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Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Didier R, Jun 21, 2013.
That film is still caught up in rights issues with oja kodar
Yeah but TT should talk to PB anyhow to get the straight of the matter, that is, if they're interested in the film.
If the film was available it wouldn't debut on TT. It would go to Showtime first
I am sure Twilight Time has certain contractual obligations to the studios, but how I wish that Leo the Lion could be muted at the start and ending of their releases films. The overloud added logo more than not, ruins the start and ending of films....epecially if they are quiet starts and quiet ends. I am talking about their video logo, not anything original to the film.
Amen! And is it really necessary to have on BOTH ends of the presentation anyway?
I would like to see Twilight Time lead the charge into 3-D beginning these two films from MGM:
MGM also controls these 3-D films from United Artists:
I THE JURY always raises a buzz at the World 3-D Expos. The film is ready for re-discovery. The noir lighting and stereoscopic lensmanship by John Alton has to be seen in 3-D to be experienced. This will sell out faster than THE BIG HEAT. I guarantee it.
I understand that Twilight Time will be releasing THE MAD MAGICIAN (1954) next year, which is fine and welcome, but there are other, better 3-D films in Columbia's catalogue:
directed by Raoul Walsh in Sedona, AZ locations.
More from Columbia:
Twilight Time should consider a 3-D line. The niche audience as well as the general audience will zero in on the 3-D line like a heat-sinking missile. Each 3-D film you release will sell out quickly.
Columbia distributed one 3-D film during the 1980s 3-D revival. It has excellent depth and I understand the studio made a hi-def scan:
I'd love to see Electric Dreams, myself.
THE EMERALD FOREST (1985) must be John Boorman's crowning achievement. Quite an experience on the big screen. I'd never seen another film like it. Easily one of the 10 best films of the decade (1980s). I looked it up on imdb. Embassy released it theatrically in the USA. Both MGM and Columbia have issued it on home video at various times. MGM released the DVD. There is a lot to see in Boorman's frame. This film will lend itself beautifully to a hi-def scan. A most-wanted title on blu-ray, for me.
Emerald Forest would be great.
But Arena and Kiss Me Kate are now under Warners' hand, not the current MGM. I'd still love to see them, of course, but I doubt Warners would surrender them.
If House of Wax sells well this fall, I expect we'll see Kiss Me Kate next year.
Can't recall if anyone else has mentioned this one yet, but what about Buckaroo Banzai?
Buckaroo Banzai for sure. I'd also love to see some films that were never released on DVD, or were released in inferior versions:
-Eye of the Needle
-The Great Train Robbery
-Theatre of Blood
-The Satan Bug
-How to Murder your Wife
-Woman of Straw
-That Man From Rio
Ooooooh, The Satan Bug...Alistair McLean novel...screenplay by James Clavell and Edward Anhalt...directed by John Sturges...lensed by Robert Surtees...and scored by Jerry Goldsmith.
That one has an unmistakable 'TT-vibe' to it.
I'd love to have The Satan Bug in high def, but it needs A LOT of work if the MGM MOD that I reviewed a year or two ago is any indication. And we know MGM doesn't go out of its way with many of their back catalog titles.
It would be nice to know which films have acceptable HD materials available and then to have a poll like the Fox vote. It generated a lot of interest and gave the studio an indication of the most popular/profitable titles.
I would also like a blu-ray of The Satan Bug, more John Sturges please (and Anne Francis).
Since MGM is licensing out titles to a few different companies these days, it would seem the price point for these should be lower than the normal TT price points. Or, am I just being sensible?
Please, whatever TT does, no poll like that Fox one. That was a complete farce, ran too long, had extremely suspicious results, and was a complete waste of time in my opinion - especially as each person could cast a vote a day, so a relatively small number of obsessive fans could (probably did) dominate the results.
I'd much rather TT read threads like this one, then use their own sound judgement combined with full knowledge of the state of the available materials and knowledge of the market, start releasing titles.