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#21 of 317 OFFLINE   Keith Cobby

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Posted June 21 2013 - 03:26 PM

Like the Warners list, too many to mention. However if I had to pick one it would be Khartoum.



#22 of 317 OFFLINE   Nick*Z

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Posted June 21 2013 - 03:27 PM

I'll vote for the following:

 

Portrait of Jennie

I'll Be Seeing You

Since You Went Away

Judgement at Nuremberg 

The Children's Hour

Marty

The Little Foxes

Exodus

Taras Bulba

Inherit the Wind

The Vikings

Khartoum



#23 of 317 OFFLINE   Paul Rossen

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Posted June 21 2013 - 03:54 PM

It came out on an MGM MOD a couple of years ago (distributed by Fox) that I reviewed on this site. When did Warners get it?

Thought it was WB through one of the Turner purchases.  I could be wrong and it is in fact MGM.  If so, perhaps through Twilight Time we'll get a blu ray release!



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Posted June 21 2013 - 04:16 PM

My favorites out of the "current MGM" library would be:

 

ONE TWO THREE

THEATRE OF BLOOD

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

THE ALAMO

BANANAS

THE BEST MAN

BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ

BLACK TUESDAY

CANNON FOR CORDOBA

COMEDY OF TERRORS

THE COTTON CLUB

CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS

DEATH RIDES A HORSE

DEMENTIA 13

DUEL AT DIABLO

EYE OF THE NEEDLE

THE FORTUNE COOKIE

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM

HAWAII

THE LOVED ONE

MARTY

THE PACKAGE

THE PARTY

PATTERNS

THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN

RETURN OF A MAN CALLED HORSE

RUNAWAY TRAIN

THE SATAN BUG

SAYONARA

THE SCREAMING SKULL

A SHOT IN THE DARK

STRANGE INVADERS

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL GUNFIGHTER

THE VIKINGS

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

 

And on the TV front:

 

ONE STEP BEYOND (The original series)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY

GREEN ACRES



#25 of 317 OFFLINE   JoHud

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Posted June 21 2013 - 04:17 PM

My wish for TT? Please don't touch anything in the MGM/UA library unless it's been properly remastered for HD. MGM's legacy on DVD has become a disappointing blur of incorrect 1.66:1 aspect ratio transfers...letterboxed no less! Some great titles in that library, but unfortunately last seen from MGM on DVD in pretty dicey form.

 

I mean, did MGM suddenly find a wad of capital to restore and remaster?  :ph34r:

 

I agree, unless either MGM or TT are able to remaster into HD, I think the number of titles that TT would even be able to use from MGM is pretty modest.


Edited by JoHud, June 21 2013 - 05:45 PM.


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Posted June 21 2013 - 04:23 PM

Judgment at Nuremberg

Witness for the Prosecution

Attack!

A Child is Waiting

City of Hope

The Bachelor Party

Last Embrace

Ladybug Ladybug

12 Angry Men (1997)

The Macomber Affair

The Naked Street (1955)

Nightmare (1956)

Wicked Woman (1953)

Witness to Murder (1954)

The Long Wait (1954)

Birdman of AlcatrazBound For GloryThe Bridge at RemagenAlice's RestaurantAvanti!DarlingThe Devil's BrigadeElmer GantryThe EntertainerEquusExodusI Want to Live

ImagesInherit the WindJunior BonnerThe Miracle WorkerOn the BeachThe Pope of Greenwich VillageSeparate TablesCarnal KnowledgePrizzi's HonorRunaway TrainThey Shoot Horses, Don't They?Tom JonesMoby Dick

 

and the following Spaghetti Westerns:

 

-The Hills Run Red (1966)-Navajo Joe (1966)-A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die (1968)-Sabata (1969)-The Ugly Ones (1967)-Man of the East (1972)


Edited by MLamarre, June 21 2013 - 04:27 PM.


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Posted June 21 2013 - 05:12 PM

Here are some of the titles that I would love for TT to release

 

Khartoum  2:76 aspect ratio master showing on MGM HD

Thief

Exodus

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

Rollerball

On the Beach

Judgement at Nuremberg

Moby Dick

Great Train Robbery

Cuba

The Train

Valdez is Coming

Yankee Zephyr

 

I'd say that's a good start ;)

Plus I beleive that all of those already have HD masters that are showing or have shown on MGM HD. Plus these would be GREAT upgrades as all of the mentioned discs previously had non-anamorphic dvd's...or in the case of Yankee Zephyr..no release at all!

 

Since this thread's question relates to MGM, it's kind of difficult because on both a price and extras front at least, I would rather see a Criterion release.  However, if there is one MGM film that I imagine Criterion would not go for but Twilight Time might that I would buy in a heartbeat, it's Khartoum.  So please, let it be so!



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Posted June 21 2013 - 05:33 PM

I agree, unless either MGM or TT are able to remaster into HD, it think the number of titles that TT would even be able to use from MGM is pretty modest.

 

When I see the $cope of some of the titles on these lists, especially the large format roadshows, I have difficulty believing that even a fraction of them have received the needed level of re$toration and rema$tering. However worthy or hotly anticipated most of that stuff might be, it strikes me as unrealistic to think that chronic cash-strapped MGM has done much with them to date. Gladly be proven wrong there, but what is reaching us from MGM via their own label continues to give me some 'heebie-jeebies' (The Great Escape anyone?).

 

After TT's stellar run delivering one superb remaster after another from both Fox and Sony (especially the latter, with their many state-of-the-art 4k jobs), I want to see that same qualitative standard maintained with MGM too. I mean, at this late date in the Blu-ray format, is it truly enough just to get fave catalogue titles out there, warts and all (cf. Olive's maddeningly inconsistent output)? I, for one, am prepared to wait as long as it takes for MGM to bring these titles fully up to spec, and trust TT won't be running with any so-so or iffy product until the home studio has done precisely that. 


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Posted June 21 2013 - 06:40 PM

I could list plenty of titles, but I'm going to focus on just one MGM title because it seems to be largely ignored or unheard of by many (though to his credit, Dick posted it in his list on the previous page):

 

The Offence

 

A very grim and gritty 1972 Sidney Lumet/Sean Connery classic, this is one of those movies that really stays with you long after watching it. I think Connery's performance is fantastic, especially coming right off the glamorous Bond movies and into the dour tone, both in terms of storyline and visual atmosphere, that this movie holds.

 

I really do think this movie has Twilight Time written all over it, and the Lumet/Connery name would help sell quite a few copies, even as a blind buy. Without TT's help, I can guarantee it will never be releaed on BD (only released on DVD in 2008), and the DVD isn't all that great.



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Posted June 21 2013 - 07:52 PM

THE ALAMO roadshow versionGIRLS TOWN 1959THE MINOTAUR 1960DEMENTIA 13 with the D-13 test sequence restored (MGM has it in their vaults)BRAIN THAT WOULDN'T DIE (full length, letterboxed, plus international scene)THIEF OF BAGHDAD 1961MORGAN THE PIRATETHE GOLDEN ARROW 1962ROLLERBALL 1975LIGHT FANTASTIC 1964LADYBUG, LADYBUGBEYOND THE TIME BARRIER (slightly longer Euro version)

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Posted June 21 2013 - 07:57 PM

wasn't aware that Twilight Time had a distribution agreement with MGM, thought it was only with Sony and Fox,

 

Great list of titles thought this thread, but if we were to go with what we know, look for the Woody Allen titles to be released by MGM via Fox

 

at this point pretty much most of the Horror / Cult / Exploitation films will probably end up being released by Shout / Scream

 

high profile titles might find there way getting a Criterion release, but that is dependent on the condition of the elements, I mean every month that the new releases are announced I keep waiting to see the words Red River, which even Criterion hinted at, but that has yet to materialize.

 

the ones I could see Criterion possibly being interested in

 

Thief (Mann) 

Judgment at Nuremberg (Kramer)

Women In Love ( Russell)

Inherit the Wind (Kramer)

In the Heat of the Night (Jewison)

Coming Home (Ashby)

The Woman in the Window (Lang)  although after TT great release of The Big Heat who knows

 

 

The Pink Panther series is supposedly being prepped for a "big" box set probably their entry into the Holiday market??

 

I thought CBS had both of the Richard Harris Man called horse titles, I know the first one is sitting on my shelf.

 

just my thought, but I would hope that they could at least start on some award winning titles, Tom Jones, Marty, In the Heat of the Night, would be a start!


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#32 of 317 OFFLINE   Ken Koc

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Posted June 21 2013 - 08:39 PM

All Blu Ray

WOMEN IN LOVE

MIRACLE WORKER

ELMER GANTRY

EXODUS

ON THE BEACH

THE HAPPY ENDING

TOM JONES

THE LANDLORD

DARLING

THEY SHOOT HORSES DON'T THEY?

THE LION IN WINTER

BIRDMAN OF ALCATRAZ

HAWAII

THE PARTY

A SHOT IN THE DARK

BILLY WILDER BOX with ONE TWO THREE/ AVANTI/ KISS ME STUPID/ THE FORTUNE COOKIE/IRMA LA DOUCE /PRIVATE LIFE OF SHERLOCK HOLMES/ WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION

THE VIKINGS

TARAS BULBA

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR


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Posted June 21 2013 - 09:39 PM

Private Lives of Sherlock Holmes

In the Head of the Night

Witness for the Prosecution

Dementia 13 would be great

As long as the extras on the DVDs were ported over Id go for anything. I wonder if the 3000 units will apply for this deal with MGM


Edited by David Steigman, June 21 2013 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted June 21 2013 - 09:50 PM

All I want to see (for now) is the TV show East Side, West Side (there may be others in the future, but that's it).



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Posted June 22 2013 - 02:44 AM

Thought it was WB through one of the Turner purchases. I could be wrong and it is in fact MGM. If so, perhaps through Twilight Time we'll get a blu ray release!

It was a UA a release and never part of the final Turner purchase, which ended up at Warner's. .
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Posted June 22 2013 - 03:25 AM

wasn't aware that Twilight Time had a distribution agreement with MGM, thought it was only with Sony and Fox,

 

That's what I thought too. I don't understand this thread.



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Posted June 22 2013 - 04:00 AM

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT---KHARTOUM----HAWAII----MISSISSIPPI BURNING----EQUUS.



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Posted June 22 2013 - 04:34 AM

That's what I thought too. I don't understand this thread.

 

If you go back to the initial post in this thread, you'll see that the Twilight Time owners hinted that an announcement  about a possible deal with MGM was imminent. That's why folks are speculating what they'd want IF such a deal becomes a reality.



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Posted June 22 2013 - 05:20 AM

reread that first bit about possibly announcing soon


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Posted June 22 2013 - 05:57 AM

Woody Allen aside, Rollerball (1975).

 

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