Film Chest, in conjunction with HD Cinema Classics and Virgil Films, has announced Kansas City Confidential for Blu-ray release on February 15, 2011. This 1952 film noir is is a taut and gritty melodrama, and reportedly the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino┤s Reservoir Dogs. It has been "digitally restored in high definition from original 35 mm film assets" and will include a new 5.1 surround sound mix.
Special features include:
Before-and-after film restoration demo
Collectible postcard reproduction of the original movie poster
For one brief, dyslexic, tired moment, I thought it said "Kitchen Confidential" was coming to Blu-ray. That would be sweet too. Show was funny. hey I've been up 22 hours. This was the last thing I check before bed.
I'm very excited for both these movies too. Let's hope image quality is up to snuff. At the very least, recent or new 2K scans of first generation elements (or the copy from the Library of Congress, or something like that), without digital tampering. I don't care if there are some specks or a few shots look worse, etc. I don't ask for more.