Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#2001 Post by JSC » Tue May 14, 2019 6:32 pm

domino harvey wrote: ↑
Tue May 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Are there any films left from that massive Kino DVD set of American Film Theatre productions to upgrade to Blu? Pretty incredible how those have (almost?) all made the leap by now

I think we've taken care of all 14 or will by September.
Hopefully this means releases of Butley and In Celebration are in the works.

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#2002 Post by Ashirg » Tue May 14, 2019 6:35 pm

JSC wrote:
Hopefully this means releases of Butley and In Celebration are in the works.
They are listed above for August.

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#2003 Post by agnamaracs » Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
The Garden (Jarman) - Zeitgeist
Wait, does Kino own Zeitgeist now?

(And if so, when is Tony Buba's "Lightning Over Braddock" coming out?)

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#2004 Post by HitchcockLang » Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm

Any word yet on which version(s) of Hitchcock’s Murder! will be included on the Kino disc? There are at least two different English language cuts. One is longer and preferable but both would be a nice bonus. Also Mary (the Hitch directed simultaneous shot-for-shot German version) would be nice to have as well. I just hope we don’t end up with a barebones disc with only the short version of Murder!

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#2005 Post by dustybooks » Tue May 14, 2019 11:50 pm

It used to be reported that there were a few alternate versions of Rich and Strange too -- in the Truffaut book, Hitchcock describes an entire sequence that isn't in the picture -- but I've only ever seen one cut. Same with Murder!, actually, I wasn't even aware of different versions of the English version till recently. I agree that Mary would be a wonderful inclusion.

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#2006 Post by onedimension » Tue May 14, 2019 11:56 pm

agnamaracs wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Kino Insider wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
The Garden (Jarman) - Zeitgeist
Wait, does Kino own Zeitgeist now?

(And if so, when is Tony Buba's "Lightning Over Braddock" coming out?)
Owns or distributes for, forget which..think they own

Been wishing for awhile they'd be able to get more Guy Maddin on blu ray

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#2007 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 15, 2019 1:57 pm

Coming Soon!
Brand New 2K Master!

Semi-Tough (1977) Starring Burt Reynolds, Kris Kristofferson, Jill Clayburgh, Robert Preston, Bert Convy, Roger E. Mosley, Lotte Lenya, Richard Masur, Carl Weathers, Brian Dennehy, Mary Jo Catlett, Joe Kapp and Ron Silver - Screenplay by Walter Bernstein (The Front) - Shot by Charles Rosher Jr. (3 Women) - Directed by Michael Ritchie (Prime Cut, The Couch Trip).

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#2008 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm

onedimension wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 11:56 pm
agnamaracs wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Kino Insider wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
The Garden (Jarman) - Zeitgeist
Wait, does Kino own Zeitgeist now?

(And if so, when is Tony Buba's "Lightning Over Braddock" coming out?)
Owns or distributes for, forget which..think they own

Been wishing for awhile they'd be able to get more Guy Maddin on blu ray
We merged with them a couple of years ago. We now distribute all their titles, new and old.

No plans of releasing "Lightning Over Braddock" on disc.

We're looking into remastering the Guy Maddin films in HD and releasing them on Blu.

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#2009 Post by Kino Insider » Wed May 15, 2019 2:09 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Any word yet on which version(s) of Hitchcock’s Murder! will be included on the Kino disc? There are at least two different English language cuts. One is longer and preferable but both would be a nice bonus. Also Mary (the Hitch directed simultaneous shot-for-shot German version) would be nice to have as well. I just hope we don’t end up with a barebones disc with only the short version of Murder!
Blackmail release will include the silent version.

We also plan to include an UPRES version of Mary on the Murder disc.

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#2010 Post by HitchcockLang » Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:09 pm
HitchcockLang wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Any word yet on which version(s) of Hitchcock’s Murder! will be included on the Kino disc? There are at least two different English language cuts. One is longer and preferable but both would be a nice bonus. Also Mary (the Hitch directed simultaneous shot-for-shot German version) would be nice to have as well. I just hope we don’t end up with a barebones disc with only the short version of Murder!
Blackmail release will include the silent version.

We also plan to include an UPRES version of Mary on the Murder disc.
Awesome. That's great news. Will the main feature for Murder! be the full 104 minute UK release (which was on the Lionsgate DVD box from several years ago) or the severely truncated 92 minute USA version? It would be great to have both (in addition to Mary) but if you're only releasing one, I hope it's the 104.

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#2011 Post by Ovader » Wed May 15, 2019 7:38 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
We merged with them a couple of years ago. We now distribute all their titles, new and old. No plans of releasing "Lightning Over Braddock" on disc. We're looking into remastering the Guy Maddin films in HD and releasing them on Blu.
Regarding the back catalogue of Zeitgeist Films such as the Maddins any chance of blu-rays for the three Philippe Garrel films and Alain Cavalier’s Le Combat dans l’île?

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#2012 Post by criterionoop » Thu May 16, 2019 2:37 am

Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
We merged with them a couple of years ago. We now distribute all their titles, new and old.
Does that mean you have the early Peter Greenaway films and, if so, any plans for blu-rays?

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#2013 Post by HitchcockLang » Thu May 16, 2019 8:22 am

Does Criterion ever license out their commentaries to other labels? The legendary commentary from the Blackmail laserdisc given by the original screenwriter would be a wonderful inclusion.

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#2014 Post by agnamaracs » Thu May 16, 2019 8:47 am

Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
No plans of releasing "Lightning Over Braddock" on disc.
Well dang. But it's nice to FINALLY see a US company doing justice to the early Hitchcock titles.

Will Blackmail include the infamous screen test?

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#2015 Post by WmS » Thu May 16, 2019 9:49 am

Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
No plans of releasing "Lightning Over Braddock" on disc.
That's a travesty. I saw it a couple years ago and it's a timely, hilarious, unclassifiable masterpiece that could find a new audiences.

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#2016 Post by Kino Insider » Thu May 16, 2019 3:04 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:22 am
Does Criterion ever license out their commentaries to other labels? The legendary commentary from the Blackmail laserdisc given by the original screenwriter would be a wonderful inclusion.
We asked to license some of their previously produced extras, but they said no.

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#2017 Post by Kino Insider » Thu May 16, 2019 3:05 pm

WmS wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 9:49 am
Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
No plans of releasing "Lightning Over Braddock" on disc.
That's a travesty. I saw it a couple years ago and it's a timely, hilarious, unclassifiable masterpiece that could find a new audiences.
You can email Zeitgeist directly. They love the film, but don't think it needs to be released on DVD.

Edit: We just spoke to them, we may release it on DVD and include the shorts.
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#2018 Post by Kino Insider » Thu May 16, 2019 3:06 pm

HitchcockLang wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 2:09 pm
HitchcockLang wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:26 pm
Any word yet on which version(s) of Hitchcock’s Murder! will be included on the Kino disc? There are at least two different English language cuts. One is longer and preferable but both would be a nice bonus. Also Mary (the Hitch directed simultaneous shot-for-shot German version) would be nice to have as well. I just hope we don’t end up with a barebones disc with only the short version of Murder!
Blackmail release will include the silent version.

We also plan to include an UPRES version of Mary on the Murder disc.
Awesome. That's great news. Will the main feature for Murder! be the full 104 minute UK release (which was on the Lionsgate DVD box from several years ago) or the severely truncated 92 minute USA version? It would be great to have both (in addition to Mary) but if you're only releasing one, I hope it's the 104.
Most likely the 104 minutes, it is the BFI restoration. And we got the master from SC as LG did for their DVD set.

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#2019 Post by Kino Insider » Fri May 17, 2019 3:34 pm

Coming Soon!
Brand New 2K Master!

Return from the Ashes (1965) Starring Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin, Herbert Lom & Vladek Sheybal - Cinematography by Christopher Challis (The Victors) Edited by Russell Lloyd (After the Fox) - Music by John Dankworth (Modesty Blaise) - Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein (Casablanca) - Directed by J. Lee Thompson (Cape Fear).

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#2020 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 17, 2019 3:35 pm

How have I never heard of this with that cast and crew?

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#2021 Post by domino harvey » Fri May 17, 2019 3:37 pm

Interesting advertising angle that appears on every poster I’ve found via Google

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#2022 Post by DRW.mov » Fri May 17, 2019 3:39 pm

WooHoo! Been waiting on a restoration of this movie forever!

Fans of Petzold’s PHOENIX; Return from the Ashes is based on the same source novel, but continues the story through two more acts. Its a superbly Hitchcockian thriller thats been unavailable for far too long.

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#2023 Post by DarkImbecile » Fri May 17, 2019 3:42 pm

DRW.mov wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 3:39 pm
Fans of Petzold’s PHOENIX; Return from the Ashes is based on the same source novel, but continues the story through two more acts.
Sold!

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#2024 Post by DRW.mov » Fri May 17, 2019 3:45 pm

Fans of Hitchcock, Reed, Clouzot, or Petzold should definitely give it a spin.

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#2025 Post by JSC » Fri May 17, 2019 6:40 pm

I bought this film as an MOD when there was that brief MGM Limited Edition series.
Apart from a couple of clunky exposition scenes at the beginning, it's a fascinating film.
Schell, Thulin, and Eggar are all great in it. Plus, I've always enjoyed seeing Herbert
Lom in anything really.

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