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THE SICILIAN CLAN (2 discs)
Brand New 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Henri Verneuil
Starring: Jean Gabin, Alain Delon, Lino Ventura, Irina Demick

1969 / Thriller / 118 min / Color / NR

Synopsis: International superstars Alain Delon (Le Samouraï), Jean Gabin (Touchez Pas au Grisbi) and Lino Ventura (Le Deuxième Souffle) star in this action-packed thriller that delivers white-knuckle suspense from its exciting opening chase to its thrilling conclusion. Aging Sicilian mobster Vittorio Manalese (Gabin) springs master thief and hit man Roger Sartet (Delon) from prison so he can help him pull off the most ambitious heist of his illustrious career, which includes hijacking a New York-bound plane and transporting 50 million dollars in jewels. But after the audacious crime, Sartet betrays the crime boss and the two partners in crime become engaged in a tense game of cat-and-mouse and a no-holds-barred battle of wit and bravado. Wonderfully directed by Henri Verneuil (Any Number Can Win), who also co-wrote the screenplay with José Giovanni (Classe Tous Risques) and Pierre Pelegri (The Last Adventure), based on a novel by Auguste Le Breton (Rififi, Bob le Flambeur). Two of the film's other best features are the stunning cinematography by Henri Decaë (Le Cercle Rouge) and original musical score by the legendary Ennio Morricone (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly).

Special Features: 2K Restoration of the "125-Minute International Cut" | "Legend of the Clan" Featurette (1:03:33) | Audio commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson | The Sicilian Clan by Fred Cavaye (4:15) | Animated Montage of Images | French and US Theatrical Trailers

NO HIGHWAY IN THE SKY
Blu-ray Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: Henry Koster
Starring: James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich, Glynis Johns, Jack Hawkins, Janette Scott

1951 / Thriller / 99 min / B&W / NR

Synopsis: Screen legends James Stewart (Broken Arrow) and Marlene Dietrich (Witness for the Prosecution) go behind the scenes of commercial aviation in this gripping, suspense- filled classic about one man's fight to prevent disaster in the air. An eccentric scientist (Stewart) has no proof, but is convinced that England's new Reindeer planes will fall apart after 1,440 hours of flying time. When he finds himself on a Reindeer that is about to reach that stress point, his frantic warning rings true for a famous actress passenger (Dietrich) and a flight attendant (Glynis Johns, The Court Jester) who later supports his drastic action to permanently ground the aircraft. Henry Koster (Harvey) directed this suspenseful thriller based on a novel by Nevil Shute (On the Beach), with a screenplay by R.C. Sherriff (Odd Man Out), Oscar Millard (Angel Face) and Alec Coppel (Vertigo). The stellar cast includes Jack Hawkins (The Bridge on the River Kwai), Janette Scott (The Day of the Triffids), Elizabeth Allan (A Tale of Two Cities) and Kenneth More (A Night to Remember).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold

PRINCE OF FOXES
Blu-ray Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: Henry King
Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Wanda Hendrix, Marina Berti, Everette Sloane

1949 / Adventure / 107 min / B&W / NR

Synopsis: In this captivating epic of intrigue, action and romance, the handsome and masterful Tyrone Power (The Mark of Zorro) shines in the title role as Andrea Orsini, a bold and courageous warrior. The setting is Renaissance Italy, where the notorious and violent Borgia family, led by Cesare Borgia (Orson Welles, Compulsion), is determined to capture neighboring lands and expand the family's empire, power, and wealth. As a Borgia spy-soldier, Orsini is dispatched to a small territory Cesare hopes to capture. But Orsini becomes captivated by the intelligence and charm of the Duke and his young wife. Torn between allegiance to his master and a growing friendship with his assigned victims, Orsini becomes embroiled in a fierce and spectacular battle for justice and nobility. The great Henry King (David and Bathsheba) directed this glorious epic, which was beautifully shot on location by legendary cinematographer Leon Shamroy (Daisy Kenyon, Daddy Long Legs).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Troy Howarth | Movietone News: Tyrone Powers Weds Linda Christian in Rome Ceremony | Isolated Score Track

WHAT A WAY TO GO!
Blu-ray Street Date: February 7, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, Dean Martin, Gene Kelly, Dick Van Dyke, Robert Cummings, Reginald Gardiner, Margaret Dumont

1964 / Comedy / 111 min / Color / NR

Synopsis: All Louisa May Foster (Shirley MacLaine, Two for the Seesaw) wants is a man to love and grow old with. But she keeps meeting and marrying men with a desire to strike it rich and a habit of dying soon thereafter. A spectacular lineup of Hollywood's legendary stars appeared in this delightful and romantic camp comedy, including Paul Newman (Paris Blues), Robert Mitchum (Man with the Gun), Gene Kelly (An American in Paris), Dean Martin (The Silencers), Dick Van Dyke (Mary Poppins) and Robert Cummings (The Chase). J. Lee Thompson (Kings of the Sun) directed this colorful comedy that is pure delight from beginning to its all-too-soon ending. What a Way to Go! was nominated for two Academy Awards including Costume Design for Edith Head's gowns worn by lovely Miss MacLaine and Moss Mabry's men's wardrobe worn by the legendary male leads. Shot in glorious Cinemascope by iconic cinematographer Leon Shamroy (Prince of Foxes, Daddy Long Legs).

ONE MILLION YEARS B.C. (2 Discs)
Brand New 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray Street Date: February 14, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: Don Chaffey
Starring: Raquel Welch, John Richardson, Martine Beswick, Percy Herbert, Robert Brown, Yvonne Horner

1966 / Science Fiction / 100 mins / Color / NR

Synopsis: In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumak (John Richardson, Black Sunday) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People. There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana (Raquel Welch, 100 Rifles, Fuzz, Fathom), in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen (The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms). One Million Years B.C., a true science-fiction classic, was directed by Don Chaffey (Jason and the Argonauts) and featured a strong supporting cast that included Martine Beswick (Thunderball), Robert Brown (The Living Daylights), Percy Herbert (Too Late the Hero) and Yvonne Horner (Prehistoric Women). The 100-minute international cut and the 91-minute U.S. cut are both included on this Blu-ray.

Special Features: 4K Restoration of the "91-minute U.S. Cut" | Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas | In the Valley of the Dinosaurs: Interview with Star Raquel Welch | An Interview with SFX Legend Ray Harryhausen | Interview with Actress Martine Beswick | Animated Montage of Posters and Images

GUNSMOKE: THE LONG RIDE
DVD Street Date: February 14, 2017
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Jerry Jameson
Starring: James Arness, James Brolin, Ali MacGraw, Amy Stoch, Christopher Bradley

1993 / Western / 94 mins / Color / NR

Synopsis: An American Hero Gets Back in the Saddle! For thirty years, Marshall Matt Dillon (James Arness, How the West Was Won) fought to preserve the law in Dodge City... now, he's wanted for murder and fighting to clear his name. America's epic lawman hits the trail once more in this action-packed western filmed on location in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This is the fourth of five film sequels to the classic series, the most popular western show in television history and the longest-running primetime dramatic TV series of all time. Three deputies ride up with a warrant for Dillon's arrest, a wealthy mine operator has been gunned down in cold blood and an eyewitness says Dillon was the murderer. He willingly goes with the deputies to clear up the obvious case of mistaken identity, but once in New Mexico, Dillon learns he's wanted dead or alive, with a $5,000 reward on his head courtesy of the dead miner's son. Matt has to run from a lynch mob and his only hope is to find the real killer or killers. The stellar cast includes James Brolin (The Amityville Horror, The Car) and Ali McGraw (The Getaway, Love Story). Directed by veteran Jerry Jameson (Airport '77, Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice).

23 PACES TO BAKER STREET (1956)
Brand New 4K Restoration!
Blu-ray Street Date: February 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: Henry Hathaway
Starring: Van Johnson, Vera Miles, Cecil Parker, Patricia Laffan, Estelle Winwood

1956 / Thriller / 106 mins / Color / NR

Synopsis: Van Johnson (Battleground, The Caine Mutiny), Vera Miles (Psycho, The Wrong Man) and Cecil Parker (The Ladykillers, The Lady Vanishes) co-star in this Hitchcockian thriller directed by the great Henry Hathaway (Diplomatic Courier, Kiss of Death). A blind American writer living in London stumbles upon a criminal conspiracy involving a kidnapping and extortion. While drowning his sorrows at a local pub, Phil Hannon (Johnson) is convinced that he overheard a kidnapping plot. He immediately reports the incident to the police, but when they dismiss his suspicions, the courageous man takes matters into his own hands, using his four remaining senses to track down the criminals. Beautifully shot in color and in widescreen by legendary award-winning cinematographer Milton R. Krasner (Deadline - U.S.A., Boy on a Dolphin).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kent Jones

NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 21, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Corey Yuen
Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kurt McKinney, J.W. Fails, Tae-jeong Kim, Peter Cunningham

1986 / Action / 94 mins / Color / PG

Synopsis: Ivan "The Russian Butcher" Kraschinsky (Jean-Claude Van Damme, Hard Target, Double Impact) faces off with Jason "Kid Karate" Stillwell (Kurt McKinney, Sworn to Justice) in a do-or-die battle between good and evil. Jason is an avid admirer of Bruce Lee, but has suffered countless defeats. At his lowest emotional ebb Jason is visited by Bruce Lee's spirit (Kim Tai Chong, Game of Death) offering to teach him all his closely guarded secrets. Jason's training is quickly put to its ultimate test when a crime syndicate threatens to take over Seattle as the fate of Jason's karate school hangs in the balance. Jason is forced to submit to a "trial by combat" against the syndicate champion, Ivan, an unstoppable butcher who has made mincemeat out of all the black belts he's faced before and there's no retreat and no surrender. Directed by action-great Corey Yuen (The Transporter and Jet Li's The Legend and The Legend II). This release includes both the international cut and U.S. theatrical cut, available for the first time in HD.

Special Features: 94-Minute International Cut | Interview with Star Kurt McKinney | Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Keith W. Strandberg

APE 3-D aka A*P*E
Newly Remastered in 3-D and HD!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 28, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Paul Ledar
Starring: Joanna Kerns, Alex Nicol, Rod Arrants, Nak-hun Lee

1976 / Science Fiction / 87 mins / Color / PG

Synopsis: A freighter peacefully glides along the still waters of a soft Pacific night; their cargo: a recently-captured 36-foot ape. A giant fist comes up through the deck sending the sailors sprawling, and in a matter of seconds, the A*P*E (Attacking Primate monster) is loose! After battling a very large snake and a giant white shark, A*P*E defies the JAWS of the great white and is the victor. Joanna Kerns (TV's Growing Pains) arrives in South Korea to appear in a film. At the same time, A*P*E has also arrived and lays waste to the city of Inchon and continues his march forward, destroying everything in his path. Paul Leder (I Dismember Mama) co-wrote and directed this cult classic that needs to be seen to be believed. Co-starring Hollywood veteran Alex Nicol (The Man from Laramie, The Screaming Skull), A*P*E is presented in both 2-D and 3-D formats (3-D viewing requires a compatible television and Blu-ray player).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Horror Cinema Historian Chris Alexander

FRAMED
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: February 28, 2017
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Director: Phil Karlson
Starring: Joe Don Baker, Conny Van Dyke, John Marley, Brock Peters, Paul Mantee

1975 / Action / 106 mins / Color / R

Synopsis: From the makers of the highly successful Walking Tall comes the ultimate story of revenge. Joe Don Baker (Charley Varrick) plays a gambler who is framed for a crime he did not commit. A corrupt legal system leads him into a plea bargain and four years behind bars. By the time he gets out of prison, he's determined to put together the pieces of his frame-up and dole out the justice he was denied to those responsible. Framed comes out swinging with two-fisted action that will have you cheering as some of cinema's most loathsome villains get what's coming to them. Cult great Phil Karlson (99 River Street, Hornets' Nest) directed this action-packed thriller that features a top-notch cast that includes Conny Van Dyke (W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings), John Marley (The Godfather), Brock Peters (Soylent Green), John Larch (Dirty Harry), Paul Mantee (Wolf Lake), Red West (Road House) and Roy Jenson (Breakheart Pass).


Special Features: Audio commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson


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