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The Train

(DVD ONLY)
DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
DVD SRP: $19.95
1964/B&W/133 minutes/Anamorphic (1.66:1)/English subtitles/Not Rated
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by director John Frankenheimer
  • Original Theatrical Trailer


Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Paris August 1944...with the Allied army closing in on German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Woldheim (Paul Scofield), he decides to steal a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. But when a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche (Burt Lancaster), a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost. Calling upon his vast arsenal of skills, Labiche unleashes a torrent of devastation and destruction -- loosened rails, shattered tracks and head-on collisions -- in an impassioned, suspense-filled quest for justice, retribution and revenge. Top-notch direction by the great John Frankenheimer ( The Manchurian Candidate) and a wonderful supporting cast that includes screen icon Jeanne Moreau in the role of Christine.


The Secret Invasion


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1964/Color/95 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Special Features:
  • On-camera interview with director Roger Corman
  • Original Theatrical Trailer


Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Mickey Rooney and Stewart Granger co-star in this action-packed war drama about a group of criminals gathered into the greatest infiltration force in WWII. When an Italian general decides to join the Allies, Nazi troops capture and imprison him before he can defect. Desperate for the information and resources the general would provide, the Allies assemble a rescue team of the only men able to infiltrate the Nazi prison undetected...criminals.  But when the team's carefully planned prison break erupts into an all-out fight for survival, it will take more than bravery to carry out their mission and turn the tide of the war. Wonderfully directed by cult legend Roger Corman ( Premature Burial) and featuring an outstanding cast includes Raf Vallone, Henry Silva, and Edd Byrnes, The Secret Invasion is an explosion of fast, absorbing entertainment that doesn't let up until the final salute.


The McKenzie Break


Mastered in HD
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1970/Color/108 minutes/1920x1080p (1.85:1)/English subtitles/Rated PG

Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Brian Keith leads an acclaimed international cast in this poignant and powerful WWII thriller fraught with action, suspense and the haunting reality of war. Keith stars as Captain Jack Connor, a fast-talking, hard-drinking, tough-as-nails Irishman assigned to investigate an impending escape by a group of German POWs lead by the characteristic Kapitän Schleutter. The camp commander (Ian Hendry) has been unable to contain the prisoners, but Connor's brash and unusual approach solves the problem...for a while. In a race against time and with a growing animosity from the commander -- Connor surpasses even his own previous unorthodox methods when he devises a scheme so daring that it will either make him a hero or prove to be the most fatal mistake of his career. Stylishly directed by Lamont Johnson ( Kana Coast) with a beautifully written screenplay by William W. Norton ( White Lightning), based on a book by Sir Sidney Shelley.


They Call Me Mister Tibbs!


Blu-ray Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
1970/Color/108 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R

Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: In this suspenseful sequel to In the Heat of the Night, screen legend Sidney Poitier reprises his role as the intrepid investigator who, this time, must solve a puzzling murder in the city by the Bay. Featuring an original score by the great Quincy Jones, They Call Me Mister Tibbs! is an absorbing mystery that ranks as one of the best of the genre... when a prostitute is murdered in San Francisco's ritzy Nob Hill district, an anonymous tip implicates minister and political crusader Reverend Logan Sharpe (Martin Landau). Lt. Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), who has known Sharpe for many years, asks to be assigned to the case in hopes of clearing his friend's name. So begins the detective's journey through a twisted maze of baffling evidence, frantic chases, deadly gunfire and bad alibis. Before long, Tibbs finds himself bitterly torn between his duty as a cop and his loyalty to a friend. Directed by Hollywood great Gordon Douglas ( Barquero) and featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Barbara McNair, Edward Asner, Anthony Zerbe, and Jeff Corey.


The Organization


Blu-ray Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
1971/Color/106 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated PG-13

Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Screen icon Sidney Poitier reprises his role as Lt. Virgil Tibbs for a third and final time, following the masterpiece In the Heat of the Night and the thrilling sequel They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Under the cover of darkness, six masked figures raid a seemingly respectable furniture factory and steal a multimillion-dollar cache of heroin! But these are no ordinary crooks. They're a passionate band of former users-turned-vigilantes whose frustration with the law's inability to combat the city's drug problem spurs them to take on a powerful narcotics ring. After contacting Tibbs, they confess to the break-in, beg him to keep silent and ask for his help. But once he reluctantly agrees to operate outside the law, Tibbs soon finds himself at odds with the police and a ruthless drug syndicate that will stop at nothing to silence him! Don Medford ( The Hunting Party) directs this taut thriller that exposes the ruthless, high-stakes world of international drug trafficking. Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sheree North, Allen Garfield, Raul Julia, Ron O'Neal, Daniel J. Travanti and Billy Green Bush co-star in this action-packed crime thriller that is edge-of-the-seat entertainment.


The Premature Burial


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1962/Color/81 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/Not Rated
Special Features:
  • Buried Alive! Legendary Director Joe Dante on Premature Burial
  • On-camera Interview with Producer/Director Roger Corman
  • Trailers From Hell with Roger Corman
  • Original Theatrical Trailer


Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Edgar Allan Poe's Chilling Tale of a Fate Too Horrifying to consider! The classic style of literature's most bizarre author, Edgar Allan Poe, comes to life in this ghoulish tale of murder and suspense starring acting great Ray Milland as Guy Carrell, a medical student and painter whose obsessive fear of being buried alive compels him to build himself a tomb with a view, equipped with everything he can think of to escape death. But it's when his long-suffering wife Kate (Heather Angel), convinces him to destroy the tomb... he finds himself in the gravest of danger, trapped in a web of doom so devious and intricate that there's no escape. Produced and directed by the iconic Roger Corman and beautifully shot in widescreen by the legendary cinematographer Floyd Crosby. The top-notch supporting cast includes Hazel Court, Alan Napier, and Dick Miller.


X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
Special Features:
[/list][*] Terror Vision! Legendary Director Joe Dante on X
[*]Audio Commentary with Roger Corman
[*]Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
[*]Rare Prologue
[*]Trailers From Hell with Mick Garris
[*]Original Theatrical Trailer[/list]

Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Dare To Look Into The Eyes Of Madness! Fantastic tale of heart-pounding suspense, this harrowing and terrifying sci-fi shocker will fascinate horror film fans. Starring Ray Milland, it charts the startling transformation of a doctor so blinded by ambition that he dares to glimpse eternity! When the brilliant Dr. Xavier (Milland) concocts a serum to improve human sight, he stumbles upon a formula for x-ray vision. Inspired by its awesome medical potential, but shunned by his short-sighted colleagues, the doctor tests the potion on himself, only to discover that his ability to see through walls, clothing and flesh is slowly eclipsed by and insatiable desire to look still further - even if it means seeing more than any mortal can bear! Featuring wonderful direction by the great Roger Corman and a strong supporting cast that includes Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, and comedy legend Don Rickles.


Enter the Ninja


Blu-ray Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
1981/Color/99 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R

Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: The Ninja is the highest honor given to the dedicated followers of Ninjutsu, the deadliest of all martial arts... Enter the Ninja explores the absorbing detail the Ninja's lethal, little-known "Art of Invisibility" which includes the use of hypnotism, explosives, and super-human acrobatic fighting skills. Set in Japan and the Philippines, the film tells the story of Cole (Franco Nero) a westerner who's been inducted into the secret fighting rituals of the Ninja. Coming to the aid of his friends against some land grabbing oil barons, he easily takes on all opponents until a Ninja assassin; Hasegawa (Sho Kosugi) is brought into the fray. The two masters make use of all the exotic weaponry at their disposal... making this one of the most sensational battle-to-the-death sequences ever filmed! Hollywood legend Menahem Golan ( The Delta Force) directed this fast-paced, high quality, tough-as-nails martial arts film with style and poise. Co-starring Susan George and Christopher George.


Revenge of the Ninja


Blu-ray Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
1983/Color/91 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Sam Firstenberg and Stunt Coordinator Steven Lambert
  • Intro by Sam Firstenberg
  • Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer


Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Payback is deadly! The Ninjas are back! Brandishing swords and fists, leaping and kicking, wielding blow darts and explosives, they know a thousand ways to kill. Martial arts legend Sho Kosugi delivers a heart-pounding display of strength, speed and lethal Ninja know-how in this action-packed thriller that takes us back to the good old days of the Kung Fu extravaganza. When a band of Ninja assassins slaughters the family of Cho Osaki (Kosugi), he flees to America in the hope of building a new life. A former Ninja himself, Osaki tries to escape his deadly past but soon discovers he has become the pawn of a ruthless drug trafficker - an American Ninja intent on killing anyone who crosses his path... including Osaki! Action veteran Sam Firstenberg ( Avenging Force) directed this entertaining martial arts actioner, featuring top-notch action scenes and mind-blowing stunts. Co-starring legendary villain, Professor Toru Tanaka, and produced by Cannon legends, Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan.


River of Death


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1989/Color/107 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Steve Carver and Star Michael Dudikoff
  • Original Theatrical Trailer


Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: In the nightmarish last days of the Third Reich, a psychotic Nazi scientist (Robert Vaughn) escapes to the impenetrable jungles of the Amazon. Years later, a mysterious incurable disease breaks out among the natives and adventurer John Hamilton (Michael Dudikoff) is hired to lead investigators on a search for the cause. Braving bloodthirsty rives pirates, hostile native tribes and headhunting cannibals, Hamilton, guides a group of explorers up the deadly Rio del Morte to the fabulous lost Inca city. Action specialist Steve Carver ( Lone Wolf McQuade) directs this top-notch action-adventure based on an Alistair MacLean novel. The stellar cast includes Donald Pleasence, Herbert Lom, and L.Q. Jones.


Invitation to a Gunfighter


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1964/Color/92 minutes/1.66:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated

Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Who will be the last man standing? Screen legend Yul Brynner turns in a great performance as a smooth master gunfighter who must do battle with his most formidable adversary - his own conscience - in this gripping, double-barreled western full of blistering shootouts, surprise twists and colorful villainy. In a New Mexico frontier town, Jules Gaspard d'Estaing (Brynner) is hired by the town's boss (Pat Hingle) to kill Matt Weaver (George Segal), a Civil War veteran who returns to reclaim his farm and his woman. But when d'Estaing realizes that Weaver may be the only honest man left, the conflicted hired gun must either kill an innocent man - or destroy his own reputation - in a heart-stopping final showdown. Wonderfully directed by Richard Wilson ( Man with the Gun) - featuring beautiful cinematography by the great Joseph MacDonald ( Kings of the Sun) and a stellar supporting cast that includes Brad Dexter, Strother Martin, Clifton James, and beautiful Janice Rule.


Kings of the Sun


Mastered in HD
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95/DVD SRP: $19.95
1963/Color/108 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated

Kino Lorber Studio Classics May
Quote: Yul Brynnerand George Chakiris shine as the kings of two clashing cultures forced to form an alliance against a mutual threat in this gripping historical saga. Kings of the Sun is packed with intense action and thrilling drama! After a terrible battle leaves young Balam (Chakiris) king of his Mayan tribe, he leads his people out of Mexico to escape the rival clan still hunting them. But upon reaching their new home, a hostile Native American tribe attacks and the Mayans manage to capture Black Eagle (Brynner), the Native American leader. While held prisoner, Black Eagle manages to earn Balam's respect and the kings agree to peace. But when Balam's old rivals arrive looking for a fight, the newly allied kings must take up arms and stand together in order to repel the invading force and save their people. J. Lee Thompson ( Taras Bulba) directed this spectacular adventure featuring a rousing score by Elmer Bernstein, and top-notch widescreen cinematography by the great Joseph MacDonald.

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