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    The Twilight Time News and Info Thread

    I picked up the three 1940s musicals for $21, especially since they are all 3-strip technicolor productions, and I am trying to watch as many of these as I can (I've seen 60 out of the total list of 547). Also My Gal Sal (another 3-strip), and The Tall Men.
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    A Few Words About A few words about…™ To Catch a Thief (redux) – in Blu-ray

    Madame Tussaud's wants her waxworks back!
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    Can I Subscribe to TCM?

    Can you access the Watch TCM streaming service through AppleTV? I get it through Roku. It's far preferable to having to tune in at a certain time or record something,. There are about 200 movies available for streaming at a time.
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    Criterion Announces New Stand-Alone Streaming Service: The Criterion Channel

    About 2 1/2 years ago, I decided to focus on watching films I'd never seen. Filmstruck was a huge help in that regard, and I managed to watch 75 films through that service over the course of a year before it was cancelled. I was heartbroken when Filmstruck folded, but fortunately I found Watch...
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    Criterion Announces New Stand-Alone Streaming Service: The Criterion Channel

    My subscription charge for the next year of the Criterion Channel is coming up in 6 weeks. I've watched exactly 50 films on the current subscription, so I've certainly gotten my money's worth. I have another 30 or so picked out to watch, so I will certainly re-new.
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Leave Her To Heaven (Blu-ray)

    DVD Beaver's report on the Criterion blu-ray is up: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_63/leave_her_to_heaven_blu-ray.htm
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    Press Release Criterion Press Release: Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) (Blu-ray)

    How did this scene get past the censors?
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    Regarding SpaceX's Starlink, from Bloomberg article today that discusses the likelihood that Starlink will be spun off from SpaceX as a publicly-traded company: “This is going to turn SpaceX into a company that is providing service to consumers, which we are excited about,” Shotwell said. The...
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    SpaceX's Starlink will be far more likely than 5G to be able to deliver fast wireless internet to rural and underserved locations. There are 240 Starlink satellites up right now (SpaceX launches them 60 at a time), with perhaps a thousand more that will be launched over the remainder of the...
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    What's the deal with "Written on the Wind"?

    Magnificent Obsession, All that Heaven Allows, and Written on the Wind were recently available on Watch TCM, but they are gone now. I only watched the last one, as I have the Criterion blu-rays for the other two. The transfer for WotW was excellent, so I am assuming Criterion would have an...
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    Press Release Warner Archive Press Release: Cimarron (1960)

    I might buy this one as a gift, as my parents had their first date watching this film when it was first released.
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    For Those Who Still Think Physical Media Has No Place in the 21st century...

    I've been following a thread on Hi Def Forum for years that tracks Blu-ray/DVD sales. The numbers for 2019 are in this post: https://www.highdefforum.com/1425447-post5396.html From the post by Bruce Ames: Last week's numbers are in, so the 2019 totals are (in millions): OD: $3393.39 -17.6%...
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    Has Anyone A Clue As To the Fate of the Remaining Val Lewton Films?

    I watched a pretty nice transfer of I Walked with a Zombie on the Criterion Channel a few months ago, and it's still available there.
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    Actors/Actresses You Dislike or Like

    I love Katharine Hepburn, with my favorite performances of hers being in Alice Adams, Holiday, The Philadelphia Story, Bringing Up Baby, Woman of the Year, and The African Queen. Hepburn along with Ginger Rogers has probably given me the most enjoyment of any actress. Among those I dislike...