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Old 03-16-01, 01:20 PM
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I'd like to find out if anyone has purchased or viewed the new anamorphic release of "The Killing Fields" that just came out. This is one of the most powerful movies I have ever seen. I'm interested in purchasing the DVD, but I wanted to get some opinions on the transfer and sound of the DVD.

Thanks for your help!
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There is a Killing Fields Review over at Dvdfile.com.

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Thanks for that link, it was a good review.
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I'll be reviewing it shortly (in the next few days) for DVDTalk - check the review link every now and then if you need a 2nd opinion

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I'll review it as soon as I get it from Amazon.com!
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DVD File review


Thanks for the tip on the DVDfile review.. I think I may just go ahead and purchase this movie.

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Before I buy...


Any more opinions on this DVD from those who have seen it now that it's been released for a little while now?

Thanks!
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I loved this film when it came out and continue to
love it. I have watched it twice already.
I do have an HDTV set, and this film looks great.
I couldn't really see any signs of grain, or any
artifacts. The film looks great. The sound is fine,
I believe it 2Channel stereo, which is perfect.
I really don't see this film having a new remix in 5.1,
the soundtrack that comes with it is perfect.
The biggest extra is the commentary and Roland does a
great job, given that it's his first, I believe.
He really goes into tons of detail about making the
film and the actors. As well as all the politics from
the era that the film takes place.
Do not hesitate to buy this disc.

There is one thing I do not like: the cover.
From what I remember, in the original posters, Sam
Watterson's profile is all you see, but on the dvd cover,
you see his entire body. It really looks odd due to the
fact that everything else on the cover is in shadows, but
Sam is lit up, as if he has a spotlight on him.

Still, get this disc!

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I watched this last night and it's not only a great film but it looks great as well. As mentionned above, the Dolby Surround track is adequate. The trailer is in 5.1 though which I thought was odd...
Haven't listened to the commentary track yet.

Another non DVD related oddity to me is that Haing S. Ngor won best supporting actor for his performance when he's clearly the lead actor in the film.
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Originally posted by eXcentris

Another non DVD related oddity to me is that Haing S. Ngor won best supporting actor for his performance when he's clearly the lead actor in the film.
I would have to agree...but like in the movie...he was an assistant..they just transferred that over to the academy award...which he deserved in my mind.


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Originally posted by lastsho
Originally posted by eXcentris

Another non DVD related oddity to me is that Haing S. Ngor won best supporting actor for his performance when he's clearly the lead actor in the film.
I would have to agree...but like in the movie...he was an assistant..they just transferred that over to the academy award...which he deserved in my mind.


Not really uncommon. Timothy Hutton was clearly the lead actor in Ordinary People yet he got the supporting actor award. It's up to the studios to decide which category they want a performance in.

BTW, one of my very favorite movies. They don't get more powerful than this.

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