On October 27th Olive Films is going to release a slew of titles, many of which will be seeing Blu-ray for the first time. A number of these have been on my Blu-ray wish list for quite some time. Beyond thrilled to finally be getting Sometimes They Come Back. Any titles jump out to you? Let us know in the comments below!
Fearing that their city is the target of a serial rapist, Manhattan Detective Dale Androtti (Lance Lewman, Riot On 42nd Street) finds an unlikely ally in Dr. Gamble Pace (Teresa Farley, Bad Girls Dormitory) when they are teamed up to investigate the brutal crimes. Their suspicions, unbelievable as they may seem, will lead them to a terrifying discovery that an alien life form is impregnating women to reproduce his species.
The Meteor Man
Triple-threat Robert Townsend (writer, director & actor) stars as the shy and retiring schoolteacher, Jefferson Reed in The Meteor Man. Jefferson, who gains mysterious super powers when he’s struck by a meteor fragment, uses those powers to help his neighborhood combat gang crime. A time-honored tradition of superheroes, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Jefferson’s courage will be tested as his super powers diminish and he must decide where true strength really lies.
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects
Straddling the cultural divide between the East and West,Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects stars Charles Bronson (Messenger of Death) as Lt. Crowe, a coarsened Los Angeles cop whose objectivity is compromised when a case he’s investigating hits close to home. Crowe will reexamine his prejudices when he forges a friendship with a Japanese businessman whose daughter he’s saved from a child prostitution ring. But an unexpected tragedy will lead the out-for-justice Crowe into uncharted waters as he pursues the murderous pimp known as Duke (Juan Fernández, Bulletproof) in the edge-of-your seat crime drama Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects.
Messenger of Death
The brutal murder of three Mormon women and their children is just the tip of the iceberg as an investigative reporter digs into the seamy side of religious fanaticism and political corruption in the compelling crime drama Messenger of Death. Newspaper reporter Garret Smith (Charles Bronson, Death Wish) with the help of local editor Jastra Watson (Trish Van Devere, The Changeling) set out to solve the horrific murders which they believe may be linked to a fundamentalist sect whose excommunicated leader, Willis Beecham (Jeff Corey, True Grit) is considered a prophet. Garret and Jastra discover just how deep still waters run as clues and the list of possible suspects pile up, which includes the husband & father of the murder victims (Charles Dierkop, The Sting) and his estranged brother (John Ireland, Red River).
A searing indictment of police corruption based on a story by noted crime novelist James Ellroy (The Black Dahlia),Dark Blue stars Kurt Russell as Sergeant Eldon Perry, a Los Angeles police officer faced with a choice so monstrous it will affect his personal life and the lives of those around him while cutting through the heart of the police department.
This gripping film, part science fiction, part philosophical musing on man’s place in the universe, has gained cult status. Michael Murphy (Manhattan) stars as James Lesko with Nigel Davenport (A Man For All Seasons) as Dr. Ernest Hubbs, scientists in search of answers to an evolutionary shift in the ant population that’s adopted a hive mentality allowing the ants to team with others of their species to create a super colony. In an effort to better understand the intelligent and powerful new life form, Lesko and Hubbs are faced with the choice of either communicating with, or eradicating their antagonists. Lynne Frederick is cast as Kendra, an ant attack survivor who’ll play a pivotal role in deciphering the ants’ mysterious existence.
Stephen King’s Sometimes They Come Back
Based on the short story by Stephen King (The Shining),Sometimes They Come Back, stars Tim Matheson (Animal House) as the troubled Jim Norman who moves back to his hometown with his wife Sally (Brooke Adams, The Dead Zone) and son Scott (Robert Hy Gorman, Forever Young) after accepting a teaching job at the local high school. But the town holds dark memories for Jim who moved away years earlier following the murder of his brother, Wayne (Chris Demetral, Blank Check). The young men responsible for the murder met with their own horrific deaths and now those restless spirits have come back for revenge.
The Deadly Bees
First there was The Birds. Now there’s The Deadly Bees. Something terrifying is taking place on Seagull Island. When pop singer Vicki Robbins (Suzanna Leigh, Lust For A Vampire) arrives at the island to recuperate from nervous exhaustion, she’ll soon discover that the cottage belonging to beekeeper Ralph Hargrove (Guy Doleman, Thunderball) and his wife Mary (Catherine Finn, The Creeping Flesh) is not the idyllic accommodation she’d hoped for. Following a series of deadly bee attacks, Vicki becomes an amateur detective at the urging of the island’s other beekeeper, the mysterious H.W. Manfred (Frank Finlay, The Three Musketeers) uncovering clues to determine if the deaths were accidental or murder.
Flying Disc Man from Mars
Mota (Gregory Gaye, Ninotchka), a Martian invader intent on ruling Earth, finds a more than willing accomplice in Dr. Bryant (James Craven, Captain Midnight), a brilliant scientist with a secret Nazi past. Together they plan to harness atomic technology to further their evil goal. But whatever diabolical plan Mota may have in mind, intrepid pilot and would-be investigator, Kent Fowler (Walter Reed, Thunderbirds), along with his crack team, Steve (Sandy Sanders, Phantom From Space) and Helen (Lois Collier, Boston Blackie), will foil Mota, his Nazi stooge and evil henchmen Drake and Ryan, at every turn, leading to a climactic battle inside of a live volcano.
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors
Five men who board a train as strangers will soon find commonality when joined by a sixth passenger, the mysterious traveler known as Dr. Schreck (Peter Cushing). Watch as their destinies unfold in the chilling and “life”-altering horror-thrill ride, Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors. To while away the time, the good doctor offers to read each passenger’s Tarot cards. The innocent parlor game has an unexpected conclusion as each reading unfolds on screen as a terrifying vignette (a werewolf on the loose; a vengeful creeping vine; a tale of voodoo; a disembodied hand coming to life; and a vampire story) the results of which are unpredictable and shocking.
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