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Critical discussion Thread: Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jan 7, 2015.

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  1. skylark68

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    I placed a late order right before the sale ended and I only had one backorder out of the 6 films I purchased. Chandu the Magician is going to be a little late.
     
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    This was a great sale.
    The 3 discs from my purchases that were backordered came in today.

    I'm really happy with every purchase that I made.
    I'm also happy that Kino is now putting subtitles on just about everything --
    It certainly made the excellent "One Two Three" easier to follow.
     
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    My order arrived from the sale.

    I'm not sure what to watch first:)
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    I bought a copy of 'Monster Dog' for a friend as well, he is a huge Alice Cooper fan.
     
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    That's a very nice problem to have
     
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    Everyone should be.
     
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    You do realize that From Noon Till Three is available on Blu-ray from Twilight Time, right?
     
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    I wasn't aware that it was. Thank you.
    I see a double dip ahead.
     
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    With regards to the current sale, I'm on the fence about White Zombie. I enjoyed the film but haven't seen the KL release. The reviews seem mostly positive but have heard good things about the Cary Raon edition too. The sale price for the KL edition seems pretty good. What are your opinions?
     
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    I have the Roan VCI Blu-ray and every trusted reviewer that I know of says it is the way to go.

    With that said, I am still considering getting the Kino disc at some point just to look at their 2 versions.

    I wish that a Criterion style release could occur and use the UCLA source that is said to be the best material available. Perhaps a Criterion could combine it with the best shots from all versions and do a more advanced and restorative piece of work.

    The VCI transfer needed to lock in a deeper black level to help lessen the density fluctuations that mar an otherwise watchable HD Blu-ray.
     
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    I had no such problem with a Pre-Order that I made during the sale.

    There was a billing issue and I called the 800 number and the lady referred me to a 212 area code number. The person that answered that number listened to my explanation and corrected the billing error.

    I have not received this order yet but I'm not expecting it until the Pre-Order items become available, and as with many companies, I expect the discs to arrive sometime after that date as I seldom receive discs on their release date.

    All my other orders during the Kino sale were delivered in a timely manner.

    Again, it was clear that any Pre-Order would delay a specific order, and I'm not surprised at a disc from any company reaching me several days after the release date
    (including Amazon, as I am not a Prime Member).
     
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    Well here’s a nice surprise. I just got They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? from an Amazon Black Friday lightning deal and this Blu-ray has the film’s soundtrack in stereo! I believe this is the first time the stereo sound has been available on home video. Usually Kino is guilty of the opposite: releasing a previously available stereo track in mono.

    Edit: Okay I did some checking and apparently there was a limited edition Laserdisc with stereo sound. The MGM DVD was labeled “mono” but that might have been a misprint, in any case the Kino Blu-ray is definitely STEREO.
     
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    Watched The Man Who Died Twice blu-ray, the first time I have seen this film. Very impressive b&w cinematography and although a small and very short film, another winner from KL.
     
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    Was OUTER LIMITS restored by the studio and KINO was mainly the distributor?
     
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    Speaking of OUTER LIMITS, is KINO aware of the packaging snafu where they forgot to include an episode-disc list? And the tiny video glitch on the CHAMELEON episode?
     
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    It was fully restored by Kino Lorber, the studio only provided the film elements.
     
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    There's no "snafu" - the episodes are listed in order in the booklet. The discs show which episodes or on what disc. And there's no video glitch, tiny or large.
     
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    The episode titles in booklet are NOT numbered so there is NO easy way to correlate which discs they are on. It's standard practice that TVshows have a simple list somewhere on the packaging. Consumers in the Outer Limits thread have mentioned it, and are printing up their own cheat sheet to compensate. The disc tops only show episode numbers (eg. 1-5), there's no names on them - or did you mean the menus have the episode names? The point of a list is so you can pick the right disc rather than play each disc until you find the episode you want.

    Maybe there's another word for the video issue in CHAMELEON. It's not on the old dvds and probably not on the films themselves. Here's what many of us have seen. Just as the army guy is almost out of the picture, the video freezes for a moment and he pixelates.
     
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    While I'd not exactly call it a "snafu" I do find it a bit annoying. If you are looking for a specific episode the only way to locate it is to:

    a. Count the episodes from the front and correlate that to a disc.
    b. Write in the disc number in the large amount of empty space where it could have been printed in the booklet.
    c. Print out an episode guide you, or someone else, took the time to make and put it in the booklet.

    I, like almost everyone else, will be using "c" as the solution.

    It should have been printed in the booklet.

    "Sadsack," and many others who've reported the glitch, is right. There *is* a glitch in that episode at exactly that location. It's on my copy, verified on 2 different brands of player (and I can do it on a 3rd if necessary). It is *not* present on any of the DVD releases I own. That's the original S1 release from MGM as well as the later Australian full series release.
     
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