Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

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Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

PostMon Nov 06, 2017 2:20 pm

This was Just posted by Kino Lorber on 11/4--

Coming Soon:

[2/27]
Manhandled
Stagestruck

Source: https://www.facebook.com/KinoLorberStud ... 1808917387" target="_blank

Very happy to see Stage Struck and Manhandled (though I just bought the Manhandled DVD -_-)! More movies when you click on the link but the Swanson ones seem to be the only silents.
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PostMon Nov 06, 2017 5:19 pm

Stage Struck, at last! Hooray!

Also, on 2/20 The Covered Wagon

I see on 2/27 The Iron Horse, too.
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PostMon Nov 06, 2017 8:47 pm

Love that Swanson!
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Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

PostTue Nov 07, 2017 2:00 am

Looks to me as if the source lists Manhandled and Stagestruck as "Also coming in 2018 - in alphabetical order:" not as coming on 2/27. Still, good news.
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PostTue Nov 07, 2017 9:40 pm

looks like, It's the Old Army Game and Running Wild both with W C Fields are coming and is that Special Delivery the Eddie Cantor silent....certainly hope so
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PostTue Nov 07, 2017 10:44 pm

wms4silents wrote:looks like, It's the Old Army Game and Running Wild both with W C Fields are coming and is that Special Delivery the Eddie Cantor silent....certainly hope so


I think "Special Delivery" is the 1976 film, not the silent.
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PostWed Nov 08, 2017 9:50 pm

nuts!
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wms4silents wrote:nuts!


No, that was the 1987 Barbra Streisand film!
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PostThu Nov 09, 2017 9:10 pm

I wish Kino would put the two W.C. Fields features on one double feature disc. Let's face it - most fans will buy both and I'd rather have one less blu-ray case to try and find space for. I wouldn't even mind if they charged a little more since we're getting two films.
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PostSun Nov 12, 2017 12:43 pm

Robert W wrote:I wish Kino would put the two W.C. Fields features on one double feature disc. Let's face it - most fans will buy both and I'd rather have one less blu-ray case to try and find space for. I wouldn't even mind if they charged a little more since we're getting two films.


A Blu-ray case? Try finding space for The Charlie Chaplin Archives!
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PostSun Nov 12, 2017 7:56 pm

Saint-Just wrote:Synthesizers are syntesizers - I never understood how Eric Beheim came to be David Shepard's go-to guy unless he just works really cheap, his stuff always sounded fake and he played it with no hint of finesse. I'm not interested in anything but the optimum experience, and I don't always have to have a full orchestra, but I DO insist on real music sensitively rendered.


That has puzzled me me. His scores were fine on a musical level but that $1.98 sound quality always took me out of the mood a bit until the picture pulled me back in.
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PostWed Dec 13, 2017 2:00 pm

The Covered Wagon blu-ray is now listed for pre-order at Amazon with a street date of Feb 20, 2018. No word yet on the score or any supplements.
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PostWed Dec 13, 2017 3:26 pm

Great news! Looking forward to 2018.
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PostWed Dec 20, 2017 8:51 pm

Updates on The Covered Wagon and the W.C. Fields films:

THE COVERED WAGON (1923)
A James Cruze Production

The first Western epic!

A great caravan of covered wagons, filled with hearty pioneers and their families and possessions, are waiting for the Spring “jump off” at Westport Landing, now Kansas City. The time is 1848, and the destination is far-off Oregon, in The Covered Wagon (1923), the first big-budget Western epic. Where countless pilgrims fell, a love triangle flourishes, as Molly Wingate (Lois Wilson) must choose between the brutish Sam (Alan Hale) and the dashing Will (J. Warren Kerrigan). Complicating her decision are the perils of the trail: a mile-wide river, prairie fire, heavy snowfall, a buffalo stampede, crippling hunger, and Native American attacks. Boasting a cast of thousands and an unparalleled commitment to authenticity, The Covered Wagon was an enormous box-office success in 1923 and became one of the major milestones in the history of the Western.


Special Features:
Audio commentary by Film Historian Toby Roan
Booklet essay by film scholar Matt Hauske
The Pie-Covered Wagon: a 1932 one-reel spoof starring Shirley Temple
Wurlitzer organ score by Gaylord Carter


Coming out on DVD and Blu-ray March 13th from Kino Classics!
Two W.C. Fields silent classics, available separately:

IT'S THE OLD ARMY GAME (1926)
Starring W.C. Fields and Louise Brooks
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Bonus Features:
Audio commentary by film historian James L. Neibaur, author of THE W.C. FIELDS FILMS
New score by Ben Model

RUNNING WILD (1927)
Starring W.C. Fields and Mary Brian
Directed by Gregory La Cava
Bonus Features:
Audio commentary by film historian James L. Neibaur, author of THE W.C. FIELDS FILMS
New score by Donald Sosin
Never cry over spilt milk, because it may have been poisoned. - W.C. Fields
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Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

PostSat Dec 30, 2017 10:16 am

If only Kino could rescue the silent and early talkie westerns Gary Cooper made at Paramount. None of these have been scanned nor released on DVD, that I know of:

1927 The Last Outlaw
1927 Arizona Bound
1927 Nevada
1929 The Virginian -- released on VHS one of the first in that format.
1930 The Spoilers
1930 The Texan
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Richard--W wrote:If only Kino could rescue the silent and early talkie westerns Gary Cooper made at Paramount. None of these have been scanned nor released on DVD, that I know of:

1927 The Last Outlaw
1927 Arizona Bound
1927 Nevada
1929 The Virginian -- released on VHS one of the first in that format.
1930 The Spoilers
1930 The Texan

Kartes Video released The Virginian with its first releases. As you mentioned, they were among the very first to release VHS. Jim Kartes went on afterwards to much bigger and better things in Hawaii. He passed away in 2016. A wonderful man.
"The Last Outlaw" and "Nevada" used to be releases on VHS from Grapevine. They no longer seem to offer them.
I'd love to see a decent release of "The Spoilers" and "The Texan", too.
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Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

PostSat Dec 30, 2017 12:00 pm

Only two minutes of Arizona Bound exist, reportedly.

I saw a bunch of the rest at Capitolfest in 2016. It would be a cool set, but they're definitely early talkies.

The Paramount films I'd really like to see come out are anything directed by Victor Fleming in this time period. I've only seen two, Lord Jim and Wolf Song, but they were both top drawer studio films.
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Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

PostSat Dec 30, 2017 12:14 pm

Mike Gebert wrote:Only two minutes of Arizona Bound exist, reportedly.

I saw a bunch of the rest at Capitolfest in 2016. It would be a cool set, but they're definitely early talkies.

The Paramount films I'd really like to see come out are anything directed by Victor Fleming in this time period. I've only seen two, Lord Jim and Wolf Song, but they were both top drawer studio films.


Yes, I was specifically thinking of those two as good release potential, and also FORGOTTEN FACES. BARBED WIRE would also be great.
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PostSun Dec 31, 2017 2:13 am

Interesting responses, everyone, thank you.

Danny Burke: spectacular website you have there. You shot those landscapes yourself? No faces. No people in your work. Have you ever shot a feature film?

Mike Gebert wrote:Only two minutes of Arizona Bound exist, reportedly.

I saw a bunch of the rest at Capitolfest in 2016. It would be a cool set, but they're definitely early talkies.

The Paramount films I'd really like to see come out are anything directed by Victor Fleming in this time period. I've only seen two, Lord Jim and Wolf Song, but they were both top drawer studio films.


If only two minutes of Arizona Bound exist, then that two minutes should be restored and included in a supplement on some other related release. I'd be surprised if an extensive search doesn't turn up something. A film doesn't have to be complete to merit restoration.

I share your enthusiasm for Victor Fleming's films during this period. If I were a decision-maker at Paramount (or Universal) I'd move Fleming's films to the forefront for restoration.
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Richard--W wrote:Danny Burke: spectacular website you have there. You shot those landscapes yourself? No faces. No people in your work. Have you ever shot a feature film?


Thanks. Yes, it's all my own photography. Landscapes, flowers, and a smattering of architecture and other subjects. You're right, no people - I don't photograph anything that can move under its own power. I've never done anything other than still photography, but admit that I'm intrigued by motion work. I've meant to try out some video footage at some point, but haven't yet done so.
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Had never been on your site before, that I know of, Danny. The "panoramic" shots, in particular, are simply spectacular! What an eye.
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Danny Burk wrote:
Richard--W wrote:Danny Burke: spectacular website you have there. You shot those landscapes yourself? No faces. No people in your work. Have you ever shot a feature film?


Thanks. Yes, it's all my own photography. Landscapes, flowers, and a smattering of architecture and other subjects. You're right, no people - I don't photograph anything that can move under its own power. I've never done anything other than still photography, but admit that I'm intrigued by motion work. I've meant to try out some video footage at some point, but haven't yet done so.


Obviously you're not afraid to stay up all night or get up early in the morning and go for long drives to isolated places. You'd do fine with a western. The people hold still, sometimes.

I think you must be getting very different results with digital cameras in your panorama exposures and prints.
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R Michael Pyle wrote:Had never been on your site before, that I know of, Danny. The "panoramic" shots, in particular, are simply spectacular! What an eye.


Thanks, much appreciated!

Richard--W wrote:Obviously you're not afraid to stay up all night or get up early in the morning and go for long drives to isolated places. You'd do fine with a western. The people hold still, sometimes.

I think you must be getting very different results with digital cameras in your panorama exposures and prints.


I switched to digital 2 years ago, and it's been quite an adjustment. All the panoramas on my website except the few most recent were shot on 617-format film, and most of the landscapes are either 4x5 or medium format film. One of the new year's projects will be to get myself better accustomed to shooting/stitching panoramas with digital, with which I've not familiarized myself very well to date.
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PostTue Jan 02, 2018 10:07 am

Tiny update:

The Swanson movies are still, "coming soon," but are listed as:

Manhandled (New HD Master)
Stagestruck (New HD Master)
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PostTue Jan 02, 2018 1:37 pm

Richie wrote:Tiny update:

The Swanson movies are still, "coming soon," but are listed as:

Manhandled (New HD Master)
Stagestruck (New HD Master)


Panting for these!

Will be pre-ordering The Covered Wagon. I want KINO to keep doing these!

I am hoping Woman of the World and Danny's suggestion of Barbed Wire come out, too.
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PostTue Jan 02, 2018 9:06 pm

:o Don't forget THE SPANISH DANCER recently restored by the EYE, and Lubitsch FORBIDDEN PARADISE. For that matter HOTEL IMPERIAL. Any of these would be welcome releases.
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PostWed Jan 03, 2018 7:33 am

I know we all have wishlists and all but I for one am just really happy to see Kino releasing different silents. After they merged and became Kino Lorber it felt for a while that silents were no longer a priority. Good to see them still releasing some.
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Re: Kino to release blu-rays/DVDs of some Paramount silents

PostSat Jan 06, 2018 6:57 pm

Richard--W wrote:If only Kino could rescue the silent and early talkie westerns Gary Cooper made at Paramount. None of these have been scanned nor released on DVD, that I know of:

1927 The Last Outlaw
1927 Arizona Bound
1927 Nevada
1929 The Virginian -- released on VHS one of the first in that format.
1930 The Spoilers
1930 The Texan


The talkies are owned by Universal, so I wouldn't hold my breath.

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PostWed Jan 10, 2018 6:48 am

Kino did collaborate with Universal on The Man Who Laughs although those could have been special circumstances.
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