With Universal officially out of the running via Mister Limes statement , that only leaves Disney, Columbia and Warner Brothers. The Disney library of ABC Films seems most likely-and its an important library withTHEY SHOOT HORSES?, PRIZZIS HONOR and SILKWOOD the standouts.
Me too. Twilight Time and Kino both license from MGM and Fox so no reason why they both can't license from Sony. Disney used to sublicense in the late 1990's but really hasn't since 2001 so they seem even more unlikely than Warner. But not impossible. Sony just seems to be the likely one. They still have a lot of genre titles left including many Hammer films, tons of 50's and 60's westerns. Lots of stuff that fits Kino. They may even be able to re-license out of print top selling TT titles like Fright Night (1985) and The Blob (1988)I think it's Columbia.
With Universal officially out of the running via Mister Limes statement , that only leaves Disney, Columbia and Warner Brothers. The Disney library of ABC Films seems most likely-and its an important library withTHEY SHOOT HORSES?, PRIZZIS HONOR and SILKWOOD the standouts. Many outstanding films that K-L will present in their customary outstanding way. Columbias library is the weakest and WB is slowly rolling out Blus via their own distribution. Disney controls many of the Palomar titles -so maybe we will finally see THE STEPFORD WIVES ion Bluray. K-L can do no wrong in my eyes...esp with THE WANDERERS upcoming!
I know that we're really not supposed to comment on Kino discs in this thread, but wanted Mr. Lime to know that this week's THE GENERAL/THREE AGES set is wonderful. Looking forward to STEAMBOAT BILL, JR/COLLEGE and 23 PACES next week! Also great to see more Republic titles...will SUNSET IN THE WEST be a color transfer?
A pipe dream, I'm sure, but I kinda hope that it's Sony. Imagine if Kino and the 3D Film Archive were able to do the remaining Columbia 3-D movies? And imagine if Kino got a couple of Columbia serials out, too? The Spider's Web in HD anyone?
Boy, would that be terrific!