Exclusive First Look: Twilight Time May/June 2014 Releases

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  1. Bob Cashill

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    There's a UK Blu of Convoy.
     
  2. Ed Lachmann

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    Just would like to add a couple to Dick and Billy Batson's wonderful lists, which contain some of my all time favorites I'm also hoping for BARABBAS, SOLOMON AND SHEBA, KINGS OF THE SUN, NEVER ON SUNDAY and ESTHER AND THE KING. These want lists must do some good. After all, they seemed to help with THE UNINVITED, CAVALCADE, KHARTOUM, and THE WAR LORD. But, at the very top of my list is THE VIKINGS.
     
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    I share the enthusiasm for some MGM DVD upgrades. Some of their early DVDs flat out sucked, and I've been waiting a long time for an upgrade.
     
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    Yes, yes and a thousand times yes!
     
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    I'm going to take a stab at some more titles (apologies if any have been previously entered):

    Adventures of Robinson Crusoe
    Beat the Devil
    Baby Face Nelson
    God's Little Acre
    Man of the West
    Separate Tables
    Elmer Gantry
    Inherit the Wind
    Lilies of the Field
    Kiss Me, Stupid
    The Fortune Cookie
    A Thousand Clowns
    Lord Love a Duck
    The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming
    The Whisperers
    How I Won the War
    Alice's Restaurant
    The Bed-Sitting Room
    The Happy Ending
    Mississippi Mermaid
    Where's Poppa?
    Cold Turkey
    What's the Matter with Helen?
    The Hospital
    Duck, You Sucker!
    The Long Goodbye
    Bound for Glory
     
  6. TonyD

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    What's with all the lists? If TT ever releases any of them it would take many years.Isn't there a thread already for those lists.Anyway.What is this movie The Firm?Is that something more then a few hundred people will buy?
     
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    GODS LITTLE ACRE is already out on Blu Check Amazon.
     
  8. Billy Batson

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    Yup, quite right. I love lists, read & compiling them, but this thread got a bit side-tracked, & it's not just TT that releases MGM (United Artists), & there's Germany & France releases as well. I agree with Ed, top of my list is, The Vikings. In fact I agree with Ed a lot, if he was picking films to release I'd be cash poor, but movie rich!
     
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    Not one mention of Dan O'Bannon's THE RESURRECTED (1989)...I would have thought there would have been at least a few fans of this fun little horror item starring Chris Sarandon. Apparently it was recut against O'Bannon's wishes, and there was an effort at one point to get MGM to let Dan restore the film to its intended form, but that never happened, and now that Dan's dead, it never will I guess. So, I'm presuming this will be the usual version. It'll be nice to see it in pristine quality in any case.
     
  10. Mark Cappelletty

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    The RESURRECTED here looks to be a wartime drama starring a young David Thewlis-- not the Dan O'Bannon horror movie.
     
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    ANYTHING BEST PICTURE NOMINATED, PLEASE!! :)
     
  12. Kevin EK

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    The Firm (2009) is a soccer movie directed by Nick Love. (Excuse me, a football movie...)


    I'm actually wondering about Rollerball. Will this Blu have any of the special features we had on the previously released DVDs? If it does, I could be persuaded to get back in the game, so to speak.
     
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    Just saw this. A couple titles interest me, I'll have to see how the month pans out.
     
  14. Ronald Epstein

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    Press Release 05/01/2014​
    Twilight Time is excited to announce the worldwide Blu-Ray debut of Gerry Anderson’s storied saga of unparalleled adventure in Supermarionation – Not one but two!
    “THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO
    &
    THUNDERBIRDS 6”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 13TH, 2014
    “So who needs people? These handsome, stiff-necked, shiny-faced Thunderbirds puppets have broken spectacularly out of black-and-white TV and on to the cinema screen.” The Daily Mail
    “Of course, the cast are all puppets, the sets, models, and the story unabashed nonsense. But it’s great all the same…awesome.” The Sunday Express
    Thunderbirds Are Go (1966) and Thunderbird 6 (1968) are the cinematic evolution of Gerry Anderson’s hugely popular British TV series, Thunderbirds (1965-66): a mix of puppetry (via the patented Supermarionation process, which allowed synchronization of dialogue with marionette movement), sci-fi futurism, action-adventure, and undeniably fabulous Sixties-era design. Both films weave tales of the adventures of the Tracy Family, a father and five sons who, with the assistance of the glamorous British agent Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, run International Rescue, an elite team who roam the globe—and beyond—in a humanitarian effort to help their fellow men.
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    Press Release 05/01/2014​
    Twilight Time is excited to announce the Blu-Ray debut of Norman Jewison’s fascinating take on the future of power sport and it’s impact on humanity!
    “ROLLERBALL”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 13TH, 2014
    “Sensational futuristic drama…stars James Caan in an excellent performance as a famed athlete who fights for his identity and free will.”Variety
    “The questions raised about the relationship between corporate power and sporting events are valid and intriguing…Caan and Richardson are excellent, and the rollerball sequences are fast-paced and interesting.”—TV Guide
    Rollerball (1975) posits a dystopian future (2018!) in which war has been replaced by the titular game, a gladiatorial spectacle of violence that helps keep the global populace entertained and anesthetized. Director Norman Jewison and writer William Harrison further give us an athletic champion, Jonathan E (the great James Caan), whose individual expertise defeats the worldwide corporate leadership’s design: to emphasize the futility of individual effort. Corporate bigwigs (icily incarnated by John Houseman) need Jonathan to retire, but Jonathan begins to have his own dangerous ideas.
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  16. Ronald Epstein

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    Press Release 05/01/2014​
    Twilight Time proudly announces the arrival of the long sought after JOHN FORD Western Classic, for the first time in stunning Blu-Ray!
    “TWO RODE TOGETHER”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 13TH, 2014
    “Only rarely in his long career has James Stewart matched the performance adorning…Two Rode Together. A memorable characterization, steeped in authenticity…a compelling film.”—Eugene Archer, The New York Times
    “Fresh sagebrush fiction, invading and surveying a relatively untapped corner of American history…disarmingly and authoritatively enacted by James Stewart.”Variety
    Two Rode Together (1961) offers the superb James Stewart’s first appearance in a film from the legendary director John Ford (the pair would go on to the likes of The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance). The result is a tough revisionist Western about a cynical frontier marshal (Stewart) who teams with a cavalry officer (Richard Widmark) to rescue a group of long-held white captives from a band of redoubtable Comanche. Also starring Shirley Jones, Linda Cristal, Andy Devine, and John McIntire, and featuring a score by George Duning.
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    Press Release 05/01/2014​
    Twilight Time proudly announces the second of our British Contemporary Classics – a film that pulls no punches – and for the first time in stunning Blu-Ray!
    “THE FIRM”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 13TH, 2014
    “Well made; there’s a persistent and welcome undercurrent of humour in the script…a reminder of Love’s undoubted talent and technique.”—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
    “Slick, evocative, and very violent…it nails the look of the 80s and comes with a great soundtrack.”
    —David Edwards, The Mirror
    The Firm (2009), writer-director Nick Love’s remake of Alan Clarke’s celebrated TV film, gives us an aimless young teen, Dom (the touching Calum McNab), who becomes obsessed with charismatic football hooligan Bex (the show-stealing Paul Anderson). Beset by hero worship, Dom finds himself involved in the violent activities of a football “firm”: a gang that finds its only passionate outlet in increasingly dangerous battles with other groups of sociopathically inclined fans.
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    Press Release 05/01/2014​
    Twilight Time is excited to announce the Blu-Ray debut of Ernest K. Gann’s electric and tension filled story of an ill-fated commercial flight, directed by the great Ralph Nelson!
    “FATE IS THE HUNTER”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MAY 13TH, 2014
    “Taught Direction…a thrilling experience with suspense mounting”… - Variety
    “Compelling… unpretentious entertainment, with a steady turnover of interesting characters”… - Glenn Erickson, DVD Talk
    From the best seller by Ernest K. Gann—author of The High and the MightyFate Is the Hunter (1964) details a horrific airplane crash and, in its aftermath, the desperate attempt to discover what brought plane, passengers, and crew to their fiery fate. Directed by Ralph Nelson, with superb black-and-white cinematography by Milton Krasner, this combination of disaster movie and mystery interweaves the stories of a dogged investigator (Glenn Ford), the doomed pilot (Rod Taylor), his bereaved girlfriend (Nancy Kwan), and the tragedy’s sole survivor (Suzanne Pleshette), building to a climax of breathtaking tension.
    Note: Specially included on this Blu-Ray edition of Fate Is the Hunter is:-​
    To Whom It May Concern: Ka Shen’s Journey - a poetic 2010 feature documentary about the life of co-star Nancy Kwan, directed by Brian Jamieson. - “TWO THUMBS UP” – Roger Ebert
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  19. FoxyMulder

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    On the BBFC site it mentions 141m and 31 seconds, then again they got the year wrong so it's credible they got the running time wrong and mixed up this film with an Indian one. I am guessing that maybe the data input was wrong for this title.

    http://bbfc.co.uk/releases/train-1970

    It goes to mention the 2003 release as being 132m and 7 seconds, after PAL speedup for DVD that's about 128 minutes, this sounds right. They get the date wrong and say it's from 1959, the above one seems to be from 1970, a different film perhaps. ?

    http://bbfc.co.uk/releases/train-1959

    After a bit more research i have found there is an Indian film called The Train from 1970, the running time is mentioned as 138 minutes on the IMDB site, so that's wrong too, on the BBFC site or IMDB, one of the two have it wrong, this film does fit though as 1970 is mentioned in the BBFC web page title for the link.

    Wikipedia mentions a 140m running time for The Train too, not entirely reliable i think.

    The film was released in the UK first according to Wikipedia, did they get that part right. ? If so could it be possible that the director trimmed the film for it's USA release and that version became the only one available for future re-releases. ?
     
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    Weak. All of those seem pretty mediocre. I'd like to know any distinguishing features of any of these movies because nothing looks $30 tempting.
     

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