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Dec 152018
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its January 2019 Home Video Releases

The Bounty (1984)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: January 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Adventure / 132 min / PG / Color

Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Mel Gibson, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Day Lewis, Sir Laurence Olivier, Liam Neeson, Edward Fox, Bernard Hill

Synopsis: Screen legends Anthony Hopkins (The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal) and Mel Gibson (The Road Warrior, Braveheart) lead a stellar cast that includes Sir Laurence Olivier (Rebecca), Daniel Day-Lewis (The Crucible), Edward Fox (The Day of the Jackal), Bernard Hill (Titanic) and Liam Neeson (The Grey) in this action-packed adventure bursting with sensational battles, raging storms and an intensity as powerful as the mighty sea itself. Bristling with commanding performances, blazing dialogue and superb action scenes, this spectacular movie is everything a high-adventure fan could want. Hopkins delivers a brilliant portrayal as William Bligh, a real-life sea captain who, in 1787, steered The Bounty on a 27,000-mile voyage into danger, chaos and madness. After 31 days of battling severe sea squalls and Bligh’s ever-increasing cruelty, the weary crew is relieved to finally land on a remote island. But soon their tyrannical captain wants to sail again, and the desperate men turn to first mate Fletcher Christian (Gibson) to help them take the ship back… or die trying. Directed by Roger Donaldson (Cadillac Man) with a screenplay by Robert Bolt (Lawrence of Arabia), based on a novel by Richard Hough (Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian).

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by director Roger Donaldson, producer Bernard Williams and production designer John Graysmark | Audio commentary by historical consultant Stephen Walters | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo Audio | Original Theatrical Trailer

The Scarlet Letter (1995)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: January 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Drama / 135 min / R / Color

Director: Roland Joffé
Starring: Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall, Joan Plowright, Robert Prosky, Edward Hardwick

Synopsi: An erotic tale of forbidden love! Sexy Demi Moore (Disclosure, Indecent Proposal) heats up this powerfully sensual story of illicit love. In a time when adultery is punishable by death, Hester Prynne (Moore) becomes involved in a risky and scandalous affair with her town’s handsome minister (Gary Oldman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). But when their secret passion results in a child, Hester is confronted with the town’s overwhelming scorn… and is condemned to forever wear the scarlet letter “A” as a public brand of shame. A proactive retelling of the classic tale of forbidden love, The Scarlet Letter combines a sizzling story with exciting stars and delivers must-see entertainment. Directed by Roland Joffé (The Mission, The Killing Fields) with a screenplay by Douglas Day Stewart (An Officer and a Gentleman), based on a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne (The House of the Seven Gables). The stellar cast includes Robert Duvall (True Confessions), Joan Plowright (Enchanted April), Edward Hardwicke (The Return of Sherlock Holmes) and Robert Prosky (The Chamber).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by director Roland Joffe | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo Audio | Original Theatrical Trailer

Washington Square (1997)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: January 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Drama / 115 min / PG / Color

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ben Chaplin, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Jennifer Garner, Judith Ivey, Peter Maloney

Synopsis: She must choose between her father’s fortune and the man she loves! Riveting performances from an all-star cast highlight this passionate tale of a young heiress who must choose between love or money. Jennifer Jason Leigh (Rush, Heart of Midnight, A Thousand Acres) is Catherine, a lonely young woman in search of happiness… until she is swept off her feet by the handsome Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin, Feast of July). Suspicious of the young man’s true intentions, however, her controlling father (Albert Finney, Murder on the Orient Express) threatens to disown Catherine if she follows her heart and marries against his wishes. Directed by Agnieszka Holland (Europa Europa, The Secret Garden) with a screenplay by Carol Doyle (Veronica Guerin), based on a novel by Henry James (The Heiress). Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Judith Ivey (Hello Again), Jennifer Garner (13 Going on 30) and Peter Maloney (The Thing) co-star in this timeless story both powerful and entertaining.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by director Agnieszka Holland | Theatrical Trailers

The Appaloosa (1966)

Blu-ray Street Date: January 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action / 98 min / NR / Color

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Starring: Marlon Brando, John Saxon, Anjanette Comer, Emilio Fernández, Frank Silvera, Miriam Colon, Rafael Campos

Synopsis: Southwest to Sonora rode the lustful, the lawless… living on the edge of violence! Screen icon Marlon Brando (The Missouri Breaks, On the Waterfront) stars in a tale of vengeance against a Mexican bandito and his gang of pistoleros. Matt Fletcher (Brando) has killed many men and sinned against many women. Vowing to give up his sordid past, he returns to his sleepy hometown on the Mexican border with a magnificent Appaloosa stallion. His hopes to start a horse ranch take a deadly turn when the Appaloosa is stolen by the sadistic bandit Chuy (John Saxon, Enter the Dragon, Queen of Blood), who controls the land with his bloodthirsty gang. Seeking revenge, Fletcher disguises himself as a Mexican and trails the gang back to their village. Barely escaping death, he flees with not only his horse, but also Chuy’s beautiful lover, Trini (Anjanette Comer, The Baby, Guns for San Sebastian). When the relentless Chuy stalks Fletcher across the desert into the snow-capped mountains in a final showdown, only one man will leave with the woman, the Appaloosa… and his life. Directed by Sidney J. Furie (The Ipcress File, The Taking of Beverly Hills) with a screenplay by James Bridges (The China Syndrome) and Roland Kibbee (The Midnight Man), based on a novel by Robert MacLeod (100 Rifles). Beautifully shot in Scope by Russell Metty (Spartacus) and co-starring Emilio Fernández (The Wild Bunch) and Frank Silvera (Valdez Is Coming).

Bonus Features:
NEW Audio Commentary by Lee Pfeiffer, Publisher of Cinema Retro Magazine with Film Historian Paul Scrabo | Theatrical Trailer

Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Blu-ray Street Date: January 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Western/Drama / 98 min / PG / Color

Director: Abraham Polonsky
Starring: Robert Redford, Robert Blake, Katharine Ross, Susan Clark, John Vernon, Barry Sullivan, Charles McGraw, Charles Aidman

Synopsis: Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here is a modern western classic based on the true story of a Pauite Indian named Willie Boy (Robert Blake, Busting, In Cold Blood) and his bride Lola (Katharine Ross, The Graduate, The Stepford Wives), who become the objects of the last great western manhunt after Willie Boy kills Lola’s father in a “marriage by capture.” The manhunt, led by Sheriff Christopher Cooper (Robert Redford, Legal Eagles, The Sting), turns into a media circus when President Taft comes to visit the area and a mishap becomes twisted by the newspapers of the day. Released in 1969, Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here was a triumph for Redford and was called by Time Magazine, “A subtle, intense document of racial persecution that stands as one of the finest films of the year.” Written and directed by formerly blacklisted Abraham Polonsky (Force of Evil) and featuring stunning on-location cinematography by the great Conrad Hall (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). The wonderful cast includes Susan Clark (Valdez Is Coming), Barry Sullivan (Planet of the Vampires), John Vernon (The Outlaw Josey Wales) and Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Actor/Filmmaker Pat Healy and Film Historian Jim Healy | Theatrical Trailer

El Paso (1949)

Brand New HD Master from a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original 2-Color Negative & Positive Separations!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Western / 103 min / NR / Color

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Starring: John Payne, Gail Russell, Sterling Hayden, George ‘Gabby’ Hayes, Dick Foran, Eduardo Noriega, Henry Hull, Mary Beth Hughes

Synopsis: After serving in the Civil War, an ex-Confederate captain (John Payne, 99 River Street, The Crooked Way) is ready for a quiet life as a lawyer in peacetime El Paso, Texas. However, with a corrupt sheriff, a drunken judge and a crooked landowner running the town, he decides to form a vigilante group to combat them. Hollywood veteran Lewis R. Foster (Those Redheads from Seattle) directed this action-packed western which co-stars the beautiful Gail Russell (Angel and the Badman), Sterling Hayden (The Lost Command), George ‘Gabby’ Hayes (The Cariboo Trail), Dick Foran (Fort Apache), Henry Hull (Lifeboat) and Mary Beth Hughes (The Ox-Bow Incident).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan | Reversible Art | KLSC Trailers

The Comeback Kid (1980 TV Movie)
DVD Street Date: January 2, 2019
DVD SRP: $29.95

Drama / 97 min / NR / Color

Director: Peter Levin
Starring: John Ritter, Susan Dey, Patrick Swayze, Kim Fields, James Gregory, Dick O’Neill, Michael LembeckJohn Ritter, Susan Dey, Patrick Swayze, Kim Fields, James Gregory, Dick O’Neill, Michael Lembeck

Synopsis: A story for anybody who’s ever dreamed of being somebody! TV legend John Ritter (Three’s Company, Leave Yesterday Behind) is Bubba Newman, a major-league baseball player who has just been dropped by his big-league team and has his dream of glory and stardom taken away from him. He meets Megan Barrett (Susan Dey, TV’s The Partridge Family and L.A. Law), a supervisor of playground activities for the city, who asks him to coach a team of youngsters. But when Bubba finds out these are not your average children, but a group of tough and street-wise kids who don’t trust anyone, he realizes he has more on his plate than he originally intended and to complicate matters more, he starts having a love-hate relationship with Megan. The Comeback Kid is a warm human drama full of action and high-spirited fun. It’s a story of dreams, youth and hope… a story that will steal your heart away. James Gregory (The Manchurian Candidate), Dick O’Neill (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three), Michael Lembeck (The In-Laws), Kim Fields (TV’s The Facts of Life and Living Single) and Patrick Swayze (Ghost) lead the wonderful supporting cast.

Pray TV (1982 TV Movie)

DVD Street Date: January 2, 2019
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 100 min / NR / Color

Director: Robert Markowitz
Starring: John Ritter, Ned Beatty, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Louise Latham, Richard Kiley, Mel Tormé

Synopsis: THEY’RE BELIEVERS… IN THE ALMIGHTY BUCK! A newly ordained minister Tom McPherson (John Ritter, TV’s Three’s Company and The Comeback Kid) accepts a summer job with a dynamic TV evangelist, Rev. Freddy Stone (Ned Beatty, White Lightning, Deliverance), only to find deep conflicts between the latter’s conventional activities servicing his community’s spiritual needs and his power wielded as a TV celebrity. Pray TV, the 1982 made-for-television drama, garnered controversy when Rev. Jerry Falwell, the prominent televangelist, undertook a public campaign in an attempt to keep the movie from airing. Directed by Robert Markowitz (TV’s The Tuskegee Airmen) with a screenplay by Lane Slate (The Car, They Only Kill Their Masters) and wonderful performances by Richard Kiley (Pickup on South Street), Madolyn Smith Osborne (Funny Farm) and Louise Latham (Marnie).

What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
BRAND NEW HD MASTER FROM A 4K SCAN OF THE ORIGINAL CAMERA NEGATIVE!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 8, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror / 101 min / PG / Color

Director: Lee H. Katzin
Starring: Geraldine Page, Ruth Gordon, Rosemary Forsyth, Robert Fuller, Mildred Dunnock, Michael Barbera

Synopsis: Oscar winners Geraldine Page (The Trip to Bountiful, Sweet Bird of Youth) and Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude, Rosemary’s Baby) sharpen their claws on each other in this chilling thriller about a lost fortune, a mad heiress and a housekeeper hell-bent on digging up the truth. Mrs. Marrable (Page) is a society matron who’s had some shocking news: her late husband left her only a stamp collection. Determined to maintain her extravagant lifestyle, she takes advantage of an unlikely new source of income-her housekeepers, by robbing them not only of their life savings, but also their lives. The turnover rate for help speeds faster than a revolving door… until Mrs. Marrable’s latest hire, Mrs. Dimmock (Gordon), develops a drive to unearth the terrible secret buried in the front yard. Directed Lee H. Katzin (Le Mans) and co-starring Rosemary Forsyth (How Do I Love Thee?). Produced by Robert Aldrich (The Grissom Gang).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith | Theatrical Trailer

The House That Would Not Die (1970 TV Movie)

BRAND NEW 2K MASTER!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 8, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror / 74 min / NR / Color

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Egan, Kitty Winn, Michael Anderson Jr., Mabel Albertson, Doreen Lang

Synopsis: Ruth Bennett (Barbara Stanwyck, Witness to Murder, The Lady Eve) has inherited an old house in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania Amish country. She moves into the house with her niece, Sara Dunning (Kitty Winn, The Panic in Needle Park, The Exorcist). The house was built before the Revolutionary War and is said to be haunted by the spirits of its original inhabitants. With the help of Pat McDougal (Richard Egan, The 300 Spartans, GOG), a local professor, and one of his students, Stan Whitman (Michael Anderson Jr., The Sons of Katie Elder, Major Dundee), they delve into the history of the house and find a scandal that involves a Revolutionary War general, who was suspected of being a traitor, and his daughter, who had disappeared after eloping with her boyfriend, a young British soldier. The spirits of the general and his daughter take possession of Pat’s and Sara’s bodies and a dark secret is revealed. Directed by legendary TV-movie director John Llewellyn Moxey (The Night Stalker, Home for the Holidays) and with a teleplay by the great Henry Farrell (What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte).

Bonus Features:
NEW Interview with director John Llewellyn Moxey | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 4 (1971-75)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: January 15, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Animation / 138 min / NR / Color

Director: Fritz Freleng, David H. DePatie, Art Leonardi
Starring: Bob Holt, Art Johnson, Bob Ogle, Larry D. Mann, Arnold Stang, Frank Welker, Art Johnson, Hazel Shermet, Paul Winchell, Tom Holland

Synopsis: This collection includes 22-cartoon in chronological order from 1971 to 1975 – Having established himself as a bone fide TV star in 1969-70, the Pink Panther returns to the fine art of making theatrical shorts in 1971. Helping the Panther recapture his silver-screen luster are established directors Hawley Pratt (A FLY IN THE PINK), Gerry Chiniquy (SALMON PINK, PINK AYE), and Art Davis (PINK TUBA-DORE). Joining their ranks are veteran Warners helmer Robert McKimson (PINK DA VINCI) and artful behind-the-scenes DePatie-Freleng multi-tasker Art Leonardi (PINK PLASMA, PINK CAMPAIGN). Still in touch with the Temper of the Times, the Panther amusingly tackles a few then-trending 1970s topics such as environmentalism and animal-rights advocacy.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford and cartoon writer William Hohauser | Pink Patter with Art Leonardi (14:53)

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