HTF EXCLUSIVE! Twilight Time December 2018 Release Announcements

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Twilight Time has given us an exclusive early look at these December 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!ย 

Note: Moving forward we are going to announce our schedule ONE month at a time instead of two.

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X, Y AND ZEE (aka ZEE & CO, 1972) BLU-RAY – Dec 18th

SATAN NEVER SLEEPS (1962) BLU-RAY – Dec 18th

A MAN CALLED PETER (1955) BLU-RAY – Dec 18th

ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS (1969) BLU-RAY – Dec 18th

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  1. So, A Man Called Peter makes a welcome return from the dead! ๐Ÿ™‚ A very small minority has for ages been asking for this, so this will make them and me happy. One HTF-er in Australia will be delighted! :)Come on, Lionel: admit you're pleased!

    I've never much liked Satan Never Sleeps despite William Holden and Clifton Webb being two favorite performers. Its so blatant anti-commie message always gets on my nerves, but if this is one of Fox's miracle transfers, I might buy this disc.

  2. Robin9

    if this is one of Fox's miracle transfers

    I never would have thought to put it that way, but youโ€™re right – Iโ€™ve really been blown away by the high quality of the Fox transfers that TT has been putting out. Itโ€™s amazing to see 50(ish) year old movies looking like they were just made this year.

  3. I stand to be corrected but I believe Anne Of A Thousand Days is a Universal title. Is this a one off or does TT have a licensing deal with Universal? Anyway, I'm interested in three titles (I found A Man Called Peter a chore to get through). The underrated XY&Zee contains one of Elizabeth Taylor's very best performances. Indeed, Pauline Kael gave her performance a superb review.

  4. Cannot wait for all 4 titles. I sincerely hope Anne of A Thousand Days is a new to Blu scan, as the Euro-import region free disc currently offered has waaaaaay too much DNR and edge enhancement. January will be a fun month, as, living in Canada I generally will not get these until a full 4 weeks after they actually have shipped. But still, cannot wait!

  5. Just A Man Called Peter for me because I love Fox CinemaScope. Hopefully this will be 2.55:1 with at least stereo sound, if not 4.0. I've already got the German Blu-ray of Anne of the Thousand Days, so I'm good there.

  6. I've never seen "Satan Never Sleeps", but the credits are a mind-boggling delight.
    Leo McCarey directs William Holden in a film based on a novel by Pearl S. Buck.
    This film also stars France Nuyen (aka Bloody Mary's daughter in "South Pacific")
    A score by Richard Rodney Bennett and a frame by DP Oswald Morris;
    so just the sound and picture on its own merits would make this disc, IMHO, well worth having.
    Yup, I'm really looking forward to this discovery.:)

  7. Thomas T

    I stand to be corrected but I believe Anne Of A Thousand Days is a Universal title. Is this a one off or does TT have a licensing deal with Universal? Anyway, I'm interested in three titles (I found A Man Called Peter a chore to get through). The underrated XY&Zee contains one of Elizabeth Taylor's very best performances. Indeed, Pauline Kael gave her performance a superb review.

    You are correct — Universal released AOTTD. I like the film but have owned a mediocre Blu from Europe for years. What I wish were coming out instead was another historical epic from the same period, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, also from Universal years later, which hasn't been released anywhere on Blu yet. Hope TT can get that one.

  8. Ken Koc

    YES!!!!!! FLOWER DRUM SONG.
    HOPING FOR SWEET CHARITY THROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE TOO.

    Tammy and The Bachelor, Written on the Wind, The Major and the Minor, Going My Way, Criss Cross, Black Angel, The Heiress, The Lost Weekend, all under Uni – all MIA in North America so far on Blu-ray. PS – France's Written on the Wind – region free – looks phenomenal with no forced subs. So, if you cannot wait for it to come states side…just saying. But the rest? Long overdue. Pretty please and keep 'em coming!

  9. Dick

    You are correct — Universal released AOTTD. I like the film but have owned a mediocre Blu from Europe for years. What I wish were coming out instead was another historical epic from the same period, MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS, also from Universal years later, which hasn't been released anywhere on Blu yet. Hope TT can get that one.

    I love Mary Queen Of Scots! If Twilight has the rights I'm surprised they didn't release it in December rather than Anne Of The Thousand Days as there's a new version of the story due out in December with Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie and it would make a perfect tie in.

  10. Here are the films remaining on my 20th Century-Fox wish list that I would love to see TT release, if they are available to them in releasable condition:

    BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET
    DECISION BEFORE DAWN
    DESERT RATS, THE
    FIVE FINGERS
    FORT APACHE, THE BRONX
    GIGOT
    GODS MUST BE CRAZY, THE PARTS 1 & 2
    MARK, THE
    MOTHER JUGS AND SPEED
    PAPER CHASE, THE
    TITAN A.E.
    WAKING NED DEVINE

  11. Twilight Time

    Yes, we have a short-term arrangement that will allow us to release a handful of Universal pics.

    Very facetious question: would you like some suggestions as to which Universal titles to release? ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Dick

    Here are the films remaining on my 20th Century-Fox wish list that I would love to see TT release, if they are available to them in releasable condition:

    BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET
    DECISION BEFORE DAWN
    DESERT RATS, THE
    FIVE FINGERS
    FORT APACHE, THE BRONX
    GIGOT
    GODS MUST BE CRAZY, THE PARTS 1 & 2
    MARK, THE
    MOTHER JUGS AND SPEED
    PAPER CHASE, THE
    TITAN A.E.
    WAKING NED DEVINE

    I'm a Fox CinemaScope junkie so I'm hoping TT will be able to release the remaining CinemaScope films, none of which have made it to DVD or have but in non anamorphic wide screen transfers. If TT releases just 1/4th of these, I'll be a very happy guy!

    All Hands On Deck (1961)
    Bachelor Flat (1962)
    Bernardine (1957)
    Best Things In Life Are Free (1955)
    Big Gamble (1961)
    Blue Angel (1959)
    Certain Smile (1958)
    Condemned Of Altona (1963)
    Crack In The Mirror (1960)
    Deep Blue Sea (1955)
    Desire In The Dust (1960)
    Fiend Who Walked The West (1958)
    Five Gates To Hell (1958)
    Fraulein (1958)
    Gift Of Love (1958)
    Good Morning Miss Dove (1955)
    Goodbye Charlie (1964)
    Hatful Of Rain (1957)
    Hound Dog Man (1959)
    How To Be Very Very Popular (1955)
    In Love And War (1958)
    John Goldfarb Please Come Home (1965)
    King Of The Khyber Rifles (1953)
    The Lion (1962)
    Lisa (1962)
    Magnificent Matador (1955)
    Man Who Understood Women (1959)
    Mardi Gras (1958)
    The Millionairess (1961)
    New Faces (1954)
    On The Threshold Of Space (1956)
    Prince Of Players (1955)
    Private's Affair (1959)
    The Racers (1955)
    Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)
    The Reward (1965)
    Say One For Me (1959)
    Seven Cities Of Gold (1955)
    Sierra Baron (1958)
    Story On Page One (1960)
    The Stripper (1963)
    Teenage Rebel (1956)
    Tender Is The Night (1962)
    That Lady (1955)
    Third Voice (1960)
    Three Brave Men (1957)
    Untamed (1955)
    View From Pompey's Head (1955)
    Way Of The Gold (1957)

  13. Thomas T

    I'm a Fox CinemaScope junkie so I'm hoping TT will be able to release the remaining CinemaScope films, none of which have made it to DVD or have but in non anamorphic wide screen transfers. If TT releases just 1/4th of these, I'll be a very happy guy!

    All Hands On Deck (1961)
    Bachelor Flat (1962)
    Bernardine (1957)
    Best Things In Life Are Free (1955)
    Big Gamble (1961)
    Blue Angel (1959)
    Certain Smile (1958)
    Condemned Of Altona (1963)
    Crack In The Mirror (1960)
    Deep Blue Sea (1955)
    Desire In The Dust (1960)
    Fiend Who Walked The West (1958)
    Five Gates To Hell (1958)
    Fraulein (1958)
    Gift Of Love (1958)
    Good Morning Miss Dove (1955)
    Goodbye Charlie (1964)
    Hatful Of Rain (1957)
    Hound Dog Man (1959)
    How To Be Very Very Popular (1955)
    In Love And War (1958)
    John Goldfarb Please Come Home (1965)
    King Of The Khyber Rifles (1953)
    The Lion (1962)
    Lisa (1962)
    Magnificent Matador (1955)
    Man Who Understood Women (1959)
    Mardi Gras (1958)
    The Millionairess (1961)
    New Faces (1954)
    On The Threshold Of Space (1956)
    Prince Of Players (1955)
    Private's Affair (1959)
    The Racers (1955)
    Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)
    The Reward (1965)
    Say One For Me (1959)
    Seven Cities Of Gold (1955)
    Sierra Baron (1958)
    Story On Page One (1960)
    The Stripper (1963)
    Teenage Rebel (1956)
    Tender Is The Night (1962)
    That Lady (1955)
    Third Voice (1960)
    Three Brave Men (1957)
    Untamed (1955)
    View From Pompey's Head (1955)
    Way Of The Gold (1957)

    You missed The Left Hand Of God

  14. wesaussie

    You missed The Left Hand Of God

    Twilight Time released an anamorphic wide screen DVD of The Left Hand Of God that is now out of print. My list consists of Fox Scope titles that have never seen a DVD/blu ray release or if they have, they were non-anamorphic or P&S transfers.

  15. The AMPAS database has a "statistics" section which lists every film that received 14, 13, 12, 11 and 10 Oscar nominations; totaling 89 titles in all. With the advent of Twilight Times upcoming release of "Anne of the Thousand Days", collector's now have only 9 more titles that remain unavailable on BD.

    12 Nominations: "Johnny Belinda"
    11 Nominations: "Sergeant York"; "The Pride of the Yankees"; "The Turning Point"
    10 Nominations: "The Life of Emile Zola"; "Going My Way"; "Wilson"; "Roman Holiday"; Bugsy

    I am simply listing these 9 for the fun of it, being fully aware that some may not even factor into Twilight Time's licensing agreements or plans. I am very much looking forward to all of the surprises and selections that lay ahead. Meanwhile, my thanks to Twilight Time for providing us with the following BD's of other key titles from the AMPAS "statistics" list of 89.

    12 Nominations: "The Song of Bernadette"
    11 Nominations: "Judgment at Nuremberg"; "Oliver!"; "Julia"
    10 Nominations: "Sayonara", "Guess Who;'s Coming to Dinner?"; "Anne of the Thousand Days".

    Cheers.:cheers:

  16. PMF

    The AMPAS database has a "statistics" section which lists every film that received 14, 13, 12, 11 and 10 Oscar nominations; totaling 89 titles in all. With the advent of Twilight Times upcoming release of "Anne of the Thousand Days", collector's now have only 9 more titles that remain unavailable on BD.

    12 Nominations: "Johnny Belinda"
    11 Nominations: "Sergeant York"; "The Pride of the Yankees"; "The Turning Point"
    10 Nominations: "The Life of Emile Zola"; "Going My Way"; "Wilson"; "Roman Holiday"; Bugsy

    I am simply listing these 9 for the fun of it, being fully aware that some may not even factor into Twilight Time's licensing agreements or plans. I am very much looking forward to all of the surprises and selections that lay ahead. Meanwhile, my thanks to Twilight Time for providing us with the following BD's of other key titles from the AMPAS "statistics" list of 89.

    12 Nominations: "The Song of Bernadette"
    11 Nominations: "Judgment at Nuremberg"; "Oliver!"; "Julia"
    10 Nominations: "Sayonara", "Guess Who;'s Coming to Dinner?"; "Anne of the Thousand Days".

    Cheers.:cheers:

    Love this. However, The Turning Point won't ever be released. It was released on DVD for about a week in 2005ish and hasn't been touched since. I've enquired about it, bui no one wants to release it. :/ The others probably have a good chance.

  17. battlebeast

    Love this. However, The Turning Point won't ever be released. […]The others probably have a good chance.

    From our many pleas to plies;
    Twilight Time has always been En Pointe.:)

  18. Twilight Time

    We'd love it but our recent request for it at Fox was denied – that means there could be some plans for the title.

    That stinks. Fox has been holding this title for a long time. I doubt theyโ€™ll ever release it now with Disney owning them.

  19. SeanSKA

    If I ever get "A Hatful of Rain", I'll be a very happy man….
    Was 1957 one of the greatest years in Hollywood history ? I think so, up there with 1939 and 1962 and 1971 and 1979

    1979? Really? One of THE greatest years in Hollywood history?
    That throws me for a loop.

  20. SeanSKA

    If I ever get "A Hatful of Rain", I'll be a very happy man….

    Was 1957 one of the greatest years in Hollywood history ? I think so, up there with 1939 and 1962 and 1971 and 1979

    I've got a restored A Hatful of Rain in widescreen on my wish list. Only thing out there is Fox's awful full screen pan & scan DVD-r of what looks like a bad VHS copy. For greatest years, I would add 1950 and 1951.

  21. filmnoirguy

    I've got a restored A Hatful of Rain in widescreen on my wish list. Only thing out there is Fox's awful full screen pan & scan DVD-r of what looks like a bad VHS copy. For greatest years, I would add 1950 and 1951.

    Years ago, when AMC showed Fox titles, they aired "A Hatful of Rain" in widescreen

  22. MartinP.

    1979? Really? One of THE greatest years in Hollywood history?
    That throws me for a loop.

    Apocalypse Now, Being There, All That Jazz, Breaking Away, Manhattan, Kramer vs. Kramer, Norma Rae, The China Syndrome….

  23. SeanSKA

    Apocalypse Now, Being There, All That Jazz, Breaking Away, Manhattan, Kramer vs. Kramer, Norma Rae, The China Syndrome….

    I'm not going to derail this thread, but I don't think 1979 holds a candle to some other years you didn't mention like 1956 as an example.

  24. I am not going to say 1979 was the greatest years in Hollywood history, but the original poster did say "ONE OF THE" and I have to agree…

    …at least in my memory and I remember as if it only happened yesterday. I was never more let down by the Oscars than I was that year.

    You know the contenders. There were some real powerhouse films vying for the top spot. My choice was ALL THAT JAZZ. But that was being put up against other unbelievably great films. When KRAMER vs. KRAMER won I was heartbroken. I thought something had been thrown away for a compromise.

  25. Ronald Epstein

    I am not going to say 1979 was the greatest years in Hollywood history, but the original poster did say "ONE OF THE" and I have to agree…

    …at least in my memory and I remember as if it only happened yesterday. I was never more let down by the Oscars than I was that year.

    You know the contenders. There were some real powerhouse films vying for the top spot. My choice was ALL THAT JAZZ. But that was being put up against other unbelievably great films. When KRAMER vs. KRAMER won I was heartbroken. I thought something had been thrown away for a compromise.

    Yeah, if the number of greatest years is 10-15.:)

  26. SeanSKA

    Apocalypse Now, Being There, All That Jazz, Breaking Away, Manhattan, Kramer vs. Kramer, Norma Rae, The China Syndrome….

    Since I hated Kramer Vs. Kramer, Norma Rae and Apocalypse Now, those are examples of why 1979 was not one of the greatest years in movies.

  27. Robert Crawford

    I'm not going to derail this thread, but I don't think 1979 holds a candle to some other years you didn't mention like 1956 as an example.

    The greatest year for cinema is 1960. It produced more cinematic masterpieces and influential films than any other year (please don't bring up 1939 unless it's as the most overrated year). If anyone can name a year that gave us more great films than 1960, I'd like to know about it. 1960 gave us:

    Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Avvenutra
    Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho
    Federico Fellini's La Dolce Vita
    Stanley Kubrick's Spartacus
    Luchino Visconti's Rocco And His Brothers
    Michael Powell's Peeping Tom
    Jean Luc Godard's Breathless
    Billy Wilder's The Apartment
    Francois Truffaut's Shoot The Piano Player
    Rene Clement's Purple Noon
    Richard Brooks' Elmer Gantry
    Akira Kurosawa's The Bad Sleep Well
    John Sturges' Magnificent Seven
    Tony Richardson's The Entertainer
    Georges Franju's Eyes Without A Face
    Vincente Minnelli's Home From The Hill
    Jules Dassin's Never On Sunday
    Jack Cardiff's Sons And Lovers
    Ingmar Bergman's Virgin Spring
    Roger Corman's Little Shop Of Horrors
    Yasujiro Ozu's Late Autumn
    Otto Preminger's Exodus
    Vittorio De Sica's Two Women
    Mario Bava's Black Sunday
    Karel Reisz's Saturday Night And Sunday Morning
    George Pal's Time Machine
    Jean Cocteau's Testament Of Orpheus
    Wolf Rilla's Village Of The Damned
    Louis Malle's Zazie Dans Le Metro
    Budd Boetticher's Comanche Station
    Iosif Khefits' The Lady With The Dog
    Mikio Naruse's When A Woman Descends The Stairs

    And there are those who would also include Elia Kazan's Wild River, Ronald Neame's Tunes Of Glory, Fred Zinnemann's The Sundowners, Stanley Kramer's Inherit The Wind, Richard Quine's Strangers When We Meet, John Ford's Sergeant Rutledge, Vincente Minnelli's Bells Are Ringing, Andrew L. Stone's The Last Voyage, Nagisa Oshima's Cruel Story Of Youth, Ken Annakin's Swiss Family Robinson, Don Siegel's Flaming Star, Terence Fisher's Brides Of Dracula John Wayne's The Alamo and Henry Levin's Where The Boys Are. WHAT a year!!!

  28. Wait a minute, did someone mention Flower Drum Song? Or were they wishing for it or was it mentioned somewhere? Is this a possibility? The three Universal titles I have waited for since day 1 of blu-ray are Flower Drum Song, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Sweet Charity, three excellent Universal musicals of the 60’s, all with blow-away stereo soundtracks.

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