The average cineaste will know that Kino Video Catalog has been around for quite a while. As with many other catalogs (Critic’s Choice Video and DVD, FACETS.org) much of the fun is in reading the synopses of the various assortment of videos literally covering all cinematic genres.
So you can imagine my excitement when I stumbled upon this collection in my currently Kino Video Catalog mailing:
When you select the individual titles make sure to scroll to the bottom and you can enjoy a little “trailer” of the videos.
On a more sombre note, there was another video that I discovered:
At first I thought it would be cool to have the video. My father then doused my spirits be telling me that these videos (he watched as a student during the 1950s and 1960s) were actually quite graphic. Further reading of the catalog description bears this out. According to the catalog, may a student was left quite traumatized by what they experienced watching these “educational and enlightening” videos.
Kino must be aware that they have a real gem on their hands; they have even dedicated an “Official” website to a very niche homage to the educational film genre.