Does anyone know what’s become of SAE, better known in these parts as Screen Archives Entertainment – a venerable website for movie and music lovers? They entirely missed posting a single new preorder for the this whole month and when I tried to contact them, no email reply has been forthcoming. They seemed to have ceased selling and responding to their queries too. Something very fishy here. I hope it’s not permanent.
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Does anyone know what's become of SAE, better known in these parts as Screen Archives Entertainment - a venerable website for movie and music lovers? They entirely missed posting a single new preorder for the this whole month and when I tried to contact them, no email reply has been forthcoming. They seemed to have ceased selling and responding to their queries too. Something very fishy here. I hope it's not permanent.
I believe the death of Screen Archives Entertainment has been greatly exaggerated.

The website is still up with a post with an update made on May 12th.



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I was going to say the same thing, they just released 2 new TT v2.0 films,

MESSALINA (AKA MESSALINA VENERE IMPERATRICE / 1960) (BLU-RAY)
SEVEN DEATHS IN THE CAT'S EYES (AKA CORRINGA or LA MORTE NEGLI OCCHI DEL GATTO / 1973) (BLU-RAY)
 

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They completely missed May's Warner Archive pre-orders, have dropped the Paramount Presents...franchise entirely, and haven't posted a new pre-order update for Blu-ray's, save 'The Final Countdown in 4K, since the last week of April. Moreover, emails that used to get responses are now not being returned. Doesn't sound like someplace I'd like to dump my money if ever I was to see it come back. Just saying.
 

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I watched Messalina with the Italian track (I think only Belinda Lee spoke English). Occasionally the track interpolated English words and phrases into the Italian. Molto funny, or very giocoso (take your pick). The image looks really good.
If you listen to the English track and use the subtitle option, be aware that the subs translate the Italian track and oftentimes they are quite different from the actors speak.
 

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If they keep up releasing the lost or neglected sword and sandal classics like Messalina, I'll be ordering over there like crazy!

Seems like it would be a great way to find a niche in the market. Partner with the Italians and start restoring, or at least getting them presentable, and releasing the peplum era films beginning with Hercules.
 

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Interesting that you've wondered about SAE too. I've been trying to sell them some of my soundtracks since September. I've sold to them a couple of times before, but since Sept I've emailed my list to them 4 times and even printed and mailed it to them once, but as of today, no response at all.
 

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Great if they could do good widescreen releases of Hercules and Hercules Unchained. Even better a widescreen release of Sodom and Gomorrah with stereo sound, the original Overture, Intermission Music andfinale of act one.