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Kino Lorber Announces its April 2020
Home Video Releases

The Cold Blue
Prebook Date: 3/10/20
Street Date: 4/7/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24450
DVD UPC: 738329244507
BD SRP: 34.95
BD Item #: K24451
BD UPC: 738329244514
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 73
Director: Erik Nelson
Actors: V.G. Alexander, Paul Haedke, Mort Kimmel,
William Toomb
Language: Greek with English subtitles

The Cold Blue is a stirring tribute to the men of the Eighth Air Force, who flew deadly missions during World War II. Half of the U.S. Army Air Force’s casualties during the war were suffered by the Eighth. Director Erik Nelson tracked down nine of the surviving Eighth Air Force veterans to recall the harrowing experiences they endured in the summer of 1943.

The Cold Blue features newly restored 4K footage and outtakes shot by director William Wyler (Oscar® winner for The Best Years of Our Lives, Ben-Hur and Mrs. Miniver) for his 1944 short documentary The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (also included on this disc). Wyler went to Europe in 1943 to film the air war in progress, where he and his crew flew actual combat missions on B-17s, during which one of his cinematographers was killed. Incredibly, all of the raw color footage Wyler shot for The Memphis Belle was recently discovered in the vaults of the National Archives, which has undergone a stunning frame-by-frame 4K restoration by Nelson and his team, and is incorporated to illustrate the veterans’ remarkable stories. The Cold Blue is a meditation on youth, war and trauma, and a testament to the courage of the men of the Eighth Air Force.

Bonus Features: The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944, directed by William Wyler, 45 minutes) | Audio commentary with director Erik Nelson and executive producer Catherine Wyler | Into the Cold Blue: Restoration and Reinvention (22 minutes) | The Flying Fortress Experience (2 minutes) | Trailer

Chichinette: The Accidental Spy

Prebook Date: 3/17/20
Street Date: 4/14/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24600
DVD UPC: 738329246006
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 88
Director: Nicola Alice Hens
Actors: Marthe Cohn
Language: French with English subtitles

Chichinette: The Accidental Spy is an inspiring documentary that tells the story of Marthe Cohn, a feisty young woman who joined the French Army during WWII after Hitler’s rise to
power. After keeping silent for almost 60 years, Marthe now shares the extraordinary story of how she managed to beat the odds and fight the Nazis as a spy after her family fled to the south of France and a sister was sent to Auschwitz. She used her German accent and blonde hair to pose as a German nurse and slipped behind enemy lines to gather essential
information about Nazi movements for Allied commanders. At the age of 98, she still tours the world for lectures and promotes her message to people of all generations. Her harrowing journey is told with reverence, while her joie de vivre shines through, filling the film
with hope for the future.

Bonus Features: Trailer

I Wish I Knew
Prebook Date: 3/31/20
Street Date: 4/28/20

Label: Kino Lorber
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24623
DVD UPC: 738329246235
BD SRP: 34.95
BD Item #: K24624
BD UPC: 738329246242
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2010
Rating: NR
Runtime: 119
Director: Jia Zhangke
Actors: Zhao Tao
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles

Shanghai’s past and present flow together in Jia Zhangke’s (A Touch of Sin, Mountains May Depart) poetic and poignant I Wish I Knew, a portrait of this fast-changing port city. Restoring censored images and filling in forgotten facts, Jia provides an alternative version of 20th century China’s fraught history as reflected through life in the Yangtze city. He builds his narrative through a series of eighteen interviews with people from all walks of life — politicians’ children, ex-soldiers, criminals, and artists (including the masterful Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien) — while returning regularly to the image of his favorite lead actress, Zhao Tao (Ash Is Purest White), wandering through the Shanghai World Expo Park. (The film was commissioned by the World Expo, but is anything but a piece of straightforward civic boosterism.) I Wish I Knew is a richly textured tapestry full of provocative juxtapositions.
– Nick Pinkerton, Metrograph

Bonus Features: Booklet essay by film critic Adam Nayman | Trailers

The Great Leap

Prebook Date: 3/10/20
Street Date: 4/7/20

Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24617
DVD UPC: 738329246174
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24618
BD UPC: 738329246181
Genre: Comedy / Silent
Year: 1927
Rating: NR
Runtime: 111
Director: Arnold Fanck
Actors: Leni Riefenstahl, Luis Trenker, Hans Schneeberger, Paul Graetz
Language: German with English Subtitles
Black & White

Before she became a celebrated documentarian (and notorious public figure), Leni Riefenstahl was a popular actress, best known for her mountain films made by director Arnold Fanck. The Holy Mountain (Der heilige Berg, 1926) and The White Hell of Pitz Palu (Die weisse Helle vom Piz Palu, 1929) were awe-inspiring dramas of romance and survival, but her 1927 film The Great Leap (Der gro§e Sprung) was something surprisingly different: a playful romantic comedy set high atop the Dolomotes. Riefenstahl plays an Italian peasant whose simple life is upended when a series of urbanites invade the slopes for a ski vacation. This bubbly comedy (featuring Riefenstahl’s usual on-screen love interest, Luis Trenker) combines slapstick laughs with stunning footage of acrobatic skiing and rock climbing.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
* Audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan

The Golem
Prebook Date: 3/17/20
Street Date: 4/14/20

Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24619
DVD UPC: 738329246198
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24620
BD UPC: 738329246204
Genre: Drama / Silent
Year: 1920
Rating: NR
Runtime: 76
Director: Paul Wegener
Actors: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Lyda Salmonova, Ernst Deutsch
Language: German with English Subtitles
Black & White and color

Widely recognized as the source of the Frankenstein myth, the ancient Hebrew legend of the Golem provided actor/director Paul Wegener with the substance for one of the most adventurous films of the German silent cinema. Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th-century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi (Albert Steinruck) creates a giant warrior (Paul Wegener) to protect the safety of his people. When the rabbi’s assistant (Ernst Deutsch) takes control of the Golem and attempts to use him for selfish gain, the lumbering monster runs rampant, abducting the rabbi’s daughter (Lyda Salmonova) and setting fire to the ghetto. With its remarkable creation sequence (a dazzling blend of religion, sorcery and special effects) and the grand-scale destruction of its climax, The Golem was one of the greatest achievements of the legendary UFA Studios, and remains an undeniable landmark in the evolution of the horror film.

SPECIAL FEATURES: 4K restoration of German release version; music by Stephen Horne; music by Admir Shkurtai; music by Lukasz “Wudec” Poleszak; audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas; comparison of German and U.S. release versions; U.S. release version, with music by Cordula Heth

The Love of Jeanne Ney

Prebook Date: 3/24/20
Street Date: 4/21/20

Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24621
DVD UPC: 738329246211
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24622
BD UPC: 738329246228
Genre: Drama / Silent
Year: 1927
Rating: NR
Runtime: 106
Director: G.W. Pabst
Actors: Edith Jehanne, Fritz Rasp, Brigitte Helm, Uno Henning
Language: German with English Subtitles
Black & White

An epic of the Weimar cinema, The Love of Jeanne Ney follows a young French woman’s struggle for happiness amid the political turbulence and corruption of post-World War I Europe. A tour-de-force for director G.W. Pabst (Diary of a Lost Girl, Pandora’s Box), the film blends a variety of cinematic approaches as it weaves its complex narrative of moral chaos and political upheaval: the American Style, evocative of the Hollywood studio blockbuster; the avant-garde techniques of Soviet montage; as well as the eerie moving camerawork and shadowy perspectives typical of German Expressionism. The result is a stunning cinematic experiment that never fails to surprise the viewer as it races towards its exhilarating conclusion.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary by film historian Eddy von Mueller; Restored German release version with music adapted and orchestrated by Bernd Thewes; U.S. release version with music by Andrew Earle Simpson

Tartuffe
Prebook Date: 3/31/20
Street Date: 4/28/20

Label: Kino Classics
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item #: K24651
DVD UPC: 738329246518
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24652
BD UPC: 738329246525
Genre: Drama / Silent
Year: 1925
Rating: NR
Runtime: 70
Director: F.W. Murnau
Actors Emil Jannings, Lil Dagover, Werner Krauss, Andre Mattoni
Language: German with English Subtitles
Black & White and color

The most gifted visual storyteller of the German silent era, F. W. Murnau crafted works of great subtlety and emotional complexity through his absolute command of the cinematic medium. Known for such dazzling films as Nosferatu (1922), The Last Laugh (1924), Faust (1926), and Sunrise (1927), Murnau was also drawn to more intimate dramas exploring the dark corners of the human mind. In Tartuffe (Herr Tartuff), he revisits Moliere’s fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape. To endow the story with contemporary relevance, Murnau frames Moliere’s tale with a modern-day plot concerning a housekeeper’s stealthy efforts to poison her elderly master and take control of his estate.

SPECIAL FEATURES: Audio commentary by film historian Troy Howarth; restored German release version with orchestral score by Robert Israel; U.S. release version with music by U.S. release version with music by Giuseppe Becce, adapted by Javier Perez De Azpeitia

The Woman Who Loves Giraffes

Prebook Date: 3/10/20
Street Date: 4/7/20

Label: Zeitgeist
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24598
DVD UPC: 738329245986
BD SRP: 34.95
BD Item #: K24599
BD UPC: 738329245993
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 82
Director: Alison Reid
Actors: Anne Innis Dagg
Language: English

In 1956, four years before Jane Goodall ventured into the world of chimpanzees and seven years before Dian Fossey left to work with mountain gorillas, 23-year-old biologist Anne Innis Dagg made an unprecedented solo journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild. When she returned home a year later, the insurmountable barriers she faced as a female scientist proved hard to overcome. In The Woman Who Loves Giraffes Anne (now 86) retraces her steps, offering an intimate window into her life as a young woman, juxtaposed with a first-hand look at the devastating reality that giraffes are facing today. Anne and the species she loves have each experienced triumphs as well as setbacks. The Woman Who Loves Giraffes gives us a moving perspective on both.

Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes | Doc Soup Q&A | Trailers

An Act of Defiance
Prebook Date: 3/17/20
Street Date: 4/14/20

Label: Menemsha Films
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24491
DVD UPC: 738329245917
BD SRP: 34.95
BD Item #: K24592
BD UPC: 738329245924
Genre: Drama
Year: 2017
Rating: NR
Runtime: 124
Director: Jean van de Velde
Actors: Petere Paul Muller, Antoinette Louw, Jose Domingos, Conrad Kemp
Language: English / Afrikaans

SOUTH AFRICA, 1963.
In this riveting historical drama, ten political activists (including Nelson Mandela and his inner circle of Black and Jewish supporters) face a possible death sentence for conspiracy to commit sabotage after they are arrested by the
apartheid South African government during a raid in the town of Rivonia during the summer of 1963. Bram Fischer (Peter Paul Muller), a sympathetic lawyer, risks his career and freedom to defend these men, while attempting to hide the fact that he also frequently convened on the farm where they were arrested. With AN ACT OF DEFIANCE, filmmaker Jean van de Velde (THE SILENT ARMY) captures a dark period in South Africa’s recent history, skillfully balancing a nail-biting political thriller with spectacular courtroom intrigue while paying tribute to the legendary figures who fought to end segregation and corruption in their country.
Budapest Noir

Prebook Date: 3/24/20
Street Date: 4/21/20

Label: Menemsha Films
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24493
DVD UPC: 738329245931
BD SRP: 34.95
BD Item #: K24594
BD UPC: 738329245948
Genre: Drama
Year: 2017
Rating: NR
Runtime: 95
Director: Éva Gárdos
Actors: Krisztián Kolovratnik, Reka Tenki, Janos Kulka, Adel Kovats
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles

BUDAPEST, 1936.
The Hungarian prime minister returns from Germany in a coffin, his dream of making Hungary into a fascist state snuffed out – for now. Crime reporter Zsigmond Gordon has other
things on his mind. A cynic who thinks he has seen it all, a tip leads him to an unusual crime scene in a seedy part of the city – a beautiful, well-dressed young woman is dead, with only a
Jewish prayer book in her purse… Investigating the mystery girl’s murder, Gordon enters a world of pornographers, brothels and Communist cells leading to the highest echelons of power. The more people try to scare him away, the deeper he digs in, not knowing who to trust, or what ulterior motives are working against him and the truth.

Bonus Features: Trailer

Winter Hunt

Prebook Date: 3/31/20
Street Date: 4/28/20

Label: Menemsha Films
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24595
DVD UPC: 738329245955
Genre: Thriller
Year: 2017
Rating: NR
Runtime:78
Director: Astrid Schult
Actors: Michael Degen, Carolyn Genzkow, Elisabeth Degen
Language: German with English subtitles

On a mission of vigilante justice, a young woman goes to extremes to seek reprisal against a suspected ex-Nazi, in the psychological thriller WINTER HUNT. Driving on a deserted highway through the German countryside, Lena (Carolyn Genzkow) arrives at the Rossberg’s remote estate as nightfall descends. Feigning a car accident, she begs for help from the deeply apprehensive Maria (Elisabeth Degen), who reluctantly agrees to invite her in. But Lena’s plea is a ruse to confront the aged patriarch Anselm Rossberg (Michael Degen), a former Auschwitz guard accused of war crimes. Lena’s efforts to extract a confession at gunpoint result in a twisted cat-and-mouse game, as the three characters enter a standoff fraught with moral complexities and shocking revelations. Powerhouse performances and a taut script fuel this edge-of-your-seat drama about wartime guilt and culpability across generations.

Bonus Features: Trailer

Citizen K
Prebook Date: 3/10/20
Street Date: 4/7/20

Label: Greenwich Entertainment
DVD SRP: 29.95
DVD Item #: K24596
DVD UPC: 738329245962
Genre: Documentary
Year: 2019
Rating: NR
Runtime: 125
Director: Alex Gibney
Actors: Mikhail Khodorkovsky
Language: Russian and English with English subtitles

Oscar®-winning writer/director Alex Gibney’s revelatory Citizen K is an intimate yet sweeping look at post-Soviet Russia from the perspective of the enigmatic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former oligarch turned political dissident. Benefitting from the chaos that ensued after the dissolution of the U.S.S.R., Khodorkovsky was able to amass a fortune in financing and oil production and became the richest man in Russia. But when he accused the new Putin regime of corruption, Khodorkovsky was arrested, his assets were seized and following a series of show trials, he was sentenced to more than ten years in prison. Today, as an exile living in London, he continues to speak out against Putin’s two-decade stranglehold on power. Expertly researched and photographed, Gibney uses Khodorkovsky’s story as a way to explore the complex interplay between oligarchy and government and its destructive effect on democracy, in Russia and beyond.

Bonus Features: Trailers

Terror Train

Brand New 2K Master
Prebook Date: 3/10/20
Street Date: 4/7/20

Label: Scorpion
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24608
BD UPC: 738329246082
Genre: Thriller
Year: 1980
Rating: R
Runtime: 85
Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Actors: Jamie Lee Curtis, Ben Johnson, Hart Bochner, Vanity, Sandee Currie, David Copperfield
Language: English

Take an excursion into terror with Jamie Lee Curtis (Halloween, Love Letters, The Fog) in this classic shocker from director Roger Spottiswoode (Tomorrow Never Dies, Under Fire, Shoot to Kill). It’s New Year’s Eve, and a group of college coeds have planned a masquerade bash aboard a chartered train. What they didn’t plan on was that a knife-wielding psycho would crash the party and begin slaughtering the guests one by one. Who is this brutal costumed killer? Could it be the mysterious magician (David Copperfield) with a talent for swordplay… a former frat pledge with an axe to grind… or any number of other guests, both invited and uninvited? Also starring Academy Award Winner Ben Johnson (The Last Picture Show, The Hunter, The Getaway, Dillinger, The Town That Dreaded Sundown), Hart Bochner (Die Hard, Apartment Zero), Sandee Currie (Gas, Street Justice) and D.D. Winters (aka Vanity, Action Jackson, 52 Pick-Up). Now enjoy the slasher classic in a brand new 2K scan of the original internegative..

Bonus Features: Brand New 2K Master | NEW On-Camera Interview with Director Roger Spottiswoode | NEW On-Camera Interview with Screenwriter Judith Rascoe | Optional English Subtitles | Theatrical Trailer

Uphill All the Way
Prebook Date: 3/17/20
Street Date:4/14/20

Label: Scorpion
DVD SRP: 19.95
DVD Item#: K24609
DVD UPC: 738329246099
BD SRP: 29.95
BD Item #: K24610
BD UPC: 738329246105
Genre: Comedy
Year: 1986
Rating: PG
Runtime: 86
Director: Frank Q. Dobbs
Actors: Roy Clark, Mel Tillis, Burl Ives, Glen Campbell, Trish Van Devere, Frank Gorshin, Burt Reynolds
Language: English

Out of the vast and glorious west gallops the legend of Booger and Ben! The west couldn’t be wilder, not with Ben Hooker (Roy Clark, Matilda) and Booger Skaggs (Mel Tillis, The Cannonball Run) are on the loose! They’re just two good ol’ boy con men with a knack… a downright gift for finding trouble wherever it might be hiding. From the Texas Panhandle to the Rio Grande to the Red River, our pair of lovable misfits manage to find more than their share of trouble. Caught cheating at poker, stiffing the local “madame”, bungling a robbery attempt, ambushing a Cavalry party, the pair has the entire Lone Star State hot on their trail. Written and directed by Frank Q. Dobbs (Hotwire, Enter the Devil) and co-starring Oscar®-winner and music legend (Burl Ives, 1959, Supporting Actor: The Big Country), country music icon Glen Campbell (True Grit), Trish Van Devere (The Hearse), Richard Paul (The People vs. Larry Flynt), Frank Gorshin (The Riddler of TV’s Batman), Elaine Joyce (Trick or Treat), Burton Gilliam (Blazing Saddles), Gailard Sartain (Hard Country), Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez (Rio Bravo) and a special appearance by screen legend Burt Reynolds (Smokey and the Bandit).

Bonus Features: Brand New HD Master | Optional English Subtitles | Theatrical Trailer

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