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According to their FB page, they don't go on sale until the 23rd
Ah...didn't see that part of the announcement!!! That means pre-orders should begin in 11 days!!! Thanks for the correction!!!Ethan Riley said:Maybe not. I just checked....it said pre-orders are available 25 days in advance:
October 11th - OLIVER! (1968) BLU-RAY - Nov 12th, THE WAY WE WERE (1973) BLU-RAY - Nov 12th, and JANE EYRE (1944) BLU-RAY - Nov 12th. Please be advised that PRE-ORDERS begin approximately 25 days BEFORE the release date listed next to each title. Dates are subject to change without notification.
Mark Governor's score is the gel sealing this together. Somber, nostalgic, with more than a passing glance to Kubrick, the music mourns then anticipates. Mindwarp (1992) delivers a metaphysical send-up. A whim within whim undercurrent, a tour of Freudian standards, an a offbeat view of denial. Just as you find balance, the rug is pulled. Scrimm and Campbell perform admirably. This leaves a mark. Existential dread, a dependency on tech, a Manhattan Project/George Miller nightmare taken even further. The drive swerves well past genre. The Matrix (1999) wouldn't be the same. Cerebral, inhuman, bursting with sentiment, I'm clueless where to place this. I'm glad it happened. Though perhaps not a popular choice, the film works. TT always transcends. No matter the genre. My verdict? Mission accomplished.ROclockCK said:I'll admit, when I first heard that Twilight Time was releasing the esoteric, gorehound-targeted, almost direct-to-video Mindwarp, I bleated a rather woebegone little "W-T-F???"
I'll just have to defer to Julie Kirgo's customarily savvy and sassy insert essay for the reasons why that was such a hasty misjudgment. I certainly never would have sought out something like this, nor taken a chance on it blind, had TT not chosen it for their collection. Nevertheless, I had a lot of unexpected and unapologetic fun with this surreal-crazy little genre Cuisinart*. I thought it was smart, inventive, and ambitious w-a-y beyond its means, especially in terms of its synecdochical, post-apocalyptic design. Also some funky-effective performances, with a grand slam delivered by the phantasmatic Angus Scrimm (that voice!), and of course, that iconic "Wazzzamatta Judy?" from the always cheeky-interesting Bruce Campbell. Heck, I even liked Mark Governor's economical yet persuasive score...so bonus there too in the IST department (could this have been one of the hooks compelling TT to run with such an obscure oddity?)
Although not likely a classic-to-be, Mindwarp sure had enough good moments, and such a cheesy-imaginative spirit that I had a right on blast with the crazy thing.
* Any accident that at one point Campbell wields a blender blade as a weapon?
Depends on what you're in the mood for Nick, but if I didn't already have these discs, I'd rank them in the following 'geek appeal' order:EddieLarkin said:Going to try for a free copy of Mindwarp next Wednesday, so along with my order of the two Sinbad's and The Other, I need a fourth title. I've narrowed it down to The Wayward Bus, High Time, The Rains of Ranchipur, Alamo Bay or Lost Horizon. But I can't decide which! Any suggestions?
I hope so too. I'm spreading the word to my horror loving friends, but so far they are of the 'never heard of it, so it can't be good' opinion. But the proof is in the pudding, If I show them 10 minutes of it they will be the first to ask how they can get a copy from Screen ArchivesROclockCK said:It was so many trippy, ambitious things all at once Bruce, I hardly knew how to take it.
Yet therein lies most of its daft pleasure. I just get so tired of cookie-cutter genre product which you can pretty much predict through climax after the first few scenes. Sure, Mindwarp was messy, and constrained by its you've-got-to-be-kidding budget, but at least it was genuinely creative.
Hope this odd duck eventually finds its audience.