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OLIVE FILMS New Release Lineup – Brings in Some Gems!

OLIVE FILMS JUNE 23rd RELEASES

Featuring a variety of action and comedy films

  • SOUL PLANE – COLLECTOR’S EDITION (2004, comedy):Academy Award winner Mo’Nique (Best Supporting Actress, Precious) is part of an all-star line-up of gifted actors and comedians who come on board the Soul Plane. Our release includes both the Rated and Unrated version plus cast audio commentary and more! 
  • FLED (1996, action): Laurence Fishburne, Academy Award nominee for Best Actor (What’s Love Go To Do With It) shares the screen with Stephen Baldwin, National Board of Review winner (Best Acting By An Ensemble Cast, The Usual Suspects) in Fled, a nod to the Sidney Poiter and Tony Curtis men-on-the-run drama The Defiant Ones
  • STONE COLD (1991, action): As the psychotic leader of a biker gang in Stone Cold, co-star Lance Henriksen brings his distinctive menacing quality to a role that he’s successfully honed in a variety of films ranging from Near Dark to Alien 3.
  • JOHNNY BE GOOD (1988, comedy): Former Saturday Night Live castmates Anthony Michael Hall and Robert Downey, Jr. are reunited as best friends in the comedyJohnny Be Good. The film also features a supporting performance by Academy Award nominee (Best Supporting Actress for Bullets Over Broadway) Jennifer Tilly.
  • THRASHIN’ (1986, Action): Thrashin’ features Academy Award nominee Josh Brolin (Best Supporting Actor,Milk) in one of his earliest film performances. Thrashin’also features special appearances by skating royalty Tony Hawk, Per Welinder and Rodney Mullen, along with cameos by Flea and Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and director Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen, Twilight).
  • THE MEAN SEASON (1985, thriller): Academy Award nominee Mariel Hemmingway (Best Supporting Actress,Manhattan) stars as Christine, the school teacher girlfriend of lead Kurt Russell who will become a pawn in a frightening game of cat & mouse in The Mean Season.
  • THE THING WITH TWO HEADS (1972, horror/comedy):The Thing With Two Heads is the one and only on-screen pairing of acting great Ray Milland and former L.A Rams player Rosey Grier. The film features the early work of multi Academy Award-winning special effects master Rick Baker (The Wolfman, Ed Wood, An American Werewolf in London, Men In Black).

FLED

Starring:
LAURENCE FISHBURNE (What’s Love Got To Do With It, The Matrix, Man of Steel)
STEPHEN BALDWIN (The Usual Suspects, Bio-Dome)
WILL PATTON (No Way Out, Remember The Titans)
SALMA HAYEK (From Dusk Till Dawn, Frida)

Directed by
KEVIN HOOKS (Passenger 57, TV’s Prison Break)

YEAR: 1996
GENRE: ACTION
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  98 min
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color
AUDIO:  5.1
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS:
Laurence Fishburne and Stephen Baldwin are convicts on the run in Fled. Handcuffed together on work detail, prisoners Charles Piper (Fishburne, The Matrix) and Mark Dodge (Baldwin, The Usual Suspects) flee the scene of a massacre by a fellow inmate who has single-handedly eliminated half of the prison guards. In no time the Attorney General’s office, with a keen interest in the escaped Dodge, assigns a U.S. Marshal (Robert John Burke, 2 Guns) to track down the prisoners. Dodge, as it turns out, holds a key piece of evidence on a disc which, if discovered, could bring down some very powerful people. All is not as it seems in the action- packedFled, where double-crosses, dual identities, corrupt officials and a myriad of twists and turns abound.

In a film that pays homage to The Defiant Ones and Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid, director Kevin Hooks (Passenger 57), working from a screenplay by Preston A. Whitemore II, brings together a talented cast that includes Will Patton (No Way Out, TV’s Falling Skies), Salma Hayek (Frida, Bandidas), David Dukes (Date With An Angel) and Michael Nadar (The Trip, TV’s Dynasty).

FLED DVD SRP: $24.95
FLED BD SRP: $29.95


JOHNNY BE GOOD

Starring:
ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL (The Breakfast Club, The Dark Knight)
ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. (Iron Man, Firstborn, 1969)
UMA THURMAN (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill series, Batman & Robin)
PAUL GLEASON (The Breakfast Club, Die Hard)

Directed by:
BUD SMITH (Film Editor, William Friedkin’s Sorceror)

YEAR: 1988
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  86 min
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color
AUDIO:  STEREO
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS: 
Scrawny and short, high school quarterback Johnny Walker (Anthony Michael Hall, Sixteen Candles) is America’s most unlikely football prospect. Johnny finds himself in the enviable position of being courted by the country’s top football recruiters. However, he’s torn between waiting for a top offer with big bucks, egged on by his best friend Leo (Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man), or joining his girlfriend Georgia (Uma Thurman, Kill Bill) at a college where he can pursue a well-rounded education. The temptation for a big payday coupled with lavish gifts and promises of fame & fortune are just a few of the roadblocks he’ll navigate in this comedy with heart,Johnny Be Good.

Directed by Bud Smith from a screenplay written by Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai and David Obst, the supporting cast includes Paul Gleason (The Breakfast Club), Jennifer Tilly (Bullets OverBroadway, Bound), Seymour Cassel (Minnie and Moskowitz,Valentino) and cameos by famed sportscaster Howard Cossell and football quarterback Jim McMahon.

JOHNNY BE GOOD DVD SRP: $24.95
JOHNNY BE GOOD BD SRP: $29.95


THE MEAN SEASON

Starring
KURT RUSSELL (Escape From New York, The Thing)
MARIEL HEMMINGWAY (Manhattan, Star 80)
ANDY GARCIA (Ocean’s Eleven, The Untouchables)
RICHARD JORDAN (Interiors, A Flash of Green)
JOE PANTOLIANO (Bound, TV’s The Sopranos)

Directed by:
PHILIP BORSOS (The Grey Fox, One Magic Christmas)

YEAR: 1985
GENRE: THRILLER
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  104 min
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color
AUDIO:  STEREO
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS: 
Mean / mēn / Sea·son ˈsēzən/: When inclement conditions with unpredictable and severe storms pummel the coastal areas; the pattern of weather that occurs in Florida during the late summer months.

Nearing burn out, the career of Miami reporter Malcolm Anderson (Kurt Russell, Escape From New York) is rejuvenated after an article detailing the unsolved murder of a local teen brings him notoriety as well as an unexpected and unwanted fan: a man who claims he’s the murderer.

Striking an uneasy collaboration with the killer known as the “Numbers Murderer” (Richard Jordan, InteriorsA Flash of Green), Malcolm is provided with deadly details in exchange for ongoing stories. The unorthodox collaboration soon takes a surprising twist when the murderer turns his attention to Malcolm’s girlfriend Christine (Muriel Hemmingway, Manhattan). Director Phillip Borsos’ nail-biting thriller The Mean Season, from a screenplay by Leon Piedmont based on the novel In The Heat of the Summer by John Katzenbach, co-stars Andy Garcia (Ocean’s ElevenThe Untouchables), Richard Masur (Risky BusinessThe Thing), Joe Pantoliano (Bound, TV’s The Sopranos) and Richard Bradford (Night Game).

THE MEAN SEASON DVD SRP: $24.95
THE MEAN SEASON BD SRP: $29.95


STONE COLD

Starring:
BRIAN BOSWORTH (The Longest Yard, Three Kings, Virus)
LANCE HENRICKSEN (Near Dark, Scream 3, Aliens)
WILLIAM FORSYTHE (The Rock, Once Upon A Time In America, The Devil’s Rejects)
ARABELLA HOLZBOG (Across The Universe, Bad News Bears, Soulmates)
SAM MCMURRAY (Raising Arizona, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, The Mod Squad)

Directed by:
CRAIG R. BAXLEY (Action Jackson, Dark Angel, Left Behind: World At War)

YEAR: 1991
GENRE: ACTION
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  83 min
RATING: R
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO:  MONO
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS: 
Fed up with a system that allows criminals to walk free, Joe Huff (Brian Bosworth, Three KingsThe Longest Yard) is a cop on the edge. While on suspension for insubordination, Joe is strong-armed by the FBI to go undercover in the Deep South to infiltrate a dangerous white supremacist biker gang known as The Brotherhood. Taking down The Brotherhood’s murderous leader, Chains Cooper (Lance Henriksen, Aliens, Near Dark), and bringing the gang to justice won’t be easy. But Joe doesn’t do “easy.”

Stone Cold stars former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian “The Boz” Bosworth in a film that’s wall-to-wall, knock down, knock out action. The supporting cast features William Forsythe (Once Upon A Time In AmericaThe Devil’s Rejects), Arabella Holzbog (Across The Universe, Bad News Bears) and Sam McMurray (Raising Arizona) in a film directed by Craig R. Baxley (Dark Angel, Action Jackson) from a screenplay by Walter Doniger.

STONE COLD DVD SRP: $24.95
STONE COLD BD SRP: $29.95
       

SOUL PLANE – COLLECTOR’S EDITION
(Rated + Unrated)

Starring:
KEVIN HART (Ride Along, Get Hard, TV’s The Big House)
MO’NIQUE (Precious, TV’s Moisha)
D.L. HUGHLEY (The Original Kings of Comedy)
SOFIA VERGARA (TV’s Modern Family, Hot Pursuit)
TERRY CREWS (The Expendables, TV’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
LONI LOVE (TV’s Chelsea Lately)

Directed by:
JESSY TERRERO (Gun, Freelancers)

YEAR: 2004
GENRE: COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  86 min / 92 min
RATING: R / Unrated
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color
AUDIO:  5.1
DISCS: 2

EXTRAS:

  • Unrated and Rated versions of Soul Plane;
  • Cast Audio commentary;
  • Boarding Pass – The Making of Soul Plane;
  • Survivor Safety;
  • Outtakes;
  • Deleted Scenes;
  • Frequent Flyer;
  • The Upgrade – featurette

SYNOPSIS: 
Forget the train and get on the plane … the Soul Plane. With a $100 million dollar settlement in his pocket from an airline that, among other things, lost his dog mid-flight, Nashawn Wade (Kevin Hart, Ride Along, Get Hard) decides to start his own airline that specifically caters to African-Americans and hip-hop artists. You’ll be in for the flight of your life with a crew that includes an acrophobic captain (Snoop Dogg, This Is The End); an overly aggressive security guard (Mo’Nique, Precious); plus a passenger (Method Man, The Fast and The Furious) who sets up a mini-casino/strip club on the plane. Directed by Jessy Terrero (Gun, Freelancers) and written by Bo Zenga and Chuck Wilson, Soul Plane co-stars D.L. Hughley (The Original Kings of Comedy), Loni Love (Paul Bart: Mall Cop 2), Missi Pyle (Gone Girl), Terry Crews (Bridesmaids), Gary Anthony Williams (Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle), John Witherspoon (Bulworth), and Dwayne Adway (Into The Blue).

SOUL PLANE – COLLECTOR’S EDITION DVD SRP: $24.95
SOUL PLANE – COLLECTOR’S EDITION BD SRP: $29.95


THE THING WITH TWO HEADS

Starring:
RAY MILLAND (Something To Live For, Dial M For Murder, Love Story)
ROSEY GRIER (Skyjacked, Timber Tramps)
DON MARSHALL (Land Of The Giants, Terminal Heads)
ROGER PERRY (Count Yorga, Vampire)
CHELSEA BROWN (Welcome To The Woop Woop)

Directed by:
LEE FROST (The Black Gestapo, Private Obsession)

YEAR: 1972
GENRE: HORROR/COMEDY
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  91 mins
RATING: PG
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio; Color
AUDIO:  MONO
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS: 
The Thing With Two Heads is a film that answers the age-old question: Are two heads better than one?

Despite his deteriorating health, incredibly rich and deeply racist brain surgeon Maxwell Kirshner (Ray Milland, The Lost Weekend) plans to be around for a very long time. What better way to achieve his goal than to transplant his still cognitive noggin onto the body of a healthy human being? Having performed similar experimental surgeries on animals, Maxwell convinces his colleagues to perform the groundbreaking and unsanctioned medical procedure on him – the first successful head-graft.

With his body in rapid decline, Maxwell’s head is transplanted onto the first available body. And that would be death row inmate Jack Moss (Rosey Grier, Skyjacked, Timber Tramps). Did we forget to mention that Jack Moss is black? The Thing With Two Heads, directed by Lee Frost (The Black Gestapo, Private Obsession), from a screenplay by Lee Frost, Wes Bishop and James Gordon White, co-stars Don Marshall (Uptown Saturday Night, Terminal Island), Roger Perry (Count Yorga, Vampire), William Smith (Conan the Barbarian, The Outsiders) and Jerry Butler (A Bronx Tale, LaBamba).

THE THING WITH TWO HEADS DVD SRP: $24.95
THE THING WITH TWO HEADS BD SRP: $29.95

THRASHIN’

Starring:
JOSH BROLIN (No Country For Old Men, The Goonies, Inherent Vice)
ROBERT RUSLER (A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, Vamp, Weird Science)
PAMELA GIDLEY (Liebestraum, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, The Little Vampire)
SHERILYN FENN (TV’s Twin Peaks, Of Mice and Men, Darkness Falls)

Directed by
DAVID WINTERS (Code Name Vengeance, A Rage To Kill, Mission KIll)

YEAR: 1986
GENRE: ACTION
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH
LABEL: OLIVE FILMS
TOTAL RUNNING TIME:  92 min
RATING: PG-13
ASPECT RATIO: 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio, Color
AUDIO:  MONO
DISCS: 1

SYNOPSIS:
L.A.’s rival skateboarders – the laid back Ramp Locals and the punk rock Daggers – go to war for skateboard supremacy in the action-packed drama Thrashin’. No sooner has he arrived in Los Angeles to compete in a downhill skating competition, Corey Webster (Josh Brolin, No Country For Old Men, The Goonies) finds himself falling for Chrissy (Pamela Gidley, Liebestraum), a beautiful blonde with close connections to the skating scene. It turns out Chrissy’s brother is Tommy Hook (Robert Rusler, Weird Science), the tough-as-nails leader of The Daggers who has his sights set on the skateboard competition prize.

Chrissy’s love for Corey will be tested when her overprotective brother and Corey face off in a deadly skate race in Thrashin’,directed by David Winters (Code Name Vegeance, Mission Kill), written by Paul Brown and Alan Sacks, and co-starring Sherilyn Fenn (Twin Peaks, Of Mice and Men), Brooke McCarter (The Lost Boys) and Chuck McCann (The Heart is a Lonely Hunter).

THRASHIN’ DVD SRP: $24.95
THRASHIN’ BD SRP: $29.95

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