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  1. Mark Edward Heuck

    Universal Vault Series - Amazon.com exclusive DVD-Rs

    Has anyone viewed this, and if so, is it 16x9 and have they kept the music intact?
  2. Mark Edward Heuck

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ One-Eyed Jacks -- in Blu-ray

    Someone at Film Score Monthly made an astute observation: that by replacing the Paramount logo with a Universal logo, it counted as an editing change and thus allowed for recopyrighting this restored edition of the film, and protecting the transfer from being hijacked by other PD companies...
  3. Mark Edward Heuck

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ One-Eyed Jacks -- in Blu-ray

    Normally Universal has been good about preserving logos, especially Paramount ones. Your restorations on REAR WINDOW and VERTIGO were proof of that. Even on PSYCHO, where for years they clipped the still Paramount image off the front, it was put back more recently. This is particularly...
  4. Mark Edward Heuck

    Aspect Ratio Documentation

    Cinelicious' DCP and upcoming BluRay release of Leslie Stevens' PRIVATE PROPERTY is apparently going out at 1.33. I would swear that when I saw it at UCLA last year during their Festival of Restoration, they ran it 1.85. It certainly is from the era when they would have been composing for that...
  5. Mark Edward Heuck

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    I guess it doesn't fit the "Studio Classics" branding, but Kino did also announce a reissue of Eric Rohmer's wonderful PAULINE AT THE BEACH for Blu and DVD.
  6. Mark Edward Heuck

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea -- in Blu-ray

    Yes, Shout Factory bought the Westchester library, but the majority of those titles are already tied up in existing licenses to many labels - Criterion has the prime stuff like the Cassavetes films and B&W classics from the Caidin Trust, while Hen's Tooth, Code Red, Scorpion, and Kino Lorber...
  7. Mark Edward Heuck

    Does YOUNG LUST truly exist?

    Found a NY Times article that lays out some interesting context. Apparently, both as a dodge against an impending director's strike and an experiment, Paramount greenlit a package of low-budget films, of which YOUNG LUST was part of. As the article reveals, most of the other films in that...
  8. Mark Edward Heuck

    Does YOUNG LUST truly exist?

    You've got me very intrigued. This would have been the just-departed Robert Stigwood's follow-up to STAYING ALIVE, but perhaps the failure of that movie made Paramount cool on it. And it's an early writing credit for Bruce Wagner, who wrote the David Cronenberg film MAPS TO THE STARS. Cool cast...
  9. Mark Edward Heuck

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    FEAR IS THE KEY is owned by Paramount in the U.S. still. As I recall Olive had initially planned this as a release in their first licensing deal with Paramount, along with Peter Collinson's THE LONG DAY'S DYING, but cancelled both. My speculation is that Paramount did not have HD transfers...
  10. Mark Edward Heuck

    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    Seen it speculated elsewhere, but I think the kings doodle refers to Wim Wenders KINGS OF THE ROAD and not THREE KINGS. Seeing that Janus has been mounting large Wenders retrospectives across the country, that seems plausible to me.
  11. Mark Edward Heuck

    FM?

    A potential problem (or solution?) towards getting a Blu of FM is that when Anchor Bay did their release, there were five major labels - Universal, WEA, EMI, Sony, and BMG - and now there are only three - Universal, WEA, and Sony. Which could either mean inflated rates for licensing music due to...
  12. Mark Edward Heuck

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    This-TV is owned by MGM, but in the last few years has been acquiring movie packages from Paramount, Miramax, and other studios. So AFRICA-TEXAS STYLE is probably still in Paramount's control, but will not likely surface unless a label like Olive attempts to sublicense it.
  13. Mark Edward Heuck

    The Graduate (1967): Criterion Blu coming soon, according to..

    Before we all start getting our hopes up, I don't think this means a repair in the longtime break between Criterion and StudioCanal. Criterion is likely getting the movie from MGM, taking advantage of the "first dibs" arrangement MGM inherited and continues to have for select Embassy titles from...
  14. Mark Edward Heuck

    Interview Exclusive Interview: Robert A. Harris & Kevin Koster on the Restoration of My Fair Lady

    Fox also struck 35mm in 1994 on CBS' behalf for some revival play as well. I got to handle one of those prints for a holiday run in Columbus that year, it looked nice. But I take your answer to mean that no, CBS will not be making any 35mm prints available of this restoration. Rats.
  15. Mark Edward Heuck

    Interview Exclusive Interview: Robert A. Harris & Kevin Koster on the Restoration of My Fair Lady

    A dumb question to ask, I suppose, but as part of the overall asset strategy, were any 35mm elements or prints created, and would CBS make a 35mm print available for play. I know one high-level client (not the one you would automatically suspect) who would like to view it in such a manner, even...
  16. Mark Edward Heuck

    Comin' At Ya! (3D Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    It's coming via MVD, who are not known for spending money. I fear it will be some sort of upconverted SD transfer of the anaglyphic version previously on DVD.
  17. Mark Edward Heuck

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    I believe SAYONARA is part of the Samuel Goldwyn Trust package (along with GUYS AND DOLLS, WUTHERING HEIGHTS, and THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES) that WB recently picked up. Which would make for serendipitous homecoming, as the film was originally released by WB when it first came out. I never...
  18. Mark Edward Heuck

    Universal preparing THE MARX BROTHERS and MOVIE MONSTERS 2 COLLECTIONS and MORE for HD!

    Well, just to cover my ass, I will disclaim up front that I am pulling from memories of a conversation from a year ago, and could be screwing up details. What I definitely remember talking about with the Brando estate rep is that Pennebaker closed up shop after JACKS, and that its collapse has...
  19. Mark Edward Heuck

    Universal preparing THE MARX BROTHERS and MOVIE MONSTERS 2 COLLECTIONS and MORE for HD!

    To partially answer the "Why is Universal working on ONE-EYED JACKS" question... The wall that has been hit multiple times on the lack of activity on the movie has been Paramount's curious insistence that they do not own it, despite having put it out on videocassette and laserdisc (the nicely...
  20. Mark Edward Heuck

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    Any chance you might tackle a Blu restoration of Milton Moses Ginsberg's COMING APART with Rip Torn? Kino released a nice-for-the-era VHS and DVD edition around 2000; unfortunately, all the Jefferson Airplane music was removed. An upgraded transfer with restored music, a commentary from...
  21. Mark Edward Heuck

    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    As mentioned in the dedicated ROOM WITH A VIEW thread, this release does not mean a rapproachment between Merchant/Ivory and Criterion. The rights to VIEW reverted back to Goldcrest, who have licensed it through Westchester Films to Criterion; M/I have no involvement. On the upside, this means...
  22. Mark Edward Heuck

    Aspect Ratio Documentation

    I've seen JURASSIC WORLD twice and both times it was standard 1.85:1 presentation.
  23. Mark Edward Heuck

    Who holds distribution rights to these (and which are most likely to see Blu release)?

    StudioCanal is still dealing exclusively with Lionsgate in the U.S., so it will be up to them to do anything on the DOCTOR WHO films. They will likely do nothing aside from offer them for VOD streaming. MGM still owns BUCKAROO BANZAI, and yes, it is odd a Blu has not yet surfaced. But maybe...
  24. Mark Edward Heuck

    The Best Of Cinerama -1963

    FWIW, Disney recently asserted they no longer have the rights to CUSTER OF THE WEST. Since it was produced by Philip Yordan's Security Pictures, I am hypothesizing that it has reverted to the Yordan estate. By that logic, I would guess their other Yordan collaboration KRAKATOA: EAST OF JAVA went...
  25. Mark Edward Heuck

    Baby It's You (1983) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I think it is safe to guess that any Olive reissues of Paramount titles previously released by Legend Films will be the exact same transfers without any changes or augmentations. Though I am really hoping that Criterion will be able to pry away PHASE IV and include the recently discovered...
  26. Mark Edward Heuck

    How about a blu of The Long Day's Dying?

    If anyone from Paramount is reading this thread, I can steer them to a decent 35mm print they could scan for Blu Ray. Since Olive cancelled their planned release due to a lack of elements, I figured this might be helpful information.
  27. Mark Edward Heuck

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    Good eye! I had done a cursory search to make sure I didn't list anything embarassing like that, but I obviously should have searched harder.
  28. Mark Edward Heuck

    Electric Boogaloo - The Wild Untold Story Of Cannon Films dvd

    Drafthouse Films has the U.S. rights to this documentary, so they should be announcing their release plans soon.
  29. Mark Edward Heuck

    Official KINO Insider Announcements Thread: STRICTLY MODERATED: READ GUIDELINES

    Seconding the enthusiasm for what appears to be a new opening for the CBS Films libraries of the '70's and '80's. I am guessing, though, that this deal only covers films that CBS has ready materials on for the time being. As MisterLime indicated earlier, since ROYAL HUNT went out through CBS'...
  30. Mark Edward Heuck

    Criterion Blu-ray titles!

    Any chance the releases of THE CONFESSION and STATE OF SIEGE will be followed by Costa-Gavras' SPECIAL SECTION? Since Universal has it and they worked with Criterion on MISSING, I would think this would be an easy proposition.
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