Coming Soon to Blu-ray: New Titles from Olive Films & Kino

Posted Thu Feb 22, 2018 at 10:15 AM PST by
Birdman Alcatraz

A wide assortment of new and classic titles are all heading to Blu-ray.

New info has been revealed for several upcoming Blu-ray releases from Kino and Olive Films.

First up, Olive Films has detailed its new lineup of Blu-rays set to arrive at the end of the month... 

February 27

John Frankenheimer's Birdman of Alcatraz starring Burt Lancaster and Telly Savalas. Supplements will include:

- Audio commentary by Kate Buford, author of Burt Lancaster: An American Life

Oscar Williams' Five on the Black Hand Side starring Clarice Taylor, Godfrey Cambridge, Leonard Jackson, Virginia Capers, and Glynn Turman. No supplements have been listed at this time.

John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail starring Burt Lancaster, Donald Pleasence, Jim Hutton, Lee Remick, and Pamela Tiffin. No other details have been announced at this time.

Jim McBride's Great Balls of Fire! starring Dennis Quaid, Stephen Tobolowsky, Alec Baldwin, Trey Wilson, and Winona Ryder. No supplements have been listed at this time.

 

 

 

 

In addition, Kino has also detailed several upcoming titles set for release throughout March and April...

March 13

Gabe Klinger's Porto starring Anton Yelchin, Lucie Lucas, and Paulo Calatré. Supplements will include:

- Audio commentary by director Gabe Klinger 
- Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater, a documentary by Gabe Klinger (2013, 70 minutes)
- Booklet essay by Michael Sicinski
- Making-of Documentary
- Outtakes
- Super 8 Footage with Chantal Akerman s unused voiceover 
- Trailer

A. Edward Sutherland's It's the Old Army Game starring W.C. Fields, Louise Brooks, Blanche Ring, William Gaxton, and Mary Foy. Supplements will include:

- Audio commentary by film historian James L. Neibaur, author of The W.C. Fields Films
- New score by Ben Model

Gregory La Cava's Running Wild starring W.C. Fields, Marie Shotwell, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan, and Frederick Burton. The disc will feature a transfer mastered in 2K from 35mm film elements preserved by The Library of Congress. Supplements will include:

- Audio commentary by film historian James L. Neibaur, author of The W.C. Fields Films
- New score by Donald Sosin

 

 

 

April 3

Robert Mockler's Like Me starring Addison Timlin, Larry Fessenden, Ian Nelson, and Jeremy Gardner. No other details have been revealed at this time.

 

April 10

Allan Dwan's Manhandled starring Gloria Swanson. The disc will feature a brand new 2K remaster struck from 16mm film elements preserved by Lobster Films, Paris, and Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive. Supplements will include:

- Audio commentary by film historian Gaylyn Studlar
- Booklet essay by film historian Peter Labuza
- Piano score composed and performed by Makia Matsumura

Allan Dwan's Stage Struck starring Gloria Swanson. The disc will feature a new 2K master, and supplements will include:

- Audio commentary by Frederic Lombardi, author of Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios 
- Booklet essay by film historian Farran Smith Nehme 
- Includes Original two-strip Technicolor prologue and epilogue 
- Piano score composed and performed by Andrew Simpson

Guy Green's Luther starring Stacy Keach and Patrick Magee. No other details have been announced at this time.

 

 

 

April 17

Jonathan Prince's Camp Nowhere starring Christopher Lloyd, Jonathan Jackson, Peter Scolari, Burgess Meredith, and Kate Mulgrew. Supplements will include:

- Audio Commentary by Director Jonathan Prince 
- Original Theatrical Trailer

William Witney's Trigger, Jr. starring Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Trigger, Gordon Jones, and Grant Withers. The disc will be sourced from a new 4K scan, and supplements will include:

- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan and Jay Dee Witney
- Trailer Gallery

 

 

April 24

Arnold Fanck's The Holy Mountain starring Ernst Petersen, Louis Trenker, and Leni Riefenstahl. Supplements have not been detailed yet. (Note: Amazon appears to be incorrectly listing this as the 1973 film of the same name directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky.)

Carol Reed's Trapeze starring Burt Lancaster, Tony Curtis, Gina Lollobrigida, Katy Jurado, and Thomas Gomez. Supplements will include:

- Audio Commentary
- Trailers

Cameron Menzies' The Maze - 3D starring Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery, Michael Pate, and John Dodsworth. The disc will feature a brand new 4K restoration -- digitally restored from the original left and right eye camera negatives by Paramount Pictures Archive in association with The Film Foundation and scanned in 4K at Pro-Tek with 3-D alignment process and restoration by 3-D Film Archive, LLC. Supplements will include:

- Interview with Star Veronica Hurst
- Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tom Weaver
- Restored three-channel stereophonic sound by Eckhard Büttner
- Original 3-D Theatrical Trailer
- Reversible Blu-ray Art

DePatie-Freleng's Misterjaw 1974-75 cartoon starring Art Johnson, Bob Ogle, Arnold Stang, and Paul Winchell. The 2-Disc set will feature 34 episodes and supplement will include:

- Two documentaries by Greg Ford and William Hohauser: 'Chips Off the Old Blockbusters' and 'Tales of Production (and Production Overload)' - Featuring author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, cartoon director/producer John R. Dilworth, ink-and-paint specialist Barbara Donatello, composer Doug Goodwin, director/animator Art Leonardi, and layout artist Martin Strudler
- Audio commentaries for selected films by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, and cartoon writer William Hohauser

DePatie-Freleng's The Dogfather 1974-75 cartoon starring Bob Holt, Daws Butler, and Hazel Shermet. Supplements will include:

- Two documentaries by Greg Ford and William Hohauser: 'Chips Off the Old Blockbusters' and 'Tales of Production (and Production Overload)' - Featuring author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, cartoon director/producer John R. Dilworth, ink-and-paint specialist Barbara Donatello, composer Doug Goodwin, director/animator Art Leonardi, and layout artist Martin Strudler
- Audio commentaries for selected films by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, and cartoon writer William Hohauser

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the latest specs for all of the titles listed above linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule where they are indexed throughout February, March, and April.

Tags: Disc Announcements, Kino, Olive Films (all tags)