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-- Federico Fellini
Sep 172018
 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics
Announces its October 2018 Home Video Releases

The Night Stalker (1972) (Special Edition)
BRAND NEW HD RESTORATION IN 4K!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey
Starring: Darren McGavin, Carol Lynley, Simon Oakland, Ralph Meeker, Claude Akins, Charles McGraw, Kent Smith, Elisha Cook Jr., Stanley Adams, Barry Atwater, Larry Linville

Horror / 74 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: An investigative journalist takes a stab at the supernatural. This unforgettable first entry in the Night Stalker series introduced the world to the quirky reporter with a penchant for the paranormal and became one of the top-rated TV movies of all time. Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Strangler) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak’s outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water… with a modern-day vampire. The great John Llewellyn Moxey (Nightmare in Badham County) directed this Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) production featuring Carol Lynley (The Poseidon Adventure), Simon Oakland (The Hunting Party), Ralph Meeker (Big House, U.S.A.), Claude Akins (A Man Called Sledge), Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin), Kent Smith (The Spiral Staircase), Elisha Cook Jr. (I Wake Up Screaming) and Larry Linville (TV’s M*A*S*H). Teleplay by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (The Incredible Shrinking Man).

Special Features: Brand New 4K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | NEW Interview with Director John Llewellyn Moxey | NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert | “The Night Stalker: Dan Curtis Interview” featurette | Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams | Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase

The Night Strangler (1973) (Special Edition)

BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Dan Curtis
Starring: Darren McGavin, Simon Oakland, Scott Brady, Jo Ann Pflug, John Carradine, Margaret Hamilton, Wally Cox, Al Lewis

Horror / 90 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: Supernatural phenomena, baffling murders and offbeat humor mark this second Night Stalker offering with a great cast and suspense so palpable, it’ll feel like a presence right there in the room with you. Surfacing in Seattle, Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Stalker) uncovers another maddening mystery: Every 21 years-for the past century-a serial killer commits a spree of murders, drains his victims’ blood and then quietly disappears. But Kolchak is onto this monster and is about to discover a shocking underground lair… an army of rotting corpses… and the ageless madman behind it all. The great Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) produced and directed this highly-rated TV movie written by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend). The stellar cast includes Jo Ann Pflug (Scream of the Wolf), Simon Oakland (Bullitt), Scott Brady (He Walked by Night), Wally Cox (TV’s Mister Peepers), Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz), John Carradine (House of the Long Shadows) and Al Lewis (TV’s The Munsters).

Special Features: Brand New 4K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert | “Directing ‘The Night Strangler'” Featurette | Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams | Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase

The Spiral Staircase (1945)
Newly Remastered in HD from a 4K of the restored fine-grain master!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Robert Siodmak
Starring: Dorothy McGuire, George Brent, Ethel Barrymore, Rhonda Fleming, Elsa Lanchester, Kent Smith, Sara Allgood, Rhys Williams, James Bell

Thrller / 83 min / NR / B&W

Synopsis: One of the all-time great Hollywood chillers! A murderer is targeting disabled young women in a New England town, and Helen (Dorothy McGuire, Gentleman’s Agreement), a mute servant in a Gothic mansion, is terrified she’s next. Mrs. Warren (Ethel Barrymore, Deadline – U.S.A.), the invalid, bullying mistress of the house, warns Helen to leave at once, rather than rely on her weak son and stepson for protection. But even as Helen is packing her things, she suspects she may be too late and the murderer is closer than she ever imagined. This terrifying and suspenseful thriller was produced by David O. Selznick (Duel in the Sun), directed by Robert Siodmak (Cry of the City), shot by Nicholas Musuraca (Out of the Past) and written by Mel Dinelli (The Reckless Moment), based on a novel by Ethel Lina White (The Lady Vanishes). The wonderful cast includes George Brent (Dark Victory), Kent Smith (The Night Stalker), Rhonda Fleming (Those Redheads from Seattle), Elsa Lanchester (Witness for the Prosecution), Sara Allgood (The Lodger), Rhys Williams (The Farmer’s Daughter) and James Bell (I Walked with a Zombie). The great Ethel Barrymore received a supporting actress Academy Award nomination.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith | 1945 Screen Director’s Playhouse Radio Broadcast of “The Spiral Staircase” with Dorothy McGuire and Robert Siodmak | Original Theatrical Trailer

Trilogy of Terror (1975) (Special Edition)

BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 16, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Dan Curtis
Starring: Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Gregory Harrison, Jim Storm

Thrller / 72 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: Legendary producer/director Dan Curtis (The Night Stalker, The Night Strangler) teams up with renowned sci-fi/horror writers Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) and William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run) to present three tales of horrific suspense in this highly rated and critically acclaimed made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black (Burnt Offerings, The Day of the Locust), who plays four distinct roles. In Julie, an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor; in Millicent and Therese, two polar-opposite sisters become increasingly hell-bent on the undoing of one another; and in Amelia, a woman falls prey to a murderous Zuni fetish doll. The strong supporting cast includes George Gaynes (Tootsie), John Karlen (Daughters of Darkness) and Gregory Harrison (TV’s Trapper John, M.D.).

Special Features: Brand New 4K Restoration | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith | NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert | Audio Commentary with Karen Black and writer William F. Nolan | “Richard Matheson: Terror Scribe” Featurette | “Three Colors Black” Featurette | Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams | Newly Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase

It’s Pat – The Movie (1994)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 16, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Director: Adam Bernstein
Starring: Julie Sweeney, Dave Foley, Kathy Griffin, Charles Rocket, Tim Meadows, Kathy Najimy, Timothy Stack, Mary Scheer, Larry Hankin

Comedy / 77 min / PG-13 / Color

Synopsis: The comedic misadventures of a person of indeterminate gender! Everything you always wanted to know about Pat… but were afraid to ask. Audiences nationwide cheered Pat (Julie Sweeney, Pulp Fiction) on TV’s Saturday Night Live. Now, in the hilarious tradition of Stuart Saves His Family, Wayne’s World and The Coneheads comes another SNL sensation starring in a motion picture comedy. It’s Pat: The Movie catapults America’s favorite gender-bender to the big screen and delivers an outrageously funny adventure, with a cast of nutty characters obsessed with discovering Pat’s true secret. It’s a wild, wacky and incredibly revealing escapade that just has to be seen to be believed. The hilarious cast includes Dave Foley (The Wrong Guy), Charles Rocket (Delirious), Kathy Griffin (TV’s Suddenly Susan), Tim Meadows (The Ladies Man), Kathy Najimy (Hocus Pocus), Timothy Stack (TV’s Son of the Beach), Mary Scheer (TV’s MADtv) and Larry Hankin (The Sting II).

Special Features: Theatrical Trailer

Kazaam (1996)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 16, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Starring: Shaquille O’Neal, Ally Walker, Francis Capra, Marshall Manesh, Efren Ramirez, James Acheson

Comedy / 93 min / PG / Color

Synopsis: He’s a rappin’ genie with an attitude… and he’s ready for slam dunk fun! NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal (Steel) is the larger-than-life genie with a magic touch for nonstop fun and laughter. After 5000 long years of captivity, Kazaam is set free to grant three wishes to a new master. From then on, he’s catapulted to one wild adventure after another… from becoming the largest rap sensation to untangling an outrageous mob scheme. Paul Michael Glaser (The Running Man) directed this hilarious comedy hit co-starring Francis Capra (A Bronx Tale), Ally Walker (Universal Soldier) and Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite).

Special Features: 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio | Theatrical Trailer

Sangaree 3-D (1953)
Newly Remastered in HD from 4K of the original camera negative and a 2K scans of the interpositive – 3-D restoration by 3-D Film Archive!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 16, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Edward Ludwig
Starring: Fernando Lamas, Arlene Dahl, Patricia Medina, Francis L. Sullivan, Charles Korvin, Tom Drake

Drama / 94 min / PG / Color

Synopsis: After the Revolutionary War, the dying General Darby (Lester Matthews, The Raven) bequeaths his Georgia plantation to Dr. Carlos Morales (Fernando Lamas, Jivaro), the son of an indentured servant who has been raised and educated by Darby. The general’s daughter (Arlene Dahl, Journey to the Center of the Earth) tries to break her father’s will in order to control the estate and stop the creation of a group of free medical clinics for the poor to be overseen by Carlos. The true culprits behind her opposition are her fiancé, Harvey Bristol (John Sutton, Jane Eyre), and his father, Dr. Bristol (Francis L. Sullivan, Joan of Arc), who have their eyes set on the Darby holdings. A plague outbreak in Savannah complicates matters further in Sangaree, the first three-dimensional film in Technicolor, directed by Hollywood veteran Edward Ludwig (Big Jim McLain).

Special Features: January 25, 1955 Lux Radio Theatre adaptation with Arlene Dahl and Cesar Romero | Before/After Restoration Demo | 3-D Release Trailer | 2-D Release Trailer

For more information about the restoration of Sangaree, please visit the 3-D Film Archive website.

Gun Shy (2000) (Special Edition)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 23, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Director: Eric Blakeney
Starring: Liam Neeson, Sandra Bullock, Oliver Platt, Mary McCormack, Michael DeLorenzo, Richard Schiff, Paul Ben-Victor, Mitch Pileggi, Frank Vincent

Comedy / 101 min / R / Color

Synopsis: Hollywood superstars Liam Neeson (The Grey, Taken, Run All Night) and Sandra Bullock (Gravity, The Heat, Ocean’s Eight) co-star with Oliver Platt (Funny Bones) in this outrageously offbeat action-comedy about what happens when a gutsy undercover cop suddenly loses his legendary nerves of steel. The only way Charlie (Neeson), a respected D.E.A. agent traumatized by a hair-raising run-in with some ruthless gangsters, can continue to do his job is with the embarrassing treatments of his attractive nurse (Bullock) and the questionable psychotherapy provided by his highly unstable support group. And since he’s stuck in a deep-cover sting operation until he nabs a wisecracking, trigger-happy Mafia leader (Platt) who scares him to death, Charlie can only hope to fake his tough-as-nails image long enough to make this one last bust… and make it out alive. Veteran television writer Eric Blakeney (TV’s Wiseguy and 21 Jump Street) made his directorial debut with this high-caliber comedy hit co-starring Mary McCormack (High Heels and Low Lifes), Michael DeLorenzo (TV’s New York Undercover), Richard Schiff (TV’s The West Wing), Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner of the The X-Files franchise) and Frank Vincent (Goodfellas).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by director Eric Blakeney | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio | Theatrical Trailer

High Heels and Low Lifes (2001) (Special Edition)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 23, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Director: Mel Smith
Starring: Minnie Driver, Mary McCormack, Michael Gambon, Kevin McNally, Mark Williams, Danny Dyer

Comedy / 86 min / R / Color

Synopsis: They’re not bad girls… they’re just behaving that way! Minnie Driver (Grosse Pointe Blank, Hope Springs) and Mary McCormack (K-PAX, Gun Shy) star as best friends who take on low-life thieves in this hilarious high-energy action-comedy. It all starts when Shannon (Driver), a nurse at a London emergency room, and Frances (McCormack), a struggling American actress, overhear bank robbers on a radio scanner making off with a fortune. They make contact and demand a cut at the loot. But when the stubborn felons refuse to hand over a penny and threaten their lives in return, the girls decide to raise the stakes and give the thugs a run for their money. Packed with daring heists, double-crossings and high-speed hilarity, High Heels and Low Lifes is the most fun you can have this side of the law. Funnyman Mel Smith (Radioland Murders, Bean) directed this hilarious action-comedy co-starring Michael Gambon (Gosford Park), Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), Mark Williams (Harry Potter franchise) and Danny Dyer (The Football Factory). Screenplay by Kim Fuller (Spice World and Tracey Takes On…) from a story by Fuller and Georgia Pritchett (TV’s Veep).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by screenwriter Kim Fuller and voice actor Lewis Macleod | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio | KLSC Trailers

I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle (1990) (Special Edition)

Brand New 4K Restoration
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 23, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Dirk Campbell
Starring: Neil Morrissey, Anthony Daniels, Burt Kwouk, Michael Elphick, Amanda Noar, George Rossi

Horror / 101 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: When a Satanist biker is killed by a gang of Hells Angels, an evil spirit he was summoning possesses his old Norton Commando motorcycle. So, when unsuspecting local courier Nick “Noddy” Oddie (Neil Morrissey, TV’s Men Behaving Badly) becomes the bike’s new owner, little does he know that it runs on blood and has a habit for killing Hells Angels and anyone else who gets in its way. Veteran British TV director Dirk Campbell (In the Night Garden…) made his feature film directorial debut with this cult classic which co-stars Michael Elphick (The Element of Crime), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO of the Star Wars franchise) and Burt Kwouk (Cato Fong of The Pink Panther films).

Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Dirk Campbell, Writers John Wolskel & Mycal Miller and Actor Alan Frank | Vampire’s Lair – Featurette | We Made a Vampire Motorcycle – Documentary | Where Are They Now – Featurette | Reversible Art | Theatrical Trailer in HD

D.O.A. (1988) (Special Edition)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 30, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Director: Annabel Jankel, Rocky Morton
Starring: Dennis Quaid, Meg Ryan, Charlotte Rampling, Daniel Stern, Jane Kaczmarek, Robin Johnson, Brion James, John Hawkes, Robert Knepper, Jack Kehoe, Elizabeth Arlen

Thriller / 96 min / R / Color

Synopsis: Time is running out for Dexter Cornell (Dennis Quaid, The Big Easy, Far from Heaven). He has just 24 hours to find out who poisoned him… and why. In his bizarre and deadly search, everyone has a secret. Everyone is a suspect. Even the woman (Meg Ryan, Sleepless in Seattle) who loves him. Directed by Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel, creators of superstar “Max Headroom,” D.O.A. pulsates with explosive action and sizzling performances by Quaid and Ryan, two people who find themselves suddenly living on the edge. It’s a night on the run, filled with fear, danger… and passion. The stellar cast features Charlotte Rampling (Farewell, My Lovely), Daniel Stern (Celtic Pride), Jane Kaczmarek (TV’s Malcolm in the Middle), Robin Johnson (Times Square), Brion James (Blade Runner), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone), Robert Knepper (TV’s Twin Peaks), Jack Kehoe (Serpico) and Elizabeth Arlen (The First Power).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by co-director Annabel Jankel | Audio Commentary by co-director Rocky Morton | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio | Theatrical Trailer

The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre (1964) (Special Edition)
BRAND NEW RESTORATION IN 2K!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 30, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Joseph Stefano, Robert Stevens

Starring: Martin Landau, Diane Baker, Judith Anderson, Nellie Burt, Tom Simcox, Leonard Stone

Horror / 80 min / NR / B&W

Synopsis: Legendary writer and producer Joseph Stefano (Psycho and TV’s The Outer Limits) and star Martin Landau (TV’s Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999) originally shot this controversial cult classic as a pilot for a potential TV series called The Haunted, a new show similar in concept to The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, but with much more focus on horror. The pilot was not picked up, so after adding some additional scenes, The Haunted became The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre. Robert Stevens (TV’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone) started directing the pilot, but became very ill and was replaced by producer Stefano. Terrified of being buried alive, a young woman installs a phone in her crypt. A few days after her untimely death, the phone suddenly rings and paranormal investigator Nelson Orion (Landau) is brought in to probe the case. Stunningly shot in black-and-white by renowned cinematographers William A. Fraker (Rosemary’s Baby) and Conrad L. Hall (In Cold Blood). The stellar cast includes Diane Baker (Mirage) and Judith Anderson (Rebecca).

Special Features: Brand New 2K Restoration | Includes THE HAUNTED (Alternate Cut) | Audio Commentary for THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE by Film Historian David J. Schow | Audio Commentary for THE HAUNTED by Film Historian Eric Grayson

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