Friday, June 5, 2015

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its 16 Home Video Releases for July

Kino Lorber is proud to announce its July home video releases on its Kino Lorber Studio Classics label, with a star-studded lineup of 16 Hollywood hits coming to Blu-ray, showcasing such stars as Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Isaac Hayes, Tommy Lee Jones, Jeff Bridges, Mel Brooks, James Belushi, John Ritter, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Anthony Edwards, Melanie Griffith, and more. 

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its July Home Video Releases
16 Hollywood Classics including The Crimson Cult with Boris Karloff 
and Christopher Lee, the AIP American version of Mario Bava's Black Sabbath
the Vincent Price cult classics Madhouse and House of 1,000 Dolls,
Steve De Jarnatt's sci-fi hits Miracle Mile and Cherry 2000
Mel Brooks' Life Stinks, and more, to become available on Blu-ray 
from Kino Lorber Studio Classics in July

NEW YORK, NY - June 5, 2015- Streeting on July 7th are the cult classics The Crimson Cult, with genre icons Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee, and Deranged, based on the real-life murders of serial killer Ed Gein; the hard-hitting crime drama Truck Turner (also available on DVD) starring Isaac Hayes; and the action-packed thriller Report to the Commissioner, starring Michael Moriarty.

The star-studded action hit Blown Away (also available on DVD), starring Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Lloyd Bridges and Forest Whitaker, streets on July 14th, along with the crime drama Rush starring Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Sam Elliott, and the comedies Life Stinks, starring Mel Brooks, and Real Men, starring James Belushi and John Ritter.

The horror classics Madhouse (also available on DVD), with Vincent Price and Peter Cushing, the AIP American release version of Mario Bava's Black Sabbath, starring Boris Karloff, and House of 1,000 Dolls, starring Vincent Price, all street on July 21, along with the dramatic Western sagaMonte Walsh, with Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau and Jack Palance.

Streeting July 28th are the crime drama Prime Cut, starring Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, and Sissy Spacek, the sci-fi war film Zone Troopers starring Tim Thomerson and Timothy Van Patten, and two films by director Steve De Jarnatt: the apocalyptic cult classic Miracle Mile (newly remastered in HD, also available on DVD) starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham, and the futuristic sci-fi adventure Cherry 2000, starring Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, and Ben Johnson. 


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 9, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 7, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329160425

1968/UK/English/Horror/87 mins/R/Color/1.85:1

Director: Vernon Sewell

Starring: Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, Barbara Steele, Michael Gough

Synopsis: When his brother disappears, Robert Manning (Mark Eden) pays a visit to the remote country house he was last heard from. While his host Squire Morley (Christopher Lee, The Oblong Box) is welcoming, Manning detects a feeling of menace in the air with the legend of Lavinia (Barbara Steele, Black Sunday), the Black Witch of Greymarsh, hanging over everything. Will the village`s renowned expert on witchcraft, Professor John Marsh (Boris Karloff, Black Sabbath), be able to shed light on the wicked going-ons at The Craxted Lodge? Vernon Sewell (Ghost Ship) directs this nightmarish horror classic based on H.P. Lovecraft's 'Dream in the Witch House'.

Special Features: 

Audio Commentary by David Del Valle and Barbara Steele

In Conversation with Christopher Lee

Interview with Composer Kendall Schmidt

US and UK Trailers


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 9, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 7, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329163822

1975/USA/English/Horror/82 mins/Unrated/Color/1.85:1

Director: Alan Ormsby, Jeff Gillen

Starring: Roberts Blossom, Cosette Lee, Leslie Carlson

Synopsis: The Confessions of a Necrophile! Ezra's good at making friends... into home furnishings! Based on the terrifying true story of Ed Gein, that inspired Psycho, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The Silence of the Lambs, this hauntingly scary film chronicles the grisly exploits of a rural necrophiliac and murderer! Brace yourself for a classic horror story that's guaranteed to make you bite your nails... because if you don't, Ezra will! Screenwriter Alan Ormsby (Cat People) wrote and co-directed this spine-tingling horror film that will make your skin crawl with actor Jeff Gillen (A Christmas Story). Starring Roberts Blossom (Home Alone) as Ezra Cobb and Cosette Lee as Ma Cobb.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Writer and Director Alan Ormsby

Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith

Interview with Producer Tom Karr

Original Theatrical Trailer 


Blu-ray & DVD Prebook Date: June 9, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: July 7, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329168827

DVD UPC: 738329168728

1974/USA/English/Action/91 mins/R/Color/1.85:1

Director: Jonathan Kaplan

Starring: Isaac Hayes, Yapher Kotto, Nichelle Nicols, Scatman Crothers, Dick Miller

Synopsis: The great Isaac Hayes (I'm Gonna Git You Sucka) stars in this powerful, pull-out-the-stops crime thriller from director Jonathan Kaplan (White Line Fever). It's a gritty, action-packed tale of the streets, pulsating with ultra-smooth soul, high-octane energy and nonstop suspense. Truck Turner (Hayes) is a football star-turned-bounty hunter who's tracking a sadistic pimp on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Armed with his brute strength and ace cool partner, Truck closes in on his mark. But a tragic accident soon changes all the rules, and suddenly the hunter finds himself being hunted by the city's deadliest hired killers! Truck strikes back in a series of wild car chases, shootouts and bone-crunching fistfights. The stellar supporting cast includes Yaphet Kotto (Across 110th Street), Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura ofStar Trek), Dick Miller (Gremlins) and Scatman Crothers (The Shining). Original songs and music score by Isaac Hayes.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Jonathan Kaplan
"Trailers From Hell" with Ernest Dickerson
Q&A at The New Beverly Cinema with Jonathan Kaplan, Stunt Man Bob Minor - Hosted by Joe Dante
Original Theatrical Trailer
Radio Spot


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 9, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 7, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329171421

1975/USA/English/Crime Drama/112 mins/R/Color/1.85:1

Director: Milton Katselas

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Yaphet Kotto, Susan Blakely, William Devane, Richard Gere

Synopsis: This taut, action-loaded thriller set in New York City stars Michael Moriarty (Q: The Winged Serpent) as a naive rookie cop whose youthful idealism thrusts him into an interdepartmental power play leading to the death of another young officer, who's deep undercover work has led her to move in with a handsome drug czar (Tony King, Bucktown). Yaphet Kotto (Across 110th Street) is unforgettable as "Crunch" Blackstone, Moriarty's hardboiled partner. Cult filmmaker Milton Katselas (When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder?) directed this realistic police drama, shot on location in the gritty streets of 1970s Manhattan and featuring an incredible cast of stars and future stars that includes Susan Blakely, Hector Elizondo, William Devane, Richard Gere, Vic Tayback and Bob Balaban.


Blu-ray & DVD Prebook Date: June 16, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: July 14, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329170622

DVD UPC: 738329170523

1994/USA/English/English subtitles/Action/121 mins/R/Color/2.35:1

Director: Stephen Hopkins

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Suzy Amis, Lloyd Bridges, Forest Whitaker

Synopsis: The fuse has been lit! Screen legends Jeff Bridges (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot) and Tommy Lee Jones (The Package) light a fuse under this action-packed tension-filled, edge-of-the-seat thriller that will hold you hostage for 120 electrifying minutes. Fueled with dynamic support by Lloyd Bridges (Hot Shots), Forest Whitaker (Species) and Suzy Amis (The Usual Suspects), Blown Away is the action film you don't want to miss... when an explosion jolts Boston, bomb squad expert Jimmy Dove (Bridges) is thrust into the most harrowing work of his career. Evidence points to a bomber more dangerous and skilled than any he's ever faced - except one. The possibility that the terrorist is his former mentor (Jones) increases the stakes - and as his friends and family are unsuspectingly drawn into the action, Jimmy is forced to face not only his bitter enemy... but also his haunting past. Stylish and suspenseful direction by Stephen Hopkins, the director of The Ghost and the Darkness andPredator 2.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Hopkins

The Making of Blown Away: A Day in the Life of the Bomb Squad

"Take Me Home" Music Video
Original Theatrical Trailer


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 16, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 14, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329170424

1991/USA/English/English subtitles/Thriller/120 mins/R/Color/1.85:1

Director: Lili Fini Zanuck

Starring: Jason Patric, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sam Elliott, Gregg Allman, William Sadler

Synopsis: What happens when two cops stop loving their job.... and start living it? This emotionally riveting, powerful and unsparing film exposes the plight of two narcotics officers who cross the line... and become enmeshed in the dangerous but intoxicating underbelly of the drug world. Jason Patric (Solarbabies) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (Heart of Midnight) give rich, full-blooded performances as undercover officers Jim Raynor and Kristen Cates, partners who become lovers and addicts as they infiltrate the local drug scene in order to bring down a suspected drug lord. But as their relationship intensifies and their drug use turns to abuse, the fine line between the good guys and the bad guys becomes as blurry as their drug-induced vision. Lili Fini Zanuck makes her directorial debut in this gut-wrenching thriller featuring songs by rock icon Eric Clapton and a stellar supporting cast that includes Sam Elliott (Road House), Max Perlich (Drugstore Cowboy) and Rock legend Gregg Allman as a vicious drug dealer.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Director Lili F. Zanuck


"Tears in Heaven" Music Video
Original Theatrical Trailer


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 16, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 14, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329164621

1991/USA/English/English subtitles/Comedy/92 mins/PG-13/Color/1.85:1

Director: Mel Brooks

Starring: Mel Brooks, Lesley Ann Warren, Jeffrey Tambor, Stuart Pankin, Rudy De Luca

Synopsis: From fortune 500... to fortune's fool! Acclaimed actor/writer/director and comedy legend, Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein) takes his hilarious brand of comic lunacy to the streets-literally-with this warmhearted comedy about a rich man who wins back his humanity... by losing everything else he's got! Multi-billionaire Goddard Bold (Brooks) has just made a deal that will change his life. In order to win the right to build over a ghetto, Bolt must survive on its impoverished streets penniless for 30 days. But when this well-to-do man discovers what its like to do without, it'll take the charity of a feisty bag lady (Leslie Ann Warren, Cop) and a newly found appreciation for the best things in life to show him the true meaning of being "filthy rich". The hilarious cast includes comedy greats Jeffrey Tambor (TV's Arrested Development), Stuart Pankin (Arachnophobia), Howard Morris (High Anxiety), Rudy De Luca (Silent Movie) and Billy Barty (Foul Play).

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Mel Brooks, Rudy De Luca and Steve Haberman

"Does Life Really Stink?" - Featurette
Original Theatrical Trailer


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 16, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 14, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329164829

1987/USA/English/Comedy/85 mins/PG-13/Color/1.85:1

Director: Dennis Feldman

Starring: James Belushi, John Ritter, Barbara Barrie

Synopsis: James Belushi (Red Heat) and John Ritter (TV's Three's Company) push the comic envelope in this genuinely off-the-wall comedy about an improbable mission between the CIA, the KGB, and of course, visitors from another planet! The fate of the entire world lies in the hands of a brilliant, charming cad of a secret agent named Nick Pirandello (Belushi), who has to barter for global salvation with aliens seeking a highly secret glass... of water! Dire circumstances force Nick to recruit naive, insecure insurance agent Bob Wilson (Ritter) as his partner, making his precarious predicament downright preposterous, as their insane mission becomes not only extra dangerous, but also entirely extraterrestrial. Writer Dennis Feldman (The Golden Child) made his directorial debut.


Blu-ray & DVD Prebook Date: June 23, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: July 21, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329165024

DVD UPC: 738329164928

1974/USA-UK/English/Horror/89 mins/PG/Color/1.85:1

Director: Jim Clark

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri

Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD!Masters of macabre Vincent Price (Tales of Terror), Peter Cushing (The Creeping Flesh) and Robert Quarry (Count Yorga, Vampire) give terrifying performances to die for in this diverting little chiller. When horror star Paul Toombes' fiancĂ© is brutally killed, he loses more than this job... he also loses his mind. But twelve years after suffering a nervous breakdown, the washed-up horror legend (Price) agrees to do a TV-series based on his old screen creation, the monstrous "Dr. Death". Soon the cast and crew of the series begin dying in ways similar to the deaths the characters suffered in the actor's old movies. Editor Jim Clark (Marathon Man) directed this top-notch horror classic based on the novel by Angus Hall (Qualthrough). 

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle

Brand New Featurette

Original Theatrical Trailer


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 23, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 21, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329176327

1964/Italy-UK-France/English/Horror/92 mins/NR/Color/1.85:1

Director: Mario Bava

Starring: Boris Karloff, Michele Mercier, Mark Damon, Lidia Alfonsi

Synopsis: One of the great horror anthology films of all time, and Mario Bava's personal favorite of his works, Black Sabbath solidified the director's reputation as Europe's maestro of the macabre. In The Telephone... a woman is haunted by menacing phone calls from a former lover. The Wurdulak stars Boris Karloff (The Crimson Cult) as a vampire hunter whose family is stalked by the wandering spirit of an undead ghoul. A Drop Of Water involves a nurse who steals a ring from a corpse - not realizing the curse that is carried with it. This is the AIP English language version of the Mario Bava (The Evil Eye) horror classic, featuring an international cast that includes Michèle Mercier (Angelique) and Mark Damon (Johnny Oro).

Special Features:

New Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 23, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 21, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329163624

1967/Spain-West Germany/English/Thriller/96 mins/NR/Color/2.35:1

Director: Jeremy Summers

Starring: Vincent Price, Martha Hyer, George Nader, Maria Rohm

Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD! Two professional illusionists Felix Manderville (Vincent Price, Madhouse) and his wife Rebecca (Martha Hyer, Houseboat) help abduct unsuspecting female victims with their magic tricks for an international ring of white slave traders. While vacationing in Tangiers, American businessman (George Nader, The Million Eyes of Su-Muru) and his wife (Anne Smyrner, Reptilicus) are drawn into a kidnapping plot when their friend (Maria Rohm, Count Dracula) becomes the underground ring's latest victim. Running against time, they only have a couple of days to find her before she's gone for good. Harry Alan Towers (The Mangler) under his usual pseudonym Peter Welbeck wrote the screenplay for this top-notch thriller directed by Jeremy Summers (The Vengeance of Fu Manchu). 

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Film Historian David Del Valle and Filmmaker David DeCoteau
Trailers for Madhouse, Tales of Terror, and More Dead Than Alive


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 23, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 21, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329176624

1970/USA/English/Western/106 mins/PG-13/Color/2.35:1

Director: William A. Fraker

Starring: Lee Marvin, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Palance, Mitchell Ryan, Bo Hopkins

Synopsis: Screen legends Lee Marvin (Prime Cut), Jack Palance (Ten Seconds to Hell) and Jeanne Moreau (Viva Maria!) star in this gripping saga that covers the tumultuous final days of the Old West. Facing a changing landscape where barbed wire and railways replace the freedom of the open range, Monte Walsh (Marvin) and his fellow cowboys consider new work opportunities, toy with the idea of "settling down," and draw their pistols for one last showdown. Forty years after its original theatrical debut, the unbridled spirit of the American frontier rides again. Cinematographer William A. Fraker (A Reflection of Fear) wonderfully directs this realistic western featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Mitchell Ryan, Jim Davis, G.D. Spradlin, Michael Conrad and Bo Hopkins.


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 30, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 28, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329176723

1972/USA/English/Action/88 mins/R/Color/2.35:1

Director: Michael Ritchie

Starring: Lee Marvin, Gene Hackman, Sissy Spacek, Gregory Walcott, Angel Tompkins

Synopsis: Hollywood legends Lee Marvin (Monte Walsh) and Gene Hackman (The Package) square off in one of the most explosive screen confrontations ever. Marvin is an underworld enforcer sent to Kansas City to collect money from Hackman, a mysterious mobster who has no intention of paying up. A meat packing plant fronts for Hackman's real business dealings: drugs and prostitution. Before it ends, hoods will be ground into sausages and beautiful women will be sold like cattle. Michael Ritchie's breakneck direction propels the action along with the speed of bullets. From a shoot-out at a country fair to the final cataclysmic showdown, Prime Cut is prime excitement! Punctuated with ruthless performances by Marvin and Hackman, and featuring the in-the-flesh screen debut of acting great Sissy Spacek (Carrie), this gangster movie hits hard and cuts deep.


Blu-ray & DVD Prebook Date: June 30, 2015

Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: July 28, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329165222

DVD UPC: 738329165123

1988/USA/English/English subtitles/Science Fiction/99 mins/PG-13/Color/1.85:1

Director: Steve De Jarnatt

Starring: Anthony Edwards, Mare Winningham, John Agar, Mykelti Williamson, Denise Crosby

Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD! What would you do if you knew you only had an hour to live? This intense, eerily euphoric romantic thriller stars Anthony Edwards (Top Gun) and Mare Winningham (St. Elmo's Fire) in a frighteningly plausible story that yanks you by the lapels and draws you into a high-velocity roller coaster. After 30 years of searching, Harry (Edwards) has finally met the girl of his dreams... unfortunately, before they even have a chance to go on their first date, Harry intercepts some chilling news: WWIII has begun and nuclear missiles will destroy Los Angeles in less than an hour! Not sure if this is a prank or an omen, Harry races through L.A., fighting angry mobs of terrified people in desperate search for Julie (Winningham). Steve De Jarnatt (Cherry 2000) stylishly directed this cult-classic that features a stellar cast that includes John Agar, Lou Hancock, Mykelti Williamson, Kurt Fuller and Denise Crosby.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Steve De Jarnatt and Film Critic Walter Chaw

Audio Commentary with Steve De Jarnatt, DP Theo van de Sande and Production Designer Chris Horner

Excavations From the Editing Room Tar Pits - Deleted Scenes, Outtakes and Bloopers

Supporting Cast and Crew Reunion

Harry and Julie: Interview with stars Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham

Alternate Diamond Ending
Trailers for Miracle Mile and Cherry 2000


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 30, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 28, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329165321

1987/USA/English/English subtitles/Science Fiction/99 mins/PG-13/Color/1.85:1

Director: Steve De Jarnatt

Starring: Melanie Griffith, David Andrews, Ben Johnson, Tim Thomerson, Brion James

Synopsis: Need a bounty hunter? She's your man! In the future, a man travels to the ends of the earth to find the perfect woman. In this fun, futuristic sci-fi adventure, Melanie Griffith (Something Wild) is delightful and unflappable as a futuristic bounty hunter on a mission to find a robot replicant of a rich man's short-circuited wife. When successful businessman Sam Treadwell (David Andrews, Fight Club) finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 (Pamela Gidley, Highway to Hell), has blown a fuse, he hires sexy renegade tracker E. Johnson (Griffith) to find her exact duplicate. But as their journey to replace his perfect mate leads them into the treacherous and lawless region of The Zone. Steve De Jarnatt (Miracle Mile) made his feature-film debut in this badass futuristic thriller featuring a wonderful cast that includes Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Laurence Fishburne, Brion James, and Michael C. Gwynne.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director Steve De Jarnatt and Film Critic Walter Chaw
Interview with actor Tim Thomerson

Making of Cherry 2000
Trailers of Cherry 2000 and Miracle Mile


Blu-ray Prebook Date: June 30, 2015

Blu-ray Street Date: July 28, 2015

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Blu-ray UPC: 738329165420

1985/USA/English/Science Fiction/86 mins/PG/Color/1.85:1

Director: Danny Bilson

Starring: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur

Synopsis: Italy (1944)... After a group of US troops witness an alien landing, they are quickly caught up in an adventure involving everything from Nazis to ray guns. An outlandish blend of WWII combat and alien invaders from the producers of Ghoulies, Trancers and Re-Animator features Tim Thomerson (Cherry 2000) and Timothy Van Patten (Class of 1984) as two G.I.'s trapped behind enemy lines. Hitler's forces are rapidly approaching and all hope seems lost, until the Americans discover the wreckage of an alien spaceship with one its crew still alive. Danny Bilson (The Wrong Guys) made his directorial debut in this original science fiction adventure that co-stars Art LaFleur (Cobra).

Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Director Danny Bilson and Writer Paul De Meo

Interview with Tim Thomerson

Original Theatrical Trailer

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