Friday, August 1, 2014

NEW RELEASE UPDATE: Space Raiders and Short Eyes Coming This September from Kino and Scorpion Releasing.

Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing have combined forced to bring you some truly special limited edition Blu-rays. While there's a whole slate of new releases coming out soon including Horror cult favorites Mortuary and Don't Answer the Phone among others, we start of September with Short Eyes and Space Raiders (Roger Corman fans... this one's for you). They will be available in a short run of 1500 and 2000 respectively making them highly sought after collectible items. Expect similar releases and quantity and quality.

You can order now from the links below. It's probably best to look through your Scorpion Releasing collection and see what could use upgrading or what you're missing. Planet of the Vampires is coming October!

Full release from Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing:

Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing Announce
Roger Corman's sci-fi adventure
Space Raiders
Robert M. Young's prison drama

Short Eyes
SHORT EYES - Limited Edition of 1,500 units
1977 Color 100 Minutes Anamorphic (1.85:1) Rated R Drama (Prison Drama)
On the inside, they play by a different set of rules! Based on the play by acclaimed writer Miguel Pinero, Short Eyes is a brutal and powerful look at life in Manhattan's infamous detention center, "The Tombs". Tensions erupt when white prisoner Clark (Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion), an accused child molester, joins their ranks. Universally detested by his fellow inmates for committing the most heinous crime imaginable, Clark becomes a catalyst for anger and violence that breeds behind bars and sets off a horrifying chain of events. A groundbreaking film and pop culture phenomenon, Short Eyes was directed by award-winner Robert M. Young (Extremities) and features a score and cameo by music legend Curtis Mayfield (Superfly). The great cast of character actors includes Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Joseph Carberry, Shelly Desai, Jose Perez and many more.

Cast: Bruce Davison, Jose Perez, Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Nathan George
Director: Robert M. Young
Writer: Miguel Pinero

Special Features:
* 16x9 widescreen (1.85:1) HD master
* Brand new interview with star Bruce Davison and director Robert M. Young
* Audio commentary with director Young and Leon Ichaso (Director of the film, Pinero)
Order Short Eyes on Blu-Ray

SPACE RAIDERS - Limited Edition of 2,000 units
1983 Color 84 Minutes Anamorphic (1.78:1) Rated PG Science Fiction
Join a pint-sized boy for a giant-sized space adventure! On the distant planet of Procyon III at a time far into the future, 10 year-old Peter Tracton (David Mendenhall,Over the Top) is innocently trying to catch a pesky space bug when suddenly the warehouse he is playing in is attacked by outlaw Space Raiders, and the boy is whisked off on an incredible adventure beyond his wildest dreams. Vince Edwards (TV's Ben Casey M.D.) stars as Col. C.W. "Hawk" who discovers Peter hiding the hull of the of the cargo ship that he and his raiders have just hijacked. While under attack by Hawk's arch nemesis, the alien Zariatin, Peter risks his life to help with the repair of a damaged engine, enabling the Raiders to a make a safe escape. With exhilarating echoes of the movie Star Wars, Hawk and his crew reward Peter's courage by promising to return the little boy safely to his home planet. Together they embark upon a thrilling odyssey across millions of miles of outer space. Directed by veteran cult director Howard R. Cohen (Saturday the 14th).

Cast: Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Patsy Pease, Thom Christopher, Luca Bercovici
Writer and Director: Howard R. Cohen
Producer: Roger Corman

Special Features:
* Brand new 16x9 HD master (1.78:1) from the original IP
* On camera interview with star David Mendenhall, producer Roger Corman, and production supervisor Clark Henderson
Order Space Raiders on Blu-Ray

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