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Title: Olive Films September Releases
Released: 22nd September 2015
SRP: $29.95 (all BD), $19.95 or $24.99 (all DVD)

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The Mighty Quinn

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Under bright skies and sandy beaches, paradise hides some ugly truths in The Mighty Quinn. Based on the A.H.Z. Carr novel Finding Maubee, Denzel Washington brings his charismatic star power to the role of Xavier Quinn, the sheriff of a small Caribbean island caught up in a murder mystery involving his best friend. Petty crook Maubee (Robert Townsend) is on the run for the alleged murder of millionaire resort owner Donald Pater (Bobby Ghisays). Estranged from his wife Lola (Sheryl Lee Ralph) and an absentee father to his son, Quinn is about to find his life getting a bit more complicated as the mystery of the millionaire's murder slowly comes into focus in the witty, entertaining mystery-thriller, The Mighty Quinn.

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The Woods

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Gothic chills abound in the thriller The Woods directed by Lucky McKee ( May) from a screenplay written by David Ross ( The Babysitters). Amidst the splendor of rural New England sits Falburn Academy, a boarding school for young, impressionable and in some cases, troubled girls. Isolated from the outside world, Falburn sits near the woods – a sinister cluster of trees that appears to act as a protective wall. Heather Fasulo (Agnes Brucker) is the school’s newest student. After setting fire to a forest, rebellious Heather is sent to Falburn to provide her with a sense of stability. Heather’s increasing nightmares prove to be more than homesickness when she discovers that the woods hold a chilling and terrifying secret.
 
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Mannequin

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Burgeoning artist Jonathan Switcher (Andrew McCarthy) is reunited with the love of his life (well, his artistic life anyway) when he discovers the beautifully crafted mannequin he created years earlier is now prominently displayed in the window of the Prince & Company department store. Much to his surprise, and to the delight of the viewer, Jonathan will discover that his art project has more than superficial human traits when it quite literally springs to life in the form of “Emmy” (Kim Catrall).

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Mannequin 2: On the Movie

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: A romantic confection, Mannequin 2: On The Move is a comic look at reincarnation, lost love and fabulous window displays. This sequel to the popular Mannequin finds the outrageous Hollywood Montrose (Meshach Taylor) promoted to Prince & Company’s display department. Joining Hollywood on the job is new assistant, Jason Williamson (William Ragsdale) who in a past life was the prince of the Hauptmann-Koenig kingdom.
 
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Antitrust

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Only the best of the best tech programmers will make their way into NURV, a cutting edge high tech corporation headed by the charismatic Gary Winston (Tim Robbins) and Milo Hoffman (Ryan Phillippe) is one of the chosen few. The seemingly innocuous handling of data turns sinister when Hoffman’s friend, Teddy (Yee Jee Tso) is murdered. Milo will soon discover the deaths of other programmers who have close ties to the company. What secret is NURV harboring … and would they kill to keep it hidden? Is there a link to the deaths or is it simply paranoia? Who can Milo trust when that trust may come at a deadly price?
 
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Black Caesar

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: The brutal assault at the hands of a racist cop will inform the life of Tommy Gibbs (Fred Williamson), who will grow up to become the reigning head of Harlem’s black mafia in Black Caesar. Establishing a mob empire that challenges the New York mafia’s stronghold on the city, Tommy will prove himself a worthy opponent and a natural born enemy. His volatile romance with chanteuse Helen (Gloria Hendry) will set in motion a series of deadly events that the self-proclaimed criminal kingpin, the Black Caesar, may not escape.
 
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Hitler: The Last Ten Days

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: Alec Guinness takes center stage as Adolf Hitler in director Ennio De Concini’s ( Daniel and Maria) Hitler: The Last Ten Days. Leading up to Hitler’s suicide, the film recounts the final days of strategizing and infighting among the Fuhrer’s closest advisors, as well as his relationship with Eva Braun (Doris Kunstmann) within the confines of the infamous underground bunker. Alec Guinness’ performance offers the viewer a rare look inside the mind of a mad man – manic, irrational, contemplative and eventually defeated, as the Third Reich crumbled before his eyes. Director De Concini’s Hitler: The Last Ten Days, scripted by Gerhardt Bolt, Ennio De Concini, Maria Pia Fusco, Ivan Moffat and Wolfgang Reinhardt, features an international cast that includes Simon Ward, Adolfo Celi, Joss Ackland, Philip Stone, Diane Cilento, and Sheila Gish.
 
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Mad Dog Time

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: A mafia film unlike any other, Mad Dog Time stars Richard Dreyfuss as mob boss Vic, recently released from a psychiatric hospital who returns to find both his confidantes and enemies vying to seize control of his empire. With Vic’s friend and top enforcer Mickey Holliday (Jeff Goldblum) by his side what could go wrong? Plenty. Add to the mix a romantic roundelay involving Mickey and Vic’s ex-girlfriend, Grace (Diane Lane) and her sister, Rita (Ellen Barkin) and the stage is set for excitement in a film chock full of mob film tropes, star cameos and pitch black humor.

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Slaughter

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: This Jim Brown blaxploitation vehicle directed by Jack Starrett ( Cleopatra Jones) is the tale of an ex-Vietnam, ex-Green Beret captain known to his friends and enemies alike by one name … Slaughter. He’s out to avenge the murder of his parents by the psychotic Mafioso Dominic Hoffo (Rip Torn). Slaughter’s thirst for vengeance will not be sated, even after a sympathetic mobster’s girlfriend, Ann (Stella Stevens) is presented to him as a peace offering.
 
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Some Kind of Hero

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: Comedian Richard Pryor once again proves his agility as an actor in Some Kind of Hero as Eddie Keller, a Viet Nam P.O.W. who returns home to a world he no longer recognizes. His wife has moved onto a new man; there’s a daughter he didn't know he had; his mother confined to a nursing home with bills mounting and no work prospects, Eddie hatches a plot to get-cash-quick. But there are unexpected consequences when the local mob gets involved. The supporting cast includes Margot Kidder as a hooker with a heart of gold; Ray Sharkey as Eddie’s P.O.W. cellmate; Ronny Cox as a sympathetic colonel; and Lynne Moody as Eddie’s confused wife.
 
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Blumenthal

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: “He died laughing” becomes the very definition of irony when renowned playwright Harold Blumenthal (Brian Cox) literally drops dead while laughing at one of his own jokes during a performance of his new play. With those around him thrown into a tailspin while coming to grips with Blumenthal’s untimely passing, along with some familial infighting, the stage is set for an intelligent, witty and altogether dysfunctional comedy experience.

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Deuces Wild

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Set in 1958 Brooklyn. N.Y., Deuces Wild, directed by Scott Kalvert ( Basketball Diaries) and written by Paul Kimatian ( The Wharf Rat) and Christopher Gambale ( House Arrest Starring Christopher Colomobo) stars Stephen Dorff as Leon and Brad Renfro as Bobby, brothers and members of the local street gang known as the Deuces, who rule their ‘hood. Tensions escalate when the Deuces come into conflict with rival gang leader, Marco. With a turf war all but inevitable, neither side can anticipate the tragic consequences of their actions.

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Mod Squad

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Inspired by the popular 1968 TV show, The Mod Squad stars Claire Danes as Julie, Giovanni Ribisi as Pete, and Omar Epps as Linc, three juvenile offenders recruited by a police officer, Greer (Dennis Farina) to help infiltrate and break a drug ring. In exchange for their help, Greer will expunge any trace of their criminal past. When Greer is murdered, Julie, Pete and Linc will do anything to clear his name and bring the killer to justice even if doing so puts their lives in danger.

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Dirty Work

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Comedian Bob Saget makes his feature film directorial debut with Dirty Work starring Saturday Night Live alums Norm MacDonald, Chevy Chase and Adam Sandler. Best friends Mitch (Norm MacDonald, ) and Sam (Artie Lange) have come up with a business that can’t fail – a “revenge” service that’ll take on the Dirty Work of “getting even,” handling those unpleasant things in life that people can’t or won’t take care of on their own. But when the guys butt heads with shady property developer Travis Cole (Christopher McDonald), they may have met their match. Or have they? This time revenge will not only be sweet, but hilarious, when the Dirty Work really begins.
 
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S.F.W.

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: Based on the novel by Andrew Wellman, S.F.W. stars Stephen Dorf as Cliff Spab, the disaffected youth taken hostage by the terrorist group known as S.P.L.T. Image. After 36 days in captivity as a stand-off between the hostage takers and the police drags on, Cliff’s indifference to the situation and his possible death brings national focus to his catch phrase “So F _ _ _ing What?” Along with his fellow hostages, best friend Joe (Jack Noseworthy) and Wendy (Reese Witherspoon), Cliff becomes a media darling daring to stare down the hostage takers with three words.
 
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Fatal Instinct

(Blu-ray ONLY)
Quote: A laugh out loud parody of classic crime dramas and noirs from Double Indemnity and Basic Instinct to Fatal Attraction, director Carl Reiner’s ( The Jerk) Fatal Instinct has its tongue planted firmly in cheek. Sultry and seductive Lola Cain (Sean Young) is having an affair with Ned Ravine (Armande Assante), a married policeman and lawyer who often represents those he’s arrested. But their affair comes to an abrupt end when Ned realizes how much he loves his wife Lana (Kate Nelligan). As fate would have it, Lana is carrying on an affair with her mechanic, Frank Kelbo (Christopher McDonald) with whom she’s plotting to kill Ned for the insurance money, a policy that comes with a triple indemnity rider.

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For Us, The Living: the Medgar Evers Story

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: Starring Howard E. Rollins, Jr. as civil right activist Medgar Evers and Irene Cara as his wife Myrlie, For Us The Living: The Medgar Evers Story traces the life of the former insurance salesman turned field secretary for the NAACP, who was instrumental in organizing boycotts against discriminating southern white merchants and the desegregation of the University of Mississippi. Howard E. Rollins, Jr.’s riveting performance as Evers makes all the more poignant his struggles and triumphs, and the battle for equality that would shockingly end with his assassination at the hand of white supremacist Byron De La Beckwith.
 
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The Invisible Monster

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: Having developed a formula, that when applied to clothing renders a person invisible, an evil genius calling himself “The Phantom Ruler” is bent on creating an army of “invisible” soldiers in his efforts to rule the planet. Cloaked in invisibility, “The Phantom Ruler” is able to steal money and materials to move forward with his plans of domination. In steps investigator Lane Carson (Richard Webb), who’s out to foil those plans.  With the assistance of detective Carol Richards (Aline Towne) they are soon hot on the heels of the would-be dictator and his henchman. With action and adventure at every turn, The Invisible Monster offers 12 heart-pounding chapters that include Slaves of the Phantom, High Voltage Danger, and Death’s Highway.

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Madhouse

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: The appropriately titled Madhouse stars Kirstie Alley and John Larroquette as Mark and Jessie Bannister, whose California home is turned upside down when visiting relatives, pesky neighbors and an assortment of unwanted guests take up residence. How bad could a visit by relatives really be? As it turns out for the Bannisters, pretty bad. Following a spill on the way to the airport, two-month pregnant relative, Bernice (Jessica Lundy) is instructed by her doctor not to move until she delivers her baby. With a house eventually overrun by a variety of neighbors, friends and strangers, The Bannisters are pushed to the brink in the laugh-out-loud Madhouse.
 
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Prick Up Your Ears

(Blu-ray and DVD)
Quote: In his research on the celebrated playwright Joe Orton (Gary Oldman), biographer John Lahr’s (Wallace Shawn) meetings with Orton’s literary agent, Peggy Ramsay (Vanessa Redgrave) will frame the story of the life of an artist. Told through flashbacks, the film reveals the relationship between Orton and his mentor (and subsequently, his lover) Kenneth Halliwell (Alfred Molina). At first blush the older Halliwell is the educator and Orton is his willing student. Those roles would be reversed with Orton thrust into the spotlight when his play, Entertaining Mr. Sloan, becomes a monstrous success. Orton’s sudden fame and career trajectory would place Halliwell in his shadow, resulting in tragic consequences. The talents of Redgrave, Oldman and Molina are a virtual master class on screen acting. Guiding them through their paces via a wonderful screenplay by Alan Bennett ( The History Boys), based on the book by John Lahr, director Stephen Frears ( The Queen) weaves a compelling, caustic, often humorous and never less than entertaining tale of fleeting fame.

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