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Old 06-21-03, 03:22 AM
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The Thin Red Line - any differences between releases?

I believe there is a Fox War Classics edition out with DTS and Dolby Digital. Is this disc missing anything from the other releases? I saw the reviews of the disc in the reviews section, but cannot tell if the War Classics edition differs from either of the previous releases. Thanks...
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Old 06-21-03, 06:09 AM
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The differences is only in the soundtrack. The rest of them is similar. As I quoted from an online DVD reviewer somewhere:

Fox have now reissued five different DVDs with the addition of DTS soundtracks to their original Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes. Of the five, The Thin Red Line probably offers the least reason to “upgrade” for current owners. The other four - the X-Files movie, The Siege, Predator, and The Last of the Mohicans - all also included new anamorphic transfers. However, the original release of TTRL was 16X9 enhanced, so the only reason for current owners to replace their DVDs is to get the DTS soundtrack.
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Old 06-21-03, 11:14 AM
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The first release of The Thin Red Line had about 10 or so Melanesian songs on it as an extra. These are not found on the DTS release or the Fox War Classics release.
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None, both versions are equally boring j/k not my favorite movie but it did have some beautiful scenery. Worth a look but wasn't a keeper for me.
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Is it too much to expect someone to have a brain at Fox and get Terry Malick to recut a six hour version?

It is?

Damn.
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Old 06-21-03, 03:55 PM
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Originally posted by Neeb
Is it too much to expect someone to have a brain at Fox and get Terry Malick to recut a six hour version?

It is?

Damn.
Why?

The version that's out is the director's cut of the film

Just because Malick filmed 6 hours worth, doesn't mean he wants to use it all. That's what editing is for, to decide what stays and what goes.

Most films in your collection have more footage shot than what was actually released. Why pick on Fox for this particular title?
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Originally posted by JimRochester
None, both versions are equally boring j/k not my favorite movie but it did have some beautiful scenery. Worth a look but wasn't a keeper for me.
So a wink and a "j/k" makes it acceptable to threadcrap? Valuable info.
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Old 06-21-03, 05:46 PM
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Originally posted by Matt925
So a wink and a "j/k" makes it acceptable to threadcrap? Valuable info.
I answered his question. Just to clarify for those that didn't like my humor; there are no differences.

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Old 06-22-03, 09:08 AM
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Originally posted by garmonbozia
The first release of The Thin Red Line had about 10 or so Melanesian songs on it as an extra. These are not found on the DTS release or the Fox War Classics release.
This is true and my wife really digs this feature.
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Originally posted by Neeb
Is it too much to expect someone to have a brain at Fox and get Terry Malick to recut a six hour version?
Malick doesn't like to revisit his movies after they have been released. Once he's done with it, he's done with it.
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Old 06-24-03, 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by normy22
This is true and my wife really digs this feature.
yeah, the songs are great and were the main reason I never "upgraded" to the DTS version.

only one of the songs is on the TTRL soundtrack.

but I liked the songs so much I recently bought this:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=music
which has all the Melanesian songs from the film and many many more.
great cd.
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Originally posted by Josh Z
Malick doesn't like to revisit his movies after they have been released. Once he's done with it, he's done with it.
I guess he likes to get on to his next project as soon as possible.
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