May will bring some new catalog titles from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment to DVD for the first time; the dark police story Naked Lies, the George Segal War film King Rat and the trippy black comedy Sleeping with Fishes.
“Naked Lies” follows FBI agent Cara Landry, racked with guilt for killing a young boy in a drug bust, who is sent on a dangerous undercover assignment to gather evidence on Damian Medine, a Mexican casino owner running a counterfeiting operation for the Cali drug cartel. With virtually no backup and no way out, Cara’s only way to accomplish her mission and stay alive is to use her brains and body to lure Medina into a false sense of security and stay one step ahead of his suspicious underlings.
“King Rat” chronicles the scams of a streetwise G.I. held in a
Japanese prisoner of war camp. He earns the nicknamed “King Rat” because of his breeding of rodents to serve as food for his emaciated fellow soldiers, as well as a comment on his shifty personality.
Under the harrowing camp conditions, he rises to a position of power over his military and social superiors, manipulating those around him and controlling the prison’s black market.
“Sleeping With Fishes” follows Terry, a suicidal voyeur who doesn’t seem to be able to kill himself. While preparing to jump off a bridge, he meets Nick, who ends up saving his life. Terry discovers that Nick is terminally ill and doesn’t have much time left. Scared by the lack of time, Nick offers Terry a deal he can’t refuse: Terry will become the beneficiary of Nick’s life insurance or, since money doesn’t matter to Terry, Nick promises to kill him before he dies. All Nick asks is
Terry’s help to realizes a few fantasies before dying.
All three films will be presented in anamorphic widescreen but carry no features save for a music video on Fishes. All three titles will be available on May 6th. Fishes will be priced at $24.95 while the other titles will have a $19.95 suggested retail price.