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It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Sep 162019
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its October 2019 Home Video Releases

Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
Brand New 2K Master!
Blu-ray Street Date: October 1, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action-Thriller / 106 min / R / Color

Director: Gary Sherman
Starring: Rutger Hauer, Gene Simmons, Robert Guillaume, Mel Harris, William Russ, Jerry Hardin, Hugh Gillin,

Synopsis: When the Hunter Becomes the Prey, Somebody’s Going to Pay! From Gary Sherman, the director of Raw Meat, Dead & Buried and Vice Squad! Nick Randall (Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner, Flesh+Blood) is an urban bounty hunter, a lethal professional who collects society’s garbage for a living. Malak Al Rahim (KISS legend Gene Simmons, Runaway) is an international terrorist with a plan to turn Los Angeles into a bloody battlefield. But when the CIA uses Randall as bait to trap the madman, the hunter becomes the hunted. And when the violence hits Randall’s home, the bounty becomes a mission of very personal vengeance. Robert Guillaume (TV’s Benson), Mel Harris (TV’s Thirtysomething) and William Russ (Disorganized Crime) co-star in this action-packed thriller which features a final showdown that critics and fans alike call one of the most explosive climaxes of the ’80s.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Director Gary Sherman and Executive Producer Arthur M. Sarkissian | Interview with Gary Sherman | Interview with star Mel Harris | Two Theatrical Trailers

Ffolkes (1980) aka North Sea Hijack

Blu-ray Street Date: October 1, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Action Adventure / 95 min / PG / Color

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Starring: Roger Moore, James Mason, Anthony Perkins, Michael Parks, Jack Watson, David Hedison, George Baker

Synopsis: Screen legends Roger Moore (The Spy Who Loved Me), Anthony Perkins (Psycho) and James Mason (Lolita) star in this fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat espionage thriller. Madman Lou Kramer (Perkins) captures and threatens to destroy a vital North Sea oil rig in 24 hours unless the British government delivers a huge ransom. Only one man has the skills to defeat him — Rufus Excalibur Ffolkes (Moore), a reclusive underwater expert who leads an elite commando team in a race-against-the-clock high-seas assault. Veteran filmmaker Andrew V. McLaglen (The Wild Geese, The Devil’s Brigade) directed this entertaining, action-packed, humorous and offbeat thriller in a genre all its own.

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

Storm of the Century (1999 TV Mini-series)

DVD Street Date: October 1, 2019
DVD Street Date: $29.95

Horror-Fantasy / 257 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Starring: Colm Feore, Tim Daly, Debrah Farentino, Casey Siemaszko , Jeffrey DeMunn, Stephen King

Synopsis: An Unspeakable Evil Has Arrived! From Stephen King (The Shining, Salem’s Lot, Misery, Needful Things), the best-selling novelist of all time, comes the terrifying tale of a town besieged by evil. The inhabitants of a picturesque, sleepy little town on a small island off the coast of Maine find themselves completely cut off from the rest of the world when they are hit by the worst storm of the century. As snow steadily buries everything familiar and an eerie darkness envelops the town, terror arrives in the form of an enigmatic stranger who somehow knows the innermost secrets of the residents. After a succession of bizarre murders, and with no end to the storm in sight, the townspeople are forced to take drastic action before it’s too late. Starring Colm Feore (The Chronicles of Riddick), Tim Daly (TV’s Wings), Debrah Farentino (Son of the Pink Panther), Casey Siemaszko (Young Guns) and Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile) with top-notch direction by Craig R. Baxley (I Come in Peace and TV’s Rose Red).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Stephen King and Director Craig R. Baxley | Trailers

Death Dreams (1991 TV Movie)
DVD Street Date: October 1, 2019
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Horror / 94 min / NR / Color

Director: Martin Donovan
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Marg Helgenberger, Fionnula Flanagan , Taylor Fry, Conor O’Farrell, George Dickerson

Synopsis: A Murder Mystery That Begins in the Beyond! George Westfield (Christopher Reeve, Superman, The Aviator) and his wife Crista (Marg Helgenberger, Species and TV’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation) enjoy wealth, beauty and social rank. But when Crista’s daughter Jennie tragically drowns, their perfect world unravels. Without warning, Jennie contacts Crista from the beyond… to tell her mother how she really died. Bit by bit, clues pile up, evidence is found and what follows is a riveting murder-mystery that will haunt you long after the credits roll. Fionnula Flanagan (The Others) co-stars in this chiller directed by Martin Donovan (Apartment Zero).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Author Amanda Reyes | Trailers

Nightmare Beach (1989)

Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 8, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror / 91 min / R / Color

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Starring: John Saxon, Michael Parks, Nicolas De Toth, Sarah Buxton, Lance LeGault, Rawley Valverde

Synopsis: From Umberto Lenzi, notorious director of such Euro-sleaze classics as Paranoia, Seven Blood-Stained Orchids, Spasmo, Eyeball and Cannibal Ferox comes Nightmare Beach, a shockingly gory tale of a madman in a motorcycle helmet who is taking out young co-eds all over the sparkling sands of South Florida during Spring Break. As the body count creeps up, Miami detective John Saxon (A Nightmare on Elm Street, Black Christmas, Evil Eye) tries to keep ahead of the curve in this carnage-packed slasher gem from the maestro of macabre. Featuring a rollicking score by Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti (Suspiria, Dawn of the Dead, The Heroin Busters) and co-starring the great Michael Parks (Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 and TV’s Then Came Bronson).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan | Nightmare Rock: Interview with Composer Claudio Simonetti | Includes both English and Italian Audio | Theatrical Trailer

Baby Blood (1990)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 8, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror / 87 min / R / Color

Director: Alain Robak
Starring: Emmanuelle Escourrou, Jean-François Gallotte, Christian Sinniger, Alain Chabat, Jacques Audiard, Roselyne Geslot

Synopsis: It’s Time to Feed the Baby! It is a voracious parasite from the dawn of creation, surviving centuries in search of the one thing it needs: to be born of a human. But when this cunning creature slithers inside a sexy circus performer (voluptuous French starlet Emmanuelle Escourrou, Lady Blood), it demands gallons of fresh blood to grow stronger. Now this reluctantly expectant mommy and her chatty mutant fetus are off on a cross-country killing spree, where pre-natal care means violent carnage and the ultimate mother’s milk is Baby Blood! Also known as The Evil Within, this French shocker is now presented totally uncut and uncensored with all its infamous womb-raiding, gore-spewing and flesh-baring beautifully restored in HD! Co-written and directed by Alain Robak (Adrénaline).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan | Includes both Original French and English Audio | Theatrical Trailer

My Boyfriend’s Back (1993)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 8, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy-Horror / 85 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Bob Balaban
Starring: Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind, Edward Hermann, Mary Beth Hurt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Austin Pendleton, Matthew Fox, Paul Dooley, Jay O. Sanders, Bob Dishy, Matthew McConaughey, Cloris Leachman

Synopsis: Teenager Johnny Dingle (Andrew Lowery, Color of Night) will do anything to keep his date with the hottest girl in school-even come back from the grave! You see, Johnny had the perfect scheme to win the heart of Missy McCloud (Traci Lind, Class of 1999), the town beauty. Unfortunately, Johnny’s scam goes sour and he winds up dead. Even so, Johnny’s determined to keep his date-unaware of the hilarity waiting for him upon his return. The wonderful cast includes Edward Herrmann (The Lost Boys), Mary Beth Hurt (D.A.R.Y.L.), Austin Pendleton (Hello Again), Matthew Fox (Bone Tomahawk), Philip Seymour Hoffman (Boogie Nights), Paul Dooley (Popeye), Jay O. Sanders (V.I. Warshawski), Bob Dishy (The Big Bus), Matthew McConaughey (A Time to Kill) and Cloris Leachman (Scavenger Hunt) as Maggie the Zombie Expert. Produced by Sean S. Cunningham (Friday the 13th), written by Dean Lorey (Major Payne) and directed by Bob Balaban (Parents).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Director Bob Balaban with Actors Mary Beth Hurt and Austin Pendleton | Interview with Star Andrew Lowery | Interview with Director Bob Balaban | Interview with Composer Harry Manfredini | Interview with Actor Austin Pendleton | Reversible Art | Theatrical Trailer

The Monster (1994) (Il Monstro)
Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 8, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Comedy-Mystery / 118 min / R / Color

Director: Roberto Benigni
Starring: Roberto Benigni, Michel Blanc, Nicoletta Braschi, Jean-Claude Brialy, Dominique Lavanant, Massimo Girotti

Synopsis: From Roberto Benigni, the legendary star, writer and director of Johnny Stecchino and Life Is Beautiful! Hapless grifter Loris (Benigni) is always willing to take a stab at something new-so he lets Jessica (Nicoletta Braschi, Down by Law), an attractive stranger, move in. What he doesn’t know is that Jessica is an undercover cop who suspects him to be a serial killer and certified sex fiend-and she’ll stop at nothing to get her man. Beautifully shot by the great Carlo Di Palma (Blow-Up, Hannah and Her Sisters) and co-starring acting greats Michel Blanc (Monsieur Hire) and Jean-Claude Brialy (Claire’s Knee), The Monster was a monstrous box-office smash and a riotous showcase for Benigni’s slapstick genius.

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette | Theatrical Trailer

Father Hood (1993)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 8, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy-Drama-Adventure / 95 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Darrell Roodt
Starring: Patrick Swayze, Halle Berry, Michael Ironside, Diane Ladd, Adrienne Barbeau, Sabrina Lloyd, Brian Bonsall, Bob Gunton, Josh Lucas

Synopsis: Father Hood is a hilarious action-packed hit in which Patrick Swayze (Point Break) stars as Jack Charles, a lovable small-time crook with big-time dreams. Jack’s latest scheme of hitting it big is interrupted when two strangers-his kids-suddenly appear on his doorstep to reclaim him as their dad. Before long, Jack and the kids are racing towards the biggest heist of his career-pursued by cops and the FBI on a hair-raising, action-packed, cross-country chase! Father Hood delivers an arresting combination of action and comedy sure to entertain everyone.

And Soon the Darkness (1970)
Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 15, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror-Thriller-Mystery / 99 min / NR / Color

Director: Robert Fuest
Starring: Pamela Franklin, Michele Dotrice, Sandor Elès, John Nettleton, Hana Maria Pravda, Clare Kelly, Jean Carmet

Synopsis: Two young British nurses bicycling through the desolate French countryside. A mysterious stranger on a lonely stretch of road. The women become separated and soon after, one of them disappears. Now the remaining girl, alone and frightened, begins an increasingly desperate search for answers among the strangely uncooperative locals. Where is her friend? Was there a murder? And as the darkness approaches, is the killer now stalking her? Pamela Franklin (The Legend of Hell House) and Michele Dotrice (The Blood on Satan’s Claw) co-star in this unsettling shocker directed by Robert Fuest (The Abominable Dr. Phibes). And Soon the Darkness remains a favorite of thriller fans for its sexual menace, sinister style and one of the most quietly chilling final twists in ’70s British cinema. Original story and screenplay by Brian Clemens (See No Evil) and Terry Nation (The House in Nightmare Park) with top-notch cinematography by Ian Wilson (The Crying Game, Below).

Bonus Features: Audio commentary with Director Robert Fuest and Co-Writer/Co-Producer Brian Clemens, moderated by Journalist Jonathan Sothcott | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth | Radio Spot | Theatrical Trailer

Sudden Terror (1970) aka Eyewitness

Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 15, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Horror / 91 min / NR / Color

Director: John Hough
Starring: Mark Lester, Susan George, Lionel Jeffries, Jeremy Kemp, Peter Vaughan, Peter Bowles, Tony Bonner

Synopsis: Pins You to the Edge of Your Seat! Living on the island of Malta, Ziggy (Mark Lester, Crossed Swords) is an 11-year-old boy with an overactive imagination and a habit of telling wild lies. But when he sees the brutal assassination of a visiting African president by two rogue policemen, nobody will believe his story. Can Ziggy convince anybody that he is telling the truth before the psychotic cops are able to hunt down and murder the only eyewitness? This is no ordinary boy-who-cried-wolf story. Legendary director John Hough (Twins of Evil, The Legend of Hell House) packs Sudden Terror with plenty of tense style, stunning locations and startling violence. Susan George (Straw Dogs), Lionel Jeffries (The Quatermass Xperiment), Jeremy Kemp (The Blue Max), Peter Vaughan (Game of Thrones), Peter Bowles (The Offence) and Tony Bonner (Quigley Down Under) co-star in this shocking and terrifying suspense-thriller featuring music by legendary British art-rock bands Fairfield Parlour and Van der Graaf Generator.

Bonus Features: Audio commentary with director John Hough and writer (uncredited)/executive producer Bryan Forbes | Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | Interview with star Mark Lester | SUDDEN TERROR – U.S. Trailer | EYEWITNESS – UK Trailer | Reversible Eyewitness Art

The Mindbenders (1963)
Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 15, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Mystery / 109 min / NR / B&W

Director: Basil Dearden
Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, Wendy Craig, John Clements, Michael Bryant, Geoffrey Keen, Norman Bird

Synopsis: When the Dark Side of the Mind Is Opened, Can It Ever Be Closed Again? A government scientist commits suicide while clutching a briefcase full of cash, and the police accuse him of being a Communist spy. But when his friend Dr. Henry Longman (Dirk Bogarde, Accident, Modesty Blaise) suspects that the death may have been the result of brainwashing, he decides to prove his theory by subjecting himself to sensory deprivation. Can the doctor resist the experiment’s sadistic side effects… or will he fall under the control of The Mind Benders? Mary Ure (Where Eagles Dare) and Wendy Craig (The Servant) co-star this classic 1963 sci-fi thriller directed by Basil Dearden (Dead of Night, The Man Who Haunted Himself) that went on to influence Ken Russell’s mind-bending Altered States. Written by James Kennaway (Tunes of Glory) and beautifully shot by Denys N. Coop (Billy Liar) with a rousing score by Georges Auric (The Wages of Fear).

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

The Queen of Spades (1949)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 15, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror-Drama / 95 min / NR / B&W

Director: Thorold Dickinson
Starring: Anton Walbrook, Dame Edith Evans, Yvonne Mitchell, Anthony Dawson, Miles Malleson, Mary Jerrold, Ronald Howard

Synopsis: A gambling craze is sweeping 19th-century St. Petersburg, yet a dashing Russian army captain (Anton Walbrook, The Red Shoes) is too impoverished to participate. But when he learns that an aging countess (Three-time Oscar-nominee Dame Edith Evans, The Whisperers) may hold the ultimate key to gambling riches, the desperate young officer will stop at nothing to steal the sinister secret for himself. When fortunes are won and lost with the turn of a card, will one man wager his very soul on a final twist of fate? Yvonne Mitchell (Demons of the Mind) co-stars in this brilliant British chiller directed by Thorold Dickinson (Gaslight), featuring extraordinary cinematography by Otto Heller (Peeping Tom, The Ipcress File) and based on the celebrated short story by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin (The Eagle).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton | Introduction by Martin Scorsese | An Analysis by Film Critic/Author Philip Horne | 1951 Interview with Thorold Dickinson at the British Federation of Film Societies | 1968 Screening Introduction by Thorold Dickinson | Theatrical Trailer

A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 15, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy-Drama / 106 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Gillies MacKinnon
Starring: Steve Martin, Gabriel Byrne, Laura Linney, Catherine O’Hara, Stephen Baldwin, Alana Austin, Alyssa Austin

Synopsis: Steve Martin (Father of the Bride) shines in this heartwarming movie about a single dad who discovers the joys and pain of fatherhood after adopting a daughter. All is well with this special relationship until a local politician attempts to come between them. As they fight to remain a family, the bond between father and daughter is strengthened. With an all-star cast that features winning performances from Gabriel Byrne (Miller’s Crossing), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects) and Catherine O’Hara (Home Alone), A Simple Twist of Fate is a captivating and moving drama.

Trilogy of Terror II (1996)
Newly Restored in HD!
Blu-ray Street Date: October 22, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Horror-Thriller / 90 min / R / Color

Director: Dan Curtis
Starring: Lysette Anthony, Matt Clark, Geoffrey Lewis, Geraint Wyn Davies, Blake Heron, Richard Fitzpatrick

Synopsis: Unleashed in the original classic hit Trilogy of Terror, the demonic Zuni fetish doll carved its way into horror movie history. Now the black-magic headhunter returns to life, headlining this diabolical anthology of fear. The Graveyard Rats – After bumping off her wealthy husband, a money-hungry wife faces an unexpected complication: a cemetery crawling with flesh-eating rodents. Written by Richard Matheson (The Night Stalker) and Henry Kuttner (The Twonky) and directed by Dan Curtis (The Night Strangler). Bobby – Monstrous consequences result when a mother strikes a devilish bargain to bring her drowned son back from the dead. Written by Matheson and directed by Curtis. He Who Kills – When an African Zuni fetish doll is tied to multiple grisly murders, a young scientist investigates… and awakens an unspeakable ancient evil. Written by William F. Nolan (Burnt Offerings) and Dan Curtis and directed by Curtis. Starring Lysette Anthony (Krull), Matt Clark (White Lightning) and Geoffrey Lewis (High Plains Drifter).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth, MY DAYS WITH DAN: Interview with Star Lysette Anthony, PRACTICAL MAGIC: The Creature Effects of TRILOGY OF TERROR II with Second Unit Director Eric Allard and Special Makeup Effects Artist Rick Stratton, Trailers

Parasite 3-D (1982)

Newly restored in HD from a 4K scan of the original camera negative!
3-D restoration by the 3-D Film Archive!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 22, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror-Science Fiction / 85 min / R / Color

Director: Charles Band
Starring: Demi Moore, Robert Glaudini, Cherie Currie, Cheryl ‘Rainbeaux’ Smith, Vivian Blaine, James Davidson, Luca Bercovici

Synopsis: In the future, cities are ravaged by atomic fallout and controlled by evil corporations that have developed a mutant pair of flesh-eating parasites. One is feeding inside the man who created it. The other has escaped. Now with the help of a young woman left orphaned in the wasteland (Demi Moore, The Scarlet Letter), a scientist (Robert Glaudini, Wavelength) on the run must destroy these horrific creatures before they can reproduce. But the more a parasite feeds, the bigger it becomes. And the more it grows, the hungrier and angrier it gets. Released to theaters as “The First Futuristic Monster Movie in 3-D,” this sick shocker co-stars rocker Cherie Currie (Foxes), drive-in goddess Cheryl ‘Rainbeaux’ Smith (Caged Heat) and Broadway legend Vivian Blaine (Guys and Dolls). Directed by cult great Charles Band (Trancers, Blood Dolls) and featuring juicy creature effects by Academy Award-winner Stan Winston (The Terminator, Aliens), Parasite is now available for the first time in HD and 3-D!

Bonus Features:
* Newly Restored in HD from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
* The BD includes both the 3-D and 2-D Version of the Film
* FROM THE INSIDE OUT: WRITING PARASITE – Featuring all-new interviews with writers Alan J. Adler and Michael Shoob
* THREE DIMENSIONS OF TERROR: FILMING PARASITE – Featuring all-new interviews with director Charles Band, co-writer Alan J. Adler, production manager Charles Newirth, art director Pamela B. Warner, and make-up department head Karen Kubeck
* SYMPHONY FOR SLIMY SLUGS: COMPOSING PARASITE – Featuring an all-new interview with composer Richard Band
* Interview with Creature Designer and Creator Lance Anderson
* Audio Commentary with Writer Alan J. Adler and Filmmaker/Historian Daniel Griffith
* Restoring Parasite in 3-D
* Still and Promotional Gallery
* 2 TV Spots
* Reversible Blu-ray Art
* Theatrical Trailer

Zoltan…Hound of Dracula (1977) aka Dracula’s Dog
Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 22, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror / 87 min / R / Color

Director: Albert Band
Starring: José Ferrer, Michael Pataki, Reggie Nalder, John Kirby, Jan Shutan, Libby Chase, John Levin

Synopsis: There’s More to the Legend Than Meets the Throat! When the Russian army unearths the vault of Dracula, they accidentally unleash his undead human slave (Reggie Nalder, Mark of the Devil) and the Count’s vampire hellhound Zoltan. But these friends need a new master and head for Los Angeles to find Dracula’s last living descendant, family man Michael Drake (Michael Pataki, Grave of the Vampire). With the help of an international vampire hunter, Inspector Branco (José Ferrer, The Sentinel), can Drake destroy Zoltan and his pack of blood-crazed devil-dogs-before “man’s best friend” fetches the final soul of the damned? Also known as Dracula’s Dog, this ferociously fun horror film was directed by Albert Band (I Bury the Living, Ghoulies II) and features makeup effects by Academy Award-winner Stan Winston (Parasite, Aliens).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambin and John Harrison | Radio Spot | Reversible Dracula’s Dog Art | Theatrical Trailer

Phobia (1980)

Brand New 4K Master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 22, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Horror / 91 min / R / Color

Director: John Huston
Starring: Paul Michael Glaser, Susan Hogan, John Colicos, Lisa Langlois, Alexandra Stewart, Kenneth Walsh

Synopsis: Murder Put an End to Their Fears! The phobia-ridden patients undergoing a unique therapy treatment with Dr. Peter Ross (Paul Michael Glaser, Detective Dave Starsky of TV’s Starsky and Hutch) now face a new terror-murder! One by one they’re being killed off, and the finger points to… everyone! Set ’em up. And whittle ’em down. It’s a favorite technique in whodunit suspense-thrillers. And one of the masters is Phobia director John Huston (The Maltese Falcon, Prizzi’s Honor). See if you can identify the killer as the legendary filmmaker propels you into the most terrifying realm of all: your deepest fears. Screenplay by Lew Lehman (The Pit), Jimmy Sangster (Horror of Dracula) and Peter Bellwood (Highlander), based on a story by Gary Sherman (Dead & Buried) and Ronald Shusett (Alien). The top-notch cast includes Susan Hogan (The Brood), John Colicos (The Changeling), Lisa Langlois (Transformations), Alexandra Stewart (Goodbye Emmanuelle) and Kenneth Welsh (The Day After Tomorrow).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Paul Corupe of Canuxploitation.com and Film Historian Jason Pichonsky | Interview with Lead Actress Susan Hogan | Interview with Actress Lisa Langlois | Theatrical Trailer

Billy Bathgate (1991)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 22, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Crime Drama / 106 min / R / Color

Director: Robert Benton
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, Loren Dean, Steve Buscemi, Steven Hill, Stanley Tucci, Mike Starr, Moira Kelly, Kevin Corrigan, Xander Berkeley

Synopsis: The legendary Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) stars in the action-packed gangster epic Billy Bathgate, which details the rise and fall of notorious mobster Dutch Schultz. His story is told through the eyes of his young protégé Billy Bathgate (Loren Dean), who is an ambitious and streetwise kid seduced by the power, money, and glamour of crime. He soon begins to seriously question if his passport to the good life will come from the fiery Dutch and his gang. Directed by Robert Benton (Kramer vs. Kramer) and featuring an all-star cast of Nicole Kidman (Big Little Lies), Steve Buscemi (Fargo) and Stanley Tucci (Big Night), Billy Bathgate is a modern mob movie classic.

Nightmare in Badham County (1976)

Brand New 2K Masters!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 29, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller-Drama / 101 min | 93 min / NR|R / Color

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Starring: Deborah Raffin, Chuck Connors, Tina Louise, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy, Lynne Moody, Fionnula Flanagan, Della Reese, Lana Wood

Synopsis: Where Innocence Is a Punishable Crime! Deborah Raffin (Death Wish 3) and Lynne Moody (Scream Blacula Scream) star as two young and attractive college students who become enmeshed in a trap of local prejudice and greed when their car breaks down outside a small, sleepy town. Insulted by the girls’ rejection of his amorous advances, the local sheriff (Chuck Connors, The Big Country) arrests them for trespassing and prostitution. After a mockery of a “trial,” they are sentenced to a womens’ prison farm run by brutal guards and a sex-crazed superintendent. Cut off from contact with friends and family, the girls realize that they are at the mercy of a crooked justice system, designed to supply local farms with cheap prison labor. Their only hope is to escape this nightmare, at the risk of their lives. Nightmare in Badham County exposes the terror and corruption of a vicious tyranny that actually exists in certain communities where “justice” is no more than a charade for greed. The great John Llewellyn Moxey (The Night Stalker) directed this realistic and shocking action-drama. Written by Jo Heims (Play Misty for Me) and co-starring Fionnula Flanagan (Death Dreams), Tina Louise (TV’s Gilligan Island), Robert Reed (TV’s The Brady Bunch), Della Reese (TV’s Touched by an Angel), Lana Wood (Diamonds Are Forever) and Ralph Bellamy (Trading Places).

Bonus Features: Includes both the TV cut and the R RATED Theatrical cut | Interview with Director John Llewellyn Moxey | Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Author Amanda Reyes and Author/Podcaster Justin Kerswell (TV Cut) | Trailers

Kundun (1997)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 29, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $39.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama-History / 134 min / PG / Color

Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang, Tencho Gyalpo, Robert Lin

Synopsis: From Martin Scorsese, the legendary director of Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and Goodfellas! Praised as one of the best films of 1997, Kundun received 4 Oscar nominations for Art Direction-Set Decoration (Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo), Cinematography (Roger Deakins), Costume Design (Dante Ferretti) and Score (Philip Glass). It’s the incredible true story of one of the world’s most fascinating leaders-Tibet’s 14th Dalai Lama-and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history. Powerfully told, deeply spiritual and visually elegant, the film chronicles the life of the young Dalai Lama as he matures in both age and learning. Greeted with both controversy and acclaim upon its release, Kundun is often considered the second film in an unofficial trilogy about crises of faith from director Scorsese, positioned between 1988’s The Last Temptation of Christ and 2016’s Silence.

Bonus Features: Interview with Director Martin Scorsese (32:20)
Interview with Composer Philip Glass (43:38)
Interview with Screenwriter Melissa Mathison (36:40)
IN SEARCH OF KUNDUN with Martin Scorsese – Documentary (85:00)
Interview with IN SEARCH OF KUNDUN Director Michael Henry Wilson (53:36)
Compassion in Exile – Documentary (62:00)
EPK Extras with Cast and Crew (38:52)
Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
Booklet Essay by Filmmaker Zade Constantine
Theatrical Trailer

New York Stories (1989)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 29, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Comedy-Drama / 124 min / PG / Color

Director: Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola

Starring: Nick Nolte, Woody Allen, Giancarlo Giannini, Rosanna Arquette, Mia Farrow, Talia Shire, Mae Questel, Larry David, Julie Kavner, Mike Starr, Chris Elliott, Carole Bouquet, Patrick O’Neal, Steve Buscemi, Peter Gabriel, Illeana Douglas, Debbie Harry, Victor Argo, Kirsten Dunst

Synopsis: An anthology of wildly diverse, star-studded short films about life in the big city, New York Stories features the creative collaboration of three of America’s greatest filmmakers, Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver), Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) and Woody Allen (Annie Hall). Martin Scorsese’s Life Lessons – Nick Nolte (North Dallas Forty) stars in this passionate tale of a world-famous painter torn between his obsession for his art and his infatuation with his sturdy but unresponsive assistant (Rosanna Arquette, Desperately Seeking Susan). Francis Ford Coppola’s Life Without Zoe – Talia Shire (Rocky) and Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties) star in this whimsical fantasy as the childlike parents of Zoe, a very grown-up 12-year-old girl who brings charm and magic to life in New York. Woody Allen’s Oedipus Wrecks – Woody Allen (Take the Money and Run) directs and stars in this hilarious comedy as a neurotic lawyer who cannot escape the one woman who looms large in his life: his mother (Mae Questel, the legendary voice of Betty Boop). Mia Farrow (Rosemary’s Baby) and Julie Kavner (Radio Days) star as the “other women” who further complicate his situation.

Life with Mikey (1993)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 29, 2019
Blu-ray SRP: $14.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Comedy-Family / 91 min / PG / Color

Director: James Lepine
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper, David Huddleston, Christina Vidal, David Krumholtz, Victor Garber, Christine Baranski, Dylan Baker, Mandy Patinkin

Synopsis: Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future) is at his best in Life with Mikey, a hilarious showbiz comedy. Fox stars as Mikey, a former child star having a little trouble with his new role as a kids’ talent agent. He’s desperate to find a way to keep his third-rate talent agency from going under, when he meets Angie (Christina Vidal), a young con artist. With her streetwise smarts and irresistible charm, she’s a natural for TV commercials and could be their ticket to the big time-if they don’t drive each other crazy first. Life with Mikey is a fun-filled comedy treat that’s sure to entertain everyone.

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