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TCM Vault - Back Street (Double Feature)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Dave B Ferris, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Dave B Ferris

    Dave B Ferris Well-Known Member

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    Is this new double feature pressed or burned (MOD)? Also, will the new Jean Arthur collection be pressed? Thank you.
     
  2. John Stell

    John Stell Well-Known Member

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    The Back Street double feature is pressed for now. Once TCM/Movies Unlimited sell out of the intial pressing I believe future copies will be burned.


    Can't help you with the Jean Arthur question.
     
  3. Dave B Ferris

    Dave B Ferris Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I just placed my order directly with Movies Unlimited for the Back Street double feature, which I'm thinking *should* (fingers-crossed) place me safely in the initial pressing.
     
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    Dave, where have you read about this Jean Arthur Collection? This is complete news for me. What are the titles that will be part of this set?
     
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    It's on preorder on the TCM website Indeed, this is news! And it's being released on Oct 17!! For 34.99, it includes Adventure in Manhattan, More Than a Secretary, The Impatient Years, and Public Menace.
     
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    It's up for sale on the TCM website (October 17 release): THE IMPATIENT YEARS (Arthur's final Columbia release), MORE THAN A SECRETARY, ADVENTURE IN MANHATTEN, the obscure PUBLIC MENACE. Video Distribution is getting more than incestuous: MGM =WB= Allied Artists=United Artists=Sony (Columbia)=Fox=Amazon=TCM=Universal=Paramount=Movies Unlimited=Critics Choice=Deep Discount.=Screen Archives Entertainment. Or variations thereof.
     
  7. Dave B Ferris

    Dave B Ferris Well-Known Member

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    JoHud and Charles already helpfully provided the answer. I will add this: I never read about the release, per se. Instead I have seen the same commercial (except I guess it would be a promo) numerous times on TCM, in between films. They show the actual cover art (presumably), along with clips from the various titles in the collection.
     
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    Received my Back Street DVD in today's mail and while I'm thrilled to have it, I must confess I was disappointed with the transfer of the 1961 film. Yes, it's in anamorphic wide screen (1.85) but the transfer is on the soft side and the colors aren't as vivid as they should be. It could have done with a bit of remastering to make the picture sharper and punch up the colors.
     
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    On TCM...It was a surprisingly sharp picture with really vivid colors.
     
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    Got the set today and it is pressed. However, this may be for a limited time. If it works like the Universal program, TCM has a limited pressing done and when they sell out they go to burned copies. So if you want the pressed set and can afford it, now's the time to get it.
     

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