Raro Video Will Release Franco Prosperi's Meet Him and Die, the hard-hitting Italian police thriller starring Ray Lovelock (Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man) and Elke Sommer (Lisa and the Devil)
Available on Blu-ray and DVD on April 1st in digitally remastered edition including a video introduction by Mike Malloy (Eurocrime! The Italian Cop and Gangster Films That Ruled the '70s) and a fully illustrated booklet with notes on the film
NEW YORK, NY- MARCH 3, 2014 - Raro Video is proud to announce the Blu-ray and DVD release of Franco Prosperi's Meet Him and Die, a rare gem of the poliziotteschi genre starring Ray Lovelock (Fiddler on the Roof; Live Like a Cop, Die Like a Man), Elke Sommer (Lisa and the Devil, A Shot in the Dark), and Martin Balsam (Psycho, Cape Fear).
Raro Video brings this hard-hitting Italian police thriller to Blu-ray and DVD, digitally remastered, on April 1, 2014. The SRP for the Blu-ray is $34.95, and the SRP for the DVD is $29.95. Bonus features include a video introduction by Mike Malloy (6:34), new and improved English subtitles, and a fully illustrated booklet about the film.
In this frame by frame, digitally restored, first time Blu-ray release, comes this rare entry into the poliziotteschi genre. A robbery goes terribly wrong for a hapless criminal Massimo (Ray Lovelock) when he tries to break into a jewelry store only to have the steel shutters immediately slam down and lock him inside until the police arrive. Naturally, he is sent straight to jail but it doesn't take long before he befriends a big time crime boss inside, but the plot thickens when it transpires that the young man is actually not who we think he is. The two execute a successful escape and we soon find out that we don't really know the true background of these criminals or what is really motivating them.
Franco Prosperi (Last House on the Beach) directs this revenge themed crime film with Ray Lovelock and Elke Sommer. With its clever plot twists, fist fights, motorcycle and car chases, Meet Him and Die is an entertaining police action thriller.
MEET HIM AND DIE (Pronto ad Uccidere) Original Italian Version - clip
Video introduction by Mike Malloy (6'34")
New and improved English subtitles
A fully illustrated booklet
Price: $34.95 (Blu-ray) $29.95 (DVD)
Street Date: April 1, 2014
Pre-Order Date: March 1, 2014
Running time: 94 min.
Distributor: Kino Lorber
DVD UPC: 816018010685
Blu-ray UPC: 816018010692
Language: Original Italian with English subtitles and
Rating: Not Rated
Aspect Ratio: 1.76:1
Audio: Linear PCM
Director: Franco Prosperi
Producer: Junior Film
Cast: Ray Lovelock, Martin Balsam, Elke Sommer
Cinematography: Roberto D'Ettore Piazzoli
Editing: Amedeo Giomini
Music: Ubaldo Continiello
ABOUT RARO VIDEO
Stefano and Gianluca Curti started Raro Video Italy in 1999. Dedicated to digital restoration of films from a wide range of genres, bypassing any stylistic boundaries, the company has earned an outstanding reputation for the quality of its high-definition transfers. Its releases are also known for their supplemental content as well as the critical analysis and superb booklets that accompany each film. The firm opened its U.S. headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2010. Raro Video U.S. is a subsidiary of Gruppo editoriale Minerva/Raro, which is owned by Minerva Pictures, a 50-year old production and distribution company that continues to make films and boasts a catalog of more than 1,000 films.
Directors featured in the Raro Video catalog include: Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Luchino Visconti, Roberto Rossellini, David Lynch, Derek Jarman, Shinya Tsukamoto, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Lars von Trier, Lucio Fulci, Mario Bava, Francesco Barilli, Tinto Brass, Jean Cocteau, Pedro Almodovar, Martin Scorsese and more.
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ABOUT KINO LORBER:
With a library of 800 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including four Academy Award(R) nominated films in the last six years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its 5 house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon and others.
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News Editor March 20, 2014, 7:42 am