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Coming July 6th!

The Road to Salina (1970)
• 4K Restoration from the Original Camera Negative
• NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S. Berger, Steve Mitchell and Nathaniel Thompson
• Includes Both English and French Audio Tracks
• Trailers
• Dual-Layered BD50 Disc
• Optional English Subtitles

And special thanks to Nathaniel Thompson for bringing this to our attention, we were able to fix an issue that existed on the 4K restoration and the French Blu-ray release. The master was missing two shots showing Walker reacting to Hayworth.

Color 96 Minutes 2.35:1 Rated R
Jonas (Robert Walker, Beware! The Blob), a young drifter, stops at a desolate roadside service station where Mara (Rita Hayworth, Separate Tables), the owner, identifies him as her son Rocky, who disappeared four years ago. Jonas is overwhelmed by the awkward situation, but tired and hungry, accepts Mara’s offer of room and board. Initially, he believes that Mara is simply delusional, but when Mara’s old friend and neighbor Warren (Ed Begley, Billion Dollar Brain) arrives for a visit, surprisingly, he also acts as if Jonas were Rocky. Even when the attractive and carefree Billie (Mimsy Farmer, The Perfume of the Lady in Black), his alleged sister, comes home, she appears to recognize him as her brother and soon takes him under her wing. As an erotic relationship develops between them, Jonas soon discovers that Billie may have killed her own brother and Mara could very well be covering up the crime. Explosive events bring him to the edge of madness as he confronts the consequences of his “free ride.” The Road to Salina is a tense, gripping tale of forbidden love written and directed by Georges Lautner (Le Professionnel, Icy Breasts).

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I can’t recall if the street date was ever announced, but I am still looking forward to the KL BD of “Thoroughly Modern Millie”.

High anticipations.
 
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Love, LOVE, Zarah Leander! La Habanera is wonderful. Being from Puerto Rico I enjoyed it much more for its patent absurdities. Leander marries a corrupt Spanish land baron and is saved by an Aryan doctor who battles Puerto Rican fever! Delirious! I saw the film at MoMA and I highly recommend it.
Of course, looking forward to To New Shores.
And I love her singing voice. So did Hitler, alas! When his admiration for her grew too close, she fled to her native country.
Zu Neue Ufern(To New Shores) is set in my county's early days of Australia(Paramatta outside Sydney then). Leander played The Merry Widow on Swedish stage before she went to Berlin and she recorded some of the songs in Swedish. Back home again she married bandleader Arne Hulphers but she did return to Germany and made TV and show appearances.
 
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Coming to DVD and Blu-ray May 25th from Kino Classics and StudioCanal!

Ponette (1996)
Directed by Jacques Doillon
Starring Victoire Thivisol, Xavier Beauvois, Marie Trintignant

Four-year-old Ponette (Victoire Thivisol) loses her mother (Marie Trintignant) in a tragic automobile accident. Her father (Xavier Beauvois) passes her along to an aunt and then to a boarding school. Believing that life cannot simply stop, Ponette continues to yearn for her mom. She speaks to her, she waits for her, she looks for her. Uncertainly but stubbornly, she tries to bring her mother back. This heartbreaking drama from director Jacques Doillon was named one of the Best Foreign Language Films of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle and the National Board of Review.

Special features:
*4K Restoration
*Audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan
*Optional English subtitles
*Trailer

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Coming to Blu-ray May 25th from Kino Classics!

Lights of Old Broadway (1925)
Directed by Monta Bell
Starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel

Throughout the 1920s, MGM released a series of lavishly-produced films showcasing the talents of comic actress Marion Davies, often placing her in nostalgic turn-of-the-century settings. Among the most elaborate of these vehicles was Lights of Old Broadway, set among the music halls and shantytowns of what was soon to become known as the Great White Way, just before the streets and marquees were electrified, forever changing the face of New York City. Davies plays twins, orphaned in childhood, who grow up unaware of one another’s existence. Anne is taken in by wealthy socialites, while scrappy Fely lives with the brawling Irish-American O’Tandy family. Class-conscious romantic entanglements ensue, enlivened by Davies’s boundless physical energy and impeccable comic timing. This 2K master was derived from from the Library of Congress’s 2018 35mm preservation of the film, which includes footage colored via three different techniques: two-strip Technicolor, the Handschiegl process, and color tinting (evidence of the star’s prestige at MGM).

Special features:
*Audio commentary by film historian Anthony Slide
*New orchestral score composed, arranged, and conducted by Robert Israel

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Coming to Blu-ray May 25th from Kino Classics!

Lights of Old Broadway (1925)
Directed by Monta Bell
Starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel

Throughout the 1920s, MGM released a series of lavishly-produced films showcasing the talents of comic actress Marion Davies, often placing her in nostalgic turn-of-the-century settings. Among the most elaborate of these vehicles was Lights of Old Broadway, set among the music halls and shantytowns of what was soon to become known as the Great White Way, just before the streets and marquees were electrified, forever changing the face of New York City. Davies plays twins, orphaned in childhood, who grow up unaware of one another’s existence. Anne is taken in by wealthy socialites, while scrappy Fely lives with the brawling Irish-American O’Tandy family. Class-conscious romantic entanglements ensue, enlivened by Davies’s boundless physical energy and impeccable comic timing. This 2K master was derived from from the Library of Congress’s 2018 35mm preservation of the film, which includes footage colored via three different techniques: two-strip Technicolor, the Handschiegl process, and color tinting (evidence of the star’s prestige at MGM).

Special features:
*Audio commentary by film historian Anthony Slide
*New orchestral score composed, arranged, and conducted by Robert Israel

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Wonderful news. Kino's support of silent cinema should be applauded loudly!
 
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Coming July 13th on DVD!

BRITISH NOIR COLLECTION III

The Frightened Lady (1940)
B&W 78 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
A woman (Helen Haye, The 39 Steps) tries to protect her family's name when she discovers that one of her relatives is a murderer and that her niece Isla Crane (Penelope Dudley-Ward, Dangerous Cargo) may be his next victim. Based on an Edgar Wallace (Chamber of Horrors) play and directed by George King (The Face at the Window). Marius Goring (The Red Shoes) co-stars.

The Brass Monkey (1948) B&W 82 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Popular radio host Carroll Levis (playing himself) and Kay Sheldon (Carole Landis, I Wake Up Screaming) find themselves entangled in a web of smuggling and murder when a priceless “brass monkey” is stolen from a Japanese temple and smuggled into England. Directed by Thornton Freeland (Flying Down to Rio) and co-starring Herbert Lom (Return from the Ashes), Ernest Thesiger (The Old Dark House) and Terry-Thomas (The Green Man).

Third Time Lucky (1949) B&W 87 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
In this British crime drama directed by Gordon Parry (Twilight Women), Lucky (Dermot Walsh, The Flesh and the Fiends), a compulsive gambler falls in love with a woman (Glynis Johns, The Court Jester) and believes she’s bringing him good luck, unfortunately she also catches the eye of one of his gambling rivals. Will his gambling addiction be the death of him? Co-starring John Stuart (Number 17), Helen Haye (The Skin Game) and Sebastian Cabot (The Time Machine).

Tall Headlines (1952) B&W 91 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Also-known-as The Frightened Bride, the 1952 British noir directed by the great Terence Young (Dr. No, Wait Until Dark) stars Mai Zetterling (Knock on Wood), Michael Denison (The Importance of Being Ernest), Flora Robson (Wuthering Heights), Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets), Naunton Wayne (The Lady Vanishes) and Mervyn Johns (Dead of Night). A family struggles to try to put their life back together after the eldest son is convicted of, and then executed for, murder.

Breakaway (1956) B&W 70 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Suave, if a trifle elderly, private eye Tom ‘Duke’ Martin (Tom Conway, The Falcon Strikes Back) is on the trail of a secret formula and a kidnapped girl. This wonderful British noir was directed by Henry Cass (The Glass Mountain) and beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by Monty Berman (The Flesh and the Fiends). Co-starring Honor Blackman (Goldfinger and TV’s The Avengers) and John Colicos (Raid on Rommel).

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Coming to Blu-ray May 25th from Kino Classics!

Lights of Old Broadway (1925)
Directed by Monta Bell
Starring Marion Davies and Conrad Nagel

Throughout the 1920s, MGM released a series of lavishly-produced films showcasing the talents of comic actress Marion Davies, often placing her in nostalgic turn-of-the-century settings. Among the most elaborate of these vehicles was Lights of Old Broadway, set among the music halls and shantytowns of what was soon to become known as the Great White Way, just before the streets and marquees were electrified, forever changing the face of New York City. Davies plays twins, orphaned in childhood, who grow up unaware of one another’s existence. Anne is taken in by wealthy socialites, while scrappy Fely lives with the brawling Irish-American O’Tandy family. Class-conscious romantic entanglements ensue, enlivened by Davies’s boundless physical energy and impeccable comic timing. This 2K master was derived from from the Library of Congress’s 2018 35mm preservation of the film, which includes footage colored via three different techniques: two-strip Technicolor, the Handschiegl process, and color tinting (evidence of the star’s prestige at MGM).

Special features:
*Audio commentary by film historian Anthony Slide
*New orchestral score composed, arranged, and conducted by Robert Israel

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Love Marion Davies, glad to see her films making their way to Blu-ray. No poetry intended.
 

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I didn't know that Conrad Nagel had acted that long ago. In the early 1960's, I had an LP of the Steve Reeves film HERCULES that was narrated by Conrad Nagel.
 

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Coming July 13th on DVD!

BRITISH NOIR COLLECTION III

The Frightened Lady (1940)
B&W 78 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
A woman (Helen Haye, The 39 Steps) tries to protect her family's name when she discovers that one of her relatives is a murderer and that her niece Isla Crane (Penelope Dudley-Ward, Dangerous Cargo) may be his next victim. Based on an Edgar Wallace (Chamber of Horrors) play and directed by George King (The Face at the Window). Marius Goring (The Red Shoes) co-stars.

The Brass Monkey (1948) B&W 82 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Popular radio host Carroll Levis (playing himself) and Kay Sheldon (Carole Landis, I Wake Up Screaming) find themselves entangled in a web of smuggling and murder when a priceless “brass monkey” is stolen from a Japanese temple and smuggled into England. Directed by Thornton Freeland (Flying Down to Rio) and co-starring Herbert Lom (Return from the Ashes), Ernest Thesiger (The Old Dark House) and Terry-Thomas (The Green Man).

Third Time Lucky (1949) B&W 87 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
In this British crime drama directed by Gordon Parry (Twilight Women), Lucky (Dermot Walsh, The Flesh and the Fiends), a compulsive gambler falls in love with a woman (Glynis Johns, The Court Jester) and believes she’s bringing him good luck, unfortunately she also catches the eye of one of his gambling rivals. Will his gambling addiction be the death of him? Co-starring John Stuart (Number 17), Helen Haye (The Skin Game) and Sebastian Cabot (The Time Machine).

Tall Headlines (1952) B&W 91 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Also-known-as The Frightened Bride, the 1952 British noir directed by the great Terence Young (Dr. No, Wait Until Dark) stars Mai Zetterling (Knock on Wood), Michael Denison (The Importance of Being Ernest), Flora Robson (Wuthering Heights), Dennis Price (Kind Hearts and Coronets), Naunton Wayne (The Lady Vanishes) and Mervyn Johns (Dead of Night). A family struggles to try to put their life back together after the eldest son is convicted of, and then executed for, murder.

Breakaway (1956) B&W 70 Minutes 1.37:1 Not Rated
Suave, if a trifle elderly, private eye Tom ‘Duke’ Martin (Tom Conway, The Falcon Strikes Back) is on the trail of a secret formula and a kidnapped girl. This wonderful British noir was directed by Henry Cass (The Glass Mountain) and beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by Monty Berman (The Flesh and the Fiends). Co-starring Honor Blackman (Goldfinger and TV’s The Avengers) and John Colicos (Raid on Rommel).

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Love more British Noir! I only question the possibility of the last film's aspect ratio, it being from 1956. Maybe 1.66 is the correct one?
 

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