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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:41 pm 
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Have any extras been announced for The Big Heat?


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:02 pm 
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Der Spieler wrote:
I think I like this one better.

That's the booklet cover. It's a cute gag, but I'm glad it's inside the case.

The actual cover seems perfect to me. The Big Heat is part of the reason that venetian blinds are considered a noir trope. I find it absolutely true the the spirit of the film, and if that's a production still they found, it's a pretty amazing one. Title treatment is wonderful.

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Have any extras been announced for The Big Heat?

As a general rule, Twilight Time releases don't have extras outside of the isolated score and a trailer. Their contracts stipulate that they are not allowed to create new supplements, though they have occasionally been allowed to use ones already owned by the licensing studio. If The Big Heat does end up with any supplements on it, they will be the pieces found in the Sony Noir Collection. Twilight Time generally does not announce the inclusion of these pieces in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:49 pm 
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I do like the booklet design, and I think it's more than a gag. Coffee is integral to the film's theme of self-examination prompted by the destruction of facades (Debby's superficial beauty/Bannion's ideal family life in the midst of great corruption/ and the facade of a functioning democratic society blown away by the release of Duncan's letter). Lang saw it as so important made it the film's tagline - "Keep the coffee hot", suggesting that the advancement of humanity depends on the occasional disruption of our illusions.

The boiling coffee also carries a suggestion of violence and tension, in perfect accord with the tone of the film, something the cover design unfortunately lacks.

That being said, the cover they chose is at least a step better than the Columbia R1 DVD cover, in that the designer may well have spent more than 5 minutes on it. So at least it's progress. In any event, The Big Heat on Blu-Ray is an instant buy regardless of my feelings for the cover.

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He's obviously just miffed the dame made the cover instead of him.

Touché :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:21 pm 
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That's really good analysis on the coffee's symbolic role in the film. If there was a good still of the coffee pot from the film, I think it might work great as a cover. Even though it's obviously an original illustration, the pot on the booklet pic looks a little clip-arty to me, and sitting on the tray with its steamy letters doesn't feel like it's carrying any of the implications of tension or violence that you described. If someone hadn't seen the film and saw that cover, they wouldn't think the film was a tension-filled noir; they'd think it was a film about a diner.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:27 pm 
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The obviously photoshopped Venetian blinds and shadows bug me a little, not becaue they're not appropriate, but because they just don't look that convincing.

Here's the original publicity shot:
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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:57 pm 
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I agree with Feego. It rarely pays off doing massive Photoshop fakery.

I wonder if the booklet cover was designed by the same person who did these two posters for TCM in 2009?
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The original poster's pretty good!
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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:39 pm 
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Jeff wrote:
If someone hadn't seen the film and saw that cover, they wouldn't think the film was a tension-filled noir; they'd think it was a film about a diner.

This is a very valid point. I think the implications I referenced are clearly there in the steam, the sweat and the boiling of the coffee, but all of that does look kind of...contained. Perhaps if they lost the fancy silver serving tray. I'm not sure the cover they went with does any more to give people who haven't seen the film an idea of what they're getting into, though.

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The obviously photoshopped Venetian blinds and shadows bug me a little, not becaue they're not appropriate, but because they just don't look that convincing.

Agreed. The lighting and the perspective on the shades don't jibe.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:30 pm 

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Well I just pre-ordered The Big Heat. Knowing my luck, that will mean that MoC release it here in the UK cheaper and packed full of extras but I didn't want to take the risk.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:10 am 
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THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES (1965) BLU-RAY - July 10th

COVER GIRL (1944) BLU-RAY - July 10th

HIGH TIME (1960) BLU-RAY - Aug 14th

BYE BYE BIRDIE (1963) BLU-RAY - Aug 14th


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:11 pm 
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High Time sounds like the only worthy title this round-- Tuesday Weld plus Bing Crosby is too irresistible to pass up. Cover Girl's good, but not worth a triple dip. No interest whatsoever in Flying Machines. And Bye Bye Birdie = Barf


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 Post subject: The Wayward Bus
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:43 am 
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Cover artwork for The Wayward Bus

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And the insert art:

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 Post subject: As Good As It Gets
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:42 pm 
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As Good as It Gets

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(added insert art)


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:26 pm 
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I'm surprised they were able to bypass contractual obligations for that credit-free As Good As It Gets cover

And what kind of marketing genius puts Jayne Mansfield inside the case? #-o


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:21 pm 

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Is the dog in plastic bag?


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:26 pm 
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He doesn't like germs.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Looks like Twilight Time, not Mill Creek, has Bonjour Tristesse.
From Twilight Time's facebook page:
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Funny you should mention that, Greg, as they inadvertently announced one of our titles, "Bonjour Tristesse," but that has been sorted out and the title is back with us....as for the others, we don't know what their 250 titles consist of, but the good news for collectors is there will obviously be a lot more SPHE films coming out in the near future...


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:12 pm 
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^ Well this makes more sense. Sounds like we finally know for sure who has Bonjour Tristesse.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:27 pm 
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Robert Harris raves about the transfer of The Big Heat.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 6:08 am 
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The French Blu-ray should be just as good but hopefully a little cheaper then (although Wild Side are pretty dear too).


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:17 pm 
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Blu-ray.com on The Big Heat


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:41 am 
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DVDWorldUSA has the Twilight Time Blu for £15.99.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 6:48 pm 
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damnn Wish you had put this up three days ago!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 7:15 pm 
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I don't understand their 5% discount option if you pay by bank transfer in the UK. To do that I need to ring a pay telephone number twice and that will cost me more than the discount itself. Strange.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:18 pm 
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With shipping it's £19, so it's about £3 cheaper than buying it from Screen Archives through Amazon marketplace.


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 Post subject: Re: Twilight Time
PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Finch wrote:
DVDWorldUSA has the Twilight Time Blu for £15.99.

They just cancelled my order :x


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