HTF EXCLUSIVE! Twilight Time June 2019 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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HELLO, FRISCO, HELLO (1943) BLU-RAY — June 18 [2K Restoration]

HUSSY (1980) BLU-RAY — June 18 (Helen Mirren/John Shea)

MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947) BLU-RAY — June 18 [2K Restoration]

PIN UP GIRL (1944) BLU-RAY — June 18 [2K Restoration]

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  1. Well, I'm astonished. Delighted too but astonished. I thought these musicals from the '40s would not get a high definition transfer because the original elements had been junked. I accept there's only so much that can be done but I'm buying!

    Oh yes; and I don't want to hear any complaints about the quality from those people who are forever posting lists of their Blu-ray demands and including these '40s Fox titles in those lists.

  2. Fans of Fox 40s musicals should be in seventh heaven! I'm not among them but I will be picking up Mother Wore Tights. I wish that it had been Springtime In The Rockies or Song Of The Islands rather than Pin Up Girl. If these three sell well (I suspect they won't but we'll see), perhaps they'll pop up in the future.

  3. I cannot believe this!!! 3 Fox musicals in the same month??? What a marvelous surprise! And best of all I would never suspect these 3 would make it to Bluray. I thought the Grable’s titles coming from TT were Down Argentine Way and Moon Over Miami, as they had restored DCP transfers.
    Well, I am so happy with this announcement. Frisco is my favorite Faye movie and having Mother wore tights in home video! Thank Twilight Time!!!!!!
    I hope you have more of these ladies movies to release in the future (Down Argentine, Tin Pan Alley, That Night In Rio, Moon Over Miami, Springtime in the Rockie, maybe).

  4. Mother Wore Tights is definitely among Betty Grable's best musicals; I LOVE the score and made an audio tape of it one time from a TV broadcast so I could listen to the songs over and over. I reviewed both it and Hello, Frisco, Hello in their DVD-MOD incarnations, so these Blu-rays will have to be a step up from those.

  5. Matt Hough

    Mother Wore Tights is definitely among Betty Grable's best musicals; I LOVE the score and made an audio tape of it one time from a TV broadcast so I could listen to the songs over and over. I reviewed both it and Hello, Frisco, Hello in their DVD-MOD incarnations, so these Blu-rays will have to be a step up from those.

    Hello Frisco Hello was released as a pressed dvd part of the Alice Faye box set (Fox Marquee musicals). I never bought Mother wore tights because I never cared for Dvd-Rs.

  6. I am thrilled and I'll be buying all 3 Fox musicals on day one. Pin Up Girl and Hello, Frisco, Hello are favorites of mine.

    Interestingly I went to You-Tube to watch the "You'll Never Know," number not that long ago and to my surprise it was no where to be found when I looked.

    Other Alice Faye segments were there, including a quite good 1980's performance of the song by Alice Faye, and one with just film stills, but no vintage 1943 movie clip of Alice on the phone. So this is welcome news indeed.

  7. I'm certainly in for the three 40s musicals (although I'll probably end up waiting for a sale, as this is shaping up to be an expensive year, considering what everybody seems to be announcing, and I REALLY want Criterion's release of Swing Time that month). I also wish they could clear up You Were Never Lovelier, as that is currently the movie I want the most that we know they have licensed.

  8. First of all, anything with Helen Mirren In it is on my list.

    All these musicals as well, sheesh I could take the whole kit & kaboodle.

    Now if TT could just get one other musical out there, Skatetown USA (1979).

  9. Releasing three musicals and a British film appears to be an annual trend with TT now as last June they released My Gal Sal, My Sister Eileen, Let's Make Love and Take a Girl Like You.

    I'm in for the Fox titles and only hope they look as good as My Gal Sal. Centennial Summer is another title where I hope the clearance/release issues can be resolved. And as stated above, I'd love to see a release of Springtime in the Rockies along with Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. The latter title may have clearance issues as well since I don't believe it's ever been released in any home video format.

  10. RafaelPires

    You can’t go wrong with Alice Faye and Betty Grable. Day one purchases for me!

    If y’all ever get a chance, check out the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Radio Show On SiriusXM Radio Classics.
    That show is always a riot, especially when bratty wise guy kid Julius shows up on the scene.

    =====
    Phil Harris: “shucks Julius, we set up camp 3 days ago and it’s rained every minute of the day”

    Julius: “No wonder schmuck, you pitched your tent under a waterfall “.

  11. Kyrsten Brad

    If y’all ever get a chance, check out the Phil Harris & Alice Faye Radio Show On SiriusXM Radio Classics.
    That show is always a riot, especially when bratty wise guy kid Julius shows up on the scene.

    =====
    Phil Harris: “shucks Julius, we set up camp 3 days ago and it’s rained every minute of the day”

    Julius: “No wonder schmuck, you pitched your tent under a waterfall “.

    I've long been a fan of the Harris/Faye show.

    These Fox musicals fall into a gap in my film knowledge and experience, but I'm definitely interested in checking them out.

  12. I had or still have buried somewhere TIN PAN ALLEY that is MIA on disc to date. One wonders where the Fox titles will sit now that Disney now own them. And where is State Fair(1933)? We got a Blu Ray of Cavalcade(1933).

  13. I bought the iTunes version of State Fair to stream, and it's definitely in need of work. Fox wouldn't put the streaming transfer on a disc, I don't think. But now that DIsney is in control, who knows?

  14. JoelA

    Releasing three musicals and a British film appears to be an annual trend with TT now as last June they released My Gal Sal, My Sister Eileen, Let's Make Love and Take a Girl Like You.

    I'm in for the Fox titles and only hope they look as good as My Gal Sal. Centennial Summer is another title where I hope the clearance/release issues can be resolved. And as stated above, I'd love to see a release of Springtime in the Rockies along with Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. The latter title may have clearance issues as well since I don't believe it's ever been released in any home video format.

    There is a DVD release of Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe from Australia.

  15. Matt Hough

    I bought the iTunes version of State Fair to stream, and it's definitely in need of work. Fox wouldn't put the streaming transfer on a disc, I don't think. But now that DIsney is in control, who knows?

    State Fair (1933) has a brand new 4k transfer and is part of the Park Circus catalogue.

  16. Would have liked a CinemaScope title and it would seem wiser to me to stagger the Grable titles
    Will we ever see PRINCE OF PLAYERS with the superb Herrmann score? It has been broadcast in CinemaScope in HD ,so a restored master has been done.
    THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE was restored about ten years ago and screened in cinemas. What about a 2.55:1 HD transfer? I also second the desire for the rights issues to be resolved re CENTENNIAL SUMMER. Great Kern score and top cast. Great use of Technicolor.
    Hoping for THE VIEW FROM POMPEY’S HEAD with the terrific Bernstein score and the little seen Fliescher movie CRACK IN THE MIRROR with Orson Welles ,Juliette Greco and Bradford Dillman all in dual roles.

  17. lionel59

    Would have liked a CinemaScope title and it would seem wiser to me to stagger the Grable titles
    Will we ever see PRINCE OF PLAYERS with the superb Herrmann score? It has been broadcast in CinemaScope in HD ,so a restored master has been done.
    THE BEST THINGS IN LIFE ARE FREE was restored about ten years ago and screened in cinemas. What about a 2.55:1 HD transfer? I also second the desire for the rights issues to be resolved re CENTENNIAL SUMMER. Great Kern score and top cast. Great use of Technicolor.
    Hoping for THE VIEW FROM POMPEY'S HEAD with the terrific Bernstein score and the little seen Fliescher movie CRACK IN THE MIRROR with Orson Welles ,Juliette Greco and Bradford Dillman all in dual roles.

    Lionel, I am becoming increasingly puzzled by the non-appearance on disc of Crack In The Mirror.

  18. JoelA

    Releasing three musicals and a British film appears to be an annual trend with TT now as last June they released My Gal Sal, My Sister Eileen, Let's Make Love and Take a Girl Like You.

    I'm in for the Fox titles and only hope they look as good as My Gal Sal. Centennial Summer is another title where I hope the clearance/release issues can be resolved. And as stated above, I'd love to see a release of Springtime in the Rockies along with Billy Rose's Diamond Horseshoe. The latter title may have clearance issues as well since I don't believe it's ever been released in any home video format.

    I would also like to see 1948's When My Baby Smiles at Me with Betty Grable. Favorite Alice Faye musical is 1940's Tin Pan Alley. Neither has been released in any format to my knowledge.

  19. I am sure there are restored DCP transferS for Down Argentine Way, Moon Over Miami and 3 Little Girls in Blue. So, maybe Twilight Time also have them and may release them in the near future.

    I also think there are DCP transfers for That Night in Rio (as it was part of the Foc Bluray Blu, along Hello Frisco Hello, My Gal Sal and Pin Up Girl), and The Dolly Sisters, as it was restored by MTI. Let's hope they all find their way to Blu ray.

    I would also want Margie, Centennial Summer (never released in any home video format) and Tin Pan Alley (only available in VHS).

  20. DannyLewis

    I am sure there are restored DCP transferS for Down Argentine Way, Moon Over Miami and 3 Little Girls in Blue. So, maybe Twilight Time also have them and may release them in the near future.

    I also think there are DCP transfers for That Night in Rio (as it was part of the Foc Bluray Blu, along Hello Frisco Hello, My Gal Sal and Pin Up Girl), and The Dolly Sisters, as it was restored by MTI. Let's hope they all find their way to Blu ray.

    I would also want Margie, Centennial Summer (never released in any home video format) and Tin Pan Alley (only available in VHS).

    From your lips to God's ears regarding Three Little Girls in Blue. The DVD-r is a disaster!

  21. Already celebrating June for these fantastic musical releases.

    I agree with all the titles contained in the wish lists above but would also include Weekend in Havana and Rose of Washington Square for Alice Faye and Sweet Rosie O’Grady for Betty Grable (her scene in the bathtub singing My heart tells me is iconic).

  22. Re above mention of an official Australian release of BILLY ROSE'S DIAMOND HORSESHOE: This is not the case from what I can gather and I live in Melbourne. Some local ebay sellers are selling copies either taken fron FMC in the USA or from the VHS releases in the US & UK.

  23. lionel59

    Re above mention of an official Australian release of BILLY ROSE'S DIAMOND HORSESHOE: This is not the case from what I can gather and I live in Melbourne. Some local ebay sellers are selling copies either taken fron FMC in the USA or from the VHS releases in the US & UK.

    Thanks for the update. Gotta watch those ebay guys.

  24. I'm afraid I'm with the "nothing for me, this time" guys. I have my sights on Admirable Crichton, The River's Edge and Black Widow, when the budget permits. Just finished watching Major Dundee and The Best Of Everything from the last sale, both of which were extremely good buys.

  25. lionel59

    Will we ever see PRINCE OF PLAYERS with the superb Herrmann score? It has been broadcast in CinemaScope in HD ,so a restored master has been done.

    YES! This is one of my most wanted and I've yet to see the restored CinemaScope broadcast, but am so pleased that there's no usual "too expensive to become a reality" pediment to a possible blu-ray release. Twilight Time, how about it?

  26. If they are focusing on Grable, why not release her last Fox film which has never had a CinemaScope transfer : HOW TO BE VERY, VERY POPULAR? It was meant to co-star Marilyn Monroe, so when she turned it down to study at the Actor's Studio, Sheree North was given the role and appears to have been told to "act like Monroe". (she had a better role in NO DOWN PAYMENT and even in THE LIEUTENANT WORE SKIRTS, which may also have been meant for Marilyn and has a hilarious sequence in which Rita Moreno does a satirical imitation of Marilyn in 7 YEAR ITCH)
    The supporting cast in POPULAR is interesting (Charles Coburn, Alice Pearce, Fred Clark ) and it's a remake of a Bing Crosby/Miriam Hopkins comedy SHE LOVES ME NOT. No Oscar winner, but I think it was Grable's final film for any studio.

  27. Yes, I'd love to see How to Be Very, Very Popular. Somehow it has always eluded me, and knowing its background, I am SO curious to see what Grable's last movie looked like and what kind of role the studio had in mind for Marilyn.

  28. View attachment 59112

    HELLO FRISCO, HELLO MUSICAL 811956022851

    Cast: Alice Faye, John Payne, Jack Oakie, Lynn Bari, Laird Cregar, June Havoc, Ward Bond, George Barbier

    Director: H. Bruce Humberstone

    Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Richard Macauley

    Composers: Charles Henderson, Emil Newman (Musical Directors)

    Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Hello Again: The Remaking of Alice Faye / Two Hello, Frisco, Hello Radio Programs / Original Theatrical Trailer

    LANGUAGE: English Ÿ VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1 Ÿ

    AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA Ÿ SUBTITLES: English SDH

    1943 / Color Ÿ 99 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

  29. View attachment 59113

    MOTHER WORE TIGHTS MUSICAL 811956022875

    Cast: Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, Mona Freeman, Connie Marshall, Vanessa Brown, Sara Allgood, William Frawley

    Director: Walter Lang

    Writer: Lamar Trotti

    Composers: Song Score – Josef Myrow (Music)/Mack Gordon (Lyrics); Alfred Newman (Musical Director)

    Special Features: Mother Wore Tights Radio Program

    LANGUAGE: English Ÿ VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1 Ÿ

    AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA Ÿ SUBTITLES: English SDH

    1947 / Color Ÿ 107 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

  30. View attachment 59114

    PIN UP GIRL MUSICAL 811956022882

    Cast: Betty Grable, John Harvey, Martha Raye, Joe E. Brown, Eugene Pallette, Condos Brothers, Charlie Spivak Orchestra

    Director: H. Bruce Humberstone

    Writers: Robert Ellis, Helen Logan, Earl Baldwin

    Composers: Song Score – James V. Monaco (Music)/Mack Gordon (Lyrics); Charles Henderson,

    Emil Newman (Musical Directors)

    Special Features: Audio Commentary with Film Historian Richard Schickel / Deleted Musical Number This Is It/ Original Theatrical Trailer

    LANGUAGE: English Ÿ VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.33:1 Ÿ

    AUDIO: English 2.0 DTS-HD MA / English 1.0 DTS-HD MA Ÿ SUBTITLES: English SDH

    1944 / Color Ÿ 83 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

  31. View attachment 59115

    HUSSY DRAMA 811956022868

    Cast: Helen Mirren, John Shea, Paul Angelis, Murray Salem, Jenny Runacre, Patti Boulaye, Marika Rivera

    Director: Matthew Chapman

    Writer: Matthew Chapman

    Composer: George Fenton

    Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer

    LANGUAGE: English Ÿ VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 1.85:1 Ÿ

    AUDIO: English 1.0 DTS-HD MA

    1980 / Color Ÿ 95 MINUTES Ÿ RATED R

  32. RafaelPires

    Loved the cover art for the Fox musicals! Simply beautiful!

    That image of Betty Grable of the cover of Pin-Up Girl is reputed to be the photo most requested by American servicemen in World War Two.

  33. mop

    HELLO FRISCO, HELLO MUSICAL 811956022851

    Huh??? When did this film replace TIN PAN ALLEY in the line-up and *why*? Very disappointing!

    I would love to see Tin Pan Alley released on bluray, but I do not think it was ever been scheduled for June.

  34. Robert Crawford

    With a June 18th release date, you should be able to pre-order during the first full week in June, probably on Wednesday, June 5th.

    As I expected, the June titles go on pre-order today at 4:00 p.m. ET.

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