Blu-Ray/DVD News: Kino Lorber New Releases for Holiday Gifts



Before the end of 2012, Kino Lorber will make available another incredible selection of classic, silent, foreign and documentary films to the US public.
These 12 releases offer a diverse sampling of our company’s commitment to high-quality cinema. 











Kino Lorber’s Christmas Releases (2012)
The David O. Selznick
Collection (Blu-ray & DVD)
Selznick Box Art
Five masterworks culled from the personal collection of producer David O. Selznick, authorized by the Selznick Estate and preserved by the George Eastman House Motion Picture Department. Includes A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1932), NOTHING SACRED (1937), A STAR IS BORN (1937), BIRD OF PARADISE (1932) and LITTLE LORD FAUNTLEROY (1936).


Blu-ray: $99.95
DVD: $79.95
Street Date: Already available


Alps DVD cover art
Yorgos Lanthimos’ follow-up to his Academy Award®-nominee and cult sensation Dogtooth is another darkly comic, absurdist vision of (in)human relationships about a mysterious group that helps mourners get over their losses by impersonating the deceased.


DVD: $29.95
Street Date: December 4, 2012


Pablo Larrain: Director’s Set (DVD)
Pablo Larrain set
Two films from acclaimed Chilean filmmaker Pabo Larrain (the director of the upcoming No) together in one collection. In TONY MANERO, a middle-aged thug obsessed with the disco king played by John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever splits his time between disco dancing and wreaking mayhem. In POST MORTEM, a morgue clerk’s obsession with a burlesque dancer plays out against the violence of Chile’s 1973 military coup.
DVD: $44.95
Street Date: December 4, 2012
The Blue Angel
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This crowning achievement of Weimar Cinema from master filmmaker Josef von Sternberg tells the story of a college professor’s (Emil Jannings) fall from respectability after he becomes obsessed with a cabaret singer (Marlene Dietrich). Newly-restored in HD from archival 35mm elements, restored by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.


Blu-ray: $29.95
Street Date: December 4, 2012


Baron Blood(Blu-ray & DVD)
Baron Blood Blu-ray
Bava’s sumptuous Technicolor Gothic horror classic about an American student, on holiday in Austria, who recites an incantation on ancient parchment that scares up the spirit of a bloodthirsty ancestor. Mastered in HD from the original negative and featuring bonus material including audio commentary by Tim Lucas, and more!


Blu-ray: $29.95
DVD: $24.95
Street Date: December 11, 2012


The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection
(14-disc Blu-ray set)
Ultimate Keaton box
All of the Kino Classics Buster Keaton Ultimate Edition releases are now together in one super-sized high definition boxed set. This Blu-ray exclusive set includes all of Kino’s “Ultimate Edition” releases of Keaton’s silent feature films, the Short Films collection, LOST KEATON (1934-1937) and for the first time on Blu-ray, COLLEGE (exclusive to the box set until 2013).


Blu-ray: $299.95
Street Date: December 11, 2011


Fred & Vinnie
Fred and Vinnie DVD cover art

Comedian Fred Stollar is thrilled when his good buddy Vinnie comes to live with him, until he proves to be the world’s most maddening roommate! Bonus features include Vinnie’s phone messages, Park City TV interview, Angelo’s audition tape, deleted scenes and trailer.


DVD: $26.95
Street Date: December 18, 2012


Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet (DVD)
Jason Becker DVD cover art
In 1989, Jason Becker was hailed as the next great rock guitarist. But then he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease and given 3-5 years to live. Now, 22 years later, unable to move or speak, Jason is alive and making music with his eyes.
DVD: $26.95
Street Date: December 18, 2012


The Well-Digger’s Daughter (Blu-ray & DVD)
Well Diggers Blu-ray cover art
This remake of the 1940 Marcel Pagnol classic tells the story of well-digger Pascal, a widower living with his six daughters in the Provence countryside. When his eldest daughter is impregnated by a young pilot who returns to the frontlines, Pascal is left to deal with the consequences.
Blu-ray: $34.95
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: December 24, 2012


Putin’s Kiss
Putins Kiss DVD cover art
Masha is the rising star of Nashi, a youth movement in Russia that pledges unwavering loyalty to Putin. However, when her journalist friend – who is critical of Putin – is the victim of a violent attack, she realizes that she must take a stand. Includes the theatrical trailer and a stills gallery.
DVD: $29.95
Street Date: December 31, 2011
Die Nibelungen: Special Edition (Blu-ray & DVD)
Die Nibelungen Blu-ray cover art Fritz Lang’s monumental two-part saga is an epic retelling of Nordic legend. The saga begins by constructing an enchanted kingdom populated by dragons, magical trolls, and heroic figures defined by rigid codes of honor. After the death of Siegfried, Kriemhild takes ungodly vengeance upon his murderers. Mastered in HD from the new restoration by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung. Includes 68 min. documentary on the making of the film, original score by Gottfried Huppertz, and German intertitles with optional English subtitles.


DVD: $34.95

Street Date: Already Available


Fritz Lang: The Early Works
(3-DVD Collection)
Fritz Lang The Early Works DVD Cover Art
Virtually unseen in the US until this release, the three films in this collection (HARAKIRI, THE WANDERING SHADOW and FOUR AROUND THE WOMAN) were mastered from 35mm elements preserved by the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, in assocation with numerous international archives.
DVD: $39.95
Street Date: Already Available

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