Blu-ray Release: Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins…

Blu-ray Release Date: Sept. 13, 2016
Price: Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Twilight Time

Fred Ward (The Player) stars in the 1985 comedic action-adventure Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins… as the titular hero, a New York City cop shanghaied and given a new face and identity as an international secret agent. Trained by a meticulous martial arts expert (played by a nearly unrecognizable but amusing Joel Grey of Cabaret fame), he is sent to battle an evil arms manufacturer (Charles Cioffi).

remo-williams1A kind of down-market spoof of the James Bond films, it’s directed by Bond veteran Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever) and features a score by Craig Safan, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track, plus an array of new Special Features produced by Daniel Griffith of Ballyhoo Motion Pictures.

Okay, so here are the features:

-Isolated score track
-Audio commentary with film historians Eddy Friedfeld, Lee Pfeiffer and Paul Scrabo
-Created, The Destroyer: Writing Remo Williams
-Unarmed and Dangerous: Producing Remo Williams
-Secrets of Sinanju: Training Remo Williams
-Balance of Power: Designing Remo Williams
-Assassin’s Tune: Composing Remo Williams
-Still and promotional gallery
-Original theatrical trailer

As supplier Twilight Time prints up only 3,000 copies of each title, be sure to head over to the Twilight Time site or that of distributor Screen Archives NOW so you can put in your prebook order!

About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.