Kino Lorber Launches New Streaming Service on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

Kino Lorber Launches New Streaming Service on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

Kino Lorber on Nov. 1 announced the launch of the Kino Film Collection, a new streaming service available in the United States on Amazon’s Prime Video Channels for $5.99 per month. The Collection will feature new Kino releases fresh from theaters, along with hundreds of titles from the indie film distributor’s library of more than 4,000 movies, many now streaming for the first time.

“I’m excited about Kino Film Collection as a destination for our newest films fresh from festivals and theaters, as well as newly launched restorations of classics and curated selections from our vast library, many streaming for the first time,” said Richard Lorber, president and CEO of Kino Lorber. “Over the last 45 years, we’ve introduced electrifying new films from directors at the vanguard around the world to American audiences, and built a library and brand synonymous with cinematic innovation, distinguished curation, and enduring quality. The Kino Film Collection will be the place to go to find the classics of tomorrow and the best of cinema past.”

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Films available at launch include new 4K restorations of The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci), Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos), Taxi (Jafar Panahi), Poison (Todd Haynes), Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn), The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran Anh Hung), and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour).

Also available are such early cinematic classics as Metropolis (Fritz Lang), Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene), and Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein).

Rounding out the collection are acclaimed documentaries including Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (Alexandra Dean), the Academy Award-nominated Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi), Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Sophie Fiennes), and Bill Cunningham New York (Richard Press).

The Kino Film Collection will be updated monthly with regular streaming premieres of new films directly from theaters as well as library and cult titles.

Lisa Schwartz, Chief Revenue Officer for Kino Lorber, who will oversee the service, said, “The creation of Kino Film Collection is the latest example of our continued commitment to independent film and to ensuring our incredible collection remains available for audiences nationwide. Many streaming services are currently undergoing a shift in their content focus and consequently many titles are becoming increasingly difficult to find. Therefore, we felt it was a business imperative to create a dedicated home where our films would be consistently available to film lovers.  This curated collection allows us to highlight our successful new theatrical releases as well as repertory films and beautifully restored library classics.”

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