Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#1226 Post by dwk » Thu May 17, 2018 1:45 pm

connor wrote: Wait, what fiasco? Was Kino on the cusp of releasing The Keep?
Yes, they were preparing to to a new 4K scan and they had to cancel it at the last minute.

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#1227 Post by dwk » Thu May 24, 2018 9:42 pm

Kino us licensed another big batch of MGM titles
Originally Posted by Kino Lorber Insider 

We just finalized another 50+ film deal with our friends at MGM 

29 films to be released first time in HD!
6 Films with HD masters to be newly remastered in 4K!
All but 9 will be DVD and Blu-ray - 9 BD only (3 previously released by KLSC on DVD)!
Given that last line, I wouldn't be surprised if a number of these are former Twilight Time titles.

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#1228 Post by dwk » Fri May 25, 2018 4:39 pm

The Kino rep said that 7 of the new MGM titles were released by Twilight Time and 2 are getting new 4K transfers and 3 are ones that Kino released on dvd.

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#1229 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sun May 27, 2018 3:06 am

Bill Gunn's Personal Problems is coming to BD in July.
While I've only ever seen Ganja & Hess, this looks like a great rescue effort, and sounds really promising.

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#1230 Post by M Sanderson » Mon May 28, 2018 3:26 am

Any date yet for Night Stalker/Night Strangler and Grissom Gang?

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#1231 Post by Ashirg » Mon May 28, 2018 6:55 pm

It's listed in the first post here

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#1232 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 29, 2018 1:36 pm

KL Insider sez five of the films from this list will be coming from KL:
The Alamo
April Morning
Bat 21
The Best Man
Born to Win
Bucktown USA
Chains of Gold
Deadly Force
The Fearmakers
Geronimo
Golden Needles
The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday
The Halliday Brand
Halls of Anger
Hannibal Brooks
Hennessy
Johnny Cool
Kill a Dragon
The Last Mile
Laws of Gravity
Man from Del Rio
Matewan
Mission of the Shark
The Old Gun
One Man's Hero
The Outside Man
The Private Files of J Edgar Hoover
Slaughter's Big Rip Off
A Small Town in Texas
That Championship Season (1982)
Time Limit
Town Without Pity
Trooper Hook
Youngblood

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#1233 Post by beamish14 » Tue May 29, 2018 2:19 pm

Matewan would be absolutely tremendous. Does that mean that other titles released on horrible Artisan DVDs will be coming, too?

Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover is great as well. I've never seen the MGM burn-on-demand disc.

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#1234 Post by L.A. » Tue May 29, 2018 2:23 pm

Is Matewan any good?

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#1235 Post by jsteffe » Tue May 29, 2018 2:39 pm

L.A. wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Is Matewan any good?
It has been year's since I've seen it, but I remember it being one of the better films of the Eighties. Haskell Wexler's cinematography is gorgeous and has never been well represented on DVD. I hope that Kino Lorber is able to obtain a superior master that does the film justice.

And a film about labor struggles seems all too relevant in 2018...

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#1236 Post by hearthesilence » Tue May 29, 2018 2:54 pm

L.A. wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:23 pm
Is Matewan any good?
If you're a big fan of John Sayles's films, it's a must buy. If you have strong reservations about him as a filmmaker, I'd hold off.

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#1237 Post by dwk » Tue May 29, 2018 5:36 pm

Deep Rising (new 4K master) special edition Blu-ray on August 21st
Special Features:
• Audio Commentary by Director Stephen Sommers and Editor Bob Ducsay
• Interview with actor Wes Studi
• Interview with actor Kevin O'Connor
• Interview with actor Anthony Heald
• Interview with second unit director Dean Cundey
• Interview with VFX John Berton (ILM)
• Interview with VFX Van Ling (Banned from the Ranch Entertainment)
• Interview with Brad Proctor (SFX/Make-Up)
• Interview with Doug Morrow (SFX/Make-Up)
• Interview with Cinematographer Howard Atherton
• ILM Behind-the-Scenes Extras (Animatic Sequence/Creature/Tests/Etc.)
• Newly Commissioned Art by Jacob Phillips
• Animated Image Gallery (Stills and Behind-the-Scenes)
• Reversible Blu-ray Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• 5.1 Surround and Lossless 2.0 Stereo Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

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#1238 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 29, 2018 5:40 pm

Really enjoyed that one, but I think I'm fine with my Mill Creek double feature Blu-Ray with Puppet Masters that cost like $4

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#1239 Post by dwk » Tue May 29, 2018 5:54 pm

Presented with this list:
Dogs of War
Under Fire
Salvador
Mississippi Burning
Khartoum
Zulu
The Bounty
The Killer Elite
Lenny
1984 (the three-year window is up in December)
The Kino rep said:
Okay, no more hints We have two of these, plan to do a new 4K transfer from the original negative on one of them and re-release the other with some minor additional cleanup and maybe new extras.
He also mentioned a couple other former Twilight Time titles that they went after, but some other label got: The Mechanic and 10 to Midnight.

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#1240 Post by domino harvey » Tue May 29, 2018 5:59 pm

Most of those do sound like KL titles, so I'm surprised it's only two, but I imagine one of them is Mississippi Burning

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#1241 Post by L.A. » Thu May 31, 2018 6:45 am

Jsteffe and hearthesilence, thank you for your opinions. I haven’t seen anything from John Sayles yet. Matewan is the film I would like to start with, the subject interests me and it has James Earl Jones.

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#1242 Post by jazzo » Thu May 31, 2018 9:09 am

L.A., Matewan is excellent, and everything he did in his first two decades as a writer and/or director is pretty much on par with it, but the best Sayles entry point, at least for me, is his masterful Lone Star. I'm also quite fond of Limbo. He never really repeats himself, either.

And, I'm not joking here: his screenplays for Joe Dante's Piranha and The Howling are amazing, and his cameo in Dante's Matinee never fails to make me laugh.

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#1243 Post by knives » Thu May 31, 2018 3:47 pm

I would have assumed Eight Men Out would be the universal entry point for him.

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#1244 Post by willoneill » Thu May 31, 2018 4:50 pm

I doubt this is a popular opinion, but I think Honeydripper is Sayles' most obvious crowd-pleaser. Lone Star and Matewan are his best, in my opinion. Eight Men Out is worth it only if you're into baseball, and more specifically, baseball history.

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#1245 Post by knives » Thu May 31, 2018 4:51 pm

I don't know anything about baseball outside of that film and Burns'.

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#1246 Post by L.A. » Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:01 pm

jazzo wrote:
Thu May 31, 2018 9:09 am
L.A., Matewan is excellent, and everything he did in his first two decades as a writer and/or director is pretty much on par with it, but the best Sayles entry point, at least for me, is his masterful Lone Star. I'm also quite fond of Limbo. He never really repeats himself, either.

And, I'm not joking here: his screenplays for Joe Dante's Piranha and The Howling are amazing, and his cameo in Dante's Matinee never fails to make me laugh.
Alright, thank you as well. So all in all, I think we are talking of a talented filmmaker here. Let’s begin delving into the man’s work then.

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#1247 Post by domino harvey » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:38 pm

Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock coming in August!

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#1248 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:55 am

beamish14 wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 2:19 pm
Matewan would be absolutely tremendous. Does that mean that other titles released on horrible Artisan DVDs will be coming, too?

Private Files of J. Edgar Hoover is great as well. I've never seen the MGM burn-on-demand disc.
They are the only two on the list that I would purchase.

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#1249 Post by Brian C » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:30 am

domino harvey wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:38 pm
Tim Robbins' Cradle Will Rock coming in August!
This is fantastic news. I haven't seen it since its original theatrical release, it'll be fun to revisit. I hope it holds up.

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#1250 Post by beamish14 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:16 pm

Geronimo came out in a ridiculously bare bones Twilight Time disc, and I'm hoping KL will rectify that. Very possibly Walter Hill's finest work.

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