Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its June 2016 Releases

SOMETHING BIG (1971)
Blu-ray Street Date: June 14, 2016
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329203771
Genre    Western
Rating    PG-13
Runtime    108 min
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Starring Dean Martin, Brian Keith, Honor Blackman, Ben Johnson, Merlin Olsen

Synopsis: Dean Martin (Rio Bravo) and Brian Keith (The McKenzie Break) star in this high-spirited western packed with laughs and plenty of action. All Joe Baker (Martin) ever wanted was to do Something Big... really big. But in order to accomplish it, he has to hold up a stagecoach, kidnap a beautiful woman, trade her to a shady racketeer for a Gatling gun, and try to outrun his fiancé who's come to reclaim her man. Something Big is classic Dean Martin in the grand style only he can create. Wonderfully directed by Andrew V. McLaglen (Cahill U.S. Marshal) and beautifully shot by the great Harry Stradling, Jr. (Convoy). The stellar cast includes Honor Blackman, Merlin Olsen, Joyce Van Patten, Carol White, Albert Salmi, Don Knight, Robert Donner, David Huddleston and western legends Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Denver Pyle, Paul Fix and Bob Steele.

THE MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953)
Newly re-mastered in HD!
Blu-ray Street Date: June 14, 2016
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329202170
Genre    Science Fiction
Rating    NR
Runtime    76 min
Director: Curt Siodmak
Starring Richard Carlson, King Donovan, Jean Byron

Synopsis: When a young scientist's experiments with a new radioactive isotope cause it to double in size every twelve hours, a nearby town's existence is threatened by the deadly radiation. The Magnetic Monster was the first episode of producer and writer Ivan Tors' (OSI - Office of Scientific Investigation) trilogy, followed by Riders to the Star (1954) and the classic 3-D film, Gog (1954). Co-written and directed by Curt Siodmak (Bride of the Gorilla) and starring Richard Carlson (The Maze), King Donovan (The Defiant Ones), Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke), Harry Ellerbe (House of Usher) and Jean Byron (Invisible Invaders).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Derek Botello

99 RIVER STREET (1953)
Newly re-mastered in HD!
Blu-ray Street Date: June 21, 2016
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329202132
Genre    Film Noir
Rating    NR
Runtime    83 min
Director: Phil Karlson
Starring John Payne, Evelyn Keyes, Brad Dexter, Fred Faylen, Peggie Castle

Synopsis:
In this classic film noir, a down-on-his-luck former boxing contender (John Payne,
The Crooked Way, Hidden Fear), turned cab driver has to hide from the police when he's accused of murdering his badgering wife when her lifeless body turns up in the back of his cab. On the run and out of time, he needs to bring the real killer to justice before the cops and the thugs responsible for the set-up get their hands on him.  Top-notch direction by the great Phil Karlson (Kansas City Confidential) and featuring a great cast that includes Evelyn Keyes (The Prowler), Brad Dexter (The Magnificent Seven), Frank Faylen (Riot in Cell Block 11), Peggie Castle (I, the Jury) and Jay Adler (The Killing).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddie Muller

HIDDEN FEAR (1957)
Newly re-mastered in HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 21, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329202118
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329202125
Genre    Film Noir
Rating    NR
Runtime    80 min
Director: Andre De Toth
Starring John Payne, Alexander Knox, Conrad Nagel, Natalie Norwick

Synopsis: American policeman Mike Brent (John Payne, 99 River Street, The Crooked Way) arrives in Denmark to help clear his sister (Natalie Norwick, 23 Paces to Baker Street) from a murder she hasn't committed, even though all the evidence leads to her being the murderer. Mike starts working with the Danish Police and begin to suspect a group of Copenhagen counterfeiters of the same crime. Co-written and directed by the great Andre De Toth (Pitfall) and wonderful performances by Alexander Knox (The Vikings) and Conrad Nagel (The Divorcee).

SHIELD FOR MURDER (1954)
Newly re-mastered in HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 21, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329202156
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329202163
Genre    Film Noir
Rating    NR
Runtime    82 min
Director: Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien
Starring Edmond O'Brien, Marla English, John Agar, Carolyn Jones, Claude Akins

Synopsis: Dame-Hungry Killer-Cop Runs Berserk! Edmond O'Brien (D.O.A., White Heat) stars in this crime drama about a crooked and brutal police detective who steals $25,000 from a criminal he murders and becomes the target of a colleague's investigation... more and more he realizes that he must kill again to cover his tracks. Co-written by noir specialist John C. Higgins (He Walked by Night, T-Men, Raw Deal) and co-directed by Howard W. Koch (Big House, U.S.A.) and the film's star O'Brien, the first of only two features he ever directed. The wonderful cast includes John Agar (Journey to the Seventh Planet), Marla English (The She-Creature), Carolyn Jones (The Addams Family), Claude Akins (Rio Bravo) and William Schallert (The Patty Duke Show).

ROLAND AND RATTFINK (17 Cartoons, 1968-1971)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329194529
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329194628
Genre    Animation
Rating    NR
Runtime    107
Directors: Friz Freleng, David H. DePatie
Starring Lennie Weinrib

Synopsis: The timeless melodramatic tradition of duelling polar opposites became the foundation of many an animated conflict, but never were Good and Evil so stylistically rendered as in the ROLAND AND RATTFINK cartoons. Square-jawed Roland and the green-complected Rattfink occupy the roles of yin and yang with hilarious aplomb: peacenik vs. warmonger, stalwart singing cowboy vs. scurrilous cattle rustler, effetely sensitive "flower child" vs. bomb-throwing miscreant. This special edition showcases all seventeen episodes of DePatie-Freleng's ROLAND AND RATTFINK, which rank among Hollywood's most innovative cartoons of the late '60s/early '70s, and continue to inspire laughs in the 21st Century.

Contents: HAWKS AND DOVES * HURTS AND FLOWERS * FLYING FEET * THE DEADWOOD THUNDERBALL * SWEET AND SOURDOUGH * A PAIR OF SNEAKERS * SAY CHEESE, PLEASE * A TASTE OF MONEY * THE FOUL KIN * BRIDGEWORK * ROBIN GOODHOOD * WAR AND PIECES * GEM DANDY * TRICK OR RETREAT * THE GREAT CONTINENTAL OVERLAND CROSS-COUNTRY RACE * A FINK IN THE RINK * CATTLE BATTLE

Bonus Features: Two documentaries by Greg Ford and William Hohauser: "DePatie-Freleng's Odd Couples" and "DePatie-Freleng's Music and Sound Mix-ologists," featuring Jerry Beck, Barbara Donatelli, Will Friedwald, Doug Goodwin, Art Leonardi, and Joe Siracusa, Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, and cartoon writer William Hohauser

TIJUANA TOADS (17 Cartooons, 1969-1972)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329194727
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329194826
Genre    Animation
Rating    NR
Runtime    108
Directors: Friz Freleng, David H. DePatie
Starring Don Diamond, Tom Holland, John Byner

Synopsis: Like an amphibian Laurel & Hardy, TIJUANA TOADS revives the thin guy/fat guy formula for comedy, and endows it with a distinctive south-of-the-border flavor.  Toads "Pancho" and "El Toro" engage in madcap mischief (and even a bit of romance) while seeking to advance themselves within the biological food chain: giving chase to grasshoppers, Japanese beetles, and flies, while evading comic predators like snakes, cats, dogs, and a particularly dopey crane. This edition includes all seventeen laugh-filled episodes, rendered in the distinctive DePatie-Freleng style of the late '60s/early '70s, newly remastered in high definition.

Contents: TIJUANA TOADS * A PAIR OF GREENBACKS * GO FOR CROAK * THE FROGGY FROGGY DUO * HOP AND CHOP * NEVER ON THIRSTY * A DOPEY HACIENDA * SNAKE IN THE GRACIAS * TWO JUMPS AND A CHUMP * MUD SQUAD * THE EGG AND AY-YI-YI! * FASTEST TONGUE IN THE WEST * A LEAP IN THE DEEP * CROAKUS POCUS * SERAPE HAPPY * FROG JOG * FLIGHT TO THE FINISH

Bonus Features: Two documentaries by Greg Ford and William Hohauser: "DePatie-Freleng's Odd Couples" and "Music and Sound Mix-ologists," featuring Jerry Beck, Barbara Donatelli, Will Friedwald, Doug Goodwin, Art Leonardi, and Joe Siracusa, Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, and cartoon writer William Hohauser, "Go for Croak" featuring an alternate "Texas Toads" soundtrack

REALLY WEIRD TALES (1987)
DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329204006
Genre    Comedy/Sci-Fi
Rating    UR
Runtime    85 min
Director: John Blanchard, Paul Lynch, Don McBrearty
Starring John Candy, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Joe Flaherty, Olivia d'Abo

Synopsis: Top comedic talent hits new heights of zaniness in this three-episode parody of classic Sci-Fi shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. Joe Flaherty (SCTV, Used Cars) hosts this wonderfully clever, bizarre and delightfully funny Really Weird Tales.

Cursed With Charisma: In the failing town of Fitchville, a mysterious stranger (John Candy, Delirious) stirs things up with a no money down real estate boom, but in his wake come two aliens with plans of their own for the place.

I'll Die Loving: Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone) portrays a woman with a serious problem. Everyone she loves explodes. Will she find a cure, or will all her romances literally go up in smoke?

All's Well That Ends Strange: A third-rate lounge performer (Martin Short, ¡Three Amigos!) thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher, but soon he discovers what's really behind those buxom bodies and sexy smiles.