Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#2801 Post by fdm » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:23 pm

Pink Panther films perhaps?

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#2802 Post by Ribs » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:39 pm

I feel like it’s not a particularly exciting deal judging from having read KL’s posts on the subject - which WB or Disney/Touchstone would be. So I’d lean on it being MGM, Sony, or maybe Paramount. Would be wild if it was Disney/Fox. We can dream!

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#2803 Post by domino harvey » Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:04 pm

The original Gambit is coming soon. That’s Universal so not the new studio announcement. Really fun movie though, and one of only fourteen films out of thousands which Jack Shaheen singled out for having consistently positive portrayals of Arabs in his book Reel Bad Arabs

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#2804 Post by Ribs » Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:15 am

With the announcement of Aldrich’s ATTACK, the new deal is with MGM.

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#2805 Post by domino harvey » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:27 pm

Why were they framing it as being a new studio? MGM was the first studio they made a deal with. Also, a lot of these OOP titles are MGM... they just let all those lapse and then signed a new deal? Weird all around.

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#2806 Post by Ribs » Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:45 pm

It’s not a new studio, it’s a new deal. Kino makes a big show of signing 30, 50 titles and people on the BR forums love making big lists narrowing all the possibilities from hints until they’ve created a full breakdown of titles included. They haven’t had a new deal with MGM in a while, and it’s promising in particular for the TT titles they presumably have licensed to reappear on the market more then anything else. Again, after a bit of a lull presumably due to the move from Fox to WB, the MGM titles will probably begin reappearing as one of the main libraries making up Kino, Arrow, Criterion, and Eureka’s new releases, as well as everyone else.

Again, Kino also must get credit for the speed of its deals, seeing as Criterion signed its SC deal for substantially fewer titles at approximately the same time as Kino’s and yet Kino has basically finished releasing its dozens and dozens of licensed titles when Criterion has essentially yet to release a new one.

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#2807 Post by captveg » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:25 pm

Re: The ~30 title MGM deal, KL Insider said this today:

6 of the title had been previously released on Blu-ray in the US, 2 of those will be released on 4K for the first time, 2 others will receive new transfers. All others will be coming out first time on BD. 9 of the films are Kino Lorber releases requested by Walt Olsen from Scorpion, he will oversee those releases and 6 new transfers.


And this:

3 previously released TT titles.

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#2808 Post by Ribs » Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:55 pm

And also this decade breakdown:

4 - 1950s
5 - 1960s
11 - 1970s
9 - 1980s
1 - 1990s

The 2 UHDs will be from titles not by Twilight Time previously, presumably MGM itself. As MGM is comfortable licensing basically its entire non-Rocky non-Bond library, looking at the biggest titles, I’d think Platoon, Rain Man, or WarGames all seem fairly likely. Maybe Mad Max? Dunno if there’s weird rights things with that one.

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#2809 Post by captveg » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:24 pm

Mad Max seems like a logical choice with the Shout Factory release going OOP. MGM owns it in the US, WB owns it in most international territories.

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#2810 Post by PfR73 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:32 pm

Platoon has an in-print steelbook release from Shout! Factory, which probably precludes Kino releasing it.

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#2811 Post by captveg » Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:49 pm

Initial November schedule (more to be added)

11/3
The Shepherd of the Hills (1941)
Buried Alive (1990) - New 2K Master by KL

11/10
Bustin' Loose (1981)
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)
The Beguiled (1971) - New 2K Master by KL
Play Misty for Me (1971) - New 2K Master by KL
The Eiger Sanction (1975) - New 2K Master by KL

11/17
Dragnet (1954) - New 2K Master by KL
Ulysses (1954) - 4K Restoration
The Wonders of Aladdin (1961) - New 4K Restoration
Grace of My Heart (1996) - Scorpion/KL Release

11/24
The Lost Weekend - New 4K Master by KL

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#2812 Post by ianungstad » Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:21 pm

I could see Kino releasing The Magnificent Seven films.

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#2813 Post by kcota17 » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:08 pm

Sweet jesus I’m so excited for The Lost Weekend. I’ve been waiting an eternity for that one.

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#2814 Post by RSTooley » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:01 pm

PfR73 wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:32 pm
Platoon has an in-print steelbook release from Shout! Factory, which probably precludes Kino releasing it.
Agreed, however, the Shout! Factory steelbook releases of Platoon, Dances with Wolves, and Fargo (among others) were all limited editions to 10,000 copies. I'm not sure if that would allow a little bit of flexibility in licensing.

Am I crazy for thinking that Kino would actually pursue the out-of-print Twilight Time Woody Allen titles?

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#2815 Post by Ribs » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:09 pm

Yes, considering we know they’re only releasing 6 titles and three of them are ones KL has already released on DVD.

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#2816 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 10, 2020 9:11 pm

I don't think they'd avoid them due to Allen, but that they couldn't provide any new extras to add value and that there are movies starring Charles Bronson and other Old Bro target audience films in play they could grab instead, I wouldn't hold out hope

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#2817 Post by L.A. » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:37 am


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#2818 Post by captveg » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:38 pm

KL Insider has stated that 3 of these 6 titles that TT released on BD (and Kino already released on DVD) are getting BD releases from them due to the new MGM deal:

Lilies of the Field
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
From Noon Till Three
Remo Williams
Runaway Train
The Train

I'm not sure if TT having done two releases each for Alfredo Garcia and The Train makes them more or less likely for Kino to release them on BD again.

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#2819 Post by beamish14 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:56 pm

captveg wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:38 pm
KL Insider has stated that 3 of these 6 titles that TT released on BD (and Kino already released on DVD) are getting BD releases from them due to the new MGM deal:

Lilies of the Field
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
From Noon Till Three
Remo Williams
Runaway Train
The Train

I'm not sure if TT having done two releases each for Alfredo Garcia and The Train makes them more or less likely for Kino to release them on BD again.
It's just weird that they'll probably release Runaway Train for the upteenth time on Blu, but they say they have no interest in releasing
Konchalovsky's Shy People :cry:

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#2820 Post by Ribs » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:57 pm

I mean, one is a dumb action movie written by Kurosawa with Oscar-nominated performances, I don't think it's that weird that they know that another release would definitely sell better than that director's basically unknown quiet drama film.

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#2821 Post by domino harvey » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:04 pm

Runaway Train isn’t dumb in the slightest

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#2822 Post by beamish14 » Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:26 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:04 pm
Runaway Train isn’t dumb in the slightest
Make no mistake, I LOVE Runaway Train. It had a much-deserved revival at the Cannes Classic spotlight several years ago, and I
think the screenplay that Paul Zindel and Eddie Bunker fashioned out of Kurosawa's story is absolutely phenomenal. It's just a shame
about Shy People because it has a perfectly fine master that's aired on MGM HD.

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#2823 Post by nitin » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:59 am

I am tipping one of the UHDs to be Escape From New York since Shout are losing rights to that one, it's a big enough title for Kino to bank on and it would allow the 4k restoration to have a release on Region A blu at the same time.

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#2824 Post by captveg » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:44 pm

KL Insider yesterday:

"We're planning to do either add more titles to the Universal deal or do a new deal with them. We're also hoping to do another three or four deals."

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#2825 Post by domino harvey » Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:46 pm

Good to hear. Still lots of great Uni titles sitting in the vault, and KL has admirably gone after a lot of noirs and some studio films of conceivable interest to more than their Bro contingent

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