HTF EXCLUSIVE! Twilight Time August 2018 Release Announcements

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GLORIA (1980) BLU-RAY – August 21st

THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS (1969) BLU-RAY – August 21st

THE HOT ROCK (1972) BLU-RAY – August 21st

RAPID FIRE (1992) BLU-RAY – August 21st

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  1. Ah, The Virgin Soldiers. In the sixties it was the comic book everyone in the UK was reading & enjoying (no doubt including Nick Redman), it was Leslie Thomas breakout novel about his time as a soldier doing national service in Singapore. I have happy memories of seeing the film, & I thought it had been all but forgotten, so it's great to see it in this line up. One of the leading characters was Sgt. Driscoll, & when I read the book I could only see the actor Nigel Davenport as Driscoll, could hear his voice, & when they made the film they cast…Nigel Davenport, perfect casting. I thought the cheapo sequel, Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers made eight later got nearer to the spirit of the books (again with Davenport as Driscoll), but I think that's Warner, so not much chance of that.

    I think it's great that Twilight Time are releasing this in America, as it was probably not that big in the States (& a long time ago), & for many buyers it'll be a leap in the dark.

  2. Powell&Pressburger

    Thank you thank you thank you Twilight Time for THE HOT ROCK !

    And August is a great month for it!

    Also in for Gloria!

    Begging for commentaries for both films if possible.

    That would be nice! I would love hearing Julie's comments about Gloria.

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    Robert Crawford

    Another of my missing crown jewels I can mark off the list with Gloria coming my way from Twilight Time.:dance:

    "I'M 'DA MAN! I'M 'DA MAN!"

    Great film. Watched it over and over again during the early years of HBO

  4. I did not expect the August announcements this week. Nice to see Gloria coming, I was expecting The Hot Rock to show up sooner than later since there is finally an new 4k transfer. Count me in for both!

  5. Billy Batson

    Ah, The Virgin Soldiers. In the sixties it was the comic book everyone in the UK was reading & enjoying (no doubt including Nick Redman), it was Leslie Thomas breakout novel about his time as a soldier doing national service in Singapore. I have happy memories of seeing the film, & I thought it had been all but forgotten, so it's great to see it in this line up. One of the leading characters was Sgt. Driscoll, & when I read the book I could only see the actor Nigel Davenport as Driscoll, could hear his voice, & when they made the film they cast…Nigel Davenport, perfect casting. I thought the cheapo sequel, Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers made eight later got nearer to the spirit of the books (again with Davenport as Driscoll), but I think that's Warner, so not much chance of that.

    I think it's great that Twilight Time are releasing this in America, as it was probably not that big in the States (& a long time ago), & for many buyers it'll be a leap in the dark.

    I actually saw THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS when it came out (in those days I tried to see everything, especially "foreign films") but since I was living in NYC I didn't understand the cultural context…though I may have read the book after seeing the movie. It was so long ago, hard to remember specifics, but I'm looking forward to seeing it again.

  6. Ronald Epstein
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    Twilight Time has given us an exclusive early look at these August Announcements. Enjoy!
    If you see these titles posted elsewhere within 8 HOURS without credit being given to HTF, rest assured it came from us first!

    View attachment 46432

    GLORIA (1980) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS (1969) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    THE HOT ROCK (1972) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    RAPID FIRE (1992) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    In for Gloria (1980)

    Can’t help but wonder if this movie was the inspiration for Laura Branigan’s 1982 hit song Gloria?

  7. Kyrsten Brad

    In for Gloria (1980)

    Can’t help but wonder if this movie was the inspiration for Laura Branigan’s 1982 hit song Gloria?

    It was certainly the inspiration for "bad ass" women in films going forward.

  8. Kyrsten Brad

    In for Gloria (1980)

    Can’t help but wonder if this movie was the inspiration for Laura Branigan’s 1982 hit song Gloria?

    Doubtful since Branigan's version was a cover version of a song written and recorded in the late 70's by Umberto Tozzi.

  9. As one might guess from my user name, this is a Great Day!

    í have a crappy HD download somewhere, but the notion of a 4K scan (from the original neg?) is just beyond all my previous hopes. It’s not an especially adventurous film, photographically, but 70s NYC looks fantastic on anamorphic plastic. One would hope that, if possible, Fox would have done a reference consultation with Ed Brown, the DP, who í think is still with us.

    Now, what we need is a Soderbergh commentary on this gem. The guy worships this film; watches it at least once a year, religiously. As is only right & proper.
    Sadly Peter Yates has gone to his great reward, and í don’t know how William Goldman is holding up these days, but it would be quite something if he and SS could unite in yak for this disc.

    í know Soderbergh avoids solo commentary tracks, so if all else fails, í would love to hear Soderbergh & Fincher do a track together. í have no clue if Fincher likes the film; í don’t care. Just to hear those two talk about any film would be an education in itself, even if it was “Baby’s Day Out”…

    .

  10. phillyrobt

    Wow. All impressive but REALLY looking forward to watching the Hot Rock with Q's isolated score!

    Are all titles with isolated score synced to what's on the screen? I find some with many minutes of no sound.

  11. RolandL

    Nothing for me. Waiting for 3-D or 50's scope titles.

    Still hoping and dreaming that Barabbas, Salome, The Long Ships, The Story of Ruth, Esther and the King or Francis of Assisi might make it somehow someday. Still, Genghis Khan was an utterly fantastic surprise. So VERY grateful for that one!

  12. Ed Lachmann

    Still hoping and dreaming that Barabbas, Salome, The Long Ships, The Story of Ruth, Esther and the King or Francis of Assisi might make it somehow someday. Still, Genghis Khan was an utterly fantastic surprise. So VERY grateful for that one!

    If Genghis Khan had stereo sound I would be interested but, that's not going to happen.

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  13. RolandL

    Are all titles with isolated score synced to what's on the screen? I find some with many minutes of no sound.

    Good question. I have never watched any yet. Looking forward to watching Man In The Dark, Inferno, Miss Sadie Thompson, Mad Magician, Gun Fury and Harlock score only so I can focus on the 3D.

    Virgin Soldiers has an early Bowie appearance!

  14. Ronald Epstein
    View attachment 46431
    Twilight Time has given us an exclusive early look at these August Announcements. Enjoy!
    If you see these titles posted elsewhere within 8 HOURS without credit being given to HTF, rest assured it came from us first!

    View attachment 46432

    GLORIA (1980) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    THE VIRGIN SOLDIERS (1969) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    THE HOT ROCK (1972) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    RAPID FIRE (1992) BLU-RAY – August 21st

    The Hot Rock will definitely be one for me.

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