Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#1526 Post by mteller » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:00 pm

Negativity is kind of the name of the game around here. People fall over each other to be the first to shit on something.

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#1527 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:39 pm

I for one am excited for Bend of the River and can't understand anyone calling it the worst of their collabs. I hope Far Country will follow

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#1528 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:06 pm

mteller wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Negativity is kind of the name of the game around here. People fall over each other to be the first to shit on something.
We haven't shit on you yet. Doesn't that count for something?

In all seriousness, my previous post (like the above comment) was facetious. I didn't think anyone would take it at face value given how ridiculous it was.

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#1529 Post by domino harvey » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:10 pm

mteller wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:00 pm
Negativity is kind of the name of the game around here. People fall over each other to be the first to shit on something.
Oh give me a break. I've said nice things about KL before and will no doubt do so again, but the notion of Thunder Bay as an upper (or even mid) tier Mann/Stewart film is dubious at best. Funnily enough, KL Insider's Top 3 would be mine as well (though not in the same order), so whichever rep posted that and I even have some common ground despite our disagreement

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#1530 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:22 pm

mteller wrote:Negativity is kind of the name of the game around here. People fall over each other to be the first to shit on something.
If you haven’t noticed this is a much more critical forum than the golly gee forums that accept everything as good and peachy. There is nothing wrong with dissenting to works in a directors canon. That’s what makes this place fun and interesting.

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#1531 Post by KJones77 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:44 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:24 pm
hearthesilence wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:13 pm
I'm guessing someone in Universal's licensing department is both an actual cinephile who knows his stuff and an asshole.
Winchester '73 was licensed to someone else. And most likely The Far Country, which was also not available. Not sure why all this negativity toward 2 classic Mann/Stewart films, we're pretty sure all the completists are psyched about these releases.
Don't get it either.

I love Bend of the River. Still need to see The Naked Spur, but it's probably second to me behind The Man from Laramie when it comes to Mann/Stewart.

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#1532 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:04 pm

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:22 pm
mteller wrote:Negativity is kind of the name of the game around here. People fall over each other to be the first to shit on something.
If you haven’t noticed this is a much more critical forum than the golly gee forums that accept everything as good and peachy. There is nothing wrong with dissenting to works in a directors canon. That’s what makes this place fun and interesting.
Plus we all kind of know each other. Familiarity breeds contempt.

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#1533 Post by Gregory » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:06 pm

KJones77 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Don't get it either.

I love Bend of the River. Still need to see The Naked Spur, but it's probably second to me behind The Man from Laramie when it comes to Mann/Stewart.
You still need to see The Naked Spur but you're probably ranking it second among the Mann/Stewart films? I guess I've missed your point.
Kino Insider wrote:Not sure why all this negativity toward 2 classic Mann/Stewart films
Probably because it's unreasonable to slap the overused marketing term "classic" on something and expect that to mean anything to people who've seen the film and have a different appraisal, especially since even the K-L rep acknowledged that Thunder Bay is toward the bottom of the Mann/Stewart films. Maybe completists are psyched, but others may have different views. I'm a Mann completist insofar as I've tried to accumulate as many of his films to my collection as possible, but I am not "psyched" for Thunder Bay. If other completists are, great. That one, Glenn Miller Story, and Strategic Air Command were all projects that Stewart found and asked Mann to direct, and Mann complied. The plot of Thunder Bay alone is ridiculous. The westerns were the real interest in that collaboration.

And obviously differing opinions can help foster discussion. Opinions that are positive about a given thing aren't necessarily preferable to negative opinions about that thing, though of course those who work for the company releasing that thing would probably tend to say otherwise.
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#1534 Post by KJones77 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:13 pm

Gregory wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:06 pm
KJones77 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:44 pm
Don't get it either.

I love Bend of the River. Still need to see The Naked Spur, but it's probably second to me behind The Man from Laramie when it comes to Mann/Stewart.
You still need to see The Naked Spur but you're probably ranking it second among the Mann/Stewart films? I guess I've missed your point.
I don't see what is unclear? For me, it is probably second best in my own personal ranking of only what I have seen from the Mann/Stewart westerns. I mentioned not yet seeing The Naked Spur as a disclaimer since most put it at 1 or 2.

My point is just offering support for Bend of the River. I like the film, one of my favorite of the Mann/Stewart collaborations I've seen. That's literally it.

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#1535 Post by Gregory » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:18 pm

So I guess by "it's probably second" you meant Bend of the River, but I thought you meant The Naked Spur because that film was the subject of that sentence, immediately preceding "it's probably second." Sorry if I misunderstood.

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#1536 Post by tenia » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:44 am

FrauBlucher wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:22 pm
mteller wrote:Negativity is kind of the name of the game around here. People fall over each other to be the first to shit on something.
If you haven’t noticed this is a much more critical forum than the golly gee forums that accept everything as good and peachy. There is nothing wrong with dissenting to works in a directors canon. That’s what makes this place fun and interesting.
It's also likely, considering the current KL releasing pace, that they won't only release consensual classics and masterpieces, so some releases are going to get some flak here or there.
At worst though, this jest has sparked a conversation with people talking about these movies or discussing the Mann / Stewart collaborations so it's certainly not lost.

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#1537 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:36 pm

Coming Soon on Blu-ray!
Separate Releases!
Starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby & Dorothy Lamour

Road to Singapore (1940) - Directed by Victor Schertzinger - with Charles Coburn, Anthony Quinn & Jerry Colonna
Road to Zanzibar (1941) - Directed by Victor Schertzinger - with Una Merkel & Douglass Dumbrille
Road to Morocco (1942) - Directed by David Butler - with Anthony Quinn & Dona Drake
Road to Utopia (1945) - Directed by Hal Walker - with Hillary Brooke, Douglas Dumbrille, Jack La Rue & Robert Benchley

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#1538 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:42 pm

Separate Releases
Hahahaha MSRP for Universal's DVD set: 19.98; MSRP for these Blu-rays: 119.96. Man, way to gouge your customers KL, high five

I don't really care if this does nothing to dispel our forum's reputation of being negative, that is obscene

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#1539 Post by Cash Flagg » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:45 pm

They will doubtless be $8.99 each direct from Kino during one of their regular sales a few months after release. I own a couple hundred KL discs and I’ve never paid more than $11.99 at most for any of them.

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#1540 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 pm

I mean, no one paid $19.98 for the Universal set either. They're still charging ~600% of the DVDs' cost, and knowing that most who will want them will want all of them

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#1541 Post by Gregory » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:06 pm

On a positive note, one release this month (10/30) that should be very interesting is Old Ironsides, a unique silent that's never been out on DVD or Blu-ray until now. For the battle scenes in it, Paramount used a new widescreen process, Magnascope (which may be familiar from the following year's Wings). A box office flop, the film fell into deep obscurity. An earlier film by the same director, The Covered Wagon, came out from Kino earlier this year, though I don't think I've ever seen it.

The original New York Times described the premiere at the Rivoli on Broadway:
As an additional feature of the entertainment, the scene that ended the first half of the picture was a startling surprise, for the standard screen disappeared and the whole stage, from the proscenium arch to the boards, was filled with a moving picture of a replica of Old Ironsides. This brought every man and woman in the audience to their feet and Dr. Hugo Riesenfeld's orchestra and a chorus of voices further stirred the spectators with "Ship of State." Some conception of the magnificent effect of this enlarged screen can be gained from its dimensions, which are 30 by 40 feet, whereas the usual screen...is about 12 by 18. Following the intermission most of the scenes of "Old Ironsides," were depicted by this apparatus

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#1542 Post by domino harvey » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:10 pm

Thanks for the heads-up! I def give props to KL for licensing and putting out silents, even when it seems like their core audience would prefer more Chuck Norris movies

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#1543 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:37 pm

Coming December 4th on Blu-ray and DVD!

The Puppet Masters (1994) Special Edition
with optional English subtitles

BRAND NEW Special Features:
• AUDIO COMMENTARY by director STUART ORME with film editor David Yardley
• ROBERT A. HEINLEIN: THE PUPPET GRAND MASTER – Documentary with Spectrum literary agency agent Eleanor Wood, author and screenwriter David Gerrold, author Brad Linaweaver and Robert Gleason, the executive editor of Tor/Forge Books and the author of THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
• GET SLUGGED with JULIE WARNER
• STRANGE INVASION with KEITH DAVID
• ALIEN ME, ALIEN YOU with RICHARD BELZER
• LARRY ODIEN PULLS THE STRINGS: The Practical Effects of THE PUPPET MASTERS
• SCIENCE FANTASY AND SOFT-CORE PORN: Limited edition booklet essay by author and literary critic Samuel R. Delany
• NEWLY COMMISSIONED ART by Jacob Phillips
• ANIMATED PHOTO GALLERY – Creature design images
• Limited Edition O-card Slipcase
• Reversible Art
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Stereo Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Note: The DVD release will not feature the booklet essay or the o-card slipcase

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#1544 Post by Fiery Angel » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:44 pm

Damn, for a second I thought it was Hou's "The Puppetmaster."

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#1545 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:46 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:42 pm
Separate Releases
Hahahaha MSRP for Universal's DVD set: 19.98; MSRP for these Blu-rays: 119.96. Man, way to gouge your customers KL, high five

I don't really care if this does nothing to dispel our forum's reputation of being negative, that is obscene
Our previous 2 "Road to" movies were released form $24.95 SRP and so will these. Our every day discount on the website is 40% off, so these will be available at $14.97 each for pre-order. And each one will include at least one extra.

The stand alone DVDs of all 4 films are selling for $10 to $20 each.

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#1546 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:15 pm

Coming December 4th!
First Time on DVD and Blu-ray!

The Black Windmill (1974) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Filmmaker and Historian Mike Siegel
• Interview with Cinematographer Ousama Rawi
• 6 Radio Spots
• Animated Image Gallery
• Reversible Art
• Theatrical Trailer


(1974) Color 106 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG
Screen legend Michael Caine (The Wilby Conspiracy, The Holcroft Covenant, The Whistle Blower) is a British secret agent targeted for death by friend and foe alike in this riveting tale of mystery and suspense directed by the great Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, Charley Varrick, Madigan). This breathless story of international intrigue finds a determined Caine taking up the revenge trail when ruthless gunrunners kidnap his young son and demand a king’s ransom in uncut diamonds for the boy’s release. With each new lead Caine’s chilling quest becomes increasingly deadly as he begins to suspect that one of his colleagues is in league with the merciless abductors. Donald Pleasence (Halloween), Clive Revill (Avanti!), John Vernon (The Outlaw Josey Wales), Joss Ackland (White Mischief) and Catherine Schell (The Return of the Pink Panther) are among those involved in the spine-tingling, high voltage chase that ends at the infamous Black Windmill. One of the many highlights of The Black Windmill is the rousing score by composer extraordinaire Roy Budd (Get Carter, Kidnapped).

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#1547 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:25 pm

Coming December 4th on DVD and Blu-ray!

RACE FOR THE YANKEE ZEPHYR (1981) aka Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr
(1981) Color 91 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG
Ken Wahl (The Soldier), Lesley Ann Warren (Cop), Donald Pleasence (The Black Windmill), George Peppard (Cannon for Cordoba) and Bruno Lawrence (The Quiet Earth) co-star in this action-adventure yarn about a group of people in search of a missing plane with a cargo of $50,000,000. Barney (Wahl) and Gilbert (Pleasence) are local hunters with an ancient helicopter who first find the submerged wreck of The Yankee Zephyr. Sally (Warren), who runs a local mission, is persuaded to invest in their search—on the condition that she can tag along. Unbeknownst to them all, Theo Brown (Peppard) and his gang of mercenaries are watching and waiting for their chance to move in on the treasure. Treachery and hilarity go hand in hand as these unlikely soldiers of fortune vie for the vast wealth of The Yankee Zephyr—in this most entertaining and exciting adventure directed by David Hemmings (The Key to Rebecca) with a rousing and memorable score by Brian May (The Road Warrior).
• includes Original Theatrical Trailer

THE REVOLT OF THE SLAVES (1960) aka La rivolta degli schiavi
(1960) Color 102 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
THE REVELS… THE RAVAGES… THE REVOLT OF THE AGES! In this biblical action-adventure, set during the waning years of the Roman Empire, Fabiola (Rhonda Fleming, Jivaro, Bullwhip), the beautiful daughter of a wealthy patrician, falls in love with a Christian slave, Vibio (Lang Jeffries, Alone Against Rome). Veteran writer/director Nunzio Malasomma (15 Scaffolds for a Murderer) directed this epic international hit featuring early performances by Fernando Rey (That Obscure Object of Desire) and Serge Gainsbourg (Je t’aime moi non plus).
• includes Original Theatrical Trailer

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#1548 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:09 pm

Coming December 4th on DVD and Blu-ray!
Brand New HD Master from a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative!

National Lampoon's Class Reunion (1982) with optional English subtitles

• NEW Interview with star Gerrit Graham
• NEW Audio Commentary with director Michael Miller and stunt coordinator Dean Raphael Ferrandini moderated by Filmmaker Douglas Hosdale
• KLSC Trailers

Color 85 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
From National Lampoon and screenwriter John Hughes (Weird Science, National Lampoon’s Vacation) comes this very funny teen horror parody set in the hallowed halls of a boarded-up high school. It's been 10 years since Lizzie Borden High School's class of '72 graduated, and everyone—the preppies, the hippies and the in-crowd—has returned to reminisce over good times past. But classmate Walter Baylor has returned too—with a vengeance. While the rest of the gang is misbehaving at its alma mater, Walter, who was a misunderstood freak then and a certified psychopath now, is still not over a prank played on him a decade ago and out to wreak havoc of a different sort. Roger Corman alumnus Michael Miller (Silent Rage, Jackson County Jail) directed the hilarious cast that includes Gerrit Graham (Used Cars), Michael Lerner (Barton Fink), Miriam Flynn (National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation), Stephen Furst (Up the Creek), Zane Buzby (Up in Smoke), Art Evans (Die Hard 2: Die Harder), Misty Rowe (TV’s When Things Were Rotten), Blackie Dammett (Doctor Detroit), Anne Ramsey (Throw Momma from the Train) with soap opera legend Jacklyn Zeman (General Hospital) and Rock-n-Roll icon Chuck Berry. National Lampoon’s Class Reunion will make you scream and shake... with laughter!

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#1549 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:53 pm

Coming December 11th!

Female on the Beach (1955) with optional English subtitles

Special Features:
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle, moderated by Filmmaker David DeCoteau
• Animated Image Gallery
• Reversible Art
• Theatrical Trailer

B&W 97 Minutes 2.00:1 Not Rated
Screen legend Joan Crawford (Daisy Kenyon) stars as Lynn Markham, a widow who moves into a beach house where the former owner had fallen to her death. What had seemed like an accident turns to suspicion of murder as Lynn finds herself drawn into a torrid affair with a handsome beachcomber (Jeff Chandler, Ten Seconds to Hell) who may be harboring a sinister secret. Wonderfully directed by Joseph Pevney (Foxfire), Female on the Beach is a stylish showcase for Crawford’s intense performance and features a stellar cast that includes Jan Sterling (Man with a Gun), Cecil Kellaway (Marty) and Natalie Schafer (TV’s Gilligan’s Island) in key supporting roles.

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#1550 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:59 pm

Coming December 11th!
First Time on DVD and Blu-ray!

Foxfire (1955) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 92 Minutes 2.00:1 Not Rated
I don’t care what they call you! I only know that you’re all man… and all mine! While vacationing in Arizona, beautiful socialite Amanda Lawrence (Jane Russell, The Outlaw) meets handsome Jonathan Dartland (Jeff Chandler, Man in the Shadow), an engineer at the local copper mine. The whirlwind courtship is culminated in a marriage hotly contested by Amanda’s mother (Frieda Inescort, Pride and Prejudice), who has learned that Dartland is a half-breed Apache Indian. To complicate matters, Amanda impulsively turns for sympathy to Dr. Hugh Slater (Dan Duryea, Scarlet Street), a life-long friend of Dartland’s, who falls in love with her. Stylishly directed by Joseph Pevney (Female on the Beach), Foxfire features a top-notch cast that includes Mara Corday (Tarantula!) and Barton MacLane (The Maltese Falcon).

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