Produced over the course of ten years, Roar is an audacious cinematic experiment: a thriller showcasing the majesty and ferocity of African lions, filmed on location amidst dozens of actual untrained cats. Photographed by Jan De Bont (d.p. of Die Hard and director of Speed), the result is a spectacular achievement though often terrifying to watch as actors (not stunt men) flee, wrestle, and come face-to-face with the massive hunters.
Writer/director Noel Marshall stars as Hank, a doctor and outspoken naturalist in Africa who allows lions, tigers, cheetahs, and other big cats to roam freely around his remote estate. While away protecting animals from poachers, Hank's family including Marshall s real-life wife and daughter, Tippi Hedren (The Birds) and Melanie Griffith (Working Girl) arrive at his home and are stalked by the massive lions that have overrun the house.
Not surprisingly, many members of the cast and crew suffered injuries during the making of the film though care was taken to ensure that no animals were harmed. Since filming Roar, Hedren has become an advocate for the protection of big cats, founding the Roar Foundation and the Shambala Preserve.
SPECIAL FEATURES: -The Making of Roar -Q&A with cast and crew at The Cinefamily, Los Angeles, CA (4/17/2015) -The Grandeur of Roar, an essay by Tim League -Photo gallery -Feature audio commentary with John Marshall and Tim League
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What Have You Done to Solange? (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Manufacturer: Arrow Video
From director Massimo Dallamano, cinematographer on both A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, comes giallo classic What Have You Done to Solange?, the debut feature of actress Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave). A sexually sadistic killer is preying on the girls of St. Mary's school. Student Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a knife-wielding figure in black do nothing to further the police's investigations. Why is the killer choosing these young women? And what does it have to do with a girl named Solange? Also starring Cristina Galbo (Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue) and Fabio Testi (I Spit On Your Grave), What Have You Done with Solange? features all the hallmarks of classic gialli the amateur detective, the black-gloved killer as well as a lush score from Ennio Morricone. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Newly translated subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack Brand new audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman Newly filmed cast interviews Original Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by MALLEUS Booklet featuring brand new writing on the film, illust...
A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for her father s murder and her mother s rape, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita s pair of influential cult classicsÂ Lady SnowbloodÂ andÂ Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance,Â set in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan, respectively, are bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of one elegant widescreen composition after another. The firstÂ Lady SnowbloodÂ was a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino sÂ Kill BillÂ saga, and both of Fujita s films remain cornerstones of Asian action cinema.BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURESÂ - New 2K digital restorations of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks- New interviews with Kazuo Koike, the writer of the manga on which the films are based, and screenwriter Norio Osada- Trailers- New English subtitle translations- PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton