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Old 05-18-04, 11:17 PM   #1
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Natural Born Killers question

I've never seen this movie before but I know I would like it, I was just wondering whats the best version to get on dvd, I've seen about 2 to 3 versions at CC but don't remember the specs. Also what do you guys think about the movie? Thanks
 
Old 05-19-04, 12:06 AM   #2
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I liked it. Its pretty hyper but an interesting watch. I would go for the Trimark release(Directors cut)
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Old 05-19-04, 12:15 AM   #3
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The movie is pretty awful imo. I spent a pretty penny on it at Best Buy, tried to watch it, got about 1/3 of the way through, turned it off, and sold it.
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Old 05-19-04, 01:18 AM   #4
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I also liked this movie a great deal ... very interesting visuals, and pretty good performances throughout (thought I thought Tommy Lee Jones was a little over the top, even given the circumstances).
 
Old 05-19-04, 01:38 AM   #5
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Any available director's cut of the film. Not sure if there is more than one (I have the Trimark release without the insert and the chapter selections on the back of the case)...

Oh and the dvd is great. I love the deleted scenes.

And Oliver Stone is always great on his commentaries.


This film is great...and supposedly influenced many people to kill.....
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Old 05-19-04, 12:49 PM   #6
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The Director's Cut disc from Trimark is non-anamorphic. The best-quality video transfer is on the Warner Bros release, which is unfortunately not the Director's Cut. So you have to decide which is more important to you, the extra scenes or an anamorphic transfer.
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Old 05-19-04, 12:58 PM   #7
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The Director's Cut disc from Trimark is non-anamorphic. The best-quality video transfer is on the Warner Bros release, which is unfortunately not the Director's Cut. So you have to decide which is more important to you, the extra scenes or an anamorphic transfer.

What he said.

Watch this one with the whole family.
 
Old 05-19-04, 01:00 PM   #8
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Not sure what version to get but the movie rocked! Rodney Dangerfield played the best white trash grease ball I have ever seen! LOL
 
Old 05-19-04, 01:05 PM   #9
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I met Oliver Stone once, and he said that nobody who saw only the theatrical cut was in a fit position to judge the film.

He seemed really wasted, but I agree with him, regardless.

[Full context was that it was a Q&A at NYU, and somebody asked him to respond to a teacher who had said the film was garbage, and he basically said, "If he watched the theatrical cut, it's not even worth arguing, because he didn't see the actual movie," and then, after the Q&A, I brought up the disc to get signed, and as he was signing, he said, "Yeah, see, this is what I mean, this version, right?"]

There aren't too many major differences, just 150 or so little ones. But I'd sum it up as ... the theatrical cut, it's really obvious what Stone is *trying* to do ... the director's cut actually accomplishes most of 'em.

Needless to say, I'm a fan of it.

PS: If anybody finds a copy of the director's cut with Stone's signature across Harrelson's bald head in a used store in the NYC area, it's probably the one that was stolen from me.
 
Old 05-19-04, 01:32 PM   #10
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Get the uncut version,it rocks

Hopefully a 16.9 version will be released someday. But after seeing both versions,I am never going back to the R version again. It cuts out too much. Sure it may 'seem little',but actually does add alot to the scenes..and 150 cuts is alot of cuts.

It is right up there with the uncut True Romance,much better and more visceral experiance.
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Old 05-19-04, 06:10 PM   #11
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Directors Cut...GET IT!
 
Old 05-19-04, 06:12 PM   #12
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definately agree with the Directors Cut. but like one poster said, its either your choice, if you want an uncut version of the film, or a better picture transfer.

I personally think the movie is great.
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Old 05-19-04, 06:20 PM   #13
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tried to watch it, got about 1/3 of the way through, turned it off, and sold it.
My thoughts. I watched the whole thing, but wanted to turn it off. I wonder what it'd be like if it was faithful to Tarantino's (my) version...
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Old 05-19-04, 08:06 PM   #14
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Get the Dir. Cut released by Trimark...
 
Old 05-19-04, 10:35 PM   #15
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Hmm... I guess I'll go with the Director's Cut, btw what kind of a case is the Directors Cut in, I hate snappers.
 
Old 05-19-04, 10:48 PM   #16
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its in a keepcase. only problem is that its non anamorphic. great movie, although i wonder what kind of movie if tarantino were to go and remake the movie as his version.
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