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Glad to see The Mirror Crack'd join its brethren on Region A Blu-ray. It's the least of the three in quality, but the cast is super. I found the mystery by far the easiest of the three to solve.
I like the Mirror Cracked film. The only problem I have with the story is that Agatha Christie took something terrible that happened to Gene Tierney and used it as the basis for a novel. I just don't think that is right.
 

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Good to hear that The Green Man is coming out in the UK, though a Kino release would be preferred.
It is indeed a great little comedy ... it's also one of the only two movies that had me scream aloud in horror in the cinema when I saw it first .. the scene when a presumably dead character (not giving too much away) suddenly staggers through a pair of french doors, like some sort of reincarnated monster.
The other movie which had that effect was of course Psycho.
 
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I like the Mirror Cracked film. The only problem I have with the story is that Agatha Christie took something terrible that happened to Gene Tierney and used it as the basis for a novel. I just don't think that is right.
I like it, too, but I think the mystery plotting and clues pale in comparison to the other two in terms of complexity. Of course, Death on the Nile and Evil Under the Sun were written at the height of her powers as a novelist. The Mirror Crack'd was a product of her later years when she was doing good but not great work. Of course, the screenwriters for the three films, in particular Crack'd and Evil, added their own "modern" insertions of insult-laden dialogue to spice things up.
 
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Or a Douglas Sirk box set along with Written On The Wind, A Time To Love And A Time To Die, Interlude and Battle Hymn, none of which have received a R1 blu ray release.
With the exception of Written on the Wind (which is more likely to come from Criterion), I could definitely see Kino releasing these, assuming that they licensed them.
 

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I like the Mirror Cracked film. The only problem I have with the story is that Agatha Christie took something terrible that happened to Gene Tierney and used it as the basis for a novel. I just don't think that is right.
Well, it wasn't the first time she exploited a real life tragedy as the basis of one of her books. Murder On The Orient Express uses the tragedy of the Charles Lindbergh baby kidnapping as its basis.
 
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Or a Douglas Sirk box set along with Written On The Wind, A Time To Love And A Time To Die, Interlude and Battle Hymn, none of which have received a R1 blu ray release.
Even though they've yet to upgrade it to blu-ray, Criterion still has the rights to Written on the Wind. Their DVD edition is still very much in print.

On the other hand, by my count, there are 13 Sirk titles from Universal that would, in theory, be available to Kino (aside from the ones they've already released or announced). At least four of those (Sign of the Pagan, Captain Lightfoot, Battle Hymn, and Interlude) have been released on blu-ray in France, and another (A Time to Love and a Time to Die) in the UK.
 
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Of the three Christie films announced "Evil Under The Sun " is my favorite. Even if the victim is obvious early on, the solution is clever. The actors have great lines and I always enjoy the Cole Porter music which adds to atmosphere. An isolated music track would have been appreciated .
 
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It would be great to have a Rock Hudson boxset
COME SEPTEMBER
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Just to remind people that the Memorial Day Sale ends on June 8th according to Kino on Facebook.
 

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Has anybody's Memorial Day sale items shipped yet? I placed my big order of 15 releases on May 22nd and it still hasn't shipped yet. So I'm wondering those with smaller orders have seen their shipments go out?
 

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Has anybody's Memorial Day sale items shipped yet? I placed my big order of 15 releases on May 22nd and it still hasn't shipped yet. So I'm wondering those with smaller orders have seen their shipments go out?
I haven't received a shipping notice yet on my KL sale order but then again I'm still waiting for my Twilight Time order shipping notice. I did get a notice from Shout Factory that my order has NOT been shipped yet and an apology along with the usual (and understandable) reasons why. Ironically, I've received my Great Britian orders from Amazon.UK as well as Indicator's John Ford At Columbia box set which were placed around the same time. Go figure!
 

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:


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Stiletto (1969) Starring Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O’Neal, Roy Scheider, Joseph Wiseman, Barbara McNair, John Dehner, Titos Vandis, Eduardo Ciannelli, Lincoln Kilpatrick, James Tolkan, Olympia Dukakis, Charles Durning, Raul Julia and M. Emmet Walsh – Shot by Jack Priestly (Across 110th Street, The Midnight Man) – Screenplay Co-Written by Harold Robbins (King Creole, The Carpetbaggers) - Based on His Bestselling Novel – Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski (Krakatoa: East of Java, Macho Callahan).
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Damn! I've been wanting this for years although I thought it was a lost cause! Great news!
 

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Has anybody's Memorial Day sale items shipped yet? I placed my big order of 15 releases on May 22nd and it still hasn't shipped yet. So I'm wondering those with smaller orders have seen their shipments go out?
I placed two orders. The second, smaller, placed two days after the first order, shipped and is out for delivery today. As has been stated on the Twilight Time thread, we will get our stuff eventually. The virus has just slowed things down. I guess if we want to order many movies we should place multiple orders as long as each qualifies for free shipping. Maybe. The order that shipped was placed on 5/24 and shipped 5/28.
 
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I placed an order 5/23, and it was processed and "approved for packing" on 5/24, but I have yet to receive any shipping notice.
 

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Other possibility is that some items in order are out of stock and Kino only ships orders when complete.
Nothing is marked out of stock but they have gotten a lot of orders.
 

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Saturday's Facebook Announcement:


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Stiletto (1969) Starring Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O’Neal, Roy Scheider, Joseph Wiseman, Barbara McNair, John Dehner, Titos Vandis, Eduardo Ciannelli, Lincoln Kilpatrick, James Tolkan, Olympia Dukakis, Charles Durning, Raul Julia and M. Emmet Walsh – Shot by Jack Priestly (Across 110th Street, The Midnight Man) – Screenplay Co-Written by Harold Robbins (King Creole, The Carpetbaggers) - Based on His Bestselling Novel – Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski (Krakatoa: East of Java, Macho Callahan).
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I've never seen this film. Is it worth watching?
 

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