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 Posted:   Aug 31, 2011 - 7:22 PM   
 By:   edo   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 31, 2011 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   Mr. Jack   (Member)

Sorry, but I'm poor, and that $40 can buy me four Blu-Rays from Amazon (with no shipping). No offense intended against the work going into these releases, but facts are facts.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2011 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   breakbadnm   (Member)

This is very exciting news indeed! I just hope that they will consider selling these at $30 instead of $40. I think the sales volume increase a lower price point would have might be better in the long run for both the label and consumers.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2011 - 8:07 PM   
 By:   Joe Caps   (Member)


I'm sad about this. I want twilight time to release more Fox Titles each month.
An isolated score for Mysterious Island isnot likely. It doesn't exist. Only parts of the Score. When I produced the laserdisc, we did have a music and effects track but that was about it.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2011 - 8:29 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

I'm sad about this. I want twilight time to release more Fox Titles each month.
An isolated score for Mysterious Island isnot likely. It doesn't exist. Only parts of the Score. When I produced the laserdisc, we did have a music and effects track but that was about it.



Twilight Time has already announced that starting in November they will be releasing 2 Fox films a month.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2011 - 10:28 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

" THE GODDESS" 1958

I think this Columbia picture is a minor masterpiece. Paddy Chayefsky's excellent screenplay is loosely based on the life of Marilyn Monroe.

Kim Stanley gives a devastatingly towering performace, one of the finest performances ever recorded on film by an actress. Directed by Johm Cromwell with a music score by the noted American composer Virgil Thompson.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 2:40 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I can think of half a dozen things to carp about regarding this announcement, but anything that gets more films out of the vaults and into peoples' hands has got to be considered a positive event.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 2:57 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

The fact that Sony is licensing these catalogue titles to Twilight rather than profiting from it themselves re-enforces George Feltenstein's (of Warners home video) statement that outside of the usual suspects (CASABLANCA, WIZARD OF OZ, GONE WITH THE WIND etc.) "classic" or catalog titles don't do well on blu-ray.

The physical format whether on standard DVD or blu-ray is dying and downloading and streaming are the future. Still, I believe there will always be a very small niche market for those who insist on the physical product whether licensed for a limited pressing like Twilight Time or going the MOD route like the Warner Archives. However, if they want it, they'll have to pay for it so those carping about pricing and limited pressings better get used to it.

It just may be the only viable way for the physical product (whether pressed or MOD) to continue to exist, at least for catalog or "classic" cinema.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

This is very good news, but I don't understand why the studio's own home video companies aren't just doing this themselves? Aren't these movies worthy?

Anyway, I've owned the 2002 DVD of MYSTERIOUS ISLAND since it came out, and I watch it almost once every year, but the last few years the transfer has gotten harder to look at. I hope some restoration is done, but in any event, I'm glad to finally have it on Blu-ray.

As for the $40 price.... it's simple.... it's a $20 Blu-ray if you just cut $20 out of your expenses in some other area. Buy $20 less food that month, or drive less, or say to hell with going to the latest dreck at the multiplex. What's the problem?

Now, let's get 1959's JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH remastered and out on Blu-ray. I'm sick of waiting for that one.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

"Journey to the Center of the Earth" on Blu-ray at $39.95, with isolated score? Yes.

"Fright Night" on Blu-ray at $39.95? No, thanks.

I'm a huge fan of Fox films, especially those of the CinemaScope era, but also the older stuff. Offer a great Blu-ray of one of those titles, and I'll pay your price.

Columbia? "Mysterious Island" yes. After that, we'll have to wait and see.

(Yes, I do buy Criterion DVDs and Blu-rays, but only during those 50% off sales). I can't buy all the CDs I buy (FSM, Kritzerland, Intrada, La-La Land, BSX and Varese) plus pay full price on Blu-ray offerings!!! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

That's it. If it's a special film to you (& Journey To The Centre Of The Earth is certantly special to me), then you'd grit your teeth & pay (I'm glad I bought The Egyptian), but there's not many films I'd pay $47 (with p&p) for. But they haven't mentioned a price yet, so it well may be a bit cheaper.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   Doug Raynes   (Member)

MYSTERIOUS ISLAND is apparently going to be $34.95.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2011 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Julian K   (Member)

I have all the Harryhausen films released on Blu-ray so far, but I'm not paying $35-40, plus international shipping, for any movie, unless I win the lottery.

Well... maybe if it was the only way I could get Jason and the Argonauts, but Mysterious Island's not in the same league.

And as for charging that sort of price for a mainstream catalogue title like Fright Night, well, that's frankly absurd.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2011 - 2:19 AM   
 By:   breakbadnm   (Member)

bump

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2011 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

What's left to say, better this than nothing, but too expensive for me. I'm way past that stage where I have to own everything I want.

 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2011 - 10:21 PM   
 By:   breakbadnm   (Member)

Fright Night Blu is now sold out!

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   SoundScope   (Member)

Great news to be sure! ! ! There are so many that I'd be interested in, but the big one for me, my holy grail, the I've-been-waiting-so-long-for-this-I-might-die-first title that I would absolutly faint dead away would be PORGY AND BESS.

God, I just want to hear Previn's scoring again! It's that stereophonic "movie sound" that I just adore!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   James Corry   (Member)

As far as the rest of the Harryhausen titles, I'd like to see "Twilight Time" release to BD: "First Men In The Moon", The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver", "The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad" and "Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger"......in that order.

J.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   SoundScope   (Member)

Heaven's yes... I LOVE "First Men IN the Moon!"

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 9:28 AM   
 By:   RoryR   (Member)

As far as the rest of the Harryhausen titles, I'd like to see "Twilight Time" release to BD: "First Men In The Moon", The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver", "The Golden Voyage Of Sinbad" and "Sinbad And The Eye Of The Tiger"......in that order.

J.


Let us not forget -- and in its original British version -- ONE MILLION YEARS, B. C.

The current DVD from Fox is a travesty.

 
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