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With the announcement of an obscure Paramount film with Marcello Mastroianni and the just as obscure 80s John Huston film Phobia..it seems Kino has a Paramount deal. There are many Paramount films that escaped DVD release only appearing on VHS( Phobia) and others never even getting a VHS release (Mastroianni film) . Can this bode well for Looking For Mr Goodbar and Citizens Band finally getting much needed releases as they were important films of the 70s. And where are the Blus of Ordinary People and The Elephant Man? Which other Paramount films would you like to see? Burt Reynolds Rough Cut and Paternity also come to mind

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Thomas T

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Does Paramount have a deal with Kino or is this just an assumption? Anyway, I'll play the game. But I'll leave the list of usual suspects that are repeated over and over (Ordinary People, Roman Holiday, Elephant Man, Place In The Sun, Greatest Show On Earth, Dragonslayer, War Of The Worlds blah, blah, blah) to others. I'd like to see more obscure Paramount titles that have never legitimately seen the light of day on DVD like:

Amorous Adventures Of Moll Flanders (Kim Novak, Angela Lansbury)
Beau James (Bob Hope, Vera Miles)
Birds And The Bees (David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor)
Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom (Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough)
Buster Keaton Story (Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth)
But Not For Me (Clark Gable, Carroll Baker)
Career (Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine)
Connecting Rooms (Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave)
Five Branded Women (Jeanne Moreau, Silvana Mangano)
Girl Rush (Rosalind Russell, Fernando Lamas)
Hell's Island (John Payne, Mary Murphy)
Here Come The Girls (Bob Hope, Rosemary Clooney)
Hot Spell (Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn)
Jamaica Run (Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl)
Joker Is Wild (Frank Sinatra, Jeanne Crain)
Judith (Sophia Loren, Peter Finch)
Let's Dance (Fred Astaire, Betty Hutton)
Lucy Gallant (Charlton Heston, Jane Wyman)
My Six Loves (Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson)
Oh Dad Poor Dad (Rosalind Russell, Robert Morse)
Pleasure Of His Company (Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds)
Proud And The Profane (William Holden, Deborah Kerr)
Rat Race (Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds)
September Affair (Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten)
Sylvia (Carroll Baker, George Maharis)
That Certain Feeling (Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint)
That Kind Of Woman (Sophia Loren, Tab Hunter)
Thunder In The East (Alan Ladd, Deborah Kerr)
Thunder In The Sun (Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler)
Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed (Dean Martin, Carol Burnett)
Wild Is The Wind (Anna Magnani, Anthony Quinn)
 
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Does Paramount have a deal with Kino or is this just an assumption? Anyway, I'll play the game. But I'll leave the list of usual suspects that are repeated over and over (Ordinary People, Roman Holiday, Elephant Man, Place In The Sun, Greatest Show On Earth, Dragonslayer, War Of The Worlds blah, blah, blah) to others. I'd like to see more obscure Paramount titles that have never legitimately seen the light of day on DVD like:

Amorous Adventures Of Moll Flanders (Kim Novak, Angela Lansbury)
Beau James (Bob Hope, Vera Miles)
Birds And The Bees (David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor)
Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom (Shirley MacLaine, Richard Attenborough)
Buster Keaton Story (Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth)
But Not For Me (Clark Gable, Carroll Baker)
Career (Dean Martin, Shirley MacLaine)
Connecting Rooms (Bette Davis, Michael Redgrave)
Five Branded Women (Jeanne Moreau, Silvana Mangano)
Girl Rush (Rosalind Russell, Fernando Lamas)
Hell's Island (John Payne, Mary Murphy)
Hot Spell (Shirley Booth, Anthony Quinn)
Jamaica Run (Ray Milland, Arlene Dahl)
Joker Is Wild (Frank Sinatra, Jeanne Crain)
Judith (Sophia Loren, Peter Finch)
Let's Dance (Fred Astaire, Betty Hutton)
Lucy Gallant (Charlton Heston, Jane Wyman)
My Six Loves (Debbie Reynolds, Cliff Robertson)
Oh Dad Poor Dad (Rosalind Russell, Robert Morse)
Pleasure Of His Company (Fred Astaire, Debbie Reynolds)
Proud And The Profane (William Holden, Deborah Kerr)
Rat Race (Tony Curtis, Debbie Reynolds)
September Affair (Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten)
Sylvia (Carroll Baker, George Maharis)
That Certain Feeling (Bob Hope, Eva Marie Saint)
That Kind Of Woman (Sophia Loren, Tab Hunter)
Thunder In The East (Alan Ladd, Deborah Kerr)
Thunder In The Sun (Susan Hayward, Jeff Chandler)
Who's Been Sleeping In My Bed (Dean Martin, Carol Burnett)

A deal with Kino can't be anything but good for Paramount, as Kino wastes no time spewing out titles at a rate far exceeding that of any other company. Plus, lately, it has undertaken to come up with new commentaries for the vast majority of them. Have you received one of their catalogs recently? It's as thick as a Sears Roebuck, and almost all the titles therein have accumulated during only the past five years!
 

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Kino is releasing Republic titles controlled by Paramount Home Video.
Yes, and the Kino Insider posted that once the Republic titles have been restored and released on Blu-ray disc, Paramount will proceed with their own titles including several in Vista Vision!

Thomas: very good list. I'd buy most of those titles.
 

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All the Paramount titles I want had DVD releases, so I suppose I carry on waiting. Catch 22 is high on my list too, & I'd think there's an even chance of it being released next year with the TV mini series coming out.
 

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So if Kino is releasing Phobia that would mean they may have a deal outside the Republic one with Paramount...which would be great. We need K-L to find the Palomar library and Melvin Simon pics
 

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I seem to remember that PHOBIA is part of the original Paramount deal, as a substitute for a title they had to drop. I don't think they have a current deal for Paramount Pictures proper.
 

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Second just about all the titles on Thomas T’s list. I would love to see some of those unreleased movies come to blu.
 

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Unreleased Paramount-controlled titles in Region A / Region 1? Sign me up for:

American Hot Wax
(1978, Tim McIntire, Fran Drescher, Jay Leno) --except that it's a music rights nightmare
Back from the Dead (1957, Peggie Castle, Arthur Franz) - Regal Films, originally with Fox
Beware, My Lovely (1952, Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan) - Republic library
Bliss of Mrs. Blossom, The (1968, Shirley MacLaine, James Booth, Richard Attenborough)
Blood and Roses (1960, Mel Ferrer, Elsa Martinelli)
Cheaters, The (1945, Joseph Schildkraut, Billie Burke, Eugene Pallette) - Republic library
Crosswinds (1951, John Payne, Rhonda Fleming)
Fear Is the Key (1972, Barry Newman, Suzy Kendall, John Vernon)
Fraulein Doktor (1969, Suzy Kendall, Kenneth More, Nigel Green, Capucine)
Gang War (1958, Charles Bronson) - Regal Films, originally with Fox
Gunn
(1967, Craig Stevens, Laura Devon, Ed Asner, Sherry Jackson)
Hell's Island (1955, John Payne, Mary Murphy)
Hong Kong (1952, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming)
It Came from Hollywood (1982, Dan Ackroyd, John Candy, Cheech & Chong, Gilda Radner) --another rights nightmare
Last Outpost, The (1951 aka Cavalry Charge, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming)
Only When I Larf (1968, Richard Attenborough, David Hemmings)
Past Tense (1994, Scott Glenn, Lara Flynn Boyle, Anthony LaPaglia) - Republic library
Redhead and the Cowboy, The (1951, Glenn Ford, Rhonda Fleming, Edmond O'Brien)
Secret of the Incas (1954, Charlton Heston, Robert Young)
Space Master X-7 (1958, Bill Williams, Lyn Thomas, Paul Frees) - Regal Films, originally with Fox
Swinger, The (1966, Ann-Margret, Tony Franciosa)
Thunder in the Sun (Jeff Chandler, Susan Hayward)
Tropic Zone (1953, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming)
Touch of Larceny, A (1960, James Mason, George Sanders, Vera Miles)
Unknown Terror, The (1957, John Howard, Mala Powers, Paul Richards) - Regal Films, originally with Fox
Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971, David Hemmings)
Where's Jack? (1969, Stanley Baker, Tommy Steele)
 

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Paramount (other than with Criterion) does not license titles they have already released on DVD. The titles Kino (and Olive) are titles they have not had releases except perhaps VHS or some cases never. They also have been releasing many Republic titles. There are rights issues for certain titles; Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Little Darlings, American Hot Wax, Citizen’s Band, First Love and others that hold up having them released on Blu-ray and DVD. I doubt we will ever see these titles in the near future. Making lists may be fun but ultimately these titles are not within Kino’s reach.
 

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Paramount (other than with Criterion) does not license titles they have already released on DVD. The titles Kino (and Olive) are titles they have not had releases except perhaps VHS or some cases never. They also have been releasing many Republic titles. There are rights issues for certain titles; Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Little Darlings, American Hot Wax, Citizen’s Band, First Love and others that hold up having them released on Blu-ray and DVD. I doubt we will ever see these titles in the near future. Making lists may be fun but ultimately these titles are not within Kino’s reach.

That’s where you are wrong. They ARE within KINO’s reach; they just have to convince Paramount to allow them to be licensed. If Criterion could do it with Warner’s, then they could very well do it too.
 

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Kino is releasing Republic titles controlled by Paramount Home Video.

Seeing how well WB handled the Popeye cartoons makes me pine for similar treatment of the Fleischer and Famous cartoons Republic holds. Most of them haven't even been touched since the 80s.

Kino does well with animation. They're well on their way of finishing up The Pink Panther and related shorts. It'd be a good match.