Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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Re: Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

#3851 Post by ChunkyLover » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:03 pm

You have to also consider that most of Sony's deals primarily consist of pre-selected titles/packages (it explains why there was so much Twilight Time overlaps when labels like Eureka and Indicator started releasing Sony titles). I assume Criterion either wasn't interested in "One False Move" at all or didn't want to be stuck with extra titles they have no intention of releasing (though, I assume Criterion might have enough clout to possibly swap titles).

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#3852 Post by Finch » Sun Nov 21, 2021 2:07 pm

That's excellent news to have it on Blu-Ray at all! But hopefully Indicator have it on their 2022 schedule, too.

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#3853 Post by Finch » Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:54 pm

Preston Sturges's The Great Moment on Feb 1
The Great Moment (1944)
• Great Without Glory: Introduction by Film Historian Constantine Nasr
• Triumph Over Pain: A Celebration of Preston Sturges (with Preston Sturges' Son Tom Sturges, Acclaimed Filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich and Documentary Filmmaker Constantine Nasr)
• Theatrical Trailer
• Optional English Subtitles
Still no Hail the Conquering Hero....

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#3854 Post by captveg » Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:26 pm

Finch wrote:
Wed Nov 24, 2021 2:54 pm
Still no Hail the Conquering Hero....
Pretty sure KL Insider stated in the past it was with another label, which likely means Criterion.

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#3855 Post by FrauBlucher » Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:57 pm

The Insider guy...
We have 4 Facebook/Twitter announcements over the long weekend. Tomorrow's announcement (White Woman) was confirmed on this site a few weeks ago, Friday's announcement is a 1940's film from Universal, Saturday's is a 1970s Sony one and Sunday's is a major 4KUHD announcement from out current MGM dea

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#3856 Post by domino harvey » Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:05 pm

Happy to hear White Woman is coming (I knew only KLSC would ever release it with that title and first act), it was the best discovery from my Lombard viewing project

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#3857 Post by david hare » Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:31 am

If only for the title alone!
I assume MIdnight is still pending with Criterion and absolutely no sign of it through the first half of next year.

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#3858 Post by justeleblanc » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:25 pm

david hare wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:31 am
If only for the title alone!
I assume MIdnight is still pending with Criterion and absolutely no sign of it through the first half of next year.
Was there confirmation that Criterion had Midnight, or is this just a guess because Kino doesn't have it.

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#3859 Post by Ribs » Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:33 pm

Kino doesn’t have it, and while it does feel like the type of studio movie Arrow Academy liked I don’t think they’re really interested in those anymore, so I think it’s probably the most likely place for it. Unless Indicator has a Uni deal for US too, I guess…

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#3860 Post by senseabove » Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:13 pm

KL has been saying that someone else has Midnight for almost two years, which basically confirms it's the company that likes to sit on licenses for years.

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#3861 Post by Finch » Fri Nov 26, 2021 12:44 pm

Time Out of Mind (1947) seems to be today's announcement from a 2k restoration.


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#3863 Post by Finch » Sat Nov 27, 2021 12:25 pm

It bears repeating, do not pay attention to Svet's reviews. The Kino UHD has terrible compression and the audio drops out during Siegel's cameo, something that the Arrow BD fixed. Your only option at this point is the Arrow BD as the Shout Factory BD is also poorly compressed. Between this and the Silence of the Lambs UHD, it has now become prudent to wait for reviews with people with technical expertise (not Svet or Gary Tooze or Bill Hunt) and close knowledge of the film in question. It's a pity since Kino's first UHDs were good (Hannibal, Misery, The Good The Bad & The Ugly) but given their stance of taking or leaving it with flawed discs, it's no longer safe to preorder from them.

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#3864 Post by dwk » Sat Nov 27, 2021 3:39 pm

Fragment of Fear was today's 70s Sony titles announcement.

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#3865 Post by Finch » Sat Nov 27, 2021 5:18 pm

What are all the people on BR.com going to do if tomorrow's title isn't Carrie? Ideally, Arrow have UK and US rights and give the 4k to Fidelity in Motion/David MacKenzie. We can't rely on Kino to check the masters they get from MGM as the wrong color space on Lambs and the flawed audio on Body Snatchers proved.

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#3866 Post by ChunkyLover » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:09 pm

"Paths of Glory" UHD confirmed.
Coming Soon on 4KUHD!
Brand New Dolby Vision HDR Master!

Paths of Glory (1957) Starring Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou and George Macready – Co-Written, Co-Produced and Directed by Stanley Kubrick (The Killing, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining).

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#3867 Post by Finch » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:23 pm

Fingers crossed the encode is done well on this one.

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#3868 Post by dwk » Sun Nov 28, 2021 12:54 pm

Really is a shame that MGM has gone all in with Kino, I just hope that a quality UK label will be interested in releasing some of this stuff on UHD (and are able to license them before Amazon shuts the door.)

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#3869 Post by Calvin » Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:52 pm

It's strange that they couldn't get Blow Out when seemingly everything else that Criterion had released was for the taking.

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#3870 Post by ryannichols7 » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:33 pm

now very curious to see whether Arrow brings Carrie out on UHD.

Paths of Glory is an interesting pick for Kino because I really wonder what they'll attempt to do for exclusive supplements. Joseph McBride for Some Like it Hot was a nice get but what could they do for PoG beyond the existing Criterion and MOC tracks (both excellent)? really curious

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#3871 Post by Finch » Sun Nov 28, 2021 6:57 pm

Calvin wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:52 pm
It's strange that they couldn't get Blow Out when seemingly everything else that Criterion had released was for the taking.
Did Kino Lorber Insider explicitly say they didn't have Blow Out?

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#3872 Post by dwk » Sun Nov 28, 2021 8:22 pm

Kino said they didn't have Blow Out.

On the Carrie front, Vinegar Syndrome has an MGM deal and said they have a big 70s horror film coming next year on UHD, but what they consider big may not be what everyone else considers big.

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#3873 Post by nitin » Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:59 am

The Killing is surely going to be another one in the future, maybe even Kiss Me Deadly. They picked up a fair few 50s MGM UHD licenses.

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#3874 Post by ChunkyLover » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:01 am

nitin wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 3:59 am
The Killing is surely going to be another one in the future, maybe even Kiss Me Deadly. They picked up a fair few 50s MGM UHD licenses.
KLI said "Kiss Me Deadly" was not "big enough" for an UHD (prove them wrong Criterion!).

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#3875 Post by Roscoe » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:23 am

Calvin wrote:
Sun Nov 28, 2021 4:52 pm
It's strange that they couldn't get Blow Out when seemingly everything else that Criterion had released was for the taking.
Was BARRY LYNDON for the taking for a Kino Lorber 4K UHD release?

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