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1985 Robert Altman film Fool for Love on Blu-ray in June

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The 1985 film “Fool for Love” will be getting a Blu-ray Disc release on June 8th via Kino Lorber. The film, directed by Robert Altman, starred Sam ShepardKim BasingerHarry Dean Stanton, and Randy Quaid. The tech specs for the Blu-ray include a 1080p HD video presentation in the 2.35:1 aspect ratio with a Mono 2.0 sound mix — likely in an uncompressed format, although not yet confirmed. You can find the Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, Best Buy, and directly via Kino Lorber. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are listed below.

  • Robert Altman: Art and Soul – Featurette
  • Theatrical Trailer

1966 Rankin/Bass film The Daydreamer on Blu-ray in May

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The 1966 animated / live-action film “The Daydreamer” is coming to Blu-ray Disc on May 18th via Kino Lorber. The film, based on stories and characters written by Hans Christian Andersen, was directed by Jules Bass and written/produced by Arthur Rankin, Jr. (of Rankin/Bass). The Daydreamer featured the voice talents of Tallulah Bankhead, Victor Borge, Patty Duke, Jack Gilford, Sessue Hayakawa, Margaret Hamilton, Hayley Mills, Ed Wynn, Burl Ives, and Boris Karloff. The tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed. You can now find the Blu-ray listed for preorder over at Amazon. The bonus materials set to be included with this release are listed below.

  • Audio Commentary by Rankin/Bass Historian and Author Rick Goldschmidt with Film Historian Lee Gambin
  • Trailers

1967 film The Producers gets Special Edition Blu-ray in April

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The 1967 Mel Brooks film “The Producers” will officially be getting a Special Edition Blu-ray Disc release on April 13th via KL Studio Classics (Kino Lorber). The film, both written & directed by Mel Brooks, starred Zero MostelGene Wilder, and Dick Shawn. The movie has received a new 4K restoration. The tech specs for the release include a 1080p HD presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono sound on a BD-50 (dual-layered 50 gigabytes) disc. You can now find the upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber. The bonus materials set to be included with this Special Edition Blu-ray release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Filmmaker/Historian Michael Schlesinger
  • The Making of THE PRODUCERS (63:51)
  • Playhouse Outtake
  • Sketch Gallery
  • Peter Sellers’ Statement Read by Paul Mazursky
  • Radio Spot
  • Theatrical Trailer

2001 film “Hannibal” with Anthony Hopkins on 4K UHD Blu-ray in late April

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The 2011 Ridley Scott directed film “Hannibal” starring Anthony Hopkins is coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray and Blu-ray Disc (Special Edition) on April 30th, via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. This marks the first 4K release for Kino Lorber. The film co-starred Julianne Moore, Gary OldmanRay LiottaFrankie Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, and Zeljko Ivanek.

Kino Lorber claims this has received a brand new 4K restoration in HDR and SDR, which was color graded by cinematographer John Mathieson.

UPDATE: Tech specs for the 4K release include 2160p video with Dolby Vision and HDR10 forms of High Dynamic Range with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and a lossless 2.0 Stereo mix in terms of sound. The tech specs for the Blu-ray included 1080p video with the same DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio and lossless 2.0 Stereo mix. Bonus materials were detailed by Kino Lorber today and include the following (housed on the Blu-ray):

  • Audio commentary by director Ridley Scott
  • Breaking the Silence: Making-of Hannibal Doc – including rare footage and interviews
  • Anatomy of a Shoot-Out: A Five-Angle Breakdown of the “Fish Market” Action Scene
  • Ridleygrams: A Featurette on the Art of Storyboarding
  • An Exploration of the Film’s Opening Title Design
  • Over 33 Minutes of Deleted and Alternate Scenes with optional director commentary
  • Alternate Ending with optional director commentary
  • 19 TV Spots
  • Theatrical Teaser
  • Theatrical Trailer

The 4K UHD Blu-ray release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray included. The 4K UHD Blu-ray and new Blu-ray are both now available to pre-order over at Amazon.

Below, after the break, you can find the art for the new Blu-ray Disc version.

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1973 film “The Iceman Cometh” starring Lee Marvin is coming to Blu-ray in March

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The 1973 John Frankenheimer directed film The Iceman Cometh starring Lee Marvin is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 26th, via Kino Classics (Kino Lorber). The film co-starred Fredric MarchRobert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Juno Dawson, and Sorrell Booke.

Tech specs for the release have not yet been detailed but it is known that both the director’s cut and original theatrical cut of the film both have received new 2K restorations. The Blu-ray is already available to pre-order now over at Amazon. Bonus materials and the contents of this 2-disc set are listed below.

  • Disc One: New 2K restoration of the complete 239-minute director’s cut with
    optional English subtitles
  • Disc Two: New 2K restoration of the 178-minute theatrical version with optional English SDH subtitles
  • Interview with Edie Landau
  • “Ely Landau: In Front of the Camera,” a promotional film for the American Film Theatre
  • Trailer Gallery

1971 Jack Lemmon film “Kotch” starring Walter Matthau on Blu-ray in February

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The 1971 Jack Lemmon directed film Kotch starring Walter Matthau is slated come to Blu-ray Disc on February 5th, 2019 via Kino Lorber Studio Classics. The film, based on the novel  of the same title, was nominated for a total of four Oscars. It co-starred Deborah WintersFelicia Farr, Charles AidmanEllen Geer, Biff Elliot. This upcoming Blu-ray comes from a new 4K scan of the original film negative. Tech specs for the release have not yet been fully detailed, however it is known that the 1080p video will be in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio. The Blu-ray is available to pre-order over at Amazon and directly via Kino Lorber. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.

  • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood
  • Promotional Trailer with star Walter Matthau and director Jack Lemmon

Below after the break, you can find a bit more info regarding this release and the film itself.

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