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Kino Lorber Announces Some Amazing Titles for July!

Image from Star Crystal poster

Kino Lorber is one of the best in the business when it comes to delivering restored rare gems. Very few deliver the goods that these good folks manage on a frequent basis. Their July lineup only confirms that assessment. Check out the killer titles Kino Lorber will be releasing next month!

Star Crystal (1986)

Star Crystal Movie

Newly Re-mastered in HD!

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 11, 2017

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Lance Lindsay

Starring: C. Juston Campbell, Faye Bolt, John W. Smith, Marcia Linn

Synopsis: In the year 2035 scientists discovered a new life form… they wish they hadn’t. It was found during a routine expedition to Mars, buried just beneath the surface of the angry red planet. But what was initially thought to be just a curiously shaped rock turned out to be something much more: hidden within was an unknown alien species unlike any that science had ever encountered. And it has escaped. Now after the catastrophic destruction of their orbital space station, the ragtag crew of Shuttlecraft SC37 is adrift in space with limited oxygen, dwindling supplies and one very unwelcome guest. It is lethal. It is cunning. And it is growing larger and more intelligent with every horrific kill. With time running out, the surviving crew members must regain control of their doomed spaceship from an evolving alien predator who will stop at nothing to destroy them all… and to protect the startling secret that throbs deep inside the Star Crystal. Written and directed by Lance Lindsay (Real Bullets).

Star Slammer (1986) aka Prison Ship

Star Slammer

Newly Re-mastered in HD!

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 11, 2017

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Fred Olen Ray

Starring: Sandy Brooke, Ross Hagen, Aldo Ray, John Carradine, Suzy Stokey, Dawn Wildsmith


Synopsis: Untamed! Uncaged! Unleashed in Space! Far into the future… a war rages on a distant, desolate planet. Taura (Sandy Brooke, Terror on Alcatraz), a voluptuous Amazonian beauty, finds herself mounting a battle against the forces of evil when she tangles with Bantor (Ross Hagen, The Hellcats), a sadistic government official. Soon she is sentenced to hard labor aboard the prison ship Star Slammer and must prove herself to her young female cellmates before earning their respect and leading them in a daring prison break. With every turn, Taura faces new dangers, as she must outwit the sex-starved warden, out-tough the tyrannical trustee, and battle jagger rats, astro zombies and alien monsters. She leads her small army into a space war that will bring their salvation or their final doom. Both a comedy and a sci-fi adventure packed with action and stunning special effects, Star Slammer takes you on a fun-filled ride to the edge of the universe! Along for the trip are veteran actors Aldo Ray (And Hope to Die), John Carradine (Invisible Invaders) and beauties Suzy Stokey (The Power), Marya Gant (Cannibal Hookers), Dawn Wildsmith (Surf Nazis Must Die) and Vivian Schilling (Soultaker). Produced by indie great Jack Harris (The Blob) and directed by cult filmmaker Fred Olen Ray (The Tomb).

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director Fred Olen Ray

Freeway (1988)


Newly Re-mastered in HD!

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 18, 2017

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

DVD SRP: $19.95

Director: Francis Delia

Starring: Darlanne Fluegel, James Russo, Billy Drago, Richard Belzer, Michael Callan, Steve Franken


Synopsis: There’s a killer on the road… and on the radio! There are 600 miles of freeway in Los Angeles. Every night, millions of angry motorists speed through its asphalt maze. Some of them have guns. One of them enjoys killing people. Now a traumatized ER nurse (Darlanne Fluegel, Tough Guys, Running Scared), an acerbic talk-radio host (Richard Belzer, Law & Order: SVU) and a stranger with a dark secret (James Russo, Beverly Hills Cop) must join to stop the bible-quoting madman (Billy Drago, Delta Force 2) who has promised the panicked city one final fast lane massacre. Michael Callan (Cat Ballou), Steve Franken (The Party), Kenneth Tobey (The Thing from Another Planet), Roy Clark (Hee Haw) and Clint Howard (Ice Cream Man) co-star in this suspense thriller co-written and directed by television and music video veteran Francis Delia (Crime Story) that shocked audiences at the height of LA’s real-life freeway shooting sprees.

Special Features: Interview with Director Francis Delia

Night People (1954)

Night People

Brand New 4K Restoration!

Blu-ray Street Date: July 25, 2017

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95

Director: Nunnally Johnson

Starring: Gregory Peck, Broderick Crawford, Anita Björk, Buddy Ebsen, Peter van Eyck, Marianne Koch


Synopsis: In this post-WWII suspense thriller, an American GI is abducted by the Soviets in West Berlin. Screen legend Gregory Peck (The Big Country, Duel in the Sun) plays Col. Van Dyke, a CIA officer stationed in Berlin who is put in charge of the case. The GI is the son of an influential industrialist (Broderick Crawford, Big House, U.S.A.) who demands that something is done immediately. But this is not a simple exchange; the Soviets in return are asking for the Americans to turn over an elderly anti-Nazi activist couple to the East Germans, who’ll most likely execute the couple. Writing great Nunnally Johnson (The Dirty Dozen, Three Faces of Eve) wrote, produced and directed this exciting espionage adventure featuring Anita Björk (Miss Julie), Buddy Ebsen (Barnaby Jones), Peter van Eyck (Shalako) and Marianne Koch (A Fistful of Dollars).

Special Features: Interviews with Cecilia Peck, Carey Peck and Anthony Peck


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