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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. Message #1641 of 4039 Nov 6, 2016
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    Dick

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    Ok, I'll just come out and ask any rep from TT who might be able or willing to answer: Are you planning to release any further Francois Truffaut films (specifically SMALL CHANGE and THE WILD CHILD) from the MGM/UA library?

    Many thanks in advance.
     
  2. Twilight Time

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    We do not have those titles under license at this time.
     
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    Disappointing, of course, but thanks for your reply.
     
  4. Ed Lachmann

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    I've got a question for TT as well. Sidonis just last week released the only blu-ray version we've yet seen of the wonderful 1961 Barabbas. I inquired directly to the company about the unremovable subtitles that their product in particular always seem to have. They replied that the company they licensed Barabbas from, probably MGM, requires them to have unremovable subs in order not to impede sales of said film in the USA and other markets. I asked Kino is they might ever release this landmark film and they replied that they do not have the rights. I'd hope that means that TT might. It would certainly mean a lot to classic epic fans to know if we might ever expect to see in HD form. After all, we were delighted to get Alexander the Great, Exodus and Anastasia not long ago. And, frankly, your releases had PQ head and heels above those from Germany and Japan so everybody I know who had bought the first two double dipped with pleasure. Any chance?
     
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    Barabbas is a Columbia title so Sony should have it. TT has released other Columbia movies.

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    I'm sure that if the elements were in good shape or if Sony was doing a new 4K scan our friends at TT would jump on the chance to release Barabbas. Of course I would want the Roadshow version which includes the Overure and Entr'acte.
     
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    Yes, and we don't believe the elements are in good enough shape at this time for a Sony license.
     
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    if they were in the state the greatest story ever told was, i would be very content with that. (if they don't plan on restoring it ever)
    i'm sure it would be much better than the dvd.
     
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    That's disappointing. I've always had a strong liking for the film, partly because it was the very first film I saw in 70mm (the first of many). As such it is firmly etched in my memory.
     
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    Barabbas DVD:
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    GSET Blu-ray
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  11. Message #1651 of 4039 Nov 8, 2016
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    i'm not sure why you posted these..
    to show that they are the same?
    anyway, i still stand on what i said.
    if you see the original 1080p picture of GSET next to the blown up to 1080p dvd image of Barabbas, the difference is more evident.
    http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/190155
     
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    Just for comparison.
     
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    It looked fabulous in 70mm.
    Quite frankly it would be a travesty to release a BD from a less than a restored source.
    The DVD is a washed out mess.
    Odeon Haymarket Doug?
    Great film, brand new cinema!
     
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    Yes John. Odeon Haymarket. Including a 70mm short, Wonderful New York. What a wonderful cinema that was!
     
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    Also in Technirama!
     
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    I paid a few visits to the Odeon Haymarket during my time in London in the early to mid 70's. A great cinema in terms of screen and sound system. Great memories!!
     
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    Exclusive to www.screenarchives.com...sale runs from 4 pm Eastern today to 4 pm Eastern on Tuesday Dec 6th...many titles included - many are low quantity - 2016 titles are only those released from January - July.
     

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    Will Twilight Time be sharing a login for the EAA media sale this year? Pretty please. :wave-hello:
     
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    Yes, we haven't been sent the ad yet though.
     
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    Interesting. I've been getting all the promo emails and ads, since I purchased last year, but the login from last year does not work. The sale opened today, Nov 16.

    Though my wallet would prefer I not buy any more.... :eek:
     

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