Kino Lorber Studio Classics has unveiled the details of their October 2020 Blu-Ray releases including works from such icons as Clint Eastwood, Michael Caine, Michael J. Fox, George Peppard, Boris Karloff and more. Get all the details on this incredibly packed lineup below:
Street Date: 10/6/20
Synopsis: Murder, disguise, lurking figures, secret chambers and mad scientists are brought to cinematic life in this British chiller that boasts the maniacal talents of legendary actor Tod Slaughter (Crimes at the Dark House). The Face at the Window is a tale of Paris in 1880, under the curse of “Le Loup” (“The Wolf”), a creeping murderer that allows its victims a glimpse of its deranged, drooling face, just before plunging a dagger into their backs. Caught in the center of this intrigue are two lovers, Lucien and Cecile, who are not only threatened by The Wolf, but by the lecherous Chevalier Lucio del Gardo (Slaughter), who plans to ensnare the beautiful Cecile. Thanks to Slaughter’s eerie presence, startling makeup and wonderful direction by George King (The Frightened Lady), The Face at the Window is a rare example of the British horror film of the 1930s, more traditional in form than its American counterpart, but no less effective in unnerving its audience. “You find yourself immediately—from the ingenious titling on—in the grip of the fine firm traditional dialogue, the magnificent casting, sets and camerawork which plank you surely back into that vague Victorian period, when anything might happen.” – Graham Greene
Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Author Jean-Claude Michel | Image Gallery | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles
Street Date: 10/6/20
Synopsis: Vampiric gunfighter Drake Robey (Michael Pate, Hondo) goes West and terrorizes a small town. When the fiend sets his fangs on beautiful rancher Dolores (Kathleen Crowley, Target Earth), it’s up to Preacher Dan (Eric Fleming, TV’s Rawhide) to destroy the gun-slinging bloodsucker with a bullet mounted with a cross. The first film to mix cowboys and vampires, Curse of the Undead features striking black-and-white cinematography by Ellis W. Carter (The Incredible Shrinking Man) and co-stars John Hoyt (When Worlds Collide), Bruce Gordon (Tower of London), Edward Binns (12 Angry Men) and Jay Adler (99 River Street). Directed by Edward Dein (Shack Out on 101) and written by Edward and Mildred Dein (Calypso Joe).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tom Weaver | Trailers | Image Gallery | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From John Guillermin, the outstanding director of The Blue Max, The Bridge at Remagen, Skyjacked, The Towering Inferno, King Kong and Death on the Nile, comes this thrilling mystery in the tradition of Harper and The Long Goodbye. Down-on-his-luck New York private eye P.J. Detweiler (George Peppard, Newman’s Law) takes a bodyguard job to protect Maureen Preble (Gayle Hunnicutt, Marlowe), the mistress of shady millionaire William Orbison (Raymond Burr, Rear Window). P.J. gets in over his head after Orbison’s business partner is gunned down and he’s framed for the murder. It becomes clear to P.J. that he’s been set up and after his release by the authorities, he makes it back to New York to confront the masterminds of the plot. Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by Loyal Griggs (Shane) with a memorably jazzy score by Neal Hefti (Duel at Diablo). The wonderful supporting cast includes Brock Peters (Framed), Wilfrid Hyde-White (The Third Man), Coleen Gray (Kiss of Death), Susan Saint James (Love at First Bite) and Anthony James (High Plains Drifter).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: THE FUSE IS LIT! THE TRAP IS SET! THE EXPLOSIVE CONSPIRACY HAS BEGUN! From Lamont Johnson, the director of A Covenant with Death, The McKenzie Break, Lipstick and Cattle Annie and Little Britches, comes this exciting espionage thriller starring George Peppard (Rough Night in Jericho) and Michael Sarrazin (The Reincarnation of Peter Proud). A violent blast destroys the U.S. government’s top-secret Groundstar Research Complex, and six high-ranking scientists are incinerated. The saboteur, employee John David Welles (Sarrazin), is found barely alive and clutching stolen national security documents. But when ruthless government investigator Tuxan (Peppard) is assigned to the case, he discovers that Welles’s memory has been mysteriously erased. Welles escapes from federal custody, and Tuxan pursues the fugitive in a dangerous game of cat and mouse. With the help of Nicole Devon (Christine Belford, Pocket Money), a beautiful young woman, Welles begins to piece together the truth about his own shocking past. Is he an enemy spy responsible for the Groundstar massacre or an innocent pawn in the deadliest conspiracy of all? Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by Michael Reed (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service) and co-starring James Olson (The Andromeda Strain), Cliff Potts (Silent Running) and Tim O’Connor (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer and Film Critic Scout Tafoya | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From Richard T. Heffron, the director of Trackdown, Futureworld, Foolin’ Around and I, the Jury, comes this action-packed thriller starring George Peppard (The Groundstar Conspiracy, P.J.) as an honest L.A. cop battling criminals and corrupt policemen in his own precinct. Caught between crime rings and their own superiors, most cops would play it by the book—but Newman (Peppard) wrote his own. Newman is a no-nonsense inner-city detective who will stop at nothing to clear his name when a gang of international dope peddlers frame him for bribery and murder. Once on the vengeance trail, Newman faces death at every turn, as his enemies attempt to put the self-appointed judge, jury and executioner in their gun sights. Co-starring Roger Robinson (Willie Dynamite), Eugene Roche (Foul Play), Gordon Pinsent (Away from Her), Abe Vigoda (TV’s Barney Miller), Michael Lerner (Busting) and Mel Stewart (Trick Baby), this badass ’70s actioner offers a gritty look at real justice—known on the street as Newman’s Law.
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette | 4 Radio Spots | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: Can a kid from Kansas come to New York to conquer the business world and maneuver his way from the mailroom to the boardroom in a matter of weeks? Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future, The Hard Way) proves it can be done in this very funny lampoon of corporate business life directed by Hollywood veteran Herbert Ross (The Goodbye Girl, Footloose). Fresh out of college, Brantley (Fox) is determined to climb New York’s corporate ladder in record time by masquerading as an up-and-coming executive, even though he’s really the new mail boy. However, his plans begin to go awry when the boss’s wife (Margaret Whitton, Major League) falls in love with him and he falls in love with a junior executive (Helen Slater, Supergirl), who also happens to be the boss’s (Richard Jordan, The Yakuza) mistress. The wonderful cast also includes John Pankow (To Live and Die in L.A.), Christopher Murney (The Last Dragon), Fred Gwynne (My Cousin Vinny) and Mercedes Ruehl (Married to the Mob).
Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman | NEW Interview with Co-Star Helen Slater | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From John Badham, the acclaimed director of Saturday Night Fever, Dracula, Blue Thunder, Stakeout and Bird on a Wire, comes this action-packed crime-comedy starring Michael J. Fox (Back to the Future, The Secret of My Success), James Woods (Cop, The Onion Field), Stephen Lang (Tombstone, Don’t Breathe) and Annabella Sciorra (Jungle Fever, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle). Nick Lang (Fox) is a popular movie star who joins forces with tough New York detective John Moss (Woods) in order to break out of his “nice guy” screen image. On the trail of a ruthless serial killer (Lang), the last thing Moss needs is a pampered Hollywood sidekick, who he finds superficial and irritating. The stellar cast also includes Luis Guzmán (The Limey), LL Cool J (Deep Blue Sea), Delroy Lindo (Clockers), Penny Marshall (TV’s Laverne & Shirley), Christina Ricci (The Addams Family) and Lewis Black (Man of the Year).
Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary with Director John Badham, Producer/Second Unit Director Rob Cohen and Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: The saga of the supposedly unsinkable R.M.S. Titanic has captured the world’s imagination for over a century. Its story of greed, loss and survival remains as fascinating today as it did on that fateful, moonless night in April 1912. Long before James Cameron’s blockbuster Titanic (1997), this film meticulously recreated the world’s most lavish luxury liner and its sumptuous gala atmosphere during the four-day journey leading to the disaster. Based on detailed research, this intriguing docudrama gives a rich sense of life aboard the Titanic as it explores the lives of various passengers, ranging from the most impoverished to the wealthiest, and movingly finds the courage amidst the horror and tragedy. The film follows the survivors’ lives after their traumatic rescue. The all-star cast includes David Janssen (Superdome), Cloris Leachman (Scavenger Hunt), Susan Saint James (Love at First Bite), Ian Holm (Juggernaut), Helen Mirren (The Queen), Harry Andrews (The Nightcomers) and David Warner (Morgan!), who also appeared in Cameron’s Titanic more than a decade later. Directed by William Hale (Journey to Shiloh), with a screenplay by three-time Emmy Award winner James Costigan (Love Among the Ruins) and top-notch cinematography by Christopher Challis (The Deep, Evil Under the Sun). This special edition includes both the 4K restoration of the 102-minute theatrical cut and the 144-minute TV cut, newly remastered in HD.
Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Restoration (Theatrical Cut) | Brand New HD Master (TV Cut) | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Evgueni Mlodik | Titanic 1943 Theatrical Trailer | Original 1912 Newsreel | A Tour of the Olympic – Titanic Sister Ship | Reversible Art | Trailers | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: Horror legend Boris Karloff (Frankenstein, The Old Dark House, The Black Cat) portrays a kindly doctor who seeks to cure a young woman of polio through injections of human spinal fluid. Of course, spinal fluid is difficult to obtain, particularly as the victim must be alive. When a circus ape escapes and breaks into Karloff’s home, he finds the solution to his problems—or does he? This creepy classic was directed by William Nigh (Mr. Wu, The Mystery of Mr. Wong) and co-written by Curt Siodmak (I Walked with a Zombie, The Wolf Man) and Richard Carroll (Five Came Back), with atmospheric cinematography by Harry Neumann (My Gun Is Quick).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tom Weaver | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: This double-feature special edition includes new 2K restorations of Fear No Evil (1969) and its sequel Ritual of Evil (1970), both starring Louis Jourdan (Gigi, Octopussy). Fear No Evil – Dr. David Sorell (Jourdan), a psychiatrist specializing in the occult, becomes involved in the case of a man possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man’s fiancée discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident, from the dead. Co-starring Lynda Day George (Day of the Animals), Carroll O’Connor (All in the Family), Bradford Dillman (Chosen Survivors), Wilfrid Hyde-White (My Fair Lady), Marsha Hunt (Raw Deal) and directed by Paul Wendkos (The Mephisto Waltz). Ritual of Evil – Dr. David Sorell (Jourdan) investigates the death of one of his patients, a young heiress, and uncovers a cult of wealthy people who practice black magic, witchcraft and devil worship. Hyde-White returns as Harry Snowden, one of David’s associates. Co-starring Anne Baxter (All About Eve), Diana Hyland (Jigsaw), John McMartin (Sweet Charity), Belinda Montgomery (The Other Side of the Mountain) and directed by Robert Day (Tarzan the Magnificent).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Masters | NEW Audio Commentaries by Film Historian/Screenwriter Gary Gerani | Image Gallery | Fear No Evil & Ritual of Evil Trailers | Newly Commissioned Art by Vince Evans | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From Ronald Neame, the acclaimed director of The Horse’s Mouth, Tunes of Glory, Gambit, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Poseidon Adventure and Hopscotch, comes this critically acclaimed drama starring screen legend Deborah Kerr (Separate Tables), with Hayley Mills (Endless Night), John Mills (Great Expectations) and Edith Evans (The Whisperers) in an Oscar-nominated role. The peculiar antics of Laurel (Hayley Mills), an emotionally troubled young girl, are the focus of The Chalk Garden—a stately household drama set on the cliffs of the English south coast. Evans plays a matriarchal grandmother who, in raising her granddaughter, has neglected her other love—a barren chalk garden. Mayhem ensues as Laurel’s behavior frightens away a succession of governesses until an enigmatic one (Kerr) is hired in spite of her mysterious references. She skillfully sets about tending to the girl’s reckless emotions and the pitifully failed garden. John Mills (Hayley’s real-life father) plays the compassionate butler working overtime to maintain order in this unpredictable environment. Beautifully photographed by Arthur Ibbetson (Where Eagles Dare) with a screenplay by the great John Michael Hayes (Rear Window), adapted from a play by Enid Bagnold (National Velvet).
Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: NOT ALL ALIENS COME FROM SPACE! From producer/director Sean S. Cunningham, the creator of the Friday the 13th and House films, comes this action-packed underwater sci-fi thriller starring Taurean Blacque (Hill Street Blues), Nancy Everhard (The Punisher), Greg Evigan (B.J. and the Bear), Miguel Ferrer (RoboCop), Matt McCoy (The Hand That Rocks the Cradle), Nia Peeples (North Shore), Cindy Pickett (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off) and Marius Weyers (The Gods Must Be Crazy). Far below the surface of the unforgiving sea, the daring crew of DeepStar Six are explorers in a forbidding world of impenetrable darkness and unimaginable pressure. They have invaded the icy fathoms into which no human has ever ventured. Their mission is to establish a top secret Navy base on the ocean floor. But something’s down there and the crew of DeepStar Six are about to make a startling discovery—there’s no escape from the terror of the deep. DeepStar Six will plunge you into the depths of fear… save your last breath… to scream.
Bonus Features: Audio Commentary by Producer/Director Sean S. Cunningham & Visual Effects Supervisor James Isaac | Featurette with Creature Supervisor Greg Nicotero & Creature Designer Robert Kurtzman | Featurette with Composer Harry Manfredini | Original EPK | Extended Vintage Interview Clips | Behind-the-Scenes Footage | Theatrical Trailer | TV Spot | Image Gallery | Limited Edition O-Card | Reversible Art | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From cult filmmaker Bert I. Gordon, the director of The Cyclops, The Amazing Colossal Man, Attack of the Puppet People, The Magic Sword, The Food of the Gods and Empire of the Ants. After Edward Shelley’s (Don Ameche, Midnight, Trading Places) wealthy wife (Zsa Zsa Gabor, Queen of Outer Space, Moulin Rouge) dies in a mysterious fire, he marries Francene (Martha Hyer, House of 1,000 Dolls, Paris Holiday), the governess of his daughter Susan (played by the director’s real-life daughter Susan Gordon, The Five Pennies, Tormented). Francene is only interested in Edward’s money and wastes no time spending his inheritance. She then turns her attention to Susan—if Susan and Edward were both to die, the rest of the inheritance would go to Anthony (Maxwell Reed, Daughter of Darkness, The Notorious Landlady), Edward’s cousin and Francene’s former lover. Francene and Anthony work out a plot to drive Susan, still haunted by her mother’s untimely death, mad. Beautifully shot in Pathécolor by Ellsworth Fredericks (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Eye of the Cat) and co-starring Wendell Corey (Rear Window, The Astro-Zombies), Signe Hasso (The House on 92nd Street, The Seventh Cross) and Anna Lee (Bedlam, The Crimson Kimono).
Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | Trailers | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: A small construction crew battles the ultimate assassin in the cult classic Killdozer. Stationed on a small island off the coast of Africa, six men find themselves terrorized when a ruthless life-form takes over a bulldozer and then sets off on a killing rampage. Despite limited fuel, the renegade machine methodically hunts down the men one by one in a full-throttle drive to death. Buckle up and hold on tight in this turbo-charged thriller! Directed by Jerry London (Shogun) and starring screen and TV legend Clint Walker (The Dirty Dozen, Cheyenne) with Robert Urich (Vega$, The Ice Pirates) and Neville Brand (Stalag 17, Kansas City Confidential). Killdozer is based on a novel by acclaimed television writer Theodore Sturgeon (Star Trek, The Twilight Zone) and features a rousing score by Gil Mellé (The Andromeda Strain, Night Gallery).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Film Critic Jarret Gahan | NEW Audio Interview with Director Jerry London | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase | Image Gallery | Trailers | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From Don Siegel, the legendary director of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Coogan’s Bluff, Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, The Shootist and Escape from Alcatraz, comes this classic western starring screen legends Clint Eastwood (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, High Plains Drifter) and Shirley MacLaine (Sweet Charity, Irma La Douce). Eastwood is a hard-hitting drifter who rides into town and single-handedly rescues a local nun (MacLaine) from a gang of bandits. After meeting a band of Mexican revolutionaries bent on resisting the French occupation of Mexico, the cowboy and Sister Sara decide to join forces with the freedom fighters and set off on a deadly mission to capture the enemy’s garrison. But along the way, a steamy romance develops between them when the soft-spoken hero discovers the nun is not what she seems. Ending with a violent climax at the well-protected fort, this action-packed western classic cemented Eastwood’s status as a true cinematic superstar. Featuring a masterful score by the great Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars). This 2-disc special edition includes 4K restorations of both the international and domestic cuts.
Bonus Features: Brand New 4K Masters | Brand New 4K Restorations – 113:32 International Cut / 104:40 Domestic Cut | NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | At Home with Clint: Vintage Candid Interview with Clint Eastwood | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase | Poster and Image Gallery | Reversible Art | Theatrical Trailer (New HD Transfer) | TV Spot | 4 Radio Spots | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From John Sturges, the acclaimed director of Bad Day at Black Rock, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape, The Satan Bug and Ice Station Zebra, comes this action-packed western starring screen greats Clint Eastwood (For a Few Dollars More, Two Mules for Sister Sara) and Robert Duvall (The Godfather, Tender Mercies). During a land war in New Mexico at the turn of the century, an ex-bounty hunter (Eastwood) reluctantly helps a wealthy landowner (Duvall) and his henchmen track down a Mexican revolutionary leader (John Saxon, The Appaloosa). Beautifully shot by Bruce Surtees (High Plains Drifter, Night Moves) with a rousing score by Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Harry, Bullitt) and a wonderful screenplay by Elmore Leonard (3:10 to Yuma, Hombre), Joe Kidd features the top-notch acting skills of Duvall and the rugged charm of Eastwood as a hired gun who takes action based on his own particular sense of justice. The stellar supporting cast includes Don Stroud (Coogan’s Bluff), Paul Koslo (Mr. Majestyk), Gregory Walcott (Prime Cut) and Dick Van Patten (High Anxiety). Joe Kidd is loaded with gunfights, conflicts, and a slam-bang finale which has a locomotive being driven through a saloon.
Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | NEW Interview with Actor Don Stroud | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase | Reversible Art | Poster and Image Gallery | Theatrical Trailer (New HD Transfer) | 2 TV Spots | Radio Spot | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: THEY’D NEVER FORGET THE DAY HE DRIFTED INTO TOWN! From Clint Eastwood, the acclaimed director/star of The Outlaw Josey Wales, Pale Rider, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino and The Mule, comes this western masterpiece and homage to his “The Man with No Name” legend. Eastwood portrays a mysterious stranger who emerges out of the heat waves of the desert and rides into the guilt-ridden town of Lago. After committing three murders in the first 20 minutes, The Stranger is hired by the town’s citizens to protect them from the three vengeful gunmen about to be released from jail. Eastwood’s second film as a director is a tribute to his three spaghetti western classics with the great Sergio Leone, and features a strong supporting cast that includes Verna Bloom (Medium Cool), Marianna Hill (The Baby), Mitchell Ryan (The Hunting Party), Jack Ging (Play Misty for Me), Geoffrey Lewis (Every Which Way but Loose), Anthony James (In the Heat of the Night), John Hillerman (Blazing Saddles), John Quade (Breakheart Pass) and Billy Curtis (The Terror of Tiny Town). Beautifully shot in CinemaScope by Bruce Surtees (Dirty Harry) with a great screenplay by Ernest Tidyman (The French Connection) and a memorable score by Dee Barton (Thunderbolt and Lightfoot).
Bonus Features: NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox | NEW Interview with Actress Marianna Hill | NEW Interview with Actor Mitchell Ryan | NEW Interview with Actor William O’Connell | A Man Named Eastwood: Vintage HPD Promo | TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson | TRAILERS FROM HELL with Edgar Wright | Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase | Reversible Art | Poster and Image Gallery | Two Theatrical Trailers (New HD Transfers) | TV Spot | Radio Spot | | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles | 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
Synopsis: Acclaimed filmmaker Phil Karlson (99 River Street, The Silencers, Walking Tall) directed this espionage thriller based on an Alistair MacLean (The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare, Ice Station Zebra) novel and starring screen great Richard Widmark (Pickup on South Street, The Alamo, Madigan). Vienna, 1956. After Soviet tanks crush the Hungarian uprising, soldier-of-fortune Mike Reynolds (Widmark) is hired to help Professor Jancsi (Walter Rilla, Code 7, Victim 5), a Hungarian scientist wanted by the Russians, escape from Budapest. Mike and Julia (Sonja Ziemann, The Bridge at Remagen), the professor’s daughter, cross the border posing as journalists, but encounter a problem—the professor is a staunch freedom fighter and doesn’t want to be rescued! Two of the film’s best features are the terrific black-and-white photography by Mutz Greenbaum (Night and the City) and original music score by legendary composer John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars). Co-starring Senta Berger (Diabolically Yours, The Ambushers).
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: From Harry Saltzman, the producer of James Bond classics Dr. No, Goldfinger, Thunderball and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, comes a film widely recognized as one of the greatest spy thrillers of all time. The Ipcress File is the first film in the series of Harry Palmer mysteries, based on the bestsellers by Len Deighton (Funeral in Berlin), that made Michael Caine (Gambit, The Black Windmill) a star. It is the height of the cold war, and ex-thief Harry Palmer (Caine), now reluctantly working as a secret agent, has been called in to investigate a strange occurrence among a number of leading scientists. It seems the scientists have been kidnapped, but reappear only days after the kidnapping, brainwashed and useless. During the course of the investigation, a tape is uncovered with the word “Ipcress” on it. This stylish classic was directed by Sidney J. Furie (The Appaloosa), shot by Otto Heller (Peeping Tom) and edited by Peter R. Hunt (From Russia with Love), with production design by Ken Adam (Dr. Strangelove) and music by John Barry (Diamonds Are Forever). The great cast includes Nigel Green (Let’s Kill Uncle), Guy Doleman (Billion Dollar Brain), Sue Lloyd (The Bitch) and Gordon Jackson (The Great Escape).
Bonus Features: 2K Restoration | Audio Commentary by Director Sidney J. Furie and Editor Peter Hunt | NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth and Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer | Interview with Star Michael Caine | Interview with Production Designer Ken Adams | TRAILERS FROM HELL with Howard Rodman | 3:07 Theatrical Trailer in HD | 1:07 Theatrical Trailer | 4 Radio Spots | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
Synopsis: Screen legend Michael Caine (The Ipcress File, The Holcroft Covenant) gives a riveting performance as an ordinary man caught in a web of corruption and murder in this gripping, taughtly handled and highly charged espionage thriller. English patriot and army vet Frank Jones (Caine) is only mildly concerned when his son Bob, who works for the British Secret Service, says dirty dealings are afoot at the agency. But then Bob is murdered under mysterious circumstances. And Frank’s inquiries thrust him in the middle of a rat’s nest of government deceit that reaches up through the ranks to a traitorous spy (John Gielgud, Murder by Decree) whose secret could cost Frank his own life as well. James Fox (Performance), Nigel Havers (Empire of the Sun), Barry Foster (Frenzy) and Gordon Jackson (The Great Escape) co-star in this suspenseful and intelligent political thriller directed by Simon Langton (Smiley’s People) that will keep you guessing until the very last frame.
Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | Theatrical Trailer | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc | Optional English Subtitles
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