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Kino Lorber launches VOD service

Art house distributor Kino Lorber has launched a new VOD streaming service featuring more than 600 of its titles. Kino Now offers films, including exclusive access to new theatrical releases, for ...
September 30, 2019

Art house distributor Kino Lorber has launched a new VOD streaming service featuring more than 600 of its titles.

Kino Now offers films, including exclusive access to new theatrical releases, for purchase or rental.

The service will also offer “bundles” of related titles, including documentary series.

The library includes new releases, classics, and award-winning international films.

Documentary selections include classics like a 4K restoration of Frank Simon’s 1968 drag queen pageant chronicle The Queen (pictured) and recent titles like Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky’s 2018 environmental doc Anthropocene: The Human Epoch.

The site will be annually refreshed with 50-plus new theatrical releases from Kino Lorber’s first-run and repertory divisions and more than 500 yearly additional titles as “festival direct” exclusives and indie art house digital premieres.

“We’ve been leaders in building a direct to consumer business with physical media and now is the time to assert our leadership in the direct to digital space,” said Richard Lorber, president and CEO of Kino Lorber, in a statement. “Our superb library will be continually enhanced by the coming of newly acclaimed and award winning theatrical releases. We believe a younger generation of cinema lovers will embrace our collection as a kind of art house iTunes with Kino Now putting at their fingertips cinema masterworks of the past and the classics of tomorrow.”

Films can be watched directly at KinoNow.com, and the service is available on Roku and will be available soon on AppleTV and Amazon Fire, among others.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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