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  1. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Kino Lorber Press Release: The Cold Blue (Blu-ray)

    Kino Lorber Releases Erik Nelson's Critically-Acclaimed World War II Documentary The Cold Blue The Story of the Courageous Men of the Eighth Air Force, Featuring Stunning Archival Footage from 1943 Restored in 4K Shot by Oscar®-Winner William Wyler Available on Blu-ray & DVD April 7 Featuring...
  2. DeWilson

    Kino Lorber has TV Titles from Universal...

    Kino Lorber announced a recent deal with NBCUniversal for about 200 titles (See the Kino Lorber Insider Thread on the Blu-ray and UHD board) which includes (At least) 1 TV Series and 8 TV Movies. I'm surprised it hasn't been brought up here. They really haven't said anything (as usual) about...
  3. Ronald Epstein

    Press Release Kino Lorber Press Release: Brick (Blu-ray)

    Kino Lorber Studio Classics Releases Brick A Detective Movie by Rian Johnson Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt Available on Blu-ray January 7, 2020 Brand New 4K Restoration Supervised by Director Rian Johnson Includes Audio Commentary, Deleted & Extended Scenes, and More! New York, NY --...
  4. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Mirage - in Blu-ray

    Edward Dmytryk's 1965 Mirage, from Universal, has at it's base, a mystery that involves a lack of memory - think 36 Hours. It's written by Peter Stone, who was responsible for the wonderful Charade a couple of years earlier, as well as Father Goose, 1776, and a film under current discussion...
  5. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ - The Spoilers (1942) & Pittsburgh - in Blu-ray

    Robert Harris submitted a new blog post A few words about...™ - The Spoilers (1942) & Pittsburgh - in Blu-ray Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  6. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Reap the Wild Wind - in Blu-ray

    Cecil B. DeMille's 1942 Technicolor Paramount production of Reap the Wild Wind, with an all-star cast, should be a gorgeous blu-ray. John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Raymond Massey, Robert Preston, Charles Bickford, all in Technicolor, which in 1942 was still a rarity -...
  7. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Three Ealing / Guinness Comedies - in Blu-ray

    Between 1949 and 1955, Alec Guinness starred in four extraordinary (satirical) comedies for Ealing in England. Three have now made their way to the Colonies on Blu-ray courtesy of Kino Lorber, and their Canal + arrangement. These are brilliant films. The first, Kind Hearts and Coronets...
  8. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blache - DVD

    I may be among the few who has actually heard of Alice Guy-Blache. Even if I'd never seen one of her films, known their titles, or her extraordinary history in the annals of motion pictures, from the earliest flickers, through serious filmmaking. Even, in my opinion, the finest book published...
  9. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Man Without a Star - in Blu-ray

    As '50s westerns go, Man Without a Star, from King Vidor, still works nicely. It's not one of the great westerns of the era, but it's a good one, and with a sense of humor. It's a late 1954 production, released in March of 1955, which makes it questionable Eastman Color. From the appearance...
  10. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Blackmail - in Blu-ray

    I could have sworn that Hitchcock's Blackmail has been previously released on Blu-ray, but found no mention. Strangely, I had memory of it tinted. I then realized that I was thinking of The Lodger. But no matter, it can now be found - with a bit of danger - via Kino Lorber's new release...
  11. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Sweet Charity - in Blu-ray

    Anyone who saw the recent series about Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon will be aware that Ms. V did not get the lead role in Sweet Charity when it was produced as a film, even through Fosse directed. It's still the same old story... Andrews / Hepburn. But that aside, Shirley MacLaine should be...
  12. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ A Foreign Affair - in Blu-ray

    Of the many films that I've been reviewing recently, A Foreign Affair, is a pleasure. And a new one to me. Writing going back to 1929, Mr. Wilder moved to directing in 1942, and for the next four decades, became synonymous with quality productions. Some of the finest to come out of the studio...
  13. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Front Page (1974) - in Blu-ray

    Billy Wilder's re-make of The Front Page (the original was a pre-code, Lewis Milestone film via Howard Hughes, followed in 1940 by the first re-make under the direction of Howard Hawks, and with a title and sex change) isn't up to either of the two that preceded it. It's fun watching Walter...
  14. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Dead of Night - in Blu-ray

    Dead of Night is an English omnibus production from Ealing Studios, probably best known to cinephiles as the home of the Alec Guinness comedies. It's finally arrived on Blu-ray, courtesy of Kino Lorber. Producing many comedies and dramas, under the control of Michael Balcon, beginning in the...
  15. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Quatermass Trilogy - in Blu-ray

    While most cinephiles think of Hammer for their horror productions in the 1950s and '60s, taking our beloved creatures, and delivering them in shocking colour, the company had successes in the '50s in the sci-fi vein, beginning with films such as Four Sided Triangle. In 1955, the first of their...
  16. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Mississippi Burning (redux) -- in Blu-ray

    Alan Parker is a British born filmmaker, who has been directing on these shores since the unusual, but wonderful, Bugsy Malone, back in 1976. His work has been quality-driven, and interesting enough to warrant a CBE, back in his native land. I've been a huge fan, forever. Think about what's...
  17. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ They Might Be Giants -- in Blu-ray

    Anthony Harvey's 1971, They Might Be Giants, is one of those delicious trifles, that's always a pleasure. It's an unconventional rom-com, about a retired judge, who knows that he's actually Sherlock Holmes, and the psychiatrist assigned to his case. For those who may never have been aware of...
  18. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Midnight Lace -- in Blu-ray

    Midnight Lace is David Miller's tale of a woman in jeopardy, based upon the stage play "Matilda Shouted Fire." It's an expensive, high-end production, with high-rent talent, and enough location work in London to belie the studio material from Universal, which looks fine. The interesting...
  19. RICK BOND

    KINO LORBER 50's Westerns

    Man Without a Star (1955) and Day of the Outlaw (1959) Coming August 27th from KL Classics.
  20. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Old Ironsides -- in Blu-ray

    When one looks closely at a list of Paramount silent productions, it becomes obvious how fragmented their preservation has been, over the decades. Old Ironsides, a 1926 production, directed by James Cruze (The Covered Wagon) has survived however, in decent condition, and in 35mm. Kino's new...
  21. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ The Nightcomers -- in Blu-ray

    Michael Winner's The Nightcomers, based on characters from "Turn of the Screw," hasn't met the test of time. It's an odd concept, in that the film is a prequel to book, and therefore, ostensibly to Jack Clayton's 1961 The Innocents, a film that I admire. As a Marlon Brando film, especially for...
  22. Robert Harris

    UHD Review A few words about...™ Hannibal -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

    I am not perfect. Occasionally, a new release, especially when 4k, comes along that just has me puzzled. Hannibal is one of those. And it's a very Important release for Kino Lorber, as it's their first foray into 4k. The original Blu-ray was fine, but nothing to shout about. As directed by...
  23. t1g3r5fan

    Road to Singapore - Blu-ray Review

    t1g3r5fan submitted a new blog post Road to Singapore - Blu-ray Review Continue reading the Original Blog Post.
  24. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Tell Them Willie Boy is Here - in Blu-ray

    In one of the great injustices in artistic history, filmmaker Abraham Polonsky was denied his rightful place in Hollywood by the American government under the guise of HUAC. After penning Body and Soul in 1947, and following up with the direction (and screenplay) of the brilliant Force of Evil...
  25. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Lovers and Other Strangers - in Blu-ray

    Cy Howard's 1970, Lovers and Other Strangers is a New York-based production, in turn based upon the New York stage play of the same name. Centering around a wedding, it allows us to see almost every human foible available at the time. I'm not certain that it stands the test of time, but part...
  26. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Emmanuelle - in Blu-ray

    Just Jaeckin's Emmanuelle (1974), set a tone for many artful, soft-core, aka "erotic" films that would follow. Beautifully, and lushly photographed in Thailand and Seychelles, it's a class act. Kino is releasing the first three films in the series, all starring Sylvia Kristel, who was featured...
  27. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ For a Few Dollars More - in Blu-ray

    This particular release of Leone's 1965 For a Few Dollars More, is finally, a revelation. I have no idea why it's taken this long to get it correct. Whether the hands, the budgets, or intimately, the post facilities and their hard and software. I've not seen a quality representation of this...
  28. Robert Harris

    A few words about...™ Road to Singapore - in Blu-ray

    Between 1940 and 1962 (with a quiet period between 1953 and 1962), Bing Crosby and Bob Hope, a dream team pairing by Paramount, were featured as a team in seven productions. The films have been available on DVD for aeons, but the earliest are just now making their way to Blu-ray, courtesy of...
  29. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Tarnished Angels - in Blu-ray

    Will the real Douglas Sirk please stand up! One can never be totally certain if Todd Haynes put in his time thoroughly studying the work of Mr. Sirk, or if he is Sirk incarnate. Here is authentic Sirk. The 1957 Universal black & white melodrama, Tarnished Angels, with Sirk stalwarts Hudson...
  30. Robert Harris

    A Few Words About A few words about...™ Far From Heaven - in Blu-ray

    My initial thoughts about hearing about this release were... "It's about time." The 2002 Focus Features (Universal) release has been available on DVD only domestically. Especially because of the beautiful cinematography by Edward Lachman, who more than caught the look and textures of the...