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"Malcolm X" Deserves a Special Edition in the Worst Way.

 
Old 03-02-04, 01:05 AM
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"Malcolm X" Deserves a Special Edition in the Worst Way.

Anyone else agree. This movie is amazing. I saw it for the first time since it was in theaters. Incredible. It's kind of an epic-esque film, and to me it seems to be a forgotten movie. Would anyone else agree with that? No one ever talks about it and I never hear it discussed as one of the best films made as of late or in the top AFI 100 (maybe I'm wrong).

Needs a special edition big time.
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WE thought so too.

well, some of us did.
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Old 03-02-04, 05:35 AM
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That's a really cute thread. Half of the people either think they can reedit the film better than Spike or want all mention of him expunged from it. Good plans.


Back on Earth...Spike has talked for a long time now about how he'd like to do a thorough "Making Of" documentary and include it on a 2 disc SE. I would very much love to see it, because it's a superb and grossly underrated film.
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yes it does
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Old 03-02-04, 07:10 AM
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I'd love for Criterion to do an SE for this film and I've been typing that in multiple forums all over the internet.
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I couldn't agree more. The movie in my collection I most want to have a SE is "Malcolm X." I saw it several times in theaters, several more on VHS and still more on DVD. I read the autobiography, the screenplay backwards and forwards, and would love to have a commentary track from Spike Lee and Denzel Washington who, taking nothing away from Al Pacino, DESERVED the Best Actor Oscar for his role. He quite nearly BECAME Malcolm in that movie.

Would love a full two-disc treatment to this most deserving and important film.
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Denzel deserved the Oscar he got for Training Day for this film.
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Hey Pacman, did you just come from the AFI Silver in MD? Malcolm X finished a showing there about half and hour before your message was posted
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Originally posted by lisadoris
I'd love for Criterion to do an SE for this film and I've been typing that in multiple forums all over the internet.
Spike agrees.
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Seems like he's been reminded to put an SE out. . .Pretty cool link whaaat
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Originally posted by Rogue588
WE thought so too.

well, some of us did.
Aww . . . another one of my early threads! <sniff> I wonder why they've been resurfacing lately?


Anyway . . . yeah . . . this is on my top 5 "need to be released" list. I would be ecstatic if Criterion handled it. Good to hear that it's on Spikes radar. x 2
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An SE of Malcolm X would be great but I'd like to see a She's Gotta Have It release before another Malcolm X rerelease. That should also be done by Criterion. It's a shame that they've done two Michael Bay films and two Wes Anderson films (and rumor has they're trying hard to get his next) of which only Rushmore can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of the collection but only one "Lee Joint."
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No way will Criterion be able to license this from Warner Brothers(wishful thinking....)
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Originally posted by thawtz
An SE of Malcolm X would be great but I'd like to see a She's Gotta Have It release before another Malcolm X rerelease. That should also be done by Criterion. It's a shame that they've done two Michael Bay films and two Wes Anderson films (and rumor has they're trying hard to get his next) of which only Rushmore can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the rest of the collection but only one "Lee Joint."
Are you comparing Wes Anderson to Michael Bay? Talk about 2 completely different directors
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I will agree, one of the better films of the 90s.
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This is my favorite Spike Lee film and easily Denzel Washington's best performance. While I'm glad to have the film on DVD, it really needs a deluxe release. I'd like to hear commentaries from both Lee and Washington.

Lee went through quite a bit of hell to make the film, as he thoroughly discusses in the making-of book, "By Any Means Necessary: The Trials and Tribulations of the Making of Malcolm X." Lots of behind-the-scenes info plus the original screenplay.
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...not to mention the wealth of historical info begging to be included -- newsreel footage, talk show appearances, etc. I'd love to see it done right, absolutely.
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Originally posted by DIVX Rulz
Are you comparing Wes Anderson to Michael Bay? Talk about 2 completely different directors
Except to the extent that both are overrated. Criterion has the habit of trying to release many films from a particular director (Kurosawa, Fellini, Tarkovsky, and Bergman being the most prominent examples.) They seem to be moving in that direction vis a vis Anderson. Lee's body of work is both larger and of higher quality but I assume that it isn't available to Criterion for whatever reason.
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In the worst way? I'd imagine, for a film like this, it'd be with the elusive KKK commentary track.
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yeah, what the hell?????
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I would love a retrospective documentary that chronicles the production objectively. Not an hour-long lovefest. Also, I would love to see an OBJECTIVE documentary on Malcolm X.

I really believe this will become a Warner 2-Disc. Lee wants it and many film fans want it.
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