Kino Lorber Announces its June 2017 Home Video Releases
New York, NY -- May 11, 2017 -- Kino Lorber proudly announces its home video releases for June 2017.
The silent film classic Zaza (1923), starring Gloria Swanson and directed by Allan Dwan, will become available on Blu-ray and DVD on June 6th, featuring a piano score composed and performed by Jeff Rapsis, adapted from the original 1923 cue sheet. Special features include audio commentary by Frederic Lombardi, author of Allan Dawn and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios, and a booklet essay by film historian Imogen Sara Smith.
Two films from the American Film Theatre will be released on Blu-ray in June: The Man in the Glass Booth (available June 6th), directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Maximilian Schell, presented in a new 2K restoration from the original 35mm negative, and Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters (available June 13th), directed by Laurence Olivier and starring Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, and Louise Purnell. Special features on The Man in the Glass Booth include an interview with director Arthur Hiller, an interview with Edie Landau, and "Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera," a promotional film for the American Film Theatre. Special features on Three Sisters include an interview with Alan Bates, and an interview with Edie Landau.
Also available on DVD June 6th is Strike a Pose, a documentary by Ester Gould and Reijer Zwaan, about the experiences of the backup dancers who performed on Madonna's controversial "Blond Ambition" tour in 1990.
Eugène Green's The Son of Joseph becomes available on Blu-ray and DVD June 13th, with La Manière, a documentary on the work of Eugène Green, as a bonus feature. This critically-acclaimed drama, which was an Official Selection of the New York and Berlin Film Festivals, was released theatrically by Kino Lorber, opening at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York before moving on to theatrical engagements in other key national markets.
Streeting on DVD June 20th is the new romantic comedy-drama Amar Akbar & Tony, directed by Atul Malhotra, which follows a Sikh, a Muslim and an Irish Catholic as they each come of age in contemporary London. Special features include behind-the-scenes footage, deleted scenes, premiere footage, and audio commentary with the cast and crew.
Also available on June 20th on Blu-ray and DVD are Julie Taymor's film of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a visually imaginative adaptation of Shakespeare's play which explores the deeper human elements of the play with a darkly poetic approach, and Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary, a documentary by Gay Dillingham exploring these two key figures that shaped a global counterculture revolution.