80 posts categorized "DVD"

November 20, 2017

Kino Lorber 2017 Home Video Highlights and Gift Guide

Fritz Lang: The Silent Films
The Complete Silent Films of German Cinema's Supreme Stylist
 
12-Disc Blu-ray Collection Available November 21, 2017
SRP: $149.95

Kino Lorber pays tribute to Fritz Lang, one of the most celebrated and influential masters of world cinema, with this comprehensive 12-disc Blu-ray box set that presents all of his silent films in one collection.
 
Included are Metropolis (1927), Die Nibelungen (1924), Spies (1928), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Destiny (1921), The Spiders (1919), Woman in the Moon (1929), Four Around the Woman (1921), Harakiri (1919), and The Wandering Shadow (1920). Exclusive to this set is The Plague of Florence (1919), written by Lang, available here for the first time.
 
Lang's filmmaking style has influenced generations of directors and can be seen on a wide range of films to this day, from James Whale's Frankenstein all the way to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.  His 1927 masterpiece Metropolisset the benchmark for all science fiction films to follow, and has often been cited as one of the greatest of all films.
 
For the first time, audiences will now be able to own all of Fritz Lang's silent masterworks in one collection. Each film has been meticulously restored from the best surviving film elements by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. The set comes packed with supplemental features that offer viewers a wealth of historical information about the making of these classic films, including a 32-page booklet essay by film historian Tom Gunning.
 
Fritz Lang: The Silent Films Collection becomes available on Blu-ray November 21st, with a SRP of $149.95.
 
For a full list of special features, click here.
Barton Fink:
Special Edition
(Blu-ray & DVD)

John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) shines in the lead role as BartonFink, the Coen Brothers' (FargoNo Country for Old Men) hilarious satire set in the 1940s Hollywood. Barton Fink is a Broadway playwright who reluctantly relocates to Hollywood to write screenplays. Ordered to write a low budget screenplay about wrestling, Finkmanages to type one sentence and then... nothing! Although his chatty insurance salesman neighbor Charlie (John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane) helps out by teaching Barton about wrestling, the clock ticks, the temperature rises, and Barton's life spins more and more out of control.
 
Barton Fink received three 1991 Oscar® nominations  as well as the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes.
 
Special Features include Interviews and Deleted Scenes
 
 Director: Joel Coen
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray & DVD)
New 4K Restoration
 
By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. This 50th Anniversary Special Edition includes the 4K restored versions of both the 161-minute original theatrical cut and the 179-minute extended cut.

Packed with Special Features including
Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Documentaries, and More

Director: Sergio Leone
2-Disc Blu-ray: $29.95
3-Disc DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
One Million Years B.C.
2-Disc Special Edition
(Blu-ray & DVD)  
Brand New 4K Restoration

In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumack (John Richardson, Black Sunday) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana -- Raquel Welch in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. 
 
The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen.  The 100-minute international cut and the 91-minute U.S. cut are both included on this Blu-ray.

Special Features include Audio Commentaries and Interviews
 
Director: Don Chaffey
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (DVD)
RUMBLE brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous peoples on popular American music. RUMBLE was executive produced by celebrated Native American guitarist and music producer Stevie Salas.

Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtrack of our lives.
 
Director: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana (Co-Director)
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
Obit.
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Obit. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. 
 
Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?
 
Director: Vanessa Gould
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
Harold and Lillian
(Blu-ray and DVD)
Movie fans know the work of Harold andLillian, even if they don't recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Haroldand film researcher Lillian left andindelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with HaroldandLillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola andothers, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award nominated diretor Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage anda celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love
 
Director: Daniel Raim
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
The Gianfranco Rosi Collection 
(3-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Set)
Includes 2016 Best Documentary Oscar® Nominee  
Fire at Sea
Gianfranco Rosi has emerged as one of the most awarded and provocative documentarians working today. His observational films artfully and sympathetically depict of the lives of subcultures and displaced peoples the world over.

The collection includes Rosi's first feature, BoatmanSacro GRA, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival; Below Sea Level; and Fire at Sea, released theatrically by Kino Lorber last year, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature and was the first non-fiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Blu-ray SRP: $49.95
DVD SRP: $44.95

Street Date: Now available
 
 
Dawson City: 
Frozen Time
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
 
Part fever dream, part historical record, 
Dawson City: Frozen Time tells the bizarre true story of some 533 silent film reels, buried for almost 50 years in a sub-arctic swimming pool, deep in the Yukon permafrost. Filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia) deftly combines excerpts from this film find, including rarely seen Hollywood features, with historical footage, photographs, and interviews, to explore the complicated history of Dawson City, founded across the river from a First Nations hunting camp, the Canadian Gold Rush town at the end of a film distribution line. Propelled by Alex Somers' transcendent score, Dawson City: Frozen Time is a dazzling cinematic experience, a deep dive into the connections and contradictions of the 20th century archive.
Director: Bill Morrison
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
Microcosmos

(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
 
One of the most successful nature documentaries of all time, Microcosmos (1996) captures the fun and adventure of a spectacular hidden universe revealed in a breathtaking, close-up view unlike anything you've ever seen! Your family will marvel at a pair of stag beetles dueling like titans.

The kids will stare bug-eyed as a magnificent army of worker ants race to stock their larder ... while trying to avoid becoming a feisty pheasant's dinner. And you'll have a front row seat to witness an amazing transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the remarkable birth of a mosquito, and several other minute miracles of life. 
 
Directors: Claude Nuridsany and
Marie Pérennou
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
Walk With Me 
(Blu-ray & DVD)   

With unprecedented access, Walk WithMe takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose - to practice the art of mindfulness. 

Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love. As the seasons come and go, the monastics' inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh's early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Directors: Marc J Francis, Max Pugh
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95

DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: November 21, 2017
 
 
Pop Aye
(DVD)

Pop Aye is a heartwarming tale of a man and his elephant. A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

Director: Kirsten Tan
DVD: $29.95

Street Date: Now available
 
Aquarius
(Blu-ray & DVD) 
 
In Aquarius, acclaimed Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring Sounds) continues to examine the alienating effects of urban over-development in Recife, a Brazilian oceanfront city. Clara (Sônia Braga, Kiss of the SpiderwomanDona Flor and Her Two Husbands), a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is the only remaining apartment owner in a gracious older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. As the builders tactics to remove Clara, become increasingly hostile, Clara proves to be a force to be reckoned with

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
Since You Went Away
(Blu-ray & DVD) 
This heartwarming and soul-stirring portrait of life on the homefront during World War II is a magnificent picture that is rich in humor and poignant with heartbreak. Claudette Colbert heads an all-star cast, including Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Agnes Moorehead, and Hattie McDaniel in this beautifully produced David O. Selznick picture that tugs at your heart. With her husband Tim off to war, Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours, she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same.
          
Director: John Cromwell
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 


I'll Be Seeing You
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Hollywood greats Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten and Shirley Temple top a stellar cast in this tender wartime love story about two troubled strangers who long for a normal life, meet by chance and try to crowd a lifetime of love and laughter into eight days. Studded with brilliant performances, I'll Be Seeing You manages to ambush your emotions and hasten your heartbeats. 
 
After serving half of a prison sentence for accidental manslaughter, Mary Marshall (Rogers) is allowed a holiday furlough to visit her family. Keeping her history a secret, she falls in love with a kindhearted G.I. (Cotten) who's struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. 
 
Director: William Dieterle
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95

Street Date: Now Available
 
 
 
The Whales of August
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Screen legends Bette Davis, Lillian Gish and Vincent Price unite their iconic talents in this beautifully photographed, intensely emotional drama that offers unexpected and quite marvelous rewards. 

Libby (Davis) and Sarah (Gish) are widowed siblings who have vacationed for half a century at a seaside cottage in Maine. Now in their eighties, the sisters have unexpectedly arrived at an impasse: While Sarah embraces change and the possibility of romance with a courtly Russian suitor (Price), the stubbornly bitter Libby rages at the inevitability of death. As the summer months wane, can Libby and Sarah rediscover the powerful bonds of memory, family and love?

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Street Date: December 19, 2017

 
La Chinoise
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  

La Chinoise is a pop-art masterpiece by Jean-Luc Godard that both channels and parodies the revolutionary energies of Paris in 1967. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Véronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. After studying the growth of communism in China, the students decide they must use terrorism and violence to ignite their own revolution.
 
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
  Le Gai Savoir
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
 
While alone in an abandoned television studio, two militants, Émile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Patricia Lumumba (Juliet Berto), have a discourse on language. Referring to spoken word as "the enemy" - the weapon used by the establishment to confuse liberation movements - the two deconstruct the meanings of sounds and images in an attempt to "return to zero" and truly experience the joy of learning.

 
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
Seven Beauties
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 

Nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Director, Seven Beauties(1975) stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. Something of a tool, and a tool of history, he is captured by the Germans and sent to a concentration camp, where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer. Outrageously funny and harrowingly sad, it is one of Lina Wertmüller's most enduring and haunting works.
 
Director: Lina Wertmüller
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
 
Swept Away
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away (1974) is Lina Wertmüller's most famous and controversial f ilm about sex, love and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Mariangela Melato), a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island. Raffaella must submit to Gennarino in order to su rvive, which culminates in a dramatic climax when they are rescued. They must determine if their love can survive the harsh realities of civilization.
 
Director: Lina Wertmüller
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
  Maigret Sets a Trap 
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Prolific Belgian writer Georges Simenon's famed police inspector Jules Maigret has been portrayed by numerous actors for the better of a century, but never with such cool authority and meticulousness as Jean Gabin in Maigret Sets a Trap (aka Inspector Maigret, 1958). A butcher of women stalks the dark alleyways of Paris, and it's up to the dogged detective to ensnare the madman before more corpses pile up. Director Jean Delannoy captures his world-weariness in sumptuous black-and-white, as Gabin commands the screen in this electrifying blend of old-school policier and classic French noir.
 
 Director: Jean Delannoy
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: December 5, 2017
 
 
Apple Tree Yard
(2-Disc DVD)
Apple Tree Yard is a stunning psychological thriller about a respected female scientist and the single irrational act that leads to her standing trial for murder. Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves) stars as Yvonne Carmichael, a married woman living a quiet life with her husband and two children. Her world is turned upside down when a chance meeting with Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin, The Thin Red Line) leads to a passionate affair and a moment of shocking violence. Her only way out is to admit the truth, the truth that would destroy her family. Based on the bestselling novel by Louise Doughty, Apple Tree Yard is an intelligent, provocative and thrilling mini-series.
 
Director: Jessica Hobbs
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
The Lovers on the Bridge
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  
 
The Lovers on the Bridge follows the intense, convulsive relationship between one-eyed artist Michele (Juliette Binoche) and alcoholic street performer Alex (Denis Lavant). Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, is their home and their stage as they break up and get back together in increasingly explosive reunions both figurative and literal, including a jaw-dropping re-creation of the fireworks display that marked the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. 

Special Features Include Booklet
and Video Essay
 
Director: Leos Carax
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
  Adventures of Captain Marvel (Blu-ray & DVD)
Newly Re-mastered from a 4K Scan by Paramount Pictures Archives!
 
The original superhero movie, and still considered by many to be the greatest serial ever made, Adventures of Captain Marvel chronicles the exploits of Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler, The Phantom), the world's mightiest mortal, as he combats the Scorpion, a hooded villain intent on obtaining six optical lenses that turn ordinary stones into gold. This 12-chapter serial has yet to be equaled in excitement and entertainment.
 
Includes Audio Commentary and Booklet Essay

Directors: William Witney 
and John English 
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
The Lemon Drop Kid
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
Holiday classic starring legendary comedian Bob Hope as a con man who has until Christmas to make good on a lost bet. What follows is vintage Hope shenanigans, highlighted by a heart-warming rendition of the Christmas classic "Silver Bells" sung by Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Also starring I Love Lucy's William Frawley.
 
Director: Sidney Lanfield
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $14.95
Street Date: Now Available
Cease Fire! 3-D
(3-D Blu-ray & DVD)
  
Newly Restored in HD and 3-D from 2K Scans!
 
One of the most unusual 3-D movies ever made, Cease Fire! began as an idea by director Owen Crump, who in the 40s scripted military-themed short films for Warner Brothers and later on produced the documentary short One Who Came Back, about the air evacuation of wounded U.S. soldiers who fought in the Korean War. Crump approached producer Hal B. Wallis (Casablanca), an old friend from his Warner Brothers days with his concept for Cease Fire! 

Most 3-D movies of the era used the format to accentuate and exaggerate artifice. Cease Fire! is the rare production to employ the stereoscopic process to heighten reality, emphasizing the brutality of combat, the vastness of a cold, unfamiliar terrain and the isolation felt by a patrol of valiant fighting men. Part documentary, part drama and part cinéma vérité, Cease Fire! still remains a unique and remarkable achievement in filmmaking. Cease Fire! was restored by the 3-D Film Archive.
 
Director: Owen Crump
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
  Beggars of Life
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
 
An American silent film classic, Beggars of Life (1928) stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who dresses like a boy to survive. After escaping her violent stepfather, Nancy (Brooks) befriends kindly drifter Jim (Richard Arlen). They ride the rails together until a fateful encounter with the blustery Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery) and his rambunctious band of hobos, leading to daring, desperate conflict on top of a moving train. Based on the memoir of real-life hobo Jim Tully, and directed with adventuresome verve by William Wellman (The Ox-Bow Incident), Beggars of Life is an essential American original.
 
Special Features include Audio Commentaries and Booklet Essay
 
 Director: William Wellman
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
The Last Laugh
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
One of the crowning achievements of the German expressionist movement, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's The LastLaugh (Der letzte Mann) stars Emil Jannings stars as an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride. Through Jannings's colossal performance, The Last Laughbecomes more than the plight of a single doorman, but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class. Featuring a new musical score by the Berklee College of Music, as well as the original score by Giuseppe Becca, this is the definitive edition of the landmark classic, mastered from a 2K restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Special Features include Audio Commentary and Making-of Documentary
 
Director: F.W. Murnau
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
 
The Sheik
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  

Hollywood's first male sex symbol, Rudolph Valentino, appears in his most iconic role in The Sheik (1921). Agnes Ayres stars as Lady Diana Mayo, a headstrong Western woman who infiltrates the private party of the handsome Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino). When the Sheik later encounters Diana in the desert, he abducts her and takes her to his sumptuous lair. Unable to resist the Sheik's cruel magnetism, Diana's defiant nature crumbles and she begins to develop affectionate feelings for her captor. The Sheik plays upon a long tradition of Orientalism in Western art, which romanticized the sands of Northern Africa as a hotbed or seduction and captivity. This edition includes a music score composed and performed by Ben Model.
 
Director: George Melford
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
  The General/Three Ages
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
New 2K Restoration by Lobster Films
 
Considered by many to be Keaton's masterpiece, THE GENERAL tells the story of an engineer who bravely journeys behind enemy lines during the Civil War to recapture his stolen locomotive. Filled with breathtaking physical comedy, expertly-staged chases, and an astonishing sense of historical authenticity, THE GENERALremains not just one of the finest of all silent comedies, but one of the finest of all films, from any era.

THREE AGES is Keaton's first feature-length comedy, structured as a parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, with the story of a hapless young man's quest for love taking place in three distinct historical settings (the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and a modern city).
 
 Directors: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Eddie Cline
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
Steamboat Bill Jr./College
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
New 2K Restoration by Lobster Films

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. was Keaton's last independently-produced silent comedy, and also one of Image removed by sender.his best. He plays the effete son of a tough riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) who struggles to earn his father's respect, as well as the love of the daughter (Marion Byron) of a rival riverboat captain. The film is best remembered for its climactic cyclone sequence, which features one of Keaton's most impressive stunts.

COLLEGE stars Keaton as a bookish student who attempts to win the heart of the girl he loves by proving his athletic prowess.

Directors: Charles F. Reisner, James W. Horne
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Street Date: Now available

October 02, 2017

EIGHT FILMS BY JEAN ROUCH

“Rouch's films can be considered a race toward presence, spurred on by the dream of capturing life as it happens." 
—Sam Dilorio, Film Comment

"One of the most secretly influential of all filmmakers."
—Richard Brody, The New Yorker
October 2, 2017: Icarus Films is excited to announce that Eight Films By Jean Rouchwill be released on home video DVD, with select titles also available on video-on-demand, on November 14, 2017.

The new Jean Rouch box set from Icarus Films will include eight newly restored films on four discs, a 24-page booklet with two essays about Rouch and his methodology, and a new documentary about Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema, titled Jean Rouch, The Adventurous Filmmaker

Jean Rouch was an inspiration for the French New Wave, and a revolutionary force in ethnography and the study of Africa. Beginning in 1955 with his most controversial film The Mad Masters through 1969’s darkly comic Little By Little, these films represent the most sustained flourishing of Rouch’s practice of “shared anthropology"a process of collaboration with his subjects.

Astonishing on their own terms, now restored in high-definition and released for the first time, Eight Films By Jean Rouch is essential for anyone interested in better understanding the development of ethnography and the cross-currents of colonialism and post-colonial social change in Africa, as well as documentary film practice, film history, and world cinema as a whole.

The eight films are:

Disc 1

The Mad Masters / Les Maîtres fous (1955 / 29 minutes / 1.33:1)
A possession ritual of the Hauka religious sect using the delirious techniques of "cine-trance" also doubles as a theatrical protest against Ghana’s colonial rulers. The most controversial and also the most widely celebrated work by Jean Rouch. 

“One of the most profound explorations of the African view of the colonial world.”
–Senses of Cinema (Read more)


Mammy Water (1956 / 19 minutes / 1.33:1)
An exploration of the spiritual traditions of a fishing village on the Gulf of Guinea. When the catch is bad, villagers must honor the water spirits, or Mammy Water, with a ceremony.

Moi, Un Noir (1958 / 74 minutes / 1.33:1)
A complex portrait of Nigerian migrants in Abidjan, the Ivory Coast. Winner of the prestigious Prix Louis Delluc in 1958, Moir, Un Noir marked Jean Rouch's break with traditional ethnography and his embrace of the collaborative and improvisatory strategies he called, "shared ethnography" and "ethnofiction."

“The most daring of films and the humblest.” –Jean-Luc Godard

“Moi, Un Noir was as much psychodrama as ethnographic film, even while raising the question of moi's identity.” –J. Hoberman, Artforum
Disc 2

The Human Pyramid (1961 / 93 minutes / 1.33:1)
At a Lycée on the Ivory coast, Rouch meets with white colonial French high-school students and their black African classmates (all non-actors) and persuades them to improvise a drama.  

“Groundbreaking metafiction.” –The New Yorker (Read more)

The Lion Hunters (1965 / 81 minutes / 1.33:1)
Documentation of the lion hunt performed by the gow hunters of the Songhay people, shot on the border between Niger and Mali over a period of seven years.

“A must-see.” –Chicago Reader (Read more)
Disc 3

Jaguar (1967 / 93 minutes / 1.33:1) 
Three young Songhay men from Niger journey to the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana). After filming the trip in mid-1950s, the four reunited a few years later to record the sound, remembering dialogue and making up commentary. 
Also available on iTunes and Amazon Video.

“Exuberant in its spontaneous good humor.” –Ethnographic Film

Little By Little (1969 / 96 minutes / 1.33:1)
Jean Rouch’s Nigerian collaborators travel to France to perform a reverse ethnography of late-1960’s Parisian life.

“A truly mesmerizing, frequently hilarious, and provocative masterpiece.” –Indiewire

"Attacks the logic of mainstream cinema, subverting expectations about what film is and can be.” –Sam Dilorio, Film Comment
Disc 4 - Bonus Disc: Two Films!

The Punishment (1962 / 64 minutes / 1.33:1)
A film by Jean Rouch 

An aimless young woman is sent home from school with nothing to do. Drifting through the streets of Paris, she comes across a variety of people. 

Jean Rouch, The Adventurous Filmmaker (2017 / 55 minutes / 1.78:1)
A film by Laurent Védrine 

A new documentary about Jean Rouch, his films, and his influence on African cinema.

Bonus features include: a 24-page booklet with two essays on Rouch and his methodology, HD digital restorations, and two bonus films— The Punishment by Jean Rouch and Jean Rouch, The Adventureous Filmmaker by Laurent Védrine.


Eight Films by Jean Rouch Restored - Trailer
Watch the trailer of EIGHT FILMS BY JEAN ROUCH
 
EIGHT FILMS BY JEAN ROUCH
Digitized and restored with the support of the Centre National du Cinéma
Pre-Book Date: 10/10/17  | Street Date: 11/14/17
In French & English w/English subtitles
SRP: $44.98 | UPC: 8-54565-00216-6
An Icarus Films Release

August 10, 2017

100 YEARS OF OLYMPIC FILMS — CRITERION

presents
 
100 YEARS OF
OLYMPIC FILMS
 
Deluxe Blu-ray and DVD collector's sets include 53 films
and a 216-page illustrated book, to be released December 5, 2017
 
Features landmark work by Kon Ichikawa, Bud Greenspan, Milos Forman,
Leni Reifenstahl, Claude Lelouch, Masahiro Shinoda and many more!
 
 
We are pleased to announce Criterion's upcoming release of 100 YEARS OF OLYMPIC FILMS. Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, this one-of-a-kind collection assembles, for the first time, a century's worth of Olympic films - the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee.
 
These documentaries cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Jesse Owens shattering sprinting world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean Claude-Killy dominating the slopes of Grenoble in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the first-ever women's marathon on the streets of Los Angeles in 1984.
 
In addition to the work of Bud Greenspan, the man behind an impressive ten Olympic features, this stirring collective chronicle of triumph and defeat includes such landmarks of the documentary form as Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia and Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad, along with lesser- known but captivating contributions by major directors like Claude Lelouch, Carlos Saura, and Milos Forman. It also serves as a fascinating window onto the formal development of cinema itself, as well as the technological progress that has enabled the viewer, over the years, to get ever closer to the action. Traversing continents and decades, and reflecting as well the social, cultural, and political changes that have shaped our recent history, this remarkable marathon of films offers nothing less than a panorama of a hundred years of human endeavor.
 
BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL EDITION COLLECTOR'S SETS FEATURE
* 53 newly restored films from 41 editions of the Olympic Games, presented together for the first time 
* Landmark 4K restorations of OlympiaTokyo Olympiad, and Visions of Eight, among other titles
* New scores for the silent films, composed by Maud Nelissen, Donald Sosin, and Frido ter Beek
* A lavishly illustrated, 216-page, hardcover book, featuring notes on the films by cinema historian Peter Cowie; a foreword by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee; a short history of the restoration project by restoration producer Adrian Wood; and hundreds of photographs from a century of Olympic Games
 
HIGHLIGHTS FROM A CENTURY OF OLYMPIC FILMS
 
Stockholm 1912
The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 (dir. Adrian Wood)
 
Berlin 1936
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
 
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
White Vertigo (dir. Giorgio Ferroni)
 
Tokyo 1964
Tokyo Olympiad (dir. Kon Ichikawa)

Grenoble 1968
13 Days in France (dirs. Claude Lelouch, François Reichenbach)
 
Sapporo 1972
Sapporo Winter Olympics (dir. Masahiro Shinoda)
 
Munich 1972
Visions of Eight (dirs. Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling)
 
Barcelona 1992
Marathon (dir. Carlos Saura)
 
 
32-BLU-RAY EDITION
SRP $399.95 PREBOOK 11/7/17 STREET 12/5/17
CAT. NO. CC2811BD ISBN 978-1-68143-361-5 UPC 7-15515-20451-4
 
43-DVD EDITION
SRP $399.95
PREBOOK 11/7/17 STREET 12/5/17
CAT. NO. CC2812DDVD ISBN 978-1-68143-362-2 UPC 7-15515-20461-3 

May 08, 2017

Kino Lorber Studio Classics — June 2017 Home Video Releases

Kino Lorber Studio Classics 
Announces its June 2017 Home Video Releases
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
 
 
 
 
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.

November 30, 2016

Cole's DVD Collectio

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December 08, 2015

Kino Lorber 2015 Home Video Highlights and Gift Guide

Kino Lorber
 
The Mask 3-D
(Blu-ray & DVD)

The first feature-length Canadian horror movie, THE MASK is a chilling tale of a doctor who comes into possession of an ancient tribal mask, which causes terrifying hallucinations of monsters, occultists, and ritual torture.

Painstakingly restored by the 3-D Film Archive, Julian Roffman's psychotronic cult classic now looks and sounds better than ever before. The Blu-ray and DVD each come packed with unique special features (see website for full details). The Blu-ray also includes a special 3-D animated short featuring music by Brian May of Queen fame.
 
Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
Moana with Sound
(Blu-ray & DVD)

In 1926, Robert and Frances Flaherty created this landmark documentary about life among the people of Samoa, as a follow-up to the wildly successfulNanook of the North. In 1975, their daughter Monica returned to the island of Savai'i to record a new soundtrack for the film, consisting of the island sounds, indigenous voices, and songs. Presented in a new 2k restoration by Bruce Posner and Sami van Ingen, this edition includes documentaries, interviews, and Robert Flaherty's 1925 "city symphony", 24 Dollar Island.

Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $24.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
Deutschland 83
(DVD)
Notable as the first German-language TV series to air in the US, this groundbreaking show was a smash-hit when it aired on SundanceTV last summer. A coming-of-age story within a suspenseful thriller, set against the real events, culture wars and political realities of Germany in the 1980s, the series is told from the point of view of a 23-year-old East German soldier who goes undercover in West Germany and encounters a different way of life through his experiences.

This DVD includes all 8 episodes, plus interviews with the show's cast and creators.
 
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
Salaam Bombay!
(Blu-ray)

Mira Nair's highly acclaimed film, about a young boy struggling to survive on the tough streets of Bombay, was an international hit upon its release in 1988, winning the Camera d'Or at Cannes and nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® that year.

SALAAM BOMBAY! makes its Blu-ray debut packed with bonus features including audio commentaries by the director and the cinematographer, five documentaries shot in India, and more.

Blu-ray: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
F.W. Murnau's Tabu
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  
F.W. Murnau's final film (originally conceived as a collaboration with documentarian Robert Flaherty) is a tragic love story, filmed on location in Tahiti with a native cast and featuring Academy Award-winning cinematography by Floyd Crosby.

This edition presents the complete, original, uncensored version, restored Luciano Berriatúa for the F.W. Murnau-Stiftung, and includes documentaries on the making and restoration of the film, outtakes and rare archival footage.

Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95 
Street Date: Now available
 
 
F.W. Murnau's Faust
(Blu-ray)
     
Mobilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios, F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu,Sunrise) orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe's FAUST that ranks alongside Fritz Lang's Metropolisas the greatest achievement of the German silent cinema.

This special Blu-ray edition contains the F.W. Murnau-Stiftung's meticulous restoration of the original German version of the film, as well as a DVD of the lengthier alternate cut prepared by the Ufa Studios in 1930.
 
Blu-ray: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
The Kindergarten Teacher
(Blu-ray & DVD)
   

Nadav Lapid's THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER is the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed, by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. Nira (Sarit Larry) discovers that her young student Yoav (Avi Shnaidman) has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, and becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift. But when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect the purity of his talent.

Special features include an interview with Nadav Lapid, and a short film by the director.

Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $29.95

Street Date: Now available
 
 
Güeros
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra's kid brother. Unable to fit in amongst these older slackers, Tomas discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects on his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City's invisible frontiers. Includes an interview with director Alonso Ruizpalacios.

Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Blu-ray & DVD)

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town's most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...blood red.

Loaded with bonus features including a booklet essay by Eric Kohn, deleted scenes, stills, and Q&A hosted by Roger Corman.

Blu-ray contains exclusive special features including VICE documentaries and a collectible graphic novel.

 Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $24.95
Street Date: Now available
 
Welcome to L.A.
(Blu-ray) 
Los Angeles: a land of fascinating neurotics who live on the edge of loneliness and despair southern California style. The stellar cast includes Keith Carradine (Thieves Like Us) as a rock composer whose success, unbeknownst to him, is due to his father's money, Sissy Spacek (Prime Cut) as a free-spirited maid who likes to clean house stripped to the waist, Lauren Hutton (Gator) as a photographer in the midst of an affair with an older millionaire, Geraldine Chaplin (Z.P.G.) as the lonely wife of an ambitious man who fancies herself a modern-day Garbo, and Sally Kellerman (Foxes) as the desperate real estate woman with penchant for afternoon affairs with her clients. Produced by the great Robert Altman (The Long Goodbye) and directed by his protégé Alan Rudolph (Love at Large), Welcome to L.A. is a provocative, haunting and totally absorbing look at life in the fast lane of 1970s L.A.
          
Blu-ray: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 


A Child is Waiting
(Blu-ray & DVD)

The third directing effort by the great John Cassavetes (Husbands) is an engrossing, sobering expose of society's cruel prejudice toward mentally challenged children. Jean Hansen (Judy Garland, Judgment at Nuremberg) is an experienced city transplant who takes a job at a Down syndrome institution and befriends Reuben, one of the boys afflicted with the disease. Reuben latches on to Jean, to the dismay of Dr. Matthew Clark (Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry), the head of the institution. He feels that Jean's affection for Reuben will disturb the other children, prompting him to separate the pair. Cassavetes stunningly uses actual disabled children to convey the reality of these disabilities, and gives the film a level of humanity and unflinching depth that resonates long after the final credits have rolled.
 
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95

Street Date: Now Available
 
 
 
The Hurricane
 (Blu-ray & DVD) 

The Hurricane is one of the most spectacular productions of the 1930s directed by the legendary John Ford. An intolerant Governor (Raymond Massey,Arsenic and Old Lace) sets off a series of tragic events in an idyllic Pacific paradise, disrupting the peaceful lives of newlywed islanders Terangi (Jon Hall,Arabian Nights) and Marama (Dorothy Lamour, My Favorite Brunette). Terangi is wrongly imprisoned by racist officials and after many failed escape attempts, additional years are added to original his six month jail term. Terangi finally succeeds and returns to Marama after a long absence, but only to be confronted with one of the most savage natural disasters to ever hit the island. The devastating hurricane was created by special effects wizard James Basevi (San Francisco), who used enormous wind machines along with elaborate network of pipes and holding tanks to destroy the native village he had built.

Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95

Street Date: Now Available

 
The Phantom of the Opera
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 

A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original.

This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates, and is presented at two different historically-accurate projection speeds, each with two different soundtrack options. Also included is the 1925 theatrical version, which survives only in poor-quality prints, but contains scenes that were removed from the 1929 release version.
 
Blu-ray: $39.95
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
  Je T'aime Je T'aime
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
Je t'aime je t'aime is a haunting tale of romantic obsession and time travel, a traumatic break-up caught in an endless loop. It is science fiction as only Alain Resnais ("Last Year at Marienbad") could have made. Claude Ridder (Claude Rich) is recovering from a failed suicide attempt after the collapse of his relationship with Catrine (Olga Georges-Picot). He is approached by an obscure scientific lab, who wants him to participate in the human trials of a new time travel device. The test will send him back one years time, for one minute. But the machine goes haywire, and Ridder gets caught in a never-ending series of temporal leaps, re-living his tragic life out of sequence. His past is a nightmare he is trying to escape, and the only exit might be his own death.

 
Blu-ray: $39.95
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
Lost Lost Lost & Walden
(Blu-ray)

Kino Lorber is proud to present in association with Re:Voir two diary films by the highly influential independent filmmaker and New American Cinema pioneer Jonas Mekas.

Walden (1969), Mekas' first completed diary film, is an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde arts scene of the 1960s, featuring many of Mekas'friends of that period, including Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Velvet Underground. Lost Lost Lost (1976), comprised of fourteen years of footage, documents Mekas' early years in New York as he and his brother Adolfas build their new life in America, discovering the city and the burgeoning film and arts community of the 1950 and 60s downtown scene.

Each disc includes additional short films by Jonas Mekas.
 
Blu-ray: $44.95 
Street Date: Now available
 
Moby Dick
(DVD)
 

This spectacular retelling of Herman Melville's classic, masterfully directed by John Huston (The Unforgiven), is unsurpassed in entertainment, imagination and high adventure. From the screenplay by Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451) and Huston, Moby Dick is a brilliant film - consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck, On the Beach) has but one purpose in life - revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat, Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey while battling a mutinous crew, tropical heat and violent storms in this epic struggle of non-stop fury and inevitable doom.

 
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
  British Noir: 5 Film Collection (DVD)
 
While the film noir movement may seem like a distinctly American phenomenon, British studios embarked on their own shadowy thrillers, laced with postwar cynicism. This five-DVD collection assembles some of the lesser-known Brit noir titles from the Rank Studios, featuring such major talents as actors James Mason, Trevor Howard, and John Mills; and directors Ronald Neame and Roy Ward Baker.

Includes THEY MET IN THE DARK (1943), THE OCTOBER MAN (1947), SNOWBOUND (1948), THE GOLDEN SALAMANDER (1950), and THE ASSASSIN (1952).

 
DVD: $59.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
Awake: The Life of Yogananda (DVD)

Awake: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today (apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad). By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west, and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of Self-realization.
 
DVD: $29.95 
Street Date: Now available

April 21, 2015

Artsploitation Films

 


Artsploitation Films Returns with a Vengeance

The Indie Distribution Company Announces a Diverse Slate of Genre Films
 
April 22, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA) - After a hiatus of 16 months, alternative North American film distribution company Artsploitation Films (www.artsploitation.com) has announced its upcoming summer line-up of international films. From the comedic to the horrific; the unsettling to the blood-curdling; and from the erotic to the controversial, the films showcase the best and most innovative genre movies the world has to offer.  
 
The announced selection of 10 titles begins June 9th with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the German slasher film and film festival favorite DER SAMURAI and features films from 6 different countries. Showcased is a cross-dressing, samurai sword-wielding killer (DER SAMURAI); a middle-class snuff-making suburban couple (THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES); a group of cub scouts who should not have gone into the woods (CUB); a porno director’s bed-hopping search for his next female star (TRANSGRESSION); a young girl tormented by psycho-sexual dreams (HORSEHEAD); a money-desperate drug dealer who will stop at nothing (DEALER); a kidnapped woman more duplicitous than her abductors (RECKLESS); and, coming this Fall, a severed hand bent on bloody revenge…and bodily reunification (BLOODY KNUCKLES). And there is not a G–rated children’s film in the bunch!
 
There will be several limited theatrical releases (FEVER and DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES this summer) and most films will go out day and date on DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD. Artsploitation’s founder, Raymond Murray, sums up the company’s acquisitions philosophy as, “We seek entertaining and provocative films that encompass our admittedly left-of-center film esthetic. My goal is to find films that my team and I love but then the hard work begins: connecting each film with its targeted, often quite specialized audience. And remember, hundreds of fictional men, women and children have been killed, kidnapped, tormented, or have had their blood sucked out of them and the least we can do is connect their stories with their future fans.”
 
The slate of titles are below with more films to be announced in the coming weeks.

DER SAMURAI
(2014, Germany, Director: Till Kleinert)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: June 9, 20015

A young police officer stalks a cross-dressing villain with a sword and a predilection for beheadings.

"A fantastic piece of cinema...beautiful and blood drenched."
- Ain't It Cool News

Bonus features:
Director's commentary
Making of featurette

THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES
(2013, USA, Directors: Jay Lee and Jim Roof)
DVD Release Date: June 16, 2015

This grisly horror-comedy follows a nice couple who happen to also be serial killers and snuff filmmakers.

"One of the greatest horror films of the century."
- Film Radar
 
Bonus features:
Director's commentary
Sizzle reel
Gag reel

HORSEHEAD
(2014, France, Director: Romain Basset)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: June 23, 2015

A shocking horror-fantasy about a young woman haunted by nightmares involving a horse-man.

"Well acted, gorgeously and nightmarishly executed."
- Ain't It Cool News

Bonus features:
Making of featurette (60 minutes)
Four short films

THE TREATMENT
(2014, Belgium, Director: Hans Herbots)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: July 7, 2015

A murder-mystery about a cop seeking a maniac who torments the parents before abducting their kids. Based on the international best seller by Mo Hayder.

"Exceptionally well made…incredibly creative and the twists come as huge surprises."
- Influx Magazine

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/124133052

RECKLESS
(2014, Netherland, Directed by Joram Lürsen)
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2015

A wealthy beautiful woman is kidnapped by two ex-cons but their plan goes all wrong in this twisted thriller.  Based on 2009's The Disappearance of Alice Creed.

Trailer:
https://vimeo.com/124133699




TRANSGRESSION
(2014, France, Director: Jean-François Davy)
DVD Release Date: July 28, 2015

A semi-documentary about a seasoned French erotic filmmaker who goes on an unusual flesh and sex filled tour of Eastern Europe in search of his next leading lady.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/124357796

Bonus feature:
Director's cut of EXHIBITION, Jean-François Davy's 1975 documentary on the French porn industry.

CUB
(2014, Belgium, Director: Jonas Govaerts)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: August 18, 2015

A camping trip turns into a carnage for a troop of cub scouts as a killer, aided by his feral young assistant, stalks them with deadly traps.

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l75j-JeFM1c

Festival screenings:
2014 Toronto International, 2014 Sitges Film Festival, 2014 London Film Festival

THE SUMMER HOUSE
(2014, Germany, Director: Curtis Burz)
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2015

A psycho-sexual drama in which a middle-aged family man’s sexual attraction to his daughter’s young friend threatens the stability of his family.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/120181262

DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES
(2014, Argentina,
Director: Natalia Meta)

DVD Release Date:
September 8, 2015

A rookie cop to goes undercover in Buenos Aires’ gay underworld to solve a murder in this crime thriller that was one of Argentina’s top grossing films of 2014.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-CB7GLfhMk

DEALER
(2014, France, Director: Jean-Luc Herbulot)
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2015

A stylish, violent thriller about a drug dealer who is thrown into an urban hell when a deal goes sour.

Trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re5e914SnQ8




April 19, 2015

Harlan Ellison — Pay the Writer

April 13, 2015

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its May Releases

 
   
       
 
Kino Lorber
Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its May Releases

John Frankenheimer's The Train, Roger Corman's cult favorites The Premature Burial and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! and The Organization starring Sidney Poitier, and more to become available in May 2015 
NEW YORK, NY -- APRIL 13, 2015 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce its May releases on its Studio Classics label. These dozen hit films showcase some of Hollywood's biggest stars, such as Burt Lancaster, Mickey Rooney, Sidney Poitier, Ray Milland, Robert Vaughn, Yul Brynner and Martin Landau, and leading directors including John Frankenheimer, Roger Corman, Gordon Douglas and J. Lee Thompson.

Streeting on May 5 are John Frankenheimer's hit suspense thriller The Train (DVD only, $19.95), Roger Corman's war drama The Secret Invasion (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), and the WWII thriller The McKenzie Break (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) starring Brian Keith.

Roger Corman's cult hits The Premature Burial (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) both street on May 12, each packed with special features. Premature Burial includes an introduction to the film by Joe Dante, an on-camera interview with Roger Corman, and "Trailers from Hell" with Roger Corman, and X includes an introduction by Dante, two audio commentary tracks (one with Corman, the other with film historian Tim Lucas), the rare prologue, and "Trailers from Hell" with Mick Garris.

Also streeting on Blu-ray May 12 are They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! (Blu-ray only, $29.95) and The Organization (Blu-ray only, $29.95), the gripping sequels to the 1967 classic In the Heat of the Night, both starring Sidney Poitier.

Streeting May 26 are the martial arts classics Enter the Ninja (Blu-ray only, $29.95) and Revenge of the Ninja (Blu-ray only, $29.95), the latter featuring audio commentary by director Sam Firstenberg and stunt coordinator Steven Lambert, an intro by Sam Firstenberg, and a behind-the-scenes gallery. Also streeting May 26 is the adventure hit River of Death (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), starring Michael Dudikoff, Donald Pleasence and Herbert Lom, and two films starring the great Yul Brynner: the Western drama Invitation to a Gunfighter (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) directed by Richard Wilson, and the historical classic Kings of the Sun (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), directed by J. Lee Thompson and also starring George Chakiris.
 
 
THE TRAIN
DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau
1964/B&W/133 minutes/Anamorphic (1.66:1)/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Paris August 1944...with the Allied army closing in on German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Woldheim (Paul Scofield, A Man For All Seasons), he decides to steal a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. But when a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche (Burt Lancaster, Run Silent, Run Deep), a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost. Calling upon his vast arsenal of skills, Labiche unleashes a torrent of devastation and destruction -- loosened rails, shattered tracks and head-on collisions -- in an impassioned, suspense-filled quest for justice, retribution and revenge. Top-notch direction by the great John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) and a wonderful supporting cast that includes screen icon Jeanne Moreau (Viva Maria) in the role of Christine.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by director John Frankenheimer
Original Theatrical Trailer

THE SECRET INVASION
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Roger Corman
Starring Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva
1964/Color/95 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Mickey Rooney (Baby Face Nelson) and Stewart Granger (King Solomon's Mines) co-star in this action-packed war drama about a group of criminals gathered into the greatest infiltration force in WWII. When an Italian general decides to join the Allies, Nazi troops capture and imprison him before he can defect. Desperate for the information and resources the general would provide, the Allies assemble a rescue team of the only men able to infiltrate the Nazi prison undetected...criminals.  But when the team's carefully planned prison break erupts into an all-out fight for survival, it will take more than bravery to carry out their mission and turn the tide of the war. Wonderfully directed by cult legend Roger Corman (Premature Burial) and featuring an outstanding cast includes Raf Vallone (Phaedra), Henry Silva (The Italian Connection), and Edd Byrnes (TV's 77 Sunset Strip), The Secret Invasion is an explosion of fast, absorbing entertainment that doesn't let up until the final salute.

Special Features:
On-camera interview with director Roger Corman
Original Theatrical Trailer

THE MCKENZIE BREAK
Mastered in HD
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Lamont Johnson
Starring: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry
1970/Color/108 minutes/1920x1080p (1.85:1)/English subtitles/Rated PG
Synopsis: Brian Keith (The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming) leads an acclaimed international cast in this poignant and powerful WWII thriller fraught with action, suspense and the haunting reality of war. Keith stars as Captain Jack Connor, a fast-talking, hard-drinking, tough-as-nails Irishman assigned to investigate an impending escape by a group of German POWs lead by the characteristic Kapitän Schleutter (Helmut Griem, The Damned). The camp commander (Ian Hendry, Get Carter) has been unable to contain the prisoners, but Connor's brash and unusual approach solves the problem...for a while. In a race against time and with a growing animosity from the commander -- Connor surpasses even his own previous unorthodox methods when he devises a scheme so daring that it will either make him a hero or prove to be the most fatal mistake of his career. Stylishly directed by Lamont Johnson (Kana Coast) with a beautifully written screenplay by William W. Norton (White Lightning, Gator), based on a book by Sir Sidney Shelley.

THEY CALL ME MISTER TIBBS!
Blu-ray Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Edward Asner
1970/Color/108 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: In this suspenseful sequel to In the Heat of the Night, screen legend Sidney Poitier (Duel at Diablo) reprises his role as the intrepid investigator who, this time, must solve a puzzling murder in the city by the Bay. Featuring an original score by the great Quincy Jones (The Getaway), They Call Me Mister Tibbs! is an absorbing mystery that ranks as one of the best of the genre... when a prostitute is murdered in San Francisco's ritzy Nob Hill district, an anonymous tip implicates minister and political crusader Reverend Logan Sharpe (Martin Landau, Ed Wood). Lt. Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), who has known Sharpe for many years, asks to be assigned to the case in hopes of clearing his friend's name. So begins the detective's journey through a twisted maze of baffling evidence, frantic chases, deadly gunfire and bad alibis. Before long, Tibbs finds himself bitterly torn between his duty as a cop and his loyalty to a friend. Directed by Hollywood great Gordon Douglas (Barquero) and featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Barbara McNair (The Organization), Edward Asner (TV's Lou Grant), Anthony Zerbe (The Dead Zone) and Jeff Corey (Jennifer).

THE ORGANIZATION
Blu-ray Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Don Medford
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Laughlin
1971/Color/106 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated PG-13
Synopsis: Screen icon Sidney Poitier (Paris Blues) reprises his role as Lt. Virgil Tibbs for a third and final time, following the masterpiece In the Heat of the Night and the thrilling sequel They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Under the cover of darkness, six masked figures raid a seemingly respectable furniture factory and steal a multimillion-dollar cache of heroin! But these are no ordinary crooks. They're a passionate band of former users-turned-vigilantes whose frustration with the law's inability to combat the city's drug problem spurs them to take on a powerful narcotics ring. After contacting Tibbs, they confess to the break-in, beg him to keep silent and ask for his help. But once he reluctantly agrees to operate outside the law, Tibbs soon finds himself at odds with the police and a ruthless drug syndicate that will stop at nothing to silence him! Don Medford (The Hunting Party) directs this taut thriller that exposes the ruthless, high-stakes world of international drug trafficking. Barbara McNair (Venus in Furs), Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sheree North, Allen Garfield, Raul Julia, Ron O'Neal, Daniel J. Travanti and Billy Green Bush co-star in this action-packed crime thriller that is edge-of-the-seat entertainment.

THE PREMATURE BURIAL
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel
1962/Color/81 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/Not Rated
Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe's Chilling Tale of a Fate Too Horrifying to consider! The classic style of literature's most bizarre author, Edgar Allan Poe (The Oblong Box), comes to life in this ghoulish tale of murder and suspense starring acting great Ray Milland (X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes) as Guy Carrell, a medical student and painter whose obsessive fear of being buried alive compels him to build himself a tomb with a view, equipped with everything he can think of to escape death. But it's when his long-suffering wife Kate (Heather Angel, The Informer), convinces him to destroy the tomb... he finds himself in the gravest of danger, trapped in a web of doom so devious and intricate that there's no escape. Produced and directed by the iconic Roger Corman (The Secret Invasion) and beautifully shot in widescreen by the legendary cinematographer Floyd Crosby (Tales of Terror). The top-notch supporting cast includes Hazel Court (The Masque of Red Death), Alan Napier (TV's Batman) and Dick Miller (Gremlins).

Special Features:
Buried Alive! Legendary Director Joe Dante on Premature Burial
On-camera Interview with Producer/Director Roger Corman
Trailers From Hell with Roger Corman
Original Theatrical Trailer

X: THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van Der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles
Synopsis: Dare To Look Into The Eyes Of Madness! Fantastic tale of heart-pounding suspense, this harrowing and terrifying sci-fi shocker will fascinate horror film fans. Starring Ray Milland (The Premature Burial), it charts the startling transformation of a doctor so blinded by ambition that he dares to glimpse eternity! When the brilliant Dr. Xavier (Milland) concocts a serum to improve human sight, he stumbles upon a formula for x-ray vision. Inspired by its awesome medical potential, but shunned by his short-sighted colleagues, the doctor tests the potion on himself, only to discover that his ability to see through walls, clothing and flesh is slowly eclipsed by and insatiable desire to look still further - even if it means seeing more than any mortal can bear! Featuring wonderful direction by the great Roger Corman (Tales of Terror) and a strong supporting cast that includes Harold J. Stone (The Wrong Man), John Hoyt (Blackboard Jungle) and comedy legend Don Rickles (Run Silent, Run Deep).

Special Features:
Terror Vision! Legendary Director Joe Dante on X
Audio Commentary with Roger Corman
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
Rare Prologue
Trailers From Hell with Mick Garris
Original Theatrical Trailer

ENTER THE NINJA
Blu-ray Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Menahem Golan
Starring: Francis Nero, Susan George, Sho Kosugi
1981/Color/99 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: The Ninja is the highest honor given to the dedicated followers of Ninjutsu, the deadliest of all martial arts... Enter the Ninja explores the absorbing detail the Ninja's lethal, little-known "Art of Invisibility" which includes the use of hypnotism, explosives, and super-human acrobatic fighting skills. Set in Japan and the Philippines, the film tells the story of Cole (Franco Nero, The Mercenary) a westerner who's been inducted into the secret fighting rituals of the Ninja. Coming to the aid of his friends against some land grabbing oil barons, he easily takes on all opponents until a Ninja assassin; Hasegawa (Sho Kosugi, Revenge of the Ninja) is brought into the fray. The two masters make use of all the exotic weaponry at their disposal... making this one of the most sensational battle-to-the-death sequences ever filmed! Hollywood legend Menahem Golan (The Delta Force) directed this fast-paced, high quality, tough-as-nails martial arts film with style and poise. Co-starring Susan George (Sudden Terror) and Christopher George (Day of the Animals).

REVENGE OF THE NINJA
Blu-ray Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Sam Firstenberg
Starring: Sho Kosugi, Keith Vitale, Virgil Frye
1983/Color/91 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: Payback is deadly! The Ninjas are back! Brandishing swords and fists, leaping and kicking, wielding blow darts and explosives, they know a thousand ways to kill. Martial arts legend Sho Kosugi (Enter the Ninja) delivers a heart-pounding display of strength, speed and lethal Ninja know-how in this action-packed thriller that takes us back to the good old days of the Kung Fu extravaganza. When a band of Ninja assassins slaughters the family of Cho Osaki (Kosugi), he flees to America in the hope of building a new life. A former Ninja himself, Osaki tries to escape his deadly past but soon discovers he has become the pawn of a ruthless drug trafficker - an American Ninja intent on killing anyone who crosses his path... including Osaki! Action veteran Sam Firstenberg (Avenging Force) directed this entertaining martial arts actioner, featuring top-notch action scenes and mind-blowing stunts. Co-starring legendary villain, Professor Toru Tanaka (An Eye For An Eye) and produced by Cannon legends, Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Sam Firstenberg and Stunt Coordinator Steven Lambert
Intro by Sam Firstenberg
Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer

RIVER OF DEATH
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Steve Carver
Starring: Michael Dudikoff, Robert Vaughn, Donald Pleasence, Herbert Lom, L.Q. Jones
1989/Color/107 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: In the nightmarish last days of the Third Reich, a psychotic Nazi scientist (Robert Vaughn, Bullitt) escapes to the impenetrable jungles of the Amazon. Years later, a mysterious incurable disease breaks out among the natives and adventurer John Hamilton (Michael Dudikoff, Avenging Force) is hired to lead investigators on a search for the cause. Braving bloodthirsty rives pirates, hostile native tribes and headhunting cannibals, Hamilton, guides a group of explorers up the deadly Rio del Morte to the fabulous lost Inca city. Action specialist Steve Carver (Lone Wolf McQuade) directs this top-notch action-adventure based on an Alistair MacLean (Breakheart Pass) novel. The stellar cast includes Donald Pleasence (Wake in Fright), Herbert Lom (Golden Salamander) and L.Q. Jones (The Wild Bunch).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Steve Carver and Star Michael Dudikoff
Original Theatrical Trailer

INVITATION TO A GUNFIGHTER
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Richard Wilson
Starring: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, Brad Dexter, Alfred Ryder, Mike Kellin, George Segal
1964/Color/92 minutes/1.66:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Who will be the last man standing? Screen legend Yul Brynner (Taras Bulba) turns in a great performance as a smooth master gunfighter who must do battle with his most formidable adversary - his own conscience - in this gripping, double-barreled western full of blistering shootouts, surprise twists and colorful villainy. In a New Mexico frontier town, Jules Gaspard d'Estaing (Brynner) is hired by the town's boss (Pat Hingle, Bloody Mama) to kill Matt Weaver (George Segal, The Hot Rock), a Civil War veteran who returns to reclaim his farm and his woman. But when d'Estaing realizes that Weaver may be the only honest man left, the conflicted hired gun must either kill an innocent man - or destroy his own reputation - in a heart-stopping final showdown. Wonderfully directed by Richard Wilson (Man with the Gun) - featuring beautiful cinematography by the great Joseph MacDonald (Kings of the Sun) and a stellar supporting cast that includes Brad Dexter (Run Silent, Run Deep), Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke), Clifton James (Juggernaut) and beautiful Janice Rule (The Swimmer).

KINGS OF THE SUN
Mastered in HD
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Starring Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field
1963/Color/108 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Yul Brynner (Invitation to a Gunfighter) and George Chakiris (West Side Story) shine as the kings of two clashing cultures forced to form an alliance against a mutual threat in this gripping historical saga. Kings of the Sun is packed with intense action and thrilling drama! After a terrible battle leaves young Balam (Chakiris) king of his Mayan tribe, he leads his people out of Mexico to escape the rival clan still hunting them. But upon reaching their new home, a hostile Native American tribe attacks and the Mayans manage to capture Black Eagle (Brynner), the Native American leader. While held prisoner, Black Eagle manages to earn Balam's respect and the kings agree to peace. But when Balam's old rivals arrive looking for a fight, the newly allied kings must take up arms and stand together in order to repel the invading force and save their people. J. Lee Thompson (Taras Bulba) directed this spectacular adventure featuring a rousing score by Elmer Bernstein (The Great Escape) and top-notch widescreen cinematography by the great Joseph MacDonald (My Darling Clementine).
 
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