March 15, 2022
Kino Lorber on March 22 will release Rock Hudson’s Home Movies, a 1992 documentary on the late actor from director Mark Rappaport.
Shot in black and white, the Kino Lorber Studio Classics release uses a collage of film clips from throughout Hudson’s career, and a winking performance by Eric Farr as a Hudson stand-in, to highlight the homosexual subtext in his work. “Subversive, hilarious, and profoundly enlightening, its use of video became a model for the future of film criticism as it mutated on YouTube, TikTok and beyond,” according to a Kino Lorber news release.
The DVD-only release carries a suggested retail price of $19.95. It comes with several short bonus films, also by director Rappaport: 1971’s Blue Streak, a nine-minute short; 2003’s John Garfield, which clocks in at 16 minutes; the 36-minute Sergei/Sir Gay, from 2016; and the hour-long Conrad Veidt — My Life, from 2019.