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Glowingwabbit
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Re: Kino

#3176 Post by Glowingwabbit » Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:14 pm

DRW.mov wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Zeitgeist/Kino has In the Mirror of Maya Deren on DVD which would compliment the set well.
That's a fantastic doc. I'll second that recommendation. Its also currently on prime if you have it.

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Adam Grikepelis
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Re: Kino

#3177 Post by Adam Grikepelis » Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:33 am

I was kind of hoping Kino'd include that doco as part of their new release.
therewillbeblus wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:40 pm
Is there any benefit to picking up any other releases instead or as a supplement?
Further to the above suggestion, Kino's BD would appear to include everything on Mystic Fire's DVD & more. So that might cover it.

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Re: Kino

#3178 Post by Jean-Luc Garbo » Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:04 pm

DRW.mov wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Zeitgeist/Kino has In the Mirror of Maya Deren on DVD which would compliment the set well.
This is one of my favorite documentaries and my favorite John Zorn score so I'd highly recommend this film as well. (Martina Kudlacek's subsequent film Notes On Marie Menken is on Icarus.)

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Re: Kino

#3179 Post by Roscoe » Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:19 pm

I just saw the new restoration of MEPHISTO at Film Forum, from Kino. The picture looks great in all its 4K restorationness. Alas, they've decided to use a soundtrack that eliminates the voice of Klaus Maria Brandauer, evidently the original Hungarian track dubbed by another actor.

It may not make a difference for everybody. For me, a longtime admirer of the film and the performance, the impact of the film was lessened significantly. I hope hope hope that Kino will be able to include the track with Brandauer's voice for the inevitable Blu-Ray. Looks like I'll be clinging to that old DVD.

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Re: Kino

#3180 Post by MichaelB » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:36 pm

That sounds even worse than Freddie Jones being dubbed into Italian for Fellini’s And the Ship Sails On, which plays infinitely better in English (as he’s the onscreen narrator), but sadly I’m not aware of any video release on any format that offers that option. (It played in English on its original UK theatrical release, which is how I saw it.)

As for Mephisto, I’ve never seen it in any language other than German. I appreciate that it’s a Hungarian film, and it probably plays OK like that to Hungarian viewers, but to anyone else it’s going to look bizarre in the extreme. Especially because, as you say, Brandauer’s voice is so essential to the impact of what is still one of the greatest pieces of screen acting I’ve ever seen.

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Re: Kino

#3181 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:58 pm

MichaelB wrote:That sounds even worse than Freddie Jones being dubbed into Italian for Fellini’s And the Ship Sails On, which plays infinitely better in English (as he’s the onscreen narrator), but sadly I’m not aware of any video release on any format that offers that option. (It played in English on its original UK theatrical release, which is how I saw it.)
Or Christopher Lee being dubbed by some random studio voice actor in The Whip and the Body--and into English no less, which makes it all the weirder. Always hampers my desire to revisit it.

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Re: Kino

#3182 Post by Roscoe » Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:27 pm

On BluRay.com, it was confirmed that the upcoming Blu-Ray of MEPHISTO will include the Hungarian and the German tracks -- and I may be able to sleep soundly now. Curious as to why Film Forum ran the Hungarian track.

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Re: Kino

#3183 Post by Ribs » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:44 am

Having seen the three of them I believe it’s due to the substantial amount of Hungarian audiences going to see these - at all three screenings there were couples/groups speaking in Hungarian in front of or behind me in line or in the theater itself, and that audience doesn’t exactly get ample opportunity to see films in their native language

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Re: Kino

#3184 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:39 pm

This is exciting news from the Kino Insider on blu-ray.com (very minor overlap with some of the Solax films included in the Flicker Alley set)
Coming to DVD and Blu-ray March 17th from Kino Classics!

Additional releases in our PIONEERS: FIRST WOMEN FILMMAKERS line!

Alice Guy-Blaché Volume 1: The Gaumont Years (DVD and Blu-ray)

SPECIAL FEATURES:
• Booklet essay by film historian Kim Tomadjoglou
• Restoration samples

CONTENTS INCLUDE:
At the Hypnotist’s (1898)
Wonderful Absinthe (1899)
At the Photographer’s (1900)
The Cabbage-Patch Fairy (1900)
Turn-of-the-Century Surgery (1900)
Midwife to the Upper Class (1902)
Alice Guy Films a “Phonoscène” (1905)
The Results of Feminism (1906)
The Drunken Mattress (1906)
The Hierarchy of Love (1906)
Madame Has Her Cravings (1906)
A Sticky Woman (1906)
The Rolling Bed (1907)
The Glue (1907) and more!

Alice Guy-Blaché Volume 2: The Solax Years (DVD and Blu-ray)

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Booklet essay by film historian Kim Tomadjoglou

BLU-RAY CONTENTS (DVD contents TBD):
Starting Something (1911)
Parson Sue (1911)
Broken Oath (1912)
A Comedy of Errors (1912)
The Detective’s Dog (1912)
Frozen on Love’s Trail (1912)
The Girl in the Armchair (1912)
His Double (1912)
Making an American Citizen (1912)
A Man’s a Man (1912)
The Sewer (1912)
The Strike (1912)
A Terrible Lesson (1912)
Cousins of Sherlocko (1913)
Dick Whittington and His Cat (1913)
Officer Henderson (1913)
The Thief (1913)
Mr. Bruce Wins at Cards (1914)

The Intrigue: The Forgotten Films of Writer & Director Julia Crawford Ivers (DVD and Blu-ray)

SPECIAL FEATURES
• Audio commentary on The Intrigue by film historian Anthony Slide
• Booklet essay by film historian April Miller

CONTENTS INCLUDE
The Intrigue (1916, 64 min.)
The Majesty of the Law (1916, 13 min.)
A Son of Erin (1916, 56 min.)
Ben Blair (1916, 64 min.)

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Re: Kino

#3185 Post by agnamaracs » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:04 pm

Kino last June:
Kino Insider wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm
No plans of releasing "Lightning Over Braddock" on disc.
Kino this March:
For five decades Tony Buba has chronicled the industrial decline of his hometown of Braddock, Pennsylvania with bleakly disarming humor and a boldly self-reflexive style. Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films are proud to present a two-disc collection of his newly restored films starting with his 1970s shorts and working its way through his feature-length masterpiece Lightning Over Braddock: A Rust Bowl Fantasy (1988) and on into his essential recent work. In Lightning Over Braddock, Buba plays himself as a struggling director trying to make a feature with narcissistic conman Sal (subject of the short Sweet Sal), but never manages to leave Braddock, where factories keep closing despite the heroic efforts of local unions. With its mix of politically potent documentary portraiture and hilarious comic re-enactments, it’s an uncategorizable work of art that has had a vast, if underground, influence on the future of documentary, anticipating the work of everyone from Michael Moore to The Daily Show.

DISC 1
Lightning Over Braddock (1988)
To My Family (1972)
J. Roy: New and Used Furniture (1974)
Shutdown (1975)
Betty’s Corner Café (1976)
Sweet Sal (1979)
Washing Walls with Mrs. G. (1980)
Home Movies (1980)
Homage to a Mill Town (1980)

DISC 2
Mill Hunk Herald (1981)
Peabody 7 Friends (1983)
Voices from a Steeltown (1983)
Braddock Food Bank (1985)
Birthday Party (1985)
Fade Out (1998)
Year on the Throne (2007)
Ode to a Steeltown (2007)
Stigmata (2008)
“The Fall” 1980 (2009)
The Cot Club: Braddock Hospital (2012)
Pirozzi’s Barber Shop (2017)
Welcome to Sgambati’s (2017)
The Barber of New Kensington (2019)
The Last Pawn Shop in Braddock (2019)
Making Soppressata with Dom and the Guys (2019)
Pasta Lesson: A Sunday in Rabatana (2019)
Reflexions (2019)

Special Features:
-Lightning Over Braddock audio commentary by director Tony Buba and film critic Nick Pinkerton
-*Booklet essay by film critic and programmer Steve Macfarlane
-Optional English SDH subtitles for Lightning Over Braddock

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Re: Kino

#3186 Post by Saturnome » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:15 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:39 pm
Alice Guy Films a “Phonoscène” (1905)
It would be great to have some actual phonoscènes, too !
And good news if this pioneer project is now a line, like they did in the DVD era.

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Re: Kino

#3187 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:18 pm

Kino Classics / Kino Lorber April releases per KL Insider:

April 7
Paracelsus (1943) - Kino Classics
The Cold Blue (2018)/Memphis Belle (1944) - Kino Lorber

April 14
The Golem (1920) - Kino Classics

April 21
The Love of Jeanne Ney (1927) - Kino Classics

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Re: Kino

#3188 Post by Emak-Bakia » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:30 pm

Maya Deren, Alice Guy, and Tony Buba sets within the span of a month? Kino is killing it! Buba's Braddock Films site has stated for a while (maybe a year?) that Lighting and the shorts were coming from Kino, so it has been no secret, but I was starting to think it would never come! Mill Hunk Herald is a perfect film and is alone worth the cost of the set.

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