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#301 Post by tojoed » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:49 pm

As far as I know, "Tristana" is owned by Studio Canal.

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#302 Post by Jeff » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:16 pm


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#303 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 06, 2012 11:44 pm

TCM, which has exclusive U.S. and Canadian TV rights for five years, is also in negotiations with the film's owners, Hope Enterprises, to release this notoriously elusive title (available on DVD in the UK) on DVD and Blu-ray through its TCM Vault Collection says Dennis Millay
Because that Von Sternberg hack doesn't merit a Blu, but by all means take the plunge with fucking Bob Hope

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#304 Post by dad1153 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:08 am

^^^Who's this Von Sternberg you speak of? :wink:
Make that 56 years (movie from '56 + 56 years = 2012). I will definitely play these numbers the next time Megamillions goes up to 300 mil.

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#305 Post by Jeff » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:40 am

dad1153 wrote:Make that 56 years (movie from '56 + 56 years = 2012). I will definitely play these numbers the next time Megamillions goes up to 300 mil.
My math was based on the fact that the article mentioned that MGM's distribution rights extend through '66, and that prints were in circulation through that time. In an update, Maltin mentions that he showed it once at MoMA in '76 too.
domino harvey wrote:Because that Von Sternberg hack doesn't merit a Blu, but by all means take the plunge with fucking Bob Hope
I think that's just chatter for the press. I can't imagine TCM actually following through with a Blu.

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#306 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:06 pm

Heads up for those working on the Horror List, Alex Winter's hilarious Freaked is on TCM tonite at 230AM-- the Anchor Bay DVD is long OOP and going for big bucks and this is one you really gotta see to believe

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#307 Post by Cold Bishop » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:12 pm

It's a youthhood favorite that I haven't revisited. Is it still actually good?

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#308 Post by domino harvey » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:15 pm

Yes, I rewatched it a few years ago during the 90s Thread and thought it held up remarkably well

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#309 Post by swo17 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:15 pm

domino harvey wrote:Heads up for those working on the Horror List, Alex Winter's hilarious Freaked is on TCM tonite at 230AM
Followed by UHF!

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#310 Post by dad1153 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:49 pm

swo17 wrote:
domino harvey wrote:Heads up for those working on the Horror List, Alex Winter's hilarious Freaked is on TCM tonite at 230AM
Followed by UHF!
DVR set (and I get TCM in HD), thanks! :)

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#311 Post by stroszeck » Fri May 25, 2012 1:16 am

For anyone still up on the west coast, Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond is on....one of Boetticher's final underrated gangster flicks.

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#312 Post by John Edmond » Fri May 25, 2012 2:25 am

Just finished watching Diamond's Archive DVD release, a lovely transfer. And a fantastic film, the beginning made me think of a perfectly misguided Harold Lloyd film.

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#313 Post by Fred Holywell » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:11 am

John Edmond wrote:Just finished watching Diamond's Archive DVD release, a lovely transfer. And a fantastic film...
Yeah, "Rise & Fall of Legs Diamond" has been one of my favorite late-classic gangster films for years, now. The thing's got 'verve', something a lot of those "Untouchables" rip-offs seem to miss, plus Leonard Rosenman's nifty score, Ray Danton's cat-that-ate-the-canary performance, and, of course, Boetticher's snap-n-dash direction.

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#314 Post by Matt » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:36 pm

Later this year, TCM will be launching a "TV Everywhere" app (similar to HBO Go and those apps available for TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, et al). I can't find any other information about it or how extensive the streaming movie offerings will be, but I'm looking forward to the launch.

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#315 Post by dx23 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:04 am

Matt wrote:Later this year, TCM will be launching a "TV Everywhere" app (similar to HBO Go and those apps available for TNT, TBS, Cartoon Network, et al). I can't find any other information about it or how extensive the streaming movie offerings will be, but I'm looking forward to the launch.
I wonder if this part or similar to the Warner Archive streaming channel on Roku that is coming soon. I hope is more of an HBO Go app and less of a TNT, TBS or Cartoon Network one since the latter only shows clips of their shows instead of presenting them in their entirety.

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#316 Post by Matt » Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:02 pm

I can't speak for the TBS or TNT apps as I've never used them, but I've watched complete recent episodes on the CN app.

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#317 Post by Cagliostro » Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:21 pm

TCM has launched "Watch TCM", their streaming "on demand" website or app.

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#318 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:49 pm

TCM film festival is starting to take shape......
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay tribute to one of the entertainment industry's most celebrated figures – Quincy Jones – during the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival next spring. Jones will make multiple appearances during the festival, including a 50th anniversary screening of Sidney Lumet's powerful drama The Pawnbroker (1964), which marked Jones' debut as a film composer. Marking its fifth year, the TCM Classic Film Festival will take place April 10-13, 2014, in Hollywood. The star-studded event will coincide with TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film.

In addition to the Quincy Jones tribute, the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will feature three world premiere restorations. The slate includes two movies considered to be among the greatest films noir ever made: Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944), which will be celebrating its 70th anniversary, and Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958). Also joining the festival lineup is the world premiere restoration of William Wyler's Best Picture Oscar® winner The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)>>>>CURIOUS ABOUT TBYOOL, IS IT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WARNER JUST RELEASED ON BLU OR WILL WARNER DO WHAT THEY DO BEST AND REISSUE THE TITLE OVER AND OVER AGAIN. <<<<<

Previously announced films on the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival lineup include the recently restored Gone with the Wind (1939) and a presentation of The Wizard of Oz (1939) in its stunning new IMAX® 3D format. Both films are celebrating their 75th anniversaries in 2014. The festival will also include a screening of the Harold Lloyd comedy classic Why Worry? (1923), with legendary silent-film composer Carl Davis conducting the live world premiere performance of his new original score.

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#319 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri Mar 21, 2014 3:05 pm

This seems to be the final line-up for the upcoming TCM Film Festival. A couple interesting selections. Eraserhead is playing. Will be interested to see if this will be announced soon by CC. Also, According to the program schedule a restored The Lion in Winter will be showing. It said it was restored by the Academy Film Archive and Sony Pictures. Supposedly the original elements were in poor shape.

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#320 Post by Feego » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:48 pm

TCM's Friday Night Spotlight in May will be Australian cinema, and here's their lineup:

May 2
Breaker Morant (1980, Bruce Beresford)
Gallipoli (1981, Peter Weir)
Tim (1979, Michael Pate)
Mad Max (1979, George Miller)
Road Games (1981, Richard Franklin)

May 9
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, Peter Weir)
The Last Wave (1977, Peter Weir)
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974, Peter Weir)
Walkabout (1971, Nicolas Roeg)

May 16
My Brilliant Career (1979, Gillian Armstrong)
Starstruck (1982, Gillian Armstrong)
An Angel at My Table (1990, Jane Campion)
Sweetie (1989, Jane Campion)

May 23
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982, Peter Weir)
The Plumber (1979, Peter Weir)
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972, Bruce Beresford)
Don’s Party (1976, Bruce Beresford)
Muriel’s Wedding (1994, P.J. Hogan)

May 30
Newsfront (1978, Phillip Noyce)
Sunday Too Far Away (1975, Ken Hannam)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978, Fred Schepisi)
The Devil’s Playground (1976, Fred Schepisi)
Lonely Hearts (1982, Paul Cox)

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#321 Post by Ashirg » Tue Apr 29, 2014 10:52 pm

Was there Australian cinema before 1970's?

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#322 Post by Feego » Tue Apr 29, 2014 11:01 pm

Yes there was, but not as far as the rest of the world was concerned. It seems Australian cinema had little impact outside of the continent until around the mid 70s (Picnic at Hanging Rock is usually credited as the film that first brought them international attention). TCM's programming is clearly highlighting some of the biggest films and names that came in the wake of this attention.

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#323 Post by dad1153 » Fri May 02, 2014 1:43 am

Didn't "Walkabout" make waves in arthouse/critical circles in the early 70's? "PAHR" was the major breakthrough and yes, anything before '71 would have been welcomed for this TCM retrospective (I'll even give them the benefit of the doubt that they at least looked into showing earlier Aussie pics, since they're the type of programmers/channel that would show them), but was "Walkabout" not considered Australian because Roeg wasn't a native and just shot the movie there?

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#324 Post by FrauBlucher » Fri May 02, 2014 5:36 am

Feego wrote:TCM's Friday Night Spotlight in May will be Australian cinema, and here's their lineup:

May 2
Breaker Morant (1980, Bruce Beresford)
Gallipoli (1981, Peter Weir)
Tim (1979, Michael Pate)
Mad Max (1979, George Miller)
Road Games (1981, Richard Franklin)

May 9
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975, Peter Weir)
The Last Wave (1977, Peter Weir)
The Cars That Ate Paris (1974, Peter Weir)
Walkabout (1971, Nicolas Roeg)

May 16
My Brilliant Career (1979, Gillian Armstrong)
Starstruck (1982, Gillian Armstrong)
An Angel at My Table (1990, Jane Campion)
Sweetie (1989, Jane Campion)

May 23
The Year of Living Dangerously (1982, Peter Weir)
The Plumber (1979, Peter Weir)
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie (1972, Bruce Beresford)
Don’s Party (1976, Bruce Beresford)
Muriel’s Wedding (1994, P.J. Hogan)

May 30
Newsfront (1978, Phillip Noyce)
Sunday Too Far Away (1975, Ken Hannam)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978, Fred Schepisi)
The Devil’s Playground (1976, Fred Schepisi)
Lonely Hearts (1982, Paul Cox)
Curious that Wake in Fright is missing from this retrospective, especially after it has just gone through a rediscovery of sorts. I guess maybe too graphic for TCM.

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#325 Post by Feego » Fri May 02, 2014 9:26 am

dad1153 wrote:Didn't "Walkabout" make waves in arthouse/critical circles in the early 70's? "PAHR" was the major breakthrough and yes, anything before '71 would have been welcomed for this TCM retrospective (I'll even give them the benefit of the doubt that they at least looked into showing earlier Aussie pics, since they're the type of programmers/channel that would show them), but was "Walkabout" not considered Australian because Roeg wasn't a native and just shot the movie there?
According to Wikipedia (the most trustworthy of sources!):
Walkabout fared poorly at the box office in Australia. Critics debated whether it could be considered an Australian film, and whether it was an embrace of or a reaction to the country's cultural and natural context.
So yes, it looks like there was a question of whether or not it was truly an Australian film, and its commercial failure in that country probably prevented it from being embraced as a major breakthrough (although TCM is including it in their lineup).

As for the programming, I'm sure it was easier to license these better known films than any pre-1970s ones, but I agree it would have been great to see some undiscovered gems. Still, I'm excited to finally see the Schepisi films. Jacki Weaver will be hosting, by the way.

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