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Old 06-07-03, 11:08 PM
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This one's sitting at home waiting on me. Amazon shipped via super-saving and it arrived three days after street date, which was fine since I didn't have time before then anyway. I can't wait to see this and some of the docs as it was a total blind buy for me...I don't even really remember when all of this happened.

But, as said, I'm pretty jacked about tearing into this set over the next week or so.
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Old 06-07-03, 11:42 PM
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My only problem with the disc is the absence of the Theatrical Teaser trailer. Bob Dylan's 'Knockin' on Heavens Door' is perfect for the movie.
Exactly my thoughts.....other than =best all-out-package DVD I own. Still had to have a big head though....o, well!!
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Old 06-08-03, 12:56 AM
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I loved how all three commentaries had an index, just like Criterion dvd's!!!

Going to tackle discs 2 and 3 tonight, can't wait!
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Old 06-08-03, 04:53 AM
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Reading a few of these threads again, I just whipped out my non-SE edition and decided to watch the movie again.
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Old 06-08-03, 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Manco
The only thing that disappoints me about this SE is the box art especially after looking at the theatrical poster cocepts on the 3rd disc. You mean out of all those great posters they chose Hartnett's head?
At least most of the poster concepts are somewhere in the packaging. In a marketing sense, it's better to have a recognizable face on the cover than a non-descript movie poster (except for movies like Spider-Man where the character just sells itself). Still, I just hate how BIG the head is.
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Old 06-08-03, 03:15 PM
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i got it for $24.99 at Circuit City. freaking awesome!
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Old 06-08-03, 04:49 PM
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I like the extra $5 off for purchasing Tears of the Sun and BHD. Not bad.
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Old 06-09-03, 01:21 AM
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I didn't even think of seeing this movie because of the cover. Now I'm trying to figure out how best to get my hands on it...... Thanks for the reviews people.
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Old 06-09-03, 05:40 AM
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Overall I agree. There are just a couple of things that would have made it better though First Mark Bowden was on CSPAN's Booknotes one time (it's a program where authors talk about how they went about writing the book) and while the one History Channel features covers some of it I was kind of hoping they would include this as well. Another thing that would have been interesting, but probably harder/impossible to do (and some may consider it tacky/inapporpriate) would have been to include some of the actual radio transmissions and survellience pics that were taken during the incident w/ the Timeline for instance. I think that would have been interesting though in the sense that the DVD would then have given full coverage to the topic.
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Old 06-09-03, 08:27 AM
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Originally posted by nemein
Overall I agree. There are just a couple of things that would have made it better though First Mark Bowden was on CSPAN's Booknotes one time (it's a program where authors talk about how they went about writing the book) and while the one History Channel features covers some of it I was kind of hoping they would include this as well. Another thing that would have been interesting, but probably harder/impossible to do (and some may consider it tacky/inapporpriate) would have been to include some of the actual radio transmissions and survellience pics that were taken during the incident w/ the Timeline for instance. I think that would have been interesting though in the sense that the DVD would then have given full coverage to the topic.

Bowden and co, most likely were not able to secure that from DoD. THey had the entire battle on tape (since they were watching from high above)

But DoD prolly said no :-)
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Old 06-09-03, 08:43 AM
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Bowden and co, most likely were not able to secure that from DoD. THey had the entire battle on tape (since they were watching from high above)
From what I understand I believe Bowden has actually listened to the entire recording... I believe it's mentioned in the book, which I gave my copy away so I can't check. If someone else has this please confirm. Of course listening to it (possibly edited) is very different from publically disseminating it on a DVD
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Old 06-09-03, 10:17 AM
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This is a great set, but mine has a smashed corner on the outer casing. How I did this (or who), I don't know because it was fine when I bought it. If anyone knows how to contact Sony so I can possibly buy another case, I'd appreciate it.
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Old 06-09-03, 12:38 PM
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Here is a link with some audio and video from the actual raid. Plus it's a very interesting read.

http://inquirer.philly.com/packages/somalia/sitemap.asp
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Old 06-09-03, 12:47 PM
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Yeah that was my first exposure to BHD, was the great Philly Enquirer website!
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Old 06-09-03, 01:21 PM
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Is there a rebate for those who bought the 1st release as well???
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Originally posted by chsidwel
Is there a rebate for those who bought the 1st release as well???
I don't think so (at least my copy didn't come with any offer). All I got was a $5 rebate offer for buying BHD: DE and Tears of the Sun: SE
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Old 06-10-03, 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by Malakie
Here is a link with some audio and video from the actual raid. Plus it's a very interesting read.

http://inquirer.philly.com/packages/somalia/sitemap.asp
thanks... this is exactly the type of stuff I was hoping they would include. Oh well I guess you can't win them all, great set none-the-less. I finally finished all the features last night, now it's time to start on the commentaries
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Old 06-10-03, 04:30 PM
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I believe all that "stuff" that the Inquirer has is in the History Channel docs included on disc #3.
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Old 06-15-03, 11:17 AM
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Originally posted by SCHMEGGA
But that is the "in" thing right now. They wouldn't want to be different from every other studio would they?
Glad I bought the Australian r4, http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/222799, it's not just yellow - it's gold.
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Old 06-15-03, 02:53 PM
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Glad I bought the Australian r4, http://www.ezydvd.com.au/item.zml/222799, it's not just yellow - it's gold.
how is the box?
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Old 06-17-03, 09:28 AM
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This is one of the first dvds i bought for the extras and not the movie(though after seeing the film for the first time i really enjoyed it). It is a really nice set.
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Old 06-17-03, 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by Class316
how is the box?
I'ts a tri-fold in a cardboard sleeve.
Like The Simpsons season sets.
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Old 06-21-03, 09:37 PM
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Great film. Fantastic special edition. I have just scratched the surface of the extras and am impressed with attention to detail. Thanks to DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika. You did your usual great job.
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Old 06-21-03, 11:06 PM
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finally snagged this. I agree....this is a nice set!
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Old 06-25-03, 09:24 PM
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Without a doubt, the best DVD I own as far as quality special features for the price.
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