Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#2026 Post by movielocke » Sat May 18, 2019 1:33 am

domino harvey wrote:How have I never heard of this with that cast and crew?
I’m stunned there exist films you have not seen!

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#2027 Post by Kino Insider » Mon May 20, 2019 3:26 pm

Coming July 23rd!
Updated Extras!

Sweet Charity (1969) with optional English subtitles
• Brand New 4K Restoration of the Roadshow Edition
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• A Girl Who Wanted to be Loved: A Booklet Essay by Film Historian Julie Kirgo
• Edith Head’s Costume Design: The Art of Exaggeration – Featurette
• Sweet Charity: From the Stage to the Screen – Featurette
• Sweet Charity: 145-Minute Alternate Version – Newly Restored in 4K
• 5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

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#2028 Post by Kino Insider » Tue May 21, 2019 1:39 pm

Coming August 6th!

The Front Page (1974) with optional English subtitles
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Michael Schlesinger and Mark Evanier
• NEW Interviews with First Assistant Director Howard G. Kazanjian and Assistant to Billy Wilder Rex McGee
• NEW Interview with Actor Austin Pendleton
• Theatrical Trailer


Color 105 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated PG
From Billy Wilder, the legendary director of The Lost Weekend, Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Witness for the Prosecution and One Two Three comes this classic comedy based on the play by Ben Hecht (Notorious) and Charles MacArthur (His Girl Friday) with a screenplay by Wilder and the great I.A.L. Diamond (Irma La Douce). Ruthless newspaper editor Walter Burns (Walter Matthau, Charley Varrick) and his crack ace reporter Hildy (Jack Lemmon, Avanti!) believe together they can cover any story. The only problem is their team is being broken up as Hildy has decided to get married and leave the newspaper business altogether. As Hildy grooms his replacement, his retirement is derailed when the story of the century breaks and all of Chicago is in hot pursuit. The stellar cast includes Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise), Carol Burnett (Annie), Vincent Gardenia (Moonstruck), David Wayne (The Three Faces of Eve), Allen Garfield (Busting), Austin Pendleton (My Cousin Vinny), Charles Durning (O Brother, Where Art Thou?), Herb Edelman (The Odd Couple), Martin Gabel (Marnie), Harold Gould (Love and Death) and Dick O’Neill (The Taking of Pelham One Two Three).

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#2029 Post by dustybooks » Tue May 21, 2019 3:14 pm

I’ve never seen this version but I’m intrigued that Evanier recorded a commentary, not a name I expected to see there...

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#2030 Post by knives » Tue May 21, 2019 3:20 pm

I think Olive previously put it out. It's okay by late Wilder standards, but it's probably the worst version of the play.

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#2031 Post by Kino Insider » Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm

knives wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 3:20 pm
I think Olive previously put it out.
No, they didn't. First time on Blu-ray in the U.S.
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#2032 Post by Kino Insider » Tue May 21, 2019 3:26 pm

Coming August 6th!

A Foreign Affair (1948) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride
• Theatrical Trailer


B&W 116 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
From Billy Wilder, the legendary director of Five Graves to Cairo, Double Indemnity, Some Like It Hot, Irma La Douce and The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes comes this classic comedy that mixes romance with hard-boiled wit in a story about stiff-necked Iowa congresswoman Phoebe Frost (Jean Arthur, Easy Living) mired in jaded postwar Berlin. As she investigates the morale of American troops, she is cynically wooed by fellow Iowan Captain John Pringle (John Lund, The Mating Season), who is trying to cover up his affair with Nazi-tainted chanteuse Erika von Schlütow (Marlene Dietrich, Witness for the Prosecution). In this often amusing and forever endearing film, Wilder peppers the love story with tart dialogue and satiric jabs at Midwestern naïveté. A Foreign Affair features the wonderful character actor Millard Mitchell (Singin’ in the Rain) as Colonel Rufus J. Plummer.

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#2033 Post by knives » Tue May 21, 2019 3:29 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 3:25 pm
knives wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 3:20 pm
I think Olive previously put it out.
No, they didn't. First time on Blu-ray in the U.S.
I was referring to DVD.

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#2034 Post by swo17 » Tue May 21, 2019 3:33 pm

I don't believe Olive ever released it in any format

RIP Film Aficionado

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#2035 Post by knives » Tue May 21, 2019 3:34 pm

The cover's just very Olive-y I guess.

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#2036 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 21, 2019 4:53 pm

Austin Pendleton is a great “Oh, that guy” actor. In addition to his work on Oz, he’s great in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode as a Stephen Hawking stand-in. But that said, I don’t remember who he plays in this at all... though to be fair, all I really remember of the movie is David Wayne’s not very progressive character

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#2037 Post by knives » Tue May 21, 2019 6:09 pm

Wasn't he the guy on death row. The mock turtle?

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#2038 Post by Kino Insider » Tue May 21, 2019 6:47 pm

knives wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 3:34 pm
The cover's just very Olive-y I guess.
What, the original poster art?

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#2039 Post by Kino Insider » Tue May 21, 2019 6:50 pm

Coming August 13th!

Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (1954) In French with optional English subtitles

• A 4K Restoration!
• Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton
• Interview with filmmaker Jean Becker (13:23)
• Interview with actress Jeanne Moreau (4:50)
• Interview with Professor Ginette Vincendeau (7:46)
• Theatrical Trailer


Jacques Becker’s (Le Trou) Touchez Pas Au Grisbi occupies a significant part in French cinema history; it exerted a huge influence on subsequent directors such as Jean-Pierre Melville (Le Doulos), Henri Verneuil (The Sicilian Clan) and Claude Sautet (Classe Tous Risques). Max (Jean Gabin, Port of Shadows) is an aging gangster who manages to pull off his final heist, a spectacular gold bullion robbery at Orly airport. All is well until Max’s former girlfriend Josy (Jeanne Moreau, Viva Maria!) tips off a rival gangster, Angelo (Lino Ventura, Razzia Sur La Chnouf). Angelo kidnaps Max’s partner and best friend and threatens to kill him unless Max hands over the loot from his robbery. Touchez Pas Au Grisbi was the birth the French policier, a European transposition of the fantastic American gangster films and film noirs of the 1940s. Based on a book by Albert Simonin (Cold Sweat) and beautifully shot in striking black-and-white by Pierre Montazel (Hi-Jack Highway).
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#2040 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Wed May 22, 2019 12:24 am

do you think that we can except a "new" transfer for "Prénom Carmen" aka "First Name Carmen" and will the subtitles be "burnt" into the master? (this was not the case fortunately for "Mes Provinciales" (optional subtitles).

I mean there is 2 digital transfer HD "around" :

- one was amazing but only available via iTunes (720p) with "subtitles" burnt in. Open with StudioCanal logo; with a very nice improvement of HD details in comparison to the DVD (I had the Godard US box set on DVD); no obvious DNR or odd typical Eclair greenish color grading.

- unfortunately when it was released in Japan on Blu-Ray they used a different master/restoration than the iTunes HD 720p transfer which was IMHO really great : it still with the StudioCanal logo, but a lot of HD details have been "plagued" and ruined by some excessive filters. The color grading looked different than the iTunes transfer which was close to the DVD transfer, and which looked more natural to Raoul Coutard great photography for this amazing Godard from the 80's.

So can we expect a different transfer (something closer to the iTunes 720 transfer) or will Kino duplicate the Japanese blu-ray ? [-o< :

see here for the comment about the Japanese Blu-Ray :

http://criterionforum.org/forum/viewtop ... en#p599466

see a vidcap/screenshot of the Japanese Blu-Ray : the DNR is so excessive that all grain has disappeared whereas the iTunes 720 HD transfer had a good balance between HD details improvement, film-like texture and no excessive filters like DNR :

https://images.imgbox.com/6b/02/m3OYIZxi_o.png

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#2041 Post by L.A. » Wed May 22, 2019 4:53 am

Peter Pan (Herbert Brenon, 1924) coming July 9th. Haven’t seen it yet so will definitely get this.

Hopefully The Blue Bird (Maurice Tourneur, 1918) gets an upgrade too. Beautiful film.

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#2042 Post by ford » Wed May 22, 2019 7:28 am

domino harvey wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Austin Pendleton is a great “Oh, that guy” actor. In addition to his work on Oz, he’s great in the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode as a Stephen Hawking stand-in
Here’s how good he is: for decades now, if the Steve Martin Sgt Bilko movie is on TV, I’ll watch it just for Pendleton’s hilarious deadpan character Ebersole. I don’t even know what to compare it to but he’s a complete genius in an otherwise totally forgettable movie.

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#2043 Post by schellenbergk » Wed May 22, 2019 7:34 am

Kino Insider wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 3:26 pm
Coming August 6th!

A Foreign Affair (1948) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride
• Theatrical Trailer
Looking forward to this very much. First saw it years ago at the AFI on the big screen and loved it - picked up a TCM Archive DVD release a few years back.

It was paired on that release with Five Graves to Cairo - which I would love to see on Blu-Ray. Both are IMO very underrated Wilder films.

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#2044 Post by the__projectionist » Wed May 22, 2019 11:57 am

It's good to hear you working on Guy Maddin's film. What about Guerin (really wishing for In the City of Sylvia) -- Kino Insider?

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#2045 Post by justeleblanc » Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm

Are Front Page and Foreign Affair the last of the Universal Wilders? Or did KL also license 5 Graves, Major/Minor, and the Wilder-penned Midnight?

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#2046 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed May 22, 2019 12:33 pm

justeleblanc wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Are Front Page and Foreign Affair the last of the Universal Wilders? Or did KL also license 5 Graves, Major/Minor, and the Wilder-penned Midnight?
5 Graves was on the list of Universal titles KL Insider posted back on page 78 of this thread.

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#2047 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 22, 2019 3:59 pm

Coming August 13th!

Razzia Sur La Chnouf (1955) In French with optional English subtitles

• A 4K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Film Critic Nick Pinkerton
• Theatrical Trailer

Razzia Sur La Chnouf is based on a novel by the legendary writer Auguste Le Breton (Rififi, Bob Le Flambeur) with direction by Henri Decoin (One Step to Eternity) — After a spell in the U.S.A., master criminal Henri Ferré dit ‘Le Nantais’ (Jean Gabin, Touchez Pas Au Grisbi) returns to Paris and is recruited by Paul Liski (Marcel Dalio, To Have and Have Not), head of a major narcotics ring, to oversee and improve the efficiency of their distribution. Merchandise has been disappearing and unreliable dealers must be eliminated. For the latter, Henri is assigned two hitmen, Roger le Catalan (Lino Ventura, The Sicilian Clan) and Bibi (Albert Rémy, The Train). Released as Razzia in the U.S., Razzia Sur La Chnoufthrillingly explores the criminal underworld of 1950s Paris.

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#2048 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 22, 2019 3:59 pm

Coming August 13th!

Port of Shadows (1938) with optional English subtitles

• A 4K Restoration
• Introduction to the movie by professor/film critic Ginette Vincendeau (HD - 6:24)
• On the Port of the Shadows - documentary (HD - 44:10)
• Theatrical Trailer

Port of Shadows (Le Quai Des Brumes) is director Marcel Carné’s (Children of Paradise) controversial adaptation of the Pierre Mac Orlan novel of the same name. Down a foggy, desolate road to the port city of Le Havre travels Jean (Jean Gabin, Touchez Pas Au Grisbi), an army deserter looking for another chance at life. Fate, however, has a different plan for him, when acts of both revenge and kindness turn him into front-page news. Port of Shadows starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies, a quintessential example of poetic realism, one of the classics of the golden age of French cinema. Co-starring the blue-eyed phenomenon Michèle Morgan (The Chase) in her first major role and the menacing Michel Simon (The Train), with stunning cinematography by Eugen Schüfftan (The Hustler).
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#2049 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 22, 2019 4:03 pm

the__projectionist wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:57 am
It's good to hear you working on Guy Maddin's film. What about Guerin (really wishing for In the City of Sylvia) -- Kino Insider?
We don't have the Guerin film, it's with Cinema Guild

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#2050 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 22, 2019 4:09 pm

justeleblanc wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:04 pm
Are Front Page and Foreign Affair the last of the Universal Wilders? Or did KL also license 5 Graves, Major/Minor, and the Wilder-penned Midnight?
Five Graves to Cairo and The Lost Weekend will be released later this year or early next. Both will be new 4K scans of the original camera negative.

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