Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#876 Post by domino harvey » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:21 pm

Song of the South will never, ever be released

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#877 Post by knives » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:36 pm

Though there are a few others in the same vein that I believe haven't been released since the VHS days. Was So Dear to My Heart ever released?

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#878 Post by Costa » Thu Feb 09, 2017 6:40 pm

knives wrote:Though there are a few others in the same vein that I believe haven't been released since the VHS days. Was So Dear to My Heart ever released?
Yes.
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#879 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:04 pm

Walt Disney Pictures titles without a Buena Vista US DVD release:

Song of the South (1946) - As said above: cold day in hell status
The Sign of Zorro (1960)
Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961) - DVD released by Anchor Bay only
Run, Cougar, Run! (1972)
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
A Tale of Two Critters (1977)

Also:

Popeye (1980) - EDIT: Apparently still with Paramount in the US.
Dragonslayer (1981) - EDIT: Apparently still with Paramount in the US.


Even if any of these were in the cards, it still leaves 80+ titles in the deal. So there simply must be more titles from the ABC Pictures and Selznick libraries, or the deal may include a fair amount of TV movies.
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#880 Post by swo17 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:08 pm

The only title mentioned so far that sounds exciting to me is Song of the South.

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#881 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:18 pm

None of the ABC Pictures titles interest you? The Last Valley (1970), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Silkwood (1985), Take the Money and Run (1969), They Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969)? That's where the real meat of this deal is gonna be.

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#882 Post by swo17 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:26 pm

I guess the last two a little.

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#883 Post by beamish13 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:28 pm

Prizzi's Honor and Silkwood in HD is a great prospect.

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#884 Post by captveg » Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:00 pm

And confirmation that no Walt Disney Pictures titles are in the deal. MisterLime:

"We don't have any, not even one titles from the actual Walt Disney library, so no Song of the South or any other unreleased features or cartoons. We also have no titles previously released on DVD under the BVHE banners (Buena Vista, Walt Disney, Touchstone, Hollywood, etc).

We have some TV movies in the deal, but I cannot confirm or deny anything at this time." Said here


So, the 11 unreleased T/HP titles I listed before aside, that ABC Pictures/Selznick library must include more than the ~50 titles online resources indicate, because I doubt "some TV movies" is 40+ TV movies.

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#885 Post by knives » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:58 pm

captveg wrote: Nikki, Wild Dog of the North (1961) - DVD released by Anchor Bay only
If that's a potential than I'd assume Something Wicked This Way Comes would be up for grabs as well.

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#886 Post by jsteffe » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:37 am

captveg wrote:None of the ABC Pictures titles interest you? The Last Valley (1970), Prizzi's Honor (1985), Silkwood (1985), Take the Money and Run (1969), They Shoot Horses Don't They? (1969)? That's where the real meat of this deal is gonna be.
What, no love for Bergman's The Touch?

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#887 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:52 am

One of his worst films (though I would still welcome a decent release for sure)

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#888 Post by dwk » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:35 am

Since Disney never released it on DVD, I wonder if they picked up Stuart Gordon's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)?

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#889 Post by AfterTheRain » Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:14 pm

Prizzi's Honor kicks off the new Kino deal with Disney/ABC.

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#890 Post by jsteffe » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:02 pm

domino harvey wrote:One of his worst films (though I would still welcome a decent release for sure)
Agreed--it's not actually a very good film, and I was half kidding. But I'd still like to see a good release of it!

It's at least better than The Serpent's Egg, I think.

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#891 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:14 pm

I would agree with that as well, but then again it doesn't get much worse than that for Bergman (From the Life of Marionettes comes closest)

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#892 Post by Moe Dickstein » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:01 pm

Just as an FYI when these mystery deals come up, it's never going to be Universal if its a big batch of titles. Current management has a policy to only do a title by title deal for anything. So until the people in charge or something else changes, you'll continue to see a lot of that library unlicensed by anyone but people willing to get that down in the weeds (Criterion, Shout, etc.)

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#893 Post by captveg » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:24 pm

Interesting. That's probably the hold up for any Universal-Kino talk. Kino seems to like package groups for the most part, because it allows the security of "bigger" titles to off balance lower sellers.

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#894 Post by Cinephrenic » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:48 pm

Does any know how the business part works? Royalties from sales or a price to license per title. Curious to know.

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#895 Post by PfR73 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:29 am

dwk wrote:Since Disney never released it on DVD, I wonder if they picked up Stuart Gordon's adaptation of Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit (1998)?
Disney did actually release this on DVD.

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#896 Post by PfR73 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:30 am

Also, I can't believe none of you have mentioned the most important title from ABC Pictures


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#897 Post by captveg » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:48 am

PfR73 wrote:Also, I can't believe none of you have mentioned the most important title from ABC Pictures


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#898 Post by dwk » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:22 am

PfR73 wrote:Disney did actually release this on DVD.
I did not know that. Looking now, I see it was/is a Disney Movie Club exclusive. #-o

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#899 Post by domino harvey » Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:52 pm

The inexplicably slow drip of Tashlin onto Blu-ray progresses with KL's forthcoming Son of Paleface

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#900 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Feb 11, 2017 7:53 pm

Lime wrote:We acquired 5 Bob Hope titles from Fremantle Media and plan to release the following on Blu-ray and DVD.

My Favorite Brunette (1947), Road to Rio (1947), The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), Son of Paleface (1952) and Road to Bali (1952).

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