KINO LORBER TO OFFER SELECT ART HOUSE, DOCUMENTARIES AND CLASSIC FILMS ON HULU AND HULU PLUS
New York, NY - July 19, 2012 - Kino Lorber Inc. is proud to make available a curated collection of films on Hulu. Films from Kino Lorber's library of 700-plus titles will be offered for limited windows on the free, ad-supported Hulu as well as the Hulu Plus subscription-based service.
Starting today (Thursday, July 19, 2012), Hulu offers 35 feature and short films from Kino Lorber's digital catalogue of classic, foreign, documentary and American independent films.
Wwatch The Complete Metropolis (1927) on Hulu
Watch The Blue Angel (1930) on Hulu
Set to expand in the months to come, Kino Lorber's launch on Hulu includes some of the most influential masterworks in film history, including restored editions of The Blue Angel (1930), starring Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich, Buster Keaton's The General (1926) and 18 of his short films, as well as Fritz Lang's The Complete Metropolis (1927) - among others.
| Videocracy - Soon on Hulu |
On the documentary side, Kino Lorber will be bringing to Hulu Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon, about the Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer; Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, about the revolutionary pianist; Two in the Wave, a doc focused on the friendship between filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and François Truffaut; and Videocracy, an inventive examination of Berlusconi's Italy and segments of the Italian population invested in celebrity worship - and more.
| Le Quattro Volte - Now on Hulu |
Kino Lorber's on-demand offering on Hulu will also make available some of the most rigorously curated (and best reviewed) art house films of the recent years, including the Italian, Film Festival hit Le Quattro Volte (92% Rotten Tomato score); the American indie comedyMomma's Man (91% on RT); and the French historical thriller Army of Crime (90% RT score).
On August 16, Yorgos Lanthimos' Academy Award nominated Dogtooth will also be available through the service, while other titles from Kino Lorber's digital library will premiere during the months to follow.
"Our presence on Hulu will allow us to present our selection of classic and art house films to a new audience seeking an experience beyond the latest blockbuster," says Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. "We spent quite a bit of time working with the Hulu team and are excited about the pipeline of top-tier releases planned for the immediate future."
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About Kino Lorber:
With a library of 700 titles, Kino Lorber Inc. has been a leader in independent distribution for over 30 years, releasing over 20 films per year theatrically under its Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, Redemption Films, Horizon Movies and Alive Mind Cinema banners.
In addition, the Company brings over 60 titles each year to the home entertainment market with DVD and Blu-ray releases as well as digital distribution.
Kino Lorber recently opened the SXSW sensation Kumaré, directed by Vikram Ghandi, the acclaimed Palestinian/Israeli documentary 5 Broken Cameras, and Yorgos Lanthimos' Alps, the follow-up to the Academy Award-Nominated Dogtooth. The Company will open Daniel Auteuil's The Well-Digger's Daughter on July 20, in New York theaters - before expanding nationwide.