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STRAIGHT TO HELL, CRADLE WILL ROCK, and THOUSAND ACRES Now Available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber




Straight to Hell (1986)
A 2K Restoration!
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 28, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Action/Western/Comedy/Cult / 91 min / NR / Color

Director: Alex Cox
Starring: Joe Strummer, Courtney Love, Sy Richardson, Dick Rude, Jim Jarmusch, Shane MacGowan, Xander Berkeley, Elvis Costello, Grace Jones, Dennis Hopper

Synopsis: From Alex Cox, the director of Repo Man, Highway Patrolman and Sid and Nancy. In this director's cut of the 1987 cult classic, four hapless bank robbers bury their loot and attempt to hide out in a deserted desert town, but very soon find out that the town is not really deserted. Norwood (Sy Richardson), Simms (Joe Strummer) and Willy (Dick Rude) are three black-suited killers-for-hire. After missing their intended target and trying to escape the wrath of their employer (Jim Jarmusch), they head for the desert and rob a bank en-route. As their car dies in a ravine, the trio bury their money and head for a lonely town to hide out till the heat blows over. The insane cast includes Courtney Love, The Pogues, Grace Jones, Dennis Hopper, Elvis Costello, Kathy Burke and Xander Berkeley.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Alex Cox and Star Dick Rude | "Back to Hell" - Making-of Doc | "Black Hills" A short tour of the STRAIGHT TO HELL locations, shot by Alex Cox back in 1977 | KLSC Trailers

You can purchase STRAIGHT TO HELL from Kino Lorber HERE




A Thousand Acres (1997)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 28, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $14.95

Drama / 105 min / R / Color

Director: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Keith Carradine, Colin Firth, Kevin Anderson, Pat Hingle, John Carroll Lynch, Michelle Williams, Elisabeth Moss

Synopsis: King Lear set on a farm in Iowa! Screen legends Jessica Lange (Country) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Married to the Mob) join Jennifer Jason Leigh (Rush) and the great Jason Robards (A Thousand Clowns) in this widely acclaimed motion picture about silence and betrayal... rivalry and revenge. When an aging father retires, he passes the thriving family farm on to his three daughters. But this generous gift ignites an explosive series of events that threaten to tear the family apart. Jocelyn Moorhouse (The Dressmaker, How to Make an American Quilt) directed this powerful story of shocking secrets and hidden desires. Also starring Colin Firth (Hope Springs), Keith Carradine (The Tie That Binds), Kevin Anderson (Sleeping with the Enemy), Pat Hingle (Hang 'Em High), Michelle Williams (Manchester by the Sea), Elisabeth Moss (TV's The Handmaid's Tale) and John Carroll Lynch (Fargo).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Jocelyn Moorhouse | Theatrical Trailer

You can purchase A THOUSAND ACRES from Kino Lorber HERE.






Cradle Will Rock (1999)

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 7, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $19.95
DVD SRP: $11.95

Drama / 132 min / R / Color

Director: Tim Robbins
Starring: Bill Murray, John Cusack, Susan Sarandon, John Turturro, Vanessa Redgrave, Hank Azaria, RubΓ©n Blades, Joan Cusack, Cary Elwes, Philip Baker Hall, Angus Macfadyen, Emily Watson, Bob Balaban, Jack Black, Paul Giamatti, Bernard Hughes

Synopsis: Powerful and sweeping, the critically acclaimed Cradle Will Rock takes a kaleidoscopic look at the extraordinary events of 1930s America. From high society to life on the streets, writer and director Tim Robbins (Dead Man Walking) brings Depression-era New York City to vivid life. A time when da Vincis are given to millionaires who help fund the Mussolini war effort. And Nelson Rockefeller commissions Mexican artist Diego Rivera to paint the lobby of Rockefeller Center. A time when a young Orson Welles (Angus Macfadyen, Braveheart) and a troupe of passionate actors risk everything to perform the infamous musical "The Cradle Will Rock." As threats to their freedom and livelihood loom larger, they refuse to give in to censorship. Starring Bill Murray (Groundhog Day), John Cusack (Better Off Dead...), Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise), Vanessa Redgrave (Julia), John Turturro (Barton Fink), Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves), RubΓ©n Blades (Color of Night), Philip Baker Hall (Hard Eight), Hank Azaria (Quiz Show), Joan Cusack (In & Out), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Bob Balaban (Moonrise Kingdom), Jack Black (Nacho Libre) and Paul Giamatti (Sideways).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by director Tim Robbins | Production Featurette | Theatrical Trailer

You can purchase CRADLE WILL ROCK from Kino Lorber HERE.
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