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Witness to Murder


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 2, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $24.95
1954/USA/English/Film Noir/83 mins/NR/B&W/1.75:1 (Newly Remastered in HD)
Bonus Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote:  A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder. One sleepless night, Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity) witnesses a young woman being strangled to death in an apartment across the street. She reports the killing to the police, but when the police arrive there's no body to be found. The policemen are convinced that Cheryl probably dreamt the murder and leave ignoring her pleas. Similar to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, which opened less than a month later and overshadowed this top-notch film noir featuring great direction by Roy Rowland ( The Girl Hunters) and beautiful black-and-white cinematography by legendary John Alton ( He Walked by Night). Co-starring George Sanders ( A Shot in the Dark) and Gary Merrill ( All About Eve).

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Emerald Forest


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 2, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1985/UK/English-Portuguese/English subtitles/Adventure/114 mins/R/Color/2.35:1 (Newly Remastered in HD)
Bonus Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote:  From John Boorman, the director of Deliverance comes a wildly ambitious parable that transports us to a singularly imaginative realm. The Emerald Forest is an exotic and erotic nightmare replete with one lushly enrapturing scene after another. For ten years, engineer Bill Markham (Powers Boothe, Extreme Prejudice) has searched tirelessly for his son, Tommy, who disappeared from the edge of the Brazilian rainforest. Miraculously, he finds the boy living among the reclusive Amazon tribe who adopted him. And that's when Bill's adventure truly begins. For his son (Charley Boorman) is now a grown tribesman who moves skillfully through this beautiful-but-dangerous terrain, fearful only of those who would exploit it. And as Bill attempts to "rescue" him from the savagery of the untamed jungle, Tommy challenges Bill's idea of true civilization...and his notions about who needs rescuing. Co-starring Meg Foster ( The Osterman Weekend).

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The Package


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 2, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1989/USA/English/English subtitles/Thriller/108 mins/R/Color/1.85:1
Bonus Features:
  • Audio commentary by director Andrew Davis and actress Joanna Cassidy
  • An on-camera intro by director Andrew Davis
  • An on-camera interview with actress Joanna Cassidy
  • Original theatrical trailer

Quote: From Andrew Davis, the director of The Fugitive comes a brilliant, explosively entertaining action/thriller featuring powerful performances by screen legends Gene Hackman ( The French Connection) and Tommy Lee Jones ( No Country for Old Men). Featuring a superb supporting cast that includes Joanna Cassidy ( Blade Runner), Dennis Franz (TV's NYPD Blue), Pam Grier ( Foxy Brown) and John Heard ( Cutter's Way), this top-notch thriller really delivers. Sergeant Johnny Gallagher ( Hackman) thinks he's been given a routine assignment: to escort a rebellious American soldier (Jones) from Europe to the U.S. for a military court martial. Gallagher soon learns, however, that the assignment is anything but routine, when he uncovers a terrifying military conspiracy. The clock is ticking down to a historic superpower summit, and Gallagher must stop the deadly plot before it's too late...for him and his country.

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The Offence


Blu-ray Street Date: December 2, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
1972/UK-USA/English/Crime Drama/112 mins/R/Color/1.85:1
Bonus Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: When is the accuser the accused? Sidney Lumet ( Prince of the City) directs Sean Connery ( The Great Train Robbery) as a British police detective whose 20 years of handling murder, rape and other violent cases culminate in a deadly loss of control during a routine interrogation. A harrowing and compellingly constructed chamber drama of police brutality and mental anguish, The Offence takes director Lumet's obsession with the policeman's conflicted position as his brother's keeper into the realms of the psychological thriller. Connery is devastatingly desperate as Officer Johnson on the trail of a serial child molester. The Offence was based on a play by John Hopkins entitled This Story of Yours. The stellar supporting cast includes Trevor Howard ( The Third Man), Vivien Merchant ( The Homecoming) and Ian Bannen ( The Hill).

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Hickey and Boggs


Blu-ray Street Date: December 2, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
1972/UK-USA/English/Crime Drama/111 mins/PG/Color/1.85:1
Bonus Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: I Spy stars, Bill Cosby and Robert Culp are united again in this modern film noir about two detectives investigating a kidnapping and running into a gang of vicious criminals responsible for a string of murders. The world of Private Investigators is thoroughly exposed by Hickey & Boggs in this action-packed crime thriller scripted by the great Walter Hill ( The Long Riders) and directed by Culp, his one and only directorial effort. When the deadly duo is called upon to find a missing girl they inadvertently stumble upon something far bigger, and end up chasing down a gang of thieves and a $400,000 loot. Featuring a top-notch supporting cast that includes James Woods ( The Onion Field), Michael Moriarty ( Report to the Commissioner), Vincent Gardenia ( Death Wish 1 & 2), Bill Hickman ( Bullitt) and Ed Lauter ( Breakheart Pass).

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The Quatermass Xperiment

(aka The Creeping Unknown)
Blu-ray Street Date: December 2, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
1955/UK/English/Science Fiction-Horror/82 mins/NR/Color/1.85:1
Bonus Features:
  • Carpenter on Quatermass – Interview with legendary director, John Carpenter
  • The Quatermass Xperiment: From Reality to Fiction – Featurette featuring director Val Guest
  • The Quatermass Xperiment: Glenn Erickson Comparing the Versions
  • On-camera Val Guest Interview by Hammer Film Historian Marcus Hearn
  • Audio Commentary by Director Val Guest and Marcus Hearn
  • Trailers From Hell with Ernest Dickerson
  • Alternate Main Title
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: Val Guest ( The Day the Earth Caught Fire) directed this chilling film about a spacecraft returning to earth with a frightening surprise on board. Two of the ship's three astronauts have mysteriously vanished, while the third is sick with an unidentifiable illness. While doctors try to help the third man recover, an investigation takes place to figure out just what happened to his comrades. As it turns out, the survivor's body has been taken over by an alien fungus that needs blood to survive. After the astronaut escapes from the hospital, he transforms into a monster, attacking everyone who gets in its way. Meanwhile, Scotland Yard detective Lomax (Jack Warner, The Blue Lamp) and Professor Bernard Quatermass (Brian Donlevy, The Glass Key), a determined scientist, attempt to track down the creature before it finds new victims.

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The Missouri Breaks


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1976/USA/English/English subtitles/Western/126 mins/PG/Color/1.85:1
Bonus Features:
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: In their only cinematic pairing, screen legends Marlon Brando ( The Godfather) and Jack Nicholson ( One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest) are a dynamic star combo who set the screens ablaze in this intense and startlingly realistic western classic from director Arthur Penn ( Bonnie and Clyde). Montana Badlands rancher David Brazton is a self-made man, through years of tireless effort and determination; he has transformed his vast and rugged land into a thriving, prosperous empire. So when his livestock, fortune and family are threatened by a ruthless horse thief (Nicholson), Braxton takes matters into his own hands by hiring a sadistic bounty hunter (Brando) to track down the outlaw. Braxton intends to liberate the territory from crime, but what he initiates instead is a complex series of events that result in brutality and savagery far beyond anything he ever thought possible. Co-starring Randy Quaid ( The Long Riders), Frederic Forrest ( Hammett), John P. Ryan ( Avenging Force) and Harry Dean Stanton ( Paris, Texas), scripted by Thomas McGuane ( 92 in the Shade) and shot throughout majestic Montana, The Missouri Break is every bit as powerful and affecting as its dynamic leading men.

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Buffalo Bill and The Indians


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1976/USA/English/English subtitles/Western/123 mins/PG/Color/2.35:1
Bonus Features:
  • From the Prairie to the Palace Featurette
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: From director Robert Altman ( The Long Goodbye) comes an uproarious, high-spirited look at "Buffalo Bill" Cody, the legendary Western adventurer. With a fine cast that includes Paul Newman, Harvey Keitel, Burt Lancaster, Joel Grey and Geraldine Chaplin, Buffalo Bill And The Indians is a hilarious yet poignant comedy that shows the "Old West" as you've never seen it before! Although Buffalo Bill (Newman) has fought Indians and Civil War battles, nothing can prepare him for his newest challenge; show business! His Wild West Show is hugely popular, but when he signs a former enemy, Sioux Chief Sitting Bull, for a featured role, a hysterical clash of cultures reverberates far beyond the boundaries of their sprawling outdoor theater. And the complications only multiply when the troupe discovers it must put on a special command performance - for none other than the President of the United States!

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Avenging Force


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $24.95
1986/USA/English/Action/104 mins/R/Color/1.85:1 (Newly Re-mastered in HD)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Sam Firstenberg and Star Michael Dudikoff
  • On-camera Intro by Director Sam Firstenberg
  • On-camera Interview with Star Michael Dudikoff
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote:  Matt Hunter (Michael Dudikoff, American Ninja) is an ex-secret service agent trying to protect his best friend from a super band of rightwing terrorists known as Pentangle. When the ruthless organization torches his ranch and kidnaps his little sister, Hunter is forced into Pentangle's barbaric "manhunt", played out in the remote swamplands of Louisiana. It's the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse, as Hunter employs an awesome array of martial arts skills in his desperate fight for survival... and revenge. Stylishly directed by action veteran Sam Firstenberg ( Revenge of the Ninja) with a stellar cast that includes Steve James ( Hero and the Terror), James Booth ( Robbery) and John P. Ryan ( Runaway Train).

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Running Scared


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: December 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1986/USA/English/English subtitles/Action Comedy/107 mins/R/2.35:1
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Peter Hyams
  • Featurette
  • Billy Crystal Outtakes
  • Selected Electronic Press Kit Scenes
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: Peter Hyams ( Busting) directs Gregory Hines ( White Nights) and Billy Crystal ( City Slickers) in the motion picture that asks the question, "How come the bad guys always drive the good cars?" The answer has them Running Scared in this lightning-paced comic thriller. Ray and Danny are the wild men of the Windy City's police force. The pair's unorthodox methods get results in a tough town - until they come up against Julio Gonzales (Jimmy Smits, TV's NYPD Blue), a smooth-talking drug dealer who is bucking to become Chicago's first Spanish Godfather. Trying to nail Gonzales, they blow a delicate undercover operation and are sent on a forced vacation to Key West - where they discover the good life of warm weather and warmer women. The new locale makes them decide to retire... but not before putting Gonzales behind bars first. The stellar cast includes Steven Bauer ( Scarface), Darlanne Fluegel ( To Live and Die in L.A.), Joe Pantoliano ( The Fugitive), John Gries ( Real Genius) and Dan Hedaya ( Blood Simple).

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