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The Taking of the Pelham One Two Three

(1974)
42nd Anniversary Edition
Street Date: July 5, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Action/104 minutes/Rated R/Color
Bonus Features:
  • Interview with star Hector Elizondo
  • Interview with Composer David Shire
  • Interview with Editor Gerald B. Greenberg
  • Audio Commentary by Actor/Filmmaker Pat Healy and Film Programmer/Historian Jim Healy
  • Trailers From Hell with Josh Olson
  • Animated Montage of Stills and Posters
  • Original Theatrical Trailer


Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Screen legends Walter Matthau and Robert Shaw team up with Martin Balsam and Hector Elizondo to deliver a sure-fire entertainment that's gripping and exciting from beginning to end and is guaranteed to give you the ride of your life. A gang of armed professionals hijack a New York subway train somewhere outside the Pelham station threatening to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met. Forced to stall these unknown assailants until a ransom is delivered or a rescue is made, transit chief Lt. Garber (Matthau) must shrewdly outmaneuver one of the craftiest and cruelest villains (Shaw) in a battle of wits that will either end heroically or tragically. Featuring masterful direction by Joseph Sargent ( White Lightning), gorgeous widescreen cinematography by Owen Roizman ( The French Connection), a classic rousing score by David Shire ( The Conversation) and top-notch editing by Jerry Greenberg ( Apocalypse Now) and Robert Q. Lovett ( Cotton Comes to Harlem).


Absolution

(1978)  
Brand New 2K HD Restoration!
Street Date: July 5, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Thriller/95 minutes/Rated R/Color

Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Screen legend Richard Burton stars in this suspenseful thriller written by Anthony Shaffer ( Sleuth) and directed by Anthony Page ( I Never Promised You a Rose Garden). A confession at a Catholic School turns to a real murder mystery! In confession, a student tells Father Goddard (Burton) that he has accidentally murdered his friend and buried him in the forest, when Goddard investigates the matter all he finds is a scarecrow buried in the woods. Goddard is outraged, but due to the seal of confession he cannot punish the kid and have him expelled. Shortly after, the boy once again enters the confession booth, telling Godard that the previous confession was a practical joke, but this time he's really gone and done it. In disbelief, Goddard once again goes to the forest to investigate the matter, but this time, he discovers a dead body one of the students.


Invisible Invaders

(1959)
Newly Re-mastered in HD!
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Science Fiction/67 minutes/Not Rated/B&W
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver and Dr. Robert J. Kiss
  • Trailer Gallery


Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Cult director Edward L. Cahn ( Curse of the Faceless Man) wonderfully directs this sci-fi shocker about invisible body snatchers invading earth to conquer humanity one corpse at a time. There's not just one man or even an army of men can do to stop them, but a scientist, a sergeant and a sexy gal figure out a way to destroy these invading grave robbers and defeat their transparent plot?


The Ox-Bow Incident

(1943) Blu-ray ONLY  
Brand New 4K Restoration!
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Western/75 minutes/Not Rated/B&W
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Western Scholar Dick Eulain and William Wellman Jr.
  • Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero as seen on Biography on the A&E Network
  • Restoration Comparison
  • Trailer Gallery


Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Gil Carter (Henry Fonda) and Art Croft (Henry Morgan) ride into a town frustrated by the prevalence of cattle rustlers. Suddenly, word comes that a popular rancher has been murdered, which puts the already enraged town over the edge. When the spiteful mayor forms a posse, Gil and Croft are swept up in their mission - to seek vengeance - even upon those innocent of any wrongdoing. As it becomes clear that bloodlust may win out over rationality, the tension mounts in this masterpiece with its timeless message about the dangers of mob mentality. The great William Wellman ( Yellow Sky) directed this classic western, which was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award.


Yellow Sky

(1948) Blu-ray ONLY
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Western/98 minutes/Not Rated/B&W
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary by William Wellman, Jr.
  • Trailer Gallery


Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Screen legends Gregory Peck and Richard Widmark co-star in this brilliantly cast western epic featuring an unusually fine story and magnificent direction by the great William Wellman ( The Ox-Bow Incident) - unleashing dramatic power seldom found in this type of film. A band of outlaws, led by tough, gruff Stretch (Peck), find themselves knocking at death's door after becoming lost in the treacherous western Badlands – only to find their salvation in a lonesome town called Yellow Sky, where the only inhabitants are a doddering old man and his mysterious alluring daughter. But their deliverance from danger is short-lived when the gang discovers a fateful secret hidden within the dusty, rotting walls of this ghost town - one that will turn brother against brother in a desperate battle to the death! Beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by Joseph MacDonald ( My Darling Clementine).


Where's Poppa

(1970)  
Street Date: July 19, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Comedy/82 minutes/Rated R/Color
Bonus Features:
  • Alternate Ending
  • Two Teasers
  • Trailers


Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Insane and Outrageous! George Segal and Ruth Gordon give the funniest performances of their careers in this outrageous comedy that stomps gleefully on the idea of devotion to Mom above all. Featuring some of the boldest gags to ever hit the screen, Where's Poppa? is a riotously funny film. Segal is a man with a problem - his mother. He promised his late father he'd take care of her, but when he finally meets the girl of his dreams, his batty, eccentric mother is intent on turning his dreams into one huge nightmare. Soon he becomes obsessed with getting rid of her... before she gets rid of his girlfriend! The great Carl Reiner ( The Jerk) directed this hilarious black comedy.


Cuba

(1979)
Street Date: July 19, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Richard Lester
Thriller/122 minutes/Rated R/Color

Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Screen icon Sean Connery and leads an all-star cast that includes Brooke Adams, Jack Weston, Hector Elizondo, Denholm Elliott, Chris Sarandon, and Martin Balsam in this sweeping story about two old flames who become caught up in the turbulence and exhilaration of Cuba's 1959 revolution. Robert Dapes (Connery), a cynical British mercenary, comes to the country at the request of one of country's most corrupt functionaries, General Bello (Balsam). But once there, Dapes finds himself unable to ignore the brutality and depravity of the regime - and unable to resist Alexandra Pulido (Adams), an old lover now married to a wealthy Cuban landowner (Sarandon). Surrounded by volatile guerilla fighters and the human vultures present at all coups, he must come to terms with his shifting views if he has any though of getting out... alive. Wonderfully directed by Richard Lester ( Juggernaut) with stunning cinematography by David Watkins ( Out of Africa).


Five Miles to Midnight

(1962)  
Newly Re-mastered in HD!
Street Date: July 26, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Thriller/110 minutes/Not Rated/B&W
Bonus Features:
  • Alternate French Scene
  • Trailer Gallery


Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Screen icons Sophia Loren and Anthony Perkins star as a poor Parisian couple who embark upon a simple get-rich-quick-scheme...only to find themselves hurtling blindly down a winding road of desperation, deceit and madness. In the grand tradition of Double Indemnity and The Postman Always Rings Twice, Five Miles to Midnight weaves a constantly tightening web of suspense that grips the viewer by the heart and doesn't let go until the final frame. Filmed entirely in Paris in the stark contrasts of black and white, Five Miles to Midnight is a psychological suspense thriller of the highest order. Two of the film's best features are the stunning photography by Henri Alekan ( Wings of Desire) and the haunting score by Mikis Theodorakis ( Serpico). Stylish direction by Anatole Litvak ( Sorry, Wrong Number).


Deadline-U.S.A.

(1952)
Street Date: July 26, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Richard Brooks
Film Noir/87 minutes/Not Rated/B&W
Bonus Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Film Historian Eddie Muller
  • Trailer Gallery


Kino Lorber Studio Classics July Releases

Quote: Screen legend Humphrey Bogart stars as a fictional newspaper editor Ed Hutcheson of "The Day", which will be folding in three days. Even though he and his staff will be out of work within days, he intends to expose the criminal activities of vicious crime boss Tomas Rienzi (Martin Gabel). An abundance of subplots are expertly woven together by legendary screenwriter/director Richard Brooks ( Elmer Gantry) in Deadline - U.S.A. This classic film noir features stunning black-and-white cinematography by the great Milton R. Krasner ( 23 Paces to Baker Street).




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