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#1 of 289 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 25 2012 - 07:51 AM


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#2 of 289 OFFLINE   Bryan^H

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Posted February 25 2012 - 07:59 AM

Wow, Journey To The Center Of The Earth is mine! I will also purchase 'As Good As It Gets'. Being a film from 1997(and a rather popular one) I am a little shocked to see TT release it.

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#3 of 289 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:01 AM

Told you...good stuff!




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#4 of 289 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:03 AM

I'll take those first three.  I know nothing about the Nicholson.  (Why are they doing that one?)



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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:07 AM

Are these going to be on Blu-ray? No specific mention of the format here. Thanks for the announcement, this is terrific news. TT is doing a great job so far.

#6 of 289 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:11 AM

Yes, Yes!  On Blu-ray.  Sorry that was not made

more specific.

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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:12 AM

THE WAYWARD BUS!!!!  That Fox Cinemascope film had been a holy grail of mine for years, yet I had been told that there were rights issues.  Glad that either there are not or it was worked out.   Journey is another that I will be all over.

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#8 of 289 OFFLINE   dana martin

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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:12 AM

as good as it gets, and only 3000 copies well that should sale out quickly; by the way journey is just waiting to be ordered, and possibly the big heat as well


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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:36 AM

JOURNEY. Yes! I will finally be making a TT purchase.

#10 of 289 ONLINE   Bob Cashill

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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:37 AM

FRIGHT NIGHT was one thing, but color me shocked that Columbia doesn't think it can move 3,000 units of AS GOOD AS IT GETS, which grossed $314 million worldwide in 97-98, on Blu-ray. By far James L. Brooks' biggest hit. I'LL DO ANYTHING, SPANGLISH, and HOW DO YOU KNOW, different story. :) Note to double dippers like myself: DVDs of AS GOOD AS IT GETS and THE BIG HEAT (in the Columbia Noir box set) had special edition content, so you may want to hold onto them.

#11 of 289 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 25 2012 - 08:49 AM

Slightly off topic, but if gems like Journey To The Center

of The Earth are going to Twilight Time, I can see why it

is so difficult to get a title like 1776 released by Sony.


The studios just aren't confident in selling these classics

directly anymore.  

By the way, thanks GOMEZFAN69 for stealing

exclusive information and posting it on another

website without giving us due credit.  

(With thanks to the member who sent us the PM alert of the deed)


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Posted February 25 2012 - 09:21 AM

Would have prefered "As Good As it Gets" to go to Image - at least they have good quality and better pricing (Picked up "Awakenings" and "The Fisher King" for only $10). Twilight Time is too expenseive for these double and sometime triple dips - back to the days of expensive laserdisc titles.  So far passing on all these titles until sony decides to release them at a reasonable price



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Posted February 25 2012 - 09:26 AM

THE WAYWARD BUS!!!!  That Fox Cinemascope film had been a holy grail of mine for years, yet I had been told that there were rights issues.  Glad that either there are not or it was worked out.   Journey is another that I will be all over. 

Yes, that is one title I certainly did not expect to see. Day 1 purchase, as will be Journey to the Center of the Earth and The Big Heat As Good As It Gets being there seems to be another sign that Sony is very particular in what gets a blu-ray release. I mean that one is barely 15 years old.

Note to double dippers like myself: DVDs of AS GOOD AS IT GETS and THE BIG HEAT (in the Columbia Noir box set) had special edition content, so you may want to hold onto them.

The Pal Joey Blu-ray actually has the extra feature ported from the Kim Novak set. Its possible they may also be ported from As Good As it Gets

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Posted February 25 2012 - 09:32 AM

"As Good As It Gets" is a double-Oscar winner for the lead actors, Nicholson and Helen Hunt, both of whom took home the statue in 1997, the year of "Titanic" by Jim Cameron. They did stellar work on this movie and clearly deserved it, too!!!Posted Image



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Posted February 25 2012 - 09:40 AM



Originally Posted by lukejosephchung 

"As Good As It Gets" is a double-Oscar winner for the lead actors, Nicholson and Helen Hunt, both of whom took home the statue in 1997, the year of "Titanic" by Jim Cameron. They did stellar work on this movie and clearly deserved it, too!!!Posted Image


That's just it. It's a double Oscar winner, a hit film and it gets a limited release?

This pretty much speaks to all the problems with the industry these days and why my purchasing has slowed to a crawl. The studios have no idea how to market their wares in the online age.





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Posted February 25 2012 - 09:52 AM

I can't afford this Twilight stuff, but sod it, I just have to have Journey To The Centre Of The Earth. It's part of my past, I have an original UK quard poster framed on my wall!

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Posted February 25 2012 - 09:52 AM



Originally Posted by Russell G 


That's just it. It's a double Oscar winner, a hit film and it gets a limited release?

This pretty much speaks to all the problems with the industry these days and why my purchasing has slowed to a crawl. The studios have no idea how to market their wares in the online age.




Much as I agree with you about Sony's marketing strategy for BD, I'm just happy to be able to get this wonderful comedy in the format...a release through their licensing agreement with Image would have been much easier on the pocketbook, though!!!




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Posted February 25 2012 - 10:22 AM

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH?!


Nice!


Very nice!



#19 of 289 OFFLINE   jseabough

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Posted February 25 2012 - 10:50 AM

I have always wanted to see THE WAYWARD BUS. My mom use to talk about that movie when I was a kid.

#20 of 289 OFFLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted February 25 2012 - 11:08 AM



Originally Posted by Russell G 


That's just it. It's a double Oscar winner, a hit film and it gets a limited release?

This pretty much speaks to all the problems with the industry these days and why my purchasing has slowed to a crawl. The studios have no idea how to market their wares in the online age.





My bank account wishes my purchases would slow to a crawl.


I do agree with you about this fine film with Oscars to it's lead actor and actress being given a limited 3000 copy BR release.  It doesn't make sense for a film that's just 15 years old.



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