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Old 06-06-03, 01:48 AM
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More Koch-Lorber DVD News....

Koch Lorber Films has sealed a multi-title video distribution deal with Empire Pictures that includes an eight-pic package and an output arrangement for the New York based arthouse boutique's upcoming releases.

Initial titles under the pact include Patrice Chereau's Berlin fest Golden Bear-winning erotic drama "Intimacy"; Bertrand Tavernier's WWII French film-industry drama "Safe Conduct"; and Diane Kurys' romantic period piece "Children of the Century," starring Juliette Binoche as writer Georges Sand.

Empire president Edmondo Schwartz said, "With Richard Lorber's expertise in the specialty film arena, Koch Lorber's impressive staff and their new 100,000-square-foot fully automated distribution facility, we are confident we will be able to maximize potential video revenue for our titles."

The pact coincides with the launch of Koch Lorber's DVD label dedicated to recent and classic world cinema, independent documentaries, music and the performing arts.

The company was formed earlier this year by industry vet Lorber, formerly of Fox Lorber, and independent music distributor and record company Koch Entertainment, founded by Michael Koch.


(Glad to hear "Children of the Century" is coming to DVD, although I'm sure it will be the edited version that was cut by about 20 minutes for US release.)
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Old 06-06-03, 02:18 AM
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Its nice that kock lorber is releasing these things.

I'm just hoping they don't make the same mistakes they did with fox lorber...Namely...Making dvds with suck ass transfers.

Because quite frankly, that would, let's say, suck ass.
I won't be too haste too judge. I mean that would be wrong.
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Old 06-06-03, 02:59 AM
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skeptical...but still hopeful

Originally posted by bjackson
Empire president Edmondo Schwartz said, "With Richard Lorber's expertise in the specialty film arena, Koch Lorber's impressive staff and their new 100,000-square-foot fully automated distribution facility, we are confident we will be able to maximize potential video revenue for our titles."
I am not sure if Mr. Schwartz has actually viewed any Fox Lorber dvds. If he had viewed some, then he might have formed a more negative opinion. Moreover, maximizing "potential video revenue" is different than producing quality dvds. However, I do not want to be too harsh on Koch Lorber. Rather, I simply hope that Koch Lorber turns out quality discs as opposed to Mr. Lorber's previous company endeavors (i.e., Fox Lorber). I am looking forward to the Koch Lorber R1 release of "La Dolce Vita." Alas, I wish Criterion owned the rights to this title; nevertheless, I sure hope it turns out to be a quality disc.
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Old 06-06-03, 05:38 AM
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SO SUPER WEAK DUDES...

LORBER STRIKES BACK! THE END IS NEAR.

I'm glad I got the R2 LA DOLCE VITA...
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If they simply copy the R2 counterparts of the titles mentioned they will be ok as the R2 versions are OUTSTANDING.

I own Tavernier's Safe Conduct (from artificial eye) and the disc is flawless....we all know about the Italian La Dolce Vita.

I think that these titles will give a great opportunity for us to quickly conclude whether or not there is some chance for them....If the Binoche movie is cut...that shall be more of a sign for you. Period!!!!
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I just got word from a rep at Koch Lorber that they will be releasing the full, uncut French theatrical version of "Children of the Century" starring Juliette Binoche. This version is far superior to the butchered version that Empire Pictures released in the US last year.
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BJACKSON:


YOU just made my day!!! Thank you for the great news!!

Now, let's hope for a good, clean, anamorphic transfer!!!
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Originally posted by bjackson
"Children of the Century"... This version is far superior to the butchered version that Empire Pictures released in the US last year.
Great news. I saw the edited version earlier this year and liked it enough to purchase. Can't wait to watch the whole thing.
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coverwork for Children of the Century:
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0...1.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

and it is up for pre-order!!

CAN NOT WAIT!!!!
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Damn, they need to focus on La Dolce Vita and release it already.
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Originally posted by theneobez
Damn, they need to focus on La Dolce Vita and release it already.
I know.....we've waited long enough!
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just wanted to confirm that Children of the Century is indeed the longer French cut shown at Cannes. Great film.




On a side note Koch will also be releasing the remake of Le Bossu
with Daniel Auteuil on 3/9

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Now, let's hope for a good, clean, anamorphic transfer!!!
[Lorber]
Antrhopomorphic? ... You want us to add talking animals to the movie? Well, OK then. The customer is always right. We'll hire some of those animators that Disney fired and fix the movie right up.
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...I suppose you have a point there. Though Children of the Century has a pretty decent transfer (far from being what I wanted).
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