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Vigilante Force

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Street Date: September 8, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Action/1976/PG/89 min/English
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary with Director George Armitage and Filmmaker Elijah Drenner


Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: They hired themselves a hero - But all they got was Trouble! This slick, fast moving and action-packed modern day western delivers a strong dramatic punch. The setting is a small California community that has been turned into a boomtown plagued by violence. Vietnam war hero and ex-trouble maker, Kris Kristofferson is hired to head a vigilante police force - he and his tough squad use violent strong-arm methods and soon clean up the town and proceed to take it for themselves. Now, the town's leaders turn to Kristofferson's younger brother, Jan-Michael Vincent to bring an end the vigilante force's reign and terror. Cult filmmaker George Armitage wrote and directed this exciting and suspenseful thriller featuring a wonderful supporting cast that includes Victoria Principal, Bernadette Peters, Brad Dexter, David Doyle, Andrew Stevens, Paul Gleason, and Loni Anderson in the un-credited role of Peaches.


Defiance

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Street Date: September 8, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Action/1980/PG/103 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Action veteran John Flynn ( Rolling Thunder) directed this tough-as-nails thriller about a merchant seaman (Jan-Michael Vincent) taking on a gang of thugs. Merchant mariner Tommy (Vincent) is stuck in New York's tough Lower East Side, waiting for his next ship to sail. He mostly keeps to himself, though he takes a liking to a pretty local woman named Marsha (Theresa Saldana) and befriends a kid (Fernando Lopez) and an old veteran (Art Carney). But he also finds the neighborhood plagued by a rough, violent gang called the Souls, led by Angel (Rudy Ramos). Tommy stands up to the gang, and his behavior encourages others in the neighborhood to fight back against their tormentors.


The Honey Pot

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Street Date: September 8, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Mystery/1967/NR/132 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Screen legend Rex Harrison stars in this comic charmer as Cecil Sheridan Fox, a sly, wealthy man who pretends to be dying in order to test the love of his former mistresses. But a household full of greed and jealousy leads to trouble, as Cecil soon finds out that he's way over his head as one of his mistresses decides to speed up his funeral. To assist him in his scheme, Fox has hired William McFly (Cliff Robertson), a handsome gigolo and sometime actor to play the part of his butler and act out the charade. Written and Directed by 4 time Oscar Winner, Joseph L. Mankiewicz - For writing and directing the classics, All About Eve and A Letter to Three Wives.


Hornet's Nest

(Blu-ray ONLY)  
Street Date: September 8, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
War/1967/R/110 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Hollywood icon Rock Hudson stars in this explosive WWII thriller, filled with enough action and suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat until the climatic finale. Hudson portrays Captain Turner, an American Army officer whose troop has parachuted into the Italian town of Reanoto to blow up a vital dam being used by the Nazis. Upon their landing, the troop is attacked by the Germans, leaving Turner as the lone survivor. He's rescued by a group of Italian boys - the only survivors of a small town massacred by the Nazis. Outstanding performances by Sylva Koscina and Sergio Fantoni with top-notch direction by Phil Karlson ( 99 River Street) make this one of the most realistic war films ever made. Featuring a beautiful and haunting score by the legendary Ennio Morricone.


House of the Long Shadows

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Street Date: September 15, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Horror/1983/PG/100 min/English
Special Features:
  • Interview with Director Pete Walker
  • Audio Commentary with Director Pete Walker
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle


Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Horror legends Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and John Carradine star as the screen's greatest gruesome foursome! When a young novelist, Kenneth Magee (Desi Arnaz, Jr.) spends a night at Baldpate Manor to win a bet that he can turn a best-selling novel in 24 hours, he gets more than he bargained for. The grizzly Grisbane clan arrives to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a ghoulish family secret. And their dinner party has murder on the menu. Lightning! Thunder! Torrential rain! Clattering shutters! Creaking doors! A locked attic! A sinister secret! Murder! All the ingredients of the classic "Old Dark House" tale come together in this top-notch horror film by cult filmmaker Pete Walker ( House of Whipcord).


Hidden Agenda

(Blu-ray and DVD)  
Street Date: September 15, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Thriller/1990/R/108 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Acting greats Frances McDormand and Brian Cox confront danger and deception at every turn in this chilling and explosive story set in strife- torn Northern Ireland. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, Hidden Agenda is a taut political thriller that makes the unthinkable seem all too plausible. American activists Paul Sullivan (Brad Dourif) and his fiancé Ingrid Jessner (McDormand) journey to Belfast to probe allegations of brutal human rights abuses by British security forces. Now, with their safety in jeopardy, they must decide whether to risk everything to reveal the truth and uncover a shocking high-level conspiracy. Featuring top-notch direction by legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach ( Kes) and a rousing score by Stewart Copeland ( The First Power).


Unforgettable

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Street Date: September 15, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Thriller/1996/R/117 min/English
Special Features:
  • Making-of Featurette
  • Star & Crew Sound Bites
  • Unedited B-Rolls


Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: What is it like to enter into the mind of a sadistic killer, experiencing his every thought... and the thoughts of his victims during their last, terror-stricken moments? From John Dahl, the acclaimed director of Red Rock West comes this fast-paced, stylish thriller that propels you into a hallucinatory realm of heart-stopping suspense that never lets up. Accused of murdering his wife years ago in a blind, alcoholic rage, David Krane (Ray Liotta) is desperate to clear his name and discover the identity of the real killer. When local researcher Martha Briggs (Linda Fiorentino) unveils an experimental drug that allows the user to relive the memories of another person, living or dead, Krane sees his chance... injecting himself, he embarks on a mind-bending quest for the truth that will plunge him into a realm of physical and psychic peril beyond his wildest nightmares.


Billy Two Hats

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Street Date: September 15, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Western/1974/PG/99 min/English
Special Features:
  • Interview with Director Ted Kotcheff


Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Hollywood legend Gregory Peck stars in this colorful, thrill-packed western produced by legendary filmmaker Norman Jewison ( F.I.S.T.) and directed by the acclaimed Ted Kotcheff ( First Blood) with a screenplay by the great Alan Sharp ( Night Moves). The first western to be shot on location in Israel, it's a grand and glorious adventure pulsating with noble camaraderie, relentless action and forbidden romance. Archie Dean (Peck) and his young partner, Billy (Dezi Arnaz, Jr.), are bandits by trade, staging daring robberies throughout the American frontier. But when their latest heist takes a deadly turn, they are pursued by a ruthless marshal (Jack Warden) who's determined to bring them in - dead or alive! A compelling saga of the wild west that features brilliant cinematography (Brian West), rugged landscapes and cliffhanging excitement, Billy Two Hats is dynamic and spellbinding - a must for every western fan.


Moby Dick

(DVD ONLY)
Street Date: September 15, 2015
DVD SRP: $19.95
Adventure/1956/NR/116 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: This spectacular retelling of Herman Melville's classic, masterfully directed by John Huston ( The Unforgiven), is unsurpassed in entertainment, imagination and high adventure. From the screenplay by Ray Bradbury ( Fahrenheit 451) and Huston, Moby Dick is a brilliant film - consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck) has but one purpose in life - revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat, Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey while battling a mutinous crew, tropical heat and violent storms in this epic struggle of non-stop fury and inevitable doom.


Busting

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Street Date: September 22, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Action/1974/R/92 mins/English
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Peter Hyams
  • Audio Commentary with Star Elliott Gould and Film Critic Kim Morgan


Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Meet the long and short of L.A.'s vice squad... Keneely (Elliott Gould) is the lanky one... Farrel (Robert Blake) is the short one... they may not be the best cops in town, but they sure are the toughest. Stand by for plenty of action in this fast-paced thriller that marked the impressive debut of writer and director Peter Hyams who later went on to make Capricorn One, Outland, and Running Scared. Gould and Blake play a pair of Los Angeles cops who find themselves in a bitter conflict with their corrupt superiors as they wage a two-men war against crime czar Carl Rizzo (Allen Garfield). And even when they're demoted after a hair-raising shootout, the two dedicated cops are ready to break every rule in the book to bring their quarry to justice.

 

The Destructors

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Street Date: September 22, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Action/1974/PG/89 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Screen legends Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn, and James Mason co-star in this action-packed thriller set in the City of Light. This crime drama chronicles the attempts of a U.S. drug agent (Quinn) to stop a major drug-lord (Mason). Though the agent realizes his three predecessors have all been murdered, and that the French government doesn't necessarily approve of the Yank's harassment of a French citizen, he is determined to succeed and when Inspector Briac (Maurice Ronet), a Parisian cop quietly suggests that maybe he should hire a professional assassin to snuff the drug lord... he hesitantly agrees. The hit man (Caine) turns out to be one of Quinn's old war buddies and agrees to the take the very dangerous and almost impossible mission. Cult director, Robert Parrish ( The Purple Plain) directed this exciting action film featuring another top-notch score by the great Roy Budd ( Get Carter).


The Satan Bug (Blu-ray ONLY)
Street Date: September 22, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Science Fiction/1965/NR/114 min/English
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Historian Glenn Erickson


Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: The Message is clear: put an end to war research... or prepare for the end of the Earth. Officials have no doubt about the madman's ability to carry out his threat; they know he has access to The Satan Bug. George Maharis, Dana Andrews and Anne Frances face the terror of a death germ in this race-against-time thriller directed by the great John Sturges ( Bad Day at Black Rock). The suspense begins at a top-secret U.S. germ warfare laboratory when containers of lethal microbe are stolen and soon after the group behind the theft proves its deadly resolve by using the weapon to completely annihilate the residents of a small town Florida community. The next target: Los Angeles... unless government agent Maharis and an elite task force can somehow prevent the City of Angels from becoming Hell on Earth. A desperate manhunt is on... the survival of the planet is at stake and the biological doomsday clock is ticking in this superior tale of organized terrorism and split-second heroics.


Lisa

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Street Date: September 22, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Horror/1990/PG/95 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Fourteen year-old Lisa (Stacy Keenan) is raised by her overprotective unmarried mother, Katherine (Cheryl Ladd) who forbids her to date until she's sixteen. In despair, Lisa and schoolmate Wendy make up a game that consists of inferring attractive men's phone numbers from their car IDs and giving them anonymous calls. Their latest victim is the handsome Richard (D.W. Moffett), with whom Lisa begins a passionate phone relationship, unaware that he's the infamous Candlelight Killer. Suspenseful direction by cult filmmaker Gary Sherman ( Dead and Buried) - Lisa promises to keep you on the edge of your seat.


Support Your Local Sheriff

(DVD ONLY)
Street Date: September 29, 2015
DVD SRP: $19.95
Western/1969/G/93 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Armed with a wry sense of humor and a straight-shooting sidearm, James Garner fights for peace, justice and fun in this outrageous, irreverent and very funny farce co-starring Joan Hackett, Walter Brennan, Harry Morgan, Bruce Dern, and Jack Elam. Support Your Local Sheriff is sheer entertainment from start to finish - on his way to Australia, frontier opportunist Jason McCullough (Garner) stumbles into a small gold-rush town and decides to earn a little extra pocket money by accepting a temporary assignment as their sheriff. Happily applying himself to his new position, McCullough manages to turn the town derelict (Elam) into his deputy, outsmart the dreaded Danby clan (led by Brennan), and fend off the lusty advances of the mayor's daughter (Hackett) - all without breaking a sweat or dirtying his shiny black boots! Directed by western legend Burt Kennedy ( Young Billy Young).


Support Your Local Gunfighter

(DVD ONLY)
Street Date: September 29, 2015
DVD SRP: $19.95
Western/1971/G/91 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: The Wild West just got wilder... and a whole lot wackier! James Garner is back in the saddle again in Support Your Local Gunfighter, a powder keg of laughs co-starring Suzanne Pleshette, Jack Elam, Harry Morgan, Joan Blondell, Marie Windsor, Henry Jones, Dub Taylor and Chuck Connors. Hustling gigolo Latigo Smith (Garner) arrives in a mining town for an operation, but while in town he overhears that the local mining baron Taylor Barton (Morgan) is looking to hire the notorious gunman, Swifty Morgan to wipeout his competition. Seizing the opportunity for an easy con, Smith passes off a reprobate cowhand, Jug (Elam) as the dreaded Swifty... with bankroll in-hand; he plans to head for the hills at first opportunity. Complicating matters are Barton's suspicious pistol-packin' daughter, Patience (Pleshette) and the arrival of the real Swifty Morgan (Connors). Now, can Smith come up with a scheme to save Jug's hide, stop the mining feud and win over Patience or will he end up blowing up the entire town? Directed by western legend Burt Kennedy ( The Train Robbers).


Young Billy Young

(Blu-ray and DVD)  
Street Date: September 29, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Thriller/1969/R/117 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: A dynamic round-up of stars including Robert Mitchum, Angie Dickinson, and David Carradine provides enormous talent in this hard-riding, rugged gun-slinging adventure that's one of the boldest and most fascinating tales of outcasts, outlaws and lawmen ever filmed. Mitchum is an aging but tough-as-nails lawman that meets up with Young Billy Young (Robert Walker), a fast-draw outlaw on the run after a deadly robbery. Discovering that they have a common enemy, the two men join forces. But it's a partnership that explodes like a keg of TNT when the lawmen discover a secret that initiates a barroom brawl... and ends in a six-gun shoot-out that practically rips two towns apart! Western legend Burt Kennedy ( Support Your Local Sheriff) directs this top-notch cast that includes Jack Kelly, John Anderson, Paul Fix, Willis Bouchey.


Man with the Gun

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Street Date: September 29, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Western/1955/NR/83 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: When justice requires drastic measures... he's the man for the Job! Screen legend Robert Mitchum fights to win back the love of a fiery and beautiful woman (Jan Sterling) while he's gunning down outlaws in this hard-hitting western classic. When Clint Tollinger (Mitchum) rides into Sheridan City, the only thing he's looking for is Nelly Bain (Sterling). But what he finds is a town in trouble! A gang of murderous gunmen is driving farmers off their land in a brutal attempt to gain control of the city. Frightened and helpless, the citizens hire Tollinger, a notorious "town-tamer", to help them. Top-notch cinematography by Lee Garmes ( Duel in the Sun) and a rousing score by Alex North ( Spartacus) - directed by Richard Wilson ( Invitation to a Gunfighter).


The Wonderful Country

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Street Date: September 29, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Western/1959/NR/98 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Having fled to Mexico many years before for killing his father's murderer, Martin Brady (Robert Mitchum) travels to Texas to broker an arms deal for his Mexican boss and Governor Castro (Pedro Armendariz). Brady has an accident and the gun shipment he was returning to Mexico is stolen, complicating matters further is the wife (Julie London) of local army major Colton (Gary Merrill) who has designs on Brady and a local Texas Ranger captain (Albert Dekker) who offers Brady a chance to join his outfit. But after killing a man in self-defense, Brady slips back over the border and is confronted by Castro who's unhappy that Brady has lost his guns, but may also join forces with Colton to battle the Apache Indians. Robert Parrish ( A Town Called Hell) directed this action-packed western featuring a supporting cast that includes Jack Oakie, Charles McGraw, Anthony Caruso, John Banner, Mike Kellin and Baseball Legend Leroy 'Satchel' Paige.


Savage Weekend

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Street Date: September 29, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Horror/1981/R/88 min/English

Kino Lorber Studio Classics September

Quote: Do you have the guts to find out who's behind the ghoulish mask? Savage Weekend, the darker and primitive side of human nature. A weekend in the country turns into a nightmare of terror when a killer, wearing a gruesome mask, stalks and kills the partygoers in horrific grisly ways. Starring David Gale, Caitlin O'Heaney, William Sanderson, Jeffrey Pomerantz, Christopher Allport, and the screen debut of Yancy Butler, and directed by David Paulsen ( Schizoid), this is an early entry into the slasher genre, made in 1976, but not released until 1980. Savage Weekend is finally out in HD, from the original vault elements!

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