Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2226 Post by Kauno » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:02 am

tenia wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:21 am
Low five figures ? That's far from the high six - low seven mentioned originally. I understand your budget rationale though, especially considering how many titles you're releasing. I'd have however guessed Kundun to be a big enough title to warrant that.
Perhaps it is a matter of taste and not correctness. I believe Americans can write a check of USD 25,000 and 25,000.00.

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#2227 Post by agnamaracs » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:33 am

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#2228 Post by Black Hat » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:39 pm

Every time I see a film I like listed here I have a similar feeling to when a football club I like gets relegated: I appreciate how they're still available for me to follow, but man do I wish they were playing in the top tier.

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#2229 Post by jedgeco » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:17 pm

barnyard078 wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:29 am
According to KLI on Bluray.com .... "We tried to do a new 4K master, but the studio would only green light a full restorations, which would cost high six figures to low seven."
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Extremely surprised to read it would cost that much to do a 4K restoration of a 1997 movie. ...
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We reached out to them and asked to allow us to scan the camera negative in 4K and have the DP oversee the new transfer and color grading. This would've cost us low five figures, we wouldn't be around for too long even if we spent $20,000 to $25,000 on our masters, not to mention anything even close to the numbers you're posting above.
So trying to piece this together, Kino would have liked to have done a new, 4K negative scan for "low five figures," but Disney (who I assume is still the rights-holder?) wasn't interested unless Kino would commit to funding a "full restoration"?

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#2230 Post by david hare » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:11 pm

Has Kino had any discussion about Ophuls’ The Exile with Universal? Lutz Bacher for one would surely be very interested in doing some form of commentary, video essay or similar.

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#2231 Post by beamish14 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:47 pm

Thank you for releasing all of these John Huston titles, Kino Lorber! Are there any plans for one of his greatest and yet most undersign works, Freud?

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#2232 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:26 pm

david hare wrote:
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Has Kino had any discussion about Ophuls’ The Exile with Universal? Lutz Bacher for one would surely be very interested in doing some form of commentary, video essay or similar.
Sorry, but we've had no discussions regarding The Exile with Universal.

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#2233 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:27 pm

beamish14 wrote:
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Thank you for releasing all of these John Huston titles, Kino Lorber! Are there any plans for one of his greatest and yet most undersign works, Freud?
We've looked into releasing Freud. It hasn't been available to us, so far.

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#2234 Post by Crimlaw25 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:19 pm

That’s a shame. It’s always been difficult to discern why Universal has sat on Huston’s Freud all these years and elected to never release this fine film in any Region 1 home media format.

Unless there are unresolved music rights issue, since Fox used part of Jerry Goldsmith’s score from Freud for 1979’s Alien movie.


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#2236 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:58 pm

I just quickly looked at the Port of Shadows Blu-ray. I think everyone should be very happy with the quality. It looks very strong and sounds wonderful. The interiors look lovely with excellent detail. I can't imagine it looking any better. I adore French cinema from the 30s, so this along with The Baker's Wife has been a very satisfying month.

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#2237 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:53 am

IIRC though, 60% of the restoration is based on something like a third gen element and it shows.

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#2238 Post by FrauBlucher » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:15 am

Some of the exteriors look rough, like the shipyard and the amusement park. Although not sure if stock footage was used for those. It’s by no means perfect, but many scenes and much of the film looks very solid.

In Gary’s review he mentioned it had a 2k transfer performed on it and who did the work. I’m assuming he got that info off the Studio Canal region B release. Kino doesn’t share that kind of info.

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#2239 Post by tenia » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:50 am

I also got my info from the SC disc, supposing this is the same restoration. There was a 10 min featurette on the SC disc explaining how the reconstruction was done, since the OCN was incomplete. They had to use a 1938 preservation copy to complete it and obtain a result closer to the original cut wanted by Carné.
I'm stating this because I do recall watching the SC BD and thinking how thicker the movie was looking during many sections and realising that must simply be from the loss of generation. It is still a very well done restoration, nothing to do with digital fuckery, but it shows its flaws.

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#2240 Post by nitin » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:11 am

Kino have corrected the gamma levels though.

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#2241 Post by Matt » Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:28 pm

Any update on this? We've got release dates through November now but still no word on this film.
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Coming Soon!
Brand New 2K Master!

The Whisperers (1967) Starring Edith Evans, Nanette Newman & Harry Baird - Cinematography by Gerry Turpin (The Wrong Box, The Doctor and the Devil) - Edited by Anthony Harvey (Lolita, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold) - Music by John Barry (The Icpress File, They Might Be Giants) - Written and Directed by Bryan Forbes (Seance on a Wet Afternoon, The Stepford Wives, The Naked Face).

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#2242 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:30 pm

Matt wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:28 pm
Any update on this? We've got release dates through November now but still no word on this film.
Kino Insider wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:15 pm
Coming Soon!
Brand New 2K Master!

The Whisperers (1967) Starring Edith Evans, Nanette Newman & Harry Baird - Cinematography by Gerry Turpin (The Wrong Box, The Doctor and the Devil) - Edited by Anthony Harvey (Lolita, The Spy Who Came In from the Cold) - Music by John Barry (The Icpress File, They Might Be Giants) - Written and Directed by Bryan Forbes (Seance on a Wet Afternoon, The Stepford Wives, The Naked Face).
2020. Most likely in March.

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#2243 Post by Matt » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:50 pm

Thanks! Glad to know it's still on the calendar.

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#2244 Post by Crimlaw25 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Still waiting for Carol Reed’s The Outcast of the Islands.

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#2245 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:23 pm

Crimlaw25 wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:04 pm
Still waiting for Carol Reed’s The Outcast of the Islands.
Spring of 2020. Most likely.

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#2246 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:42 pm

9/3 Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949) | The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) | The Man in the White Suit (1951) | The Good Mother (1988) 9/10 Reap the Wild Wind (1942) | The Spoilers (1942) | Pittsburgh (1942) | Mirage (1965) | Blindfold (1965) | Stella (1990) 9/17 Support Your Local Sheriff (1969) | Support Your Local Gunfighter (1970) | The Bounty Man (1972 TV movie) DVD only | The Trackers (1971 TV movie) DVD only | Daughters of Joshua Gabe (1972 TV movie) DVD only | Last Dance (1996) | The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith (1978) | The Homecoming (1973) | Philadelphia, Here I Come (1977) | Pasolini (2014) 9/24 Not Wanted (1940) | Never Fear (1950) | The Hitch-Hiker (1953) | The Bigamist (1953) | Ida Lupino: Filmmaker Collection | The War at Home (1996) | Un Coeur en River (1992) | Nelly and Mr. Arnaud (1995) 10/1 Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987) | Ffolkes (1989) | Storm of the Century (1999) DVD only | Death Dreams (1991) DVD only 10/8 Nightmare Beach (1988) | Baby Blood (1990) | My Boyfriend's Back (1993) | The Monster (1994) | Father Hood (1993) | Hercules and the Haunted World (1961) 10/15 And Soon the Darkness (1970) | Sudden Terror (Eyewitness) (1970) | The Mind Benders (1963) | Queen of Spades (1949) | A Simple Twist of Fate (1994) | Our Hospitality (1923) | The Bloody Brood (1959) 10/22 Parasite (1982) 3-D | Zoltan... Hound of Dracula (Dracula's Dog) 1977) | Phobia (1980) | Trilogy of Terror II (1996) | Billy Bathgate (1991) | Tamango (1958) | The Eagle (1925) | Covergirls (1984) Scorpion | Talking Walls (1987) Scorpion 10/29 Nightmare in Badham County (1976) | Kundun (1997) | New York Stories (1989) | La Marseillaise (1938) 11/5 Naked Alibi (1954) | It Always Rains on Sunday (1947) | Seven Days to Noon (1950) | The Man Between (1953) | Woman in Hiding (1950) | Hitchcock - British Internationl Pictures 5 Film Collection [The Ring (1927)/The Farmer's Wife (1928)/Champagne (1928)/The Manxman (1929)/The Skin Game (1931)] | New Port South (2001) 11/12 The Gun Runners (1958) | Madigan (1968) | Charley Varrick (1973) | Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) | Return to Macon County (1975) | Street People (1976) | Winter Kills (1979) | Gone Fishin' (1997) | Buffet Froid (1979) | Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959) 11/19 Un Flic (1972) | Diabolically Yours (1967) | Farewell, Friend (1968) | Someone Behind the Door (1971) | Itimacy (2001) | Noon Wine (1985 American Playhouse) DVD only | Holy Man (1998) 11/26 The Holly and the Ivy (1952) | Christmas in July (1940) | The Nude Bomb | The Pink Panther Cartoons Vol. 6 (1978-80) | Mr. Wrong (1996) | Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018) 3-D 12/3 Dog Day (1984) |

This list includes some NON-KLSC releases.

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#2247 Post by kcota17 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:11 pm

The Lost Weekend?

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#2248 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:14 pm

When was Vadim’s Les liaisons dangereuses announced? It’s so fucking awful a film, even for Vadim, that it beggars belief— would not have been my choice to license! Glad to see a street date for the excellent Buffet froid though

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#2249 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:24 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:14 pm
When was Vadim’s Les liaisons dangereuses announced? It’s so fucking awful a film, even for Vadim, that it beggars belief— would not have been my choice to license! Glad to see a street date for the excellent Buffet froid though
Really, that's the one you decide to pick on? The film is a classic, maybe not the best adaptation of the novel, but still a classic. How can anyone go wrong with a film starring the amazing Jeanne Moreau.
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#2250 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:24 pm

kcota17 wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:11 pm
The Lost Weekend?
Next year.

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