Kino Lorber Picks Up Raro Video Distribution13 Mar, 2013 By: Chris Tribbey
Independent distributor Kino Lorber has picked up domestic distribution rights for Italy’s Raro, which owns the rights to Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Vanquished, Federico Fellini’s The Clowns and Alberto Lattuada’s The Overcoat, among others.
Kino Lorber will handle physical and digital distribution of Raro Video’s catalog, with the first release (May 28) being the 1974 film Shoot First Die Later. The Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection Vol. 2 will follow June 25 on both DVD and Blu-ray Disc. It includes Naked Violence, Kidnap Syndicate and Shoot First Die Later.
“We could not ask for a better partner than Kino Lorber,” said Raro Video president Stefano Curti. “The company’s experience and expertise will certainly play an integral role in achieving our mission of helping fans of good cinema discover new talents and rediscover overlooked gems.”
Kino Lorber president Richard Lorber added: “We are truly excited to be working with a prestigious company like Raro Video. Our teams share the same deep passion for stylistically bold films that ignore the boundaries between genres and focus instead on visionary filmmaking.”