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The Thin Red Line (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Nick Nolte, James Caviezel & Sean Penn

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Outstanding BR quality

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I'm usually very picky about my BR quality reviews (I'm largely of the opinion that most BRs are little better than their upscaled DVD eqvs). However, on this, amazing transfer - it's a must have BR in my opinion. Not sure if same as Region A Criterion, but certainly not complaining at this little gem. Great movie also - although I personally think Milck is a little overated

  The most poetic depiction of life and war on film

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This film is one of those greats which can absorb you entirely if you let it. As with many of my favourite films of all time I was not too impressed on first viewing. This was probably due to my expectations being different to the type of film it is. It has a fantastic ensemble of cast including Jim Caviezel on top form, the brilliant Nick Nolte, Sean Penn and a best to date outing for Ben Chaplin. Woody Harrelson, John Travolta and George Clooney make cameo appearances.

The photography in this picture is amongst the most beautiful and artistic ever to be seen, the stark contrast between nature's beauty and the evil of war is thought provoking. The voice over, fantastic soundtrack and abstract scenes add to make this film an amazing experience. The scene when the marines storm the Japanese camp is a monumental one showing the true terror of war, this one scene is worth more than the whole of "Saving Private Ryan".

Well that is my view, if you have not seen this film then make sure you do. If you've seen it once and were not too impressed, give it another go like I did, you may be surprised.

  The Best Looking Blu Ray Yet!

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I'm lucky enough to have the Region A Criterion Edition and looking at the extras for this UK release it would seem to be the same disc. If it is then you are in for a treat as the transfer approved by Terence Malick himself , is simply breathtaking. The gorgeous landscapes just pop out of the screen and the sound matches the quality of the pictures. It's a beautiful film, thats shows the horror of war both physically and mentally.

  Exceptional filmmaking

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The Thin Red Line was director Terence Malick's first film since Badlands in 1978 and what a fantastic return. It's poetic, beautiful, tragic and focuses on the experience of warfare from an intimate, personal perspective.

The combination of John Toll's stunning cinematography & a subtle score from Hans Zimmer work wonderfully. If this is anywhere near the quality of the recent Criterion release, fans of the film are in for a treat. If only that legendary 6-hour cut was available!

  Pure cinematic beauty.

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This was one of the best war movies ever made. And now that its coming to Blu-ray, it will look and sound incredible. This is not a conventional war film, but one that is told with beauty and respect for life.

This is a thinking man's Hollywood art film...and that is something that you don't find everyday.

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  the best war film made

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How anyone could give this film anything less than 5 stars staggers me. It is poetic, beautiful, emotionally charged, brilliantly acted, as well as full of some truly amazing battle scenes. You can smell the sweat and put yourself in the shoes of these soldiers more than any other war film. there are 'big' themes: , man vs. nature, man's role in the world, futility of war, religion..existential stuff- but none of it overshadows what is an AMAZING film that should have won every Oscar going.. if I could, I'd give it 6 stars.

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  Overrated Postulating

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I do think it's unfair to say that if you don't like the movie, it's because you don't understand it. I think it tries too hard to be "arty" and it is the cinematic equivalent of a sigh. The film itself falls between several genres - expect to see a war film, you'll be disappointed. It IS beautifully shot but the pace is slower than a slug......with a wooden leg. There's the obligatory meandering narration, the moody looks to camera and the most ridiculous "eye acting" ever - there are whole scenes where someone asks a question and then you get the other character not saying anything and just staring Thunderbirds style (presumably to give the viewer the chance to savour the angst of living and the futility of war, all conveyed by a vacant stare). I can really sum it up in 4 words : Get to the point. All in, a waste of some 3 hours of your life. Choose life, watch Apocalyspe Now - the film this wishes it was. Of note also are the countless Hollywood A & B listers that pop up, including Mr Clooney for about 2 mins (I'm being generous) of screen time, and Woody "I've just blown my ass off" Harrelson. As overrated as The Hurt Locker - and god knows I've tried to see what's good about THAT.

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  WAR IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!

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You'll love this film or hate it !
I love it, as it is a very original take on a war movie. The settings are so beautiful, it's at times more a nature film, showing us as we kill each other, nature still carries on.
From the opening sequence as a Alligator slips into a swamp, to the long grass blowing in the breeze. You can tell this is a Terrence Malick movie , as the pace is very steady. But also it's a war movie and when the battes arrive they rearly do add contrast to the natural side of the movie. This is a vey rich and rewarding film if you have got the patiance for it. I can understand people not enjoying the film, as on my first viewing in the cinema way back in 1998 it did leave me cold.
But on the second and third viewing the film opens up, and you can see the many different levels the film works on. This has to be one of the most beautiful films ever made. Give it a go, watch it twice, and you might find this is a excellent film.
This is the version of the film we have waited for as the original DVD release lacked bonus features. The Transfer is amazing and the detail to the landscape is breathtaking, the sound is awesome from the simple sound of the breeze blowing across the long grass to the thunderous booms of the explosions.Even Hans Zimmers masterly music score has been given a brilliant hi-def update.
The film is a much forgotten about classic.
See if you like......
The Pacific.
From Here To Eternity.
Saving Private Ryan.
Band Of Brothers.
Badlands.

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  WAR IS A BEAUTIFUL THING!

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You'll love this film or hate it !
I love it, as it is a very original take on a war movie. The settings are so beautiful, it's at times more a nature film, showing us as we kill each other, nature still carries on.
From the opening sequence as a Alligator slips into a swamp, to the long grass blowing in the breeze. You can tell this is a Terrence Malick movie , as the pace is very steady. But also it's a war movie and when the battes arrive they rearly do add contrast to the natural side of the movie. This is a vey rich and rewarding film if you have got the patiance for it. I can understand people not enjoying the film, as on my first viewing in the cinema way back in 1998 it did leave me cold.
But on the second and third viewing the film opens up, and you can see the many different levels the film works on. This has to be one of the most beautiful films ever made. Give it a go, watch it twice, and you might find this is a excellent film.
This is the version of the film we have waited for as the original DVD release lacked bonus features. The Transfer is amazing and the detail to the landscape is breathtaking, the sound is awesome from the simple sound of the breeze blowing across the long grass to the thunderous booms of the explosions.Even Hans Zimmers masterly music score has been given a brilliant hi-def update.
The film is a much forgotten about classic.
See if you like......
The Pacific.
From Here To Eternity.
Saving Private Ryan.
Band Of Brothers.
Badlands.

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