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Re: Imprint

#151 Post by therewillbeblus » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:09 pm

Excellent, I have to imagine Detective Story is soon to follow from somebody, I'm surprised it wasn't the first one from that box to get another boutique upgrade!

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Re: Imprint

#152 Post by david hare » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:28 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:24 pm
Alias Nick Beal coming from Kino Lorber with apparently a newer transfer
The encode Imprint has from Universal is dark dark, fifth gen vault print rubbish.

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Re: Imprint

#153 Post by soundchaser » Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:49 pm

therewillbeblus wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:09 pm
Excellent, I have to imagine Detective Story is soon to follow from somebody, I'm surprised it wasn't the first one from that box to get another boutique upgrade!
It’s Paramount, isn’t it? So maybe Eureka? Doesn’t seem like a Criterion title, and I don’t think Kino has a deal with them.

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Re: Imprint

#154 Post by domino harvey » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:15 pm

I think it’d be an excellent Criterion release, and certainly in their socially conscious wheelhouse given where the narrative goes

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Re: Imprint

#155 Post by soundchaser » Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:21 pm

You may very well be right — I’ve never actually seen it myself!

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Re: Imprint

#156 Post by rapta » Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:24 pm

I'm sure Eureka would be up for more Kirk Douglas (Ace in the Hole, Paths of Glory, The Vikings), and there are definitely at least a few Paramount titles they are after they couldn't get in 2019, so this will definitely be on their radar (I'm surprised they haven't done a single Wyler film actually).

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Re: Imprint

#157 Post by reaky » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:51 pm

For me, Strangers When We Meet is the great missing Kirk, but I imagine that’ll come from Indicator if anywhere.

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Re: Imprint

#158 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:02 pm

reaky wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:51 pm
For me, Strangers When We Meet is the great missing Kirk, but I imagine that’ll come from Indicator if anywhere.
Bring on that Quine box sans noirs

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Re: Imprint

#159 Post by knives » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:05 pm

He made some good noirs.

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Re: Imprint

#160 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:30 pm

knives wrote:
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He made some good noirs.
Yes but one has already come out from Indicator and people have wondered if that means no Quine box, so my intention was not to dismiss the noirs but leave room for Pushover to come out in the next noir box and then get a Quine box separately. Basically I'm not giving up hope due to some Quines categorically fitting in the noir sets.

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Re: Imprint

#161 Post by Pavel » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:31 am

May titles:
Alfie (1966)
The President's Analyst (1967)
The Chalk Garden (1964)
The Face Behind the Mask (1941)
The Gambler (1974)
Essential Noir vol. 2 (Hollywood Story, The City That Never Sleeps, Plunder of the Sun, Private Hell 36)

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Re: Imprint

#162 Post by swo17 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:02 am

Alfie being a double-priced box paired with the 2017 documentary My Generation

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Re: Imprint

#163 Post by domino harvey » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:39 pm

Essential Noir vol. 2 (Hollywood Story, The City That Never Sleeps, Plunder of the Sun, Private Hell 36)
Hard to think of a less essential collection of noir movies than this. The City That Never Sleeps is okay but available from Olive already in the states. Hollywood Story is a piece of shit and Private Hell 36 is as boring as its title is cool. Haven't seen Plunder of the Sun but can't imagine any movie being able to counterbalance this lineup to earn the collection's title of "Essential"

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#164 Post by knives » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:42 pm

It’s not. It’s an okay film that’s enjoyable enough for the time it is playing and nothing more.

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Re: Imprint

#165 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:58 pm

I'm also baffled that they would release an Indicator title which is region free and likely packed with far more supplements than Imprint will offer. If they're tailoring their brand to Aussies who happen to only collect from companies on the homefront, I guess that's a reason, but I speculate that this isn't a solid market or the kind of marketing decisions that will make for a lasting label

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Re: Imprint

#166 Post by MichaelB » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:27 pm

Not sure which title you’re referring to, but if it’s The Chalk Garden, it’s Region B.

Although since Australia is also Region B, it doesn’t matter.

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#167 Post by Calvin » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:47 pm

It also seems highly likely that Imprint would have licensed the rights to The Chalk Garden before they were ever aware of an impending Indicator release.

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#168 Post by MichaelB » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:52 pm

Oh, very much so - and I gather it's extremely expensive to import Indicator titles to Australia, so I doubt very much that they considered it an issue.

(Incidentally, I'm very happy to confirm that the current specs on Indicator's The Chalk Garden are substantially understated - I suspect all will be revealed next week.)

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Re: Imprint

#169 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:15 pm

Yeah I meant The Chalk Garden and I knew they were the same region, so yeah my bad, wasn't thinking on Indicator's specifics as integral to the statement. That's a good point about the licensing. I don't think those in charge at Imprint are ignorant about their competition, and bringing in commentaries on seemingly every release does give them some novel edge, but it also seems like their label's success is going to be largely contingent on coming out first on a lot of these acquisitions before other labels get to them, so in cases where Indicator announces a release first, I'm not sure how that'll impact the label. I could easily be misjudging the internal market in Australia.

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Re: Imprint

#170 Post by Cash Flagg » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:03 pm

Olive also released Private Hell 36.

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#171 Post by rapta » Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:40 pm

To Imprint's credit, they're churning out Paramount titles that no UK label has so far managed to get hold of, and fair enough. I just hope a label like Indicator, Eureka or BFI will be able to get titles like The Duellists, A Place in the Sun, The Gambler and Black Sunday one day and give them the proper go-through (and goes without saying, but the same goes for Hard Eight, The War of the Worlds, Danger: Diabolik, and Alfie). Talking of titles that aren't Paramount, I'm intrigued that we haven't seen Major Dundee given the bells-and-whistles treatment it was given both in the US and Australia (I heard Roger Deakins mention it on his podcast recently). Waterloo just went to Mediumrare which is...interesting.

(Either way, I'm looking forward to seeing what Michael is referring to in regards to The Chalk Garden disc from Indicator; and it's obvious by now they're also the label to look to for those with an appetite for Film Noir).

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#172 Post by MichaelB » Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:49 am

Kat Ellinger has just confirmed on the Twitter that she did the commentary for the Imprint The Chalk Garden and a video essay for Alfie.

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#173 Post by nitin » Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:49 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:52 pm
Oh, very much so - and I gather it's extremely expensive to import Indicator titles to Australia, so I doubt very much that they considered it an issue.

(Incidentally, I'm very happy to confirm that the current specs on Indicator's The Chalk Garden are substantially understated - I suspect all will be revealed next week.)
During sales, indicators are cheaper to import than buying Imprint titles. On regular prices, it's more of a wash.

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Re: Imprint

#174 Post by Adam X » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:31 am

Plus when you live in a country where buying any home video releases that are worth spending money on usually means importing, "expensive" becomes a little more relative.

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