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Matt Hough

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Coming May 4th!

Sweet Liberty (1986)
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Filmmaker Daniel Kremer and Film Historian/Biographer Nat Segaloff
• Theatrical Trailer
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 106 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated PG
It’s Alan Alda (Betsy’s Wedding) versus Hollywood in the writer/director/star’s hilarious comedy about moviemaking in a small town. College history professor Michael Burgess’ (Alda) life and town are turned upside down when a film company arrives to make a movie out of his best-selling book on the American Revolution. To Professor Burgess’ horror, the leading man (Michael Caine, Blame It on Rio) is a philandering adventurer, the movie’s director (Saul Rubinek, Nixon) wants to turn his historic novel into a youth-oriented lusty romp and the female star (Michelle Pfeiffer, Married to the Mob) is so obsessed by Alda’s heroine, he begins to fall in love with the zany actress. Brimming with charm and gentle humor and co-starring Bob Hoskins (Hollywoodland), Lois Chiles (Death on the Nile), Linda Thorson (Tara King of TV’s The Avengers) and Lillian Gish (The Whales of August), Sweet Liberty is a delightful comic confection!

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So looking forward to this! A really fun comedy with real wit and a great cast.
 

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I'd not presume that in the case of the licensee.
The Book THE GREAT GABSBY is in the public domain as of the first of the year, not any of the film versions - big difference.

In other words, the literary estate gets NOTHING, no longer has a legal claim on the underlying story and can't hold up any use or release of any works based on it.

On the other hand, the all sound versions of the film are still under copyright to the respective studios who hold rights to their particular film versions. In this case Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers. (Not to mention the British 2000 TV Movie version.)

Whatever compilations related to the NOVEL holding up a release of the 1949 Alan Ladd version no longer exist.

Could there be issues due to the later versions - but how could there be if whatever underlying rights the other studios had are no longer valid as the original work (The Novel) is in the public domain? Again, they own THIER versions, and their versions only. (Every film version did deviate one way or another from the original novel anyway, even if it was something small, or material cut or created for time-length.)

I'm sure our fine friends at KL and Universal have looked into this situation. This isn't as compilated as it might seem.
 

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The Book THE GREAT GABSBY is in the public domain as of the first of the year, not any of the film versions - big difference.

In other words, the literary estate gets NOTHING, no longer has a legal claim on the underlying story and can't hold up any use or release of any works based on it.

On the other hand, the all sound versions of the film are still under copyright to the respective studios who hold rights to their particular film versions. In this case Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers. (Not to mention the British 2000 TV Movie version.)

Whatever compilations related to the NOVEL holding up a release of the 1949 Alan Ladd version no longer exist.

Could there be issues due to the later versions - but how could there be if whatever underlying rights the other studios had are no longer valid as the original work (The Novel) is in the public domain? Again, they own THIER versions, and their versions only. (Every film version did deviate one way or another from the original novel anyway, even if it was something small, or material cut or created for time-length.)

I'm sure our fine friends at KL and Universal have looked into this situation. This isn't as compilated as it might seem.
I've always heard there was some right issues with the 1949 movie. Perhaps, that information was wrong.
 

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The Book THE GREAT GABSBY is in the public domain as of the first of the year, not any of the film versions - big difference.

In other words, the literary estate gets NOTHING, no longer has a legal claim on the underlying story and can't hold up any use or release of any works based on it.

On the other hand, the all sound versions of the film are still under copyright to the respective studios who hold rights to their particular film versions. In this case Universal, Paramount and Warner Brothers. (Not to mention the British 2000 TV Movie version.)

Whatever compilations related to the NOVEL holding up a release of the 1949 Alan Ladd version no longer exist.

Could there be issues due to the later versions - but how could there be if whatever underlying rights the other studios had are no longer valid as the original work (The Novel) is in the public domain? Again, they own THIER versions, and their versions only. (Every film version did deviate one way or another from the original novel anyway, even if it was something small, or material cut or created for time-length.)

I'm sure our fine friends at KL and Universal have looked into this situation. This isn't as compilated as it might seem.
I believe one would have consult the agreements and abide by them. If they make note of the end of copyright to the underlying, it would be interesting to see those agreements.
 

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I believe one would have consult the agreements and abide by them. If they make note of the end of copyright to the underlying, it would be interesting to see those agreements.

Agreed, and I'm sure Universal and KL are on top of the situation considering it's a title with high interest.
 
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The Hot Spot (1990)
• Brand New 2K Master – Color Graded and Approved by Cinematographer Ueli Steiger
• NEW Interview with Co-Star Virginia Madsen
• NEW Interview with Actor William Sadler
• NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 130 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
From Dennis Hopper, the legendary director of Easy Rider, The Last Movie, Out of the Blue, Colors and Backtrack, comes this torrid and erotic neo-noir starring Don Johnson (Dead Bang), Virginia Madsen (Candyman) and Jennifer Connelly (Career Opportunities). Exploding in a series of suspenseful twists and passionate encounters, this ingenious film will keep you guessing until its final, shocking climax. Harry Maddox (Johnson) is a handsome drifter who is not above larceny to make ends meet. After staging a daring daylight robbery at a local bank, he receives an alibi from an unexpected ally: Dolly Harshaw (Madsen), a sexy and mysterious local woman who has her own plans for him. But when Harry falls for another beautiful woman (Connelly), he incurs Dolly’s wrath and finds himself caught in a maze of jealousy, betrayal and murder in which escape is impossible... and danger is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Beautifully shot by Ueli Steiger (The Day After Tomorrow) and co-starring William Sadler (Die Hard 2), Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables), Jerry Hardin (Wolf Lake), Barry Corbin (My Science Project), Jack Nance (Eraserhead) and Virgil Frye (Revenge of the Ninja), The Hot Spot also features outstanding music from such blues and jazz legends as John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis and Taj Mahal.

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The Last Married Couple in America (1980)
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin
• Theatrical Trailer (HD)
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 103 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
Screen legends Natalie Wood (Love with the Proper Stranger) and George Segal (Where’s Poppa?) star in The Last Married Couple in America—a contemporary comedy that addresses the divorce epidemic that has been sweeping the country head on. Mari (Wood) and Jeff (Segal) are a happily married couple in Beverly Hills whose recently divorced friends make them feel like they are missing out by remaining married. To add to their woes, Jeff’s best friend (Richard Benjamin, Scavenger Hunt) fixes him up with dates while Mari’s best friend (Valerie Harper, Blame It on Rio) is chasing Jeff all while a plumber turned X-rated star (Dom DeLuise, Haunted Honeymoon) wants to use their house for a wild party. Written by John Herman Shaner (Goin’ South), directed by Gilbert Cates (I Never Sang for My Father) and co-starring Bob Dishy (Lovers and Other Strangers) and Priscilla Barnes (TV’s Three’s Company).

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Saw this in the theater and thoroughly enjoyed its light-heartedness. Natalie Wood was/is a knockout in a very funny role. Valerie Harper knocks it out of the park as well! All in all, a good, breezy film that is finally seeing its blu-ray release! Can't wait to retire my DVD!
 

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The Hot Spot (1990)
• Brand New 2K Master – Color Graded and Approved by Cinematographer Ueli Steiger
• NEW Interview with Co-Star Virginia Madsen
• NEW Interview with Actor William Sadler
• NEW Audio Commentary by Entertainment Journalist and Author Bryan Reesman
• Theatrical Trailer
• Reversible Art
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

Color 130 Minutes 1.85:1 Rated R
From Dennis Hopper, the legendary director of Easy Rider, The Last Movie, Out of the Blue, Colors and Backtrack, comes this torrid and erotic neo-noir starring Don Johnson (Dead Bang), Virginia Madsen (Candyman) and Jennifer Connelly (Career Opportunities). Exploding in a series of suspenseful twists and passionate encounters, this ingenious film will keep you guessing until its final, shocking climax. Harry Maddox (Johnson) is a handsome drifter who is not above larceny to make ends meet. After staging a daring daylight robbery at a local bank, he receives an alibi from an unexpected ally: Dolly Harshaw (Madsen), a sexy and mysterious local woman who has her own plans for him. But when Harry falls for another beautiful woman (Connelly), he incurs Dolly’s wrath and finds himself caught in a maze of jealousy, betrayal and murder in which escape is impossible... and danger is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Beautifully shot by Ueli Steiger (The Day After Tomorrow) and co-starring William Sadler (Die Hard 2), Charles Martin Smith (The Untouchables), Jerry Hardin (Wolf Lake), Barry Corbin (My Science Project), Jack Nance (Eraserhead) and Virgil Frye (Revenge of the Ninja), The Hot Spot also features outstanding music from such blues and jazz legends as John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis and Taj Mahal.

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One of my favourites! Great neo-noir film.
 

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Dear KL Insider,
I am so enjoying your French Alain Delon titles from Studio Canal!! Is there any chance you could release Nicole Garcia's Place Vendome (1998) with Catherine Denueve and Etienne Chataliez's
Le Bonheur est dans Le Pre (1996) with Michel Serrault? SC has them both in France in HD.
Many Thanks!:)
 
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Some updates regarding our upcoming 4KUHD release of THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY:

NEW color grading was applied to BOTH the Extended version (4KUHD) and Theatrical International version (Blu-ray). The color grading will now be consistent between both versions of the film.

We also restored the 2.0 Mono audio, going back to the 1993 MGM laserdisc PCM monaural track.

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) – Theatrical Cut
A 4K scan of a 1967 35mm IB tech print is the secondary source for approximately 10 seconds of content that is not present in the extended version of the film. This comprises of 5 shots total:

A) The optical flip ending in Tuco's neck back around the noose. (Timecode 01:24:13:03- 14 frames)

B) Tuco shoving the "Open/Closed" sign into the storekeeper's mouth. (Timecode 01:37:46:20- 5 seconds, 10 frames - this was cut short in the 2017 Kino theatrical version)

C) An extreme closeup on Blondie's eyes shortly before Tuco's gang comes barging through the door - features a hidden jump cut that is present on both the 35mm IB tech print and the Laserdisc release but not in the extended cut - (Timecode 01:41:54:15- 1 second, 14 frames- not present in the 2017 Kino theatrical version)

D) The fade up on Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after forcing him to walk through the desert (Timecode 02:02:45:19- 1 second, 3 frames- cut short in the 2017 Kino)

E) The tail of the shot of the train leaving the station. (Timecode 02:38:22:08- 2 seconds, 1 frame- cut short in the 2017 Kino)

Total Run Time: 02Hrs, 41Min, 57Sec

We also added the newly restored German Theatrical Trailer to our amazing list of extras - Courtesy of Jordan Krug and Benji Heran

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Dear KL Insider,
I am so enjoying your French Alain Delon titles from Studio Canal!! Is there any chance you could release Nicole Garcia's Place Vendome (1998) with Catherine Denueve and Etienne Chataliez's
Le Bonheur est dans Le Pre (1996) with Michel Serrault? SC has them both in France in HD.
Many Thanks!:)

I usually don't confirm or deny, but I can tell you none of these are currently with KL.
 
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Live on Facebook:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly - Survey (Please read the post below before voting).

Since we can only include 1 of the cuts on 4KUHD, please let us know which one you prefer. To select Extended cut (👍 Like) and to select Theatrical cut (❤️).

The Sir Christopher Frayling and Richard Schickel commentaries were recorded for the extended cut, so they can only be included if we included the cut. We can add the additional scenes as deleted scenes to the 4K disc if we decided to go ahead with just the theatrical cut.
 

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@Kino Lorber Insider :

Last year, you indicated that Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was coming in 2021. I don't expect you to be able to provide a specific date or specs until it is ready to be announced. But would you be allowed to say if it is going to be sooner than later, or are you looking at closer to the end of the year for it? Thanks in advance for considering the question whether you are able to answer or not.
 

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Some updates regarding our upcoming 4KUHD release of THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY:

NEW color grading was applied to BOTH the Extended version (4KUHD) and Theatrical International version (Blu-ray). The color grading will now be consistent between both versions of the film.

We also restored the 2.0 Mono audio, going back to the 1993 MGM laserdisc PCM monaural track.

Disc 2 (Blu-ray) – Theatrical Cut
A 4K scan of a 1967 35mm IB tech print is the secondary source for approximately 10 seconds of content that is not present in the extended version of the film. This comprises of 5 shots total:

A) The optical flip ending in Tuco's neck back around the noose. (Timecode 01:24:13:03- 14 frames)

B) Tuco shoving the "Open/Closed" sign into the storekeeper's mouth. (Timecode 01:37:46:20- 5 seconds, 10 frames - this was cut short in the 2017 Kino theatrical version)

C) An extreme closeup on Blondie's eyes shortly before Tuco's gang comes barging through the door - features a hidden jump cut that is present on both the 35mm IB tech print and the Laserdisc release but not in the extended cut - (Timecode 01:41:54:15- 1 second, 14 frames- not present in the 2017 Kino theatrical version)

D) The fade up on Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after forcing him to walk through the desert (Timecode 02:02:45:19- 1 second, 3 frames- cut short in the 2017 Kino)

E) The tail of the shot of the train leaving the station. (Timecode 02:38:22:08- 2 seconds, 1 frame- cut short in the 2017 Kino)

Total Run Time: 02Hrs, 41Min, 57Sec

We also added the newly restored German Theatrical Trailer to our amazing list of extras - Courtesy of Jordan Krug and Benji Heran

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Very promising!
 

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