Blu-ray, DVD Release: Fire With Fire

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 31, 2012
Price: DVD $24.95, Blu-ray $29.95
Studio: Olive Films

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Virginia Madsen and Craig Sheffer fall for each other in Fire with Fire.

Reform school boy meets Catholic school girl in the 1986 drama romance film Fire With Fire, starring Craig Sheffer (Some Kind of Wonderful) and Virginia Madsen (Red Riding Hood).

Tough, street-smart kid Joe (Sheffer), serving a sentence in a state youth reformatory, meets beautiful Catholic girl Lisa (Madsen) studying in a near by convent. The two are immediately drawn to each other and against all odds, a forbidden love blossoms. Eventually their relationship is discovered and with trouble all around them, the young lovers decide to flee. Will they be able to evade the law and other authorities long enough to find happiness…?

A modern-day Romeo and Juliet or sorts that certainly had its fans back in the day, the PG-13-rated Fire With Fire is directed by Duncan Gibbins and co-stars Jon Polito (The Last Godfather), Jean Smart (Barry Munday), Kate Reid (Atlantic City), Kari Wuhrer (Vivid) and D.B. Sweeney (Eight Men Out).

It’s hard to believe this one’s never before been issued on DVD or Blu-ray, but patience yields all sorts of treats if one waits long enough…

There are no bonus features on the movie discs, as is usually the case with new Olive releases culled from the Paramount archives.

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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.