More rarities are on their way from Kino Lorber, and we’ve got a look at what’s on its way to full high definition!
In stores and online February 2nd:
Highway to Hell (1991), directed by Ate de Jong. Starring Patrick Bergin, Kristy Swanson, Chad Lowe, Pamela Gidley, and Richard Farnsworth.
Chad Lowe (Life Goes On) and Kristy Swanson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) star in this horror-comedy-action-adventure as young lovers, Charlie and Rachel, eloping to Las Vegas for a secret wedding. Standing in their way is Satan, who has taken a liking to the lovely Rachel and has sent his Hell Cop (C.J. Graham, Jason from Jason Lives: Friday the 13th Part VI) to bring her down to Hell, where she can satisfy his devilish lust. When Charlie follows, he’s thrust into an expected world of living satanic bikers, cannibalistic blondes, and a coffee shop where the only thing living is the food.
The stellar cast includes Patrick Bergin (Patriot Games), Richard Farnsworth (The Straight Story), Pamela Gidley (Cherry 2000), Kevin Peter Hall (The Predator from Predator 1 & 2), Jerry Stiller (“Seinfeld”) with his wife, Anne Meara, as Medea, his son, Ben Stiller, as Attila the Hun, and his daughter, Amy Stiller, as Cleopatra… also featuring rocker Lita Ford and comedian Gilbert Gottfried as Hitler. Directed by cult director Ate de Jong (Drop Dead Fred) with a screenplay by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential).
- Audio Commentary by Director Ate De Jong
- Interview with SFX Make-up Artist Steve Johnson
- Animated Montage of Stills
- Original Theatrical Trailer
In stores and online February 16th:
Curse of the Faceless Man (1958)
Director Edward L. Cahn
Starring Richard Anderson, Elaine Edwards, Adele Mara
Entombed for eons and turned to stone… the Volcano Man of 2,000 years ago stalks the earth to claim his woman! A team of archeologists, led by Dr. Paul Mallon (Richard Anderson, TV’s The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman) excavates a perfectly preserved faceless man of stone encased in lava from a site at ancient Pompeii. Mallon begins to piece together the history and identity of the stone figure, he uncovers the story of Quintillus Aurelius, an Etruscan gladiator-slave who was tortured and sentenced to death for daring to love a noblewoman, but the eruption of the Vesuvius Volcano destroyed the city and buried the jailed Quintilus Aurelius. But when dead bodies with smashed skulls begin to pile up, not only do the scientists believe that the faceless man is still alive, but bent to carrying out his final wish, rescuing his beloved – reincarnated as Tina Enright (Elaine Edwards, The Bat), Mallon’s fiancée. Directed by cult-great Edward L. Cahn (Invisible Invaders).
- Audio Commentary by Horror Cinema Historian Chris Alexander