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Adam Grikepelis
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Re: Kino

#3151 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:12 am

Alps Special Features
*NEW audio commentary by film critic Amy Simmons
*Trailers
While the commentary’s definitely appreciated, it’s a shame there couldn’t be something from Lanthimos included on Alps too - I’m pretty sure the UK DVD had nothing and it’s definitely the less spoken about of his two features, from what I’ve seen.

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Re: Kino

#3152 Post by nitin » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:07 am

Kino have announced Claude Sautet’s two terrific films Un Coeur En Hiver and Nelly et Monsieur Arnaud for a September release.

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Re: Kino

#3153 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:58 am

Adam Grikepelis wrote:
Alps Special Features
*NEW audio commentary by film critic Amy Simmons
*Trailers
While the commentary’s definitely appreciated, it’s a shame there couldn’t be something from Lanthimos included on Alps too - I’m pretty sure the UK DVD had nothing and it’s definitely the less spoken about of his two features, from what I’ve seen.
He may have said no, of course.

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Re: Kino

#3154 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:46 am

Naturally.

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Re: Kino

#3155 Post by onedimension » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:41 pm

Does anyone know what's happened to Lars Von Trier's TV series, 'The Kingdom'? It was a Koch Lorber release over a decade ago, and a remaster was in the works from Zentropa within the last couple of years - would rights be with Kino for home video?

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Re: Kino

#3156 Post by dda1996a » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:47 pm

It's up on Kanopy through Kino Lorber, both seasons

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Re: Kino

#3157 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:54 pm

Picked up the Blu-ray of Gregory La Cava's/W.C. Fields' Running Wild. Absolutely brilliant comedy that shows Fields as the whipped father figure twenty years before The Bank Dick. The last half-hour of the film is an absolute riot as Fields yells and plows through each character and set, leaving us with the ultimate American moral that violence does solve problems. I've seen numerous silent films at home and in the theater, but I encountered something I've never seen before. During the intertitles, the edges of the frame start to move in and out, warbling the aspect ratio a bit. Is this a restoration trick to keep the text on screen steadier? It's as though the center of the text was moving left and right, so to keep the text steady, they used this trick to keep it centered. Other than that, the transfer is absolutely gorgeous and is wonderful to have this on HD.

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Re: Kino

#3158 Post by Roger Ryan » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:43 am

The Elegant Dandy Fop wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:54 pm
...I've seen numerous silent films at home and in the theater, but I encountered something I've never seen before. During the intertitles, the edges of the frame start to move in and out, warbling the aspect ratio a bit. Is this a restoration trick to keep the text on screen steadier? It's as though the center of the text was moving left and right, so to keep the text steady, they used this trick to keep it centered...
Your description sounds exactly like computer-aided image stabilization. A small detail of the image is selected (in this case, part of the intertitle) and the computer program tracks each frame keeping the selected detail locked in place. Inevitably, the sides of the frame will shift so it is common practice to zoom into the image enough to crop any visible shifting. Perhaps the text of the intertitles was large enough that any cropping would affect readability? Otherwise, I'm not sure why the restorers wouldn't zoom in a bit to hide the frame movement.

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