Tuesday, June 28, 2016

COMING IN SEPTEMBER 2016 ON DVD & BLU-RAY FROM OLIVE FILMS!

THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS (1959) 

JEANNE CARMEN
(The Devil’s Hand, The Naked Monster, The Three Outlaws)
LES TREMAYNE
(North by Northwest, The War of the Worlds, Say One for Me)
JOHN HARMON
(Funny Girl, Monsieur Verdoux, Hitch Hike to Hell)
DON SULLIVAN
(The Giant Gila Monster, Teenage Zombies, Paradise Alley)
FORREST LEWIS
(The Absent-Minded Professor, All That Heaven Allows)

Directed by
IRVIN BERWICK
(Hitch Hike to Hell, Malibu High, The 7th Commandment)

YEAR: 1958
GENRE: HORROR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 71 min
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO:  1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; B&W
AUDIO: MONO

The sleepy little lighthouse community of Piedras Blancas has a big problem when bodies begin piling up (thankfully there’s the ice room at Kochek’s Store for meats and groceries) and a scale from a thought-to-be-extinct prehistoric amphibian is found nearby. Could this be the work of … The Monster of Piedras Blancas?

For a town photographed in black & white, Piedras Blancas is teeming with colorful characters. There’s Sturges (John Harmon, Monsieur Verdoux), the lighthouse keeper who makes it a ritual to leave food out near a secluded beach cave for, well, something; Lucy (Jeanne Carmen, Born Reckless), Sturges' zaftig daughter, a free thinker who clearly doesn’t pay attention to daddy's warnings about skinny dipping near the cave; Lucy’s boyfriend Fred (Don Sullivan, The Giant Gila Monster), a young man more than willing to keep an eye on Lucy; and the dedicated man of science Dr. Sam Jorgensen (Les Tremayne, The Fortune Cookie) who’s out to solve the mysterious murders. It will become painfully obvious to Sturges (and the unfortunate inhabitants of Piedras Blancas): never miss a feeding! The Monster of Piedras Blancas, directed by Irvin Berwick (Malibu High), co-stars Forrest Lewis (All That Heaven Allows), Frank Arvidson (The 7th Commandment) and Wayne Berwick (The Naked Monster) and is photographed by Philip Lathrop, two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Cinematography (The Americanization of Emily, Earthquake).
THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK (1964) 

BARBARA STEELE
(Black Sunday, Pit and the Pendulum, Piranha)
ROBERT FLEMYNG
(The Quiller Memorandum, Funny Face, Shadowlands)
MONTGOMERY GLENN
(Castle of Blood, The Puma-Man, Star Odyssey)
TERESA FITZGERALD
(Class of Iron, The Giants of Thessaly)

Directed by
ROBERT HAMPTON
(Lust of the Vampire, The Ghost, The Witch’s Curse)

YEAR: 1964
GENRE: HORROR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  77 mins
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO:  MONO

From director Robert Hampton, (Lust Of The Vampire) comes The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (L’orrible segreto del Dr. Hichcock), the twisted and terrifying tale of Dr. Bernard Hichcock (Robert Flemyng, The Quiller Memorandum) whose secret desires and perverse passions lead to the death of his wife, Margaret (Teresa Fitzgerald, Class of Iron).

Remarrying years later, the doctor’s new bride Cynthia (Barbara Steele, Pit and the Pendulum) is unaware that her husband intends to use her blood to reanimate the corpse of his dearly departed Margaret.
MANKILLERS (1987) 

EDD BYRNES
(TV’s 77 Sunset Strip, Grease, Troop Beverly Hills)
GAIL FISHER
(TV’s Mannix, TV’s General Hospital)
EDY WILLIAMS
(The Naked Kiss, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls)
LYNDA ALDON
(Doctor Detroit, The Wizard of Speed and Time)
WILLIAM ZIPP
(Deadly Prey, Future Force, Order of the Eagle)
SUZANNE TEGMANN
(Death Chase, Illusions, Night Ripper!)
CHRISTINE LUNDE
(Young Rebels, The Masque of the Red Death)

Directed by
DAVID A. PRIOR
(Deadly Prey, Deadliest Prey, Relentless Justice)

YEAR: 1987
GENRE: ACTION
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  84 mins
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


A female homage to The Dirty Dozen, Mankillers features a rag tag group of bottom feeders —murderers, thieves and other assorted miscreants  — who, unless they coalesce into a lean, mean fighting machine to stop a rogue agent and the drug cartel that employs him, have the option of a prison cell or the electric chair. It’s wall-to-wall action and adventure in Mankillers.

Directed and written by David A. Prior (Deadly Prey, Killer Workout), Mankillers stars Edd Byrnes (TV’s 77 Sunset Strip), Gail Fisher (TV’s Mannix), Edy Williams (The Naked Kiss), Lynda Aldon (Doctor Detroit), William Zipp (Deadly Prey), Christine Lunde (The Masque of the Red Death) and Suzanne Tegmann (Death Chase).

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