Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2601 Post by beamish14 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:37 pm

domino harvey wrote:
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KL really love Frank Perry: Diary of a Mad Housewife coming soon

What I'm really curious about with this one is whether or not they include the scenes Perry specifically shot for TV presentations.
A lot of the Universal TV masters burned in the '08 fire, and at least one Blu Ray uses footage from a taped-to-VHS copy (Two-Minute Warning)

I really want to know what kind of issues are keeping Play it as it Lays from being released. Along with Remember My Name, two of
Anthony Perkins' very best films are in sad home video legal limbos but can be exhibited on 35mm.

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#2602 Post by Ribs » Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:58 am

Coming June 9th!

WESTERN CLASSICS I

When the Daltons Rode (1940)
Audio Commentary by Toby Roan

The Virginian (1946)
Audio commentary by Lee Gambin & Rutanya Alda

Whispering Smith (1948)
Audio Commentary by Simon Abrams

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#2603 Post by domino harvey » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:12 pm

Whispering Smith is one of the worst westerns ever made

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#2604 Post by L.A. » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:27 pm


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#2605 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:51 am

Siodmak's the Suspect announced!

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#2606 Post by jazzo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:43 am

L.A. wrote:
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Beaver reviews Supernatural (1933)
Any fans of this one? It sounds pretty great to me, but I'm not sure about a blind buy. When I take a moment to notice the diminishing space in my basement, I find I have to justify those to myself more and more these days.

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#2607 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:21 am


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#2608 Post by jazzo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:13 pm

Thanks Domino!

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#2609 Post by L.A. » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:08 pm

Coming to DVD and Blu-ray June 9th from Kino Lorber and the Hungarian National Film Institute!

My 20th Century (1989)
Written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi

Awarded the Camera dOr for best first feature at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, Hungarian trailblazer Ildikó Enyedis My Twentieth Century is a luminous, unconventional fairy tale. Two twins, Lili the anarchist and Dora, a luxurious woman of loose morals (both played by the young Polish actress Dorotha Segda), are separated as young girls. Their lives proceed on opposing tracks until their paths reconnect on the Orient Express with Mr. Z. (Tarkovsky mainstay Oleg Yankovsky) who loves them jointly. Defiantly in pursuit of happiness and in retreat from the mass murdering century, they are all entranced by Thomas Edisons inventions and drunk on the miracle of existence. Among the greatest of cinematic debuts, My Twentieth Century introduced the world to Enyedi (On Body and Soul), who remains a vital, distinctive artist into the 21st century.

Special features:
*New 4K restoration by the Hungarian National Film Institute
*Audio commentary with director Ildikó Enyedi and DP Tibor Máthé (Hungarian with optional English subtitles)
*Booklet essay by curator and writer Dorota Lech (Blu-ray only)
*Interview with Enyedi by filmmaker Peter Strickland (courtesy of Second Run)
*Introduction by Ildikó Enyedi
*Trailer

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#2610 Post by nitin » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:57 am

Did the Second Run use the same restoration?

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#2611 Post by Glowingwabbit » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:20 am

Via their twitter account, KLSC is giving one of WC Field's best films, Never Give a Sucker an Even Break, a blu release in July.

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Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller
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#2613 Post by GetHarryPalmer » Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:50 pm

The Universal's HD master that Indicator used and Kino rejected and replaced has a lot of edge enhancement. It's a digital way to make films seem sharper and grainier. It did fool DVD Beaver.

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#2614 Post by Drucker » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:27 pm

Agreed. Kino looks damn good.

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#2615 Post by nitin » Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:04 am

Dvdbeaver frequently demonstrates that they have no idea about technical matters.

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#2616 Post by tenia » Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:26 am

The older Charley Varrick master is an awful sharpened old one typical from Universal. The new 4k remaster is miles above.

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#2617 Post by L.A. » Sat Apr 18, 2020 2:44 pm

L.A. wrote:
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Hercules in the Haunted World @ Beaver
Can anyone who owns the disc confirm is this really A-locked?

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#2618 Post by Marwood » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:00 pm

It's my understanding that all Kino's have been region A for the last couple of years at least, no?

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#2619 Post by L.A. » Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:21 pm

Yes, but actually some have turned out to be region-free. So just checking if this is perhaps one of those.

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#2620 Post by Aunt Peg » Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:58 pm

Marwood wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:00 pm
It's my understanding that all Kino's have been region A for the last couple of years at least, no?
There are some independent films that have been region free from Kino. Hallelujah the Hills & The Maya Deren Collection (1943-1985) are two recent examples.

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#2621 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:24 pm

I would be surprised if Universal’s licenses were region locked, considering Universal doesn’t region lock their own releases

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#2622 Post by PfR73 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:42 pm

However, Universal did force Indicator to region-lock their releases licensed from them, so you never know.

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#2623 Post by MichaelB » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:30 am

domino harvey wrote:I would be surprised if Universal’s licenses were region locked, considering Universal doesn’t region lock their own releases
That’s because they’re the rightsholder, and so they don’t care who buys their own releases.

However, because they’re the rightsholder, they very much do care if substantial numbers of people outside the territory they’ve licensed to an independent label are able to take advantage, because they want to license the rights to other regions too.

I’ve been dealing with Universal on multiple releases for several labels for a good six or seven years, and they’ve always made region-locking a contractual condition. And I’ve always expected them to - the only surprise has been Sony’s willingness to sanction region-free releases, but that appears to be a thing of the past now too.

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#2624 Post by tenia » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:44 am

domino harvey wrote:I would be surprised if Universal’s licenses were region locked, considering Universal doesn’t region lock their own releases
As Michael explained, Universal don't region-lock their releases because, as for other studios, they're worldwide ones, so you're going to buy the Universal release anyway.
But for licenced catalogue movies, Kino might not be happy if people can import, say, a better Wild Side or Indicator release from Europe.

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#2625 Post by MichaelB » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:59 am

See also Warner Bros - they don't lock their own releases because what's the point?

But can anyone think of a single Warner title licensed to a third-party label that isn't region-locked? I can't.

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