Kino Lorber Announces its August Home Video Releases

SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 2, 2016
DVD UPC    738329207090
Drama | 2015 | NR | 93 mins
Director: Chloé Zhao
Cast: John Reddy, Jashaun St. John, Taysha Fuller, Travis Lone Hill, Eleonore Hendricks, Irene Bedard

Synopsis: Songs My Brothers Taught Me is a compelling and complex portrait of modern day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that explores the bond between a brother (John Reddy) and his younger sister (Jashaun St. John), who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home. The film sensitively infiltrates isolated Indian Country to offer a rare, modern gaze keenly felt through the eyes of its magnetic non-professional lead actors, providing a universally resonant tale.

5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Interview with director Chloé Zhao, Trailer


DUKHTAR (Silk Road, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 9, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329207984
Blu-ray SRP    $34.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329207991
Drama | 2015 | NR | 93 mins
Director: Afia Nathaniel
Cast: Samiya Mumtaz, Saleha Aref, Mohib Mirza

Synopsis: In the mountains of Pakistan, a young mother's life takes an unexpected turn. Allah Rakhi (Samiya Mumtaz) kidnaps her ten-year-old daughter Zainab (Saleha Aref) to save her from a child marriage to a tribal leader. Their escape is a damning loss of honour for the two families. A deadly hunt begins for them. Desperate for help, Allah Rakhi strikes an unlikely deal with Sohail (Mohib Mirza) a cynical ex-Mujahid truck driver to take them to the city of Lahore. What follows is an epic journey through the sweeping landscape of Pakistan where the search for freedom and love comes with a price.

English Subtitles, Optional 5.1 Surround Sound

Special Features: U.S. Theatrical Trailer, Director's Commentary


THE MOVING CREATURES (Cinema Slate, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 9, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329208271
Drama | 2013 | NR | 97 mins
Director: Caetano Gotardo
Cast: Cida Moreira, Andrea Marquee, Fernanda Vianna, Rômulo Braga, Wandré Gouveia, Henrique Schafer, Gabriel dos Reis, Dagoberto Feliz, Adriana Mendonça, Larissa Siqueira

Synopsis: In Caetano Gotardo's lyrical omnibus film The Moving Creatures, three very different mothers are confronted, through three very different trials-by-ordeal, with the limits of what a mother "just knows". With little fanfare (and not a whiff of the blatant "interconnectedness" often de rigeur among multi-story films), the daily rhythms and textures of three families unfold before us. And at the end of each story, all three mothers emerge from their private crucibles with an understanding - though one that can only be expressed in a way that erupts into the film's very reality.

In the film's first story, a mother (Maria Júlia, played by famed Brazilian actress, singer and performer Cida Moreira), learns about her son's most intimate secret maybe a minute too late. On the second tale, an enigmatically afflicted sound engineer (Eduardo, played by Rômulo Braga) skulks through his day of nausea and confusion, while his wife Silvia (Andréa Marquee) muses on the scope of infant wisdom with a friend, as the two gaze at the former's child. What happens next throws both parents into a state of trauma. The last story follows João (Henrique Schafer) and Ana (Fernanda Vianna), on their preparations to re-encounter their long-lost son.

Special Features:

Two short films written and directed by Caetano Gotardo.
First Pass: the film's original songs performed by Caetano Gotardo.


FOODIES (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 9, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329207106
Documentary | 2014 | NR | 98 mins
Director: Thomas Jackson, Charlotte Landelius, Henrik Stockare

Synopsis: The interest in haute cuisine has grown exponentially. In the globe-trotting documentary Foodies, we enter the world of the most influential people on the food scene - the foodie. They are a subculture of blogging food critics with a mission to eat at the best restaurants on earth. Through our close study, we get access to the world's most exclusive restaurants and get to know a group of slightly bizarre but charming food maniacs.

English Subtitles, Closed Captions, 5.1 Surround Sound


AMOR DE MIS AMORES (Sol y Luna, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 9, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329207113
Comedy | 2014 | NR | 95 min
Director: Manolo Caro
Cast: Sandra Echeverría, Marimar Vega, Sebastían Zurita, Juan Pablo Medina, Erick Elías, Mariana Treviño

Synopsis: Lucía (Sandra Echeverría) and Carlos (Juan Pablo Medina) are about to be married, but when Carlos' best friend doesn't respond to the wedding invitation, Carlos travels from Mexico to Madrid to track him down. In the frenzied wedding preparations in Mexico City, Lucía is distracted and crashes into León (Sebastián Zurita), who is equally distracted by his upcoming nuptials. Now Lucía and Carlos, with only a week until "death do us part," have to figure out who really is the love of their lives.

Mientras Carlos (Juan Pablo Medina) viaja a Madrid en busca de su mejor amigo, Javier (Erick Elias), para que esté presente en su boda, Lucía (Sandra Echeverría), su prometida, atropella por accidente a León (Sebastián Zurita), y de este encuentro nacerá "el amor a primera vista", aunque Lucía no sospecha que él está por casarse en una semana con Ana (Marimar Vega), la que hasta ese momento era "el amor de su vida".

Optional English and Spanish Subtitles, 5.1 Surround Sound


SWEET BEAN (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 9, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329207120
Drama | 2015 | NR | 113 mins
Director: Naomi Kawase
Cast: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida
Synopsis: Sweet Bean is about a delicious red bean paste, the sweet heart of the dorayaki pancakes that Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) sells from his little bakery to a small but loyal clientele. Absorbed in sad memories and distant thoughts, Sentaro cooks with skill but without enthusiasm. When seventy-six-year-old Tokue (Kirin Kiki) responds to his ad for an assistant and cheerfully offers to work for a ridiculously low wage, Sentaro is skeptical about the eccentric old lady's ability to endure the long hours. But when she shows up early one morning and reveals to him the secret to the perfect sweet bean paste, Sentaro agrees to take her on. With Tokue's new recipe, Sentaro's business begins to flourish, but Tokue is afflicted with an illness that, once revealed, drives her into isolation once again.

English Subtitles, 5.1 Surround Sound

Special Features: Lies (2015), a short film by Naomi Kawase, Trailer


STATE OF CONTROL (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 9, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329207137
Documentary | 2015 | NR | 91 min
Director: Christian Johnston, Darren Mann
Synopsis: In the harrowing documentary State of Control, two American filmmakers go undercover in Tibet during a full scale media blackout. Trying to funnel information out of the region, they become targets of surveillance, hotel break-ins, equipment theft, and cyber assault. Forced to flee and return to America, the filmmakers learn the hacking and surveillance they experienced in Tibet has followed them home.

English Subtitles, Closed Captions, 5.1 Surround Sound


BLOODSWORTH: AN INNOCENT MAN (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 16, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329207151
Documentary | 2015 | NR | 82 min
Director: Gregory Bayne
Synopsis: Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man is a documentary memoir recounting Kirk Noble Bloodsworth's remarkable journey through the criminal justice system. An innocent man convicted and sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, Kirk became the first death row inmate exonerated by DNA evidence in the United States. Set against the backdrop of his 2013 battle to repeal the death penalty in the state that sentenced him to death, Bloodsworth: An Innocent Man offers an intimate glimpse into what it is to wake to a living nightmare; an innocent man caught in the perfect storm of injustice.

5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions

Special Features: Alternate Endings, Outtakes, Trailer


THE SPIDERS (Kino Classics, Blu-ray)
Blu-ray Street Date: August 23, 2016
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329089023
Adventure | 1919-1920 | NR | 173 mins
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Carl de Vogt, Ressel Orla, Lil Dagover, Georg John, Rudolf Lettinger

Synopsis: With this exotic adventure film, director Fritz Lang established himself as a master of epic storytelling, a talent that would reach its pinnacle in such monumental films as Metropolis and Die Nibelungen. Influenced by the French serials of Louis Feuillade (Fantômas) and infused with Lang's own fascination with Asian culture, THE SPIDERS follows international adventurer Kay Hoog (Carl de Vogt) in his quest for Incan gold and the precious "Buddha's head" diamond. Along the way, he must contend with an organization of criminal spies known as The Spiders, who will employ any form of treachery, including murder, to snatch the artifacts from his possession.

Original German Intertitles with Optional English Subtitles


THE NYMPHETS (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 23, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329207205
Drama | 2015 | NR | 75 mins
Director: Gary Gardner
Cast: Kip Pardue, Jordan Lane Price, Annabelle Dexter-Jones
Synopsis: Joe, a well-to-do 30-something, encounters two rowdy young girls late one night outside a bar and impulsively invites them back to his loft. The three begin to party hard, and despite their age difference they flirt with reckless abandon, each one eager to provoke the others. When it's revealed that Joe has a girlfriend and that their relationship is on the rocks, the teasing becomes increasingly manic and destructive. As the night escalates, it becomes clear that Joe and the girls will go to great lengths to get their kicks.

5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions


HARD LABOR (Cinema Slate, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 23, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329208288
Drama | 2011 | NR | 99 min
Directors: Juliana Rojas, Marco Dutra
Cast: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima, Gilda Nomacce, Marina Flores, Lilian Blanc, Thiago Carreira, Huga Villavicenzio, Maristela Chelala, Marina Corazza, Thiago Ledier, Guilherme Gorski, Heitor Goldflus, Laerte Késsimos

Synopsis: In HARD LABOR, a middle-class couple slowly succumbs to the allures of entrepreneurship and the horrors of a schizophrenic job market. As Helena (Helena Albergaria) starts a new business venture  (a small grocery store), her white-collar husband Otávio (Marat Descartes) is let go from his job. Determined to stay afloat, Otávio goes on a series of ego-crushing job interviews and is forced to adapt to the needs of a new economy. And Helena, now the family's breadwinner, discovers that the building housing her store has a sinister past. Beautifully translating the evanescent forces of cyber-age economics into a Grand Guignol of kitchen-sink sensibilities, HARD LABOR is unlike any other Brazilian film you've seen in the last decade.

English Subtitles

Special Features:
Making-of video (17:44 mins)

Four Short Films Directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra:
-DOPPELGANGER (15 Mins) - Dir. Juliana Rojas
-WE WERE BORN TODAY, WHEN THE SKY WAS HEAVY WITH IRON AND POISON (17 mins) Directed by Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra
- SUNDAY (2:04 mins) Directed by Marco Dutra
- CONCERT NUMBER THREE (12:43 mins) Directed by Marco Dutra


JANE WANTS A BOYFRIEND (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: August 30, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329207533
Comedy/Drama | 2015 | NR | 101 min
Director: William C. Sullivan
Cast: Eliza Dushku, Louisa Krause, Gabriel Ebert, Amir Arison
Synopsis: Jane Wants a Boyfriend centers around Jane (Louisa Krause, Showtime's Billions) - a bright-eyed young woman in her mid 20s living with autism - and her overprotective, recently engaged older sister Bianca (Eliza Dushku, Buffy the Vampire Slayer). When their parents announce that they are moving from Brooklyn to the suburbs of New Jersey, they propose the sisters move in together. As the two spend more time with each other, the solitary Jane bravely brings up that she wants to find a boyfriend, someone as special as Bianca's fiancé, so Bianca goes on an unpredictable hunt to find Jane the perfect match.

5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions


DESTINY (Kino Classics, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: August 30, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329207182
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329207199
Fantasy | 1921 | NR | 98 min
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, Bernhard Goetzke, Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Hans Sternberg, Erich Pabst, Max Adalbert, Georg John

Synopsis: A dizzying blend of German Romanticism, Orientalism, and Expressionism, Fritz Lang's DESTINY (Der made Tod)  marked a bold step for Lang, away from the conventional melodrama and into the kind of high-concept filmmaking that would culminate in such über-stylized works as Die Nibelungen and Metropolis. DESTINY is a visually ambitious, cinematic allegory in which a young woman (Lil Dagover) confronts the personification of Death (Bernhard Goetzke), in an effort to save the life of her fiancé (Walter Janssen). She is transported to a Gothic cathedral, where lives are represented as burning candles of varying length. Death weaves three romantic tragedies, and offers to unite the girl with her lover, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully-rendered ancient China. Restored by Anke Wilkening on behalf of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, this definitive presentation of DESTINY preserves the original German intertitles and simulates the historic color tinting and toning of its initial release. Accompanying the film is a newly-composed score by Cornelius Schwehr as a commissioned composition by ZDF / ARTE performed by the 70-member Berlin Rundfunk Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Frank Strobel.

German Intertitles with Optional English Subtitles

Special Features: Audio Commentary by film historian Tim Lucas, 2016 Re-release trailer, Comparison of B&W / Color Footage