Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its April 2016 Home Video Releases

JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET (1961)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 5, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Sidney W. Pink
Starring John Agar, Greta Thyssen, Carl Ottosen.
1961/NR/77 min

Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD! You Are in Space... Beyond Space! In futuristic 2001, the United Nations has sent a special team of scientists to explore Uranus. And what this interstellar crew discovers is a planet not unlike Earth-complete with a small Danish village filled with voluptuous women! But underneath the Utopian veneer is a so powerful and so heinous that it's using the crew's memories against them so it can take their spaceship back to Earth-and conquer it! Wonderfully directed by cult producer, writer and director, Sidney W. Pink (Reptilicus, The Angry Red Planet) and featuring campy performances by John Agar (Invisible Invaders, Miracle Mile) and Greta Thyssen (Terror is a Man) with an amazing title song by Mitchell Tableporter (aka Teepee Mitchell). This Danish and American co-production is now considered to be one of the greatest cult classics of all time.

Bonus features: Audio Comnentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas


THE PURPLE PLAIN (1954)
Blu-ray Street Date: April 5, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Robert Parrish
Starring Gregory Peck, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie, Bernard Lee
1955/NR/100 min/English

Synopsis: The Blinding Sky... The Blazing Sands... The Merciless Jungles of Burma s Purple Hell ... Comes the Mightiest of all Adventures Between Heaven and Earth! Screen icon Gregory Peck (On the Beach, Moby Dick, Night People) gives a commanding and convincing performance in this exotic World War II drama. An engrossing and visually alluring film full of harrowing suspense, The Purple Plain is a classic war film everyone should see. After his wife is killed during the Blitz, Forrester (Peck) is bent on achieving one thing in the war: his death. But when his plane crash-lands in enemy territory, he realizes that he must save himself in order to guide his two injured companions to safety. As they cross the Burmese desert with no food and little water, Forrester's will to live grows stronger than ever! Stylishly directed by Robert Parrish (The Wonderful Country, The Destructors) and based on a novel by H.E. Bates (Summertime).


THE GALLANT HOURS (1960)
Blu-ray Street Date: April 5, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Robert Montgomery
Starring: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Richard Jaeckel, Vaughn Taylor
1960/NR/115 min/English

Synopsis: Hollywood legend James Cagney (White Heat, The Roaring Twenties) stars as Fleet Admiral William F. Bull Halsey Jr. Acting great Robert Montgomery (Ride the Pink Horse) produced and directed this classic WWII classic a semi-documentary dramatization tracing the days before the battle of Guadalcanal, in which Admiral Halsey, Commander of the South Pacific Forces, makes courageous and crucial decisions that start to turn the tide against the Japanese. Beautifully shot by Joseph MacDonald (The Sand Pebbles) and featuring a stellar cast that includes Dennis Weaver (Storm Fear, Duel) and Richard Jaeckel (The Dirty Dozen).


SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROOM (1977)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 12, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Alberto De Martino
Starring Stuart Whitman, John Saxon, Martin Landau, Gayle Hunnicutt, Tisa Farrow
1977/R/99 min/English

Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD! Tension and thrills await in this all-star slice of 70s crime excitement! When his sister is poisoned at a party, hardened Canadian cop Tony Saitta (Stuart Whitman, Maniac) embarks on a violent investigation that turns into a shocking whirlpool of revenge and betrayal. Featuring one of the decade's greatest car chases and an arsenal of plot twists, this blend of fast- paced action film and tough police procedural from cult director Alberto De Martino (The Antichrist, Holocaust 2000) features a stellar cast including John Saxon (Queen of Blood), Oscar® winner Martin Landau (Ed Wood), Tisa Farrow (Zombie), Carole Laure (Sweet Movie), Jean Leclerc (Whispers) and Gayle Hunnicutt (The Legend of Hell House).


PANIC IN YEAR ZERO (1962)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 19, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Ray Milland
Starring Ray Milland, Jean Hagen, Frankie Avalon, Mary Mitchell
1962/NR/92 min/English

Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD! "This movie will scare the daylights out of you", warned the LA Herald-Examiner upon the release of Panic in Year Zero - and with good reason. Released just before the Cuban Missile Crisis, this chiller-thriller realistically details what might happen to the survivors of a nuclear attack. Screen legend Ray Milland (X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes) leads a superb cast that includes Jean Hagen (The Asphalt Jungle) and Frankie Avalon (Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine). Harry Baldwin (Milland), his wife (Hagen) and their two teenaged kids, Rick (Avalon) and Karen (Mary Mitchell, Dementia 13) are heading to the mountains from Los Angeles for a weekend of fishing as they see a mushroom cloud forming over the L.A. skyline. With the highways and towns jammed by panicking motorists, rampaging looters, heavily armed survivalist and doped-up punks, Milland and his family decide to head to the shelter of their fishing spot, awaiting more news about nuclear disaster. Featuring gorgeous black-and-white cinematography by Gilbert Warrenton (The Man Who Laughs) and top-notch direction by Ray Milland (A Man Alone).

Bonus Features: Intro by legendary director Joe Dante | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith


THE HOLCROFT COVENANT (1985)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 19, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring Michael Caine, Victoria Tennant, Anthony Andrews, Lilli Palmer, Michael Lonsdale
1985/R/112 min/English

Synopsis: Newly Re-mastered in HD! Noel Holcroft (Michael Caine, The Destructors, Billion Dollar Brain) is a New York architect who receives an unexpected inheritance from his ex-Nazi father: $40 billion in funds stolen from the Third Reich, now intended to aid Holocaust survivors. But as Holcroft delves into the treasure's mysterious history, he is thrust into a pulse pounding adventure in which he alone stands in the way of a plan that is moving inexorably toward its terrifying conclusion: the rise of an all powerful Fourth Reich! The great John Frankenheimer (Seconds, The Train, 52-Pick Up) directed this top-notch espionage thriller based on a book by Robert Ludlum (The Bourne Identity) with a screenplay by George Axelrod (The Manchurian Candidate), Edward Anhalt (The Satan Bug) and John Hopkins (Thunderball, The Offence). The stellar cast includes Victoria Tennant (Flowers in the Attic), Lilli Palmer (Mädchen in Uniform), Michael Lonsdale (The Passage, Moonraker) and Anthony Andrews (Under the Volcano).

Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Director John Frankenheimer


THE FILE OF THE GOLDEN GOOSE (1969)
Blu-ray Street Date: April 19, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Sam Wanamaker
Starring Yul Brynner, Edward Woodward, Charles Gray, Adrienne Corri
1969/PG-13/105 min/English

Synopsis: A U.S. Treasury agent (Yul Brynner, Kings of the Sun) and Scotland Yard detective (Edward Woodward, The Wicker Man and TV's The Equalizer) go undercover to infiltrate and tackle a brutal counterfeit gang known as the Golden Goose, raking in millions with their illegal activities. From Liverpool, the two men trace the Owl (Charles Gray, Blofeld of Diamonds Are Forever) to London where they hope to meet up with the mysterious gang leader Mr. Big. Veteran screenwriters John C. Higgins (He Walked by Night) and Robert E. Kent (Where the Sidewalk Ends) wrote this suspenseful thriller directed by actor/director Sam Wanamaker (Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger) and co-starring Adrienne Corri (Vampire Circus, Madhouse).


ULEE'S GOLD (1997)
Blu-ray Street Date: April 19, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Victor Nunez
Starring Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Jessica Biel, Tom Wood, Christine Dunford
1997/R/113 min/English

Synopsis: Sometimes a man's true strength lies in his power to grow from the forces that sting the heart and cut deep into the soul. Peter Fonda (Wanda Nevada, Killer Force), in the performance of his career, received a Best Actor Golden Globe and a Best Actor Oscar® nomination for his portrayal of a man who escapes one war only to find himself at battle with an even greater enemy - his wounded spirit. Third-generation Florida beekeeper Ulee Jackson (Fonda) may have gotten out of Vietnam alive, but he left a part of himself behind. Now he methodically tends his bees, carefully provides for those who need him, and vigilantly keeps his emotions at bay. But when both his family and livelihood are threatened by a long-buried secret, Ulee must break through his emotional walls, find the strength to change, and begin life anew. Writer and Director Victor Nunez (Ruby in Paradise) directed this gut-wrenching drama with a fine cast that includes Patricia Richardson (TV's Home Improvement), Tom Wood (The Fugitive, U.S. Marshals) and Jessica Biel (The A-Team, The Illusionist).

Bonus Features: 5 Peter Fonda Soundbites 3:03 | 5 Patricia Richardson Soundbites 3:00 | Selected B-Rolls 6:13


MIRACLE BEACH (1992)
Blu-ray Street Date: April 19, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Skott Snider
Starring Ami Dolenz, Dean Cameron, Alexis Arquette, Pat Morita, Martin Mull
1992/R/88 min/English

Synopsis: A romantic comedy-fantasy set in the Southern California beach scene. Scotty McKay (Dean Cameron, Summer School) is a down on his luck yuppie who used to have it all, but has lost everything, even his girl. One day he and his buddies discovers a magic lamp which conjures the very lonely and beautiful Jeannie (Ami Dolenz, She's Out of Control) and she grants them their every wishes. Soon the guys are carousing in splendor surrounded by their hearts desires. Unfortunately, it isn t enough for Scotty, who really wants his sexy super-model neighbor and asks Jeannie to make him more desirable, but as she disobeys her commands and interferes with Scotty s wishes, all sorts of mayhem ensues. Pat Morita (The Karate Kid), Alexis Arquette (The Wedding Singer), Allen Garfield (Busting), Vincent Schiavelli (One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ghost) and Martin Mull (Clue, Mr. Mom) all co-star in this hilarious and heart-warming comedy about finding one's true love.