Kino Lorber Studio Classics has unveiled the details of their February 2022 4K UHD and Blu-Ray releases including works from such icons as Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon, Bob Hope, Gary Oldman, John Hurt, Tom Hardy, Jim Carrey, Edward James Olmos and more. Get all the details on this incredibly packed lineup below:
Street Date: 2/22/22
Synopsis: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) leads an extraordinary all-star cast in this masterful adaptation of John le Carré’s bestselling novel that redefined the spy thriller. At the height of the Cold War, a precarious operation goes deadly wrong, and the head of British Intelligence wonders if a double agent is leaking vital secrets. Brought out of retirement to expose the potential mole, master spy George Smiley (Oldman in an Oscar-nominated performance) is the only one who can be trusted to expose one of their own. Or can he? As the emotional and physical tolls mount on the high-ranking suspects, Smiley will be forced into the ultimate international spy game where everyone’s motives are in question. Director Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In) and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk) craft a visually stunning and deeply resonant tale that’s packed with powerful performances by Colin Firth (The King’s Speech), Tom Hardy (Mad Max: Fury Road), John Hurt (Alien), Toby Jones (The Mist), Mark Strong (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) and Ciarán Hinds (Munich).
Bonus Features: New 4K Restoration by StudioCanal from the Original 4K DSM – Supervised by Director Tomas Alfredson | Audio Commentary by Director Tomas Alfredson and Star Gary Oldman | First Look: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy – Featurette (13:00) | Deleted Scenes (6:08) | Interview with Gary Oldman (7:40) | Interview with Colin Firth (6:33) | Interview with Tom Hardy (7:01) | Interview with Tomas Alfredson & Co-Screenwriter Peter Straughan (7:01) | Interview with John le Carré (31:48) | Theatrical Trailer | 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Stereo | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layer BD50 Disc
Street Date: 2/8/22
Synopsis: From the brilliant minds of director Billy Wilder (One, Two, Three) and screenwriter I.A.L. Diamond (The Apartment) comes the quintessential madcap farce, starring the marvelous Marilyn Monroe (The Seven Year Itch) and her bosom companions Tony Curtis (Captain Newman, M.D.) and Jack Lemmon (The Fortune Cookie). When Chicago musicians Joe and Jerry accidentally witness a gangland shooting, they quickly board a southbound train to Florida, disguised as Josephine and Daphne, the two newest—and homeliest—members of an all-female jazz band. Their cover is perfect…until a lovelorn singer falls for Josephine, an ancient playboy falls for Daphne, and a mob boss refuses to fall for their hoax! Well, nobody’s perfect…except for the cast: Marilyn dazzles as Sugar “Kane” Kowalczyk; Tony and Jack give iconic performances; George Raft (A Bullet for Joey), Pat O’Brien (The Front Page) and Joe E. Brown (The Comedy of Terrors) inject Prohibition-era authenticity into the hilarity. Some Like It Hot won the 1960 Academy Award for Best Black-and-White Costume Design (Orry-Kelly) and received nominations for Best Actor (Lemmon), Director (Wilder), Adapted Screenplay (Wilder and Diamond), Black-and-White Cinematography (Charles Lang) and Black-and-White Art/Set Decoration (Ted Haworth and Edward G. Boyle).
Bonus Features: 4KUHD DISC 1: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride, Author of Billy Wilder: Dancing on the Edge | Audio Commentary by Paul Diamond (Son of I.A.L. Diamond) and Screenwriters Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel: Featuring Interviews with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon | 5.1 Surround & Original 2.0 Mono | Optional English Subtitles | UHD 100 Triple Layer Disc / BLU-RAY DISC 2: The Making of SOME LIKE IT HOT (25:45) | The Legacy of SOME LIKE IT HOT (20:22) | Nostalgic Look Back: Documentary (31:13) | Memories from the Sweet Sues: Featurette (12:03) | Virtual Hall of Memories (21:04) | Billy Wilder and Volker Schlöndorff Discuss SOME LIKE IT HOT (14:27) | More with Billy Wilder and Volker Schlöndorff (6:02) | Tribute to I.A.L. Diamond (2:01) | Theatrical Trailer (2:20)
Synopsis: F/X (1986) – Bryan Brown (Tai-Pan) and Brian Dennehy (Gorky Park) command the heart-pounding action in this first-class thriller, crackling with excitement. Rollie Tyler (Brown) is the best special effects artist in showbiz, but this time it’s not the studios seeking him out… it’s the Justice Department. His assignment: to stage the assassination of an important underworld witness. And after he pulls the illusion off—making the informant disappear—Tyler is dumbfounded to learn that he’s being pinned for the murder. Double-crossed and now hunted by those who hired him, Tyler quickly learns that he can trust no one… and the only thing left that can save his life is his unequaled mastery of illusion. This top-notch actioner features wonderful performances by Diane Venora (Heat), Cliff De Young (Blue Collar), Mason Adams (The Final Conflict), Jerry Orbach (TV’s Law & Order) and Tom Noonan (Manhunter) and great direction by Robert Mandel (The Substitute). F/X2 (1991) – Bryan Brown (Cocktail) and Brian Dennehy (Legal Eagles) are back as Rollie and Leo in an all-new action-thriller that continues the F/X saga with stylish wit, unrelenting suspense and amazing high-tech action. Five years after his first deadly adventure, Rollie Tyler (Brown) has left the special effects business and now designs sophisticated electronic toys for a living. But when his girlfriend’s ex-husband, a police detective, persuades him to devise an illusion to capture a serial killer, Rollie is once again lured into the lethal world of make-believe. And soon, he finds himself trapped in a murderous maze of deceit and treachery in which he must depend on his ingenious tricks and his friendship with detective Leo McCarthy (Dennehy) to expose a terrifying underworld conspiracy… but only if he can stay alive. Cult filmmaker Richard Franklin (Psycho II, Link) directed this top-notch sequel, featuring wonderful performances by Rachel Ticotin (Total Recall), Joanna Gleason (Boogie Nights), Philip Bosco (The Dream Team) and Kevin J. O’Connor (Deep Rising).
Bonus Features: On-camera interview with F/X Director Robert Mandel | | The Making of F/X and F/X 2 Featurettes | FX and FX2 Theatrical Trailers | O-Card Slipcase | Optional English Subtitles
Street Date: 2/1/22
Synopsis: From acclaimed filmmaker Philip Kaufman (The Wanderers) comes this chilling ’70s adaptation of Jack Finney’s classic novel The Body Snatchers. Filmy spores fall from space over San Francisco, and the city blossoms with beautiful new flora. People take the flowers home and, as they sleep, the plants creep over them, devouring their bodies and stealing their identities—their emotions, their uniqueness, their souls. If you notice an eerie change in someone very close to you, chances are you’re next! More than just a highly effective sci-fi thriller, Invasion of the Body Snatchers treats contemporary problems of urban paranoia and loss of individuality with intelligence and sensitivity… and ends with the single most horrifying frame in movies. Featuring a brilliant screenplay by W.D. Richter (Big Trouble in Little China), gritty camerawork by Michael Chapman (Raging Bull) and awe-inspiring special effects, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is a pulse-pounding shocker with wonderful performances by Donald Sutherland (The Puppet Masters), Brooke Adams (The Dead Zone), Leonard Nimoy (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan), Jeff Goldblum (The Fly) and Veronica Cartwright (Alien).
Synopsis: Legendary filmmaker Preston Sturges, the writer/director of The Great McGinty, Christmas in July, The Lady Eve and Sullivan’s Travels, turns to a more serious subject matter focusing on one of the great medical discoveries in modern history. The Great Moment takes inspiration from the true-life story of Dr. William Morton (Joel McCrea, Union Pacific, The Palm Beach Story), a dedicated dentist who discovers ether, otherwise known as anesthesia, in 1846. The doctor’s great contribution to humanity, the tribulations he later faced sharing his knowledge, and his reluctance to capitalize on his discovery, are meticulously laced with typical Preston Sturges humor and drama. The stellar cast includes Betty Field (The Shepherd of the Hills), Harry Carey (The Spoilers), William Demarest (Easy Living), Franklin Pangborn (The Bank Dick) and Porter Hall (Murder, He Says).
Bonus Features: Great Without Glory: Introduction by Film Historian Constantine Nasr | Triumph Over Pain: A Celebration of Preston Sturges (with Preston Sturges’ Son Tom Sturges, Acclaimed Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Documentary Filmmaker Constantine Nasr) | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: The French court will never be the same when Bob Hope gets through with it! A barber in the court of King Louis XV, Monsieur Beaucaire (Hope, My Favorite Brunette), falls in love with a beautiful maid (Joan Caulfield, Larceny). When the king has had enough of the inept barber’s shenanigans, Beaucaire is led to the guillotine where he is about to lose his head! Luckily for him, the Duc de Chandre (Patric Knowles, The Bride Wore Boots) rescues Beaucaire from his inevitable fate, transporting him to the Spanish court. However, when he later poses as a nobleman, it seems he may have pushed his luck a little too far. Featuring lavish costumes and sets, this classic comedy directed by Hollywood great George Marshall (The Ghost Breakers) showcases Bob Hope at his finest. Melvin Frank (My Favorite Blonde) and Norman Panama (The Court Jester) adapted the screenplay from Booth Tarkington’s (The Magnificent Ambersons) novel, with Marjorie Reynolds (Holiday Inn), Cecil Kellaway (Unconquered), Joseph Schildkraut (The Shop Around the Corner), Reginald Owen (The Good Fairy), Constance Collier (Rope) and Hillary Brooke (Road to Utopia) rounding out the wonderful cast.
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | Bob Hope Trailers | Optional English Subtitles
Street Date: 2/8/22
Synopsis: Comedy legend Bob Hope (The Ghost Breakers, Road to Morocco) teams up with director Sidney Lanfield (My Favorite Blonde, The Lemon Drop Kid) for the rollicking comedy-thriller Where There’s Life. Hope stars as Michael Valentine, a timid New York radio personality who has his world turned upside down when he is named the long-lost heir to a far-away kingdom. He soon becomes the target of spies, kidnapping, death plots and two determined women: his ex-fiancée (Vera Marshe, The Crimson Key) and General Grimovitch (Signe Hasso, The House on 92nd Street), a beautiful blonde militant who’s trying to get him safely to his new country. Meanwhile, his ex’s Manhattan cop brothers and revolutionaries from his new “kingdom” are all out to get him! Featuring a perfect blend of comedy and action, this classic showcases Bob Hope in top form and co-stars William Bendix (Lifeboat), George Coulouris (Citizen Kane) and George Zucco (The Cat and the Canary).
Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer | Bob Hope Trailers | Optional English Subtitle
Synopsis: The combatants: a dozen strangers. The stakes: life and death. Screen legends Jack Lemmon (Some Like It Hot) and George C. Scott (They Might Be Giants) head an all-star cast in this taut, emotionally charged courtroom drama that is as powerful as the original was when it first burst upon the screen. A young man stands accused of fatally stabbing his father, and his fate now lies in the hands of twelve men from all walks of life, each with his own agenda, fears and personal demons. Fortunately, this is an open-and-shut case. Or is it? As the evidence is painstakingly scrutinized, tensions mount and tempers rise… and the twelve jurors are forced to confront their secret frailties and bitter prejudices in an unrelenting struggle for the truth. The phenomenal cast includes Courtney B. Vance (Dangerous Minds), Ossie Davis (Jungle Fever), Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eastern Promises), Dorian Harewood (Full Metal Jacket), James Gandolfini (TV’s The Sopranos), Tony Danza (TV’s Taxi), Hume Cronyn (Lifeboat), Mykelti Williamson (Forrest Gump), Edward James Olmos (Zoot Suit), William Petersen (Manhunter) and Mary McDonnell (Dances with Wolves). William Friedkin, the legendary director of The Boys in the Band, The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer and To Live and Die in L.A., takes on Reginald Rose’s riveting teleplay and will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final verdict is in.
Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: It’s The Exorcist, Italian style, in this Satanic shocker from director Alberto De Martino (Shadows in an Empty Room). In Rome, a beautiful young woman (Carla Gravina, Alfredo, Alfredo) is left paralyzed by the trauma of a horrific childhood accident. But when placed under hypnosis, she is seized by visions of her past life as a heretic and becomes a foul-mouthed seductress with a taste for perversion that leads to her defilement by Satan himself. Now, mankind’s only hope for salvation is a harrowing exorcism that will either cast out the Devil forever or open the door for the unspeakable birth of the Antichrist! Mel Ferrer (Nightmare City), Arthur Kennedy (Killer Cop), George Coulouris (Citizen Kane), Alida Valli (Suspiria), Umberto Orsini (Violent City) and Anita Strindberg (Almost Human) round out the cast of this puke-spewing cult classic, with cinematography by Eurosleaze king Joe D’Amato (Beyond the Darkness) and music by maestros Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) and Bruno Nicolai (A Full Day’s Work). Experience The Antichrist, also known as The Tempter, in all its uncut—and unholy—glory!
Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration by StudioCanal | Raising Hell: Featurette with Director/Co-Writer Alberto De Martino and Composer Ennio Morricone | NEW Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Sally Christie | TV Spot | THE TEMPTER Opening Credits (SD) | Includes English and Italian 2.0 Audio | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord. Screen legends Lee Van Cleef (For a Few Dollars More), Jack Palance (Chato’s Land) and Richard Boone (Hombre) star in this tough-as-nails Italian-Israeli spaghetti western from director Gianfranco Parolini (Sabata, Adiós, Sabata, Return of Sabata). A man of the cloth (Van Cleef) is brutally murdered while trying to defend his dusty town from a ruthless band of outlaws led by the nasty Sam Clayton (Palance). The bandits, however, did not count on the priest’s gunslinging twin brother (also Van Cleef) to seek bloody revenge. Produced by the legendary Golan-Globus team (Enter the Ninja, Runaway Train), scored by Sante Maria Romitelli (Hatchet for the Honeymoon) and co-starring Sybil Danning (They’re Playing with Fire) and Leif Garrett (Devil Times Five), God’s Gun is an unholy western shoot-’em-up like no other!
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | Reversible Art | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: The closest you’ll ever get to knowing the secrets of the legendary SAS. Special Air Service Captain Skellen (Lewis Collins, TV’s The Professionals) takes the ultimate risk when he infiltrates a fanatical anti-nuclear group led by the ruthless Frankie Leith (Judy Davis, Barton Fink). When the group raids the American Embassy, Skellen and his elite SAS colleagues must use all of their expertise and courage to save the lives of the high-ranking hostages being held captive. Inspired by the real-life Iranian Embassy siege of 1980 in London, The Final Option (also known as Who Dares Wins) is a slam-bang counterterrorism thriller written by Reginald Rose (12 Angry Men), directed by Ian Sharp (Tracker) and co-starring Richard Widmark (Time Limit), Edward Woodward (TV’s The Equalizer), Ingrid Pitt (Where Eagles Dare) and Robert Webber (The Dirty Dozen).
Bonus Features: Audio commentary by Director Ian Sharp and Producer Euan Lloyd, Moderated by Film Producer Jonathan Sothcott | Last of the Gentleman Producers: The Life and Works of Euan Lloyd – 2004 Documentary (37:22) | THE FINAL OPTION – Theatrical Trailer | WHO DARES WINS – Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: Brace yourself for hilarious, action-packed adventure! When street-smart NYPD cop (Fred Ward, Tremors) regains consciousness after a bizarre mugging, he has a new face and a new identity! Now he’s Remo Williams, the #1 recruit of a top-secret organization, and he’s toppling evil at every turn – even atop the Statue of Liberty – in this spectacular and funny adventure film. Trained by a quirky Korean martial arts master (Joel Grey, Cabaret) to dodge bullets, brave terrifying heights and thwart attackers with his bare hands, Remo become the ultimate criminal exterminator. But when he faces off against a corrupt millionaire and his army of henchmen, the real adventure begins! Directed by action great Guy Hamilton, the director of Funeral in Berlin, Force 10 From Navarone and 4 James Bond classics including Goldfinger and Live and Let Die! The stellar cast includes Wilford Brimley (The Thing), J.A. Preston (Body Heat), George Coe (The Entity) and Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway of TV’s Star Trek: Voyager).
Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Producer Larry Spiegel and Co-Producer Judy Goldstein | Audio Commentary by Lee Pfeiffer, Publisher of Cinema Retro Magazine with Film Historians Eddy Friedfeld and Paul Scrabo | Created, the Destroyer: Writing Remo Williams – Featurette | Unarmed and Dangerous: Producing Remo Williams – Featurette | Secrets of Sinanju: Training Remo Williams – Featurette | Balance of Power: Designing Remo Williams – Featurette | Assassin’s Tune: Composing Remo Williams – Featurette | Radio Spot | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: A killer on a rampage learns the hard way: “Don’t mess with Jack Murphy!” Screen legend Charles Bronson (Mr. Majestyk, Death Wish) stars in this thrilling game of hide-and-seek between a clever psychopath and a lone lawman hellbent on reaping justice. Veteran detective Jack Murphy (Bronson) is suddenly a wanted man after he’s framed for the murder of his ex-wife. Taken into custody by the very cops he works with, Murphy has no choice but to escape and hunt down the killer who set him up. But even as he pursues a false lead, Murphy is pursued by the real murderer—a psychotic woman (Carrie Snodgress, Diary of a Mad Housewife, The Fury) out for revenge against those who institutionalized her ten years earlier… including Murphy! Bronson teams up with his frequent director, the legendary J. Lee Thompson (The White Buffalo, Cabo Blanco, 10 to Midnight, The Evil That Men Do), for this tough-as-nails tale of vengeance! Co-starring Kathleen Wilhoite (Road House), Robert F. Lyons (Platoon Leader), Angel Tompkins (The Don is Dead), Richard Romanus (Mean Streets) and Lawrence Tierney (Reservoir Dogs).
Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Actress Kathleen Wilhoite and Film Historian Nick Redman | Lyon`s Law: The Cannon Years – 2021 Interview with Actor Robert F. Lyons (19:24) | 2 Radio Spots | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: A small town runs into big problems when teenagers hit a growth spurt, turn into gallivanting Goliaths, lead an anti-elder rebellion and terrify anyone under seven feet tall! Featuring Hollywood teen stars Tommy Kirk (The Shaggy Dog), Johnny Crawford (TV’s The Rifleman), Ron Howard (TV’s Happy Days) and Beau Bridges (The Landlord), this fantastic, effects-laden tale delivers gargantuan, sexy entertainment loaded with rock ‘n’ roll. Eleven-year-old Genius (Howard) mixes up some super-goo with his chemistry set, turning cats and ducks into giants. When a group of wild teenagers see the results, they gobble it up too and turn into towering tyrants, challenging adults and making mayhem while the world desperately searches for an anti-teen antidote. It’s the teen scene you’ve never seen—from cult legend Bert I. Gordon, the director of The Cyclops, The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People, The Magic Sword and Picture Mommy Dead. The stellar cast includes Joe Turkel (The Shining), Joy Harmon (Cool Hand Luke), Tisha Sterling (Coogan’s Bluff) and Toni Basil (Easy Rider).
Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration by StudioCanal | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: In this acclaimed biopic from director Miloš Forman (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus), Jim Carrey (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) disappears into the role of the late Andy Kaufman—considered the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic comic of his time. A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silences, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies or challenging women to intergender wrestling matches, he specialized in creating performances so real that even his close friends were never sure where the truth lay. Also starring Danny DeVito (Get Shorty) as Kaufman’s manager, Courtney Love (The People vs. Larry Flynt) as the woman Andy falls in love with and Paul Giamatti (Sideways) as his best friend. You’ll stand up and cheer for Carrey’s hilariously uncanny performance that “may be a better Andy Kaufman than Andy Kaufman” (Newsweek).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master – Approved and Color Graded by Cinematographer Anastas Michos | NEW Audio Commentary by Screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, Moderated by Film Historian Howard S. Berger | THIS MIGHT BE A STORY…: Screenwriters Scott Alexander & Larry Karaszewski in Conversation with Milos Forman (An Excerpt from a Recently Recovered 1999 Micro-Cassette Recording of the Director and Screenwriters of MAN ON THE MOON Discussing the Film and the Craft of the Biopic) (22:01) | Spotlight on Location: The Making of MAN ON THE MOON (19:01) | Deleted Scenes (12:00) | R.E.M. Music Video: Man on the Moon | R.E.M. Music Video: The Great Beyond | 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Stereo | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: In the not-too-distant future, Steven Shorter (played by Manfred Mann lead singer, Paul Jones) is England’s biggest rock ’n’ roll star. His popularity, carefully engineered by his corporate handlers, has reached dizzying proportions. But when artist Vanessa Ritchie (played by the original supermodel, Jean Shrimpton) is hired to paint his portrait, she discovers that he is unhappy and unstable. When matters take a devious twist, Steve rebels in a startling manner. Brilliantly shot in pseudo-documentary style by Oscar-winning director Peter Watkins (The War Game, Punishment Park) and acclaimed cinematographer Peter Suschitzky (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Eastern Promises), this darkly comic satire offers a caustic critique of ’60s pop culture and corporate control.
Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Daniel Kremer | Theatrical Teaser & Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: The crime rate is going through the roof—and at Norton Securities, business is going to the dogs. Desperate to save her father’s company, Casey Norton (Valerie Bertinelli, TV’s One Day at a Time) and her fiancé, electronics genius Brian Foster (Wesley Eure, TV’s Land of the Lost), are about to unveil a secret weapon that’ll have burglars begging for mercy: C.H.O.M.P.S. (Canine Home Protection System), the world’s first computerized watchdog! Faster than a speeding pit bull and able to leap tall fire hydrants in a single bound, this powerful pooch is programmed to sink his teeth into crime. But when the company’s rivals hear about C.H.O.M.P.S., they hire a pair of prowlers to destroy him. Now Casey and Brian must catch the crooks and outsmart the competition, before Norton Securities winds up in the doghouse! Co-starring Conrad Bain (TV’s Diff’rent Strokes), Chuck McCann (Hamburger: The Motion Picture), Red Buttons (The Poseidon Adventure), Larry Bishop (The Devil’s 8) and Jim Backus (TV’s Gilligan’s Island), C.H.O.M.P.S. is the family farce that will “short circuit” its way into your heart! Directed by Don Chaffey (One Million Years B.C.).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary with Star Wesley Eure and Co-Writer Duane Poole, Moderated by Film Historian Nathaniel Thompson | New Interview with Star Wesley Eure | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles
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