Monday, July 15, 2019

10 FROM KINO LORBER'S VAULT OF CLASSICS


Barnes & Noble's website offers a nice selection of Blu-ray and DVD's at reasonable prices. Included in the lot are a number of genre films, some that have been available but are now restored with mega-extras (see THE OUTER LIMITS Vol. 2 for instance). Included in the listing here what will probably be the definitive edition of TRILOGY OF TERROR, the rare OUTER LIMITS prototype, THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE, and the post-apocalyptic THE DAY AFTER.




THE REVOLT OF THE SLAVES AKA LA RIVOLTA DEGLI SCHIAVI (BLU-RAY)
Cast
Rhonda Fleming 
Lang Jeffries 
Fernando Rey 
Darío Moreno 
Serge Gainsbourg 
Ettore Manni 

Crew
Directed by Nunzio Malasomma

THE REVELS… THE RAVAGES… THE REVOLT OF THE AGES! In this biblical action-adventure, set during the waning years of the Roman Empire, Fabiola (Rhonda Fleming, Jivaro, Bullwhip), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy patrician, falls in love with a Christian slave, Vibio (Lang Jeffries, Alone Against Rome). Veteran writer/director Nunzio Malasomma (15 Scaffolds for a Murderer) directed this epic international hit featuring early performances by Fernando Rey (That Obscure Object of Desire) and Serge Gainsbourg (Je t’aime moi non plus).

Blu-ray Extras Include:
Original Theatrical Trailer


THE PUPPET MASTERS (SPECIAL EDITION) (BLU-RAY)
Cast
Donald Sutherland 
Julie Warner 
David Keith 
Will Patton 
Richard Belzer 
Tom Mason 
Yaphet Kotto 

Crew
Directed by Stuart Orme

TRUST NO ONE! Here's the edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, based on the classic novel by Robert A. Heinlein (Starship Troopers), that delivers unrelenting suspense and nonstop action. Donald Sutherland (Klute, Ordeal by Innocence) leads a team of top-level government agents who make a chilling discovery: extraterrestrial beings have landed and are quickly taking control of the residents of a small Midwestern town - manipulating their bodies and minds like puppets. Faced with an escalating crisis as the creatures multiply and spread, the team must somehow eliminate the seemingly unstoppable aliens. Eric Thal (A Stranger Among Us), Julie Warner (Indian Summer), Keith David (They Live), Will Patton (No Way Out), Richard Belzer (TV’s Law and Order: Special Victims Unit) and Yaphet Kotto (Truck Turner) co-star in The Puppet Masters, filled with riveting special effects and heart-stopping action that is sure to thrill everyone.

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by director Stuart Orme with film editor David Yardley
  • NEW interview with star Julie Warner
  • NEW interview with actor Keith David
  • NEW interview with actor Richard Belzer
  • NEW Interview with Special Effects Supervisor Larry Odien
  • Limited Edition Booklet Essay by Samuel R. Delany
  • NEW Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
  • Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
  • Reversible Art
  • 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo Audio
  • Theatrical Trailer


THE OUTER LIMITS (1963-64) SEASON 1 (32 EPISODES) (BLU-RAY)
Newly Re-Mastered in HD! There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set… Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture… We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire first season – 32 Episodes – You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown. A seven-disc set that controls over 27 hours of transmission from the 1963-1964 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include Ed Asner, Macdonald Carey, Dabney Coleman, Robert Culp, Bruce Dern, Robert Duvall, Mimsy Farmer, Don Gordon, Harry Guardino, Gloria Grahame, Signe Hasso, Miriam Hopkins, Richard Jaeckel, Sally Kellerman, Shirley Knight, Martin Landau, George Macready, John Marley, David McCallum, Ralph Meeker, Gary Merrill, Vera Miles, Leonard Nimoy, Simon Oakland, Warren Oates, Carroll O’Connor, Donald Pleasence, Cliff Robertson, Ruth Roman, Barbara Rush, Martin Sheen, Henry Silva and many more. “The best program of its type ever to run on network TV!" - Stephen King

Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio commentaries by David J. Schow (author of The Outer Limits Companion) and film historians Tim Lucas, Reba Wissner, Craig Beam, Gary Gerani, Michael Hyatt and Steve Mitchell

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION SET – 40 Page Booklet Essay by David J. Schow



THE OUTER LIMITS - SEASON 2 (BLU-RAY)
Newly Re-Mastered in HD! There Is Nothing Wrong With Your Television Set… Do Not Attempt To Adjust The Picture… We Are Controlling Transmission... The entire second season – 17 Episodes – You hold in your hands an artifact from a time now vanished forever; a compendium of portals into worlds unknown. A four-disc set that controls over 15 hours of transmission from the 1964-1965 series, this vessel has sought you out for one specific purpose: to expand your mind to The Outer Limits! Guest stars include William Shatner, Adam West, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Duvall, Robert Culp, Eddie Albert, Patrick O’Neal, Dabney Coleman, Robert Webber, Lloyd Nolan, James Sikking, Ted Knight, Michael Ansara, Marianna Hill, Tim O’Connor, Skip Homeier, James Doohan, Warren Stevens, Grant Williams, Dewey Martin, Michael Constantine, Ted de Corsia, Mary Murphy and Mark Richman.

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • 17 Episodes and 2 Alternates Episodes - All Newly Mastered in HD
  • THE UNKNOWN – the alternate cut of “The Forms of Things Unknown” intended a pilot for a show that was never broadcast – with an optional audio commentary track by Dr. Reba Wissner
  • PLEASE STAND BY – the alternate cut of “The Galaxy Being” was the pilot episode shown to ABC executives which later became THE OUTER LIMITS – with an optional commentary track by Film Historian Eric Grayson
  • AUDIO COMMENTARIES: 
  • SOLDIER by Film Historian David J. Schow
  • COOL HANDS, WARM HEART by Film Historian Craig Beam
  • BEHOLD ECK! by Film Historian Reba Wissner
  • EXPANDING HUMAN by Film Historian Reba Wissner
  • DEMON WITH A GLASS HAND by Film Historian Craig Beam
  • CRY OF SILENCE by Film Historian Gary Gerani
  • CRY OF SILENCE by Film Historian Reba Wissner
  • THE INVISIBLE ENEMY by Film Historian Craig Beam
  • WOLF 359 by Film Historian Craig Beam
  • I, ROBOT by Film Historian David J. Schow
  • THE INHERITORS: PART 1 by Film Historians Gary Gerani and Steve Mitchell
  • THE INHERITORS: PART 2 by Film Historians Gary Gerani and Steve Mitchell
  • KEEPER OF THE PURPLE TWILIGHT by Film Historian David J. Schow
  • THE DUPLICATE MAN by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • COUNTERWEIGHT by Film Historian Reba Wissner
  • THE PREMONITION by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • 12 TNT PROMOS with Robert Culp, Harlan Ellison, Martin Landau, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner and Leslie Stevens (21:55)
  • DAVID J. SCHOW – Showtime Interview (22:45)
  • THE OUTER LIMITS PHENOMENON (12:08)
  • PENN & TELLER TNT Host Segments (20:41)
  • CLIFF ROBERTSON – THE GALAXY BEING – Full TNT Interview (36:00)
  • JOSEPH STEFANO – Full TNT Interview (64:07)
  • JOANNA FRANK – ZZZZZ – Full TNT Interview (21:02)
  • TNT Interview with Casting Director Meryl O’Loughlin (23:44)
  • ANTHONY LAWRENCE Interview (9:14)
  • CREATURE FEATURES with DAVID J. SCHOW (2:39)
  • The Museum of Television & Radio's William S. Paley Television Festival - The Outer Limits - March 10, 2000 - with guests David M. Schow, Robert H. Justman, Lou Morheim, Conrad L. Hall, Martin Landau, Joseph Stefano (73:09)
  • PROJECT UNLIMITED – Commentary by David J. Schow (10:28)
  • ABC NEW YEAR’S PROMO (0:43)
  • WHAT’S NEW ON ABC? – 1963 Promo with Edie Adams (6:32)
  • 5 TV SPOTS (4:30)
  • THERE IS STILL NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR TELEVISION SET – Booklet Essay by David J. Schow


CHAMBER OF HORRORS (BLU-RAY)
Cast
Lilli Palmer 
Leslie Banks 
Gina Malo 
Romilly Lunge 

Crew
Directed by Norman Lee

Newly Mastered in HD! 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).

Blu-ray Extras Include:
Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle and Filmmaker Kenneth J. Hall

Trailers



TRILOGY OF TERROR (SPECIAL EDITION) (BLU-RAY)
Cast
Karen Black 
Robert Burton 
John Karlen 
George Gaynes 
Gregory Harrison 
Jim Storm 

Crew
Directed by Dan Curtis

BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! Legendary producer/director Dan Curtis (The Night Stalker, The Night Strangler) teams up with renowned sci-fi/horror writers Richard Matheson (I Am Legend) and William F. Nolan (Logan’s Run) to present three tales of horrific suspense in this highly rated and critically acclaimed made-for-television anthology that also showcases the tremendous acting talent of Karen Black (Burnt Offerings, The Day of the Locust), who plays four distinct roles. In Julie, an aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor; in Millicent and Therese, two polar-opposite sisters become increasingly hell-bent on the undoing of one another; and in Amelia, a woman falls prey to a murderous Zuni fetish doll. The strong supporting cast includes George Gaynes (Tootsie), John Karlen (Daughters of Darkness) and Gregory Harrison (TV’s Trapper John, M.D.).

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Brand New 4K Restoration
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Richard Harland Smith
  • NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
  • Audio Commentary with Karen Black and writer William F. Nolan
  • "Richard Matheson: Terror Scribe" Featurette
  • "Three Colors Black" Featurette
  • Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams
  • Newly Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE (SPECIAL EDITION) (BLU-RAY)
Cast
Martin Landau 
Diane Baker 
Judith Anderson 
Nellie Burt 
Tom Simcox 
Leonard Stone 

Crew
Directed by Joseph Stefano and Robert Stevens

BRAND NEW RESTORATION IN 2K! Legendary writer and producer Joseph Stefano (Psycho and TV’s The Outer Limits) and star Martin Landau (TV’s Mission: Impossible and Space: 1999) originally shot this controversial cult classic as a pilot for a potential TV series called The Haunted, a new show similar in concept to The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits, but with much more focus on horror. The pilot was not picked up, so after adding some additional scenes, The Haunted became The Ghost of Sierra de Cobre. Robert Stevens (TV’s Alfred Hitchcock Presents and The Twilight Zone) started directing the pilot, but became very ill and was replaced by producer Stefano. Terrified of being buried alive, a young woman installs a phone in her crypt. A few days after her untimely death, the phone suddenly rings and paranormal investigator Nelson Orion (Landau) is brought in to probe the case. Stunningly shot in black-and-white by renowned cinematographers William A. Fraker (Rosemary’s Baby) and Conrad L. Hall (In Cold Blood). The stellar cast includes Diane Baker (Mirage) and Judith Anderson (Rebecca).

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Brand New 2K Restoration
  • Includes THE HAUNTED (Alternate Cut)
  • Audio Commentary for THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE by Film Historian David J. Schow
  • Audio Commentary for THE HAUNTED by Film Historian Eric Grayson


THE NIGHT STALKER (SPECIAL EDITION) (BLU-RAY)
BRAND NEW HD RESTORATION IN 4K! An investigative journalist takes a stab at the supernatural. This unforgettable first entry in the Night Stalker series introduced the world to the quirky reporter with a penchant for the paranormal and became one of the top-rated TV movies of all time. Investigating a series of Las Vegas murders, Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Strangler) discovers that each victim has been bitten in the neck and drained of blood. Though Kolchak's outlandish theory about the murders gets him nowhere with the police, his initiative to apprehend the killer himself gets him into hot water... with a modern-day vampire. The great John Llewellyn Moxey (Nightmare in Badham County) directed this Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) production featuring Carol Lynley (The Poseidon Adventure), Simon Oakland (The Hunting Party), Ralph Meeker (Big House, U.S.A.), Claude Akins (A Man Called Sledge), Charles McGraw (The Narrow Margin), Kent Smith (The Spiral Staircase), Elisha Cook Jr. (I Wake Up Screaming) and Larry Linville (TV’s M*A*S*H). Teleplay by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (The Incredible Shrinking Man).

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Brand New 4K Restoration
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • NEW Interview with Director John Llewellyn Moxey
  • NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
  • "The Night Stalker: Dan Curtis Interview" featurette
  • Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams
  • Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


THE NIGHT STRANGLER (SPECIAL EDITION) (BLU-RAY)
BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION! Supernatural phenomena, baffling murders and offbeat humor mark this second Night Stalker offering with a great cast and suspense so palpable, it'll feel like a presence right there in the room with you. Surfacing in Seattle, Kolchak (Darren McGavin, The Night Stalker) uncovers another maddening mystery: Every 21 years—for the past century—a serial killer commits a spree of murders, drains his victims' blood and then quietly disappears. But Kolchak is onto this monster and is about to discover a shocking underground lair... an army of rotting corpses... and the ageless madman behind it all. The great Dan Curtis (Burnt Offerings) produced and directed this highly-rated TV movie written by legendary sci-fi/horror writer Richard Matheson (I Am Legend). The stellar cast includes Jo Ann Pflug (Scream of the Wolf), Simon Oakland (Bullitt), Scott Brady (He Walked by Night), Wally Cox (TV’s Mister Peepers), Margaret Hamilton (The Wizard of Oz), John Carradine (House of the Long Shadows) and Al Lewis (TV’s The Munsters).

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Brand New 4K Restoration
  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • NEW Interview with Composer Bob Cobert
  • "Directing 'The Night Strangler'" Featurette
  • Limited Edition Booklet essay by Film critic and author Simon Abrams
  • Newly Commissioned Art by Sean Phillips
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase


DEEP RISING (20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION) (BLU-RAY)
Buckle up for edge-of-your-seat excitement with the explosive hit Deep Rising! A band of ruthless hijackers seize the most luxurious cruise in the world only to find that all the passengers have mysteriously disappeared, but they are not alone. Something terrifying is lurking just out of sight – behind every deck and passageway: a deadly force from the unexplored depths of the ocean that begins to snatch the horrified intruders one by one. Treat Williams (Prince of the City) and sexy Famke Janssen (X-Men trilogy) lead a group of survivors who must overcome incredible odds in their breathtaking battle to escape the doomed ship alive. Written and directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy, Van Helsing) and featuring a stellar cast that includes Anthony Heald (The Silence of the Lambs), Kevin J. O’Connor (Color of Night), Wes Studi (The Last of the Mohicans), Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels), Cliff Curtis (Live Free or Die Hard) and Djimon Hounsou (Amistad).

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay
  • Interview with actor Wes Studi
  • Interview with actor Kevin O'Connor
  • Interview with actor Anthony Heald
  • Interview with second unit director Dean Cundey
  • Interview with VFX John Berton (ILM)
  • Interview with VFX Van Ling (Banned from the Ranch Entertainment)
  • Interview with Brad Proctor (SFX/Make-Up)
  • Interview with Doug Morrow (SFX/Make-Up)
  • Interview with Cinematographer Howard Atherton
  • ILM Behind-the-Scenes Extras (Animatic Sequence/Creature/Tests/Etc.)
  • Newly Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
  • Animated Image Gallery (Stills and Behind-the-Scenes)
  • Reversible Blu-ray Art
  • Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
  • 5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Stereo Audio
  • Theatrical Trailer


THE DAY AFTER (2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION) (BLU-RAY)
Cast
Jason Robards 
JoBeth Williams 
Steve Guttenberg 
John Lithgow 
Amy Madigan 
John Cullum 

Crew
Directed by Nicholas Meyer

Includes both the 122-minute TV cut (1.33:1) and the 127-minute theatrical cut (1.78:1) – Both cuts newly mastered in HD! The countdown has begun! Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating Cold War, this dramatically involving and agonizingly graphic film about nuclear holocaust detonated a direct hit into the heartland of America, becoming the most watched TV movie of all time. Starring Jason Robards (Cabo Blanco), JoBeth Williams (American Dreamer), Steve Guttenberg (The Bedroom Window) and John Lithgow (The Manhattan Project), this controversial, potent drama remains one of the most talked-about programs in history. When Cold War tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn – along with the rest of America – that they have less than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Can anyone survive this ultimate nightmare... or the nuclear winter that is sure to follow? Top-notch direction by Nicholas Meyer (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Company Business), from a teleplay by Edward Hume (Two-Minute Warning, 21 Hours at Munich).

Blu-ray Extras Include:

  • Includes both Original 122-Minute TV Cut (1.33:1) and the 127-Minute Theatrical Cut (1.78:1)
  • Interview with star JoBeth Williams
  • Interview with director Nicholas Meyer
  • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin and Comic Artist/Writer Tristan Jones



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