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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its June 2017 Home Video Releases

Kino Lorber Studio Classics is bring a bunch of great movies to Blu-ray including: Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Blake Edwards' Curse of the Pink Panther and Son of the Pink Panther, Inspector Clouseau starring Alan Arkin, Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia, Brannigan starring John Wayne, The Hound of the Baskervilles starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Hal Ashby's 8 Million Ways to Die, the complete series of Larry Cohen's 1967 TV espionage thriller Coronet Blue and more Coming to home video from Kino Lorber Studio Classics in June 2017.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces 
its June 2017 Home Video Releases 

New York, NY -- May 8, 2017 -- Kino Lorber Studio Classics proudly announces its home video releases for June 2017.

Streeting on Blu-ray and DVD June 6th is Ridley Scott's 1492 Conquest of Paradise (1992), which tells the epic story of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World, starring Gerard Depardieu and Sigourney Weaver. This edition features audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson, and includes deleted scenes.

Streeting on DVD June 13th are Brannigan (1975), starring John Wayne as a Chicago policeman sent to London to bring back a crime boss; Sam Peckinpah's action-packed Western classic Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), featuring audio commentary by film historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Wedlle and Nick Redman; the action thriller Runaway Train (1985) starring Jon Voight and Eric Roberts; the Charles Bronson Western From Noon Till Three (1976); and the Hammer classic The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee (which also includes a special featurette with Christopher Lee).

Hal Ashby's 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) starring Jeff Bridges and Rosanna Arquette streets on Blu-ray and DVD June 20th, with special features including an interview with star Andy Garcia, an interview with star Rosanna Arquette, an interview with star Alexandra Paul, an interview with writer Lawrence Block, and audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson. 

The complete series of Larry Cohen's TV espionage thriller Coronet Blue (1967) street on DVD June 20th. This series, which starred Frank Converse and Joe Silver, and featured guest stars such as Candice Bergen, David Carradine, Roy Scheider, Jon Voight, and Billy Dee Williams, comes in a four-disc set featuring an interview with show creator Larry Cohen.

Also streeting June 20th is a 2-disc double feature set of the 1960s animated adventure classics Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1968) on Blu-ray and DVD. Special features on Thunderbirds Are Go! include audio commentary with producer Sylvia Andersion and director David Lane, audio commentary by film historians Jeff Bond and Nick Redman, "History and Appeal" Featurette, "Factory of Dolls and Rockets" Featurette, "Epics in Miniature" Featurette, and the theatrical trailer. Special features on Thunderbird 6 include audio commentary with producer Sylvia Andersion and director David Lane, audio commentary by filmmaker Greg Ford and cartoon writer William Hohauser, "Lady Penelope" Featurette, "Building Better Puppets" Featurette, "Tiger Moth" Featurette, and the theatrical trailer.

On June 27th, Blake Edwards' Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), starring Ted Wass, David Niven and Robert Wagner, including an interview with Ted Wass as a bonus feature; and Son of the Pink Panther (1993), starring Roberto Benigni, with special features including audio commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society, two deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and the extended alternate trailer, will both become available on Blu-ray, along with Inspector Clouseau (1968), directed by Bud Yorkin and starring Alan Arkin in the title role, with audio commentary by film historian William Patrick Maynard as a bonus feature.

Also streeting on Blu-ray and DVD June 27th are the sci-fi musical The Apple (1980), with special features including audio commentary by star Catherine Mary Stewart, moderated by film historian Nathaniel Thompson, an on-camera interview with star Catherine Mary Stewart, deleted scene still gallery, and the original theatrical trailer; and John Boorman's adventure classic Hell in the Pacific (1968), starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune, with special features including an interview with director John Boorman, an alternate ending, audio commentary by film historians Travis Crawford and Bill Ackerman, and an interview with art director Anthony Pratt.
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 6, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Adventure | 154 min | PG-13 | Color

Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Gerard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver, Armand Assante, Michael Wincott, Frank Langella, Arnold Vosloo, Tcheky Karyo, Fernando Rey

Synopsis: It is not enough to dream. Dreams become the stuff of history when people are bold enough to live them. 1492: Conquest of Paradise is adventure on a grand scale, filled with the dazzling visuals of director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator, The Martian) and starring French legend Gérard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac), Armand Assante (I, the Jury) and Sigourney Weaver (The Alien Quadrilogy). Depardieu plays Christopher Columbus, fearless in his vision of a new route to the East... yet not faultless in the treachery and carnage his voyage would bring. The film chronicles the first two landmark voyages of his Admiral of the Ocean Sea and takes us to the brink of his third and last. Throughout, it reveals the power and passions of history in the making: bravery and blindness, triumph and despair, Old World arrogance and New World innocence. It is the Conquest of Paradise, the beginning of a new age. Two of the film's best features are the stunning cinematography by Adrian Biddle (Aliens, V for Vendetta) and original musical score by the great Vangelis (1982 Academy Award® Winner: Best Music, Original Score for Chariots of Fire).


Special Features:

Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | Deleted Scenes
Brannigan (1975)

Mastered in HD!
DVD Street Date: June 13, 2017
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action | 111 min | PG | Color

Director: Douglas Hickox
Starring: John Wayne, Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, Mel Ferrer, Ralph Meeker, Lesley-Anne Down, John Vernon, James Booth

Synopsis: Screen legend John Wayne (McQ, Legend of the Lost, Rio Bravo) stars as lieutenant Jim Brannigan, a Chicago policeman sent to the U.K. to escort a crime boss (John Vernon, Dirty Harry) back to the U.S. Wayne fans won't be disappointed with this crowd pleaser that teams him up with Richard Attenborough (The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles) as British policeman Cmdr. Swann. This exciting thriller highlighted by unbelievably clever dialogue, the most imaginative action sequences ever to be staged against the London landscape and Wayne's magnetic screen presence, Brannigan, like the Duke himself, is unforgettable and unbeatable! Douglas Hickox (Sitting Target, Sky Riders) directed this action-comedy that co-stars Judy Geeson (Doomwatch), Mel Ferrer (War and Peace), Ralph Meeker (Big House, U.S.A.), James Booth (Avenging Force), Brian Glover (An American Werewolf in London) and Lesley-Anne Down (The Great Train Robbery).
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Mastered in HD!
DVD Street Date: June 13, 2017
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action | 112 min | R | Color

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Starring: Warren Oates, Isela Vega, Gig Young, Robert Webber, Kris Kristofferson

Synopsis: Some people will do anything for a million dollars! Written and directed by the great Sam Peckinpah (Junior Bonner, The Getaway) and starring Warren Oates (The Wild Bunch, Barquero), Gig Young (They Shoot Horses, Don't They?), Robert Webber (12 Angry Men), Kris Kristofferson (Convoy) and the seductively beautiful Isela Vega (The Deadly Trackers). Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia is a gritty classic that vibrates with explosive action and nail-biting tension. When a Mexican land baron puts a million dollars on the head of the man who seduced and impregnated his daughter, two money-hungry hired killers (Young and Webber) recruit a small-town bartender (Oates) to help them do their dirty work. But their tequila-fueled trek across the desolate Mexican frontier grows more intense, gruesome and bloody with every savage murder they leave in their wake.


Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Film Historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Wedlle and Nick Redman
From Noon Till Three (1976)

Mastered in HD!
DVD Street Date: June 13, 2017
DVD SRP: $19.95

Western | 99 min | PG | Color

Director: Frank D. Gilroy
Starring: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Douglas Fowley, Don 'Red' Barry

Synopsis: Desperado! Dentist! Convict No. 294681! Gleefully demolishing his customary iron-chested macho image, screen legend Charles Bronson (Mr. Majestyk, The White Buffalo) demonstrates an unexpected talent for comedy in this ebulliently cheerful satire co-starring Jill Ireland (Breakheart Pass). Bronson plays Graham Dorsey, a small-time bank robber who, through a series of offbeat twists and turns finds himself the mythical object of national adoration. The bewitchingly beautiful and quite looney widow Amanda Starbuck (Ireland) is responsible for creating this myth, which she'll sustain at all costs. Beautifully shot by the great Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch, Junior Bonner) with a beautiful score by legendary composer Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape). Written and directed by Frank D. Gilroy (The Fastest Gun Alive).
Runaway Train (1985)
Mastered in HD!
DVD Street Date: June 13, 2017
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action | 111 min | R | Color

Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Starring: Jon Voight, Eric Roberts, Rebecca De Mornay, John P. Ryan, Kenneth McMillan, T.K. Carter

Synopsis: Tearing up the tracks at 100 miles-per-hour, Runaway Train features hair-raising footage and spectacular Oscar-nominated performances by Jon Voight (Coming Home, Deliverance) and Eric Roberts (Star 80, The Pope of Greenwich Village). Manny (Voight) is the toughest convict in a remote Alaskan prison who, along with fellow inmate Buck (Roberts), makes a daring breakout. Hopping a freight train, they head full steam for freedom, but when the engineer dies of a heart attack, they find themselves trapped, alone and speeding towards certain disaster. Until, that is, they discover a third passenger, beautiful railroad worker, Sara (Rebecca De Mornay, Risky Business, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), who's just as desperate and just as determined to survive as they are. Beautifully shot by Alan Hume (For Your Eyes Only), with top-notch direction by Andrei Konchalovsky (Siberiade, Tango & Cash) and based on a screenplay by Akira Kurosawa (The Seven Samurai). Co-starring John P. Ryan (Cops and Robbers, Avenging Force) and Kenneth McMillan (True Confessions, Ragtime).
The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) 

Mastered in HD!
DVD Street Date: June 13, 2017
DVD SRP: $19.95

Mystery | 87 min | NR | Color

Director: Terence Fisher
Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Andre Morell, Marla Landi, John Le Meurier

Synopsis: Peter Cushing (The Skull) is a splendid Sherlock Holmes and Andre Morell (TV's Quatermass and the Pit) is the perfect Dr. Watson in this terror-filled mystery classic co-starring horror legend Christopher Lee (House of the Long Shadows). With its compelling acting and spooky cinematography, this top-notch murder-mystery will keep you guessing and gasping until the final frame. A fiendish evil lurks beneath the mist-shrouded cliffs of England's fabled moors. In the form of a hellish hound, it feeds upon the trembling flesh of the heirs of Baskerville Hall. But before this savage beast can sink its teeth into the newest lord of the manor, it must pit its vicious fangs against the searing intellect of the most powerful foe it has ever encountered - the incomparable Sherlock Holmes. Hammer legend Terence Fisher (The Man Who Could Cheat Death) directed this masterpiece in suspense and horror, which was called "The Best Sherlock Holmes Film Ever Made!" by Time Out Film Guide.


Special Features: Featurette with Christopher Lee
8 Million Ways to Die (1986)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 20, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action | 115 min | R | Color

Director: Hal Ashby
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Rosanna Arquette, Andy Garcia, Alexandra Paul, Randy Brooks

Synopsis: Jeff Bridges (Blown Away), Rosanna Arquette (Desperately Seeking Susan) and Andy Garcia (Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead) send sparks flying in this electrifying journey into the world of high-priced call girls and million-dollar drug deals. Matt Scudder (Bridges) is an ex-cop with a drinking problem who free-lances on jobs other ex-cops won't touch. When he accepts a fat fee to help a hooker get free of her pimp, Scudder lands in the middle of a savage drug and prostitution ring and given his past failures, there's no guarantee he'll get out alive. 8 Million Ways to Die is a powerful story of personal crisis and riveting police thrillers that will hold you spellbound and leave you breathless. This was the final film credit for the great Hal Ashby (Coming Home, Shampoo) - screenplay by Oliver Stone (Scarface) and R. Lance Hill (Road House) under pseudonym David Lee Henry and based on the book by Lawrence Block (A Walk Among the Tombstones). Co-starring Alexandra Paul (Christine) and Randy Brooks (Reservoir Dogs).


Special Features: Interview with Star Andy Garcia | Interview with Star Rosanna Arquette | Interview with Star Alexandra Paul | Interview with Writer Lawrence Block | Audio commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) | Thunderbird 6 (1968) 2-Disc Double Feature Set 

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 20, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Animation | 182 min | G | Color

Director: David Lane
Starring: Sylvia Anderson, Ray Barrett, Alexander Davion

Synopsis: Thunderbirds Are Go!: Blast off into interplanetary adventure with the first feature-length film starring the International Rescue team: millionaire ex-astronaut Jeff Tracy, his five stalwart sons, the fabulous secret agent Lady Penelope and, of course, their incredibly futuristic fleet of Thunderbird rescue ships! 


Thunderbird 6: The Tracy team is back in action in another riveting adventure! This time it will take all of their combined effort - and the cunning wit of their colleague Lady Penelope - to defeat an international ring of terrorists, who've targeted International Rescue for destruction!



Special Features: 

Thunderbirds Are Go! - Audio Commentary with Producer Sylvia Andersion and Director David Lane | Audio Commentary by Film Historians Jeff Bond and Nick Redman | "History and Appeal" Featurette | "Factory of Dolls and Rockets" Featurette | "Epics in Miniature" Featurette | Theatrical Trailer



Thunderbird 6 - Audio Commentary with Producer Sylvia Andersion and Director David Lane | Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Greg Ford and Cartoon Writer William Hohauser | "Lady Penelope" Featurette | "Building Better Puppets" Featurette | "Tiger Moth" Featurette | Theatrical Trailer


Coronet Blue (1967 Complete TV Series, 4 Disc Set)
DVD Street Date: June 20, 2017
DVD: $49.95

Television | 650 min | NR | Color

Director: Larry Cohen
Starring: Frank Converse, Joe Silver, Candice Bergen, David Carradine, Roy Scheider, Jon Voight, Billy Dee Williams

Synopsis: The Complete Series! From creator and cult great Larry Cohen (Q: The Winged Serpent, It's Alive) comes this thrilling and suspenseful espionage actioner starring Frank Converse (TV's Movin' On and N.Y.P.D.) as Michael Alden, an amnesiac double agent in search of his true identity, while assassins of a mysterious syndicate are trying to locate and kill him. The key to his past might be a meaningless phrase "Coronet Blue" that for some reason Alden remembers. Co-starring Joe Silver (Shivers, Rabid). Guest stars in the 13 episodes include: Alan Alda, Candice Bergen, David Carradine, Dick Clark, Denholm Elliott, Vincent Gardenia, Signe Hasso, Hal Holbrook, Sally Kellerman, Janet Margolin, Chester Morris, Juliet Mills, Patrick O'Neal, Mitchell Ryan, Roy Scheider, Daniel J. Travanti, Brenda Vaccaro, John Vernon, Jon Voight and Billy Dee Williams. 


Special Features: Interview with Show Creator Larry Cohen
Inspector Clouseau (1968) 

Blu-ray Street Date: June 27, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Comedy | 96 min | G | Color

Director: Bud Yorkin
Starring: Alan Arkin, Frank Finlay, Delia Boccardo, Barry Foster

Synopsis: CALL THE POLICE! Inspector Clouseau is Back! The world's favorite super-sleuth is back and at it again in this outrageous comedy caper, starring Alan Arkin (The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming) as the beloved but brainless Inspector Clouseau. When a nation is in trouble, criminal masterminds don't stand a chance against the French detective with a knack for reckless investigation. Tension is building at Number Ten Downing Street when it's discovered that the money stolen in the great train robbery is merely operating capital for a bigger criminal plan. Never to fear, Clouseau is here, as the bumbling detective sets out on a clumsy crusade to catch the crooks. Bud Yorkin (Start the Revolution Without Me) directed this hilarious slapstick comedy with a screenplay by Tom and Frank Waldman (The Party) and rousing score by Ken Thorne (Juggernaut). 


Special Features:

* Audio Commentary by Film Historian William Patrick Maynard
* Original Theatrical Trailer
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
Blu-ray Street Date: June 27, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Comedy | 110 min | PG | Color

Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Ted Wass, David Niven, Robert Wagner, Herbert Lom, Joanna Lumley, Capucine, Robert Loggia, Harvey Korman, Burt Kwouk

Synopsis: Legendary director Blake Edwards (The Party) ignites a powder keg of laughter in this delightful caper involving a most inefficient search for France's most inept detective - using the bluntest instruments possible! Featuring David Niven (Separate Tables), Robert Wagner (A Kiss Before Dying), Herbert Lom (The Dead Zone), Joanna Lumley (Absolutely Fabulous), Capucine (What's New Pussycat?), Robert Loggia (Prizzi's Honor), Harvey Korman (Blazing Saddles), Burt Kwouk (A Shot in the Dark), Ted Wass (Oh, God! You Devil) and a hilarious cameo by 007 himself, Roger Moore (The Naked Face), Curse of the Pink Panther overflows with unadulterated fun and naughtiness. With Clouseau still missing, the French president orders Clouseau's archrival - the dangerously deranged Dreyfus (Lom) - to find him. Having no such intentions, Dreyfus ingeniously hires the world's worst detective, New York Police Department's not-so-finest Clifton Sleigh (Wass), to ensure that Clouseau is never located. But it's beginning to look like his foolproof plan could end up making him look like the fool!


Special Features: Interview with Star Ted Wass
Son of the Pink Panther (1993) 

Blu-ray Street Date: June 27, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Comedy | 93 min | PG | Color

Director: Blake Edwards
Starring: Roberto Benigni, Herbert Lom, Claudia Cardinale, Burt Kwouk, Robert Davi, Shabana Azmi, Debrah Farentino, Mike Starr

Synopsis: Get Ready for the Next Generation of Incompetence! Insanity is relative in the final installment of the Pink Panther series, starring gifted comedian Roberto Benigni (Life is Beautiful) along with Panther alumni Chief Inspector Charles Dreyfus (Herbert Lom), Cato Fong (Burt Kwouk) and Maria Gambrelli (Claudia Cardinale). Fueled by Benigni's wacky charm and splendidly fractured English, Son of the Pink Panther proves that a family resemblance can sometimes be painfully obvious. An Arabian princess is kidnapped, and it's up to Chief Inspector Dreyfus (Lom) to save her. Fortunately, there's no Clouseau around to plague him this time! But when a klutzy local cop (Benigni) is assigned to help him, he manages to run Dreyfus over and blow him up - all on his first day on the job. Son of the Pink Panther was the final film credit for iconic director Blake Edwards (The Party, A Shot in the Dark), legendary composer Henry Mancini (Touch of Evil, Charade) and wonderful character actor Herbert Lom (Hopscotch). 


Special Features:

* Audio Commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society
* Two Deleted Scenes
* Making-of Featurette
* Extended Alternate Trailer
* Pink Panther Trailer Gallery
The Apple (1980)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 27, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Sci-Fi Musical | 91 min | PG | Color

Director: Menahem Golan
Starring: Catherine Mary Stewart, George Gilmour, Grace Kennedy, Allan Love, Joss Ackland

Synopsis: In the glitzy, glittering futuristic world of 1994, music is king -- and the man who controls it is all-powerful malicious mogul Mr. Boogalow. Now he has his eye on two fresh-faced young singers, Alphie and Bibi, who score a hit at his WorldVision Song Festival and fall under the irresistible spell of fame, money, and temptation. As Bibi becomes a mammoth superstar, will Alphie be able to save her soul before it's too late? Jammed with songs that will stay in your head for days, this cult classic musical blast directed by '80s cult legend Menahem Golan (The Delta Force, Enter the Ninja) and starring Catherine Mary Stewart (The Last Starfighter, Night of the Comet, Nightflyers) is a rocking, rolling, pop-tastic midnight hit like no other. Once you've taken a bite of The Apple, you will never be the same! Now see this amazing film from a brand new HD master!


Special Features: Audio Commentary by Star Catherine Mary Stewart, moderated by Film Historian Nathaniel Thompson | On Camera Interview with Star Catherine Mary Stewart, Deleted Scene Still Gallery, Original Theatrical Trailer
Hell in the Pacific (1968) 

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 27, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Adventure | 103 min | PG | Color

Director: John Boorman
Starring: Lee Marvin, Toshiro Mifune

Synopsis: From John Boorman, the director of Deliverance and The Emerald Forest comes this gripping adventure about two wartime enemies trapped alone on a deserted island. Screen legends Lee Marvin (Prime Cut, Monte Walsh, The Dirty Dozen) and Toshiro Mifune (Yojimbo, The Challenge) deliver striking and well-etched performances in this searing psychological drama that packs plenty of action and excitement. From the instant they meet, a marooned American soldier (Marvin) and his Japanese counterpart (Mifune) have the same objective: to kill each other. But it soon becomes apparent that the only way they will survive is by forging an uneasy truce and cooperating with each other. Can they rise above the hatred that divides them long enough to stay alive? Two of the film's best features are the terrific color photography by the great Conrad Hall (In Cold Blood) and original musical score by the legendary Lalo Schifrin (Bullitt).


Special Features: Interview with Director John Boorman | Alternate Ending | Audio Commentary by Film Historians Travis Crawford and Bill Ackerman| Interview with Art Director Anthony Pratt

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