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Old 11-16-2012, 07:27 AM   #1
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:11 AM   #2
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Quatermass and the Pit also comes with the "vintage classics" banner.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:36 AM   #3
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Just received It Always Rains On Sunday...had never seen it before. Restoration by the BFI. Another superb release
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I have been collecting all the titles in the StudioCanal "Vintage Classics" and wanted to clarify something...'Ice Cold In Alex', 'The Cruel Sea' and 'Brighton Rock' are not officially part of the series, correct?...I'm just confused as to why they are shown above...?...I know StudioCanal took over from Optimum sometime after the release dates of these.
(As a side note, I'm pretty sure 'The Cruel Sea' did come with a slipcover although it is not listed as such on the review page, but I don't think 'Brighton Rock' did...??)
I have read several people say 'Quartermass and the Pit' is indeed part of the "Vintage Classics" series although I don't believe it has the usual 'Vintage Classics" banner on the top of the slipcover and the year of release on the slipcover spine- is it on the cover art underneath the slipcover?
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I have read several people say 'Quartermass and the Pit' is indeed part of the "Vintage Classics" series although I don't believe it has the usual 'Vintage Classics" banner on the top of the slipcover and the year of release on the slipcover spine- is it on the cover art underneath the slipcover?
Yes, under the slipcover it's there.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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Yes, under the slipcover it's there.
Thanks- just found the below clip on YouTube confirming this...
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:24 AM   #7
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'Quartermass and the Pit' unboxing video confirms it is part of 'Vintage Classics' series...'Vintage Classics' in on the inner cover art under the slipcover...@ 2mins 2 secs into video...

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #8
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True it does, but I think most are considering "Quatermass" as part of the Studio Canal Hammer releases.
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I have been collecting all the titles in the StudioCanal "Vintage Classics" and wanted to clarify something...'Ice Cold In Alex', 'The Cruel Sea' and 'Brighton Rock' are not officially part of the series, correct?...I'm just confused as to why they are shown above...?...
This is correct, Dubliner. I included them because when they were marketed some time ago my press materials had them as vintage classics (not part of the series, though, as I believe that Optimum/Canal decided to have the series much later on. If I recall correctly, some of the restos were also done at Pinewood Studios). These are great films

By the way, I added up Titfield...

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Hey Pro-B

Any chance we could get a review for It Always Rains On Sunday?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Great review, will definitely be checking this one out...a blind buy for me of course!

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Any chance we could get a review for It Always Rains On Sunday?

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This is correct, Dubliner. I included them because when they were marketed some time ago my press materials had them as vintage classics (not part of the series, though, as I believe that Optimum/Canal decided to have the series much later on. If I recall correctly, some of the restos were also done at Pinewood Studios). These are great films

By the way, I added up Titfield...

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Thanks a million for the info- Titfield looks like another 'must buy'- I just love the artwork on this series, easily one of the best.
Do you have any news on more titles in the 'Vintage Series' coming out in 2013?...
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Upcoming DVD releases:

Nowhere to Go DVD PRE-ORDER



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Directed by Seth Holt (The Nanny and Blood From The Mummyís Tomb), Nowhere To Go is a stylish, grimy tale of deception and betrayal. A rare, late excursion into film noir for Ealing Studios, scripted by first-time director Holt and critic Ken Tynan. This is the digitally remastered, previously unreleased original 100 minute version of the film.

Paul Gregory (George Nader, Robot Monster) is a thief and conman. He has come to London from Canada in order to rob Harriet Jefferson (Bessie Love, The Lost World) of her rare coin collection. Having sold the coins, he puts the money in a safe deposit box and waits to be arrested, expecting to be out in five years. Sentenced instead to ten years, Gregory breaks out of prison with the help of Victor Sloane (Bernard Lee, The Third Man, Dr, No, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love), planning to collect the money then leave the country. A series of accidents and double-crosses sends Gregory spinning through Londonís criminal underworld, before he ends up on the run in the Welsh countryside with socialite Bridget Howard (Maggie Smith, TVís Downton Abbey, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie).

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- Revisiting Nowhere To Go (a new featurette including crew interviews)
Dance Hall DVD PRE-ORDER



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Digitally remastered, the first ever DVD release of this lost gem from Ealing Studios features a brand new Making Of featurette.

Story by Alexander Mackendrick (Ladykillers, The Man in the White Suit, Whisky Galore!) and from the director of The Lavender Hill Mob and The Titfield Thunderbolt, Dance Hall is a romantic melodrama centred round the life and loves of four working-class women who spend their Saturday nights at the Chiswick Palais dancing to the music of Ted Heathís Big Band.

Natasha Parry (Romeo & Juliet, Oh, What A Lovely War!) stars as Eve, whose marriage to Phil (Donald Houston, The Longest Day, Room at the Top) is imperilled when she takes a different partner for an upcoming dance contest. Her reasoning is that Phil is a lousy dancer, but she loves him all the same; Phil, however, is the jealous type, who doesnít quite see things Eveís way. Petula Clark (Goodbye Mr Chips, Finianís Rainbow) plays Georgie, whose ambition is to become a dance champion with her partner, Peter (Douglas Barr, Hue and Cry). Among the other familiar faces floating by in Dance Hall are Bonar Colleano, Diana Dors, Sydney Tafler, Gladys Henson, Dandy Nichols and Jane Hylton.

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Thanks again for the info mate. 2 more great titles...hope they will be released on bluray too
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You are welcome, Dubliner.

But these won't be coming out on Blu-ray. I'd suggest picking them up on DVD

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:52 PM   #18
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Cheers for the thread. Now I know which ones I am missing.
Rule: I'm not buying a blu unless either steelbook/slipcover/digibook but will if its a film I really enjoy or limited
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Steelbooks 1 (150) Steelbooks 2 (150) Steelbooks 3 (67) Limited Editions (120) Slips 1/2 (150)
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I love Don't Look Now and I wish they had more films like that as part of the collection because the slipcover is real nice and would be nice to have a collection like that. I suppose Quatermass and The Pit is kind of in the same niche genre but it's very hard to get a slipcase copy of that these days and I don't know much about it. I feel as if I'd just be buying it as a blind buy.
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I have all of these releases so far--except Titfield--and they are so wonderful.
really hope many more will be released in the coming years.
kudos to SC for a job well done!
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