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October 11, 2021 6:23 AM   Subscribe

KinoCult is the new website from Kino-Lorber -- offering free films to stream, including works from Mario Bava, Stanley Kubrick, Fritz Lang, and more. Horror, occult, exploitation, shorts, sci-fi, documentaries.... Who'll be the first to put How to Take a Bath on FanFare?
posted by dobbs (21 comments total) 64 users marked this as a favorite
 
Who'll be the first to put How to Take a Bath on FanFare?

I'll leave that to someone else this morning, but feel free to compare/contrast with Guy Maddin's "How to Take a Bath".
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 6:45 AM on October 11 [3 favorites]


Bookmarked so hard.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:49 AM on October 11 [2 favorites]


In the How to Take a Bath, I liked how she took off her dinner high heels -- in order to put on her house-slipper high heels.
posted by Dip Flash at 7:18 AM on October 11


Appears to be blocked for my region [Europe].
posted by chavenet at 7:42 AM on October 11


Appears to be blocked for my region [Europe].

Yes, I imagine Kino-Lorber only has North American rights to the films. I was surprised it worked in Canada.
posted by dobbs at 7:55 AM on October 11


I was surprised it worked in Canada.

I believe Kino has North American rights on all of these titles which is the usual problem with discrepancies between streaming services in the US and Canada (the Canadian Criterion Channel for instance is missing a handful of titles due to rights issues). It is also the reason for being blocked in the Europe.
posted by Ashwagandha at 8:07 AM on October 11


This looks great! Among things it's showing me right away, the standouts for me are A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (very cool Iranian diaspora vampire movie by Ana Lily Amirpour) and The Grapes of Death (intense, creepy, atmospheric 70s zombie flick--a meaningful plot too, which is unusual from the director, known mostly for weird sexploitation movies).
posted by Wobbuffet at 8:21 AM on October 11 [3 favorites]


Ralph and Iris clearly need to move their beds to the other side of the room. They're always fighting because their feng shui is off.

Also, fastest-filling bathtub in the West!
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:23 AM on October 11


house-slipper high heels

Which, upon googling, I have learned are still a thing and widely available.
posted by Dip Flash at 8:25 AM on October 11 [1 favorite]


I've known women of my mother's generation who wore high heels all day, every day, all their adult lives, and were so used to it that they found high-heeled slippers more comfortable.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:29 AM on October 11


My takeaway is that Ralph needs to get his bridge game together. I was as annoyed as Iris was!
posted by freecellwizard at 9:10 AM on October 11 [3 favorites]


Astro-Zombies!
posted by ardgedee at 9:10 AM on October 11 [2 favorites]


Okay, at first I didn't think there was much I would be interested in - I'm not that into horror, and I am not enough of a film buff to recognize most of the initial recommendations - but I found a way to do some quick searches, and they have A Town Called Panic! Great movie.

Look like a ton to explore here.

Thank you for this, dobbs! I am really glad to know about this!
posted by kristi at 9:27 AM on October 11 [4 favorites]


Fox-Lorber was previously known for producing the worst DVD release of any kind in known history - Kurosawa's Ran.
posted by Jessica Savitch's Coke Spoon at 10:48 AM on October 11 [1 favorite]


Outstanding. The Ricky Jay documentary is comfort food to me and I really hope it becomes available. Can't wait to see what else they have to offer!
posted by ApathyGirl at 10:50 AM on October 11 [1 favorite]


Tower is an amazing and harrowing experimental documentary tracing the experiences of the witnesses and victims of the Texas tower shooter in almost real time.
posted by octothorpe at 11:10 AM on October 11


Among things it's showing me right away, the standouts for me are A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (very cool Iranian diaspora vampire movie by Ana Lily Amirpour)

I loved this movie.

I'm able to access a fair bit of Kino Lorber stuff via my Toronto library Kanopy account (that's how I ended up catching A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night), and knowing this exists is a very welcome addition.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:40 PM on October 11


Heterofatalism the porno?
posted by Phalene at 1:06 PM on October 11 [1 favorite]


Feel free to compare/contrast with Guy Maddin's "How to Take a Bath"
I thought the reason Maddin's version of "How to Take a Bath" was in The Forbidden Room in the first place was that the original was a lost film. Does anyone have any info on how it was found?
posted by dannyboybell at 3:52 PM on October 11 [1 favorite]


Curses - foiled again by simple fact that I live in Australia. Someone on Metafilter mentioned Tubi a while back and I've been enjoying the HELL out of that. Such a fine collection of old and terrible horror movies. This would have been right up my alley. *sigh*
posted by ninazer0 at 4:03 PM on October 11 [2 favorites]


(For anyone in AUS / EU etc who is curious, this content is easily accessible with a VPN.)
posted by chappell, ambrose at 3:15 AM on October 12


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