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Stryker

(1983)
Street Date: January 3, 2017
BD SRO: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Jim Wynorski


Kino Lorber Studio Classics January Releases

Quote: In the future, after the last breakdown of technology - there's debris everywhere, but the most devastating consequence of the state of the "post apocalyptic" world is the shortage of water. Several groups of marauders, men who have banded together for survival on the parched planet, battle each other in raids for water. In the midst of these savages is a group of brave and beautiful women who have made the most important discovery in the world - they have located a water source, but soon their source is exposed and the band of savages are determined to take over the water supply at any cost - the women turn to lone road warrior, Stryker (Steve Sandor, Fire and Ice) for help. Stryker was first of seven Cirio H. Santiago (TNT Jackson, Firecracker) "post apocalyptic" action films, followed by Wheels of Fire (1985), Future Hunters (1986), Equalizer 2000 (1987), The Sisterhood (1988), Dune Warriors (1991) and Riders of the Sun (1992). All produced by Roger Corman (Tales of Terror, Premature Burial) film studios, New World Pictures, Concorde Pictures and New Horizons Pictures.


Loophole

(1981)  
Street Date: January 3, 2017
BD SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $14.95
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director John Quested, moderated by FilmWax Radio's Adam Schartoff


Kino Lorber Studio Classics January Releases

Quote: The Most Ingenious Bank Robbery Ever! Stephen Booker (Martin Sheen, Apocalypse Now) is a highly successful London architect, until an important contract falls through and his business partnership in terminated. The over-qualified Booker struggles to find a new job and out of the blue, he's approached by Mike Daniels (Albert Finney, Murder on the Orient Express) to supervise the conversion of a city block alongside the world's largest and most established holding bank. Booker soon discovers that the real job at hand is a planned heist of the bank's vault that holds millions. Hard pressed for money with a huge mortgage and extravagant lifestyle, Booker agrees to join an elite team of expert criminals and carry out the ambitious band robbery. The stupendous cast also includes Susannah York (Gold), Colin Blakely (The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes), Robert Morley (Topkapi), Jonathan Pryce (Man on Fire) and James Grout (Inspector Morse). Great direction by British producer, John Quested (Philadelphia, Here I Come), the second and final film he ever directed, with a rousing score by Lalo Schifrin (Mission: Impossible, Dirty Harry) - Loophole is a suspenseful and exciting crime thriller and quite possibly one of the most ingenious heist films ever made.


The Internecine Project

(1974)  
Street Date: January 3, 2017
BD SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $14.95
Special Features:
  • Interview with Screenwriter Jonathan Lynn


Kino Lorber Studio Classics January Releases

Quote: Hollywood legend James Coburn (Harry in Your Pocket) stars as Robert Elliot, a former secret agent given the job opportunity of a lifetime: adviser to the President of the United States. However, he has some skeletons in his closet that need eliminating, namely the four people aware of his shady past. Elliot hatches a diabolical plot to get rid of his targets in one night, with no ties leading back to him... The Internecine Project is a nerve-shattering thriller that will grip you in suspense until the unpredictable surprise ending. The stellar cast includes Lee Grant (Damien: The Omen II), Harry Andrews (Too Late the Hero), Ian Hendry (Get Carter), Julian Glover (For Your Eyes Only) and Keenan Wynn (The Mechanic). Written by Jonathan Lynn (Clue) and Barry Levinson (Who?) and directed by Ken Hughes (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). Featuring a rousing score by the great Roy Budd (Get Carter, The Stone Killer, The Destructors) and stunningly shot by two-time Oscar winning Cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth (Cabaret, 2001: A Space Odyssey).


Who?

(1985)  
Street Date: January 3, 2017
BD SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $14.95
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Jack Gold, moderated by Film Historian Anthony Sloman


Kino Lorber Studio Classics January Releases

Quote: Screen icon, Elliott Gould (The Long Goodbye, Busting) is an FBI agent investigating an American scientist's disappearance after a fiery car crash in the Soviet Union. The scientist reappears at the Russian border as a Robot with only his right arm and megaton brain intact... who is the creation? A scientist or a newly created killing machine... ROBO MAN? Death and destruction follow as a Russian Agent (Trevor Howard, The Offence) and Gould square off in a deadly game of cloak and dagger. Jack Gold (The Medusa Touch) directed this clever thriller that will keep you guessing until its exciting and suspenseful conclusion. Beautifully shot by Petrus R. Schlömp (Dollars, Tattoo) and featuring a wonderful supporting cast that includes James Noble (TV's Benson) and Edward Grover (TV's Baretta).


Scavenger Hunt

(1979)
Street Date: January 10, 2017
BD SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $14.95
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Michael Schultz
  • Interview with Star Richard Benjamin
  • Interview with actor Richard Masur


Kino Lorber Studio Classics January Releases

Quote: It's a mad, mad mob of maniacs in a wild and hilarious $200,000,000 winner-takes-all Scavenger Hunt! The nutty and newly-departed millionaire's will was specific: his fifteen would-be heirs are to participate in a highly-unusual Scavenger Hunt and whoever finds all the items first, wins his entire estate! Richard Benjamin (Catch-22), James Coco (Murder by Death), Scatman Crothers (Silver Streak), Ruth Gordon (Where's Poppa), Cloris Leachman (High Anxiety), Cleavon Little (Blazing Saddles), Roddy McDowell (Fright Night), Robert Morley (Topkapi), Richard Mulligan (A Fine Mess), Tony Randall (The Odd Couple), Vincent Price (Madhouse), Meat Loaf (Fight Club) and Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Terminator) portray only a few of the wonderful and zany characters who fight each other for the biggest stakes ever... and it's a mad dash through the San Diego Zoo and through the streets of Hollywood to find everything from an ostrich to a commode. Wonderfully directed by Michael Schultz (Car Wash, The Last Dragon).


The Unholy Four

(1970)
Street Date: January 10, 2017
BD SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95

Kino Lorber Studio Classics January Releases

Quote: From E.B. Clucher (Enzo Barboni), the director of They Call Me Trinity, Trinity is STILL My Name, Man of the East and Crime Busters - The Unholy Four (Ciakmull - L'uomo della vendetta) stars Leonard Mann (Cut and Run) and the great Woody Strode (Spartacus, The Professionals). Mann plays an amnesiac, Chuck Mool, who escapes from prison with three other inmates, making his way to his hometown to find out the truth about his identity. While in town he finds out he has a reputation as a fast gun and that the town is in the midst of a power struggle between two wealthy ranchers, one of whom apparently is his father. The Unholy Four are Mann, Strode, Peter Martell (Death Walks at Midnight) and George Eastman (Boot Hill) billed here under his real name Luca Montefiori. Featuring a rousing and haunting score by Riz Ortolani (Day of Anger, The Violent Four).


David and Bathsheba

(1951)
Street Date: January 10, 2017
BD SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95

Kino Lorber Studio Classics January Releases

Quote: For this woman, he broke God's own Commandment! Screen legend, Gregory Peck (Yellow Sky, Night People) stars in this gripping retelling of the beloved Old Testament story. King David (Peck) has killed Goliath, prevailed in countless battles, but cannot vanquish his illicit love for the beautiful Bathsheba (Susan Hayward, Rawhide, I Want to Live). David sends her husband, Uriah (Kieron Moore, Arabesque), into a hopeless battle, setting into motion his own downward spiral. Neglecting kingdom and faith, he incurs the wrath of God, the destruction of his country and the ill will of his people, who expect Bathsheba to pay the ultimate price for adultery. This gorgeously shot, rapturously acted and deeply moving tale of love, obsession, tragedy, loss and redemption is as beautiful as it is timeless. Directed by the great Henry King (Prince of Foxes) and co-starring Raymond Massey (The Hurricane). Nominated for five Oscars including Best Screenplay by Philip Dunne (The Robe) and Best Cinematography by four-time Academy Award winner Leon Shamroy (Planet of the Apes) ---- Cinematographer, Leon Shamroy was nominated for 18 Academy Awards and won four: The Black Swan (1943), Wilson (1945), Leave Her to Heaven (1946) and Cleopatra (1964).

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