Twilight Time / Redwind

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3301 Post by dustybooks » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:02 am

I absolutely adore Melvin and Howard -- my copy is the bargain-bin DVD, which doesn't even have the commentary -- so it's going to prompt my first TT purchase ever once it's up for preorder, and I'd like to order at least one more disc from them. There aren't that many things in their current catalog I'm interested in but given the grievances raised on this thread, is there anything that should deter me from picking up their editions of either Husbands and Wives, The World of Henry Orient or I Want to Live! (meaning problems with the discs or better editions elsewhere)? Doing a quick search, I saw some concern about the transfer of Husbands and Wives but it's one of the best Allen films and I have trouble imagining another Blu version is forthcoming...

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3302 Post by tenia » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:13 am

dustybooks wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:02 am
Doing a quick search, I saw some concern about the transfer of Husbands and Wives but it's one of the best Allen films and I have trouble imagining another Blu version is forthcoming...
Even if another Blu would be released, considering the history of WA's movie restorations (ie pretty much none) and their historical lack of extras, it'd be very unlikely to be significantly different from the TT release, both technically and editorially.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3303 Post by domino harvey » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:15 pm

World of Henry Orient looks A-OK. Haven’t watched my copy of I Want to Live! but so long as you’re okay with them cropping the 1.66 to 1.85 (which even Criterion would have done these days), it should be fine from what I’ve seen/read

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3304 Post by dustybooks » Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:35 pm

Thank you both!
domino harvey wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:15 pm
World of Henry Orient looks A-OK. Haven’t watched my copy of I Want to Live! but so long as you’re okay with them cropping the 1.66 to 1.85 (which even Criterion would have done these days), it should be fine from what I’ve seen/read
Ah I see. Well I guess that's a decent reason to keep the old DVD stowed away someplace.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3305 Post by pointless » Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:11 pm

The Snake Pit (Anatole Litvak, 1948)

4K restoration

Tentative Release Date: April 16, 2019
Orders Open: April 3, 2019 at 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT

Special Features:
  • Isolated Music Track
    Audio Commentary with Film Historian Aubrey Solomon
    Fox Movietone Newsreels
    Two The Snake Pit Vintage Radio Shows
    Original Theatrical Trailer
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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3306 Post by whaleallright » Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:58 pm

I would have hoped Melvin and Howard ended up w/ Criterion. The screenwriter, cinematographer, and two of the lead actors are still around, and Paul Le Mat in particular has had some interesting things to say about the film over the years. But any opportunity to see this in an excellent version is welcome. I don't know whether Melvin or Something Wild are my favorite Demme films, but they are certainly the best proof of his very special talents.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3307 Post by pointless » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:43 pm

Melvin and Howard (Jonathan Demme, 1980)

Tentative Release Date: April 16, 2019
Orders Open: April 3, 2019 at 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT

Special Features:
  • Isolated Music & Effects Track
    Audio Commentary with Director Jonathan Demme and Production Designer Toby Rafelson
    Original Theatrical Trailer
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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3308 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:45 pm

Damn, thought Criterion would grab Melvin and Howard. Definitely picking that up.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3309 Post by jazzo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:34 pm

Jesus Christ, with shipping and rate of exchange, I just paid $60 Canadian for Melvin & Howard. I don't know who I hate more - TT or myself.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3310 Post by Rayon Vert » Fri Apr 05, 2019 3:58 pm

jazzo wrote:Jesus Christ, with shipping and rate of exchange, I just paid $60 Canadian for Melvin & Howard. I don't know who I hate more - TT or myself.
I feel your pain. I’m really trying to wait now with TT announcements and see if a UK release is forthcoming.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3311 Post by jazzo » Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:12 pm

I can mostly convince myself to wait for sales or to see if Indicator will do a version, but this is a beloved movie by a beloved filmmaker, pun intended.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3312 Post by Finch » Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:22 pm

Indicator would be a good fit for Melvin & Howard in the UK. Otherwise, wait for a year or two and this TT edition should come down in price for some seasonal sales.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3313 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:10 am

June titles:


HELLO, FRISCO, HELLO (1943) BLU-RAY -- June 18 [2K Restoration]

HUSSY (1980) BLU-RAY -- June 18

MOTHER WORE TIGHTS (1947) BLU-RAY -- June 18 [2K Restoration]

PIN UP GIRL (1944) BLU-RAY -- June 18 [2K Restoration]

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3314 Post by Apperson » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:25 am

Anyone here seen the musicals? From a cursory glance they don't seem like standouts.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3315 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:31 am

I’ve seen Pin Up Girl, it’s not very good

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3316 Post by dustybooks » Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:19 pm

Melvin and Howard looks lovely; I actually never before noticed how aesthetically beautiful a film it is. I'd never heard the commentary, ported from a late '90s DVD, and despite some complaints online about a lot of dead spots, I really enjoyed it. I always find Demme so infectiously enthusiastic, and Toby Rafelson offered a lot of insight as well; the movies she worked on in this era certainly have a distinctive sense of lived-in detail about them, and I found it valuable to hear her speak about the amount of work involved. And I was really blown away to discover that the whole of the game show sequence was improvised, pretty much on the fly.

One hilarious moment comes when Demme, trying to remember the key figures of the Dogme 95 movement, earnestly refers to "Lars von Truer" (and credits him with The Celebration!). At any rate, he's so much fun to listen to even when he's just sitting and laughing at the film, and it brought home how much I'm going to miss his being a continued active voice in the movies.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3317 Post by whaleallright » Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:31 am

dustybooks wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:19 pm
how aesthetically beautiful a film it is.
possibly Tak Fujimoto's finest hour (or two) IMO

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3318 Post by Randall Maysin » Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:05 am

...Married to the Mob!!! *cough*

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3319 Post by pointless » Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 pm

Warlock (Edward Dmytryk, 1959)

4K restoration

Tentative Release Date: May 21, 2019
Preorders Open: May 8, 2019 at 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT

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    Fox Movietone Newsreel
    Original Theatrical Trailer
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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3320 Post by pointless » Sat May 04, 2019 11:21 am

Bandolero! (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1968)

Tentative Release Date: May 21, 2019
Preorders Open: May 8, 2019 at 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT

Special Features:
  • Isolated Music Track
    Audio Commentary with Film Historians Tony Latino, Lee Pfeiffer, and Paul Scrabo
    Original Theatrical Trailers
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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3321 Post by Gregory » Sat May 04, 2019 2:23 pm

That front cover perfectly evokes that amazing scene where Jimmy Stewart and Dean Martin have their hats and their bodies gradually eaten away by a supernatural brown fog as they fire their guns uselessly into it.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3322 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat May 04, 2019 8:56 pm

How is Warlock? I’ve heard lots of good things about the book but I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone even mention the film.

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3323 Post by FrauBlucher » Sat May 04, 2019 9:15 pm

The folks at the Twilight Time offices after they pick the cover art...
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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3324 Post by pointless » Sun May 05, 2019 2:49 pm

Baby the Rain Must Fall (Richard Mulligan, 1965)

Tentative Release Date: May 21, 2019
Preorders Open: May 8, 2019 at 4 PM EDT/1 PM PDT

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Re: Twilight Time / Redwind

#3325 Post by domino harvey » Sun May 05, 2019 3:52 pm

Someone report this to the authorities for merge layer abuse

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