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Jun 232019
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its July 2019 Home Video Releases

Bob Le Flambeur (Special Edition) aka Bob the Gambler (1956)
A 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Crime Drama / 98 min / NR / B&W

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Roger Duchesne, Isabelle Corey, Daniel Cauchy, Guy Decomble, Gérard Buhr, Claude Cerval

Synopsis: From Jean-Pierre Melville, the legendary director of Le Doulos, Le Samouraï, Army of Shadows and Un Flic. Suffused with wry humor, Bob Le Flambeur melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay the roadmap for the French New Wave. As the neon is extinguished for another dawn, an aging gambler (Roger Duchesne) navigates the treacherous world of pimps, moneymen and naïve associates while plotting one last score-the heist of the Deauville casino. This underworld comedy of manners possesses all the formal beauty, finesse and treacherous allure of green baize. Boasting a wonderful screenplay by Melville and Auguste Le Breton (Rififi, Razzia) and stunning black-and-white cinematography by Henri Decaë (The 400 Blows, Purple Noon).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton | Diary of a Villain – Documentary | Theatrical Trailer

Le Doulos (Special Edition) aka The Finger Man (1962)

A 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Crime Drama / 108 min / NR / B&W

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Serge Reggiani, Michel Piccoli, Jean Desailly, René Lefèvre, Fabienne Dali, Monique Hennessy

Synopsis: From Jean-Pierre Melville, the legendary director of Bob Le Flambeur, Léon Morin, Priest, Le Cercle Rouge and Un Flic. The backstabbing criminals in the shadowy underworld of Le Doulos have only one guiding principle: “Lie or die.” A stone-faced Jean-Paul Belmondo (Le Professionnel) stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel (Serge Reggiani, Les Aventuriers), just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist. By the end of this brutal, twisty, and multilayered policier, who will be left to trust? Shot and edited with Melville’s trademark cool and featuring masterfully stylized dialogue and performances, Le Doulos (slang for an informant) is one of the filmmaker’s most gripping crime dramas. Screenplay by Melville, adapted from the best-selling novel by Pierre Lesou (Un Condé), with top-notch cinematography by Nicolas Hayer (Le Corbeau).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan | Interview with First Assistant Director Volker Schlöndorff | Birth of the Detective Story Melville Style – Documentary | 24 heures de la vie d’un clown – Short Film Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville | Theatrical Trailer

Le Professionnel aka The Professional (1981)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action / 108 min / R / Color

Director: Georges Lautner
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Robert Hossein, Jean Desailly, Cyrielle Clair, Elisabeth Margoni, Marie-Christine Descouard, Michel Beaune, Bernard-Pierre Donnadieu

Synopsis: International icon Jean-Paul Belmondo (Le Doulos, Le Marginal) brings his smoldering intensity to French super-spy Joss Beaumont, a top agent sent on a mission to assassinate a foreign dictator. But when the political winds change, and Beaumont is double-crossed by his own government, revenge becomes the name of the game. Prison can’t hold him and no one can stand in his way as Beaumont lays down the gauntlet-he will carry out his assignment and someone must die. Director Georges Lautner (Road to Salina) delivers a taut, thrilling espionage drama with a sensational score by legendary maestro Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly). Beautifully shot by Henri Decaë (Les Bonnes Femmes, Bob Le Flambeur) and co-starring Robert Hossein (Vice and Virtue) and Jean Desailly (The Soft Skin).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson | Theatrical Trailer

Leon Morin, Priest (Special Edition) aka Léon Morin, prêtre (1961)

A 4K Restoration of the Original 128-Minute Director’s Cut!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 128 min / NR / B&W

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Emmanuelle Riva, Irène Tunc, Nicole Mirel, Gisèle Grimm, Marco Behar

Synopsis: From Jean-Pierre Melville, the legendary director of Bob Le Flambeur, Le Deuxième Souffle, Army of Shadows and Un Flic. Screen legend Jean-Paul Belmondo (Le Doulos) dons clerical robes and delivers a subtly sensual performance as the hot-under-the-collar Léon Morin, a devoted man of the cloth who is the crush object of all the women of a small village in Nazi-occupied France. He finds himself most drawn to a sexually frustrated widow-played by Emmanuelle Riva (Hiroshima Mon Amour)-a borderline heretic whose relationship with her confessor is a confrontation with both God and her own repressed desire. A triumph of mood, setting, and innuendo, Léon Morin, Priest is an irreverent pleasure from one of French cinema’s towering virtuosos. Gloriously shot in black-and-white by Henri Decaë (The Sicilian Clan, Viva Maria!).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Filmmaker and Historian Mike Siegel | The Demon Within Him: Interview with Assistant Director Volker Schlöndorff | Master Class with Philippe Labro & Rémy Grumbach – Documentary | 24 heures de la vie d’un clown – Short Film Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville | Theatrical Trailer

The Outsider aka Le Marginal (1983)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 2, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action / 100 min / NR / Color

Director: Jacques Deray
Starring: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Henry Silva, Tchéky Karyo, Roger Dumas, Michel Robin, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Pierre Vernier

Synopsis: From Jacques Deray, the legendary director of The Swimming Pool, Borsalino, The Outside Man and Flic Story. Screen legend Jean-Paul Belmondo (Le Professionnel, Le Doulos) stars as Commissaire Philippe Jordan, a rogue French detective in Marseille infiltrating a network of drug traffickers and their crime boss, Sauveur Meccacci (Henry Silva, Sharky’s Machine, Code of Silence). Two of the film’s best features are the terrific color photography by Xaver Schwarzenberger (Veronika Voss, Lili Marleen) and the musical score by composer extraordinaire Ennio Morricone (For a Few Dollars More, The Sicilian Clan). The stellar cast includes Tchéky Karyo (La Femme Nikita), Roger Dumas (That Man from Rio), Michel Robin (Amélie) and Jean-Claude Dreyfus (Delicatessen).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan | Theatrical Trailer

Alphaville (Special Edition) aka Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution (1965)

A 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 9, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Science Fiction / 99 min / NR / B&W

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Starring: Eddie Constantine, Anna Karina, Akim Tamiroff, Jean-Pierre Léaud, Valérie Boisgel, László Szabó, Howard Vernon, Christa Lang

Synopsis: From Jean-Luc Godard, the influential director of Breathless, Contempt, Band of Outsiders and Pierrot Le Fou. American secret agent Lemmy Caution (Eddie Constantine, Attack of the Robots) is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and kill the inventor of fascist computer Alpha 60. Anna Karina (The Nun) and Akim Tamiroff (After the Fox) co-star in this cockeyed fusion of science-fiction with pulp characters and surrealist poetry. Godard’s irreverent journey to the mysterious Alphaville remains one of the least conventional films of all time. Beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by Raoul Coutard (Jules and Jim, First Name: Carmen).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Both Original French and English Versions of the Film | Anna Karina Interview | Colin McCabe Introduction | Theatrical Trailer

Dead of Night (Special Edition) (1945)
A 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 9, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror / 103 min / NR / B&W

Director: Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer, Alberto Cavalcanti
Starring: Michael Redgrave, Mervyn Johns, Basil Radford, Roland Culver, Googie Withers, Naunton Wayne, Sally Ann Howes, Frederick Valk

Synopsis: A group of strangers, mysteriously gathered at an isolated country estate, recount chilling tales of the supernatural. First, a racer survives a brush with death only to receive terrifying premonitions from beyond the grave. Then a teen’s innocent game of hide-and-seek leads to an encounter with the macabre. Next, a young couple purchases an antique mirror that unleashes a horrific power from its past. In a lighter vein, two competitive golfers play for stakes that may haunt the winner forever. Finally, a renowned ventriloquist descends into an abyss of madness and murder when his dummy develops a mind of its own. But even after these frightening tales are told, does one final nightmare await them all? Britain’s venerable Ealing Studios brought together four brilliant directors, Charles Crichton (The Lavender Hill Mob), Basil Dearden (The Mind Benders), Alberto Cavalcanti (They Made Me a Fugitive) and Robert Hamer (It Always Rains on Sunday) to create this classic chiller that remains one of the most influential horror films ever made. This is the uncut and complete UK version of Dead of Night, now newly restored in 4K from original archival materials for the first time in decades.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Remembering “Dead of Night” – Documentary (75:35) | Trailers

Thunder Bay (1953)
Blu-ray Street Date: July 9, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Drama / 103 min / NR / Color

Director: Anthony Mann
Starring: James Stewart, Joanne Dru, Gilbert Roland, Dan Duryea, Jay C. Flippen, Harry Morgan

Synopsis: A storm of excitement swirls around James Stewart (Broken Arrow, Rear Window) in this dynamic tale of adventurous wildcatters searching for black gold in the Gulf of Mexico. Dan Duryea (Foxfire) teams with Stewart as a pair of oil prospectors who must stand up to devastating hurricanes, dangerous love affairs and a hostile town of Cajun fishermen to strike pay dirt. The alluring Joanne Dru (Red River) co-stars as a Louisiana firebrand who fears Stewart’s exploration will destroy her way of life, but can’t help the attraction she feels for the magnetic fortune seeker. The great Anthony Mann (Bend of the River, Man of the West) directed this explosive adventure yarn with top-notch cinematography by William H. Daniels (Woman in Hiding). The sterling cast includes Gilbert Roland (The Bullfighter and the Lady), Jay C. Flippen (Man Without a Star) and Harry Morgan (The Ox-Bow Incident).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan | Theatrical Trailer

Quarantine (2000)
DVD Street Date: July 9, 2019
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller / 89 min / NR / Color

Director: Chuck Bowman
Starring: Harry Hamlin, Nastassja Kinski, Joelle Carter, Susan Hogan, Teryl Rothery, Kevin McNulty

Synopsis: Terrorists release a mysterious virus on a small village, killing all of its inhabitants. When he learns the plague could destroy the world’s population, the President of the United States (Harry Hamlin, Clash of the Titans) charges a team of scientists, led by the brilliant Dr. Galen Bronty (Nastassja Kinski, Terminal Velocity), to find a cure. He then retreats to a northwestern island and goes under quarantine so he may govern the country from a safe zone. But a grave situation gets worse when one of his advisors and a stowaway terrorist fail to honor the quarantine and storm the island in a jumbo jet full of children. It’s up to the President to somehow stop the terrorist and the spread of this terrible plague-before it’s too late. The strong supporting cast includes Joelle Carter (TV’s Justified), Susan Hogan (Phobia) and Teryl Rothery (TV’s Stargate SG-1).

Special Features: KLSC Trailers

The Annihilators (Special Edition) (1985)
Brand New 2K Master!

Blu-ray Street Date: July 9, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action / 84 min / R / Color

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Starring: Gerrit Graham, Paul Koslo, Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Jim Antonio, Sid Conrad, Dennis Redfield, Christopher Stone

Synopsis: South Point, Georgia is in the stranglehold of Roy Boy Jagger (Paul Koslo, Mr. Majestyk) and his sadistic gang of extortionists and murderers armed to the hilt with sophisticated weaponry. Enter The Annihilators -an elite and synchronized fighting machine weaned on the impossible and hardened by the cruel realities of war. Now back in the States, they face a challenge every bit as vicious as their commando raids… and twice as urgent. They are called upon by the citizens of South Point in a moment of desperation to single-handedly stop the maniacal Roy Boy. They must fight fire with fire-for The Annihilators, the war is over, but the battle has just begun. Stylishly directed by cult director Charles E. Sellier Jr. (Silent Night, Deadly Night) and starring Gerrit Graham (National Lampoon’s Class Reunion) and Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs (Freddie ‘Boom Boom’ Washington of Welcome Back, Kotter).

Special Features: The New Heat on the Street: A new video interview with actor Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs | In Search of Charles E. Sellier Jr: A new video interview with director David O’Malley | Comparison between the censored and uncensored UK releases of the film | Theatrical Trailer

The Champagne Murders (1967)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 9, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Mystery / 98 min / NR / Color

Director: Claude Chabrol
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Stéphane Audran, Maurice Ronet, Yvonne Furneaux, Henry Jones, Susanne Lloyd, Annie Vidal

Synopsis: From Claude Chabrol, the legendary director of Les Bonnes Femmes, Les Biches, Betty and L’Enfer. This stylish psychological thriller has such labyrinthine plotting that many critics, upon the film’s original release, found it too confusing. Christine Belling (Yvonne Furneaux, La Dolce Vita) tries to convince her husband’s friend Paul Wagner (Maurice Ronet, The Unfaithful Wife) to sell his venerable champagne business to an American company and asks her husband Chris (Anthony Perkins, Psycho) to persuade the stubborn Paul. While on a trip to Hamburg, Paul picks up a girl in a restaurant-the next morning, the girl turns up dead, and Paul can’t remember what happened. Chris, who becomes aware of the incident, promptly tells his wife, and she tries to blackmail Paul into signing a deal with the Americans. But when another woman turns up dead, and again Paul is the last person to see her alive, Paul begins questioning his own sanity. Legendary actress Stéphane Audran (Babette’s Feast) and great character actor Henry Jones (Support Your Local Sheriff!) co-star in this Hitchcockian thriller beautifully shot in Scope by Jean Rabier (Cold Sweat, Madame Bovary).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | Trailers From Hell with Tim Hunter | Theatrical Trailer

Tuff Turf (1985)
Brand New 2K Master!
Blu-ray Street Date: July 9, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action / 112 min / R / Color

Director: Fritz Kiersch
Starring: James Spader, Kim Richards, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Clark, Art Evans, Paul Mones, Claudette Nevins, Olivia Barash

Synopsis: For Morgan Hiller (James Spader, Bad Influence), it’s tough enough being the new kid in school. But when he tangles with a local gang, he becomes the lone target of their vengeance. The situation turns from dangerous to deadly when he meets and falls for the gang leader’s sexy girlfriend (Kim Richards, Escape to Witch Mountain). Welcome to Tuff Turf-where enemies are made, reputations are earned, and love is the riskiest affair of all. Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Matt Clark (White Lightning) and Art Evans (Die Hard 2: Die Harder) co-star in this powerful ’80s high school action-drama that features live performances by The Jim Carroll Band and Jack Mack & The Heart Attack, plus songs by Marianne Faithfull, Southside Johnny, Lene Lovich and more. Directed by Fritz Kiersch (Children of the Corn).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director Fritz Kiersch | Theatrical Trailer

Grace Quigley (1985)

Brand New 2K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 16,2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy / 87 min / PG / Color

Director: Anthony Harvey
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Elizabeth Wilson, Walter Abel, Chip Zien, Kit Le Fever

Synopsis: Screen legends Katharine Hepburn (The Lion in Winter) and Nick Nolte (Mulholland Falls) are out to make a killing in this wildly outrageous comedy directed by Anthony Harvey (They Might Be Giants). Grace Quigley (Hepburn) has come to the end of her rope and wants out. When she meets a sweet, neurotic hitman, Seymour Flint (Nolte), she comes up with a brainstorm: The unlikely pair will provide a painless parting for seniors who have had enough of life’s slings and arrows. As business booms, Grace and Seymour develop a warm, mother-son relationship, until “mom” begins to have ideas that could put Seymour in the clink for good. The superb supporting cast includes Elizabeth Wilson (9 to 5), Walter Abel (13 Rue Madeleine) and Chip Zien (Howard the Duck).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Filmmaker Daniel Kremer | Theatrical Trailer

Hello Again (1987)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 16, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Comedy Drama / 96 min / PG / Color

Director: Frank Perry
Starring: Shelley Long, Gabriel Byrne, Corbin Bernsen, Sela Ward, Judith Ivey, Austin Pendleton, Tony Sirico

Synopsis: Housewife Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long, Outrageous Fortune, TV’s Cheers) comes to an untimely end while nibbling on a chicken ball… but says Hello Again when her wacky, mystical sister Zelda (Judith Ivey, Compromising Positions) brings her back from the great beyond. Only one year has passed but oh, how things have changed. Lucy’s miraculous return creates laugh-filled pandemonium with everyone she re-encounters… especially with her upwardly mobile husband (Corbin Bernsen, Disorganized Crime), who now is wed to her “former” best friend (Sela Ward, Steele Justice). Suddenly solo, Lucy must piece together a new life-in a riotous odyssey that bewitches her handsome doctor… bewilders her ex-husband… and bedazzles both press and public alike. Wonderfully directed by acclaimed filmmaker Frank Perry (Ladybug Ladybug, Mommie Dearest) and co-starring Gabriel Byrne (Miller’s Crossing), Austin Pendleton (My Boyfriend’s Back) and Tony Sirico (Paulie ‘Walnuts’ of The Sopranos).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette | Trailers

Mumford (Special Edition) (1999)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 16, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Comedy Drama / 111 min / R / Color

Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Starring: Loren Dean, Hope Davis, Martin Short, Ted Danson, Zooey Deschanel, Jason Lee, Mary McDonnell, David Paymer, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Alfre Woodard, Jane Adams, Priscilla Barnes, Elisabeth Moss, Robert Stack, Kevin Tighe

Synopsis: From writer/director Lawrence Kasdan, the creator Body Heat, The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist and Grand Canyon. When a wanna-be psychologist, curiously named Mumford (Loren Dean, Space Cowboys) comes to the idyllic town of the same name, he offers his talent for listening and a disarming frankness as the town’s quirkiest citizens scramble for a seat on his couch. As he lightens hearts darkened by old secrets-including those of the beautiful and troubled Sofie Crisp (Hope Davis, About Schmidt)-no one realizes he’s hiding a whopper of his own, or that he’s fallen head over heels for one of his patients. Filled with personality disorders, surprises, offbeat alliances and some hilarious fantasies, Mumford is just what the laugh doctor ordered. The wonderful cast includes Jason Lee (Chasing Amy), Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves), David Paymer (Get Shorty), Martin Short (¡Three Amigos!), Pruitt Taylor Vince (Wild at Heart), Alfre Woodard (Cross Creek), Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), Priscilla Barnes (TV’s Three’s Company), Ted Danson (TV’s Cheers), Zooey Deschanel (500 Days of Summer), Elisabeth Moss (TV’s The Handmaid’s Tale), Robert Stack (Airplane!) and Kevin Tighe (Road House).

Special Features: Interview with Director Lawrence Kasdan | Making-of Featurette | 5.1 and 2.0 Audio | Theatrical Trailer

Death Takes a Holiday (1934)

Blu-ray Street Date: July 23, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Romance / 79 min / NR / B&W

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Starring: Fredric March, Evelyn Venable, Henry Travers, Gail Patrick, Sir Guy Standing, Katharine Alexander

Synopsis: From Mitchell Leisen, the legendary director of Easy Living, Midnight and Remember the Night. When the Grim Reaper (Fredric March, Nothing Sacred, Inherit the Wind) pays a visit to a family of wealthy socialites, it turns out that he’s not there on his usual business. Intent on entering the human world for a three-day holiday, Death takes the form of a visiting prince, and assumes all the pleasures and pains that go with flesh and blood existence. Experiencing, for the first time, all that humanity has to offer, he becomes enamored of Grazia (Evelyn Venable, Double Door), a woman both in love with life and infatuated with death. Co-starring Henry Travers (Clarence, the angel of It’s a Wonderful Life) and Gail Patrick (My Man Godfrey), this thrilling and evocative portrayal of death’s lesson and life’s blessing is one of the all-time classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger | Theatrical Trailer

Easy Living (1937)
Blu-ray Street Date: July 23, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Comedy / 88 min / NR / B&W

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Starring: Jean Arthur, Ray Milland, Edward Arnold, William Demarest, Luis Alberni, Mary Nash, Esther Dale

Synopsis: From Mitchell Leisen, the legendary director of Death Takes a Holiday, Midnight and Remember the Night. Hollywood greats Jean Arthur (A Foreign Affair) and Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend) shine in this screwball comedy written by the great Preston Sturges (Christmas in July). Mary Smith (Arthur) is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier (Edward Arnold, Meet John Doe) tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she’s his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter (Milland). Easy Living is a delightful comedy full of misunderstandings and high-society slapsticks.

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

Sweet Charity (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1969)
4K Restorations of both the Roadshow Edition and the ‘Happy Ending’ Version!
Blu-ray Street Date: July 23, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $39.95

Musical / 151|145 min / G / Color

Director: Bob Fosse
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Sammy Davis Jr., Ricardo Montalban, Chita Rivera, Ben Vereen, Stubby Kaye, John McMartin, Barbara Bouchet, Paula Kelly, Alan Hewitt, Toni Basil

Synopsis: From Bob Fosse, the legendary director of Cabaret, Lenny, All That Jazz and Star 80. Hollywood royalty Shirley MacLaine (Irma La Douce) gives one of her greatest performances in this spectacular musical based on Neil Simon’s (The Odd Couple) Broadway hit inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria. Director Fosse broke new cinematic ground with this freewheeling, visually stunning story of a lovelorn New York dance hall hostess, Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine), who dreams of old-fashioned romance but gives her heart to one undeserving guy after another. MacLaine joins all-star cast members Chita Rivera (Chicago), Sammy Davis Jr. (A Man Called Adam), Ricardo Montalban (Madame X), Ben Vereen (Funny Lady) and Stubby Kaye (Guys and Dolls) in belting out thirteen vibrant Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields numbers including Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life, There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This and the show-stopping If My Friends Could See Me Now. It’s an unforgettable production of an all-time classic.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger | A Girl Who Wanted to be Loved: A booklet essay by Julie Kirgo | Includes the original Roadshow version and the “Happy Ending” altenate cut | | Edith Head Costume Design – Featurette | From Stage to Screen – Featurette | Theatrical Trailer

Jefferson in Paris (Special Edition) (1995)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 30, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Drama / 139 min / PG / Color

Director: James Ivory
Starring: Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Thande Newton, Gwyneth Paltrow, James Earl Jones, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Michael Lonsdale, Simon Callow, Nancy Marchand, Lambert Wilson, Vincent Cassel

Synopsis: Another acclaimed triumph from producer Ismail Merchant, writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and director James Ivory, the award-winning creators of A Room with a View, Howards End and The Remains of the DayJefferson in Paris delivers stylish and highly provocative big-screen entertainment. Hollywood great Nick Nolte (48 Hrs.) stars with the sexy Greta Scacchi (Shattered) in this impassioned story of forbidden love. During one man’s unforgettable visit to liberal and socially permissive France, he meets and falls in love with a worldly and mysterious woman. But when the alluring charms of another prove irresistible, he finds himself courting scandal in a heated triangle of passion and desire. The stellar cast includes Jean-Pierre Aumont (Five Miles to Midnight), Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Seth Gilliam (Courage Under Fire), James Earl Jones (Field of Dreams), Michael Lonsdale (Moonraker), Nancy Marchand (TV’s The Sopranos), Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love), Charlotte De Turckheim (Birds of Passage), Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded) and Vincent Cassel (Black Swan).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director James Ivory | Theatrical Trailer

Target: Harry (1969)
Brand New 2K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 30, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action / 83 min / GP / Color

Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Vic Morrow, Suzanne Pleshette, Charlotte Rampling, Cesar Romero, Stanley Holloway, Victor Buono, Michael Ansara

Synopsis: Freelance pilot Harry Black (Vic Morrow, 1990: The Bronx Warriors) finds both the Monte Carlo police and the underworld on his tail when he becomes caught up with one of his passenger’s plot to break the bank of England with forged currency. The tension mounts as mysterious beauty Diane Reed (Suzanne Pleshette, Support Your Local Gunfighter) and local gangster Mosul Rashi (Victor Buono, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) are hot on Harry’s trail believing that he has the priceless plates used to print the counterfeit money, while Harry’s trying to evade them and the law to prove his innocence. Produced and directed by legendary filmmaker Roger Corman (The Secret Invasion) under the pseudonym Henry Neill, written by Bob Barbash (The Black Hole) and edited by cult filmmaker Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop). Co-starring Cesar Romero (Midas Run), Stanley Holloway (My Fair Lady), Michael Ansara (The Manitou) and the beautiful Charlotte Rampling (Farewell, My Lovely).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell | Trailers

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