Olive Films announced a truly eclectic blend of film releases for both DVD and Blu-ray that will be retail-ready on June 23.
There’s action, mystery, sci-fi and comedy … something for just about everyone in this seven-strong selection of theatrical releases.
On the sci-fi front we have writer/director Lee Frost’s cult classic, The Thing with Two Heads, teaming — literally speaking — Ray Milland with former Los Angeles Rams football star Roosevelt Grier. Grier is a condemned-to-die murdered (innocent, of course) Jack Moss, who agrees to become the guinea pig in a bizarre “scientific” experience … when he awakes he finds that wealthy industrialist (and racist to boot) Maxwell Kirshner’s head has been attached to his body!
For action fans, Olive Films has both director Kevin Hooks’ 1996 film release of Fled, teaming Laurence Fishburne as Piper with Stephen Baldwin as Dodge, who are escaped prisoners chained together (think: The Defiant Ones) and on the run (one catch, Dodge has stolen millions from the mob and they want it back) and director Craig R. Baxley’s Stone Cold, starring Brian “The Boz” Bosworth as a too-mean police officer (suspended for the rough stuff), who is recruited by the feds to take down a drug-dealing biker gang!
Mystery and suspense, is that what you desire? Then look no further that Olive Films June 23 DVD and Blu-ray release of director Phillip Borsos’ 1985 film adaptation of John Katzenbach’s novel, “In the Heat of the Summer” … retitled for the screen as The Mean Season.
Kurt Russell stars as reporter Malcolm Anderson, who just happens to be in direct contact with a serial killer. That’s a double-edge sword, a great source for Anderson’s coverage of “The Numbers Killer,” but one that will certainly, at some point put him (or someone close to him) in jeopardy! That someone turns out to be Christine (Mariel Hemingway), his “girlfriend.” So who is the killer … and how close has he gotten to Anderson?
Comedy, we have a collector’s edition of director Jessy Terrero’s Soul Plane (theatrical and unrated viewing options), with Kevin Hart, Snoop Dog and Mo'Nique and filmmaker Bud Smith’s 1988 football-themed comedy, Johnny Be Good, teaming Anthony Michael Hall with Robert Downey Jr. and Uma Thurman.
And last, but not least, Olive Films will be turning loose both DVD and Blu-ray editions of Thrashin’ … Josh Brolin, fresh from his debut in Goonies, stars as a skateboarding sensation (seriously) who comes into conflict with a mean streets group of skateboarders known as the Daggers. To compound his problems, he’s in love with Chrissy (Pamela Gidley — Cherry 2000, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me), the sister of a Dagger named Tommy (Robert Rusler)!!!