Tag Archives: Kino Lorber

Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Part 5 (A Milder Sort of Macabre Edition)

“Chandu the Magician” (1932, Kino Lorber) Who can save the world from the arch-villain Roxor (Bela Lugosi)? Only one man – Chandu the Magician (Edmund Lowe), who pits his mastery of mystical arts against Roxor’s death ray. At 71 minutes, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Part 4 (Screaming Zombie Shark Edition)

“Chosen Survivors” (1974, Kino Lorber) Grim sci-fi thriller about a cross-section of humanity which rides out the nuclear holocaust, only to fall victim to vampire bats that live in the caverns just outside their sleek underground bunker. The script by … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Part 3

“Beware! The Blob” (1972, Kino Lorber) That gelatinous eating machine, the Blob, returns for this curious sequel directed by actor Larry Hagman. Oil worker Godfrey Cambridge accidentally thaws the Blob – frozen in Arctic ice since its debut opposite Steve … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Documentary Roundup – Holy Roller Hot Rat Dragon Confidential Edition

12 a.m. – “Marjoe” (1972, Cinedigm) In this Oscar-winning documentary, child preacher turned rock and roll styled evangelist Marjoe Gortner takes his final tour of Pentacostal revival meetings across the United States, accompanied by an undercover documentary crew intent on … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Mystery Silent Theater Double Bill

12 a.m. – “Two Knights of Vaudeville”/”Scar of Shame” – Comedy/Melodrama (1915/1929, Kino Lorber) Two selections from Kino Lorber’s remarkable, five-disc “Pioneers of African-American Cinema,” which showcases the largely unsung work of black artists in front of and behind the … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Gene Wilder Tribute – “The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother”

(1975, Kino Lorber) Gene Wilder made his directorial debut with this relentlessly silly comedy about the efforts of the Great Detective’s younger, more excitable but equally brilliant sibling, Sigerson (played by Wilder), to retrieve important state secrets before they fall … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Super ’70s Shock Show Double Feature

12 a.m. – “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” – Science Fiction/Horror (1978, Shout Factory) Health Department workers Donald Sutherland and Brooke Adams discover – far too late – that the reason for their fellow San Francisco residents’ strange behavior isn’t … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Hot and Cool ’70s Crime Double Feature

Midnight – “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” – Thriller (1974, Kino Lorber) Gritty and witty hostage thriller with Walter Matthau in full hangdog mode as a New York City Transit Authority cop who becomes the primary contact – … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night Black and White Crime Wave, Part 2 (Clearinghouse of Mystery Edition)

12 a.m. “Key Largo” – Crime Drama (1948, Warner Archives Collection) Embittered WWII vet Humphrey Bogart travels to Florida to pay his respects to Lionel Barrymore, the father of his late service pal. A hurricane forces Bogey to take shelter … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Programmer’s Notes – Binge Watching as Patriotic Duty, Part 2 (Post July 4th Edition)

“Five Miles to Midnight” (1962, Kino Lorber) stars Anthony Perkins and Sophia Loren as an unhappy couple whose martial discord takes a criminal turn when Perkins bullies her into committing insurance fraud. The premise operates on some implausible machinery – … Continue reading

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