82 posts categorized "DVD"

May 01, 2021

Kino Lorber June 2021 Home Video Releases

Kino Lorber Announces its June 2021
Home Video Releases
The Sweet Requiem
Street Date: 6/1/21
Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD Item#: K25435
DVD UPC: 738329254353
Genre: Drama
Year: 2018
Rating: NR
Runtime: 90
Director: Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
Actors: Tenzin Dolker, Jampa Kalsang, Rabyoung
Thonde, Gyalkhang Shavo, Dorjee Tenzin, Dechen
Tenzin
Language: Tibetan with English subtitles
 
Dolkar, a 26-year-old exile Tibetan, lives in Delhi. 18 years ago, she escaped from Tibet with her father, making a perilous trek across the Himalayas that ended in tragedy. Dolkar has suppressed all recollection of that traumatic incident. But when she unexpectedly encounters Gompo, the guide who abandoned them during their journey, memories of her escape are reignited and she is propelled on an obsessive search for retribution and closure. Flashbacks of her desperate journey with a small group through a harsh and desolate Himalayan terrain punctuate her growing predicament in the present as she follows Gompo through the claustrophobic alleys of the Tibetan refugee colony in Delhi. The two stories moving in tandem, both determined by a series of fateful choices, reach their conclusion as Dolkar and Gompo finally confront each other.
 
The Land of Azaba
Street Date: 6/8/21
Label: Kino Lorber / Jezebel
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD Item#: K25436
DVD UPC: 738329254360
Genre: Documentary / Environment
Year: 2020
Rating: NR
Runtime: 84
Director: Greta Schiller
Actors: Carlos Sanchez Martinez, Jon Teixeira
Casado, Francisco Jose Iglesias, Patricia Neito,
Gillermo Gil
Language: Spanish with English subtitles
 
Addressing climate change is the existential question of our time, but climate change and bio-diversity loss are two sides to the same coin. The Land of Azaba is the first feature documentary on the subject of ecological restoration, and it is set in one of the world’s first “hot spots” for increasing and maintaining bio-diversity, Campanarios de Azaba Nature Reserve in Western Spain. The Land of Azaba immerses the viewer in a magical world where humans and wildlife work together to restore the largest remaining tract of wild nature in Western Europe. The survival of many rare and endangered species, including ancient oaks, insects, vultures, aurochs and horses, is at stake."
 
Lust For Gold: A Race Against Time
Street Date: 6/15/21
Label: Kino Lorber/SenArt
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD Item#: K25439
DVD UPC: 738329254391
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K25440
BD UPC: 738329254407
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2020
Rating: NR
Runtime: 83
Director: Robert May
Actors: William Blackwell, Robert Kesselring, Wayne Tuttle, Marshall Trimble, Jason Kesselring, James Sybesma, David Smith, Ron Feldman, Bob Schoose, Rick Gwynne
Language: English
 
Lust for Gold: A Race Against Time is a true story is about obsession, greed, and the hunt for gold. Boyhood dreams of treasure lead to a lifelong search when a retired missile scientist makes a monumental discovery and tempts fate for fortune as he hatches a secret plan to prove his claim. With his estranged son at his side, he secures an entertainment and personal injury lawyer who assembles a team — a retired blackjack dealer, a veterinary assistant, and a dog. The plan? To covertly remove gold bullion from within the most restricted area of Federal land deep within Superstition Mountain, Arizona. But the one risk greater than facing the unforgiving terrain and Federal prosecution is time.
 
Lust for Gold is preceded by a featurette, The Tomb, which follows the same team in their efforts to unearth a Jesuit Tomb said to contain millions of dollars of gold bars, jewels, coins and paintings.
 
Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts
Street Date: 6/22/21
Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD Item#: K25444
DVD UPC: 738329254445
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2018
Rating: NR
Runtime: 76
Director: Jeffrey Wolf
Actors: Russell G. Jones, Sharon Washington, Jason Samuels Smith
 
Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is an eye opening documentary that explores the life of a unique American artist, a man with a remarkable and unlikely biography. Bill Traylor was born into slavery in 1853 on a cotton plantation in rural Alabama. After the Civil War, Traylor continued to farm the land until the late 1920s. Aging and alone, he moved to Montgomery and worked odd jobs in the thriving segregated black neighborhood. A decade later, in his late 80s, Traylor became homeless and started to draw and paint, devising his own visual language to depict his memories of slavery and scenes of a radically changing urban culture. He made well over a thousand drawings and paintings between 1939-1942, which reflect the profound social and political change he experienced during his life spanning slavery, Reconstruction, Jim Crow laws, and the Great Migration. Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts is a revelatory examination of one of America’s most essential artists.
 
The War Tapes
Street Date: 6/22/21
Label: Kino Lorber/SenArt
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD Item#: K25445
DVD UPC: 738329254452
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2006
Rating: NR
Runtime: 97
Director: Deborah Scranton
Actors: Zack Bazzi, Michael Moriarty, Stephen Pink, Duncan Domey, Brandon Wilkins
 
Straight from the front lines in Iraq, The War Tapes is the first war movie filmed by the soldiers themselves. Directed by Deborah Scranton, and produced by Robert May (The Fog of War) and Steve James (Hoop Dreams), The War Tapes is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi, and Specialist Mike Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel and is fluent in Arabic. Mike is a father and resolute patriot who rejoined the Army after 9/11. These soldiers captured over 800 hours of footage, providing a glimpse of their lives in the midst of war. The result is a raw portrait of three men—and their families—as they face, and struggle to understand, their duty.
 
Bonneville
Street Date: 6/29/21
Label: Kino Lorber/SenArt
BD SRP: $29.95
BD Item#: K25448
BD UPC: 738329254483 
Genre: Drama
Year: 2007
Rating: PG
Runtime: 93
Director: Christopher N. Rowley
Actors: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen, Christine Baranski, Victor Rasuk, Tom Skerritt
 
Jessica Lange (Tootsie), Joan Allen (Nixon) and Kathy Bates (Misery) hit the road in Bonneville, a story about three friends who “come of age” for a second time on a trip across the great American West. Faced with the decision of a lifetime, Arvilla Holden (Lange) loads up her 1966 Bonneville convertible and, with her friends (Allen, Bates) in tow, sets out from Pocatello, Idaho en route to Santa Barbara. As they detour to spots like Bryce Canyon and Las Vegas, it doesn’t take long for the women to realize Arvilla has something unexpected in store. But what none of them realize is that what began as a simple trip will end up becoming a chance to rediscover themselves, their friendship, the importance of promises – and of letting go. Also starring Tom Skerritt and Christine Baranski, Bonneville unites three of the most acclaimed actresses of our time in a story that celebrates fun, adventure and living life to the fullest.
 
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The Woman One Longs For
Street Date: 6/8/21
Label: Kino Classics
BD SRP: $29.95
BD Item#: K25437
BD UPC: 738329254377
Genre: Drama
Year: 1929
Rating: NR
Runtime: 78
Director: Kurt Bernhardt
Actors: Marlene Dietrich, Uno Henning, Fritz Kortner, Frida Richard, Oskar Sima
Language: Silent
Black & White
 
Marlene Dietrich for years insisted that The Blue Angel (1930) was her screen debut, when in fact she was catapulted to fame by this silent drama of 1929, which fits neatly among the visually dynamic and emotionally dark melodramas of Joseph von Sternberg and G.W. Pabst. Uno Henning stars as a young businessman whose plans of marriage are interrupted when he becomes entranced by a haunting young woman (Dietrich) who seems to be the victim of a monocled sadist (Fritz Kortner). Like Dietrich, director Kurt Bernhardt would emigrate to the United States and enjoy a long career making films based around strong female characters, including Possessed (Joan Crawford), A Stolen Life (Bette Davis), and Miss Sadie Thompson (Rita Hayworth). Restored in 2012 by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung, this edition is accompanied by a spectacular original orchestral score by Pascal Schumacher.
 
Under the Sand
Street Date: 6/8/21
Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K25452
DVD UPC: 738329254520
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K25438
BD UPC: 738329254384
Genre: Drama
Year: 2000
Rating: NR
Runtime: 105
Director: Francois Ozon
Actors: Charlotte Rampling, Bruno Cremer, Jaccques Nolot, Alexandra Stewart, Pierre Vernier, Andree Tainsy
Language: French with English subtitles
 
The incomparable Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, The Night Porter) gives one of her most acclaimed performances in Francois Ozon's mesmerizing tale of loss and grief. For many years, Marie (Rampling) and Jean (Bruno Cremer) have happily spent their vacations together at their country house. One day at the beach, Marie naps in the sand while Jean goes for a swim. When she awakens, he is gone. Did he drown? Did he run off? Distraught, Marie notifies the authorities. But after an extensive search, no body is found, and Marie is left in a painful limbo, unable to properly grieve for her lost love.
 
Tous les Matins du Monde
Street Date: 6/15/21
Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K25451
DVD UPC: 738329254513
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K25442
BD UPC: 738329254421
Genre: Drama
Year: 1991
Rating: NR
Runtime: 113
Director: Alain Corneau
Actors: Gerard Depardieu, Jean-Pierre Marielle, Anne Brochet
Language: French with English subtitles
 
In the dazzling tradition of Amadeus, Tous les Matins du Monde (All the Mornings in the World) is a seductive tale of music and passion set in 17th century France. The phenomenal Gérard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac) stars in a fascinating story filled with romance, lust, desire, devotion, revenge and intrigue. Monsieur de Sainte Colombe (Jean-Pierre Marielle, The Da Vinci Code) is reclusive composer who lives with his two beautiful daughters (Anne Brochet and Carole Richert). Their lives are forever changed by the flamboyant young student Marin Marais (Depardieu) who fascinates Colombe and entrances his daughters. See for yourself why critics and audiences alike applauded this magnificent film and celebrated winner of seven César Awards including Best Picture.
 
BloodSisters: Leather, Dykes & Sadomasochism
Street Date: 6/29/21
Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: $19.95
DVD Item#: K25446
DVD UPC: 738329254469
Genre: Documentary / LGBTQ
Year: 1995
Rating: NR
Runtime: 70
Director: Michelle Handelman
Actors: Tara Brandeis, Pat Califia, Queen Cougar, Skeeter
 
During the early 1990s, San Francisco was the epicenter of body modification and gender nonconformity, with transgender pioneers like Patrick Califia and Tala Brandeis fighting for visibility, alongside the voice of a bold S/M community. Michelle Handelman’s provocative and pioneering documentary BloodSisters captures these queer outlaws in their zeitgeist moment, shot on digital video with an unfiltered rawness that mirrors the activism of the era. From pushy bottoms to macho femmes, BloodSisters immerses the viewer in the San Francisco leather dyke scene, shattering assumptions about gender and lesbian sexuality, while broadening the discussion about personal expressions of eroticism and their political implications. In the 1990s, BloodSisters was attacked in congress by the American Family Association for its depictions of radical lesbian sexuality. Twenty-five years later, the film has become recognized as a treasured historical document of a movement that tore down barriers of sex, gender, and activism.
 
 
Poison
Street Date: 6/29/21
Label: Zeitgeist
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K25447
BD UPC: 738329254476
Genre: Drama / LGBTQ
Year: 1991
Rating: NR
Runtime: 85
Director: Todd Haynes
Actors: Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith, Anne Giotta, Rob LaBelle, Susan Norman
 
Poison is the second feature directed by Todd Haynes, the
Oscar®-nominated filmmaker of Far from Heaven and Carol. It is a groundbreaking American Indie and a trailblazing landmark of queer cinema. A work of immense visual invention, Haynes’ spectacular follow-up to his legendary Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story is audacious, disturbing and thrillingly cinematic. Inspired by the writings of Jean Genet, Poison deftly interweaves a trio of transgressive tales—“Hero,” “Horror” and “Homo”—that build toward a devastating climax. “Hero,” shot in mock TV-documentary style, tells a bizarre story of suburban patricide and a miraculous flight from justice; “Horror,” filmed like a delirious ’50s B-movie melodrama, s a gothic tale of a mad sex experiment which unleashes a disfiguring plague; while “Homo” explores the obsessive sexual relationship between two prison inmates.
 
Scare Us
Street Date: 6/29/20
Label: Virgil Films
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: 671365
DVD UPC: 829567136928
Genre: Horror Anthology
Year: 2021
Rating: R
Runtime: 97
Director: Ryan Henry Johnston, Charlotte Lilt, Tom J McCoy, Carl Jensen IV, Jordan Pillar, Ryan Kjolberg
Actors:  Tom Sandoval
 
A chilling horror anthology comprised of short stories, penned by an unlikely group of aspiring writers, in Sugarton - a small town plagued by the apparent return of an infamous serial killer, dubbed "Cutthroat."
 
Us Kids
Street Date: 6/15/21
Label: Greenwich Entertainment
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K25380
DVD UPC: 738329253806
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2020
Rating: NR
Runtime: 98
Director: Kim A. Snyder
Actors:  Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Samantha Fuentes
Language: English
 
US KIDS is an insightful, rousing coming-of-age story of youth leaders determined to fight for justice at a critical time in U.S. history. Sparked by the plague of gun violence ravaging their schools, Us Kids chronicles the March For Our Lives movement over several years. The documentary follows Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Samantha Fuentes, gun violence survivors, and teenage activists as they pull together the largest youth protest in American history. Their movement went global with rallies on 6 continents and in over 700 cities in every state across the nation, expanding to address racial injustice, a growingpublic health crisis, and shocking a political system into change.The March For Our Lives movement was instrumental in the record youth voter turnout in 2018 and 2020.
 
Moby Doc
Street Date: 6/29/21
Label: Greenwich Entertainment
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K25457
DVD UPC: 738329254575
Genre: Documentary / Music
Year: 2021
Rating: NR
Runtime: 92
Director: Rob Gordon Braiver
Actors:  Moby, David Lynch, Gary Baseman, Julie Mintz, Shepard Fairey, David Bowie
Language: English
 
MOBY DOC is a surrealist biographical documentary narrated by Moby as he reflects on his turbulent personal life and iconic music from underground punk bands to chart-topping solo artist, and from struggling addict to vegan activist. Featuring interviews with David Lynch, David Bowie, and Shepard Fairey along with extraordinary concert footage, utilizing a unique
blend of re-enactments, interviews, and archival
footage, audiences will be treated to an insightful,
unvarnished look at an artist who has sold more
than 20 million albums, an activist who has long
championed animal rights, and a man whose traumatic childhood shaped him in profound ways. This introspective journey sets out to answer existential questions of purpose and meaning by examining a life of extreme highs and lows, joy, tragedy, success and failure.
 
ABOUT KINO LORBER:
 
With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent art house distribution for 35 years, releasing 30 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Repertory and Alive Mind Cinema banners, garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. In addition, the company brings over 350 titles yearly to the home entertainment and educational markets through physical and digital media releases. With an expanding family of distributed labels, Kino Lorber handles releases in ancillary media for Zeitgeist Films, Cohen Media Group, Greenwich Entertainment, Artsploitation, Palisades Tartan, Menemsha Films, Raro Video, and others, placing physical titles through all wholesale, retail, and direct to consumer channels, as well as direct digital distribution through over 40 OTT services including all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In 2019, the company launched its new art house digital channel Kino Now which features over 1000 titles from the acclaimed Kino Lorber library. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kino Marquee initiative was launched in 2020 pioneering "virtual theatrical" releases of art house films with revenue shares that allows audiences to support almost 400 local independent theaters.

August 23, 2020

FILMSTRUCK STREAMING VIDEO SERIES

This website is dedicated to Agnès Varda and to Luis Buñuel. Back in the fall of 2016 I was working for Forbes. I was writing, directing, and producing a video series entitled NETFLIX NOW! where I highlighted film picks for what to watch on Netflix when I received a press release about this new streaming service that combined the film libraries of Turner Classic Movies with films from the Criterion Collection, Kino Lorber, Film Movement, First Run Features, Global Lens, Flicker Alley, Icarus Films, Janus Films, MGM, Milestone, Oscilloscope Laboratories, Shout! Factory, and Warner Brothers. I immediately dropped what I was doing and launched "Filmstruck Streaming" to coincide with the inauguration of this amazing streaming service. 

FilmStruck logo

Sadly, two years later FilmStruck would be squashed like a bug by Warner Media. The loss of FilmStruck marked an end to Cinema that coincided with Hollywood's despicable tendency toward children's cinema under the guise of a superhero genre lacking any sense of poetry or soul. 

Cole in SF

So, here are all 11 episodes of FilmStruck Streaming to give you a sense of how great we once were as a culture of cinephiles and movie lovers. Bon appétit.

FILMSTRUCK TAKES A RUNNING START

LOS ANGELES TO FRANCE

UNDER PRESSURE

FEAR THE DECLINE OF VIRGIN EATING

CHRISTMAS STAYCATION

UNDERMINING THE NAZIS

FEMINIST THEORIES

PRESS THE PANIC BUTTON

L.A.F.S. DIRECTOR DEBUTS

ON THE FRINGE

LIVING BY THE SWORD

November 20, 2017

Kino Lorber 2017 Home Video Highlights and Gift Guide

Fritz Lang: The Silent Films
The Complete Silent Films of German Cinema's Supreme Stylist
 
12-Disc Blu-ray Collection Available November 21, 2017
SRP: $149.95

Kino Lorber pays tribute to Fritz Lang, one of the most celebrated and influential masters of world cinema, with this comprehensive 12-disc Blu-ray box set that presents all of his silent films in one collection.
 
Included are Metropolis (1927), Die Nibelungen (1924), Spies (1928), Dr. Mabuse the Gambler (1922), Destiny (1921), The Spiders (1919), Woman in the Moon (1929), Four Around the Woman (1921), Harakiri (1919), and The Wandering Shadow (1920). Exclusive to this set is The Plague of Florence (1919), written by Lang, available here for the first time.
 
Lang's filmmaking style has influenced generations of directors and can be seen on a wide range of films to this day, from James Whale's Frankenstein all the way to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.  His 1927 masterpiece Metropolisset the benchmark for all science fiction films to follow, and has often been cited as one of the greatest of all films.
 
For the first time, audiences will now be able to own all of Fritz Lang's silent masterworks in one collection. Each film has been meticulously restored from the best surviving film elements by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. The set comes packed with supplemental features that offer viewers a wealth of historical information about the making of these classic films, including a 32-page booklet essay by film historian Tom Gunning.
 
Fritz Lang: The Silent Films Collection becomes available on Blu-ray November 21st, with a SRP of $149.95.
 
For a full list of special features, click here.
Barton Fink:
Special Edition
(Blu-ray & DVD)

John Turturro (O Brother, Where Art Thou?) shines in the lead role as BartonFink, the Coen Brothers' (FargoNo Country for Old Men) hilarious satire set in the 1940s Hollywood. Barton Fink is a Broadway playwright who reluctantly relocates to Hollywood to write screenplays. Ordered to write a low budget screenplay about wrestling, Finkmanages to type one sentence and then... nothing! Although his chatty insurance salesman neighbor Charlie (John Goodman, 10 Cloverfield Lane) helps out by teaching Barton about wrestling, the clock ticks, the temperature rises, and Barton's life spins more and more out of control.
 
Barton Fink received three 1991 Oscar® nominations  as well as the coveted Palme d'Or at Cannes.
 
Special Features include Interviews and Deleted Scenes
 
 Director: Joel Coen
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 50th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray & DVD)
New 4K Restoration
 
By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. This 50th Anniversary Special Edition includes the 4K restored versions of both the 161-minute original theatrical cut and the 179-minute extended cut.

Packed with Special Features including
Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Documentaries, and More

Director: Sergio Leone
2-Disc Blu-ray: $29.95
3-Disc DVD: $19.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
One Million Years B.C.
2-Disc Special Edition
(Blu-ray & DVD)  
Brand New 4K Restoration

In this vivid view of prehistoric life, a man from the vicious Rock People, Tumack (John Richardson, Black Sunday) is banished from his home, but soon finds himself living among the kind, gentle Shell People There, he falls in love with the beautiful Loana -- Raquel Welch in the role that made her an international sex symbol and a major star. The two decide to strike out on their own, living by their wits in a deadly land of treacherous beasts and unknown dangers, leading to a thrilling climax by the edge of an angry volcano. 
 
The stunning primeval creatures were created by the legendary special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen.  The 100-minute international cut and the 91-minute U.S. cut are both included on this Blu-ray.

Special Features include Audio Commentaries and Interviews
 
Director: Don Chaffey
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (DVD)
RUMBLE brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous peoples on popular American music. RUMBLE was executive produced by celebrated Native American guitarist and music producer Stevie Salas.

Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Jesse Ed Davis, Robbie Robertson, and Randy Castillo, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World shows how these pioneering Native American musicians helped shape the soundtrack of our lives.
 
Director: Catherine Bainbridge, Alfonso Maiorana (Co-Director)
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
Obit.
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Obit. is the first documentary to explore the world of these writers and their subjects, focusing on the legendary team at The New York Times, who approach their daily work with journalistic rigor and narrative flair. 
 
Going beyond the byline and into the minds of those chronicling life after death on the freshly inked front lines of history, the film invites some of the most essential questions we ask ourselves about life, memory, and the inevitable passage of time. What do we choose to remember? What never dies?
 
Director: Vanessa Gould
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
 
 
Harold and Lillian
(Blu-ray and DVD)
Movie fans know the work of Harold andLillian, even if they don't recognize the names. Working largely uncredited in the Hollywood system, storyboard artist Haroldand film researcher Lillian left andindelible mark on classics by Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, Mel Brooks, Stanley Kubrick, Roman Polanski and many more. Through an engaging mix of love letters, film clips and candid conversations with HaroldandLillian, Danny DeVito, Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola andothers, this deeply engaging documentary from Academy Award nominated diretor Daniel Raim offers both a moving portrait of a marriage anda celebration of the unknown talents that help shape the films we love
 
Director: Daniel Raim
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now Available
The Gianfranco Rosi Collection 
(3-Disc Blu-ray & DVD Set)
Includes 2016 Best Documentary Oscar® Nominee  
Fire at Sea
Gianfranco Rosi has emerged as one of the most awarded and provocative documentarians working today. His observational films artfully and sympathetically depict of the lives of subcultures and displaced peoples the world over.

The collection includes Rosi's first feature, BoatmanSacro GRA, winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival; Below Sea Level; and Fire at Sea, released theatrically by Kino Lorber last year, which was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature and was the first non-fiction film to ever win the top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi
Blu-ray SRP: $49.95
DVD SRP: $44.95

Street Date: Now available
 
 
Dawson City: 
Frozen Time
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
 
Part fever dream, part historical record, 
Dawson City: Frozen Time tells the bizarre true story of some 533 silent film reels, buried for almost 50 years in a sub-arctic swimming pool, deep in the Yukon permafrost. Filmmaker Bill Morrison (Decasia) deftly combines excerpts from this film find, including rarely seen Hollywood features, with historical footage, photographs, and interviews, to explore the complicated history of Dawson City, founded across the river from a First Nations hunting camp, the Canadian Gold Rush town at the end of a film distribution line. Propelled by Alex Somers' transcendent score, Dawson City: Frozen Time is a dazzling cinematic experience, a deep dive into the connections and contradictions of the 20th century archive.
Director: Bill Morrison
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
 
Microcosmos

(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
 
One of the most successful nature documentaries of all time, Microcosmos (1996) captures the fun and adventure of a spectacular hidden universe revealed in a breathtaking, close-up view unlike anything you've ever seen! Your family will marvel at a pair of stag beetles dueling like titans.

The kids will stare bug-eyed as a magnificent army of worker ants race to stock their larder ... while trying to avoid becoming a feisty pheasant's dinner. And you'll have a front row seat to witness an amazing transformation from caterpillar to butterfly, the remarkable birth of a mosquito, and several other minute miracles of life. 
 
Directors: Claude Nuridsany and
Marie Pérennou
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
Walk With Me 
(Blu-ray & DVD)   

With unprecedented access, Walk WithMe takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose - to practice the art of mindfulness. 

Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love. As the seasons come and go, the monastics' inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh's early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Directors: Marc J Francis, Max Pugh
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95

DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: November 21, 2017
 
 
Pop Aye
(DVD)

Pop Aye is a heartwarming tale of a man and his elephant. A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters that includes a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut that won prizes (and hearts) at the Sundance and Rotterdam Film Festivals.

Director: Kirsten Tan
DVD: $29.95

Street Date: Now available
 
Aquarius
(Blu-ray & DVD) 
 
In Aquarius, acclaimed Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring Sounds) continues to examine the alienating effects of urban over-development in Recife, a Brazilian oceanfront city. Clara (Sônia Braga, Kiss of the SpiderwomanDona Flor and Her Two Husbands), a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is the only remaining apartment owner in a gracious older building targeted for demolition by ruthless luxury high-rise developers. As the builders tactics to remove Clara, become increasingly hostile, Clara proves to be a force to be reckoned with

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Blu-ray SRP: $34.95
DVD SRP: $29.95
Street Date: Now available
 
Since You Went Away
(Blu-ray & DVD) 
This heartwarming and soul-stirring portrait of life on the homefront during World War II is a magnificent picture that is rich in humor and poignant with heartbreak. Claudette Colbert heads an all-star cast, including Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Monty Woolley, Lionel Barrymore, Robert Walker, Agnes Moorehead, and Hattie McDaniel in this beautifully produced David O. Selznick picture that tugs at your heart. With her husband Tim off to war, Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours, she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same.
          
Director: John Cromwell
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I'll Be Seeing You
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Hollywood greats Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten and Shirley Temple top a stellar cast in this tender wartime love story about two troubled strangers who long for a normal life, meet by chance and try to crowd a lifetime of love and laughter into eight days. Studded with brilliant performances, I'll Be Seeing You manages to ambush your emotions and hasten your heartbeats. 
 
After serving half of a prison sentence for accidental manslaughter, Mary Marshall (Rogers) is allowed a holiday furlough to visit her family. Keeping her history a secret, she falls in love with a kindhearted G.I. (Cotten) who's struggling to overcome post-traumatic stress disorder. 
 
Director: William Dieterle
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95

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The Whales of August
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Screen legends Bette Davis, Lillian Gish and Vincent Price unite their iconic talents in this beautifully photographed, intensely emotional drama that offers unexpected and quite marvelous rewards. 

Libby (Davis) and Sarah (Gish) are widowed siblings who have vacationed for half a century at a seaside cottage in Maine. Now in their eighties, the sisters have unexpectedly arrived at an impasse: While Sarah embraces change and the possibility of romance with a courtly Russian suitor (Price), the stubbornly bitter Libby rages at the inevitability of death. As the summer months wane, can Libby and Sarah rediscover the powerful bonds of memory, family and love?

Director: Lindsay Anderson
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
DVD SRP: $19.95

Street Date: December 19, 2017

 
La Chinoise
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  

La Chinoise is a pop-art masterpiece by Jean-Luc Godard that both channels and parodies the revolutionary energies of Paris in 1967. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Véronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. After studying the growth of communism in China, the students decide they must use terrorism and violence to ignite their own revolution.
 
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
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  Le Gai Savoir
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
 
While alone in an abandoned television studio, two militants, Émile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Patricia Lumumba (Juliet Berto), have a discourse on language. Referring to spoken word as "the enemy" - the weapon used by the establishment to confuse liberation movements - the two deconstruct the meanings of sounds and images in an attempt to "return to zero" and truly experience the joy of learning.

 
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
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Seven Beauties
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 

Nominated for four Academy Awards® including Best Director, Seven Beauties(1975) stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. Something of a tool, and a tool of history, he is captured by the Germans and sent to a concentration camp, where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer. Outrageously funny and harrowingly sad, it is one of Lina Wertmüller's most enduring and haunting works.
 
Director: Lina Wertmüller
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Swept Away
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean, Swept Away (1974) is Lina Wertmüller's most famous and controversial f ilm about sex, love and politics. On an elegant yacht cruising off the coast of Sardinia, Raffaella (Mariangela Melato), a rich and stunning capitalist, enjoys tormenting Gennarino (Giancarlo Giannini), a Communist sailor. Fate weaves a different scenario and roles become reversed when the two find themselves stranded together on a deserted island. Raffaella must submit to Gennarino in order to su rvive, which culminates in a dramatic climax when they are rescued. They must determine if their love can survive the harsh realities of civilization.
 
Director: Lina Wertmüller
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  Maigret Sets a Trap 
(Blu-ray & DVD)
Prolific Belgian writer Georges Simenon's famed police inspector Jules Maigret has been portrayed by numerous actors for the better of a century, but never with such cool authority and meticulousness as Jean Gabin in Maigret Sets a Trap (aka Inspector Maigret, 1958). A butcher of women stalks the dark alleyways of Paris, and it's up to the dogged detective to ensnare the madman before more corpses pile up. Director Jean Delannoy captures his world-weariness in sumptuous black-and-white, as Gabin commands the screen in this electrifying blend of old-school policier and classic French noir.
 
 Director: Jean Delannoy
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95
Street Date: December 5, 2017
 
 
Apple Tree Yard
(2-Disc DVD)
Apple Tree Yard is a stunning psychological thriller about a respected female scientist and the single irrational act that leads to her standing trial for murder. Emily Watson (Breaking the Waves) stars as Yvonne Carmichael, a married woman living a quiet life with her husband and two children. Her world is turned upside down when a chance meeting with Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin, The Thin Red Line) leads to a passionate affair and a moment of shocking violence. Her only way out is to admit the truth, the truth that would destroy her family. Based on the bestselling novel by Louise Doughty, Apple Tree Yard is an intelligent, provocative and thrilling mini-series.
 
Director: Jessica Hobbs
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The Lovers on the Bridge
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  
 
The Lovers on the Bridge follows the intense, convulsive relationship between one-eyed artist Michele (Juliette Binoche) and alcoholic street performer Alex (Denis Lavant). Paris' oldest bridge, the Pont Neuf, is their home and their stage as they break up and get back together in increasingly explosive reunions both figurative and literal, including a jaw-dropping re-creation of the fireworks display that marked the 200th anniversary of the French Revolution. 

Special Features Include Booklet
and Video Essay
 
Director: Leos Carax
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  Adventures of Captain Marvel (Blu-ray & DVD)
Newly Re-mastered from a 4K Scan by Paramount Pictures Archives!
 
The original superhero movie, and still considered by many to be the greatest serial ever made, Adventures of Captain Marvel chronicles the exploits of Captain Marvel (Tom Tyler, The Phantom), the world's mightiest mortal, as he combats the Scorpion, a hooded villain intent on obtaining six optical lenses that turn ordinary stones into gold. This 12-chapter serial has yet to be equaled in excitement and entertainment.
 
Includes Audio Commentary and Booklet Essay

Directors: William Witney 
and John English 
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The Lemon Drop Kid
(Blu-ray & DVD)
 
Holiday classic starring legendary comedian Bob Hope as a con man who has until Christmas to make good on a lost bet. What follows is vintage Hope shenanigans, highlighted by a heart-warming rendition of the Christmas classic "Silver Bells" sung by Hope and Marilyn Maxwell. Also starring I Love Lucy's William Frawley.
 
Director: Sidney Lanfield
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DVD: $14.95
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Cease Fire! 3-D
(3-D Blu-ray & DVD)
  
Newly Restored in HD and 3-D from 2K Scans!
 
One of the most unusual 3-D movies ever made, Cease Fire! began as an idea by director Owen Crump, who in the 40s scripted military-themed short films for Warner Brothers and later on produced the documentary short One Who Came Back, about the air evacuation of wounded U.S. soldiers who fought in the Korean War. Crump approached producer Hal B. Wallis (Casablanca), an old friend from his Warner Brothers days with his concept for Cease Fire! 

Most 3-D movies of the era used the format to accentuate and exaggerate artifice. Cease Fire! is the rare production to employ the stereoscopic process to heighten reality, emphasizing the brutality of combat, the vastness of a cold, unfamiliar terrain and the isolation felt by a patrol of valiant fighting men. Part documentary, part drama and part cinéma vérité, Cease Fire! still remains a unique and remarkable achievement in filmmaking. Cease Fire! was restored by the 3-D Film Archive.
 
Director: Owen Crump
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  Beggars of Life
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
 
An American silent film classic, Beggars of Life (1928) stars Louise Brooks as a train-hopping hobo who dresses like a boy to survive. After escaping her violent stepfather, Nancy (Brooks) befriends kindly drifter Jim (Richard Arlen). They ride the rails together until a fateful encounter with the blustery Oklahoma Red (Wallace Beery) and his rambunctious band of hobos, leading to daring, desperate conflict on top of a moving train. Based on the memoir of real-life hobo Jim Tully, and directed with adventuresome verve by William Wellman (The Ox-Bow Incident), Beggars of Life is an essential American original.
 
Special Features include Audio Commentaries and Booklet Essay
 
 Director: William Wellman
Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $19.95
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The Last Laugh
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
One of the crowning achievements of the German expressionist movement, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's The LastLaugh (Der letzte Mann) stars Emil Jannings stars as an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride. Through Jannings's colossal performance, The Last Laughbecomes more than the plight of a single doorman, but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class. Featuring a new musical score by the Berklee College of Music, as well as the original score by Giuseppe Becca, this is the definitive edition of the landmark classic, mastered from a 2K restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Special Features include Audio Commentary and Making-of Documentary
 
Director: F.W. Murnau
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The Sheik
(Blu-ray & DVD)
  

Hollywood's first male sex symbol, Rudolph Valentino, appears in his most iconic role in The Sheik (1921). Agnes Ayres stars as Lady Diana Mayo, a headstrong Western woman who infiltrates the private party of the handsome Sheik Ahmed Ben Hassan (Valentino). When the Sheik later encounters Diana in the desert, he abducts her and takes her to his sumptuous lair. Unable to resist the Sheik's cruel magnetism, Diana's defiant nature crumbles and she begins to develop affectionate feelings for her captor. The Sheik plays upon a long tradition of Orientalism in Western art, which romanticized the sands of Northern Africa as a hotbed or seduction and captivity. This edition includes a music score composed and performed by Ben Model.
 
Director: George Melford
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  The General/Three Ages
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
New 2K Restoration by Lobster Films
 
Considered by many to be Keaton's masterpiece, THE GENERAL tells the story of an engineer who bravely journeys behind enemy lines during the Civil War to recapture his stolen locomotive. Filled with breathtaking physical comedy, expertly-staged chases, and an astonishing sense of historical authenticity, THE GENERALremains not just one of the finest of all silent comedies, but one of the finest of all films, from any era.

THREE AGES is Keaton's first feature-length comedy, structured as a parody of D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, with the story of a hapless young man's quest for love taking place in three distinct historical settings (the Stone Age, Ancient Rome, and a modern city).
 
 Directors: Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Eddie Cline
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Steamboat Bill Jr./College
 (Blu-ray & DVD)
New 2K Restoration by Lobster Films

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. was Keaton's last independently-produced silent comedy, and also one of Image removed by sender.his best. He plays the effete son of a tough riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) who struggles to earn his father's respect, as well as the love of the daughter (Marion Byron) of a rival riverboat captain. The film is best remembered for its climactic cyclone sequence, which features one of Keaton's most impressive stunts.

COLLEGE stars Keaton as a bookish student who attempts to win the heart of the girl he loves by proving his athletic prowess.

Directors: Charles F. Reisner, James W. Horne
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