Kino Lorber Studio Classics Acquisitions

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#2301 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:46 pm

Coming November 26th!

The Holly and the Ivy (1952) with optional English subtitles
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Jeremy Arnold, author of TCM'S CHRISTMAS IN THE MOVIES
• Trailers

B&W 80 Min 1.37:1 Not Rated
The Holly and the Ivy is the heart-warming Christmas tale set in post-war Britain based on the classic play by Wynyard Browne (Hobson’s Choice). Ralph Richardson (The Sound Barrier) plays Reverend Martin Gregory, a recently widowed minister torn between his roles of clergyman and father. His zeal for attending to his parishioners leads him to neglect the needs of his own family, until emotions boil over one Christmas. The Holly and the Ivy is a charming and moving seasonal favorite, peaking with the family’s poignant reconciliation as they rediscover the true spirit of Christmas. This yuletide classic, also starring Celia Johnson (The Captain's Paradise), Margaret Leighton (Under Capricorn) and Denholm Elliott (Trading Places), was wonderfully directed by George More O’Ferrall (The Heart of the Matter).

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#2302 Post by Kino Insider » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:54 pm

Coming November 26th!

Christmas in July (1940) with optional English subtitles
• Brand New 4K Master
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Samm Deighan
• Trailers

B&W 67 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
From Preston Sturges, the legendary writer/director of The Lady Eve, The Great McGinty, The Palm Beach Story and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek comes this classic screwball comedy full of joy and laughter. A workplace practical joke goes awry when an office clerk (Dick Powell, Pitfall), believing he has won a $25,000 prize, takes his girlfriend (Ellen Drew, The Crooked Way) on an extravagant Christmas shopping spree... in the middle of July. After they discover it was all a hoax, their spending spree turns into a wild slapstick riot. More than just a holiday heart-warmer, this madcap masterpiece is a classic gift of laughter that is perfect for every season. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by the great Victor Milner (Reap the Wild Wind, Cleopatra).

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#2303 Post by HinkyDinkyTruesmith » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:34 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:54 pm
From Preston Sturges, the legendary writer/director of The Lady Eve, The Great McGinty, The Palm Beach Story and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek comes this classic screwball comedy full of joy and laughter. A workplace practical joke goes awry when an office clerk (Dick Powell, Pitfall), believing he has won a $25,000 prize, takes his girlfriend (Ellen Drew, The Crooked Way) on an extravagant Christmas shopping spree... in the middle of July. After they discover it was all a hoax, their spending spree turns into a wild slapstick riot. More than just a holiday heart-warmer, this madcap masterpiece is a classic gift of laughter that is perfect for every season. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by the great Victor Milner (Reap the Wild Wind, Cleopatra).
It's amazing how difficult it is to describe the plot of this movie, as this description gets quite a few things wrong in the name of better copy.

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#2304 Post by Boosmahn » Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 pm

This news is a couple of weeks old, but Brick has been delayed to January 14.

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#2305 Post by whaleallright » Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:01 am

HinkyDinkyTruesmith wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Kino Insider wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:54 pm
From Preston Sturges, the legendary writer/director of The Lady Eve, The Great McGinty, The Palm Beach Story and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek comes this classic screwball comedy full of joy and laughter. A workplace practical joke goes awry when an office clerk (Dick Powell, Pitfall), believing he has won a $25,000 prize, takes his girlfriend (Ellen Drew, The Crooked Way) on an extravagant Christmas shopping spree... in the middle of July. After they discover it was all a hoax, their spending spree turns into a wild slapstick riot. More than just a holiday heart-warmer, this madcap masterpiece is a classic gift of laughter that is perfect for every season. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by the great Victor Milner (Reap the Wild Wind, Cleopatra).
It's amazing how difficult it is to describe the plot of this movie, as this description gets quite a few things wrong in the name of better copy.
Yeah, I've seen it several times and I can never get my head around the audacity of the plot. I think about "It's not the coffee, it's the bunk" almost every day.

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#2306 Post by Kino Insider » Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:53 pm

Boosmahn wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 pm
This news is a couple of weeks old, but Brick has been delayed to January 14.
It should be the final delay. We just received the director/DP approved 4K restoration.

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#2307 Post by Bumstead » Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:03 pm

Kino Insider wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Boosmahn wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:44 pm
This news is a couple of weeks old, but Brick has been delayed to January 14.
It should be the final delay. We just received the director/DP approved 4K restoration.
I'm not a fan of this film in particular, but appreciate you getting Rian Johnson and Steve Yedlin involved.

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#2308 Post by Kino Insider » Mon Sep 09, 2019 3:11 pm

Trailer for MY GUN IS QUICK starring Robert Bray as Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer!

The kind of a girl you take home to mother, if mother wasn't home!

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Trailer for J. Lee Thompson's classic thriller RETURN FROM THE ASHES, starring Maximilian Schell, Samantha Eggar, Ingrid Thulin & Herbert Lom.

Both Coming 2020 from KLSC!

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#2309 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:09 am

Trailer for 1977 British action classics, Sweeney.
Sweeney (1977) and Sweeney 2 (1978) coming in 2020!

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#2310 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:34 pm

Isn't it Romantic...

Trailer for LOVE ME TONIGHT (1932) Starring Maurice Chevalier & Jeanette MacDonald and Directed by Rouben Mamoulian!

Brand New 4K Master! Coming on Blu-ray 2020!

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#2311 Post by justeleblanc » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:11 pm

Woo hoo!
Does this mean a restoration of The Lottery Bride is also on the horizon? With the original technicolor ending?

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#2312 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 pm

justeleblanc wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Woo hoo!
Does this mean a restoration of The Lottery Bride is also on the horizon? With the original technicolor ending?
Hopefully, but not from KL.

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#2313 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:45 pm

Coming to DVD and Blu-ray November 12th from Kino Classics!

Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1959)
Directed by Roger Vadim
Starring Jeanne Moreau and Gerard Philipe

Special features:
Audio commentary by film historian Kat Ellinger
Isolated music track of Thelonious Monk's score
Theatrical trailer

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#2314 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:49 pm

Coming to DVD and Blu-ray November 12th from Kino Classics!

Buffet Froid (1979)
Directed by Bertrand Blier
Starring Gerard Depardieu, Bernard Blier, and Jean Carmet

Special features:
*Archival interview with director Bertrand Blier
*Audio commentary by film critic Nick Pinkerton
*Booklet essay by film critic Gavin Smith (Blu-ray only)
*Theatrical trailer

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#2315 Post by Kino Insider » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:03 pm

Coming 2020!

BRITISH NOIR II (DVD ONLY)
Follow-up to the 2015 Kino Classics Set!
• The Interrupted Journey (1949) Starring Valerie Hobson & Richard Todd | Directed by Daniel Birt (The Deadly Game)
• The Slasher (1953) (aka Cosh Boy) Starring Joan Collins & James Kenney | Directed by Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me)
• Time is My Enemy (1954) Starring Dennis Price & Renee Atherson | Directed by Don Chaffey (One Million Years B.C.)
• Time Lock (1957) Starring Robert Beatty, Betty McDowall & Sean Connery | Directed by Gerald Thomas (The Carry On… films)
• The Vicious Circle (1957) Starring John Mills, Noelle Middleton & Wilfrid Hyde-White | Directed by Gerald Thomas (Don’t Lose Your Head)

Note: The Slasher (Cosh Boy) will also be released on Blu-ray.
Coming 2020: BRITISH NOIR III (DVD ONLY) (FIVE FILM COLLECTION)

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#2316 Post by dustybooks » Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:42 pm

I ended up getting the new KL releases of Kind Hearts and Coronets and Lavender Hill Mob, despite the apparent absence of the former's latest restoration, having only previously owned them on DVD. I understand why most may want to skip the Coronets disc and opt for the Canal version if anything. However, while Mob is a very easy release to recommend if you like that film, Coronets honestly has a better package of extras, though the even more expansive material Criterion offered (the long Guinness interview and the terrific documentary about Ealing) is of course missed. There's a vintage overview of Dennis Price's career I found interesting and a terribly muffled audio interview with Douglas Slocombe, and I liked Kat Ellinger's very spirited audio commentary and actually learned a bit from it regarding a film I assumed I knew pretty intimately. The Mob disc follows a very similar pattern: an ancient TV examination of an involved party (an interview from British TV with T.E.B. Clarke, which I actually enjoyed very much; it made me curious to track down his memoir), a degraded-to-the-point-of-inaudible audio interview (Charles Crichton this time) and a commentary, this one by Jeremy Arnold and unfortunately in my opinion a bit lackluster. Arnold likes to do the thing where he explains something that's about to happen in the film and then says "let's watch" or "let's listen" and goes quiet for a moment which really bothers me, and his comments are more superficial than Ellinger's, though I suppose I get that this film has a bit less subtext to delve into.

I'm overall happy with the releases. I doubt Lavender Hill Mob is ever going to look better than it does here.

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#2317 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:43 am

Coming November 26th!

The Pink Panther Collection Volume 6 (1978-1980)

• Audio commentaries for selected films, by author Mark Arnold, historian Jerry Beck, filmmaker Greg Ford, cartoon writer William Hohauser and others
• PINK LINKS: New Featurette by Greg Ford
• Remembering Friz: Featurette
• Reversible Blu-ray Art

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#2318 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:26 pm

Coming to DVD (3 discs) and Blu-ray (2 discs) December 10th from Kino Classics!

Hitchcock: The British International Pictures Collection

Includes:
The Ring (1927)
The Farmer's Wife (1928)
Champagne (1928)
The Manxman (1929)
The Skin Game (1931)

Before he became known as the "Master of Suspense" in Hollywood, Alfred Hitchcock had already established himself as a precociously talented filmmaker in England. HITCHCOCK: BRITISH INTERNATIONAL PICTURES COLLECTION brings together five features he directed for the production company that first displayed his talents.

Special features:
*Hitchcock/Truffaut: Icon interviews Icon (Archival Audio)
*Audio commentary on THE RING by film critic Nick Pinkerton
*Audio commentaries on CHAMPAGNE and THE MANXMAN by film historian Farran Smith Nehme

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#2319 Post by Kino Insider » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:57 pm

Trailer for THE GREAT McGINTY (1940) Starring Brian Donlevy, Muriel Angelus & Akim Tamiroff - Written & Directed by Preston Sturges!

Brand New 4K Master!
Coming on Blu-ray 2020!

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#2320 Post by nitin » Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:17 am

Happy to see the Sturges releases getting 4k masters.

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#2321 Post by mfunk9786 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:39 pm

I read that initially as "Happy to see the Stooges releases getting 4k masters." and I can't really describe to you how excited I momentarily was

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#2322 Post by knives » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:17 pm

Iggy Pop made a movie?

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#2323 Post by swo17 » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Nyuk nyuk nyuk

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