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Seven Cities of Gold & Esther & the King
8 replies to this topic
Posted March 29 2012 - 11:48 AM
I sent an email to Twilight (Screen Archives) suggesting they release "Seven Cities of Gold", Anthony Quinn & Richard Egan, and "Esther and the King" Joan Collins & Richard Egan on Bluray in their 3000 limited program. These are 2 very good movies and like the Egyptian are not available on DVD. You can buy Esther on DVD in full screen and in a very poor quality. I have both titles in letterbox I recorded from Fox Movie Channel. They are better than nothing but very poor quality I would love to get them on Bluray. I am trying to drum up interest so if anyone else would like these titles on Bluray please send an email to Twilight at email@example.com expressing your interest. Thank you.
Posted March 29 2012 - 11:54 AM
Just as an fyi here: Screen Archives Entertainment is Twilight Time's retail distribution outlet, but nothing to do with Twilight Time in any other way, shape or form. Sending them an email is a waste of time. To interact with Twilight Time directly, we recommend www.facebook.com/twilighttimemovies Thanks.
Posted March 30 2012 - 12:16 PM
Thanks I followed your advise and through Facebook added a post suggesting the 2 movies be added to Twilight's 3000 limited edition. You would think since Screen Archives has a vested interest as the distributor they would be happy to pass on the suggestion to Twilight.
Posted April 02 2012 - 12:21 PM
I received a response from Screen Archives today and they thanked me for my suggestions and said they would pass the information onto Ed.
Posted April 04 2012 - 11:47 AM
Twilight responded via Facebook and said both movies are excellent recommendations and "Seven Cities of Gold" is on their list of titles under consideration for release on Bluray because they have a good master. Unfortunately the only master for "Esther and the King" is a 4x3 scan (Pan"n Scan) which must have been used for the VHS release and is not suitable fort Bluray.
Posted May 25 2012 - 04:29 AM
There are two better Robert D. Webb films that I would prefer to see released first. On the Threshold of Space and The Way to the Gold.
Hopefully they can make Seven Cities happen!
I would also love to get Webb's film White Feather (1955) on Blu-ray. The Fox DVD is quite beautiful, so I'm sure it would look even better in HD.
Posted May 25 2012 - 04:31 AM
They probably mean the transfer of Esther and the King is 4:3 letterboxed, i.e. the same transfer you recorded off of TV. Twilight Time faced quite a backlash over Violent Saturday being released in letterboxed rather than anamorphic, so I strongly doubt they will release any more 4:3 letterboxed transfers when they have HD transfers of some films.
Unfortunately the only master for "Esther and the King" is a 4x3 scan (Pan"n Scan) which must have been used for the VHS release and is not suitable fort Bluray.
Frankly it is just downright disappointing that there is no HD transfer of Violent Saturday.
Posted February 19 2013 - 01:55 PM
There is a gorgeous widescreen DVD available from Germany of ESTHER AND THE KING, which I presume is from a recent hi def scan of an incredibly well preserved print. It has the Fox logo on the case, so it is certainly an official release. SEVEN CITIES OF GOLD is now available as a 1080 download from the iTunes movie store, so a hi def scan of original elements has ALREADY been done for this title, as well. I can't imagine why they wouldn't want to put both of these out. I would buy both in a second. All that needs to be done is to ready the sources for blu-ray pressing.
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