Kino Aquires Redemption Catalog / Announces Jean Rollin Blu-rays for 2012

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  1. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Kino Lorber Acquires Rights to Redemption Films Library:
    http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7584

    I suspect the 35 total given is Kino's entire Blu-ray output planned for 2012, not just Redemption. As great as this news is, there's also a hint of a restoration of Nosferatu on the level of Metropolis which Kino has done twice over now on Blu-ray.

    Tim Lucas spilled the beans a little bit earlier in the week on Facebook and posted some screen shots which I've attached below. They've since been removed and I expect that's because the true transfers will be of better quality. Enjoy the the glimpse:

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    im not familiar with jean rollin, but the hills have eyes part 2 and hatchet for the honeymoon? yes, please!
     
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    REALLY looking forward to the Rollin BDs! Here's hoping that they all come out on the same day...
     
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    I just recently finished buying all his movies on DVD - I'm not sure I'll go for these. Unless they look much better (and I buy a blu-ray player).
     
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    I'm always happy to see lesser known films make it to blu. Let's hope they do get an actual upgrade in quality.
     
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    I love Rollin, but not enough to upgrade what I have. I simply don't opt to watch his work all that often.
     
  7. Darga

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    I picked up those great multi-disc Encore releases of Shiver of the Vampires and Lips of Blood so I don't know how soon I'll upgrade those, but I'll be all over the Fascination blu ray. And Hatchet for A Honeymoon!
     
  8. X-human

    X-human I ate my keys

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    Rollin and Hatchet I've bought so many years ago, including the Encore disks, that I really don't mind going for an upgrade sometime next year.

    Brigitte Lahaie in HD? That's an easy choice.
     
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    My favorite director. I'm hoping for the best here.
     
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    Exciting news across the board. I've really grown to like Rollins and if the discs contain the extras from the multi-disc sets, I am definitely in. But, even if it's just a quality upgrade at a decent price, I'll still probably grab them.

    And, I wonder if Hatchet is the only Bava they've picked up. It's one of my favorites of his films, but I am really hoping that Whip and the Body can get a nice upgrade as well.
     
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    Awesome news. Would love Grapes of Death on BluRay so hopefully it gets announced.

    Also, dog flashbacks in HD!? YES PLEASE!
     
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    A lot of people dismiss Hills 2 because of the flashbacks. I enjoy it quite a bit - it's actually a pretty good slasher film. An upgrade to Blu would be great. There's a lot of "ghosting" on that Image DVD. Hell, I'll take a properly mastered DVD if a BD is out of the question.
     
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    Grapes of Death wasn't part of the Redemption catalog so I doubt this would be one of the upcoming BD releases.
     
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    Maybe hope for a Synapse upgrade would be better than.

    Still, looking forward to the Rollin HD titles.
     
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    Before we get too excited here, this is Redemption we are talking here, arent alot of their DVD's interlaced, werent they?
     
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    Just preordered all 5 of these blu rays :)
     
  18. Marshall Crist

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    Me too!

    Now on to "2nd batch" speculation. Looks like DEMONIACS and RAPE OF THE VAMPIRE for sure.
     
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    hopefully Night of the Hunted too!!
     
  20. Marshall Crist

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    I bet you're right.

    Not that it's my favorite, but I am hoping for TWO ORPHAN VAMPIRES. It has been under-served so far on home video, IMO.
     

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