Kino Classics Releases Two Collections of Newly-Restored Pre-Code Classics RKO Classic Adventures and RKO Classic Romances Preserved by the Library of Congress and Restored by Lobster Films Now Available on Blu-ray and DVD NEW YORK, NY -- May 21, 2019 -- Kino Classics is proud to announce the release of RKO CLASSIC ADVENTURES and RKO CLASSIC ROMANCES, two collections of pre-Code classics produced by RKO Radio Pictures in the early 1930s, newly restored by Lobster Films and preserved by the Library of Congress. Both collections become available on Blu-ray and DVD May 21. The SRP for RKO CLASSIC ADVENTURES is $34.95 for the Blu-ray and $29.95 for the DVD, and the SRP for RKO CLASSIC ROMANCES is $39.95 for the Blu-ray and $34.95 for the DVD. RKO CLASSIC ADVENTURES These potent two-fisted brawlers from the prolific RKO Radio Pictures studio were the types of movies that sold out theaters in the wild early days of sound film.The Painted Desert is a pistol-packing Western about feudin' families starring Bill Boyd and Helen Twelvetrees (and featuring Clark Gable in his talkie film debut). The Pay-Off is a cool-minded gangster movie directed by (and starring!) Lowell Sherman as an honorable mobster in a dishonorable racket. The Silver Horde drops Joel McCrea into the midst of a dreaded rivalry between two fishing groups - led by Evelyn Brent on one side and Gavin Gordon on the other. RKO CLASSIC ROMANCES These are tearjerkers that will tug every last heartstring. Millie is a grand melodrama about a divorcée (Helen Twelvetrees) who climbs the ranks at a luxury hotel, and whose tattered romantic relationships drive her to a life of independence. Kept Husbands circles around a bet made by a steel magnate's impish daughter, played by Dorothy Mackaill. She guarantees that she will get a plant manager (Joel McCrea) to marry her within four weeks. She wins her bet, but gets all the class issues that come with it. The Lady Refuses is a frank Pre-Code melodrama about a poor woman on the verge of becoming a prostitute (Betty Compson), who is hired by an aristocrat to woo his son away from a gold-digger. The Woman Between is a risqué romance in which Lili Damita unknowingly enters into an affair with her estranged stepson (Lester Vail). In Sin Takes a Holiday Constance Bennett plays a poor secretary in love with her boss - a womanizing divorce attorney. He proposes a sham marriage to Bennett to keep his lovers at bay, giving her what she wants in exactly the wrong way. RKO CLASSIC ADVENTURES Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 21, 2019 Blu-ray SRP: $34.95 DVD SRP: $29.95 1930-31 / Adventure / 220 min / NR / B&W Director: Howard Higgin, Lowell Sherman, George Archainbaud Starring: Bill Boyd, Helen Twelvetrees, Lowell Sherman, Marian Nixon, Evelyn Brent, Joel McCrea RKO CLASSIC ROMANCES Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: May 21, 2019 Blu-ray SRP: $39.95 DVD SRP: $34.95 1930-31 / Romance / 385 min / NR / B&W Director: John Francis Dillon, Lloyd Bacon, George Archainbaud, Victor Schertzinger, Paul L. Stein Starring: Helen Twelvetrees, Clara Kimball Young, Betty Compson, Lili Damita, Constance Bennett The price link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not see link.