Sunday, January 4, 2015

Olive Films Picks Feb. 24 As The Street Date For Five New-To-Blu-ray Releases

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph Tribbey
Olive Films has tabbed Feb. 24 as the street date for five new Blu-ray releases (DVD SKUs will also be available on that date).

Leading the charge is director Zalman King’s 1989 erotic journey (filmed on location in Brazil), Wild Orchids, starring Mickey Rourke, fashion model Carre Otis (who would become Mrs. Rourke in 1992) and Jacqueline Bisset.   

DVD & Blu-ray Release Report, Ralph TribbeyAn interesting cult film from 1986 is to be found among the Feb. 24 new-to-Blu-ray selections from Olive Films.   This is director Albert Pyun’s Dangerously Close.   A rock-out soundtrack, which includes The Smithereens, Van Halen, Robert Palmer and Fine Young Cannibals, dominates this whacked-out tale about high school “eliteness” taken to the extreme (murder the losers).   John Stockwell and Carey Lowell star.

Also making a Blu-ray debut is auteur filmmaker William Friedkin’s 1968 comedy tribute to the world of burlesque, The Night They Raided Minsky's, which counts among its cast members Bond girl, Britt Ekland, Jason Robards, Elliott Gould, Bert Lahr, Denholm Elliott, Norman Wisdom and Forrest Tucker.

Rounding out the Feb. 24 new-to-Blu-ray selections are director Ang Lee’s Oscar-nominated film (Best Foreign Language, 1995) Eat Drink Man Woman and 1989 Sicilian family saga, Blood Red, starring Eric Roberts, Dennis Hopper, Burt Young and Giancarlo Giannini.

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