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Monday, July 21, 2014

Kino Lorber Announces the Blu-ray and DVD Releases of Breakheart Pass, Mr. Majestyk, The Children's Hour, The Unforgiven, What's New Pussycat?, Cast a Giant Shadow and On The Beach

Kino Lorber is proud to announce the release of seven more highly sought-after films making their Blu-ray debut in splendid HD transfers from Kino Lorber Studio Classics in August: Breakheart Pass, Mr. Majestyk, The Children's Hour, The Unforgiven, What's New Pussycat?, Cast a Giant Shadow and On The Beach. With a selection of films encompassing thrilling action movies, to unforgettable dramas and uproarious comedy, these classics showcase some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Audrey Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Gregory Peck, and many more, in some of their most famous roles.

Kino Lorber Announces
the Blu-ray and DVD Releases of

BREAKHEART PASS,MR. MAJESTYK,
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR,THE UNFORGIVEN,
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?,CAST A GIANT SHADOW and ON THE BEACH
Seven More Sought-After Classic Films Making their Blu-ray Debut in Splendid HD Transfers from Kino Lorber Studio Classics in August


Each release will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, with individual SRPs of $29.95 for the Blu-ray edition and $19.95 for the DVD edition.

BREAKHEART PASS and MR. MAJESTYK both star Charles Bronson and street on August 12th. Also streeting on August 12th are William Wyler'sTHE CHILDREN'S HOUR, starring Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine, andTHE UNFORGIVEN, starring Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn.

Streeting on August 26th is the classic comedy WHAT'S NEW, PUSSYCAT?, starring Peter O'Toole, Peter Sellers, and Woody Allen (making his acting and screenwriting debut here). The acclaimed dramas CAST A GIANT SHADOW, starring Kirk Douglas, and Stanley Kramer's ON THE BEACH, starring Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire and Anthony Perkins, will also street on August 26th. 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics launched this month with the inaugural releases of eight classic films making their Blu-ray debuts, including Witness for the Prosecution, The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, Sabata, Paris Blues, Separate Tables, The Scalphunters, Duel at Diablo and Marty. Kino Lorber will continue to make more classic films available for the first time in high-quality Blu-ray editions that will be a welcome addition to any collector's home video library, both for long-time fans revisiting these timeless films, and for new audiences discovering them for the first time. 

BREAKHEART PASS

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 12, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1975 Color 95 Minutes Anamorphic (1.85:1) Rated PG
Charles Bronson (Mr. Majestyk) is at his dynamic, heroic best in this suspenseful, action-packed mystery/western based on the best-selling novel by Alistair MacLean (Where Eagles Dare). With a powerful cast that includes Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show), Richard Crenna (First Blood), Jill Ireland (Breakout), Charles Durning (Tootsie) and Ed Lauter (The Longest Yard). Breakheart Passthrows open the throttle for runaway excitement! At the height of the frontier era, a locomotive races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote Army post. But one by one, the passengers are being murdered! Their only hope is John Deakin (Bronson), a mysterious prisoner-in-transit who must fight for his life - and the lives of everyone on the train - as he uncovers a deadly secret that explodes in a torrent of shocking revelations, explosive brawls and blazing gun battles. Directed by Tom Gries (Will Penny).
MR. MAJESTYK 
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 12, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1974 Color 103 Minutes Anamorphic (1.85:1) Rated PG
Cinema's most rugged tough guy, Charles Bronson (Breakheart Pass), threads his uncompromising coolness through a tight weave of car chases, shootouts and bare-knuckle brawling in this gritty, "forceful action film" (L.A. Herald Examiner)! Bronson stars as Majestyk, an ex-con and Vietnam vet whose efforts to run a farm are thwarted by narrow-minded locals and corrupt cops. But when a Mafia hitman (Al Lettieri, The Getaway) destroys Majestyk's crop, the farmer's fuse is finally blown. With his rifle in hand and his girlfriend (Linda Cristal) at the wheel, he goes after the syndicate assassin. And from high-speed back-road chases to an explosive backwoods confrontation between mobster and maverick as they stalk each other: two-of-a-kind antagonists to the death. Directed by legendary director Richard Fleischer (Compulsion) and written by the great Elmore Leonard (Out of Sight). The wonderful supporting cast includes Linda Cristal, Lee Purcell, Paul Koslo and Taylor Lacher.

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 12, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1961 B&W 107 Minutes Anamorphic (1.66:1) NR
A child's lie has life-shattering consequences in this daring adaptation of Lillian Hellman's celebrated play. Screen legends Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine and James Garner star in this landmark film that is "one of the most finely wrought dramas in the history of the screen" (Motion Picture Herald). Karen (Hepburn) and Martha (MacLaine) are the headmistresses of an exclusive school for girls. When they discipline a malicious little girl, the vindictive child twists an overheard comment into slander and accuses her teachers of questionable behavior. Soon the scandalous gossip engulfs the school's community, with repercussions that are swift, crushing... and tragic. Produced and Directed by William Wyler (Ben-Hur) and co-starring Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter and Veronica Cartwright. Nominated for 5 Academy Awards® including Best Supporting Actress (Bainter).
THE UNFORGIVEN 
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 12, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1960 Color 125 Minutes Anamorphic (2.35:1) NR
Indian by birth, but secretly adopted by whites, Rachel Zachary (Audrey Hepburn) soon becomes the target of lawless racism and brutality when her true identity is revealed. The Indians want her back, the local whites want her dead, and her only hope for survival is a man (Burt Lancaster) who must face the most terrifying fight of his life-to save the woman he loves! Legendary director John Huston (The Misfits) is "at the top of his form" (Time) with this "powerful, exciting" (The Film Daily) tale of forbidden love set against America's most rugged and ruthless frontier. Co-starring Lillian Gish, Audie Murphy, John Saxon and Charles Bickford. Featuring a script by Ben Maddow (The Asphalt Jungle), The Unforgiven is a "tough, Texas saga filled with pride, prejudice and passion" (Video Movie Guide)!
WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? 
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 26, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1965 Color 108 Minutes Anamorphic (1.66:1) NR
It's tough being the cat's meow! A "zany blend of slapstick gags and madcap comedy" (Cue), this "hilarious" (Motion Picture Herald) romp, starring Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole and Woody Allen in his acting and screenwriting debut, is the "wildest, wackiest" (Boxoffice) film to emerge from the swingin' '60s. Michael (O'Toole) is a mademoiselle magnet. His demented psychiatrist (Sellers) and sex-starved friend (Allen) would kill for this problem, but his would-be fiancé (Romy Schneider) might just kill him. Undergoing therapy, Michael tries to reform, but it won't be easy with sex kittens like Ursula Andress, Paula Prentiss and Capucine on his tail! Wonderfully directed by Clive Donner (The Nude Bomb) and featuring the hit title song written by Burt Bacharach and performed by Tom Jones and featuring other Bacharach hits performed by Dionne Warwick and Manfred Mann.

CAST A GIANT SHADOW

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 26, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1966 Color 146 Minutes Anamorphic (2.35:1) NR
Part fact, part fiction, Cast a Giant Shadow powerfully dramatizes Israel's heroic 1947-48 struggle for independence. Both realistic war story and passionate romance, it features an all-star cast including Kirk Douglas, Senta Berger and Angie Dickinson, as well as Yul Brynner, John Wayne and Frank Sinatra in notable supporting roles. After a brilliant career in the U.S. army, WWII hero and Jewish American Mickey Marcus (Douglas) is called to the new state of Israel to build an army capable of withstanding its Arab foes. Against the wishes of his wife (Dickinson), Mickey makes the journey and begins transforming a ragtag underground army into a first-class fighting machine. But as the threat of war looms, Mickey must also confront his growing attraction to beautiful activist Magda Simon (Berger). Directed by Melville Shavelson (The Five Pennies).
ON THE BEACH 
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 26, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1959 B&W 134 Minutes Anamorphic (1.66:1) NR
The war is over. Nobody won. Only the inhabitants of Australia and the men of the U.S, submarine Sawfish have escaped the nuclear destruction and radiation. Captain Dwight Towers (Gregory Peck) takes the Sawfish on a mission to see if an approaching radiation cloud has weakened, but returns with grim news: the cloud is lethal. With the days and hours dwindling, each person confronts the grim situation in his or her own way. One (Fred Astaire) realizes a lifetime Grand Prix ambition; another (Ava Gardner) reaches out for a chance at love. The final chapter of human history is coming to a close... From acclaimed director Stanley Kramer (Judgment at Nuremberg) and screenwriter John Paxton (Crossfire), comes this spectacular movie landmark - a film masterpiece with a message that will resonate as long as the world has the power to self-destruct at its own fingertips. Co-starring Anthony Perkins and Donna Anderson.

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