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Olive Films Announces September 2016 Titles

'Olive Films Announces September 2016 Titles'

Just in time for Halloween, we have an Italian horror classic, a Republic serial, a funky 80’s horror-comedy spoof, a sci-fi monster flick, and a slasher video title! Horror and sci-fi not your thing? We’ll also bring you a beloved Lucille Ball comedy and a long-lost silent drama from Cecil B. DeMille.

The following titles are coming to DVD and Blu-ray September 13 and are available to pre-order through the links below!

 

YOURS, MINE AND OURS (1968)

 

Yours, Mine and Ours, based on the book Who Gets the Drumstick, stars Lucille Ball (The Facts of Life) and Henry Fonda (The Grapes of Wrath) as Frank and Helen Beardsley, parents to a blended family of twenty.

When Navy officer Frank Beardsley meets nurse Helen North (with a little help from mutual friend Darrel Harrison, played by Van Johnson, Brigadoon) there’s an undeniable attraction although both are apprehensive about any potential romantic involvement, having recently lost their spouses leaving them responsible for raising ten children and eight children respectively. When they decide to wed, unconventionality turns into hilarity in the wacky Yours, Mine and Ours.

Directed by Melville Shavelson (Houseboat) from a screenplay by Mort Lachman and Shavelson and a story by Bob Carroll Jr. and Madelyn Davis based on the Helen Beardsley book, Yours, Mine and Oursfeatures supporting performances by Tim Matheson (Animal House), Tom Bosley (TV’s Happy Days), Gary Goetzman (Married to the Mob), Morgan Brittany (Gypsy) and Tracy Nelson (Down and Out in Beverly Hills).

Language: English (with optional English subtitles)
111 mins, 1.85:1

Yours, Mine and Ours is coming to Blu-ray for the first time ever and to DVD on September 13th.

 

THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS (1958)

 

The sleepy little lighthouse community of Piedras Blancas has a big problem when bodies begin piling up (thankfully there’s the ice room at Kochek’s Store for meats and groceries) and a scale from a thought-to-be-extinct prehistoric amphibian is found nearby. Could this be the work of … The Monster of Piedras Blancas?

For a town photographed in black & white, Piedras Blancas is teeming with colorful characters. There’s Sturges (John Harmon, Monsieur Verdoux), the lighthouse keeper who makes it a ritual to leave food out near a secluded beach cave for, well, something; Lucy (Jeanne Carmen, Born Reckless), Sturges’ zaftig daughter, a free thinker who clearly doesn’t pay attention to daddy’s warnings about skinny dipping near the cave; Lucy’s boyfriend Fred (Don Sullivan, The Giant Gila Monster), a young man more than willing to keep an eye on Lucy; and the dedicated man of science Dr. Sam Jorgensen (Les Tremayne, The Fortune Cookie) who’s out to solve the mysterious murders. It will become painfully obvious to Sturges (and the unfortunate inhabitants of Piedras Blancas): never miss a feeding!

The Monster of Piedras Blancas, directed by Irvin Berwick (Malibu High), co-stars Forrest Lewis (All That Heaven Allows), Frank Arvidson (The 7th Commandment) and Wayne Berwick (The Naked Monster) and is photographed by Philip Lathrop, two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Cinematography (The Americanization of Emily, Earthquake).

Language: English (with optional English subtitles)
71 mins, 1.78:1

The Monster of Piedras Blancas is coming to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever on September 13th.

 

THE HORRIBLE DR. HICHCOCK (1964)

 

From director Robert Hampton (Lust Of The Vampire), comes The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (L’orrible segreto del Dr. Hichcock), the twisted and terrifying tale of Dr. Bernard Hichcock (Robert Flemyng, The Quiller Memorandum) whose secret desires and perverse passions lead to the death of his wife, Margaret (Teresa Fitzgerald, Class of Iron).

Remarrying years later, the doctor’s new bride Cynthia (Barbara Steele, Pit and the Pendulum) is unaware that her husband intends to use her blood to reanimate the corpse of his dearly departed Margaret.

Language: English (with optional English subtitles)
77 mins, 1.78:1

The Horrible Dr. Hichcock is coming to Blu-ray for the first time ever and to DVD on September 13th.

 

COMMANDO CODY: SKY MARSHAL OF THE UNIVERSE (1955)

 

Commando Cody, the venerable Sky Marshal of the Universe (Judd Holdren, Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere), along with trusted aids Joan Gilbert (Aline Towne, Radar Men from the Moon) and Ted Richards (William Schallert, TV’s The Patty Duke Show) and later joined by Dick Preston (Richard Crane, The Eternal Sea), must foil the various schemes of The Ruler (Gregory Gay, Flying Disc Man from Mars), an evil alien life form hellbent on taking over Earth.

All twelve pulse-pounding episodes of Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe (including Enemies of the Universe, Nightmare Typhoon, Robot Monster from Mars and the exciting final installment, Captives of the Zero Hour), directed by Fred C. Brannon (The Invisible Monster, The Crimson Ghost), Harry Keller (Tammy and the Doctor) and Franklin Adreon (Panther Girl of the Kongo) are now available for your home viewing enjoyment in one exciting package.

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe also features Craig Kelly (The Furies), Dale Van Sickel (Johnny Reno), Gloria Pall (The Crimson Kimino), and William Henry (Secret of the Incas).

Language: English (with optional English subtitles)
360 mins, 1.33:1

Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe is coming to Blu-ray for the first time ever and to DVD on September 13th.

 

THE CAPTIVE (1915)

 

Cecil B. DeMille’s thought-to-be-lost 1915 silent film, The Captive, is a found treasure. Set during the Balkan Wars, The Captive tells the story of Sonia (Blanche Sweet, The Woman in White), a young woman living in Montenegro and left to care for her younger brother Milos (Gerald Ward, The Warrens of Virginia) and the family farm when older brother Marko (Page Peters, Davy Crockett) goes off to battle. Unable to handle the day-to-day tasks following her brother’s tragic death, help comes in the form of Mahmud Hassan (House Peters, Prisoners of the Storm) a captured Turk nobleman now a prisoner of war. Tasked with helping Sonia, their initial frosty relationship soon melts into love. As the war rages on Sonia, Mahmud and Milos will face near-insurmountable obstacles in their quest for a better life amidst the hell of war.

Directed by Cecil B. DeMille (The Ten Commandments, The Buccaneer) from a screenplay written by DeMille and Jeanie Macpherson (based on her play), the wartime romantic drama The Captive features supporting performances by Jeanie Macpherson (The Girl of the Golden West), Theodore Roberts (The Ten Commandments), and William Elmer (The Devil and Miss Jones) and features a musical score newly composed by Lucy Duke.

Language: English intertitles
50 mins, 1.33:1

The Captive is coming to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time on September 13th.

 

JEKYLL AND HYDE… TOGETHER AGAIN (1982)

 

The Robert Louis Stevenson classic is turned on its ear, or in this case its funny bone, in the Jerry Belson (TV’s The Odd Couple) directed Jekyll and Hyde … Together Again. While researching a drug that would make surgeries obsolete, Dr. Daniel Jekyll (Mark Blankfield, Robin Hood: Men in Tights) inadvertently discovers a substance that unleashes the animal that lives inside every man. Using himself as a guinea pig, Jekyll reverts from his shy, self-effacing, serious self to the hyper-sexual, party-‘till-you-drop alter ego, Mr. Hyde.

Jekyll and Hyde … Together Again, written for the screen by Monica Johnson, Harvey Miller, Jerry Belson and Michael Leeson, co-stars Bess Armstrong (High Road to China) as Mary, Jekyll’s loving fiancée; Krista Errickson (Little Darlings) as Ivy, Hyde’s lusty paramour; and Tim Thomerson (Near Dark) as Jekyll’s smarmy colleague Dr. Knute Lanyon.

Language: English (with optional English subtitles)
87 mins, 1.78:1

Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on September 13th.

 

MANKILLERS (1987)

 

A female homage to The Dirty Dozen, Mankillers features a rag tag group of bottom feeders —murderers, thieves and other assorted miscreants — who, unless they coalesce into a lean, mean fighting machine to stop a rogue agent and the drug cartel that employs him, have the option of a prison cell or the electric chair. It’s wall-to-wall action and adventure in Mankillers.

Directed and written by David A. Prior (Deadly Prey, Killer Workout), Mankillersstars Edd Byrnes (TV’s 77 Sunset Strip), Gail Fisher (TV’s Mannix), Edy Williams (The Naked Kiss), Lynda Aldon (Doctor Detroit), William Zipp (Deadly Prey), Christine Lunde (The Masque of the Red Death), and Suzanne Tegmann (Death Chase).

Language: English (with optional English subtitles)
84 mins, 1.33:1

Disclaimer: Mankillers is presented using the best available elements provided by Slasher // Video. Not sourced from an HD Master; remastered from PAL Beta SP and upconverted to Blu-ray and DVD specifications.

Mankillers is coming to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time ever on September 13th.

 

 

June 28, 2016

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