Blu-ray Release: On the Yard / A Walk on the Moon: Two Films by Raphael D. Silver

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 13, 2022
Price: Blu-ray $19.99
Studio: Cohen Media / Kino Lorber

The Cohen Film Collection presents two newly restored films directed by Raphael D. SIlver! Here’s a rundown:

A Walk on the Moon (1987)

On The Yard (1978)Landing himself in a state penitentiary, Juleson (John Heard, Chilly Scenes of Winter), a bookish con artist, fails to adjust to the intricate social order of the prison system. Juleson’s independent way of thinking does little to impress his fellow inmates and runs him afoul of Chilly (Thomas Waites), the leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the prison. Facing a group of cold-blooded killers on his own, Juleson discovers firsthand what individualism can bring to a loner behind bars. 

A Walk on the Moon (1987)Summer 1969. The Apollo 11 mission brought the first human to set foot on the moon and with it a renewed sense of optimism that anything is possible, while on a farm in upstate New York, Woodstock would become an icon of the power of the counterculture’s influence on America and the world. It’s against this backdrop that the story of an idealistic Peace Corps volunteer named Everett Jones (played by Steppenwolf Theatre Ensemble regular Kevin Anderson) assigned to a remote Colombian village is set. When he arrives, he is confused by the cynical attitude of his predecessor (Terry Kinney, Steppenwolf co-founder) and the apathy the villagers seem to hold toward him. It’s both a tale of hubris and hope, as Jones attempts to bring his version of progress to the rural village. 

Featuring stunning color cinematography by Adam Greenberg (The Terminator, Ghost)  this feature was produced by director Raphael and Joan Micklin Silver’s daughter Dina and includes an extended cameo by Claudia Silver.

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