Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

Milestone, Flicker Alley, Oscilloscope, Cinema Guild...they're all here.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Kino Insider
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2101 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:00 pm

Coming September 24th!
4 Restored Classics Directed by Ida Lupino!

Not Wanted (1949)
• Brand New 4K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Barbara Scharres, Director of Programming at Gene Siskel Film Center with Filmmaker/Historian Greg Ford
• Trailers

B&W 91 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
In Ida Lupino’s directorial debut Not Wanted, young and naive “unwed mother” Sally Forrest’s life spirals out of control after her musician beau (Leo Penn) ditches her for an out-of-town gig, despite the presence of another man (Keefe Brasselle) determined to win her heart. After leaving Warner Brothers, legendary screen actress Ida Lupino co-founded The Filmakers, an independent production company conceived as an alternative to the dominant aesthetics of Hollywood. With the low-key, intimate Not Wanted, Lupino tackled the “taboo” topic of out-of-wedlock pregnancy, immediately venturing into terrain where big-budget mainstream fantasy-spinners feared to tread. In many ways this extraordinary first directorial effort, while uncredited, already bears the stamp of Lupino’s unique vision: the remarkable empathy felt for the lead character (Sally Forrest as the dazed, traumatized young waitress thrust into the world of unwed motherhood), the hallucinatory moments (note the amazing subjective camerawork of the childbirth sequence), and the deft location shooting (as Forrest wanders through the bus stations and boarding houses of small-town America).

Never Fear (1949)
• Brand New 2K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Trailers

B&W 81 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Carol Williams (Sally Forrest, Not Wanted) is a beautiful young dancer whose body, and promising career, is suddenly crippled by polio. Carol’s dance partner and fiancé, Guy Richards (Keefe Brasselle, A Place in the Sun), wants to see her through her illness, but the angry, self-pitying Carol prefers to go it alone. Her father (Herb Butterfield, Shield for Murder) takes her to the Kabat-Kaiser Institute for rehabilitation, where she meets fellow patients like Len Randall (Hugh O’Brian, Ambush Bay) on her tough road to recovery. The second feature directed by Ida Lupino (The Hitch-Hiker), who herself had been stricken with polio as an adolescent, Never Fear is a psychologically probing look at coping with chronic illness. Co-written and co-produced by Lupino and her partner Collier Young (The Bigamist) and wonderfully shot in black-and-white by Archie Stout (Fort Apache).

The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
• Brand New 2K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith
• Trailers

B&W 71 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Beyond its cultural significance as the only classic film noir directed by a woman (screen legend Ida Lupino), The Hitch-Hiker is perhaps better remembered as simply one of the most nightmarish motion pictures of the 1950s. Inspired by the true-life murder spree of Billy Cook, The Hitch-Hiker is the tension-laden saga of two men (Edmond O’Brien and Frank Lovejoy) on a camping trip who are held captive by a homicidal drifter (the great William Talman). He forces them, at gunpoint, to embark on a grim joyride across the Mexican desert. Renegade filmmaking at its finest, The Hitch-Hiker was independently produced, which allowed Lupino and ex-husband/producer Collier Young to work from a treatment by blacklisted writer Daniel Mainwaring, and tackle an incident that was too brutal for the major studios to even consider.

The Bigamist (1953)
• Brand New 4K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Trailers

B&W 79 Minutes 1.66:1 Not Rated
The Bigamist is an amazingly sympathetic portrait of a figure historically given very short shrift: the title character is not only a two-timer—he’s a traveling salesman as well. But, as embodied by that perpetually pressured everyman of the 1950s, Edmond O’Brien, the bigamist comes across as a victim of his own sensitivity. Caught between two complementary spouses, O’Brien’s dazed indecisiveness dominates the narrative. As always in Ida Lupino’s directorial efforts, a strong social consciousness informs all choices: Joan Fontaine is an upper-crust “lady,” reverently attached to her dying father, while Lupino herself plays a tough-talking working woman, waitressing in a cheap Chinese restaurant. But no on-screen triangle could beat the one behind the camera—The Bigamist was produced and written by Collier Young, Lupino’s longtime collaborator and recently divorced husband, whose new wife was none other than Joan Fontaine. The wonderful cast includes Edmund Gwenn, Kenneth Tobey and Jane Darwell.

Ida Lupino: Filmmaker Collection (1949-1953) Limited Edition Boxed Set (BD ONLY)
• 4 Newly Restored Classics Directed by Ida Lupino
Ida Lupino: Auteuress by Ronnie Scheib (80 Page Booklet) Exclusive to the Boxed Set

User avatar
swo17
Joined: Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:25 am
Location: SLC, UT

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2102 Post by swo17 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:05 pm

Nice to have the box option

User avatar
L.A.
Joined: Thu May 28, 2009 7:33 am
Location: Helsinki, Finland

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2103 Post by L.A. » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:44 pm

That Lupino set is a must-have. Hopefully the discs are region-free. I’ll wager there are no other editions of those films coming so region-locking them seems a bit pointless.

User avatar
What A Disgrace
Joined: Sun Nov 07, 2004 10:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2104 Post by What A Disgrace » Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:47 pm

Day one purchase for me.

User avatar
Gregory
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:07 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2105 Post by Gregory » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:17 pm

Is the heart of the 80-page booklet really just a ten or eleven-page Film Comment article that's been freely (and legally) available on the internet for a while?

Glowingwabbit
Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2106 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:32 pm

Gregory wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:17 pm
Is the heart of the 80-page booklet really just a ten or eleven-page Film Comment article that's been freely (and legally) available on the internet for a while?
Given that these types of sets (I.e. a collection of individual releases) usually dont come with booklets I'm fine with that.

User avatar
HinkyDinkyTruesmith
Joined: Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:21 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2107 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:38 pm

If it's anything like the Lang boxset, it'll be beautiful and certainly worth buying.

mteller
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:23 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2108 Post by mteller » Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:48 am

Too bad Outrage isn't one of the titles, but very exciting regardless! I also applaud the female perspective commentary tracks.

User avatar
Kino Insider
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2109 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:29 pm

mteller wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:48 am
Too bad Outrage isn't one of the titles, but very exciting regardless! I also applaud the female perspective commentary tracks.
Outrage and Beware, My Lovely are still under license to Olive Films, from Paramount. My boss had acquired them for the label when he was their head of acquisitions.

User avatar
Kino Insider
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2110 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:42 pm

10/1 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) | Ffolkes (1989) | Storm of the Century (1999) DVD only | Death Dreams (1991) DVD only | Trilogy of Terror II (1996) 10/8 Nightmare Beach (1988) | Baby Blood (1990) | My Boyfriend's Back (1993) | The Monster (1994) 10/15 And Soon the Darkness (1970) | Sudden Terror (Eyewitness) (1970) | The Mind Benders (1963) | Queen of Spades (1949) 10/22 Parasite (1982) 3-D | Zoltan... Hound of Dracula (Dracula's Dog) 1977) | Phobia (1980) 10/29 Nightmare in Badham County (1976) | Kundun (1997) | New York Stories (1989)

User avatar
NABOB OF NOWHERE
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2005 12:30 pm
Location: Brandywine River

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2111 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:22 pm

Great news for Queen of Spades Look forward to some interesting supplements

User avatar
Kino Insider
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:31 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2112 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:31 pm

Coming Soon!
Brand New 4K Master!

Crossed Swords (1977) aka The Prince and the Pauper
Starring Oliver Reed, Raquel Welch, Charlton Heston, Mark Lester, Ernest Borgnine, George C. Scott, Rex Harrison, David Hemmings, Harry Andrews, Lalla Ward, Sybill Danning and Graham Stark – Shot by Jack Cardiff (Black Narcissus) – Music by Maurice Jarre (Doctor Zhivago) – Based on a Novel by Mark Twain (The Adventures of Tom Sawyer) – Screenplay by Berta Dominguez D. (The Light at the Edge of the World) and Pierre Spengler (Producer of Superman) – Final Screenplay by George MacDonald Fraser (The Three Musketeers) – Directed by Richard Fleischer (The Vikings).

User avatar
Blutarsky
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:09 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2113 Post by Blutarsky » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:48 am

I just checked the Kino site and Bob Le Flambeur ceases to be found under any search engine. Is there a shake-up going on with the release? Or is it a site malfunction?

Edit: More than likely a site malfunction from my end.

User avatar
Roscoe
Joined: Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:40 pm
Location: NYC

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2114 Post by Roscoe » Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:01 am

Very excited for QUEEN OF SPADES and KUNDUN. Immediate day of release purchases.

User avatar
FrauBlucher
Joined: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:28 pm
Location: Greenwich Village

Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2115 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:46 am

Beaver....Bob le Flambeur...it looks spectacular.... hands rubbing together

Glowingwabbit
Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2116 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:38 am

Blutarsky wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:48 am
I just checked the Kino site and Bob Le Flambeur ceases to be found under any search engine. Is there a shake-up going on with the release? Or is it a site malfunction?

Edit: More than likely a site malfunction from my end.
I had this same issue yesterday. I was only able to get to it via googling the title along with Kino. But I had no problems adding it to my cart once I did.

User avatar
Der Spieler
Joined: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:05 am

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2117 Post by Der Spieler » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:10 pm

Blutarsky wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:48 am
I just checked the Kino site and Bob Le Flambeur ceases to be found under any search engine. Is there a shake-up going on with the release? Or is it a site malfunction?

Edit: More than likely a site malfunction from my end.
Léon Morin, Priest isn't available from Amazon Canada either. Well it is but only from third parties and you have to search the precise ASIN if you want to find the right edition.

User avatar
Blutarsky
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:09 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2118 Post by Blutarsky » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:38 pm

Der Spieler wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Blutarsky wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:48 am
I just checked the Kino site and Bob Le Flambeur ceases to be found under any search engine. Is there a shake-up going on with the release? Or is it a site malfunction?

Edit: More than likely a site malfunction from my end.
Léon Morin, Priest isn't available from Amazon Canada either. Well it is but only from third parties and you have to search the precise ASIN if you want to find the right edition.
All of the films are on backorder through Amazon US and all are expected to be delivered to me by July 9th-14th. I lost my Le Doulos copy to an ex and I just want to rewatch it!!!! Is that too much to ask [-o<

User avatar
Cronenfly
Joined: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:04 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2119 Post by Cronenfly » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:19 pm

Anyone know what’s going on with The Silent Partner? It seems to be out of stock a lot of places, and expensive where it is available.

User avatar
jazzo
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:02 am

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2120 Post by jazzo » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:38 pm

Copies are trickling in. I just picked up my copy from Bay Street Video here in Toronto. And for any interested fellow Canadians out there, even though it’s a Canadian film, the blu-ray is a US release only, and only available as an expensive import. The Canadian rights are held by someone else.

Still. It’s worth it. Fucking incredible film.

User avatar
domino harvey
Dot Com Dom
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2006 2:42 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2121 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm

No one should be buying any Kino Lorber titles right now, they're all going to be on sale at the end of the month and KL is the one boutique label out there that really discounts the hell out of their movies during sales (60-70% off prices are not unusual)

User avatar
jazzo
Joined: Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:02 am

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2122 Post by jazzo » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:41 pm

An addendum. When it was first released, Criterion’s Scanners was also only available as an expensive import. I see it everywhere now, so maybe once the rights expire up here, Kino will release it domestically.

Glowingwabbit
Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2123 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:58 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm
No one should be buying any Kino Lorber titles right now, they're all going to be on sale at the end of the month and KL is the one boutique label out there that really discounts the hell out of their movies during sales (60-70% off prices are not unusual)
I assume thats just for the KL Stuido Classics line? I agree those sales are great but dont usually include the most recent releases for those whose can't wait on particular titles.

User avatar
Gregory
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 4:07 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2124 Post by Gregory » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:07 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm
No one should be buying any Kino Lorber titles right now, they're all going to be on sale at the end of the month and KL is the one boutique label out there that really discounts the hell out of their movies during sales (60-70% off prices are not unusual)
Well, all of those who keep posting in threads "Day one purchase," "Day of release purchase for me," etc. need to keep buying things the day they're released in order to honor the promises they've made to the forum.

But in all seriousness, are you referring to a DeepDiscount sale, and has this been announced somewhere or is this based on the precedent of a similar sale last summer? I don't recall hearing about many large label-wide discounts on that site in quite a while (maybe they happened and just weren't posted about here on the forum?). I'm not doubting you, just hoping to find out more.

Glowingwabbit
Joined: Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 pm

Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2125 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:14 pm

Gregory wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:07 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:39 pm
No one should be buying any Kino Lorber titles right now, they're all going to be on sale at the end of the month and KL is the one boutique label out there that really discounts the hell out of their movies during sales (60-70% off prices are not unusual)
Well, all of those who keep posting in threads "Day one purchase," "Day of release purchase for me," etc. need to keep buying things the day they're released in order to honor the promises they've made to the forum.

But in all seriousness, are you referring to a DeepDiscount sale, and has this been announced somewhere or is this based on the precedent of a similar sale last summer? I don't recall hearing about many large label-wide discounts on that site in quite a while (maybe they happened and just weren't posted about here on the forum?). I'm not doubting you, just hoping to find out more.
I was just on bluray.com and I all saw was something about a KL Studio Classics sale at the end of July. Doubtful the Godards and Melvilles are a part of that. Although at 17.99 a piece they could help people get to the free shipping threshold during the sale.

Post Reply