Code Red DVD, thru Navarre, presents RUNNING HOT! Acclaimed actor Eric Stoltz (MASK, PULP FICTION, THE FLY 2 ) stars in this volatile tale of star-crossed lovers in a last ditch escape from the law. An older stripper, Charlene (Monica Carrico), watches the trial of a young man (Stoltz) accused of murdering his father. As she falls in love with his tragic image, she writes countless love letters to him in prison. When her letter-writing prison obsession actually shows up at her doorstep, who has just made a bloody prison escape, she joins him in a perilous, passionate run for their lives from a sadistic cop (Stuart Margolin, TV's ROCKFORD FILES). They are RUNNING HOT and all of their lives are in the balance. In the tradition of BADLANDS and TRUE ROMANCE, this thrilling 1984 motion picture is a little-seen gem directed by award winning director Mark Griffiths, and from the producer of the popular tv-show THE O.C.
The DVD will feature a brand new 16x9 transfer from the negatives. Special features include an alternate title, extensive still gallery, on-camera interview with director Mark Griffth, as well as an audio commentary with Griffth, producer David Calloway, and moderated by Lee Christian.
MRP is 19.98.
It was supposed to be a simple documentary about roller derby. Then Mike Snell came along. In 1972, filmmaker Robert Kaylor (Carny) and producer William Richert (Winter Kills, A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon) set out to shoot a cinema verité documentary about roller derby when the 23-year-old Snell walked in to the locker room during an interview and announced his intention to become the next big roller derby sensation.
Kaylor and Richert switched gears to explore the life of the young tire company employee and discovered a world of deceit and ulterior motives as Snell relentlessly pursued his dream.
Contrasting the personal and professional success of Mike s would-be mentor, Charley O Connell, with the day-to-day struggles of Snell s unusual family life, Derby follows in the footsteps of the Maysles brothers as it exposes the decay of American culture pit against the backdrop of a spectator sport that thrives on the spectacle of human combat.
SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS FEATURE: MAX-OUT
Long believed to be lost, Max-Out is Robert Kaylor s stunning debut film featuring a cast entirely composed of actual convicted felons. Fully improvised with no script, the film follows the plight of an African-American ex-convict whose struggle to find work after serving time only reinforces his criminal instincts and his desire for respect in a world that offers little hope.
Code Red is proud to present this extremely rare production which represents a bold example of Kaylor s talent as an artist as it redefines the documentary as a means of therapy for its participants.