HTF EXCLUSIVE! Twilight Time May 2018 Release Announcements

Twilight Time has given us an exclusive early look at these May Announcements 3 Stars

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Twilight Time has given us an exclusive early look at these May 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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GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND (1993) BLU-RAY – May 22nd

NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE (1976) BLU-RAY – May 22nd (Brand New 4K Transfer)

HILDA CRANE (1956) BLU-RAY – May 22nd (New 2K Transfer)

THE BIRTH OF A NATION (1915) (The Kevin Brownlow / Photoplay Restoration; 2015) BLU-RAY – May 22nd

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  1. This might be one of those months in which I purchase all four titles as I'm always on the lookout for films I've never seen before as I vaguely remember Hilda Crane, but, nothing on Next Stop, Greenwich Village.

    Regarding Geronimo: An American Legend, I have to assume there is going to be an audio commentary with Walter Hill or possibly John Milius based on their previous working relationship with Nick Redman. I love Duvall's portrayal of Al Sieber as I always compare it to John McIntire's casting of Al Sieber in Apache and Richard Widmark in Mr. Horn. Wes Studi was perfect for Geronimo.

  2. I've been waiting a long time for Geronimo. While I've heard of Next Stop, Greenwich Village I'm ashamed to say I've never seen it because it's just the kind of film that I would be into. I'm totally unfamiliar with Hilda Crane but could be persuaded… I already have Birth of a Nation on Blu-ray and really don't need to buy it yet again.

  3. A quite varied and very interesting assortment of titles. I've never seen Hilda Crane either, but a CInemascope Blu-ray is a must. I saw Next Stop, Greenwich Village in its theatrical release in a nearly empty theater and enjoyed it a lot.

  4. Interesting that TT are releasing the Photoplay restoration of Birth of a Nation as I could have sworn reading that Flicker Alley would be the ones releasing it on this side of the Atlantic. While I don’t think I’ll be purchasing it (I have the Kino Blu and I don’t really watch it all that much), I can’t help but wonder if we can expect more silent films from TT, especially if they’re more Photoplay restorations not owned by Warner (I’ve been particularly eager for a US release of the Photoplay restoration of Nosferatu).

  5. Matt Hough

    A quite varied and very interesting assortment of titles. I've never seen Hilda Crane either, but a CInemascope Blu-ray is a must. I saw Next Stop, Greenwich Village in its theatrical release in a nearly empty theater and enjoyed it a lot.

    Another esoteric group of releases. GREENWICH VILLAGE is a cool movie for anyone who has direct memories of that part of NYC in the 60's and early 70's. Because it's so location-specific even down to its title, relatively few of us nation-wide had actually experienced that particular section of NYC during its heyday (I was fortunate enough to have spent a bit of time there), thus probably the small audiences in 1976. It's one of my favorite Mazursky films, loaded with period atmosphere.

  6. Nothing on my wishlist, or movies Ive even heard of – save for The Birth of a Nation.
    It is a movie I might be interested in , but a 192 minute silent film seems pretty long and I dont know if my attention span can handle it lol 😀
    Maybe split it in half like a serial ?

    I do have Lang's Spies in my collection so it's not like Im anti long silent film 🙂

  7. I'm in for BOAN! I held off from purchasing the Kino edition and the BFI edition, as I heard word this was going to be released soon. I wonder how many of the extras from the 2015 BFI release will be ported over? I'm hoping all of them, as I don't want to have to purchase both.

  8. Dick

    Another esoteric group of releases. GREENWICH VILLAGE is a cool movie for anyone who has direct memories of that part of NYC in the 60's and early 70's. Because it's so location-specific even down to its title, relatively few of us nation-wide had actually experienced that particular section of NYC during its heyday (I was fortunate enough to have spent a bit of time there), thus probably the small audiences in 1976. It's one of my favorite Mazursky films, loaded with period atmosphere.

    Did you say "esoteric"?

  9. Kevin Brownlow has the Midas touch; therefore The Birth of a Nation becomes an indispensable release.
    I've only seen Hilda Crane in a P&S tv print so this is also a must.
    I've seen the other two; will get them as well.

  10. I'm in for Hilda Crane. I have the Fox MOD which is scope but not anamorphic. I'll wait for reviews on the transfer of The Birth Of A Nation before I decide if I need to double dip. My DVD of Next Stop Greenwich Village is good enough for me. Zero interest in Geronimo.

  11. I am looking forward to all, but I have to mention that I first saw NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE at a revival house in the 1980s on a double-feature with BELL BOOK AND CANDLE. Sounds weird, I know, but it worked. And now I can do my own Twilight Time double feature of those titles. 🙂

  12. For those of you who've never seen "Next Stop, Greenwich Village" (1976), you're in for a real treat. It's one of writer-director Paul Mazursky's best films — a warm, funny, nostalgic, semi-autobiographical account of his early years as a struggling actor in mid-1950's Greenwich Village right before he landed a part in "The Blackboard Jungle". Lots of eccentric and endearing characters portrayed by a great cast including Lenny Baker, Ellen Greene, Christopher Walken, Lois Smith, Antonio Fargas, and a boisterous Shelley Winters as a controlling Jewish mother with the subtlety of a charging rhino. The Twilight Time disc will also probably carry over the interesting Mazursky commentary that graced the Fox DVD. Can't wait for this one!

  13. battlebeast

    Ill get Birth of a Nation but only if it has a bunch of bonus features like the KINO release did.

    It sounds as if you already have the Kino; to which I do, as well. Now, let's pretend that TT won't have a lick of extras. Nothing. Bare bones; but, with the exception of Mr. Brownlow's restoration. For my money, having access to this version is the bonus feature; in and of itself. So, if you've already got the Bonus Features from the other disc, why deprive yourself over matters that may very well have everything to do with licensing agreements? TT is in tune to it's clientele and audience, so if something extra is available they will give it to us. For example, "Equus" came with a feature-length documentary on Richard Burton. With "Major Dundee" and other titles we were treated to both versions. And let's not take for granted their isolated score tracks. Bottom line, if TT's "Birth" delivers on a transfer that trumps Kino's; sens extras; then I, myself, will go the way of Shakespeare as ultimately "the plays the thing".:thumbs-up-smiley:

  14. Well sure, battlebeast, who could argue with that?
    Still, if you had to choose, would you go for the better transfer or for the lesser that comes with extras?
    And don't worry, you can always change your answer at a later date.;)

  15. The BFI release of BOAN is quite an extraordinary restoration and package of extras however it does suffer from some compression artifacting (particularly noticeable in the titlecards.) I'm hoping the TT version will improve on that one flaw in that otherwise superb edition. I'll be buying!

  16. As the BFI Blu release of BOAN already uses the beautiful Photoplay restoration, is absolutely jam-packed with extras, and has a booklet, deluxe hard case and nice cover art, the TT version will be extremely hard-pressed to beat it. I'll be interested to see what they come up with though. It'll be good for all you region-jailed types. 😉

  17. As the BFI Blu release of BOAN already uses the beautiful Photoplay restoration, is absolutely jam-packed with extras, and has a booklet, deluxe hard case and nice cover art, the TT version will be extremely hard-pressed to beat it. I'll be interested to see what they come up with though. It'll be good for all you region-jailed types. 😉

  18. With exception of “Birth of a Nation” — and that strictly for historical importance — nothing for me. But then the boutique labels have been disappointing for a while. For the most part, only obscurities seem to be getting licensed out. Example: When was the last major John Wayne release — and I don’t mean those multipacks of 1930s quickie westerns.

  19. I'm ok with their varying releases. It keeps more people happy than just a few similar to what WAC does with their blu rays. TT released a ton of stuff I wanted from August to December last year and I'm still catching up. Geronimo is the 1st title I have wanted this year which is fine for me so now I can catch up.

  20. Rick Thompson

    With exception of "Birth of a Nation" — and that strictly for historical importance — nothing for me. But then the boutique labels have been disappointing for a while. For the most part, only obscurities seem to be getting licensed out. Example: When was the last major John Wayne release? (And I don't mean those multipacks of 1930s quickie westerns.)

    I've slowed all my purchases this year (I think one title so far?) so I may not be the best barometer for this. But I do appreciate seeing what titles Twilight Time releases every month even if there's nothing I'm interested in. Disappointing? Nah. Maybe not what you want specifically, but they're good for someone.

  21. Rick Thompson

    With exception of "Birth of a Nation" — and that strictly for historical importance — nothing for me. But then the boutique labels have been disappointing for a while. For the most part, only obscurities seem to be getting licensed out. Example: When was the last major John Wayne release? (And I don't mean those multipacks of 1930s quickie westerns.)

    WAC released The Sea Chase and Blood Alley last August and They were expendable last February.
    TT currently has deals with Sony and I think still one with MGM. They used to have a deal with Fox. What major John Wayne titles are missing from those studios? Most of the major unreleased ones are from Paramount who doesn't seem in a hurry to release them on blu ray and they currently only license titles that have never been released on DVD which leaves out all the John Wayne titles. Warners still has a few but they would be titles people would consider minor like Wings of Eagles, Big Jim McClain, Trouble along the way and Operation Pacific

  22. Randy Korstick

    WAC released The Sea Chase and Blood Alley last August and They were expendable last February.
    TT currently has deals with Sony and I think still one with MGM. They used to have a deal with Fox. What major John Wayne titles are missing from those studios? Most of the major unreleased ones are from Paramount who doesn't seem in a hurry to release them on blu ray and they currently only license titles that have never been released on DVD which leaves out all the John Wayne titles. Warners still has a few but they would be titles people would consider minor like Wings of Eagles, Big Jim McClain, Trouble along the way and Operation Pacific

    They still have a deal with Fox. The deal with MGM ended in December.

  23. Rick Thompson

    […] the boutique labels have been disappointing for a while. For the most part, only obscurities seem to be getting licensed out.[…]

    Not knowing your own definition of "obscurities", yet mine includes the films I've never heard of. And if I've never heard of them, then clearly they must be obscure. Or are they? Ah, yes, that's when the love of film gets further renewed. After scooping up the title's I've known, loved and waited for, I finally delve into those newer considerations. With TT we know that this potent group are comprised of indisputable film lovers, historians, aficionados and former studio system folks. So, with that in mind, I begin to delve into additional researches. I look around to understand or discover exactly what it is that led TT to bring some their particularly "obscure" titles to the fore. To many of my pleasures, I have come to learn that their selections are not at all a random thing they do. Titles I've never heard of – for sure – but maybe I really should have. I take their cues, I follow their leads and soon learn that many of their titles consist of works or participations of a director, actor, writer or cinematographer that I have long held particular favors towards. "Gee", I think to myself, "how did I miss this one or that one"? Blind Buys on a budget? No doubt. But 80% of my leaps of faith have served me more than well. And why? Because TT both knows and loves their films on an intimate scale. So, for the fun of it, I say go and research those unfamiliar titles; if that is one's definition of "obscurities"; and many will soon see that the TT offerings are, once again, never as random as one might believe.:)

  24. Wonder if Twilight Time might ever release some of the other already existing Brownlow/Photoplay restorations, say The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Greed, The Student Prince, The Crowd or The Wind. Now THAT would be really exciting! Just praying that Photoplay might be able to arrange such a thing (without silent hating WB having a tantrum).

  25. Release Date: May 22, 2018

    Orders Open: May 9, 2018 at 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT at http://www.twilighttimemovies.comand http://www.screenarchives.comwith Limited Editions of 3,000 Units

    THE BIRTH OF A NATION(1915) HISTORICAL EPIC DRAMA 811956022356

    Cast: Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Robert Harron, Wallace Reid, Donald Crisp

    Director: D.W. Griffith

    Writers: Thomas Dixon Jr., D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods

    Composer: Joseph Carl Briel

    Special Features: DISC 1– Centennial 2015 Photoplay Productions Restoration by Patrick Stanbury / 1930 Sound Reissue Prologue / 1930 Sound Reissue Intermission and Introduction to Act 2 DISC 2– Outtakes and Original Camera Tests /Four Additional Restored Civil War-Themed Silent Films from D.W. Griffith and Other Directors: The Coward, The Rose of Kentucky, Stolen Glory and The Drummer of the 8th (in Two Versions) / The Birth of a Nation: The Legacy/ The Clansman: From Stage to Screen / The Birth of a NationScore Recording Sessions Conducted by John Lanchbery / D.W. Griffith on Lux Radio Theater with Cecil B. DeMille / Stills and Collections Gallery / Essays by Photoplay Co-Founders Kevin Brownlow and Patrick Stanbury, and Film Historian Ashley Clark

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

    AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA

    1915 / Color Tinted Ÿ 191 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

  26. Release Date: May 22, 2018

    Orders Open: May 9, 2018 at 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT at http://www.twilighttimemovies.comand http://www.screenarchives.comwith Limited Editions of 3,000 Units

    GERONIMO: AN AMERICAN LEGEND WESTERN 811956022325

    Cast: Jason Patric, Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Wes Studi, Matt Damon, Rodney A. Grant, Kevin Tighe

    Director: Walter Hill

    Writers: John Milius, Larry Gross

    Composer: Ry Cooder

    Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Original Theatrical Trailer

    LANGUAGE: English Ÿ VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1 Ÿ

    AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA Ÿ SUBTITLES: English SDH

    1993 / Color Ÿ 115 MINUTES Ÿ RATED PG-13 Frontier Violence

  27. HILDA CRANE DRAMA 811956022349

    Cast: Jean Simmons, Guy Madison, Jean Pierre Aumont, Judith Evelyn, Evelyn Varden, Peggy Knudsen, Gregg Palmer

    Director: Philip Dunne

    Writer: Philip Dunne

    Composer: David Raksin

    Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Jean Simmons: Picture Perfect / Original Theatrical Trailer

    LANGUAGE: English Ÿ VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.35:1 Ÿ

    AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA Ÿ SUBTITLES: English SDH

    1956 / Color Ÿ 87 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

  28. NEXT STOP, GREENWICH VILLAGE COMEDY 811956022332

    Cast: Lenny Baker, Shelley Winters, Ellen Greene, Christopher Walken, Lou Jacobi, Mike Kellin, Lois Smith

    Director: Paul Mazursky

    Writer: Paul Mazursky

    Composer: Bill Conti

    Special Feature: Isolated Music Track / Audio Commentary with Writer/Director Paul Mazursky and Actress Ellen Greene / Original Theatrical Trailer

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

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

    1976 / Color Ÿ 111 MINUTES Ÿ RATED R

  29. Rick Thompson

    With exception of "Birth of a Nation" — and that strictly for historical importance — nothing for me. But then the boutique labels have been disappointing for a while. For the most part, only obscurities seem to be getting licensed out. Example: When was the last major John Wayne release? (And I don't mean those multipacks of 1930s quickie westerns.)

    But that's what I love about the boutique labels. The quirky, off the beaten path and sleeper gems that you thought would never see the light of day on blu ray! I love John Wayne but he's very well represented on blu ray. Frankly, given the option of Donovan's Reef or McQ on blu ray or Hilda Crane and Revolt Of Mamie Stover on blu ray, I'll opt for the latter two.

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