Olive Films is proud to announce the following June 2019​ releases:

 

THE BELIEVERS

MARTIN SHEEN (Apocalypse Now, Badlands, TV’s The West Wing)
HELEN SHAVER (Desert Hearts, The Craft, The Amityville Horror)
ROBERT LOGGIA (The Jagged Edge, Scarface, Big)
JIMMY SMITS (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Old Gringo, TV’s NYPD Blue)
RICHARD MASUR (Heaven’s Gate, Risky Business, The Thing)
HARLEY CROSS (Mrs. Soffel, Stanley & Iris, Someone to Watch Over Me)
HARRIS YULIN (Fatal Beauty, Another Woman, Training Day)
ELIZABETH WILSON (9 to 5, The Graduate, The Addams Family)

Directed by JOHN SCHLESINGER (Midnight Cowboy, Marathon Man, The Day of the Locust)

A master at ratcheting up on-screen tension (i.e. Marathon Man), Academy Award winning director John Schlesinger (Best Director, Midnight Cowboy – 1970) delivers chills in the supernatural thriller, The Believers.

YEAR: 1987
GENRE: HORROR
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 114 min
RATING: R
VIDEO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: STEREO

The Believers, director John Schlesinger’s (Marathon Man) finely crafted, modern-day supernatural thriller, stars Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Helen Shaver (Desert Hearts) and Robert Loggia (Scarface).

Following the tragic death of his wife, psychologist Cal Jamison (Sheen) and his young son Chris (Harley Cross, Someone to Watch Over Me) relocate from Minneapolis to New York City to start a new life. Enlisted by Lt. McTaggert (Loggia) to help solve a baffling suicide case involving voodoo, Cal soon finds himself in the middle of an investigation with ties to a Caribbean religious cult and a series of ritualistic murders that will place him and those he loves in grave danger.

The Believers, based on the Nicholas Conde novel The Religion, is written for the screen by Mark Frost (co-creator of Twin Peaks), photographed by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas) and co-stars Jimmy Smits (TV’s NYPD Blue), Harris Yulin (Another Woman), Richard Masur (The Thing), and Elizabeth Wilson (9 to 5).

 

HOW TO STUFF A WILD BIKINI

ANNETTE FUNICELLO (Beach Blanket Bingo, Muscle Beach Party, Back to the Beach)
DWAYNE HICKMAN (Cat Ballou, The Boy with the Green Hair, TV’s The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis)
FRANKIE AVALON (Beach Blanket Bingo, Skidoo, I’ll Take Sweden)
BRIAN DONLEVY (Woman They Almost Lynched, The Glass Key, The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek)
HARVEY LEMBECK (Stalag 17, Bikini Beach, Beach Blanket Bingo)
BUSTER KEATON (Sherlock, Jr.; Limelight; The General)
MICKEY ROONEY (Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Black Stallion, Skidoo)

Directed by WILLIAM ASHER (Beach Blanket Bingo, Muscle Beach Party, Bikini Beach)

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini would be the final “beach” film directed by William Asher (Bikini Beach, Beach Blanket Bingo, Muscle Beach Party and TV’s Bewitched) and the final appearances of Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello as Frankie and Dee Dee. In 1987, Avalon and Funicello would appear together for the last time on the big screen in the beach movies homage, Back to the Beach.

YEAR: 1965
GENRE: COMEDY/MUSICAL
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH (with optional English subtitles)
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 93 min
RATING: N/A
VIDEO: 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio; COLOR
AUDIO: MONO

How to Stuff a Wild Bikini finds swinging, surfing, singer, Frankie (Frankie Avalon, Muscle Beach Party) serving naval reserve duty in Tahiti separated from his beach bunny, Dee Dee (Annette Funicello, Beach Blanket Bingo). Frankie, fearing that Dee Dee might be having as much fun as he is in his tropical paradise, enlists the help of the local island witch doctor, Bwana (Buster Keaton, The General) to keep an eye on what’s going on back home. And what’s going on back home is that suave advertising executive, Ricky (Dwayne Hickman, Cat Ballou) has his sights set on Dee Dee. And Dee Dee might just be receptive to his advances.

Grab your swimsuits and surfboards because the fun is just beginning in How to Stuff a Wild Bikini featuring those beach movie favorites Eric Von Zipper (Harvey Lembeck, Stalag 17), Bonehead (Jody McCrea, Beach Blanket Bingo), Mike (Michael Nadar, TV’s Dynasty), and Puss (Alberta Nelson, Bikini Beach), along with several new faces including B.D. “Big Deal” MacPherson (Brian Donlevy, Woman They Almost Lynched) and Peachy Keane (Mickey Rooney, Breakfast at Tiffany’s).

 How to Stuff a Wild Bikini is directed by William Asher (Beach Blanket Bingo, Muscle Beach Party), written by Asher and Leo Townsend (Beach Blanket Bingo, I’d Rather Be Rich), photographed by Academy Award winner Floyd Crosby (1931: Cinematography, Tabu) with music by Les Baxter (Beach Blanket Bingo, Muscle Beach Party).

 

The Believers (1987) and How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 25th. Prebook on May 21st.