Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2401 Post by nitin » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:50 am

From memory, I believe Dredd is one such example that I was thinking of.

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#2402 Post by tenia » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:46 am

IIRC, Dredd is a movie whose 2D-look already is different from release to release around the world. At the time, the consensus was simply that some releases were better than others. I guess this is also the case for the 3D version.

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#2403 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:26 pm

Coming January 7th!
Three Classic Spaghetti Westerns - Two Legendary Directors!

The Hellbenders (1967)
• Brand New 4K Restoration
• NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
• Optional English Subtitles
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 92 Minutes 1.85:1 Not Rated
From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence and The Mercenary comes this classic spaghetti western starring screen icon Joseph Cotten (The Third Man, Duel in the Sun, Portrait of Jennie) as the fanatical patriarch of a family of ex-Confederate killers who, in order to finance an invasion of the North, massacres a Union Army convoy carrying a large shipment of money. But before the hell-bent clan can re-ignite the Civil War, they’ll have to smuggle a coffin crammed with the stolen loot across a frontier inflamed by lust, violence and extreme vengeance. Norma Bengell (Planet of the Vampires), Aldo Sambrell (For a Few Dollars More) and Al Mulock (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly) co-star in this fully restored western shocker—also known as The Cruel Ones. Featuring a classic score by renowned composer Ennio Morricone (A Fistful of Dollars, The Hateful Eight) and beautiful photography by celebrated cinematographer Enzo Barboni (Man of the East, Nightmare Castle).

Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)
• Brand New 4K Restorations
• NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
• Includes Both the English and Italian Cuts
• Optional English Subtitles
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 100 | 99 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated R
From Enzo G. Castellari, the legendary director of Street Law, The Big Racket, Keoma and The Inglorious Bastards comes this action-packed spaghetti western starring screen and television great Chuck Connors (The Big Country, TV’s The Rifleman and Branded). In 1864, mercenary Clyde McKay (Connors) leads a squad of tough-as-nails cutthroats on a mission for the Confederate high command to infiltrate an enemy fortress and steal millions in gold from the Union Army. Unfortunately, the crew he has assembled to pull off the heist is even less trustworthy than he is—and they all end up double-crossing each other. Frank Wolff (The Great Silence, Once Upon a Time in the West) and Franco Citti (Accattone, The Decameron) co-star in this fully restored, first-rate tale of betrayal and revenge.

The Specialists (1969)
• Brand New 4K Restoration
• NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker Alex Cox
• Includes Both French and Italian Audio with Optional English Subtitles
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Theatrical Trailer

Color 104 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes this thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train, Détective, Vengeance). Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend. Gastone Moschin (The Conformist, Caliber 9) and Françoise Fabian (Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud’s) co-star in this fully restored adventure-yarn gorgeously shot by Dario Di Palma (The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession).

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#2404 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:11 pm

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#2405 Post by FrauBlucher » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:36 pm


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#2406 Post by Petty Bourgeoisie » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:24 pm

La Religieuse should be included in the October sale. Its restoration is a real horror show.

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#2407 Post by Aunt Peg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:48 am

Petty Bourgeoisie wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:24 pm
La Religieuse should be included in the October sale. Its restoration is a real horror show.
It would have to rank as one of the worst restoration ever - a StudioCanal disaster. I've only seen the film twice - once in the 1980's in a very much faded to pink print and recently on Blu Ray in what must be one of the most teal prints ever! I doubt I will live long enough to see this film ever presented in its proper colour if I have to wait another 30 years!

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#2408 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:42 pm

Coming January 7th on Blu-ray!
$19.95 SRP

THE SLASHER (1953) aka COSH BOY
A gang of teenage delinquents, led by Roy (James Kenney, Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N.), is earning money by mugging women on the streets of London. The boys are making substantial profits, until the police catch up with them. At their hearing, the magistrate passes a fairly lenient sentence with the suggestion that they join a youth club and reform their ways. But while there, the delinquents use the building as a base for their growing operation, intimidating other members of the club, increasing their numbers and slowly getting in over their heads. Co-starring screen and television legend Joan Collins (The Bitch and TV’s Dynasty) and directed by James Bond veteran Lewis Gilbert (You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me).

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#2409 Post by MichaelB » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:00 pm

As a minor historical footnote, this was the first British film to get a then-new X certificate from the BBFC, and was presumably made with that aim in mind.

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#2410 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:49 pm

FINAL DAY!
• Over 220 Blu-rays and DVDs - $4.99 and Up!
• Free USA Shipping - Orders of $50 or More!
• Sale Ends Monday October 28th!
https://www.kinolorber.com/list/view/co ... -sale-2019

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#2411 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:17 pm

Coming January 14th!

House by the River (1950)
• Brand New 2K Master
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Interview with Celebrated Producer and Historian Pierre Rissient
• Optional English Subtitles
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Trailers

Exiled to Republic Pictures, Fritz Lang (Metropolis, Spies, Scarlet Street, The Woman in the Window) created House by the River, a shocking and mordant low-budget thriller. Like fellow cinema giants Orson Welles and John Ford, Lang enjoyed a freedom at Republic that allowed him to make a truly unique and personal film. Regarding House by the River, Cahiers du Cinéma declared, “Lang’s main erotic obsession is displayed more clearly than in any of his other films.” Victorian ne’er-do-well Stephen Byrne (Louis Hayward, And Then There Were None) assaults and accidentally murders his wife’s virginal housekeeper. With the reluctant assistance of loyal brother John (Lee Bowman, Bataan), Stephen remorselessly consigns the girl’s corpse to the river. But as John’s affection for Stephen’s wife Marjorie (Jane Wyatt, Pitfall), police suspicion about the girl’s disappearance, and the depths of Stephen’s depravity all escalate, the river itself provokes a horrifying reunion between victim and murderer. Boasting an ingenious script by The Spiral Staircase scribe Mel Dinelli and evocative photography by seven-time Oscar nominee Edward Cronjager (Heaven Can Wait), House by the River is a criminally underrated American film, both a work of art and a moral nightmare.

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#2412 Post by domino harvey » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:35 pm

Nice, glad to see Kino starting to bring out upgrades for some of their much older DVDs

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#2413 Post by eerik » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:08 pm

I just ordered the French release by Lobster a few days ago. I saw reviews mentioning the new restoration was done in collab with BFI and Kino Lorber, and Lobster themselves claim it is a 4K restoration. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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#2414 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:44 pm

Coming January 14th!

The Whisperers (1967)
• Brand New 2K Master
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Optional English Subtitles
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Trailers

B&W 106 Minutes 1.66:1 Not Rated
From Bryan Forbes, the legendary writer/director of Séance on a Wet Afternoon, The Wrong Box, The Stepford Wives and The Naked Face comes this gripping classic about an elderly woman who becomes increasingly ensnared by her own world of delusion and exploited by the very real world of morally corrupt people. Three-time Oscar nominee Dame Edith Evans received her final Oscar nomination (Best Actress in a Leading Role) for her performance as the eccentric Mrs. Ross, living alone in a meager apartment and hearing “whisperers” that plot against her. The whispering voices are right—but will anyone believe her? Gerry Turpin’s (Morgan: A Suitable Case of Treatment) stunning photography and John Barry’s (The Lion in Winter) haunting score are two of this powerful psychological drama’s best features.

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#2415 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:48 pm

eerik wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:08 pm
I just ordered the French release by Lobster a few days ago. I saw reviews mentioning the new restoration was done in collab with BFI and Kino Lorber, and Lobster themselves claim it is a 4K restoration. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It's the same 2018 restoration, but we're pretty sure it's 2K.

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#2416 Post by tenia » Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:46 pm

Quite sur it's 2k too.

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#2417 Post by colinr0380 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:16 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:00 pm
As a minor historical footnote, this was the first British film to get a then-new X certificate from the BBFC, and was presumably made with that aim in mind.
Interestingly I just re-watched one of the BBC's "Talking X's" programmes from 1995, which suggested that Women of Twilight/Twilight Women was the first British X film. I never knew there was competition for that honour!

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#2418 Post by nitin » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:39 am

Great new re House by the River, always wanted to see it.

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#2419 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:52 pm

Coming January 14th!

ROOM AT THE TOP (1959)
• 2K Restoration
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Optional English Subtitles
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Theatrical Trailer

B&W 117 Minutes 1.66:1 Not Rated
This classic British drama, with potent social commentary and a superb cast, portrays the story of a young man from a small mill town who claws his way to the top. Laurence Harvey (The Manchurian Candidate) is the “angry young man” who marries the daughter (Heather Sears, The Black Torment) of a factory boss (Donald Wolfit, Svengali) so he can reach the top of his profession, only to find love in an unhappily married older woman (the steamy Simone Signoret, Death in the Garden). A mature treatment of sexuality and class, Room at the Top is a landmark of the British New Wave and winner of two Academy Awards for Best Actress (Signoret) and Adapted Screenplay (Neil Paterson). A powerful adaptation of the novel by John Braine (Life at the Top) with skillful direction from Jack Clayton (Something Wicked This Way Comes, The Innocents). Beautifully shot by Freddie Francis (Sons and Lovers) and nominated for four more Oscars, including Best Picture (John and James Woolf), Best Director (Clayton), Best Actor (Harvey) and Best Supporting Actress (Hermione Baddeley, Mary Poppins).

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#2420 Post by Glowingwabbit » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:18 pm

Nothing against any of your regular commentators but you really need to expand your network.

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#2421 Post by tenia » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:35 pm

On the other hand, Kat sure is busy these days !

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#2422 Post by domino harvey » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:46 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Nothing against any of your regular commentators but you really need to expand your network.
Oh, I’ll do you one better and speak against them. It’s just Drew Casper / Richard Schickel 2.0, bringing in someone with general knowledge to discuss movies where they aren’t passionate and the majority of info is just filmographies and IMDB/Wiki material. I imagine the usual KL gang’s rates are low enough that they don’t care about the content, though

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#2423 Post by Matt » Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:56 pm

I'm with you 100%. These commentaries are exhaustingly banal.

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#2424 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:00 pm

I nominate Glenn Kenny, he'll do his research and at the very least will be entertaining.

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#2425 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:01 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Glowingwabbit wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:18 pm
Nothing against any of your regular commentators but you really need to expand your network.
Oh, I’ll do you one better and speak against them. It’s just Drew Casper / Richard Schickel 2.0, bringing in someone with general knowledge to discuss movies where they aren’t passionate and the majority of info is just filmographies and IMDB/Wiki material. I imagine the usual KL gang’s rates are low enough that they don’t care about the content, though
I try not to be a complainer, but agree completely. I love Tim Lucas, but his commentaries are mostly an overview of who's who in the film and the rest of their filmography. I listened to Nick Pinkerton's commentary on Robbery, and in the past found him to be funny and insightful on the Film Comment podcast (when Violet Lucca was still the host), but here found him banal giving zero insight into the films of Peter Yates or British crime films as a whole.

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