The Thin Red Line (Blu-ray Disc, 2010, Criterion Collection)
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Los Angeles Times - Kenneth Turan (12/23/1998)
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- mgk378Mar 2, 2011by
Not only the greatest war film ever, but my personal favorite film of all time. And there isn't much else to say that others haven't covered about the movie itself.
But I will say that as a vet of both Iraq and A-stan, that the firefight never felt this real in any other movie. And yet they take a much deserved back seat to the main storyline.
While not completely obvious to me, something Malick does in directing those points of the film are seriously visceral to me. He captures just how terrifying it can be when you are forced to stop and make a decision in the middle of the all encompassing madness that is a firefight. Something that typically swallows every sense of your being to a point that you enter a 'zone' and the typical decision making process in everyday life doesn't play a role.
When you are forced to stop, and are brought back to earth as a result, there is a shock down your spine when the reality of the situation hits home.
He also captures the fog of war perfectly.
I will also say that as a hi-def aficionado -- this transfer to blu-ray is is perfect as it gets. A must own.Read full review
- keithk2008Nov 1, 2010by
The Definitive Version
The Audio and Video far surpassed my expectations and i liked that the Director of the movie ask you to play it loud at the beginning of the movie because it is the only way to experience it truly.