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Twilight Time Announces January/February 2014 Releases

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Mark Walker

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    I should probably just hand my wallet over to TT based on what they have in the queue.

    Frankly, I am just glad SOMEONE is releasing earlier Woody Allen work (as actor or director) on Blu-ray. I think Woody Allen might not want to go the Criterion route, because he wants his films to be "bare bones," with no bonus features, though I can image the isolated film score will not upset him.

    As for TT's Blu-ray of The Egyptian, I am very glad I purchased it. The commentary track on that TT release is a fantastic, film-nerd treat.
     
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  2. lukejosephchung

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    Pre-ordered all 3 of their Nov. 12th releases today...looking forward especially to "Jane Eyre"...
     
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    I ran a very good print of ZULU in the 80's @ The Hippodrome Theatre in Balto.,Md. Only trouble was the Japanese subtitles on the left side of the screen!!! :huh:
     
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    A very recent Facebook post by TT said they had "several of his films in the pipeline" so it looks like TT will end up the primary purveyor of all films Woody Allen and not much else will come through MGM. Tough I guess it may depend on what their definition of "several " is.
     
  5. stevenHa

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    While we wait for these releases, I'd be curious to hear Robert Harris's views on the Paramount vs TT versions of Zulu as to which might be closer to the original film version.
     
  6. Ronald Epstein

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    Press Release 01/01/2014​
    January 22nd 2014 represents the 50th anniversary of the film's London Premiere, and the 135th anniversary of the actual battle at Rorke's Drift...
    Twilight Time is proud to coincide these important dates with the long awaited US Blu-Ray release of….
    “ZULU”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22ND, 2014
    “Refreshes the spirit with its straightforward celebration of valor, tenacity, and honor among men.” Time Magazine
    Zulu is a lulu! A Technicolor, Technirama torrent of action that really is, like they say in the movies, colossal! More imagination, sweep, and excitement than any similar saga…Zulu is a treat for eye, ear, and scalp.” Playboy
    “As if a good poem were being made out of very familiar vocabulary.” —Stanley Kauffman, The New Republic
    Zulu (1964), director Cy Endfield’s magnificent epic about the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, pits a tiny force of some 150 British colonials against the massive power of 4000 Zulu warriors, and comes up with a classic film about honor and valor in the face of outrageous odds. Starring Stanley Baker, Michael Caine (in the role that made him an international force to be reckoned with), Jack Hawkins, Nigel Green, and James Booth, the film is a unique combination of boy’s own adventure and potent anti-war sentiment. Featuring a sterling score by the one and only John Barry.
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  7. Ronald Epstein

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    Press Release 01/01/2014​
    Twilight Time announces the exciting First Time ever BLU-RAY release of Shakespeare’s epic tragedy – now a visceral motion picture of unforgettable power…
    “TITUS”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2014
    “Shattering…a coup de cinema…a fine, provocative film. Titus makes the best possible argument for a cautionary drama that contemplates the absolute worst in us.”
    —Stephen Holden, The New York Times
    “Hopkins is a magnificent Titus…Boldly imagined and brimming with passion, this is a striking addition to the Shakespeare filmography.” Time Out London
    “This is the film Shakespeare’s play deserves, and perhaps even a little more.” —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
    Julie Taymor’s stunningly cinematic adaptation of William Shakespeare’s first tragedy, Titus (1999), stars Anthony Hopkins as a noble but misguided Roman general who finds himself ensnared in an unwinnable war of vengeance with an implacable barbarian queen (Jessica Lange). With its time-bending mix of elements from Ancient Rome, Fascist Italy, Fifties America, and Punk Britain, this radical reimagining of a theatrical classic offers a dark vision of violence, murder, rape, and revenge.
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  8. Ronald Epstein

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    Press Release 01/01/2014​
    Twilight Time announces the exciting First Time ever BLU-RAY release of one of the greatest epic motion pictures of all time…
    “KHARTOUM”
    Limited Edition BLU-RAY Release​
    Only 3,000 units available at​
    Once they are gone – they are gone!​
    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, JANUARY 21ST, 2014
    “An action-filled entertainment pic which contrasts personal nobility with political expediency. The colorful production builds in spectacular display…Charlton Heston and Laurence Olivier propel towards inevitable tragedy the drama of two sincere opponents.” Variety
    “Some mighty handsome scenery and some roaring battle happenings…these are things that are beautifully and excitingly shown in this film.” The New York Times
    Khartoum (1966), directed by Basil Dearden and written by Robert Ardrey, is an historical epic about the ill-fated expedition of British General Charles Gordon (Charlton Heston) in late-19th-century Sudan, an attempt to halt the incursion of the fanatical Muslim leader, Muhammad Ahmad (Laurence Olivier), the self-styled Mahdi (“The Expected One”). This action-adventure yarn, chock-full of thrilling battle sequences, stunning desert landscapes, and fascinating political intrigue led by British Prime Minister Gladstone (Ralph Richardson), is one of the last of its breed: a large-scale roadshow extravaganza with an all-star cast.
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  9. Keith Cobby

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    Will Man in the Dark also have a 2-D copy?
     
  10. lukejosephchung

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    Yes...it's included in the TTE release...
     
  11. RolandL

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    It's great that Twilight is releasing Khartoum. I was just checking my Cinerama web site for how many weeks Khartoum, Hallelujah Trail and the Greatest Story Ever Told (I think all owned by MGM) played at various Cinerama movie theatres. Khartoum and Hallelujah Trail were about the same but Greatest Story Ever Told would double or triple that number for the same theatre.

    Examples:

    Indiana theatre
    27 weeks Greatest Story Ever Told
    09 weeks Hallelujah Trail
    07 weeks Khartoum

    NY Warner theatre
    43 weeks Greatest Story Ever Told
    13 weeks Khartoum

    Pittsburgh Warner theatre
    19 weeks Greatest Story Ever Told
    12 weeks Hallelujah Trail
    07 weeks Khartoum
     
  12. lionel59

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    Fascinating details re the above films. It would indicate that GREATEST STORY was more popular than legend would indicate. I saw it as a child here in Melbourne at the Plaza, which was our Cinerama theater. I also saw THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE BROTHERS GRIMM and HOW THE WEST WAS WON there in their initial seasons. (Although I was six or under for these screenings, I still remember certain scenes from each movie)
    I'm guessing that the long production schedule which was fraught with mishap and bad weather inflated its cost and thus it came to be known as a flop. It's attention to historic detail is breathtaking, still leaving all other movies about Jesus in the shade. Also, it's clever depiction of Satan (played by Donald Pleasance, ideally cast) is unlike any other attempted on film. It subtly shows his ongoing warfare against Christ, referred to often in the gospels but never presented on screen in this intelligemt way. While it has its flaws, to my mind they are far outweighed by its virtues. A great pity that the original cut was not offered on blu ray, or at least a choice between the premiere and edited versions via 'branching'. Thanks RolandL
     
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    No, I don't think so. It appears nowhere among the Top 20 releases for either 1965 or 1966. Those long bookings may have been guarantees the theaters had to agree to in order to book the film (thinking it would be a hit based on Stevens' reputation and the subject matter).

    I can tell you we went to see it on July 3, 1965, in Philadelphia (we were there for the 4th of July celebrations the next day before heading off to NYC for the World's Fair). It was a hot, rainy night, and there may have been five other people in the theater with us. I had wanted to go to The Sound of Music, but my aunt and uncle had already seen it (so had I) and wanted to see something new.
     
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    I think all three films listed by RolandL (all of which I saw in Cinerama on first release) were box office flops - especially THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD, which, after its Cinerama showings in the UK didn't receive a proper general release but only had a few "selected" showings. Not surprisingly, given that General Gordon was a British hero, KHARTOUM did much better in the UK than the US, running 9 months at the Casino Cinerama. At the time I thought it too talky and slow-going and not really a huge screen epic action film as advertised but seeing it on MGM HD recently, it came across much better than I remembered. As for THE HALLELUJAH TRAIL, well, I don't like comedy westerns anyway, but that was one of the most dismally unfunny and awful westerns I've ever had the misfortune to sit through.
     
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    Still nothing on pre-order availability for Crimes and Misdemeanors? The title doesn't even show-up when searching the Twilight website.
     
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    I also see no mention of KHARTOUM on Twilight Time. Does anyone know when it will be available for pre-order?
     
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    December 26th @ 4 EST. They announced it on their FB page a couple of weeks ago. I actually set up an appointment in my calendar so I would not forget. Lol. I'm really bad and my wallet hates me.
     
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    Hi Lionel .. re the Plaza ..
    Did you also always go to Hillier's next door? That was an essential part of my Cinerama outings! Chocolate frappe and raisin toast ....
     
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    Allen ... many thanks! I should probably leave myself a note for December 26th as well ...
     
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    Based on other releases it'll go up early-mid January.

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