78 posts categorized "DVD"

August 10, 2017


Deluxe Blu-ray and DVD collector's sets include 53 films
and a 216-page illustrated book, to be released December 5, 2017
Features landmark work by Kon Ichikawa, Bud Greenspan, Milos Forman,
Leni Reifenstahl, Claude Lelouch, Masahiro Shinoda and many more!
We are pleased to announce Criterion's upcoming release of 100 YEARS OF OLYMPIC FILMS. Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Summer and Winter Games, this one-of-a-kind collection assembles, for the first time, a century's worth of Olympic films - the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee.
These documentaries cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of "Faster, Higher, Stronger": Jesse Owens shattering sprinting world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean Claude-Killy dominating the slopes of Grenoble in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the first-ever women's marathon on the streets of Los Angeles in 1984.
In addition to the work of Bud Greenspan, the man behind an impressive ten Olympic features, this stirring collective chronicle of triumph and defeat includes such landmarks of the documentary form as Leni Riefenstahl's Olympia and Kon Ichikawa's Tokyo Olympiad, along with lesser- known but captivating contributions by major directors like Claude Lelouch, Carlos Saura, and Milos Forman. It also serves as a fascinating window onto the formal development of cinema itself, as well as the technological progress that has enabled the viewer, over the years, to get ever closer to the action. Traversing continents and decades, and reflecting as well the social, cultural, and political changes that have shaped our recent history, this remarkable marathon of films offers nothing less than a panorama of a hundred years of human endeavor.
* 53 newly restored films from 41 editions of the Olympic Games, presented together for the first time 
* Landmark 4K restorations of OlympiaTokyo Olympiad, and Visions of Eight, among other titles
* New scores for the silent films, composed by Maud Nelissen, Donald Sosin, and Frido ter Beek
* A lavishly illustrated, 216-page, hardcover book, featuring notes on the films by cinema historian Peter Cowie; a foreword by Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee; a short history of the restoration project by restoration producer Adrian Wood; and hundreds of photographs from a century of Olympic Games
Stockholm 1912
The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 (dir. Adrian Wood)
Berlin 1936
Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (dir. Leni Riefenstahl)
Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
White Vertigo (dir. Giorgio Ferroni)
Tokyo 1964
Tokyo Olympiad (dir. Kon Ichikawa)

Grenoble 1968
13 Days in France (dirs. Claude Lelouch, François Reichenbach)
Sapporo 1972
Sapporo Winter Olympics (dir. Masahiro Shinoda)
Munich 1972
Visions of Eight (dirs. Milos Forman, Kon Ichikawa, Claude Lelouch, Yuri Ozerov, Arthur Penn, Michael Pfleghar, John Schlesinger, Mai Zetterling)
Barcelona 1992
Marathon (dir. Carlos Saura)
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May 08, 2017

Kino Lorber Studio Classics — June 2017 Home Video Releases

Kino Lorber Studio Classics 
Announces its June 2017 Home Video Releases
Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise, Blake Edwards' Curse of the Pink Panther and Son of the Pink Panther, Inspector Clouseau Starring Alan Arkin, Sam Peckinpah's Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia, Brannigan Starring John Wayne, The Hound of the Baskervilles Starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, Hal Ashby's 8 Million Ways to Die, The Complete Series of Larry Cohen's 1967 TV Espionage Thriller Coronet Blue
And More Coming to Home Video from Kino Lorber Studio Classics in June 2017
New York, NY — May 8, 2017 -- Kino Lorber Studio Classics proudly announces its home video releases for June 2017.
Streeting on Blu-ray and DVD June 6th is Ridley Scott's 1492 Conquest of Paradise (1992), which tells the epic story of Christopher Columbus' voyage to the New World, starring Gerard Depardieu and Sigourney Weaver. This edition features audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson, and includes deleted scenes.
Streeting on DVD June 13th are Brannigan (1975), starring John Wayne as a Chicago policeman sent to London to bring back a crime boss; Sam Peckinpah's action-packed Western classic Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974), featuring audio commentary by film historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Wedlle and Nick Redman; the action thriller Runaway Train (1985) starring Jon Voight and Eric Roberts; the Charles Bronson Western From Noon Till Three (1976); and the Hammer classic The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959), starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee (which also includes a special featurette with Christopher Lee).
Hal Ashby's 8 Million Ways to Die (1986) starring Jeff Bridges and Rosanna Arquette streets on Blu-ray and DVD June 20th, with special features including an interview with star Andy Garcia, an interview with star Rosanna Arquette, an interview with star Alexandra Paul, an interview with writer Lawrence Block, and audio commentary by film historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson. 
The complete series of Larry Cohen's TV espionage thriller Coronet Blue (1967) street on DVD June 20th. This series, which starred Frank Converse and Joe Silver, and featured guest stars such as Candice Bergen, David Carradine, Roy Scheider, Jon Voight, and Billy Dee Williams, comes in a four-disc set featuring an interview with show creator Larry Cohen.
Also streeting June 20th is a 2-disc double feature set of the 1960s animated adventure classics Thunderbirds Are Go! (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1968) on Blu-ray and DVD. Special features on Thunderbirds Are Go! include audio commentary with producer Sylvia Andersion and director David Lane, audio commentary by film historians Jeff Bond and Nick Redman, "History and Appeal" Featurette, "Factory of Dolls and Rockets" Featurette, "Epics in Miniature" Featurette, and the theatrical trailer. Special features on Thunderbird 6 include audio commentary with producer Sylvia Andersion and director David Lane, audio commentary by filmmaker Greg Ford and cartoon writer William Hohauser, "Lady Penelope" Featurette, "Building Better Puppets" Featurette, "Tiger Moth" Featurette, and the theatrical trailer.
On June 27th, Blake Edwards' Curse of the Pink Panther (1983), starring Ted Wass, David Niven and Robert Wagner, including an interview with Ted Wass as a bonus feature; and Son of the Pink Panther (1993), starring Roberto Benigni, with special features including audio commentary by Jason Simos of the Peter Sellers Appreciation Society, two deleted scenes, a making-of featurette, and the extended alternate trailer, will both become available on Blu-ray, along with Inspector Clouseau (1968), directed by Bud Yorkin and starring Alan Arkin in the title role, with audio commentary by film historian William Patrick Maynard as a bonus feature.
Also streeting on Blu-ray and DVD June 27th are the sci-fi musical The Apple (1980), with special features including audio commentary by star Catherine Mary Stewart, moderated by film historian Nathaniel Thompson, an on-camera interview with star Catherine Mary Stewart, deleted scene still gallery, and the original theatrical trailer; and John Boorman's adventure classic Hell in the Pacific (1968), starring Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune, with special features including an interview with director John Boorman, an alternate ending, audio commentary by film historians Travis Crawford and Bill Ackerman, and an interview with art director Anthony Pratt.

November 30, 2016

Cole's DVD Collectio


December 08, 2015

Kino Lorber 2015 Home Video Highlights and Gift Guide

Kino Lorber
The Mask 3-D
(Blu-ray & DVD)

The first feature-length Canadian horror movie, THE MASK is a chilling tale of a doctor who comes into possession of an ancient tribal mask, which causes terrifying hallucinations of monsters, occultists, and ritual torture.

Painstakingly restored by the 3-D Film Archive, Julian Roffman's psychotronic cult classic now looks and sounds better than ever before. The Blu-ray and DVD each come packed with unique special features (see website for full details). The Blu-ray also includes a special 3-D animated short featuring music by Brian May of Queen fame.
Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
Moana with Sound
(Blu-ray & DVD)

In 1926, Robert and Frances Flaherty created this landmark documentary about life among the people of Samoa, as a follow-up to the wildly successfulNanook of the North. In 1975, their daughter Monica returned to the island of Savai'i to record a new soundtrack for the film, consisting of the island sounds, indigenous voices, and songs. Presented in a new 2k restoration by Bruce Posner and Sami van Ingen, this edition includes documentaries, interviews, and Robert Flaherty's 1925 "city symphony", 24 Dollar Island.

Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $24.95
Street Date: Now available
Deutschland 83
Notable as the first German-language TV series to air in the US, this groundbreaking show was a smash-hit when it aired on SundanceTV last summer. A coming-of-age story within a suspenseful thriller, set against the real events, culture wars and political realities of Germany in the 1980s, the series is told from the point of view of a 23-year-old East German soldier who goes undercover in West Germany and encounters a different way of life through his experiences.

This DVD includes all 8 episodes, plus interviews with the show's cast and creators.
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
Salaam Bombay!

Mira Nair's highly acclaimed film, about a young boy struggling to survive on the tough streets of Bombay, was an international hit upon its release in 1988, winning the Camera d'Or at Cannes and nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® that year.

SALAAM BOMBAY! makes its Blu-ray debut packed with bonus features including audio commentaries by the director and the cinematographer, five documentaries shot in India, and more.

Blu-ray: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
F.W. Murnau's Tabu
(Blu-ray & DVD)
F.W. Murnau's final film (originally conceived as a collaboration with documentarian Robert Flaherty) is a tragic love story, filmed on location in Tahiti with a native cast and featuring Academy Award-winning cinematography by Floyd Crosby.

This edition presents the complete, original, uncensored version, restored Luciano Berriatúa for the F.W. Murnau-Stiftung, and includes documentaries on the making and restoration of the film, outtakes and rare archival footage.

Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95 
Street Date: Now available
F.W. Murnau's Faust
Mobilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios, F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu,Sunrise) orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe's FAUST that ranks alongside Fritz Lang's Metropolisas the greatest achievement of the German silent cinema.

This special Blu-ray edition contains the F.W. Murnau-Stiftung's meticulous restoration of the original German version of the film, as well as a DVD of the lengthier alternate cut prepared by the Ufa Studios in 1930.
Blu-ray: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
The Kindergarten Teacher
(Blu-ray & DVD)

Nadav Lapid's THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER is the story of a teacher who becomes at first enchanted, and then ultimately consumed, by the poetic genius of her five-year-old student. Nira (Sarit Larry) discovers that her young student Yoav (Avi Shnaidman) has an otherworldly talent for language and poetry, and becomes interested in cultivating the boy's gift. But when fascination morphs into obsession, Nira pushes the boundaries of her relationship with the boy and his family in an attempt to protect the purity of his talent.

Special features include an interview with Nadav Lapid, and a short film by the director.

Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $29.95

Street Date: Now available
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Ever since the National University strike broke out, Sombra and Santos have been living in angst-ridden limbo. Education-less, motionless, purposeless, and unsure of what the strike will bring, they begin to look for strange ways to kill time. But their idiosyncratic routine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of Tomas, Sombra's kid brother. Unable to fit in amongst these older slackers, Tomas discovers that unsung Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the city. Tomas convinces Sombra and Santos they must track him down in order to pay their final respects on his deathbed. But what they thought would be a simple trip to find their childhood idol soon becomes a voyage of self-discovery across Mexico City's invisible frontiers. Includes an interview with director Alonso Ruizpalacios.

Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Blu-ray & DVD)

Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the town's most unsavory inhabitants. But when boy meets girl, an unusual love story begins to blossom...blood red.

Loaded with bonus features including a booklet essay by Eric Kohn, deleted scenes, stills, and Q&A hosted by Roger Corman.

Blu-ray contains exclusive special features including VICE documentaries and a collectible graphic novel.

 Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $24.95
Street Date: Now available
Welcome to L.A.
Los Angeles: a land of fascinating neurotics who live on the edge of loneliness and despair southern California style. The stellar cast includes Keith Carradine (Thieves Like Us) as a rock composer whose success, unbeknownst to him, is due to his father's money, Sissy Spacek (Prime Cut) as a free-spirited maid who likes to clean house stripped to the waist, Lauren Hutton (Gator) as a photographer in the midst of an affair with an older millionaire, Geraldine Chaplin (Z.P.G.) as the lonely wife of an ambitious man who fancies herself a modern-day Garbo, and Sally Kellerman (Foxes) as the desperate real estate woman with penchant for afternoon affairs with her clients. Produced by the great Robert Altman (The Long Goodbye) and directed by his protégé Alan Rudolph (Love at Large), Welcome to L.A. is a provocative, haunting and totally absorbing look at life in the fast lane of 1970s L.A.
Blu-ray: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available

A Child is Waiting
(Blu-ray & DVD)

The third directing effort by the great John Cassavetes (Husbands) is an engrossing, sobering expose of society's cruel prejudice toward mentally challenged children. Jean Hansen (Judy Garland, Judgment at Nuremberg) is an experienced city transplant who takes a job at a Down syndrome institution and befriends Reuben, one of the boys afflicted with the disease. Reuben latches on to Jean, to the dismay of Dr. Matthew Clark (Burt Lancaster, Elmer Gantry), the head of the institution. He feels that Jean's affection for Reuben will disturb the other children, prompting him to separate the pair. Cassavetes stunningly uses actual disabled children to convey the reality of these disabilities, and gives the film a level of humanity and unflinching depth that resonates long after the final credits have rolled.
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95

Street Date: Now Available
The Hurricane
 (Blu-ray & DVD) 

The Hurricane is one of the most spectacular productions of the 1930s directed by the legendary John Ford. An intolerant Governor (Raymond Massey,Arsenic and Old Lace) sets off a series of tragic events in an idyllic Pacific paradise, disrupting the peaceful lives of newlywed islanders Terangi (Jon Hall,Arabian Nights) and Marama (Dorothy Lamour, My Favorite Brunette). Terangi is wrongly imprisoned by racist officials and after many failed escape attempts, additional years are added to original his six month jail term. Terangi finally succeeds and returns to Marama after a long absence, but only to be confronted with one of the most savage natural disasters to ever hit the island. The devastating hurricane was created by special effects wizard James Basevi (San Francisco), who used enormous wind machines along with elaborate network of pipes and holding tanks to destroy the native village he had built.

Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95

Street Date: Now Available

The Phantom of the Opera
(Blu-ray & DVD)

A forerunner of the American horror film, and one of the most lavish productions of the silent cinema, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has inspired countless remakes and imitations. But none of its successors can rival the mesmerizing blend of romance and mystery that haunts every frame of the Lon Chaney original.

This edition presents the 1929 theatrical version, restored from archival 35mm elements by Film Preservation Associates, and is presented at two different historically-accurate projection speeds, each with two different soundtrack options. Also included is the 1925 theatrical version, which survives only in poor-quality prints, but contains scenes that were removed from the 1929 release version.
Blu-ray: $39.95
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
  Je T'aime Je T'aime
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Je t'aime je t'aime is a haunting tale of romantic obsession and time travel, a traumatic break-up caught in an endless loop. It is science fiction as only Alain Resnais ("Last Year at Marienbad") could have made. Claude Ridder (Claude Rich) is recovering from a failed suicide attempt after the collapse of his relationship with Catrine (Olga Georges-Picot). He is approached by an obscure scientific lab, who wants him to participate in the human trials of a new time travel device. The test will send him back one years time, for one minute. But the machine goes haywire, and Ridder gets caught in a never-ending series of temporal leaps, re-living his tragic life out of sequence. His past is a nightmare he is trying to escape, and the only exit might be his own death.

Blu-ray: $39.95
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
Lost Lost Lost & Walden

Kino Lorber is proud to present in association with Re:Voir two diary films by the highly influential independent filmmaker and New American Cinema pioneer Jonas Mekas.

Walden (1969), Mekas' first completed diary film, is an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde arts scene of the 1960s, featuring many of Mekas'friends of that period, including Andy Warhol, John Lennon, Yoko Ono and The Velvet Underground. Lost Lost Lost (1976), comprised of fourteen years of footage, documents Mekas' early years in New York as he and his brother Adolfas build their new life in America, discovering the city and the burgeoning film and arts community of the 1950 and 60s downtown scene.

Each disc includes additional short films by Jonas Mekas.
Blu-ray: $44.95 
Street Date: Now available
Moby Dick

This spectacular retelling of Herman Melville's classic, masterfully directed by John Huston (The Unforgiven), is unsurpassed in entertainment, imagination and high adventure. From the screenplay by Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451) and Huston, Moby Dick is a brilliant film - consumed by an insane rage, Captain Ahab (Gregory Peck, On the Beach) has but one purpose in life - revenge on Moby Dick, the great white whale who maimed and disfigured him. The obsessed skipper of a whaling boat, Ahab uses his command as an excuse to sail the seven seas in an unrelenting search of his prey while battling a mutinous crew, tropical heat and violent storms in this epic struggle of non-stop fury and inevitable doom.

DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
  British Noir: 5 Film Collection (DVD)
While the film noir movement may seem like a distinctly American phenomenon, British studios embarked on their own shadowy thrillers, laced with postwar cynicism. This five-DVD collection assembles some of the lesser-known Brit noir titles from the Rank Studios, featuring such major talents as actors James Mason, Trevor Howard, and John Mills; and directors Ronald Neame and Roy Ward Baker.


DVD: $59.95
Street Date: Now available
Awake: The Life of Yogananda (DVD)

Awake: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s. Paramahansa Yogananda authored the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi, which has sold millions of copies worldwide and is a go-to book for seekers, philosophers and yoga enthusiasts today (apparently, it was the only book that Steve Jobs had on his iPad). By personalizing his own quest for enlightenment and sharing his struggles along the path, Yogananda made ancient Vedic teachings accessible to a modern audience, attracting many followers and inspiring the millions who practice yoga today. Filmed over three years with the participation of 30 countries around the world, the documentary examines the world of yoga, modern and ancient, east and west, and explores why millions today have turned their attention inwards, bucking the limitations of the material world in pursuit of Self-realization.
DVD: $29.95 
Street Date: Now available

April 21, 2015

Artsploitation Films


Artsploitation Films Returns with a Vengeance

The Indie Distribution Company Announces a Diverse Slate of Genre Films
April 22, 2015 (Philadelphia, PA) - After a hiatus of 16 months, alternative North American film distribution company Artsploitation Films (www.artsploitation.com) has announced its upcoming summer line-up of international films. From the comedic to the horrific; the unsettling to the blood-curdling; and from the erotic to the controversial, the films showcase the best and most innovative genre movies the world has to offer.  
The announced selection of 10 titles begins June 9th with the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the German slasher film and film festival favorite DER SAMURAI and features films from 6 different countries. Showcased is a cross-dressing, samurai sword-wielding killer (DER SAMURAI); a middle-class snuff-making suburban couple (THE HOUSE WITH 100 EYES); a group of cub scouts who should not have gone into the woods (CUB); a porno director’s bed-hopping search for his next female star (TRANSGRESSION); a young girl tormented by psycho-sexual dreams (HORSEHEAD); a money-desperate drug dealer who will stop at nothing (DEALER); a kidnapped woman more duplicitous than her abductors (RECKLESS); and, coming this Fall, a severed hand bent on bloody revenge…and bodily reunification (BLOODY KNUCKLES). And there is not a G–rated children’s film in the bunch!
There will be several limited theatrical releases (FEVER and DEATH IN BUENOS AIRES this summer) and most films will go out day and date on DVD/Blu-Ray and VOD. Artsploitation’s founder, Raymond Murray, sums up the company’s acquisitions philosophy as, “We seek entertaining and provocative films that encompass our admittedly left-of-center film esthetic. My goal is to find films that my team and I love but then the hard work begins: connecting each film with its targeted, often quite specialized audience. And remember, hundreds of fictional men, women and children have been killed, kidnapped, tormented, or have had their blood sucked out of them and the least we can do is connect their stories with their future fans.”
The slate of titles are below with more films to be announced in the coming weeks.

(2014, Germany, Director: Till Kleinert)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: June 9, 20015

A young police officer stalks a cross-dressing villain with a sword and a predilection for beheadings.

"A fantastic piece of cinema...beautiful and blood drenched."
- Ain't It Cool News

Bonus features:
Director's commentary
Making of featurette

(2013, USA, Directors: Jay Lee and Jim Roof)
DVD Release Date: June 16, 2015

This grisly horror-comedy follows a nice couple who happen to also be serial killers and snuff filmmakers.

"One of the greatest horror films of the century."
- Film Radar
Bonus features:
Director's commentary
Sizzle reel
Gag reel

(2014, France, Director: Romain Basset)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: June 23, 2015

A shocking horror-fantasy about a young woman haunted by nightmares involving a horse-man.

"Well acted, gorgeously and nightmarishly executed."
- Ain't It Cool News

Bonus features:
Making of featurette (60 minutes)
Four short films

(2014, Belgium, Director: Hans Herbots)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: July 7, 2015

A murder-mystery about a cop seeking a maniac who torments the parents before abducting their kids. Based on the international best seller by Mo Hayder.

"Exceptionally well made…incredibly creative and the twists come as huge surprises."
- Influx Magazine


(2014, Netherland, Directed by Joram Lürsen)
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2015

A wealthy beautiful woman is kidnapped by two ex-cons but their plan goes all wrong in this twisted thriller.  Based on 2009's The Disappearance of Alice Creed.


(2014, France, Director: Jean-François Davy)
DVD Release Date: July 28, 2015

A semi-documentary about a seasoned French erotic filmmaker who goes on an unusual flesh and sex filled tour of Eastern Europe in search of his next leading lady.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/124357796

Bonus feature:
Director's cut of EXHIBITION, Jean-François Davy's 1975 documentary on the French porn industry.

(2014, Belgium, Director: Jonas Govaerts)
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: August 18, 2015

A camping trip turns into a carnage for a troop of cub scouts as a killer, aided by his feral young assistant, stalks them with deadly traps.


Festival screenings:
2014 Toronto International, 2014 Sitges Film Festival, 2014 London Film Festival

(2014, Germany, Director: Curtis Burz)
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2015

A psycho-sexual drama in which a middle-aged family man’s sexual attraction to his daughter’s young friend threatens the stability of his family.
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/120181262

(2014, Argentina,
Director: Natalia Meta)

DVD Release Date:
September 8, 2015

A rookie cop to goes undercover in Buenos Aires’ gay underworld to solve a murder in this crime thriller that was one of Argentina’s top grossing films of 2014.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-CB7GLfhMk

(2014, France, Director: Jean-Luc Herbulot)
DVD Release Date: September 29, 2015

A stylish, violent thriller about a drug dealer who is thrown into an urban hell when a deal goes sour.


April 19, 2015

Harlan Ellison — Pay the Writer

April 13, 2015

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its May Releases

Kino Lorber
Kino Lorber Studio Classics Announces its May Releases

John Frankenheimer's The Train, Roger Corman's cult favorites The Premature Burial and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes, They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! and The Organization starring Sidney Poitier, and more to become available in May 2015 
NEW YORK, NY -- APRIL 13, 2015 - Kino Lorber is proud to announce its May releases on its Studio Classics label. These dozen hit films showcase some of Hollywood's biggest stars, such as Burt Lancaster, Mickey Rooney, Sidney Poitier, Ray Milland, Robert Vaughn, Yul Brynner and Martin Landau, and leading directors including John Frankenheimer, Roger Corman, Gordon Douglas and J. Lee Thompson.

Streeting on May 5 are John Frankenheimer's hit suspense thriller The Train (DVD only, $19.95), Roger Corman's war drama The Secret Invasion (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), and the WWII thriller The McKenzie Break (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) starring Brian Keith.

Roger Corman's cult hits The Premature Burial (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) and X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) both street on May 12, each packed with special features. Premature Burial includes an introduction to the film by Joe Dante, an on-camera interview with Roger Corman, and "Trailers from Hell" with Roger Corman, and X includes an introduction by Dante, two audio commentary tracks (one with Corman, the other with film historian Tim Lucas), the rare prologue, and "Trailers from Hell" with Mick Garris.

Also streeting on Blu-ray May 12 are They Call Me Mr. Tibbs! (Blu-ray only, $29.95) and The Organization (Blu-ray only, $29.95), the gripping sequels to the 1967 classic In the Heat of the Night, both starring Sidney Poitier.

Streeting May 26 are the martial arts classics Enter the Ninja (Blu-ray only, $29.95) and Revenge of the Ninja (Blu-ray only, $29.95), the latter featuring audio commentary by director Sam Firstenberg and stunt coordinator Steven Lambert, an intro by Sam Firstenberg, and a behind-the-scenes gallery. Also streeting May 26 is the adventure hit River of Death (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), starring Michael Dudikoff, Donald Pleasence and Herbert Lom, and two films starring the great Yul Brynner: the Western drama Invitation to a Gunfighter (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95) directed by Richard Wilson, and the historical classic Kings of the Sun (Blu-ray, $29.95; DVD, $19.95), directed by J. Lee Thompson and also starring George Chakiris.
DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: John Frankenheimer
Starring Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau
1964/B&W/133 minutes/Anamorphic (1.66:1)/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Paris August 1944...with the Allied army closing in on German commander and art fanatic Colonel Von Woldheim (Paul Scofield, A Man For All Seasons), he decides to steal a vast collection of rare French paintings and loads them onto a train bound for Berlin. But when a beloved French patriot is murdered while trying to sabotage Von Waldheim's scheme, Labiche (Burt Lancaster, Run Silent, Run Deep), a stalwart member of the Resistance, vows to stop the train at any cost. Calling upon his vast arsenal of skills, Labiche unleashes a torrent of devastation and destruction -- loosened rails, shattered tracks and head-on collisions -- in an impassioned, suspense-filled quest for justice, retribution and revenge. Top-notch direction by the great John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate) and a wonderful supporting cast that includes screen icon Jeanne Moreau (Viva Maria) in the role of Christine.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by director John Frankenheimer
Original Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Roger Corman
Starring Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva
1964/Color/95 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Mickey Rooney (Baby Face Nelson) and Stewart Granger (King Solomon's Mines) co-star in this action-packed war drama about a group of criminals gathered into the greatest infiltration force in WWII. When an Italian general decides to join the Allies, Nazi troops capture and imprison him before he can defect. Desperate for the information and resources the general would provide, the Allies assemble a rescue team of the only men able to infiltrate the Nazi prison undetected...criminals.  But when the team's carefully planned prison break erupts into an all-out fight for survival, it will take more than bravery to carry out their mission and turn the tide of the war. Wonderfully directed by cult legend Roger Corman (Premature Burial) and featuring an outstanding cast includes Raf Vallone (Phaedra), Henry Silva (The Italian Connection), and Edd Byrnes (TV's 77 Sunset Strip), The Secret Invasion is an explosion of fast, absorbing entertainment that doesn't let up until the final salute.

Special Features:
On-camera interview with director Roger Corman
Original Theatrical Trailer

Mastered in HD
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Lamont Johnson
Starring: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry
1970/Color/108 minutes/1920x1080p (1.85:1)/English subtitles/Rated PG
Synopsis: Brian Keith (The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming) leads an acclaimed international cast in this poignant and powerful WWII thriller fraught with action, suspense and the haunting reality of war. Keith stars as Captain Jack Connor, a fast-talking, hard-drinking, tough-as-nails Irishman assigned to investigate an impending escape by a group of German POWs lead by the characteristic Kapitän Schleutter (Helmut Griem, The Damned). The camp commander (Ian Hendry, Get Carter) has been unable to contain the prisoners, but Connor's brash and unusual approach solves the problem...for a while. In a race against time and with a growing animosity from the commander -- Connor surpasses even his own previous unorthodox methods when he devises a scheme so daring that it will either make him a hero or prove to be the most fatal mistake of his career. Stylishly directed by Lamont Johnson (Kana Coast) with a beautifully written screenplay by William W. Norton (White Lightning, Gator), based on a book by Sir Sidney Shelley.

Blu-ray Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Martin Landau, Barbara McNair, Edward Asner
1970/Color/108 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: In this suspenseful sequel to In the Heat of the Night, screen legend Sidney Poitier (Duel at Diablo) reprises his role as the intrepid investigator who, this time, must solve a puzzling murder in the city by the Bay. Featuring an original score by the great Quincy Jones (The Getaway), They Call Me Mister Tibbs! is an absorbing mystery that ranks as one of the best of the genre... when a prostitute is murdered in San Francisco's ritzy Nob Hill district, an anonymous tip implicates minister and political crusader Reverend Logan Sharpe (Martin Landau, Ed Wood). Lt. Virgil Tibbs (Poitier), who has known Sharpe for many years, asks to be assigned to the case in hopes of clearing his friend's name. So begins the detective's journey through a twisted maze of baffling evidence, frantic chases, deadly gunfire and bad alibis. Before long, Tibbs finds himself bitterly torn between his duty as a cop and his loyalty to a friend. Directed by Hollywood great Gordon Douglas (Barquero) and featuring a stellar supporting cast that includes Barbara McNair (The Organization), Edward Asner (TV's Lou Grant), Anthony Zerbe (The Dead Zone) and Jeff Corey (Jennifer).

Blu-ray Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Don Medford
Starring: Sidney Poitier, Barbara McNair, Gerald S. O'Laughlin
1971/Color/106 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated PG-13
Synopsis: Screen icon Sidney Poitier (Paris Blues) reprises his role as Lt. Virgil Tibbs for a third and final time, following the masterpiece In the Heat of the Night and the thrilling sequel They Call Me Mister Tibbs! Under the cover of darkness, six masked figures raid a seemingly respectable furniture factory and steal a multimillion-dollar cache of heroin! But these are no ordinary crooks. They're a passionate band of former users-turned-vigilantes whose frustration with the law's inability to combat the city's drug problem spurs them to take on a powerful narcotics ring. After contacting Tibbs, they confess to the break-in, beg him to keep silent and ask for his help. But once he reluctantly agrees to operate outside the law, Tibbs soon finds himself at odds with the police and a ruthless drug syndicate that will stop at nothing to silence him! Don Medford (The Hunting Party) directs this taut thriller that exposes the ruthless, high-stakes world of international drug trafficking. Barbara McNair (Venus in Furs), Gerald S. O'Loughlin, Sheree North, Allen Garfield, Raul Julia, Ron O'Neal, Daniel J. Travanti and Billy Green Bush co-star in this action-packed crime thriller that is edge-of-the-seat entertainment.

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel
1962/Color/81 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/Not Rated
Synopsis: Edgar Allan Poe's Chilling Tale of a Fate Too Horrifying to consider! The classic style of literature's most bizarre author, Edgar Allan Poe (The Oblong Box), comes to life in this ghoulish tale of murder and suspense starring acting great Ray Milland (X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes) as Guy Carrell, a medical student and painter whose obsessive fear of being buried alive compels him to build himself a tomb with a view, equipped with everything he can think of to escape death. But it's when his long-suffering wife Kate (Heather Angel, The Informer), convinces him to destroy the tomb... he finds himself in the gravest of danger, trapped in a web of doom so devious and intricate that there's no escape. Produced and directed by the iconic Roger Corman (The Secret Invasion) and beautifully shot in widescreen by the legendary cinematographer Floyd Crosby (Tales of Terror). The top-notch supporting cast includes Hazel Court (The Masque of Red Death), Alan Napier (TV's Batman) and Dick Miller (Gremlins).

Special Features:
Buried Alive! Legendary Director Joe Dante on Premature Burial
On-camera Interview with Producer/Director Roger Corman
Trailers From Hell with Roger Corman
Original Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Roger Corman
Starring: Ray Milland, Diana Van Der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles
Synopsis: Dare To Look Into The Eyes Of Madness! Fantastic tale of heart-pounding suspense, this harrowing and terrifying sci-fi shocker will fascinate horror film fans. Starring Ray Milland (The Premature Burial), it charts the startling transformation of a doctor so blinded by ambition that he dares to glimpse eternity! When the brilliant Dr. Xavier (Milland) concocts a serum to improve human sight, he stumbles upon a formula for x-ray vision. Inspired by its awesome medical potential, but shunned by his short-sighted colleagues, the doctor tests the potion on himself, only to discover that his ability to see through walls, clothing and flesh is slowly eclipsed by and insatiable desire to look still further - even if it means seeing more than any mortal can bear! Featuring wonderful direction by the great Roger Corman (Tales of Terror) and a strong supporting cast that includes Harold J. Stone (The Wrong Man), John Hoyt (Blackboard Jungle) and comedy legend Don Rickles (Run Silent, Run Deep).

Special Features:
Terror Vision! Legendary Director Joe Dante on X
Audio Commentary with Roger Corman
Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas
Rare Prologue
Trailers From Hell with Mick Garris
Original Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Menahem Golan
Starring: Francis Nero, Susan George, Sho Kosugi
1981/Color/99 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: The Ninja is the highest honor given to the dedicated followers of Ninjutsu, the deadliest of all martial arts... Enter the Ninja explores the absorbing detail the Ninja's lethal, little-known "Art of Invisibility" which includes the use of hypnotism, explosives, and super-human acrobatic fighting skills. Set in Japan and the Philippines, the film tells the story of Cole (Franco Nero, The Mercenary) a westerner who's been inducted into the secret fighting rituals of the Ninja. Coming to the aid of his friends against some land grabbing oil barons, he easily takes on all opponents until a Ninja assassin; Hasegawa (Sho Kosugi, Revenge of the Ninja) is brought into the fray. The two masters make use of all the exotic weaponry at their disposal... making this one of the most sensational battle-to-the-death sequences ever filmed! Hollywood legend Menahem Golan (The Delta Force) directed this fast-paced, high quality, tough-as-nails martial arts film with style and poise. Co-starring Susan George (Sudden Terror) and Christopher George (Day of the Animals).

Blu-ray Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Director: Sam Firstenberg
Starring: Sho Kosugi, Keith Vitale, Virgil Frye
1983/Color/91 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: Payback is deadly! The Ninjas are back! Brandishing swords and fists, leaping and kicking, wielding blow darts and explosives, they know a thousand ways to kill. Martial arts legend Sho Kosugi (Enter the Ninja) delivers a heart-pounding display of strength, speed and lethal Ninja know-how in this action-packed thriller that takes us back to the good old days of the Kung Fu extravaganza. When a band of Ninja assassins slaughters the family of Cho Osaki (Kosugi), he flees to America in the hope of building a new life. A former Ninja himself, Osaki tries to escape his deadly past but soon discovers he has become the pawn of a ruthless drug trafficker - an American Ninja intent on killing anyone who crosses his path... including Osaki! Action veteran Sam Firstenberg (Avenging Force) directed this entertaining martial arts actioner, featuring top-notch action scenes and mind-blowing stunts. Co-starring legendary villain, Professor Toru Tanaka (An Eye For An Eye) and produced by Cannon legends, Yoram Globus and Menahem Golan.

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Sam Firstenberg and Stunt Coordinator Steven Lambert
Intro by Sam Firstenberg
Behind-the-Scenes Gallery
Original Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Steve Carver
Starring: Michael Dudikoff, Robert Vaughn, Donald Pleasence, Herbert Lom, L.Q. Jones
1989/Color/107 minutes/1.85:1/1920x1080p/Rated R
Synopsis: In the nightmarish last days of the Third Reich, a psychotic Nazi scientist (Robert Vaughn, Bullitt) escapes to the impenetrable jungles of the Amazon. Years later, a mysterious incurable disease breaks out among the natives and adventurer John Hamilton (Michael Dudikoff, Avenging Force) is hired to lead investigators on a search for the cause. Braving bloodthirsty rives pirates, hostile native tribes and headhunting cannibals, Hamilton, guides a group of explorers up the deadly Rio del Morte to the fabulous lost Inca city. Action specialist Steve Carver (Lone Wolf McQuade) directs this top-notch action-adventure based on an Alistair MacLean (Breakheart Pass) novel. The stellar cast includes Donald Pleasence (Wake in Fright), Herbert Lom (Golden Salamander) and L.Q. Jones (The Wild Bunch).

Special Features:
Audio Commentary by Director Steve Carver and Star Michael Dudikoff
Original Theatrical Trailer

Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: Richard Wilson
Starring: Yul Brynner, Janice Rule, Brad Dexter, Alfred Ryder, Mike Kellin, George Segal
1964/Color/92 minutes/1.66:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Who will be the last man standing? Screen legend Yul Brynner (Taras Bulba) turns in a great performance as a smooth master gunfighter who must do battle with his most formidable adversary - his own conscience - in this gripping, double-barreled western full of blistering shootouts, surprise twists and colorful villainy. In a New Mexico frontier town, Jules Gaspard d'Estaing (Brynner) is hired by the town's boss (Pat Hingle, Bloody Mama) to kill Matt Weaver (George Segal, The Hot Rock), a Civil War veteran who returns to reclaim his farm and his woman. But when d'Estaing realizes that Weaver may be the only honest man left, the conflicted hired gun must either kill an innocent man - or destroy his own reputation - in a heart-stopping final showdown. Wonderfully directed by Richard Wilson (Man with the Gun) - featuring beautiful cinematography by the great Joseph MacDonald (Kings of the Sun) and a stellar supporting cast that includes Brad Dexter (Run Silent, Run Deep), Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke), Clifton James (Juggernaut) and beautiful Janice Rule (The Swimmer).

Mastered in HD
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95
Director: J. Lee Thompson
Starring Yul Brynner, George Chakiris, Shirley Anne Field
1963/Color/108 minutes/2.35:1/1920x1080p/English subtitles/Not Rated
Synopsis: Yul Brynner (Invitation to a Gunfighter) and George Chakiris (West Side Story) shine as the kings of two clashing cultures forced to form an alliance against a mutual threat in this gripping historical saga. Kings of the Sun is packed with intense action and thrilling drama! After a terrible battle leaves young Balam (Chakiris) king of his Mayan tribe, he leads his people out of Mexico to escape the rival clan still hunting them. But upon reaching their new home, a hostile Native American tribe attacks and the Mayans manage to capture Black Eagle (Brynner), the Native American leader. While held prisoner, Black Eagle manages to earn Balam's respect and the kings agree to peace. But when Balam's old rivals arrive looking for a fight, the newly allied kings must take up arms and stand together in order to repel the invading force and save their people. J. Lee Thompson (Taras Bulba) directed this spectacular adventure featuring a rousing score by Elmer Bernstein (The Great Escape) and top-notch widescreen cinematography by the great Joseph MacDonald (My Darling Clementine).
About Kino Lorber:  
With a library of 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.

April 10, 2015

Kino Lorber Releases Appropriate Behavior on DVD

Kino Lorber
Kino Lorber Releases Appropriate Behavior
the award-winning debut of filmmaker Desiree Akhavan, on DVD April 28th
"**** Critics' Pick" - Sophie Harris, Time Out New York

" Funny, unique & entirely inappropriate." - Katie Walsh, The Playlist

" Dirty, Hilarious and Moving." - Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice 
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 10, 2015 - Kino Lorber is pleased to announce the DVD release ofAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, the acclaimed debut feature from writer, director and star Desiree Akhavan. This comedy follows Shirin (Akhavan), a young bisexual woman living in Brooklyn, during a transitional moment in her life as she deals with her traditional Persian family while examining what went wrong in her relationship with her ex-girlfriend. This critically-acclaimed indie hit was an Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and was nominated for Best First Screenplay by the Independent Spirit Awards. 

APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR is set to street on DVD April 28th, with a SRP of $29.95. Included as a bonus feature is the original theatrical trailer. 

For Shirin (Desiree Akhavan), being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn't know she's bisexual, and her ex-girlfriend, Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), can't understand why she doesn't tell them. Even the six-year-old boys in her movie-making class are too ADD to focus on her for more than a second. Following a family announcement of her brother's betrothal to a parentally approved Iranian prize catch, Shirin embarks on a private rebellion involving a series of pansexual escapades, while trying to decipher what went wrong with Maxine.  

Appropriate Behavior Official Trailer 1 (2015) - Comedy HD 
Director: Desiree Akhavan 
Genre: Comedy
DVD Street Date: April 28, 2015 
DVD SRP: $29.95
DVD UPC: 738329166328 

Bonus Feature

Technical Specs
1.85:1, 16x9 * 86 minutes * English * 5.1 Surround * Color
About Kino Lorber: 
With a library of 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.

April 01, 2015

Kino Lorber: May Home Video Releases

Kino Lorber
Concerning Violence, Serge Bozon's Tip Top, Palme D'Or Winner Winter Sleep and more to become available on home video from Kino Lorber in May 2015

 (Kino Lorber, DVD)
Synopsis: Narrated by Lauryn Hill, Concerning Violence uses archival footage and direct quotes from Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth. to explore the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World.

Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
Street Date: May 5, 2015
SRP: $29.95

ELZA (Kino Lorber, DVD) 
Synopsis: Bernadette (Mariette Monpierre) has tried hard to give her daughter everything. She is thrilled when Elza (Stana Roumillac), the first college graduate in the family, completes her master's degree. But Elza breaks her mother's heart by running off to Guadeloupe in search of a distant childhood memory: the father she barely remembers.

Director: Mariette Monpierre
Street Date: May 5, 2015
SRP: $29.95

Special Features: Behind-the-Scenes Slideshow, Trailer

 (Adopt Films, Blu-ray and DVD)
Synopsis: A retired actor has inherited a small hotel where he is ensconced with his recently divorced sister, his much younger and growingly discontented wife. Palme D'Or Winner at the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Street Date: May 5, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95

TIP TOP (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray and DVD) 
Synopsis: Farid, an Algerian informant for the French police, is found murdered in a small French town. Two offbeat and unethical female investigators (a fiercely authoritarian Isabelle Huppert paired with an inquisitive and voyeuristic Sandrine Kiberlain) are brought in to investigate the possibility of police involvement with the murder. Meanwhile the seemingly degenerate cop with a heart of gold, Mendes (François Damiens), acquires an eager, albeit naive Algerian informant, Younès (Aymen Saïdi), who quickly gets into trouble.

Director: Serge Bozon
Street Date: May 12, 2015
Blu-rary SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
EVIL EYE/THE GIRL WHO KNEW TOO MUCH (Kino Classics, Blu-ray and DVD) 
Synopsis: While vacationing in Italy, a young woman witnesses a brutal murder and launches her own investigation...only to learn that she might be next on the killer's list! This edition includes both the original Italian-language version (The Girl Who Knew Too Much) as well as the American cut (Evil Eye). 

Director: Mario Bava
Street Date: May 19, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $24.95

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark, original theatrical trailers.
Synopsis: Last Hijack is a true tale of survival in Somalia told from the pirate's perspective. Combining animation with documentary storytelling, the film takes an innovative hybrid approach to explore how one Somali pirate - Mohamed - came to live such a brutal and dangerous existence.

Director: Tommy Pallotta, Femke Wolting
Street Date: May 19, 2015
DVD SRP: $24.95

Special Features: Making-of Documentary, Interactive Website Featurette
ANGEL BABY (Scorpion Releasing, DVD) 
Synopsis: In this acclaimed drama produced in connection with the Australian Film Commission, a pair of oddball young romantics--he's besieged by voices and she regularly receives angelic messages via "Wheel of Fortune"--challenge the boundaries of so-called "normal" society when fate brings them together.

Director: Michael Rymer
Street Date: May 19, 2015
DVD SRP: $24.95

Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer
WINTER OF OUR DREAMS | FAR EAST - Double Feature DVD (Scorpion Releasing, DVD)

WINTER OF OUR DREAMS - Rob McGregor (Bryan Brown, F/X) is the charismatic owner of a popular Paddington bookshop living an open marriage with his academic wife Gretel and still holding onto the 60s spirit of 'free love'. While Gretel is pursuing an affair, Rob learns of the death of Lisa Blaine, an activist friend from his past, and begins looking into the reasons for her suicide.

FAR EAST - When journalist Peter Reeves and his wife Jo visit the 'The Koala Klub', they run into Morgan (Bryan Brown, Cocktail), a man from Jo's past. Twenty years earlier, Jo and Morgan were lovers in Saigon and although time has passed, it is obvious the flame could be rekindled. But when Peter is captured by secret Government troops, tortured and faced with certain death, Morgan is the only one who can rescue him.

Director: John Duigan
Street Date: May 26, 2015
DVD SRP: $29.95
THE ESCAPEES (Redemption, Blu-ray & DVD) 
Synopsis: Two female patients-one rebellious (Laurence Dubas), the other despondent (Christiane Coppé)-flee the grounds of a mental hospital and drift across the French countryside. After finding refuge among a band of gypsy-like exotic dancers, they cross paths with a petty criminal (Marianne Valiot), an aging fortune-teller (Louise Dhour) and a quartet of swingers (including Brigitte Lahaie) with sinister intentions.)

Director: Jean Rollin
Street Date: May 26, 2015
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Special Features: Mastered in HD from the original 35mm negative, French with optional English subtitles, One Day in Paris - an Interview with Jean Rollin.
About Kino Lorber:  
With a library of 1,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 25 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, and Alive Mind Cinema banners, including five Academy Award® nominated films in the last seven years. In addition, the company brings over 70 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases under its five house brands, distributes a growing number of third party labels, and is a direct digital distributor to all major platforms including iTunes, Netflix, HULU, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor and others.  

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