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For anyone who already has it, is Carla's Song in a blue keepcase or one of the clear ones? I'm not sure when they released that relative to when they switched over to the clear ones.
 

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Store Closing on Monday July 6th


July 6th will now be the last date we will accept new orders for Twilight Time films. Please note, orders will continue to ship after this date until all are fulfilled.

But first, on behalf of ClassicFlix, we are now shipping on their newly restored, limited edition release of the Abbott and Costello film Africa Screams. Full details can be found below. We have a very limited number of other ClassicFlix releases still available here.

NEW Promotions
For all orders placed between Wednesday July 1st and Monday July 6th we will have the following new promotions in place. They can be combined and will all be applied automatically:

Discounts for Bulk Orders: For all orders with over $100 in Twilight Time product (not counting shipping) there will be an automatic 10% discount applied. All orders over $200 will have an automatic 15% discount and all orders over $500 will have an automatic 20% discount applied.

New 10 for $100 Promotion: The previous 10 for $115 has been upgraded to 10 for $100

1940s Musical Bundle: Get Alice Faye in Hello, Frisco, Hello, and Betty Grable in Mother Wore Tights and Pin Up Girl for the bundle price of $21 when you purchase all three.

Sold Out Titles Available Wednesday at 1PM ET
We have a VERY limited stock of some previously sold out titles that we will make available for purchase on Wednesday July 1st at 1PM ET -- first-come, first-serve. In most cases we have under three copies of each of the following titles. We are limiting purchases of these titles to only one per title per person. We also have a limited number of titles that we sold out of during the sale back in stock at sale prices as well as some replacement clear cases. These will all be found under the going fast heading of our site.

9 To 5 (Blu-ray)
At Close Range (Blu-ray)
Audrey Rose (Blu-ray)
Birth of a Nation, The (2 -Disc Special Edition Blu-ray)
Bridge At Remagen, The (Blu-ray)
Cat Ballou (Blu-ray)
Count Yorga, Vampire (Blu-ray)
Cowboy (Blu-ray)
Cutter's Way (Blu-ray)
Devil In A Blue Dress (Blu-ray)
Eye Of The Needle (Blu-ray)
Flaming Star (Blu-ray)
Fortune, The (Blu-ray)
Fright Night (Blu-ray)
Gloria (Blu-ray)
Guess Who's Coming To Dinner (Blu-ray)
Gun Fury (3D/2D Blu-ray)
Hawaii (Blu-ray)
Hawaiians, The (Blu-ray)
Hot Rock, The (Blu-ray)
Hound of The Baskervilles, The (Blu-ray)
House of Bamboo (Blu-ray)
Inferno (3D/2D Blu-ray)
John Carpenter's Vampires (Blu-ray)
Kiss of Death (Blu-ray)
Lilies Of The Field (Blu-ray)
Manhattan Murder Mystery (Blu-ray)
Miss Sadie Thompson (3D/2D Blu-ray)
Most Beautiful Wife, The (La Moglie Piu Bella) (Blu-ray)
Night Of The Generals, The (Blu-ray)
Places In The Heart (Blu-ray)
Runaway Train (Blu-ray)
Scorpio (Blu-ray)
Scream And Scream Again (Blu-ray)
Sense and Sensibility (Blu-ray)
St. Valentine's Day Massacre, The (Blu-ray)
State Of Grace (Blu-ray)
Strange Invaders (Blu-ray)
Summer Lovers (Blu-ray)
Theatre of Blood (Blu-ray)
Thunderbirds Are Go / Thunderbird 6 (Blu-ray)
Thunderbolt And Lightfoot (Encore Edition) (Blu-ray)
Titus (Blu-ray)
Tony Rome / Lady In Cement
Train, The (Encore Edition) (Blu-ray)
World Of Henry Orient, The (Blu-ray)

PLEASE NOTE: All orders placed during our last week will take an estimated three to four weeks to ship and will not ship until after all orders previously placed have shipped.
 
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I heard back from Twilight Time about whether or not they could add two empty cases to my pending order. They can't, because "it requires too many manual adjustments which aren't possible to do under the current shipping conditions." That's fair. But that means if I want the two clear cases to make my whole collection uniform, the total cost would be $6.93, including $5.93 shipping, for two cases that together are $1 worth of merchandise.
 
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I heard back from Twilight Time about whether or not they could add two empty cases to my pending order. They can't, because "it requires too many manual adjustments which aren't possible to do under the current shipping conditions." That's fair. But that means if I want the two clear cases to make my whole collection uniform, the total cost would be $6.93, including $5.93 shipping, for two cases that together are $1 worth of merchandise.
I’m willing to bet if you don’t spend the extra 11 bucks that you’ll soon be staring and staring...and s-t-a-r-I-n-g...at those shelves of near perfect uniformity. In time you will become fixated. And yes, even insanity will creep in. People will come over your house and, instead of commenting on how good you made their coffee; or what a nice fish bowl you have; or what a nice view of the mountains you have; or what a nice stack of pancakes and syrup you’ve just made; or what a nice painting you’re working on; or what a killer job you’re doing on rebuilding that engine; or what a sweetheart you’re Golden Lab is; or what a great gig you’ve got out here. No. None of that. THE absolute first thing that’ll come out of their mouths will be, “How come two of your Twilight cases are blue?”

And then Jake will begin to explain and tell his story of pent up frustration for the 8th or 17th time; as always told to each and every of his prior guests; about how he didn’t want to spend an extra 11 bucks, but how he now regrets it. Perfection was before him. And. He. Blew. It.

Later, Jake’s 8th or 17th guest has left to meet some friends at a bar. Upon entering, the others who are already there begin to ask, “Why are you so late?”

“I just came from Jake’s and I feel so badly for him”, replies the latecomer.

One of Jakes prior guests answers, “Don’t tell me...the blue cases, right?”

“Yah, how did you know?”, asks the latecomer.

Another from the group jumps in and exclaims, “I have it on good authority that Jake is planning to go on eBay and place a $180 bid on just one of those titles, and it’s only so he can get that clear case”.

“But why didn’t he just buy those two cases when he had the chance?”, asked another from Jake’s circle of friends.

“Didn’t you know?”, chirped in another.

“Know? Know what?”, asked the latecomer.

And then the waitress, who happened by, leans in and whispers, “Jake’s a cheapskate”. :lol:

P.S. I hope this helps.:P
 
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Well, I went ahead and did it. :laugh:

This is technically one more "final order" from TT, although it doesn't have any discs in it. So my final order with discs in it was June 1, which they're saying will ship by July 7. Then four weeks after that they'll send me another box with two empty cases in it. Not terribly efficient, but oh well.
 

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I heard back from Twilight Time about whether or not they could add two empty cases to my pending order. They can't, because "it requires too many manual adjustments which aren't possible to do under the current shipping conditions." That's fair. But that means if I want the two clear cases to make my whole collection uniform, the total cost would be $6.93, including $5.93 shipping, for two cases that together are $1 worth of merchandise.
I looked at my TT shelves and counted the ones with blue cases: 98. I was thinking that maybe in the next couple of days I might just buy as many of the clear cases they have up to 100. $50, plus shipping.

So, tell you what, Jake. I'll take pity on you, and assuming that I don't need the extra two (since some might end up breaking in transit), they're yours.

The only problem is that their website scripts are awful. One can't just enter how many copies one wants, and check out. One has to increase the quantity one at a time and wait for the page to update before bumping it up again by 1. I'm not sure I can handle doing that 100 times.

(I was thinking that if I do this, I'll take the blue cases I swapped out and use them to swap for the clear cases for my Cohen titles, since they started out using clear cases, and then inexplicably switched to blue ones. Then I'll have to figure out what to do with those clear cases. Being a collector is definitely not for the faint of heart.)
 
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Well, I went ahead and did it. :laugh:

This is technically one more "final order" from TT, although it doesn't have any discs in it. So my final order with discs in it was June 1, which they're saying will ship by July 7. Then four weeks after that they'll send me another box with two empty cases in it. Not terribly efficient, but oh well.
By the time the clear cases arrive the store will sadly be closed. Hopefully neither will be cracked. :D
 
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By the time the clear cases arrive the store will sadly be closed. Hopefully neither will be cracked. :D
I didn't see his comment before I posted mine. So, I'll amend my offer. If I end up ordering cases, and have two good ones left over, and you need one or both of them, Jake, you got 'em.
 
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Thank you, but since I just ordered them I should be good now. Hopefully. I'll probably forget about it costing that much, eventually. I'll let you know if they come through damaged, but I'm hoping it should be okay. For $5.93 shipping, they'd better protect them. For those of you who have ordered empty cases with them before, do they come shrinkwrapped or not?

Would you believe that I actually asked them about adding two clear cases to my final discs order last month? They said that they were completely out of cases at that time. I guess they just found an extra box after I placed my final discs order, which incidentally is still awaiting shipment. Oh well.
 
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Nothing currently listed under 50 at SAE

SOLD OUT TUESDAY on TTM

3 WORLDS OF GULLIVER, THE (1960) -- not sure whether to count this as sold out or not since it's at least the 4th time


SOLD OUT WEDNESDAY on TTM
TRUE STORY OF JESSE JAMES, THE (1957)
THE CHASE (1966)




LOW STOCK at TTM
NOON ET JULY 1
BROKEN LANCE (1954) 1
ANASTASIA (1956) 4
QUIET AMERICAN, THE (1958) 24

BANDOLERO! (1968) 42
BLUE DENIM (1959) 44
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) 67
BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953) 83
BOBBY DEERFIELD (1977) 93
X Y & ZEE (1972) 95
RUSSIA HOUSE, THE (1990) 97
GENGHIS KHAN (1965) 102
ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA, THE (1954) 115
IN MY COUNTRY (2004) 120



Most Units Sold on TUESDAY - individual units sold at TTM June 30

THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) 24
STAGECOACH (1966) 20
BANDOLERO! (1968) 17
KINGS GO FORTH (1958) 17
RETURN OF FRANK JAMES, THE (1940) 15
ANASTASIA 14
MORITURI (1965) 13
MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947) 13
QUILLER MEMORANDUM, THE (1966) 13
THE CHAIRMAN (1969) 13


Again an odd day even among odd days. A high sales day with nearly 450 units sold but due to Forever Amber, Dragonwyck, and Husbands and Wives returning a large number of units the overall daily total sale was again negative -- Net (-224)

I suspect with the enhanced sale starting JUly 1 and the new titles being added, I suspect an incredibly strange set of numbers again
 
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For folks looking at approx units remaining -- obviously a lot of the 1-5 unit replacements have already gone again, but here's what I can come with around 4pm ET


COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (1970)1
STRANGE INVADERS (1983)1
STANLEY & IRIS (1990)1
SEPTEMBER (1987)2
I COULD GO ON SINGING (1963)2
HAPPY ENDING, THE (1969)3
ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS (1969)7
10 RILLINGTON PLACE (1971)7
BANDOLERO! (1968)10
TALK RADIO (1988)14
APPASSIONATA (1974)15
APRIL LOVE (1957)15
ANGEL (AKA DANNY BOY / 1982)15
QUIET AMERICAN, THE (1958)16
GLORY GUYS, THE (1965)22
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954)30
BLUE DENIM (1959)33
BANANAS (1971)40
BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953)69
X Y & ZEE (1972)74
BOBBY DEERFIELD (1977)80
RUSSIA HOUSE, THE (1990)83
GENGHIS KHAN (1965)88
ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA, THE (1954)100
IN MY COUNTRY (2004)115
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (1972) (REGION A ONLY)145
DRAGONWYCK (1946)155
HUSBANDS AND WIVES (1992)160
L SHAPED ROOM, THE (1962)160
KINGS GO FORTH (1958)160
BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969)161
MY GAL SAL (1942)165
CAPTAIN FROM CASTILE (1947)179
FOREVER AMBER (1947)190
SATAN NEVER SLEEPS (1962)215
HILDA CRANE (1956)235
CHILDREN OF HUANG SHI, THE (2008)255
TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU (1970)270
QUILLER MEMORANDUM, THE (1966)270
VIRGIN SOLDIERS, THE (1969)275
MORITURI (1965)280
SNAKE PIT, THE (1948)285
WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING, THE (1935)305
A MAN CALLED PETER (1955)310
TALL MEN, THE (1955)315
FATHERLAND (AKA SINGING THE BLUES IN RED / 1986)365
CARLA'S SONG (1996)370
YELLOW HANDKERCHIEF, THE (1977)390
BIG FIX, THE (1978)415
RETURN OF FRANK JAMES, THE (1940)425
STAGECOACH (1966)435
LITTLE HOUSE, THE (CHIISAI OUCHI / 2014)440
HUSSY (1980)450
THE CHAIRMAN (1969)520
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL (1965)575
BEHOLD A PALE HORSE (1964)605
RIVER'S EDGE, THE (1957)615
ADMIRABLE CRICHTON, THE (AKA PARADISE LAGOON / 1957)735
WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961)765
TEN NORTH FREDERICK (10 NORTH FREDERICK / 1958)790
YANKS (1979)835
PRESIDENT'S LADY, THE (1953)840
HELLO, FRISCO, HELLO (1943)875
PIN UP GIRL (1944)880
UNTAMED (1955)890
MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947)905
 
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I didn't see his comment before I posted mine. So, I'll amend my offer. If I end up ordering cases, and have two good ones left over, and you need one or both of them, Jake, you got 'em.
I've decided not to order any cases. The way they have their scripts written, I can't just plug in a number for the quantity wanted. I have to increase the quantity from "1" to "2" and wait for the page to refresh, rinse and repeat. Too much of a pain in the ass.
 
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That's funny; I didn't notice that last night when I ordered mine, but you're right. I guess it's like that because they are used to selling discs, and people buying large quantities of the same title is probably pretty rare. Then again, I only needed the two cases so it wasn't a problem to increase the quantity to 2, but that would've gotten really annoying if I had wanted to get several.
 
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I've decided not to order any cases. The way they have their scripts written, I can't just plug in a number for the quantity wanted. I have to increase the quantity from "1" to "2" and wait for the page to refresh, rinse and repeat. Too much of a pain in the ass.
Not sure I understand -- TTM I can just add an item to the cart and change to whatever quantity I want, Click/highlight the Quantity in Cart and change it directly to 10/50/100 then checkout, That the way I usually do it to check Movie Quantities -- add to cart and then change directly to 1000 if I needed


Or from this page -- https://www.twilighttimemovies.com/transparent-1-disc-blu-ray-case/
Just highlight the 1 (left click and drag across the 1 ) and change to whatever number you want. Or even click the 1 and type in the numbers you want/delete any excess numbers

Looks like 96 is a max -- I'm assuming that's their inventory count
 

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I just tried it, and yes, that works. Weird, because the previous times I tried it, there wasn't enough room to make it easy to write over the quantity. Not sure why.

On edit: So I ordered the 96 available cases: cost $48. Estimated shipping with the lowest-cost option was $55.xx, basically doubling the cost (so roughly a buck apiece). Decided I didn't want to spend that much, so I deleted them from my cart.
 
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I don't blame you -- I had a hard enough time justifying $5.93 shipping on a $1 order when I bought the two cases last night. That's an insane markup but I rationalized it by saying that it's still a small amount of money relative to what else I have spent at TT during the sale. I would not have been able to have that line of thinking if the shipping cost had been $55.

The only thing I regret is mismanaging the sale because I kept finding more things I wanted at different times, rather than just doing one big order at the start of the sale, which would certainly have saved me a lot in combined shipping. So I should have shopped smarter, for sure. That being said, I have enjoyed the discs I've gotten in so far very much and am looking forward to the two more which should ship sometime next week, so at least everything has been a very good purchase.
 
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SOLD OUT WEDNESDAY on TTM

No 1st time sell outs

SOLD OUT THURSDAY on TTM
NONE


LOW STOCK at TTM
10am ET JULY 2
BANDOLERO! (1968) 1
COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (1970) 1 APPASSIONATA (1974) 9
ANGEL (AKA DANNY BOY / 1982) 9
QUIET AMERICAN, THE (1958) 10
GLORY GUYS, THE (1965) 12
APRIL LOVE (1957) 17
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) 22
BLUE DENIM (1959) 27
BANANAS (1971) 30

BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953) 61
X Y & ZEE (1972) 69
BOBBY DEERFIELD (1977) 75
RUSSIA HOUSE, THE (1990) 78
GENGHIS KHAN (1965) 81
ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA, THE (1954) 99
IN MY COUNTRY (2004) 114
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (1972) (REGION A ONLY) 138
HUSBANDS AND WIVES (1992) 140
DRAGONWYCK (1946) 144



Most Units Sold on WEDNESDAY - individual units sold at TTM JULY 1 -- overall about 1000 net units sold. Closer to 1300-1400 actual units once you account for all the added titles
DRAGONWYCK (1946) 81
HELLO, FRISCO, HELLO (1943) 69
HUSBANDS AND WIVES (1992) 66
STAGECOACH (1966) 63
MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947) 62
PIN UP GIRL (1944) 62
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) 48
BANDOLERO! (1968) 46
RETURN OF FRANK JAMES, THE (1940) 43
FOREVER AMBER (1947) 39
QUILLER MEMORANDUM, THE (1966) 39
THE CHAIRMAN (1969) 38
MORITURI (1965) 37
TALL MEN, THE (1955) 36
BABY THE RAIN MUST FALL (1965) 35
RIVER'S EDGE, THE (1957) 35
 
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SOLD OUT THURSDAY on TTM

BANDOLERO! (1968)

SOLD OUT FRIDAY on TTM

NO 1st time sell outs. More of the restocks are disappearing slowly

LOW STOCK at TTM
Noon ET JULY 3
COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (1970) 1
ANGEL (AKA DANNY BOY / 1982) 2
APPASSIONATA (1974) 7
QUIET AMERICAN, THE (1958) 8
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) 12
APRIL LOVE (1957) 15

BLUE DENIM (1959) 24
BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953) 48
X Y & ZEE (1972) 56
RUSSIA HOUSE, THE (1990) 63
BOBBY DEERFIELD (1977) 72
GENGHIS KHAN (1965) 78
ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA, THE (1954) 97
DRAGONWYCK (1946) 113
IN MY COUNTRY (2004) 114
HUSBANDS AND WIVES (1992) 124
L SHAPED ROOM, THE (1962) 128
BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE (1969) 130
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (1972) (REGION A ONLY) 136
KINGS GO FORTH (1958) 147


Most Units Sold on THURSDAY - individual units sold at TTM JULY 2
DRAGONWYCK (1946) 25
PIN UP GIRL (1944) 17
TALL MEN, THE (1955) 16
RUSSIA HOUSE, THE (1990) 15
BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953) 14
SNAKE PIT, THE (1948) 13
L SHAPED ROOM, THE (1962) 13
UNTAMED (1955) 12
QUILLER MEMORANDUM, THE (1966) 12
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) 12
PRESIDENT'S LADY, THE (1953) 11
BIG FIX, THE (1978) 11
SATAN NEVER SLEEPS (1962) 10
X Y & ZEE (1972) 10
GLORY GUYS, THE (1965) 10


BANDOLERO sold out on Thursday making it the 2nd disc to sell 1000 units for the Clearance Sale and the
only item to do so without some extra help. THREE COINS IN A FOUNTAIN PASSED 1000 a couple days ago, but had
the extra $5 off code from much of that first crazy week and sold over 700 copies which the code was active.
 
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Just some massive number of unit sales today. I haven't seen 100+ units of a single title disappearing since the 1st couple days

SOLD OUT at TTM today
COUNT YORGA, VAMPIRE (1970) -- 1
DRAGONWYCK (1946) -- 120 units sold
BANANAS (1971) -- 28
APPASSIONATA (1974) -- 8
GLORY GUYS, THE (1965) -- 5
APRIL LOVE (1957) - 16
ANGEL (AKA DANNY BOY / 1982) -- 2
QUIET AMERICAN, THE (1958) - 8

1st time sell outs
THREE COINS IN THE FOUNTAIN (1954) - 12
BLUE DENIM (1959) - 25
BENEATH THE 12-MILE REEF (1953) - 49


Not sold out, but large purchases
Forever Amber 51 units sold by 3pm ET
Husbands and Wives -- 112
Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice -- 100
L- Shaped Room -- 100

35 ea of the 3 Musicals --
 
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