Your Twilight Time/MGM wishlist?

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  1. John Hermes

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    The Australian Taras Bulba BD is mono, although is certainly seems like the MGM DVD was in stereo, as I recall. I don't have it anymore, I gave it away after I got the BD.
     
  2. Stefan Andersson

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    +1 for Bound for Glory.

    Hound of the Baskervilles, 1959

    Flight of the Phoenix, 1965

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    Duel at Diablo

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    What's sad about them neglecting ESTHER AND THE KING is that a recent very nice looking German DVD was released and indicates that a really lovely print does exist of the film. SONS AND LOVERS would be wonderful, too, as would FRANCIS OF ASSISI, which after a recent viewing I've come to really appreciate. Take a look at one of the region free Oppo BD players, I have one and just love it. There are several ebay companies who specialize in them.
     
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    AFAIK, the DVD was also mono. But I've never owned it, so I can't confirm.
    Any domestic BD of Esther and the King could be struck from that master, if it is an HD scan. Nick Redman and his team would also have to dig through the Fox vaults to find the music tracks on any of the three aforementioned titles, since AFAIK the scores have never made it to CD. The reason I'm doubtful of any release of Sons and Lovers by TT is because Fox released a MOD disc of it. Even though it is (I believe) in anamorphic widescreen, an HD release of this Jack Cardiff film would be welcome.
     
  5. Charles Ellis

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    One instantly comes to mind- a cult classic, but a personal favorite: Lord Love a Duck. That's my #1 choice
     
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    Reviews say stereo from a mono track. Amazon says stereo also.
     
  7. davidHartzog

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  8. donidarko

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    Shampoo (1975, Columbia)Coming Home (1978, UA)Foxes (1980, UA)The Killing of Sister George (1969, UA)Semi-Tough (1977, UA)An Unmarried Woman (1978, 20th Fox)Harry & Tonto (1974, 20th Fox)Interiors (1978, UA)Hardcore (1979, Columbia)Only When I Laugh (1981, Columbia)Modern Romance (1981, Columbia)9 To 5 (1980, 20th Fox)
     
  9. Jobla

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    I second HARDCORE, and will add OBSESSION (Brian De Palma).
     
  10. Moe Dickstein

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    Obsession is available region free from Arrow in the UK
     
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    The Obsession BD from Arrow looks great, and there are numerous extras, inc. a copy of the shooting script. Expensive, but worth the $.
     
  12. Jobla

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    True, but the Arrow disc doesn't present Bernard Hermann's great score on an isolated audio track. That is what I would like from Twilight Time, a domestic Blu-ray with Herrmann's score isolated.
     
  13. Billy Batson

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    Ah, but does the isolated music track still exist? I can't help but think that if it did it would have been released on CD by now. Maybe the album tracks are all that's left.
     
  14. Mark Pytel

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    I second that Hound of the Baskervilles needs to come out! Also really want a blu of Crichton's Great Train Robbery and Sean Connery's Meteor. All of these had shoddy non-anamorphic releases and need a proper release.
    Also really want Race for the Yankee Zephyr which has never been released in the USA but an HD print has shown on MGM HD in beautiful scope!
    Convoy..also never properly released and shown in HD on MGM HD and Netflix.
    The Killer Elite..while has a good French Bluray..I'd much rather get a USA release so that more can enjoy it.
    Anything John Frankenheimer..so really want The Train, Birdman of Alcatraz. Also would want Holcroft Covenant, but I have yet to see it in 16:9 or HD anywhere so I'm assuming a new master does not exist.
    My Dream titles are Hallelujah Trail in 2:76 ratio and Alamo Roadshow cut but I know that Hallelujah and Alamo have yet to be restored sadly.
    Lots of Stanley Kramer such as On the Beach, inherit the Wind, The Defiant Ones, and Judgement and Nuermburg all need better releases.
    Mr. Mom is a guilty pleasure that has never had 16;9 in USA but has been on MGM HD.
    For Blaxploitation I'd love to get I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Coffy, Cotton Comes to Harlem, and Hammer. These have all been shown in HD on MGM HD.
    Fuzz and Gator for as I am a huge Burt fan and Gator is a scophttp://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/324582-your-twilight-timemgm-wishlist/page-16e movie that was never released properly here in USA. needs a region 1 release!
    Yours Mine and Ours is a great comedy that has never gotten dvd respect..here in the usa. Has a proper HD master shown on MGM HD.
    Audrey Rose
    And finally for my Chuck Norris guilty pleasures...An Eye for an Eye and Delta Force 2 have never been widescreen in USA and both have widescreen masters on other region dvd's and have been shown in HD.

    I know I listed a ton of titles, but I would honestly purchase all of them as the past dvd releases left a lot to be desired. I say if the new master exists and is just sitting there...why NOT release it. This is what Twilight Time does best. Look at the wonderful Egyptian release. Fox had TWO masters just waiting to be used. I have most of Twilight's releases and am more than excited for what lies ahead. With all of the wonderful releases coming from all the various companies including Twilight it truly is a great time to be a classic film lover!
    Sayonara
    A Pocket Full of Miracles and Hole in the Head for Frank Capra scope films. Those had shoddy 4x3 widescreen dvd's and need something better!
     
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    The old Pioneer Special Edition laserdisc had an isolated score track, so yes it does exist.
     
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    I would LOVE a blu of Yours Mine and Ours. Hell, I'd even take a decent anamorphic dvd.
     
  17. Al Schweiger

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    I'd love to have "Porgy and Bess"
     
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