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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #255 on: June 13, 2014, 02:31:33 AM »
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what the hell are you talking about man? chill thyself.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #256 on: June 13, 2014, 02:45:14 AM »
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as long as it ends this conversation that's stupid. no one wants to read this. i don't want to read the shit given to me, again and fucking again, by a group of people. that's what i'm saying. and i think this time if you need the footnote, go spirit quest. you got this
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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #257 on: June 13, 2014, 03:17:01 AM »
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"creepy" implying that i, what, track your movements because i have it out for you?  normally i'd ignore something like this but, as you've down in the past, you want to make this personal, so here it goes:  i barely know who you are.  there is no battle.  rarely do i even really consider who the person posting is so much as what's being posted.  i only recently learned that you and trashjunkiewhatever and w/o horse are one and the same.  as far as your links go:  i remember that criterion exchange and i still think it's hilarious.  anyone could've written what you did and i would've said the same thing, and i'm pretty sure no one else would've resorted to personal attacks in response.  the thread for the hunt... i don't get it, i thought we were just talking.  i even said i watched the movie because of something you said, and just to nip this in the bud, i didn't go into it with any intent of being contrarian, hard as that may be for you to believe.  and the third, yes, i find your writing to be byzantine.  what of it?

i actually enjoy checking this thread for wilder's updates and i promise you, stumbling upon your pity party about my supposed obsession with you was purely coincidental.  i wish i hadn't.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #258 on: June 13, 2014, 03:25:25 AM »
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creepy in your persistence. you may have noticed. the end. always, i hope for the end to this
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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #259 on: June 13, 2014, 03:26:46 AM »
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an often overlooked masterpiece by lang.it is a straight up must watch.

BUT IT'S SO LONG.
it's streaming on netflix.  i'll watch it soon. 

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #260 on: June 13, 2014, 03:58:30 AM »
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July 8, 2014

Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) from Twilight Time (Limited to 3,000 copies)



Pre-order will be up on Screen Archives starting June 18


Woody Allen's remaining MGM titles are also coming to blu-ray from Twilight Time eventually. Broadway Danny Rose (1984) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) have already been released. So good/bad news - their transfers are usually solid but their prices (and limited availability) are fucked.

P.S. they never have sales (unless you want to buy 5 for the price of 4 or whatever insane offer they sometimes have where you have to spend over $100 to get a discount)

The rest on the way:

-Alice
-Another Woman
-Bananas
-Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Too Afraid To Ask
-Interiors
-Love and Death
-A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
-The Purple Rose of Cairo
-September
-Shadows and Fog
-Stardust Memories
-Zelig

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #261 on: June 13, 2014, 04:39:23 AM »
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why is this happening... i can't imagine the transfers being better than when mgm puts them on blu-ray for 9.99 and unlimited.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #262 on: June 13, 2014, 04:47:13 AM »
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Studios license the titles they don't care about putting out on blu-ray themselves to Twilight Time on the condition that they limit their runs to 3,000 copies. I don't really get it either. I don't know how long TT carries the rights for, or if they'll ever come about in cheaper editions released by MGM. Even if that comes to pass, given that Twilight Time only releases a few titles each month and the three announced Woody Allen titles have been spread apart by at least two months each (Crimes - Feb '14, Broadway April '14, Radio July '14), and there are 12 left to go...if that's ever the case it will be many years away.

Edit - I might be wrong about the studios being the ones mandating the limited runs. I thought that was the whole thing, though.

From wikipedia:

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Due to the declining home video market for older and little-known films, most major film studios have opted to stop releasing those titles via conventional retail methods. Instead, studios like Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, and MGM have gone the manufacture-on-demand (MOD) route, releasing these titles on DVD-R, often without any kind of restoration or remastering, or any kind of extras.

Unlike MOD, all Twilight Time titles are fully pressed DVDs and/or Blu-rays from a restored transfer.[7] All titles are limited editions with only 3000 units of each format created, and will not be repressed once they are sold out. As these releases are geared toward the music aficionado, all releases will feature an isolated music score. As well, all releases will include an 8-page booklet on the movie featuring original essays, movie stills, and poster art.[1] Other extras will be made available whenever possible.

Product pricing

Due to the self imposed limited edition status of all their releases, all Twilight Time titles see a normal-than-higher price range for their products. All DVDs are priced at $19.95, while all Blu-rays are priced between 10 and 20 dollars more than their DVD counterpart.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #263 on: June 13, 2014, 05:21:30 AM »
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http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/310943-interview-with-twilight-time-nick-redman-on-who-they-are-their-business-model-and-more/

summary: it's a hybrid of intentional and contractual decisions

the guess to make based on the biz routine is they bought a set of woody allen titles in order to release them all
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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #264 on: June 13, 2014, 07:15:05 PM »
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July 14, 2014

When Twilight Time's limited edition release of Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) sells out, Studiocanal UK's upcoming release will be available as an alternative



The Driver (1978) - Amazon UK



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #265 on: June 16, 2014, 12:09:25 PM »
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August 12, 2014

Maurice Pialat's We Won't Grow Old Together (1972) on blu-ray from Kino (also DVD)



We Won't Grow Old Together (1972) - Amazon



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #266 on: June 16, 2014, 02:54:24 PM »
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^that's really exciting to me. have this suspicion that i'll like every maurice pialat movie i ever see

today is the last day for b&n's 40% off bluray sale. i'm getting the spike lee joint collection 1. yeah i decided that's definitely the one for me. and while doing my little internet investigation into whether that was indeed the one for me, while doing that i learned what else the book author/screenwriter david benioff is also known for. people who'd care must already know. seems like he's a big part of that. i'm talking about game of thrones. if you were wondering, yes, there are new commentary tracks from spike lee for both 25h hour and he got game. oh i'm pumped
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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #267 on: June 17, 2014, 03:21:16 PM »
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September 16, 2014

Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) on blu-ray from MPI Media Group, from a 4K restoration



The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Amazon

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« Reply #268 on: June 17, 2014, 10:13:04 PM »
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Yeah it's my favorite Pialat, and one of my very favorite movies.


Rare is the film in movie-history that can announce the entire movement of its 'plot' with its title alone. But Pialat's second feature, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble [We Won't Grow Old Together] does exactly that, encapsulating all the turmoil, and the final end-point, of a couple who among themselves once made a commitment -- and in living together will come to make another one yet.

Jean (Jean Yanne, of Godard's Weekend) and Catherine (Marlène Jobert, of Godard's Masculin Féminin) are the couple whose every move charts an advancement deeper into an emotional warzone. Theirs is the classic and the tragic case of an emotional abuse centred around a perplexing, but powerful, interdependency. At last the point arrives that determines the relationship, with all its weekend holidays, its apologies and submissions, can go no further -- and, in a final shot of genius, Pialat discloses all the ways in which the future might be at once liberated, and enslaved, by the past. Based on a novel by Pialat himself, and on the trauma of his own personal life in the years leading up to the film, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble was a smash-hit at the time of its release -- and yet is arguably one of the most upsetting films ever made.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #269 on: June 17, 2014, 10:22:15 PM »
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Yeah it's my favorite Pialat, and one of my very favorite movies.


Rare is the film in movie-history that can announce the entire movement of its 'plot' with its title alone. But Pialat's second feature, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble [We Won't Grow Old Together] does exactly that, encapsulating all the turmoil, and the final end-point, of a couple who among themselves once made a commitment -- and in living together will come to make another one yet.

Jean (Jean Yanne, of Godard's Weekend) and Catherine (Marlène Jobert, of Godard's Masculin Féminin) are the couple whose every move charts an advancement deeper into an emotional warzone. Theirs is the classic and the tragic case of an emotional abuse centred around a perplexing, but powerful, interdependency. At last the point arrives that determines the relationship, with all its weekend holidays, its apologies and submissions, can go no further -- and, in a final shot of genius, Pialat discloses all the ways in which the future might be at once liberated, and enslaved, by the past. Based on a novel by Pialat himself, and on the trauma of his own personal life in the years leading up to the film, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble was a smash-hit at the time of its release -- and yet is arguably one of the most upsetting films ever made.


Sounds good. Will definitely check it out. Have been meaning to watch L'enfance Nue for months now.

edit: Where can I find this???

 

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