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

  1. jbp110

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    Many great announcements! Would be interested in knowing if KL has ever considered releasing the 1973 TV mini-series The Blue Knight starring William Holden. The mini-series was aired over 3 nights, I believe, in 2-hour segments. IMDB lists its original length as 240 min and I believe it is shown on TCM and other stations from time to time as a heavily edited 2-hour movie. The mini-series was based on Joseph Wambaugh's book of the same name, and gave rise to the 1975 TV series starring George Kennedy. Originally produced by Lorimar Productions, it may be owned by Warner currently, and I don't think it has ever been released on VHS, Laser, DVD, or BR. If KL has never pursued this feature, I'd wholeheartedly encourage it being released.
     
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    And what about the campy action drama Jet Pilot (1950/1957) in it's original academy ratio?
     
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  3. RichMurphy

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    I'd love to see THE CONQUEROR upgraded to Blu-Ray. One of my favorite so-bad-it's-good movies.
     
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    Actually, taken purely as a film, The Conqueror is far from a bad film much less "so bad is good" (I've never understood that concept. To me, a film is bad or it's good, it can't be both). It's the miscast and anachronistic performance of John Wayne (and to a lesser extent, Susan Hayward) that compromise the film so severely you can't take it seriously. If The Conqueror were made exactly the way it was but with, say, Anthony Quinn and Sophia Loren replacing Wayne and Hayward, I doubt it would have the "bad" reputation it has today.
     
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    In addition to Wayne and Hayward, I would argue that much of the dialogue turns the film into an unintentional comedy. As these excerpts below from the Internet Movie Database show, the film takes "movie epic speak" to a new low.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049092/quotes/
     
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  6. Kino Lorber Insider

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    Coming December 11th!

    Female on the Beach (1955) with optional English subtitles

    Special Features:
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian David Del Valle, moderated by Filmmaker David DeCoteau
    • Animated Image Gallery
    • Reversible Art
    • Theatrical Trailer

    B&W 97 Minutes 2.00:1 Not Rated
    Screen legend Joan Crawford (Daisy Kenyon) stars as Lynn Markham, a widow who moves into a beach house where the former owner had fallen to her death. What had seemed like an accident turns to suspicion of murder as Lynn finds herself drawn into a torrid affair with a handsome beachcomber (Jeff Chandler, Ten Seconds to Hell) who may be harboring a sinister secret. Wonderfully directed by Joseph Pevney (Foxfire), Female on the Beach is a stylish showcase for Crawford’s intense performance and features a stellar cast that includes Jan Sterling (Man with a Gun), Cecil Kellaway (Marty) and Natalie Schafer (TV’s Gilligan’s Island) in key supporting roles.


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  7. Richard V

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    "You're beautiful in your wrath":rolling-smiley::laugh:
     
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    Coming December 11th!
    First Time on DVD and Blu-ray!

    Foxfire (1955) with optional English subtitles
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Color 92 Minutes 2.00:1 Not Rated
    I don’t care what they call you! I only know that you’re all man… and all mine! While vacationing in Arizona, beautiful socialite Amanda Lawrence (Jane Russell, The Outlaw) meets handsome Jonathan Dartland (Jeff Chandler, Man in the Shadow), an engineer at the local copper mine. The whirlwind courtship is culminated in a marriage hotly contested by Amanda’s mother (Frieda Inescort, Pride and Prejudice), who has learned that Dartland is a half-breed Apache Indian. To complicate matters, Amanda impulsively turns for sympathy to Dr. Hugh Slater (Dan Duryea, Scarlet Street), a life-long friend of Dartland’s, who falls in love with her. Stylishly directed by Joseph Pevney (Female on the Beach), Foxfire features a top-notch cast that includes Mara Corday (Tarantula!) and Barton MacLane (The Maltese Falcon).

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    In December, huh? That'll be my Christmas present to myself.
     
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    Coming December 11th!
    First Time on DVD and Blu-ray!

    El Paso (1949) In CineColor!

    • Brand New HD Master from a 4K Scan of the 35mm Original 2-Color Negative & Positive Separations!
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan
    • Reversible Blu-ray Art!
    • KLSC Trailers


    Color 103 Minutes 1.33:1 Not Rated
    After serving in the Civil War, an ex-Confederate captain (John Payne, 99 River Street, The Crooked Way) is ready for a quiet life as a lawyer in peacetime El Paso, Texas. However, with a corrupt sheriff, a drunken judge and a crooked landowner running the town, he decides to form a vigilante group to combat them. Hollywood veteran Lewis R. Foster (Those Redheads from Seattle) directed this action-packed western which co-stars the beautiful Gail Russell (Angel and the Badman), Sterling Hayden (The Lost Command), George ‘Gabby’ Hayes (The Cariboo Trail), Dick Foran (Fort Apache), Henry Hull (Lifeboat) and Mary Beth Hughes (The Ox-Bow Incident).


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    Nice!
     
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    These 3 releases are for me. A Cinecolor western with Payne; a Russell and a Crawford with able support from Chandler and in 2.0 ratio. Now if Foxfire looks like what it originally was, the last 3-strip Technicolor shot film...
     
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    I love all the original art work.
     
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    Coming December 11th on DVD and Blu-ray!

    Wild Women (1970 TV Movie)
    • Brand New HD Master from a 2K Scan of the Original Camera Negative
    • Audio Commentary by Film Historian Lee Gambin

    Color 74 Minutes 1.33:1 Not Rated
    In this 1970 western directed by Don Taylor (The Great Scout and Cathouse Thursday, The Island of Dr. Moreau), Hugh O’Brian (Ambush Bay) plays an Army engineer who recruits a band of boisterous female prisoners to accompany him on an undercover map-making assignment. The wonderful cast includes Anne Francis (The Satan Bug), Marie Windsor (Support Your Local Gunfighter), Marilyn Maxwell (The Lemon Drop Kid), Sherry Jackson (Come Next Spring) and Cynthia Hull (High Yellow).

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    Anne Francis? Marie Windsor? Marilyn Maxwell? I've never seen this but I'm sooo buying it! :)
     
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    Love Wild Women . Of course i love Honey West . Go figure ! I also really like the fact that KL is going the extra mile by having commentaries on all of these films . I guess that's why i keep buying them. :)
     
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    With the announcement of Wild Women is there any chance of two more ABC tv westerns : Yuma and Bounty Man? Both starring Clint Walker
     
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    Coming December 11!
    First Time on DVD and Blu-ray!

    The Last Command (1955) with optional English subtitles

    • Brand New HD Master from a 4K Scan of the 35mm Trucolor Original Negative
    • Audio Commentary by Alamo Historian Frank Thompson, the author of "Alamo Movies" and "The Alamo: A Cultural History"
    • KLSC Trailers


    Color 110 Minutes 1.66:1 Not Rated
    It’s 1834. Texas is being strangled by the tyrannical military rule of General Santa Anna (J. Carrol Naish, Canadian Pacific), Mexico’s power-mad president. When frontier hero Jim Bowie (Sterling Hayden, Naked Alibi, The Long Goodbye) returns to his besieged homeland, he finds the embittered Texans plotting rebellion against his old friend Santa Anna. When Santa Anna’s cruel grip tightens around his fellow Texans, Bowie soon realizes he must side against the Mexican despot. Commanding a ragtag regiment of frontier fighters, Bowie prepares to make a final stand at the famed Fort Alamo against superior forces. Though they are all doomed to die, the outnumbered Texan defenders fight heroically for freedom in one of the fiercest and bloodiest battles in American history. The final feature film directed by the two-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Frank Lloyd (Mutiny on the Bounty) features an amazing cast that includes Anna Maria Alberghetti (Ten Thousand Bedrooms), Richard Carlson (The Maze), Arthur Hunnicutt (El Dorado), Ernest Borgnine (Marty), Ben Cooper (A Strange Adventure), John Russell (TV’s Lawman), Virginia Grey (Unknown Island), Jim Davis (TV’s Dallas), Eduard Franz (The Scar), Otto Kruger (Saboteur), Russell Simpson (The Grapes of Wrath) and Slim Pickins (The Getaway).


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  19. Robert Crawford

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    Thank you very much as this is one my holy grail that's been missing from my disc collection for over 20 years.
     
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    Yes excellent news on The Last Command. Makes a great companion to John Wayne's Alamo which we are still missing on blu ray
     

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