Friday, February 20, 2015

OLIVE FILMS ANNOUNCES APRIL 21st RELEASE SLATE: ABBOT AND COSTELLO, BIO-DOME, FIREWALKER AND MORE!

From Abbott and Costello to Norris and Gossett, Jr., great teams are joining the Olive Films roster

On April 21st Olive Films will bring five films to Blu-ray for the first time:
Abbott and  Costello's 36th film, DANCE WITH ME, HENRY
COOLEY HIGH, one of Entertainment Weekly's "50 Best High School Movies" and based on the famous Chicago Housing Project, Cabrini Green

Pauly Shore's BIO-DOME with cameo appearances by Kylie Minogue, Roger Clinton, Patricia Hearst, Rose McGowan and the musical duo Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Glass)

FIREWALKER, a nod to the action-adventure film genre with Chuck Norris and Louis Gossett, Jr 

Tony Richardson's final film, BLUE SKYJessica Lange would win the 1994 Best Actress Oscar for her heartbreaking performance in BLUE SKY, which would be director Tony Richardson’s final film. In her Academy Award acceptance speech Lange praised her director by saying “This is really a tribute to Tony Richardson. He loved actors … and he was the perfect person for me to work with. He just kept nudging me over the edge, and with a character like this it’s exactly what I needed.”

DANCE WITH ME, HENRY

Starring:
BUD ABBOTT (Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein, Africa Screams)

LOU COSTELLO (Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde)

MARY WICKES (White Christmas, The Music Man, Sister Act)

Directed by:
CHARLES BARTON (The Time of Their Lives, Disney’s The Shaggy Dog)

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

YEAR FILMED: 1956
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 80 min
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W
AUDIO: MONO
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS:
Featuring the legendary comic duo Abbott and Costello (in what would be their last screen appearance together), Dance With Me, Henry is a heartwarming, dramatic and often comedic tale of friendship and unconditional love. When business partners, friends and housemates Lou Henry (Lou Costello) and Bud Flick (Bud Abbott) become involved in a money-laundering scheme, they risk not only their partnership and friendship, but jeopardize the welfare of the two orphaned children who they have taken into their home to raise. Add to the mix the hot-on-their heels welfare worker Miss Mayberry (Mary Wickes) who considers the living arrangements to be less than ideal for the children, and you have the elements for an adventure that could only be done the “Abbott and Costello” way. Lending acting support are Gigi Perreau (The Man In The Gray Flannel Suit) and Rusty Hammer (TV’s "Make Room For Daddy") in a film directed by Charles Barton.

DVD $24.95
BD $29.95

COOLEY HIGH

Starring:
LAWRENCE HILTON-JACOBS (Death Wish, TV’s Welcome Back Kotter)

GLYNN TURMAN (Together Brothers, Thomasine & Bushrod)

GARRETT MORRIS (Where’s Poppa, TV’s "Saturday Night Live")

Directed by:
MICHAEL SCHULTZ (Car Wash, The Last Dragon)

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

YEAR FILMED: 1975
GENRE: COMEDY/DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 107 min
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO: Mono

SYNOPSIS:
Set in 1960’s, Cooley High is a slice-of-life tale of high school students coping with the challenges of every day life growing up in the Chicago housing projects. “Preach’ (Glynn Turman) and “Cochise” (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) are two black high school students, and best friends, who see their lives irrevocably changed by circumstance in the dramatic-comedy Cooley High.

Cooley High also stars Garrett Morris and Jackie Taylor (Hoodlum, Losing Isaiah).

DVD $24.95
BD $29.95

BIO-DOME

Starring:
PAULY SHORE (Encino Man, Son In Law)

STEPHEN BALDWIN (The Usual Suspects, Young Riders)

WILLIAM ATHERTON (Ghostbusters, Die Hard, Day of the Locust)

JOEY LAUREN ADAMS (Big Daddy, Chasing Amy)

Directed by:
JASON BLOOM (Overnight Delivery, Viva Las Nowhere)

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

YEAR FILMED: 1996
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 88 min
RATING: PG-13
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO: Stereo
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS:
Pauly Shore and Stephen Baldwin star as Bud “Squirrel” Macintosh and Doyle “Stubs” Johnson in the ultimate slacker comedy Bio-Dome. Mistaking an experimental site for a mall, Squirrel and Stubs enter in hopes of finding a bathroom and instead find themselves the unwitting participants in a biological research project and the antagonistic foils of the by-the-book lead scientist Dr. Faulkner (William Atherton). Joey Lauren Adams lends comic support in the Jason Bloom directed comedy written by Kip Koenig and Scott Marcano.

DVD $24.95
BD $29.95

BLUE SKY

Starring:
JESSICA LANGE (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Tootsie, King Kong, TV’s "American Horror Story")

TOMMY LEE JONES (No Country For Old Men, Men In Black)

POWERS BOOTHE (Sin City, The Emerald Forest, Tombstone)

CARRIE SNODGRESS (The Fury, Diary of a Mad Housewife)

Directed by:
TONY RICHARDSON (Tom Jones, The Border)

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

YEAR FILMED: 1994
GENRE: DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 101 min
RATING: PG-13
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO: Stereo

SYNOPSIS:
Uprooting his family after being assigned to a remote testing facility in Alabama, nuclear engineer Hank Marshall (Tommy Lee Jones) is faced with a moral decision as an opponent of the atmospheric tests he’s asked to complete. Adding to an already volatile situation is Hank’s sultry and unstable wife, Carly (Jessica Lange), whose flirtatious nature begins to erode their relationship and bring unwanted attention to the situation.

Rounding out the cast is Powers Boothe as Vince Johnson, the focus of Carly’s carnal desire, and Carrie Snodgress as Vera, Vince’s long-suffering wife.

DVD $24.95
BD $29.95

FIREWALKER

Starring:
CHUCK NORRIS
(Code of Silence)

LOUIS GOSSETT, JR.
(An Officer and A Gentleman)

JOHN RHYS-DAVIES
(Raiders of The Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade)

MELODY ANDERSON
(Wold, Flash Gordon, TV's "Fraser")

Directed by:
J. LEE THOMPSON
(Home For The Holidays, The Beaver)

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!

YEAR FILMED: 1986
GENRE: ADVENTURE/COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 104 min
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO: Stereo
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS:
Soldiers of fortune, Max Donigan (Chuck Norris) and Leo Porter (Gossett, Jr.), are ever the adventurers … with little to show for their exploits. When presented with a treasure map by the mysterious Patricia (Melody Anderson), Max and Leo imagine fame and fortune is within their grasp. However, they must contend with the guardian of the treasure in order to secure their bounty in Firewalker which co-stars John Rhys-Davies and Will Sampson (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest).

DVD $24.95
BD $29.95

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