Film distribution company Kino Lorber has launched Kino Film Collection, a new streaming service available via Prime Video.
For an individual fee of $5.99 per month, subscribers will have streaming access to hundreds of films from the more than 4,000 titles from Kino’s library, in addition to newer Kino releases. Some of the movies available upon the service’s debut are Persian-language movie “A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night,” writer-director Jia Zhangke’s “A Touch of Sin” and 1925 Soviet silent film “Battleship Potemkin.”
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New movies from theaters will be released on the service monthly, with many of the December premieres highlighting Asian talent. A 4K restoration of director Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “Millennium Mambo,” Chloé Zhao’s “Songs My Brother Taught Me” and 1988 movie “Tokyo Pop” are just some of the offerings available that month.
“Many streaming services are currently undergoing a shift in their content focus and consequently many titles are becoming 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,” said Lisa Schwartz, chief revenue officer for Kino Lorber, in a press release. “This curated collection allows us to highlight our successful new theatrical releases as well as repertory films and beautifully restored library classics.”
Richard Lorber, president and CEO of Kino Lorber, echoed Schwartz’s perspective.
“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,” Lorber commented. “The Kino Film Collection will be the place to go find the classics of tomorrow and the best of cinema past.”
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