Got Man On Fire early

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  1. Jim_E

    Jim_E Stunt Coordinator

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    Just thought I'd drop in a little recommendation for the upcoming release of Man on Fire which I managed to get hold of this week. It's a good looking transfer on my set-up and has a nice DTS mix. More importantly it's a good movie - some of the editing and in particular the use of subtitles (thank god not player generated - it would have ruined the effect) is very reminiscent of Tony Scott's BMW film.

    The disc isn't exactly loaded with extras but does have two commentaries, the first of which with Tony Scott was not originally advertised by the press release I believe, and it was a nice surprise to see it included as I enjoy listening to anything the Scott brothers have to say!

    Anyway - hope everyone who makes the purchase enjoys the movie.
     
  2. Paul.S

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    Thanks, mate. I think the Scott Bros. give some of the best commentary I've heard.

    Cheers,
    -p
     
  3. Jay Gunn

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    For everyone's information, there is supposed to be a special edition of Man On Fire coming in the months after this disc's release.
     
  4. Chris_Marin

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    We have a full review of the US September DVD release of Tony Scott's excellent Man On Fire here.

     
  5. T r o y

    T r o y Supporting Actor

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    Chris,

    Excellent review for MOF. I missed this one at the cineplex so I'm really looking forward to checking this one out on my setup. So glad the A/V portion reviewed so well!

    later
    Troy
     
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    Any word on the 1987 version?

    It was on cable the other day... never even knew it existed. Kind of like the Bourne Identity miniseries.

    CDE,

    CS
     
  7. CraigL

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    This is the first I've heard of this. Source?
     
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    I believe it was actually someone here on HTF who mentioned that he had heard through a source that a SE was in the works. Regardless, I'm gonna hold off a while just in case, and because this disc is severly lacking in features.
     
  9. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    There IS an SE coming. When, I don't know; I'd guess in a few months.
     
  10. CraigL

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    Oh. Well, gee. That's all you needed to say.

    Now I believe you.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

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    Believe me or don't believe me. That's your prerogative. I heard it from a source directly connected to the DVD production and mentioned it only to save some people from buying this twice.

    If you've been paying attention, you'd know that Fox has started double-dipping with their releases over the past few months without advance warning (unlike Sony with the extended cut of Hellboy)-- the "unrated" Club Dread being one of these.

    But by all means, buy this twice if you think I'm lying.
     
  12. Paul.S

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    I seem to recall Bill mentioning the later MOF SE at The Bits, but I couldn't find the blurb at the site after an admittedly cursory look . . . -p
     
  13. Rhoq

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    This is one title that I will gladly double-dip on [​IMG]

    I've seen this film 4 times in the theater and I think it could very well have become my favorite movie of all time.

    September 14th can't come fast enough. Neither can the 21st (for Star Wars, of course)
     

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