Kino Lorber Announces its September 2016 Home Video Releases

NEON BULL (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 6, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329208011
Blu-ray SRP    $34.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329208028
Drama/2014/NR/103 min
Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Cast: Juliano Zacarré, Alyne Santana, Carlos Pessoa, Maeve Jinkings, Vinícius de Oliveira, Samya de Lavor

Synopsis: Neon Bull is a wild, sensual and transporting experience. Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro's second fiction feature (after August Winds), it takes place within the world of the vaquejada, a demanding traditional style of rodeo in which cowboys attempt to wrest bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores this dangerous job through the eyes of Iremar (Juliano Cazarré), a mysterious and handsome cowboy who cares for the bulls. While riding the roads with the animals and his close-knit circle of outcast friends, he begins to think of a world outside the ring, dreaming of sequins and fabrics and of his desire to become a fashion designer.

5.1 Surround Sound

Special Features: Behind-the-Scenes Featurette, Interview with director Gabriel Mascaro, Trailer

AUGUST WINDS (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray & DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 6, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329208035
Blu-ray SRP    $34.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329208059
Drama/2014/NR/75 min
Director: Gabriel Mascaro
Cast: Dandara de Morais, Geová Manoel dos Santos

Synopsis: Shirley (Dandara de Morais) has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She drives a tractor on a local coconut plantation, loves rock music and wants to be a tattoo artist. She feels trapped in the tiny coastal village. She is involved with Jeison (Geová Manoel dos Santos), who also works on the coconut farm and who free dives for lobster and octopus in his spare time. During the month of August, when tropical storms pound the coastline, a researcher registering the sound of the trade winds emanating from the Intertropical Convergence Zone arrives in their village. The high tides and the growing winds mark the following days of the village and a surprise discovery takes Shirley and Jeison on a journey that confronts them with the duel between life and death, loss and memory, the wind and the sea.

5.1 Surround Sound

BONED (Kino Lorber, DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 6, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329208004
Action Comedy/2013/NR/80 min
Director: Laura Lee Bahr
Cast: Angela Landis, Josh Randall, Bai Ling

Synopsis: When actress/dogwalker Samantha Marlow takes on a dog-napping case that involves her partner getting shot, she must outwit murderous goths, a devilish dominatrix, crooked cops, and a handsome, lying doctor, in order to save a precious Maltese and still make it to her next audition in time.

Closed Captions, 5.1 Surround Sound

CASA GRANDE (Cinema Slate, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 6, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329208295
Drama/2014/NR/114 min
Director: Fellipe Barbosa
Cast: Marcello Novaes, Suzana Pires, Thales Cavalcanti, Alice Melo, Bruna Amaya, Clarissa Pinheiro

Synopsis: Coming-of-age as rude awakening: one high school senior's dawning sexuality is shadowed by the discovery of his upper-class white family's looming financial ruin. Polished and penetrating, Casa Grande renders a sharp social canvas of contemporary Brazil through the eyes of young Jean (Thales Cavalcanti), who struggles with newfound knowledge of his racial and class privilege as he sweetly courts a mixed-race girl from a lower-ranked school than his, and sows his oats with the family's nubile cinnamon-skinned maid. Jean's parents, meanwhile, clutch at straws merely to survive. His father (Brazilian screen staple Marcello Novaes), a failed hedge-fund baron, tries vainly to conceal the true extent of the damage, as his formerly sheltered wife resorts to peddling cosmetics. An international audience favorite, Casa Grande has stirred lively, searching discussion among Brazilians of the often repressed realities of stubborn racial bias and stark income inequality.

DR. MABUSE: THE GAMBLER (Kino Classics, 2-Disc Blu-ray)
Blu-ray Street Date: September 13, 2016
Blu-ray SRP    $39.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329206307
Crime/Mystery/1922/NR/269 mins
Director: Fritz Lang
Cast: Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Aud Egede-Nissen, Gertrude Welcker, Alfred Abel, Bernhard Goetzke

Synopsis: A truly legendary silent film, Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler had a major impact on the development of the crime thriller, building upon the work of the pioneering French film serialist Louis Feuillade (Les Vampires) and firmly establishing it as a significant film genre. This epic two-part tale was originally released as two separate films, respectively subtitled The Great Gambler and Inferno, and that format is reproduced here. The plot revolves around the pursuit of arch fiend Dr. Mabuse, a gambler, hypnotist, master of disguises and all-around criminal mastermind. Mabuse was the prototype for the sort of evil genius super-villains that would later become common in movies, whether it be in the James Bond pictures or in comic book adaptations like Superman and Batman. The film is dominated by the presence of Rudolf Klein-Rogge as Mabuse. A top German actor of the silent era, he is best known today for his performance as the mad scientist Rotwang in Lang's Metropolis. Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler contains many of the elements that were expected from the crime genre at the time, including characters who slip in and out of disguise, mind control, gambling clubs, exotic women, brutal henchmen and unexpected plot twists. Lang's directorial ability to handle such pulp material in a masterful fashion, while also using it as a way to examine the decadence of Germany in the 1920s, reaffirms his status as one of the true greats of the silent era.

German intertitles with optional English subtitles

Special Features: "The Story Behind Dr. Mabuse," a three-part (52-minute) documentary by Hans Günther Pflaum on the making and restoration of the film

THE MEASURE OF A MAN (Kino Lorber, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 13, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329208080
Blu-ray SRP    $34.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329208097
GDrama/2015/NR/91 min
Director: Stéphane Brizé
Cast: Vincent Lindon

Synopsis: In The Measure of a Man Vincent Lindon (Mademoiselle Chambon) gives his finest performance to date as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his search for work. Futile retraining courses that lead to dead ends, interviews via Skype, a workshop critique of his self-presentation by fellow jobseekers; all are mechanisms that seek to break him down and strip him of identity and self-respect. In his award-winning performance, Vincent Lindon is quietly heartbreaking, revealing the soul of the unemployed.

5.1 Surround Sound

Special Features: Interview with Director Stéphane Brizé, Trailer

THE DWARVENAUT (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 13, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329208134
Documentary/2016/NR/83 min
Director: Josh Bishop

Synopsis: The Dwarvenaut gives viewers a glimpse into the visionary mind of Brooklyn-based artist and entrepreneur Stefan Pokorny. Director Josh Bishop weaves together memories of Stefan's tumultuous childhood with his modern day escapades to paint a mesmerizing portrait. An art prodigy obsessed from a young age with the game Dungeons & Dragons, Stefan navigates absurd adventures-from Midwestern game conventions to the canals of Venice to Bushwick dive bars-on a quest to bring his most ambitious miniature sculpture project to life through a multimillion dollar Kickstarter campaign. Part philosopher, part jester, he preaches the virtues of fantasy gaming as a vehicle for uniting the human race on his whimsical, bizarre life's journey.

Closed Captions

Special Features: Audio Commentaries, Deleted Scenes, Kickstarter Videos, Shorts

FISHING NAKED (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 13, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329208073
Comedy/2015/NR/98 min
Director: Pete Coggan
Cast: Bronson Pelletier, Elyse Levesque, Tinsel Korey, Evan Williams, Elaine Miles, Steve Reevis

Synopsis: Fishing Naked is an outrageously funny comedy of mythic proportions. Two buddies (Evan Williams and Twilight's Bronson Pelletier) want to drive tourists away from their fly fishing river paradise, so they devise some Bigfoot hoaxes that quickly get out of hand. They stumble upon two gorgeous trust-fund chicks (Elyse Levesque, Stargate Universe and Tinsel Korey, Twilight), and the foursome join up to take the gags to the next level. From Sasquatch suits and YouTube pranks to a giant fake spaceship, their hoaxes start to backfire: attracting attention rather than scaring off tourists. As TV crews, the FBI, and even an extraterrestrial visitor descend upon their pristine mountain community, these four pranksters are quick to respond...they get baked and go fishing.

5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions

SECRETO DE CONFESIÓN (Sol y Luna, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 13, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329208103
Thriller/2013/NR/97 min
Director: Henry Rivero
Cast: Juan Pablo Raba, Marlon Moreno, Luigi Sciamanna, Eglantina Zingg

Synopsis: In the high-octane thriller Secreto de Confesión an emotionally distressed cop will risk his life trying to solve the case of a massacre perpetrated by a vicious gang. The gang is led by a corrupt senator, who is suspected of hiring an enigmatic assassin to get rid of all the witnesses, and the cop intends to stop him. The assassin goes to church and confesses his crimes to a priest, before telling him he intends to kill him as well. A psychological game breaks out between the assassin and the priest, who must decide whether to break the seal of confession in order to save his life, or validate the confession and die as a martyr.

Un atormentado policía arriesgará su vida por hacer justicia, investigando junto a una agobiada periodista, una red del crimen organizado que involucra a un senador corrupto, quien es sospechoso de contratar a un enigmático asesino para eliminar a los testigos de una masacre indígena. En un giro sorpresivo el asesino entra a un confesionario y le revela a un sacerdote que planea matarlo; desatándose un juego psicológico entre el asesino y el clérigo, quien se debate entre violar el sigilo sacramental para salvar su vida o validar la confesión y morir como mártir.

5.1 Surround Sound, Optional English and Spanish Subtitles

NO SÉ SI CORTARME LAS VENAS O DEJÁRMELAS LARGAS (Sol y Luna, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 13, 2016
DVD SRP    $19.95
DVD UPC    738329208110
Comedy Drama/2013/NR/102 min
Director: Manolo Caro
Cast: Ludwika Paleta, Luis Ernesto Franco, Luis Gerardo Méndez, Raúl Méndez, Zuria Vega, Rossy de Palma

Synopsis: In the chaos of Mexico City, couple Julia & Lucas, best friends Aaron & Nora, and Spanish world traveler Lola all live in the same building. The five tenants lead somewhat depressing lives until an ex-soccer player called Felix moves into the vacant apartment of their building. As Felix attempts to bond with his neighbors, the previously boring and distant dynamic between the tenants becomes a tangle of secrets, confrontations and laughter.

En medio del caos de la Ciudad de México, en un edificio viven Julia y Lucas, Aarón y Nora y por último Lola. Estos viven vidas de sueños destrozados y aplastados, pero viven en paz. Todo cambia cuando Félix se muda al departamento vacante. Este trata de conocer a sus vecinos y esto cambia la dinámica de las vidas de nuestros personajes.

5.1 Surround Sound, Optional English and Spanish Subtitles

MAI-CHAN'S DAILY LIFE: THE MOVIE; BLOODY CARNAL RESIDENCE
(Redemption, Blu-ray and DVD)
Blu-ray and DVD Street Date: September 20, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329208158
Blu-ray SRP    $29.95
Blu-ray UPC    738329208165
Horror/2014/NR/63 min
Director: Sato Sade
Cast: Koshi Ann, Akane Miyako, Maruyama Shogo, Roman Soako

Synopsis: Based on the popular manga by Uziga Waita, MAI-CHAN'S DAILY LIFE is a diabolical dark comedy that takes fetish violence to shocking new extremes. A young woman, Miyako (Akane Miyako) responds to an advertisement for a live-in maid, and is given a job alongside the playfully alluring Mai-chan (Koshi Ann). Miyako quickly learns that housecleaning is the least of her duties, as the master (Maruyama Shogo) and his wife (Roman Soako) use the maids as toys in their unbridled erotic fantasies. Since Mai-chan possesses the uncanny ability to recover from any injury, no matter how severe, every violent desire is indulged, and Miyako soon finds herself actively involved in Mai-chan's horrific destruction (and miraculous resurrection).

Special Features: Original Trailer, "Waita's Daily Life," a two-part documentary of behind-the-scenes footage (31 Min.)

COLLIDING DREAMS (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 20, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329207168
Documentary/2015/NR/134 min
Director: Oren Rudavsky

Synopsis: Colliding Dreams is a feature-length documentary on one of today's most explosive issues - the question of Zionism and the Israel-Palestine conflict. The film is a searching and dramatic exploration of the dream of a Jewish state and its impact on both Jews and Arabs, unfolding across the broad canvas of one hundred fifty years of history from 19th century Europe to the modern Middle East. Told through the remarkable lives and voices of Jews and Palestinians living in the Middle East today, Colliding Dreams weaves together past and present, ideas and passions, wars and peace talks, brilliant minds with the voices of ordinary citizens to develop a film portrait of sensitivity and depth like none before of the story of Zionism and its controversies.

5.1 Surround Sound, Deleted Scenes, Trailer

SUNDAY BALL (Cinema Slate, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 20, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329208301
Documentary/2015/NR/70 min
Director    Eryk Rocha

Synopsis: Eryk Rocha's Sunday Ball focuses on a 14-team, annual soccer championship among favela teams in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Set in the Sampaio neighborhood (close to the Maracanã Stadium, where the 2014 World Cup final was held), the film brings audiences up-close to a final match between two rival teams: Geração (from the Matriz favela) and Juventude (from the Sampaio favela). By rejecting the talking-heads approach and the much-too-common tactical view of the game, Rocha enters into the world of soccer from a sensorial and yet, socially grounded perspective. Here, the players' experiences take center stage, even informing a sound design that mixes noises from the match with music from Puccini, Wagner, Heitor Villa-Lobos, along with an original score composed by Jorge Amorim. As such, Sunday Ball is the very antithesis of a straightforward sports documentary. As a great number of open fields previously used for soccer practice have been bought by real estate investors, it becomes clear that Mr. Rocha's cinema is also an expression of an endangered Brazilian form of bonding and sociality - giving the film an extra layer of significance.

CHASING THE DEVIL (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 27, 2016
DVD SRP    $24.95
DVD UPC    738329208066
Horror/2013/NR/83 min
Director: Mark Haber
Cast: Tim Phillipps, Vivian Dugré, Chris Yule, Cory Knauf, Ary Katz, Colleen Donovan, Stephan Smith Collins, Challen Cates

Synopsis: The mysterious suicide of Patrick McCord's sister prompts him to enlist paranormal investigators to look into her death, and unwittingly brings the wrath of an evil entity upon them, leaving their found footage as the only survivor.

5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions

A DANGEROUS GAME: DONALD TRUMP VS. THE ENVIRONMENT (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 27, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329209391
Documentary/2014/NR/97 min
Director    Anthony Baxter

Synopsis: A Dangerous Game is an explosive documentary from filmmaker and investigative reporter Anthony Baxter (You've Been Trumped), which examines the eco-impact of luxury golf resorts around the world. Featuring exclusive interviews with Alec Baldwin, Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Donald Trump, the film takes viewers on a globe-spanning journey to a World Heritage site in Croatia; the extravagant desert city of Dubai, the explosion of new but supposedly illegal courses in China and back to the filmmaker's native Scotland, where Donald Trump continues his controversial building.

Closed Captions

Special Features: Interviews with Alec Baldwin, Robert Kennedy, Jr., and Donald Trump, 30 minutes of Free Bonus Features

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO (Kino Lorber, DVD)
DVD Street Date: September 27, 2016
DVD SRP    $29.95
DVD UPC    738329206031
Documentary/2015/NR/88 min
Director: Alexandra Shiva

Synopsis: A first kiss, a first dance. These are the rites of passage of American youth that hold the promise of magic, romance and initiation into adulthood. For kids from all walks of life, these first steps toward intimacy are at once exciting and terrifying. For some teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum, the transition can be nothing less than paralyzing. In Columbus, Ohio, a group of young people with an array of developmental challenges prepares for an iconic event - a spring formal dance. They spend 12 weeks confronting and practicing their social skills as they prepare for the big event, to be hosted at a local disco. Working with their trusted psychologist, they deconstruct fear and larger-than-life social anxiety one step at a time by picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom. How to Dance in Ohio is a story of the universal human need to grow, connect and belong as uniquely dramatized by individuals facing the deepest struggle toward social survival.

5.1 Surround Sound, Closed Captions

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Trailer