There's so much to glean from cult favorite auteur Larry Cohen, whose career spans five decades and gave us gems including The Stuff, It's Alive, and William Lustig's Maniac Cop (which Cohen wrote and produced). Shining a light on Cohen's career is Steve Mitchell's award-winning documentary King Cohen, which is coming to VOD and Blu-ray (with a CD soundtrack) in North America on September 25th, and we have the full release details and cover art.

Press Release: The acclaimed theatrical feature film documentary “KING COHEN” arrives on VOD and BLU-RAY DISC from Dark Star Pictures and La-La Land Entertainment in a special, limited edition, Blu-ray / CD soundtrack combo!


On September 25th, La-La Land Entertainment will release a special, limited edition KING COHEN BLU-RAY DISC/CD SOUNDTRACK COMBO, featuring both the acclaimed feature film on Blu-ray Disc and a Soundtrack CD of the original motion picture score by renowned composer Joe Kraemer (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION). This exciting combo release includes more than 90 minutes of EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL FEATURES, showcasing a wealth of deleted interview footage from the King himself, Larry Cohen, and many others!

The combo set will be available to order September 25th, starting at 12 noon (pst), exclusively at and select online Blu-ray boutique retailers. Retail Price is $24.98.

SYNOPSIS: Buckle up for KING COHEN, the award-winning* feature-length documentary from director Steve Mitchell that MovieWeb calls “a necessary piece of film history.” Witness the true story of writer, producer, director, creator and all-around maverick, Larry Cohen (Black Caesar, It’s Alive, Q: The Winged Serpent, The Stuff). Told through compelling live interviews, stills and film/TV clips, the people who helped fulfill his vision, and industry icons such as Martin Scorsese, J.J. Abrams, John Landis, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson and many more, including Larry himself, bring one-of-a-kind insight into the work, process and legacy of a true American film auteur. Few can boast of a career as remarkable or prolific, spanning more than 50 years of entertaining audiences worldwide. * Winner – Audience Award Best Documentary – Fantasia Film Festival 2017



Original score by acclaimed composer, Joe Kraemer


  • AN AUDIENCE WITH THE KING: Raw interview footage of Larry Cohen telling more great stories
  • MORE STORIES FROM THE KING’S COURT: Raw interview footage featuring Barbara Carrera, Eric Roberts, Traci Lords, Eric Bogosian, Laurene Landon, Tara Reid, Michael Moriarty, Fred Williamson, Spiro Razatos, Paul Glickman, and Daniel Pearl.
  • A.S.C. MONSTERS ON THE TABLE: Larry at home with some monstrous friends.
  • HELLO, WORLD!: Film Festival greetings by Larry Cohen


FEATURE: Video: 1080p High Definition Widescreen (1.78:1) –
Audio: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 –
English Subtitles - Running Time: 107 minutes

Video: 1080p High Definition Widescreen (1.78.1) – Audio: LPCM Mono/Stereo 2.0

SOUNDTRACK CD: Stereo – Running Time: 57:36
Limited Edition of 5000 Units

KING COHEN is a La-La Land Entertainment production, in association with Big And Tall Pictures and Off The Cliff Productions. It is directed and produced by Steve Mitchell and produced by Matt Verboys and Dan McKeon. Co-Producer: Cliff Stephenson. Executive Producers: MV Gerhard, John Dadlez, Cardon Ellis, Paul Craig James, Frederick K. Keller, Anthony Miles. Associate Producers: James Frederick Davis, David C. Fein, Sean Hughes, Catrine McGregor, Olga Alexandra McQueen, Mary Skrenes, Taylor L. White, Karl Zundel. Edited by Kai Thomasian, Music by Joe Kraemer, Director of Cinematography David C.P. Chan."

  • Tamika Jones
    About the Author - Tamika Jones

    Tamika hails from North Beach, Maryland, a tiny town inches from the Chesapeake Bay.She knew she wanted to be an actor after reciting a soliloquy by Sojourner Truth in front of her entire fifth grade class. Since then, she's appeared in over 20 film and television projects. In addition to acting, Tamika is the Indie Spotlight manager for Daily Dead, where she brings readers news on independent horror projects every weekend.

    The first horror film Tamika watched was Child's Play. Being eight years old at the time, she remembers being so scared when Chucky came to life that she projectile vomited. It's tough for her to choose only one movie as her favorite horror film, so she picked two: Nosferatu and The Stepford Wives (1975).