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Title: Olive Films October Releases
Released: 18th October 2016
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The King of Pigs

(2011)
BD SRP:$29.95/DVD SRP: $24.95
1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Stereo

Olive Films October Releases
 
Quote: The King of Pigs, a tale of murder, revenge and classism, is the latest film from Korean anime director Yeon Sang-ho. Unflinching in its depiction of violence, The King of Pigs begins moments after the brutal murder of a woman at the hands of her husband, a once-successful businessman, Hwang Kyung-mi (Oh Jeong-se), and flashes back to his school days and the abusive events that have shaped his life and that of his estranged fellow classmate Jung Jong-suk (Yang Ik-june). As school boys, both men were considered part of a lower class of student known as “pigs.” Pitted against the affluent, upper-class “dogs,” the “pigs” hope an end to the abuse will come in the form of transfer student Kim Chul (Kim Hye-na), a rebel who will show the cowering students how to fight fire with fire.

 

The Fake

(2013)
BD SRP: $29.95/SRP: $24.95
1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; 5.1 Surround
 
Olive Films October Releases
 
Quote: Pastor Sung (Oh Jungse), the beloved shepherd to his rural flock, finds himself under the thumb of Elder Choi (Kwon Haehyo), an unscrupulous man who manipulates him into swindling the villagers out of the money they’re to receive for a relocation project that involves the village being flooded to make way for a new dam. Realizing that Sung and Choi are not only stealing from the villagers, but putting them in peril, the warnings of a local outcast Min-chul (Yang Ikjune) fall on deaf ears. The villagers have come under the spell of these trusted men of God. But Min-chul will not be silenced. When his daughter is put in harm’s way, against all odds, Min-chul unleashes hell on the fakes. Variety called The Fake, written and directed by Yeon Sang-ho, “a ferocious, unsubtle indictment of organized religion” stating that the film “impresses with its backgrounds and richly detailed interiors.”

 

Villa Rides!

(1968)
BD SRP: $29.95/SRP: $24.95
2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono
 
Olive Films October Releases
 
Quote: Villa Rides!, Buzz Kulik’s sprawling historical adventure set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution stars Yul Brynner as the Mexican renegade Pancho Villa and Robert Mitchum as Lee Arnold, an American fortune hunter for hire. Villa Rides! features a supporting cast that includes Charles Bronson as Villa’s right hand man, Rodolfo Fierro; Herbert Lom as the imperious General Victoriano Huerta; Alexander Knox as President Francisco Madero; Fernando Rey as the dutiful soldier Fuentes; and Grazia Buccella as Fina, the woman who would share the love of both Villa and Arnold. Villa Rides! is written for the screen by the legendary Robert Towne and Sam Peckinpah, based on the novel by William Douglas Lansford; photographed by Jack Hildyard and features a rousing score by three-time Oscar winner Maurice Jarre.

 
 

Little Fauss and Big Halsy

(1970)
BD SRP: $29.95/SRP: $24.95
2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono
 
Olive Films October Releases
 
Quote: If there was ever a mismatched friendship, it’s the one between the womanizing, self-absorbed professional motorcyclist Big Halsy Knox (Robert Redford) and the down-to-earth novice cyclist Little Fauss (Michael J. Pollard) in Little Fauss and Big Halsy. Halsy, having been barred from racing due to his on-track behavior, convinces Fauss to let him use his name in order to enter the next big race. Consistently belittled and taken advantage of by Halsy, Fauss’s feelings of inferiority are compounded when the beautiful Rita (Lauren Hutton, American Gigolo) and Halsy meet. Friendship and loyalty will be tested in the dramatic adventure film Little Fauss and Big Halsy directed by Sidney J. Furie from a screenplay by Charles Eastman.
 
 

Gas-s-s-s

(1970)
BD SRP: $29.95/SRP: $19.95
1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono
 
Olive Films October Releases

Quote: It’s the end of the world! Get happy!
 
Gas-s-s-s, a mash-up of the science fiction and comedy genres, is a post-apocalyptic tale viewed through the lens of director Roger Corman featuring a cast of young talents-of-the-day including Cindy Williams, Bud Cort, and Ben Vereen. When a military chemical accident (the gas-s-s-s leak of the title) kills everyone on the planet over the age of twenty-five, Earth is left in the hands of the youth. Hippies Coel (Robert Corff) and Cilla (Elaine Giftos) will lead the way on a quest for survival joined by boyfriends & girlfriends Hooper (Bud Cort), Coralee (Tally Coppola), Marissa (Cindy Williams), and Carlos (Ben Vereen) in the trippy and darkly comic Gas-s-s-s.

 
 

Strategic Air Command

(1955)
BD SRP: $29.95/SRP: $24.95
1.66:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono

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Quote: James Stewart and June Allyson star in director Anthony Mann's Cold War aviation drama Strategic Air Command. Robert "Dutch" Holland (Stewart), a successful player for the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team, finds his inactive duty status with the U.S. Air Force suddenly active. When Holland, originally tasked with a staff job, is promoted to commanding a B-36 bomber crew, his attempts to balance domestic life with Sally (Allyson as his devoted wife) and service to God and country will test not only his marriage, but also his sense of self. Shot in VistaVision and Technicolor by the great William Daniels, Strategic Air Command features an amazing color palette and stunning aerial photography complimented by a rousing score courtesy of Victor Young.
 

The Return of Dracula

(1958)
BD SRP: $29.95/SRP: $19.95
1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W; Mono
 
Olive Films October Releases
 
Quote: For those who like their vampires with that certain European panache, The Return of Dracula is sure to thrill. Francis Lederer stars as the titular Count – this time using the pseudonym Bellac Gordal – as he travels from his Transylvania home to the United States. In the guise of being a distant relative on vacation, The Count takes up residence at the home of the Mayberry family in sunny California. Quicker than you can say “I like my stake rare,” The Count … er … Gordal is up to his old nocturnal tricks and comes under the scrutiny of young Rachel Mayberry (Norma Eberhardt) whom Gordal has set his sights on, which may be her undoing. The Return of Dracula, directed by Paul Landres from Pat Fiedler’s script, co-stars Ray Stricklyn, Virginia Vincent, John Wengraf, Gage Clarke, Jimmy Baird, and Greta Granstedt.
 

Special Effects

(1984) BLU-RAY ONLY
BD SRP: $29.95
1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color; Mono

Olive Films October Releases
 
Quote: Larry Cohen’s Special Effects casts a satirical eye on Hollywood, viewed through the prism of the horror film genre. When the fresh-faced Oklahoma country boy Keefe (Brad Rijn) comes looking for his wife Mary Jean (Zoe Tamerlis), a wannabe actress, he soon discovers the seamy side of Tinsel Town when Mary Jean is found dead and he’s the prime suspect. With a few swipes at Hollywood archetypes (Eric Bogosian as Christopher Neville, a once-revered Wunderkind director; Zoe Tamerlis as Mary Jean look-alike, Elaine, a budding actress who isn’t beyond manipulating the situation for her own benefit), Special Effects offers chills, thrills, shrieks, and a few laughs along the way.

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