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Kino Lorber Studio Classics February

The Russians are Coming The Russians are Coming


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 10, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1966/Color/126 mins/2.35:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Bonus Features:
  • Making-of Featurette hosted by Producer/Director Norman Jewison
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: When sightseeing Soviet commander (Alan Arkin, The In-Laws) runs his submarine aground off the New England coast, his crew's attempts to find a boat to dislodge the sub almost starts World War III. Arkin leads and all-star cast that includes Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Brian Keith and Jonathan Winters - in this riotous, uproarious and sidesplitting comedy. Russian Lt. Rozanov (Arkin) and his crew hit the beaches of Massachusetts unaware of the panic they're about to start. Despite the Russians' harmless intentions, the folks in town think a full-scale Soviet invasion has been launched! What's worse, their police chief (Keith) has left his hysterical assistant (Winters) in charge... and the one man who knows the truth (Reiner) is only stirring up more chaos! The great Norman Jewison ( In the Heat of the Night) directs this wonderful comedy based on the Nathaniel Benchley novel with a screenplay by William Rose ( It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World). The hilarious cast includes Paul Ford, Theodore Bikel and John Phillip Law.

Kino Lorber Studio Classics February

F.I.S.T.


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 10, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1978/Color/145 mins/1.85:1/1920x1080p
Bonus Features:
  • The Fight For F.I.S.T. featurette with Director Norman Jewison and Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

Quote: Superstar Sylvester Stallone ( Rocky) stars in this hard-hitting, boldly ambitious drama that powerfully reveals a significant slice of American history. As union leader Johnny Kovak, Stallone's performance confirmed his stature as one of Hollywood's hottest stars. Closely paralleling history, the film follows the rise and fall of Kovak, from his beginnings as an idealistic blue-collar worker to his final position as head of one of the country's most powerful unions: the Federation of Inter-State Truckers. But there are no unscarred heroes in this world... to achieve his dream of justice for the workingman; Kovak must accept the muscle of organized crime. Ultimately,

F.I.S.T.

is a story of idealism corrupted and betrayed. Acting greats Rod Steiger and Peter Boyle lead a fine supporting cast that includes Melinda Dillon, Kevin Conway, Tony Lo Bianco and Brian Dennehy. Wonderfully directed by Norman Jewison ( The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming) with beautiful and moody cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs (Easy Rider). Screenplay by Stallone and Joe Eszterhas ( Basic Instinct).


Kino Lorber Studio Classics February

Cult of the Damned


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 17, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $24.95
Color/1969/94 min/Rated R/DTS Master Audio Mono/1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historians Nathaniel Thompson and Tim Greer
  • Stills Gallery
  • Original Trailer

Quote: Brace yourself for the maddest Hollywood story ever with this stylish, decadent look at what happens when the upper crust meets the down and dirty. Full-figured debutante Tara Nicole (folk singer Holly Near) returns home to her former stag film star mother (Jennifer Jones, Best Actress Oscar winner for The Song of Bernadette) only to fall under the influence of a charismatic, dangerous rock singer (Jordan Christopher) and his way-out deviant band mates (including Roddy McDowall and Lou Rawls). Making its first-ever release on home video, this colorful cult shocker (originally released as Angel, Angel, Down We Go) from Robert Thom, the writer of Death Race 2000, Bloody Mama, and Wild in the Streets.

Cult of the Damned

is part horror, part pop musical, part black comedy, and all outrageous!


Kino Lorber Studio Classics February

52 Pick-Up


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 24, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1986/Color/110 mins/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R

Quote: Greed! Extortion! Revenge! Based on an exciting bestseller by the great Elmore Leonard ( Out of Sight) with a screenplay by Leonard and John Steppling and top-notch direction by legendary filmmaker, John Frankenheimer ( The Manchurian Candidate).

52 Pick-Up

evokes the chilling reminder that if you have a lot, you can loose a lot. Life is good for Los Angeles entrepreneur Harry Mitchell (Roy Scheider, Last Embrace)... great business, beautiful home and a gorgeous wife (Ann-Margret, Bye Bye Birdie). Just when he thinks he'll land a seat on the city council, Harry's life suddenly spins out of control when a trio of pornographers, led by the ruthless Alan Raimy (John Glover, Gremlins 2), shows up with a video of Harry in bed with his mistress (Kelly Preston, Twins). And when Harry goes on the offensive and tries to pit one blackmailer against the other, the tension mounts - as does the possibility of murder. The stellar cast includes Clarence Williams III (TV's Mod Squad), Vanity (Action Jackson) and Doug McClure ( At the Earth's Core).


Kino Lorber Studio Classics February

The Seconds to Hell


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 24, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $24.95
1959/B&W/93 mins/1.66:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated

Quote: Newly Re-mastered in HD! In Ten Seconds Thousands Will Be Blown to Hell! From Robert Aldrich, the legendary director of The Dirty Dozen and Too Late the Hero, comes another WWII classic. Jeff Chandler (Merrill's Marauders) and Jack Palance ( Attack) co-star as German demolition experts Karl Wirtz and Eric Koetner. Returning to bombed-out Berlin the two men accept the very dangerous, but high paying job of defusing unexploded Allied bombs scattered throughout the city. The two men and other members of the bomb squad soon agree to a macabre pact donating half their paychecks into a pool that in three months would be split evenly between the survivors... as Karl and Eric vie for the affections of Margot Hofer (Martine Carol, Lola Montès), adding to the growing tension between the two men. Aldrich pays meticulous attention to the details of bomb deactivation and Ernest Lazlo's ( Stalag 17) crisp monochrome camerawork a dark and grim version of the German capital.

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