Twilight Time announces Blu-ray releases July-August 2013

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  1. haineshisway

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    As I've said, The Disappearance is really interesting, looks great, and is one of Donald Sutherland's best films.
     
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    Just popped my copy of "Major Dundee" in the player for a quick look at the first disc. First impressions are very good - nice detail and colour in the few scenes I saw. Made me remember just how much I like the film, warts and all…
     
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    Screen Archives say fewer than 50 copies of The Egyptian Blu-ray remain.

    I've just placed my pre-order for Leave Her To Heaven. I'll be glad to replace the lacklustre DVD.
     
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    I'm looking forward to ordering The Driver and Body Double--never thought I'd see them on blu-ray! I'm at home with a fever today and I finally made my first order from TT/Screen Gems (Major Dundee, The Fury, Experiment in Terror). I took a bit of a risk in not selecting the $35 shipping option (Are shipments to Canada really lost frequently? I live in a city of 1.2 million, not a remote fur trading post. Hell, I hope my illness doesn't cost me my order.). Assuming my current order arrives, I will happily order many of the July/August titles!
     
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    Is there anyone here who is familiar with the look of the film? How accurate were the DVDs to what was originally intended? Some people on the net are already starting to give worried looks, but if the older transfer was way off base this announcement can only be a good thing.
     
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    If Steven Burum is doing it, then it will be right. What's the problem? It always puzzles me when people want something that's wrong, just cause it's what they're used to...
     
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    Like NotLD was? Personally I'm not worried at all, I presume he's making it look how it should. But let's not pretend it's out of the realm of possibility some DPs or directors may get an inkling to reinvent the way a film looks (French Connection?)
     
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    Veryhappy to see Leave Her to Heaven getting a Blu ray incarnation .. but sad it's on Twilight Time, which means maximum bucks for a bare-bones release. Add international postage to Australia, and these 'limited' releases really make me think twice about ordering.
     
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    "Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with actor Darryl Hickman and critic Richard Schickel / Movietone News Footage / Original Theatrical Trailer"
     
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    I'm in Australia and have no qualms at all ordering from TT. Just wait until you have 2-3 BDs lined up before ordering, and you won't pay a huge amount in postage. I ordered Experiment in Terror along with Leave Her to Heaven, and postage came to $12 for the pair. I also skipped the added $15 "insurance" option as I normally do. It's not a huge price to pay for great movies on Blu.
     
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    No one should think twice about Leave Her to Heaven. I got a sneak peek at it yesterday and it looks pretty terrific. I don't think it's much of a secret that the camera negative doesn't exist anymore, so the restoration that was done was done of an internegative. But there's nothing wrong with that and the result is beautiful, I thought, at least the sections I saw (I skimmed through most of it, and, of course, had to stop and have my breath taken away every time Gene Tierney was on camera). The detail at times is astonishing - you can actually see the texture of the paper during the main titles, and Miss Tierney's close-ups are worth the price of the disc. The color looks great. The opticals are, of course, opticals and look like - opticals. Can't wait to settle in and watch all of it start to finish, but I was very happy with what I saw.
     
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    Thank you for your comments as I almost forgot to preorder this title.
     
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    As critical as I've been at times of high priced, bare bones, boutique label releases, I do highly recommend THE EGYPTIAN to anyone on the fence. Though it was more stagy than I remembered from seeing it on the big screen in the 90's, it is still a 50's epic that deserves to be seen in the best possible way and TT's Blu Ray serves that well. I had no issues with the quality of the release and fully expected it to sell out long before now, but given the price and the generally negative reputation of the film itself, it didn't really kick start the non-converts. But for anyone who believes as I do that Blu Ray is the savior of that wonderful period of E P I C filmmaking in the 50's and early 60's, it's a must have.
     
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    The Blu-ray of The Egyptian has sold out. There are DVD copies still available.
     
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    I was basing my recommendation on Post #43 above from April 20 saying there were copies still left. I didn't know they had sold out since then. In any case, the rest of my post still has merit, I hope. :D
     
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    In that case, either Screen Archives' email to me was incorrect or they sold 50 copies in the past few days.
     
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    Thank you. I'm very glad to hear that. Gene Tierney always leaves me cold but I will carefully examine her close-ups! I will also scrutinize Jeanne Crain's close-ups. She has never left me cold!
     
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    It was not and they did.I'm pretty sure the email said less then fifty left anyway.
     
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    I suspect once it become known that there were only a few dozen copies left, the Ebay scalpers snapped them up for their own purposes.
     
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    People have had plenty of time to buy the blu-ray. I am pleased another title has sold out (although with no help from me) because it helps support some of the titles I have bought which have been less popular.
     

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