Kino Lorber Sets Blu-ray Date for Rat Pack Alums Double Feature

Kino Lorber on July 19 will release the British comedy Salt and Pepper along with its sequel, One More Time, on Blu-ray Disc, as part of its Studio Classics line.

The films, directed by Richard Donner and released theatrically in 1968 and 1970, respectively, star Rat Pack alums Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford as Salt and Pepper, the owners of an ultra-cool London nightclub.

In Salt and Pepper, a sexy spy turns up dead in their club. The pair is recruited by the British Secret Service to help solve the crime. But when they discover a plot to overthrow the government — and no one will believe them — they’re forced to go it alone.

In One More Time, Davis and Lawford reprise their roles as nightclub-owners-turned-detectives, this time under the direction of comic genius Jerry Lewis. When his rich twin brother turns up dead, Pepper secretly assumes his identity — only to discover that his twin brother was murdered. This revelation plunges the pair into a wild caper filled with double-crosses and a diabolical crew of diamond smugglers with an evil plot to put them both on ice. The sequel features cameos by horror greats Christopher Lee as Dracula and Peter Cushing as Dr. Frankenstein.

1978 ‘Superman’ Movie Flying to 4K UHD Blu-ray Nov. 6

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing 1978’s Superman: The Movie on 4K UHD Blu-ray Disc Nov. 6.

The combo pack, which also includes a standard Blu-ray and digital copy, marks the 40th anniversary of the film and the 80th anniversary of the Superman character.

Directed by Richard Donner, the film stars Christopher Reeve as Superman, Margot Kidder as Lois Lane, Gene Hackman as Lex Luthor and Marlon Brando as Jor-El. John Williams composed the film’s iconic theme and musical score.

The film depicts how Jor-El sent his infant son away from the dying planet of Krypton to become a protector of Earth, where his alien physiology gives him great superpowers.

Superman was nominated for three Oscars, including Best Film Editing, and Best Sound and Best Music (Original Score). It also received a Special Achievement Academy Award for Visual Effects.  Superman was inducted in to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2017.

The 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray edition of Superman will feature Dolby Vision HDR and a Dolby Atmos soundtrack.

The UHD Blu-ray and regular Blu-ray will include a previously released commentary with producers Pierre Spengler and Ilya Salkind. The regular Blu-ray will also include legacy bonus material such as a 1978 making-of featurette, “Superman and the Mole-Men” and cartoons.