Kino Lorber Launches Streaming Service Via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

Kino Lorber Launches Streaming Service Via Amazon’s Prime Video Channels

Film geeks, rejoice. Leading indie label Kino Lorber is entering the world of streaming. The company has launched Kino Film Collection, a new subscription video service available in the U.S. via’s Amazon’s Prime Video Channels. The Collection will feature new Kino releases fresh from theaters, along with hundreds of films from its expansive library of more than 4,000 titles, many now streaming for the first time. It will cost users $5.99 per month.

Films available at launch include award-winning theatrical releases and critically acclaimed festival favorites and classics from around the globe, such as The Conformist (Bernardo Bertolucci), Dogtooth (Yorgos Lanthimos), Taxi (Jafar Panahi), Poison (Todd Haynes), Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn), The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran Anh Hung), A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (Ana Lily Amirpour), Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski), Portrait of Jason (Shirley Clarke), and A Touch of Sin (Jia Zhangke).

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Joining them are entries from the long-revered Kino canon such as Metropolis (Fritz Lang), Nosferatu (F.W. Murnau), The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Robert Wiene), Battleship Potemkin (Sergei Eisenstein), Birthright (Oscar Micheaux) and The Sacrifice (Andrei Tarkovsky), all presented in the best versions available anywhere.

“I’m excited about Kino Film Collection as a destination for our newest films fresh from festivals and theaters, as well as newly launched restorations of classics and curated selections from our vast library, many streaming for the first time,” says Richard Lorber, president and CEO of Kino Lorber. “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. The Kino Film Collection will be the place to go to find the classics of tomorrow and the best of cinema past.”

The Kino Film Collection will be updated monthly with regular streaming premieres of acclaimed films directly from theaters. December streaming premieres will include a new 4K restoration of Millenium Mambo (Hou Hsiao-Hsien), Songs My Brother Taught Me (Chloe Zhao), Close To Vermeer (Suzanne Raes), Final Cut (Michel Hazanavicius), Bacurau (Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles), Tokyo Pop (Fran Rubel Kuzui), Two Small Bodies (Beth B), and more.

Adds Lisa Schwartz, chief revenue officer for Kino Lorber, who will oversee the service: “The creation of Kino Film Collection is the latest example of our continued commitment to independent film and to ensuring our incredible collection remains available for audiences nationwide. Many streaming services are currently undergoing a shift in their content focus and consequently many titles are becoming increasingly 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. This curated collection allows us to highlight our successful new theatrical releases as well as repertory films and beautifully restored library classics.”