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  1. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Columbia is another studio that often recycled its scores. An example is Screaming Mimi (1958) with Anita Ekberg which doesn't have a credited score but uses Leonard Bernstein's score to On The Waterfront. Reputedly, this was why Bernstein never again composed a film score after OTW. He didn't...
  2. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Golden Boy, I Am The Law and Storm Center are Columbia titles but yes, the remaining titles are Paramount.
  3. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Unlikely part of a Paramount deal since On The Beach was a United Artists film and under an MGM deal.
  4. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Yes, it's from Via Vision and the Paramount logo and copyright are on the package. I have blu rays of The Carpetbaggers and Harlow so I've never watched the DVDs in this set. Sylvia and But Not For Me are watchable but their transfers leave much to be desired. I'm happy to have those two titles...
  5. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Actually, it has been released on DVD in Australia but in the full frame format rather than anamorphic. It's part of Carroll Baker: The Paramount Collection. In addition to Sylvia, it includes The Carpetbaggers, Harlow and But Not For Me.
  6. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Very excited about the Paramount deal. But I hope that most of the titles aren't just upgrades from previous DVD releases, you know, the usual suspects but instead movies making their R1 disc debuts: About Mrs. Leslie (1954) Alaska Seas (1954) Amorous Adventures Of Moll Flanders (1965) Beau...
  7. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Zero Mostel was one of those stage performers who didn't transition well to film. On stage, he was wonderful but he was simply too much on screen. It worked for the film version of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum because that was essentially burlesque. Fiddler On The Roof dealt...
  8. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I'd love to see The Wild And The Innocent (1959) with Audie Murphy plus Sandra Dee, Gilbert Roland and Joanne Dru. It's never been released on DVD in the U.S. and European releases have always been P&S and it's a CinemaScope film. Add Destry and Tumbleweed and it's a day one purchase for me!
  9. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Rock Hudson? Tony Curtis? Jeff Chandler? I'm open for any of the three as there are several of their Universal films still not available that I want.
  10. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Would have been nice if KL had paired it with the sequel Bonzo Goes To College (1952) for a double feature.
  11. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    You remember incorrectly! It is indeed anamorphic (even says so on the back jacket ;)). The picture looks good. Not sure I like the movie enough to upgrade to blu.
  12. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    My own KL wish list from the new Sony deal: Barabbas (1962) Anthony Quinn, Jack Palance. Black Knight (1954) Alan Ladd, Patricia Medina. Death Of A Salesman (1951) Fredric March, Mildred Dunnock. Diamond Head (1963) Charlton Heston, Yvette Mimieux. Divorce American Style (1967) Dick Van Dyke...
  13. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Crosby isn't well regarded by the non geriatric nostalgia crowd. He's no Frank Sinatra! I suspect Blue Skies got a KL release because of Fred Astaire, not Crosby and The Emperor Waltz is a Billy Wilder film so there's some appeal to the Wilder fanboys and "auteur" crowd. I don't recall KL saying...
  14. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I suspect Juno And The Paycock has fallen into the public domain although the French DVD I have of it was released by Universal.
  15. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Another disappointing transfer on a Universal western. Like Horizons West, Gun For A Coward is an erratic transfer. Sharp and clean in some scenes, soft and out of focus in others. :( I was so looking forward to the upcoming KL release of The Last Sunset but I'll now wait on reviews. I think...
  16. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I just took a look at Horizons West which I got in the recent KL sale and I must say I'm disappointed in the transfer. It's erratic going from sharp and clarity in one scene to soft and out of focus in the next. I upgraded from the German DVD which frankly looked better overall :(
  17. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Thank you! Hopefully it will remove the unnecessary clutter which has been plaguing the KL announcement thread of late.
  18. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I too placed an order from KL immediately upon their Shocktober announcement. Two days later, I placed another order. The first order was delivered in a week but the second seems to be shipment processing limbo.
  19. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    You stretched it and it played beautifully? I've never seen a stretched image look good. It distorts the picture. I recall watching Black Narcissus with my sister and the image was stretched and she commented how short David Farrar was for a leading man. I replied that it was the stretched image...
  20. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Bryan and Oliver, well, I'm glad "that" site has some fans as usually it gets dumped on by the group here. Movies are short hand for motion pictures, emphasis on motion. That is how they are meant to be seen. A screen grab/screen cap is a still, not a movie and I've seen more than my share of...
  21. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I continue to be shocked by those who rely on screen caps as to the quality of a blu ray transfer. The only accurate way to determine the quality of a blu ray's transfer is the old fashioned way ..... watch the disc. Call me arrogant but unless I see it with my own eyes I take everyone else's...
  22. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I think you meant to say Meg Tilly, not Jennifer Tilly (her sister). She pretty much left acting in the early 1990s (no acting between 1995 and 2010) and turned to writing (six novels between 1994 through 2013). She still occasionally acts but mostly in Canadian TV and theater.
  23. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    You can always contact them directly via phone which is my preferred method and talk to a customer service representative. My issue was solved immediately. Their customer service number is 800-562-3330.
  24. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Mister Lime, to paraphrase a line from Now Voyager, "there will always be those who ask for the moon when you give them the stars!".
  25. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    The Heiress is part of Universal's Paramount catalog. I stand to be corrected but I don't think Kino Lorber has a license agreement with Universal.
  26. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Their Facebook page just announced the October release of I Want To Live (1958) and Lilies Of The Field (1963) on DVD only which indicate the blu rights are with someone else. I would assume Twilight Time so hopefully they will be making their blu debut soon. Both films are non anamorphic on...
  27. Thomas T

    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Woman Of Straw looked nice to my eye. It's not going to knock your socks off visually but if you're interested in the film (assuming you've seen it) then you should be pleased.
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