Kino Classics specializes in established masterworks of world cinema, with a collection culled from the rich library of Kino International. With titles ranging from the earliest experiments by the Thomas Edison company and the silent era, to the classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, and masterpieces of world cinema from master filmmakers,...Read More>>

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Kino Classics

Kino Classics specializes in established masterworks of world cinema, with a collection culled from the rich library of Kino International.

With titles ranging from the earliest experiments by the Thomas Edison company and the silent era, to the classics from Hollywood's Golden Age, and masterpieces of world cinema from master filmmakers, Kino Classics brings these timeless films, mastered from the highest-quality source material, to home entertainment form.

Kino Classics recently brought back to theaters the 2010 restoration of Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS which restored 25 minutes of lost footage, giving cinephiles the chance to finally see Lang's masterpiece as the director intended.

Through the Kino Classics home video label, recent releases have included the ongoing HD restorations of the Buster Keaton comedies, including all 19 of his silent short comedies and a number of the features so far, including OUR HOSPITALITY (1923), SHEROCK JR./THREE AGES (1924/1923), and SEVEN CHANCES (1925). Kino Classics has also brought to Blu-ray splendid new restorations of two films authorized by the Selznick estate, A FAREWELL TO ARMS (1932), based on the acclaimed novel by Ernest Hemingway, and starring Hollywood screen legends Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes; and NOTHING SACRED (1937), a madcap screwball comedy starring Carole Lombard and Fredric March and shot in Technicolor, meticulously restored for this release. Among its silent titles, Kino Classics has released two masterpieces by D.W. Griffith, THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) and WAY DOWN EAST (1920) on Blu-ray, as well as two classics of Soviet cinema: Sergei Eisenstein's debut feature, STRIKE (1924), and the light romantic comedy, THE CIGARETTE GIRL OF MOSSELPROM (1924). Other recent Blu-ray releases have included Bertrand Blier's GOING PLACES (1974), a raucous road movie that made Gerard Depardieu a star; and the 1922 version of SHERLOCK HOLMES starring John Barrymore.

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