Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#2576 Post by Drucker » Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:48 am

Saw this projected in 35 last night and just want to confirm that this transfer looks dead-on to me based on these caps. Great little film.

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#2577 Post by DeprongMori » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:51 pm

In the “Even Bad Publicity is Good Publicity” Department:

The New Yorker just published a “hate-watching” piece called The Return of “The Oscar,” an Unseeable, Unwatchable Flop on Kino Lorber’s recent release of The Oscar (1966), without even giving the company a plug by name besides just “an art-house label”. The article definitely would have helped move some units.
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#2578 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:53 pm

The movie is as bad (or worse) as everyone says, no need for anyone to subject themselves to it

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#2579 Post by captveg » Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:12 pm

May schedule, per KLI:

5/5

A Thousand Clowns (1965)
Me, Natalie (1969)
Brighton Rock (1948)
Pool of London (1951)
An Inspector Calls (1954)

5/12

Barbara Stanwyck 3-Film Collection - Titles TBA (from 2nd Universal deal) EDIT: Internes Can't Take Money (1937), The Great Man's Lady (1942), The Bride Wore Boots (1946)
Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema II (3-Film Collection) - Titles TBA (from 2nd Universal deal) EDIT: Thunder on the Hill (1951), The Price of Fear (1956), The Female Animal (1958)

5/19

The Pink Panther Cartoons Complete Collection (6-Disc Set) - Repackaging of previous individual releases
The Captive Heart (1946)
The Night My Number Came Up (1955)
The Long The Short And The Tall (1961) aka Jungle Fighters
1930s Universal Film - TBA (from 2nd Universal deal) EDIT: Alice in Wonderland (1933)
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)

5/26

In Search of Dracula (1975)
The Chicken Chronicles (1977)
A Man, a Woman and a Bank (1979)
Old Boyfriends (1979)
1980s Universal Film - TBA (from 2nd Universal deal) EDIT: All Night Long (1981)
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) 3-D
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#2580 Post by whaleallright » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:29 pm

Old Boyfriends is a real rarity—as in, I don't believe it's ever been on home video. A new (but not "restored") print has been making the rounds lately, and I caught it in NY. TBH, I thought it was just OK. There's an entertaining heel turn by John Belushi, but Talia Shire (the lead) didn't do much for me. It's usually discussed as a female-centric film in more ways than one (it's the only theatrical feature directed by Altman collaborator Joan Tewkesbury)—but oddly it was written by the Schrader brothers.

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#2581 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:10 pm

The three titles in the Stanwyck Collection are Internes Can't Take Money (1937), The Great Man's Lady (1942), and The Bride Wore Boots (1946).

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#2582 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:12 pm

Which are the non-Sirk and noir(ish) titles from Universal’s previous Stanwyck DVD box. I guess they might release those and the Lady Gambles solo because they’re more likely to sell on their own

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#2583 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:52 pm

Kino's WTF idea of a Noir set from Universal:

the Female Animal
the Price of Fear
Thunder on the Hill

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#2584 Post by senseabove » Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:18 pm

I guess I'm mildly pleased by what it means for the likelihood of more lesser Sirk coming from them that they see him as a strong enough draw to saddle something like Thunder with the barrel-scraping box-set price gouge? And while I don't exactly have high hopes, I am intrigued by The Female Animal: produced by Zugsmith between The Tarnished Angels and Touch of Evil (to which this reportedly was the "A" picture!), shot by Russell Metty, and this for a plot synopsis:
"Jaded movie star Vanessa Windsor, saved from a studio accident by handsome extra Chris Farley, pursues him, and soon he’s the ‘caretaker’ of her beach house. Vanessa’s sexy, alcoholic adult daughter Penny accidentally meets Chris, who rescues her from an ‘octopus’ boyfriend. Before you know it, Chris is involved with both mother and daughter, and his only way out is to take a job in a Mexican picture about man-eating orchids…"

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#2585 Post by GetHarryPalmer » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:34 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Kino's WTF idea of a Noir set from Universal:

the Female Animal
the Price of Fear
Thunder on the Hill
You're a sad little puppy.

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#2586 Post by feihong » Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:07 am

captveg wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:10 pm
The three titles in the Stanwyck Collection are Internes Can't Take Money (1937), The Great Man's Lady (1942), and The Bride Wore Boots (1946).
I was really hoping for No Man of Her Own. But maybe KL doesn't have access to that one.

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#2587 Post by nitin » Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:12 am

Isn’t that with Olive as they release the DVD?

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#2588 Post by captveg » Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:33 pm

The 1930s Universal film being released 5/19 is Alice in Wonderland (1933).

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#2589 Post by captveg » Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:53 pm

And the 1980s Universal film being released on 5/26 is All Night Long (1981).

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#2590 Post by domino harvey » Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:21 am

captveg wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:53 pm
And the 1980s Universal film being released on 5/26 is All Night Long (1981).
The plot description for this took me on a wild ride
Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce George. At home, in front of his mother, Freddie accuses his dad of stealing his girl, because he found Cheryl serving George a meal in the middle of the night, while her husband Bobby was on duty at the fire station. George then separates from his wife Helen, quits his job, moves into a warehouse, and asks Cheryl to move in with him.

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#2591 Post by captveg » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:12 pm

Song of Norway and The Last Valley transfer info from KLI:

"The SONG OF NORWAY master was a 2K scan of the 2.0 stereo 35mm IP (Interpositive, Intermediate Positive). We were originally told the IP was in bad shape, but after some tests we confirmed that it was actually in very good shape, so we went ahead with the transfer. This transfer looks very good and sounds great. We created the 5.1 Surround for our release using the 2.0 stereo as source.

The 35mm IP for THE LAST VALLEY was unfortunately is horrible shape, but we knew there were a couple of good surviving prints maybe available to us, including a Joe Dante one. We scanned Mr. Dante's print and a better one in 2K, mixed and matched the two prints to create the best available Best Lite and spent dozens (if not hundreds) of hours on color correction and cleanup. The overall transfer looks good and sounds very good and I think the fans of the film will be happy with the release.

The original camera negative is 65mm. No one know if its in good or bad shape. All major studios require 65mm to be scanned only in 8K, so the cost of those transfers would've been low to mid six figures and potentially high. And no one in their right mind would spend anything close to that."

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#2592 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:09 pm

KL really love Frank Perry: Diary of a Mad Housewife coming soon

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#2593 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:16 pm

Just announced for 6/9/20

Deanna Durbin Collection I - 100 Men and a Girl (1937), Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939), It Started with Eve (1941)

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#2594 Post by NABOB OF NOWHERE » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:21 pm

captveg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Just announced for 6/9/20

Deanna Durbin Collection I - 100 Men and a Girl (1937), Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939), It Started with Eve (1941)
Shame they couldn't squeeze Christmas Holiday in

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#2595 Post by domino harvey » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:22 pm

captveg wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:16 pm
Just announced for 6/9/20

Deanna Durbin Collection I - 100 Men and a Girl (1937), Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939), It Started with Eve (1941)
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#2596 Post by swo17 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:23 pm

Ha, I was just gonna say, hasn't domino already been through enough?

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#2597 Post by nitin » Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:11 am

Domino, you will be pleased to hear that they have 9 Durbin films and plan to release two more volumes of 3 films each!

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#2598 Post by domino harvey » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm

Well, to counter that, KL announced the titles for their third noir set, and they're better than the previous set:

Abandoned, the Lady Gambles, the Sleeping City

Abandoned is the real winner of the three-- it's fresh and lively and a true hidden gem. It never quite lives up to its initial promise, but this is the kind of needle in a haystack this genre lives by. Lady Gambles is okay in a never need to see it again sort of way, and the Sleeping City is a bit of a mess but the circulating copy is horrendous so it's nice that we're getting a massive upgrade

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#2599 Post by mteller » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:18 pm

I haven't seen the other two, but I will back up domino's assessment of Abandoned. A darn good flick.

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#2600 Post by beamish14 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:34 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:21 am
captveg wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:53 pm
And the 1980s Universal film being released on 5/26 is All Night Long (1981).
The plot description for this took me on a wild ride
Executive George Dupler loses his temper and is demoted to the night manager at a 24 hour drugstore. After he suggests to his teenage son Freddie that he stop having an affair with suburban housewife Cheryl Gibbons, who is a distant cousin, Cheryl tries to seduce George. At home, in front of his mother, Freddie accuses his dad of stealing his girl, because he found Cheryl serving George a meal in the middle of the night, while her husband Bobby was on duty at the fire station. George then separates from his wife Helen, quits his job, moves into a warehouse, and asks Cheryl to move in with him.
It's a really hysterical film. Hackman is just wonderful in it.

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