Does anyone remember this deep-catalog western that was in regular rotation on TBS in the 80s?
Teaser advert for TBS All Night movie double feature with Islands In The Stream and Class of ’84.
Yet another example of TBS’s aggressive pursuit of sports coverage in effort to beat out the networks and the fledgling ESPN.
Teaser for a TBS Thursday Night At The Movies double feature with The Time Machine and 2010.
Another 10-second advert spot for the TBS Saturday Movie, this time it’s obscure western “Incident At Phantom Hill”
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Once upon a time, Ted Turner thought it would be a good idea to colorize films and television shows that were originally shot in black and white–to appeal to a more modern audience–when shown on his new UHF Superstation (TBS). I thought it was interesting that a conscious decision was made to put a disclaimer on the broadcast saying that the original production crew had no say in the colorization process. Naturally, much like Pan-and-Scan, this turned out to be a high crime against film, aesthetics, and history.
I wonder if there was actually some legal ruling that enforced this disclaimer and the more famous “This film has been…formatted to fit your screen” card.
Gadzooks, that’s Harrison Ford!!!