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HTF REVIEW: "The Color Purple" Special Edition (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED) (with screenshots)


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#1 of 36 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 03 2003 - 08:21 PM


 

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#2 of 36 OFFLINE   Joshua_Y

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Posted February 03 2003 - 09:52 PM

I own the original disc, bought it right before this one was announced. Ron, you sold me on the new one.

#3 of 36 OFFLINE   Jon Sheedy

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Posted February 03 2003 - 10:12 PM

I agree that the original release of The Color Purple didn't look too bad...can't wait to upgrade though! Keep these Special Editions comin' Warner Bros!!! JOn
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#4 of 36 OFFLINE   JakeLip

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Posted February 03 2003 - 11:57 PM

Is this one worth buying blind? After all the good I've heard about it I'm considering it, but I'm still not sure if I should rent it first. Oh, and if anyone from Warner happens to be reading this - why can't you give Harry Potter this type of great special editioN? ::sigh::
 

 


#5 of 36 OFFLINE   Brian Kidd

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Posted February 04 2003 - 01:06 AM

Jake, it's more than worth a blind purchase. It's one of the finest films Spielberg has ever made. It's wonderful in every respect.
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#6 of 36 OFFLINE   Joel Vardy

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Posted February 04 2003 - 01:21 AM

I personally lost a lot of respect for the Academy when they snubbed this film (even though it did get 11 nominations). Has there ever been a film that has totally been neglected at the ceremony after so many nominations? I was not only moved by the film but also tried to reflect on its teachings for years to come. I'm glad this film is getting this kind of treatment so that rewatching it will not be compromised. It's good to see that the extras are worthy complements to the film rather than just random add-ons. Even though I own the original release, it will be handed down to other family members when this edition comes out. Joel

#7 of 36 OFFLINE   Neil Joseph

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Posted February 04 2003 - 01:31 AM

This has been a very long wait. I agree that this film was a masterpiece that did not get its due recognition. It will be finally nice to tget the entire movie on one side without flipping. Thanks for the review Ron (and you are correct about the heart strings. Even now I have dust in my eyes Posted Image thinking about the end of the film.
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#8 of 36 OFFLINE   Mark Bendiksen

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Posted February 04 2003 - 01:43 AM


[quote] Is this one worth buying blind? [quote] Yes. If you buy this DVD and don't like it I'll personally refund your money (after completely questioning your sanity, of course).

I've been waiting for this one for a LONG LONG time. Thanks, Warner!!!!!!!


#9 of 36 OFFLINE   Chuck L

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Posted February 04 2003 - 01:45 AM

Thanks for the great review...this is one of the top disc of the year that I am waiting for along with Mildred Pierce, Laura and WB's SE of Friday The 13th...strange combo I know!

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Posted February 04 2003 - 03:55 AM

I have not seen this before and thanks again Ron for a great review. Looks like I will be buying this after all.

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#11 of 36 OFFLINE   kevin_asai

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Posted February 04 2003 - 04:18 AM

I am curious now. Why Steven Spielberg didn't work with his best friend, John Williams, on Color Purple?

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Posted February 04 2003 - 06:01 AM

[quote] I cannot give a film nor a DVD a higher recommendation than this one. [quote] So how come it doesn't say "Highly Recommended" in the thread title? Posted Image

Seriously though, would someone please give me a job so I can buy this DVD? Posted Image

Ok, truly seriously, thanks for the review.

Man, it's been far too long since I've seen this movie.

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#13 of 36 OFFLINE   Kevin Porter

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Posted February 04 2003 - 06:29 AM

I thought there was going to be an audio commentary with Whoopi and Oprah. Where did it go?
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#14 of 36 OFFLINE   Douglas R

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Posted February 04 2003 - 06:30 AM

[quote] I am curious now. Why Steven Spielberg didn't work with his best friend, John Williams, on Color Purple? [quote]

It was because Quincy Jones held the rights to the material. He was taken on as one of the producers and presumably insisted on doing the music.

#15 of 36 OFFLINE   Guy_K

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Posted February 04 2003 - 06:54 AM

I'll probably get this one. How come this didn't get a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED stamp on the header?

#16 of 36 OFFLINE   Ronald Epstein

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Posted February 04 2003 - 07:22 AM

Guys, It should have had a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED put in the title. I put the review up shortly after 4am this morning and 'da noggin' just wasn't thinking. You'll see a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED status added.

 

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#17 of 36 OFFLINE   Jeff_HR

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Posted February 04 2003 - 08:06 AM

Nice review! I've owned the CAV Laser for years, & it will be a pleasure to retire it.

[quote] I am so proud of Warner Bros. for releasing this
film in a brand-new two-disc Special Edition,
arriving in a very attractive cardboard slipcover
which contains a pull-out that opens to a 3-pane
inner gatefold. [quote]
I seriously disagree here. I hate digipaks! It is bad enough that WB puts single DVDs in snappers, the least they can do IMHO is give these 2-disc Special Editions a release in keepcases. I guess I'll just have to design my own cover & throw the digipak in the garbage where it rightfully belongs.

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#18 of 36 OFFLINE   greg_t

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Posted February 04 2003 - 11:37 AM

I had a theater class in college where all we did was watch movies, and The Color Purple was one we saw. It was a very moving film that I thought was just incredible. I will be picking this one up.

#19 of 36 OFFLINE   Tim RH

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Posted February 04 2003 - 01:50 PM

Thanks for the review Ron (and the high praise of an underrated film)! Spielberg deserves more credit than he gets sometimes, IMHO. Anyway, I can't wait to pick this one up. Posted Image

#20 of 36 OFFLINE   BrettB

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Posted February 05 2003 - 04:07 AM

Thanks for the review Ron. Can't wait to get this.

Re: the supplement curiously/confusingly titled The Color Purple: The Musical I found this in the review at spielbergfilms.com;






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