Kino Lorber Studio Classics has unveiled the details of their November 2021 Blu-Ray releases including works from such icons as Donald Sutherland, Charlton Heston, John Huston, Janet Leigh, John Wayne, W.C. Fields, Loretta Young and more. Get all the details on this incredibly packed lineup below:


INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (4K UHD BLU-RAY)


Street Date: 11/23/21

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).

Bonus Features: 4KUHD DISC 1: Newly Restored HDR Dolby Vision Master from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative – Approved & Color Graded by Director Philip Kaufman | Audio Commentary by Director Philip Kaufman | Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman | 5.1 Surround & Lossless 2.0 Audio | Optional English Subtitles | UHD100 Triple Layer Disc / BLU-RAY DISC 2: Newly Restored UHD SDR Master from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative – Approved & Color Graded by Director Philip Kaufman | Audio Commentary by Director Philip Kaufman | Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Steve Haberman | Star-Crossed in the Invasion: Interview with Actress Brooke Adams (9:06) | Re-Creating the Invasion: Interview with Screenwriter W.D. Richter (15:43) | Scoring the Invasion: Interview with Composer Denny Zeitlin (15:34) | Leading the Invasion: Interview with actor Art Hindle (25:04) | Writing the Pod: Interview with Jack Finney Expert Jack Seabrook (11:14) | Re-Visitors from Outer Space, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod – Featurette (16:14) | Practical Magic: The Special Effects Pod – Featurette (4:38) | The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod – Featurette (12:47) | The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod” featurette (5:24) | TV Spots | Radio Spots | Theatrical Trailer | Reversible Art | 5.1 Surround & Lossless 2.0 Audio | Optional English Subtitles | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc


THE SECRET OF THE BLUE ROOM


Street Date: 11/2/21

Synopsis: A deadly secret from the past returns to haunt a young woman and her loved ones in The Secret of the Blue Room. Irene von Helldorf’s twenty-first birthday celebration is eclipsed when her father shares the dark details of his estate’s guest room: twenty years earlier, three people were killed there and their murders remain unsolved. Hoping to prove their own bravery and win Irene’s love, each of her three suitors agrees to spend a night in the room… and a new string of deadly mysteries is set into motion. Lionel Atwill (Doctor X, The Song of Songs), Gloria Stuart (The Kiss Before the Mirror, Titanic), Paul Lukas (The Lady Vanishes, The Ghost Breakers) and Edward Arnold (Easy Living, You Can’t Take It with You) star in this delightfully chilling Pre-Code murder-mystery movie directed by Kurt Neumann (Son of Ali Baba, The Fly).

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles


THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD


Street Date: 11/2/21

Synopsis: Starring Claude Rains (The Invisible Man, Casablanca), Heather Angel (The Undying Monster, Lifeboat) and David Manners (Dracula, The Death Kiss), The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a haunting film adaptation of the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens. An opium-addicted choirmaster, John Jasper (Rains), becomes obsessed with a young student named Rosa Bud (Angel). His nephew, Edwin Drood (Manners), also holds a torch for the girl and asks her to marry him. Circumstances in their small Victorian town grow more perplexing when Drood disappears and the sordid details of Jasper’s secret life come to light. Featuring beautiful sets, lavish costumes and wonderful direction by Stuart Walker (The Eagle and the Hawk, Werewolf of London), this gripping tale remains as mysterious as ever. Douglass Montgomery (The Cat and the Canary), Francis L. Sullivan (Great Expectations), Valerie Hobson (Kind Hearts and Coronets) and E.E. Clive (The Bride of Frankenstein) round out the fine cast.

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles


THE SPIDER WOMAN STRIKES BACK


Street Date: 11/2/21

Synopsis: Gale Sondergaard (The Cat and the Canary, The Mark of Zorro) returns as the sinister Spider Woman, a role she originated as the femme fatale Adrea Spedding in the Sherlock Holmes whodunit The Spider Woman. In this non-canonical spin-off, she is even more diabolical as Zenobia Dollard, a wealthy blind woman shrouded in mystery. Jean (Brenda Joyce, Jane in several Tarzan films) is hired as Zenobia’s caretaker after all the preceding caretakers vanish without a trace. She becomes entangled in a web of horror as she discovers that her employer, aided by a hideously deformed household servant played by legendary creeper Rondo Hatton (The Pearl of Death, The Brute Man), has used the blood of her predecessors to create a death serum when it is mixed with spider venom—and that her own blood is now being harvested at night, while she is in a drugged sleep, to continue the experiment. Veteran director Arthur Lubin (Hold That Ghost, Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves) delivers a terrifying tale chock-full of bizarre blood-drinking plants, old-dark-house spookiness and the wickedness of the Spider Woman!

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter | MISTRESS OF MENACE AND MURDER: MAKING THE SPIDER WOMAN STRIKES BACK – A NEW Documentary Short Featuring Interviews with Historian/Author C. Courtney Joyner, Make-Up Effects Artist Rick Baker, Filmmaker Fred Olen Ray and More | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles

THE MAD DOCTOR


Street Date: 11/2/21

Synopsis: Death Lurked in His Hypnotic Eyes! In the nerve-jangling thriller The Mad Doctor, the great Basil Rathbone (The Black Sleep, The Comedy of Terrors) is Dr. George Sebastien, a smooth and sinister physician who woos, weds and murders several of his wealthy women patients for their fortunes. Aided by his demented manservant (Martin Kosleck, House of Horrors), he sets up a Park Avenue psychiatry practice and effects an apparently miraculous cure for troubled heiress Linda Boothe (Ellen Drew, Isle of the Dead), whom he makes his fourth wife. Can the suspicious Dr. Downer (Ralph Morgan, Strange Interlude) and Linda’s ex-fiancé Gil (John Howard, The Undying Monster) foil Sebastien’s schemes and save Linda before it’s too late? Rathbone is splendid as the diabolically debonair doctor in this psychological chiller from director Tim Whelan (The Murder Man, The Thief of Bagdad) and cinematographer Ted Tetzlaff (My Man Godfrey, Notorious).

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles



Street Date: 11/2/21

Synopsis: A Murder a Day Keeps the Landlord Away! When six mild-mannered senior citizens are told that their old brownstone is going to be torn down, they don’t take the news lightly! Led by a pixie-faced lady (Paula Trueman, The Outlaw Josey Wales), the oldsters decide they must exert “Gray Power” and take action. After a little plotting and planning, they become an oddly lovable assortment of “hit men,” carefully getting rid of those who would attempt to disrupt their lives. This hilarious horror story from director Larry Yust (Trick Baby) will not only make you laugh, it’ll also make you look twice at that sweet old lady who lives next door! Peter Brocco (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest), Frances Fuller (They Might Be Giants), William Hansen (The Laughing Policeman), Ruth McDevitt (TV’s Kolchak: The Night Stalker) and Ian Wolfe (Witness for the Prosecution) round out the cast of pernicious pensioners. Beautifully photographed by Isidore Mankofsky (Somewhere in Time).

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Director Larry Yust | NEW Interview with Producer Marshal Backlar | TV Spot | Theatrical Trailer | Trailer for TRICK BABY | Reversible Art | Optional English Subtitles


THE OLD FASHIONED WAY


Street Date: 11/9/21

Synopsis: Comedy legend W.C. Fields (The Bank Dick) battles creditors, widows and obnoxious children in the rib-tickling classic The Old Fashioned Way. Staying one step ahead of the law, The Great McGonigle (Fields) and his impoverished theatrical troupe arrive in a small town to perform The Drunkard, a Victorian temperance play. Discovering they have only sold a handful of tickets, McGonigle promises a part to the wealthy mother of an annoying toddler (Baby LeRoy, It’s a Gift) with her appearance guaranteeing a sell-out. Staving off the local sheriff who intends to collect the receipts, McGonigle gives a performance the town will never forget in an uproarious farce featuring Fields’ legendary juggling act! Hollywood veteran William Beaudine (The Ape Man) directed this gag-filled salute to Fields’ early vaudeville days.

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio commentary by Film Historian James L. Neibaur, Author of THE W.C. FIELDS FILMS | From a 2017 4K Scan | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


IT’S A GIFT


Street Date: 11/9/21

Synopsis: Comedy legend W.C. Fields (The Bank Dick) is up to his hilarious antics again alongside Baby LeRoy (The Old Fashioned Way) in It’s a Gift. Harold Bissonette (Fields), an inept grocer who is constantly badgered by his family, dreams of escaping to the California sunshine. A small inheritance from his Uncle Bean tempts Bissonette to sell everything and buy his dream orange ranch—sight unseen. After making the journey to California, the family quickly realizes they have been swindled and chaos ensues. Filled with some of the funniest dialogue ever to hit the silver screen, this classic comedy from director Norman Z. McLeod (Alice in Wonderland) showcases W.C. Fields at his finest!

 

 

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio commentary by Film Historian James L. Neibaur, Author of THE W.C. FIELDS FILMS | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles


THE BANK DICK


Street Date: 11/9/21

Synopsis: Comedy legend W.C. Fields (It’s a Gift) stars in one of his most famous roles as The Bank Dick. Egbert Sousé (Fields) is an unemployed drunk who divides his time between the Black Pussy Cat Café and his dreadful family. After unwittingly capturing a bank robber, he lands a job as a security guard which leads to complete absurdity. Written by the comedian himself under the pseudonym Mahatma Kane Jeeves and directed by Edward F. Cline (Fields’ partner-in-gags on My Little Chickadee and Never Give a Sucker an Even Break), The Bank Dick is one of the great classics of American comedy! The uproarious cast includes Una Merkel (42nd Street), Dick Purcell (Arise, My Love), “third stooge” Shemp Howard (Soup to Nuts), Franklin Pangborn (Hail the Conquering Hero), Grady Sutton (Man on the Flying Trapeze), Jessie Ralph (After the Thin Man) and Cora Witherspoon (Personal Property).

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


CHATO’S LAND (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 11/16/21

Synopsis: Screen legends Charles Bronson (Breakheart Pass, The Valdez Horses) and Jack Palance (Attack, Monte Walsh) star in a magnificent western as wild and untamed as the Old West itself. Bristling with dynamic action sequences and riveting performances, Chato’s Land is a bold, sweeping tale of passion, vengeance and cold-blooded murder. Chato (Bronson) is a half-breed Apache who treads the line between two cultures, balancing allegiance to his tribe with the allure of the white man’s world. But when Chato kills a vicious sheriff in self-defense, he finds himself hunted by a posse led by the ruthless Quincey Whitmore (Palance), a former Confederate soldier who is determined to see him hang. It’s 13 men against one, but the odds shift in Chato’s favor when he leads his pursuers into Apache territory, where the harsh, cruel countryside can kill as surely as a gunman’s bullet. Bronson’s first of six collaboration with director Michael Winner (The Mechanic, Death Wish), this tough, uncompromising western also features James Whitmore (Madigan), Simon Oakland (TV’s Kolchak: The Night Stalker), Richard Basehart (Time Limit), Ralph Waite (The Grissom Gang), Richard Jordan (Valdez Is Coming) and Victor French (Rio Lobo).

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell | Interview with Screenwriter Gerald Wilson | Reversible Art | Optional English Subtitles


BREAKHEART PASS (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 11/16/21

Synopsis: Screen legend Charles Bronson (Chato’s Land, The White Buffalo) is at his dynamic, heroic best in this suspenseful, action-packed mystery-western based on the bestselling novel by Alistair MacLean (Where Eagles Dare, When Eight Bells Toll). Directed by Tom Gries (Will Penny) and featuring Ben Johnson (The Wild Bunch), Richard Crenna (First Blood), Jill Ireland (The Valdez Horses), Charles Durning (Tough Guys) and Ed Lauter (The Longest Yard), Breakheart Pass throws open the throttle for runaway excitement! At the height of the frontier era, a locomotive races through the Rocky Mountains on a classified mission to a remote Army post. But one by one, the passengers are being murdered! Their only hope is John Deakin (Bronson), a mysterious prisoner-in-transit who must fight for his life—and the lives of everyone on the train—as he uncovers a deadly secret that explodes in a torrent of shocking revelations, explosive brawls and blazing gun battles.

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson | Reversible Art | Optional English Subtitles


THE ACCUSED


Street Date: 11/16/21

Synopsis: Loretta Young (The Stranger, The Farmer’s Daughter) and Robert Cummings (The Bride Wore Boots, Dial M for Murder) star in the film noir classic The Accused, a story about one woman’s successful self-defense during a struggle which leads to the death of her attacker. Psychology professor Wilma Tuttle (Young) allows a male student of hers to drive her home. While en route, he attempts to rape her but is killed when his teacher fights back. After fleeing the scene, Wilma is overcome with feelings of guilt while following the murder investigation by Homicide Lt. Dorgan (Wendell Corey, I Walk Alone, Rear Window) and comforting her love interest Warren Ford (Cummings), who also happens to be her attacker’s guardian. Directed by William Dieterle (I’ll Be Seeing You, Portrait of Jennie) and shot by Milton R. Krasner (All About Eve, Love with the Proper Stranger), this brilliantly acted drama dives into the psyche of a woman torn apart by emotional violence.

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES


Street Date: 11/16/21

Synopsis: From John Farrow, the acclaimed director of Five Came Back, Wake Island, The Big Clock, Alias Nick Beal and Hondo, comes this supernatural film noir about a tormented magician played by Hollywood great Edward G. Robinson (Scarlet Street). When heiress Jean Courtland (Gail Russell, Calcutta) attempts suicide, her fiancé Elliott Carson (John Lund, A Foreign Affair) probes her relationship to stage mentalist John Triton (Robinson). In flashback, we see how Triton starts having terrifying flashes of true precognition. His partner, Whitney Courtland (Jerome Cowan, The Maltese Falcon), uses Triton’s talent to make money; but Triton’s inability to prevent what he foresees causes him to break up the act and become a hermit. Years later, Triton has new visions and desperately tries to prevent tragedies in the Courtland family. Can his warnings succeed against suspicion, unbelief and inexorable fate? Noir stalwarts Barré Lyndon (The Lodger) and Jonathan Latimer (The Glass Key) penned the screenplay based on the novel by master of suspense Cornell Woolrich (Rear Window).

 

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitless


AMONG THE LIVING


Street Date: 11/16/21

Synopsis: Albert Dekker (Dr. Cyclops), Susan Hayward (Back Street), Harry Carey (The Shepherd of the Hills) and Frances Farmer (Come and Get It) star in this gripping cinematic blend of noir thrills and Southern Gothic chills. Paul Raden (Dekker) is a hopeless maniac. Twenty-five years ago, he suffered permanent brain damage trying to defend his mother from his brutal father. Paul’s last memory, before descending into the shadows of insanity, was his mother’s agonized scream. Locked away in secrecy ever since, he escapes from his prison on the night of his father’s funeral and stalks among the living. It’s up to Paul’s identical twin John (also Dekker) to put a stop to his brother’s vicious spree. Stuart Heisler (The Glass Key, Blue Skies) directed this eerie film noir with expressionistic black-and-white photography by Theodor Sparkuhl (Beau Geste, Wake Island) that perfectly complements its dark story of madness and murder.

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Professor and Film Scholar Jason A. Ney | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles


DEPORTED


Street Date: 11/16/21

Synopsis: For one of his last Hollywood assignments, film noir master Robert Siodmak, director of The Suspect, The Spiral Staircase, The Killers, Cry of the City and Criss Cross, ventured to Italy—with legendary cinematographer William H. Daniels (The Naked City) and a script by writer/producer Robert Buckner (Bright Victory)—to film this gangster drama inspired by the deportation of real-life Mafia kingpin Lucky Luciano. Jeff Chandler (Man in the Shadow) plays Vic Smith, an American “undesirable citizen” who is shipped back to his native country of Italy. There, he gets wrapped up in a black-market ring and a romance with a beautiful widow, the virtuous Countess Christine di Lorenzi (Märta Torén, Spy Hunt), who may help put an end to Vic’s immoral ways. This riveting crime story has been one of the hardest to find of Siodmak’s American films—until now! The wonderful supporting cast includes Claude Dauphin (The Quiet American), Marina Berti (Prince of Foxes) and Richard Rober (Jet Pilot).

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles


NIGHT GALLERY: SEASON ONE


Street Date: 11/23/21

Synopsis: Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense, Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone), hosts every spine-tingling episode from the complete first season of Night Gallery. Thrill to stories performed by Hollywood greats including Joan Crawford, Ossie Davis, Larry Hagman, Diane Keaton, Roddy McDowall, Burgess Meredith and Agnes Moorehead, and directed by cinematic masters like Steven Spielberg (Jaws) in this unforgettable series—available for the first time in HD, from 2K scans of the interpositives! Night Gallery: Season 1 also features top notch direction by acclaimed filmmakers Daryl Duke (The Silent Partner), Boris Sagal (The Omega Man), Barry Shear (Across 110th Street), Jeannot Szwarc (Jaws 2), Don Taylor (The Island of Dr. Moreau) with wonderful performances by John Astin, Diane Baker, Martine Beswick, Tom Bosley, Jack Cassidy, Godfrey Cambridge, Bert Convy, Phyllis Diller, Louis Hayward, George Macready, Raymond Massey, Joanna Pettet, John Randolph, Barry Sullivan, Torin Thatcher, William Windom & many others.

Bonus Features: Brand NEW 2K Master for the 2-Hour Pilot and Six Season 1 Episodes | NEW Audio Commentary for the PILOT by Screenwriter/Historian Gary Gerani | NEW Audio Commentary for THE DEAD MAN/THE HOUSEKEEPER by Night Gallery Authors/Historians Jim Benson and Scott Skelton | NEW Audio Commentary for ROOM WITH A VIEW/THE LITTLE BLACK BAG/THE NATURE OF THE ENEMY by Night Gallery Authors/Historians Jim Benson and Scott Skelton | NEW Audio Commentary for THE HOUSE/CERTAIN SHADOWS ON THE WALL by Film Historian Tim Lucas | NEW Audio Commentary for THE HOUSE/CERTAIN SHADOWS ON THE WALL by Author/Historian Amanda Reyes | NEW Audio Commentary for MAKE ME LAUGH/CLEAN KILLS AND OTHER TROPHIES by Filmmaker/Historian Constantine Nasr and Night Gallery Book Publisher Taylor L. White | NEW Audio Commentary for PAMELA’S VOICE/LONE SURVIVOR/THE DOLL by Novelist/Critic Kim Newman and Writer/Editor Stephen Jones | NEW Audio Commentary for THEY’RE TEARING DOWN TIM RILEY’S BAR/THE LAST LAUREL by Film Historian Craig Beam | THE SYNDICATION CONUNDRUM: A Look at the Show’s Troubled Second Life in Reruns – A NEW Featurette by Film Historian Craig Beam | Episode Guide Insert Booklet | Optional English Subtitles


TO HELL AND BACK


Street Date: 11/30/21

Synopsis: Audie Murphy (The Duel at Silver Creek, No Name on the Bullet, Night Passage), the most decorated American soldier of WWII, plays himself in this gripping, action-packed battle saga. Amazingly realistic war footage and true-life heroics power this compelling story of an ordinary Texas youth whose extraordinary bravery brings him unparalleled glory. But as his list of medals grows, Murphy’s Army buddies continue to fall, leaving him one of the few to recount the unforgettable tale of those who went to hell and back. Based on Murphy’s bestselling memoir, this CinemaScope classic from director Jesse Hibbs (Ride Clear of Diablo, Walk the Proud Land, Ride a Crooked Trail) was a colossal commercial success and a rousing tribute to a great American hero. The stellar cast includes Charles Drake (The Price of Fear), Jack Kelly (TV’s Maverick), David Janssen (TV’s The Fugitive), Brett Halsey (Roy Colt & Winchester Jack) and Denver Pyle (TV’s The Dukes of Hazzard).

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism Author Steven Jay Rubin | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


JET PILOT


Street Date: 11/30/21

Synopsis: From producer Howard Hughes (Hell’s Angels, The Outlaw) and director Josef von Sternberg (Thunderbolt, The Blue Angel) comes the thrilling and often humorous Cold War adventure Jet Pilot starring screen greats John Wayne (Rio Bravo, Brannigan) and Janet Leigh (Touch of Evil, The Manchurian Candidate). Wayne gives one of his most commanding performances as an American Air Force colonel who is sent by the Pentagon to obtain top-secret information from a Russian pilot (Leigh). The two eventually fall in love and, with their marriage as a perfect cover, the colonel is ordered to flee to Russia with his bride—this time with him posing as a defector. When the political charade is discovered, however, the courageous couple must embark on a heart-pounding escape with enemy agents in hot pursuit. Written by Jules Furthman (Spawn of the North, Nightmare Alley) and shot by Winton C. Hoch (Joan of Arc, The Quiet Man), Jet Pilot is a high-flying spectacle that “soars in an ecstatic flight of speed, grace and color” (Andrew Sarris).

 

Bonus Features: Includes Both the 1.85:1 Widescreen and 1.37 Versions of the Film | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


FREUD (AKA FREUD: THE SECRET PASSION)


Street Date: 11/30/21

Synopsis: From the legendary John Huston, the director of The Maltese Falcon, The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The African Queen, Moby Dick, The Misfits and Prizzi’s Honor, comes this compelling biopic starring the incomparable Montgomery Clift (Indiscretion of an American Wife) as the renowned Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud. The film follows Freud’s descent into a region almost as black as Hell itself—man’s unconscious—as he develops the notion that neurosis stems from sexual repression. By treating patients with various issues, including a woman haunted by recurring dreams (Susannah York, The Killing of Sister George) and a man with an Oedipus complex (David McCallum, The Great Escape), Freud experiences epiphanies that lead to the birth of modern analysis, despite the scorn his theories initially receive from his colleagues. Garnering Oscar nominations for its score by Jerry Goldsmith (Lonely Are the Brave) and screenplay by Charles Kaufman and Wolfgang Reinhardt (its original script was by French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre), and featuring evocative black-and-white cinematography by Douglas Slocombe (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Freud also-known-as Freud: The Secret Passion delivers a penetrating character study of the father of psychoanalytical psychiatry.

 

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | TRAILERS FROM HELL with Howard Rodman | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


COUNTERPOINT


Street Date: 11/2/21

Synopsis: From Ralph Nelson, the acclaimed director of Lilies of the Field, Duel at Diablo, Charly, Soldier Blue and The Wilby Conspiracy, comes the gripping drama Counterpoint, combining the splendor of classical music along with the brutality of the Second World War. Charlton Heston (The War Lord), Maximilian Schell (Judgment at Nuremberg), Kathryn Hays (Ladybug Ladybug) and Leslie Nielsen (Dark Intruder) star in this story of a symphony orchestra on a USO tour of Europe in December of 1944. Hitler’s soldiers attack, capture the musicians and their conductor, Lionel Evans (Heston), and imprison them in a Belgian castle. However, they escape immediate execution because the commanding officer, General Schiller (Schell), has a passion for music. He orders them to prepare a concert for his Nazi comrades, but Evans dreads what will happen when the recital is over. The incomparable Los Angeles Philharmonic performs works by Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, Brahms, Wagner and Schubert in this compelling war film.

 

Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism Author Steven Jay Rubin | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


NUMBER ONE


Street Date: 11/2/21

Synopsis: From Tom Gries, the outstanding director of Will Penny, 100 Rifles, The Hawaiians, Lady Ice, Breakout and Breakheart Pass, comes this sports drama starring the legendary Charlton Heston (Ben-Hur) in a powerful performance as Ron “The Cat” Catlan, a washed-up pro-football quarterback facing retirement. Catlan’s wife Julie (Jessica Walter, Play Misty for Me) has her own fashion-designing business and his former teammate Richie (Bruce Dern, Coming Home) has parlayed his football heroics into a successful auto-leasing company. As “The Cat” loses his legendary quickness, he finds himself ill-suited to join the real world after his pampered isolation in the NFL. He takes to the bottle and to the lure of an illicit affair with Ann (Diana Muldaur, One More Train to Rob). Featuring John Randolph (Prizzi’s Honor) as Catlan’s coach and members of the 1968 New Orleans Saints as themselves, Number One is a piercing study of an athlete at the end of his career.

Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


SLOW DANCING IN THE BIG CITY (SPECIAL EDITION)


Street Date: 11/30/21

Synopsis: Slow Dancing in the Big City, a beautiful romance movie from the director of Rocky. Lou Friedlander (Paul Sorvino, Goodfellas, That Championship Season, Blood Brothers) is a popular columnist for the New York Daily News, writing about the little people of bustling New York City. His life changes dramatically upon falling in love with neighbor Sarah Gantz (Anne Ditchburn, Curtains, Six Weeks), a young ballerina who had just discovered she is stricken with a debilitating condition that will eventually force her to quit dancing. Will this mismatched couple find romance before it’s too late? Also starring Nicolas Coster (Golden Girl, The Sporting Club, Little Darlings), beautifully scored by Bill Conti (Rocky, The Formula, The Right Stuff) and directed by John G. Avildsen (Rocky, Neighbors, The Karate Kid, Lean on Me). Now see this lost classic from a brand new 2K scan!

Bonus Features: Brand New HD Master from a 2K Scan of the Interpositive | NEW Interview with Composer Bill Conti | NEW Interview with Actor Nicolas Coster | Reversible Art | Theatrical Trailer


ONE MORE TRAIN TO ROB


Street Date: 11/9/21

Synopsis: He’d been cheated out of his gold… and his woman… now the only weapon he had left was… revenge! From Andrew V. McLaglen, the acclaimed director of Shenandoah, The Rare Breed, The Way West, The Devil’s Brigade, Ffolkes and The Wild Geese, comes this rousing western-comedy starring George Peppard (Rough Night in Jericho, Newman’s Law). Harker Fleet (Peppard) and compatriots Timothy X. Nolan (John Vernon, The Outlaw Josey Wales) and Katy (Diana Muldaur, McQ), along with three other men, steal $40,000 in money and jewelry from a train in 1880s gold-mining country. The six split up and while they are hiding out awaiting the rendezvous to divide the loot, Hark is cornered, framed and sent to prison. He is released after two-and-a-half years and sets out to settle the score with Katy and Nolan and get his share of the loot. Featuring France Nuyen (South Pacific), legendary stuntman/director Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit) and western great Harry Carey Jr. (Man of the East) in supporting roles.

 

Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


NATIONAL LAMPOON’S MOVIE MADNESS


Street Date: 11/16/21

Synopsis: Outrageously funny! Scandalously shocking! And…did we mention the stripper? National Lampoon, who brought you Animal House, Class Reunion, Vacation and Van Wilder, spoofs the hell out of life as we know it in three eye-widening, knee-slapping and mom-offending movies combined into one hysterical whole…National Lampoon’s Movie Madness! An arrogant corporate lawyer forces his wife to leave him so that he can find what’s been missing from his life…and the mania begins. A victimized stripper vows to take over the world…and mayhem sets in. Two mismatched cops search for a deranged serial killer…and madness completely takes over. Individually, each movie will shock your senses. But together…they’ll blow you away! The gut-busting cast includes Robby Benson, Richard Widmark, Diane Lane, Candy Clark, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Riegert, Ann Dusenberry, Elisha Cook Jr., Robert Culp, Olympia Dukakis, Teresa Ganzel, Julie Kavner, Dick Miller, Rhea Perlman, Trinidad Silva, Joe Spinell, Margaret Whitton, Fred Willard and Mary Woronov.

 

Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles


LA CAGE AUX FOLLES II


Street Date: 11/23/21

Synopsis: Ugo Tognazzi (La Grande Bouffe) and Michel Serrault (Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud) reprise their roles as the two madcap domestic partners from the hilarious smash hit La Cage aux Folles. Having “become the most improbable of male screen heroes” (New York), Renato and Albin are this time taking on the secret service in an unforgettable cross-country—not to mention cross-dressing—adventure. In a move to make his partner, Renato (Tognazzi), jealous, the flamboyant Albin (Serrault) waits in a local café—dressed as a woman—hoping to be picked up. But Albin gets more than he bargains for when the fly he catches in his web is actually a spy who uses him as an unwitting courier of secret microfilm! Now on the run from ruthless agents, Albin and Renato flee to Italy where they attempt to hide out on a farm with Albin posing as Renato’s wife! Can Albin escape the deadly pursuit of these relentless spies or does he have to sustain this charade—as a woman—forever? Édouard Molinaro (A Pain in the Ass) returns to the director’s chair and maestro Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) provides the score for this uproarious sequel!

Bonus Features: Includes Both the Original French and English Dub Audio | Theatrical Trailer | Optional English Subtitles

 

 

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