Kino Cult, B-Movie and Cult in streaming for free

Kino Cult, B-Movie and Cult in streaming for free

Kino Cult

Kino Lorber, independent film distributor, is about to launch a free streaming service, called Kino Cult, containing dozens of horror films and classics universally defined as “cult”. Founded under the name of Kino International in 1977, Kino Lorber Inc. is managed by a small team based in New York City. With a library of over 4,000 films, Kino Lorber is one of the leading distributors in international, independent and documentary cinema. In response to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the company launched Kino Marquee, a "virtual cinema" platform whose entrances have supported independent cinemas closed for health reasons.

Now, Kino Lorber is preparing to launch Kino Cult, a free streaming service that showcases cult classics, horror genre milestones and other hidden gems that, without adequate support, risk not being able to reach with ease the ranks of enthusiasts. According to the video trailer posted on Kino Lorber's YouTube channel, Kino Cult boasts "hundreds of hours of curated content" ranging from the artistic to the "haunted house" genre. Kino Cult's offerings will therefore cover a multitude of genres, including horror, drive-in movies, comedies, science fiction and short films, adding new titles every month.

The Kino Cult library will contain recent films, such as for example A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) by Ana Lily Amirpour and Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos (2009), as well as classics such as Metropolis by Fritz Lang (from 1927 and which you can find via this Amazon link). The different categories that can be selected from the site include topics such as "Flashback of the 70s and 80s", "Occult", "Hardboiled Horror" and "Golden Age Exploitation", also highlighting works by specific directors, such as Mario Bava and Jesús Franco.

Kino Cult, in the plans, will be completely free and available both from the web and on mobile devices. The service will also bea> able to sync with Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and other video on demand apps. With its focus on genre favorites, Kino Cult joins the ranks of more niche streaming services, such as Shudder and Crunchyroll.

“Kino Cult, will stream cinema's darkest and most visionary terrors midnight, directly to your home, ”says Richard Lorber, CEO of Kino Lorber. The library of the service, based on 40 years of auteur cinema and exceptional B-Movies, will provide every fan of the genre, especially horror and science fiction, with an impressive catalog of titles to choose from, including semi-unknown pearls. and other rare titles to find. All in HD and, above all, for free.

This, for fans of B-Movies of all levels, can only be one of the best news !!

“Kino Cult”: New Free Streaming Service Delivers the Midnight Movie Experience

Kino Lorber recently announced that they have partnered with Giant Pictures to launch Kino Cult, the new free ad-supported streaming destination for genre lovers of horror and cult films.

Featuring hundreds of hours of curated, theatrically released films all in High Definition, with new titles added monthly, Kino Cult launched widely in the U.S. and Canada on October 1st, 2021 across web, mobile devices and connected TVs, with VOD apps on all major devices such as Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google TV, iOS, Android, and more.

From the art house to the haunted house, the channel will dive deep into unapologetically weird genre cinema. It’ll blend recent art house discoveries fresh from cinemas with high-quality restorations of notorious grindhouse gems.

For a taste of what awaits you, check out the video below!

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Kino Lorber brings 40 years of experience as a leading theatrical and home entertainment distributor of award-winning international and American indie films to Kino Cult. The focus will be on the wild and the weird of genre cinema. Horror consistently ranks among the top VOD genres, serving a fanbase that is strong, loyal and engaged. Kino Cult plans to super-serve this audience with a catalog of hundreds of titles, many of which are streamable for the very first time. They’ll all be available in HD and all completely free for genre fans. The channel will offer the best in cult cinema across action, horror, comedy, and sci-fi, both new and rare vintage hits of genre cinema, and ensuring that adventurous movie fans will have access to films that have not been easy to find in the streaming age.

Giant Pictures, a leader in the Free Ad-Supported (FAST) channels space, is the technology partner for Kino Cult, responsible for the device apps, channel distribution and ad-tech in the new venture.

“Kino Cult will stream the darkest thrills of visionary midnight cinema to fans at home,” says Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber. “With our vast library built over 40 years and key partner labels in many genre specialties, we have enormous potential to hyper serve genre audiences, the most passionate of all film lovers, with a selection of both new and rare films that they can’t find anywhere else, in incandescent HD. You no longer need to live in a big city with a great repertory theater to have access to the kind of curated cult gems we’re able to offer now for free!”

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“Kino Lorber has been steadily assembling a massive library of deliciously strange cinema, and we are delighted to unveil it in one destination,” says Kino Cult curator and Senior VP Bret Wood, “And this is only the beginning. Playfully curated and continually expanding, Kino Cult is a cinematic funhouse where both devoted genre fans and curious viewers will find the films they love, while getting the chance to expand their palettes toward something more exotic.”

Among the recent cult treasures, Kino Cult is excited to offer theatrical hits like director Ana Lily Amirpour’s visionary black-and-white vampire film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night; Academy Award®-nominated Dogtooth, a bizarre and absurdist comedy directed by Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite); Lynchian occult nightmare Welcome To The Circle; South Korean neo-noir crime thriller Beasts Clawing at Straws; Guy Maddin’s phantasmagoric ode to lost cinema The Forbidden Room; the heartfelt and oddball comedy Chained for Life starring Jess Weixler (Teeth) and Adam Pearson (Under the Skin); and weird and stunning Western Let The Corpses Tan, all available to stream free without a subscription for the first time.

Those looking to add some European flavor to their horror this Halloween season can dive into the films of macabre master Mario Bava, like A Bay of Blood, Black Sabbath and Black Sunday; the vampire films of Jean Rollin; as well as the strange obsessions of filmmaker Jess Franco in films like Daughter of Dracula, The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (previously unavailable!), Female Vampire, and more. Examples of curated categories include Golden Age of Exploitation, ’60s espionage films in Crime & Suspense, ’70s and ’80s Flashback, witchcraft and devil worship in Occult.

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Following the launch of the VOD apps, Kino Cult will also launch as a linear channel experience. Its free ad-supported programming will run 24/7 across multiple streaming devices. An expansion to the library is also planned, to include more genre greatness from other venerated cult labels like American Genre Film Archive, Code Red, Scorpion Releasing, Severin Films, Something Weird, and Vinegar Syndrome. These will be in addition to the current offerings from Kino Lorber partners Artsploitation Films, Palisades Tartan, Raro Video, and Redemption Films.

Download the Kino Cult app in the U.S. and Canada and watch free on Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Google TV, iOS, Android and at 96 1024x576 - "Kino Cult": New Free Streaming Service Delivers the Midnight Movie Experience

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