Kino Lorber Announces its July 2018 Home Video Releases
Personal Problems (Kino Classics, Blu-ray and DVD)
Drama | 164 min | NR | Color
Director: Bill Gunn
Synopsis: Bill Gunn-actor, playwright, novelist, and director of the art-horror classic Ganja and Hess (1973)-teamed with novelist/essayist Ishmael Reed and poet/publisher Steve Cannon to produce what Reed has called a “meta-soap opera.” This extraordinary, rough-edged ensemble piece explores black working-class lives with candor and emotional intensity and features a who’s who of important artists including Walter Cotton, Vertamae Grosvenor, Jim Wright, and Sam Waymon, with music by Carman Moore, and cinematography by Robert Polidori. Rarely shown and, when screened, seen in a mutilated cut hampered by the poor quality of available materials, it appears for the first time in a full-length, two-part version restored from the original camera tapes. Seen in its proper form, Personal Problems is nothing short of a revelation.
Special Features: New HD restoration, reconstructed from the original 3/4″ U-matic camera tapes, with remastered audio | Previously unseen preliminary version, directed by Bill Gunn in 1979 (39 Min.) | Deleted and extended scenes | Original six-part radio drama (1977) | Interviews with creators Ishmael Reed, Steve Cannon, and actor Sam Waymon | “Improvisation Jamming,” an essay by Nicholas Forster on the production and release of the film | Q&A footage from the restoration premiere (2018) | Theatrical trailer
|Monster Shark (1984) aka Devilfish (Code Red, Blu-ray)
Blu-ray Street Date: July 3, 2018
Horror/Action/Thriller | 90 min | R | Color
Director: Lamberto Bava
Synopsis: A Code Red Release – The ocean depths unleash a bloodthirsty monstrosity in this cult classic monster favorite from Italy! A marine biologist (Michael Sopkiw, Blastfighter), a dolphin trainer (Valentine Monnier, After The Fall Of New York), a research scientist, and a local sheriff (John Garko, The Psychic) try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that’s devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast. Also starring William Berger (Sabata) and featuring a score by Fabio Frizzi (The Beyond), this aquatic nightmare was directed by Lamberto Bava (Demons) and co-written by Luigi Cozzi (Star Crash) and Sergio Martino (Hands of Steel) — and now you can see it bigger and bloodier than ever in a new HD scan.
Special Features: Audio Commentary with Star Michael Sopkiw | Reversible Blu-ray Art
|Hitler’s Hollywood (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: July 10, 2018
Documentary | 105 min | NR | Color
Director: Rüdiger Suchsland
Synopsis: Hitler’s Hollywood, narrated by Udo Kier, asks what the Nazi cinema of the Third Reich reveals about its period and its people. About 1000 feature films were made in Germany in the years between 1933-1945: musicals, melodramas, romances, costume dramas and war films. Only a few were overtly Nazi propaganda films. But by the same token, even fewer of them can be considered harmless entertainment. How did the open lies and hidden truths in these films affect the future of German cinema? Director Rüdiger Suchsland (From Caligari to Hitler) presents these films and the people behind them. It explains how propaganda works: how stereotypes of the “enemy” and values of love and hate managed to be planted into viewers’ heads through the screen.
Special Features: Alternate German Voiceover | Trailer
|The Emma & Lachy Show (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: July 17, 2018
Children | 50 min | NR | Color
Director: Anthony Field
Synopsis: Emma and Lachy are delighted to share with you their brand new musical feature, The Emma & Lachy Show! Join them as they dress up, dance with their friends, sing new songs and nursery rhymes of yesteryear. Try an Irish Jig with Lachy as he meets Phil the Fluter and attends a traditional Irish dancing ball. Dance ballet with Emma and the fairies as they learn some new moves to teach to their dollies. Gallop along with Ponso the Pony as he trots around to the beautiful sounds of Lachy’s grand piano. And listen to the sound of Emma’s music box that is filled with exciting trinkets that spark dances from far and wide. Have a bowtiful, curly locks time!
Special Features: Photo Gallery
Modus Season 1 (Kino Lorber, DVD)
Crime/Thriller | 360 min | NR | Color
Director: Mao Brostrøm & Peter Thorsboe
Synopsis: A smart and brooding Swedish detective series, Modus Season 1 follows psychologist and ex-FBI profiler Inger Johanne Vik (Melinda Kinnaman) as she finds herself and her autistic daughter drawn into an investigation of a series of disturbing and brutal deaths in Stockholm.
The case leads her to team up with local detective Ingvar Nymann (Henrik Norlén) and together they set about uncovering the clues to these shocking crimes. As the number of mysterious murders starts to increase, Inger Johanne is driven by her need to protect her daughter and starts noticing a pattern. But her discovery of the killer’s weakness and the connection to a ruthless international network unintentionally turns the entire threat towards herself and her family.
Based on the best-selling novels of Anne Holt, Modus is a thrilling and atmospheric crime series that raises questions about faith, intolerance, and the very nature of love itself.
|Love Me Deadly (1972) (Code Red, Blu-ray)
Newly Remastered in HD from a 2K scan of the original camera negative.
Blu-ray Street Date: July 24, 2018
Blu-ray SRP: $29.95
Horror | 95 min | R | Color
Director: Jacques Lacerte
Synopsis: A Code Red Release – Lindsay (Mary Wilcox, Lepke) has an unusual fascination with the dead, she often finds herself at funerals for people she doesn’t even know. Once the mourners have cleared out, she’s drawn to the corpse by an unspeakable sexual curiosity. It appears that this obsession with the recently deceased has been brewing within Lindsay for quite some time and might have been something to do with her late father. She makes an attempt at a normal relationship with Lyle Waggoner (TV’s Wonder Woman), but is also lured into a corpse-loving cult by a creepy undertaker. Equal parts sick soap opera and exploitation, Love Me Deadly still has the power to disturb and disgust 46 years later after its original release. Christopher Stone (The Howling), Timothy Scott (The Farmer) and H.B. Halicki (Gone in Sixty Seconds) co-star in this 1972 cult classic.
Special Features: Brand New 2K Scan of the Original Camera Negative of the Uncut Version | Audio Commentary with Producer Buck Edwards | Watch the film in “Maria’s B Movie Mayhem Mode” | Original Theatrical Trailer | Reversible Art
|Indivisble (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: July 24, 2018
Drama | 104 min | NR | Color
Director: Edoardo De Angelis
Synopsis: Indivisible is an award-winning Italian drama about the unbreakable bonds of sisterhood. Dasy and Viola (Angela and Marianna Fontana) are conjoined twin sisters living in the suburbs of Naples. They are blessed with beautiful voices and, thanks to their performances at local weddings, communions and baptisms, have become the breadwinners for their entire family. Kept isolated from the world by their exploitative father, their lives are turned upside down when one of them falls in love for the first time…and they discover that it is possible for them to be separated.
Special Features: Behind-the-scenes footage | Trailer