Anchor Bay to Release 6 TCFHE Catalog Titles in August
Posted June 20, 2013 06:16 PM by Webmaster
Anchor Bay is releasing six bargain-priced Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment catalog titles on August 6th and 13th: Freaked, Lucas, The Pick-Up Artist, Silver Streak, Stuck on You and Wing Commander.
Each title is available for pre-order. Technical specifications and special features have yet to be detailed.
Synopsis: A company that produces a toxic chemical tries to improve its image via popular spokesperson, Ricky Coogan (Alex Winter). Ricky travels to South America to get a first-hand look at the chemical's effects and finds himself at a mutant freak farm. Elijah C. Skuggs (Randy Quaid), who runs the farm, is only too happy to have new subjects on which to try his freak machine. The very chemical that Ricky is supposed to promote is the one responsible for creating the great variety of freaks. Co-directors Tom Stern and Alex Winter's 1993 cult comedy also stars Brooke Shields, Michael Stoyanov, William Sadler, Mr. T, Megan Ward, Alex Zuckerman, Ray Baker, Morgan Fairchild, John Hawkes, Sam Raimi, Keanu Reeves and Bobcat Goldthwait.
Synopsis: At 14 years old, young Lucas Bly (Corey Haim) is a bit too small for his age, and far too smart for his high school classmates. He's more interested in symphonies and science fairs than food fights and football. But when Lucas finds himself falling in love with a cheerleader (Kerri Green), who only has eyes for the school's top jock, Cappie Roew (Charlie Sheen), he grows desperate for her attention. Joining the football team, Lucas risks his pride and neck at the big game. Director David Seltzer's classic also stars Courtney Thorne-Smith, Tom Hodges and Jeremy Piven, and features the screen debut of Winona Ryder.
Synopsis: Jack Jericho (Robert Downey Jr.) is a master in the art of meeting women, but the master has just met his match in the beautiful Randy Jensen (Molly Ringwald). Complicating matters is her alcoholic father (Dennis Hopper), who's in deep debt to the mob, and two gangsters (Harvey Keitel and Danny Aiello), who escort Randy to Atlantic City. In this hilarious, romantic comedy from writer/director James Toback, a smug, compulsive womanizer who won't take no for an answer meets the woman of his dreams, only to find her impervious to his charm.
Synopsis: In director Arthur Hiller's wild comedy adventure, rail passenger George Caldwell (Gene Wilder) finds that a romantic escapade with a sultry secretary (Jill Clayburgh) puts him in the middle of a Hitchcockian murder plot. Leaping on and off the train, in and out of roomettes, he escapes, only to team up with thief Grover T. Muldoon (Richard Pryor), who helps George get to Kansas City where they reboard the train together. Silver Streak also stars Patrick McGoohan, Ned Beatty, Clifton James, Ray Walston and Scatman Crothers.
Synopsis: Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear make a terrific team (Newsweek) in this delightfully demented comedy from the inseparable Farrelly Brothers. Conjoin the fun with Bob (Damon) and Walt (Kinnear) Tenor, two brothers who share a passion for life... and a liver. Their unique bond leads to wild complications when Walt decides to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor and persuades his reluctant sibling to go along for the ride. Loaded with over-the-top humor and outrageous antics, Stuck On You also stars Eva Mendes, Wen Yann Shih, Pat Crawford Brown and Dane Cook, and features a number of celebrity cameos.
Synopsis: Loosely based on the videogame series of the same name, Wing Commander opens in the year 2654 and introduces Terran Confederation fighter pilots Christopher Blair (Freddie Prinze, Jr.) and Todd Marshall (Matthew Lillard), a young hotshot who joins an interstellar war to fight the evil Kilrathi armada, a fleet of alien warriors hellbent on destroying the universe. Director Chris Roberts' sci-fi actioner also stars Saffron Burrows, Tchéky Karyo, Jürgen Prochnow and David Warner.
Love the description of Wing Commander's plot. Alien warriors "hell bent on destroying the universe". Now THAT is some kind of power, the universe is pretty damn big last I checked, and what would be left for them after they destroy it?
Anyway, Lucas and Silver Streak for me, maybe the Pick Up Artist if it goes el-cheapo.
I might would pick up "The Pick-Up Artist" just because, in addition to leads Molly Ringwald and Robert Downey,Jr., it features Harvey Keitel as a gangster, Dennis Hopper as a drunken gambling addict, and Danny Aiello as a tough Italian pizzeria owner. It is also written and directed by James Toback, who previously had directed Keitel in "Fingers"(1978) and "Exposed"(1983). Where are blu rays of THOSE movies, by the way? Anyway, this film is a guilty pleasure, I suppose, but I like the supporting cast (I'm a huge Keitel and Hopper fan), the crime subplot, and the oldies soundtrack. I might pick it up on blu if it isn't too expensive.
Silver Streak!! My fave Wilder/Pryor movie. Come on Steve!! Hey my man, what it look like?
The smaller roles are all brilliant too, especially Ned Beatty. Yeah, super stoked to see this one hitting Blu-ray, I was not expecting this one at all although I think it should be much more popular than it is and it's highly under-rated.
All this and no Phantasm? What the hell are they waiting for? If they're never going to release it, they should sell the rights to Scream Factory. At least they'll do the film justice and release it in a stellar edition. Sick and tired of waiting for Anchor Bay to get off their asses and release quality catalog titles. Phantasm is the very last title I need to upgrade to BD for my wishlist to be complete. There were rumors they were going to release it back in the fall of 2009 for its 30th anniversary but that came and went. Sigh.
They allowed Twilight Time to release Rains of Ranchipur & The Egyptian, both bare bones & way overpriced. They're releasing Bird of Paradise (Debra Paget version) on DVD MOD. But they'll allow Anchor Bay to legit release less in demand titles?? Dumb. Hey at least they won't be priced at $29 to $39 bucks, a regular thing for Twilight Time.
Might grab Wing Commander for the awesome opening sequence and the great score alone. The rest of the movie qualifies as a guilty pleasure, big time. Which is sad considering it could have been so much more. I mean, it's not like the creator of the game wrote and directed the movie...oh wait
Wing Commander is hilarious. I only went to see the Star Wars trailer but was so happy that I stayed so I didn't miss the big mean kitty aliens. That made me laugh out loud. As for the other releases there are some great gems in there, especially Lucas and the classic SILVER STREAK! I was just thinking about that movie the other day. It is great fun.