Friday, August 29, 2014

Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber release Seizure and Killer Fish on Blu-ray and DVD in September

Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber present
Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure, starring Jonathan Frid and Antonio Margheriti's Piranha thriller, Killer Fish, starring Lee Majors

Both available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray
Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber announce the release of two cult horror gems on Blu-ray and DVD: SEIZURE, the directorial debut of Academy-Award® winner Oliver Stone, on September 9th (Blu-ray SRP: $29.95, DVD SRP: $19.95); and KILLER FISH, starring Lee Majors and Karen Black, on September 30th (Blu-ray SRP: $29.95, DVD SRP: $24.95).

SEIZURE (1974)
Director: Oliver Stone
Cast: Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Hervé Villechaize, Mary Woronov, Troy Donahue

Academy-Award® winner Oliver Stone (Platoon) makes his directorial debut in this tale of macabre horror and suspense!  Horror writer Edmund Blackstone (Jonathan Frid, TV's "Dark Shadows") sees his recurring nightmare come to chilling life one weekend evening when he and his family and friends are terrorized and killed off one by one by the Queen of Evil (Martine Beswick, Thunderball) and her servants: a dwarf named Spider (HervĂ© Villechaize, Fantasy Island), and a giant scar-faced strongman called Jackel (Henry Judd Baker, After Hours).  Is this a nightmare, or the real thing?  Watch this cult classic from a brand new HD master from the original vault elements!  The stellar cast includes cult legend Mary Woronov (Eating Raoul), Troy Donahue (A Summer Place), Joseph Sirola (Hang 'Em High) and Richard Cox (Cruising).

1974 * Color * 94 minutes * Rated PG * 1.78:1 Anamorphic * English * Canada/USA * Genre: Horror
Blu-ray UPC: 853765005380   $29.95 SRP
DVD UPC: 853765005373   $19.95 SRP

*Brand new HD master from the original vault elements
*On camera interviews with stars Mary Woronov and Richard Cox
*Original Trailer

Director: Antonio Margheriti
Cast: Lee Majors, Karen Black, Margaux Hemingway, Marisa Berenson, James Franciscus

Death, deception and nature have gone wild, as piranhas protect a stolen emerald cache.  Paul Diller (James Franciscus, The Cat o' Nine Tails) is the mastermind of a multi-million dollar jewel heist.  The team, including Robert Lasky (Lee Majors, TV's "The Six Million Dollar Man," The Fall Guy) and his girlfriend, Kate Neville (Karen Black, The Day of the Locust), steal the gems and hurl them to the bottom of Brazil's deepest lake, which is then filled with deadly man-eating piranha.  Soon, all members of the team are pitted against each other in a deadly battle of wits and a deadly battle against piranhas!  The all-star cast includes Margeaux Hemingway (Lipstick), Marisa Berenson (Barry Lyndon) and Gary Collins (Hanger 18).  Scorpion Releasing is proud to present a brand new HD master of this classic heist adventure available for the first time in widescreen anywhere in the world.  Directed by legendary cult director Antonio Margheriti, aka Anthony M. Dawson (The Long Hair of Death).

1979 * Color * 101 minutes * Rated PG * 1.78:1 Anamorphic * English, Portuguese * Italy, UK, Brazil, USA *
Genre: Horror
Blu-ray UPC: 853765005205   $29.95 SRP
DVD UPC: 853765005366   $24.95 SRP
Also Available on DVD in September


1983 Color 84 Minutes Anamorphic (1.78:1) Rated PG Science Fiction
Join a pint-sized boy for a giant-sized space adventure! On the distant planet of Procyon III at a time far into the future, 10 year-old Peter Tracton (David Mendenhall,Over the Top) is innocently trying to catch a pesky space bug when suddenly the warehouse he is playing in is attacked by outlaw Space Raiders, and the boy is whisked off on an incredible adventure beyond his wildest dreams. Vince Edwards (TV's Ben Casey M.D.) stars as Col. C.W. "Hawk" who discovers Peter hiding the hull of the of the cargo ship that he and his raiders have just hijacked. While under attack by Hawk's arch nemesis, the alien Zariatin, Peter risks his life to help with the repair of a damaged engine, enabling the Raiders to a make a safe escape. With exhilarating echoes of the movie Star Wars, Hawk and his crew reward Peter's courage by promising to return the little boy safely to his home planet. Together they embark upon a thrilling odyssey across millions of miles of outer space. Directed by veteran cult director Howard R. Cohen (Saturday the 14th).

Cast: Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Patsy Pease, Thom Christopher, Luca Bercovici
Writer and Director: Howard R. Cohen
Producer: Roger Corman

Special Features:
* Brand new 16x9 HD master (1.78:1) from the original IP
* On camera interview with star David Mendenhall, producer Roger Corman, and production supervisor Clark Henderson

DVD Street Date: September 2, 2014
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD UPC: 853765005210

1977 Color 100 Minutes Anamorphic (1.85:1) Rated R Drama (Prison Drama)
On the inside, they play by a different set of rules! Based on the play by acclaimed writer Miguel Pinero, Short Eyes is a brutal and powerful look at life in Manhattan's infamous detention center, "The Tombs". Tensions erupt when white prisoner Clark (Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion), an accused child molester, joins their ranks. Universally detested by his fellow inmates for committing the most heinous crime imaginable, Clark becomes a catalyst for anger and violence that breeds behind bars and sets off a horrifying chain of events. A groundbreaking film and pop culture phenomenon, Short Eyes was directed by award-winner Robert M. Young (Extremities) and features a score and cameo by music legend Curtis Mayfield (Superfly). The great cast of character actors includes Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Joseph Carberry, Shelly Desai, Jose Perez and many more.

Cast: Bruce Davison, Jose Perez, Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Nathan George
Director: Robert M. Young
Writer: Miguel Pinero

Special Features:
* 16x9 widescreen (1.85:1) HD master
* Brand new interview with star Bruce Davison and director Robert M. Young
* Audio commentary with director Young and Leon Ichaso (Director of the film, Pinero)

DVD Street Date: September 16, 2014
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD UPC: 853765005397

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