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    Pre-Order Spartacus 60th Anniversary Edition (1960) (4k UHD) Available for Preorder

    Unless there's something new in the way of special features, I don't see me purchasing Spartacus again. It's surprising that Universal has never created a true making-of documentary for Spartacus for any of the releases over the years. I'd have thought it would've been a shoo-in for the...
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    Press Release TWILIGHT TIME MOVIES PRESS RELEASE: It's Twilight Time For Us! Our "Goodbye" & "Gratitude" Sale

    Got the same email and I also ordered on the 10th. I can't find any rhyme or reason to the timing for their shipping of everyone's orders.
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    Press Release TWILIGHT TIME MOVIES PRESS RELEASE: It's Twilight Time For Us! Our "Goodbye" & "Gratitude" Sale

    I just went and double checked my invoice on TT's website, and it's showing all but 3 of the titles I ordered are now unavailable, and it still hasn't shipped. Am I going to get screwed out of 8 blurays because of the logistics disaster at the warehouse?
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    Press Release TWILIGHT TIME MOVIES PRESS RELEASE: It's Twilight Time For Us! Our "Goodbye" & "Gratitude" Sale

    I ordered on the 10th, #72251, and I'm still waiting on shipment. I'm getting increasingly worried I'm not going to get all 11 titles I ordered...
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    "The Alamo"s Status?

    As someone who is researching the making of Cleopatra in order to write a book about it, I'm glad you shared this! I've gotten copies of the camera reports from Walter Wanger's papers at the Wisconsin Historical Society, but really haven't had the time to go through all 500+ pages of it as yet...
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    Would you buy a Cleopatra: Director's Cut?

    A lot of it comes down to time. Actual filming on the Mamoulian version of Cleopatra lasted from 9/28/60 until 11/22/60, of which Taylor never filmed a single scene, due to persistent illnesses. During this time, according to the camera reports in Mamoulian's papers at the Library of Congress...
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    Press Release TWILIGHT TIME MOVIES PRESS RELEASE: It's Twilight Time For Us! Our "Goodbye" & "Gratitude" Sale

    Shipping for my order came to a hair less than $20. For an order of 11 titles, I think that's fair. Has anyone with a order of more than 2-3 titles had anything ship yet? Just trying to gauge where others are at with theirs.
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    Press Release TWILIGHT TIME MOVIES PRESS RELEASE: It's Twilight Time For Us! Our "Goodbye" & "Gratitude" Sale

    It was something I think we all saw coming, but it's still sad to see the end of an era arrive - I cannot give enough thanks to Twilight Time for opening up the vaults and getting hundreds of titles out to the public that might've otherwise languished unseen. Made my final order of 11...
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    Press Release Paramount Presents: Airplane! (1980) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

    I still have the old "Don't Call Me Shirley" edition on DVD, and it looks like they've dropped the additional "in-flight entertainment" from that disc.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The War of the Worlds (1953) (Blu-ray)

    Unfortunately, he died when my dad was only 11, so I never got the chance to meet him. That's why I treasure his filmography so much - even with his fleeting appearances in the assorted films help me know him at least a little better. He's also a big reason why I love classic movies so much...
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The War of the Worlds (1953) (Blu-ray)

    He plays the priest giving the sermon in the damaged church around 77 minutes into the picture. Here's his IMDb page: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0573005/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: The War of the Worlds (1953) (Blu-ray)

    Never thought I'd see the day when my grandpa would be in a Criterion-released movie. I can't even begin to describe the joy this brings me.
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    International Indicator Weekend Sale

    Just got a couple of Joseph L. Mankiewicz flicks, plus Michael Palin's The Missionary.
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    RAINTREE COUNTY on Blu?

    1986 was not all that long after Heaven's Gate, as well as a long line of other poor decisions, ended UA's reign as a significant studio. It was also the year that Ted Turner ended up selling back his recent purchase of all of MGM except for the pre-1986 library because the studio was so...