Kit Parker Films

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HJackson
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Re: Kit Parker Films

#26 Post by HJackson » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:43 pm

Just tried them out in my Region B machine and they worked fine.

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domino harvey
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Re: Kit Parker Films

#27 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 03, 2019 12:28 pm

Preorder for Vol 2 is down to $33

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HJackson
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Re: Kit Parker Films

#28 Post by HJackson » Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:23 pm

Have enjoyed the first disc of Volume 2. Thought the minor works in this one and Vol 3 looked like a step down compared to Vol 1 and they probably are, but I found the Haas picture Bait watchable enough - with a knockout pre-credits intro - and thought Cell 2455, Death Row was pretty thrilling. Breezy pace and one of the more action packed noirs out there with some killer car chases for 1955, including a great one where the protag’s car catches on fire!

Crooked Web I’d seen before and I do admire the plot design, but it doesn’t really do it for me. Was more than happy to revisit in HD and at this price though.

Can confirm this runs on my Region B machine like the first set too.

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Re: Kit Parker Films

#29 Post by Noiradelic » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:25 pm

Grand Wazoo wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:32 am
Are any films on these volumes upgrades of the Forgotten Noir discs?
No, these are all Sony films.

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Re: Kit Parker Films

#30 Post by HJackson » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:53 am

Contrary to the initial Amazon listing, Volume 3 is indeed spread over three discs just like the others. Can’t wait to dip in!

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Re: Kit Parker Films

#31 Post by captveg » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:33 pm

Hopefully the first of more volumes to come:

6/16/20

Laurel & Hardy: The Definitive Restorations

STAN AND OLLIE LOOK AND SOUND BETTER THAN EVER! New 2K and 4K digital restorations from original 35mm nitrate, Laurel and Hardy's classic comedies are here in the best quality since their first release! Two features and 17 shorts, including the legendary pie-fight silent film "The Battle of the Century," making its video debut and nearly complete for the first time in over 90 years!

Bonus Materials:

Commentaries by Randy Skretvedt and Richard W. Bann
Never before seen video interviews as well as audio interviews with L&H co-workers
Over 2,500 rare photos, posters, scripts and studio files
Alternate Soundtracks
Music Tracks
"Ship's Reporter" Oliver Hardy Interview (restored)
"That's That" (restored/first time on video)
"Tree in a Test Tube" (restored from 16mm Kodachrome)
L&H off-camera pix from Hardy's collection
Restored Trailers

Feature Films:

Sons of the Desert
Way Out West

Short Subjects:

Berth Marks
The Battle of the Century (with new music track by Donald Sosin; virtually complete and restored)
Brats
Busy Bodies
The Chimp
Come Clean
County Hospital
Helpmates
Hog Wild
Me and My Pal
Midnight Patrol
The Music Box
One Good Turn
Scram!
Their First Mistake
Towed in a Hole
Twice Two


Restorations by Jeff Joseph/SabuCat in conjunction with the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Library of Congress. Using careful photochemical and digital techniques, these classic films are restored to pristine condition. In these stunning new transfers, they look and sound as beautiful as they did when they were first released.


Later in that thread Thad Komorowski confirms that Sonar Entertainment has the US rights to all the silent L&H films, too. Nice to have them all under one rights holder in the US for the first time in a long time.

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