January 8, 2019
Kino Lorber has announced its February 2019 slate of Blu-rays and DVDs in its Studio Classics imprint.
Due Feb. 5:
- Zacariah (1971), on Blu-ray and DVD with a new HD master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative. Firepower meets flower power in this outrageous western about two thrill-seeking cowboys who rock the range, starring John Rubinstein, Don Johnson and Dick Van Patten. Extras include a new interview with Rubinstein, a new commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson, and the original theatrical trailer.
- Kotch (1971), on Blu-ray and DVD with a new HD master from a 4K scan of the original camera negative. Jack Lemmon directs Walter Matthau, who plays a kindly if occasionally exasperating widower who has worn out his welcome with his son, daughter-in-law and grandson. Extras include a new audio commentary by film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood, and a promotional trailer with Matthau and Lemmon.
- Charly (1968), on Blu-ray and DVD with a new 2K master. Adapted from the classic Daniel Keyes novel Flowers for Algernon and featuring an Academy Award-winning leading performance by Cliff Robertson. Extras include commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson.
- Diamonds for Breakfast (1968), on Blu-ray and DVD with a new 2K master. Four thieves try to steal the Imperial Jewels of Russia
Due Feb. 12:
- The Group (1966), on Blu-ray and DVD. Sidney Lumet directs an ensemble film based on the novel by Mary McCarthy about a group of eight young women, recent college graduates facing the pressures of society. The cast includes Candice Bergen in her film debut.
- Summer Lovers (1982), on Blu-ray and DVD. Peter Gallagher and Daryl Hannah unite in a story of love, lust and obsession from director Randal Kleiser. Extras include commentary by Kleiser and “The Making of Summer Lovers.”
- The Real McCoy (1993), on Blu-ray and DVD. A crime boss (Terence Stamp) forces a recently out of prison criminal (Kim Basinger) to attempt a bank heist with the help of an eager thief (Val Kilmer). Includes commentary by director Russell Mulcahy.
- Youngblood (1986), on Blu-ray and DVD. A rookie hockey player (Rob Lowe) gets the chance to lead the team when the top scorer (Patrick Swayze) gets knocked out. The cast also includes Keanu Reeves, Cynthia Gibb, Ed Lauter, Jim Youngs and Fionnula Flanagan. Includes a new audio commentary by director Peter Markle.
Due Feb. 19:
- Broadway Bound (1992 TV Movie), on DVD. Neil Simon’s coming-of-age trilogy that began with Biloxi Blues and Brighton Beach Memoirs concludes with an all-star cast that includes Anne Bancroft, Hume Cronyn, Jerry Orbach, Jonathan Silverman, Michele Lee, Corey Parker, Pat McCormick and Jack Carter. This special edition includes both the original 90-minute cut and the 94-minute extended cut.
- The Siege at Ruby Ridge (1996 TV Movie), on DVD. Laura Dern, Randy Quaid, Kirsten Dunst, Joe Don Baker, Diane Ladd, Bradley Pierce, Bob Gunton and G.W. Bailey star in the story of a 1992 government raid on a cabin in Idaho that resulted in an 11-day standoff with separatists.
- Desert Fury (1947), on Blu-ray and DVD. Lewis Allen directed this classic film noir in Technicolor, starring Lizabeth Scott, Burt Lancaster, John Hodiak, Mary Astor and Wendell Corey, in the story of gangsters looking to get involved in gambling operations near Reno, Nevada. Includes a new audio commentary by film historian Imogen Sara Smith.
Due Feb. 26:
- The Midnight Man (1974), on Blu-ray and DVD. Burt Lancaster stars as Jim Slade, a former Chicago policeman just out of prison who takes a job as a campus night watchman and starts an unauthorized investigation into a murdered coed. Includes commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson.
- A Bill of Divorcement (1940), known as Never to Love in the U.K., on Blu-ray and DVD with a new 2K master. After 15 years in a mental asylum, Hilary Fairfield (Adolphe Menjou) has suddenly regained his sanity, escaped from the institution and come home. But a few things have changed in his absence.
- The Rover (1967), on Blu-ray and DVD. After a wide-ranging life of piracy and adventure, Peyrol (Anthony Quinn) comes ashore in the port of Toulon during the bloody aftermath of the French Revolution to deliver a message to the Port Commander. Wanted by authorities in nearly every port in the European world, Peyrol barely escapes arrest and flees to an isolated spot near the coast. While searching for a way to return to the open sea, he rescues a deranged girl, Arlette (Rosanna Schiaffino) from a mob of revolutionary “blood-drinkers.” Includes audio commentary by film historian Lee Gambin and Dr. Eloise Ross.