1. Sign-up to become a member, and most of the ads you see will disappear. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up, so join the discussion today!
    Dismiss Notice

Pre-Order The Trouble With Angels (1966) (Blu-ray) Available for Preorder

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Garysb

    Garysb Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,767
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Johnny Angell likes this.
  2. Thomas T

    Thomas T Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2001
    Messages:
    4,130
    Likes Received:
    3,497
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    It wasn't unusual for "older" actors to be cast in young roles back in the day. Sissy Spacek was 25 and Stockard Channing was 32 when they played high school students (Carrie, Grease). Going back further, a 35 year old Ginger Rogers played an 18 year old girl running away from reform school in Heartbeat (1946).
     
  3. Will Krupp

    Will Krupp Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    3,005
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    PA
    Real Name:
    Will
    The interesting thing about June Harding is that people are always SO surprised when they find out her actual age in this movie. She's incredibly successful at playing Hayley Mills' contemporary.
     
    LeoA, Matt Hough and Johnny Angell like this.
  4. MarkA

    MarkA Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 1999
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    110
    It is listed as widescreen! Finally in the correct aspect ratio! I've already ordered this from Amazon as I am a huge Hayley fan!
     
    Jack K and LeoA like this.
  5. Worth

    Worth Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2009
    Messages:
    2,929
    Likes Received:
    1,931
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Real Name:
    Nick Dobbs
    Everyone in Grease looks like they're around 30, though.
     
    JohnMor likes this.
  6. Rob_Ray

    Rob_Ray Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,987
    Likes Received:
    1,475
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    Southern California
    Real Name:
    Rob Ray
    For family comedy aimed at all ages, (boy, they don't make those anymore!) it's surprisingly touching and succeeds much better than you would think. The broadly comic script, which was out of date by 1966, was sensitively handled by Ida Lupino, with delicate subtleties to indicate the passage of time and the growth of the characters. Rosalind Russell was ideally cast, as were Hayley Mills and June Harding. And special mention must be made to Jerry Goldsmith's score, which perfectly captured the spirit of the piece. Still, it's set in an innocent world that's sadly passed on, so how it plays to modern audiences can vary.

    Day one purchase for me, however.
     
    donniecasali, LeoA and Will Krupp like this.
  7. MarkA

    MarkA Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 1999
    Messages:
    293
    Likes Received:
    91
    Trophy Points:
    110
    I have the soundtrack on CD and I love it!
     
    LeoA and Rob_Ray like this.
  8. Ethan Riley

    Ethan Riley Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2005
    Messages:
    3,898
    Likes Received:
    619
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Pre-ordered from DD; it was shipped today.
     
  9. David Norman

    David Norman Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2001
    Messages:
    5,311
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    BN Order from last Sunday shipped along with Birdy
     
  10. Todd Erwin

    Todd Erwin Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    4,861
    Likes Received:
    1,382
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Hawthorne, NV
    Real Name:
    Todd Erwin
    My review is now up!

    This title is currently sold out at Amazon and Best Buy, but Wal-Mart appears to still be taking orders for it.
     
  11. LeoA

    LeoA Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,663
    Likes Received:
    1,189
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    North Country
    Real Name:
    Leo
    Can't find it at Wal-Mart's site. There better be a restocking or I'll really be kicking myself for waiting for a few days before trying to order.
     
  12. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    41,498
    Likes Received:
    17,295
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    My Deep Discount order arrives today.
     
    MarkA likes this.
  13. David Norman

    David Norman Producer

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2001
    Messages:
    5,311
    Likes Received:
    2,094
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Par for the course for Alled Vaughn titles -- some stores just list it OOS or Backordered, others hide the listing until stock returns. One of the nice thing about the A-V MOD items is that so far none of the BD have ever gone out of print as far as I'm aware -- they just order up the next batch to be completed

    Once the 1st Stock for preorders are exhausted, then a few days later the 2nd re-stock shows up at most places though Amazon often takes a couple weeks as does Bullmoose -- the latter makes a little more sense.

    Actually Walmart lists it as in-stock -- not sure if it re-listed this morning or the search just missed it. I often find Walmart general search doesn't always pull up the item I'm looking for so search by UPC seems to work better
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/The-Trouble-with-Angels-Blu-ray/769156638



    My B&N order from the 40% off sale arrived Monday with Birdy and Gaslight plus Castaways and 20000 Leagues from DMC a couple days later. I just sampled a few minutes, but it looks pretty good.
     
    Will Krupp and LeoA like this.
  14. Ken Koc

    Ken Koc Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2004
    Messages:
    1,601
    Likes Received:
    718
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    New York
    Real Name:
    Ken Koc
    A beautiful new print of THE TROUBLE WITH ANGELS is now on the Criterion Channel....yes the Criterion Channel. A beautiful film directed by Ida Lupino and one of Jerry Goldsmith's best scores. Loved seeing it again!
     
    LeoA and Will Krupp like this.
  15. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    41,498
    Likes Received:
    17,295
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Yup! Also they have a tribute to Ida Lupino on the channel too.
     
    LeoA, Ken Koc and Will Krupp like this.
  16. Garysb

    Garysb Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,767
    Likes Received:
    1,114
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Some great titles available this month on the Criterion Channel including the Criterion collections's "Swing Time" with all or most of the blu ray extras as well as some the other Astaire/Rogers film like "Shall We Dance", "The African Queen", "Fiddler On The Roof" , other films directed by Ida Lupino etc.
     
    Will Krupp and Ken Koc like this.
  17. Harry-N

    Harry-N Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,043
    Likes Received:
    1,578
    Trophy Points:
    4,110
    Location:
    Sunny Central Florida
    Real Name:
    Harry N.
    Damn! I ordered this as soon as I stumbled on this thread, and the Amazon man just dropped it off. Unfortunately, the package, and disc was bludgeoned to death by something very heavy. There's a bulge through the Blu-ray case that includes the disc.

    I knew it was going to be a problem, but I put it in a player just to see if it would even load. It plays the Sony logo just fine and then goes to a static drawing of Hayley Mills and Rosalind Russell, but no menu loads. If I press the Menu button on the remote, I get a message saying "No Menu".

    Drat! I was hoping this would work out all right, but I guess I should expect some "trouble" with ANGELS.

    We've owned the crappy 4:3 DVD of this title since that was released and we've been hoping for a true widescreen version ever since.

    I got Amazon on the phone and they're sending out a replacement. If they'd learn to pack things more solidly, they wouldn't have these problems. But then again, Mr. Bezos is a bazillionaire, and I'm just a lowly customer. I guess he's doing something right.
     
  18. Will Krupp

    Will Krupp Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    2,353
    Likes Received:
    3,005
    Trophy Points:
    1,610
    Location:
    PA
    Real Name:
    Will
    NOT that you want to hear this, but I'm sure they've figured out that it costs less to replace damaged items than it does to upgrade all of their packaging.

    I hope it comes soon and you can enjoy it by the weekend! It's a great little disc!
     

Share This Page