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August 19th:


•MAGNIFICENT DOLL (1947) - Ginger Rogers, David Niven, Burgess Meredith

•THAT'S MY MAN (1947) - Don Ameche, Catherine McLeod


August 26th:


•I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOU (1946) - Philip Dorn, Catherine McLeod

•HIGH SCHOOL CONFIDENTIAL (1958) - Russ Tamblyn, Jan Sterling

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Updated dates and details about those upcoming Kino releases on Blu-ray, plus a new title coming to Blu from Kino:



Run Silent, Run Deep - Sept. 23



Witness for the Prosecution - July 22


Special Features:

  • Interview with Volker Schlöndorff and Billy Wilder discussing the film (7 mins., in German and English with subtitles)
  • Trailer

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes - July 22


Special Features:

  • "Christopher Lee: Mr. Holmes, Mr. Wilder" Featurette
  • Interview with the editor, Ernest Walter
  • Deleted sequences
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Additional Audio Sequence: Deleted Epilogue Scene

The Scalphunters - July 22


Marty - July 29


Special Features:

  • Original Trailer

Separate Tables - July 29


Special Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Director Delbert Mann
  • Trailer

Duel At Diablo - July 29


Special Feature:


Original trailer


Paris Blues - July 29

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According to Amazon KISMET will be released June 10. KISMET nor the recently

released HIT THE DECK are great MGM musicals. Where is SHOW BOAT or THE BAND

WAGON? I did hear that WB is working on the release of SHOW BOAT.

I find KISMET, infinitely better than SHOW BOAT.  It looks and sounds magnificent on Blu.

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John,I have to disagree about KISMET. Although I love the score but I felt its a deadly dull musical. Only the sequence NIGHT OF MY NIGHT is gorgeously presented and lights up the film. Minnelli did not want to direct the film. I love the players and oddly enough I met all four stars: Blyth, Keel, Gray and Damone in the 90s. Yes I heard the film looks beautiful in BR and I have bought it. I do love musicals and anything directed by Minnelli. I do prefer SHOWOAT to this one but I really like the earlier version with Irene Dunne better. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

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Here's another BD title from KINO coming 9/23 (don't think this one was mentioned)




Looks like Kino has access to the whole UA library from MGM. Wish Kino would release some titles not yet on DVD/BD like GENTLEMEN MARRY BRUNETTES which shows from time to time on the MGM cable station. The print is quite beautiful.

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Filmlover, I just realized there are two different editions of STAGECOACH. Different covers and list different, $39.95 and $49.95. Only see new edition on BARNES AND NOBLE. Amazon I think lists the cheaper on. Confused.

Can you post a link to the $49.95 one?  Are you sure you are not thinking of Red River, which is also Criterion and is $49.95?

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Can you post a link to the $49.95 one?  Are you sure you are not thinking of Red River, which is also Criterion and is $49.95?

You are right I GOOFED. Somehow got the two films mixed up maybe because of John Wayne. Pretty dumb dumb of me.

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Well, it is now official...


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release on Blu-ray Batman: The Complete Television Series this November. Attached with this announcement is a brand new trailer which the studio has uploaded to promote the upcoming release. (Yes, there will be a DVD set, too.)

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will officially unveil the details of its highly-anticipated November 2014 release of "Batman: The Complete Television Series" at a Comic-Con International panel -- featuring special guests Adam West, Burt Ward and Julie Newmar -- on Thursday, July 24 from 6:00-7:00pm in Hall H.

The actors behind Batman, Robin and Catwoman will give fans their first inside sneak peak at the most anticipated home entertainment release in fanboy history. All the details will be revealed, including an initial look at exclusive content, limited edition packaging, and dazzling HD re-mastered footage from the landmark series.



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September 16th:


•THE BIG OPERATOR (1959) - Mickey Rooney, Steve Cochran, Mamie Van DoreN


September 23rd:


•DISTANT DRUMS (1951) - Gary Cooper

•SOUTH OF ST. LOUIS (1949) - Joel McCrea, Alexis Smith


September 30th:


•BETTY BOOP- The Essential Collection, Vol. 4

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filmlover, I had contemplated buying some of the UA/Kino BD;s but have read reviews on two upcoming releases WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION and PRIVATE LIVE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES. Both reviews stated the upgrade is not that good so I will stick with my DVD's. And that goes for other releases. My collection has just gotten too big. Others that interest me are ON THE BEACH and TARAS BULBA so I will have to see what the quality is.

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It's hit or miss sometimes.  Sabata, another one they have coming out at the same, got an excellent review from DVDbeaver.com:


"This is quite a handsome step above the hazier 2007 MGM, interlaced, DVD. The image crisps-up significantly, colors are tighter, contrast more layered."

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filmlover, I don't know about you but I am glad Criterion decided to drop the dual format editions for the new releases. RED RIVER comes in a clunky box set and THE FRESHMAN in a smaller box set. They just take up too much space on the shelf and that is one of the reasons I am debating about the Jacques Demy set which is a very big box. I am running out of space and it was enough when DVD's came in clunky box sets.

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Release dates for upcoming UA/KINO BD'S


September 9th:


•A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM (1966) - Zero Mostel, Phil Silvers, Buster Keaton


September 23rd:


•ELMER GANTRY (1960) - Jean Simmons, Arthur Kennedy, Dean Jagger, Shirley Jones

•RUN SILENT, RUN DEEP (1958) - Clark Gable

•TARAS BULBA (1962) - Tony Curtis, Yul Brynner

•THE YOUNG SAVAGES (1961) - Dina Merrill, Edward Andrews, Shelley Winters

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The Criterion Collection has announced ten titles for release in October: On October 14th, it will release John Ford's My Darling Clementine. On October 21, it will release Orson Welles' F For Fakeand Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita. And on October 28th, it will release a seven-disc box set with films directed by Jacques Tati and George Sluizer's The Vanishing.


My Darling Clementine - available on Blu-ray and DVD




Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration of the theatrical release version of the film, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • High-definition presentation of the 103-minute prerelease version of the film
  • New audio commentary featuring John Ford biographer Joseph McBride
  • New interview with western historian Andrew C. Isenberg about the real Wyatt Earp
  • Comparison of the two versions by the UCLA Film & Television Archive's Robert Gitt
  • New video essay by Ford scholar Tag Gallagher
  • A Bandit's Wager, a 1916 short costarring Ford and directed by his brother, Francis Ford, featuring new music composed and performed by Donald Sosin
  • NBC broadcast reports from 1963 and 1975 about the history of Tombstone and Monument Valley
  • Lux Radio Theatre adaptation from 1947 starring Henry Fonda and Cathy Downs
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic David Jenkins


F For Fake - available on Blu-ray (already available on DVD)


Special Features:

  • New, restored digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Audio commentary from 2005 by cowriter and star Oja Kodar and director of photography Gary Graver
  • Introduction from 2005 by filmmaker Peter Bogdanovich
  • Orson Welles: One-Man Band, a documentary from 1995 about Welles's unfinished projects
  • Almost True: The Noble Art of Forgery, a fifty-two-minute documentary from 1997 about art forger Elmyr de Hory
  • 60 Minutes interview from 2000 with Clifford Irving about his Howard Hughes autobiography hoax
  • Hughes's 1972 press conference exposing Irving's hoax
  • Extended, nine-minute trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum

La Dolce Vita - available on Blu-ray and DVD


Special Features:

  • New 4K digital restoration by the Film Foundation, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New visual essay by : : kogonada
  • New interview with filmmaker Lina Wertmüller, who worked as assistant director on the film
  • Scholar David Forgacs discusses the period in Italy's history when the film was made
  • New interview with Italian film journalist Antonello Sarno about the outlandish fashions seen in the film
  • Audio interview with actor Marcello Mastroianni from the early 1960s, conducted by film historian Gideon Bachmann
  • Felliniana, a presentation of ephemera related to La dolce vita from the collection of Don Young
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Gary Giddins

The Complete Jacques Tati - available on Blu-ray and DVD


Jour de fête
Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
1978 rerelease version, reedited by Tati himself, along with the original 1953 theatrical version.
Mon oncle
This edition features both the original French release and My Uncle, the version Tati created for English-speaking audiences.

Special Features:

  • New digital restorations of all six feature films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks on the Blu-rays of Jour de fête, Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon oncle, Trafic, and Parade and uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray of PlayTime
  • New digital restorations of all seven short films: On demande une brute (1934), Gai dimanche (1935), Soigne ton gauche (1936), L'école des facteurs (1946), Cours du soir (1967), Forza Bastia (1978), and Dégustation maison (1978)
  • Two alternate versions of Jour de fête, a partly colorized 1964 version and the full-color 1994 rerelease version
  • Original 1953 theatrical release version of Monsieur Hulot's Holiday
  • My Uncle, the version of Mon oncle that director Jacques Tati created for English-language audiences
  • Introductions by actor and comedian Terry Jones to Monsieur Hulot's Holiday, Mon oncle, and PlayTime
  • Archival interviews with Tati
  • In the Footsteps of Monsieur Hulot, a 1989 documentary about Tati's beloved alter ego Five visual essays by Tati expert Stéphane Goudet
  • New interview with film scholar Michel Chion on the sound design of Tati's films
  • "Jour de fête": In Search of the Lost Color, a 1988 documentary on the process of realizing Tati's original color vision for that film
  • Once Upon a Time . . . "Mon oncle," a 2008 documentary about the making of that film
  • Everything Is Beautiful, a 2005 piece on the fashion, furniture, and architecture of Mon oncle
  • Selected-scene commentaries on PlayTime by Goudet, theater director Jérôme Deschamps, and critic Philip Kemp
  • Tativille, a documentary shot on the set of PlayTime
  • Beyond "PlayTime," a short 2002 documentary featuring on-set footage
  • A Homage to Jacques Tati, a 1982 French TV program featuring Tati friend and set designer Jacques Lagrange
  • Audio interview with Tati from the U.S. premiere of PlayTime at the 1972 San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Interview with PlayTime script supervisor Sylvette Baudrot from 2006
  • Tati Story, a short biographical film from 2002
  • Professor Goudet's Lessons, a 2013 classroom lecture by Goudet on Tati's films
  • Alternate English-language soundtracks for Monsieur Hulot's Holiday and PlayTime
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring essays by critics David Cairns, James Quandt, Jonathan Rosenbaum, and Kristin Ross

The Vanishing - available on Blu-ray and DVD


Special Features:

  • New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interview with director George Sluizer
  • New interview with actor Johanna ter Steege
  • Trailer
  • PLUS: An essay by critic Scott Foundas
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Here are the bonus features for HOLIDAY INN, Blu Ray



•Black and white and colorized versions

•A Couple of Song and Dance Men: An intimate retrospective of Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire featuring an interview with Ava Astaire-MacKenzie

•All Singing - All Dancing: Experience the making of unforgettable song and dance numbers of Holiday Inn

•Audio Commentary: Feature length audio commentary by film historian Ken Barnes with archive audio comments by Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire and John Scott Trotter

•Coloring a Classic

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