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Everyday at 9:00AM PST we compile a list of titles which have been recently announced by the studios and have been given or rumored with a release date. Click a title below to see the full press release info attached to the release.
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Rocky and Rambo star Sylvester Stallone gives fans another reason to stand up and cheer. He stars as hard-luck big-rig trucker Lincoln Hawk and takes us under the glaring Las Vegas lights for all the boisterous action of the World Arm Wrestling Championship in Over the Top (co-scripted by Stallone). Relying on wits and willpower, Hawk tries to rebuild his life by capturing the first-place prize money - and the love of the son (David Mendenhall) he abandoned years earlier into the keeping of his rich, ruthless father-in-law (Robert Loggia). He matches muscles with some of the game's gargantuan greats - and grips you tightly with a rousing finale in crowd-pleasing Rocky style.
Lady Luck has fled Hong Kong's Lucky Dragon Casino. Its manager has squandered the profits. Its owner has been snuffed by the mob. And the heir to the casino is in hiding. But Lucky Dragon still holds one last ace: security expert Josh Randall. Local mobsters should cash in their chips when Chuck Norris plays Randall in Forced Vengeance, an alive-and-kicking actionfest directed by James Fargo (who directed Clint Eastwood in The Enforcer and Every Which Way but Loose). Determined to find the syndicate big shot behind the proprietor's death, Randall goes on the hunt. Trouble follows. And so does the lightning strike of screen excitement - the kind of martial-arts excitement that only Norris can chop, punch, shoot, leap, slam and deliver.
Baseball has its Bull Durham. Basketball has Hoosiers. Football has Rudy. And the mad sport of the roller game has Kansas City Bomber. Step aside, boys, she's coming through. Disco was in, polyester was cool and the roller game was the hottest thing on wheels when this smash-mouth spinfest elbowed its way onto screens. Raquel Welch plays K.C., a single mom (Jodie Foster plays her daughter) who laces up to earn a living for her family. Real competition venues provide settings. Some true-life roller-game players appear in the film. And Welch adds to the authenticity, navigating the banked oval like a rocket-powered bumper car. Round and round she goes. Where she stops may be the top of the roller world.
Ex-crime reporter Raymond St. Ives has elegant taste, a yen for gambling and an unfinished novel in his typewriter. When he crosses paths with sinister Oliver Procane, he gets something else: a price on his head. St. Ives is a hard-boiled update of classic mystery thrillers, particularly The Maltese Falcon. Charles Bronson is smoothly right as the clever title character, at odds with petty crooks and high-rollers, among them Maximilian Schell as a whining lackey and Jacqueline Bisset as a modern femme fatale. But the show is stolen by John Houseman as the devilish Procane, a worthy successor to Sydney Greenstreet. Elisha Cook, Daniel J. Trafanti, Jeff Goldblum and Robert Englund are also featured in this sleek, funny caper.
He's powered his Harley over autos, Mack trucks, snarling lions, seething infernos and plummeted headlong into a canyon. But if the mob has its way, his next incredible leap will land him six feet under. Death-defying legend Evel Knievel becomes a man-in-a-jam when crooks use his road show as a front to smuggle drugs. A stellar cast gives full-throttle support: Gene Kelly as a rummy bike mechanic, Red Buttons as a sleazy promoter, Leslie Nielsen as a murderous mobster and Lauren Hutton as a photographer who trades barbs - and hearts - with Evel. Throughout this high-speed adventure, Evel does things with a motorcycle that few - if any - can match, leaving pursuers in the dust and breathless Viva Knievel viewers in hog heaven.
Vietnam vet Stanley White (Mickey Rourke) turned New York City cop vows to bring down Chinatown crime lord Joey Tai (John Lone). Screenplay by Oliver Stone and director, Michael Cimino.
Just when you thought you had to wait another year, Warner Home Video will release La Femme Nikita: The Complete Third Season, the popular cult action TV series featuring the sexiest female lead ever to grace the small screen. The six-disc collector's set contains all 22 episodes from the third season, plus an array of bonus features including a behind-the-scenes featurette, "Designing Nikita", deleted scenes, audio commentary and special gag reel footage. La Femme Nikita: The Complete Third Season will be available on DVD June 28, 2005 and is priced at $99.98 SRP.
La Femme Nikita: The Complete Third Season includes these DVD special features:
- "Designing Nikita" ' a behind-the-scenes look at the award winning production designer, Rocco Matteo, who created the show's high-tech sets in exotic locations. Includes interviews with the TV series' producers, director, editor and writer.
- Ten Deleted scenes with introductions by Director Jon Cassar.
- Gag reel
- Audio commentary on two key episodes.
Academy Award®-nominated director Lasse Hallström (The Cider House Rules, My Life as a Dog, Chocolat) captures an Australian tour of the international singing group who were the musical sensation of the ‘70s. This lighthearted look at the lives of the pop stars takes you behind the scenes and also gives you a front row seat for the down under concerts in all their shimmery-costumed, platform-shoed glory. "Dancing Queen," "Mama Mia," "Waterloo," "Money Money Money" and 15 other favorites are included.
DVD Special Features:
- New Introduction and Commentary by Director Lasse Hallström
- Remastered in Dolby Digital 5.1
- Theatrical Trailer
- Subtitles: English, French and Spanish (Feature Film Only)
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