Tag: kino

Blu-ray Review: NIGHT GALLERY (SEASON 2), Pure Horror, Staggering Quality

I won’t quibble. Yes, we live in a golden age of horror television. There are so many horror series available for streaming, you’d drown in special effects blood long before you were able to binge watch them all. So maybe...

Kino Lorber Blu-ray Roundup: 4D MAN, DINOSAURS, THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS and More

Topping my most anticipated home entertainment releases of the year were several titles from Kino Films, most making their long-overdue Blu-ray debut and getting dynamite special features. The following all come highly recommended for those who like weird little movies...

Now on Blu-ray: UNDERGROUND, One of the Funniest Movies About War, Ever

Emir Kusturica won his second Palme d’Or for Underground. It’s about three hours long and tells an epic story that begins in WWII and ends during the Yugoslavian Civil War in the 1990s. But forget any worries about a deadly...

Last Minute Gift Guide: Mondo Soundtracks, Middle of Beyond, Kino Blu-rays

Welcome to the last minute gift guide from yours truly. These are all things I'm really excited about. Mondo sent some records, Kino sent some great movies and Middle of Beyond sent a nifty Bigfoot sweater that I have a...

Now On Blu-ray: Vincent Price Evolves In WAR-GODS OF THE DEEP, HOUSE OF 1,000 DOLLS, & MADHOUSE From Kino

Kino Lorber's relatively new Kino Classics line of Blu-ray releases has become a goldmine for home video collectors. This includes brand new HD releases of many lesser known and cult films from one of my favorite performers, Vincent Price. A...

Interview: Hannah Herzsprung on WHO AM I, BELOVED SISTERS And More

The first thing you notice in German actress Hannah Herzsprung is her stunning dark blue green eyes. They are like calm yet mysterious twin lakes. During the whole interview, I couldn't help losing myself in them. I've become a huge...

Interview: Christoph Hochhäusler On THE LIES OF THE VICTORS And Dangers Of Being Labeled

One of the leading figures in the Berlin School (Berliner Schule) movement, Christoph Hochhäusler (I am Guilty, The City Below) is known for creating psychologically complex characters in an imposing environment. His new film, The Lies of the Victors, a...

KINO! 2015: A Showcase For Contemporary German Cinema

KINO!, a celebration of contemporary German films, returns to New York for its 36th edition, setting up shop at Cinema Village in the West Village for the second year, April 9 - 16. Selected from across the great expanse of...

KINO! 2014 Revamped Festival Continues to Showcase New German Cinema in NYC

After its previous 35-year relationship with the Museum of Modern Art, the 2014 edition of the KINO! Festival of German Films in New York reboots in new locations, but still continues its mission of bringing notable recent German films to...

The Stack: HIDDEN IN THE WOODS, SIMON KILLER, DAY OF THE DEAD, THE DEVIL BAT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. I'm sneaking this episode in before I leave for Fantastic Fest; it's a light week but there are some real gems here. For those not easily offended, Hidden in the Woods from Artsploitation will probably offend you...

Buster Keaton on Blu-ray: COLLEGE Review

This is kind of a sad piece to write. For the last two years, I've been following Kino as they released their collection of Buster Keaton classics on Blu-ray, and College marks the end of these wonderful discs. In December 2012,...