DVD Release: Lassiter

DVD Release Date: April 24, 2012
Price: DVD $24.95
Studio: Hen’s Tooth


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Tom Selleck goes black tie in 1984's Lassiter.

Tom Selleck (TV’s Blue Bloods) is a suave, debonair man-about-town … and a notorious thief in the 1984 action adventure crime film Lassiter.

Whether he’s charming high society’s elite at a black-tie dinner or emptying their safes in the dead of night, Nick Lassiter certainly excels at what he does. On the eve of World War II, Lassiter finds himself in London, where local authorities are well aware of his history as a notorious cat burglar. When word leaks out that a cache of uncut diamonds is to be smuggled through the German embassy, Lassiter is coerced by police and the FBI to perform one last heist on their behalf.

Directed by Roger Young (Kiss the Sky), Lassiter also stars Jane Seymour (TV’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman), Lauren Hutton (The Joneses) and Bob Hoskins (Made in Dagenham). It also boasts cinematography by the legendary DP Gil Taylor (Cul-de-sac).

Never previously issued on disc in the U.S., Hen’s Tooth’s release marks the R-rated film’s Stateside DVD debut.

Here’s a TV spot that aired back in 1984:


 

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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.