Here’s some fun news for catalog-title collectors: Shout! Factory will continue its exploration into the 20th Century Fox film vaults with a new release that exhumes a pair of films with a Vietnam War focus. The first film is Gordon’s War, a blaxploitation fave that features Paul Winfield as a soldier who returns from war and decides to clean up his crime-ridden neighborhood. It’s paired with Off Limits, a higher-profile item from the 1980’s that features Gregory Hines and Willem Dafoe as military cops trying to end a murder spree in war-torn Vietnam. Both titles will feature new transfers and extras. Read on for all the war-and-crime details…
Paul Winfield in
Also Starring Carl Lee, Tony King and Grace Jones
Starring Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward and Amanda Pays
Featuring Special Appearance by Scott Glenn
ACTION-PACKED DOUBLE FEATURE DVD
LANDS ON HOME ENTERTAINMENT SHELVES NATIONWIDE JUNE 14, 2011 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
This summer, get ready for more high-octane action as two memorable classic films Gordon’s War, starring Paul Winfield, and Off Limits, starring Willem Dafoe, Gregory Hines, Fred Ward and Amanda Pays, arrive in an action-packed double-feature DVD on June 14, 2011 from Shout! Factory. Featuring anamorphic widescreen transfers and all-new commentaries, this double-feature DVD set is a must-have for movie collectors and is priced to own with a suggested retail price of $19.97.
GORDON’S WAR (1973)
Gordon (Paul Winfield, The Terminator) spent four years in Vietnam as a Green Beret fighting someone else’s battle . . . now he’s come back home to fight his own. He returns to a Harlem that has changed — drugs and prostitution have taken over his neighborhood, and his wife even overdosed from drugs. Along with his former army buddies, he takes on the Mob to wipe out the corruption that has taken over the city. Also starring Carl Lee (Superfly), Tony King (Bucktown) and singer Grace Jones (A View To A Kill). Directed by Ossie Davis (Cotton ComesTo Harlem ).
GORDON’S WAR Special Features:
Anamorphic Widescreen Transfer (1.78:1)
Audio commentary by cinematographer Victor J. Kemper and actor Tony King
Theatrical trailer and TV spots
Twentieth Century Fox presents A PALOMAR PICTURE Starring PAUL WINFIELD in GORDON’S WAR
Executive Producer EDGAR J. SCHERICK Produced by ROBERT L. SCHAFFEL
Directed by OSSIE DAVIS Written by HOWARD FRIEDLANDER & ED SPIELMAN
Being a cop is tough. But in war-torn Saigon in 1968, being a cop is crazy. Someone is brutally murdering Vietnamese prostitutes with children by American fathers, and plainclothes military cops Sgt. Buck McGriff (Willem Dafoe, Spider-Man) and Sgt. Albaby Perkins (Gregory Hines, The Cotton Club) are put on the case that no one wants solved. But things are never what they seem in ’Nam, including a novice nun (Amanda Pays), a deranged colonel (Scott Glenn) and a twisted trail of clues that takes McGriff and Perkins from back alleys to battlefields in search of a serial killer who’s ready to make them the next victims. Fred Ward, Keith David and David Alan Grier costar in this explosive action thriller.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX presents WILLEM DAFOE GREGORY HINES “OFF LIMITS”
FRED WARD AMANDA PAYS Special Appearance by SCOTT GLENN
Music by JAMES NEWTON HOWARD Directory of Photography DAVID GRIBBLE
Production Designer DENNIS WASHINGTON
Produced by ALAN BARNETTE Written by CHRISTOPHER CROWE and JACK THIBEAU Directed by CHRISOPHER CROWE
Produced in association with American Entertainment Partners L.P. Color by Deluxe®