Kino Classics Reveals August Lineup Including Works From Julie Andrews, John Travolta, Vincent Price, Sidney Poitier & More

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has unveiled the details of their August 2021 Blu-Ray releases including…

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has unveiled the details of their August 2021 Blu-Ray releases including works from such icons as Vincent Price, Clint Eastwood, Charles Bronson, Claudette Colbert, Cecil B. DeMille, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Sidney Poitier, Billy Wilder, Julie Andrews, John Travolta and more. Get all the details on this incredibly packed lineup below:


COOGAN’S BLUFF (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 8/3/21

Synopsis: Star Clint Eastwood and director Don Siegel (Two Mules for Sister Sara, The Beguiled, Dirty Harry, Escape from Alcatraz) began their legendary collaboration with the crackerjack crime thriller Coogan’s Bluff. Eastwood commands the screen as Walt Coogan, an Arizona deputy sheriff who is sent to New York City to extradite captured murderer James Ringerman (Don Stroud, Joe Kidd). Coogan slips up, Ringerman escapes again, and the hunt is on! Coogan’s unorthodox law enforcement techniques don’t go over too well with frustrated NYC Police Lieutenant McElroy (Lee J. Cobb, On the Waterfront), who can’t decide which is worse… the prisoner, or the lawman! Lalo Schifrin (Bullitt) provides the stirring score and Susan Clark (The Midnight Man), Tisha Sterling (The Whales of August), Betty Field (Birdman of Alcatraz) and Tom Tully (The Caine Mutiny) co-star in the film that cemented Eastwood’s status as a strong, silent, no-nonsense icon.

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | NEW Audio Commentary by Sledge Hammer! Creator Alan Spencer | NEW Interview with Actor Don Stroud | Radio Spot | Theatrical Teaser in HD | Theatrical Trailer in HD | Poster & Image Gallery | Reversible Art | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


THE VALDEZ HORSES AKA CHINO (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 8/3/21

Synopsis: From John Sturges, the magnificent director of Bad Day at Black Rock, Backlash, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape and Joe Kidd, comes this hard-hitting western starring action icon Charles Bronson (Mr. Majestyk, The White Buffalo) as Chino Valdez, a leather-tough horse breeder who lives by his own rules. Avoided by everyone for having Native American blood, Chino lives in seclusion until he takes a young runaway (Vincent Van Patten, Rock ’n’ Roll High School, Hell Night) under his wing and shows him the ropes of ranching. Chino soon strikes up a romance with the beautiful Catherine (Jill Ireland, Breakheart Pass, Someone Behind the Door), but the smoldering passion ignites a fire of hatred when her brother (Marcel Bozzuffi, The French Connection, The Passage), a ruthless cattle baron, unleashes violence upon the half-breed. It’s all-out war—classic Bronson at his toughest! A lush score by Guido and Maurizio De Angelis (Man of the East, Street Law) highlights this rousing Italian-Spanish-French co-production from Dino De Laurentiis (Navajo Joe, The Valachi Papers).

 

Bonus Features: Bronson in Almería: NEW Interview with Vincent Van Patten | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Paul Talbot, Author of the BRONSON’S LOOSE! Books | The Valdez Horses – New 2K Scan from 35mm Print (1.85:1) | Restored StudioCanal 1.37:1 Master with Italian Title & Credits | CHINO (The Valdez Horses) – TV Spot | CHINO Alternate Opening Titles | CHINO (The Valdez Horses) – French Theatrical Trailer | Unknown Island: 8mm Short Film with Vince and James Van Patten | Charles Bronson Trailers | Reversible Art | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


ARISE, MY LOVE


Street Date: 8/3/21

Synopsis: From Mitchell Leisen, the acclaimed director of Midnight, Death Takes a Holiday and Easy Living, comes this romantic comedy starring Hollywood greats Claudette Colbert (The Gilded Lily, The Bride Comes Home) and Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend, Alias Nick Beal) with a script co-written by the legendary team of Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett (Five Graves to Cairo, The Emperor Waltz). Ace reporter Augusta “Gusto” Nash (Colbert) poses as the wife of imprisoned American pilot Tom Martin (Milland) to save him from execution by Spanish fascists. The gesture lands her a front-page story and the praise of her boss, Mr. Phillips (Walter Abel, Mr. Skeffington). Of course, Tom tries to romance Gusto; but though she likes him, her career comes first, and Tom himself prefers freedom-fighting to settling down. Comedy becomes drama as their mixed feelings lead them on a circuitous path through the deepening chaos and catastrophe of the early days of World War II. Gorgeously shot by Charles Lang (Angel) and co-starring Dick Purcell (The Bank Dick), Dennis O’Keefe (Brewster’s Millions), Esther Dale (The Awful Truth) and George Zucco (The Cat and the Canary), this wonderful blend of action, comedy and melodrama won an Academy Award for Best Original Story.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger | Theatrical Trailer


NO TIME FOR LOVE


Street Date: 8/3/21

Synopsis: One of Hollywood’s favorite screen duos of all time, Claudette Colbert (The Gilded Lily, It Happened One Night) and Fred MacMurray (The Bride Comes Home, Murder, He Says), join together in the romantic comedy No Time for Love. Sophisticated fashion photographer Katherine Grant (Colbert) is assigned to photograph the tough “sandhog” construction workers at a tunnel project site. One of the cocky, well-built workers, Jim Ryan (MacMurray), falls for the upper-class Katherine, but the picture is not pretty when he loses his job and she hires him to be her assistant. This heartwarming classic proves the old adage that opposites attract! Wonderfully directed by Mitchell Leisen (Hands Across the Table, No Man of Her Own), shot by Charles Lang (Separate Tables) and co-starring Ilka Chase (Now, Voyager), Richard Haydn (The Emperor Waltz), Paul McGrath (A Face in the Crowd) and June Havoc (Gentleman’s Agreement).

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton | Theatrical Trailer


FOUR FRIGHTENED PEOPLE


Street Date: 8/3/21

Synopsis: From Cecil B. DeMille, the legendary director of The Plainsman, The Sign of the Cross, Union Pacific and Reap the Wild Wind, comes the adventure-filled Four Frightened People, starring the fabulous Claudette Colbert (Cleopatra, The Gilded Lily). When a deadly bubonic plague breaks out on a coastal steamer ship, four passengers steal a lifeboat and set sail on a mission of survival. They land on a remote Malayan island and soon shed all trappings of their former selves. After their native guide is suddenly murdered, they find themselves at the mercy of hostile islanders and must use their newfound survival skills if they are going to escape a terrible fate. Co-starring Herbert Marshall (The Good Fairy), Mary Boland (Stingaree), William Gargan (The Story of Temple Drake) and Leo Carrillo (20 Mule Team), this largely overlooked treasure highlights the versatility of one of Hollywood’s most renowned filmmakers.

 

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton | Theatrical Trailer



Street Date: 8/3/21

Synopsis: Filmmaking legend Cecil B. DeMille (The Plainsman, The Ten Commandments) directs the classic screen duo of Barbara Stanwyck (Internes Can’t Take Money, The Lady Eve) and Joel McCrea (The Great Man’s Lady, The Palm Beach Story) in this explosive western about the struggle to build America’s first transcontinental railroad. Jeff Butler (McCrea), overseer of the Union Pacific’s construction, finds a network of schemers bent on sabotage. Most prominent are gamblers Sid Campeau (Brian Donlevy, Beau Geste), Jack Cordray (Anthony Quinn, Against All Flags) and Dick Allen (Robert Preston, Reap the Wild Wind). Dick is a former pal of Jeff’s, but their relationship changes as they fight over the railroad and over Mollie Monahan (Stanwyck), the railroad’s spirited postmistress. Featuring Akim Tamiroff (The General Died at Dawn) and Lynne Overman (Spawn of the North), this action-packed spectacle, filled with political intrigue, stampeding buffalo and train wrecks, delivers everything you would expect from a Cecil B. DeMille epic.

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Dr. Eloise Ross and Paul Anthony Nelson | Theatrical Trailer


PETER IBBETSON


Street Date: 8/10/21

Synopsis: From Henry Hathaway, the masterful director of The Lives of a Bengal Lancer, Spawn of the North, The Shepherd of the Hills, 23 Paces to Baker Street and True Grit, comes this unique romantic drama based on the George du Maurier novel. Screen legend Gary Cooper (The General Died at Dawn, Beau Geste) stars as Peter Ibbetson, a successful bachelor who feels no interest in a charming woman named Agnes (Ida Lupino, Woman in Hiding, Road House), but longs for his childhood neighbor, Mary (Ann Harding, Holiday, The Animal Kingdom). When he is commissioned by British royalty to rebuild some stables, he is delighted to find that the spirited Duchess is actually his long-lost beloved. Her quick-tempered husband (John Halliday, Desire, Intermezzo) becomes violent when he discovers their past, but his jealousy is no match for their will to be together… even if it is only in a dream world of their creation.

 

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle, Moderated by Producer Miles Hunter | Theatrical Trailer


DESIRE


Synopsis: From Frank Borzage, the acclaimed director of Bad Girl, Little Man, What Now?, The Mortal Storm and Moonrise, comes the classic romantic comedy Desire. Screen legends Marlene Dietrich (The Blue Angel, Touch of Evil) and Gary Cooper (Beau Geste, High Noon) star in this story about a crime spree that leads to love. In the most elaborate jewel heist in European history, the beautiful and conniving “Countess” Madeline (Dietrich) embezzles a small fortune of pearls. As she makes her getaway to Spain to deliver the hot goods, her escape is thwarted by car trouble, until a handsome and likable young tourist (Cooper) helps her out. She shows her gratitude by leaving the unsuspecting good Samaritan in the dust—literally! When he accidentally ends up with the pearls, she must feign romantic interest to get them back. The charade soon turns into the real thing, however, and Madeline realizes that her only hope of happiness is to clean up her act—no matter what the cost—or lose the man she loves. Desire co-stars Akim Tamiroff (The General Died at Dawn), John Halliday (Bird of Paradise) and William Frawley (TV’s I Love Lucy).

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians David Del Valle and Nathaniel Bell | Theatrical Trailer


O.S.S.


Synopsis: From Irving Pichel, the outstanding director of The Most Dangerous Game, She, The Bride Wore Boots, Quicksand and Destination Moon, comes this noirish actioner about a team of spies and saboteurs in Nazi-occupied France. Screen great Alan Ladd (This Gun for Hire, Calcutta, Shane) stars with Geraldine Fitzgerald (So Evil My Love) in this riveting war-time spy thriller. The story opens at an Army spy school where tactics and gadgets used in espionage operations are demonstrated to students—as well as the sobering lesson that one wrong move could cost them their lives. A cunning captain (Ladd) of an O.S.S. team is sent undercover into Nazi-occupied France to blow up a railway tunnel. With danger constantly at their backs, the team carefully plots a course of action while the enemy is closing in and D-Day is fast approaching.

 

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan | Theatrical Trailer


BACK STREET


Street Date: 8/10/21

Synopsis: From David Miller, the acclaimed director of Sudden Fear, Midnight Lace, Lonely Are the Brave and Captain Newman, M.D., comes this quintessential tearjerker starring Susan Hayward (Rawhide, I Want to Live!) and John Gavin (Psycho, Thoroughly Modern Millie). Based on the bestselling novel by Fannie Hurst (Imitation of Life), Back Street tells the story of two people who meet and fall in love but are unable to marry due to impossible circumstances. However, despite their situation, they carry on a lifelong illicit affair until tragedy strikes. For this lush 1961 color version that garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design, producer Ross Hunter (All That Heaven Allows) teamed Hayward and Gavin as the star-crossed lovers with Vera Miles (23 Paces to Baker Street), Charles Drake (Harvey) and Virginia Grey (Portrait in Black) cast in prominent supporting roles.

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle, Moderated by Filmmaker David DeCoteau | Theatrical Trailer


LILIES OF THE FIELD


Street Date: 8/10/21

Synopsis: Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and winner of the Best Actor Oscar for Sidney Poitier (Duel at Diablo, In the Heat of the Night). Homer Smith (Poitier), an itinerant handyman, is driving through the Arizona desert when he meets five impoverished nuns. Stopping to fix their leaky farmhouse roof, Homer discovers that not only will the Mother Superior not pay him for the job, but she also wants him to build their chapel—for free! Hesitant at first, Homer soon finds himself single-handedly raising the chapel and the financing. But although he will not receive a monetary reward, Homer knows that when his work is done, he’ll leave that dusty desert town a much better place than when he found it. Ralph Nelson (Soldier Blue, Charly, The Wilby Conspiracy) wonderfully directed this gem of a motion picture featuring stunning black-and-white cinematography by the great Ernest Haller (Gone with the Wind, Mildred Pierce).

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle | Theatrical Trailer


THE EMPEROR WALTZ


Street Date: 8/17/21

Synopsis: From Billy Wilder, the brilliant director of Five Graves to Cairo, The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, Some Like It Hot and Witness for the Prosecution, comes this delightful musical comedy starring screen greats Bing Crosby (Road to Morocco, Going My Way) and Joan Fontaine (Kiss the Blood off My Hands, Suspicion). American gramophone salesman Virgil Smith (Crosby) wants to sell his wares in pre-WWI Austria. To get the ball rolling, he hits on the idea of going straight to the top and selling one to Emperor Franz Joseph (Richard Haydn, No Time for Love, The Sound of Music). First off, the palace guards think he’s carrying a bomb and he’s arrested. He subsequently meets Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg (Fontaine) and, after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her. She falls in love with his dog, Buttons. The relation is fraught with obstacles and the emperor thinks royal blood marrying a commoner is bad darts altogether—what is to become of Smith and his countess? Co-written by Wilder and his frequent collaborator Charles Brackett (A Foreign Affair, Arise, My Love), this charming farce garnered Oscar nominations for its wonderful score by Victor Young (The Paleface) and elegant costumes by Edith Head (Sabrina) and Gile Steele (The Heiress).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride, author of Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge | Billy Wilder and Volker Schlöndorff Discuss THE EMPEROR WALTZ | Trailers


THE FORTUNE COOKIE (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 8/17/21

Synopsis: Powered by an Oscar-winning performance by Walter Matthau (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Charley Varrick) as the quintessential all-American chiseler, The Fortune Cookie is a hysterically funny comedy that showcases legendary filmmaker Billy Wilder (Some Like It Hot, The Lost Weekend) at his uproarious best. Harry Hinkle (Jack Lemmon, Irma La Douce, Avanti!) is one lucky guy! When he’s accidentally clobbered by a 220-pound halfback, all Harry suffers is a slight concussion. All, that is, until Whiplash Willie (Matthau)—a legal scoundrel of the first order—arrives on the scene! For if Harry follows shyster Willie’s advice and feigns a crippling injury, the two charlatans can split a cool million in phony insurance claims. But can Willie’s world-class finagling dispel those ominous words that lie within the fortune cookie on Harry’s hospital plate: You can’t fool all of the people all of the time? The first film to feature the dynamic duo of Matthau and Lemmon (The Odd Couple, The Front Page, Grumpy Old Men) was co-written by Wilder and his brilliant collaborator I.A.L. Diamond (One, Two, Three) and boasts beautiful black-and-white cinematography by Joseph LaShelle (Laura).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride, author of Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge | Call for Extras: Jack Lemmon Asks the Good People of Cleveland to Show Up at Municipal Stadium | Tribute to I.A.L. Diamond – Scene Work with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau | TRAILERS FROM HELL with Chris Wilkinson | Theatrical Trailer


FITZWILLY


Street Date: 8/17/21

Synopsis: This comic confection from director Delbert Mann (Marty, Separate Tables) stars the incomparable Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins, The Art of Love) as butler-turned-thief Claude R. Fitzwilliam, known to his friends as Fitzwilly. The once-sizable fortune of elderly philanthropist Miss Vicki (Edith Evans, The Chalk Garden, The Whisperers) has dried up, and in order to keep the daily charity checks from bouncing, her loyal servant Fitzwilly enlists the aid of the household staff to commit a series of robberies. It’s all working out quite nicely until the nosy Juliet (Barbara Feldon, TV’s Get Smart) comes to work as Miss Vicki’s personal secretary and senses something fishy about Fitzwilly. Alternately madcap and touching, this comedy classic features a score by the great John Williams (Star Wars) and co-stars John McGiver (Midnight Cowboy), John Fiedler (The Odd Couple), Anne Seymour (Mirage), Norman Fell (Charley Varrick) and Cecil Kellaway (Harvey).

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger and Film Archivist Stan Taffel | Theatrical Trailer


THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (SPECIAL ROADSHOW EDITION)


Street Date: 8/24/21

Synopsis: The hit musical Thoroughly Modern Millie stars the iconic Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, The Sound of Music) in the title role of an innocent small-town girl who comes to the big city in search of a husband. Along the way she becomes the secretary of the rich and famous Trevor Graydon (John Gavin, Back Street), befriends the sweet Miss Dorothy (Mary Tyler Moore, What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?), fights off the wretched Mrs. Meers (Beatrice Lillie, On Approval) and hooks up with a lively paper clip salesman, Jimmy (James Fox, Isadora). In the end it takes a rich and nutty jazz baby like Muzzy (Carol Channing, Skidoo) to unravel all these complications, give a great party and match up lovers. George Roy Hill (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting) directed this zany romantic spoof of the Roaring Twenties that garnered seven Academy Award nominations and won for its wonderful score by the great Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird).

Bonus Features: Roadshow Edition – Newly Restored in 4K by Universal Pictures | NEW Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin and Art Historian Ian McAnally | Theatrical Trailer


WHAT’S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD?


Street Date: 8/24/21

Synopsis: George Peppard (Newman’s Law) and Mary Tyler Moore (Thoroughly Modern Millie) star in this infectious comedy from director George Seaton (Miracle on 34th Street). Pete (Peppard) and Liz (Moore) live a cynical existence as part of a beatnik commune in a New York City loft. One day, the loft receives an unexpected visitor—a wayward toucan carrying a highly contagious virus that causes intense feelings of happiness and kindness in anyone affected by it! Pete catches the virus and soon an outbreak of euphoria spreads throughout the city like wildfire. But happiness threatens a society that thrives on misery, so the government sends professional problem-solver J. Gardner Monroe (Dom DeLuise, Spaceballs), who arrives wearing a space helmet, to save the good people of New York. Co-starring John McMartin (Sweet Charity), Nathaniel Frey (Damn Yankees), Charles Lane (Papa’s Delicate Condition), Susan Saint James (P.J.), Don Stroud (Coogan’s Bluff) and Thelma Ritter (Daddy Long Legs), this sweet-natured, side-splitting satire poses the question: What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | Two Theatrical Trailers


MOMENT BY MOMENT


Synopsis: The only thing they have in common… is each other. Hot on the heels of Saturday Night Fever and Grease, screen icon John Travolta (Blow Out) teamed up with the sensational Lily Tomlin (Nashville, 9 to 5) for the May/December love story Moment by Moment. Trisha Rawlings (Tomlin), a lonely, middle-aged Beverly Hills socialite, meets Vick “Strip” Harrison (Travolta), a suave young drifter. Their initial flirtation turns into a passionate relationship despite their age and class differences. Tomlin’s longtime partner Jane Wagner (The Incredible Shrinking Woman) wrote and directed this superb romantic melodrama shot by ace cinematographer Philip H. Lathrop (They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?) and co-starring Bert Kramer (Bloody Birthday) and Debra Feuer (To Live and Die in L.A.).

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambin and Sergio Mims with Maya Montanez Smukler, Author of Liberating Hollywood: Women Directors & the Feminist Reform of 1970s American Cinema| 3 Radio Spots | Theatrical Trailer


MASTER OF THE WORLD (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 8/31/21

Synopsis: From action-adventure ace William Witney, the director of Daredevils of the Red Circle, Adventures of Captain Marvel, Trigger, Jr. and Sunset in the West, comes this high-flying sci-fi spectacular starring screen legend Vincent Price (House of the Long Shadows, Scream and Scream Again). A mad inventor known only as Robur (Price) kidnaps a team on a government expedition to investigate a mysterious crater in Pennsylvania. The team is taken aboard Robur’s fantastically engineered airship, the “Albatross,” which Robur plans to fly around the world to various military installations in his desperate desire to eradicate weapons of mass destruction, thereby bringing about world peace. The kidnapped team’s leader, John Strock (Charles Bronson, Mr. Majestyk, Breakheart Pass), responds by planning an uprising. Henry Hull (Lifeboat), Mary Webster (The Tin Star) and David Frankham (Tales of Terror) co-star in this astonishing airborne adventure scripted by Richard Matheson (The Last Man on Earth) from the classic Jules Verne novels Robur the Conqueror and Master of the World.

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tom Weaver and Vincent Price Biographer Lucy Chase Williams | Audio Commentary by Actor David Frankham | Richard Matheson: Storyteller | Theatrical Trailer | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 8/31/21

Synopsis: Screen legend Vincent Price (Tales of Terror, The Raven) gives a masterful performance in this post-apocalyptic sci-fi chiller, the first and most faithful adaptation of Richard Matheson’s classic novel I Am Legend. A plague envelops the earth, decimating the population and leaving one man still alive: scientist Robert Morgan (Price), who exhibits a strange immunity to the deadly disease. The rest of the earth’s people slowly turn into bloodsucking vampires and Morgan must use all of his knowledge to survive their onslaught. Directed by Sidney Salkow (Twice-Told Tales) and produced by Robert L. Lippert (The Earth Dies Screaming), this seminal classic influenced the creation of Night of the Living Dead plus countless imitations.

 

 

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Richard Harland Smith | TRAILERS FROM HELL with Joe Dante | Richard Matheson Storyteller | 2 TV Spots | Alternate Ending | Italian Trailer | Theatrical Trailer | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


THE RAVEN (SPECIAL EDITION)


Synopsis: The legendary “Triumvirate of Terror”—Vincent Price (Scream and Scream Again), Peter Lorre (The Comedy of Terrors) and Boris Karloff (The Crimson Cult)—star in this twisted tale of sorcery most fowl! Director Roger Corman (The Tomb of Ligeia) and screenwriter Richard Matheson (The Last Man on Earth) deliver a tongue-in-cheek take on Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem. Dr. Craven (Price), the son of a great sorcerer (now dead), was once himself quite skilled at that profession, but has since abandoned it. One evening, a cowardly fool of a magician named Bedlo (Lorre) comes to Craven for help—the evil Scarabus (Karloff) has turned him into a raven and he needs someone to change him back. He also tells the reluctant wizard that Craven’s long-lost wife Lenore (Hazel Court, The Premature Burial), whom he loved greatly and thought dead, is living with the despised Scarabus. Featuring Jack Nicholson (Prizzi’s Honor) in an early screen role, this Corman-Poe classic about two wizards dueling for magical supremacy is utterly bewitching!

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle | Corman’s Comedy of Poe: An Interview with Producer/Director Roger Corman | Richard Matheson: Storyteller | TRAILERS FROM HELL with Mick Garris | Theatrical Trailer | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (SPECIAL EDITION)


Synopsis: Your Favorite Creeps Together Again! Four masters of the macabre star in this sinister and screamingly funny scare-fest! Waldo Trumbull (Vincent Price, The Raven) is running his father-in-law’s (Boris Karloff, Black Sabbath) funeral home business… straight into the ground! Hounded by his landlord (Basil Rathbone, The Magic Sword), Trumbull and his assistant (Peter Lorre, Tales of Terror) devise a way to make death pay: by increasing their customer base through murder and burying the secrets of their success… body by body! Jacques Tourneur, the diabolical director of Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie, Out of the Past and War-Gods of the Deep, blended humor and horror for The Comedy of Terrors, written by Richard Matheson (The Last Man on Earth) and co-starring Joyce Jameson (The Apartment) with special guest star Joe E. Brown (Some Like It Hot).

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Richard Matheson Storyteller | Theatrical Trailer | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


THE DEVIL’S 8


Street Date: 8/31/21

Synopsis: A federal agent (Christopher George, Grizzly, Day of the Animals, Mortuary) helps six convicts escape from a chain gang in order to use them in his war on a moonshine ring, led by the sadistic Burl (Ralph Meeker, Kiss Me Deadly, Paths of Glory, The Naked Spur), Fabian (Thunder Alley), Larry Bishop (Angel Unchained, The Savage Seven), Tom Nardini (Self Defense, The Young Animals), Robert DoQui (Robocop, Guyana: Cult of the Damned), Joe Turkel (Blade Runner, The Shining), Ross Hagen (Armed Response, Alienator), Ron Rifkin (TV’s Alias, Silent Running) and Leslie Parrish (Crash, The Manchurian Candidate) all star in this two-fisted brutal actioner. Now see it from a brand new HD master!

 

 

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Interview with Actor Larry Bishop | Theartical Trailer


BUTCHER, BAKER, NIGHTMARE MAKER AKA NIGHT WARNING (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 8/3/21

Synopsis: Terror begins when a night of murder and bloodshed leads bigoted police detective Joe Carlson (Bo Svenson, Walking Tall Part 2, Choke Canyon, Breaking Point) to try to frame orphaned high school basketball player Billy Lynch (Jimmy McNichol, Escape From El Diablo). However, Billy’s aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrrell, Fat City, Forbidden Zone) is the real knife-wielding culprit, and with Billy about to graduate, her twisted urge to keep him all to herself is about to erupt in a wave of carnage. No one is safe when an unstable lawman and a psychotic aunt converge in a shocking climax you’ll never forget! Julia Duffy (TV’s Newhart) and Bill Paxton (Aliens, Mortuary) co-star in this cult shocker directed by TV great William Asher (Johnny Cool). Now see this cutting-edge thriller in HD from a 2k scan from the original camera negatives!

 

 

Bonus Features: 2017 2K Scan from the Original Camera Negative | Audio Commentary by Producer/Writer Steven Breimer and Co-Writer Alan Jay Glueckman, Moderated by Mondo Digital’s Nathaniel Thompson | Audio Commentary by Star Jimmy McNichol | On Camera Interviews with Stars Jimmy McNichol and Susan Tyrrell, Actor Steven Eastin, Make-Up Artist Allan A. Alpone and Producer Steve Breimer | Theatrical Trailer | Reversible NIGHT WARNING Art | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


PERCY


Street Date: 8/10/21

Synopsis: The Story of a very successful transplant! After a freak accident dismembers Edwin Anthony’s (Hywel Bennett, Endless Night, Twisted Nerve) member, master surgeon Sir Emmanuel Whitbread (Denholm Elliott, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Trading Places) successfully performs the world’s first penis transplant which Edwin names “Percy”. But when Edwin begins to experience identity problems, he decides to investigate the life and loves of “Percy’s” former owner. Can a sincere young man find love among the world’s most beautiful women when guided by an organ with a mind of its own? Screen goddesses Britt Ekland (The Wicker Man, The Man with the Golden Gun) and Elke Sommer (A Shot in the Dark, The Oscar) co-star in this 1971 British cult comedy directed by Ralph Thomas (The High Commissioner, Deadlier Than the Male), that also features a rocking soundtrack of original songs written by Ray Davies and performed by The Kinks, including the hit “God’s Children.”

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative | Trailers


GUYANA: CULT OF THE DAMNED


Street Date: 8/24/21

Synopsis: Guyana: Cult of the Damned (aka Guyana: Crime of the Century) is a 1970 Mexican-American exploitation drama written and directed by René Cardona Jr. (Tintorera, The Bermuda Triangle). The film was shot in Mexico, was based on the Jonestown Massacre. The names of the central characters are slightly tweaked from the historical ones, the film is set in “Johnsontown” rather than Jonestown, the cult is led by “Reverend James Johnson” (Stuart Whitman, Shadows in an Empty Room, Rio Conchos, Maniac!) rather than Rev. Jim Warren Jones, and the murdered Congressman is “Lee O’Brien” (Gene Barry, The War of the Worlds and TV’s Burke’s Law) instead of Leo Ryan. Guyana: Cult of the Damned features a stellar cast that includes John Ireland (Red River), Joseph Cotten (The Third Man), Yvonne De Carlo (TV’s The Munsters), Bradford Dillman (Chosen Survivors), Nadiuska (Conan the Barbarian), Hugo Stiglitz (Tintorera) and Robert DoQui (The Devil’s 8). Now see this cult classic thriller in HD, from a brand new 2K scan!

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | Isolated Score and Effects | Theatrical Trailer