Exclusive First Look: Twilight Time May/June 2014 Releases

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  1. ROclockCK

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    I recall mention of The Effect of Gamma Rays... about a year or so ago Eddie, but wasn't the other one just 5 Fingers without 'Dr. T'?
     
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    Great selection, variety, some true classics. I will be upgrading to BD on several of them, The Train, Fate is the Hunter, The Mechanic, The Man From Laramie, and finally obtaining Two Rode Together, an outstanding film.
     
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    Yes, it was. I'm getting my Columbia titles with the terms "5"(,000) and "Fingers" in them mixed up.

    Though now I think they should just do both!

    Another question for Twilight Time:

    Two Rode Together was only just released in a "John Ford: The Columbia Films" DVD box set from TCM, so it's strange to see it so soon from a different distributor on Blu-ray (not that I'm complaining!). Is there a chance any of the other films featured in that box set will be making their way to Twilight Time Blu-ray in the future?
     
  4. ROclockCK

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    Probably The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T is just awaiting some 'happy finger method' playing by 'Dr. Crisp' and his band. I do hope we eventually see that one on Blu...its Technicolor was quite the trip.
     
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    5 Fingers won't happen. Twilight Time said over a year ago that it was dropped due to poor elements, same with April Love.
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    I'd buy that on blu.
     
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    Me too...saw it broadcast on the MGM HD channel and it looked great! Will be glad to throw away the non 16:9 dvd release.
     
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    Same here.
     
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    Nice diverse list of movies. Looking forward to getting The Train and Man from Laramie.
     
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    That's what it says on IMDB, but the UK DVD has a running time of 128 minutes (according to Amazon.UK) so I'm skeptical that there has ever been a 140 minute version. If there had been a 140 minute version, I would expect that there would be some complaints about the UK DVD, but I don't see any.
     
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    And this is why Twilight Time is the best video label out there!
     
  11. Robert Crawford

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    I imagine that no matter what list of titles TT releases, somebody, somewhere will have the same reaction. You just can't please everybody as our tastes in films are too diverse.
     
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    Definitely want the Thunderbirds double feature. I hope the DVD extras get ported over. The DVD transfers were framed really tight compared to the letterboxed LD's, so it will be interesting to see how these turn out.
     
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    Dear Twilight Time.

    Please stop releasing absolutely superb, must-buy films.

    Signed
    My Bank Manager















    Rollerball for me. My list of top 100 films not on Blu-ray Disc is now below 15, and TT are very much to thank for that.

    A little advance information on how it looks/sounds would be very much appreciated.

    Steve W
     
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    THE TRAIN! Slowly, the United Artists stuff that MGM released letterboxed but not 16x9 on DVD is trickling out. For a while, MGM itself was giving us some of this (SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT) and Criterion has brought out 12 ANGRY MEN, KISS ME DEADLY, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and a number of others.

    But the rather long list of UA widescreen titles not yet available on Blu-ray remains formidable:

    Alamo, The (1960)
    Bananas
    Best Man, The
    Birdman Of Alcatraz, The
    Bride Wore Black, The
    Coming Home
    Days Of Wine and Roses
    Defiant Ones, The
    Dogs of War, The
    End, The
    Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex...
    Exodus
    Funny Thing Happened To Me On the Way to the Forum, A
    Great Train Robbery, The (1978)
    Hound Of the Baskervilles (1959)
    I Want To Live!
    Jack the Giant Killer
    Judgment At Nuremberg
    Juggernaut
    Kiss Before Dying, A (1955)
    Lenny
    Love and Death
    Magic Sword, The
    Man With the Golden Arm, The
    Marty
    Miracle Worker, The
    Moby Dick (1956)
    Night Of the Shooting Stars
    Night They Raided Minsky's, The
    Offence, The
    One Two Three
    On the Beach
    Party, The
    Pink Panther (entire series)
    Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, The
    Red River
    Return Of A Man Called Horse, The
    Semi-Tough
    Small Change (aka Pocket Money)
    Smile
    Stardust Memories
    Story Of Adele H., The
    Support Your Local Sheriff/Gunfighter
    Thieves Like Us
    Tom Jones
    Topkapi
    Trapeze
    Unforgiven, The (1960)
    Vikings, The
    What's New Pussycat?
    Who'll Stop the Rain?
    Wild Child, The
    Witness For the Prosecution
    Women In Love
    World Of Henry Orient, The

    ...plus scores more that other people here might add.

    I hope that, between Criterion, Twilight Time and other indie labels, a good chunk of the above titles can be added to our shelves.
     
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    Yeah Dick, what a great catalogue, & it hasn't had much joy with its various owners, some very poor DVD's & not many Blu-ray releases. A few I'd like not on your list.The Vikings '58Run silent, Run Deep '58The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Hammer)'59Taras Bulba '62Kings Of The Sun '63Irma La Douce '63The Seventh Dawn '64633 Squadron '64The Knack '65The Charge Of The Light Brigade '68The Bridge At Remagen '69The Music Lovers '71The Honkers '72 - This one is like a lost movieIf I had to pick a top five it would be:The VikingsThe AlamoA Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The ForumThe Charge Of The Light BrigadeThe Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
     
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    Great lists, Dick and Billy. Add to that How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

    There are very few films in those MGM/UA lists that I wouldn't want.
     
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    I am so excited by these releases. I have been dying to replace my old non-anamorphic dvd's of Rollerball and The Train. It makes me so happy that so many of the movies on my want lists are coming out properly. My dream titles would honestly be Alamo Roadshow cut and Hallelujah Trail 2:76 ratio blu, but we all know that MGM has not remastered those yet..and I'm not sure, but I don't think TT can request that MGM remasters titles....it'd be great if they had that clout but I doubt it. Hopefully both of those come out before it is too late to remaster them successfully. I never in a million years imagined that It's a Mad Mad Mad World would come out in it's roadshow cut..so I suppose anything is possible.
    To get back to wanted titles...I've seen these in HD prints around the channels, so hopefully these can maybe come out.
    Meteor- I LOVE disaster flicks and this is a guilty pleasure of mine. I have the PAL dvd from Germany but can't watch it..the Pal speedup is noticable.
    The Great Train Robbery- Love the book and love the movie. It needs a upgrade from the old 4x3 LBX dvd.
    Moby Dick- A classic that has not even been in OAR on dvd. A widescreen upgrade would be most appreciated.
    Judgement at Nuremberg, Inherit the Wind, On the Beach, The Defiant Ones, Pride and the Passion. All of these Kramer titles were 4x3 LBX on dvd. Upgrade needed stat :)
    Convoy- A favorite Peckinpah of mine that has been mistreated on dvd. MGM has shown a 16:9 2:35 proper HD master..while it doesn't look amazing...it would still be better than the cruddy dvd's...and my pal spedup german dvd.
    Hound of the Baskervilles.- One of my all time favorites. Have heard that the HD master on MGM HD looks phenomenal..why not share the love to those who can't get that channel :(
    On the Fox front..I'd love to get Strange Days blu-ray. A favorite sci-fi of mine that has only had a 4x3 LBX dvd from the early days of the format.

    I can think of a TON more, but this would be a good start.
     
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    Fantastic list, RIck. I would love to see any of these released. And wouldn't it be especially nice if Criterion could reconstruct the roadshow version of "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" the way they recently did "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World?"
     
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    "Where's Poppa?" would also be a great addition to Dick and Billy's lists.
     
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    It's not an MGM/UA title, but it would be great also to see "The Three Worlds of Gulliver" released. The other three films Ray Harryhausen made with Bernard Herrmann (greatest film composer ever) have also been released (Sinbad, Island, Jason), it would be nice to have a complete set.
     
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