Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#1951 Post by Kino Insider » Thu May 02, 2019 2:01 pm

Coming July 9th!
First Time on DVD and BD!

The Champagne Murders (1967) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Nathaniel Thompson
• Trailers From Hell with Tim Hunter
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 98 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
From Claude Chabrol, the legendary director of Les Bonnes Femmes, Les Biches, Betty and L’Enfer. This stylish psychological thriller has such labyrinthine plotting that many critics, upon the film’s original release, found it too confusing. Christine Belling (Yvonne Furneaux, La Dolce Vita) tries to convince her husband’s friend Paul Wagner (Maurice Ronet, The Unfaithful Wife) to sell his venerable champagne business to an American company and asks her husband Chris (Anthony Perkins, Psycho) to persuade the stubborn Paul. While on a trip to Hamburg, Paul picks up a girl in a restaurant—the next morning, the girl turns up dead, and Paul can’t remember what happened. Chris, who becomes aware of the incident, promptly tells his wife, and she tries to blackmail Paul into signing a deal with the Americans. But when another woman turns up dead, and again Paul is the last person to see her alive, Paul begins questioning his own sanity. Legendary actress Stéphane Audran (Babette’s Feast) and great character actor Henry Jones (Support Your Local Sheriff!) co-star in this Hitchcockian thriller beautifully shot in Scope by Jean Rabier (Cold Sweat, Madame Bovary).
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#1952 Post by Gregory » Thu May 02, 2019 2:15 pm

Is that going to be the original French cut or the 98-minute version with, I think, seven minutes cut from it?

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#1953 Post by Kino Insider » Thu May 02, 2019 7:11 pm

Gregory wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Is that going to be the original French cut or the 98-minute version with, I think, seven minutes cut from it?
The 98-minute U.S. English language cut.

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#1954 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu May 02, 2019 7:14 pm

Is Port of Shadows coming this year or next?

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#1955 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 02, 2019 7:34 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:11 pm
Gregory wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:15 pm
Is that going to be the original French cut or the 98-minute version with, I think, seven minutes cut from it?
The 98-minute U.S. English language cut.
Uh, you guys dropped the ball then. What the hell, Kino?

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#1956 Post by dwk » Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 pm

This what Kino said at the Blu-ray.com forum about only releasing the English version
Universal only has the rights to the English language U.S. cut. And that's what we're releasing.
  

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#1957 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 02, 2019 9:09 pm

FYI, Anthony Perkins spoke fluent French, so he’s not even dubbed in the French version. Ah well, it’s par for the course for Chabrol releases to get messed up on home video (though it’s been a while— this is my least favorite nostalgia throwback yet), so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised

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#1958 Post by Kino Insider » Fri May 03, 2019 11:00 am

Coming July 23rd on BD!
Two Classics by Mitchell Leisen! Sold Separately!

Death Takes a Holiday (1934) with optional English Subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Theatrical Trailer

B&W 79 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
From Mitchell Leisen, the legendary director of Easy Living, Midnight and Remember the Night. When the Grim Reaper (Fredric March, Nothing Sacred, Inherit the Wind) pays a visit to a family of wealthy socialites, it turns out that he’s not there on his usual business. Intent on entering the human world for a three-day holiday, Death takes the form of a visiting prince, and assumes all the pleasures and pains that go with flesh and blood existence. Experiencing, for the first time, all that humanity has to offer, he becomes enamored of Grazia (Evelyn Venable, Double Door), a woman both in love with life and infatuated with death. Co-starring Henry Travers (Clarence, the angel of It’s a Wonderful Life) and Gail Patrick (My Man Godfrey), this thrilling and evocative portrayal of death’s lesson and life’s blessing is one of the all-time classics of Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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Easy Living (1937) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Trailers

B&W 88 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
From Mitchell Leisen, the legendary director of Death Takes a Holiday, Midnight and Remember the Night. Hollywood greats Jean Arthur (A Foreign Affair) and Ray Milland (The Lost Weekend) shine in this screwball comedy written by the great Preston Sturges (Christmas in July). Mary Smith (Arthur) is a poor working girl who literally has a fortune dropped in her lap when a wealthy financier (Edward Arnold, Meet John Doe) tosses a sable coat out a window and it lands on her. Everyone automatically assumes she’s his mistress, and soon her fairytale-like rags-to-riches lifestyle threatens a very real romance with an inept waiter (Milland). Easy Living is a delightful comedy full of misunderstandings and high-society slapsticks.

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#1959 Post by Kino Insider » Fri May 03, 2019 12:25 pm

Coming July 23rd on BD!
Two-Disc Special Edition!

Sweet Charity (1969) with optional English subtitles
• Brand New 4K Restorations of Both Versions!
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• A Girl Who Wanted to be Loved: A Booklet Essay by Film Historian Julie Kirgo
• Includes the original 151-Minute Roadshow Edition and the 145-Minute "Happy Ending" alternate cut
• Edith Head Costume Design – Featurette
• From Stage to Screen – Featurette
• On Two BD50 Discs
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reverse Art of the Polish Poster

Color 151 | 145 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated G
From Bob Fosse, the legendary director of Cabaret, Lenny, All That Jazz and Star 80. Hollywood royalty Shirley MacLaine (Irma La Douce) gives one of her greatest performances in this spectacular musical based on Neil Simon’s (The Odd Couple) Broadway hit inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria. Director Fosse broke new cinematic ground with this freewheeling, visually stunning story of a lovelorn New York dance hall hostess, Charity Hope Valentine (MacLaine), who dreams of old-fashioned romance but gives her heart to one undeserving guy after another. MacLaine joins all-star cast members Chita Rivera (Chicago), Sammy Davis Jr. (A Man Called Adam), Ricardo Montalban (Madame X), Ben Vereen (Funny Lady) and Stubby Kaye (Guys and Dolls) in belting out thirteen vibrant Cy Coleman-Dorothy Fields numbers including Big Spender, The Rhythm of Life, There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This and the show-stopping If My Friends Could See Me Now. It’s an unforgettable production of an all-time classic.

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#1960 Post by Kino Insider » Mon May 06, 2019 9:05 pm

Coming July 16th on DVD & BD!

Hello Again (1987) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
• Trailers

Color 96 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated PG
Housewife Lucy Chadman (Shelley Long, Outrageous Fortune, TV’s Cheers) comes to an untimely end while nibbling on a chicken ball... but says Hello Again when her wacky, mystical sister Zelda (Judith Ivey, Compromising Positions) brings her back from the great beyond. Only one year has passed but oh, how things have changed. Lucy’s miraculous return creates laugh-filled pandemonium with everyone she re-encounters... especially with her upwardly mobile husband (Corbin Bernsen, Disorganized Crime), who now is wed to her “former” best friend (Sela Ward, Steele Justice). Suddenly solo, Lucy must piece together a new life—in a riotous odyssey that bewitches her handsome doctor... bewilders her ex-husband... and bedazzles both press and public alike. Wonderfully directed by acclaimed filmmaker Frank Perry (Ladybug Ladybug, Mommie Dearest) and co-starring Gabriel Byrne (Miller’s Crossing), Austin Pendleton (My Boyfriend’s Back) and Tony Sirico (Paulie ‘Walnuts’ of The Sopranos).

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#1961 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 08, 2019 1:22 pm

Coming July 30th!
First Time on DVD & BD!

Target: Harry (1969) with optional English subtitles
• Brand New 2K Master
• Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger and Steve Mitchell
• Trailers

Color 83 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
Freelance pilot Harry Black (Vic Morrow, 1990: The Bronx Warriors) finds both the Monte Carlo police and the underworld on his tail when he becomes caught up with one of his passenger’s plot to break the bank of England with forged currency. The tension mounts as mysterious beauty Diane Reed (Suzanne Pleshette, Support Your Local Gunfighter) and local gangster Mosul Rashi (Victor Buono, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?) are hot on Harry’s trail believing that he has the priceless plates used to print the counterfeit money, while Harry’s trying to evade them and the law to prove his innocence. Produced and directed by legendary filmmaker Roger Corman (The Secret Invasion) under the pseudonym Henry Neill, written by Bob Barbash (The Black Hole) and edited by cult filmmaker Monte Hellman (Two-Lane Blacktop). Co-starring Cesar Romero (Midas Run), Stanley Holloway (My Fair Lady), Michael Ansara (The Manitou) and the beautiful Charlotte Rampling (Farewell, My Lovely).



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#1964 Post by Petty Bourgeoisie » Wed May 08, 2019 8:35 pm

yoloswegmaster wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:25 pm
Beaver review for 'The Nun'
Oooof! Kino Lorber could have avoided the black eye by listening to the folks at Criterion Forum! Any chance of corrected discs being sent to purchasers?

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#1965 Post by fdm » Wed May 08, 2019 8:55 pm

Zero.

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#1966 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed May 08, 2019 9:21 pm

Looks like rubbish color-wise compared to the R2 DVD.

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#1967 Post by soundchaser » Wed May 08, 2019 9:23 pm

I have the StudioCanal disc. It is one of the worst color timings I’ve ever seen on a professional Blu-Ray.

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#1968 Post by domino harvey » Wed May 08, 2019 9:30 pm

I would bet easy money that any transfer KL licenses from Studio Canal is going to look identical to any existent non-US Blu-Ray release

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#1969 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed May 08, 2019 10:34 pm

We should be able to sue for malpractice...

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#1970 Post by tenia » Thu May 09, 2019 2:30 am

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#1972 Post by kekid » Thu May 09, 2019 4:10 pm

Does anyone know if the Blu Ray of this film included in the multi-disc Jarmusch set issued in Region B is any better?

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#1973 Post by Kino Insider » Fri May 10, 2019 7:18 pm

Coming this October!
Brand New 4K Master!

Dracula's Dog (1977) aka Zoltan, Hound of Dracula
Starring José Ferrer, Michael Pataki & Reggie Nalder - Screenplay by Frank Ray Perilli (Alligator) Shot by Bruce Logan (Tron) - Directed by Albert Band (Ghoulies II).

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#1974 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon May 13, 2019 8:19 pm

KLInsider posted this for August...
8/6 A Foreign Affair | The Front Page (1974) 8/13 Blackmail (1929) | Murder! (1930) | Port of Shadows (Le Quai Des Brumes) | Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (1954) | Razzia Sur La Chnouf (1955) 8/20 Billy the Kid vs. Dracula 8/27 Man Without a Star

2 more titles on 8/20 and 1 more classic western on 8/27

And the DVD release of The Legend of Ruby Silver (1996)
And also this...
We had planned to also release Number 17 and the Alfred Hitchcock - British International Pictures Collection [The Ring (1927)/The Farmer's Wife (1928)/Champagne (1928)/The Manxman (1929)/The Skin Game (1931)/Rich and Strange (1931)] on 8/13, Alfred Hitchcock's 120th Birthday, but the masters for Number 17 and Rich and Strange could not be ready in time. These other Hitchcock titles should be released in September or October.

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#1975 Post by Kino Insider » Mon May 13, 2019 8:23 pm

8/6 A Foreign Affair (1948) | The Front Page (1974) 8/13 Blackmail (1929) | Murder! (1930) | Port of Shadows (1938) | Touchez Pas Au Grisbi (1954) | Razzia Sur La Chnouf (1955) 8/20 Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966) 8/27 Man Without a Star (1955)

2 more titles on 8/20 and 1 more classic western on 8/27

We had planned to also release Number 17 and the Alfred Hitchcock - British International Pictures Collection [The Ring (1927)/The Farmer's Wife (1928)/Champagne (1928)/The Manxman (1929)/The Skin Game (1931)/Rich and Strange (1931)] on 8/13, Alfred Hitchcock's 120th Birthday, but the masters for Number 17 and Rich and Strange could not be ready in time. These other Hitchcock titles should be released in September or October.

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