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Sep 172018
 

Kino Lorber Announces its October 2018 Home Video Releases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Heard the Owl Call My Name (1973 TV Movie) (Scorpion Releasing)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 90 min / NR / Color

Director: Tom Courtney
Starring: Dean Jagger, Paul Stanley, Marianne Jones, George Clutesi, Keith Pepper, Margaret Alteo

Synopsis: Golden Globe Award-winner Tom Courtenay (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The Dresser, Billy Liar) portrays Father Mark Brian, a young Anglican priest sent by his bishop (Academy Award winner Dean Jagger, Twelve O’Clock High, Alligator, Game of Death) to live among the proud Indians of the Northwest. The beauty, simplicity and fundamental truths of human existence in this primitive locale provide a backdrop for Brian’s rediscovery of life, love, courage and dignity. Courtenay delivers on of the finest performances of his illustrious career in this raw and passionate tale based on Margaret Craven’s stunning bestseller. Directed by Daryl Duke (The Silent Partner, Payday).

The Wiggles: Nursery Rhymes

DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
DVD SRP: $14.95

Director: Anthony Field
Starring: Anthony Field, Lachy Gillespie, Simon Pryce, Emma Watkins

Children / 71 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: We hope you enjoy this collection of nursery rhymes that Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony have selected, arranged and performed for you. Families all around the world have sung nursery rhymes to each other for many generations! Nearly everybody has a favorite nursery rhyme from when they were children. Simon tells us his favorite was, and still is, “The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe”, Emma can’t go past “Three Little Kittens”, Lachy loves “Wheels on the Bus”, while Anthony’s favorite is “Old MacDonald Had a Farm”. Children learn best through play and we hope The Wiggles Nursery Rhymes will encourage children to sing, dance, play and tell stories inspired by these great renditions.

Special Features: Photo gallery | Cinder Emma! A 26 minute live performance

The Doctor from India (Zeitgeist Films)
DVD Street Date: October 2, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Jeremy Frindel
Starring: Vasant Lad, Deepak Chopra

Documentary / 89 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: The Doctor from India is a meditative and immersive portrait of the life and work of Dr. Vasant Lad, the holistic health pioneer who first brought the ancient medical practice of Ayurveda from India to the West in the late 1970s. Integrating his gifts as both a healer and a mystic, Dr. Lad has dedicated his life to sharing what is considered the oldest healthcare system on earth in the complex medical landscape of the United States. This is the beautiful and inspiring story of a man who has for decades been quietly at the center of a revolutionary movement to change the way we care for our bodies and our spirits. The Doctor from India is beautifully directed by Jeremy Frindel (One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das) and features interviews with Deepak Chopra, Robert Svoboda, David Frawley, and Claudia Welch.

Special Features: Photo gallery | Cinder Emma! A 26 minute live performance

Cut and Run (Special Edition) (Code Red)

Blu-ray Street Date: October 16, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: Ruggero Deodato
Starring: Lisa Blount, Richard Lynch, Leonard Mann, Karen Black, Michael Berryman, Eriq La Salle, Willie Aames, Richard Bright, Gabriele Tinti

Horror / 185 min / R/NR / Color

Synopsis: Relentless action and unflinching horror await in the Amazon in this cult classic from filmmaker Ruggero Deodato (Cannibal Holocaust). An ambitious television reporter and her cameraman investigate a series of grisly murders as well as the disappearance of their bosses’ son. But when they trace both stories to the depths of the jungle, they discover he is the prisoner of a drug cartel led by renegade Colonel and his army of sadistic natives. Now their big scoop has become a nightmare of sudden violence where the ultimate assignment is to survive. The stellar cast includes Lisa Blount, Leonard Mann, Willie Aames, Richard Lynch, Eric La Salle, Gabriele Tinti, Michael Berryman and Karen Black.

Special Features: BRAND NEW 2K SCAN OF THE ORIGINAL U.S. INTERPOSITIVE | Includes both 86-minute R-rated U.S. cut and the 89-minute Unrated cut | New Interviews with stars Leonard Mann, Willie Aames and John Steiner | New Interview with Director Ruggero Deodato | Theatrical Trailer

Lady Ice (1973) (Scorpion Releasing)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 23, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Tom Gries
Starring: Donald Sutherland, Jennifer O’Neill, Robert Duvall, Patrick Magee, Eric Braeden, Jon Cypher, Perry Lopez, Buffy Dee

Thriller / 93 min / PG / Color

Synopsis: In this sleek thriller set in the Windy City, detective Andy Hammon (Donald Sutherland, Klute, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Don’t Look Now) collaborates with an insurance company to investigate a theft of diamonds… worth $3 million! Enter the lovely (and very affluent) Paula Booth (Jennifer O’Neill, Summer of ’42, Scanners, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud) and her father, Paul Booth (Patrick Magee, A Clockwork Orange), who deals in stolen goods. Although daughter and father are key suspects in the diamond caper, Andy is torn between capturing the criminals or being captivated himself by a beautiful jewel thief. Academy Award winner Robert Duvall (Apocalypse Now, The Godfather, Killer Elite), co-stars in this exciting thriller, also starring Eric Braeden (Colossus: The Forbin Project, 100 Rifles, Escape from Planet of the Apes) and Jon Cypher (The Food of the Gods, Kingfish Caper). Now presented in HD and widescreen for the very first time.

Special Features: New Interview with Composer Perry Botkin | Trailers

You Never Know Women (1926) (Kino Classics)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 23, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: William Wellman
Starring: Florence Vidor, Clive Brook, Lowell Sherman, El Brendel, Roy Stewart, Sidney Bracey

Silent / 71 min / NR / B&W

Synopsis: Brand new HD master from a 4K of the 35mm Nitrate Tinted Print and 35mm Safety Dupe Negative by Paramount Pictures Archives. You Never Know Women is a thrilling romance that constructs a combustible love triangle between a Russian dancer, a handsome escape artist, and a wealthy broker. Vera Janova (Florence Vidor) is on her way to star in a Russian vaudeville revue when a falling girder nearly kills her. A construction worker saves her life, but before she wakes up the conniving Eugene Foster (Lowell Sherman) takes Vera into his arms, pretending to be the one who rescued her. Susceptible to Eugene’s oily charms, Vera begins ignoring Ivan Norodin (Clive Brook), a Houdini-like master of illusion who had loved her his whole life. Racked with jealousy, Norodin plans the ultimate illusion, one that could change their lives forever. Filmed with knockabout energy by the great director William A. Wellman (The Ox-Bow Incident), You Never Know Women is a silent era gem.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by William Wellman, Jr. | Booklet essay by filmmaker, critic and archivist Gina Telaroli | Music composed and performed by Donald Sosin

Old Ironsides (1926) (Kino Classics)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 30, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: James Cruze
Starring: Wallace Beery, Esther Ralston, George Bancroft, Charles Farrell, Charles Hill Mailes, Johnnie Walker

Silent / 114 min / NR / B&W

Synopsis: Newly Remastered in HD from a 2K scan from 35mm film elements preserved by the Library of Congress. Old Ironsides is a grand adventure on the high seas directed with flair by James Cruze (The Covered Wagon). It is 1798, and the young U.S. government is desperate to drive the Barbary pirates out of the Mediterranean, so they build and launch the USS Constitution into the fight. A farm boy (Charles Farrell) wants to join the battle, but a hard-living and fast-talking boatswain (Wallace Beery) liquors the boy up until he boards the merchant ship Esther. It doesn’t hurt that the ship owner’s pretty daughter (Esther Ralston) will also be on board. This ragtag group embarks on a thrillingly unexpected journey that lands them in the middle of the pirate war, with little hope of escape. Though praised by critics upon its release as “a glorious story of a glorious achievement” (Photoplay),  it sunk at the box office. But in this new restoration provided by the Library of Congress, it is time to view the film anew as a thrilling and technically astonishing achievement.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan | Booklet Essay by Film Historian Peter Labuza | Featuring the New York premiere score by J.S. Zamecnik and Hugo Riesenfield, adapted for piano by Rodney Sauer

Hallelujah The Hills (1963) (Kino Classics)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 30, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Adolfas Mekas
Starring: Peter Beard, Sheila Finn, Martin Greenbaum

Comedy / 81 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: An irreverent burst of anarchic energy that wowed attendees of the 1963 New York Film Festival, Hallelujah the Hills is a landmark film of the New American Cinema, presented here in a new 2K restoration. Directed with improvisatorial flair by Adolfas Mekas, a co-founder of Film Culture magazine with his brother Jonas (Walden), Hallelujah the Hills follows two wildly impulsive young men who are in love with the same woman (played by two different actresses). A slapstick love letter to cinema, this fiercely independent wonder laid the groundwork for all the free-spirited filmmakers to follow.

Special Features: Booklet essay by film historian John Pruitt | Hallelujah the Villa (2006), an interview with Adolfas Mekas (27 minutes) | The First New York Film Festival (1963), a roundtable discussion with Adolfas Mekas, Joseph Losey, Richard Roud, and Amos Vogel

Custody (Kino Lorber)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 30, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Xavier Legrand
Starring: Léa Drucker, Denis Ménochet, Thomas Gioria

Drama / 93 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center of Custody, a domestic thriller that will keep audiences guessing and leave them with their hearts in their throats. Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam (Léa Drucker) is seeking sole custody of their son Julien (Thomas Gioria) to protect him from a father he claims is violent. Antoine (Denis Ménochet) pleads his case as a scorned dad whose children have been turned against him by their vindictive mother. Unsure who is telling the truth, the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.

Special Features: Interview with director Xavier Legrand | Making-of Documentary | Trailer | Just Before Losing Everything (2013), Academy Award®-nominated short film directed by Xavier Legrand

Love, Cecil (Zeitgeist Films)
DVD Street Date: October 30, 2018
DVD SRP: $29.95

Director: Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Starring: Rupert Everett, David Bailey, Manolo Blahnik

Documentary / 98 min / NR / Color

Synopsis: Cecil Beaton was a dazzling chronicler of his time. A photographer, writer, painter, and Oscar®-winning set and costume designer who captured both the front lines of war and the Queen’s official portrait, Beaton embodied the cultural and political changes of the twentieth century. In Love, Cecil, director Lisa Immordino Vreeland (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict) blends archival footage and photographs with voice-over of Beaton’s famed diaries to capture his legacy as a complex and unique creative force. Dynamic and lyrical, Love, Cecil is an examination of Beaton’s singular sense of the visual, which dictated a style that set standards of creativity that continue to resonate and inspire today. Narrated by Rupert Everett.

Special Features: Two Hours of Deleted Scenes with David Hockney, Leslie Caron, Manolo Blahnik and many more | Trailers

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