Twilight Time Announces Releases Sept/Oct/Nov, 2013

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  1. kingofthejungle

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    The French Carlotta BD of Violent Saturday looks superb, has optional subtitles, and some pretty terrific extras (in English to boot!). It's also cheaper than the Twilight Time disc, even with shipping. Unless you're locked into Region A or absolutely must have the isolated score, it's hard to imagine a reason for waiting on the TT disc.
     
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    Actually, I was just expanding on your post ahollis, not really repudiating it. And it was also written in haste, so I probably wasn't as clear as I should have been about the transfer of Violent Saturday for Twilight Time's DVD. You're correct; it wasn't a great transfer, being both SD and letterboxed, but the "source element" Fox was working from - the film itself - did seem to be in very good shape, which is the only thing that made this letterboxed DVD even watchable. So not an ideal presentation, but at least a reassurance that Fox had something pretty decent to go back to for a new HD harvest and transfer.

    And you're also correct, by the year 2011, buying a letterboxed transfer of a 'Scope title on DVD was a non-starter for most serious fans and collectors, which is no doubt why this title has languished in sales. Still of value for its Friedhofer IST, but I hope it does get redone for Blu.
     
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  3. ahollis

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    Sorry I miss understood. We are on the same page on most if not all things. Always enjoy your posts.
     
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    Ditto. :cool:
     
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    It was filmed in 70mm, So a good Blu-Ray transfer might be a buy for me.
     
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    This is the one I rode across town to see, only to find the print never showed up!!! City bus rides are no fun.
     
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    Also "Ash Wednesday"
     
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    Croninberg's Fly remake was a hit. He remade Fly II also.
     
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    Which aint bad.
     
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    The last time I saw this on TCM it looked ok, but a little dark.
     
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    Oliver was filmed in 35mm Panavision and had 70mm blowup prints made.
     
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    This is so tiresome. I just went to amazon France to see just how much cheaper. The disc, which, when you put it in your cart is actually a bit cheaper than the listed price, is about fourteen euros - regular shipping is 8.50 euros - in US dollars that comes out to approximately $28.50. So, yes, you're saving a whopping five or six bucks (with shipping) and not supporting a company that's been putting out catalog titles that no one else would touch with a barge pole. It's amusing to watch the glee with which such posts as these are done.
     
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    Bruce,

    I'm not buying neither, but to be fair in this case, Violent Saturday DVD from TT is a non-anamorphic presentation of a CinemaScope film. That little nugget is why I haven't bought that title from TT. As to the French release, I never heard of that company so I'm not sure of the PQ of that BD so I won't be buying that release either. I can only hope that TT or Fox revisit this title for a BD release and do so with a proper widescreen presentation that is not 4 x 3 letterbox. Also, the TT DVD is 19.95 plus shipping which is cheaper than the French BD in my estimate.
     
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    Sorry I wasn't clear - TT is releasing a blu-ray of Violent Saturday - that's what the poster I was responding to was talking about. Wasn't talking about the DVD at all - that was from their self-admitted learning curve and they learned quickly not to do that again. The transfer on the Carlotta is very nice just as that very same transfer will be very nice on the TT blu-ray release. The poster to whom I was responding was gleefully cheering how much cheaper it is to get the Carlotta blu-ray - I don't consider five or six bucks that much "cheaper."
     
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    There is no anamorphic on blu ray, do you mean they released it in pan and scan. ?
     
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    It's coming on Blu.
     
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    I was referring to the DVD that Twilight released a couple of years ago. Twilight has indicated they plan to revisit the title as a Blu. The DVD was widescreen non-anamorphic.
     
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    I see, well they wouldn't get away with that on blu ray, i'm sure it will be a good release and original aspect ratio.
     
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    They learned their lesson quickly and immediately announced they will not release a title unless presented correctly. If it is anything like their past Blu-ray releases it will be very good
     

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