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Twilight Time Announces Nov/Dec 2012 Releases


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#1 of 89 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 07 2012 - 09:14 AM




 
THE RAINS OF RANCHIPUR (1955) BLU-RAY - Nov 13th
 
BONJOUR TRISTESSE (1958) BLU-RAY - Nov 13th
 
BELOVED INFIDEL (1959) BLU-RAY - Dec 11th
 
THE BLUE LAGOON (1980) BLU-RAY - Dec 11th
 
LOST HORIZON (1973) BLU-RAY - Dec 11th

 

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#2 of 89 OFFLINE   Charles Smith

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Posted August 07 2012 - 09:21 AM

Whoa.



#3 of 89 OFFLINE   Virgoan

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Posted August 07 2012 - 09:27 AM

Oooh....aaaahh....ohhhh...ughhhh...oooh!

#4 of 89 OFFLINE   cineMANIAC

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Posted August 07 2012 - 09:30 AM

I always thought BLUE LAGOON would look great on Blu-ray. Never heard of the other ones.
 

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#5 of 89 OFFLINE   Twilight Time

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Posted August 07 2012 - 09:40 AM

Oh Ron, your comments are always the pithiest! (Good taste, though...) :)


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#6 of 89 ONLINE   ahollis

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Posted August 07 2012 - 09:51 AM

LOST HORIZON looked great on MOD so it should look spectacular on Blu-ray.  Looking forward to THE RAINS OF RANCHIPUR.  Another Fox CinemaScope classic.

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Posted August 07 2012 - 10:00 AM

No Major Dundee for 2012. :(

#8 of 89 OFFLINE   Matt Hough

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Posted August 07 2012 - 10:02 AM

Always an interesting collection of titles and something for many different tastes.



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Posted August 07 2012 - 10:04 AM

Lost Horizon graduating from Sony MOD DVD-R to a limited issue Twilight Blu-ray is a compelling precedent. I guess one shouldn't be surprised to see another title or two from Sony's MOD library take this route in 2013.


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Posted August 07 2012 - 10:27 AM

What's this? Three in one month? You're killing me Twilight Time! They're also definitely making up for the mainstream titles in the previous months. Both Fox releases are brand new to digital home video. The Sony titles are also welcome with Bonjour Tristesse getting back in print (sort of) and Lost Horizon making its debut on a pressed medium. Blue Lagoon is suited for Twilight Time given the more cult popularity (or infamy) regarding it. Lost Horizon was clearly meant to be a retail release. The MOD is a true freak within the line with its generous extras, custom menu, and superior packaging. I'm more surprised that it got an HD transfer. I assume the extras will be transferred as well?

No Major Dundee for 2012. :(

Yeah, I believe they said we'd be getting it by the end of the year and that the delay on the title was minor. Must have been a bigger delay than they thought. Hope to hear an update on Dundee's status.

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Posted August 07 2012 - 11:01 AM

We posted this on Facebook:


"A note about MAJOR DUNDEE: At Sony's request it has been pushed back to March / April 2013 in order to do more restoration work on the master. We are sorry about that as we are as eager as anyone to see it released. However, we feel the wait will be worthwhile..."


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#12 of 89 ONLINE   Robert Crawford

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Posted August 07 2012 - 11:11 AM

Thank you for the update regarding Major Dundee.







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#13 of 89 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted August 07 2012 - 11:15 AM

Thanks for the update. Spring 2013 can't come soon enough :)

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Posted August 07 2012 - 11:42 AM

YEAH on LOST HORIZON. One of my ALL time favorite quirky musicals

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Posted August 07 2012 - 04:27 PM

YEAH on LOST HORIZON. One of my ALL time favorite quirky musicals

On the list...of the things...that I will not miss... Now I'm really glad I never got around to ordering that MOD. Good going, TT!
 

 


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Posted August 07 2012 - 05:02 PM

I never did get around to buying the Spanish DVDs of The Rains Of Ranchipur and Beloved Infidel. Now I'm glad! I do have Bonjour Tristesse on DVD. I'll have another look at that because I remember it being so good that I probably don't need to upgrade. It's a good film and gave David Niven one of his best roles.

#17 of 89 OFFLINE   Brian McP

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Posted August 07 2012 - 06:11 PM

Lost Horizon? You little beauty! The dvd had excellent extras, but I'm wondering with the extra disc space, can one hope for any further extras?

#18 of 89 OFFLINE   Moe Dickstein

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Posted August 07 2012 - 07:59 PM

Hooray for Lost Horizon - I know so much work was put into that title so glad to see it getting a proper Blu release - TT, may I ask, will all the MOD DVD extras carry over to your edition?
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Posted August 07 2012 - 11:49 PM

I never did get around to buying the Spanish DVDs of The Rains Of Ranchipur and Beloved Infidel. Now I'm glad! I do have Bonjour Tristesse on DVD. I'll have another look at that because I remember it being so good that I probably don't need to upgrade. It's a good film and gave David Niven one of his best roles.

I have the Spanish DVD of The Rains Of Ranchipur & it does look really good. I'd think it was a down-convert from an HD master, so with that extra bit of sharpness that HD Blu brings we could be talking about quality on par with The Egyptian. I do have a question about Hugo Friedhofer's fantastic music score. A few years back all they could find was 15 minutes of usable music tapes, have they found any more? It would be great to have an isolated music track, probably asking too much for all of it, but hopefully more that 15 minutes.

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Posted August 08 2012 - 01:11 AM

Yes, this is one of the GOOD things to come out of the TT deal.

Lost Horizon graduating from Sony MOD DVD-R to a limited issue Twilight Blu-ray is a compelling precedent. I guess one shouldn't be surprised to see another title or two from Sony's MOD library take this route in 2013.






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