Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2676 Post by domino harvey » Sun May 24, 2020 2:46 am

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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…"
The Female Animal was so bad, oh my GOD. If you ever wondered how Jane Powell rates as a dramatic actress, the answer is she doesn't. Powell delivers what must be the worst on-screen drunk perf of all time. It's like watching someone imitate something they've never experienced or encountered. Perhaps that means her perf is actually great because I was as embarrassed for her as I'd be for a real drunk IRL. The movie is 100% not a Noir by even the loosest of definitions, KL prob just knew they'd never sell this without pairing it with some other movies. Arf arf 😢

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#2677 Post by senseabove » Sun May 24, 2020 3:58 am

I can't say my curiosity about that movie had anything to do with Jane Powell, even if, uh, its stars weren't completely irrelevant to my purely historical interests. I'll have you know I'm helping Ryan Murphy with research.

But hey, I guess that's even more good news for their estimation of Sirk's draw?

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#2678 Post by domino harvey » Sun May 24, 2020 4:08 am

He is shirtless all the time and gets oiled up real good. If that’s the main draw, you will love this movie

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#2679 Post by senseabove » Sun May 24, 2020 4:35 am

"main draw" is going a bit far, but it might make the sting of the box-set upsell for the Sirk/Colbert curiosity a little more bearable. IIRC you're cool on Sirk so I'll resist asking if that's throwing good money after bad.

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#2680 Post by domino harvey » Sun May 24, 2020 4:42 am

I have seen Thunder on the Hill and can’t remember anything about it except Ann Blyth. Perhaps that reveals my own main draw?

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#2681 Post by L.A. » Sun May 24, 2020 8:03 am

captveg wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:12 pm
Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) 3-D
Beaver and DVD Compare reviews.

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#2682 Post by Bob Furmanek » Sun May 24, 2020 4:58 pm

Cinesavant and Hi-Def Digest review TAZA after screening the Blu-ray in 3-D:

https://trailersfromhell.com/taza-son-of-cochise-3-d/

https://bluray.highdefdigest.com/82565/ ... ise3d.html

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#2683 Post by L.A. » Thu May 28, 2020 2:41 pm

Coming August 18th!

The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)
• NEW Audio Commentary by Author/Film Historian Lee Gambin and Actress/Film Historian Rutanya Alda
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 73 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Screen legends Cary Grant (North by Northwest), Fredric March (Inherit the Wind) and Carole Lombard (Nothing Sacred) star in this classic World War I film in the tradition of All Quiet on the Western Front. The Eagle and the Hawk is a powerful anti-war drama in which Grant and March play rival pilots with opposing codes of honor. Based on a story by John Monk Saunders (Wings, The Dawn Patrol) and featuring memorable supporting roles for Jackie Oakie (The Great Dictator) and Sir Guy Standing (Death Takes a Holiday), The Eagle and the Hawk is the film that The New York Times called “a drama told with a praiseworthy sense of realism.” With top-notch direction by Stuart Walker (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), The Eagle and the Hawk still packs a punch more than 75 years later.

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#2684 Post by dwk » Sun May 31, 2020 12:06 pm

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

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#2685 Post by domino harvey » Sun May 31, 2020 12:20 pm

Weren’t all of these already released in the UK on region free discs for like nothing?

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#2686 Post by fdm » Sun May 31, 2020 7:07 pm

That is the content of the US box set from 2015, which has sold for not too much more than nothing.

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#2687 Post by EddieLarkin » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:05 am

Surely the 4 with new masters are different to what was previously released?

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#2688 Post by tenia » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:07 am

Yes, the masters would at least be new, and quite welcome upgrades too, most of these being fairly typical old HD masters from Universal, ie visibly filtered and not very subtly graded.

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#2689 Post by L.A. » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:24 pm

Coming August 25th!

The Sign of the Cross (1932)
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Mark A. Vieira, co-author of Cecil B. DeMille
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 126 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
From Cecil B. DeMille, the legendary director of Cleopatra, Reap the Wild Wind, Samson and Delilah and The Ten Commandments, comes this classic and turbulent biblical tale starring screen greats Fredric March (The Eagle and the Hawk), Claudette Colbert (Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife) and Charles Laughton (Witness for the Prosecution). Ancient Rome comes to life on a grand scale in the epic spectacular The Sign of the Cross. In the year 64 A.D., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar (Laughton) torches the city so he can blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus (March) falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia (Elissa Landi, The Count of Monte Cristo). When the seductive and wicked Empress Poppaea (Colbert) learns that she has a romantic rival for Marcus’s attentions, she conspires with Nero to send all Christians to a chilling death. Filled with some of the most outrageous and breathtaking scenes ever filmed, including the infamous “milk bath,” this pre-Code classic is a dynamic testament to DeMille’s visionary style. The great Karl Struss (Sunrise) received an Oscar nomination for his stunning cinematography.

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#2690 Post by domino harvey » Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:29 pm

That one’s pretty good, and we already know which scene Gary Tooze will be fast forwarding to in his review

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#2691 Post by Cash Flagg » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:57 pm

DVD Beaver wrote:Colbert's robust bitrates look quite pleasing in motion

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#2692 Post by CantelopeSkiz » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:44 pm

Cash Flagg wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:57 pm
DVD Beaver wrote:Colbert's robust bitrates look quite pleasing in motion
One can assume this will immediately be followed by a plug for the HIGH RESOLUTION captures available exclusively to his patreon supporters.

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#2693 Post by domino harvey » Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:11 am

KL is also releasing the forgettable but not terrible anti-Marijuana film Lila Leeds made after she got busted with Robert Mitchum for smoking pot, the unforgettably named She Shoulda Said No!. Needless to say, RKO prob dodged a bullet in dropping her, and poor Leeds is really done dirty by the film's producers, who cut her big climactic speech off like she was a live action short documentary winner accepting an Oscar

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#2694 Post by L.A. » Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:15 pm

Coming August 25th on DVD and BD!

Hell Bent (1918)
• NEW 4K RESTORATION FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES
• Archival 1970 Audio Interview with John Ford by Joseph McBride, author of Searching for John Ford
• Audio commentary by Film Historian Joseph McBride
• Video Essay by Film Critic Tag Gallagher
• Music by Zachary Marsh

Hell Bent is a rousing Western from the series of Cheyenne Harry adventures that legendary director John Ford (credited as Jack Ford early in his career) made with star Harry Carey (Straight Shooting). Cheyenne Harry was an outlaw with a heart of gold, played with stoic warmth by Carey, whose performances were a pivotal influence on John Wayne.

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#2695 Post by L.A. » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:08 am

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)

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#2696 Post by senseabove » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:33 pm

September schedule:
9/1
Death on the Nile (1978)
Evil Under the Sun (1982)
The Mirror Crack'd (1980)
The Raging Moon (1971)
Britannia Hospital (1982)
Clockwise (1986)

9/8
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
Dr. Who: Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)
The Grey Fox (1982)
Actor 3-Film Collection TBA

9/15
The Cat and the Canary (1939)
The Ghost Breakers (1940)
Spawn of the North (1938)
Disputed Passage (1939)

9/22
Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
The Art of Love (1965)
Lord Love a Duck (1966)

9/29
Love Me Tonight (1932)
The Kiss Before the Mirror (1933)
Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
1984 Film TBA
Gotcha! (1985)
1988 Film TBA
Havana (1990)


Pleased to see The Kiss Before the Mirror scheduled.

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#2697 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:37 pm

Death on the Nile (1978)
I watched thus recently and could not BELIEVE how bad it was. I like fun hammy overacting but these are just untethered bad performances, especially from Mia Farrow and Angela Lansbury. The editing and direction are so obvious in terms of “clues” that I figured out the gist of whodunnit way, way before I was supposed to, which didn’t help matters while sitting through all 2 1/2 hours of this. I have no words for anyone who thinks Ustinov is a better Poirot than Albert Finney. I like Ustinov (if not particularly here), but absolutely not

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#2698 Post by whaleallright » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:49 pm

God bless Kino for releasing these movies (e.g. the Reginald Denny collection) that would seem to have a potential audience of about 100. I'll be picking it up! :)

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#2699 Post by knives » Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:57 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Death on the Nile (1978)
I watched thus recently and could not BELIEVE how bad it was. I like fun hammy overacting but these are just untethered bad performances, especially from Mia Farrow and Angela Lansbury. The editing and direction are so obvious in terms of “clues” that I figured out the gist of whodunnit way, way before I was supposed to, which didn’t help matters while sitting through all 2 1/2 hours of this. I have no words for anyone who thinks Ustinov is a better Poirot than Albert Finney. I like Ustinov (if not particularly here), but absolutely not
Conversely it's my favorite Poirot movie.

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#2700 Post by domino harvey » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:03 pm

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