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Title: Olive Films February Announcements
Released: 21st February 2017
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Olive Films February Announcements

King Solomon's Mines

(1985)
2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Stereo
Quote: Director J. Lee Thompson’s (Cape Fear) action-packed adventure film (based on the H. Rider Haggard novel of the same name) stars Richard Chamberlain (Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold) as intrepid explorer Allan Quatermain and Sharon Stone (Basic Instinct) as his adventurous paramour, Jesse Huston. Hired by Jesse to find her father who she believes disappeared in an attempt to find the fabled mines of King Solomon, Quatermain will run afoul of the evil Colonel Bockner (Herbert Lom, Villa Rides), a German explorer also on a quest to locate the mythic treasures. And neither Bockner nor his partner in crime, the merciless Turkish slave-trader, Dogati (John Rhys-Davies, Raiders of the Lost Ark), like the competition.
 
Adapted for the screen by Gene Quintano (Sudden Death) and James R. Silke (Revenge of the Ninja), King Solomon’s Mines features supporting performances by Ken Gampu (American Ninja 4: The Annihilation) and Sam Williams (King Solomon’s Treasure), with a score by Academy Award-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith (Best Original Score, The Omen – 1977).


Olive Films February Announcements
 

Panther Girl of the Kongo

(1955)
1.37:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W; Mono
Quote: The jaw-dropping, eye-popping, edge-of-your-seat exploits of the fearless Panther Girl are brought vividly to life in the Republic Pictures serial Panther Girl of the Kongo starring Phyllis Coates (Perils of the Jungle) as Jean Evans, the Panther Girl of the title; Myron Healey (The Unearthly) as big game hunter Larry Sanders; and Arthur Space (The Red House) as the maddest of the mad scientists, Dr. Morgan.
 
All twelve action-packed jungle adventures (including The Claw Monster, The Killer Beast, Crater of Flame and the thrilling final chapter of the serial, House of Doom), directed by Franklin Adreon (Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe) are now available for your home viewing pleasure in one exciting package.

 
Olive Films February Announcements

Evelyn

(2002)
2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; 5.1 Surround
Quote: Inspired by a custody case brought before the Irish courts in 1955, Evelyn stars Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye) as Desmond Doyle, a father fighting for the custody of his three children after abandonment by their mother. Due to the Irish law of the time, children could not be raised by one parent in what the courts considered “a broken home,” thus allowing the Doyle children to be placed in church-run orphanages, where neglect and cruelty were not out of the ordinary. Desmond, with the help of the kindly chemist and love interest (Julianna Margulies, TV’s The Good Wife), a local solicitor (Stephen Rea, The Crying Game), and two tough-as-nails lawyers (Alan Bates, Nijinsky; Aidan Quinn, Legends of the Fall), will take his fight to the highest courts to win their freedom. Rounding out the cast of talented actors is Sophie Vavasseur (Becoming Jane) as Evelyn, the little girl who won the hearts of a nation.
 
Evelyn is directed by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) from a screenplay written by Paul Pender (The Bogie Man).

 
Olive Films February Announcements

The Klansman

(1974)
1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono
Quote: A powder keg of racial tensions is ignited in a small Alabama town when a black man is accused of raping a white woman. The lurid tale is played out against the backdrop of the civil rights movement and features lead performances by Lee Marvin (Cat Ballou) as the town sheriff taxed with keeping the peace, and Richard Burton (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as the liberal-minded landowner who finds himself caught in the middle of a heated war involving the town and the Ku Klux Klan.
 
The Klansman, directed by Terence Young (Thunderball) from a screenplay written by Millard Kaufman and Samuel Fuller based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by William Bradford Huie, features supporting performances by Luciana Paluzzi (A Black Veil for Lisa), Linda Evans (TV’s Dynasty), Lola Falana (The Liberation of L.B. Jones), Cameron Mitchell (Deadly Prey) and O.J. Simpson (The Towering Inferno).

 
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The Last Best Year

(1990, DVD ONLY)
1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono
Quote: After falling ill during a business trip, Jane Murray (Bernadette Peters, Impromptu) must confront her own mortality when she’s diagnosed with a terminal illness. Through her physician, Dr. Castle (Brian Bedford, Nixon), Jane is introduced to Wendy Haller (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People), a psychologist who’ll help Jane face the emotional fall-out of her diagnosis. What begins as a professional relationship between doctor and patient, soon blossoms into a close friendship. And as their bond deepens, Wendy is able to see her own vulnerability and longing reflected in Jane.
 
The Last Best Year, directed by John Erman (An Early Frost) from a screenplay by David W. Rintels (Not Without My Daughter), features performances by Kate Reid (Atlantic City), Kenneth Welsh (The Day After Tomorrow) and Erika Alexander (TV’s Living Single).

 
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Police

(1985)
1.66:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Stereo
Quote: Gerard Depardieu (1900) is cast as a tough French detective in Maurice Pialat’s romantic drama Police. Depardieu, praised by Sight and Sound in what they called “one of his strongest performances,” portrays Louis Mangin, a policier known for his hard-nosed interrogation tactics. His code of honor will be tested when he finds himself attracted to a drug dealer’s girlfriend (Sophie Marceau, Beyond the Clouds) who is also a suspect in a drug smuggling syndicate.
 
Police, directed by Maurice Pialat (À nos amours) from a screenplay by Pialat, Catherine Breillat, Sylvie Danton and Jacques Fieschi, features supporting performances by Sandrine Bonnaire (À nos Amours), Richard Anconina (A Stone in the Mouth) and Pascale Rocard (Rabbit Fever).




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