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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

OLIVE FILMS Selected September Release Slate - THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS, THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK and MORE!

Check out the new releases from Olive coming this September. We picked the selected genre titles that we though might appeal to the Doc Terror readers. There's something for everybody. Looking forward to the October slate that has been historical strong for this distro company.
 

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STREET:            9/13/16

JEKYLL AND HYDE… TOGETHER AGAIN 

 
MARK BLANKFIELD
(Robin Hood: Men in Tights, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, TV’s Fridays)
BESS ARMSTRONG
(The Four Seasons, High Road to China, Pecker)
TIM THOMERSON
(Near Dark, Fade to Black, The Wrong Guys)
KRISTA ERRICKSON
(Little Darlings, Mortal Passions, The Paper Boy)
 
Directed by
JERRY BELSON
(Surrender, TV’s The Odd Couple, TV’s Mary Tyler Moore)
 
Of the more than thirty screen adaptations of the Robert Louis Stevenson tale, the Jerry Belson directed Jekyll and Hyde … Together Again is closest in spirit to The Nutty Professor, a Jekyll and Hyde inspired tale directed by and starring another Jerry … Jerry Lewis.
 
 
YEAR: 1982
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 87 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO:  1.78:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO
 
 
The Robert Louis Stevenson classic is turned on its ear, or in this case its funny bone, in the Jerry Belson (TV’s The Odd Couple) directed Jekyll and Hyde … Together Again.  While researching a drug that would make surgeries obsolete, Dr. Daniel Jekyll (Mark Blankfield, Robin Hood: Men in Tights) inadvertently discovers a substance that unleashes the animal that lives inside every man. Using himself as a guinea pig, Jekyll reverts from his shy, self-effacing, serious self to the hyper-sexual, party-‘till-you-drop alter ego, Mr. Hyde.
 
Jekyll and Hyde … Together Again, written for the screen by Monica Johnson, Harvey Miller, Jerry Belson and Michael Leeson, co-stars Bess Armstrong (High Road to China) as Mary, Jekyll’s loving fiancĂ©e; Krista Errickson (Little Darlings) as Ivy, Hyde’s lusty paramour; and Tim Thomerson (Near Dark) as Jekyll’s smarmy colleague Dr. Knute Lanyon.

FIRST TIME ON
DVD & 
BLU-RAY!

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STREET:            9/13/16

     

MANKILLERS 

 
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 DozenMankillersfeatures 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’s77 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).


FIRST TIME ON
DVD & 
BLU-RAY!
 
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STREET:            9/13/16

THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS     DVD      

THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS 

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).

FIRST TIME ON
BLU-RAY!

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STREET:            9/13/16




 

THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK 


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.

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