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

  1. Kino Lorber Insider

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    Coming April 28th on DVD and Blu-ray!

    The Sound Barrier (1952)
    • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
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    B&W 117 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
    From David Lean, the legendary director of Brief Encounter, Hobson’s Choice, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and A Passage to India, comes this classic drama about the men who challenged the speed of sound, told from the viewpoint of central character Sir John Ridgefield (Ralph Richardson, Outcast of the Islands). The oil tycoon and aircraft constructor is determined to manufacture a supersonic jet that will travel faster than the speed of sound, and his unswerving desire to reach this goal brings suffering, even death, to his own family. Shocked at her father’s disregard for human life, his daughter Susan (Ann Todd, The Paradine Case) walks out on him. Unperturbed, Ridgefield approaches another pilot with the challenge of piloting his test craft. The film received an Oscar nomination for its screenplay by Terence Rattigan (Separate Tables) and won the 1953 Oscar for Best Sound, Recording. Beautifully shot by the great Jack Hildyard (The Devil’s Disciple) and co-starring Nigel Patrick (The League of Gentlemen), John Justin (The Thief of Bagdad) and Denholm Elliott (The Holly and the Ivy), The Sound Barrier is one of the finest aviation films ever made.


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  2. AnthonyClarke

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    Harry was of course better known as Neddy Seagoon. He was a full-throated tenor with a range which did extend to baritone, much like Placido Domingo's range. He's certainly well-remembered here in Australia.
     
  3. Dick

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    LAST OF THE DOGMEN has a great score by David (James Bond) Arnold. Based on that, I've been wanting to see it. No excuse not to now.
     
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    My personal favorite for w.c. fields where he was not the main star of the film is If i had a million. Thats the one i would like to see come out but i do own and have seen all of his talking movies and shorts and would buy anything kino released on him. I like him a ton more than abbott and costello.
     
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    Another possibility for the WC Fields title is Follow the Boys. Reading between the lines of what was previously said (in other words, complete speculation on my part and I'm likely wrong), the Fields title seems to be one that could be left out of an otherwise complete Universal Fields collection without too much damage (correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't it said that most of the Fields titles were licensed by another firm?). Follow the Boys is a 2 hr+ WW2 all star film which features Fields in an extended bit. It was released on VHS back in the 90s but I don't think it has ever had a state-side DVD release (it may have been released on DVD in Europe). Its cast may make it an attractive selection for Kino (Orson Welles, Marlene Dietrich, George Raft, Jeanette MacDonald, Andrews Sisters, Dinah Shore, and a ton of blink and you miss them cameos). Again, complete speculation and I'm probably totally off-base.
     
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    Well, here's the thing: whichever W.C. Fields film Kino got, they did say that *somebody* got most of the rest, which is most likely Criterion, since My Little Chickadee was being restored in partnership between Universal and the Film Foundation, and two of their previous collaborations (One-Eyed Jacks and Destry Rides Again) were licensed out to Criterion. Whoever it is, though, the odds are good that all three of the films being discussed (Big Broadcast Of 1938, If I Had A Million and Alice In Wonderland) may be coming out one way or another, so, it should all be good!
     
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    That would be awesome if company was criterion that picked up most of his titles

    I originally thought kino might be releasing Alice In Wonderland and still think that could be the title as they mentioned they had Cary Grant. Cary grants paramount titles are all eclipsed by his films after he left them and was trying to think what might be of interest to kino to release on him. It could also be the Devil and the Deep which had him in small role at beginning of the movie. Its kind of a strange sub movie but it also has Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton and Tallulah Bankhead in it. Its the kind of movie where the stars are bigger than the movie script but it would be day one purchase for me for upgrade.

    But really hoping deep down that its not that movie or Alice in wonderland as it would decrease the chance of kino releasing Peter ibbetson as kino probably wont be releasing 8 Gary Cooper titles. Any titles that would decrease the chance of Peter ibbetson being released i am against.
     
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    The Eagle and the Hawk and Wings in the Dark, on the surface at least, could be also viable candidates for the Grant title since both films feature strong casts - Frederic March, Carole Lombard, and Jack Oakie in the former and Myrna Loy in the latter. I remember Wedding Present being a cute romantic comedy, but I'm not sure if that film has any sales potential. To be honest, I'm not sure if the other two films I mentioned are viable either (I would like to see Kino stay in business after all).

    Alice in Wonderland is certainly one of the strangest films to come out of the 1930s studio system, and I would definitely pick it up should it be released.
     
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    Coming April 28th on DVD and Blu-ray!

    Outcast of the Islands (1951)
    • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian and Critic Peter Tonguette
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    B&W 100 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
    From Carol Reed, the renowned director of Night Train to Munich, Odd Man Out, The Fallen Idol, The Third Man, The Man Between, Trapeze and Oliver!, comes this thrilling drama starring Ralph Richardson (The Sound Barrier), Trevor Howard (The Offence), Robert Morley (When Eight Bells Toll), Wendy Hiller (Separate Tables), Kerima (The Devil Is a Woman), George Coulouris (Citizen Kane), Wilfrid Hyde-White (The Browning Version) and James Kenney (The Slasher). When the immoral Peter Willems (Howard) is accused of stealing in his position at a Dutch East Indies port, he persuades the man who gave him his start in life, the merchant ship captain Lingard (Richardson), to take him up-river to a secret trading post on a remote Indonesian island. There, he falls in love with the beautiful native woman Aissa (Kerima), as the cunning Babalatchi (Coulouris) tries to trick and blackmail him into disclosing the entrance of the secret trading route. Beautifully shot in black-and-white by John Wilcox (The Last Valley) and Edward Scaife (An Inspector Calls), Outcast of the Islands is a compelling adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s classic novel.

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    I'm reading sourced from a 35mm print. Why Oh Why? All that beautiful scenery.
     
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    More likely not a print, but a 35mm IP scanned at 2K. As for why? Cost. Same as everything else.
     
  13. Kino Lorber Insider

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    Coming April 28th on DVD and Blu-ray!

    Billy Liar (1963)
    • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
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    B&W 98 Minutes 2.35:1 Not Rated
    From John Schlesinger, the acclaimed director of Darling, Midnight Cowboy, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Day of the Locust, Marathon Man and The Falcon and the Snowman, comes this British New Wave comedy-drama starring Tom Courtenay (The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, The Dresser) and Julie Christie (Doctor Zhivago, Fahrenheit 451). Courtenay gives a flawlessly nuanced performance as Billy Fisher, the underachieving undertaker’s assistant whose constant daydreams and truth-deficient stories earn him the nickname “Billy Liar.” Julie Christie is the handbag-swinging charmer whose free spirit just might inspire Billy to finally move out of his parents’ house. Deftly veering from gritty realism to flamboyant fantasy, Billy Liar is a dazzling and uproarious classic, beautifully shot in black-and-white CinemaScope by Denys N. Coop (The Mind Benders, Rosebud).


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    This is 2K scan of the 35mm IP and maybe you should watch it first before complaining? The restoration from the 65mm camera negative would've cost low six figures.
     
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    I, for one, am grateful to KL for releasing this title, a holy grail of sorts for me (and I suspect a couple of others). I totally understand going the 35mm route. This is not a title that's going to exactly cause a stampede in the blu ray department so I get not investing in a major restoration. As the market for physical media slowly but surely continues to diminish, that Song Of Norway is being released at all is cause for celebration. Thank you, KL.
     
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    Rest in peace, Kirk Douglas (1916-2020) - A true screen legend.

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    Do you have any Kirk Douglas movies coming out in 2020? I don't need any film titles, so "yes" or "no" will suffice.
     
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    We announced Lonely Are the Brave and have more.
     
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    Cast a Giant Shadow is a great Kirk Douglas film and one that is often overlooked. Kino currently has the title as one of their close outs. I heartily recommend it.
     
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    Insider, can you please fill us in on the status of the previously announced Let's Kill Uncle?
     

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