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July 22, 2014

"Space Raiders" and "Short Eyes" Debut on Blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing and Kino Lorber this August!

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 22, 2014 - Kino Lorber and Scorpion Releasing announce the release of Roger Corman's sci-fi adventure SPACE RAIDERS, starring Vince Edwards, and Robert M. Young's prison drama SHORT EYES, starring Bruce Davison, in limited edition Blu-rays, available on August 1st exclusively at

SPACE RAIDERS streets on September 2nd, with a SRP of $29.95, in a limited edition of 2,000 units. SHORT EYES streets on September 16th, with a SRP of $29.95, in a limited edition of 1,500 units. Both titles will also become available on DVD with individual SRPs of $19.95.

1983 Color 84 Minutes Anamorphic (1.78:1) Rated PG Science Fiction
Join a pint-sized boy for a giant-sized space adventure! On the distant planet of Procyon III at a time far into the future, 10 year-old Peter Tracton (David Mendenhall,Over the Top) is innocently trying to catch a pesky space bug when suddenly the warehouse he is playing in is attacked by outlaw Space Raiders, and the boy is whisked off on an incredible adventure beyond his wildest dreams. Vince Edwards (TV's Ben Casey M.D.) stars as Col. C.W. "Hawk" who discovers Peter hiding the hull of the of the cargo ship that he and his raiders have just hijacked. While under attack by Hawk's arch nemesis, the alien Zariatin, Peter risks his life to help with the repair of a damaged engine, enabling the Raiders to a make a safe escape. With exhilarating echoes of the movie Star Wars, Hawk and his crew reward Peter's courage by promising to return the little boy safely to his home planet. Together they embark upon a thrilling odyssey across millions of miles of outer space. Directed by veteran cult director Howard R. Cohen (Saturday the 14th).

Cast: Vince Edwards, David Mendenhall, Patsy Pease, Thom Christopher, Luca Bercovici
Writer and Director: Howard R. Cohen
Producer: Roger Corman
Special Features:
* Brand new 16x9 HD master (1.78:1) from the original IP
* On camera interview with star David Mendenhall, producer Roger Corman, and production supervisor Clark Henderson

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Blu-ray UPC: 738329137229
DVD UPC: 853765005210

1977 Color 100 Minutes Anamorphic (1.85:1) Rated R Drama (Prison Drama) 
On the inside, they play by a different set of rules! Based on the play by acclaimed writer Miguel Pinero, Short Eyes is a brutal and powerful look at life in Manhattan's infamous detention center, "The Tombs". Tensions erupt when white prisoner Clark (Bruce Davison, Longtime Companion), an accused child molester, joins their ranks. Universally detested by his fellow inmates for committing the most heinous crime imaginable, Clark becomes a catalyst for anger and violence that breeds behind bars and sets off a horrifying chain of events. A groundbreaking film and pop culture phenomenon, Short Eyes was directed by award-winner Robert M. Young (Extremities) and features a score and cameo by music legend Curtis Mayfield (Superfly). The great cast of character actors includes Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Joseph Carberry, Shelly Desai, Jose Perez and many more.

Cast: Bruce Davison, Jose Perez, Luis Guzman, Mark Margolis, Nathan George
Director: Robert M. Young
Writer: Miguel Pinero

Special Features:
* 16x9 widescreen (1.85:1) HD master
* Brand new interview with star Bruce Davison and director Robert M. Young
* Audio commentary with director Young and Leon Ichaso (Director of the film, Pinero)

Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Blu-ray UPC: 738329137120
DVD UPC: 853765005397

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