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Kino Lorber Studio Classics

Billion Dollar Brain


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 7, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1967/UK/English/Action-Adventure/111 min./NR/Color
Quote: It's Harry Palmer's Wits Against The World's Deadliest Mind! Secret agent Harry Palmer (Michael Caine, Get Carter) is blackmailed into working for MI5 again on his wildest - and most dangerous - assignment yet. An insane oil billionaire, intent on destroying Communism by starting a new world war, is close to achieving his goal with the help of the world's largest, and most powerful, computer. Harry is the only man who may be able to stop him; but as he races from London to Finland to Latvia to Texas and back, he must determine who of his supposed allies is the one he can actually trust, a sexy Russian agent, Soviet colonel or an American mercenary. Legendary filmmaker Ken Russell ( Altered States) directed this third and final film in the great Harry Palmer series. The wonderful supporting cast includes Karl Malden, Ed Begley and Francoise Dorleac.

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Topkapi


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 7, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1964/USA/English/Crime Drama/120 min./NR/Color
Quote: A skillful blend of romance and comedy, Topkapi shimmers with hilarity, action and great performances! Fun-filled and suspenseful, it's an incredibly ingenious affair and a considerable pleasure to watch. Trouble brews beneath the exotically curved towers of Istanbul when the equally exotic - and equally curved - Elizabeth Lipp (Melina Mercouri, Never on Sunday) recruits her former lover (Maximilian Schell, The Black Hole) in a scheme to heist the pride of the city's Topkapi museum: a jewel-encrusted dagger. But the "job" soon turns into a high-tension, high wire act, when the bumbling fall guy (Peter Ustinov, Death on the Nile) and other amateurs they've hired as help get more than they had bargained for. The stellar cast also includes Robert Morley ( Beat the Devil) and Akim Tamiroff ( Touch of Evil). Directed by great Jules Dassin ( Rififi).

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True Confessions


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 7, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1981/USA/English/Crime/108 min./R/Color
Quote: Screen legends Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall deliver riveting performances as siblings embroiled in a shocking homicide investigation that pits them against one another. Based on the true and still-unsolved "Black Dahlia" murder case, this entertaining, intelligent and thoroughly satisfying film noir culminates in a mind-blowing climax that will put you on the edge of your seat! Detective Tom Spellacy (Duvall) and Father Desmond Spellacy (De Niro) find their worlds colliding amidst a flurry of political finger-pointing and public outcries over a scandalous, headline-making murder. As Tom hunts down the elusive killer, his investigation threatens to expose secrets that could ruin his brother... and rock the foundation of his beloved Catholic church. The top-notch supporting cast includes Charles Durning, Kenneth McMillan, Burgess Meredith, Cyral Cusack and Dan Hedaya. Stylishly directed by Ulu Grosbard ( Straight Time).

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Mulhollad Falls


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 7, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1996/USA/English/Crime Drama/107 min./R/Color
Quote: Nick Nolte, Melanie Griffith, Chazz Palminteri, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Treat Williams, Jennifer Connelly, Andrew McCarthy and John Malkovich star in Mulholland Falls, a brilliant, high-powered crime thriller electrified by hard-hitting action, forbidden passion and shocking intrigue. In 1950s Los Angeles, Max Hoover (Nolte) leads an elite squad of four detectives who play by their own rules, dealing with criminals the only way they know how - with deadly force. But when they investigate the murder of a beautiful young woman, the detectives find themselves embroiled in a brutal war against murder, corruption and high-level conspiracy, as they face a terrifying secret that the US government is determined to keep hidden at any price. Top-notch direction by Lee Tamahori, the director of Once Were Warriors and Die Another Day.

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Last Embrace


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 14, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
1979/USA/English/Mystery/102 min./R/Color
Quote: Roy Scheider ( Jaws) stars in this twisting tale of murder and mystery skillfully directed by Jonathan Demme ( Married to the Mob) and inspired by the great films of Alfred Hitchcock. Harry Hannan (Scheider) is a government agent still haunted by the violent death of his wife begins to lose everything else dear to him, his colleagues and boss have turned against him, he's lost his apartment to a brainy anthropologist (Janet Margolin) and a psychopath starts sending him death threats. Harry hires a private investigator (Sam Levene) to help him find the identity of the stalker and unravel the intricate puzzle, but it only leads to more questions as the killer gets closer and closer. Based on the novel, The 13th Man by Murray Teigh Bloom. The stellar cast includes Christopher Walken, John Glover and Charles Napier.
Special Features:
New interview with producer Michael Taylor

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Married to the Mob


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 14, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1988/USA/English/Comedy/104 min./R/Color
Quote: Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine, Dean Stockwell, Alec Baldwin and Mercedes Ruehl redefine family values in this bona fide mafia hit that's so hilarious, it's "an offer you can't refuse" (The Washington Post)! Angela De Marco (Pfeiffer) is stuck in a loveless marriage to an adulterous philanderer who also just happens to be a mobster. Tired of living with a two-timing husband and his laundered money, she gets a new lease on life when he's iced by Tony "The Tiger" Russo; a ruthless kingpin who's always had a thing for the beautiful Angela and now is free to put the moves on the grieving widow. Kissing the Long Island mafia arrivederci, Angela starts over in Manhattan, finding a new job in a beauty salon, but Tony's hot on her trail, still determined to make her his mob mistress. Now, Angela must choose between helping the FBI or spend the rest of her life being Married To The Mob. Directed by Jonathan Demme ( Last Embrace).

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Desperately Seeking Susan


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 14, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1985/USA/English/Comedy/104 min./PG-13/Color
Quote: If you know what to look for, you can find almost anything in the personal ads... including the love of your life! Rosanna Arquette ( Pulp Fiction) is irresistible in her first starring role and pop star Madonna ( Evita) gives a marvelously comic performance in this delightful madcap comedy about mistaken identity. Bored New Jersey housewife Roberta (Arquette) fills her days by reading the personals and following an ongoing romance between "Jim" and "Susan" (Madonna); mysterious drifters who appears to lead the kind of free-spirited lives she can only dream about. And dream she does, until the day she actually shows up at the couple's pre-arranged rendezvous in New York City... and after a bump on the head, a bout of amnesia turns her into Susan and opens the door to intrigue, laughter and love! Directed by Susan Seidelman ( Making Mr. Right) with a stellar supporting cast that includes Aidan Quinn, Mark Blum, Robert Joy, Laurie Metcalf, Will Patton, Steven Wright, Peter Maloney, Giancarlo Esposito and John Turturro.
Special Features:
  • Audio Commentary by Director Susan Seidelman and Producers Barbara Boyle, Midge Sanford, and Sarah Pillsbury
  • Alternate Endings


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The Naked Face


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 21, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
1984/USA/English/Mystery/103 min./R/Color
Quote: The Naked Face is a shocking and suspense-filled thriller that takes Roger Moore ( The Spy Who Loved Me) out of the world of James Bond and into the world equally dangerous and violent. He stars as a doctor targeted for murder in this gripping film version of the Sidney Sheldon best-selling novel wonderfully directed by Bryan Forbes ( Seance on a Wet Afternoon). Dr. Judd Stevens (Moore), an affluent Chicago doctor, suddenly finds himself trapped in a waking nightmare, surrounded by shadowy figures bent on his destruction. Who are these mysterious figures and what are their sinister motives? As the mystery deepens, the web tightens around him and when the police appear to have deserted him, Dr. Stevens is forced to confront his would-be assassins alone. The all-star cast includes Rod Steiger, Elliott Gould, Anne Archer and Art Carney.

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Gorky Park


Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: October 21, 2014
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
1983/USA/English/Mystery/128 min./R/Color
Quote: Murder, seduction and intrigue in the Kremlin! Based on the best-selling novel by Martin Cruz Smith, Gorky Park is a gripping and brilliant classic thriller starring William Hurt (Body Heat), Lee Marvin ( The Dirty Dozen), Brian Dennehy ( Best Seller) and Joanna Pacula ( The Kiss). When three murder victims are discovered in Moscow's Gorky Park with their faces and fingertips removed, Detective Renko (Hurt) is determined to identify the bodies and find the killer, but when the clues point toward the involvement of the KGB, Renko is hunted by the secret police and confronted by an intricate web of deception and treachery reaching to the highest political levels. Directed by Michael Apted ( The World is Not Enough) with a great supporting cast that includes Ian Bannen ( The Offence) and Richard Griffiths ( Withnail & I).
Special Features:
New Interview with Director Michael Apted

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