The 1959 adaptation of William Faulkner's classic novel, The Sound and the Fury stars Yul Brynner (The Magnificent Seven) as Jason Compson, the adopted scion of a once-proud Southern dynasty. As his family falls ever deeper into despair, Jason and his sister Quentin (Joanne Woodward, The Three Faces of Eve) attempt to restore their family's legacy, though Jason and Quentin's outsider status and the Compsons' spiritual dissolution might prove too large to overcome.
Released in 1989, Steel Magnolias is director Herbert Ross' much beloved film about six women living in a tight-knit Louisiana community. The acclaimed cast includes Sally Field (Forrest Gump), Dolly Parton (Joyful Noise), Shirley MacLaine (Being There), Daryl Hannah (Blade Runner), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck), and Julia Roberts (Erin Brockovich), who received an Oscar nomination for her work in the picture.
The second American-language film from acclaimed filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen (In the Line of Fire), Enemy Mine tells the story of Willis Davidge (Dennis Quaid, The Rookie), an American soldier who crash lands on a hostile alien planet. As he investigates his surroundings, he realizes two things: that his only companion is the alien warrior (Louis Gossett Jr., Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls) who shot down his spaceship, and that the two enemies will have to band together if they want to survive.
Finally, the 1990 Night of the Living Dead remake is the first full-length feature directed by special effects wizard Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead). As in director George A. Romero's 1968 original, this horror-thriller follows a group of survivors (led by Final Destination's Tony Todd) who barricade themselves in an isolated country farmhouse in order to protect themselves from hordes of flesh-hungry zombies.
The Blu-rays' respective technical and supplementary specifications have not yet been detailed. As is the standard for Twilight Time releases, the discs will have limited 3,000 unit runs.
The Sound and the Fury and Steel Magnolias street on September 11th while Enemy Mine and Night of the Living Dead arrive on October 9th. These discs will be available for purchase at Screen Archives.
As with the others, I'm on board for NOTLD '90. Annoying as hell that these are limited editions that actually *cost* like limited editions, but lord knows, the price will jack up on eBay if I don't get it right away :-/
As for extras, I have the Sony DVD from years ago, so it's something at least. As alexroubaix mentioned, it'd be a treat to have the original NOTLD due to the public domain status... but is there also a copyright on the actual transfer itself?
NOTLD 68 is public domain, but Twilight Time would need to locate a print of their own or license one of the existing transfers. I don't know that there's any legal precedent to copywriting the transfer, but I doubt Twilight Time will be the company to challenge that.
While I love the NOTLD remake, the big news here for me is Steel Magnolias. Why in the world would Columbia license such a seemingly wide-audience picture to Twilight Time, especially when the all African-American remake is coming out this year? I'll be getting all of these as usual, but I'm especially excited for SM.
I also prefer the remake of Night of the Living Dead. Disappointed this sham of a company was licensed it and charging 35.00 for the same quality that Mill Creek offers for 5.00. Oh well, I guess that's another dvd I'll be upgrading later rather than sooner.
I have NEVER been able to find this in an internet search. Does anyone know where to find lists of which movies are owned by which studios? With the catalogs always changing hands it's impossible to keep track of.
Can't believe I can only get Steel Magnolias from Twilight Time, and their no extras nonsense. Really disappointed. This is one of my favorite movies, and deserve far more than a bare bones release. Good going, Columbia. >:[
These films deserve a far better release than Twilight Time. The whole Super Limited nonsense is getting old really quick. As much as I love the remake of Night of the Living Dead, I am not going to clamor for this blu ray just because it is 1 of 3000. Sony whored out Fright Night and now it's on Ebay for 100s of dollars. No thanks. If they're going to release a film, then just DO IT and let us all have a decent shot at obtaining one. Such nonsense.
i wouldnt mind the price point as much if they offered something with it... i don't own but one Criterion, mainly because there aren't a ton of titles I particularly want... but for the package they put together, they'd be worth the money if it was a movie I wanted. I got Fright Night, AGaiG, and will get NotLD and Steel Magnolias, but I do hate that they're so high for so little. I get it. They're great transfers. But Twilight Time doesn't even do them. They make a ton of money off of literally no work. Oh wow... An isolated soundtrack... Cos I always want to watch movies with just the music playing.
I for one am thrilled to have Twilight Time around. Anyone who gives me a stone-cold classic (i.e., The Big Heat) on Blu is a friend of mine. They're a niche label that finds it the most profitable to do limited releases. What's wrong with that? If you want the title, buy the damn thing and stop your whining.