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The Deer Hunter -- 3/6/12

Old 03-01-12, 11:34 PM
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The Deer Hunter -- 3/6/12



Video: 4/5
Audio: 4.5/5
Extras: 2.5/5

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Is The Deer Hunter a perfect film? No. Is it a masterpiece nonetheless? Probably—I'm always loathe to bequeath such an honor on a film that hasn't truly weathered the test of time (say, for fifty or sixty years), but my personal opinion is The Deer Hunter is nothing less than a towering achievement. With incredible performances by the then still young Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep and Christopher Walken (as well as a glut of incredible supporting performances), and a rare narrative sweep that puts post traumatic stress disorder in its proper context, The Deer Hunter is novelistic in the best sense of the word, slowly developing characters and interrelationships through a variety of circumstances and over some considerable time. The film is arguably too long and meandering, but there is so much worth experiencing in many of these nooks and crannies that it seems a little churlish to complain. This Universal Blu-ray is awfully light on supplements (especially when compared to the StudioCanal release), but the Zsigmond commentary is exceptional. Video and audio are similarly excellent, and this release comes Highly recommended.


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This came out of nowhere. Pre-ordered. Only $11.99 on Amazon.
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Old 03-01-12, 11:42 PM
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Re: The Deer Hunter -- 3/6/12

Isn't this DNRed to hell and back? That's now a 4.5?
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Old 03-02-12, 12:28 AM
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Re: The Deer Hunter -- 3/6/12

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Isn't this DNRed to hell and back? That's now a 4.5?
Nope. Just a 4. But yeah, I heard the same about the picture.
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Old 03-02-12, 08:10 AM
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Re: The Deer Hunter -- 3/6/12

Originally Posted by Osiris3657 View Post
This came out of nowhere.
Actually, it was first mentioned months ago in the Universal thread.

Originally Posted by GizmoDVD
Isn't this DNRed to hell and back?
Like apparently every other Universal title - who's in charge over there?
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Re: The Deer Hunter -- 3/6/12

Nobody reads those threads
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Re: The Deer Hunter -- 3/6/12

DNR = 4.5.

Makes sense!
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Originally Posted by GizmoDVD View Post
DNR = 4.5.

Makes sense!
From Jeffrey Kaufman? It does. He admitted this in his (glowing) Mockingbird review:
I seem to have a much higher tolerance for DNR than some.
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From Jeffrey Kaufman? It does. He admitted this in his (glowing) Mockingbird review:
Probably why he reviews the title with excessive DNR.

I'm assuming this is identical to the 5 year old HD DVD release?
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