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Olive Films is proud to announce the following March 2016 releases:
























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BREAKER! BREAKER! DVD
CAT: OF1170
UPC: 887090117005
SRP: $14.95

BREAKER! BREAKER! BD
CAT: OF1171
UPC: 887090117104
SRP: $29.95









BREAKER! BREAKER!




CHUCK NORRIS (Firewalker, The Expendables 2, Code of Silence)
GEORGE MURDOCK (The Mack, Orange County)
JACK NANCE (Eraserhead, TV’s Twin Peaks)

Directed by
DON HULETTE (A Great Ride, Tennessee Stallion)

Chuck Norris does double-duty as both star and fight choreographer in the action-packed Breaker! Breaker!


YEAR: 1977
GENRE: ACTION
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 85 mins
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


Breaker! Breaker! features Chuck Norris (Firewalker) at his butt-kicking best as a trucker on a mission to locate his kidnapped brother.

J.D. Dawes (Norris) finds himself run afoul of the corrupt and unscrupulous Judge Joshua Trimmings (George Murdock, The Mack) and his henchmen, when he ventures into a small desert town in search of his missing brother.

Judge Trimmings doesn’t much like truckers … and Dawes doesn’t much like anyone who messes with his family – it’s a combustible combination in the high-octane action drama Breaker! Breaker!, directed by Don Hulette (A Great Ride), written by Terry Chambers (13 Nuns) and co-starring Jack Nance (Eraserhead), Michael Augenstein (Macbeth), Don Gentry (Born Again) and Terry O’Connor.




































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JINXED DVD
CAT: OF1174
UPC: 887090117401
SRP: $14.95

JINXED BD
CAT: OF1175
UPC: 887090117500
SRP: $29.95









JINXED
BETTE MIDLER (The Rose, Beaches, For The Boys)
RIP TORN (Pork Chop Hill, Men In Black, TV’s 30 Rock)
KEN WAHL (The Wanderers, Fort Apache The Bronx, TV’s Wiseguy)
VAL AVERY (Black Caesar, Donnie Brasco, Papillon)

Directed by
DON SIEGEL (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry, Escape From Alcatraz)

Jinxed stars two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Actress, Bette Midler (TheRose, For The Boys) and Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actor, Rip Torn (Cross Creek).


YEAR: 1982
GENRE: ROMANTIC COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 103 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


High-rolling gambler Harold Benson (Rip Torn, Men in Black) is on a winning streak thanks to “jinxed” blackjack dealer Willie Brodax (Ken Wahl, The Wanderers) – Harold just can’t loose when he’s playing at Willie’s table. The only way for Willie to break his streak of bad luck, as suggested by casino manager Milt (Val Avery, Black Caesar), is to take something prized from Harold. Enter Harold’s mistress, lounge singer Bonita Friml (Bette Midler, The Rose), a prize in the eyes of Willie, in the romantic comedy Jinxed.

Jinxed is directed by Don Siegel (Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Dirty Harry) from a screenplay by Frank D. Gilroy and David Newman based on a story by Gilroy.
































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MY SUMMER STORY DVD
CAT: OF1172
UPC: 887090117203
SRP: $14.95

MY SUMMER STORY BD
CAT: OF1173
UPC: 887090117302
SRP: $29.95














MY SUMMER STORY
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MARY STEENBURGEN (Elf, Melvin and Howard, Goin’ South)
CHARLES GRODIN (Beethoven, Heaven Can Wait, Midnight Run)
KIERAN CULKIN (Father of the Bride, Home Alone, The Cider House Rules)


Directed by
BOB CLARK (A Christmas Story, Porky’s, Black Christmas)

Academy Award winner Mary Steenburgen (Best Supporting Actress, Melvin andHoward) takes on the role of Mrs. Parker in My Summer Story, the sequel to the perennial family favorite A Christmas Story.


YEAR: 1994
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 85 mins
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO


The Parker family celebrates a warmer – but no less festive – season in My Summer Story, a sequel to A Christmas Story starring Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard), Charles Grodin and Kieran Culkin.

The laughs are hardier and the adventures more adventurous as Ralphie Parker (Kieran Culkin, Father of the Bride) goes in search of the perfect spinning top in order to beat his arch rival and school bully Lug Ditka (Whit Hertford, Mikey), while Mrs. Parker (Steenburgen) and Mr. Parker (Grodin) cope with the boisterous neighbors, among other summer pursuits.

Bob Clark (A Christmas Story) directs My Summer Story from a screenplay by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Clark based on the novel by Shepherd.




































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THE TRIP DVD
CAT: OF1176
UPC: 887090117609
SRP: $14.95

THE TRIP BD
CAT: OF1177
UPC: 887090117708
SRP: $29.95









THE TRIP

PETER FONDA (The Wild Angels, Easy Rider, The Limey)
BRUCE DERN (The Wild Angels, Psych-Out, Nebraska)
SUSAN STRASBERG (Psych-Out, Picnic, The Manitou)
DENNIS HOPPER (Chattahoochee, Speed, Blue Velvet)

Directed by
ROGER CORMAN (The Wild Angels, The Terror, The Little Shop of Horrors)

The Trip features a cast and crew of Academy Award winners and nominees including screenwriter Jack Nicholson (Best Actor winner for As Good As It Gets and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest); Peter Fonda (Best Actor nominee, Ulee’s Gold; Best Screenplay,Easy Rider – a nomination shared with The Trip co-star Dennis Hopper); Bruce Dern (Best Actor nominee, Nebraska) and Dennis Hopper (Best Supporting Actor nominee, Hoosiers).


YEAR: 1967
GENRE: DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 82 mins
RATING: N/R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO


With The Trip, Roger Corman delves deep inside the mind of the artist. TV commercial director Paul Groves (Peter Fonda, The Wild Angels), with both his personal and professional life in crisis due to a crumbling marriage and stagnating career, begins to experiment with LSD to free himself artistically.

Paul’s trip provides the viewer with psychedelic and hallucinatory moments worthy of Fellini, as an onslaught of strange, beautiful and terrifying images flood Paul’s subconscious and leads to a revelatory denouement.

Featured in The Trip are Bruce Dern (co-star of the Corman directed The Wild Angels) as John, the self-proclaimed LSD guru who sends Paul on his trip; Susan Strasberg (Psych-Out) as Paul’s estranged wife; and Dennis Hopper (Chattahoochee) as a drug-culture everyman.

The Trip, written for the screen by Jack Nicholson (Psych-Out, Ironweed) would be one of several collaborations with mentor Roger Corman including The Little Shop of Horrors, The Raven and The Terror.































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CLEAN SLATE BD
CAT: OF1180
UPC: 887090118002
SRP: $29.95









CLEAN SLATE

DANA CARVEY
(Wayne’s World, This Is Spinal Tap, TV’s Saturday Night Live)
JAMES EARL JONES
(Star Wars, Convicts, The Great White Hope)
MICHAEL GAMBON
(Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Sleepy Hollow)
VALERIA GOLINO
(Rain Man, Hot Shots!, Escape from L.A.)
KEVIN POLLAK
(The Usual Suspects, A Few Good Men, L.A. Story)
MICHAEL MURPHY
(Phase IV, Manhattan, The Front)

Directed by
MICK JACKSON (Chattahoochee, The Bodyguard, L.A. Story)

The multi-faceted Dana Carvey stars as an amnesic detective alongside Academy Award nominee James Earl Jones (Best Actor, The Great White Hope) in the comedy with thrills,Clean Slate.


YEAR: 1994
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 107 mins
RATING: PG-13
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO


Clean Slate stars Saturday Night Live alum Dana Carvey as Maurice Pogue, a private detective recovering from amnesia. Pogue suffers from a head injury that affects his short-term memory (which disappears every time he falls asleep), an affliction that will jeopardize his professional life as well as a major case against mobster Cornell (Michael Gambon, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), in which he’s the star witness.

Add to the mix a murder plot, double-crosses and a possible femme fatale (Valeria Golino, Rain Man) and you have the ingredients for a first-rate comic thriller.

Clean Slate, directed by Mick Jackson (L.A. Story) from a screenplay by Robert King, features supporting performances by James Earl Jones (Star Wars), Kevin Pollak (L.A. Story), Michael Murphy (Phase IV), Jayne Brook (Kindergarten Cop) and Olivia d’Abo (Wayne’s World 2).































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MAKING THE GRADE BD
CAT: OF1182
UPC: 887090118200
SRP: $29.95









MAKING THE GRADE

JUDD NELSON (Blue City, The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire)
DANA OLSEN (The ‘Burbs, Sammy the Screenplay)
JONNA LEE (Chained Heat, Lovelines, Turnaround)
GORDON JUMP (House Calls, The Fury, TV’s WKRP in Cincinnati)
RONALD LACEY (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Flesh+Blood, Red Sonja)
ANDREW DICE CLAY (Blue Jasmine, Pretty in Pink)

Directed by
DORIAN WALKER (Teen Witch, The Greatest Adventure of My Life)


YEAR: 1984
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 104 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO


From high school rebel in The Breakfast Club to prep school impersonator, Judd Nelson’s (Blue City) irreverent brand of humor is prominently on display in Making The Grade.

Rich, preppy Palmer Woodrow (Dana Olsen, The ‘Burbs) would much rather be skiing in Europe than attending Hoover Academy prep school, which provides Palmer with his last shot at graduating. As it turns out Palmer is more motivated than anyone imagines. Enter Eddie Keaton (Nelson), a low-rent con artist in need of cash and on the run from a loanshark (Andrew Dice Clay, Blue Jasmine). With $10,000 and a Porsche courtesy of Palmer, Eddie assumes his identity. Hoover Academy will never be the same.

Making The Grade, directed by Dorian Walker (Teen Witch) from a screenplay by Gene Quintano based on a story by Quintano and Charles Gale, co-stars Jonna Lee (ChainedHeat), Gordon Jump (House Calls) and Ronald Lacey (Raiders of the Lost Ark).































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KILL ME AGAIN BD
CAT: OF1181
UPC: 887090118101
SRP: $29.95









KILL ME AGAIN

VAL KILMER (Heat, Top Gun, Willow)
JOANNE WHALLEY-KILMER (Willow, Scandal, Twixt)
MICHAEL MADSEN (Kill Bill, Reservoir Dogs, Donnie Brasco)
JON GRIES (Taken, Napoleon Dynamite, Men in Black)

Directed by
JOHN DAHL (The Last Seduction, Rounders, TV’s Dexter)

Kill Me Again would be one of three on-screen appearances by Val Kilmer and Joanne Whalley (then Mrs. Val Kilmer) which includes the Ron Howard directed and George Lucas produced fantasy film Willow and Francis Ford Coppola’s horror film Twixt.


YEAR: 1989
GENRE: CRIME DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 95 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO


Jack Andrews (Val Kilmer, Heat), a down on his luck private investigator is looking to score some cash in order to pay off his debt to a local loan shark. Fay Forrester (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Willow) – in femme fatale mode – is looking to disappear, having just made off with a suitcase full of money stolen from her psychotic boyfriend Vince (Michael Madsen, Kill Bill) following a robbery gone wrong. Fate will bring Jack and Fay together. And fate may tear them apart in the modern day noir Kill Me Again,directed by John Dahl (The Last Seduction, Red Rock West) from a screenplay by Dahl and David W. Warfield.

Kill Me Again features supporting performances by Jon Gries (Taken), Bibi Besch (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) and Nick Dimitri (The Fugitive).































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BANDITS BD
CAT: OF1178
UPC: 887090117807
SRP: $29.95










BANDITS

CATE BLANCHETT (Blue Jasmine, The Aviator, The Lord of the Rings)
BRUCE WILLIS (The Sixth Sense, Die Hard, The Expendables)
BILLY BOB THORNTON (Sling Blade, Bad Santa, TV’s Fargo)
JANUARY JONES (X-Men: First Class, Unknown, TV’s Mad Men)

Directed by
BARRY LEVINSON (Rain Man, Diner, Bugsy)

Academy Award winning talent – Cate Blanchett (Best Actress, Blue Jasmine), Billy Bob Thornton (Best Screenplay, Sling Blade), and Barry Levinson (Best Director, Rain Man) – join forces in the criminally funny Bandits.


YEAR: 2001
GENRE: COMEDY DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 123 mins
RATING: PG-13
ASPECT RATIO: 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: 5.1 SURROUND


Barry Levinson (Rain Man) mines cinematic gold in Bandits, starring Cate Blanchett, Bruce Willis and Billy Bob Thornton. Evoking memories of another silver screen trio – Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy and Myrna Loy in Test Pilot – Willis (The Sixth Sense) and Thornton (Sling Blade) star as Joe and Terry, escaped convicts on the lam planning to rob a few banks to fund a new life just south of the border. Blanchett (Carol) stars as Kate Wheeler, a woman also on the run – from an unhappy marriage. Fate intervenes when Kate runs into Terry (quite literally) with her car. She soon finds herself joining the boys on their cross-country trek in this comic caper co-starring January Jones (TV’s Mad Men) and William Converse-Roberts (Kiss the Girls).































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THE BOOST BD
CAT: OF1179
UPC: 887090117906
SRP: $29.95








THE BOOST

JAMES WOODS (Best Seller, Salvador, Videodrome)
SEAN YOUNG (Fatal Instinct, Blade Runner, No Way Out)
STEVEN HILL (The Firm, Billy Bathgate, TV’s Law & Order)
JOHN KAPELOS (The Breakfast Club, Roxanne, Weird Science)
AMANDA BLAKE (A Star Is Born, Lili, TV’s Gunsmoke)
GRACE ZABRISKIE (The Judge, Gone in Sixty Seconds, TV’s Twin Peaks)

Directed by
HAROLD BECKER (The Onion Field, Malice, Sea of Love)

The Boost features a riveting lead performance by Academy Award nominee James Woods (Best Actor, Salvador).


YEAR: 1988
GENRE: DRAMA
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 95 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO


James Woods (Best Seller) and Sean Young (Fatal Instinct) star in the dramatic cautionary tale The Boost. Living the high life – figuratively and literally – married couple Lenny and Linda Brown (Woods and Young) will see their fast lane L.A. lifestyle come crashing down around them when the real estate market takes a sudden downturn.

Unemployed and in debt, Lenny and Linda’s hedonistic lifestyle and casual drug use soon spiral out of control as they careen toward an abyss. The Boost, wrote film critic Roger Ebert, is “one of the most convincing and horrifying portraits of drug addiction I’ve ever seen.”

The Boost, directed by Harold Becker (The Onion Field) from a screenplay by Darryl Ponicsan (based on the Benjamin Stein book Ludes: A Ballad of the Drug and the Dream), features supporting performances by Steven Hill (TV’s Law & Order), John Kapelos (The Breakfast Club), Amanda Blake (TV’s Gunsmoke) and Grace Zabriskie (TV’s Twin Peaks).































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UNDERTOW BD
CAT: OF1183
UPC: 887090118309
SRP: $29.95








UNDERTOW

JOSH LUCAS (American Psycho, A Beautiful Mind, The Deep End)
JAMIE BELL (Billy Elliot, Snowpiercer, Jumper)
KRISTEN STEWART (Twilight, Clouds of Sils Maria, Panic Room)
DERMOT MULRONEY (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Grey, About Schmidt)

Directed by
DAVID GORDON GREEN
(All The Real Girls, Pineapple Express, George Washington)

With the drama thriller Undertow, director David Gordon Green proves once again his ability to navigate any genre (the romantic All the Real Girls, the dramatic George Washington, and the comedic Pineapple Express) with ease.


YEAR: 2004
GENRE: DRAMA THRILLER
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 108 mins
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR and B&W
AUDIO: STEREO


Following the death of his wife, John Munn (Dermot Mulroney, My Best Friend’s Wedding) moves to Georgia with his two sons Chris (Jamie Bell, Billy Elliot) and Tim (Devon Alan, SimonBirch) in hopes of making a new start for his family.

Once there, rebellious Chris finds a kindred spirit in his Uncle Deel (Josh Lucas, American Psycho), recently released from prison and holding a grudge against his brother for marrying the woman he loved. Resentments soon boil over with tragic consequences sending Uncle Deel in hot pursuit of his fleeing nephews in the dramatic thriller Undertow.

Undertow, directed by David Gordon Green (All the Real Girls) from a screenplay by Joe Conway and Green, based on a story by Lingard Jervey, co-stars Kristen Stewart (Twilight), Robert Longstreet (Pineapple Express) and Terry Loughlin (October Sky).
 

Mark Cappelletty

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AAAAAND... special features include nothing! Including the extra footage and Roger Corman's commentary on THE TRIP, available on the MGM DVD. Olive continues to disappoint.
 

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Interesting releases. I've literally never watched any of them outside of Bandits and Breaker, Breaker! Not sure I would blind buy any of the others. Any recommendations?
 

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BANDITS and THE BOOST seem most interesting to me because of the casts, during a sale those will be my first choice.
 

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