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Tropic Thunder 11/18/08

Old 11-22-08, 04:26 PM
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I watched this from Netflix last night and thought it was great. It was the first time in a long time that I watched the movie and then immediately watched the entire movie again with the commentary.

I didn't listen to the "filmmakers" commentary but the "actors" commentary with Stiller, Black, and Downey Jr. (in character) was almost as funny as the movie itself.
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Old 11-22-08, 05:03 PM
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I saw a little bit of this movie in theaters and thought it was pretty funny. Tom Cruise was pretty decent in it as well. Does anyone have the black cover Blu-ray edition because it looks cool and if so how is it?
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Old 11-22-08, 08:34 PM
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I saw a little bit of this movie in theaters and thought it was pretty funny.
??? Doing a little theater hopping were we?
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Old 11-23-08, 12:22 PM
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I love this movie, but I'm not too impressed with the 2 disc DVD. It's got a ton of content, but it's all pretty boring stuff. The 13 extra minutes didn't take away from the original film, but I didn't think it enhanced it either. And did they take out the scene when Flaming Dragon brings Ben into the camp for the first time?

Anyway, I think I should have bought the 1 disc instead. Does anyone know how they handle the Stiller/Black/Downey commentary if there are 13 fewer minutes? Just skip over those parts of is it a different commentary?

Also, are these extras on the 1 disc different from the 2 disc?

Dailies/Outtakes
Stiller Improv

I don't think the 2 disc has this stuff.
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Old 11-23-08, 02:45 PM
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Yep. I've watched it twice so far and haven't even gotten to the commentaries.

Especially fun when you notice new things the second time. Like the young hip-hop dude holding his rifle sideways when he come scharging out of a hut.
I think that is the problem with this movie. You have to "dig deep" to make sense of scenes and think they are funny. How can a hip-hop dude holding his rifle sideways when he comes charging out of hut be considered funny?, unless it triggers something in your unconsious that you correlate to the scenes. But for example, if the hip-hop dude trips, falls down, misfires, and blows himself up in a funny way, then it would get laughs from most people.

That scene at the end with Stiller telling his friends to leave him with the "narcs", that he has a son, will be fine, follow by him running back underfire and with "his kid" in his neck and stabbing him was priceless. If Tropic Thunder would have had more scenes like the one mentioned above instead of scenes just based on dialogue, then it would have been really funny. Specially with Stiller and Black who are capable of physical comedy.
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Old 11-23-08, 03:35 PM
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Can anyone tell me exactly what the Target exclusive is?
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Old 11-23-08, 06:15 PM
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Target exclusive is a Tropic Thunder patch, in the shape of the shield on the cover of the 2 disc. It's attached with stickum right on the package. That's what I got.
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Old 11-25-08, 03:39 PM
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Old 11-25-08, 06:24 PM
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This has to be the fastest DVD release ever. It seems like it just came out in theatres, two weeks ago.
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Old 11-25-08, 08:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeti4623 View Post
This has to be the fastest DVD release ever. It seems like it just came out in theatres, two weeks ago.
Totally.

To give you an idea, it hit the theaters the week after Pineapple Express, but the PE dvd isn't coming out until early January - that's a two month difference.
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Old 11-25-08, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Yeti4623 View Post
This has to be the fastest DVD release ever. It seems like it just came out in theatres, two weeks ago.
How soon we forget From Justin to Kelly:

Theatrical release: June 20, 2003
DVD release: August 26, 2003

At the time it had the shortest theater-to-DVD window, I think. Some other movie may have beaten that by now.

For the record, here's Tropic Thunder:

Theatrical release: August 13, 2008
DVD release: November 18, 2008
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Old 11-25-08, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Wallet Boy View Post
Target exclusive is a Tropic Thunder patch, in the shape of the shield on the cover of the 2 disc. It's attached with stickum right on the package. That's what I got.
Got the same.
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Old 01-02-09, 02:59 PM
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So what would everyone recommend, 1 disc or 2 disc? What are the differences in special features? Is the extended version much better than the theatrical one?
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Old 01-02-09, 04:17 PM
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So what would everyone recommend, 1 disc or 2 disc? What are the differences in special features? Is the extended version much better than the theatrical one?
DO not get the 1-disk. The 2-disk is one of the best releases of the year. The Director's cut is far superior to the theatrical cut IMO.
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Old 01-02-09, 04:21 PM
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Not to mention the great bunch of special features that are included.
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Old 01-02-09, 07:49 PM
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When is Satan's Alley coming out? That looks like the surefire Oscar winner of the year!
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Old 01-03-09, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by DJLinus View Post
How soon we forget From Justin to Kelly:

Theatrical release: June 20, 2003
DVD release: August 26, 2003

At the time it had the shortest theater-to-DVD window, I think. Some other movie may have beaten that by now.
The fastest one I remember is Surviving Christmas.

Theatrical release: October 22, 2004
DVD release: December 21, 2004
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Old 01-03-09, 10:52 PM
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National Lampoon's Blackball was on DVD four days after it hit theaters.
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