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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:41 pm 
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Irma La Douce is absolutely one of my dream Blu-ray releases from the MGM catalog and I'd take it over any of the Wilders they hold (save the Apartment which is already out)-- even its detractors willingly admit it looks good!

It's the one that continues to grow on me the most. It's moved into my top-tier of Wilders.

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IIRC, MisterLime is NOT Frank Tarzi or another employee of his, but rather an extremely enthusiastic acquaintance who simply gets the acquisition info direct.

And before that, he was "just a fan," and "involved with the press." I'm convinced that "Scott Peck" is a pseudonym for someone who is a big fan of Randolph Scott and Gregory Peck. He also changed his Amazon username to "movie geek 360" so he can write five-star reviews for his own products.


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2014 2:40 pm 
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MisterLine also stated that Marty and Paris Blues are getting released on July 29


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 12:18 pm 
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Cast a Giant Shadow coming in August according to twitter.


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:52 pm 
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And On the Beach (1959) has also been announced for August


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:55 pm 
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Finally, the world can be saved again


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Thu May 22, 2014 6:00 pm 
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The Unforgiven (1960) announced for August


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 12:59 pm 
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The Children's Hour (1961) is also coming in August.


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 5:36 pm 
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Well, that's... Different.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:51 pm 
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Across 110th Street in September.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:11 pm 
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Cotton Comes to Harlem as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 3:33 pm 
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rockysds wrote:
Cotton Comes to Harlem as well.


Now we're talkin'!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:19 pm 

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Cotton Comes to Harlem as well.


It's far from a great film, but it is so much damned fun. It's also the only film by Ossie Davis that I've seen. Are any of his other directorial efforts worth checking out?


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 Post subject: Re: Kino
PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:40 pm 
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MARTY will be seen on Blu-ray in Delbert Mann's intended 1.85:1 compositions for the first time since the original theatrical release.
Wonder how long it will take for Jeff Wells to write another one of his "1.85 Fascism" articles.

A little longer than I expected to be honest.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 10:53 pm 
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bamwc2 wrote:
rockysds wrote:
Cotton Comes to Harlem as well.


It's far from a great film, but it is so much damned fun. It's also the only film by Ossie Davis that I've seen. Are any of his other directorial efforts worth checking out?


That's the only one I know, too. I'm excited not just to see this one on Blu, but at the prospect of seeing MGM/UA exploitation films from Kino.

How about a Beach Party box set, Kino? It's a no-brainer.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 12:39 am 

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If you like COTTON, then GORDON'S WAR is a must-watch, as far as other Davis-directed pictures go.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:51 pm 

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is coming in September.


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Lester's Juggernaut in September as well.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 3:22 pm 
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September: The Great Train Robbery (1978)


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:06 pm 

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Kino just announced AIP's METEOR. (Contrary to what some have asserted online, the MGM-Kino is not limited to titles from UA, although the majority are indeed UA films.)


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:35 pm 
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Marty will now be released in the 1.33 ratio.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:39 pm 
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Marty will now be released in the 1.33 ratio.

(Bursts out laughing)
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After examining the film elements and consulting with the studio and outside experts, we've decided to release our DVD and Blu-ray of MARTY in anamorphic 1.33:1. There is not a lot of head room in the print, and at 1.85:1 too much of the image was being cropped. So we are releasing it in 1.33:1, the preferred aspect ratio of the studio, and the ratio at which The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences screens their prints of MARTY.

Jesus, common sense actually prevailed? I don't even like the movie but I want to buy a copy to show Kino full support of ignoring BF


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:46 pm 
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Apparently they're using an old DVD era master that is likely missing side information and that seemingly doesn't crop well to the intended ratio. They've chosen their words carefully; they don't refer to 1.33:1 as the correct ratio, just the ratio that works best for their "print".


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:52 pm 
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I don't know which part of that post I find more problematic - "old DVD master" or "missing side information" necessitating a 1.33 transfer.

Not the out-of-the-gate news for this licensing deal I was hoping for...


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:58 pm 
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Great. This will probably be enough fuel to keep Jeff Wells's "antifascist" crusade going the rest of his lifetime.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:26 pm 
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FWIW Delbert Mann does mention in a few interviews that he preferred the 1.33 format for Marty as it was closest to the television aspect ratio. He and Paddy Chayefsky are on record as having wished to preserve as much of the aesthetic of the live television episode as possible. Keep in mind that the aesthetic philosophy of Mann (and his producer/mentor Fred Coe) was very much "anti-spectacle," and widescreen was still associated with spectacle at that time. I don't mean this to be a definitive answer; as we know, folks can argue about aspect ratios until the cows come home without any kind of resolution.


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