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Tom St Jones

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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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Any chance you will eventually reissue the standalone Blu-ray (containing both versions, ideally) with the new color-grading for those of us who do not have UHD 4k players or displays?
 
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Coming April 27th on 4KUHD!

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (1967)
• 162-Minute Theatrical Cut - Over 30 hours of extensive shot-by-shot color grading and a 4K scan of a 1967 IB tech print as the secondary source to restore the theatrical cut to its original glory.
A) The optical flip ending in Tuco’s neck back around the noose (14 frames)
B) Tuco Shoving the “open/closed” sign into the storekeeper’s mouth (5 seconds, 10 frames)
C) An extreme closeup of Blondie’s eyes shortly before Tuco’s gang comes barging in through the door (1 second, 14 frames)
D) The fade up to Tuco and Blondie riding up to the mission after Tuco forced Blondie to walk through the desert (1 second, 3 frames)
E) The tail end of the shot of the train station (2 seconds, 1 frame)
• Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase (5000)
• Reversible Art
• Audio Commentary by Film Historian Tim Lucas (Both)
• Deleted Scenes (4KUHD)
• Leone's West: Making of Documentary (Blu-ray)
• Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 1 (Blu-ray)
• Il Maestro: Ennio Morricone and GBU Featurette Part 2 (Blu-ray)
• The Leone Style: On Sergio Leone Featurette (Blu-ray)
• The Man Who Lost the Civil War: Civil War Documentary (Blu-ray)
• Reconstruction GBU (Blu-ray)
• Deleted Scene 1: Extended Tuco Torture scene (Blu-ray)
• Deleted Scene 2: The Socorro Sequence - A Reconstruction (Blu-ray)
• Deleted Scene 3: Skeletons in the Desert (Blu-ray)
• Deleted Scene 4: Extended Torture Scene (Blu-ray)
• Vignette 1: Uno, Due, Tre (Blu-ray)
• Vignette 2: Italian Lunch (Blu-ray)
• Vignette 3: New York Accent (Blu-ray)
• Vignette 4: Gun in Holster (Blu-ray)
• Alternate Scene: The Optical Flip (Blu-ray)
• TRAILERS FROM HELL with Ernest Dickerson (Blu-ray)
• GBU on the Set – Image Gallery (Blu-ray)
• Promoting GBU – Image Gallery (Blu-ray)
• Original U.S. Theatrical Trailer (Blu-ray)
• Newly Restored Original German Theatrical Trailer (Blu-ray)
• Original French Theatrical Trailer (Blu-ray)
• GBU – Radio Spot (Blu-ray)
• A Fistful of Dollars – Trailer (Blu-ray)
• For a Few Dollars More – Trailer 1 (Blu-ray)
• For a Few Dollars More – Trailer 2 (Blu-ray)
• A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars More – Burning at Both Ends Trailer (Blu-ray)
• A Fistful of Dollars / For a Few Dollars More – Burning at Both Ends Radio Spot (Blu-ray)
• English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround (Both)
• Newly Restored 2.0 Mono (Both)
• Triple-Layered UHD100 Disc (4KUHD)
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc (Blu-ray)
• Optional English Subtitles (Both)

Color 162 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated R
For three men the Civil War wasn’t hell… it was practice!
By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever made, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly is a classic actioner shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Screen legend Clint Eastwood (A Fistful of Dollars) returns as “The Man with No Name,” this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $200,000 and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way. From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camerawork captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. Hailed as “the best directed movie of all time” by Quentin Tarantino, this epic masterpiece was directed by the great Sergio Leone (Once Upon a Time in the West) and co-stars Lee Van Cleef (For a Few Dollars More) as Angel Eyes and Eli Wallach (The Magnificent Seven) in the role of Tuco. Music by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Death Rides a Horse).


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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.

We're still working on it. The DP and/or director need to approve the 4K restoration, so we need to work around their schedules and the pandemic.
 
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Coming to Blu-ray March 23rd from Kino Classics and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung:

The Kaiser of California (1936)
Directed by Luis Trenker
Starring Luis Trenker and Viktoria von Ballasko

On the surface, The Kaiser of California appears to be a cinematic anomaly: an epic Western produced under the state-controlled cinema of the Third Reich. But the film’s novelty value is quickly eclipsed by its dazzling visual artistry: striking compositions and stunning location photography worthy of John Ford (who was still three years away from making his signature Western, Stagecoach). In telling the story of German-born pioneer John Sutter, actor/director Luis Trenker returned to the awe-inspiring vistas and daring feats of rock-climbing that had made his “mountain films” such a sensation. The result is a film whose style is deeply Germanic and spectacularly American at the same time, virtually unseen in the United States, prior to this 2K restoration by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung.

Special features:
*Audio commentary by film historian Eddy Von Mueller
*Optional English subtitles

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So, just to hit the highlight of the GBU news, and verify that I got this right:

4K UHD: Theatrical Cut
2K Blu-ray: Extended Cut (with new grading)

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Coming to Blu-ray March 30th from Cohen Media Group and Kino Lorber!

Journeys Through French Cinema (2020)
Directed by Bertrand Tavernier
2-Disc Set

My Journey Through French Cinema (2017), Bertrand Tavernier’s César-nominated three-and-a-half-hour tour through French film history, was too short to introduce audiences to all that he wanted to share. In this new eight-part series, the acclaimed director of such films as Coup de Torchon and ‘Round Midnight guides us through a roster of filmmakers both influential and forgotten, explores how his country’s cinema was shaped by the German occupation and changed again through the New Wave, spotlights little-known female filmmakers, and more. Subjects include: René Clément, Henri-Georges Clouzot, Julien Duvivier, Henri Decoin, Claude Autant-Lara, as well as composers who made movie music an art in and of itself, far from the Hollywood spotlight.

Includes:
*Optional English subtitles

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I am constantly surprised and thrilled by the variety of the Kino announcements. So many of the releases help me grow my cinematic knowledge. Today’s announcements of the Kaiser of California and a Journey through French Cinema are definite purchases for me as I strive to increase my knowledge of the art form that I love.
Many thanks KL!!
 

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Coming to Blu-ray March 23rd from Kino Classics and the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung:

The Kaiser of California (1936)
Directed by Luis Trenker
Starring Luis Trenker and Viktoria von Ballasko

On the surface, The Kaiser of California appears to be a cinematic anomaly: an epic Western produced under the state-controlled cinema of the Third Reich. But the film’s novelty value is quickly eclipsed by its dazzling visual artistry: striking compositions and stunning location photography worthy of John Ford (who was still three years away from making his signature Western, Stagecoach). In telling the story of German-born pioneer John Sutter, actor/director Luis Trenker returned to the awe-inspiring vistas and daring feats of rock-climbing that had made his “mountain films” such a sensation. The result is a film whose style is deeply Germanic and spectacularly American at the same time, virtually unseen in the United States, prior to this 2K restoration by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung.

Special features:
*Audio commentary by film historian Eddy Von Mueller
*Optional English subtitles

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A Euro-western three decades before they became the norm! Kudos, Kino, for unearthing titles like this.

(Speaking of unearthing rarities.... please do keep working on Universal to access you to those rare Paramount horror-mysteries.....)
 

Tom St Jones

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No, both discs will include the newly color graded 4K restoration of the theatrical cut. It will not include the extended cut.

Man, I was "totalmente" confused (until now [hopefully]) considering your update had stated "New color grading applied to both the extended version & theatrical version. The color-grading will now be consistent between both versions" (or very similar words), etc.
So I take it the extended version will 'not' be getting new color-grading at all? It does make sense to put the theatrical version on the UHD, considering it's the version most people know best (and the extended version is no longer the "all-new"/big selling point that it was in 2003).
 
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