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A round-up of upcoming Kino Lorber Studio Classics catalog Blu-ray titles & more

April 8, 2020 - 7:02 pm   |   by
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All right, we’ve got one more new Blu-ray review for you today, which is Dennis’ look at JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from Disney. You can find that here. [A warning though: The review contains major spoilers for the film. Proceed with caution.]

Now then, our friends at Kino Lorber have announced a tons of great new Blu-ray catalog titles coming over the next few months. So let’s get right to it...

Starting on 5/5, look for Guy Hamilton’s An Inspector Calls (1954), Fred Coe’s A Thousand Clowns (1965) and Me, Natalie (1969), John Boulting’s Brighton Rock (1948), and Basil Dearden’s Pool of London (1951).

Following on 5/12, look for the Barbara Stanwyck Collection (including Internes Can’t Take Money (1937), The Great Man’s Lady (1942), and The Bride Wore Boots (1946) in a box set), the Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema II (including Thunder on the Hill (1951), The Price of Fear (1956), and The Female Animal (1958) in a box set). [Read on here...]

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On 5/19, look for Norman Z. McLeod’s Alice in Wonderland (1933), David Miller’s Lonely Are the Brave (1962), Basil Dearden’s The Captive Heart (1946), Leslie Norman’s The Night My Number Came Up (1955), Leslie Norman’s The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961 – aka Jungle Fighters), and The Pink Panther Cartoon Collection (a 6-disc set).

On 5/26, watch for Jean-Claude Tramont’s All Night Long (1981), Douglas Sirk’s Taza, Son of Cochise (1954) in 3D (restoration by the 3-D Film Archive), Calvin Floyd’s In Search of Dracula (1975), Joan Tewkesbury’s Old Boyfriends (1979), and Noel Black’s A Man, a Woman, and a Bank (1979).

6/2 will see the release of Freddie Francis’ They Came From Beyond Space (1967) and William Castle’s Let’s Kill Uncle (1966).

On 6/9, look for the Deanna Durbin Collection I (includes 100 Men and a Girl (1937), Three Smart Girls Grow Up (1939), and It Started with Eve (1941) in a box set), the Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema III (includes Abandoned (1949), The Lady Gambles (1949), and The Sleeping City (1950) in a box set), Western Classics I (includes When the Daltons Rode (1940), The Virginian (1946), and Whispering Smith (1948) in a box set), along with Norman Foster’s Kiss the Blood off My Hands (1948).

On 6/16, watch for Charles Jarrott’s Mary, Queen of Scots (1971), Karel Reisz’s Isadora (1968), and Lewis John Carlino’s The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea (1976 – for Scorpion Releasing).

On 6/23, look for James Fargo’s Caravans (1978), Bob Clark’s Murder by Decree (1979), and James Clavell’s The Last Valley (1971).

6/30 will see the release of Peter Hyams’ Narrow Margin (1990).

Following on 7/7, look for Gordon Flemyng’s Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965) and Dalek’s Invasion Earth 2150 AD (1966).

And later in July (street dates TBA), look for Edward F. Cline’s Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941) and Mark Rydell’s The River (1984).

KL Studio Classics has also revealed a number of titles that are coming soon to Blu-ray, including George Miller’s Lorenzo’s Oil (1992), William Wyler’s The Shakedown (1929), John Ford’s Straight Shooting (1917), Elliott Nugent’s The Cat and the Canary (1939), Allen Coulter’s Hollywoodland (2006), Bob Clark’s Murder by Decree (1979), Joe Dante, John Landis, Carl Gottlieb, Robert K. Weiss, and Peter Horton’s Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), Peter Hyams’ Narrow Margin (1990), Bruce Beresford’s Tender Mercies (1983), Frank Perry’s Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970), Dimitri Logothetis’ Pretty Smart (1987 – for Scorpion Releasing), Sidney J. Furie’s The Ipcress File (1965), Edward Dein’s Curse of the Undead (1959), Clint Eastwood’s Breezy (1973), Michael Apted’s Continental Divide (1981), Robert Siodmak’s The Suspect (1944), Charles Lederer’s Never Steal Anything Small (1959), and Robert Aldrich’s The Choirboys (1977).


In other news today, Lionsgate has set The Last Full Measure for release on Blu-ray and DVD on 4/21, with the Digital release out now (as of 4/7).

They’ve also set The Warrior Queen of Jhansi for Digital and DVD release on 5/19.

RLJE Films is releasing The Postcard Killings on Blu-ray and DVD on 5/19.

And finally today, we want to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of actors James Drury (of The Virginian), Honor Blackman (of the Bond film Goldfinger), the musicians John Prine, Adam Schlesinger, and Bill Withers, and the Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki (The Exorcist). All will certainly be missed.

That’s all for now. Stay tuned...

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