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The Twilight Time News and Info Thread

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Twilight Time, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Adam Gregorich

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    I remember that. They were initially told they were going to need to destroy inventory, but were given a reprieve by the studio.
     
  2. Josh Steinberg

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    Yeah, I think maybe “taken advantage of” was harsh on my part. I don’t think they acted in bad faith.
     
  3. Rick Thompson

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    Which is quite the Catch-22 for video: "We won't license for blu-ray anything we've released on DVD, so we can release them, except we won't."
     
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    American Buffalo was the worst adaptation of a David Mamet play ever to be put to film.
    BTW, Josh, even Twilight Time can't seem to give it away;
    sale after sale after sale;
    which has provided a bit of fun in watching just how long it may take.
    Nonetheless, I'm rooting for TT on this current sale; as its now down to 5 bucks.

    Now with that said, I recommend this disc;
    not for the film, itself, but for the commentary track with Nick Redman and Julie Kirgo.
    I recommend it for those who hold interests in David Mamet;
    in stage to film discussions;
    in how Al Pacino and Robert Duvall could own the role and Hoffman somehow could not;
    and in why American Buffalo is not as foolproof a production as many may think.
    For that, I felt it was well worth my 15 bucks;
    and now its for all others who remain to have it for only 5 easy dollars.
     
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  5. B-ROLL

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    i AGREE execpt I liked the film as well ... ;)
     
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  6. Dick

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    It's bullshit. All bullshit. Paramount sucks.
     
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  7. PatrickDA

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    I bought "American Buffalo" for the same reason and feel BURNED big time as a result!!
     
  8. SeanSKA

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    And ironically . "Catch-22" (1970) is one of the films lost from a blu-ray release
     
  9. Rodney

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    It's funny how many of us (myself included) share the same feeling about American Buffalo, but I have to chastise myself for feeling that way, as I don't believe they were deliberately trying to mislead us. If nothing else, this should educate us on how we impulse shop.

    It isn't as if TT put a gun to my head, or made it a requirement to buy AB if I wanted to purchase a certain title, or anything like that. They told me (and the rest of us) that they were losing their rights to sell it, which nudged me to buy it. There are probably a myriad of reasons (last chance, opportunity to re-sell at a higher price, etc) why we pulled the lever on this title, but it was our decision.
     
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  10. Worth

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    Seems they're finally reversing that policy. Shout Factory just announced a number of Paramount titles that have been released on DVD.
     
  11. Mike Frezon

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    Is The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie OOP?
     
  12. Robert Crawford

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    Mike,

    Yes, it sold out!

    @Mike Frezon
     
  13. Rodney

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    Mike: There is a great thread here that shows all the available and sold out Twilight Time titles:
     
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    Which ones are they? Anything well-known?
     
  15. Bryan^H

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    Yes, I thought the same thing back then, but my gut instinct told me every thing Twilight Time has done since the beginning has been exceptional. From the quality of the films they pick to the presentation, right down to the packaging/shipping. They couldn't treat their customers that way, after all everything they have achieved was because of us in the first place.

    I'm glad to find out I was wrong about that aspect of their business model.
     
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  16. Josh Steinberg

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    Agreed.

    I learned a valuable lesson - I no longer make blind buys solely because a title that is available in multiple formats (DVD, Blu-ray, streaming, etc) is going out of print in one of those formats.
     
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    Just saw

    Peyton Place
    The Rivers Edge (Ray milland/ Anthony Quinn)
    The revolt of Mamie Stover
    Satan never sleeps

    All blind buys for me . Can’t believe the quality of theses transfers , all look like 4k scans to me
    Great movies too

    I see people at other sites with the siege mentality of “ill buy when they hit” $9-95

    I feel sorry for twilight time management investing so much time and money into these transfers and having people complain about the price
     
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    I wouldn't say there's anything amazing, but it's a start...

    Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
    Prophecy (1979)
    The Fan (1981)
    Silver Bullet (1985)
    Body Parts (1991)
    Pet Sematary II (1992)
     
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  19. Mike Frezon

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    Thanks, Rodney. I knew that inf/list was SOMEWHERE...and was surprised that it wasn't this thread.
     
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    UPDATE Twilight Time.com states that "Hardcore" has been sold out
     
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