The Thin Red Line Blu-ray

Finally on Blu-ray, courtesy of the Criterion Collection. I have owned all “The Thin Red Line” major home video releases. Various DVDs from the US, Japan and Europe, Laserdiscs from the US and Japan. It has never looked and sounded this good. Picture quality is great and the  sound is utterly awesome. A short note on the discs main menu says: “Director Terrence Malick recommends that The Thin Red Line be played loud.” He is right! 😀
Some really nice extras are included as well, all other releases had almost none at all. Go get it!

After directing two of the most extraordinary movies of the 1970s, Badlands and Days of Heaven, American artist Terrence Malick disappeared from the film world for twenty years, only to resurface in 1998 with this visionary adaptation of James Jones’s 1962 novel about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal. A big-budget, spectacularly mounted epic, The Thin Red Line is also one of the most deeply philosophical films ever released by a major Hollywood studio, a thought-provoking meditation on man, nature, and violence. Featuring a cast of contemporary cinema’s finest actors—Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, and Woody Harrelson among them—The Thin Red Line is a kaleidoscopic evocation of the experience of combat that ranks as one of the greatest war films ever produced.

~ by m1pencil on September 29, 2010.

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