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Old 08-06-2014, 02:06 AM   #12382
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Originally Posted by dvdwatcher View Post
How much diferance in price are these sighned copies usually? Ive never seen any of these yet.
The difference in price is generally around $29.95.

Seriously, they are, quite literally, priceless. On the days when pre-orders are up for the next month's titles, they will offer signed copies (only one per customer while supplies last) for people who order $100 worth of Twilight Time product (not including shipping fees) from Screen Archives Entertainment (or, more recently, from Twilight Time themselves).

On edit (2015 01 12): For The Blob, the minimum purchase is $149.75 worth of Twilight Time product (not including shipping fees). It's not clear as of this writing whether this will be the new standard, or is a one-time for this particular title.

On edit (2015 02 11): For Heaven & Earth, the minimum purchase is $119.80, which is exactly the cost of four $29.95 titles. According to TT in the Facebook announcement of this promo: "The purchase requirement has been held in one place for 4 years - going forward the signing promotions will be tiered based on availability, etc.

On further edit (2015 03 02): For the reissue of Fright Night, the minimum purchase is at $149.75. It would appear that the minimum purchase will now vary depending on the title they offer.

The signed promo is free, but it's not automatically added to your order. You have to add it to your cart before check-out. The trouble is that you need to be quick about it. There are usually only 100-150 signed copies available, and they seem to typically run out within about 3 minutes of pre-orders going live.

A bit ago, totally from abstract interest, I went through all the replies in this thread looking for mentions of the signed promos, and made up a list. Here's what I came up with. If anyone knows of any others, please post.

The list has date (the pre-order date that the signed copies were available as promos), title, number of copies available, and who signed them.

2011 12 16 Fright Night 100 Tom Holland see note 1
2012 04 13 Journey to the Center of the Earth 100 Pat Boone see note 2
2013 03 08 Christine ??? Keith Gordon
2013 07 03 Hard Times 100 Walter Hill
2013 07 24 The Only Game in Town 100 George Stevens Jr
2013 08 21 The Disappearance 150 Stuart Cooper
2013 11 20 Mindwarp 160 Steve Barnett
2013 12 26 Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger 160 ? Patrick Wayne
2014 01 22 Royal Flash 120 Malcolm McDowell
2014 02 19 The Driver ??? Walter Hill
2014 03 19 The Front 150 Andrea Marcovicci
2014 04 23 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia ??? Gordon Dawson
2014 05 21 Used Cars ??? Bob Gale
2014 06 18 Fate Is the Hunter 100 Nancy Kwan
2014 07 23 Brannigan ??? Judy Geeson
2014 09 24 The Buddy Holly Story ??? Steve Rash
2014 10 22 Salvador 110 Oliver Stone
2014 11 12 Che! 100 Lalo Schifrin see note 3
2014 11 19 La Bamba ??? Lou Diamond Phillips
2014 12 03 Audrey Rose 100 Susan Swift see note 3
2014 12 23 Under Fire ??? Ron Shelton
2015 01 14 The Blob 100 Chuck Russell
2015 02 11 Heaven & Earth ??? Oliver Stone
2015 03 04 Fright Night [reissue] ??? Tom Holland
2015 04 01 Breaking Away ??? Dennis Christopher
2015 04 22 The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie 100 Pamela Franklin
2015 05 13 To Sir, With Love 100 Judy Geeson
2015 06 10 U Turn ??? Michael Medavoy
2015 07 01 Fright Night [reissue] 60 no signature see note 4
2015 07 08 Journey to the Center of the Earth [reissue] 100 Diane Baker
2015 08 05 April Love ??? Shirley Jones
2015 09 02 U Turn ??? Oliver Stone
2015 10 14 State of Grace ??? Phil Joanou
2015 11 20 The Fantasticks ??? Jean Louisa Kelly
2016 01 13 The Fabulous Baker Boys ??? Steve Kloves
2016 02 17 Summer Lovers ??? Randal Kleiser
2016 03 09 Broken Lance ??? Earl Holliman
2016 04 06 10 to Midnight ??? Pancho Kohner and John Crowther
2016 04 20 Harlock: Space Pirate ??? Shinji Aramaki, Yoshi Ikezawa, & Joseph Chou
2016 07 11 10 Rillington Place ??? Judy Geeson
2016 08 17 I Could Go On Singing ??? Lawrence Turman
2016 09 14 Cat Ballou 100 Elliot Silverstein
2016 11 09 At Close Range ??? James Foley
2016 12 14 Murphy's Law 100 Angel Tompkins
2017 02 15 Runaway Train ??? Eric Roberts
2017 04 12 Murphy's Law 100 Kathleen Wilhoite
2018 01 10 Wild Bill ??? Walter Hill
2018 03 07 Wuthering Heights 100 Ian Ogilvy
2018 04 04 Doctor Dolittle 100 Leslie Bricusse

Notes:

(1) Holland signed an additional 16 copies of Fright Night that he offered for sale/bid on eBay.

(2) Journey to the Center of the Earth wasn't a free/giveaway promo, but was offered for sale on the same day that the regular edition was up for pre-orders, and at the same price as the unsigned copies.

(3) Special offer not associated with any pre-order. Starting with the Audrey Rose promo, the signed copies will no longer be associated with pre-orders, but will be offered at other times, so that more people will have a better chance to get one.

(4) This was a special promotion by Twilight Time in honor of their establishing their own website from which one can order their releases:

Quote:
as a special opening day gift, the first 60 aficionados to purchase all 5 of the new titles from the new site will receive a FREE promotional copy of FRIGHT NIGHT: 30th Anniversary Edition - these are the last 60 promos held back for emergencies, and we feel there is no better way to allocate them than to give them away on our own site.
They were unsigned.

Last edited by jayembee; 04-17-2018 at 06:28 AM.
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