Kino Lorber Studio Classics Releases Two Gene Wilder Films on Sept. 6

Kino Lorber Studio Classics has decided to move the release date of two of Haunted Honeymoon and The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, originally slated for September 27th, to this Tuesday, September 6th.
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Press release: With the sad news of the recent passing of celebrated comedian, actor, writer, and director Gene Wilder, Kino Lorber Studio Classics has decided to move the release date of two of Mr. Wilder's films, HAUNTED HONEYMOON and THE ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES' SMARTER BROTHER, originally slated for September 27th, to this Tuesday, September 6th.

These two films, both of which were written, directed by, and starring Gene Wilder, showcase his versatility and comic talents that have endeared him to audiences for several decades, and Kino Lorber is proud to celebrate Mr. Wilder's legacy by bringing these classic comedies to home video for new generations to enjoy.

HAUNTED HONEYMOON (1986)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 6, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95
Rated PG. 82 minutes.
Directed by Gene Wilder
Written by Gene Wilder and Terence Marsh
Starring Gene Wilder, Gilda Radner, Dom DeLuise, Jonathan Pryce, Paul L. Smith, Peter Vaughn, Jim Carter
Synopsis: What do you get when you combine three of Hollywood's most hysterical talents with a creaky old castle and a werewolf legend? An amiable, kinky blend of hijinks and horror that'll leave you howling with laughter! Gene Wilder (Young Frankenstein), Gilda Radner (Hanky Panky) and Dom DeLuise (Silent Movie) star in this ingenious, amusing horror comedy that'll put a smile on your face - and keep it there. 
 
At the mansion of his great aunt Kate (DeLuise), Larry (Wilder) is undergoing a psychological procedure designed to rid him of his irrational phobias... by frightening them right out of him! But the jolts and frights may turn out to be the least of his problems when Kate names him her sole heir. Suddenly, the entire family seems a little too vigorous in participating in his therapy - leading Larry to believe that one of his jealous kin may be murderous... and that another may be a werewolf. The film's star Gene Wilder (The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother) co-wrote and directed this hilarious comedy... featuring great performances by Jonathan Pryce (Brazil), Peter Vaughn (Straw Dogs), Paul L. Smith (Midnight Express) and Jim Carter (Downton Abbey).
 
THE ADVENTURE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES' SMARTER BROTHER (1975)
Blu-ray Street Date: September 6, 2016
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Rated PG. 91 minutes.
Written and Directed by Gene Wilder
Starring Gene Wilder, Madeline Kahn, Marty Feldman, Roy Kinnear, Leo McKern, John Le Mesurier

Synopsis: Leave it to legendary funnyman Gene Wilder (Blazing Saddles) to write, direct, and star in an uproarious Sherlock Holmes mystery film spoof that goes far beyond the scope of elementary comedies. After spending decades living in the shadow of his more famous and successful sibling, Consulting Detective Sigerson Holmes (Wilder) is called upon to help solve a crucial case that leads him on a hilarious trail of false identities, stolen documents, secret codes and exposed backsides. Featuring an outrageous ensemble cast that includes Madeline Kahn (High Anxiety) as the seductive singer, Marty Feldman (Young Frankenstein) as Holmes' bug-eyed assistant, and Dom DeLuise (History of the World: Part I) as an eccentric opera star turned blackmailer, this fun-filled caper packs a slew of clues and loads of laughs which The New York Times called "A Charming Slapstick Comedy". Co-starring Leo McKern (Rumpole of the Bailey), Roy Kinnear (The Bed Sitting Room) and John Le Mesurier (The Italian Job).

Special Features: Audio commentary by star/writer/director Gene Wilder

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