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TCFHE Press Release: Cult Classics on Blu-ray and DVD August 3, 2010

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    HEADLINED BY THE BLU-RAY DEBUT OF ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX AND MGM HOME ENTERTAINMENT
    UNBUCKLES AN ARRESTING COLLECTION
    OF UNFORGETTABLE FILMS



    CULT CLASSICS


    Arriving On Blu-ray And DVD August 3, In Partnership With The Latest Edition Of The Rough Guide To Cult Movies





    Street Date:



    August 3, 2010





    Launch Highlights:

    • Some are so bad they’re good, some are the icons of their genres, and others are just a whole lot of fun; the studio’s Cult Classics includes exploitative, impactful and memorable films that have stood the test of time.

    • Among the most highly-anticipated releases in the collection is the Blu-ray debut of John Carpenter’s sci-fi adventure Escape From New York. Starring Kurt Russell as soldier-turned-criminal Snake Plissken, the film launched Russell’s career as an action star and continues to earn fans nearly 30 years after its release.

    • Also premiering on Blu-ray is the dark thriller Kalifornia, starring Brad Pitt as a vicious killer.

    • Timed with the August 1 release of the latest edition of The Rough Guide To Cult Movies, which offers cult movie enthusiasts a blend of essential trivia and informed opinion. Films featured in the book are noted with an asterisk below. For more information, visit www.roughguides.com/cultmovies.





    Blu-ray + DVD Combo Priced at $24.99




    Length:



    Escape From New York*



    99 min



    Fargo*



    98 min



    Kalifornia



    118 min




    Blu-ray Priced at $19.99




    Length:



    Robocop*



    103 min



    The Terminator*



    108 min



    The Usual Suspect*



    106 min




    Blu-ray Priced at $29.99




    Length:



    The Boondock Saints*



    108 min



    Donnie Darko*



    245 min




    Blu-ray + DVD Combo Priced at $19.99




    Length:



    Rollerball



    194 min




    Blu-ray Priced at $34.99




    Length:



    This Is Spinal Tap



    99 min




    DVD Priced at $26.98




    Length:



    The Commitments



    118 min




    DVD Priced at $19.98




    Length:



    Bubba Ho-Tep



    92 min



    Return Of The Living Dead*



    114 min



    The Last House On The Left



    84 min




    DVD Priced at $14.98




    Length:



    The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension*



    103 min



    The Beach



    119 min



    The Believers



    116 min



    Boys Don’t Cry*



    116 min



    A Bucket Of Blood *



    66 min



    Killer Klowns From Outer Space*



    88 min



    Mad Max*



    88 min



    Sid & Nancy*



    112 min



    This Is Spinal Tap Special Edition



    83 min



    Troll/Troll 2 Double-Pack



    178 min



    Where’s Poppa



    82 min




    DVD Priced at $9.98




    Length:



    Kissing Jessica Stein



    97 min



    Miller’s Crossing*



    115 min



    UHF



    97 min





    * Featured in the latest edition of The Rough Guide To Cult Movies


    CULT CLASSICS BLU-RAY DISC DEBUT SYNOPSES:


    Escape From New York (1981) – New Two-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack
    Hailed as “stylish and scary” (Los Angeles Times) and “dark and dangerous” (Newsweek), this fast-paced and furiously entertaining thriller stars Kurt Russell as notorious outlaw and former Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken. The world is ravaged by crime and the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the U.S. President crash-lands inside, only Plissken can bring him back.


    Kalifornia (1993) – New Two-Disc Blu-ray + DVD Combo Pack
    Excitement, adventure and unimaginable terror await on the road to California in this chilling psychological thriller starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny and Michelle Forbes. When urban intellectuals Brian (Duchovny) and Carrie (Forbes) set out on a cross-country trip to research a book about serial killers, they share the ride with a couple they barely know, Early Grace (Pitt) and his girlfriend, Adele (Lewis). Locked in a car hurtling westward, the four travelers struggle to find some common ground. But when they finally do connect, Early’s violent nature abruptly emerges, and the terrified Brian and Carrie realize that they don't need to go very far to learn about ruthless killers.


    About Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC
    Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, LLC (TCFHE) is a recognized global industry leader and a subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, a News Corporation company. Representing 75 years of innovative and award-winning filmmaking from Twentieth Century Fox, TCFHE is the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution company for all Fox film and television programming, acquisitions and original productions on DVD, Blu-ray Disc Digital Copy, Video On Demand and Digital Download. The company also releases all products globally for MGM Home Entertainment. Each year TCFHE introduces hundreds of new and newly enhanced products, which it services to retail outlets from mass merchants and warehouse clubs to specialty stores and e-commerce throughout the world.


    About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world's largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Domestic Networks LLC, MGM Distribution Co, MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Worldwide Digital Media, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in international TV channels reaching nearly 120 countries. MGM ownership is as follows: Providence Equity Partners (29%), TPG (21%), Sony Corporation of America (20%), Comcast (20%), DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (7%) and Quadrangle Group (3%). For more information, visit www.mgm.com.


    About Rough Guides
    Rough Guides, a division of Penguin Group, publishes guidebooks for independent travelers and a broad range of pop culture reference books covering film, music, computers & technology, science, and lifestyle topics that combine erudition with accessibility. Rough Guides is distributed internationally and has offices in London, New York City, and Delhi.
     
  2. Aaron Silverman

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    Did they just put Fargo on a list with Escape from New York and Return of the Living Dead?!?!?!


    I want UHF on Blu, dangit!
     
  3. Worth

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    I managed to snag an early copy of Escape From New York (for $10 no less) and I think most fans will be pleased.


    It's a real hi-def transfer, unlike the UK disc. A little on the soft side, but that's mostly down to the original photography. The black level is excellent, with none of the crush that plagued the import and there's a fine veneer of grain, so it doesn't seem that any excessive digital processing was applied. All in all, it looks very much like a film of its vintage and budget should.
     
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    Does it include special features from the previous DVD release?
     
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    It's one of MGM's BD/DVD combos - the blu-ray has no special features at all.
     
  6. Stephen_J_H

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    What is up with the PhotoShop from Hell job on that Kalifornia cover? Brad Pitt looks like he's had his face inserted (very poorly) onto someone else's body. The Escape From New York art isn't great either, but it at least looks like some effort was put into it.
     
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    Strange that no reviews have popped up for ESCAPE FROM NY, let along KALIFORNIA, yet. Anyone find reviews yet?
     
  8. Matt Hough

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    Reviewers who depend on review copies from Fox/MGM don't get them until street date or thereabouts. Their review material is almost never early. That's why you don't see many early reviews for Fox/MGM product.
     

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