Kino Lorber Sets Blu-ray Disc Release Dates for Two Alan Alda Movies

Two movies starring Alan Alda of television’s “M*A*S*H” fame will be released on Blu-ray Disc on Dec. 14 under the Kino Lorber Studio Classics banner.

Both find the veteran actor starring opposite iconic female actresses.

The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979) has Alda co-star with Meryl Streep and Barbara Harris in an acclaimed drama about a senator with presidential ambitions — and the price he has to pay. Alda, who also wrote the screenplay, portrays the title character, a decent, hardworking senator whose job in Washington keeps him away from his wife (Harris) and family. Matters become even more complicated when he begins to develop a relationship with a civil rights activist (Streep). Directed by Jerry Schatzberg and produced by Martin Bregman, the film also features Rip Torn, Melvyn Douglas, Charles Kimbrough and Carrie Nye. 

The Four Seasons (1981) has Alda sharing top billing with Carol Burnett, about three 40-something couples whose camaraderie is forever changed when one friend leaves his wife for a much younger woman. The lines are drawn when they are forced to take sides regarding the new couple. Alda also wrote and directed the romantic comedy, whose cast also includes Len Cariou, Sandy Dennis, Rita Moreno, Jack Weston and Bess Armstrong.

Kino Lorber’s Blu-ray Disc releases of both films feature new audio commentary tracks by entertainment journalist and author Bryan Reesman, along with the original theatrical trailers.

 

Van Damme Starrer ‘Hard Target’ Getting 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Edition From Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber is giving the 1993 Jean-Claude Van Damme actioner Hard Target the royal treatment, with a two-disc 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition arriving at retail on Dec. 7.

Retailer orders for the film, part of the Kino Lorber Studio Classics line, are due Nov. 9. The set will carry a suggested retail price (SRP) of $39.95.

Directed by John Woo and executive produced by Sam Raimi, the film also stars Lance Henriksen, Yancy Butler, Arnold Vosloo, Wilford Brimley and Kasi Lemmons.

Van Damme portrays Chance Boudreaux, the target of an evil mercenary (Henriksen) who recruits combat veterans for the “amusement” of his clients — bored tycoons who will pay half a million dollars to stalk and kill them. When beautiful Natasha Binder (Butler) hires Chance to search for her missing father, she gets more than she bargained for.

The new Kino Lorber Studio Classics edition of Hard Target features a new 4K restoration of the unrated international cut, from a 4K scan of the original camera negative.

Bonus content includes new interviews with director Woo, actors Henriksen and Butler, and stunt coordinator  Billy Burton. The package also comes with a new audio commentary from action film historians Brandon Bentley and Mike Leeder, a newly restored HD trailer, 5.1 Surround Sound and 2.0 lossless stereo, and English subtitles.