Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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hearthesilence
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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3326 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:49 pm

EddieLarkin wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 1:28 pm
Calvin wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 6:35 am
The Kino March Madness Sale has started.

Between this and the Warner Archive sale starting tomorrow, I've decided to try out Stackry to reship them to the UK. It would be easier if they just offered international shipping but alas.
Thanks for the recommendation Calvin! I purchased 18 titles from the WAC and 18 from Kino, paying about £7 for each one. Shipping and consolidation through Stackry was about £30. I did falsify the customs note to keep things under £135, and sure enough it got through customs with no questions asked (clearly no one cares about stuff below this amount anymore, instead just assuming all shops are charging 20% at checkout). So in total I paid less than £8 a disc. Even during a DeepDiscount sale a UK importer can expect to pay double that. I look forward to the next Criterion Flash Sale, where I expect to get a bundle of US exclusive Criterions for around £16 each, which is a huge saving considering what it costs to get a US Criterion to the UK these days (£25-£30 easy).
I just realized between the growing value of the pound vs. the dollar and the absence of U.S. sales tax, it really is quite a deal if you can get these through without the customs headache!

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3327 Post by captveg » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:03 pm

More OOP based on previously being in the "While Supplies Last" sale and now no longer appearing on the website:

Grizzly (1976) (DVD) (BD had previously gone OOP)
The Pied Piper (1972) (BD) (DVD still available)
The Purple Plain (1954) (BD)
Report to the Commissioner (1975) (BD)
Something Big (1971) (BD)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3328 Post by captveg » Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:58 pm

More OOP based on previously being in the "While Supplies Last" sale and now no longer appearing on the website:

The Passage (1979) (BD)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3329 Post by dwk » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:07 pm

Kino announced a L'Amour Braque Blu-ray
Coming July 27th!

L’Amour Braque (1985) aka Mad Love
• 4K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Audio Commentary with Director Andrzej Zulawski and Writer Daniel Bird
• Becoming Marie: Interview with Sophie Marceau
• Interview with Director of Photography J.F. Robin
• Archival Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Interviews with Zulawski and Stars Marceau & Francis Huster
• Theatrical Trailer
• Optional English Subtitles Supervised by Director Zulawski
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3330 Post by kekid » Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:44 pm

I recall reading that Kino is planning to release several Jancso Blu Rays. Have any specifics been announced?

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3331 Post by Ribs » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:48 am

I imagine they will do a theatrical tour of them as they did the Szabos and that probably held it up.

These are the titles they acquired: “The Red and White,” “The Confrontation,” “Elektra, My Love,” “The Round-Up,” “Winter Wind” and “Red Psalm,”

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3332 Post by beamish14 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:04 pm

dwk wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:07 pm
Kino announced a L'Amour Braque Blu-ray
Coming July 27th!

L’Amour Braque (1985) aka Mad Love
• 4K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
• Audio Commentary with Director Andrzej Zulawski and Writer Daniel Bird
• Becoming Marie: Interview with Sophie Marceau
• Interview with Director of Photography J.F. Robin
• Archival Behind-the-Scenes Footage and Interviews with Zulawski and Stars Marceau & Francis Huster
• Theatrical Trailer
• Optional English Subtitles Supervised by Director Zulawski
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

WOW. I wonder if they're going all-in on Zulawski. I don't really know if we need an Ellinger commentary given how comprehensive the Zulawski/Bird one is.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3333 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:19 pm

She's writing a book on Zuławski, so I suspect she has a fair bit to add.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3334 Post by beamish14 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:34 pm

MichaelB wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:19 pm
She's writing a book on Zuławski, so I suspect she has a fair bit to add.

I stand corrected. I thought Daniel Kremer, who they've hired for a number of commentaries, had a Joan Micklin Silver biography in the works, so I hope they get him on more of her films, should they acquire them.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3335 Post by What A Disgrace » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:26 pm

I'm going to be keeping my Mondo Vision DVDs, but no way am I missing out on any of them which get bumped to Blu-ray. I hope La femme publique follows.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3336 Post by MichaelB » Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:29 pm

You could always stick the new Blu-rays in the Mondo Vision packaging, which is pretty much what I've done with the big (but DVD-only) Andrzej Wajda box - handily, the extras are on separate discs so I can simply replace the barebones feature DVDs. I haven't quite managed to replace everything yet, but I've done the vast majority now.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3337 Post by captveg » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:46 pm

More OOP based on previously being in the "While Supplies Last" sale and now no longer appearing on the website:

They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! (1970) (BD)
Zaza (1923) (BD) (DVD still available)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3338 Post by beamish14 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:56 pm

Does anyone know who holds the rights now to Tian Zhuangzhuang's The Blue Kite (1993), which Kino released once upon a time on DVD? It would be great if it could migrate to Criterion a la Come and See and The Tin Drum

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3339 Post by dustybooks » Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:06 pm

With the KL Insider gone from these shores I missed that Kino had released The Producers this week, though I see that an abandoned UHD was discussed a while ago. Anyway, Beav's review looks like an improvement on the Shout! release (which I never picked up).

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3340 Post by captveg » Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:45 am

More OOP based on previously being in the "While Supplies Last" sale and now no longer appearing on the website:

The First Power (1990) (DVD) (BD had previously gone OOP)


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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3342 Post by agnamaracs » Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:45 pm

And the cycle begins. "The titles are there, you're just too ignorant to read them!"

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3343 Post by beamish14 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:35 pm


I'm getting really tired with their utter incompetence and laziness.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3344 Post by mhofmann » Wed Apr 21, 2021 2:44 pm

I *almost* ordered this yesterday, now very glad I didn't. Waiting for a replacement program... but yeah, let's see if KINO are that customer savvy. :)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3345 Post by captveg » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:06 pm

Universal likely sent them a textless master and no one was familiar enough with the film to realize that.

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More OOP based on previously being in the "While Supplies Last" sale and now no longer appearing on the website:

China Moon (1994) (BD) (Had previously gone OOP before returning)

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3346 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Apr 21, 2021 3:14 pm

agnamaracs wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:45 pm
And the cycle begins. "The titles are there, you're just too ignorant to read them!"
Lucky for him that the bluray.com site is down


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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3348 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:27 pm

It's stunning how they keep having problems with one title after another.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3349 Post by Roscoe » Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:41 pm

Shades of the SPIES/WOMAN IN THE MOON Aspect Ratio Fiasco of a few years back. Don't hold your breath for anything like a replacement program.

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3350 Post by captveg » Wed Apr 21, 2021 5:32 pm

I believe someone on blu-ray.com stated that the digital version from MGM is also missing this audio (at least that's my recollection before the site went down), so MGM would have to do something about it. Kino is unlikely to force their hand.

As we've seen over the years with budget 3rd party labels, they are reliant on the providing company to not have inherent errors in their materials they deliver, as they have no substantive investment in QC that would have familiarity with the films they are licensing in order to discover these issues before release.
hearthesilence wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:27 pm
It's stunning how they keep having problems with one title after another.
It's not, unfortunately. The profit margins are so thin these days that QC is a luxury. Even the major studios have cut back dramatically on QC.

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