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Old 09-30-19, 12:46 PM
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Kino Lorber streaming

https://deadline.com/2019/09/kino-lo...es-1202748180/

EXCLUSIVE: U.S. arthouse distributor Kino Lorber is launching film and TV VOD streaming platform Kino Now, we can reveal.

The service, which includes options to rent and buy, currently hosts 600 titles from the company’s catalog and includes early access to new releases. The number of titles is set to double by the end of the year.

Kino Lorber, which will unveil the platform at a stateside event this evening, tells us the service will be annually refreshed with more than 50 new theatrical releases from Kino Lorber’s first run and repertory divisions and more than 500 yearly additional titles as ‘festival direct’ exclusives and indie art house digital premieres.

Movies will be generally available around 30-90 days after their theatrical release but some will also get day-and-date releases. Most titles will be $9.99 or less. New Releases and certain films that are considered premium will be $14.99 or $19.99 if they are day and date releases. Rental prices are largely $4.99 or less for seven day rentals.

The service is currently available in North America but there are discussions afoot about potential international expansion.

The arthouse champion is having a strong year on the acquisitions front with recent buys including Venice title Martin Eden, Berlin winner Synonyms, Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles’ Cannes Jury Prize winner Bacurau and Kantemir Balagov’s Beanpole, as well as Ken Loach’s Cannes competition tile Sorry We Missed You (in association with Zeitgeist Films). All these should be on the platform next year.

New titles coming to the service soon include Rick Alverson’s Venice 2018 title The Mountain, starring Tye Sheridan and Jeff Goldblum, Chinese auteur Bi Gan’s box office hit Long Day’s Journey into Night, Lila Avilés’ 2020 Mexico Oscar submission The Chambermaid and climate change doc Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.

The current selection includes arthouse movies such as Abel Ferrara’s Pasolini with Willem Dafoe, and Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s Diamantino; new restorations of repertory re-releases, such as Frank Simon’s queer drag pic The Queen; documentaries such as Alexandra Dean’s Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, Matt Tyrnauer’s Studio 54, and Pamela Green’s Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché; and world cinema from auteurs such as Jean-Luc Godard (Alphaville, The Image Book), Jean-Pierre Melville (Bob le Flambeur), Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad), and a collection of seven films by Lina Wertmüller, the first woman nominated for the best director Oscar. Franco Rosso’s 1980s British reggae hit Babylon is also in the lineup.

The platform will also include bundle offerings of selected hard-to-find titles and collections from renowned filmmakers. Collections include themes like ‘Episodic Cinema’ featuring hit international TV series such as Deutschland 83 and Emmy-nominated Bad Banks, ‘Documentary Series & Extended Play’, including Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth, ‘Auteur Collections’ built around world-renowned filmmakers like Jean-Luc Godard, Lina Wertmüller and Fritz Lang, and the ‘Pioneers of Cinema’ restorations of the early works of African American filmmakers and the first women filmmakers.

‘The Playlist’ section will soon recommend personalized, specially curated selections that will be regularly updated, tied in with major international film festivals, holidays and cultural events. They will also be curated around themes such as Italian, French and German cinema, Hispanic Heritage, Festival Winners & Oscar Runs, Euro Horror, Director’s Spotlights, First Films, and Staff Picks.

The service will also be available on Roku and is set to be available soon on AppleTV, Amazon Fire, and additional platforms.

“We’ve been leaders in building a direct to consumer business with physical media and now is the time to assert our leadership in the direct to digital space,” said Richard Lorber, President & CEO of Kino Lorber. “Our superb library will be continually enhanced by the coming of newly acclaimed and award winning theatrical releases. We believe a younger generation of cinema lovers will embrace our collection as a kind of art house iTunes with Kino Now putting at their fingertips cinema masterworks of the past and the classics of tomorrow.”

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https://kinonow.com/


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Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

Kino Lorber, the New York-based independent film distributor, is launching a free streaming channel dedicated to all things horror.

The platform, titled Kino Cult, will be ad-supported and will featured hundreds of hours of curated films, with new titles added monthly. It bows in the U.S. and Canada on Oct. 1, right in time for spooky season.

The channel will be available on web, mobile devices and connected TVs that have access to Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and other video-on-demand apps. Kino Cult is being developed in partnership with Giant Pictures, which is responsible for the device apps, channel distribution and ad-tech in the new venture.

From arthouse fare to haunted horror films, Kino Cult is offering a mix of recent releases and classic gems, including Ana Lily Amirpour’s black-and-white vampire film “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night,” the Yorgos Lanthimos absurdist comedy “Dogtooth” (pictured above), South Korean neo-noir crime thriller “Beasts Clawing at Straws” and Guy Maddin’s “The Forbidden Room.” Kino Cult will also host curated categories, such as Golden Age of Exploitation, ’60s espionage films in Crime & Suspense, ’70s and ’80s Flashback, witchcraft and devil worship in Occult. For many titles, it will be the first time they have been made available on a streaming platform.

“Kino Cult will stream the darkest thrills of visionary midnight cinema to fans at home,” says Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. “With our vast library built over 40 years and key partner labels in many genre specialties, we have enormous potential to hyper serve genre audiences, the most passionate of all film lovers, with a selection of both new and rare films that they can’t find anywhere else, in incandescent HD. You no longer need to live in a big city with a great repertory theater to have access to the kind of curated cult gems we’re able to offer now for free!”

Before the end of the year, Kino Cult will also launch as a linear channel experience, with its free ad-supported programming running 24/7 across multiple streaming devices.

“Kino Lorber has been steadily assembling a massive library of deliciously strange cinema, and we are delighted to unveil it in one destination,” said Kino Cult curator and senior VP Bret Wood. “And this is only the beginning. Playfully curated and continually expanding, Kino Cult is a cinematic funhouse where both devoted genre fans and curious viewers will find the films they love, while getting the chance to expand their palettes toward something more exotic.”
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Re: Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

cool. Checking out a Jean Rollin movie, The Nude Vampire. Video quality is good.

The ads aren't very intrusive. Spaced out nicely and only 15 secs long.

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Re: Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

Tried watching Luciferina there and got hit with three ad-interruptions (5 commercials each) within 12 minutes. Sorry, can't do that. Great quality though, as was mentioned above.
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Re: Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

Originally Posted by Mondo Kane
Tried watching Luciferina there and got hit with three ad-interruptions (5 commercials each) within 12 minutes. Sorry, can't do that. Great quality though, as was mentioned above.
I really liked Luciferina when it hit Blu-ray a couple years back. Give it a watch some time. Great atmosphere and enough chilling moments for a horrifyingly scary experience.

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Re: Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

They just added an ad-free option for $4.99/mo.

https://www.kinocult.com/remove-ads
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Re: Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

Thought this was interesting. Was watching a 1977 nunspoitation movie called Marquis de Sade's Justine. During the opening credits Photography: Roger Deakins

Gotta start somewhere, eh?
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Re: Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

Yeah, the ads make this pretty unwatchable. Trying to watch a movie and there is an ad break every 5 minutes.
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Re: Kino Cult -- free horror/genre streaming channel from Kino Lorber

I know it wasn't very popular but I guess it's gone. Just noticed tonight that I couldn't find the app. Found a Reddit post that it's been rebranded as Midnight Picture Show. A lot smaller and lamer shit. Oh well.
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They're now offering a subscription:

Kino Lorber has been synonymous with great cinema for over 45 years. Kino Film Collection is a new monthly subscription streaming service featuring award-winning independent films, international premieres, thought-provoking documentaries, cult favorites, and newly restored classics from the Kino Lorber library you know and love.

Kino Film Collection is available on Amazon Prime Video Channels* and features over 350 acclaimed films from around the world. New titles are added every month, including brand new films fresh from theatrical releases and the festival circuit. The best part? Kino Film Collection is only $5.99/month after a 7- day free trial!
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Re: Kino Lorber streaming

Also, Cult seems to no longer be around... or turned into The Midnight Picture Show.
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Kino Now will be phased out.
Dear movie lover,

For the past five years, Kino Now has taken pride in making some of the best arthouse cinema available to rent or own digitally. During the pandemic, we welcomed a whole new audience through our virtual cinema offering Kino Marquee. We listened to our customers then and we are listening now. We are making it easier to discover our collection of films, both new and old, creating an opportunity to watch the way you want, where you want.

Kino Now is transitioning into our subscription streaming service Kino Film Collection, which is now available to watch on web, mobile, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku. You will find award-winning independent films, international premieres, thought-provoking documentaries, indie favorites, and newly restored classics from the Kino Lorber library you know and love.

For about the same price of a rental or purchase on Kino Now, you can have access to unlimited viewing of hundreds of titles from the Kino Lorber library, with new films added every week. Kino Film Collection subscriptions are just $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year after a 7-day free trial, and as a special discount for our Kino Now and Kino Marquee customers, we’re offering 20% off all annual subscriptions using code KINO20.

Kino Film Collection features films from cinema masters like Yorgos Lanthimos, Todd Haynes, Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Christian Petzold, Lina Wertmuller, Ken Loach, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jafar Panahi, Taika Waititi, Oscar Micheaux, Susan Sontag, Bruno Dumont, Jia Zhangke, Bernardo Bertolucci, Chloe Zhao, Fritz Lang, Jean-Luc Godard, and more!

The Kino Now service will continue to be available through May 31, 2024 so you may complete your current rentals or download a personal copy of a previously purchased title. We will no longer be offering new rentals or purchases starting today.

We thank you for your support of Kino Now and invite you to join us on further cinematic adventures on Kino Film Collection!

– Team Kino Now
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Does make me wonder about titles that had been purchased.
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Originally Posted by b2net
Does make me wonder about titles that had been purchased.
Since it says that titles you purchased can be downloaded until 5/31/2024 I assumed that meant they were going away. I had about ten I downloaded over the weekend.

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