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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


Street Date: September 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Zero Mostel, Buster Keaton, Phil Silvers, Michael Crawford, Jack Gilford
99 mins. / Color / Not Rated
Quote: Something appealing. Something appalling. Something for everyone a comedy tonight! "One of the hottest burlesque shows that ever hit Broadway" (Time) comes to the screen showcasing the enormous talents of Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Jack Gilford, Buster Keaton and Michael Crawford (Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera). Featuring keenly clever tunes like "Comedy Tonight" and "Lovely," this wild Stephen Sondheim musical about a raucous gaggle of ancient Romans is a "flip, glib and sophisticated, yet rump-slapping bawdy and fast-paced look at the seamy underside of classical Rome through hipster's shades" (Variety). When a wily, witty, lying, lazy, cheating slave discovers that his master's son is in love with the girl next door; a virgin courtesan, he promises to help win her heart in exchange for his freedom. But the road to romance is blocked with stunning surprises, cunning disguises and the wildest chariot race ever!


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Juggernaut


Street Date: September 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Richard Lester
Stars: Richard Harris, Omar Sharif, Anthony Hopkins, David Hemmings, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm
126 mins. / Color / Rated PG
Quote: The Greatest Sea Adventure In History has Just Begun! The high seas have never been more terrifying than in this riveting, tension-packed adventure. Richard Harris ( A Man Called Horse) and Omar Sharif ( Doctor Zhivago) head on all-star cast that includes the great Anthony Hopkins ( Silence of the Lambs) in a "tingling" (The Village Voice), edge-of-your seat shipboard thriller! HMS Britannic is caught in a storm at sea, but the real terror is on board - seven bombs planted by a terrorist calling himself Juggernaut, who demands a high ransom in exchange for the passengers' lives. Bomb expert Fallon (Harris) is flown to the ship and, as negotiations break down, he struggles with the most challenging job of his life in a race against time! Top-notch direction by Richard Lester (Superman II) with an amazing supporting cast that includes David Hemmings, Shirley Knight, Ian Holm, Clifton James, Roy Kinnear, Freddie Jones and Julian Glover.


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Across 110th Street


Street Date: September 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Barry Shear
Stars: Anthony Quinn, Yaphet Kotto, Anthony Franciosa, Antonio Fargas, Burt Young
102 mins. / Color / Rated R
Quote: Slicker than a Harlem shakedown, Across 110th Street "hits hard" (Cue) with a jacked-up, smacked-down thrill-ride through the hell-raisin' hoods of Harlem! Cooler-than-cool Anthony Quinn leads a hot cast, including Anthony Franciosa and Yaphet Kotto, in a "hair-raising" (Motion Picture Herald) cop thriller that packs a double barrel of "gory vengeance raw, ugly and unnervingly real" (Playboy)! When a crew of gun-totin' gangstas knocks over a mafia racket in Harlem, their plan gets blown to hell and the crib gets blown to bits! But as the bullets start flyin' and cops start dyin', a pair of New York's finest (Quinn and Kotto) are forced to work together to bring justice to the streets before the Mafia brings the ghetto to its knees! Now, wanted by the Man and hunted by the Mob, there ain't no way these homicidal homeboys are getting across 110th Street except in a body bag! Directed by Barry Shear ( The Deadly Trackers).


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Cotton Comes to Harlem


Street Date: September 9, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Ossie Davis
Stars: Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, Redd Foxx, Calvin Lockhart, Cleavon Little
97 mins. / Color / Rated R
Quote: One of the most influential Soul Cinema pix ever to shoot onto the screen, Cotton Comes To Harlem spawned the Blaxploitation boom by delivering a "refreshingly different detective action yarn with soul and humor" (Cue) and an unbeatable mix of "humor and excitement!" (Los Angeles Herald-Examiner). Detectives "Gravedigger" Jones (Godfrey Cambridge) and "Coffin Ed" Johnson (Raymond St. Jacques) are on a case investigating a crooked Reverend (Calvin Lockhart) - a brother whose "Back to Africa" campaign is nothing more than a big scam. But when $87,000 of the Reverend's laundered cash gets stashed in a bail of cotton, Gravedigger and Coffin find they're not the only dudes suddenly interested in soaring cotton prices as they come up against the mafia, the police, black militants and street thugs in an all-out dash to nab $87,000 cash. One of the handful of films directed by acting great Ossie Davis ( Gordon's War) with a top-notch supporting cast that includes Redd Foxx, Cleavon Little, J.D. Cannon, John Anderson and Eugene Roche.


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The Great Train Robbery


Street Date: September 16, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Sean Connery, Donald Sutherland, Lesley-Anne Down, Alan Webb
108 mins. / Color / Rated PG
Quote: All aboard for runaway action and suspense in this riveting masterpiece from writer and director Michael Crichton ( Coma), Sean Connery ( Meteor), Donald Sutherland ( Klute) and Lesley Anne-Down ( Sphinx) star in this "spine-tingling and suavely performed" adventure (The Hollywood Reporter) based on history's first train robbery. Stunningly shot by legendary cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth ( 2001: A Space Odyssey), this "ingenious" (Variety) and wonderful crime caper delivers mile-a-minute thrills and breathtaking excitement. Connery is Edward Pierce, a master thief who conceives a brilliant plan to steal a fortune in gold bars from a railroad payroll car. But to pull off the most daring heist in history, Pierce must join forces with a safecracker (Sutherland) and his own beautiful girlfriend (Down) in a series of intricately plotted thefts that will test all of their nerve, camaraderie and larcenous skill.
Includes:
  • Trailer
  • Audio Commentary by Writer/Director Michael Crichton
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 and 2.0 Soundtrack



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Meteor


Street Date: September 16, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Ronald Neame
Stars: Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Henry Fonda, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard
110 mins. / Color / Rated PG
Quote: Brace Yourself For The Biggest Catastrophe The World Has Ever Seen! Outer space can hardly contain all the stars that round out the extraordinary cast in this spellbinding thriller about a five-mile-wide meteor on a catastrophic collision course with earth. Sean Connery, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden, Brian Keith, Martin Landau, Trevor Howard and Henry Fonda shine in this "thoroughly engrossing" (The Hollywood Reporter), sci-fi special effects spectacular that rockets across the screen like a speeding comet. A brilliant scientist, Dr. Paul Bradley (Connery) is summoned to Washington by NASA chief Harold Sherwood (Malden), who informs him that a huge meteor will smash into earth in six days. The only chance to destroy the meteor is to work with the Soviets, revealing to them top secrets. But as the clock is ticking as fragments of the meteor come crashing to earth, causing avalanches, earthquakes and tidal waves. Directed by Ronald Neame, the director of The Poseidon Adventure.


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Avalanche


Street Date: September 16, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Corey Allen
Stars: Rock Hudson, Mia Farrow, Robert Forster, Jeanette Nolan, Steve Franken
91 mins. / Color / Rated PG
Quote: Six Million Tons Of Icy Terror! A winter wonderland becomes a nightmare of chaos and destruction, when an avalanche smashes into a ski resort. Now a holiday vacation will become a struggle for survival. Once producer Irwin Allen became Hollywood's master of disaster in the 70s by cranking out spectacles like The Towering Inferno and The Poseidon Adventure, legendary cult producer, Roger Corman ( Death Race 2000) finally decided to produce his own disaster film, making his own special contribution to the unique genre. Rock Hudson ( Giant) plays David Shelby, the owner of s ski resort who rebuffs warning that his resort is built on dangerous ground, visiting him for the ski lodge's opening are his mother (Jeanette Nolan, Macbeth), his estranged ex-wife Caroline (Mia Farrow, Rosemary's Baby) and hundred of guest and media members. Directed by TV veteran Corey Allen ( Thunder and Lightning) and co-starring Robert Forster ( Jackie Brown) as Hudson's rival.
Includes:
  • Newly Re-mastered in HD in 2014 and available for the first time in 16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Trailer
  • On Camera Interview with Producer Roger Corman and co-star Robert Forster



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Flesh and Blood


Street Date: September 16, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson, Brion James
126 mins. / Color / Rated R
Quote: Betrayed by power. Corrupted by love. Bound by honor. In the battle between good and evil, only the strong survive! From visionary director Paul Verhoeven ( Robocop) comes this "vivid and muscular" (Variety) epic adventure of medieval bravery and blood lust starring Rutger Hauer ( Blade Runner) and Jennifer Jason Leigh ( Rush). In the chaotic, morally bankrupt Europe of 1510, a cold-hearted warrior named Martin (Hauer) leads his motley crew of mercenaries into battle to reclaim the castle of an ousted nobleman. But when the despot betrays them, Martin and his band of ruffians strike back by kidnapping the innocent young maiden (Leigh) betrothed to the nobleman's son - a fearless Renaissance man who must risk life and limb to rescue the woman he loves! The stellar cast includes Tom Burlinson, Jack Thompson, Susan Tyrrell, Bruno Kirby and Brion James.
Special Features:
  • Trailer
  • Audio Commentary by Director Paul Verhoeven
  • Composing Flesh and Blood



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The Party


Street Date: September 16, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Marge Champion, Steve Franken, Gavin MacLeod
99 mins. / Color / Rated PG
Quote: In one of their few non-Clouseau efforts, director Blake Edwards (Victor Victoria) and star Peter Sellers ( What's New Pussycat?) preserve the spirit of the French bumbler in the person of Hrundi V. Bakshi, an accident-prone Indian actor. Brought to Hollywood to play the title role in Son of Gunga Din, Bakshi destroys the film's most elaborate set with his bungling and is banned from the set by the film's producer. But because of an error by the producer's secretary, Bakshi's name is added to the guest list of his next party, an A-list affair. Shortly after arriving, Bakshi begins accidentally dismantling the producer's carefully staged event, destroying a flower bed, knocking a servant through a bay window, and triggering the lawn sprinklers, soaking the his pretentious guests. Sellers is typically brilliant in a film abounding in sidesplitting sight gags with a script by Edwards, Frank Waldman ( The Pink Panther Strikes Again) and his brother Tom Waldman ( Inspector Clouseau).
Includes:
  • Inside The Party Featurette
  • The Party Revolution Featurette
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Blake Edwards Profile
  • Walter Mirisch Profile
  • Ken Wales Profile



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Taras Bulba


Street Date: September 23, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner, Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker, Brad Dexter
122 mins. / Color / Not Rated
Quote: Four centuries ago, in a barbaric age ruled by violence, vast armies clashed in desperate battles and fierce men struggled to regain their freedom. Taras Bulba, a breathtaking epic that engulfs the screen with high adventure that enthralls from beginning to end. Set in the Ukraine of the 16th century, Taras Bulba stars Yul Brynner ( The King and I) in one of his most colorful roles as a powerful Cossack chieftain determined to regain his land from treacherous Polish invaders. Despite bitter dissension in the ranks, he is soon leading his soldiers into savage warfare. But further conflict erupts when his headstrong son Andrei (Tony Curtis, The Defiant Ones) falls deeply in love with a Polish girl. Spectacular battle scenes highlight the nonstop action, arriving at a shattering climax in which father and son must ultimately confront the rift between them. With sharp direction by J. Lee Thompson ( The Guns of Navarone) and a strong supporting cast that includes Christine Kaufmann, Sam Wanamaker, Brad Dexter and George Macready. Franz Waxman's rousing score was nominated for an Academy Award®.


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Elmer Gantry


Street Date: September 23, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger
146 mins. / Color / Not Rated
Quote: Handsome. Opportunistic. Immoral. Traveling salesman Elmer Gantry (Burt Lancaster, Run Silent, Run Deep) is all this and more. So when he stumbles into a revival meeting and discovers that he can hustle money in a tent-show as easily as in a saloon, Gantry converts to evangelism. Joining forces with Sister Sharon Falconer (Jean Simmons, Spartacus), he delivers demon-bashing oratories that bring him fame and fortune. But when an old flame (Shirley Jones, TV's The Partridge Family) re-appears, Gantry is forced to confront demons of a more worldly order -- long-buried secrets that will make his "saintly" life a veritable Hell on Earth! Wonderfully directed by Richard Brooks ( In Cold Blood) and based on the bestselling novel by Sinclair Lewis ( Dodsworth). Winner of 3 Academy Awards® including Actor (Lancaster), Supporting Actress (Jones) and Adapted Screenplay (Brooks).[/list]


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Run Silent, Run Deep


Street Date: September 23, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Jack Warden, Don Rickles, Brad Dexter
93 mins. / B&W / Not Rated
[quote]Rich Richardson (Clark Gable, The Misfits) is a hard-driving, dedicated submarine officer with a single-minded purpose - to seek out and smash the Japanese destroyer he believes sunk his former ship. Given a new command, Richardson drills his men and first officer Jim Bledsoe (Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry) to point of mutiny as he relentlessly trains them for the battle ahead. At last, word comes of the destroyer's position, and disobeying orders, Richardson finally confronts his foe, unaware that and even greater enemy lurks nearby...one who's been targeting him for a watery grave. Directed by Robert Wise, the legendary director of West Side Story with a stellar supporting cast headed by Jack Warden, Brad Dexter and Don Rickles.



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The Young Savages


Street Date: September 23, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Dina Merrill, Shelley Winters, Telly Savalas, Edward Andrews
103 mins. / Color / Not Rated
Quote: Screen Legend Burt Lancaster (Elmer Gantry) gives a forceful performance as a prosecutor, whose search for the truth puts his career in jeopardy, in this thought-provoking courtroom drama. The Young Savages is set in an East Harlem mired in racial tension and gang violence. While prosecuting the three Italian teens who murdered a 15-year-old blind Puerto Rican boy from a rival gang, Assistant D.A. Hank Bell (Lancaster) learns that there's is more to this case than meets the eye. Wonderfully directed by the great John Frankenheimer (

The Manchurian Candidate

) and based on Evan Hunter's bestselling novel A Matter of Conviction. The strong supporting cast includes Shelley Winters, Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews and Telly Savalas.



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Bloody Mama


Blu-Ray and DVD Street Date: September 23, 2014
Blu-Ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Roger Corman
1970 * 95 minutes * English * Rated R * 1.85:1 * Dolby 2.0 Stereo * Color
Quote: "We're gonna play Simon Says, and this," Ma Barker says, pointing to her Tommy gun, "is Simon."  Ma Barker (Shelley Winters) and her four sons (Don Stroud, Robert De Niro, Clint Kimbrough, Robert Walden) leave the poverty of the Ozarks for a life of sadism, incest, murder, kidnapping and violence... while being chased cross-country by the FBI. Bruce Dern co-stars as Kevin Dirkman, a homicidal maniac who serves some time with the Barker boys and joins Ma Barker's gang as they take on the Great Depression the only way they know how in this explosive saga based on the lives of the actual gang.  Stylishly directed by cult legend Roger Corman ( The Wild Angels) with a stellar supporting cast that includes Pat Hingle and Scatman Crothers.
Includes:
  • Interview with director Roger Corman
  • Original Trailer


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