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Old 09-01-2011, 07:07 PM
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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (September 1, 2011) — Specialty label TWILIGHT TIME has struck a deal with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment to license and release classic films from the Sony-owned Columbia Pictures library in high-definition Blu-ray editions. In line with TWILIGHT TIME’s innovative limited series concept, just 3000 units of each title will be produced, aimed at the collector/classic film aficionado market, and available exclusively online through www.screenarchives.com, the nation’s largest independent distributor of specialty soundtracks.

The November 8th Blu-ray debut of director Cy Endfield’s and special effects master Ray Harryhausen’s 1961 science fiction/fantasy classic, Mysterious Island, will be followed by a new release on the first Tuesday of each month. Scheduled follow-up on December 13th is the original Fright Night (1985), the horror/comedy cult favorite written and directed by Tom Holland and starring Chris Sarandon and Roddy McDowall.
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Great news for fans of this classic horror/comedy - at last we have a release date.
Limited to 3000 discs only and carries a $40 price tag.
But what the hell - Oh your're sooo cool, Brewster!

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Yep, the wallet will be turned to ashes after I get done with these offerings. Man, they're even more expensive than Criterion Collection titles. Then again, at only 3,000 copies of each, there is the obvious threat of titles going out of print.
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Yep, the wallet will be turned to ashes after I get done with these offerings. Man, they're even more expensive than Criterion Collection titles. Then again, at only 3,000 copies of each, there is the obvious threat of titles going out of print.
Yup I am with you on these. Day One purchase.
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Yup I am with you on these. Day One purchase.

Then again, I do hope that the $40 price tag will be MSRP. The final pricing will be much lower.
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DEFINITE day 1 but why a limited run? Idiots
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Gotta wonder just how much effort is going to be put into a limited run. Might be just old DVD masters.
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Hopefull for the price range they better go out Criterion or close to Criterion style.
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I'm guessing the limited run is probably due to the fact that these titles just wouldn't do all that well enough to rationalize a 100,000 production run (or whatever). I do think that number is a bit low, but maybe they are using it to gauge consumer interest without losing their ass on them.
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Hopefull for the price range they better go out Criterion or close to Criterion style.
I am hoping more Image Entertainment style, leaving it warts and all. Sure there will be compliants that it's grainy and has print flaws, assuming they do not get a master with 'fixes' baked in like perhaps Criterion got with Fear and Loathing.
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I am hoping more Image Entertainment style, leaving it warts and all. Sure there will be compliants that it's grainy and has print flaws, assuming they do not get a master with 'fixes' baked in like perhaps Criterion got with Fear and Loathing.
Assuming they take care of them like those Twilight Zone seasons then I will be tre happy.
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