'King Cohen' -- Documentary on low budget auteur coming to home video

August 22, 2018

 

Filmmaker Larry Cohen has dabbled in genres like "blaxploitation" and low budget horror, leaving a body of work that received a variety of reactions from fans and critics. His work embraces shlock and blackly humorous commentary with equal enthusiasm. A recent documentary about his work may give fans a taste of a filmography that includes killer babies, giant winged serpents and hostile junk food.

 

From a press release regarding 'King Cohen' by publicist David Moore;

 

"Dark Star Pictures releases KING COHEN on VOD for purchase and rental August 14. Look for it nationwide on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Direct TV, Dish Network, local cable providers and more!   

 

On September 25, La-La Land Entertainment will release a special, limited edition KING COHEN BLU-RAY DISC/CD SOUNDTRACK COMBO, featuring both the acclaimed feature film on Blu-Ray Disc and a Soundtrack CD of the original motion picture score by renowned composer Joe Kraemer (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION). This exciting combo release will also include a trove of EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES, showcasing a wealth of deleted interview footage from the King himself, Larry Cohen, and many others! Full list of extras and specs to be announced soon!   

 

The KING COHEN BLU-RAY/CD SOUNDTRACK COMBO will be available to order starting September 25, exclusively at www.lalalandrecords.com and select online blu-ray boutique retailers.  Retail Price is $24.98 

 

SYNOPSIS: Buckle up for KING COHEN, the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Yaphet Kotto and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide. 

 

Winner of the 2017 Fantasia Fest Best Documentary Feature Audience Award, KING COHEN hails from Rondo Award-winning writer/director Steve Mitchell, whose film and television credits include co-writing the beloved cult horror/comedy CHOPPING MALL. 

 

KING COHEN is a La-La Land Entertainment production, in association with Big And Tall Pictures and Off The Cliff Productions. It is directed and produced by Steve Mitchell and produced by Matt Verboys and Dan McKeon. Co-Producer: Cliff Stephenson. Executive Producers: MV Gerhard, John Dadlez, Cardon Ellis, Paul Craig James, Frederick K. Keller, Anthony Miles. Associate Producers: James Frederick Davis, David C. Fein, Sean Hughes, Catrine McGregor, Olga Alexandra McQueen, Mary Skrenes, Taylor L. White, Karl Zundel.     Edited by Kai Thomasian, Music by Joe Kraemer, Director of Cinematography David C.P. Chan."

 

 

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