Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2326 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:04 pm

Coming December 3rd!

Stick (1985) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton
• Behind-the-Scenes/Promotional Image Gallery
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 109 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
Screen legend Burt Reynolds (Gator, Fuzz, Malone) stars in and directs Stick, a fast-paced thriller co-starring Candice Bergen (The Hunting Party), George Segal (Where’s Poppa?) and Charles Durning (True Confessions). Ernest "Stick" Stickley is an ex-con who's trying to stay clean on the rough streets of Miami. When his former cellmate is murdered during an illicit payoff, Stick finds himself at the center of a high-class criminal circle whose members include a nervous drug kingpin, a shady film producer, and a stock market whiz with his own gorgeous financial adviser. Screenplay by Elmore Leonard (52 Pick-Up) and Joseph Stinson (Sudden Impact), based on Leonard’s bestselling novel. Legendary stuntman Dar Robinson (Sharkey’s Machine) play Moke, a menacing psychotic albino. Stick blends cons an con artists into a suspenseful tall tale of creative swindling.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2327 Post by colinr0380 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:17 am

Kino Insider wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:10 pm
Coming December 10th!

Iceman (1984) with optional English subtitles
• NEW Audio Commentary by Director Fred Schepisi
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 100 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG
From Fred Schepisi, the director of The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Barbarosa, A Cry in the Dark and Six Degrees of Separation comes an amazing, unforgettable journey of humanity. Timothy Hutton (Ordinary People), John Lone (The Last Emperor) and Lindsay Crouse (House of Games) star in this suspenseful drama about a team of Arctic researchers who find a 40,000 year-old man frozen in ice and bring him back to life. Anthropologist Stanley Shephard (Hutton) wants to befriend the Iceman (Lone) and learn about the man's past; Dr. Diane Brady (Crouse) and her surgical team want to discover the secret that will allow man to live in a frozen state. When the Iceman becomes part of their lives, the results are both moving and emotionally shattering. Beautifully shot on location in Canada's breathtaking snowy wilderness by Ian Baker (Plenty, Roxanne). The strong supporting cast includes David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck.), Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon), Josef Sommer (Witness) and James Tolkan (Back to the Future).
Really great news about this! I saw it a long time back on a television screening late at night and the ending was so impactful and moving that I ended up not being able to get to sleep for hours afterwards having to process it! Which would have been fine normally but I had to be up early the next morning!

I will be interested to see if it has the same effect a couple of decades later, but certain elements have stayed with me. Particularly the ending but also way that the whole theme of the film is about simulations and projections onto others, and the surprising turnabout that can happen when the subject being observed starts projecting back the other way. We may be used to looking through the glass at animals in captivity and observing their behaviour, but what happens when the iceman and his 'primitive' values start looking back at the researchers, and helicopters become mythical creatures come to take you to the other world?

And also in its usage of ersatz, manufactured, too good to be true habitats concealing the researchers and support staff behind one way mirrors, with that clinical separation getting definitively collapsed in the final section, it makes an interesting companion to something like Westworld!

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#2328 Post by senseabove » Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:01 am

The KL Rep announced over on the other forum that the following titles are going out of print due to poor sales, and adds that the list will expand to "200 to 300 titles at least" but
none of these have expired or will expire before 2021. We're just not printing more of these if they end up selling out, so technically these have become limited editions till our deals expire for them. And more to come.
Here's a small starting list:

Absolution (1978)
Angie (1994)
At War with the Army (1950)
Avalanche (1978)
Back Roads (1981)
Bad Man's River (1972)
Betsy’s Wedding (1990) | Holy Matrimony (1994) Double Feature
Boys (1996)
Captain Apache (1972)
The Cemetery Club (1993)
Cop-Out (1967) Stranger in the House
Crossing the Bridge (1992) | Indian Summer (1993) Double Feature
Eleni (1985)
Finders Keepers (1984)
For Love of Ivy (1968)
Funny Bones (1995)
Haunted (2002 Complete Series)
Hester Street (1975)
The High Commissioner (1968) Nobody Runs Forever
Kotch (1971)
Loophole (1981)
The Naked Face (1984)
Paris Holiday (1958)
The Revengers (1972)
Something Big (1971)
Star Slammer (1986)
Table for Five (1983)
A Town Called Hell (1971)
Two Much (1996) | Miami Rhapsody (1995) Double Feature
The Unholy Four (1970) Chuck Mool
War Between Men and Women (1972)
Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)
Shout if there are hidden gems in there—but it's mostly interesting that KL is letting titles go out of print now.

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#2329 Post by beamish14 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:56 pm

senseabove wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:01 am
The KL Rep announced over on the other forum that the following titles are going out of print due to poor sales, and adds that the list will expand to "200 to 300 titles at least" but
none of these have expired or will expire before 2021. We're just not printing more of these if they end up selling out, so technically these have become limited editions till our deals expire for them. And more to come.
Here's a small starting list:

Absolution (1978)
Angie (1994)
At War with the Army (1950)
Avalanche (1978)
Back Roads (1981)
Bad Man's River (1972)
Betsy’s Wedding (1990) | Holy Matrimony (1994) Double Feature
Boys (1996)
Captain Apache (1972)
The Cemetery Club (1993)
Cop-Out (1967) Stranger in the House
Crossing the Bridge (1992) | Indian Summer (1993) Double Feature
Eleni (1985)
Finders Keepers (1984)
For Love of Ivy (1968)
Funny Bones (1995)
Haunted (2002 Complete Series)
Hester Street (1975)
The High Commissioner (1968) Nobody Runs Forever
Kotch (1971)
Loophole (1981)
The Naked Face (1984)
Paris Holiday (1958)
The Revengers (1972)
Something Big (1971)
Star Slammer (1986)
Table for Five (1983)
A Town Called Hell (1971)
Two Much (1996) | Miami Rhapsody (1995) Double Feature
The Unholy Four (1970) Chuck Mool
War Between Men and Women (1972)
Who is Harry Kellerman and Why is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971)
Shout if there are hidden gems in there—but it's mostly interesting that KL is letting titles go out of print now.


Eleni is absolutely brilliant. The third and last collaboration from director Peter Yates and the incredible screenwriter/novelist/playwright Steve Tesich,
it's a beautifully made film about Greek Civil War, a topic that has never been the subject of any other Hollywood film. I'm very partial to Who is Harry Kellerman...,
but I realize that's a controversial pick.

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#2330 Post by L.A. » Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:50 am

The Amazon listing for the upcoming La Marsellaise (1938) list an audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton and a booklet essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew. I understand there should be an archival interview with Jean Renoir, has it been omitted?

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#2331 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:14 pm

Coming December 17th!

Heartbreak Hotel (1988) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 97 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated PG-13
From Chris Columbus, the director of Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone comes this rock-and-roll fantasy! It’s 1972 — Teenager Johnny Wolfe (Charlie Schlatter, 18 Again) borrows his mom’s (Tuesday Weld, Lord Love a Duck) pink Cadillac only to get swept up in a series of outrageous events. After successfully kidnapping Elvis Presley (David Keith, The Lords of Discipline), Johnny’s family and sleepy hometown will never be the same. Heartbreak Hotel is another critically acclaimed and lively hit from writer/director Columbus.

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#2332 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:15 pm

L.A. wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:50 am
The Amazon listing for the upcoming La Marsellaise (1938) list an audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton and a booklet essay by film scholar Dudley Andrew. I understand there should be an archival interview with Jean Renoir, has it been omitted?
It's on the disc and Amazon was updated.

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#2333 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:20 pm

Coming December 17th!

Paradise (1991) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
• Theatrical Trailer

They gave a boy a summer he’ll always remember… he gave them back the love they lost! Melanie Griffith (Two Much, A Stranger Among Us) and Don Johnson (TV’s Miami Vice, Born Yesterday) combine their impressive talents in this critically acclaimed romantic drama by writer/director Mary Agnes Donoghue (Beaches, Deceived). This extraordinary film is the touching story of the lost love between a young married couple and how a visiting youngster (Elijah Wood, The Good Son, Avalon) rekindles that love one memorable summer. Funny, poignant and uplifting, Paradise is a motion picture so full of natural beauty and heartfelt emotion, you’ll remember it for a long, long time. Co-starring Thora Birch (Hocus Pocus, American Beauty).

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#2334 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:31 pm

Coming December 17th!

White Squall (1996) with optional English subtitles
• Production Featurette with Jeff Bridges, Caroline Goodall, Scott Wolf and Director Ridley Scott
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Dual Layered BD50
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 129 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG-13
From Ridley Scott, the legendary director of Alien, Blade Runner, Gladiator and The Martian comes this ultimate challenge of survival. Screen great Jeff Bridges (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Winter Kills, The Big Lebowski) captains a crew of prep school students on a sailing voyage intended to teach them fortitude and discipline. But just before their return, nature teaches them the toughest lesson of all, turning this journey at sea into a test of the crew’s courage and will to survive. Caroline Goodall (Hook), John Savage (The Deer Hunter), Scott Wolf (Go), Ryan Phillippe (Cruel Intentions), Jeremy Sisto (Clueless) and Balthazar Getty (Lost Highway) co-star in this pulse-pounding, breathtaking, edge-of-your-seat motion picture.

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#2335 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:40 pm

Coming December 17th!

Mad Love (1995) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 96 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated PG-13
Seductive Drew Barrymore (The Wedding Singer, Charlie’s Angels) and handsome Chris O’Donnell (Scent of a Woman, The Chamber) co-star in this wild and passionate story of two young people who take to the road for the most incredible adventure of their lives. Straitlaced Matt (O’Donnell) is immediately captivated by Casey (Barrymore), the beautiful and unpredictably rebellious new girl in town who refuses to play by the rules. But when they’re faced with permanent separation, they decide to leave everything behind and run away together. Matthew Lillard (Scream), Joan Allen (The Crucible) and Kevin Dunn (Transformers) also star in this box-office hit by the great Antonia Bird (Priest, Ravenous).

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#2336 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:49 pm

Coming December 17th!
Only on DVD!

The Amy Fisher Story (1993) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Sally Christie
• Trailers

aka The Long Island Lolita Color 96 Minutes 1.33:1 UNRATED
Drew Barrymore (Mad Love, 50 First Dates) sizzles in this unbelievable true story! On May 19th 1992, 17-year-old high school student Amy Fisher (Barrymore) fired a bullet into the head of Mary Jo Buttafuoco (Laurie Paton, TV’s The Commish), the wife of the bodyshop owner with whom she claimed to have been having a sexual affair. But in the explosive media frenzy that followed, did the truth become the most innocent victim of all? This is the sensational true story of lust, greed and obsession that shocked the nation. Barrymore stars as the notorious “Long Island Lolita,” the scheming teen from an unhappy home whose torrid relationship with Joey Buttafuoco (Anthony Denison, TV’s The Closer) led to a shocking suburban nightmare of prostitution, murderous assault and attempted suicide. This is the international theatrical version of the top-rated broadcast event, now containing uncensored scenes of graphic sexuality that couldn’t be shown on TV. Directed by Andy Tennant (Hitch, Sweet Home Alabama) and co-starring Harley Jane Kozak (The Favor).
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#2337 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:01 pm

It's a bummer there are no retrospectives for White Squall. As an amateur sailor and someone interested in Ridley Scott's "lost period" between Thelma and Gladiator, hearing cast & crew thoughts on a grueling shoot that amounted to a small ROI and relative obscurity would be fascinating.

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#2338 Post by criterionoop » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:15 pm

I appreciate that the special feature for THE AMY FISHER STORY is "Additional Nude Scene."

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#2339 Post by Jack Kubrick » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:47 pm

Wow, I underestimate the salability of mid-90's Drew Barrymoore vehicles. Not one but two titles coming to a site near you.

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#2340 Post by Gregory » Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:05 pm

But in the explosive media frenzy that followed, did the truth become the most innocent victim of all?
Nah, I tend to think the woman who got cheated on and then shot in the face is probably still the victim in this scenario.

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#2341 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:59 am

Coming December 10th!

Terminal Velocity (1994) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 102 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG-13
IT’S NOT THE FALL THAT KILLS YOU… Superstar Charlie Sheen (Platoon, No Man’s Land) brings fast-paced excitement to this high-flying action-adventure by writer David Twohy (Pitch Black) and director Deran Sarafian (Death Warrant). Sheen stars as Richard “Ditch” Brodie, a daredevil skydiving instructor who falls hard when a sexy, mysterious beauty (Nastassja Kinski, Tess, Cat People) walks through his door looking for a lesson—and apparently plunges to her death during a parachute jump. Ditch suddenly finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare world of intrigue and deceit—and caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Russian Mafia. With pulse-pounding suspense and sensational skydiving, high-speed adventure doesn't move any faster than Terminal Velocity. The wonderful cast features James Gandolfini (TV’s The Sopranos), Christopher McDonald (The Rich Man’s Wife) and Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song).

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#2342 Post by willoneill » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:00 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:49 pm
• Additional Nude Scene
Kino Insider, you folks aren't actually putting this on the rear of the sleeve, are you?

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#2343 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:02 pm

Coming December 10th!

Playing God (1997) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Producer Laura Bickford and Screenwriter Mark Haskell Smith
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 94 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
It’s high-voltage thrills as David Duchovny (The X-Files), Angelina Jolie (Salt) and Timothy Hutton (Q & A) square off in an edgy confrontation where the stakes are high... and the action is deadly. Duchovny plays Eugene Sands, an ex-surgeon lured into a dark underworld by the hip—but lethal—mobster Raymond Blossom (Hutton). Sands gets caught in a web of murder and mayhem as he grows far too close to Blossom’s dangerously seductive mistress (Jolie). Playing God is a potent action-thriller where passion and deception meet in a battle between good and evil. Co-starring Peter Stormare (John Wick: Chapter 2), Michael Massee (Lost Highway), Gary Dourdan (Alien: Resurrection), John Hawkes (Winter’s Bone) and Tracey Walter (The Hunter).

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#2344 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:03 pm

willoneill wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Kino Insider wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:49 pm
• Additional Nude Scene
Kino Insider, you folks aren't actually putting this on the rear of the sleeve, are you?
It was on the Anchor Bay DVD sleeve, not sure if we'll do the same. We'll most likely go with Deleted Scene.

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#2345 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:11 pm

Coming December 3rd!

Dog Day (1984) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
• Includes both English and French Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 98 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
The manhunt is on! Screen legend Lee Marvin (Prime Cut, Monte Walsh, Gorky Park) stars as American gangster Jimmy Cobb, on the lam in France with millions in stolen cash. The air and ground are swarming with police and Cobb’s old partners in crime, uniting for one purpose—to kill Cobb and take the loot. His only refuge is a seemingly innocent farm in the rural Beauce region. The heat of the Dog Day reaches a boiling point as two farmers hatch a sinister plan to bargain for Cobb’s life—and each wants a distinctly different form of payment. Like a hounded animal Cobb has nowhere to hide… his predators are always lurking in the violent inferno of the Dog Day. Stylishly directed by Yves Boisset (Dupont Lajoie) and featuring a haunting and beautiful score by legendary composer Francis Lai (Love Story). Based on a novel by Jean Herman (Farewell, Friend) and co-starring Miou-Miou (Going Places), Jean Carmet (Circle of Deceit), Victor Lanoux (Cousin Cousine), David Bennent (The Tin Drum) and Tina Louise (Day of the Outlaw).
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#2346 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:48 pm

Coming December 3rd!
Only on DVD!

AMAZONS (1984) Color 95 Minutes 1.33:1 Rated PG
THEIR TARGET: THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES… THEIR GOAL: WORLD DOMINATION! When her patient—a prominent U.S. Congressman—dies in a bizarre accident just after surgery, Dr. Sharon Fields (Madeleine Stowe, China Moon) is framed on a charge of malpractice. With the help of Lt. Tony Monaco (Jack Scalia, The Rift), the tough-edged but charming detective assigned to look into the “accident,” the beautiful young surgeon makes a chilling discovery of a secret legion of Amazons, descendants from the legendary nation of women warriors who have vowed eternal war on the enemy race of Man. Now, the President-elect, who has carried into power the first woman Vice President, is slated to be the next “Stallion Kill.” Tense, fantastic, sinister, Amazons is a riveting and fast-paced action-thriller directed by Paul Michael Glaser (Band of the Hand, The Running Man). Tamara Dobson (Cleopatra Jones), Stella Stevens (The Silencers), Jennifer Warren (Night Moves) and Leslie Bevis (Alien Nation) co-star as the leaders of the Amazons. Wonderful score by the great Basil Poledouris (RoboCop) and co-starring William Schallert (In the Heat of the Night), Nicholas Pryor (Risky Business) and Peter Scolari (TV’s Newhart).

• Audio Commentary by the Made for TV Mayhem Podcast Hosts Amanda Reyes, Daniel Budnik and Nathan Johnson
• Trailers


RUNNING DELILAH (1993) Color 97 Min 1.33:1 Rated PG-13
A SECRET AGENT IS KILLED! AN INVINCIBLE CYBERNETIC AGENT IS BORN! When beautiful secret agent Delilah (Kim Cattrall, TV’s Sex and the City) is killed while working undercover against a powerful international arms dealer, Paul (Billy Zane, Titanic), her handsome control agent and would-be lover, races her lifeless body to the agency’s top-secret experimental laboratory. Five weeks later Delilah emerges a virtually invincible cybernetic super-agent equipped with high-tech robotic body parts. With Paul’s help, she learns to harness her incredible powers for her ultimate mission: to stop a terrorist from buying enough plutonium to build a nuclear weapon. The seller turns out to be the same arms merchant who ordered Delilah killed! Directed by Richard Franklin (Link, Psycho II) with a teleplay by Ron Koslow (Lifeguard), based on a story by Koslow and Robert J. Avrech (A Stranger Among Us). Co-starring screen and television legend Diana Rigg (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Emma Peel of TV’s The Avengers).

• Trailers
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#2347 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:02 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:59 am
Coming December 10th!

Terminal Velocity (1994) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 102 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG-13
IT’S NOT THE FALL THAT KILLS YOU… Superstar Charlie Sheen (Platoon, No Man’s Land) brings fast-paced excitement to this high-flying action-adventure by writer David Twohy (Pitch Black) and director Deran Sarafian (Death Warrant). Sheen stars as Richard “Ditch” Brodie, a daredevil skydiving instructor who falls hard when a sexy, mysterious beauty (Nastassja Kinski, Tess, Cat People) walks through his door looking for a lesson—and apparently plunges to her death during a parachute jump. Ditch suddenly finds himself hurled headlong into a nightmare world of intrigue and deceit—and caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse with the Russian Mafia. With pulse-pounding suspense and sensational skydiving, high-speed adventure doesn't move any faster than Terminal Velocity. The wonderful cast features James Gandolfini (TV’s The Sopranos), Christopher McDonald (The Rich Man’s Wife) and Melvin Van Peebles (Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song).
For some reason, I vividly remember reading and loving a Cinefex article on the practical effects used in the scene in which Charlie Sheen has to jump out of a plane after a falling car to unlock the trunk and free a parachute-less Kinski. Even at 11, I knew the movie was not good, but I saw it in the (second-run) theater twice just because I enjoyed comparing what I read of the filming to final version of that sequence so much; strange that those brain cells have survived 25 years when I regularly forget where I'm going when I leave a room.

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#2348 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:12 pm

Coming December 3rd!

SHE (1985) with optional English subtitles
• Who is Your God? - Brand New On-Camera Interview with Writer/Director Avi Nesher
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 106 Minutes 1.85:1 Not Rated
Sandahl Bergman (Conan the Barbarian, Programmed to Kill, Red Sonja) stars as She—the beautiful warrior-queen who rules by the sword in a post-apocalyptic wasteland. Women battle, men are used for ritual sex and sacrifice, but the arrival of three Strangers plunges She into a nightmare quest for survival. Together, She and her ill-matched companions cross the Forest of Yellow Death to encounter a tribe of innocents by day and man-eating werewolves by night, and an invisible sailor who literally multiplies when attacked. They make a last stand on Blood Bridge against The Norks, a master warrior tribe that lives only by war and pillage. Written and directed by Avi Nesher (Timebomb, Doppelganger) and based on the novel by H. Rider Haggard (King Solomon’s Mines).

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#2349 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:18 pm

Coming December 3rd!

KONGA (1961) with optional English subtitles
• Brand New 2K Master
• Radio Spot
• Promotional and Stills Gallery
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 90 Minutes 1.66:1 Not Rated
Lost in the African jungles for over a year, Dr. Charles Decker (Michael Gough, The Crimson Cult) has returned to England with Konga, a baby chimpanzee. Disappearing into his lab, the mad botanist begins work on what he believes will be his greatest achievement. Having witnessed a Baganda witchdoctor’s use of a rare carnivorous plant to produce accelerated animal growth, Decker injects Konga with the same serum—then hypnotizes the gorilla-sized chimp into brutally murdering his enemies! But when the berserk ape overdoses on the serum and grows to gargantuan size, suddenly the city of London comes under attack—and only the British army can reckon with Konga’s uncontrollable rage. John Lemont (The Frightened City) directed this monstrously enjoyable cult classic.

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#2350 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:27 pm

Coming December 3rd!

THE MAGIC SWORD (1961) with optional English subtitles
• Brand New 2K Master
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 80 Minutes 1.85:1 Not Rated
Mythical monsters and noble knights come to colorful life in this enchanting fantasy-adventure from Bert I. Gordon, legendary director of cult classics The Cyclops, The Amazing Colossal Man, Earth vs. the Spider, Picture Mommy Dead and Empire of the Ants! When the evil sorcerer Lodac (Basil Rathbone, Tales of Terror) kidnaps the beautiful Princess Helene (Anne Helm, Follow That Dream) and threatens to turn her into dragon food, the brave Sir George (Gary Lockwood, 2001: A Space Odyssey) makes it his mission to rescue her—and earn her royal hand in marriage. But George must first survive the seven curses that plague the way to Lodac’s castle. Though he has a speedy horse, invincible armor and a magic sword, will George’s weapons and resolve be enough to defeat Lodac’s ghastly ghouls and deadly demons? Filled with special effects sure to amuse and horrify, The Magic Sword is a rousing good time! Co-starring the wonderful Estelle Winwood (The Producers).

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