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New York, NY - July 19, 2012 - Kino Lorber Inc. is proud to make available a curated collection of films on Hulu. Films from Kino Lorber's library of 700-plus titles will be offered for limited windows on the free, ad-supported Hulu as well as the Hulu Plus subscription-based service.
Starting today (Thursday, July 19, 2012), Hulu offers 35 feature and short films from Kino Lorber's digital catalogue of classic, foreign, documentary and American independent films.
Set to expand in the months to come, Kino Lorber's launch on Hulu includes some of the most influential masterworks in film history, including restored editions of The Blue Angel (1930), starring Emil Jannings and Marlene Dietrich, Buster Keaton's The General (1926) and 18 of his short films, as well as Fritz Lang's The Complete Metropolis (1927) - among others.
On the documentary side, Kino Lorber will be bringing to Hulu Fela Kuti: Music is the Weapon, about the Nigerian Afrobeat musician and composer; Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould, about the revolutionary pianist; Two in the Wave, a doc focused on the friendship between filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut; and Videocracy, an inventive examination of Berlusconi's Italy and segments of the Italian population invested in celebrity worship - and more.
Kino Lorber's on-demand offering on Hulu will also make available some of the most rigorously curated (and best reviewed) art house films of the recent years, including the Italian, Film Festival hit Le Quattro Volte (92% Rotten Tomato score); the American indie comedy Momma's Man (91% on RT); and the French historical thriller Army of Crime (90% RT score).
On August 16, Yorgos Lanthimos' Academy Award nominated Dogtooth will also be available through the service, while other titles from Kino Lorber's digital library will premiere during the months to follow.
"Our presence on Hulu will allow us to present our selection of classic and art house films to a new audience seeking an experience beyond the latest blockbuster," says Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. "We spent quite a bit of time working with the Hulu team and are excited about the pipeline of top-tier releases planned for the immediate future."