Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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yoloswegmaster
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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2951 Post by yoloswegmaster » Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:08 pm

Coming March 9th!

BRING ME THE HEAD OF ALFREDO GARCIA (1974)
• 2017 HD Master From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Film Historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons, David Wedlle and Nick Redman
• TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2952 Post by dwk » Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:43 pm

Another Twilight Time rescue
March 16th!

RUNAWAY TRAIN (1985)
• Brand New 2K Master
• Audio Commentary with Co-Star Eric Roberts, and Film Historians David Del Valle and C. Courtney Joyner
• TRAILERS FROM HELL with Rod Lurie
• Limited Edition Slipcase
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2953 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:38 pm

Both great ones too

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2954 Post by beamish14 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:43 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 6:38 pm
Both great ones too
absolutely, but Arrow beat them to the punch and has already released great editions of both.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2955 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:19 pm

Oh of course, and I have them, but for stateside folks who aren’t region free it’s great that they’re available

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#2956 Post by dwk » Thu Nov 12, 2020 7:45 pm

Arrow's Runaway Train used the same old master as the TT disc and I seem to recall that it has some scratch removal errors. So if Kino doesn't screw up, their release should look better than the previous blus.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2957 Post by captveg » Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:31 pm

More OOP based on no longer appearing on the website:

Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976) (DVD still available)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2958 Post by captveg » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:14 pm

More OOP based on no longer appearing on the website:

Witness to Murder (1954) (DVD still available)

Also, it looks like KL may have had some retailers return copies of Man of the West (1958) because the BD is back in stock after being unavailable for some weeks now.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2959 Post by Mr. Pingboom » Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:05 pm

How does Kino Lorber make money? Sheer volume of product? They’re always running some sort of deep-discount sale, and their discs are already pretty inexpensive (for licensed content). It seems they announce a new title every day or two, and it’s almost always something I can’t imagine selling more than a few hundred titles. I’m not trying to be catty, I’m genuinely perplexed.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2960 Post by whaleallright » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:31 pm

My guess is much like clothing retailers like Gap, etc., the true break-even price for their product is very low, and that's why they can have "sales" seemingly every few days. Basic consumer psychology suggests this is a better strategy than just keeping the standard price even lower than it is. I've paid full price for some Kino titles in part because it's a business I am happy to support, especially if it encourages them to put out more of the kind of titles I'd like to see (and which almost nobody else is putting out): stuff like the Pioneers sets, silent films, etc.

It is curious that several of the major studios' "legacy" divisions clearly see an advantage in licensing older titles in bulk to companies like Kino, as opposed to reserving them for their proprietary streaming services (and thereby beefing up the number of titles they can boast of offering, even if practically very few subscribers are going to be watching Reginald Denny features). I have heard that the cost of making digital transfers of film elements has gone down in recent years, so that may be part of it.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2961 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:29 pm

Also, when you search for titles on their site, you'll get quotes for different types of rentals, not just consumer product, so it's possible most of their money is made through other types of distribution, and the home consumer division helps maintain their profit margin by serving as an additional revenue stream rather than their main source of revenue.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2962 Post by captveg » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:44 pm

More OOP based on no longer appearing on the website:

Hickey and Boggs (1972)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2963 Post by dwk » Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:58 pm

Reports are that the Mad Max Blu-ray isn't from the 4K master, but it does have the original mono track. And it seems Kino, rather than fixing this, has opted to delete their facebook post saying the Blu would be from the 4K master.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2964 Post by GetHarryPalmer » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:30 pm

Mr. Pingboom wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:05 pm
How does Kino Lorber make money? Sheer volume of product? They’re always running some sort of deep-discount sale, and their discs are already pretty inexpensive (for licensed content). It seems they announce a new title every day or two, and it’s almost always something I can’t imagine selling more than a few hundred titles. I’m not trying to be catty, I’m genuinely perplexed.
Maybe you should ask this question somewhere where a KL representative actually posts. After Shout and Criterion, they're the most successful label in the business.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2965 Post by Adam X » Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:18 am

dwk wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:58 pm
Reports are that the Mad Max Blu-ray isn't from the 4K master, but it does have the original mono track. And it seems Kino, rather than fixing this, has opted to delete their facebook post saying the Blu would be from the 4K master.
Well that's disappointing.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2966 Post by therewillbeblus » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:16 am

Noirvember sale in effect until the 24th, glad to see the Chabrols and A Kiss Before Dying included in a sale

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2967 Post by kompromiss » Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:55 am

Is "The Spiral Staircase" OOP already? Only DVD is available on the kinolorber site.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2968 Post by Glowingwabbit » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:05 pm

kompromiss wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:55 am
Is "The Spiral Staircase" OOP already? Only DVD is available on the kinolorber site.
I don't think so. They said at the start of the sale they won't be restocking anything (i.e. no backorders) so once they run out of their current inventory they would be removing it from the site.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2969 Post by swo17 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:10 pm

But captveg has been posting things as "OOP based on no longer appearing on the website"

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2970 Post by Glowingwabbit » Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:32 pm

swo17 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:10 pm
But captveg has been posting things as "OOP based on no longer appearing on the website"
Oops my bad. I haven't been following for awhile so didn't realize that's how OOP was being defined here. So yeah it's OOP.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2971 Post by captveg » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:42 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:32 pm
swo17 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 12:10 pm
But captveg has been posting things as "OOP based on no longer appearing on the website"
Oops my bad. I haven't been following for awhile so didn't realize that's how OOP was being defined here. So yeah it's OOP.
I only post notices of titles in the "While Supplies Last" sale that sell out, as those are truly OOP. Any other titles that sell out from other sales are due to temporary stock depletion and are not OOP, but will be unavailable to purchase at Kino's website for a little while.

The Spiral Staircase (1946) is a temporarily out of stock title, and is not OOP.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2972 Post by captveg » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:45 pm

More OOP based on previously being in the "While Supplies Last" sale and now no longer appearing on the website:

American Dreamer (1984)
Billion Dollar Brain (1967) (DVD Still Available)
China Moon (1994)

EDIT: Apparently The House on Carroll Street (1988) is simply temporarily out of stock.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2973 Post by yoloswegmaster » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:31 pm

Ang Lee's Lust, Caution is going to be released on March 30
Lust, Caution (2007)
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Eddy Von Mueller
• Titles of Deception & Lurid Affections: Discover How Ang Lee's Passion Fueled Every Step of This Erotic Thriller -- From Recreating the Period to Directing the Talented Cast
• Theatrical Trailer
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Stereo
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2974 Post by captveg » Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:31 pm

More OOP based on previously being in the "While Supplies Last" sale and now no longer appearing on the website:

Highway Dragnet (1954) (DVD Still Available)
Mulholland Falls (1996) (DVD Still Available)

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