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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Kino Lorber Insider, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. David Weicker

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    Sunday’s announcement

    Coming 2020!
    Brand New 4K Restoration!

    The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961)

    Starring Edward Judd, Janet Munro & Leo McKern – Shot by Harry Waxman (The Wicker Man, Endless Night) – Music by Stanley Black (War-Gods of the Deep, The Girl-Getters) – Co-Written, Produced and Directed by Val Guest (The Quatermass Xperiment, The Abominable Snowman).
     
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    Great news that KL is going worldwide with the Lupino films. I hope it's a huge success and leads to more such releases.
     
  3. Robert Crawford

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    Sunday's Facebook Announcement:

    Coming 2020!
    Brand New 4K Restoration!

    The Day the Earth Caught Fire (1961) Starring Edward Judd, Janet Munro & Leo McKern – Shot by Harry Waxman (The Wicker Man, Endless Night) – Music by Stanley Black (War-Gods of the Deep, The Girl-Getters) – Co-Written, Produced and Directed by Val Guest (The Quatermass Xperiment, The Abominable Snowman).

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    I am assuming (?) you will include the Val Guest commentary from the UK release. I have that, and it looks very nice. I'd buy yours if it had other interesting bonus features.

    Incidentally, if this sort of thing makes a difference to anyone, the gorgeous Janet Munro did a practically- topless scene in this that was edited out of many t.v. showings, and maybe even theatrical prints.
     
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    I would also like to see this on Blu, if not from Kino, then from Cohen or Criterion or someone in Europe.
     
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    I wonder how The Day the Earth Caught Fire will compare with the old(ish) BFI release? It looked very nice, I don't have it now, I lent it to a friend (who I've never seen since). A very good movie.
     
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    Which is exactly why I never ever loan movies to friends ;)
     
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    It is indeed, Dick. 4K for this is polishing a turd. But you, I and others are in agreement that Kino has been epic in what it has accomplished for classic-film fans (not to mention 3D fans), so the occasional turd is more than forgiven. (And if by some chance They Came from Beyond Space had been shot in 3D and Kino were releasing it in that format, I'd be the first to buy! :))
     
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    Embassy Home Video only. The music rights are probably main issue
     
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    Actually, thinking about it, the 2014 BFI release was a 4k restoration, so I'd think this is a region A release of that transfer. Nothing wrong with that, as it looks great. The film works a treat, but Edward Judd's angry young(ish) man wears a bit thin. For a while it looked like Judd could be a leading man, but his career sort of petered out (who'd be an actor). Plus an uncredited Michael Caine as a policeman a couple of years before Zulu arrived (that's a little game in late fifties, early sixties British films...spot the tiny rolls of Michael Caine & Oliver Reed).
     
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    Yes and no. Sometime we demand it and other times the studio.

    We acquired the film and it needed to be remastered in HD. All new StudioCanal masters going ahead will be 4K, so that's why this is 4K. We would've been happy with a new HD or 2K master.
     
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    why not?
     
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    It's not StudioCanal in the U.S.
     
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    No.
     
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    Hello KL Insider!

    Will The Day the Earth Caught Fire Blu-Ray have the Val Guest/Ted Newsom commentary track from the Studio Canal/Anchor Bay DVD?
     
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    In the UK this is regarded as a Classic British movie and is very highly rated . Nothing less than 4K would be acceptable in it's Bluray release. Thank you Kino .
     
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    I'm not British, but I find it pretty hard to believe that They Came From Beyond Space is considered a classic there, or anywhere else, for that matter.
     
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    I was writing about ' The Day the Earth Caught fire ' in 4K
     
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    I don't have any hard data to quote, but based on anecdotal observations on how quickly catalog horror/sci-fi titles sell out at Twilight Time compared to other non-genre releases, these titles probably sell considerably more copies for the distributors than many non-genre titles.
     
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    Coming to DVD and Blu-ray September 24th from Kino Lorber and GKIDS!

    THIS MAGNIFICENT CAKE!
    A film by Marc James Roels & Emma De Swaef

    "My favorite film of the year."
    -Barry Jenkins, director of Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk

    THIS MAGNIFICENT CAKE! is an unforgettable work of stop-motion animation exploring the bitter milieu of Belgium-occupied Congo.

    Special features:
    *Behind-the-scenes gallery
    *Interview with Marc James Roels
    *THE BURDEN (2017, a short film by Niki Lindroth von Bahr)
    *OH WILLY... (2012, a short film by Emma De Swaef & Marc James Roels

    ThisMagnificentCake_BR.
     
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