Twilight Time August/September Release Announcement (Updated)

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Twilight Time has given us their revised release schedule for the month of August and September

THE PRESIDENT’S LADY (1953) BLU-RAY — August 20

WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) BLU-RAY — August 20

Reconfirming, now for September:

THE TALL MEN (1955) BLU-RAY — September 17

WHIRLPOOL (1949) BLU-RAY — September 17

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  1. Hmmm ….. since both Tall Men and Whirlpool (both previously announced as August releases) have been pushed back to September, can I assume they are now the September releases and there will be no further TT announcements until they reveal an October slate next month?

  2. Ken Koc

    That would be very disappointing .

    I wonder how thing are going at TT without Mr. Redman, and whether Julie & Co. will continue trying to acquire and release Blu-rays into the future. I recall Mr. Redman saying years ago that TT was never expected to last more than a few years, and I am wondering if these last months with fewer and fewer titles means that the company may be winding down. Hope not, but it has, after all, lost one of their major cornerstones. Nick and Julie were certainly giving us some amazing stuff that few of us ever expected to see in HD, and for that I am eternally grateful.

  3. Dick

    I wonder how thing are going at TT without Mr. Redman, and whether Julie & Co. will continue trying to acquire and release Blu-rays into the future. I recall Mr. Redman saying years ago that TT was never expected to last more than a few years, and I am wondering if these last months with fewer and fewer titles means that the company may be winding down. Hope not, but it has, after all, lost one of their major cornerstones. Nick and Julie were certainly giving us some amazing stuff that few of us ever expected to see in HD, and for that I am eternally grateful.

    I sense that as well. Hopefully they will continue in Nick's honor.

  4. Thomas T

    Hmmm ….. since both Tall Men and Whirlpool (both previously announced as August releases) have been pushed back to September, can I assume they are now the September releases and there will be no further TT announcements until they reveal an October slate next month?

    if there even is an October slate ……..

  5. Dick

    I wonder how thing are going at TT without Mr. Redman, and whether Julie & Co. will continue trying to acquire and release Blu-rays into the future. I recall Mr. Redman saying years ago that TT was never expected to last more than a few years, and I am wondering if these last months with fewer and fewer titles means that the company may be winding down. Hope not, but it has, after all, lost one of their major cornerstones. Nick and Julie were certainly giving us some amazing stuff that few of us ever expected to see in HD, and for that I am eternally grateful.

    I hope not too 🙁 but all good things come to an end and with the loss of Mr. Redman perhaps the heart of TT is gone. After all the complaints about the recent Betty Grable transfers, I can see TT just throwing their hands in the air and saying, "Why bother anymore? It's just not worth it." What started out as a labor of love to put out some less commercial classic films out on DVD and later blu ray has fallen prey to the diminishing returns of physical media as well as, "Not at that price, I'll wait for a sale" mentality and let's face it, some titles (like Beloved Infidel for example) are still not sold out after years of being "on sale".

    The demise of TT (if it is winding down, this is all speculation at this point) would be a major loss to collectors and leaves only Kino Lorber, Shout Factory, Arrow and Criterion to carry on but with Criterion moving on to streaming, how much longer will they continue to fund physical media ("Why buy it, I'll just watch it on the Criterion channel")?

  6. Criterion Collection has been streaming for years and is not about to stop releasing bluray et al. However, TT has indeed lost their heart and soul in Mr. Redman. His enthusiam and pride in what TT was releasing or about to release was quite evident on the TT Facebook page and well as other forums. His absence plus a changing industry landscape will surely make it difficult to carry on. I truly hope I'm wrong.

  7. Being that Twilight Time is not a cooperation; but, rather, an intimate and tightly knit crew;
    I suspect that their period of adjustment will be as equal to anyone else's who has ever faced such a personal loss.
    And learning to do the work of an absent other has surely never been an overnight fix.

    Without a doubt, everyone here is rooting for the continuation and success of Twilight Time;
    but, IMHO, if it's forward that they are intending, then patience from our end may be required for many more months.

  8. Per another web page. It seems logical this would be the reason. Replication facilities have been closing and it has effected production for everyone.

    Here are the REVISED Twilight Time release announcements for August and September 2019, courtesy of the Home Theater Forum.

    THE PRESIDENT'S LADY (1953) BLU-RAY — August 20

    WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) BLU-RAY — August 20

    Reconfirming, now for September:

    THE TALL MEN (1955) BLU-RAY — September 17

    WHIRLPOOL (1949) BLU-RAY — September 17

    No new titles announced. I will update as more information becomes available. Looks like there were unexpected production delays on some releases.

  9. Thomas T

    I hope not too 🙁 but all good things come to an end and with the loss of Mr. Redman perhaps the heart of TT is gone. After all the complaints about the recent Betty Grable transfers, I can see TT just throwing their hands in the air and saying, "Why bother anymore? It's just not worth it." What started out as a labor of love to put out some less commercial classic films out on DVD and later blu ray has fallen prey to the diminishing returns of physical media as well as, "Not at that price, I'll wait for a sale" mentality and let's face it, some titles (like Beloved Infidel for example) are still not sold out after years of being "on sale".

    The demise of TT (if it is winding down, this is all speculation at this point) would be a major loss to collectors and leaves only Kino Lorber, Shout Factory, Arrow and Criterion to carry on but with Criterion moving on to streaming, how much longer will they continue to fund physical media ("Why buy it, I'll just watch it on the Criterion channel")?

    I bought Beloved Infidel when it first came out and I don't regret that even though it has since been discounted. The film was slaughtered by the critics so it's not surprising that it has taken a long time for the disc to find appreciative buyers. For those who have not yet bought it: it's a superb disc with excellent picture quality.

  10. BRAD1963

    Per another web page. It seems logical this would be the reason. Replication facilities have been closing and it has effected production for everyone.

    Here are the REVISED Twilight Time release announcements for August and September 2019, courtesy of the Home Theater Forum.

    THE PRESIDENT'S LADY (1953) BLU-RAY — August 20

    WILD IN THE COUNTRY (1961) BLU-RAY — August 20

    Reconfirming, now for September:

    THE TALL MEN (1955) BLU-RAY — September 17

    WHIRLPOOL (1949) BLU-RAY — September 17

    No new titles announced. I will update as more information becomes available. Looks like there were unexpected production delays on some releases.

    That was my first assumption. I would imagine low-number orders of 3,000 or less would receive last priority at the manufacturing plants.

    But whatever the future holds, I am eternally grateful to Nick Redman & Co. for each and every TT release, past, present and future.

  11. It's been a couple of years since I last bought a TT release (Cat Ballou), they're a wee bit expensive to import to the UK these days, but if a title that I really wanted came up, I wouldn't hesitate. I always check the new releases on a Saturday around the 20th (& at 8am in the UK). Sony (Columbia) titles have been a bit thin on the ground of late, but TT can only release what the studios give them.

  12. Robin9

    I bought Beloved Infidel when it first came out and I don't regret that even though it has since been discounted. The film was slaughtered by the critics so it's not surprising that it has taken a long time for the disc to find appreciative buyers. For those who have not yet bought it: it's a superb disc with excellent picture quality.

    It is good but not good enough as it was released without English Sub-titles and without them I am totally lost.

  13. Thomas T

    The demise of TT (if it is winding down, this is all speculation at this point) would be a major loss to collectors and leaves only Kino Lorber, Shout Factory, Arrow and Criterion to carry on…

    And Tom, let's not forget WAC, which, especially lately, has been doing a stellar job getting classics out on Blu.

  14. commander richardson

    It is good but not good enough as it was released without English Sub-titles and without them I am totally lost.

    Are you sure? I've just looked at the cover and it says "Subtitles: English SDH"

    Edit: I've now played the disc and there are definitely English language sub-titles. You're probably thinking of a different disc.

  15. Dick

    And Tom, let's not forget WAC, which, especially lately, has been doing a stellar job getting classics out on Blu.

    Absolutely but I didn't include WAC because they aren't a boutique label and unlike the others, they have a massive library and don't need to license titles from other companies.

  16. Thomas T

    Absolutely but I didn't include WAC because they aren't a boutique label and unlike the others, they have a massive library and don't need to license titles from other companies.

    I get that. But they have to choose which films to give us every month. Kinda counts for something.

  17. Dick

    I wonder how thing are going at TT without Mr. Redman, and whether Julie & Co. will continue trying to acquire and release Blu-rays into the future. I recall Mr. Redman saying years ago that TT was never expected to last more than a few years, and I am wondering if these last months with fewer and fewer titles means that the company may be winding down. Hope not, but it has, after all, lost one of their major cornerstones. Nick and Julie were certainly giving us some amazing stuff that few of us ever expected to see in HD, and for that I am eternally grateful.

    Is Brian Jamieson no longer involved?

  18. When I reviewed the three TT titles last week, I sent him the links to the reviews and he answered right back thanking me. If he were no longer involved with the company, I think he would have told me where the links needed to be sent.

  19. View attachment 61211

    THE PRESIDENT’S LADY HISTORICAL DRAMA 811956022912

    Cast: Susan Hayward, Charlton Heston, John McIntire, Fay Bainter, Whitfield Connor, Carl Betz, Charles Dingle

    Director: Henry Levin

    Writer: John Patrick

    Composer: Alfred Newman

    Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Vintage The President’s Lady Radio Show / 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

    1953 / B&W Ÿ 98 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

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    WILD IN THE COUNTRY MUSICAL/DRAMA 811956022936

    Cast: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld, Millie Perkins, Rafer Johnson, John Ireland, Gary Lockwood

    Director: Philip Dunne

    Writer: Clifford Odets

    Composer: Kenyon Hopkins

    Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Original Theatrical Trailer

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

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

    1961 / Color Ÿ 114 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

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    THE TALL MEN WESTERN 811956022950

    Cast: Clark Gable, Jane Russell, Robert Ryan, Cameron Mitchell, Juan Garcia, Harry Shannon, Emile Meyer

    Director: Raoul Walsh

    Writers: Sydney Boehm, Frank S. Nugent

    Composer: Victor Young

    Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Original Theatrical Trailer

    LANGUAGE: English Ÿ VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.55:1 Ÿ

    AUDIO: English 5.1 DTS-HD MA / English 4.0 DTS-HD MA / English 2.0 DTS-HD MA Ÿ SUBTITLES: English SDH

    1955 / Color Ÿ 122 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

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    WHIRLPOOL (1949) THRILLER 811956022943

    Cast: Gene Tierney, Richard Conte, José Ferrer, Charles Bickford, Barbara O’Neil, Eduard Franz, Fortunio Bonanova

    Director: Otto Preminger

    Writers: Ben Hecht, Andrew Solt

    Composer: David Raksin

    Special Features: Isolated Music Track / Audio Commentary with Film Historian Richard Schickel / Original Theatrical Trailer with Isolated Music Track

    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

    1949 / B&W Ÿ 97 MINUTES Ÿ NOT RATED

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