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
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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

    The Hot Rock will definitely be one for me.

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    “Tough, sweet and goofy” (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)– and charging with guns blazing

    at long last onto hi-def Blu-ray! The peerless pair of star Gena Rowlands and writer/director (and spouse) John Cassavetes upends traditional streetwise Mob movies with the gritty action tale of

    a former gun moll who gets tough to extremes in order to protect a targeted young boy.

    Academy Award® and Golden Globe Best Actress nominee “Rowlands gives a dynamic performance playing a woman unique to the cinema” (Danny Peary, Guide for the Film Fanatic).

    Gloria

    Limited Edition BLU-RAYRelease

    Only 3,000 units available athttp://www.twilighttimemovies.com& http://www.screenarchives.com

    Once they are gone – they are gone!

    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

    “It’s clear from the opening montage that we’re in the hands of a master… Rowlands is typically superb…Cassavetes and the two leads keep maudlin sentimentality at bay.” Time Out London

    “Cassavetes films Rowlands, his wife, with self-deprecating adoration; the demanding man likens himself to the defenseless boy, and both are saved by this gloriously burdened woman who would kill for them.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

    Writer-director John Cassavetes’ “most mainstream” film, Gloria(1980), is the story of the eponymous gangster’s moll (the stunning Gena Rowlands), forced to go on the run with a young boy, Phil (John Adames), who may or may not have information that the Mob deems vital. Along the way, the initial antagonism between woman and boy develops into grudging affection, and Gloria discovers reserves of inner strength to complement her tough-gal persona. Featuring a spectacularly beautiful orchestral/jazz score by Bill Conti, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

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    A priceless gem of a comedy thriller now sparklingly polished in a brand-new 4K restoration transfer to make hi-def Blu-ray home theater screens gleam! “Offers four crime capers

    for the price of one, six beautifully characterized criminals and metropolitan

    New York settings of splendid definition” (Archer Winsten, New York Post), all adding up

    to “the most hilarious cops and robbers yarn in years” (Jeffrey Lyons, WPIX-TV/New York).

    The Hot Rock

    Limited Edition BLU-RAYRelease

    Only 3,000 units available athttp://www.twilighttimemovies.com& http://www.screenarchives.com

    Once they are gone – they are gone!

    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

    “Bless it, has two or three scenes good enough for any caper movie ever made.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

    “What’s not to like? The picture has two adorable stars and a writing pedigree reaching back to thriller favorite Donald Westlake through top writer William Goldman. As Variety would put it, all tech credits are tops.” – Glenn Erickson, DVDTalk.com

    The Hot Rock(1972) is a clever caper film with multiple capers, but all focused on a single, elusive object: the Sahara Stone, long a hot potato between two African countries, now about to be snagged out of its spot at the Brooklyn Museum by a quartet of capable but luckless thieves. The extraordinary cast is led by Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, and Paul Sand, supported by the dazzling likes of Moses Gunn and Zero Mostel. Adapted from one of Donald Westlake’s delightful John Dortmunder novels by the singular William Goldman, the film is directed with panache by the great Peter Yates, and features a sensational Quincy Jones score.

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    “BrandonLee's fisticuffs…are fluid and exhilarating, and the fight scenes have an inventiveness not often seen outside Hong Kong kung-fu movies. The screenplay is intelligently written and leavened with humor – so much so, in fact, that this could stand up with or without martial arts scenes. Thumping good fun” (Marcus Trower, Empire). The fondly remembered action thriller finally explodes onto hi-def Blu-ray, with an all-new Audio Commentary with composer Christopher Young.

    RAPID FIRE

    Limited Edition BLU-RAYRelease

    Only 3,000 units available athttp://www.twilighttimemovies.com& http://www.screenarchives.com

    Once they are gone – they are gone!

    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

    “A handsome, quality production anchored by solid performances right down the line…launches Brandon Lee as a new martial-arts star who conceivably could move beyond the orbit of action films.” – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

    “Brandon Lee’s easy likability jumps off the screen, and his fighting is always impressive…Hugely entertaining fun with plenty of action.” theactionelite.com

    The film that introduced Brandon Lee (son of the one and only Bruce) as an action star, Rapid Fire(1992) focuses on Jake Lo (Lee), a Los Angeles art student who unwittingly gets involved with a deadly Mafia drug distributor (the marvelous Nick Mancuso). He is then recruited by a police lieutenant (Powers Boothe) and his tough but attractive partner (Kate Hodge) to help nab both the Mafioso and his deadly associate, Kinman Tau (Tzi Ma). Directed by Dwight H. Little and jam-packed with martial arts sequences choreographed by Lee, the film also features a spectacular Christopher Young score, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track.

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    Now deploying for reappraisal and rediscovery maneuvers on hi-def Blu-ray: “A remarkably pertinent, unpretentious film that creeps up on its terrifying climax with near-comedic ease” (Judith Crist, New York),with “an ample supply of barracks humor, leavened by sensitivity and an appealing cast. Highly effective, memorably intelligent” (William Wolf, Cue),resulting in “rich, very real and compassionate entertainment. As much an antiwar film as M*A*S*H!The most motley crew of sad-funny characters since Mister Roberts” (Bernard Drew, Gannett News Service).

    The Virgin Soldiers

    Limited Edition BLU-RAYRelease

    Only 3,000 units available athttp://www.twilighttimemovies.com& http://www.screenarchives.com

    Once they are gone – they are gone!

    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

    “A bright and affectionate peek at the trials and tribulations of young National Service rookies…violence in the jungle and streets of terrorist-infested Malaya is in striking, effective contrast to the boisterous, bawdy, barrack-room atmosphere.” Variety

    “At its best, the movie really does become involved, in small and private ways, with the question of imperialism…Evokes an awareness a little deeper and sharper and more moving than the film’s tired genre requires.”

    – Roger Greenspun, The New York Times

    Set in 1950 during the Malayan Emergency, The Virgin Soldiers(1969) is part service comedy, part serious look at the end of the British Empire, as seen through the eyes of more or less innocent recruits to the National Service. Brilliantly navigating the shifting tone are the divine Lynn Redgrave, Hywel Bennett, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Patrick, Rachel Kempson, and Jack Shepherd; directed by John Dexter, the film was shot on location in Singapore and Malaya by one of the great British cinematographers of the 1960s, Kenneth Higgins (Georgy Girl, Darling).

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    A priceless gem of a comedy thriller now sparklingly polished in a brand-new 4K restoration transfer to make hi-def Blu-ray home theater screens gleam! “Offers four crime capers

    for the price of one, six beautifully characterized criminals and metropolitan

    New York settings of splendid definition” (Archer Winsten, New York Post), all adding up

    to “the most hilarious cops and robbers yarn in years” (Jeffrey Lyons, WPIX-TV/New York).

    The Hot Rock

    Limited Edition BLU-RAYRelease

    Only 3,000 units available athttp://www.twilighttimemovies.com& http://www.screenarchives.com

    Once they are gone – they are gone!

    RELEASE DATE: TUESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2018

    “Bless it, has two or three scenes good enough for any caper movie ever made.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

    “What’s not to like? The picture has two adorable stars and a writing pedigree reaching back to thriller favorite Donald Westlake through top writer William Goldman. As Variety would put it, all tech credits are tops.” – Glenn Erickson, DVDTalk.com

    The Hot Rock(1972) is a clever caper film with multiple capers, but all focused on a single, elusive object: the Sahara Stone, long a hot potato between two African countries, now about to be snagged out of its spot at the Brooklyn Museum by a quartet of capable but luckless thieves. The extraordinary cast is led by Robert Redford, George Segal, Ron Leibman, and Paul Sand, supported by the dazzling likes of Moses Gunn and Zero Mostel. Adapted from one of Donald Westlake’s delightful John Dortmunder novels by the singular William Goldman, the film is directed with panache by the great Peter Yates, and features a sensational Quincy Jones score.

    LIKE TWILIGHT TIME ON FACEBOOK

    http://www.facebook.com/twilighttimemovies

    Will definitely pre-order this tomorrow when pre-orders start – One of my all-time favorites.

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