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One in a Crowd: Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Kino Lorber to curate remarkable historical document
DAILY Screens  February 6, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...There are many lost and secret corners of cinema. With their next big restoration project, DVD house Kino Lorber aims to give a whole swath of lost movies and a pantheon of early filmmakers their due respect with Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a four-disc retrospective of a little-known part of American movie history...."

DVD Watch: ‘I Killed My Mother’
A superlative take on teenage angst
DAILY Screens  August 13, 2013, by Kimberley Jones
"...I Killed My Mother (Kino Lorber, $29.95) pulses with so much raw, hair-trigger emotion, it’s no surprise it’s about a teenager. But here’s the real rub: It was made by a teenager, too...."

Holiday Gifts for Fans of the Big and Small Screen
From essential box sets to writers’ wisdom: stocking fillers and the gifts that keep on giving for your watching pleasure
Screens Story  December 6, 2018, by Richard Whittaker, Julian DeBerry, Danielle White and James Renovitch
"...It is as comprehensive of a release as any for the company and will provide you the fluctuating changes of a man too often associated with grimness. Seek this mammoth of a set out and indulge yourself with one of the all-time greats. – J.D. [image-4-right] Pioneers: First Women FilmmakersKino Lorber, 6-Disc Set, $99.95 Blu-ray, $79.95 DVD..."

DVDanger: 'Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde'
John Barrymore's lascivious trip into the heart of his own darkness
DAILY Screens  February 8, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Arguably the most famous early version featured John Barrymore as the man at odds with himself. But it wasn't the first version, and Kino Lorber have created a package disc that also serves as a quick history lesson on the obsession with Stevenson's most Gothic tale...."

DVDanger: 'Byzantium,' 'Kiss of the Damned,' 'Nosferatu,' 'Aeon: The Last Vampyre on Earth'
Time for a real vampire weekend
DAILY Screens  November 17, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...Coincidentally, this week also saw the release of the big bad blooduscking grandfather of the genre, F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu, in a two-disc edition from Kino Lorber...."

Compose Yourself
SXSW Film announces first wave of conference sessions
DAILY Screens  October 26, 2011, by Kimberley Jones
"...Beyond Netflix and iTunes: Your Film’s Unique Digital Distribution Strategy (Organized by Richard Lorber, Kino Lorber, Inc)..."

DVDanger: 'Devil's Pass', 'Die, Monster, Die!', 'The Whip and the Body', 'Birth of the Living Dead'
A modern shocker, two vintage terrors, and a history lesson in zombies
DAILY Screens  January 11, 2014, by Richard Whittaker
"...Another recent release, if of a far older title, features another unexpected collaboration between a continental European director and British acting talent. 1963's The Whip And the Body (Kino Lorber) is the most curious of meldings: Italian S&M gothic auteur Mario Bava and the king of the monsters Christopher Lee...."

How the Reich Manipulated Pop Culture in Hitler's Hollywood
The power of propaganda
Screens Story  July 12, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...When dictators fall, what happens to the art created under their domineering control? Should it be suppressed? Should it be studied? What are the risks of it falling into the hands and eyes and brains of those that eagerly accept its hideous message? Never has that question been more pointed than with the thousand movies commissioned through Nazi Germany's monopoly studio and state-run dream factory UFA GmbH. In his new documentary, Hitler's Hollywood (screening this weekend at AFS Cinema before a home release by Kino Lorber), director Rüdiger Suchsland argues that even their most ridiculous melodramas should not be buried..."

DVDanger: Let's Get Weird
Getting stranger with Kino Lorber, plus slime mold!
DAILY Screens  February 14, 2017, by Richard Whittaker
"...Little Sister (Kino Lorber) is available on DVD, Blu-ray, VOD, and Netflix now...."

DVDanger: Dead Ringers
Re-examining Cronenberg's overlooked masterpiece now on Blu-ray
DAILY Screens  November 30, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Fantastic Fest 2015 selection Tikkun (Kino Lorber) begins with a boner. An unlikely start, undeniably, for a two-hour meditation on a young man's emotional distancing from his Orthodox Jewish roots..."

DVD Watch: Wreck-It Ralph Ultimate Collecter's Edition
A four disc edition, but a solid charmer deserves more
DAILY Screens  March 5, 2013, by Richard Whittaker
"...College (Kino Lorber) Kino Lorber's slapstick restorations are gaining a great reputation, and Buster Keaton's 1927 romcom seems unlikely to break the streak...."

The Dirty Secrets Behind Sex Madness Revealed
Exploitation goes meta with a new twist on a vintage sleazefest
Screens Story  September 13, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...The critical success of Terror inspired him to go further down this meta-path, and it was just about finding the right film. That's when film archivist and preservationist Bret Wood, of arthouse distribution firm Kino Lorber, suggested a slate of films to him, including Sex Madness..."

Exploring the Auteurs of Early Black Cinema
AFS screens rare and influential selections from the Pioneers of African-American Cinema
Screens Story  February 16, 2017, by Kahron Spearman
"...On the next two Sundays, the Austin Film Society will screen pivotal selections from Pioneers of African-American Cinema, a war chest of seminal "race" films by early black filmmakers, recently released on Netflix. Released in July 2016 by Kino Lorber, the comprehensive box set contains hours of rare shorts and feature-length films, stretching from the 1910s through the 1940s...."

DVDanger: I Am Not a Serial Killer
Director Billy O'Brien on adapting the story of a young monster
DAILY Screens  December 23, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Noir fusion The Frontier (Kino Lorber) played SXSW 2015, and finally gets a well-deserved and overdue Blu-ray release. It hits so perfect because it grasps, as Noir City Film Festival founder Eddie Muller explains it, that a noir is a "story where the reader can empathize with characters who are bad, who are doing something that's bad." Director Oren Shai strikes gold by bringing House of the Devil duo AJ Bowen and Jocelin Donahue back together as the eagle-eyed cop and the equally quick-witted criminal, dancing through the exploits of a band of ne'er-do-wells (read the full SXSW review here)...."

DVDanger: Horror for the Holidays, Part 1
Vintage re-releases for unseasonal scares
DAILY Screens  December 16, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Mask (Kino-Lorber) is out on 3-D Blu-ray now...."

SXSW Film Releases First Wave of Panels
The Mr. Robot crew are back
DAILY Screens  October 20, 2015, by Josh Kupecki
"...Across the Border: Finding International Partners (Organized by: Elizabeth Sheldon / Kino Lorber Inc.)..."

DVDanger: Cult Film Corner
Burying the Ex and Patch Town
DAILY Screens  August 18, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Burying the Ex (Image Entertainment) is out on DVD, Blu-ray, and VOD now. Patch Town (Kino Lorber) is out on DVD and VOD now...."

DVDanger: Supremacy
A timely and tragic depiction of intolerance and bigotry
DAILY Screens  April 25, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Kino Lorber) Between What we Do in the Shadows, Only Lovers Left Alive, and Summer of Blood, it's been a stellar season for vampires, but writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour has made an enormous impact with her revisionist take, using Bakersfield as a stand-in for Iran. Read our full review here...."

DVDanger: Four Films in Search of a Cult
Retro releases and martial arts aim for new crowds
DAILY Screens  April 18, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Long Weekend (Synapse), Late for Dinner (Kino Lorber), Vengeance of an Assassin (Well Go USA), The Man With the Iron Fists 2 (Universal) are available on DVD and Blu-ray now. Also out this week:..."

DVDanger: Youth Gone Wild
Pre-millenial teen angst, both period and retro, melds with noir
DAILY Screens  January 17, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Bad Turn Worse (Anchor Bay) and River's Edge (Kino Lorber) are available now. White Bird in a Blizzard (Magnolia) is released on Jan..."

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