Kino Lorber Announces its June 2016 Home Video Releases

Brown Bread (Alive Mind Cinema, DVD)
DVD Street Date: June 7, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329205959
Genre    Documentary
Year    2014
Rating    NR
Runtime    87 min
Director: Sarah Gross

Synopsis: In the green rolling wine country north of San Francisco, an unusual group gathers. They will spend a week together in the hills, the first family reunion since they all left home over twenty years ago. At the dinner table they look like the American dream of integration: a colorful mix of races joining hands to celebrate their parents' golden wedding anniversary. It all started with a vision. Integrating children of poverty and children of privilege, black and white under one roof, made this family what it is today. Scenes from the family reunion are interwoven with images from their home lives: a professor at Stanford, a manual laborer, an entrepreneur in debt. How do they bridge the differences of race and class which divide them? Their ability to laugh and to love across boundaries of social and racial division made this family possible. But their differences still drive them apart. Even today at the ranch, overcoming distance is the central struggle.

Special Features: Outtakes, Trailer


Gold (Kino Classics, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray & DVD Street Date: June 14, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329205799
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329205805
Genre    Science Fiction
Year    1934
Rating    NR
Runtime    117 min
Director: Karl Hartl
Cast: Hans Albers, Brigitte Helm, Michael Bohnen, Friedrich Kayssler

Synopsis: A rare science fiction film made in National Socialist Germany, Karl Hartl's GOLD is a high-tech thriller dramatizing the ongoing war between scientific progress and corporate greed (resurrecting some of the themes and spectacle of Fritz Lang's Metropolis). Hans Albers stars as Professor Holk, an idealistic scientist developing the process of atomic fracturing, constructing an enormous electrical device to transform common lead into gold. When the operation is sabotaged by corporate rivals, resulting in the death of Holk's mentor (Friedrich Kayssler), Holk must accept the backing of a ruthless English businessman, John Wills (Michael Bohnen), whose interest in atomic fracturing is purely economic. Though he makes a deal with the devil, in order to continue his research, Holk recognizes it as a golden opportunity-not for a paycheck, but for payback-and plots to destroy Wills's titanic gold-making machinery. While Holk enacts his revenge, he captures the interest of the millionaire's rebellious daughter (Brigitte Helm, Metropolis), who is enthralled by the scientist's vision and integrity. GOLD is not only a handsomely-produced drama of corporate espionage, it also reveals the ways in which English and American culture was subtly condemned in films made under the Third Reich.

Invitation to Dance (Alive Mind Cinema, DVD)
DVD Street Date: June 14, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329203580
Genre    Documentary
Year    2014
Rating    NR
Runtime    85 min
Directors: Christian Von Tippelskirch, Simi Linton

Synopsis:
Invitation to Dance is an eye-opening insider's account of disability in 21st century America. At age 23, Simi Linton was injured while hitchhiking to Washington to protest the war in Vietnam. Suddenly a young disabled college student, she confronted discrimination she couldn't have imagined before. Simi emerges as a resourceful activist, and in time realizes that love, sexuality, and dance can once again be central to her life.


Special Features: Deleted Scene, Interview with the Directors

 

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: June 14, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329205966
Genre    Drama
Year    2013
Rating    NR
Runtime    99 min
Director: Sam Fleischner
Cast: Andrea Suarez Paz, Jesus Sanchez-Velez, Azul Zorrilla, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Tenoch Huerta Mejía

Synopsis: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors is the story of Ricky (Jesus Sanchez-Velez), an autistic 13-year-old who runs away from home and discovers a new world on the NYC subway. His mother Mariana (Andrea Suarez Paz), an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, starts a panicked search of their neighborhood in Rockaway Beach with the help of a local shopkeeper. But as days pass with no sign of her son, and with Hurricane Sandy bearing down, the divisions the family has tried to ignore are brought to light. Stand Clear of the Closing Doors is a beautiful and moving New York City story, and one with an eye-opening view of life on the autism spectrum.

Special Features: Jesus Sanchez-Velez: Character Study by Sam Fleischner, Trailer

 

Crimson (Redemption, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 14, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329206956
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329206963
Genre    Horror
Year    1973
Rating    NR
Runtime    89 min
Director: Juan Fortuny
Cast: Paul Naschy, Silvia Solar, Olivier Mathot, Evelyne Scott, Victor Israel, Roberto Mauri, Claude Boisson

Synopsis: Eurocult icon Paul Naschy (Frankenstein's Bloody Terror) stars as a criminal gang leader who undergoes a radical surgery in Juan Fortuny's 1973  thriller CRIMSON.  When a jewel heist goes awry, Jack Surnett (Naschy) and his fellow thieves take shelter at the home of a scientist experimenting in brain replacement. Through the surgical finesse of the doctor's wife (Silvia Solar), Surnett is restored to health, but suffers irresistible pangs of bloodlust-and conventional lust as well-after the brain of a criminal known as "The Sadist" (Roberto Mauri) is grafted onto his own. This Redemption edition includes both the U.S. release version (English dubbed) as well as the extended international version (French with optional English subtitles), which features additional (sexually provocative) footage.

Special Features: Mastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements, Standard 89-minute version and the complete, more sexually explicit 98-minute version, Audio commentary by horror film historian Richard Harland Smith


Dream/Killer (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329205973
Genre    Documentary
Year    2015
Rating    NR
Runtime    109 min
Director: Andrew Jenks

Synopsis: When teenager Ryan Ferguson was wrongly arrested for the brutal murder of a local journalist, he assumed that the law would run its course and he'd soon be released. But it turned out to be only the beginning of a long nightmare involving corrupt police, judges and attorneys - resulting in years of unjust incarceration. Told through the eyes of Ryan's devoted father, whose persistent amateur sleuthing saved his son from a life- time in prison, Dream/Killer is a case with more twists and turns than a Dickens novel, and one that reveals innumerable, disturbing issues in the American justice system.

 


Fastball (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329206260
Blu-ray SRP    $34.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329206277
Genre    Documentary
Year    2015
Rating    NR
Runtime    86 min
Director: Jonathan Hock
Cast: Kevin Costner, Derek Jeter, Denard Span

Synopsis: The essence of baseball is the primal battle between the pitcher and the batter, a magical moment only 396 milliseconds in the making. The mysteries and memories of baseball's greatest heroes are revealed in Fastball, as it features interviews with dozens of former players, from legendary Hall-of-Famers to up-and-coming All-Stars, including Hank Aaron, Nolan Ryan, and Derek Jeter, with narration by Kevin Costner (Field of Dreams). Fastball is peppered with archival footage of baseball's greatest moments, plus original high-speed 4K footage and motion graphics that unlock the secrets hidden within a ball traveling over 100 mph. While players, historians, and scientists might disagree on who was actually the fastest pitcher in history - and yes, the film does the physics and concludes with a clear verdict - Fastball tells the story of the game itself.

Special Features: Extended Interviews, Hall of Fame Outtakes, Steve Dalkowski Extended Scene


Rabin, The Last Day (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329205980
Blu-ray SRP    $34.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329205997
Genre    Drama
Year    2015
Rating    NR
Runtime    156 min
Director: Amos Gitai
Cast: Yitzhak Hizkiya, Pini Mittelman, Michael Warshaviak

Synopsis: On the evening of Saturday, November 4th, 1995, Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated with three bullets at the end of a political rally in the center of Tel-Aviv. His killer, apprehended at the scene, was a 25-year-old student (and observant Jew). The following investigation reveals a frightening world that made this killing possible: a subculture of hate fueled by hysterical rhetoric, paranoia and political intrigue. In Rabin, The Last Day, acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai (Kadosh) masterfully combines staged re-enactments with actual news footage of the shooting (and its aftermath) to create a thought-provoking political thriller.

 

Just Gender (Alive Mind Cinema, DVD)
DVD Street Date: June 28, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329206932
Genre    Documentary
Year    2013
Rating    NR
Runtime    95 min
Director: George Zuber
Cast: Angelica Ross, Cecilia Chung, Alison Laing, Bebe Neuwirth (Narrator)

Synopsis: JUST GENDER is the most comprehensive film ever made on the topic of alternative gender identity and gender expression. It is also a passionate cry for social justice for transgender people. Told through personal stories, JUST GENDER provides a substantial journey into the wide spectrum of experiences and situations that make up this community, from childhood to adulthood, from family life to work, to marriage, and to social life. JUST GENDER is a frank examination of the extremes of discrimination perpetrated against transgender people, as well as a celebration of the acceptance and support that restores joy and productivity to their lives. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth (Madame Secretary, Cheers).

Special Features: Extended Interviews, Trailer