Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2526 Post by tenia » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:27 pm

What's fascinating is that many Chabrol movies are pretty much blocked in France by the rightholders, who got money for restoring them about a decade ago but seemingly never did. I'm not sure if those are part of the concerned movies, but at this rate, Kino might get more Chabrol restored than we got in France.

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#2527 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:29 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:34 pm
The December Sale will start on Wednesday December 4th and end on Thursday December 19th. 350+ Blu-rays.
Is this sale still happening?

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#2529 Post by swo17 » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:37 pm

Thanks!

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#2530 Post by captveg » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:06 pm

Initial March titles announcement (via this post on blu-ray.com)

March 3rd

Captain's Paradise (1953)/Barnacle Bill (1957) AG Double Bill
Sweeney (1977)/Sweeney 2 (1978)
S.O.S. Titanic (1979 TV movie)
Superdome (1978 TV movie)
Pray for the Wildcats (1974 TV movie)

March 10th

Canyon Passage (1946)
Night Passage (1957)
The Rare Breed (1966)
Man in the Shadow (1957)

March 17th

Cannibal Apocalypse (1980)
Force 10 From Navarone (1978)
The Quest (1985)
A Pure Formality (1994)

March 24th

Endless Night (1972)
Return from the Ashes (1965)
My Gun is Quick (1957)

March 31st

Indiscretion of an American Wife/Terminal Station (1953)
The Flame of New Orleans (1941)
Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938)
The Song of Songs (1933)

The TV Movies are confirmed for BD

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#2531 Post by DeprongMori » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:49 pm

Anyone have the Kino Lorber Blu-ray of They Might Be Giants? I'm wondering whether the re-inserted "supermarket riot" scene is optional during playback. I haven't been able to find anything definitive in any of the reviews. For me, that scene is entirely wrong at that point of the film and diminishes the film overall. It was a wise move to remove it.

I decided against picking it up in the KL sale as I couldn't see watching it if the scene is unskippable. It's an interesting curiosity as a "deleted scene" but that's it.

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#2532 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:55 pm

I seem to recall a poster on the Blu-ray forum saying it was included, might be worth looking at their thread for the film

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#2533 Post by DeprongMori » Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:16 pm

Thanks. Found the thread. They did mention it was "included" but not whether it could be branched around. Still hunting...

I did find though that there are a number of variant releases of the film.

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#2534 Post by Bumstead » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:09 pm

DeprongMori wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:49 pm
Anyone have the Kino Lorber Blu-ray of They Might Be Giants? I'm wondering whether the re-inserted "supermarket riot" scene is optional during playback. I haven't been able to find anything definitive in any of the reviews. For me, that scene is entirely wrong at that point of the film and diminishes the film overall. It was a wise move to remove it.
I've got a copy, and can confirm that the supermarket scene is *integrated* into the main feature. It is NOT offered as a standalone deleted scene, or accessible as an option via branching. Now you know!

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#2535 Post by captveg » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:00 pm

Final titles of the Disney (Touchstone/Hollywood Pictures/ABC) deal, per KLI.

Just Visiting - 1/14/20
Summer of Sam - 2/4/20
Anne Frank - 2/4/20 DVD only
Leave Yesterday Behind - 2/11/20 DVD only
Pray for the Wildcats - 3/3/20
Superdome - 3/3/20
Indiscretion of An American Wife/Terminal Station - 3/31/20
Love Among the Ruins - Spring 2020
Wild Palms - 2020
Jenny - Spring 2020
Song of Norway - Spring 2020
The Last Valley - Spring 2020
My Science Project - Summer 2020
Spaced Invaders - Fall 2020
The 300 Year Weekend - TBD (maybe a DVD only release)
Little Lord Fauntleroy - Will not re-release (released by Kino Classics 6/26/12)


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#2537 Post by Big Ben » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:25 pm

I actually think it was the other way around if I recall correctly. Kino was going to release it and Johnson stepped in sometime after that. I might be wrong though. Yikes.

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#2538 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:33 pm

What beautiful turquoise skies.

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#2539 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:34 pm

I love this film to death, but I'm going to have a hard time justifying this purchase.

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#2540 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:39 pm

Johnson wasn't aware of KL's upcoming release of Brick. KL seemingly didn't reach out to him and just took whatever available master was offered to them. It's only when people realised this that some reached out to Johnson on Twitter to make him aware of this, while in parallel people reached out to KL to push them to get in touch with him.
Something like this.

By the look of these caps, it seems quite colder and a bit darker than the previous master, but I don't see anything that problematic (though remember I'm dealing with Eclair and Ritrovata stuff almost on a weekly basis). Here though, the previous master look too pink anyway. And at least, the bump in PQ seems absolutely obvious.

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#2541 Post by Bumstead » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:18 pm

It might be telling that his friend and regular DP Steve Yedlin did not respond when I asked him (on Twitter) if he was involved with Kino's BRICK. To say Yedlin is obsessive about color science and post workflows would be a huge understatement.

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#2542 Post by tenia » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:24 pm

Which reminds me that I couldn't recommend enough Yedlin's website in this regard. His Resolution demos are tremendous.

More on topic, Johnson tweeted on Oct 24th than he AND Yedlin were "supervising a brand new gorgeous transfer" for Brick.

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#2543 Post by Bumstead » Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:31 pm

Yes, he's a fountain of knowledge for cinematographers and filmmakers in general. Yedlin has mastered his workflows to the extent wherein choosing a camera (for example, Alexa Mini for KNIVES OUT) is much more matter of ergonomics than resolution or 'patina'.
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Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:24 pm
More on topic, Johnson tweeted on Oct 24th than he AND Yedlin were "supervising a brand new gorgeous transfer" for Brick.
I didn't see that. Thanks for posting this!

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#2544 Post by Luke M » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:06 pm

I think I got pre-order in for under $15 on Amazon. I'm ok with it

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#2545 Post by Petty Bourgeoisie » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:33 pm

I've read over the last 4 months of posts and can't find what I'm looking for. Wasn't there another Sword and Sandal title announced? Goliath vs Rome or something like that? Maybe I'm thinking of a different label.

edit: nevermind, I found it. It's Samson vs The Vampires aka Maciste contro il vampiro. No release date yet though.

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#2546 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:18 pm

KLSC April releases info per KL Insider:

April 7
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
The General Died at Dawn (1936)
Beau Geste (1939)
Supernatural (1933)
Angel (1937)
Murder, He Says (1945)

April 14
Woman Times Seven (1967)
Secret Ceremony (1968)
Connecting Rooms (1970)
Love Among the Ruins (1975)

April 21
Time Limit (1957)
Cattle Annie and Little Britches (1981)
Jenny (1970)
Song of Norway (1970)

April 28
Crossed Swords (1977)
The Caper of the Golden Bulls (1967)
Billy Liar (1963)
Morgan, A Suitable Case For Treatment (1966)
Don't Drink the Water (1969)
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#2547 Post by kcota17 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:56 pm

Bummed that it appears The Lost Weekend is delayed for longer than expected.

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#2548 Post by captveg » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:16 pm

KL with another Universal deal:

We can now confirm a new KL deal with Universal.
Around 200 titles
From 1916 to 2016
8 TV movies (maybe more)
1 TV series (maybe more)
...
Q: KLI, is one of the three mystery UHD titles a Uni title?
KL: Yes and maybe more.

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#2549 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:16 pm

That’s good news, there’s lots of treasures still in Universal’s vaults. Would be great if the TV series was a complete Blu box of Parks and Rec

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#2550 Post by dwk » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:06 pm

Interesting news that Universal titles are available for UHD releases by boutique labels. (Not to go too far off topic, but Criterion has mentioned that they did an HDR grade for Rumble Fish.)

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