Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#2826 Post by Ribs » Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:50 pm

They’ve also indicated repeatedly they’ve been a bit disappointed with the sales of the star-focused sets, which is a shame because they’re terrific! (And if they write them off based on how Deanna Durbin sells before they get to, like, Cary Grant next month, they don’t have much business sense). Basically across the three sets I’ve watched through so far it’s been two hits and a miss per set but I really don’t see a way these extremely obscure generic studio star vehicles of the classic period will make it out without such wrappings. So would encourage people to pick them up the next time there’s a DD code or Target sale to make sure Kino keeps trying at ‘em.

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#2827 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:35 pm

The star boxes are priced way too high for cobbling together films without much selling power on their own. They need to include more movies or lower the MSRP

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#2828 Post by Ribs » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:58 pm

The price is that functionally its $25 on sale from any of the usual places that have regular sales - which seems pretty reasonable to me? It’s like $8 a film rather than the ~$12 a film that most Kinos will drop to.

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#2829 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:30 pm

Many if not most KL titles are in that range individually at some point in their sale life. For perspective, Universal released the three Grant films and two others in a DVD set for $26 MSRP. It also released a DVD set with 18 Cary Grant films, including the three upgraded, for the same $49.99 MSRP as KL’s. If they’re titles you want at that price, that’s awesome. I’m just saying if sales aren’t what they anticipated, maybe they should have looked at how Universal handled these titles prior

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#2830 Post by Calvin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:57 pm

Any word on whether Fellini's Casanova uses the new restoration or will be the same as the Carlotta / Mr. Bongo releases?

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#2831 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:01 pm

dwk wrote:
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Kino announces so many titles I'm not sure if these have already been announced are not
Very Happy 90th Birthday to Screen Legend, Oscar-Winning Filmmaker and Composer Extraordinaire, Clint Eastwood!

Link for the Four KL Studio Classics Releases Starring Clint Eastwood:
https://www.kinolorber.com/list/view...clint-eastwood

Coming in 2020!
Seven More KLSC Special Editions Starring Clint Eastwood!
• Coogan’s Bluff (1968) – Directed by Don Siegel
• Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970) NEW 4K MASTER – Directed by Don Siegel
• The Beguiled (1971) NEW 2K MASTER – Directed by Don Siegel
• Play Misty for Me (1971) NEW 4K MASTER – Directed by Clint Eastwood
• Joe Kidd (1972) – Directed by John Sturges
• High Plains Drifter (1973) – Directed by Clint Eastwood
• The Eiger Sanction (1975) NEW 2K MASTER – Directed by Clint Eastwood

Coming August 25th!
• Breezy (1973) Directed by Clint Eastwood – Starring William Holden

they don't say "new 2K master" for BREEZY Kino US.
I have already bought when it came out the European Clint Eastwood box set which has "Breezy". (a German box set, but it has English and French subtitles). This was released by Universal.
DVDbeaver has just posted a test for BREEZY Kino but they don't give a clue wether it is a new transfer/restoration in comparison to the Warner BR. By the way, I thought that Breezy was released in the US via Universal.
so, new restoration ?
or same master (the Universal one is not a fresh one but okay to me - no abrasive DNR; it has a film-look) and better bitrate ?
and there is no "real-size" capture; you have to register to the "premium" account.

nothing so far at :
https://caps-a-holic.com/index.php?s=breezy

any comment about this Blu-Ray Kino release ? better or not than the European one ?
thanks in advance for your help.

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#2832 Post by PfR73 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:20 am

I'm posting this here because I have been completely unable to figure out how to create a new Topic in the Films section.

Heart of Midnight (Matthew Chapman, 1988)

I blind-bought this after watching the trailer that was included on a different KL disc as I found the visual aesthetic very intriguing. I watched the film tonight and was pretty knocked out for the first hour, but during the last half-hour I felt the storytelling really started to stumble: characters seemed to just disappear, I couldn't understand how certain scenes moved from point A to point B, etc. Also, it was confusing because scenes that were in the trailer I had watched were missing (I kept waiting for Steve Buscemi's character to reappear to deliver a certain line), but sure enough, those scenes never appeared in the film. Although there were many things I liked about it's production design & cinematography, the performances, and the mood, I was also disappointed in the end, with the feeling of "wait...that's it?"

After watching the film I was reading through its IMDb page, and in the "alternate versions" section, it states "The Italian and German VHS and TV editions run 1:29:01 at PAL speed; the UK DVD edition runs 1:46:25 at PAL speed, so it's 17 minutes longer." The Blu-ray is only 93 minutes (which basically matches the shorter PAL runtime listed). Even without converting PAL, that UK DVD is longer than the US Blu-ray. I looked it up and several different sources seem to state the DVD runs 106 minutes.

Has anyone seen this longer version? What is in the additional 17-18 minutes? Do they improve the film?

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#2833 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:37 am

Users don't have permissions to create new threads. This is a perfectly fine place to discuss the film or any film released by KL. I also discussed it somewhere in the horror list, so discussion there would have been okay as well. There's definitely a longer version circulating, but like Siskel said when the projector at his screening of Un indien dans la ville broke down, "It doesn't matter. The last reel could have been the missing footage of the Magnificent Ambersons and it still wouldn't have saved the film."

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#2834 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:06 am

These films have been added to KL's While Supplies Last sale (ie they're now OOP):

CONCRETE JUNGLE
D.O.A.
FLESH & BLOOD
GONE FISHIN'
MADHOUSE
MAFIA
MARTY
ONION FIELD, THE
PLANET OF THE VAMPIRES
PURPLE PLAIN, THE
ROLLING VENGEANCE
RUBY GENTRY
SISTERHOOD
STILL OF THE NIGHT
VIVA MARIA
WOMAN OF STRAW
ZONE TROOPERS

They've also lowered the prices on all of the OOP titles, so some might start selling out soon

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#2835 Post by swo17 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:19 am

For what it's worth, their Marty is uncut, and there's no guarantee future releases will be (Eureka's isn't, for instance)

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#2836 Post by whaleallright » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:14 am

It's also in the wrong aspect ratio, though :sigh:

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#2837 Post by KJones77 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:10 pm

swo17 wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:19 am
For what it's worth, their Marty is uncut, and there's no guarantee future releases will be (Eureka's isn't, for instance)
Marty's a blind spot for me but do you mind saying what exactly was cut? The BBFC site didn't specify like it usually does.

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#2838 Post by domino harvey » Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:14 pm

There’s an additional scene present in Kino’s version. I don’t believe it’s a censorship cut. And gimme a breaksville on aspect ratio kvetching

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#2839 Post by Feego » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:09 pm

I presume this is the scene in question, per the Alternate Versions section on IMDb (I don't think this can be considered a spoiler, but just in case):
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When Marty drops off Clara at her home after their evening out, there is an additional 5-minute sequence where she visits her parents in their bedroom and discusses her date with Marty (included in the CBS FOX VHS and the 2014 Kino Lorber releases, but deleted from the MGM Vintage Classics VHS and DVD).

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#2840 Post by willoneill » Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:57 pm

Does anyone know when/why the release date of Old Boyfriends got delayed? I just noticed that all of the retailers and Kino's own website list the release date at August 18th? I only ask because I had pre-ordered it and it was delivered two months ago; I don't want to find out that Kino delayed it at the last minute due to a technical issue and I received a bad copy that slipped out by accident.

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#2841 Post by Ribs » Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:01 am

Their second UHD title will be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Releasing next year. Slightly more appealing than Hannibal!

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#2842 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:25 pm

Wow, they actually picked a title people would want!

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#2843 Post by captveg » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:44 pm

willoneill wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:57 pm
Does anyone know when/why the release date of Old Boyfriends got delayed? I just noticed that all of the retailers and Kino's own website list the release date at August 18th? I only ask because I had pre-ordered it and it was delivered two months ago; I don't want to find out that Kino delayed it at the last minute due to a technical issue and I received a bad copy that slipped out by accident.
It was always 8/18, to my recollection. Sounds like they just sent it to you early by mistake.

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#2844 Post by L.A. » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:03 pm

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Coming to DVD and Blu-ray August 25th from Kino Classics!

Reginald Denny Collection (two-disc set)

The Reckless Age (1924)
Directed by Harry Pollard
Starring Reginald Denny

Skinner's Dress Suit (1926)
Directed by William A. Seiter
Starring Reginald Denny and Laura La Plante

What Happened to Jones?(1926)
Directed by William A. Seiter
Starring Reginald Denny and Marian Nixon

NEW 4K RESTORATIONS FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES!

The Reginald Denny Collection gathers three silent features from the career of the debonair British star: The Reckless Age, Skinner’s Dress Suit, and What Happened to Jones? The former amateur boxing champion made his name in a series of two-reelers about the fighting life, The Leather Pushers (1922), but soon made his way up to leading man. In the romantic comedy The Reckless Age Denny plays an insurance agent who insinuates himself into the case of a wealthy heiress. In Skinner’s Dress Suit, directed by comedy ace William A. Seiter (Sons of the Desert), he is a shy clerk who asks his boss for a raise at the urging of his wife. His request is rejected, but he lies to his wife, who immediately goes out and buys an expensive suit, an act that upends his once-ordered life. And in What Happened to Jones?, also directed by Seiter, Denny plays a wealthy young bachelor on the night before his wedding. He is convinced to attend a poker party which is promptly raided, sending him on the run in a series of increasingly hilarious disguises.

Special features:
*Audio commentary for The Reckless Age, What Happened to Jones?, and Skinner's Dress Suit by film historian Anthony Slide
*The Reckless Age music by Jake Monaco
*What Happened to Jones? music by Anthony Willis
*Skinner's Dress Suit music by Leo Birenberg
*O-Card slipcase (Blu-ray only)
Beaver. Now this is definitely a must-have.

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#2845 Post by dwk » Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:50 pm

Mad Max UHD coming on November 24th.

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#2846 Post by Rupert Pupkin » Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:54 pm

Ribs wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:01 am
Their second UHD title will be Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Releasing next year. Slightly more appealing than Hannibal!
wow! I love Julianne Moore in Hannibal and I thought that the photography deserved a new x4 transfer (although there are some (minor) flaws) this is a huge upgrade in comparison to the previous blu-ray.

"Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" is one of my favorite movie...and Kate Winslet :oops: I even make a fake cover for an imaginary Criterion (I would have loved to have it included in the Criterion catalogue).
I hope that they will do something great.

Did you see an ad at Kino web site or something like this ? There is nothing, even in the news of blu-ray.com

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#2847 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:04 am

They announced it on their Facebook page

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#2848 Post by domino harvey » Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:09 pm

The Universal 70s TV show KL is releasing on Blu is not Night Gallery or Kolchak but... Buck Rogers?? Oh-kay...

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#2849 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:01 pm

Buck Rogers isn't much of a lift, it's already been released on Blu in the UK and Australia. Night Gallery and Kolchak don't have foreign Blu releases or HD versions available on digital storefronts, so they probably haven't been remastered. (They're both streaming in 1080p on the NBC website, but they look like upscales.)

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#2850 Post by Ribs » Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:14 am

Coming soon: two by Marty Feldman, The Last Remake of Beau Geste and In God We Trust. Truly things I never, ever would have thought would come on Blu-ray, I’ve been meaning to make a point of seeing them for some time and am thrilled KL will provide an opportunity.

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