Pre-Order Our Hospitality (1923) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

titch

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One of the best Keatons - I though Cohen had all the 4K restored versions of Keaton's films - but obviously not. Kino's previous release wasn't bad, so I'm wondering how this restored version is going to look.
 
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Robert Harris

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Quality, in regard to the Keaton films, comes down to what elements are available, and by whom.

While those copyrights still in force, aside from the later films, are controlled by Cohen via the Rohauer acquisition, if original negs or lavenders were not held by Rohauer, then once a film hits PD, it becomes a crap shoot.

Therefore, if Cohen doesn’t control prime assets, one may find a higher quality Blu-ray available via Kino / Lobster.

Best to make no presumptions.
 
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The Cohen restorations coming out of Cineteca Bologna are the best looking versions I've seen... and I have been a sucker and bought every iteration of these films!
 
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Looking at activity from Bologna Ritrovato, it appears Cohen is not doing any work on this title. I agree with Bigshot, the cohen Ritrovato restorations of all the features so far have been wonderful, notwithstanding the weak-ish blown out whites and low contrast on Steamboat Bill BD transfer
 

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It seems all the Steamboat Bill Jr releases are like that. It's weird because I don't remember the DVD being blown out.
 

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The Lobster restoration of Steamboat Bill, released on bluray by Kino together with College, doesn't have the exposure problems present in the other two releases.
 

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