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Re: Twilight Time

#2726 Post by cdnchris » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:07 pm

I don't think it's that. It's just really hard to believe Allen would say "no" on features to Criterion right from their LaserDisc days, through MGM'S (and even Sony's and Dreamworks') DVD releases, to Arrow's box sets but then be okay with this one title from Twilight Time.

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#2727 Post by captveg » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:21 pm

Another possibility is Allen's people having signed off on it by mistake (thinking perhaps is was a written commentary and not an audio commentary) and then using their MGM channels to nix it for TT in a roundabout way.

In other news, Lilies of the Field is sold out at Screen Archives, but still available at Twilight Time's site.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2728 Post by Brian C » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:57 pm

captveg wrote:Another possibility is Allen's people having signed off on it by mistake (thinking perhaps is was a written commentary and not an audio commentary) and then using their MGM channels to nix it for TT in a roundabout way.
Funny, that sounds suspiciously like the scenario I outlined above, that you said there was "no reason" to believe.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2729 Post by captveg » Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:04 pm

Brian C wrote:
captveg wrote:Another possibility is Allen's people having signed off on it by mistake (thinking perhaps is was a written commentary and not an audio commentary) and then using their MGM channels to nix it for TT in a roundabout way.
Funny, that sounds suspiciously like the scenario I outlined above, that you said there was "no reason" to believe.
I see some key differences:

1. No one in my scenario is trying to screw over someone else intentionally. Mine's a result of unintentional miscommunication rather than some sneaky scheming.

2. No one in my scenario is lying about what occurred, based on the information they are actually privy to.


Not every scenario needs a villain. That's what there's no reason to believe.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2730 Post by CSM126 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:11 pm

Forget it Jake, it's Twilight Time.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2731 Post by Stephen » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:33 pm

captveg wrote:In other news, Lilies of the Field is sold out at Screen Archives, but still available at Twilight Time's site.
Now looks as if the same applies to Moby Dick.

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#2732 Post by John Shade » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:36 am

Front page of the Screen Archives website offers a 30% off code. When I put it into my order it said "Code accepted and applied" but it actually didn't do the math. Wondering if anyone else encountered this.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2733 Post by Cash Flagg » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:51 am

I'm assuming the code is only for the CD soundtracks listed below the code announcement.

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#2734 Post by John Shade » Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:57 am

Ah, it was all kind of jumbled together so I figured I could swing it.
CSM126 wrote:Forget it Jake, it's Twilight Time.

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#2735 Post by captveg » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:50 pm

Stephen wrote:
captveg wrote:In other news, Lilies of the Field is sold out at Screen Archives, but still available at Twilight Time's site.
Now looks as if the same applies to Moby Dick.
And getting low in quantity at their site, too:

MISSISSIPPI BURNING - fewer than 300
10 TO MIDNIGHT - fewer than 100
LILIES OF THE FIELD - fewer than 200
MOBY DICK - fewer than 220

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Re: Twilight Time

#2736 Post by FrauBlucher » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:59 am

I wouldn't normally post reviews of TT's discs, but I found this one particular odd. Gary tried to be effusive about the PQ, especially the colors, yet did a take down on everything else about the PQ. Clearly there is DNR applied. His captures appear to show a waxiness... Gary seems to me that he's trying to be diplomatic about this awful presentation. I'm not sure why. Even the colors, again based on his caps,
Beaver wrote: They are as saturated and deep as I have witnessed on home video.
don't seem anymore luminous than some of the other 50's color films to my eye... Maybe he's playing to a certain someone?

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#2737 Post by tenia » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:15 am

Judging from the caps on Beaver, I'd be wary on making any definitive statement on PQ.
First, Gary's caps are what they are, meaning notoriously untrustworthy on colors, compression and digital filtering.
Second, it looks like it's a Fox restoration akin to The Blue Max, Desk Set, Wild River and co, where the restored color timing is debatable to say the least.
But it does seem to be a new 4K restoration which doesn't appear to be noticeably tinkered with. It might just be a combination of softer elements, 4K very fine grain and Gary's capturing method.

(just my 2 cents)

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#2738 Post by nitin » Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:53 am

tenia wrote:Judging from the caps on Beaver, I'd be wary on making any definitive statement on PQ.
First, Gary's caps are what they are, meaning notoriously untrustworthy on colors, compression and digital filtering.
Second, it looks like it's a Fox restoration akin to The Blue Max, Desk Set, Wild River and co, where the restored color timing is debatable to say the least.
But it does seem to be a new 4K restoration which doesn't appear to be noticeably tinkered with. It might just be a combination of softer elements, 4K very fine grain and Gary's capturing method.

(just my 2 cents)
Fox restorations also seem to apply varying levels of 'grain management', particularly in the darker areas of the image (which seems to flatten the blacks somewhat IMHO)

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#2739 Post by tenia » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:03 am

I'm not sure if it's so much the result of a grain management or of the newer color timing.

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#2740 Post by nitin » Mon Mar 27, 2017 8:12 am

tenia wrote:I'm not sure if it's so much the result of a grain management or of the newer color timing.
Check out some of the B&W Fox restorations, it does seem like they like to degrain the blacks, and flatten them to varying degrees in the process.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2741 Post by captveg » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:31 pm

Moby Dick has sold out.

Update for quantities at Twilight Time's site:

Fewer than 10 Copies

Funny Lady
Violent Saturday

Fewer than 25

Birdman of Alcatraz
Mindwarp

Fewer than 50

The Happy Ending
Runaway Train

Fewer than 100

10 to Midnight (Sold Out at SAE)
The Believers
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Encore Edition)
The Hawaiians
Save Your Legs!
Solomon and Sheba

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Re: Twilight Time

#2742 Post by Ashirg » Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:55 pm

Seeing how Thunderbirds double feature ended up with Kino Lorber and the Sony titles getting released in superior region Free editions from Powerhouse/Indicator Series, I no longer see the need to support this label, at least until the prices drop below $14.95...

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#2743 Post by captveg » Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:57 pm

10 to Midnight has sold out.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2744 Post by John Shade » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:34 pm

Is the March sale at screen archives something that happens more than once a year?

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Re: Twilight Time

#2745 Post by dwk » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:49 pm

JohnShade wrote:Is the March sale at screen archives something that happens more than once a year?
I think they tend to have some sort of sale in November.

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#2746 Post by Noiradelic » Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:54 pm

Ashirg wrote:Seeing how Thunderbirds double feature ended up with Kino Lorber and the Sony titles getting released in superior region Free editions from Powerhouse/Indicator Series, I no longer see the need to support this label, at least until the prices drop below $14.95...
I feel the same way, though I broke down and bought two MGM titles during this sale for $14.95. To buy any more Sony TT titles would be the definition of insanity.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2747 Post by captveg » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:19 pm

Broadway Danny Rose has sold out.

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Re: Twilight Time

#2748 Post by captveg » Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:34 pm

Less than 30 copies left of Lilies of the Field (at Twilight's site only)

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Re: Twilight Time

#2749 Post by captveg » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:28 am

Announcements are now going to be for one month (3 months out) every month rather than two months worth of titles (3 & 4 months out) every other month.

Titles for July per HTF announcement:

TOM SAWYER (1973) / HUCKLEBERRY FINN (1974) BLU-RAY - July 18th

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX* (*but were afraid to ask) (1972) BLU-RAY - July 18th

STATE FAIR (1962) BLU-RAY - July 18th

THE CRIMSON KIMONO (1959) BLU-RAY - July 18th

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Re: Twilight Time

#2750 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:37 am

Oh goody, I can see more announcements of nothing I will buy.
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