Kino Lorber Brings Hannibal Home in 4K; More Horror Classics Headed to Blu-ray for the First Time

The home video rock stars over at Kino Lorber are releasing their first horror flick in 4K UHD and a boatload of other horror classics! Read on to find out what’s coming when!

Scream and Scream Again (Special Edition) (1970)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: April 23, 2019
Horror, Science Fiction/Crime | 94/95 min | R | Color
Director: Gordon Hessler
Starring: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Judy Huxtable, Alfred Marks, Michael Gothard, Anthony Newlands, Uta Levka

Synopsis:
A serial killer who drains his victims’ blood is on the loose in London! They hunger for power, thirst for blood – and make each helpless, pleading victim Scream and Scream Again! Horror legends Vincent Price (Tales of Terror), Christopher Lee (House of the Long Shadows), and Peter Cushing (Madhouse) star in this masterwork of style and suspense about a group of sadistic madmen plotting to take over the world – one severed body part at a time. Directed by cult filmmaker Gordon Hessler (The Oblong Box) with a screenplay by Christopher Wicking (Cry of the Banshee) and based on a novel by Peter Saxon (Murder at Site 3). Co-starring Judy Huxtable (The Psychopath). This special edition includes both the original UK and American cuts.

Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
  • Includes both the U.S. and UK cuts
  • TRAILERS FROM HELL with Mick Garris
  • 3 Radio Spots
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • Vincent Price Trailers

The Strange Door (1951)
Blu-ray Street Date: April 23, 2019
Horror,Thriller | 81 min | NR | B&W
Director: Joseph Pevney
Starring: Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest, Richard Wyler, Alan Napier, Paul Cavanagh, Michael Pate

Synopsis:
Screen legends Charles Laughton (Witness for the Prosecution) and Boris Karloff (Black Sabbath) haunt the dungeons of a medieval château in this horrific adaptation of the classic Robert Louis Stevenson (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) story. Laughton, the Sire de Maletroit, is an evil French nobleman, so obsessed with hatred of his own brother (Paul Cavanagh, A Bill of Divorcement) that he imprisons him in the castle dungeon. The Sire also tries to destroy the life of his brother’s daughter (Sally Forrest, Not Wanted) by forcing her to marry a rogue (Richard Stapley, The Girl from Rio), but his plans are upset when they fall in love. Aided by Voltan (Karloff), an abused servant, the lovers attempt to escape, but the Sire imprisons them in a cell with closing walls that may spell violent deaths for the young lovers. Directed by Joseph Pevney (Female on the Beach).

Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver, David Schecter, and Dr. Robert J. Kiss
  • Trailers

The Land Unknown (1957)
Blu-ray Street Date: April 23, 2019
Science Fiction | 78 min | NR | B&W
Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Starring: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds, Henry Brandon, Douglas Kennedy, Phil Harvey

Synopsis:
A Navy expedition led by Commander Hal Roberts (Jock Mahoney, Tarzan Goes to India) is sent to explore a mysterious warm-water region shrouded in the ice of Antarctica. When a fierce storm drives them into a cloud bank, their helicopter is disabled. Descending through the heavy fog into a deep chasm, they encounter a hot, tropical landscape of prehistoric terror! Untouched by the Ice Age and the imprint of time and evolution, a 20th-century Mesozoic era awaits them, complete with ferocious dinosaurs and carnivorous plants. While trying to repair their chopper and forage for food, they discover they are not alone. The only female among them, journalist Margaret Hathaway (Shawn Smith, World Without End), is captured by the sole survivor of a previous expedition. Driven to madness by isolation and the terrors of life in the primordial jungle, this desperate man may be their only hope for escape from The Land Unknown. Directed by cult filmmaker Virgil W. Vogel (The Mole People).

Special Features:

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Tom Weaver and David Schecter
  • Animated Image Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer

Hannibal (Special Edition) (2001)
Brand New 4K Restoration Supervised by Cinematographer John Mathieson!
4KUHD, Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: April 30, 2019
Crime Thriller | 131 min | R | Color
Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Ray Liotta, Giancarlo Giannini, Frankie Faison, Francesca Neri, Zeljko Ivanek, David Andrews, Mark Margolis

Synopsis:
The silence has been broken… Dark, absorbing, and entertaining, this follow-up to The Silence of the Lambs is an audacious success. Screen legend Anthony Hopkins (Nixon) is perverse perfection in his return to the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the sophisticated killer who comes out of hiding to draw FBI Special Agent Clarice Starling (Julianne Moore, Far from Heaven) into a high-stakes battle that will test her strength, cunning… and loyalty. Meanwhile, the good doctor’s only surviving victim plots a particularly nasty revenge. Drenched in baroque terror and hair-raising visuals, Hannibal is as compelling as it is shocking. Legendary filmmaker Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner, The Martian) served up this smash-hit thriller from a screenplay by David Mamet (Glengarry Glen Ross) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List), based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Harris (Red Dragon). Ray Liotta (Unforgettable), Giancarlo Giannini (Seven Beauties), and Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) round out the delectable cast.

Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Ridley Scott
  • Breaking the Silence: Five Unique Making-of Hannibal featurettes including rare footage and interviews (75 minutes)
  • Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the “Fish Market” Action Scene
  • Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding | An Exploration of the Film’s Opening Title Design
  • Over 35 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with Optional Director Commentary
  • Alternate Ending with Optional Director Commentary
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • 19 TV Spots

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