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Thomas T

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Coming July 11th!
https://www.kinolorber.com/product/force-of-evil-special-edition

FORCE OF EVIL (1948)
• 2022 4K Restoration by Paramount Pictures, UCLA and The Film Foundation
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith
• Introduction by Martin Scorsese (3:33)
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Optional English Subtitles

B&W 79 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
This gritty and quintessential film noir is drenched in greed, cynicism and corruption of the soul, as embodied by John Garfield (The Postman Always Rings Twice, He Ran All the Way) in one of his most memorable roles. Garfield is perfectly cast as Joe Morse, a lawyer whose connection to a ruthless racketeer has nearly destroyed his sense of morality. His participation in a rigged numbers racket could prove disastrous for his high-strung brother (superbly played by Thomas Gomez, Key Largo), whose small-time policy bank stands to go broke when the rigged numbers pay off. Writer and director Abraham Polonsky (in his masterful directorial debut) was later victimized by the Hollywood blacklist, curtailing his career for decades until he directed Robert Redford in 1969’s Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here. Force of Evil also features a scorching supporting cast which includes Beatrice Pearson (Lost Boundaries), Paul Fix (Guns, Girls and Gangsters), Howland Chamberlain (House by the River) and film noir queen Marie Windsor (The Killing).

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LOVE the dual cover jackets! Wish KL would do more of them!
 

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What makes it a bit confusing is that versions known by the title A Fistful of Dynamite were often the shorter version, and as Duck, You Sucker the longer. No doubt you’re right, they’ll stick with the 157 minute cut.
I also saw the film as Duck You Sucker and went back the next week to find a new poster in the lobby for A Fistful Of Dynamite. Two weeks was it as the film died in the same way Once Upon A Time In The West did. I own four versions of Duck You Sucker/ A Fistful Of Dynamite so far, all different. The Eureka is as yellow as The Good The Bad And The Ugly was originally. The Good The Bad And The Ugly is still not there yet, but better than it was. It's still cold looking. Luckily a friend has an original 35mm /67 print and you can see the only Video release that was perfect and now unavailable was the Medusa with no subs. But that's another conversation. There will be months of aspect ratio, versions, color palate discussions and until we see what Kino is going to do, we will have to wait, not speculate.
 

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This will be the third time I purchase this title on Blu-ray. I'm really looking forward to seeing it derived from a new 4K scan.
I've had the Olive blu ray release forever and i have had the Arrow release in my amazon wish list for a long time. Never pulled the trigger for some reason. Now i'm glad i didn't. Doesn't usually work out that way for me.
 

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Just wondering if the newly announced Black Pirate/Robin Hood Doug Fairbanks Cohen BD release might be considered a Kino release as well as they do partner with Cohen. More below on this fabulous release.
 

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Just wondering if the newly announced Black Pirate/Robin Hood Doug Fairbanks Cohen BD release might be considered a Kino release as well as they do partner with Cohen. More below on this fabulous release.
I think Kino is only Cohen's distributor. See the following post:

 

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Force of Evil is such a great film; Martin Scorsese is a big fan and proponent of the film.

Every time there is a KinoLorber sale I always add one or two brand new releases that are not on sale. I will definitely buy this when it comes out if and when there's a summer sale.
 

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Coming July 18th on 4KUHD and Blu-ray!
https://www.kinolorber.com/product/to-live-and-die-in-l-a-4kuhd

TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (1985)

DISC 1 (4KUHD):

• Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Director William Friedkin
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BLU-RAY):
• Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Director William Friedkin
• TAKING A CHANCE: Interview with Actor William Petersen (20:41)
• RENAISSANCE WOMAN IN L.A.: Interview with Actress Debra Feuer (14:55)
• DOCTOR FOR A DAY: Interview with Actor Dwier Brown (8:52)
• SO IN PHASE – SCORING TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Interview with Composers Wang Chung (12:43)
• WRONG WAY – THE STUNTS OF TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Interview with Stunt Coordinator Buddy Joe Hooker (35:38)
• COUNTERFEIT WORLD – THE MAKING OF TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Documentary (29:49)
• Deleted Scene and Alternate Ending with Introductions (13:06)
• Radio Spot
• Theatrical Teaser
• Theatrical Trailer
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 116 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
William Petersen (Manhunter, TV’s CSI) and Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Mississippi Burning) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this riveting action-thriller directed by cinema legend William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer). Full of style and grit, this raw tale of corruption and revenge boasts one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending. Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he’s through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary. But as the stakes grow higher, will Chance’s dark obsession with vengeance destroy him? The ultimate ’80s neo-noir, To Live and Die in L.A. features John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Darlanne Fluegel, Steve James, Dwier Brown and Dean Stockwell, with cinematography by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas) that captures the City of Angels from the trendy elegance of Rodeo Drive to the seedy, neon glow of Hollywood.

Blu-ray Release:
https://www.kinolorber.com/product/to-live-and-die-in-l-a-special-edition

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Coming July 18th on 4KUHD and Blu-ray!
https://www.kinolorber.com/product/to-live-and-die-in-l-a-4kuhd

TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A. (1985)

DISC 1 (4KUHD):

• Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Director William Friedkin
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BLU-RAY):
• Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Director William Friedkin
• TAKING A CHANCE: Interview with Actor William Petersen (20:41)
• RENAISSANCE WOMAN IN L.A.: Interview with Actress Debra Feuer (14:55)
• DOCTOR FOR A DAY: Interview with Actor Dwier Brown (8:52)
• SO IN PHASE – SCORING TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Interview with Composers Wang Chung (12:43)
• WRONG WAY – THE STUNTS OF TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Interview with Stunt Coordinator Buddy Joe Hooker (35:38)
• COUNTERFEIT WORLD – THE MAKING OF TO LIVE AND DIE IN L.A.: Documentary (29:49)
• Deleted Scene and Alternate Ending with Introductions (13:06)
• Radio Spot
• Theatrical Teaser
• Theatrical Trailer
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 116 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
William Petersen (Manhunter, TV’s CSI) and Willem Dafoe (Platoon, Mississippi Burning) face off in a deadly game of cat and mouse in this riveting action-thriller directed by cinema legend William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist, Sorcerer). Full of style and grit, this raw tale of corruption and revenge boasts one of the most harrowing car chases ever caught on film and a shockingly explosive ending. Federal agent Richard Chance (Petersen) has a score to settle, and he’s through playing by the rules. Whether that means blackmailing a beautiful parolee, disobeying direct orders or hurtling the wrong way down a crowded freeway, he vows to take down a murderous counterfeiter (Dafoe) by any means necessary. But as the stakes grow higher, will Chance’s dark obsession with vengeance destroy him? The ultimate ’80s neo-noir, To Live and Die in L.A. features John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro, Darlanne Fluegel, Steve James, Dwier Brown and Dean Stockwell, with cinematography by Robby Müller (Paris, Texas) that captures the City of Angels from the trendy elegance of Rodeo Drive to the seedy, neon glow of Hollywood.

Blu-ray Release:
https://www.kinolorber.com/product/to-live-and-die-in-l-a-special-edition

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Never got around to getting the Blu-ray, so I'm really looking forward to this.
 

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Coming July 25th on 4KUHD and Blu-ray!
https://kinolorber.com/product/needful-things-4kuhd
https://kinolorber.com/product/needful-things-special-edition

NEEDFUL THINGS (1993)

DISC 1 (4KUHD):

• Brand New HDR/Dolby Vision Master (Theatrical Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Director Fraser C. Heston, Moderated by Scorpion Releasing's Walt Olsen
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

DISC 2 (BLU-RAY):
• Brand New HD Up-Res Master of the 191-Minute TV Cut
• New Interview with Screenwriter W.D. Richter
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 120 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
Welcome to Castle Rock, Maine, a lovely place to live…if you don’t mind selling your soul! Acting greats Ed Harris (The Abyss) and Max von Sydow (3 Days of the Condor) head an exceptional cast—including Bonnie Bedelia (Die Hard), J.T. Walsh (A Few Good Men) and Amanda Plummer (Pulp Fiction)—in this supernatural thriller that’s dark, haunting and a hell of a good scare! Sheriff Alan Pangborn (Harris) has a devil of a problem: Suddenly all the residents of his sleepy little town are dying…to kill each other. But at least business is still booming, especially at a new antique store. The shop’s mysterious owner, Leland Gaunt (the nerve-shattering von Sydow), has something for everyone, and his prices are always reasonable: just one small favor…oh, and, of course, eternal damnation! Needful Things comes stylishly directed by Fraser C. Heston (The Crucifer of Blood) and scripted by W.D. Richter (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) from the #1 bestselling novel by the crowned king of horror, Stephen King (Cujo, Misery). This special edition also includes an HD Up-res of the 191-minute TV cut of the film.

BLU-RAY (Release)
DISC 1

• Brand New HD Master (Theatrical Cut) – From a 4K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
• Audio Commentary by Director Fraser C. Heston, Moderated by Scorpion Releasing's Walt Olsen
• 5.1 Surround and 2.0 Lossless Audio | Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles
DISC 2
• Brand New HD Up-Res Master of the 191-Minute TV Cut
• New Interview with Screenwriter W.D. Richter
• Theatrical Trailer
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

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I'm guessing the TV version up-rez is something different from what can usually be done by a standard blu-ray player playing SD?
 

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I'm guessing the TV version up-rez is something different from what can usually be done by a standard blu-ray player playing SD?

Well, ideally, the studio will have better software to do the upconversion than what's built into a DVD player or TV. And it can take more time to do it than a real-time conversion. Even so, there's only so much that can be gotten out of a low-res source. Don't expect miracles.
 

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Well, ideally, the studio will have better software to do the upconversion than what's built into a DVD player or TV. And it can take more time to do it than a real-time conversion. Even so, there's only so much that can be gotten out of a low-res source. Don't expect miracles.

That plus they presumably wouldn't be upconverting all the compression/encoding artifacts (on your DVDs), including the lower color res, as well...

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming Soon on Blu-ray!

Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative!

The Perfect Weapon (1991)
Starring Jeff Speakman, Mako, James Hong, Mariska Hargitay, Professor Toru Tanaka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Dante Basco, Clyde Kusatsu, Seth Sakai & John Dye – Shot by Russell Carpenter (Titanic, Ant-Man) – Music by Gary Chang (52 Pick-Up) – Written by David C. Wilson (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) – Produced & Directed by Mark DiSalle (Kickboxer).

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming Soon on Blu-ray!

Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative!

The Perfect Weapon (1991)
Starring Jeff Speakman, Mako, James Hong, Mariska Hargitay, Professor Toru Tanaka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Dante Basco, Clyde Kusatsu, Seth Sakai & John Dye – Shot by Russell Carpenter (Titanic, Ant-Man) – Music by Gary Chang (52 Pick-Up) – Written by David C. Wilson (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) – Produced & Directed by Mark DiSalle (Kickboxer).

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Not my kind of movie, but that's a brilliant slugline: No Gun. No Knife, No Equal.
 

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:

Coming Soon on Blu-ray!

Brand New HD Master – From a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original Camera Negative!

The Perfect Weapon (1991)
Starring Jeff Speakman, Mako, James Hong, Mariska Hargitay, Professor Toru Tanaka, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Dante Basco, Clyde Kusatsu, Seth Sakai & John Dye – Shot by Russell Carpenter (Titanic, Ant-Man) – Music by Gary Chang (52 Pick-Up) – Written by David C. Wilson (The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) – Produced & Directed by Mark DiSalle (Kickboxer).

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Oy! ...The kicking!
 

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