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#21 of 102 ROclockCK

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Posted February 02 2014 - 04:19 PM

Whatever happened to The 5 Fingers of Dr T and The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds? I remember them being teased years ago.

 

I recall mention of The Effect of Gamma Rays... about a year or so ago Eddie, but wasn't the other one just 5 Fingers without 'Dr. T'?



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Posted February 02 2014 - 04:30 PM

Great selection, variety, some true classics. I will be upgrading to BD on several of them, The Train, Fate is the Hunter, The Mechanic, The Man From Laramie, and finally obtaining Two Rode Together, an outstanding film.
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Posted February 02 2014 - 04:32 PM

I recall mention of The Effect of Gamma Rays... about a year or so ago Eddie, but wasn't the other one just 5 Fingers without 'Dr. T'?

 

Yes, it was. I'm getting my Columbia titles with the terms "5"(,000) and "Fingers" in them mixed up. 

 

Though now I think they should just do both!

 

Another question for Twilight Time:

 

Two Rode Together was only just released in a "John Ford: The Columbia Films" DVD box set from TCM, so it's strange to see it so soon from a different distributor on Blu-ray (not that I'm complaining!). Is there a chance any of the other films featured in that box set will be making their way to Twilight Time Blu-ray in the future?



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Posted February 02 2014 - 04:47 PM

Probably The 5000 Fingers of Dr. T is just awaiting some 'happy finger method' playing by 'Dr. Crisp' and his band. I do hope we eventually see that one on Blu...its Technicolor was quite the trip.



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Posted February 02 2014 - 04:56 PM

5 Fingers won't happen.  Twilight Time said over a year ago that it was dropped due to poor elements, same with April Love.

 

Two Rode Together was only just released in a "John Ford: The Columbia Films" DVD box set from TCM, so it's strange to see it so soon from a different distributor on Blu-ray (not that I'm complaining!). Is there a chance any of the other films featured in that box set will be making their way to Twilight Time Blu-ray in the future?

 

You mean

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I'd buy that on blu.



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Posted February 02 2014 - 05:35 PM

THE TRAIN, finally.

Me too...saw it broadcast on the MGM HD channel and it looked great!  Will be glad to throw away the non 16:9 dvd release.


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Posted February 02 2014 - 05:41 PM

A nice list, but no must-haves for me. Oh well, saved a bit of money, maybe something later in the year.

Same here.



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Posted February 02 2014 - 06:12 PM

Nice diverse list of movies. Looking forward to getting The Train and Man from Laramie.
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Posted February 02 2014 - 06:30 PM


What is the run time of The Train? Apparently the "UK cut" runs 6-7mins longer.

 

That's what it says on IMDB, but the UK DVD has a running time of 128 minutes (according to Amazon.UK) so I'm skeptical that there has ever been a 140 minute version. If there had been a 140 minute version, I would expect that there would be some complaints about the UK DVD,  but I don't see any.


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Posted February 02 2014 - 07:38 PM

And this is why Twilight Time is the best video label out there!



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Posted February 02 2014 - 07:53 PM

A nice list, but no must-haves for me. Oh well, saved a bit of money, maybe something later in the year.

I imagine that no matter what list of titles TT releases, somebody, somewhere will have the same reaction.  You just can't please everybody as our tastes in films are too diverse.


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Posted February 02 2014 - 08:51 PM

Definitely want the Thunderbirds double feature. I hope the DVD extras get ported over. The DVD transfers were framed really tight compared to the letterboxed LD's, so it will be interesting to see how these turn out.



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Posted February 03 2014 - 12:13 AM

Dear Twilight Time.

 

Please stop releasing absolutely superb, must-buy films.

 

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My Bank Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rollerball for me.  My list of top 100 films not on Blu-ray Disc is now below 15, and TT are very much to thank for that.

 

A little advance information on how it looks/sounds would be very much appreciated.

 

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Posted February 03 2014 - 03:11 AM

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THE TRAIN!  Slowly, the United Artists stuff that MGM released letterboxed but not 16x9 on DVD is trickling out. For a while, MGM itself was giving us some of this (SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT) and Criterion has brought out 12 ANGRY MEN, KISS ME DEADLY, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and a number of others.

 

But the rather long list of UA widescreen titles not yet available on Blu-ray remains formidable:

 

Alamo, The (1960)

Bananas

Best Man, The

Birdman Of Alcatraz, The

Bride Wore Black, The

Coming Home

Days Of Wine and Roses

Defiant Ones, The

Dogs of War, The

End, The

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex...

Exodus

Funny Thing Happened To Me On the Way to the Forum, A

Great Train Robbery, The (1978)

Hound Of the Baskervilles (1959)

I Want To Live!

Jack the Giant Killer

Judgment At Nuremberg

Juggernaut

Kiss Before Dying, A (1955)

Lenny

Love and Death

Magic Sword, The

Man With the Golden Arm, The

Marty

Miracle Worker, The

Moby Dick (1956)

Night Of the Shooting Stars

Night They Raided Minsky's, The

Offence, The

One Two Three

On the Beach

Party, The

Pink Panther (entire series)

Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, The

Red River

Return Of A Man Called Horse, The

Semi-Tough

Small Change (aka Pocket Money)

Smile

Stardust Memories

Story Of Adele H., The

Support Your Local Sheriff/Gunfighter

Thieves Like Us

Tom Jones

Topkapi

Trapeze

Unforgiven, The (1960)

Vikings, The

What's New Pussycat?

Who'll Stop the Rain?

Wild Child, The

Witness For the Prosecution

Women In Love

World Of Henry Orient, The

 

...plus scores more that other people here might add.

 

I hope that, between Criterion, Twilight Time and other indie labels, a good chunk of the above titles can be added to our shelves.


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Posted February 03 2014 - 04:09 AM

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Yeah Dick, what a great catalogue, & it hasn't had much joy with its various owners, some very poor DVD's & not many Blu-ray releases. A few I'd like not on your list.

The Vikings '58
Run silent, Run Deep '58
The Hound Of The Baskervilles (Hammer)'59
Taras Bulba '62
Kings Of The Sun '63
Irma La Douce '63
The Seventh Dawn '64
633 Squadron '64
The Knack '65
The Charge Of The Light Brigade '68
The Bridge At Remagen '69
The Music Lovers '71
The Honkers '72 - This one is like a lost movie

If I had to pick a top five it would be:

The Vikings
The Alamo
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
The Charge Of The Light Brigade
The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes
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Posted February 03 2014 - 05:02 AM

Great lists, Dick and Billy. Add to that How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

 

There are very few films in those MGM/UA lists that I wouldn't want.


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Posted February 03 2014 - 05:36 AM

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I am so excited by these releases. I have been dying to replace my old non-anamorphic dvd's of Rollerball and The Train. It makes me so happy that so many of the movies on my want lists are coming out properly. My dream titles would honestly be Alamo Roadshow cut and Hallelujah Trail 2:76 ratio blu, but we all know that MGM has not remastered those yet..and I'm not sure, but I don't think TT can request that MGM remasters titles....it'd be great if they had that clout but I doubt it. Hopefully both of those come out before it is too late to remaster them successfully. I never in a million years imagined that It's a Mad Mad Mad World would come out in it's roadshow cut..so I suppose anything is possible.

To get back to wanted titles...I've seen these in HD prints around the channels, so hopefully these can maybe come out.

Meteor- I LOVE disaster flicks and this  is a guilty pleasure of mine. I have the PAL dvd from Germany but can't watch it..the Pal speedup is noticable.

The Great Train Robbery- Love the book and love the movie. It needs a upgrade from the old 4x3 LBX dvd.

Moby Dick- A classic that has not even been in OAR on dvd. A widescreen upgrade would be most appreciated.

Judgement at Nuremberg, Inherit the Wind, On the Beach, The Defiant Ones, Pride and the Passion. All of these Kramer titles were 4x3 LBX on dvd. Upgrade needed stat :)

Convoy- A favorite Peckinpah of mine that has been mistreated on dvd. MGM has shown a 16:9 2:35 proper HD master..while it doesn't look amazing...it would still be better than the cruddy dvd's...and my pal spedup german dvd.

Hound of the Baskervilles.- One of my all time favorites. Have heard that the HD master on MGM HD looks phenomenal..why not share the love to those who can't get that channel :(

On the Fox front..I'd love to get Strange Days blu-ray. A favorite sci-fi of mine that has only had a 4x3 LBX dvd from the early days of the format.

 

I can think of a TON more, but this would be a good start.


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Posted February 03 2014 - 06:21 AM

THE TRAIN!  Slowly, the United Artists stuff that MGM released letterboxed but not 16x9 on DVD is trickling out. For a while, MGM itself was giving us some of this (SOME LIKE IT HOT, THE APARTMENT) and Criterion has brought out 12 ANGRY MEN, KISS ME DEADLY, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and a number of others.

 

But the rather long list of UA widescreen titles not yet available on Blu-ray remains formidable:

 

Alamo, The (1960)

Bananas

Best Man, The

Birdman Of Alcatraz, The

Bride Wore Black, The

Coming Home

Days Of Wine and Roses

Defiant Ones, The

Dogs of War, The

End, The

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex...

Exodus

Funny Thing Happened To Me On the Way to the Forum, A

Great Train Robbery, The (1978)

I Want To Live!

Jack the Giant Killer

Judgment At Nuremberg

Juggernaut

Kiss Before Dying, A (1955)

Lenny

Love and Death

Magic Sword, The

Man With the Golden Arm, The

Marty

Miracle Worker, The

Moby Dick (1956)

Night Of the Shooting Stars

Night They Raided Minsky's, The

Offence, The

One Two Three

On the Beach

Party, The

Pink Panther (entire series)

Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes, The

Red River

Return Of A Man Called Horse, The

Semi-Tough

Small Change (aka Pocket Money)

Smile

Stardust Memories

Story Of Adele H., The

Support Your Local Sheriff/Gunfighter

Thieves Like Us

Tom Jones

Topkapi

Trapeze

Unforgiven, The (1960)

What's New Pussycat?

Who'll Stop the Rain?

Wild Child, The

Witness For the Prosecution

Women In Love

World Of Henry Orient, The

 

...plus scores more that other people here might add.

 

I hope that, between Criterion, Twilight Time and other indie labels, a good chunk of the above titles can be added to our shelves.

Fantastic list, RIck.  I would love to see any of these released.  And wouldn't it be especially nice if Criterion could reconstruct the roadshow version of "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" the way they recently did "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World?"


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Posted February 03 2014 - 06:36 AM

"Where's Poppa?" would also be a great addition to Dick and Billy's lists.



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Posted February 03 2014 - 06:52 AM

It's not an MGM/UA title, but it would be great also to see "The Three Worlds of Gulliver" released.  The other three films Ray Harryhausen made with Bernard Herrmann (greatest film composer ever) have also been released (Sinbad, Island, Jason), it would be nice to have a complete set.


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