Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#2876 Post by Ribs » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:12 pm

It seems insane seeing as Kino cancelled their plans to release the Producers on UHD. I understand the Star Wars of it all will sell better generally but I cannot imagine the falloff is high enough to make one release worthwhile and the other not. Hoping that more encouraging sales for the titles that aren’t Hannibal might get them to reverse course on that one and go back to their original plans.

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#2877 Post by Drucker » Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:50 pm

Maybe they knew they'd get the wrong-color'd version of The Producers which would inhibit sales?

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#2878 Post by Ribs » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:13 pm

They’re releasing it on BD still, just not 4K.

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#2879 Post by tenia » Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:31 pm

Drucker wrote:Maybe they knew they'd get the wrong-color'd version of The Producers which would inhibit sales?
I doubt this actually inhibit many sales.

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#2880 Post by dwk » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:22 pm

Does the 4k master of The Producers have an HDR grade? If it is SDR only, that could be why they dropped the planned UHD release.

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#2881 Post by yoloswegmaster » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:27 pm

Isn't Spaceballs a more well-known film then The Producers? I know that the former is a cult-classic but I'm unaware how well known the latter is. Maybe that factored into which film got a UHD release?

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#2882 Post by Ribs » Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:45 pm

dwk wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:22 pm
Does the 4k master of The Producers have an HDR grade? If it is SDR only, that could be why they dropped the planned UHD release.
The currently available 4K streams of Spaceballs don’t have HDR, so it’s clearly not an issue to raise the costs to make a new one.

I think both films are classic comedies albeit of a different sort, both just under Frankenstein and Saddles for the most famous of his films. Again, I’m sure it’s a basic calculation of the Star Wars of it all meaning more genre/cult-y sales to make it *more* popular but I really don’t see why The Producers wouldn’t sell near enough the same. Ah well, always possible it’s a title Arrow Academy might go after.

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#2883 Post by dwk » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:12 pm

Ribs wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:45 pm
The currently available 4K streams of Spaceballs don’t have HDR, so it’s clearly not an issue to raise the costs to make a new one.

...but I really don’t see why The Producers wouldn’t sell near enough the same. Ah well, always possible it’s a title Arrow Academy might go after
You sure about that? The whole reason they gave for dropping their planned UHDs of the three Leone/Eastwood films was the cost of doing HDR grades for them.

As for The Producers and Arrow Academy, it s a StudioCanal title in the UK, so I dont think that will happen, but maybe StudioCanal will release it themselves.

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#2884 Post by Ribs » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:31 pm

It might have been too much money to do it for three movies but not for just one.

Wasn’t aware of the different UK rightsholders. Ah well! Back to hoping for a change of heart from Kino.

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#2885 Post by movielocke » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:48 am

dwk wrote:
Ribs wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:45 pm
The currently available 4K streams of Spaceballs don’t have HDR, so it’s clearly not an issue to raise the costs to make a new one.

...but I really don’t see why The Producers wouldn’t sell near enough the same. Ah well, always possible it’s a title Arrow Academy might go after
You sure about that? The whole reason they gave for dropping their planned UHDs of the three Leone/Eastwood films was the cost of doing HDR grades for them.

As for The Producers and Arrow Academy, it s a StudioCanal title in the UK, so I dont think that will happen, but maybe StudioCanal will release it themselves.
The Leone movies are probably especially expensive because they’re two perf flat widescreen, not anamorphic four perf. That also means the image quality on the neg is substantially lower.

So those might be a special case because of how it was shot.

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#2886 Post by L.A. » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:44 pm

senseabove wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Beaver.

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#2887 Post by L.A. » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:57 pm

bluesforyou wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:51 am
Completely missed the news about Mad Max UHD. Very exciting.

Coming November 24th on 4KUHD!

Mad Max (1979)

Note: We’re still hoping to add a NEW interview with director George Miller.

DISC 1 (4KUHD)
• HDR Dolby Vision
• Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby, Special Effects Artist Chris Murray, Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Ridge
• Australian 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Mono
• U.S. English Dubbed 2.0 Lossless Mono
• Dual-Layered UHD100 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BD50)
• Interviews with Stars Mel Gibson & Joanne Samuel and Cinematographer David Eggby
• Audio Commentary with Art Director Jon Dowding, Cinematographer David Eggby, Special Effects Artist Chris Murray, Moderated by Filmmaker Tim Ridge
• Mel Gibson: Birth of a Superstar
• Mad Max: The Film Phenomenon
• Two Theatrical Trailers
• Three TV Spots
• Three Radio Spots
• TRAILERS FROM HELL with Josh Olson
• Australian 5.1 Surround & 2.0 Lossless Mono
• U.S. English Dubbed 2.0 Lossless Mono
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 93 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated R
From George Miller, the acclaimed director of The Road Warrior, The Witches of Eastwick, Lorenzo’s Oil and Mad Max: Fury Road, comes this post-apocalyptic masterpiece starring screen legend Mel Gibson (Lethal Weapon, Braveheart, Payback). In the ravaged near-future, a savage motorcycle gang rules the road. Terrorizing innocent civilians while tearing up the streets, the ruthless gang laughs in the face of a police force hell-bent on stopping them. But they underestimate one officer: Max (Gibson). And when the bikers brutalize Max’s best friend and family, they send him into a mad frenzy that leaves him with only one thing left in the world to live for—revenge!

Also, released separately on Blu-ray!
They announced on Facebook that they’ve added a new 30-minute interview with George Miller.

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#2888 Post by Calvin » Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:42 pm

LADYBUG LADYBUG (1964)
• Brand New 2K Master
• Theatrical Teaser (In HD)
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE (1970)
• Audio Commentary by Screenwriter Larry Karaszewski with Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Both will be released on December 15th. Worth noting that we know Indicator will be releasing Diary of a Mad Housewife at some point.

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#2889 Post by beamish14 » Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:19 pm

All of the wait for just THAT? No commentary on Ladybug? No Frank Langella interview on Mad Housewife? None
of the alternate scenes Perry shot for the TV version?
Last edited by beamish14 on Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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#2890 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:26 pm

beamish14 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:41 pm
Gonna be seriously pissed if Lord Love a Duck doesn't have a Joe Dante commentary.
Looks like it's barebones, what a missed opportunity for a film demanding context

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#2891 Post by domino harvey » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:45 pm

Preminger's Rosebud coming soon to Blu

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#2892 Post by Reverend Drewcifer » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:54 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Preminger's Rosebud coming soon to Blu
Theodore Gershuny's book Soon to be a Major Motion Picture offers a blow-by-blow behind the scenes of Rosebud.

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#2893 Post by Matt » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:50 pm

L.A. wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:44 pm
senseabove wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Beaver.
Not for the first time do I disagree with Gary. I don’t think this is a vast improvement on the DVD. Despite the increased resolution, the BD image actually looks somewhat softer to me, and the contrast boosting is too extreme to the extent that the whites in many shots look too bright. It’s been cleaned up quite a bit, all the dust and scratches visible on the DVD removed, but maybe to the point of softening all the grain and giving everything a Vaseline-smeared look? Of course, I watch this film every time it’s on TCM, so I’ll probably just keep both versions and never watch either of them.

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#2894 Post by knives » Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:01 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Preminger's Rosebud coming soon to Blu
That’s exciting as I think it stands as one of Preminger’s best despite a too old O’Toole and one of the most complex and relevant takes on terrorism in film.

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#2895 Post by Calvin » Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:54 am

Image
BRAND NEW 4K RESTORATION OF THE FILM
Includes both English & Italian Tracks with Optional English subtitles
Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton
Booklet essay by film scholar Alberto Zambenedetti
Theatrical Trailer

It's great that it's from the new restoration, but it's really disappointing that they couldn't include any of the extensive extras on the Carlotta release especially El Il Casanova de Fellini

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#2896 Post by britcom68 » Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:24 am

beamish14 wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:19 pm
All of the wait for just THAT? No commentary on Ladybug? No Frank Langella interview on Mad Housewife? None
of the alternate scenes Perry shot for the TV version?
Kino announced on their Facebook page late Fri that Ladybug release *will* include commentary by Richard Harland Smith. no other supplements announced.

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#2897 Post by L.A. » Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:16 pm

Coming January 5th!

Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 104 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
From Arnold Laven, the director of Anna Lucasta, Geronimo, The Glory Guys and Sam Whiskey, comes this tension-filled western starring screen greats Dean Martin (Texas Across the River), George Peppard (Newman’s Law) and Jean Simmons (Elmer Gantry). One-time lawman Alex Flood (Martin) is now the ruthless boss of Jericho—a town he once helped to clean up. Now this officer-gone-bad has bullied his way into owning more than half of all of Jericho’s businesses with the exception of the stagecoach line run by the strong-willed widow Molly Lang (Simmons). Molly and the townspeople turn to former Deputy U.S. Marshal Dolan (Peppard) for help but he refuses to take on the tyrant, figuring any confrontation with Flood or his men is a losing battle. How far can one man be pushed before he finally fights back? Co-starring Slim Pickens (The Getaway) and John McIntire (Backlash).

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#2898 Post by L.A. » Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:33 pm

Coming January 5th!

Texas Across the River (1966)
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 101 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
From Michael Gordon, the outstanding director of An Act of Murder, The Lady Gambles, Woman in Hiding, Cyrano de Bergerac, Pillow Talk and Portrait in Black, comes this wonderful comedy-western starring screen icons Dean Martin (Rio Bravo, Something Big) and Alain Delon (The Sicilian Clan,Un Flic). The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor (Rosemary Forsyth, The War Lord) to Don Andrea de Baldasar, El Duce de la Casala (Delon) is stopped by the cavalry over a matter of honor. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis (Martin) and his Indian sidekick, Kronk (Joey Bishop, Ocean’s 11), who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta (Tina Aumont, Man, Pride & Vengeance), tames some longhorns, competes with Sam for Phoebe’s affections, eludes a Comanche war party and the cavalry (who have come to Moccasin Flats to celebrate Texas statehood) and ultimately saves the town and gets his girl. Co-starring Peter Graves (Robbers’ Roost), Michael Ansara (The Pink Jungle) and Andrew Prine (They’re Playing with Fire).

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#2899 Post by captveg » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:37 pm

More OOP:

Separate Tables (1958) (DVD still available)
They're Playing with Fire (1984) (DVD still available)

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#2900 Post by swo17 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 2:33 am

Noticed by accident that they just put out the Tod Slaughter film The Face at the Window on Blu-ray!

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