Twilight Time

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andyli
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Re: Twilight Time

#126 Post by andyli » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:41 pm

Have any extras been announced for The Big Heat?

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Re: Twilight Time

#127 Post by Jeff » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:02 pm

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.
andyli wrote: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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Re: Twilight Time

#128 Post by kingofthejungle » Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:49 pm

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.
swo17 wrote:He's obviously just miffed the dame made the cover instead of him.
Touché :lol:

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Re: Twilight Time

#129 Post by Jeff » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:21 pm

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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Re: Twilight Time

#130 Post by Feego » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:27 pm

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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Re: Twilight Time

#131 Post by peerpee » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:57 pm

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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Re: Twilight Time

#132 Post by kingofthejungle » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:39 pm

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.
Feego wrote: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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Re: Twilight Time

#133 Post by Calvin » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:30 pm

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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Re: Twilight Time

#134 Post by Jeff » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:10 am

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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Re: Twilight Time

#135 Post by domino harvey » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:11 pm

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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The Wayward Bus

#136 Post by pointless » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:43 am

Cover artwork for The Wayward Bus

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And the insert art:

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As Good As It Gets

#137 Post by pointless » Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:42 pm

As Good as It Gets

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Re: Twilight Time

#138 Post by domino harvey » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:26 pm

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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Re: Twilight Time

#139 Post by Zot! » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:21 pm

Is the dog in plastic bag?

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Re: Twilight Time

#140 Post by knives » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:26 pm

He doesn't like germs.

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Re: Twilight Time

#141 Post by dwk » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:38 pm

Looks like Twilight Time, not Mill Creek, has Bonjour Tristesse.
From Twilight Time's facebook page:
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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Re: Twilight Time

#142 Post by Jeff » Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:12 pm

^ Well this makes more sense. Sounds like we finally know for sure who has Bonjour Tristesse.

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Re: Twilight Time

#143 Post by Jeff » Fri May 04, 2012 8:27 pm


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Re: Twilight Time

#144 Post by TMDaines » Sat May 05, 2012 6:08 am

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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Re: Twilight Time

#145 Post by Jeff » Sat May 05, 2012 7:17 pm


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Re: Twilight Time

#146 Post by Finch » Sun May 06, 2012 7:41 am

DVDWorldUSA has the Twilight Time Blu for £15.99.

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Re: Twilight Time

#147 Post by david hare » Sun May 06, 2012 6:48 pm

damnn Wish you had put this up three days ago!!!

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Re: Twilight Time

#148 Post by TMDaines » Sun May 06, 2012 7:15 pm

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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Re: Twilight Time

#149 Post by perkizitore » Sun May 06, 2012 8:18 pm

With shipping it's £19, so it's about £3 cheaper than buying it from Screen Archives through Amazon marketplace.

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Re: Twilight Time

#150 Post by perkizitore » Mon May 07, 2012 8:00 pm

Finch wrote:DVDWorldUSA has the Twilight Time Blu for £15.99.
They just cancelled my order :x
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