HTF EXCLUSIVE! Twilight Time June 2018 Release Announcements

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

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

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TAKE A GIRL LIKE YOU (1970) BLU-RAY – June 19th

MY SISTER EILEEN (1955) BLU-RAY – June 19th

MY GAL SAL (1942) BLU-RAY – June 19th

LET’S MAKE LOVE (1960) BLU-RAY – June 19th

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  1. Exceptional lineup for me too! My Sister Eileen is one I’ve waited a long time for. And more Monroe, Hayworth, and Mills! And at least with Twilight Time we know we will get the proper 4.0 soundtracks on the the two CinemaScope pictures.

  2. Just after I mentioned, maybe a week ago, My Sister Eileen and it is coming. But it would be nice if they told us we might get the 1940s non-musical version included as an extra being that it is also Columbia.

  3. moviepas

    Just after I mentioned, maybe a week ago, My Sister Eileen and it is coming. But it would be nice if they told us we might get the 1940s non-musical version included as an extra being that it is also Columbia.

    There was a really nice gatefold Laserdisc edition that contained both versions of the movie, but to the best of my knowledge the 1942 version of My Sister Eileen has never been on DVD.
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  4. Sooner or later I'll have all four of these films on Blu-ray disc. Right now I'm particularly interested in My Gal Sal with both Rita Hayworth and Carole Landis. The DVD-R is awful so I'm hoping Fox will produce one of their miracles.

  5. Mark-P

    There was a really nice gatefold Laserdisc edition that contained both versions of the movie, but to the best of my knowledge the 1942 version of My Sister Eileen has never been on DVD.
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    Actually the 1942 My Sister Eileen is available on DVD in a nice transfer. It's part of the Icons Of Screwball Comedy set Sony released in 2009. The other titles in the set are If She Could Only Cook (Jean Arthur, Herbert Marshall), Too Many Husbands (Jean Arthur, Fred MacMurray) and She Wouldn't Say Yes (Rosalind Russell).

  6. Ken Koc

    So happy another musical with the amazing Bob Fosse and Tommy Rall is coming on Blu. ( Jack Lemmon, Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett too :))

    Good use of irony! I'd also prefer the musical re-make with that splendid score from Jule Styne and Leo Robin. Co-written by Blake Edwards too.

  7. Now I'm really confused. Is it the 1942 Eileen (which is pictured) or the 1955 Eileen which is listed under the four posters that TT is releasing? I'll upgrade the 1955 version but the 1942 DVD works fine for me.

  8. Thomas T

    Now I'm really confused. Is it the 1942 Eileen (which is pictured) or the 1955 Eileen which is listed under the four posters that TT is releasing? I'll upgrade the 1955 version but the 1942 DVD works fine for me.

    I was going by the poster but now I notice that the year 1955 is being quoted. So I'm confused now as well! I expect Twilight Time will let us know pretty quickly.

  9. Robin9

    Sooner or later I'll have all four of these films on Blu-ray disc. Right now I'm particularly interested in My Gal Sal with both Rita Hayworth and Carole Landis. The DVD-R is awful so I'm hoping Fox will produce one of their miracles.

    Sorry, I don't agree at all about the DVD-R of My Gal Sal. It looks about as good as one could hope for considering the lacking Fox Technicolor elements and DVD resolution. It's clear Fox had done a lot of work on the title, likely for a Marquee Musical release that never happened, as the picture has been cleaned up, reel change cues eliminated, and color fiddled with it get it as close as possible to a Technicolor look.

    I reviewed the DVD-R a year or two ago, and I wasn't the only one who considered it one of the better DVD-Rs in the Fox Film Archive lineup.

  10. Hey guys!

    Just checking in after posting this earlier today.

    It is the 1955 version. Sorry, the poster is wrong. That is the poster that came up during a Google search for that film and that year. Not knowing anything about the film I just went with it.

    Sorry for the confusion.

  11. Thomas T

    All four titles for me (if indeed it's the 1955 Eileen and not the 1942 version for which my DVD is just fine, thank you).

    This one I am interested in. Another early Bob Fosse appearance. Janet Leigh. Jack Lemmon. Nice cast.

  12. As of now, I'll buy pre-1970 war movies, most pre-1970 westerns and film noir, and most anything with Bogie or Errol Flynn. Not much of anything else. Getting very picky in my old age. Life is too short to settle.

  13. I wish they would include the live TV version of Wonderful Town which was the Broadway musical version of "My Sister Eileen." Music by Leonard Bernstein . It only exists as a kinescope so probably not much gained by a blu ray. The person who loaded this clip apparently subbed the soundtrack record for better sound once the singing starts and then switches back and forth..

  14. Yes, I made a trip to NYC's Museum of Television and Radio to see this TV version of Wonderful Town since it wasn't available anywhere else. I much prefer it (and its score) to the 1955 Columbia musical version with a different score entirely, but it has its own pleasures and a wonderful cast.

  15. Cannot wait for My Sister Eileen (4k restoration) and Specially MY GAL SAL. I have a spanish dvd edition of the latter, but I am sure the BD transfer will be an improvement. I love these Fox musicals. Hopefully we will have some Betty Grable soon. And, who knows, Alice Faye!

  16. Laserdisc edition that contained both versions of the movie, but to the best of my knowledge the 1942 version of My Sister Eileen has never been on DVD.

    That I believe I have buried here in my archive. LDs were the ants pants then in quality. No talk of UHD then!!!!

  17. Jimbo64

    And stereo!

    You said it! As an enthusiast of 50's and 60's stereo films, I usually buy these even if they are not my favorite films. It's unfortunate that when stereo first became popular with Cinemascope, that all films didn't go stereo after that like they did after Star Wars/Dolby (all movies today are stereo, I believe that is when this began, in 1977). I am not sure why this didn't happen considering thousands of small town theaters installed magnetic stereo sound systems. The stereo from Cinemascope lasted for a few years and then many went back to mono on a good portion of their films, even for some Cinemascope films. How nice it would have been to have all of those pro-1954 releases in stereo sound, considering so many theaters spent a good amount of of money for their magnetic stereo systems.

    I know my local theater in Virginia, Minnesota spent almost $18,000 for their mag sound system in 1956. When I interviewed the manager years later, he had felt slighted by the studios at that time for not continuing to release as many stereo films after the initial excitement of Cinemascope started to drop some and the studios went back to many more mono films. That amount of money to invest in a sound system in that day and age was a pretty large investment. He wrongly concluded that stereo would be a reality in most movies going forward back then. He says all of the news stories and studio announcements made it look that way in publications like Boxoffice, The Motion Picture Herald, Amusements and Motion Picture exhibitor magazines. And since I have all the issues of those magazines from 1948-1976, I went to look and they did make it look like they were going to use stereo all the time according to their ads and news announcements.

    I am very happy with the movies announced here. Musicals have gotten the bum rap from the studios, so it is nice to see those released. I am a huge fan of post-1953 musicals that had stereo sound, I hope to see more of these released. So happy we got Doctor Dolittle, Bye Bye Birdie, Oliver, Lost Horizon and the other musicals Twilight Time has released. There are still more hopefully to come!

  18. RobertSiegel

    You said it! As an enthusiast of 50's and 60's stereo films, I usually buy these even if they are not my favorite films. It's unfortunate that when stereo first became popular with Cinemascope, that all films didn't go stereo after that like they did after Star Wars/Dolby (all movies today are stereo, I believe that is when this began, in 1977)

    Although stereo certainly got a boost post Star Wars, it still took a while for it to become pretty much standard. It really wasn't until the late-80s/early-90s that it became ubiquitous.

  19. J. Casey

    Guess I'm the only one really disappointed that the original MY SISTER EILEEN is not coming! Still, I'm in for the other 3.

    Nope, you are definitely not the only one. I wish it were a double-feature disc (although I plan on getting it for sure).

  20. RafaelPires

    Cannot wait for […] MY GAL SAL. I have a spanish dvd edition of the latter, but I am sure the BD transfer will be an improvement.[…]

    The first improvement that takes place is when one never buys a single Spanish edition of anything. In case you didn't know it, their reputation is that of bootlegging; which cripples all legitimate markets. And yes, believe it or not, even the individual consumer is affected, as well. There are many titles I am anxiously looking forward to, but never will I ever enable.
    Looking forward to yet another feather in the caps of TT
    Cheers.

  21. PMF

    The first improvement that takes place is when one never buys a single Spanish edition of anything. In case you didn't know it, their reputation is that of bootlegging; which cripples all legitimate markets. And yes, believe it or not, even the individual consumer is affected, as well. There are many titles I am anxiously looking forward to, but never will I ever enable. Cheers.

    Sorry, but I think you are being precipitate in your judgment.. This dvd was not bootlegged. It was an official release, from a company that had a licensing agreement with Fox (whose logo appeared in the cover of the dvd) and that released several classics on pressed dvds, never available on US, before the lauch of the Fox Archives series.. Anyway, I think the image will be an improvement.

  22. I would avoid imports of Fox titles and wait for Twilight Time releases. The Seven-Ups, The Long Hot Summer and Dr. Dolittle all had just so-so releases in Europe and Australia for a while before TT released them with beautiful 4k remasters. Fallen Angel, Whirpool and it appears the upcoming Nightmare Alley are also mastered from older transfers. I'm just saying.

  23. BRAD1963

    I would avoid imports of Fox titles and wait for Twilight Time releases. The Seven-Ups, The Long Hot Summer and Dr. Dolittle all had just so-so releases in Europe and Australia for a while before TT released them with beautiful 4k remasters. Fallen Angel, Whirpool and it appears the upcoming Nightmare Alley are also mastered from older transfers. I'm just saying.

    Indeed, as one will never be out-Foxed when sticking by TT.

  24. BRAD1963

    Nick's relationship with 20th Century Fox pretty much assures us that we will get the best elements available.

    And loving each title as they've arrived in the mail.:):thumbs-up-smiley::cool:

  25. Ok, I do not think you are reading correctly. I was just saying that I had a "My Gal Sal" dvd bought in Spain back in 2010, that I believe is already out of print and just stated that I hope the Bluray from TT will be an improvement. I am not encouraging anyone to buy imported Blurays from anywhere. I am one that buys all classic stuff TT releases, and will buy "My Gal Sal" too.

  26. RafaelPires

    Sorry, but I think you are being precipitate in your judgment.. This dvd was not bootlegged. It was an official release, from a company that had a licensing agreement with Fox (whose logo appeared in the cover of the dvd) and that released several classics on pressed dvds, never available on US, before the lauch of the Fox Archives series.. Anyway, I think the image will be an improvement.

    Yes, there was a short period when several Fox titles were legitimately released on DVD in Spain. I bought several of them.

  27. PMF

    The first improvement that takes place is when one never buys a single Spanish edition of anything. In case you didn't know it, their reputation is that of bootlegging; which cripples all legitimate markets. And yes, believe it or not, even the individual consumer is affected, as well. There are many titles I am anxiously looking forward to, but never will I ever enable.Cheers.

    While Spain is notorious for bootlegs, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Sony licensed several titles to the Spanish market a few years ago. Among the legitimately licensed Fox titles I have from Spain: Tender Is The Night (wide screen, non anamorphic), The Gift Of Love (wide screen non anamorphic), Home In Indiana, The Lion (wide screen non-anamorphic), Nine Hours To Rama (16×9 anamorphic), Powder River, Revolt Of Mamie Stover (16×9 anamorphic), The Pleasure Seekers (16×9 anamorphic), Way Of The Gaucho, In Love And War (wide screen non anamorphic), Harry Black And The Tiger (16×9 anamorphic), The Second Time Around (wide screen non anamorphic), Secret Of Convict Lake, Diplomatic Courier, Siege At Red River, Bottom Of The Bottle (16×9 anamorphic), Walls Of Jericho, King Of The Khyber Rifles (wide screen non anamorphic), White Witch Doctor, Lydia Bailey, One Foot In Hell (16×9 anamorphic), Kangaroo, Father Was A Fullback, Story On Page One (wide screen non anamorphic), Belle Starr, Eve Of St. Mark and Under Two Flags and I assure you none of them are bootlegs.

    I would upgrade all of them to blu if Twilight Time got their hands on them.

  28. Paul Dressler.

    No one seems to have picked this error up. It is Paul Dresser(1857-1906). Dressler was Marie Dressler. He was from Terre Haute/Indiana, Cole Porter was from Peru/Indiana. For me they both wrote great perennial songs.

  29. RafaelPires

    Ok, I do not think you are reading correctly. I was just saying that I had a "My Gal Sal" dvd bought in Spain back in 2010, that I believe is already out of print and just stated that I hope the Bluray from TT will be an improvement. I am not encouraging anyone to buy imported Blurays from anywhere. I am one that buys all classic stuff TT releases, and will buy "My Gal Sal" too.

    I do not think it has been confirmed if it is a 2k or 4k remaster. But since it is Fox I would imagine it will be a new transfer.

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    Now on beautifully arrayed hi-def Blu-ray: the marvelous meeting of glamorous Marilyn Monroe and venerable director George Cukor, mixing music and mischief with Yves Montand and great guest stars. “There is a lot of Marilyn to admire these days, but it still in fine fettle; at age 34, she makes 21 look ridiculous. The smile that reassures nervous males has never been more dazzling. And the comic counterpoint of fleshy grandeur and early Shirley Temple manner is better than ever” (Time).

    LET’S MAKE LOVE

    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, JUNE 19, 2018

    “Monroe, of course, is a sheer delight…she also has a uniquely talented co-star in Yves Montand. Latter gives a sock performance, full of both heart and humor.” Variety

    “The teaming of Monroe and Montand works like a charm…Cukor contrives to lend the whole thing a witty sense of enchantment…a delightful experience.” Time Out London

    The superlative George Cukor directs a pair of genuine stars, Marilyn Monroe and Yves Montand, in a whimsical musical comedy, Let’s Make Love(1960). She plays an aspiring actress/intellectual who runs into trouble when her off-Broadway revue spoofs a stuffy French billionaire (Montand); he touchily plans to shut down the show – until, that is, he meets Monroe. Nice support is provided by Tony Randall and Frankie Vaughan, with amusing cameos from Gene Kelly, Bing Crosby, and Milton Berle; classic songs from Cole Porter are joined by newer delights from Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen.

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  31. Made for each other: Vintage Technicolor, the breathtaking crispness of Blu-ray – and Rita Hayworth! She is the glittering centerpiece of this popular if fanciful biomusical co-starring Victor Mature and depicting the romance of songwriter Paul Dresser (composer of beloved standards) and a spirited showgirl. An Oscar® winner for Color Art Direction/Interior Decoration with “excellent choreography, gorgeous costumes, good comedy from Phil Silvers, James Gleason and Walter Catlett and a host of tunes” (Jay Robert Nash and Stanley Ralph Ross, The Motion Picture Guide).

    MY GAL SAL

    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, JUNE 19, 2018

    “Delivers the kind of old-fashioned entertainment that marked all Fox’s best musicals of the 1940s. Rita Hayworth is at her glamorous best, and Victor Mature makes a very engaging leading man.” – Matt Hough, hometheaterforum.com

    “Lively, merry musical treat. A picture crammed with color, songs, and movement, carrying broad appeal for all theatergoers, both young and old.” Variety

    A gorgeously accoutered movie musical, My Gal Sal(1942) is a biopic of Gay Nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser (nicely played by Victor Mature), based on a biographical essay by his brother, the novelist Theodore Dreiser. The ever-lovely Rita Hayworth is the eponymous Sal, a stage star who helps Dresser to become the toast of Tin Pan Alley. The great Hermes Pan provides the choreography; songs are by Dresser and Fox staff songwriters Leo Robin and Ralph Rainger.

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  32. Stepping out in beautiful 1080p clarity and dynamic 5.1 audio! Hollywood’s second take on Ruth McKenney’s delightful New Yorker stories about her and her sister’s Greenwich Village misadventures, with a crackerjack cast and dazzling Bob Fosse choreography in widescreen Cinemascope glory. “A testament to the versatility and showmanship of Betty Garrett, who rarely got a leading role, a shameful realization when one sees her set the screen on fire as the funny, knowing, exuberant Ruth” (Thomas Hischak, The Oxford Companion to the American Musical).

    MY SISTER EILEEN

    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, JUNE 19, 2018

    “Good-looking widescreen musical…Funny, innocent, and light on its toes.” Time Out London

    “Tunes and dances come naturally to situations and are not overly staged. Richard Quine’s direction keeps things gay and moving at a spirited pace.” Variety

    Yet another adaptation of Ruth McKenney’s timeless autobiographical stories about two lively Ohio girls trying to make their way in New York City, this musical version of My Sister Eileen(1955) stars Betty Garrett as brainy writer Ruth and Janet Leigh as beautiful actress Eileen. Among their suitors are a randy publisher (Jack Lemmon) and a sympathetic soda jerk (Bob Fosse, who also provides the sensational choreography). Songs are from Jule Styne and Leo Robin; the script is by Blake Edwards and Richard Quine; Quine directs.

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  33. “An entertaining snapshot of the late ’60s and well worth a look. Always a pleasure to see Oliver Reed and Hayley Mills” (Paul Thompson, British60scinema.net). From Kingsley Amis’s provocative 1960 novel comes this unusually thoughtful and well-acted comedy, directed by the phenomenal wit and opera/theater artist Jonathan Miller (Beyond the Fringe), about a suburban British schoolteacher as open to romance as she is committed to preserving her virginity until the time is right, which proves daunting to the fellows attracted to – and affected by – her persuasive charms.

    Take A Girl Like You

    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, JUNE 19, 2018

    “Mix in some light comedy and a melancholy ending and you have a film that…has stayed in the minds of those who have seen it. It makes you go ‘Aw…’ as it questions the benefits of a sexually liberated society where love will still complicate matters.” – Graeme Clark, thespinningimage.co.uk

    “Reed is quite extraordinary…even better is Hayley Mills, who manages a performance that is both subtle and, in its own way, very moving.”

    – Jeremy Richey, mooninthegutter.blogspot.com

    The great satirist/writer/director Jonathan Miller’s only venture into cinema, Take a Girl Like You(1970) is an adaptation of the Kingsley Amis novel about a virginal young woman, Jenny (Hayley Mills, in one of her first “adult” roles), and the men who pursue her, particularly Patrick (Oliver Reed), who finds that deeper feelings may overtake his genial caddishness. Also starring Noel Harrison, John Bird, and Sheila Hancock, and featuring a score by Stanley Myers.

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