By Shout! Factory on 07.15.14
Each year they plunder one fifth of our food, spread our deadliest diseases and destroy billions of dollars worth of homes and property.
Grain contaminated with steroids produce large black rats that begin feeding on the citizens of Toronto. A college basketball coach (Sam Groom, The Baby Maker) teams up with a local health inspector (Sara Botsford, The Fog 2005) to uncover the source of the mysterious giant rats. When they discover that the rats are living in the subway, they try to prevent a new subway line from opening before all hell breaks loose underground. This is man’s last desperate, bloody battle to preserve the existence of the human race!
Based on the novel The Rats by James Herbert with a screenplay by Charles Eglee (Dexter, The Walking Dead), this nail-biting thriller is directed by Robert Clouse (Enter The Dragon) and co-stars Scatman Crothers (The Shining), Lisa Langlois (The Nest) and Lesleh Donaldson (Happy Birthday To Me, Curtains).
Lock and load your Blu-ray player – it’s time for a double-barreled blast of high-octane, high-definition action from Shout! Factory. This pair of hard-to-find action/adventure classics, available for the first time on Blu-ray, are a sure-fire night of entertainment for those who like their meat – and their movies – raw.
THE FINAL OPTION (1982), Widescreen (1.78:1), R: An elite Special Air Service captain takes the ultimate risk when he infiltrates a terrorist organization in order to thwart a plan to take several dignitaries hostage. Inspired by the real-life operations of counter-terrorist forces, this military movie favorite (also known as Who Dares Wins) stars Lewis Collins, Edward Woodward (The Equalizer), and Oscar® nominee Judy Davis.
I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL’S ISLAND (1973), Full Frame, Not Rated: Sentenced to life in the world’s most notorious prison colony, two tougher-than-nails inmates enact the ultimate jail break…but find that trying to survive in the outside world is every bit as hellish as it was in the slammer. Football superstar Jim Brown and drive-in movie mainstay Christopher George star in this gritty actioner from the legendary Roger Corman.
Six very different teenagers – Dimitri, Liz, Lucas, Agnes, Seamus and Whitney – are all enjoying their everyday lives when they witness a dramatic incident. Unfairly accused of creating a hoax, they team up to find out the truth, discovering and deciphering a succession of clues.
Starring Sterling Beaumon (Lost), Sarah Desjardins (Endangered), Kendall Amyre Ferguson, Ana Golja (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Stephan James (Degrassi: The Next Generation) and Zach Mills (Super 8), Clue will have you on the edge of your seat until the final exciting reveal!
I ESCAPED FROM DEVIL’S ISLAND: 1973/Color/R/87 minutes/Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/ Dolby Digital Mono
Sentenced to life in the world’s most notorious prison colony, two inmates enact the ultimate jail break…but find that life on the outside can be every bit as deadly. Football superstar Jim Brown and drive-in movie mainstay Christopher George star in this gritty actioner from the legendary Roger Corman.
FINAL OPTION: 1982/Color/R/126 minutes/Anamorphic Widescreen (1.78:1)/ Dolby Digital Mono
An elite Special Air Service captain takes the ultimate risk when he infiltrates a terrorist organization in order to thwart a plan to take several dignitaries hostage. Inspired by the real-life operations of counter-terrorist forces, this military movie favorite finally makes its explosive debut on DVD in North America.
SHAKE HANDS WITH THE DEVIL: 1959/B&W/Not Rated/111 minutes/Full Frame/ Dolby Digital Mono
All-time Hollywood favorite James Cagney stars in a gripping tale of the struggle between the Irish Republican Army and the British Black and Tans. When an Irish-American medical student (Don Murray) loses his best friend to violence, he abandons his apolitical stance and takes up arms with the rebellion…but he is soon tempted by a comely British hostage.
TREASURE OF THE FOUR CROWNS: 1983/Color/PG/105 minutes/Full Frame/ Dolby Digital Stereo
When a set of mystical artifacts falls into the hands of a diabolical cult leader with plans for world domination, it’s up to devil-may-care mercenary J.T. Striker to reclaim them. Assembling a ragtag team of adventurers, Striker sets out on a mission where the stakes may be nothing less than the balance between good and evil.
BONUS FEATURE: Audio Commentary With Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball.