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Something Big

(1971) (Blu-ray ONLY)
Street Date: June 14, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: Dean Martin and Brian Keith star in this high-spirited western packed with laughs and plenty of action. All Joe Baker (Martin) ever wanted was to do Something Big... really big. But in order to accomplish it, he has to hold up a stagecoach, kidnap a beautiful woman, trade her to a shady racketeer for a Gatling gun, and try to outrun his fiancé who's come to reclaim her man. Something Big is classic Dean Martin in the grand style only he can create. Wonderfully directed by Andrew V. McLaglen ( Cahill U.S. Marshal) and beautifully shot by the great Harry Stradling, Jr. ( Convoy).


The Magnetic Monster

(1953) (Blu-ray ONLY)
Street Date: June 14, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Special Features:
  • Newly re-mastered in HD
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Derek Botello


Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: When a young scientist's experiments with a new radioactive isotope cause it to double in size every twelve hours, a nearby town's existence is threatened by the deadly radiation. The Magnetic Monster was the first episode of producer and writer Ivan Tors' trilogy, followed by Riders to the Star (1954) and the classic 3-D film, Gog (1954). Co-written and directed by Curt Siodmak ( Bride of the Gorilla).


99 River Street

(1953) (Blu-ray ONLY)
Street Date: June 21, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Special Features:
  • Newly re-mastered in HD
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddie Muller


Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: In this classic film noir, a down-on-his-luck former boxing contender (John Payne), turned cab driver has to hide from the police when he's accused of murdering his badgering wife when her lifeless body turns up in the back of his cab. On the run and out of time, he needs to bring the real killer to justice before the cops and the thugs responsible for the set-up get their hands on him.  Top-notch direction by the great Phil Karlson ( Kansas City Confidential).


Hidden Fear

(1957)
Street Date: June 21, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Newly re-mastered in HD

Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: American policeman Mike Brent (John Payne) arrives in Denmark to help clear his sister (Natalie Norwick) from a murder she hasn't committed, even though all the evidence leads to her being the murderer. Mike starts working with the Danish Police and begin to suspect a group of Copenhagen counterfeiters of the same crime. Co-written and directed by the great Andre De Toth ( Pitfall).


Shield for Murder

(1954)
Street Date: June 21, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Newly re-mastered in HD

Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: Dame-Hungry Killer-Cop Runs Berserk! Edmond O'Brien stars in this crime drama about a crooked and brutal police detective who steals $25,000 from a criminal he murders and becomes the target of a colleague's investigation... more and more he realizes that he must kill again to cover his tracks. Co-written by noir specialist John C. Higgins ( He Walked by Night) and co-directed by Howard W. Koch ( Big House, U.S.A.).


Roland and Rattfink

(17 Cartoons, 1968-1971)  
Street Date: June 28, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Special Features:
  • Two documentaries by Greg Ford and William Hohauser:
    • DePatie-Freleng's Odd Couples
    • DePatie-Freleng's Music and Sound Mix-ologists
  • Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, and cartoon writer William Hohauser


Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: The timeless melodramatic tradition of duelling polar opposites became the foundation of many an animated conflict, but never were Good and Evil so stylistically rendered as in the Roland and Rattfink cartoons. Square-jawed Roland and the green-complected Rattfink occupy the roles of yin and yang with hilarious aplomb: peacenik vs. warmonger, stalwart singing cowboy vs. scurrilous cattle rustler, effetely sensitive "flower child" vs. bomb-throwing miscreant. This special edition showcases all seventeen episodes of DePatie-Freleng's Roland and Rattfink, which rank among Hollywood's most innovative cartoons of the late '60s/early '70s, and continue to inspire laughs in the 21st Century.


Tijuana Toads

(17 Cartooons, 1969-1972)
Street Date: June 28, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Special Features:
  • Two documentaries by Greg Ford and William Hohauser:[list]
  • DePatie-Freleng's Odd Couples
  • Music and Sound Mix-ologists
  • Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, and cartoon writer William Hohauser.
  • Go for Croak featuring an alternate Texas Toads soundtrack


Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: Like an amphibian Laurel & Hardy, Tijuana Toads revives the thin guy/fat guy formula for comedy, and endows it with a distinctive south-of-the-border flavor. Toads "Pancho" and "El Toro" engage in madcap mischief (and even a bit of romance) while seeking to advance themselves within the biological food chain: giving chase to grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, and flies, while evading comic predators like snakes, cats, dogs, and a particularly dopey crane. This edition includes all seventeen laugh-filled episodes, rendered in the distinctive DePatie-Freleng style of the late '60s/early '70s, newly remastered in high definition.


Really Weird Tales

(1987) (DVD ONLY)
Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP: $19.95

Kino Lorber Studio Classics June Releases

Quote: Top comedic talent hits new heights of zaniness in this three-episode parody of classic Sci-Fi shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. Joe Flaherty hosts this wonderfully clever, bizarre and delightfully funny Really Weird Tales.

Cursed With Charisma: In the failing town of Fitchville, a mysterious stranger (John Candy) stirs things up with a no money down real estate boom, but in his wake come two aliens with plans of their own for the place.

I'll Die Loving: Catherine O'Hara portrays a woman with a serious problem. Everyone she loves explodes. Will she find a cure, or will all her romances literally go up in smoke?

All's Well That Ends Strange: A third-rate lounge performer (Martin Short) thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher, but soon he discovers what's really behind those buxom bodies and sexy smiles.


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