Kino Lorber has unveiled some of the details of their September 2021 Blu-Ray and DVD releases from their Kino Lorber, Kino Classics, Virgil Films, Greenwich Entertainment and Cohen Film Collection imprints. Get all the details on this incredibly packed lineup below:


Street Date: 9/7/21

Synopsis: Apocalypse ’45 recounts the end of World War II. With never-before-seen restored footage and the voices of 24 men who lived through these events, this timely documentary highlights the experiences of the last of the Greatest Generation.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Features: Ford At Pearl (New featurette containing color footage directed by John Ford at Pearl Harbor in 1942, 23 minutes) | To The Shores of Iwo Jima – Oscar-Nominated Documentary (1945, Newly Restored 6.5K Color Film, 5.1/Stereo Audio Mix, 20 Minutes) | The Last


CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS


Street Date: 9/14/21 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the Waters brings to life the creative process that culminated in choreographer dancer-director Bill T. Jones’s tour de force ballet D-Man in the Waters, one of the most important works of art to come out of the AIDS crisis. In 1989, D-Man in the Waters gave physical manifestation to the fear, anger, grief, and hope for salvation that the emerging Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (both partners at the time) felt as they were embattled by the AIDS epidemic. As a group of young dancers in the present re-interpret the work, they deepen their understanding of its power – exploring what is at stake in their own personal lives in order to commit and perform it successfully. Through an extraordinary collage of interviews, archival material, and uniquely powerful cinematography, this lyrical documentary uses the story of this iconic dance to illustrate the power of art and the triumph of the human spirit.

 

Bonus Features: Deleted Scenes | Trailer


DOWN A DARK STAIRWELL


Street Date: 9/21/21 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: When a Chinese-American police officer kills an innocent, unarmed Black man in a darkened stairwell of a New York City housing project, it sets off a firestorm of emotion and calls for accountability. When he becomes the first NYPD officer convicted of an on-duty shooting in over a decade, the fight for justice becomes complicated, igniting one of the largest Asian-American protests in history, disrupting a legacy of solidarity, and putting an uneven legal system into sharp focus.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Features: Behind-the-scenes footage | Deleted scenes | Trailer


NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN


Street Date: 9/28/21

Synopsis: On a gray, foggy morning outside a large Polish city, Zhenia (Alec Utgoff), a masseur from the East, enters the lives of the wealthy residents of a gated community. Using hypnotic, almost magical techniques to get a residence permit, he starts working. The well-to-do residents in their cookie-cutter homes seemingly have it all, but they all suffer from an inner sadness, some unexplained longing. The attractive and mysterious newcomer’s hands heal, and Zhenia’s eyes seem to penetrate their souls. To them, his Russian accent sounds like a song from the past, a memory of their seemingly safer childhoods. The latest from writer/director Małgorzata Szumowska (Elles, In the Name Of) and her longtime collaborator Michał Englert is an unclassifiable meditation on class, immigration, and global warming with touches of magical realism and moments of sober beauty and subtle humor.

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailer


THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME


Street Date: 9/28/21

Synopsis: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) is a million-dollar super-production of Victor Hugo’s famous novel, presented in a 4K restoration by Universal Pictures. This epic adaptation recreated the Paris of 1482 complete with its own Notre Dame, and it established Lon Chaney as a monstrously sympathetic superstar. Chaney stars as Quasimodo, the mocked and vilified bell-ringer of Notre Dame who selflessly protects the starcrossed street performer Esmerelda (Patsy Ruth Miller), who is in an ill-fated love affair with the dashing Captain Phoebus (Norman Kerry). Chaney created the legendary makeup himself, and gave a performance of enormous sensitivity and pathos, launching him into Hollywood immortality.

 

 

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by film critic Farran Smith Nehme | Booklet essay by film historian Michael A. Blake | “Life in Hollywood” newsreel | Lon Chaney Home Movie footage | Music by Nora Kroll-Rosenbaum & Laura Karpman | Slideshow of production correspondence | Slideshow of production stills



Street Date: 9/28/21

Synopsis: Presented in a 4K restoration from Universal Pictures, 13 Washington Square is a romantic comedy in which a meddling aristocratic mother tries to stop her son from eloping with a grocer’s daughter. So Mrs. De Peyster (Alice Joyce, Stella Dallas) dons a working class disguise and goes on a mission with her maid (an uproarious Zasu Pitts, Ruggles of Red Gap) to track down the lovers and block their illicit vows. But instead she crosses paths with a charismatic thief named Pyecroft (Jean Hersholt, Heidi) who has plans to rob De Peyster’s home. All of them end up at her home on 13 Washington Square where their lies hilariously come to light.

 

 

 

Bonus Features: Audio commentary by film historian Nora Fiore | Music by Tom Howe


FISH & MEN


Street Date: 9/21/21 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: FISH & MEN reveals how consumer demand for five species has America importing 90% of its seafood threatening fishing communities and public health. But pioneering chefs and fishermen are leading a movement to reconnect us back to our local seafood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailers


CHASING MADOFF


Street Date: 9/28/21 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: At approximately 8:30 am on December 11th, 2008, two federal agents entered the New York City penthouse of 133 East 64th Street and arrested Bernard Madoff, the admitted mastermind behind the largest act of financial fraud in world history.

Ten years prior, Boston based securities analyst Harry Markopolos discovered that Bernard L. Madoff Securities was a Ponzi scheme.Based on the New York Times best-seller No One Would Listen, Chasing Madoff is the compelling story of how Markopolos and his team of investigators pieced together a chain of white-collar predators and revealed some of the most frightening truths behind the infamous scandal.

 

 

Bonus Features: Director’s Commentary | Deleted Scenes | Alternate Ending | Trailer



Street Date: 9/7/21 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: In the late 80s and early 90s, the streets of downtown Manhattan were the site of a collision between two vibrant subcultures: skateboarding and hip hop.

Narrated by Zoo York co-founder Eli Gesner with an original score by legendary hip-hop producer Large Professor (Nas, A Tribe Called Quest), All the Streets Are Silent brings to life the magic of the time period and the convergence that created a style and visual language that would have an outsized and enduring cultural effect. From the DJ booths and dance floors of the Mars nightclub to the founding of brands like Supreme, this convergence would lay the foundation for modern street style.
Paris Is Burning meets Larry Clark’s KIDS, All the Streets Are Silent is a love letter to New York—examining race, society, fashion, and street culture.

 

Bonus Features: Trailers


WHIRLYBIRD


Street Date: 9/14/21 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: Flying high above Los Angeles in a whirling news helicopter, a husband-and-wife team covered some of the city’s most historic events, and in doing so changed breaking news forever. However, their camera not only captured L.A. history, it documented the adrenaline fueled culture of live news, the strain it took on their relationship, and ultimately major life transitions. This duo, Marika Gerrard and Zoey Tur (known then as Bob), look back at the highs and lows of a career doing whatever it took to break the news. An entirely unique view of the Los Angeles story told through stunning aerial footage and remarkable home videos, Whirlybird reframes many of the city’s pivotal moments of the 1980s and 90s, including the L.A. riots and the O.J. Simpson pursuit.

 

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailers


BARBARA LEE: SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER


Street Date: 9/21/21 (DVD Only)

Synopsis: With unique access to a sitting member of Congress, Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power tells the complex story of Rep. Barbara Lee, a steadfast voice for human rights, peace, and economic and racial justice who was the lone vote in opposition to the broad authorization of military force following the September 11th attacks and is the highest-ranking African American woman in the United States Congress.

 

 

 

 

 

Bonus Features: Trailers

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