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Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 02 Jul 2018, 12:36
by Jox
lt.brannigan wrote:Hopefully Jox doesn't mind me scooping him

Not at all, please do!

Thank you for the heads up, that's cool! Even though the film is not that great, I'd be glad if you we could finally have a proper HD release and most of all in its original widescreen aspect ratio, and even though I don't have any release from them yet Kino Lorber seems to do a good job technically and often provides special features for both old classics and cult genre flicks (not that I expect a special edition of THE MINION haha, but a decent transfer will do!).

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 02 Jul 2018, 18:24
by lt.brannigan
I have quite few of their releases, and they usually do a pretty good job. However for The Minion, I think, we will only get the Trailer as a special feature. The real treat will be seeing it in HD in correct aspect ratio.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 00:43
by lt.brannigan
Just a quick update straight from Kino themselves.

Will be out in 2019. Most likely February or March.


Waiting on confirmation that it will be Blu-Ray.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 01:36
by lt.brannigan
And just got confirmation, that it will be DVD and Blu-Ray.

Both, brand new HD master.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 02:27
by Jox
Nice! 8)

All we need now to close the 1985-1998 period is COVER-UP and BLACKJACK.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 03:05
by lt.brannigan
Would be nice to get those and Storm Catcher as well.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 18 Sep 2018, 09:39
by Jox
JILL RIPS over STORM CATCHER for me ;)

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2018, 01:41
by Uncle Jake
lt.brannigan wrote:And just got confirmation, that it will be DVD and Blu-Ray.

Both, brand new HD master.


Any word on whether we will get both versions of the film? I’d kill to get the Hong Kong version with the alternate opening.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2018, 06:04
by lt.brannigan
I wouldn't hold my breath. I mean this is still Disney we're talking about here.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2018, 11:56
by Jox
I don't think Disney/Touchstone has the US rights anymore.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 20 Sep 2018, 12:36
by lt.brannigan
It's part of a package deal that Kino did with them. I'll post the relevant bit.

Last week we announced the remaining ABC and Selznick titles - To put a stop to all these speculations, we're sharing the list of the remaining/unannounced Touchstone/Hollywood titles currently under license to KL - some will be released as special editions, others regular (with maybe one extra or none) and some we'll most likely not release, at least not for a while.

Another Stakeout (1993)
Aspen Extreme (1993)
Before and After (1996)
Billy Bathgate (1991)
D.O.A. (1988)
Doctor, The (1991)
Duets (2000)
Father Hood (1993)
Gone Fishin’ (1997)
Good Mother, The (1988)
Green Card (1990)
Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)
Gun Shy (2000)
Heartbreak Hotel (1988)
Hello Again (1987)
High Heels, Low Lifes (2001)
Holy Man (1998)
An Innocent Man (1989)
It’s Pat – The Movie (1994)
Jefferson in Paris (1995)
Just Visiting (2001)
Kazaam (1996)
Last Dance (1996)
Life with Mikey (1993)
Mad Love (1995)
Marrying Man (1991)
The Minion (1998)
Money for Nothing (1993)
Mumford (1999)
Mr. Wrong (1996)
My Boyfriend’s Back (1993)
My Science Project (1985)
New Port South (2001)
New York Stories (1989)
Nixon (1995)
Paradise (1991)
Playing God (1997)
The Puppet Masters (1994)
The Scarlet Letter (1995)
A Simple Twist of Fate (1994)
Spaced Invaders (1990)
Stella (1990)
A Stranger Among Us (1992)
Summer of Sam (1999)
Swing vote (2008)
Terminal Velocity (1994)
Unstrung Heroes (1995)
Veronica Guerin (2003)
War at Home, The (1996)
Washington Square (1997)
White Squall (1996)


EDIT: While it's not produced by Disney or their various studios proper, they somehow acquired it and still have it based on what I was going back through and reading.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 20:15
by Jox
Kino Lorber will release THE MINION on March 19 from a new 2K master, and with audio commentary by director Jean-Marc Piché ! :shock: 8)
That alone is worth it despite the film being very flawed and problematic in many ways.
https://www.facebook.com/KinoLorberStud ... 9422091954?

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EDIT:
https://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=24388

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 20 Dec 2018, 21:39
by bomaz
Well, to say that it is unexpected is an understatement. I think I might buy this one :D

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 21 Dec 2018, 07:07
by lt.brannigan
I don't have to think about it. This is a no brainer.

Re: THE MINION (Jean-Marc Piché, 1998)

PostPosted: 21 Dec 2018, 22:46
by Jox