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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Nov 022019
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its November 2019 Home Video Releases

It Always Rains on Sunday (1947)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Film Noir / 92 min / NR / B&W

Director: Robert Hamer
Starring: Googie Withers, Jack Warner, John McCallum, Patricia Plunkett, Edward Chapman, Susan Shaw

Synopsis: From Robert Hamer, the legendary director of Kind Hearts and Coronets, Dead of Night and The Detective! Featured in Time Out‘s 100 Best British Films list, It Always Rains on Sunday is considered one of the greatest achievements of 1940s British cinema. Googie Withers (Night and the City) stars as Rose Sandigate, a Bethnal Green housewife whose Sunday is turned upside down by the reappearance of an old flame who is now an escaped convict seeking protection from the police. A rare glimpse into life in London’s East End post WWII, It Always Rains on Sunday was Withers’ last film for Ealing Studios, and due to her wonderful performance as a woman trapped in a claustrophobic domesticity, it remains one of her best. The great Douglas Slocombe (The Lion in Winter, Raiders of the Lost Ark) beautifully shot this classic film noir in glorious black-and-white.

Bonus Features:
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith | Coming in From the Rain: Revisiting IT ALWAYS RAINS ON SUNDAY (16:36) | Locations: Featurette (6:23) | Theatrical Trailer

Seven Days to Noon (1950)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Film Noir / 97 min / NR / B&W

Director: John Boulting, Roy Boulting
Starring: Barry Jones, André Morell, Olive Sloane, Sheila Manahan, Hugh Cross, Joan Hickson, Joss Ackland, Laurence Harvey, Patrick Macnee

Synopsis: English scientist Professor Willingdon (Barry Jones, Brigadoon) runs away from a research center with an atomic bomb. In a letter sent to the British Prime Minister, he threatens to blow up the center of London if the government doesn’t stop stockpiling nuclear warheads. Special agents from Scotland Yard, led by Superintendent Folland (André Morell, The Frightened Bride), try to stop him with help from the scientist’s assistant and future son-in-law. Beautifully shot by the great Gilbert Taylor (Star Wars, Repulsion) and directed, edited and produced by John Boulting (Brighton Rock) and Roy Boulting (Run for the Sun), who also co-wrote the screenplay with Frank Harvey (I’m All Right Jack).

The Man Between (1953)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Film Noir / 102 min / NR / B&W

Director: Carol Reed
Starring: James Mason, Claire Bloom, Hildegard Knef, Geoffrey Toone, Karl John, Aribert Wäscher, Reinhard Kolldehoff

Synopsis: From Carol Reed, the legendary director of The Third Man, Trapeze, The Fallen Idol, Oliver! and Outcast of the Islands comes this classic film noir, a reteaming of the director and star (James Mason, North by Northwest, Lolita) of Odd Man Out. Set in a divided Berlin at the beginning of the Cold War, The Man Between is often considered a companion piece to The Third Man with its atmospheric portrayal of a city struggling to survive in a grim post-war reality of poverty and mistrust. Unlike the devilish Harry Lime, Mason’s world-weary dealer Ivo Kern is ultimately still a decent man, compelled by his love for a naïve schoolteacher (Claire Bloom, The Haunting, Charly) to make one last misguided trip through the Brandenburg Gate, with potentially tragic consequences. Beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by Desmond Dickinson (Berserk, Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?).

Bonus Features:
NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Author Simon Abrams | Interview with Claire Bloom (10:26) | Carol Reed: A Gentle Eye (44:01) | 1967 BFI Audio Interview with James Mason (41:59) | Trailers

Naked Alibi (1954)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Film Noir / 86 min / PG / B&W

Director: Jerry Hopper
Starring: Sterling Hayden, Gloria Grahame, Gene Barry, Chuck Connors, Marcia Henderson, Billy Chapin, Max Showalter

Synopsis: Murder suspect Al Willis (Gene Barry, The War of the Worlds), released for lack of evidence, vows vengeance on the cops who brutalized him. When one of those cops turns up dead, his partner Chief Joe Conroy (Sterling Hayden, The Asphalt Jungle) hunts down Al who has skipped town for a border city. Both men end up in thrall to bad girl Marianna (Gloria Grahame, In a Lonely Place), whose unique sexiness is on full display in this film noir potboiler. Written by Lawrence Roman (A Kiss Before Dying) and directed by Jerry Hopper (Secret of the Incas). The strong supporting cast includes Marcia Henderson (Thunder Bay), Max Showalter (Niagara), Billy Chapin (The Night of the Hunter) and Chuck Connors (The Big Country).

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

Woman in Hiding (1950)
Blu-ray Street Date: November 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Film Noir / 97 min / NR / B&W

Director: Michael Gordon
Starring: Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, Stephen McNally, Peggy Dow, John Litel, Taylor Holmes, Peggie Castle

Synopsis: Newlywed Deborah Chandler Clark (Ida Lupino, Road House) discovers on her honeymoon that her husband (Stephen McNally, Winchester ’73) may have murdered her father for business reasons… and now wants to kill her. After surviving an attempt on her life, she disappears, moving to another town and changing her name. She meets a drifter and ex-GI named Keith Ramsey (Howard Duff, The Naked City) who may know more than he’s letting on. Woman in Hiding marks the first pairing of Lupino and co-star Howard Duff, who would marry in 1951 and appear in four more features together including While the City Sleeps and as guest villains on the hit Batman TV series. Beautifully shot by legendary DP William H. Daniels (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and directed by Michael Gordon (Portrait in Black).

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

New Port South (2001)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 5, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Drama / 95 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Kyle Cooper
Starring: Melissa George, Todd Field, Blake Shields, Will Estes, Kevin Christy, Gabriel Mann, Raymond J. Barry

Synopsis: It’s students versus faculty in this provocative thriller that entertains all the way to the surprise ending. A high school senior named Maddox has watched as his classmates’ freedoms have been stripped away by a domineering faculty at his suburban Chicago school. Then, when he hears the story of John Stanton, a student who rebelled against the system and was institutionalized under suspicious circumstances, he decides it’s time to act. Together with his best friends, Clip and Chris, Maddox sets a revolt in motion in the name of Stanton. But as the facts of Stanton’s case begin to unravel, and as Maddox becomes increasingly obsessed with his cause, his friends start to suspect there’s more to this story than meets the eye.

Winter Kills (1979)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Comedy Drama / 98 min / R / Color

Director: William Richert
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Anthony Perkins, Eli Wallach, Sterling Hayden, John Huston, Elizabeth Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Tomas Milian, Belinda Bauer, Ralph Meeker, Toshirô Mifune, Richard Boone, Brad Dexter, Joe Spinell, Tisa Farrow, Camilla Sparv, Erin Gray

Synopsis: Brand New 4K Master! Screen legend Jeff Bridges (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, 8 Millions Ways to Die) stars as Nick Kegan, the son of world-famous tycoon Pa Kegan (John Huston, Chinatown) and half-brother of the late US President Timothy Kegan, who was slain by a lone assassin 19 years earlier. But when a long-rumored “second gunman” makes a secret deathbed confession, Nick begins to unravel a trail of suspects that includes a billionaire war-freak (Sterling Hayden, The Killing), a murderous mob boss (Ralph Meeker, Kiss Me Deadly), a shady nightclub owner (Eli Wallach, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly), a Cuban kingpin (Tomas Milian, Face to Face), an eccentric computer expert (Anthony Perkins, Psycho) and a mysterious Washington madam (Elizabeth Taylor, Cleopatra). Belinda Bauer (Robocop 2), Toshiro Mifune (Yojimbo), Dorothy Malone (The Tarnished Angels), Richard Boone (Big Jake), Brad Dexter (99 River Street), Joe Spinell (Maniac), Tisa Farrow (And Hope to Die), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century) and Camilla Sparv (The High Commissioner) co-star in this one-of-a-kind black comedy-thriller from acclaimed writer/director William Richert (A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon) and based on the best-selling novel by Richard Condon (Prizzi’s Honor, The Manchurian Candidate).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio commentary with writer/director William Richert moderated by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | 2003 Audio Commentary with Writer/Director William Richert | Who Killed WINTER KILLS? – Interviews with William Richert, Stars Jeff Bridges and Belinda Bauer, Cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond and Production Designer Robert Boyle | Reunion – William Reichert and Jeff Bridges reminisce about making WINTER KILLS | Star Stories – William Reichert remembers his WINTER KILLS cast | Radio Spot | Theatrical Trailer

Street People (1976)
Brand New 2K Master!
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action Thriller / 92 min / R / Color

Director: Maurizio Lucidi
Starring: Roger Moore, Stacy Keach, Ettore Manni, Fausto Tozzi, Romano Puppo, Ivo Garrani

Synopsis: Screen greats Roger Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me, Gold) and Stacy Keach (The Long Riders, The Ninth Configuration) co-star in this hard-hitting Euro-Crime thriller of a Mafia deal gone bad by cult filmmaker Maurizio Lucidi (The Designated Victim). An ancient cross, stuffed with a cache of pure heroin worth millions, is transported from Sicily to a catherdral in San Francisco. Three workers supervising the loading of the huge icon are brutally murdered and their attackers make off with the precious cargo. Enraged by this escapade, the district’s Godfather calls on sly attorney Ulisse (Moore), who in turn enlists the help of his friend and getaway driver Charlie Hanson (Keach), to get to the bottom of the dilemma. Across two continents, the pair stalk their prey with deadly precision in a heart-pounding race against time, until the final confrontation-a bloody battle to the death.

Bonus Features: NEW Interview with star Stacy Keach | Radio Spot | Theatrical Trailer

Return to Macon County (1975)
Brand New 2K Master!
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action Drama / 89 mun / PG / Color

Director: Richard Compton
Starring: Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson, Robert Viharo, Devon Ericson, Ron Prather, Mary Ann Hearn

Synopsis: Two Guys, a Chick and the Hottest ’57 Chevy on the Road! The highly successful sequel to Macon County Line is the action-packed story of three exuberant youngsters on the loose in the suddenly permissive world of America in the 1950s. Eager young drag racer Bo Hollinger (Nick Nolte, 48 Hrs.) and his hot-headed buddy Harley McKay (Don Johnson, TV’s Miami Vice) are in route to compete in the Grand National drag races in California. Their trouble starts when they take on a new passenger, a waitress named Junell (Robin Mattson, Wolf Lake), who is on her way to Hollywood, but isn’t against having some seductive and malicious fun along the way. Junell has a strange habit of pulling out her revolver when things go wrong-and things go very wrong as soon the trio pulls into Macon County, locking horns with some small-town hoods and a hardboiled sheriff (Robert Viharo, Hide in Plain Sight). They’ve got to burn rubber out of town, leading to a crazed chase across the county all the way to the exciting climax. Written and directed by cult filmmaker Richard Compton (Welcome Home, Soldier Boys). Fasten your seatbelt for the explosive Return to Macon County!

Bonus Features: Two Radio Spots | Theatrical Trailer

The Gun Runners (1958)
Brand New 2K Master!
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Film Noir / 83 min / NR / B&W

Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Audie Murphy, Eddie Albert, Patricia Owens, Everett Sloane, Jack Elam, Richard Jaeckel, Paul Birch, Gita Hall, John Qualen

Synopsis: From Don Siegel, the legendary director of Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, Madigan and Escape from Alcatraz comes this action-packed adventure-yarn about Florida gun-smuggling during the Cuban Revolution. In order to pay off debts, cabin-cruiser skipper Sam Martin (Audie Murphy, Ride a Crooked Trail) rents his boat to a ruthless gun merchant who sells his illegal arms to a revolutionary group in Cuba. Soon Sam finds himself in deep water as Siegel ratchets up the tension in this sea-faring thriller based on the classic Ernest Hemingway novel To Have and Have Not. The stellar cast includes Eddie Albert (The Longest Yard), Patricia Owens (The Fly), Everett Sloane (The Lady from Shanghai), Richard Jaeckel (3:10 to Yuma) and Jack Elam (Support Your Local Sheriff).

Madigan (1968)

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

Thriller / 101 min / NR / Color

Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Inger Stevens, Harry Guardino, James Whitmore, Susan Clark, Don Stroud, Sheree North, Warren Stevens, Raymond St. Jacques

Synopsis: From Don Siegel, the legendary director of Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, The Black Windmill and Escape from Alcatraz comes this hardboiled crime-drama starring screen greats Richard Widmark (Backlash) and Henry Fonda (The Ox-Bow Incident). This critically acclaimed detective drama takes a hard-hitting look at the lives and loves of New York City’s top cops. Directed in gripping documentary style by Siegel, Widmark portrays the veteran Big Apple detective who is given only a few hours to track down a vicious killer. Fonda is the humane yet relentlessly forceful police commissioner who orders Widmark into the streets to solve the case, even though it might be his last assignment. The top-notch cast includes Inger Stevens (Firecreek), Harry Guardino (The Enforcer), James Whitmore (Them!), Susan Clark (Valdez Is Coming), Don Stroud (Coogan’s Bluff), Sheree North (Breakout), Warren Stevens (Forbidden Planet) and Raymond St. Jacques (Cotton Comes to Harlem). Screenplay by Abraham Polonsky (Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here) and Howard Rodman (The Six Million Dollar Man) with stunning CinemaScope cinematography by acclaimed DP Russell Metty (Touch of Evil).

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

Charley Varrick (1973)
Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray Street Date: November 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action-Crime / 111 min / PG / Color

Director: Don Siegel
Starring: Walter Matthau, Joe Don Baker, Felicia Farr, Andy Robinson, John Vernon, Sheree North, Norman Fell, Benson Fong, Woodrow Parfrey, William Schallert, Marjorie Bennett

Synopsis: From Don Siegel, the legendary director of The Shootist, Coogan’s Bluff, The Black Windmill and Two Mules for Sister Sara comes this tough-as-nails action classic about a small-time crook who outfoxes the mob and the law. Screen great Walter Matthau (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The Laughing Policeman) stars as the titular career criminal, with the powerful Joe Don Baker (Walking Tall, Framed) as the tough Mafia hitman on his tail. Charley robs small banks with small payrolls. That keeps him out of trouble until he stumbles onto the mob’s secret stash. The chase is on as the Big Boys go after the “Last of the Independents.” It’s a heart-pounding ride that builds to a fiery airborne climax as Charley makes his last desperate run for the Mexican border and safety. The stellar cast includes Felicia Farr (3:10 to Yuma), Andy Robinson (Dirty Harry), John Vernon (Point Blank), Sheree North (Madigan), Norman Fell (Bullitt), Benson Fong (Our Man Flint), Woodrow Parfrey (Papillon) and William Schallert (In the Heat of the Night). Two of the film’s best features are the terrific photography by Michael C. Butler (The Missouri Breaks) and original music score by Lalo Schifrin (Prime Cut).

Bonus Features: Refracted Personae: An examination of Don Siegel’s signature directorial style and key thematic elements in his later masterpiece, CHARLEY VARRICK by Film Historian Howard S. Berger | Last of the Independents: The Making of Charley Varrick – 72-Minute doc featuring interviews with Kristoffer Tabori (Siegel’s son), actors Andy Robinson and Jacqueline Scott, stunt driver and actor Craig R. Baxley, composer Lalo Schifrin, and Howard A. Rodman (son of screenwriter, Howard Rodman) | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan | “Trailers From Hell” with Josh Olson and Howard Rodman | Theatrical Trailer

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974)

Brand New 4K Master! 
Blu-ray Street Date: November 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action-Crime / 115 min / R / Color

Director: Michael Cimino
Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, George Kennedy, Geoffrey Lewis, Gary Busey, Catherine Bach, Jack Dodson, Burton Gilliam, Roy Jensen, Bill McKinney, Vic Tayback, Dub Taylor, Gregory Walcott

Synopsis: From Michael Cimino, the legendary director of The Deer Hunter, Heaven’s Gate and Year of the Dragon comes this bold, witty and tough crime-thriller starring screen icons Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) and Jeff Bridges (Winter Kills) as a pair of modern-day outlaws. Thunderbolt (Eastwood) is a former thief whose razor-sharp wits and steely nerves made him a master of his profession, but he’s about to re-enter the criminal world with a new partner: Lightfoot (Bridges), a brash young drifter whose energy and exuberance give the veteran a new outlook on life. Their target: the seemingly impenetrable Montana Armored Depository. After forming an uneasy alliance with Thunderbolt’s former partners in crime, Red Leary (George Kennedy, Cool Hand Luke) and Eddie Goody (Geoffrey Lewis, High Plains Drifter), they launch an amazing scheme that will test the limits of their endurance, and the power of their friendship. Fueled by explosive action, fascinating characters and a powerfully moving climax, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is an adventure of the highest caliber and the directorial debut for Cimino, who also wrote the original screenplay. Wonderfully shot in Scope by Frank Stanley (The Eiger Sanction) and featuring a wonderful supporting cast that includes Catherine Bach (The Midnight Man), Gary Busey (Lethal Weapon), Jack Dodson (The Getaway), Burton Gilliam (Gator), Roy Jenson (Framed), Bill McKinney (Deliverance), Vic Tayback (Bullitt), Dub Taylor (Junior Bonner) and Gregory Walcott (Prime Cut).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton | For the Love of Characters – Featurette with Michael Cimino | Radio Spot | TV Spots | Theatrical Trailer

Gone Fishin’ (1997)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 12, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy / 94 min / PG / Color

Director: Christopher Cain
Starring: Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield

Synopsis: This hilarious hit stars Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon) and Joe Pesci (Goodfellas) as the funniest fishermen ever to throw out a line. Best buddies Gus (Glover) and Joe (Pesci) eagerly anticipate another quiet, relaxing fishing trip. Only things don’t go quite as they planned. Instead, they innocently create an unstoppable series of outrageous mishaps, destroying everything in their wake. Catch all the crowd-pleasing fun and nonstop laughs as these pals land in one comic disaster after another, and deliver one of the wildest comedy adventures in years.

Un Flic (1972)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 19, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Crime / 98 min / PG / Color

Director: Jean-Pierre Melville
Starring: Alain Delon, Richard Crenna, Catherine Deneuve, Michael Conrad, Riccardo Cucciolla, Jean Desailly

Synopsis: From Jean-Pierre Melville, the legendary director of Bob Le Flambeur, Le Doulos, Le Deuxième Souffle and Le Cercle Rouge comes this action-packed neo-noir. A Paris police chief (Alain Delon, The Sicilian Clan) discovers that his nightclub owner friend (Richard Crenna, First Blood) also leads a group of bank robbers. When he’s tipped off that the same robbers are planning a drug heist, the police chief races to defeat his two-faced friend. Meanwhile, the police chief has engaged in some double-crossing himself-by sharing the same woman (Catherine Deneuve, Mississippi Mermaid) with the man he calls his friend. Melville’s last film plays beautifully with all his trademark silences, grim faces and gloomy colors, featuring stunning photography by the great Walter Wottitz (Army of Shadows, The Train). The top-notch cast includes Michael Conrad (The Longest Yard), Riccardo Cucciolla (Sacco & Vanzetti) and Jean Desailly (The Soft Skin).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan | Interviews with Jean-Francois-Delon (Alain’s brother) and Florence Gabin (Jean’s daughter) | In the Mood for Melville (57:59) | Theatrical Trailer

Diabolically Yours (1967)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 19, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Drama / 93 min / NR / Color

Director: Julien Duvivier
Starring: Alain Delon, Senta Berger, Peter Mosbacher, Sergio Fantoni, Claude Piéplu, Albert Augier

Synopsis: Screen legend Alain Delon (Un Flic, The Sicilian Clan) stars in this provocative French thriller as a wealthy man at the center of an extraordinary plot after a car crash leaves him unable to remember who he is. With his wife (Senta Berger, Cast a Giant Shadow) convinced he is faking his amnesia, he sets out to discover who and why someone wants him to believe he is going crazy and should end his life. Wonderfully directed by Julien Duvivier (Panique) and beautifully shot by Henri Decaë (Le Samouraï). Co-starring Peter Mosbacher (The Face of Fu Manchu) and Sergio Fantoni (Hornets’ Nest).

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

Farewell, Friend (1968)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 19, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action-Crime / 115 min / PG / Color

Director: Jean Herman
Starring: Charles Bronson, Alain Delon, Brigitte Fossey, Olga Georges-Picot, Bernard Fresson, Ellen Bahl

Synopsis: Film icons Charles Bronson (Rider on the Rain, Mr. Majestyk) and Alain Delon (Un Flic, The Sicilian Clan) team up to create a one-of-a-kind buddy film with a fascinating premise. After serving together in the French Foreign Legion, Franz Propp (Bronson) and Dr. Dino Barran (Delon) go their separate ways only to be reunited by an extraordinary coincidence. Barran is persuaded by a friend to sneak into an underground bank vault and help return stolen bonds. While he is hiding, he comes upon Propp, who is actually there to rob the safe. After getting locked inside the vault, the two very different men strike up a powerful friendship that binds them together through a series of shocking developments-from a miraculous escape to being framed for murder. The strong supporting cast includes Olga Georges-Picot (Je T’aime, Je T’aime), Bernard Fresson (French Connection II) and Brigitte Fossey (The Man Who Loved Women).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson | 2004 Interview with director Jean Herman (Vautrin) | Theatrical Trailer

Someone Behind the Door (1971)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 19, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Drama / 93 min / NR / Color

Director: Nicolas Gessner
Starring: Charles Bronson, Anthony Perkins, Jill Ireland, Henri Garcin, André Penvern, Adriano Magistretti

Synopsis: Screen legends Charles Bronson (Rider on the Rain, Mr. Majestyk) and Anthony Perkins (Psycho, Five Miles to Midnight) co-star in this suspenseful thriller directed by Nicolas Gessner (The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane). Laurence Jeffries (Perkins) is a neurosurgeon dedicated to his research and neglectful of his beautiful wife Francis (Jill Ireland, Breakheart Pass), who leaves him for another man. The vindictive doctor plots a diabolical scheme-conditioning an amnesiac patient (Bronson) into believing that Francis is his own wife-so that he can take revenge by proxy, with a perfect alibi. Bronson gives one of his best and most convincing performances in this dark tale of deceit and hardened emotions. Beautifully shot by legendary DP Pierre Lhomme (Cyrano de Bergerac, Camille Claudel).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Director Nicolas Gessner | Radio Spot | Theatrical Trailer

Holy Man (1998)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 19, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy Drama / 114 min / PG / Color

Director: Stephen Herek
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia, Jon Cryer

Synopsis: The always hilarious Eddie Murphy (Coming to America) stars with Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park) and Kelly Preston (Jerry Maguire) in a refreshingly funny hit that elevates shopping to a nearly religious experience. A stressed-out senior executive at the Good Buy home shopping channel, Ricky Hayman (Goldblum) is praying for a miracle that will lift the network’s lousy ratings and save his job. Then, from out of nowhere, “G” (Murphy) walks into his life. An outrageous, self-styled inspirational guru with a knack for showing up where he isn’t exactly wanted, “G” proceeds to wander in front of the cameras just long enough to exude the irresistible star quality that will make him the sales-boosting savior Ricky’s network has been looking for.

The Holly and the Ivy (1952)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 80 min / NR / B&W

Director: George More O’Ferrall
Starring: Ralph Richardson, Celia Johnson, Margaret Leighton, Denholm Elliott, John Gregson, Hugh Williams

Synopsis: The Holly and the Ivy is the heart-warming Christmas tale set in post-war Britain based on the classic play by Wynyard Browne (Hobson’s Choice). Ralph Richardson (The Sound Barrier) plays Reverend Martin Gregory, a recently widowed minister torn between his roles of clergyman and father. His zeal for attending to his parishioners leads him to neglect the needs of his own family, until emotions boil over one Christmas. The Holly and the Ivy is a charming and moving seasonal favorite, peaking with the family’s poignant reconciliation as they rediscover the true spirit of Christmas. This yuletide classic, also starring Celia Johnson (The Captain’s Paradise), Margaret Leighton (Under Capricorn) and Denholm Elliott (Trading Places), was wonderfully directed by George More O’Ferrall (The Heart of the Matter).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold | Trailers

Christmas in July (1940)
Brand New 4K Master!

Blu-ray Street Date: November 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Comedy / 67 min / NR / B&W

Director: Preston Sturges
Starring: Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn, William Demarest, Rod Cameron, Alexander Carr

Synopsis: From Preston Sturges, the legendary writer/director of The Lady Eve, The Great McGinty, The Palm Beach Story and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek comes this classic screwball comedy full of joy and laughter. A workplace practical joke goes awry when an office clerk (Dick Powell, Pitfall), believing he has won a $25,000 prize, takes his girlfriend (Ellen Drew, The Crooked Way) on an extravagant Christmas shopping spree… in the middle of July. After they discover it was all a hoax, their spending spree turns into a wild slapstick riot. More than just a holiday heart-warmer, this madcap masterpiece is a classic gift of laughter that is perfect for every season. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by the great Victor Milner (Reap the Wild Wind, Cleopatra).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan | Trailers

The Nude Bomb (1980)
Blu-ray Street Date: November 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Comedy-Action / 94 min / PG / Color

Director: Clive Donner
Starring: Don Adams, Sylvia Kristel, Rhonda Fleming, Andrea Howard, Vittorio Gassman, Dana Elcar, Pamela Hensley, Norman Lloyd, Bill Dana, Joey Forman,

Synopsis: Join Don Adams as Maxwell Smart (aka Agent 86) of the original Get Smart TV series in The Nude Bomb! Agent 86 is assigned to battle an evil villain who is threatening to drop a “nude bomb” capable of destroying all the fabric in the world. With only 48 hours, some voluptuous assistants, and his questionable spy skills to help him, Maxwell Smart certainly has his hands full trying to save the world from severe nakedness. Directed by Clive Donner (What’s New Pussycat?) and featuring a hilarious cast that includes Sylvia Kristel (Emmanuelle), Rhonda Fleming (Inferno), Dana Elcar (The Sting), Pamela Hensley (Rollerball), Norman Lloyd (Saboteur) and Vittorio Gassman (Big Deal on Madonna Street). The Nude Bomb is a hilarious spoof that is sure to leave you in stitches!

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette | Trailers From Hell with Alan Spencer | Theatrical Trailer

Mr. Wrong (1996)

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: November 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $49.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy / 96 min / PG / Color

Director: Nick Castle
Starring: Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Pullman, Joan Cusack, Dean Stockwell, Joan Plowright, John Livingston, Robert Goulet, Hope Davis

Synopsis: Mr. Wrong is an outrageous and hilarious comedy that matches one of America’s most beloved comedians­-Ellen DeGeneres­-with the debonair Bill Pullman (Independence Day). Together, they deliver a riotously funny look at the dating games of the 1990s. He seems like Ellen’s perfect dream date, until he unexpectedly turns her hopeful search for Mr. Right into the nightmare of winding up with Mr. Wrong. With a brilliant supporting cast including Joan Cusack (Working Girl) and Dean Stockwell (Married to the Mob), Mr. Wrong is a sidesplitting romantic comedy.

The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection Volume 6 (1978-1980)
Blu-ray Street Date: November 26, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Animation / 116 min / NR / Color

Director: Friz 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: In the sixth and final volume of Pink Panther shorts, produced primarily for The All New Pink Panther Show, the animators at DePatie-Freleng revisited some of the character’s most hilarious and endearing situations, haunting the nightmares of his long-time “Little Man” nemesis (Pinkologist), performing a Chaplinesque battle of cat vs. appliance (Pink Breakfast), and delving into the surreal with the space opera Star Pink and the high-concept String Along in Pink. The collection ends with the final short in the series, Supermarket Pink, a clever satire of consumer culture.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford and cartoon writer William Hohauser | PINK LINKS: New Featurette by Greg Ford | Remembering Friz (8:45)/td>

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