New Lionsgate DVD Cover Art and Info – March

     February 10, 2008


I’ll bet you didn’t believe me when I said I’d have another DVD cover art article today. In case you missed it, I posted almost 30 new Paramount DVD’s yesterday, and in the intro I said I’d try to post more cover art articles this week.



Obviously with the writer’s strike getting resolved, movie and TV news will take precedence over the cover art articles. But I think I’ll be able to get a few more done this week.



Anyway, posted below are all the Lionsgate DVDs that will be arriving in March. I’d post what they have coming in April and May, but they only release cover art and info for the next month’s products. Yeah, I don’t understand it either.



If you’re a fan of horror this is a great month, and they have a few mainstream movies as well. Most artwork can be clicked on for a high resolution version. The next DVD cover art article should be Disney…





THE KILL POINT DVD


Street Date: 3/4/08


DVD SRP: $39.98 (two-disc set)



Synopsis:


This winter, Lionsgate will release to DVD the action-packed drama The Kill Point. Emmy Award-winning actor John Leguizamo (Romeo Juliet) is “Mr. Wolf,” an Iraq war veteran who leads his ex-platoon on a daring bank heist. When the robbery goes tragically wrong, the one-time soldier has no choice but to take hostages. Going head to head with Mr. Wolf is “Horst Cali” (Donnie Wahlberg, SAW IV), a no-nonsense hostage negotiator who refuses to back down. What follows is a thrilling match of wits and guts between two men who both have something to prove — and everything to lose. The Kill Point, the critically-acclaimed original series aired on SPIKE TV Summer 2007 and will be available March 4, 2008 on two discs with over eight hours of programming.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES



  • Actor interviews



LEFT FOR DEAD


Street Date: 3/4/08


DVD SRP: $26.98



Synopsis:


Left for Dead, the winner of the Audience Award at the 2007 Horrorfest South Africa Film Festival and the winner of Best Director at Spain’s 2007 Estepona Horror and Fantasy Film Festival, is the West gone gruesome in this gun-slinging terror ride into the town of Amnesty. The small town is a shattered shell, empty of all life except Mobius, a vengeful killer who cuts down anyone unfortunate enough to cross his path. But Clem is coming to town – and she and her posse are not going to go quietly…From Albert Pyun, the director of Urban Menace and Ticker!, Left for Dead rides into town on March 4.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES



  • Audio commentary with director Albert Pyun




Leprechaun Triple Feature


Street Date: 3/11/08


DVD SRP: $14.98 (3-disc set)



Synopsis:


Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Lionsgate offers the first three Leprechaun films from the horror film franchise as a 3-disc Triple Feature for just $14.98. The series follows Warwick Davis (Willow, Harry Potter films) as the terrifying Leprechaun who goes on a rampage for his missing gold. He terrorizes Jennifer Aniston of TV’s “Friends” fame in her first feature film role and he even tries his luck in Las Vegas. Don’t miss this pot full o’ blood, guts and gruesome effects.



Leprechaun Synopsis:


A horrific Leprechaun (Davis) goes on a rampage after his precious bag of gold coins is stolen. He uses all of his magical destructive powers to trick, terrorize and kill anyone who is unlucky enough to hinder his relentless search. In a frantic attempt to survive his wrath, Tori (Jennifer Aniston) and her friends scramble to find the only weapon known to kill this Irish monster…a four leaf clover. However, until they discover a four leaf clover or return all the gold taken from the rainbow’s end, their fairy tale nightmare has only just begun.



Leprechaun 2 Synopsis:


A thousand years ago, the Leprechaun (Davis) left a bloody trail when he ripped through the countryside in search of his stolen pot of gold. Now he’s back in the big city using all of his deadly tricks to snare the girl of his nightmares. His bloody quest becomes more deadly when her boyfriend steals one of the Irish monster’s precious gold coins. The town soon discovers two dead bodies and a trail of gold dust that leads them to the Leprechaun’s lair. It’s a pot full o’ blood, guts and horror as the Leprechaun goes on a wild rampage filled with grisly thrills and gruesome special effects.



Leprechaun 3 Synopsis:


He’s back! The Leprechaun (Davis) is on the loose again, this time trying his luck in Las Vegas. The terror begins when Scott, a young, college student gives a beautiful magician’s assistant a lift into town. Once in Vegas, Scott can’t resist taking a turn at the roulette wheel. He has a run of bad luck and loses all his money. To win it back he decides to pawn his watch but while at the pawn shop he finds one of the Leprechaun’s gold shillings. A single piece of the Leprechaun’s gold, he discovers, will grant the fondest wish of the one who holds it. Thanks to the lucky coin, Scott goes on a winning streak. Unfortunately, the Leprechaun knows his coin is missing and will gladly kill to get it back.





CRAVE


Street Date: 3/11/08


DVD SRP: $19.98 (single disc)



Synopsis:


Lionsgate proudly presents the DVD debut of Crave, a new short film collection that mirrors in film the dramatic themes found in Soul Cravings, the best-selling book from Erwin Raphael McManus. The DVD uses the visual storytelling medium of film in three heartfelt stories – Nameless Moment, Pop Star and Midnight Clear – which reveal our human need for intimacy, meaning and destiny — the hidden mysteries that permeate the soul. Each film features an introduction from McManus and a short message on the theme. The Crave DVD features all three films on one disc and includes a film companion guide for the suggested retail price of $19.98.




NAMELESS MOMENT SYNOPSIS:


Gavin is an intelligent but pessimistic physics student who’s convinced that life is a series of random, meaningless events. He lives in his car, showers on campus, and dreams about Kaleen, a woman he’s never had the courage to speak to. In one night, Gavin’s preconception is shattered after he unexpectedly becomes Kaleen’s confidante and changes her life forever.



POP STAR SYNOPSIS:


Right before his first American concert, a spoiled British pop star ends up in a hospital emergency room after his hair is set on fire. During his stay, he forms an unexpected bond with his roommate, a precocious eight-year-old girl named Shana. When Andy discovers why Shana is in the hospital, he learns a hard life lesson.



MIDNIGHT CLEAR SYNOPSIS:


The home of an unsuspecting family becomes the refuge for an escaped convict seeking shelter from a storm. However, his break-in is no accident. As time ticks down, the convict forges an unlikely connection with the family. When the police arrive, the true nature of their relationship is revealed.







Following the success of last year’s After Dark Horrorfest, Lionsgate presents a new terrifying collection of DVDs with all eight films from the most recent After Dark Horrorfest 8 Films to Die For event. The DVDs included are Crazy Eights, Nightmare Man, Tooth and Nail, Unearthed, The Deaths of Ian Stone, Mulberry Street and the unrated versions of Lake Dead and Borderland. These films were released in over 300 theaters nationwide that ran throughout the week of November 9-18. Each film was created by today’s hottest and most groundbreaking filmmakers in horror and is considered to be among the most cutting-edge films to have appeared on the big screen. A true celebration of horror at its most wicked; each film will include special features and is available as single DVDs for $19.98 or all together as a DVD Box Set Collection for $159.84 on March 18, 2008.





Borderland (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


Borderland, available on unrated DVD, is a criminal tale of murder and ritual. The story, based on true events, blends the raw fear of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with the stark reality of In Cold Blood and evokes a world soaked in paranoia, fear, and dread. Declared “a brutally suspenseful crime drama” by Variety and “a dark, disturbing gem” by Cinefantastique Magazine, the film features special effects by award-winning KNB Effects. When three Texas University students travel to a Mexican border town on the eve of their graduation, the last thing they expect to face is an ancient blood cult hell-bent on finding candidates for human sacrifice.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:



  • “Rituales de Sangre – The True Story Behind the Cult Murder Investigation” featurette
  • Audio commentary with director Zev Berman, actor Brian Presley and director of photography Scott Kevan
  • and producer Lauren Moews
  • “Inside Zev’s Head: A Filmmaker’s Diary” featurette
  • “Miss Horrorfest Contest” Webisodes


Mulberry Street (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


Mulberry Street, recipient of overwhelming positive critical response, was an Official Selection of the Sitges International Film Festival, Toronto After Dark Film Festival, Dead by Dawn Film Festival, South by Southwest Film Festival and Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival. The city that never sleeps may shut its eyes for good when a deadly infection turns its residents into savage creatures. There is only hope for a small few, including six recently evicted tenants who must protect their crumbling apartment complex as the city around them is thrown into chaos.




  • DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:
  • Early Director Sketches
  • Storyboards
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Behind the Scenes: The Rats” featurette
  • Visual FX test
  • Makeup tests
  • Outtakes
  • “Miss Horrorfest Contest” Webisodes



Deaths of Ian Stone (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


A paranormal thriller, The Deaths of Ian Stone was produced by four-time Visual Effects and Best Make-up Academy Award winner Stan Winston. On an otherwise ordinary night, the young Ian Stone encounters a mysterious creature and is forced into the path of an oncoming train. Rather than facing certain death, Ian finds himself reborn into a new life that feels strangely familiar. After his second death, it becomes apparent that Ian is being hunted by an evil presence and will be forced to die every day until he can solve the mystery of his own life.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES



  • “Miss Horrorfest Contest” Webisodes



Nightmare Man (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


An Official Selection of the 2006 Los Angeles Shriekfest, Nightmare Man received critical praise during its theatrical run. The film was declared “a demonic brain-bender” (Fangoria Magazine), a “brilliant gem of independent horror…a cross between Evil Dead and a Halloween episode of “The O.C.” (Jane Magazine) and “a solid whirlwind of a horror movie…a winner (Film Threat). After receiving a mysterious mask, Ellen Morris believes she was attacked by an evil being she calls ‘Nightmare Man’. Her husband thinks she’s crazy. On their way to the mental hospital, they have car trouble. While her husband leaves to get help, Ellen is left alone in the car. When ‘Nightmare Man’ appears, Ellen escapes into the woods, unsure whether she is hallucinating or not. She stumbles upon a cabin filled with friends who unknowingly become prey the moment Ellen steps inside.




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Unearthed (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


From Matthew Leutwyler, the director of Dead and Breakfast, Unearthed tells the story of a vicious creature that’s been trapped for 900 years and gets unearthed during an archeological dig in the middle of a desolate town. As the carnage escalates, the local sheriff and a group of stranded civilians must find a way to destroy the creature that only has one mission – complete annihilation.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:



  • “Miss Horrorfest Contest” Webisodes



Lake Dead (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


In this unrated DVD, three beautiful sisters discover they have a long lost grandfather, but only after the news of his grisly death. When they learn about an inheritance, they decide to travel with their friends to their grandfather’s home in the back country. When they arrive, they find their inherited property occupied by a psychotic family that is engaging in a murderous rampage. As the family’s twisted motives unspool, the sisters discover a new level of terror worse than death.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES



  • “Miss Horrorfest Contest” Webisodes




Crazy Eights (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


Six people are brought together at the funeral of a childhood friend. While settling the estate, they discover a map, which leads them on a search for a long forgotten time capsule. At the request of their dead friend, they follow the map and what they discover reawakens repressed childhood traumas and leads them on a journey through their long abandoned childhood home…a home with a terrible secret and a mysterious dead girl who will lead them to their strange fates.




Tooth and Nail (Horrorfest)


DVD SRP: $19.98 DVD Box Set SRP: $159.84



SYNOPSIS:


A small group of survivors in a post-apocalyptic world take refuge in an empty hospital with plans on re-building society. They rescue a young girl who is the victim of a brutal attack, but soon discover that they were followed by a savage band of cannibals known as Rovers. The Rovers begin to kill them one by one, and the trapped survivors must find a way to outwit their stalkers.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES



  • “Miss Horrorfest Contest” Webisodes




DON’T DRINK THE WATER


Street Date: 3/18/08


DVD SRP: $19.98



Synopsis:


This hilarious film classic from the late 60’s starring legendary television and film star Jackie Gleason and based on a play by Academy Award-winning actor/director/writer Woody Allen is being made available for the first time on DVD in the United States on March 18, 2008.



In this slapstick comedy of errors, the Hollander family’s European vacation is interrupted when their plane is forced to land in communist “Vulgaria.” Walter Hollander (Gleason) leaves the plane to take pictures which result in him being accused of spying. Chased by Vulgarian soldiers, the family is rushed to the American Embassy where their political asylum begins to feel more like a comedic “insane asylum” because the ambassador has left his inept son in charge.






NOBLE HOUSE


Street Date: 3/25/08


DVD SRP: $19.98 (2-disc set)



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION


James Clavell’s blockbuster novel of rivalry, extortion and murder comes to life in this mesmerizing miniseries set in the high stakes business world of Hong Kong. Ian Dunross (Pierce Brosnan) is named “Tai-Pan” (supreme leader) of the powerful British-East Asia trading company, Struan & Co., just as rival (John Rhys-Davies) attempts a hostile takeover. Suddenly plunged into a criminal underworld of international espionage, deception and financial crises, Dunross turns up the heat by engaging in a dangerous romance with his nemesis’s aide (Deborah Raffin). But with danger lurking around every corner, Dunross ultimately sees he has no choice but to fight for his company’s honor and survival. Noble House was written and produced by Eric Bercovici and directed by Gary Nelson.






Alain Delon 5-film collection


Street Date: 3/25/08


DVD SRP: $39.98 (5-disc set)



Five classic movies from one of the most famous French actors of all time are now available in one unique collection – the Alain Delon 5-Film Collection. Delon received the Cesar Award for Best Actor for Notre Histoire, was nominated for a Golden Globe for Gattopardo II and has appeared in many of the most notable French films of all time. A male sex symbol, he was often called the French James Dean. The compilation features five of Delon’s best films – Diaboliquement Votre, Le Gitan, La Piscine, Notre Histoire and La Veuve De Couderc – available together on DVD for the first time. A must-have for any film fan, the Alain Delon 5-Film Collection will be available on March 25, 2008 for the suggested retail price of $39.98.



Diaboliquement Votre Synopsis:


Christine (Senta Berger) has killed her husband and disguised the crime as a road accident. She finds a young soldier (Delon) suffering from amnesia to take over her husband’s identity. She then attempts to manipulate him…



Le Gitan Synopsis:


Hugo Sémart, known as the Gypsy, escapes from prison and finds Yan Kug, his wife’s murderer. Forced to cooperate to avoid capture, the two outlaws become friends and escape together to Belgium.



La Piscine Synopsis:


Delon plays Jean-Paul, an out-of-work writer having an affair with Marianne, a successful journalist. As they frolic by the pool in St. Tropez, Marianne receives a call from her ex-lover, Harry. When Harry arrives with his nubile young daughter, he makes a pass at Marianne while Jean-Paul tries to seduce his daughter. After some drinking, they fight and Harry lands in the pool. Jean-Paul refuses to help the struggling man as he drowns, and the young couple tries to avoid being charged with murder.



Notre Histoire Synopsis:


Delon plays a desperate alcoholic who reaches a turning-point in his life when he meets a strange woman on a train. They make love, but then she leaves him. Chasing after the girl, he clings to her as if she were his final chance at life.



La Veuve De Couderc Synopsis:


An escaped convict, played by Alain Delon, takes refuge on the farm of widow Couderc (Academy Award winner Simone Signoret). He soon becomes the older woman’s lover and admits that he’s on the run. However, the widow’s unloving in-laws are not as considerate and end up turning him into the police.




WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY


Street Date: 3/25/08


DVD SRP: $26.98 SRP



Synopsis:


This quirky love story, a multiple Festival award winner and embraced by critics, arrives from Lionsgate on March 25, 2008. Acclaimed by critics, Wristcutters: A Love Story stars Patrick Fugit as Zia, a young man distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, who decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Finding out that his ex-girlfriend has also “offed” herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they learn that being dead doesn’t mean you have to stop living.



DVD SPECIAL FEATURES



  • Audio commentary with Director Goran Dukic, Producers Tatiana Kelly and actors Mikal P. Lazarev actor Patrick Fugit
  • Featurette “Making the Final Cut: The Wristcutters Journey”
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Director’s Storyboard
  • Patrick’s On-Set Photo Gallery

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