Thursday, March 19, 2015

Coming to Blu-ray May 19th from OLIVE FILMS: Extremities, Flawless, Peter Benchley's Creature, It! The Terror From Beyond Space



EXTREMITIES (1986)

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY!


Starring:
FARRAH FAWCETT
(TV's "Charlie's Angels", Dr. T and The Women)

JAMES RUSSO
(Donnie Brasco, Beverly Hills Cop)

ALFRE WOODARD
(Passion Fish, Grand Canyon, The Singing Detective)

DIANA SCARWID
(Mommie Dearest, What Lies Beneath)

Directed by:
ROBERT M. YOUNG
(Short Eyes, Rich Kids)

YEAR FILMED: 1986
GENRE: DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 89 min
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color
AUDIO: MONO

SYNOPSIS:
Farrah Fawcett stars as Marjorie, the victim of a robbery and near rape by an attacker (Joe played by James Russo, Beverly Hills Cop) who she has successfully fought off. But her feeling of safety is short-lived when she realizes that Joe has her address from the stolen items. An emboldened Marjorie puts a plan into action, she’ll turn the tables on her attacker, making the aggressor the victim. After entering her home, Joe finds himself overpowered, out maneuvered and held captive by the newly empowered Marjorie. Now the real battle begins. Extremities is a tense, edge of your seat drama based on the smash off Broadway play that garnered Farah Fawcett a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a dramatic role.


Extremities features supporting performances by Alfre Woodard (Passion Fish), Diana Scarwid (Mommie Dearest) and James Avery (The Blues Brothers, TV’s The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air).

FLAWLESS (1999) 

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY! 

Starring:
ROBERT DE NIRO
(1900, Casino, Goodfellas, The Godfather Part 2)

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN
(Capote, Mission Impossible 3)

WILSON JERMAINE HEREDIA
(Rent, Nailed)

Directed by:
JOEL SCHUMACHER
(A Time To Kill, The Phantom of the Opera, Flatliners)

YEAR FILMED: 1999
GENRE: COMEDY/DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 112 min
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO: Stereo

SYNOPSIS:
When the once highly decorated police officer Walter Koontz (Robert De Niro, Casino) suffers a stroke while attempting to aid a neighbor, an unorthodox form of therapy is prescribed to help him overcome a resulting speech impediment. The suggested therapy becomes even more unorthodox when Walter asks his neighbor, Rusty (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Capote), a flamboyant drag queen with musical talent (and the past recipient of Walter’s ire) for help. The unlikely arrangement soon mellows into a grudging friendship in writer/director Joel Schumacher’s Flawless.

Flawless features supporting performances by Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Rent), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever, The Last Temptation of Christ) and Chris Bauer (Face/Off, TV’s True Blood).

IT! THE TERROR BEYOND SPACE (1958) 

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY! 


Starring:
MARSHALL THOMPSON
(The Clock, Gallant Bess)

SHIRLEY PATTERSON
(The Land Unknown, Driftin River)

KIM SPALDING
(The Gunfighter, The True Story of Lynn Stewart)

RAY CORRIGAN
(Three Texas Steers, New Frontier, Arizona Stage Coach)

Directed by:
EDWARD L. CAHN
(Pier 5 Havana, Experiment Alcatraz)

YEAR FILMED: 1958
GENRE: HORROR/SCI-FI
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 69 min
RATING: not rated
ASPECT RATIO: 1.37:1 Aspect Ratio, B&W
AUDIO: Mono

SYNOPSIS:
Following a rescue mission to Mars, the survivor of a space expedition claims that his crew was hunted down and killed by an alien creature. Skeptical, and believing that the survivor may have killed the crew in order to survive, the rescue captain dismisses the explanation only to find that a Martian creature has stowed away on the spacecraft and begins to hunt the human hosts.

It! The Terror From Beyond Space stars Marshall Tompson (The Clock) as Col. Carruthers, Shirley Patterson (The Land Unknown) as Ann Anderson, Kim Spalding (The Gunfighter) as Col. Van Heusen and Ray Corrigan (New Frontier) as “It”.

PETER BENCHLEY'S CREATURE (1998) 

FIRST TIME EVER ON BLU-RAY! 


Starring:
CRAIG T. NELSON
(The Devil’s Advocate, TV’s "Coach")

KIM CATRALL
(The Ghost Writer, TV’s "Sex and The City")

COLM FEORE
(Titus, Thor)

MICHAEL MICHELE
(Ali, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days)

GIANCARLO ESPOSITO
(Do The Right Thing, Mo. Better Blues)

Directed by:
STUART GILLARD
(Paradise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III)

YEAR FILMED: 1998
GENRE: HORROR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 240 min
RATING: not rated
ASPECT RATIO: 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO: Dolby

SYNOPSIS:
When a top-secret government project -- a creature that’s a hybrid of a human being and shark -- breaks free of its environment and eventually finds its way into the sea, no one is safe. Reeking havoc and terror on a small coastal community, its falls to marine biologist Dr. Chase (Craig T. Nelson, TV’s Coach) and Dr. Macy (Kim Cattrall, TV’s "Sex and The City") to pursue, capture or kill the creature.

Peter Benchley’s Creature, a terrifying and gripping tale of science gone wrong, features supporting performances by Colm Feore (Thor), Giancarlo Esposito (Do The Right Thing) and Michael Michele (How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days) and a cameo by author Peter Benchley (Jaws, The Deep, The Island).

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