vicious Circle]

Prebook Date: 12/10/19
Street Date: 1/7/20

DVD SRP: 49.95
DVD Item #: K23383
DVD UPC: 738329233839
Genre: Action
Year: 1949-1957
Rating: NR
Runtime: 363
Director: Lewis Gilbert, Don Chaffey, Gerald Thomas, Daniel Birt
Actors: John Mills, Joan Collins, Valerie Hobson, Dennis Price, Sean Connery, Richard Todd, Wilfrid Hyde-White Robert Beatty
Language: English

While the film noir movement may seem like a distinctly American phenomenon, British studios embarked on their own shadowy thrillers, laced with postwar cynicism. This five-film collection assembles some of the lesser-known Brit Noir titles from various British studios, featuring such major talents as actors John Mills, Joan Collins, Valerie Hobson, Dennis Price and Sean Connery; and directors Lewis Gilbert, Gerald Thomas and Don Chaffey. British Noir Volume 2 includes The Interrupted Journey (1949), Cosh Boy (1953), Time is My Enemy (1954), Time Lock (1957) and The Vicious Circle (1957).

House by the River (Special Edition)
2K Restoration
Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/14/20

DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24258
DVD UPC: 738329242589
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24259
BD UPC: 738329242596
Genre: Action
Year: 1950
Rating: NR
Runtime: 88
Director: Fritz Lang
Actors: Louis Hayward, Jane Wyatt, Lee Bowman, Dorothy Patrick, Ann Shoemaker, Jody Gilbert
Language: English

Exiled to Republic Pictures,Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Scarlet Street) created House by the River, a shocking and mordant low-budget thriller. Like fellow cinema giants Orson Welles and John Ford, Lang enjoyed a freedom at Republic that allowed him to make a truly unique and personal film. Regarding House by the River, Cahiers du Cinéma declared, “Lang’s main erotic obsession is displayed more clearly than in any of his other films.” Victorian ne’er-do-well Stephen Byrne (Louis Hayward, And Then There Were None) assaults and accidentally murders his wife’s virginal housekeeper. With the reluctant assistance of loyal brother John (Lee Bowman, Bataan), Stephen remorselessly consigns the girl’s corpse to the river. But as John’s affection for Stephen’s wife Marjorie (Jane Wyatt, Pitfall), police suspicion about the girl’s disappearance, and the depths of Stephen’s depravity all escalate, the river itself provokes a horrifying reunion between victim and murderer. Boasting an ingenious script by The Spiral Staircase scribe Mel Dinelliand evocative photography by seven-time Oscar® nominee Edward Cronjager (Heaven Can Wait),House by the River is a criminally underrated American film, both a work of art and a moral nightmare.

Bonus Features: 2K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas | Interview with Celebrated Producer and Historian Pierre Rissient | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Trailers

Room at the Top (Special Edition)

2K Restoration
Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/14/20

DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K23379
DVD UPC: 738329233792
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K23380
BD UPC: 738329233808
Genre: Thriller
Year: 1959
Rating: NR
Runtime: 117
Director: Jack Clayton
Actors: Simone Signoret, Laurence Harvey, Heather Sears, Donald Wolfit, Hermione Baddeley
Language: English

This classic British drama, with potent social commentary and a superb cast, portrays the story of a young man from a small mill town who claws his way to the top. Laurence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate) is the “angry young man” who marries the daughter (Heather Sears, The Black Torment) of a factory boss (Donald Wolfit, Svengali) so he can reach the top of his profession, only to find love in an unhappily married older woman (the steamy Simone Signoret, Death in the Garden). A mature treatment of sexuality and class, Room at the Top is a landmark of the British New Wave and winner of two Academy Awards for Best Actress (Signoret) and Adapted Screenplay (Neil Paterson). A powerful adaptation of the novel by John Braine (Life at the Top) with skillful direction from Jack Clayton (Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Innocents). Beautifully shot by Freddie Francis (Sons and Lovers) and nominated for four more Oscars, including Best Picture (John and James Woolf), Best Director (Clayton), Best Actor (Harvey) and Best Supporting Actress (Hermione Baddeley, Mary Poppins).

Bonus Features: 2K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

The Whisperers (Special Edition)
2K Restoration
Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/14/20

DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24140
DVD UPC: 738329241407
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24141
BD UPC: 738329241414
Genre: Thriller
Year: 1967
Rating: NR
Runtime: 106
Director: Bryan Forbes
Actors: Dame Edith Evans, Nanette Newman, Harry Baird, Gerald Sim, Jack Austin, Ronald Fraser
Language: English

From Bryan Forbes, the legendary writer/director of Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Wrong Box, The Stepford Wives and The Naked Face comes this gripping classic about an elderly woman who becomes increasingly ensnared by her own world of delusion and exploited by the very real world of morally corrupt people. Three-time Oscar® nominee Dame Edith Evans received her final Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar® nomination for her performance as the eccentric Mrs. Ross, living alone in a meager apartment and hearing “whisperers” that plot against her. The whispering voices are right-but will anyone believe her? Gerry Turpin’s (Morgan: A Suitable Case of Treatment) stunning photography and John Barry’s (The Lion in Winter) haunting score are two of this powerful psychological drama’s best features.

Bonus Features: 2K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger| Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

The Great McGinty (Special Edition)

Brand New 4K Master
Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/14/20

BD SRP:$29.95
BD Item #: K23729
BD UPC: 738329237295
Genre: Comedy
Year: 1940
Rating: NR
Runtime: 82
Director: Preston Sturges
Actors: Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus, Akim Tamiroff, Allyn Joslyn, William Demarest
Language: English

From Preston Sturges, the legendary writer/director of Christmas in July, The Lady Eve, The Palm Beach Story and Unfaithfully Yours comes this classic comedy about an opportunist who turns corruption into a promising political career, but struggles to stay on top when he tries to go honest. Dan McGinty (Brian Donlevy, The Quatermass Xperiment) is a hungry hobo who wows the ballot-stuffers by voting 37 times in an election for Mayor. He immediately becomes the protégé of “The Boss” (Akim Tamiroff, After the Fox), who guides and schemes McGinty to Alderman, Mayor and ultimately Governor with a series of payoffs, kickbacks and bribes. In trouble, McGinty flees the country and winds up (or down) as a bartender in a seedy Central American dive where the tale has a gleeful surprise ending. The Great McGinty, a high-spirited comedy of rogues and rascals, won the 1941 Oscar for Best Original Screenplay (Sturges).

Bonus Features Brand New 4K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian SammDeighan| Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

The Good Fairy (Special Edition)
Brand New 4K Master
Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/14/20

BD SRP: $29.95
BD Item #: K23728
BD UPC: 738329237288
Genre: Comedy
Year: 1935
Rating: NR
Runtime: 97
Director: William Wyler
Actors: Margaret Sullavan, Herbert Marshall, Frank Morgan, Cesar Romero, Beulah Bondi, Reginald Owen
Language: English

From Preston Sturges, the acclaimed screenwriter of The Great McGinty, The Lady Eve and The Palm Beach Story, and William Wyler, the renowned director of The Best Years of Our Lives, The Big Country and Ben-Hur, comes this classic romantic comedy about a naïve girl just out of a cloistered orphanage who finds that being a “good fairy” to strangers makes life awfully complicated. When a brash movie theater owner needs usherettes for his Budapest cinema, he recruits young Luisa (Margaret Sullavan, The Shop Around the Corner) from a nearby orphanage. Encouraged by her kindly guardian (Beulah Bondi, It’s a Wonderful Life) to “spread her wings,” Luisa embarks on her quest to live the life of a fairy-tale angel. Quickly encountering the debonair wolves that roam the sidewalks of Hungary, Luisa randomly chooses a man to play the role of her husband: Dr. Max Sporum (Herbert Marshall, Murder!), a humble and idealistic lawyer. Even as Luisa’s simple ruse grows hopelessly complicated, the dream-eyed girl refuses to abandon the charade, determined to evade another suitor’s wily grasp, provide Max the prosperity he so deserves, and allow the opportunity for true love to enter his life. The stellar cast also includes Frank Morgan (The Wizard of Oz), Alan Hale (The Adventures of Robin Hood) and Cesar Romero (The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend).

Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Author Simon Abrams | Optional English Subtitles | Dual Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

Just Visiting (Special Edition)

Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/14/20

DVD SRP: 14.95
DVD Item #: K23533
DVD UPC: 738329235338
BD SRP: 19.95
BD Item #: K23534
BD UPC: 738329235345
Genre: Comedy
Year: 2001
Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 88
Director: Jean-Marie Poiré
Actors: Jean Reno, Christina Applegate, Christian Clavier, Tara Reid, Malcom McDowell
Language: English

Co-writer/director Jean-Marie Poiréand co-writer/co-star Christian Clavier teamed up with John Hughes (i) to remake their 1993 French smash-hit Les Visiteurs. It’s 12th-century France and Count Thibault (Jean Reno, Léon: The Professional) finds his beautiful bride-to-be (Christina Applegate, The Sweetest Thing) done in by malevolent magic. So, he and his loyal servant Andre (Christian Clavier, Asterix and Obelix vs. Caesar) request the help of a local wizard (Malcolm McDowell, Britannia Hospital) to right the wrong and bring his beloved back. But the wizardry goes awry and the pair are transported to 21st-century Chicago where they meet Thibault’s descendant Julia (Applegate) and her scheming fiancé. With their timeless values of honor and courage, they wreak havoc foiling diabolical plots in modern-day Chicago and try to find their way back home. Just Visiting is one very funny fish-out-of-water comedy, co-starring Tara Reid (National Lampoon’s Van Wilder) and Bridgette Wilson-Sampras (Billy Madison).

Bonus Features: THE MAGIC BEHIND THE MAGIC – Featurette | NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

Semi-Tough
Brand New 2K Master
Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/21/20

DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24165
DVD UPC: 738329241650
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24166
BD UPC:738329241667
Genre: Comedy
Year: 1977
Rating: R
Runtime: 108
Director: Michael Ritchie
Actors: Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Brian Dennehy, Burt Convy
Language: English

From Michael Ritchie, the director of Prime Cut, The Candidate, The Bad News Bears, Fletch and The Couch Trip comes this romantic sports-comedy about a three-way friendship between two free-spirited professional football players and the team owner’s daughter. Starring screen legends Burt Reynolds (White Lightning, Gator), Kris Kristofferson (Convoy, Vigilante Force) and Jill Clayburgh (An Unmarried Woman, Starting Over), Semi-Tough is an uproarious and bawdy comic free-for-all. Barbara Jane (Clayburgh) and wayward football players Billy Clyde (Reynolds) and Shake (Kristofferson) have been best friends for years. But when Shake finds enlightenment with a wacky philosophy called “IT,” Barbara Jane finds herself falling in love with his new confidence. Soon engaged, Shake and Barbara Jane make a dash for the altar. But as Billy Clyde watches from the sidelines, he suddenly realizes that he wants Barbara Jane too. And when Shake begins to have second thoughts about marriage, Billy Clyde discovers that to score true love, sometimes all you need is a sporting chance and all the right moves. The hilarious cast includes Robert Preston (Junior Bonner), Bert Convy (The Cannonball Run), Roger E. Mosley (TV’s Magnum P.I.), Lotte Lenya (From Russia with Love), Richard Masur (Scavenger Hunt), Carl Weathers (Force 10 from Navarone), Brian Dennehy (F/X), and Ron Silver (Blue Steel), along with a host of real NFL players.

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

High-Ballin’

Brand New 2K Master
Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/21/20

DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24229
DVD UPC: 738329242299
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24230
BD UPC: 738329242305
Genre: Comedy
Year: 1978
Rating: PG
Runtime: 99
Director: Peter Carter
Actors: Peter Fonda, Jerry Reed, Helen Shaver, Chris Wiggins, David Ferry, Chris Langevin
Language: English

This rollicking highway adventure in the tradition of Convoy and White Line Fever joins the energetic trio of Peter Fonda (Wanda Nevada, Easy Rider), Jerry Reed (Gator, Smokey and the Bandit) and Helen Shaver (The Park Is Mine, Desert Hearts) as three angry independents who are set to take on the most vicious gang of hijackers to ever run the highways. Fonda plays Rane, a free-spirited professional motorcyclist on a visit to his ex-partner, Duke (Reed). When Rane finds out that Duke is the gang’s next target, he becomes caught up in the trucker’s fight-and swept up by the sexy Pickup (Shaver), the most “unique” semi-driver he’s ever met. The action builds as Rane, Duke and Pickup take on the hijack gang in a series of action-packed, stunt-filled, hair-raising escapades, featuring a stunt chase sequence never before attempted on film. Directed by Peter Carter (Rituals, Klondike Fever) and featuring an early turn by Michael Ironside (Scanners).

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | Trailers From Hell with David DeCoteau | 2 Radio Spots | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

Tobruk (Special Edition)

Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/21/20

BD SRP: $29.95
BD Item #: K24241
BD UPC: 738329242411
Genre: Action / war
Year: 1967
Rating: NR
Runtime: 107
Director: Arthur Hiller
Actors: Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell, Jack Watson, Percy Herbert
Language: English

From Arthur Hiller, the director of Love Story, Silver Streak, The In Laws and Outrageous Fortune comes this World War II blockbuster starring Rock Hudson (Blindfold, Showdown) and George Peppard (Cannon for Cordoba, Newman’s Law) as the leaders of a commando group on a desperate mission. As Rommel’s Afrika Korps sweeps toward Egypt and the Suez Canal in September, 1942, Major Craig (Hudson) suggests that the Desert Fox can be stopped with a daring raid on his fuel bunkers at Tobruk. Colonel Harker (Nigel Green, The Ipcress File) then recruits Craig to guide a team posing as POWs, “guarded” by Captain Bergman (Peppard) and a group of German Jews serving with the British, to their target. Written by Leo Gordon, who also plays Sgt. Krug, Tobruk is highlighted by a spectacular explosive finale in the tradition of The Guns of Navarone and Where Eagles Dare.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin | Optional English Subtitles | Dual Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

Ulzana’s Raid (Special Edition)

Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/21/20

BD SRP: $29.95
BD Item #: K24224
BD UPC: 738329242244
Genre: Western
Year: 1972
Rating: R
Runtime: 103
Director: Robert Aldrich
Actors: Burt Lancaster, Bruce Davison, Richard Jaecke, Jorge Luke, Joaquin Martin, Lloyd Bochner
Language: English

From Robert Aldrich, the renowned director of The Dirty Dozen, The Grissom Gang, The Killing of Sister George and The Longest Yard, comes this thrilling western starring screen legend Burt Lancaster (The Train, Elmer Gantry, Valdez Is Coming) in one the best performances of his iconic career. Violence begets violence in this explosive western that pits marauding Apaches against weary Indian fighters and naïve U.S. cavalrymen. Lancaster is McIntosh, a scout assigned to aid the cavalry in tracking down Ulzana (Joaquín Martínez, Jeremiah Johnson) and his band of renegade Indians. As the trail gets hotter, McIntosh tries to teach idealistic young Lieutenant DeBuin (Bruce Davison, The Crucible) that the only way to fight their escalating brutality and violence is with more force. This gritty action epic is the third of four films starring Lancaster and directed by Aldrich; the others were Apache (1954), Vera Cruz (1954) and Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977). Beautifully shot by Joseph F. Biroc (Too Late the Hero) and featuring strong supporting performances by Richard Jaeckel (The Devil’s Brigade) and Lloyd Bochner (Point Blank).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton | NEW Interview with star Bruce Davison | Trailers From Hell with John Landis | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

The War Lord (Special Edition)

Prebook Date: 12/17/19
Street Date: 1/21/20

BD SRP: $29.95
BD Item #: K24225
BD UPC: 738329242251
Genre: Adventure
Year: 1965
Rating: NR
Runtime: 123
Director: Franklin J. Schaffner
Actors: Charlton Heston, Richard Boone, Rosemary Forsyth, Guy Stockwell, Maurice Evans, Niall MacGinnis
Language: English

From Franklin J. Schaffner, the acclaimed director of Planet of the Apes, Patton, Papillon and The Boys from Brazil comes this action-packed adventure yarn with great performances and production values. In the 11th century, the powerful Duke William of Ghent sends his most trusted knight, Chrysagon (Charlton Heston, The Big Country, El Cid), and a troop of warriors to guard Normandy’s coastal settlements from plunder and pillage by Frisian raiders. Smitten with Bronwyn (Rosemary Forsyth, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?), the foster child of village elder Odins (Niall MacGinnis, Jason and the Argonauts), the war lord is tempted simply to take her, under the feudal custom of droit du seigneur, but finds he is falling in love. Beautifully shot by the great Russell Metty (Spartacus) and costarring Richard Boone (Winter Kills), Guy Stockwell (Tobruk), James Farentino (Dead & Buried) and Michael Conrad (Un Flic).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Sergio Mims | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Theatrical Trailer

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