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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5276 Post by therewillbeblus » Sat Dec 02, 2023 3:39 pm

Well at least it’s been restored - the available DVD print is abysmal. My esteem’s dwindled since watching for the 40s project but here were my thoughts then:
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Bluebeard: Although I’ve seen some earlier Ulmer, as far as eligible films for this project Detour has been my only experience, which sadly dropped significantly in my impressions after a revisit following Criterion’s release. Not a bad film, but not the great noir I remembered, this anomalous treat helped recover that disappointment. A serial killer genre picture that reaches levels of haunting vibrancy more common in the precode 30s (I was reminded of The Black Cat and then remembered that was also Ulmer). Chilling and nasty, we thankfully spend a great deal of time with Carradine’s killer, but also the various women that populate his surroundings, all potential victims. Yet despite indications of innocence there’s a mysterious twinkle in each of them that instantly piques interest in every interaction, as if any one character might break all the rules and burn down the film. The unease that these people are capable of obstructing the rules of the game is only one twist Ulmer implements (intentionally or not) to keep us on edge, and the use of shadows and edits garnish suspense and impose qualities of horror and noir into this thriller. The print on the Alpha dvd is brutal and the sound is rough, but even through the haze the excellence was clear. A wonderful discovery that will surely lead me to seek more of Ulmer‘s work. Someone needs to restore this immediately.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5277 Post by Finch » Sat Dec 02, 2023 3:44 pm

I didn't think much of Detour either and sold my CC BD on but I remain a fan of The Black Cat.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5278 Post by captveg » Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:56 pm

From the KL Insider on the BD forum:
The following titles currently available on our WHILE SUPPLIES LAST sale will be removed very soon, so purchase them while you can. We’ll start removing titles as early as this coming Tuesday.
SpoilerShow
ANNA LUCASTA
THE ANT AND THE AARDVARK
BAT 21
BEACHHEAD
BRIGHT ANGEL
CATTLE ANNIE AND LITTLE BRITCHES
CUBA
CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER
DAY OF THE OUTLAW
THE DOGFATHER
THE EARTHLING
THE FAVOR
FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE
FUZZ
THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE
GOG
GRACE QUIGLLEY
GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSE TUESDAY
THE GROUP
THE GUN RUNNERS
HANNIBAL BROOKS
HIDDEN AGENDA
HIGH-BALLIN’
HIGHWAY TO HELL
JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET
KIDNAPPED
KONGA
LADYBUG LADYBUG
THE LANDLORD
LEGEND OF THE LOST
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE
LORD LOVE A DUCK
LOSIN’ IT
THE MAGIC SWORD
MAMIE VAN DOREN FILM NOIR COLLECTION
MY GUN IS QUICK
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE
PINK PANTHER COLLECTION V4
PINK PANTHER COLLECTION V5
RACE FOR THE YANKEE ZEPHYR
RETROACTIVE
RETURN FROM THE ASHES
RETURN TO MACON COUNTY
REVOLT OF THE SLAVES
ROBBERS’ ROOST
ROLAND AND RATFINK
SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS
SCISSORS
SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN
SEMI-TOUGH
SON OF THE PINK PANTHER
STREET PEOPLE
SUMMER LOVERS
TEN LITTLE INDIANS
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
TIJUANA TOADS
TIME LIMIT
TRANSFORMATION
TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
TWO FOR THE SEESAW
UNTAMED HEART
VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN
THE WHISPERERS
THE WHISTLE BLOWER

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5279 Post by dwk » Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:03 pm

KLSC will be releasing The Manchurian Candidate (2004) on UHD.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5280 Post by Finch » Sun Dec 03, 2023 12:21 pm

One of their more interesting choices of late.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5281 Post by captveg » Mon Dec 04, 2023 3:48 pm

captveg wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2023 5:00 pm
No longer on the WSL list, but still available:

Clouzot: The Early Works (1931-1933)
The Stud (1978)
These were removed from the WSL listings by mistake per the KL Insider, and are now listed there again.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5282 Post by TMDaines » Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:15 pm

I see they discounted a load of titles on the WSL list further than from when they started. Missed out on $15!

Would have ordered Una pura formalità if it had been discounted on the WSL list too.
captveg wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:56 pm
From the KL Insider on the BD forum:
The following titles currently available on our WHILE SUPPLIES LAST sale will be removed very soon, so purchase them while you can. We’ll start removing titles as early as this coming Tuesday.
SpoilerShow
ANNA LUCASTA
THE ANT AND THE AARDVARK
BAT 21
BEACHHEAD
BRIGHT ANGEL
CATTLE ANNIE AND LITTLE BRITCHES
CUBA
CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER
DAY OF THE OUTLAW
THE DOGFATHER
THE EARTHLING
THE FAVOR
FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE
FUZZ
THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE
GOG
GRACE QUIGLLEY
GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSE TUESDAY
THE GROUP
THE GUN RUNNERS
HANNIBAL BROOKS
HIDDEN AGENDA
HIGH-BALLIN’
HIGHWAY TO HELL
JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET
KIDNAPPED
KONGA
LADYBUG LADYBUG
THE LANDLORD
LEGEND OF THE LOST
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE
LORD LOVE A DUCK
LOSIN’ IT
THE MAGIC SWORD
MAMIE VAN DOREN FILM NOIR COLLECTION
MY GUN IS QUICK
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE
PINK PANTHER COLLECTION V4
PINK PANTHER COLLECTION V5
RACE FOR THE YANKEE ZEPHYR
RETROACTIVE
RETURN FROM THE ASHES
RETURN TO MACON COUNTY
REVOLT OF THE SLAVES
ROBBERS’ ROOST
ROLAND AND RATFINK
SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS
SCISSORS
SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN
SEMI-TOUGH
SON OF THE PINK PANTHER
STREET PEOPLE
SUMMER LOVERS
TEN LITTLE INDIANS
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
TIJUANA TOADS
TIME LIMIT
TRANSFORMATION
TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
TWO FOR THE SEESAW
UNTAMED HEART
VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN
THE WHISPERERS
THE WHISTLE BLOWER
Does this mean these titles will be unavailable to purchase any longer or just removed from a WSL sale? Would have bought My Gun is Quick.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5283 Post by captveg » Tue Dec 05, 2023 8:35 pm

TMDaines wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2023 3:15 pm
I see they discounted a load of titles on the WSL list further than from when they started. Missed out on $15!

Would have ordered Una pura formalità if it had been discounted on the WSL list too.
captveg wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2023 6:56 pm
From the KL Insider on the BD forum:
The following titles currently available on our WHILE SUPPLIES LAST sale will be removed very soon, so purchase them while you can. We’ll start removing titles as early as this coming Tuesday.
SpoilerShow
ANNA LUCASTA
THE ANT AND THE AARDVARK
BAT 21
BEACHHEAD
BRIGHT ANGEL
CATTLE ANNIE AND LITTLE BRITCHES
CUBA
CURSE OF THE PINK PANTHER
DAY OF THE OUTLAW
THE DOGFATHER
THE EARTHLING
THE FAVOR
FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE
FUZZ
THE GHOST OF SIERRA DE COBRE
GOG
GRACE QUIGLLEY
GREAT SCOUT AND CATHOUSE TUESDAY
THE GROUP
THE GUN RUNNERS
HANNIBAL BROOKS
HIDDEN AGENDA
HIGH-BALLIN’
HIGHWAY TO HELL
JOURNEY TO THE SEVENTH PLANET
KIDNAPPED
KONGA
LADYBUG LADYBUG
THE LANDLORD
LEGEND OF THE LOST
THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE
LORD LOVE A DUCK
LOSIN’ IT
THE MAGIC SWORD
MAMIE VAN DOREN FILM NOIR COLLECTION
MY GUN IS QUICK
ORDEAL BY INNOCENCE
PINK PANTHER COLLECTION V4
PINK PANTHER COLLECTION V5
RACE FOR THE YANKEE ZEPHYR
RETROACTIVE
RETURN FROM THE ASHES
RETURN TO MACON COUNTY
REVOLT OF THE SLAVES
ROBBERS’ ROOST
ROLAND AND RATFINK
SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN BEVERLY HILLS
SCISSORS
SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN
SEMI-TOUGH
SON OF THE PINK PANTHER
STREET PEOPLE
SUMMER LOVERS
TEN LITTLE INDIANS
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
TIJUANA TOADS
TIME LIMIT
TRANSFORMATION
TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
TWO FOR THE SEESAW
UNTAMED HEART
VON RICHTHOFEN AND BROWN
THE WHISPERERS
THE WHISTLE BLOWER
Does this mean these titles will be unavailable to purchase any longer or just removed from a WSL sale? Would have bought My Gun is Quick.
Unavailable from Kino and OOP. You can likely find them at other retailers for a bit. Their licensing at times has a hard end date where they have to destroy any remaining stock, so it appears those titles will have hit that date soon.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5284 Post by captveg » Tue Dec 05, 2023 9:00 pm

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

After the Fox (1966)
The Ant and the Aardvark (1969-1971)
Beachhead (1954)
Cuba (1979)
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983)
The Dogfather (1974-1976)
The File of the Golden Goose (1969)
Fuzz (1972)
Gog (3D) (1954)
Hidden Agenda (1990)
Highway to Hell (1991)
Journey to the Seventh Planet (1962)
Legend of the Lost (1957)
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 4 (1971-1975)
The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection: Volume 5 (1976-1978)
Robber's Roost (1955)
Roland and Rattfink (1968-1971)
The Satan Bug (1965)
Scissors (1991)
Son of the Pink Panther (1993)
Tijuana Toads (1968-1972)
Transformations (1988)
The Undying Monster (1942)
White Squall (1996)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5285 Post by captveg » Thu Dec 07, 2023 7:12 pm

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

Barton Fink (1991)
Born Yesterday (1993)
Just Visiting (2001)
Losin' It (1983)
The Sicilian Clan (1969)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5286 Post by Drucker » Thu Dec 07, 2023 10:39 pm

Bring on a proper restoration of Fink!

Edit: hm unless this was Fox and will never be seen again?

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5287 Post by dwk » Fri Dec 08, 2023 12:08 am

Barton Fink is a Fox title. Maybe the Coens can get Disney to license it to Criterion.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5288 Post by dwk » Fri Dec 08, 2023 2:27 pm

Kino Insider posted this list of titles that will be removed on Monday:
FINAL CHANCE:
The following 25 titles will be removed by Monday afternoon:
Anna Lucasta
Bright Angel
Cattle Annie and Little Britches
The Earthling
The Favor
Feast of July
Frank McKlusky, C.I.
Grace Quigley
The Great Scout and Cathouse Tuesday
The Group
Hannibal Brooks
High Heels and Low Lifes
Holy Man
The Landlord
Mr. Wrong
Playing God
A Pyromaniac’s Love Story
Race for the Yankee Zephyr
Retroactive
The Revolt of the Slaves
Roommates
Swing Vote
Two for the Seesaw
Unstrung Heroes
Wild Women

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5289 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 08, 2023 8:23 pm

Did not realize Kino Lorber also licensed and is releasing alongside I… comme Icare another conspiracy thriller from Verneuil, Mille milliards de dollars. They also released a pair of Dépardieu/Pierre Richard comedies directed by Francis Veber this summer that totally passed me by— I’ve only seen Le chèvre but enjoyed it for the broad comedy it is

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#5290 Post by dwk » Fri Dec 08, 2023 9:17 pm

It is easy to miss releases when a company releases 20+ titles a month.

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#5291 Post by domino harvey » Fri Dec 08, 2023 10:34 pm

Of the titles leaving Monday, I can recommend the Group, an odd and entertaining Young Women vs the Real World Film in the vein of the Best of Everything. What’s more, I recently learned Cahiers du Cinema loved it, though it’s not the kind of film you’d really expect them to enjoy. It’s also all of $5.99 right now

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5292 Post by beamish14 » Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:18 am

Retroactive is amazing if you’re interested in seeing James Belushi time travel with a Large Hadron Collider in Texas while simultaneously involved in a violent, Kalifornia-esque road trip odyssey

Cattle Annie and Little Britches is probably worth getting, too. It’s a very softened version of a surprisingly gritty novel that was inspired by actual teen girls who became outlaws in the American West. Amanda Plummer is great in it

The Landlord is stunning, of course. Bill Gunn, Hal Ashby, and Gordon Willis on one picture. You should already own it

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5293 Post by Yakushima » Sat Dec 09, 2023 2:09 am

Race for the Yankee Zephyr (aka Treasure of the Yankee Zephyr) is a fun adventure film from New Zealand with a memorable performance by Bruno Lawrence as one of the villain's henchmen. This was a massive hit in 1983 in the Soviet Union, as the country starved for foreign entertainment. I was lucky to catch it at just the right age of 10. After my recent re-watch on the Kino's Blu-ray, I am glad to say it aged rather well.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5294 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Dec 09, 2023 12:05 pm

A Fleischer full length cartoon...
Coming Soon on Blu-ray!
2019 HD Master by Paramount Pictures – 4K Scan of 35mm Technicolor Successive Exposure Negative
MR. BUG GOES TO TOWN (1941) Starring the voices of Stan Freed, Jack Mercer & Mae Questel – Shot by Charles Schettler (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) – Music by Leigh Harline (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) – Produced by Max Fleischer (Betty Boop, Popeye) – Directed by Dave Fleischer (Gulliver’s Travels, Superman: The Mad Scientist).
aka: Hoppity Goes to Town

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5295 Post by domino harvey » Sat Dec 09, 2023 3:24 pm

Completely random association for this film: in college I researched children’s film clubs in America during WWII and that film in particular was widely derided by the children polled, who greatly preferred the “adult” entertainment of Mrs Miniver

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5296 Post by pistolwink » Mon Dec 11, 2023 1:54 pm

The consensus on that film, if there is one, seems to be that the film was trying unsuccessfully to imitate Disney and moved away from what had been the Fleischers' strengths, tonally and visually.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5297 Post by knives » Tue Dec 12, 2023 12:09 pm

(Which of course is not true)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5298 Post by captveg » Tue Dec 12, 2023 2:28 pm

In addition to the 25 titles announced before the weekend that went away yesterday -

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

The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
Life with Mikey (1993)
Summer Lovers (1982)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5299 Post by Grand Wazoo » Fri Dec 15, 2023 1:46 am

Came home from a trip to find my sale order of 10 blu rays waiting for me, but shipped in 10 separate large boxes. Kino must have lost most of what I paid to shipping costs! I've never seen anything like this.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics

#5300 Post by Feego » Fri Dec 15, 2023 6:14 am

Yep, they did the same for me. All 5 of my Blu-rays shipped in separate boxes.

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