Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#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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