207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#26 Post by MikeFH » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:36 pm

Pavel wrote:
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Altair wrote:
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Indicator has the most consistently strong covers of any company at the moment.
These are great, but Light Sleeper's cover sucks imo.
Agreed. The Light Sleeper cover will improve a lot when they remove the two smaller color photos.

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#27 Post by Gerald Christie » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:51 am

MichaelB, where is the Twentieth Century art from? It's beautiful and a lovely cover. I happen to have framed in my house two posters from the film and I've never seen this particular image before. Is it just a still from the film?

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#28 Post by antnield » Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:35 am

The image of Lombard in that dress was used in various posters at the time - sometimes, but not always in the very same pose - but this exact image, including colouring and background, is from an original lobby card. You'll be able to see the source (and those various posters) in the disc's image gallery.

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#29 Post by Rayon Vert » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:33 pm

It's not that lobby card but here's an image probably from the same shoot with a similar pose, hair of course, but also dress details and the drapes behind.

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#30 Post by whaleallright » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:17 am

I haven't seen Twentieth Century in nearly 20 years (and then on a so-so 16mm print IIRC), but I remember finding it almost literally breathtaking—in that it was so manic I had to catch my breath numerous times. I remember my friend theatrically exhaling and miming wiping sweat from his brow at the end. :)

It's almost like Hawks went balls-to-the-wall with the rapid-fire overlapping dialogue in this film and then dialed it back/modulated it (slightly) for his subsequent comedies.

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#31 Post by MikeFH » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:13 am

Guess this is the cover photo:

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#32 Post by MichaelB » Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:26 am

Final specs:

The Criminal Code:

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Twentieth Century:

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#33 Post by MichaelB » Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:45 pm

The Criminal Beaver.

(The alternative just sounded plain wrong!)

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#34 Post by Randall Maysin » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:16 pm

What, pray, became of the purported Howard Hawks Study Day presentation perk?


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#36 Post by MichaelB » Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:28 am

Mondo Digital on The Criminal Code.

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#37 Post by Drucker » Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:47 am

DVD Beaver caps absolutely do not do justice to how wonderful Twentieth Century looks, and it's one of the best restorations for a film of its vintage I've ever seen? Easily on par with the likes of It Happened One Night. There is not a scratch anywhere to be found and I can only assume the negative or elements were in pristine shape. The audio is particularly enjoyable, and I'm trying to pay more attention to the hiss and punchi-ness of these early sound films and as Barrymore and Lombard sway from destitute worry to screaming their heads off, the outstanding audio really added to the effect.

Overall I found the movie hilarious, and often found myself laughing maybe even when I wasn't supposed to. I think the last Barrymore film I saw was the excellent Counsellor At Law and it was remarkable to see just how different he was here, and his performance certainly gave me the impression that maybe Gene Wilder had stolen a move or two from his performance here. Lombard is no slouch though, and there's a particular moment on the train, nearly at the end of the film, when
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her fiancee walks out on her
and her mood changes from morose to screeching within seconds that I found hilarious.

Was looking forward to this release the second the cover art got teased and it did not disappoint.


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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#39 Post by Roscoe » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:49 pm

My copy of TWENTIETH CENTURY was accompanied by one of the stickers that play such an important role in the film. My delight was unbounded.

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#40 Post by domino harvey » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:50 pm

Roscoe wrote:
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My copy of TWENTIETH CENTURY was accompanied by one of the stickers that play such an important role in the film. My delight was unbounded.
OMG I love it!

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#41 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:56 pm

Now that's an inspired packaging decision- can't wait to get my copy. I'd assume all the LEs have this easter egg inclusion?

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#42 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:48 pm

Roscoe wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:49 pm
My copy of TWENTIETH CENTURY was accompanied by one of the stickers that play such an important role in the film. My delight was unbounded.
That’s such a brilliant touch. Packaging of the year sort of inspiration.

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#43 Post by Glowingwabbit » Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:08 pm

Haven't they done stuff like this before like with the business cards (Night of the Demon). It might just be in some copies. Pre-order bonus?

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#44 Post by tenia » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:41 am

Pre-order bonus from PH website, AFAIK.

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#45 Post by Drucker » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:32 am

Roscoe wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 9:49 pm
My copy of TWENTIETH CENTURY was accompanied by one of the stickers that play such an important role in the film. My delight was unbounded.
Same, and as someone who had never seen the film I was quite confused. Good thing I watched the film a day later before I threw it out.

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#46 Post by hearthesilence » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:15 pm

Glowingwabbit wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 11:08 pm
Haven't they done stuff like this before like with the business cards (Night of the Demon). It might just be in some copies. Pre-order bonus?
I didn't get the business cards, but then again I waited for a sale. I *did* get a poster (which has since been ruined unfortunately).

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#47 Post by MichaelB » Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:27 pm

From what I gather, they're primarily intended as a thank-you to people who pre-order directly from Powerhouse, and thereafter are supplied until the stock runs out.

Since things generally (invariably?) only go on sale when they've been on the market for at least six months, they'll definitely have run out by then unless they seriously miscalculated the necessary quantities.

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#48 Post by therewillbeblus » Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:00 pm

Hopefully preordering the third Film Noir set as part of my order won't impact me getting one- since I certainly won't get my package shipped for a couple months...

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Re: 207-208 The Criminal Code & Twentieth Century

#49 Post by MichaelB » Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:38 am

CineOutsider on The Criminal Code.

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