Ribs wrote: ↑
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:21 am
I would describe Indicator’s Universal licenses as fairly choose-y, in the sense there aren’t very many of them, whereas Kino licenses giant 60-title deals and releases them in like three months. So while I can imagine some overlap happens (especially as Arrow and Eureka also license from Universal) in all likelihood it would probably be helpful to just assume the Kino release will be it for most titles.
Yes, as was pointed out repeatedly when Indicator first launched, while it dipped into the same Sony pool as Twilight Time, it was emphatically not "the British Twilight time" and had no pretensions towards being so. And, by the same token, it's also not the British Kino Lorber, which has a vastly greater monthly output.
Realistically, the current Indicator team can't put out more than four to six titles per month without either hiring more people or cutting presentational/curatorial corners that they don't want to cut, and they also have cultural priorities of their own (for instance, a much stronger focus on British cinema), so the overlap is always going to be pretty tiny.