Tag Archives: Kino Lorber

Movies Till Dawn: Under the Radar (Rarely Seen, Forgotten or Hard to Find)

“Under the Silver Lake” (2018, Lionsgate) Grimy, idle Angeleno Andrew Garfield looks into the disappearance of his come-hither neighbor (Riley Keough) and falls headlong into a web of underground death cults, pet serial killers, and cryptic signs and portents on … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: #MonsterSquadGoals

“The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires” (1974, Shout! Factory) Professor Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) joins a family of Chinese martial artists in their fight against a vampire cult led by his old nemesis, Count Dracula. Hammer Films capped their … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Son of (Mostly) New Movies

“A Vigilante” (2018, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Domestic violence survivor Olivia Wilde provides a unique service to others like her: she removes their abusers from their lives with a brutality matching, or surpassing their own. Potent and timely mix of steely-eyed … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Bride of (Mostly) New Movies

“On the Basis of Sex” (2018, Universal Home Video/Focus Features) Tracing the arc of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) from Harvard Law School to the groundbreaking discrimination case that would pave her way to the Supreme Court. Directed and penned … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Strikes Again

“Zachariah” (1971, Kino Lorber) Cowboy naifs John Rubenstein and Don Johnson vie to be the most fearsome gunfighter in an Old West where rock groups and gurus share space with sagebrush and six-guns. Enthusiastically freaky “electric” Western, based loosely on … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Revenge of (Mostly) New Movies

“Tyrel” (2018, Magnolia Home Entertainment) Tyler (Jason Mitchell, “Straight Outta Compton”) is the only African-American guest invited to a birthday celebration that grows more chaotic as the weekend wears on. Comparisons to “Get Out” are obvious, but don’t quite fit … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Thrills and Chills

“Double Dragon (Special Collector’s Edition)” (1994, MVD Rewind Collection) In a post-apocalyptic, partially submerged Los Angeles, brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee (future Iron Chef America Chairman Mark Dascascos and Scott Wolf) must keep one half of a magical medallion out … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More (Mostly) New Movies

“Bohemian Rhapsody” (2018, 20th Century Fox) Blessed with boundless confidence, stratospheric vocal ability and (reportedly) additional incisors (“extra teeth means extra range”), Indian-British Farrokh Bulsara scales the heights and plumbs the depths of ’70s rock as Freddie Mercury, singer for … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: New Year, (Mostly) New Movies Part 2

“Suspiria” (2018, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Timid American dancer Dakota Johnson enrolls at a prestigious dance school in Germany, where her training by a formidable Tilda Swinton gradually reveals a more sinister intent. Like last year’s “Hereditary” and “Mandy,” this audacious … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: High Tension for the Holidays 2018

“Await Further Instructions” (2018, Dark Sky Films) Fractious British family discovers that their tense holiday celebration has become more unpleasant due to an unseen force that issues increasingly violent demands through their television set. An appropriately nasty parable for nasty, … Continue reading

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