Kino Lorber on Jan. 17, 2023, will release the 1986 action thriller No Mercy, with Richard Gere and Kim Basinger, on Blu-ray Disc.
Directed by Richard Pearce, the film also stars Jeroen Krabbé George Dzundz, William Atherton, Ray Sharkey, Bruce McGill, Terry Kinney, Gary Basaraba and Marita Geraghty.
Gere stars as Eddie Jillette, a tough, uncompromising cop whose vow to avenge his partner’s death draws him into a torrid affair with the only witness, the murderer’s girlfriend. Basinger is Cajun beauty Michel, caught in the war between Gere and vicious crimelord Losado (Krabbé), the man who possesses her. Jillette’s vendetta takes him from the streets of Chicago to the violent underworld of New Orleans, where he abducts Michel to flush out Losado. He escapes into the treacherous bayou with his unwilling captive, but as their pursuers close in and the danger mounts, so does their lust for each other.
No Mercy, which earned $12 million in a theatrical release from TriStar Pictures, was written by James Carabatsos.
Bonus features include a new interview with Krabbé and the original theatrical trailer.
Three thrillers, Possession, Haven and Even Money, are available in April on Blu-ray, DVD and digital from MVD Entertainment Group.
Possession (2008), a U.S. remake of the Korean thriller Addicted, stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Grudge and The Grudge 2) along with Lee Pace (TV’s “Pushing Daisies”) and Michael Landes (Lakeview Terrace). Newlyweds Jess (Gellar) and Ryan (Landes) seem to have it all until a car accident renders both Ryan and his brother Roman (Pace) comatose. Things spin even more eerily out of control when Roman awakens and tries to convince Jess that he is her husband. Bonus features include a making-of featurette with Gellar, deleted and alternate scenes, the original theatrical trailer, and reversible artwork with an alternative cover.
Haven (2006) comes from the producers of the Academy Award Winning Crash and Dallas Buyers Club. On the idyllic shores of the Cayman Islands, Shy (Orlando Bloom, “The Lord of the Rings Trilogy”) and Andrea (Zoe Saldana, Guardians of the Galaxy) share a secret her parents can never know — they are in love. But a night of passion leads to their discovery and a devastating act of vengeance by Andrea’s brother (Anthony Mackie, Captain America: Civil War). Meanwhile, a shady American businessman (Bill Paxton, Aliens) has fled with his daughter to the Islands to avoid federal prosecution, only to be drawn into a dangerous web of deceit. Bonus features include a making-of featurette and the original theatrical trailer. It’s the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray.
Even Money (2007) features Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker and Danny Devito in a story that follows the lives of nine individuals as their fates become increasingly entwined in a web of addiction and gambling, culminating at one critical moment where their lives will be lost or reclaimed. Struggling writer Kate (Basinger) loses her family’s savings at a casino; a washed-up magician (Devito) tries to help Carol regain her money; Clyde (Whitaker) owes so much money to his dangerous bookie (Jay Mohr) that he asks his NBA-destined nephew (Nick Cannon) to throw the game. The film also stars Kelsey Grammer, Tim Roth, Ray Liotta and Carla Gugino. It’s the first time the film has been released on Blu-ray.
For its 35th Anniversary, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is releasing the baseball film classic The Natural on 4K Ultra HD disc and in 4K via participating digital platforms June 4.
In the film, Robert Redford stars as Roy Hobbs, who seemingly comes out of nowhere to become a legendary baseball player with almost divine talent. But on his way to stardom in the big leagues, Hobbs’s dreams are shattered when a mysterious woman and a silver bullet end his career prematurely. Sixteen years later, Hobbs finds himself coming back to baseball, seeking to overcome physical pain — and nefarious forces — to lead his team to the pennant.
Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Cinematography, Best Original Score and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, the film also stars Robert Duvall, Glenn Close in an Academy Award-nominated performance, and Kim Basinger.
The 4K Ultra HD disc includes two versions of the film in 4K with HDR: the original theatrical version and the directors’ cut, each restored from the original camera negative, supervised and approved by director of photography Caleb Deschanel and director Barry Levinson. Both versions of the film also include newly remixed Dolby Atmos audio, along with the original stereo and 5.1 tracks for the theatrical version.
Bonus materials on the 4K UHD include Levinson’s intro to the director’s cut and the theatrical trailer. The blu-ray disc includes the theatrical cut and several featurettes.