The Von Sternberg title was listed in this press release from last August.
COMPANY LAUNCHES KINO LORBER REPERTORY, NEW LABEL SPECIALIZING IN RESTORATIONS AND THEATRICAL RELEASES OF CLASSIC AND CULT TITLES
New York, NY – August 29, 2016 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce the creation of a theatrical repertory label dedicated to releasing restored classics and sought-after cult films, as well as acquiring new catalog titles and tapping onto the company’s long-curated library of over 1,500 titles.
Kino Lorber Repertory starts with a mandate to re-release 10 to 12 titles a year in select theaters nationwide, allowing these important works of cinema to connect with audiences in the theatrical space. All titles will eventually become available on home media and digital outlets, via Kino Lorber’s already existing relationships with all key digital and physical media partners.
The label will be curated by Jonathan Hertzberg, the company’s Director of Repertory Sales and Acquisitions. Hertzberg will also spearhead the label’s sales and marketing efforts, under CEO Richard Lorber and Senior VP Wendy Lidell. “Kino Lorber Repertory will give us a dedicated spotlight for our ever-growing list of classics and cult films, and also remind exhibitors and audiences of the many wonderful, historically-significant titles already in our catalog,” Hertzberg says.
The label’s first release, slated for September, 2016, is the “Canuxploitation” favorite The Pit, a 1981 horror film that has built up a sizable cult audience over the years. It will play in Alamo Drafthouse cinemas, as well as other venues, nationwide in October, leading up to its Blu-ray premiere on the Kino Lorber Studio Classics label.
Following this release is Philip Kaufman’s The Wanderers, the beloved 1979 gang drama based upon Richard Price’s debut novel. The Wanderers will premiere in Kaufman’s home town of San Francisco in November, followed by dates in New York and around the country, with several of these screenings featuring the direct involvement of Kaufman, Price, Karen Allen and other key members of the production.
Both re-releases are based on new 2K restorations sourced from archival materials.
Future titles on the Kino Lorber Repertory slate will be a Lina Wertmuller retrospective with seven titles, including new restorations of Seven Beauties and Swept Away, Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise and Le Gai Savoir, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s The Return and The Banishment, several new Lobster Films restorations of Buster Keaton favorites, and Josef von Sternberg’s long unavailable final film, Anatahan.