Friday, March 2, 2012

Seventeen Timeless Films Make DVD Debut This Month

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Announces Film Classics Available Through Online Retailers
During the Month of March

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment’s “manufacturing on demand” (“MOD”) program continues to expand with the newest selection of films as part of MGM’s Limited Edition Collection. These 17 films will be available through major online retailers in March. This group of releases features classics from 1957 to 2002 including performances by Hollywood’s greats –Frankie Avalon, Buster Keaton, Jane Kaczmarek, Martin Sheen, and Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz, to name just a few.

Enjoy your favorite movies from across the decades including:

1950’s and 1960's
  • Pharaoh’s Curse (1957) - Archaeologists in Egypt discover one of their crew has been turned into a blood-sucking mummy after they unintentionally unleash a three thousand year curse by entering Pharaoh's tomb. Stars Mark Dana, Ziva Rodann, Diane Brewster. Directed by Lee Sholem.
  • Vice Raid (1959) –1950's "sex bomb" Mamie van Doren plays a hooker who is called to help frame a cop whose good work has been giving the mob a tough time.  Things get more interesting when her younger sister is thrown into the mix. Stars Mamie Van Doren, Richard Coogan. Directed by Edward L. Cahn.
  • Sergeant Deadhead (1965) – Girl-shy/accident-prone Sgt. Deadhead (Frankie Avalon) accidentally goes into orbit with a chimp!  When they return to Earth after their orbit, it is discovered that the chimp has the brains of the astronaut, and the astronaut has the brains of the chimp. Complications ensue.  Stars Frankie Avalon, Deborah Walley, Cesar Romero, Fred Clark, Gale Gordon, Eve Arden, Reginald Gardiner, Buster Keaton. Directed by Norman Taurog.

  • Pieces of Dreams (1970) – A young Catholic priest begins to have doubts about the Church when he meets a social worker and falls in love.  Stars Robert Forster, Will Geer, Lauren Hutton. Directed by Daniel Haller.
  • Underground (1970) – An American intelligence agent attempts to kidnap a top Nazi general.          Stars Robert Goulet, Daniele Gaubert, Lawrence Dobkin. Directed by Arthur H. Nadel.
  • The Million Dollar Rip-Off  (1976) – Comedian Freddie Prinze plays an ex-con who happens to be an electronic genius. Along with four young women, he sets out to rob the Chicago Transit Authority payroll. Stars Brooke Mills, Freddie Prinze, Christine Bellford.  Directed by Alexander Singer.

  • Cocaine: One Man's Seduction (1983) – In a frightening portrait, Dennis Weaver plays the man-next-door who gets trapped in the insidious web of cocaine addiction.  As his dependency takes over his entire life begins to crumble.  Stars Dennis Weaver, Karen Grassle, Pamela Bellwood. Directed by Paul Wendkos.
  • Pray For Death (1985) – A gentle Japanese immigrant endeavors to quietly run a business in America.  When gangsters refuse to leave him alone, he reveals that he is in reality, a highly skilled Ninja master.  Stars Sho Kosugi, James Booth, Donna Kei Benz, Norman Burton, Parley Baer, Kane Kosugi, Shane Kosug. Directed by Gordon Hessler.
  • Modern Girls (1986) – Three young ladies who are looking for love begin to realize that their friendship is more important than romance.  Stars Cynthia Gibb, Virginia Madsen, Clayton Rohner, Daphne Zuniga. Directed by Jerry Kramer.
  • Right of the People (1986) – When the wife and daughter of District Attorney Christopher Booth are among ten victims shot to death during an attempted robbery of a restaurant, the citizens are stunned and outraged. As a result, the town votes to allow a mass arming of the community.     Stars Michael Ontkean, Jane Kaczmarek, Billy Dee Williams, John Randolph, M. Emmet Walsh, Jamie Smith Jackson. Directed by Jeffrey Bloom.
  • Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986) - Mitch Snyder, portrayed by Martin Sheen, successfully convinces city officials to deal with the problems of the homeless.  Stars Martin Sheen, Roxanne Hart, Cicely Tyson. Directed by Richard T Heffron.
  • Saving Grace (1986) - A down-to-earth Pope tries to balance bureaucratic duties of his position with the secular world. Frustrated with his lack of freedom he flees to the Italian countryside to get in touch with real people and get back to helping them out one-on-one.   Stars Tom Conti, Fernando Rey, Edward James Olmos, Giancarlo Giannini, Erland Josephson. Directed by Robert M. Young.
  • Viper (1988) - A young woman's husband is murdered by a band of Middle Eastern terrorists.  However, her investigation uncovers a CIA military plot against an Arab nation tied to his death. Stars Linda Purl, James Tolkan, Jeff Kober, Chris Robinson, Ken Foree, David Sterling. Directed by Peter Maris.
  • Lost Angels (1989) - Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz plays a troubled teen who is sent against his will to a psychiatric clinic which is filled with kids who are in much worse shape than he is.  Donald Sutherland plays a compassionate psychiatrist who is the sole sympathetic voice in this teenage "snake pit."  Stars Donald Sutherland, Adam Horovitz. Directed by Hugh Hudson.
  • The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989) - Sergeant Major Hafner leads his recon patrol on a hellish trek through enemy territory, encountering the Viet Cong and fighting for their lives as they wait for rescue from the army. Stars R. Lee Ermey, Wings Hauser, Robert Abevalo, Gary Hershberger, Albert Popwell. Directed by Brian Trenchard Smith.

1990’s and 2000's
  • Vietnam, Texas (1990) – Father Thomas McCain learns that he fathered a child during his tour of duty in Vietnam, and she’s in the custody of the most powerful gangster and drug runner in Houston's Little Saigon.  The priest goes up against a brutal network of thugs, pushers and killers to reclaim his daughter. Stars Robert Ginty, Haing S. Ngor, Tamlyn Tomita, Tim Thomerson. Directed by Robert Ginty.
  • Fish Don't Blink (2002) - A young couple, on the run from the mob, take refuge in a run-down desert restaurant.  However, they soon find out that the crazy dysfunctional family running the place is worse than the Mafia! Stars Lea Thompson, Richard Grieco, Wil Wheaton, Tonie Perensky, Dee Wallace-Stone. Directed by Chuck DeBus.

Important Note: These films have been manufactured from the best-quality video master currently available and have not been remastered or restored specifically for these DVD releases.

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