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Coming to Blu-ray November 1st from Cohen Media Group and Kino Lorber!

FELIX AND LOLA and LOVE STREET: Two Films Directed by Patrice Leconte


Cohen Film Collection presents a double feature of two deliriously romantic classics from director Patrice Leconte.

Pre-order: https://www.kinolorber.com/product/f...econte-blu-ray

FELIX AND LOLA (2001)
Starring Charlotte Gainsbourg and Philippe Torreton

Bumper car operator Felix (Philippe Torreton) falls in love with Lola (Charlotte Gainsbourg) one night as she rides the cars round and round, alone. He’s touched by the sadness in her eyes. When she vanishes, he discovers that she’s tied to a mysterious past – a past that he will have to confront. How far will he go to set her free?

LOVE STREET (2002)
Starring Laetitia Casta, Patrick Timsit, Vincent Elbaz

In 1945 Paris, the Oriental Palace brothel is about to be closed down. Marion (Laetitia Casta) is one of the Palace’s prostitutes, but she dreams of a singing career. Petit Louis (Patrick Timsit) was raised in brothels and is the Palace’s handyman. He is madly in love with Marion, but knows she will never be his, so he tries to make her dreams of another life come true.

Special features:
*Audio commentary tracks for FELIX AND LOLA and LOVE STREET by Wade Major, producer/host of the DigiGods podcast, film critic for CineGods.com and KPCC
*French with English subtitles
*Original and re-release trailers

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Coming to DVD and Blu-ray November 22nd from Kino Lorber!

Hold Me Tight
Directed by Mathieu Amalric
Starring Vicky Krieps and Arieh Worthalter

Pre-order: https://www.kinolorber.com/product/h...-tight-blu-ray

In Hold Me Tight, Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread, Bergman Island) gives another riveting performance as Clarisse, a woman on the run from her family for reasons that aren’t immediately clear. Widely renowned as one of France’s great contemporary actors but less well-known in North America for his equally impressive work behind the camera, Mathieu Amalric’s sixth feature as director is his most ambitious to date. This virtuosic, daringly fluid portrait of a woman in crisis alternates between Clarisse’s adventures on the road and scenes of her abandoned husband Marc (Arieh Worthalter) as he struggles to take care of their children at home. Amalric’s film keeps viewers uncertain as to the reality of what they’re seeing until the final moments of this moving, unpredictable, and richly rewarding family drama.

Special features:
*Audio commentary by director Mathieu Amalric (French with English subtitles)
*Interview with star Vicky Krieps and Matheiu Amalric
*Q&A with Mathieu Amalric and Vicky Krieps at the Angelika Film Center
*Photo Galleries
*Theatrical trailer
*Optional English subtitles

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming December 13th!

Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

• Brand New 4K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Director Jack Cardiff
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles
A wildly sexy time capsule from the swinging sixties, The Girl on a Motorcycle stars Alain Delon (The Sicilian Clan) and Marianne Faithfull (Intimacy)—two actors at the height of their impressive cool—as lovers with a taste for the open road. Faithfull stars as Rebecca, a bored housewife who bolts from her home in the French countryside to visit her lover, Daniel (Delon), in Germany. Wearing nothing but a form-fitting black leather suit (the film was re-released in the U.S. as Naked Under Leather), the lusty Rebecca races across the country, and in flashback remembers the start of their affair. She recalls the initial, furtive glances in her father’s bookstore, her elaborate sexual fantasies and their long-awaited consummation. Most important of all is the motorcycle itself, a gift from Daniel that seems to give her more pleasure than any man could deliver. Helmed by legendary cinematographer and top-notch director Jack Cardiff (Dark of the Sun) in pulsating psychedelic hues, The Girl on a Motorcycle has emerged from obscurity to become more than a cult favorite; it is a touchstone film of 1960s Euro youth culture.

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming December 13th!

Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

• Brand New 4K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Director Jack Cardiff
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles
A wildly sexy time capsule from the swinging sixties, The Girl on a Motorcycle stars Alain Delon (The Sicilian Clan) and Marianne Faithfull (Intimacy)—two actors at the height of their impressive cool—as lovers with a taste for the open road. Faithfull stars as Rebecca, a bored housewife who bolts from her home in the French countryside to visit her lover, Daniel (Delon), in Germany. Wearing nothing but a form-fitting black leather suit (the film was re-released in the U.S. as Naked Under Leather), the lusty Rebecca races across the country, and in flashback remembers the start of their affair. She recalls the initial, furtive glances in her father’s bookstore, her elaborate sexual fantasies and their long-awaited consummation. Most important of all is the motorcycle itself, a gift from Daniel that seems to give her more pleasure than any man could deliver. Helmed by legendary cinematographer and top-notch director Jack Cardiff (Dark of the Sun) in pulsating psychedelic hues, The Girl on a Motorcycle has emerged from obscurity to become more than a cult favorite; it is a touchstone film of 1960s Euro youth culture.

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Very interesting film. If I recall correctly, this was originally a WB release.
 

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming December 13th!

Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

• Brand New 4K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Director Jack Cardiff
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles
A wildly sexy time capsule from the swinging sixties, The Girl on a Motorcycle stars Alain Delon (The Sicilian Clan) and Marianne Faithfull (Intimacy)—two actors at the height of their impressive cool—as lovers with a taste for the open road. Faithfull stars as Rebecca, a bored housewife who bolts from her home in the French countryside to visit her lover, Daniel (Delon), in Germany. Wearing nothing but a form-fitting black leather suit (the film was re-released in the U.S. as Naked Under Leather), the lusty Rebecca races across the country, and in flashback remembers the start of their affair. She recalls the initial, furtive glances in her father’s bookstore, her elaborate sexual fantasies and their long-awaited consummation. Most important of all is the motorcycle itself, a gift from Daniel that seems to give her more pleasure than any man could deliver. Helmed by legendary cinematographer and top-notch director Jack Cardiff (Dark of the Sun) in pulsating psychedelic hues, The Girl on a Motorcycle has emerged from obscurity to become more than a cult favorite; it is a touchstone film of 1960s Euro youth culture.

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Very much looking forward to this one. I'd like to give a nod to Les Reed's swinging 60s score.
 

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming December 13th!

Girl on a Motorcycle (1968)

• Brand New 4K Restoration
• Audio Commentary by Director Jack Cardiff
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles
A wildly sexy time capsule from the swinging sixties, The Girl on a Motorcycle stars Alain Delon (The Sicilian Clan) and Marianne Faithfull (Intimacy)—two actors at the height of their impressive cool—as lovers with a taste for the open road. Faithfull stars as Rebecca, a bored housewife who bolts from her home in the French countryside to visit her lover, Daniel (Delon), in Germany. Wearing nothing but a form-fitting black leather suit (the film was re-released in the U.S. as Naked Under Leather), the lusty Rebecca races across the country, and in flashback remembers the start of their affair. She recalls the initial, furtive glances in her father’s bookstore, her elaborate sexual fantasies and their long-awaited consummation. Most important of all is the motorcycle itself, a gift from Daniel that seems to give her more pleasure than any man could deliver. Helmed by legendary cinematographer and top-notch director Jack Cardiff (Dark of the Sun) in pulsating psychedelic hues, The Girl on a Motorcycle has emerged from obscurity to become more than a cult favorite; it is a touchstone film of 1960s Euro youth culture.

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Marianne!!!!
 

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Very interesting film. If I recall correctly, this was originally a WB release.
Yes, it was released as Naked Under Leather and received an X rating.
Actually, THE GIRL ON A MOTORCYCLE was opened in the U.S. in Los Angeles by Claridge Pictures on 6 Nov 1968 with an X rating. Shortly thereafter, the film was re-edited to delete certain sequences, and the rating was changed to R. In May 1970, Warner Bros. re-released the R-rated version as NAKED UNDER LEATHER.

Since this is a "restoration," I presume we are getting the original uncut version, although it would be interesting to see both cuts. I'll be picking this up, since I missed the 2012 release on the KL/Jezebel sub-label. I notice that the earlier release ran 88 minutes. Sources list the uncut film as running 91 minutes.
 
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In answer to your running time: "The Girl on a Motorcycle was released on VHS in 1998 and DVD in 1999 by Starz/Anchor Bay. A remastered edition on DVD and Blu-ray Disc was released in 2012 by Jezebel. Both versions contain the same film material, commentary by director Jack Cardiff, and original theatrical trailer. However, the earlier version is approximately 91 minutes long, while the later, remastered version, is approximately 88 minutes long. This time discrepancy is due to the earlier version playing at a slightly slower speed." I understand the British edited "suggestive" shots of Marianne starddling her motorcycle as well as some of the nudity in her scene with Mr. Delon. From what I have uncovered these scenes were put back in on the last Blu-ray release. Anyone have other info, I would love to read it.
 

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In answer to your running time: "The Girl on a Motorcycle was released on VHS in 1998 and DVD in 1999 by Starz/Anchor Bay. A remastered edition on DVD and Blu-ray Disc was released in 2012 by Jezebel. Both versions contain the same film material, commentary by director Jack Cardiff, and original theatrical trailer. However, the earlier version is approximately 91 minutes long, while the later, remastered version, is approximately 88 minutes long. This time discrepancy is due to the earlier version playing at a slightly slower speed."
"A slightly slower speed'? That suggests that there was a speed differential caused by some PAL to NTSC video conversion. Since all references indicate that the film ran 91 minutes when released, that suggests that the KL/Jezebel release was speeded up, not that the earlier releases were slowed down.

Using some calculating sites, that seems to be what happened. The BFI indicates that the film's length is 8230 feet. At 24fps, that makes the film's running time to be 91:36. When converted to PAL video, that translates to a running time of 87:47, which is exactly the running time of the KL/Jezebel BR release, as measured by the DVDBeaver site: "Runtime: 1:27:47.362." So, it appears that the 2012 release did not convert the PAL video to NTSC, and thus was running at a faster speed than the film.
 
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Film I saw was Girl on a Motorcycle. Spring of 1968. WB/7A. 35mm. Probably dye transfer. Claridge which was also the source of WB’s The Fox.

This will be a very worthwhile Kino release. Anything shot by Cardiff is important.
 

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Sunday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming December 13th!

The Hallelujah Trail (1965)

• HD Master by MGM – From a 2K Scan of the 35mm Reduction Inter-positive
• NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger and Author/Screenwriter C. Courtney Joyner
• Includes the Roadshow Overture, Intermission, Entr'acte and Exit Music
• Theatrical Trailer (Newly Mastered in 2K)
• Optional English Subtitles
Color 156 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated

From legendary director John Sturges (Bad Day at Black Rock, Last Train from Gun Hill, The Great Escape) comes this rip-roaring western comedy about the year Denver was nearly devastated by a drought—of whiskey—and had to have forty wagonloads imported through very harsh—and very thirsty—territory! Screen greats Burt Lancaster (Gunfight at the O.K. Corral), Martin Landau (North by Northwest) and Lee Remick (Days of Wine and Roses) star in this spry, sprawling and spirited adventure that “wins both laughs and thrills” (The Hollywood Reporter)! Also starring Jim Hutton (Major Dundee), Pamela Tiffin (One, Two, Three), Donald Pleasence (Soldier Blue) and Brian Keith (The Rare Breed), with epic Ultra Panavision 70 photography by Robert Surtees (Ben-Hur) and a rousing score by Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven), this irreverent and literally dry look at frontier life is “possibly the funniest western ever made” (Los Angeles Times)!

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I'll assume Kino is aware of the valid criticism the 2018 Olive Blu-ray received. Hopefully, this Kino BD release will correct those issues and look similar, but even better than the Amazon HD digital that was well received from people.
Agreed. Would be nice to get a 65mm harvest, but clearly there are some barriers to that.
 

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The Hallelujah Trail transfer looks very good and was around 2019 or 2020. Around the same time they did one for The Alamo, which looks worse, but was not available to us.

70mm elements require 8K scans, the potential cost of a real restoration would be around a million dollars, maybe even two. And no one in their right mind would take on such a project for titles like The Alamo and especially not The Hallelujah Trail.
Hopefully Kino is aware that many will be waiting for reviews before they order, so pre-orders are likely to be pretty limited.
No it won't. We have lots of loyal customers who believe in what we do. I'm sure the reviews will be great, especially compared to the previous release, but we don't need reviews to move product.
 

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An upgraded Hallelujah Trail will be most welcome, and reasonable people understand that 70mm restorations are crazy expensive. It’s a shame though that the Ultra Panavision 2.76:1 rendition can’t be had, and the full roadshow experience, which should clock in at about 166 minutes, may never be available. I’ll be picking this up in any case. Perfection cannot be the enemy of the good.
 
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