Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its March 2017 Home Video Releases

COMPULSION (1959)
Brand New 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray Street Date: March 7, 2017
SRP: $29.95

Thriller / 103 min / NR / B&W

Director: Richard Fleischer
Starring: Orson Welles, Dean Stockwell, Diane Varsi, Bradford Dillman, E.G. Marshall

Synopsis: Sometimes murder is just a way to pass the time! The great Richard Fleischer (The Vikings) directed this riveting true story about the notorious 1924 Leopold/Loeb murder case. Hollywood Icon Orson Welles (The Third Man, Touch of Evil) stars as the brilliant Clarence Darrow whose history-making defense against capitol punishment saved two Chicago teenagers from a death sentence. Though names were changed, this factual and fascinating character study focuses on the two boys - one bossy and intimidating (Bradford Dillman, The Mephisto Waltz), the other sensitive and introverted (Dean Stockwell, Married to the Mob) - who thought their superior intellect would enable them to pull off "the perfect crime. This tense, intelligent re-enactment of what was seen as the crime of the century, co-stars Diane Varsi (Peyton Place), E.G. Marshall (12 Angry Men), Martin Milner (TV's Adam-12 and Route 66), Gavin MacLeod (TV's The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show) and Richard Anderson (TV's The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas

THE SKULL (1965)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: March 14, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller / 83 min / NR / Color

Director: Freddie Francis
Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Nigel Green, Patrick Wymark, Jill Bennett, Michael Gough

Synopsis: The Skull once again teams up horror legends Peter Cushing (Horror of Dracula) and Sir Christopher Lee (House of the Long Shadows) in a chilling, supernatural tale of murder from beyond the grave. Based on a short story by Robert Bloch (Psycho), The Skull introduces us to Dr. Christopher Maitland (Cushing), a collector of the occult. When he is given the opportunity to purchase the skull of the infamous Marquis de Sade, he leaps at the chance. What he doesn't know is that his friend, Matthew Phillips (Lee) is the former owner of the skull - and quite happy to be rid of it. Possession of The Skull leads to a terrifying series of nightmarish events for Dr. Maitland as he tries to keep control of his life and the of unspeakable evil bearing down upon him. Hammer horror great and Oscar-winning cinematographer Freddie Francis (The Creeping Flesh, The Innocents) directed this bone-chilling thriller with a script by Milton Subotsky (Tales from the Crypt, The Vault of Horror). The stupendous cast includes Patrick Wymark (The Psychopath), Nigel Green (The Ipcress File), Patrick Magee (A Clockwork Orange) and Michael Gough (The Crimson Cult).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Jonathan Rigby on The Skull" featurette (24:14) | Kim Newman on The Skull" featurette (27:18l | "Trailers From Hell" with Joe Dante

THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH (1959)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 14, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Horror / 83 min / NR / Color

Director: Terence Fisher
Starring: Anton Diffring, Hazel Court, Christopher Lee

Synopsis: His Terrifying Secret... His Hideous Obsession... Made Him The Man Who Could Cheat Death! Dr. Georges Bonnet has figured out a way to live forever, all he needs are glands from some very unwilling donors! Anton Diffring (Where Eagles Dare, Circus of Horrors) stars as the mad doctor in this chilling Hammer Horror classic. As he struggles against the inevitable icy grip of death, the doctor begins a descent into madness that threatens to destroy the laws of nature and the lives of those he cares for the most; the only person who could stop his unholy quest is horror legend Christopher Lee (The Oblong Box). Great direction by Hammer legend Terence Fisher (Horror of Dracula) with a screenplay by Jimmy Sangster (Dracula: Prince of Darkness) based on a play by Barré Lyndon (The Lodger). Co-starring the beautiful Hazel Court (Premature Burial).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth | Interview with critic and novelist Kim Newman (17:09) | Interview with author and historian Jonathan Rigby (16:52)

THE STUD (1978)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 14, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama-Romance / 90 min / R / Color

Director: Quentin Masters
Starring: Joan Collins, Oliver Tobias, Sue Lloyd, Walter Gotell

Synopsis: Satisfaction Guaranteed! Film and television icon, Joan Collins (TV's Dynasty, The Bitch) is back and she's fierier than ever as Fontaine, the bored wife of a rich businessman and the owner of London's hottest club, The Hobo. Tony Blake (Oliver Tobias, The Wicked Lady) manages the club, but also doubles as Fontaine's boy-toy. But with Fontaine's debauched behavior and erotic demands, Tony secretly plans to break away from his benefactor. When Alexandra, Fontaine's stepdaughter, grabs Tony's attention, it will be a battle of seduction as Fontaine stops at nothing to make sure nobody takes her stud. Sue Lloyd (The Ipcress File), Mark Burns (Death in Venice) and Walter Gotell (The Spy Who Loved Me) co-star in this erotic classic based on the steamy best seller by Jackie Collins (Lady Boss, The World is Full of Married Men).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians David Del Valle and Nick Redman

THE BITCH (1979)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 14, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama-Romance / 89 min / R / Color

Director: Gerry O'Hara
Starring: Joan Collins, Michael Coby, Sue Lloyd, Ian Hendry, John Ratzenberger

Synopsis: She's a Woman who always gets what She wants... they call her The Bitch! Film and television icon Joan Collins (TV's Dynasty, The Stud) reprises her role as the beautiful Fontaine, a high-living, pleasure-seeking divorcee who meets her match in the first class cabin on a flight to London. Unbeknownst to Fontaine, the elegant Italian hunk, Nico (Michael Coby, Convoy Buddies) she's lustfully pursuing is not just interested in fooling around, but has secretly involved her in an international robbery and the mafia. With the Mob now pursuing both Fontaine and Nico, they find themselves delving deeper and deeper into danger. But Fontaine is not ready to give up her life and she sets out to prove that she can beat anyone at his or her own game. Cult director, Gerry O'Hara (All the Right Noises) directs this erotic thriller based on the steamy best seller by Jackie Collins (Lucky, Poor Little Bitch Girl). The supporting cast includes Sue Lloyd (Corruption), Ian Hendry (Get Carter) and John Ratzenberger (TV's Cheers).

Special Features: Interview with Director Gerry O'Hara | Audio Commentary by Film Historians David Del Valle and Nick Redman

CERTAIN FURY (1985)
Newly Mastered in HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 14, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action / 87 min / R / Color

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Starring: Tatum O'Neal, Irene Cara, Peter Fonda, Moses Gunn, Nicholas Campbell

Synopsis: You can run, but you can't hide! Oscar winners Tatum O'Neal (Paper Moon, Little Darlings) and Irene Cara (Fame, City Heat) play Scarlet and Tracy. The girls are caught in a brutal escapade of mistaken identity, accused of a crime they did not commit. In a melee of carnage, the two girls mistaken for gun-toting killer-hookers are hustled and hassled and pursued by cops hell-bent on revenge and hot-tempered hoodlums with killer instincts alike. In their efforts to save themselves, they trip through the criminal scene of junkies, prostitutes, pushers and hoods - a world where dirty deals go down and nobody wins. The stellar supporting cast includes Peter Fonda (Easy Rider, Ulee's Gold), Moses Gunn (Ragtime, Shaft), Nicholas Campbell (Da Vinci's Inquest, Rampage) and George Murdock (Elder #2 of The X-Files). Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal (Paris Trout, A Killing in a Small Town).

Special Features: Audio commentary by film historians Nathaniel Thompson and Tim Greer

LIFEBOAT (1944)
Blu-ray Street Date: March 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Thriller / 97 min / NR / B&W

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slezak, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn

Synopsis: Legendary filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock (North by Northwest, Psycho, Rope) directed this suspenseful World War II thriller, a remarkable story of human survival. After their ship is sunk in the Atlantic by Germans, eight people are stranded in a lifeboat, among them a glamorous journalist, a tough seaman, a nurse and an injured sailor. Their problems are further compounded when they pick up a ninth passenger - the Nazi captain from the U-boat that torpedoed them. With its powerful interplay of suspense and emotion, this breathtaking classic is a microcosm of humanity, revealing the subtleties of man's strengths and frailties under extraordinary duress. The stellar cast features the great character actors Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, John Hodiak, Heather Angel, Hume Cronyn, Henry Hull and Canada Lee. Lifeboat received three Academy Award nominations for Director (Hitchcock), Best Writing - Original Story (John Steinbeck) and Cinematography, Black-and-White (Glen MacWilliams).

Special Features: Hitchcock/Truffaut interviews (Audio recording with animated image gallery and scenes) | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Audio Commentary by Film Professor Drew Casper | The Making of Lifeboat | Animated Montage of Images

CHAMBER OF HORRORS (1940)
Newly Mastered in HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Horror / NR / 79 min / B&W

Director: Norman Lee
Starring: Lilli Palmer, Leslie Banks, Gina Malo, Romilly Lunge

Synopsis: Chamber of Horrors was based on the classic novel, The Door with Seven Locks by Edgar Wallace (King Kong, The Terror) - it was the second Wallace adaptation brought to the States by Monogram Pictures. Dr. Manetta (Leslie Banks, The Most Dangerous Game) holds one of the seven keys that will open the crypt of Lord Selford, who was entombed with a fortune in jewels. Before long, the other six key holders start turning up dead... is the doctor the killer or just the next victim? Chamber of Horrors drips with atmosphere, adding all the classic "The Old Dark House" trappings - fog, chambers, corridors, rats, coffins and more. Norman Lee (The Monkey's Paw) directed this old-fashioned murder mystery co-starring the beautiful Lilli Palmer (The House That Screamed).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle and Filmmaker Kenneth J. Hall

INVISIBLE GHOST (1941)
Newly Mastered in HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $24.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Horror / NR / 64 min / B&W

Director: Joseph H. Lewis
Starring: Bela Lugosi, Polly Ann Young, Clarence Muse, Betty Compson, Ernie Admas

Synopsis: The great Joseph H. Lewis (Gun Crazy, My Name is Julia Ross) directed this classic Monogram horror film about a man who unknowingly carries out a series of grisly murders while under the power of his insane and domineering wife (Betty Compson, The Docks of New York). Horror legend Bela Lugosi (Dracula, Chandu the Magician) stars in this dark Jekyll & Hyde tale as a kindly doctor whose thought-to-be-dead wife hypnotizes him, turning him into an unwitting homicidal killer. This was the first and the best of nine Monogram Pictures made by producer Sam Katzman (Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, It Came from Beneath the Sea) - co-starring Polly Ann Young (The Man From Utah) and Clarence Muse (The Black Stallion).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver, Gary Rhodes and Dr. Robert J. Kiss

A GAME OF DEATH (1945)
Newly Mastered in HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: March 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Horror / NR / 72 min / B&W

Director: Robert Wise
Starring: John Loder, Audrey Long, Edgar Barrier, Russell Wade, Russell Hicks, Robert Clarke

Synopsis: The great Robert Wise (Run Silent Run Deep, The Haunting) directed this suspense thriller based on the classic Richard Connell (Meet John Doe) story, The Most Dangerous Game. A shipwrecked Don Rainsford (John Loder, Sabotage) washes up on a homicidal big-game hunter's Caribbean island where the madman hunts human prey for his personal island habitat. A Game of Death is a thrilling adventure yarn, which was beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by the great J. Roy Hunt (I Walked with a Zombie, Crossfire) and also featured wonderful performances by Audrey Long (Born to Kill, Desperate) and Robert Clarke (The Man From Planet X, The Hideous Sun Demon).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith

TEEN WITCH (1989)
Blu-ray Street Date: March 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Comedy / 90 min / PG-13 / Color

Director: Dorian Walker
Starring: Robyn Lively, Dan Gauthier, Joshua John Miller, Dick Sargent, Zelda Rubinstein

Synopsis: Fall Under Her Spell! Romance is the most powerful spell of all...or so one teenager learns in this fun teen fantasy starring Robyn Lively (Chicago Hope), Zelda Rubinstein (the Poltergeist trilogy), Dan Gauthier (Beverly Hills 90210) and Dick Sargent (Bewitched). Filled with sweet-natured comedy and supernatural appeal, Teen Witch will work its magic on you! Louise (Lively) is a shy misfit with a huge crush on - and no chance of dating - Brad (Gauthier), the hunky star of the high school football team. And when Louise discovers on her 16th birthday that she's descended from Salem witches, she uses her newfound powers to become the most popular girl on campus! But when sparks fly between her and Brad, how can she be sure it's true love-and that he's not simply spellbound?

Special Features: Interview with Cast Members, Including Teen Witch Herself, Robyn Lively | Original Theatrical Trailer

THEY'RE PLAYING WITH FIRE (1984)
Newly Mastered in HD!
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: March 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Thriller / 96 min / R / Color

Director: Howard Avedis
Starring: Sybil Danning, Eric Brown, Andrew Prine, Paul Clemens, K.T. Stevens

Synopsis: Drive-in goddess and 80s action queen Sybil Danning (Howling II, Chained Heat, Reform School Girls) stars as a lusty college professor who seduces a naive student (Eric Brown, Private Lessons) as part of a sordid plot to frame him for the murder of her wealthy in-laws. But in a world of passion and deceit, not everything is what it seems to be. Andrew Prine (The Centerfold Girls), Paul Clemens (The Beast Within) and soap star K.T. Stevens (The Young and the Restless) co-star in this deliciously sleazy mix of sex and violence that Mr. Skin hails as "one of the weirdest entries in the genre, combining hormone-farce antics with slasher movie elements and, of course, Sybil's sumptuous sacks!" Co-written and directed by Howard Avedis (Mortuary).

Special Features: Interview with Star Sybil Danning

ZPG (ZERO POPULATION GROWTH) (1972)
Newly Mastered in HD!
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: March 28, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Science Fiction / 97 min / PG / Color

Director: Michael Campus
Starring: Oliver Reed, Geraldine Chaplin, Don Gordon, Diane Cilento

Synopsis: In the tradition of Logan's Run and Soylent Green - Oliver Reed (Burnt Offerings) and Geraldine Chaplin (Doctor Zhivago) star in this dystopian vision of things to come. Under the weight of overpopulation, human society has begun to self-destruct. A policy of Zero Population Growth is upon citizens in hopes that twenty years without new births will right the sinking ship that is our planet. Couples are issued dolls to take the place of children, and neighbors are encouraged to speak out about any illicit breeding. Reed and Chaplin play a couple that decides to subvert the will of the government and have a child of their own, but need to hide their crime from big brother, baby-snatchers and even those they had trusted most. Co-written by Frank De Felitta (The Entity, Scissors) and Max Ehrlich (The Reincarnation of Peter Proud), directed by Michael Campus (The Mack) and co-starring Don Gordon (Bullitt) and Diane Cilento (The Wicker Man).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Steve Ryfle

THE WANDERERS (1979)
Brand New 2K Restoration!
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: March 28, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Drama / 117 min / R / Color

Director: Philip Kaufman
Starring: Ken Wahl, Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Linda Manz, Val Avery, John Friedrich, Alan Rosenberg, Tony Ganios

Synopsis: Meet the Wanderers, the Coolest Guys in Town! Tully High School seniors Richie, Joey and Perry run with a gang called The Wanderers in the Bronx. The year is 1963 but their experiences are universal: falling in love, surviving in school and defending their turf against rivals like the Fordham Baldies, the Del Bombers and the Ducky Boys. From the acclaimed first novel by Richard Price (Clockers), The Wanderers is a rich fabric of comedy and tragedy, fantasy and farce. Director Philip Kaufman (The Right Stuff) mixes dynamic talents that include Ken Wahl (The Soldier), Karen Allen (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Toni Kalem (The Sopranos) and Linda Manz (Days of Heaven) with a jukebox full of golden oldies to generate a heady atmosphere. Like American Graffiti and Saturday Night Fever, this cult-classic is a nostalgic window to a vanished world. Beautifully shot by the great Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull). This special edition includes both the original theatrical version and the very rarely seen Preview Cut.

Special Features: 124 Minute "Preview Cut" of The Wanderers | Audio Commentary by co-writer and director Philip Kaufman | Audio Commentary by Columbia University Film Professor, Annette Insdorf, author of the book Philip Kaufman | Back to the Bronx with Richard Price Featurette | Wanderers Forever - Live Q&A at NYC's Film Forum with Karen Allen, Toni Kalem, Tony Ganios and Richard Price | The Wanderers Q&A at LA's Cinefamily with Philip Kaufman, Alan Rosenberg and Peter Kaufman | Audio Q&A at NYC's Film Forum and SF's Drafthouse with Philip Kaufman and Richard Price | Introduction by Karen Allen, Toni Kalem and Tony Ganios | Original theatrical trailers and TV Spots | Reverse Blu-ray art

DAKOTA (1945)
Newly Mastered in HD!
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: March 28, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Western / 82 min / NR / Color

Director: Joseph Kane
Starring: John Wayne, Vera Ralston, Walter Brennan, Ward Bond, Mike Mazurki, Ona Munson, Paul Fix

Synopsis: Screen legend John Wayne (Red River, The Searchers) stars as John Devlin, a gambler who, with his new wife, moves to North Dakota hoping to cash in on the land boom created by increasing railroad expansion. On their trip west, they meet two swindlers, Bender (Ward Bond, Fort Apache) and Collins (Mike Mazurki, Murder, My Sweet), who have been pillaging farms and driving the farmers out of the territory. The two crooks steal John and Sandy's savings, a dangerous riverboat chase ensues, and the criminals make a clean getaway. In a desperate attempt to get back his savings and see justice prevail, Devlin joins the wheat farmers in a heated range battle against Bender, Collins and their vicious gang. The action is fast-paced and thrilling ending in an exciting conclusion that includes a daring fight to the finish. The sterling cast includes Walter Brennan (Rio Bravo), Vera Ralston (I, Jane Doe), Ona Munson (The Shanghai Gesture) and Paul Fix (The Sons of Katie Elder). Directed by Joseph Kane (The Man Who Died Twice).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Western Historian Toby Roan