Friday, July 22, 2022

Imprint Films October Slate Detailed!


Imprint Films October Slate Detailed! 

Get a gander at these essential gems all getting glorious Blu-rays from Imprint Films! Which are you most excited for? 
TESTAMENT (1983) 
Imprint Collection #170 

RATING: PG
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2022
RUNTIME (IN MINUTES): 90

TESTAMENT… TO A NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST.

There are errands to run, laundry to sort, piano lessons to tackle. But an ordinary day like any other ends abruptly with a startling TV news bulletin, followed moments later by a blinding flash. With her husband away and her three frightened children gathered around her, Carol Wetherly (Jane Alexander) must face the unthinkable – the devastating aftermath of a nuclear attack.

Director Lynne Littman’s gripping, deeply moving film garnered Alexander an Oscar nomination among a stellar cast.

Starring Jane Alexander, William Devane, Roxana Zal, Lukas Haas, Rebecca De Mornay & Kevin Costner.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
- NEW Audio commentary by TV Movie expert Amanda Reyes
- NEW Audio commentary by David J Moore author of World Gone Wild: A Survivors Guide to Post-Apocalyptic Movies
- Testament at 20 – featurette
- Testament: Nuclear Thoughts – featurette
- Timeline of the Nuclear Age
- Theatrical Trailer
- Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
- Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
- Optional English subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork
SAVE THE TIGER (1973) 
Imprint Collection #171 

RATING: M
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2022
RUNTIME (IN MINUTES): 100

JUGGLE THE BOOKS. SET FIRE TO THE FACTORY. SUPPLY WOMEN FOR THE CLIENTS. HARRY STONER WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET ONE MORE SEASON.

Jack Lemmon plays Harry Stoner, a man caught in violent collision with his past and present life. He believes there is nothing significant in his life except survival, and that instinct pushes him beyond moral conduct. He’ll juggle the books, supply women for clients… and even set fire to his own dress manufacturing factory. He is drawn to an America when life not only had values and heroes, it all seemed worth living and building. But Harry is frightened to break away from the emptiness of his seemingly successful life.

Jack Lemmon won an Oscar for this dramatic performance, considered by many to be his finest.

Starring Jack Lemmon, Jack Gilford, Laurie Heineman, Norman Burton & Patricia Smith.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray
- Audio commentary by director John G. Avildsen and producer/writer Steve Shargan
- NEW Audio commentary by film historian/filmmaker Daniel Kremer
- NEW Ammunition for Clouds: John G. Avildsen Before Rocky – video essay
- NEW Interview with producer/director Lloyd Kauffman
- NEW Interview with actress Laurie Heineman
- Vintage Interview with Jack Lemmon (1973)
- Theatrical Trailer
- Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
- Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
- Optional English HOH subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork
NORTH DALLAS FORTY (1979) 
Imprint Collection #173

RATING: M
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2022
RUNTIME (IN MINUTES): 118

THEY PAY YOU AND THEY PAY YOU WELL. ON ONE CONDITION. YOU PLAY THE GAME THEIR WAY, EVEN IF YOU’RE FORCED TO BREAK EVERY BONE IN YOUR BODY.

North Dallas Forty depicts Nolte as an aging ballplayer who, through a woman he meets, is drawn away from the masculine, violent world in which he has lived so long. In doing so, he finds himself at odds with the team’s management.

On release director Ted Kotcheff was praised for delivering a realistic portrayal of the world of pro football in the 70’s. Based on the popular novel by former Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent.

Starring Nick Nolte, Dabney Coleman, Mac Davis & Charles Durning.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray from a NEW 4K scan by Paramount Pictures
- NEW Audio commentary by filmmaker/film historian Daniel Kremer and screenwriter Daniel Waters with director Ted Kotcheff
- NEW Introduction by director Ted Kotcheff
- NEW Hit Me With Those Best Shots: Ted Kotcheff Remembers North Dallas Forty
- NEW Looking to Get Out: A Comparative Analysis of the Ted Kotcheff Vision – video essay
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- Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
- Audio English DTS-HD 5.1 Surround + LPCM 2.0 Stereo
- Optional English subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork
PRETTY BABY (1978) 
Imprint Collection #174 

RATING: M
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2022
RUNTIME (IN MINUTES): 109

IN 1917, IN THE RED-LIGHT DISTRICT OF NEW ORLEANS, THEY CALLED HER “PRETTY BABY”.

Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother’s madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

Controversial at the time of release as the story centred on the taboo theme of child prostitution. Acclaimed director Louis Malle created a film of humanity and beauty and is a must-see for all serious film fans.

Starring Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine & Susan Sarandon.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray from a newly restored 4K scan by Paramount Pictures
- NEW Audio commentary with film historian Kat Ellinger
- NEW The American Films of Louis Malle – video essay by filmmaker Daniel Kremer
- NEW Interview with actress Susan Sarandon
- NEW Interview with actress Brooke Shields
Original Theatrical Trailer
- Aspect Ratio 1.85:1
- Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
- Optional English HOH subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork
COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA (1952) 
Imprint Collection #175 

RATING: M
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2022
RUNTIME (IN MINUTES): 95

THAT GIRL IN THEIR HOUSE SPELLED TROUBLE!

Two decades after their hasty wedding, Doc (Burt Lancaster) and Lola (Shirley Booth) are stuck in a deadening and loveless marriage. Doc, who dropped out of medical school when Lola got pregnant, blames Lola for the loss of his life’s dream. Lola, who never recovered emotionally from the miscarriage she suffered shortly after their wedding, still mourns the loss of her beloved dog, Sheba. When a beautiful young lodger (Terry Moore) enters their home, long-repressed emotions explode.

The film is based on the Broadway play Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge. Shirley Booth, who had originated her role on the Broadway play was making her film debut and won Best Actress at the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes and the Film Critics Circle Awards.

Newsweek called the film “one of Hollywood’s few outstanding movies of the year”.

Starring Burt Lancaster, Shirley Booth, Terry Moore & Richard Jaeckel

Special Features and Technical Specs: 
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-Ray from a NEW 2K scan by Paramount Pictures
- NEW Audio commentary by film historian Scott Harrison
- Burt Lancaster Daring to Reach – vintage documentary
- Theatrical Trailer
- Original Aspect Ratio 1.33:1
- Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
- Optional English subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork
THE ROSE TATTOO (1955) 
Imprint Collection #176 

RATING: TBC
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2022
RUNTIME (IN MINUTES): 117

HER BLOOD BOILED WITH DESIRE…RAGED WITH JEALOUS FURY!

Anna Magnani plays Serafina Delle Rose, who retreats from the world when her beloved husband dies. But Serafina reawakens to life’s joys when she meets Alvaro (Burt Lancaster), a happy-go-lucky truck driver who has the same sunny openness her husband had, even the same occupation. And on his chest is the same symbol of love, The Rose Tattoo.

When Tennessee Williams wrote The Rose Tattoo, he had one actress in mind – Anna Magnani. William’s sense of casting proved as sharp as his ear for dialogue. Magnani won the Best Actress Oscar for her bravura portrayal in this drama that received eight Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and won three.

Starring Anna Magnani, Burt Lancaster, Marisa Pavan & Ben Cooper.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- 1080p High-definition presentation on Blu-ray
- NEW Audio commentary by film historian Alan Rode
- NEW Video Interview with filmmaker Rob Nilsson on Anna Magnani
- Theatrical Trailer
- Original Aspect Ratio 1.78:1
- Audio English LPCM 2.0 Mono
- Optional English subtitles
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork

Warning Shot (1967)
Imprint Collection #177 

RATING: TBC
RELEASE DATE: 26 October 2022
RUNTIME (IN MINUTES): 100

GUN, GUN, WHO’S GOT THE GUN? IS IT HERE? IS IT HERE? IS IT HERE?

LAPD Sgt Tom Valens (David Jansen) kills a man who pulls a gun on him during a stakeout. But when the dead man turns out to be a respected doctor with no criminal record and no gun is found, Valens is charged with manslaughter. Valens fights to clear his name, find the gun, and learn why the doctor was there.

This 1960s’ cult crime film was directed by Buzz Kulik and based on the 1965 novel “711 – Officer Needs Help” by Whit Masterson

Starring Steve Allen, Ed Begley, Joan Collins, Lillian Gish.

Special Features and Technical Specs:
- High-Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation
- NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger & Steve Mitchell
- Theatrical Trailer
- Optional English subtitles
- LPCM 2.0 Dual Mono audio
- Original aspect ratio 1.78:1
- Limited Edition slipcase on the first 1500 copies with unique artwork.


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