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Kino Lorber Announces New 'Studio Classics' Label, Will Release Eight Iconic Films This July

Highbrow distributor Kino Lorber is well-known for its DVD collection of art house films, especially those of historic and international significance--think Fritz Lang's "Metropolis."
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 23, 2014 1:18 PM
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Sergio Leone's 'Once Upon a Time in America' Gets the Blu-Ray Treatment

For its 30th anniversary, "Once Upon a Time in America," legendary director Sergio Leone's final film, is being released on Blu-Ray this September.
  • By Jacob Combs
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  • June 10, 2014 1:57 PM
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Cassavetes, Almodovar and Cuaron Top Criterion's Heavenly Late-Summer Lineup

Mark your calendars, cinephiles. From a rarely seen John Cassavetes masterpiece to an iconic 1970s musical, The Criterion Collection's Summer release lineup couldn't be sweeter.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 16, 2014 10:15 AM
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Can Fox Searchlight Turn 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' Into a Serious Oscar Contender?

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" could very well be a major awards player in 2014. The specialty box office sensation (almost $52 million domestic at the time of writing, and $140 million worldwide) is in the Top Ten two months after its initial release. It could score Oscar nominations for director, writer, actor, art direction, score, costumes and cinematography, as well as being a popular contender for critics awards come the year's end. It does happen.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 7, 2014 12:47 PM
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You Betcha: 'Fargo' Arriving on Newly Remastered Blu-ray

Coens fans, take note. Crime classic "Fargo" is arriving on newly remastered Blu-ray on April 1. No, this isn't an early April Fool's joke.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 5, 2014 1:22 PM
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Michael Mann's Essential Debut 'Thief,' New from Criterion, and Other Must-Own Holiday Blu-Rays (TRAILER)

Among the new year's bonbons being unwrapped from Criterion is a long-awaited gem, one guaranteed to please that movie freak whose holiday gift-buying you've been putting off till the last possible moment: "Thief," Michael Mann's thriller that inaugurated several careers and a flair for visual style that would become the hallmark of an era.
  • By John Anderson
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  • December 31, 2013 12:34 PM
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'The Right Stuff' 30th Anniversary Blu-ray Celebrates Superheroes of a Bygone Age

Chuck Yeager and the other "flyboys" of the Space Race wore no capes, carried no hammers, hid no secret identities. But writer-director Philip Kaufman's classic adventure "The Right Stuff," celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, leaves no room for doubt. These guys were superheroes.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • November 7, 2013 12:53 PM
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Antonioni's Stark Portrait of Haute-Bourgeois Boredom and Betrayal 'La Notte' Lives Again on Criterion Blu-Ray

Could a film like "La Notte" ever exist today? What would it look like? Released in 1961, Michelangelo Antonioni's visually sleek modernist masterpiece features two international stars of considerable pedigree -- Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau -- who talk, and also don't talk, about the undetectable meanings of life and love.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • October 31, 2013 2:56 PM
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Bond Hit 'Skyfall' Releases on DVD and Blu-ray February 12; All Six Bonds At the Academy Awards

Bond box-office hit "Skyfall" is making its way to Blu-ray and DVD on February 12 in North America and February 18 in the UK. The film will release on DigitalHD across all digital stores (including Amazon and iTunes) on February 5.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 24, 2013 2:17 PM
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Blu-ray Review: Smoldering Dietrich is Von Sternberg's 'Blue Angel' in Kino Restoration

“The Blue Angel,” a crowning achievement of Weimar cinema and the most famous of the seven collaborations between director Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, is newly on Blu-ray from Kino. The finely restored transfer, with sharp picture quality and crisp sound highlighting Von Sternberg’s early-talkie innovations, is the original German-language version. (Two versions were shot simultaneously in 1930 -- the lesser known English-language version was long considered a lost film until its discovery in the early 2000s.)
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 19, 2012 2:38 PM
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