Breaking beyond a streaming service for obscure cult classics, horror, and sci-fi - Kino Cult promises to bring these miscreant cinematic gems to disc-based media.
Looking to add more titles to your collection? As Kino has dropped the news over Facebook the last few weeks, we now have official word from the horses mouth about their new label - Kino Cult. Starting in October 2023, fans can expect to see a stream of old favorites scoring quality disc releases on Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray. Here's what we know is on the way -
Lorna... The Exorcist - Blu-ray
Underworld (1985) - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
Alien Outlaw - Blu-ray
The Dark Power - Blu-ray
With more to come! These aren't up for pre-order yet, but they should be soon.
Here's the full press release
KINO CULT LAUNCHES PACKAGED MEDIA LABEL
New York, NY – AUGUST 31, 2023 – Kino Lorber is launching its popular Kino Cult genre brand as a packaged media imprint focusing on collector-oriented Blu-ray and 4K UHD releases.
Kino Cult will debut as a packaged media label in October 2023 with special Blu-ray editions of Jess Franco’s erotic horror masterpiece Lorna…the Exorcist (1974, featuring Lina Romay) as well as 4K restorations of Alien Outlaw (1985) and The Dark Power (1985), two video rental favorites from North Carolina indie Phil Smoot.
Kino Cult’s premiere 4K UHD release will be a deluxe edition of Clive Barker’s Underworld (1985), directed by George Pavlou, and featuring Denholm Elliott and Ingrid Pitt. Upcoming 4K UHD releases for 2024 include the exploitation classic Ilsa: She-Wolf of the SS (1975) and its sequels, Ilsa: Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976), Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977), and Ilsa, the Wicked Woman (1977).
While focusing mainly on horror and science fiction, Kino Cult will continue to embrace its trademark brand of "unapologetically weird" with such diverse genres as European erotica, grindhouse classics, and cinematic rediscoveries that defy categorization.
"Some of the most exciting rediscoveries are happening in the realm of cult cinema," say Kino Cult curators Frank Tarzi and Bret Wood, "These strange and twisted movies are so unique that we feel they deserve their own imprint within the Kino Lorber family of labels."
Kino Cult will expand its partnership with legendary cult label Something Weird, with collector's edition releases to be announced soon.
Additional Kino Cult releases will be announced monthly.
About Kino Lorber
With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 45 years, releasing 35 films per year theatrically and garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. The company also brings over 350 titles annually to the home entertainment and educational markets through digital and physical media releases. Kino Lorber handles ancillary media for an expanding family of distributed labels – including Zeitgeist Films, Milestone Films, Cohen Media Group, Menemsha Films, and Greenwich Entertainment – and licenses titles digitally to all major TVOD and SVOD platforms. In recent years, Kino Lorber has expanded its own direct digital platforms through the launch of TVOD service Kino Now and the acquisition of MHz Choice and Topic, the two leading North American streaming services featuring international series.
- Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
The Dark Power (Blu-ray)
Alien Outlaw (Blu-ray)
Underworld (1985) (Ultra HD)