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 Post subject: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:41 pm 

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Is a medium-sized German company that releases a handful of catalog titles every month and usually they offer great quality. Koch has a good reputation for their Western releases: US and Spaghettis. They do have an ongoing Film Noir line as well. I won't post titles here, that have been released as R1 discs as well.

In March, they released:

Western Legenden line

Rio Conchos
From Hell to Texas (Schieß zurück, Cowboy!)

and Giorgio Capitani's Ognuno per sé (The Ruthless Four) (Das Gold von Sam Cooper)(1968). The disc features the English dub and English subtitles for scenes, missing in the English dub.

In April they'll release:

The Secret War of Harry Frigg (Der Etappenheld) (1968)

In May we'll see:

The Shadow (Shadow und der Fluch des Khan) (1995) in 1,85:1 on DVD and Blu-ray.

In June, they'll release as part of the Western Legenden series:

Yellow Sky (Herrin der toten Stadt) (1948) on DVD and probably on Blu-ray, as well.
Black Bart (Die schwarze Maske) (1948)


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:44 am 
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Don't forget that Koch are also at least distributing Spirit Media's excellent "Schätze des deutschen Tonfilms" series, for which we have a thread here.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 7:49 am 
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In case anyone's curious, Rio Conchos is being released in R1 by Shout in June. Harry Frigg is stuck in MGM MOD Hell in R1, though, so that's a good bet


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:45 am 

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July:
Deep End (1970) - Jerzy Skolimowski DVD/Blu-ray - 07/29/11
Taking Off (1970) - Milos Forman DVD/Blu-ray - 07/29/11

August:
Mata Hari (1985) - Curtis Harrington DVD/Blu-ray - 08/05/11
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981) - Curtis Harrington DVD/Blu-ray - 08/05/11
Yellow Sky (1948) - William A. Wellman Blu-ray - 08/26/11
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943) - William A. Wellmann DVD/Blu-ray - 08/26/11


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:50 am 
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Frankinhoo7, are there any English-friendly German review sites that might cover the Koch BRs closer to release? I'm keen to hear what the Ox-Bow Incident Blu is like once it's out.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:58 am 

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None, that I'm aware of. This site does HD comparisons but I don't know whether they'll check the two Wellmans once they're out.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 5:00 pm 

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Nice to see a thread for one of my favorite labels.
They intend to release 4 mosche di velluto grigio on DVD/Blu-ray.
Koch Media Film's Photos


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 6:10 pm 

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Frankinho007 wrote:
In June, they'll release as part of the Western Legenden series:

Yellow Sky (Herrin der toten Stadt) (1948) on DVD and probably on Blu-ray, as well.
Black Bart (Die schwarze Maske) (1948)

These releases are numbered and come in beautiful digibook packaging.

From Blu-ray.com:
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German distributors Koch Entertainment are preparing for Blu-ray release two classic westerns by William A. Wellman: The Ox-Bow Incident (1943), starring Henry Fonda, Dana Andrews, Mary Beth Hughes, and Anthony Quinn, and Yellow Sky (1948), starring Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, and Richard Widmark. The two Blu-ray releases will be part of the company's new Western Legends in HD series.
Preliminary special features:
Yellow Sky
* Original theatrical trailer
* Radio excerpt with Gregory Peck
* Gallery with stills from the shooting of the film, photos, and more.
The Ox-Bow Incident
* Original theatrical trailer
* Audio commentary by Dick Eulain and William Wellman, Jr.
* Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quiet Hero
* Photo gallery
* Booklet

Street date for the two releases is August 26th.

From Stanton, member of Spaghetti-western.net forum:
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They have bought the rights for about 12 SWs to release in a new collection. Probably later this year.
They plan not to sell it in all the usual ways. Not in shops, but only internet and what we call in Germany a "Börse", which is something like a swap market with regular sellers of new DVDs.

This is very bad news for fans for whom Amazon.de is the only option :oops: .


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:38 am 
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Thanks, DJvaso - great news indeed. Did a pre-order on both of them on Amazon. Haven't bought one of their Western series DVDs yet - can you give your overall opinion on them if you happen to own some of them?


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:40 am 

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Lazertron wrote:
Thanks, DJvaso - great news indeed. Did a pre-order on both of them on Amazon. Haven't bought one of their Western series DVDs yet - can you give your overall opinion on them if you happen to own some of them?

Not at all. Unfortunately, I haven't realized these releases till recently so that I haven't any. I have been collecting only theirs spaghetti western DVDs up to now.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:16 am 

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Lazertron wrote:
Thanks, DJvaso - great news indeed. Did a pre-order on both of them on Amazon. Haven't bought one of their Western series DVDs yet - can you give your overall opinion on them if you happen to own some of them?

From their Western Legenden DVD series I own The Last Wagon (No. 3), Rio Conchos (No. 5) and From Hell to Texas (No. 6). Apart from not having that many bonus features their releases are of high quality and I can recommend them all.

Koch Media will not only release these 12 rumored Italian Western through mailorders and "Börsen" but several other Italian flicks, as well. They semi-announced Paura in città (1976), Un tranquillo posto di campagna (A Quiet Place in the Country) (1969) and A ciascuno il suo (We still kill the old Way) (1967) as forthcoming titles.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:33 am 
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Thanks to both of you. Will give the DVDs a closer look then.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:25 am 

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Received Black Bart (No. 8) yesterday and in general, the disc looks good:

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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 2:05 pm 

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The Beaver has a comparison up for The Shadow BD vs. the old DVDs: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/DVDCompare/shadow.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:10 am 

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Argento's Inferno will be distributed by Koch Media. Camera Obscura was intended to release the the title through a joint venture with Koch as a right holder but this won't happen. The disc with bonus material is produced by Camera Obscura.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:33 am 

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September:

09/02: Rocket to the Moon (1967) - will feature the German Theatrical Cut and the English Version - DVD only
09/30: Doctor Dolittle (1967) - DVD and Blu-ray

October:

10/07: Dear Brigitte (1965) - DVD and Blu-ray
10/07: Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962) - DVD and Blu-ray
10/21: The Mudlark (1950) - DVD only

November:

11/04: Man of the West (1958) - DVD and Blu-ray
11/25: Odd man Out (1947) - Noir Vol. 9 DVD only
11/25: Hollow Triumph aka. The Scar (1948) - Noir Vol. 8 DVD only


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Wow, November's 3 for 3 on things I would love to have.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:11 pm 

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Also in November:
11/04: 100 Rifles (100 Gewehre) (1969) - Western Legenden Nr. 10 - DVD only

@Frankinho007
Do you have any information about transfer etc. for Wellman's movies? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:19 pm 

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djvaso wrote:
Also in November:
11/04: 100 Rifles (100 Gewehre) (1969) - Western Legenden Nr. 10 - DVD only

@Frankinho007
Do you have any information about transfer etc. for Wellman's movies? Thanks.


Haven't seen reviews yet of the Wellman's.


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:54 am 

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Mr. Michael Hochhaus, product manager at Koch Media, announces that they will release Navajo Joe on Blu-ray, even possible this year \:D/ .


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:57 am 

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These titles get preliminary release date December 2, 2011:

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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:10 am 
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The long OOP Barfly will make its Blu debut on December 2


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 3:41 pm 

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In January (catalogue titles only):

01/13/2012
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01/27/2012
From Noon Till Three (1976)
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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:53 am 

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In February - 02/03/2012:

Shoot Out (1971) - Koch Media Western Legenden (#11) - DVD
The Great Sioux Uprising (1953) - Koch Media Western Legenden (#12) - DVD

In March:

03/02/2012:
Against all Flags (1952) - Blu-ray and DVD
03/23/2012
The Legend of Hell House (1973) - Blu-ray and DVD


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 Post subject: Re: Koch Media (Germany)
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:47 am 

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03/02/2012:
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) - Special edition - Blu-ray and DVD
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