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I've seen them all. All four are good to very good. UNDERWORLD U.S.A. one of Fuller's best. Imho, of course ;)
 

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March is shaping up to be an outstanding month for TT. Both "The New Centurions" and "The Seven-Ups" will be Day One purchases!

Nice job, Twilight Time and many thanks for all the great movies you have released that are in my library!
 

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Blonde and beautiful, but delusional…and possibly deadly! “A taut little chiller” (The Motion Picture Guide) starring Marilyn Monroe in her powerful first dramatic lead as a disturbed babysitter in a Manhattan hotel who menaces her young charge after a romantic interlude with visiting airline pilot Richard Widmark is interrupted. Directed by suspense specialist Roy Ward Baker (Inferno),and featuring Anne Bancroft in her film debut, it’s a thriller made more killer in sparkling hi-def!

DON’TBOTHER

TO KNOCK


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RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018


“Marilyn Monroe, co-starred with Richard Widmark, gives an excellent account of herself in a strictly dramatic role which commands certain attention.” Variety


“A snappy little 76-minute, black-and-white item, this film noir dared to look at the dark side of Monroe’s giggly sex appeal.”

– Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid



Don’t Bother to Knock(1952) stars Marilyn Monroe in an early dramatic role, eerily playing a demented baby sitter drawn to a man (Richard Widmark) she ultimately becomes convinced is her dead lover. Anne Bancroft is also on hand, making her screen début as Widmark’s chanteuse girlfriend, hoping against hope that he’ll prove himself worthy. Shot, handsomely, by the great Lucien Ballard (The Wild Bunch).

 
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From the legendary chronicler of police stories comes the gripping and gritty first screen adaptation of a Joseph Wambaugh bestseller about workaday Los Angeles cops – from training to patrolling to day-to-day enforcing – now in dynamic 1080p hi-def. A memorable cast keeps it real, raucous and compelling. Featuring an all-new 2018 Audio Commentary from co-star Scott Wilson.

THE NEW CENTURIONS

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RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018


“Anchored by superb performances from Stacy Keach and George C. Scott...Scott Wilson also does fine work...its combination of craftsmanship and intensity makes it very satisfying.”

– Donald Guarisco, AllMovie.com



“A comparatively unsung though important entry in the Seventies cycle of gritty cop thrillers…complex and faceted.”

– Andrew Pragasam, The Spinning Image



The estimable Richard Fleischer (Fantastic Voyage, The Boston Strangler) directs Stirling Silliphant’s adaptation of Joseph Wambaugh’s compulsive bestseller,The New Centurions, focusing on a group of rookie cops who make their way from the LAPD police academy to the city’s very mean streets. George C. Scott stars as a wise but embittered veteran along with Stacy Keach, Scott Wilson, Jane Alexander, and Rosalind Cash.


 
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“Atruly great crime picture, and an example of the type of work that defined the ’70s New Hollywood as an arena where such ethical ambiguities could be explored through pop entertainment” (Jacob Knight, (Jacob Knight, BirthMoviesDeath.com). Creative team veterans of Bullitt and The French Connection reunite on the vividly portrayed exploits of a hard-hitting Big Apple police unit as tough as their criminal targets. Weaponized for high-impact hi-def with an arsenal of Exciting Extras!

THE SEVEN-UPS

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RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018


“The excitement is well-handled, usually as a result of [Bill] Hickman’s amazing skill at setting up car chases and spectacular bits of action.”

Time Out London


“A gritty police thriller…the ideal entertainment.”

– Graeme Clark, The Spinning Image



A quasi-sequel to The French Connection,The Seven-Ups(1973) is directed by the former film’s producer, Philip D’Antoni, and stars Roy Scheider as the leader of a crack squad of NYPD detectives bent on busting culprits whose offenses guarantee seven years or up in prison. The cops are nearly as out of line as the crooks, a dangerous bunch of miscreants connected to the mob. Featuring one of the most famous cinematic car chases ever, designed by the great Bill Hickman (The French Connection, Bullitt).

 

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For fans of the “maverick-vs.-the organization” neo-noir thrills of Point Blank comes renegade Samuel Fuller’s brutal, six-years-earlier cult fave in its crystalline Blu-ray debut! An “unflinching crime drama” with “typical strong Fuller visuals; you’ll want to wash your hands after it’s over. Cliff Robertson gives one of his best performances” (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic).

UNDERWORLD, U.S.A.

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RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018


“Perhaps the best example of Sam Fuller in ‘shocking exposé’ mode…Fueled by cinematic blood and thunder, Fuller’s tabloid-in-motion is a one-man crusade against organized crime.”

– Glenn Erickson, DVDTalk.com



“Arguably Fuller’s most efficient, brutal, and unsentimental film, and its reputation has only grown with the passing years…offers a compelling vision of American society in collapse.”

– Wheeler Winston Dixon, Senses of Cinema



The great American auteur Samuel Fuller gives us, in Underworld U.S.A.(1961), a terrifyingly prescient look at a nation – on the surface serene and at peace – in which organized crime and big business have somehow merged. All this is seen through the eyes of a young man (Cliff Robertson) bent on avenging the death of his father at the hands of “punks” who turn out to be ubiquitous and working on both sides of the law. Also starring (wonderfully) Dolores Dorn, Beatrice Kay, and Richard Rust, and memorably shot by the great Hal Mohr (Rancho Notorious, The Wild One).


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...in sparkling hi-def!

...now in dynamic 1080p hi-def.

...for high-impact hi-def.

...in its crystalline Blu-ray debut!
The thesaurus at TT is getting quite a workout. Disappointed there's no "shimmering" hi-def this month.
 

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I finally got a blu-ray of FRENCH CONNECTION and was looking for SEVEN-UPS, assuming there would be a cheap blu release...well, at least it's finally coming out in R1.
UNDERWORLD USA will be cool - I cant recall but I hope the Sukman soundtrack is good.
 

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I saw SEVEN-UPS theatrically on its initial release and found it hugely disappointing. The big chase that is touted here is a ghost compared to that in THE FRENCH CONNECTION, and that is the "asset" that was largely used to promote it. FRENCH CONNECTION II, while also very imperfect, is a much better follow up to its predecessor.
 
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The main thing I dont like about 7-UPS is frequent visual continuity errors, and some bad acting although that could be a result from lazy direction or bad editing too. Otherwise an interesting plot with good twists, good soundtrack by Ellis, and crazy Richard Lynch. I disagree about the car chase, it's fine even when compared to FC. There's no need to make a competition, it stands on it's own. I prefer the film over FCII which just seems dull. Hackman needed a partner or at least a sidekick.
 

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I saw SEVEN-UPS theatrically on its initial release and found it hugely disappointing. The big chase that is touted here is a ghost compared to that in THE FRENCH CONNECTION, and that is the "asset" that was largely used to promote it. FRENCH CONNECTION II, while also very imperfect, is a much better follow up to its predecessor, and should have seen the Blu-ray light of day long before this utterly mediocre wannabe.
The French Connection II has been out on blu-ray for a decade.
 
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I liked all four films especially Seven-Ups so I bought all four titles. I too, watched Seven-Ups during its theatrical run, but, the film appealed to me. Film appreciation does vary among us.
 
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