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I think a SE of Event Horizon would be nice.

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#1 of 38 OFFLINE   Brian Mixon

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Posted February 12 2004 - 09:07 PM

I have never seen a jumpier horror then when I saw Event horizon at the theatre. There are just so many parts when it goes from complete silence to scare the hell out of you LOUD. So when I finally got a kickass home theatre I was hoping to show this movie to people that didnt have the peasure of having a heart attack at the theatre(plus to scare the crap out of myself again). But then I found out the dvd's a pile of first generation non anamorphic crap with stair stepping on top. Does anyone know if theres a planned special edition? Am I the only one who'd buy it?

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Posted February 13 2004 - 12:00 AM

I'm right there with you on this one. I personally loved the movie when it came out. Haven't seen it in a long time, have held out on the first release because of what you mentioned and hopefully they will release it again with at least an updated transfer.
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#3 of 38 OFFLINE   TomWoodward


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Posted February 13 2004 - 12:22 AM

There's a new special edition coming out in region two land, which will presumably make it to the US eventually. It hasn't been officially announced yet though.
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#4 of 38 OFFLINE   Jonathan Carter

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Posted February 13 2004 - 01:25 AM

Event Horizon was truly one of the few movies to creep me out in parts. I'd like an SE also.

#5 of 38 OFFLINE   Adnan Khan

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Posted February 13 2004 - 01:29 AM

As much as I hate Paul Anderson's body of work, "Event Horizon" is a suprisingly good produce. Bring on the SE...

#6 of 38 OFFLINE   RickardL


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Posted February 13 2004 - 02:03 AM

The current UK R2 is anamorphic and with a lot of bass,
almost too much!!

From the review at www.r2-dvd.org:
Paramount's 2.35:1 anamorphic transfer is spot on. Although a lot of the movie is shot in darkened corridors, those well light scenes do show plenty of strong colour that is lock solid. There is a lot of detail in the sets of the two space ships and this is well represented by the DVD. We didn't notice any real grain in the picture and even the drifting smoke doesn't cause any blocking or pixelisation. For the record the average bit rate is 7.2 Mb/Sec with barely a drop below 7Mb/Sec.

As for the DD 5.1 sound mix it has to be said that this is awesome, especially if you have a decent sub-woofer in your system. Make sure everything lose in your room is nailed down or else the sub harmonics filling th room will shake them lose. Despite the amount of bass being pumped out for the majority of the movie, the central dialog track is clear and understandable and there are plenty of split surround moments to excite your rear speakers.

#7 of 38 OFFLINE   Matt Pelham

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Posted February 13 2004 - 02:39 AM

Maybe a director's cut? There was an article in Fangoria a few years back about how much stuff never made the final cut. I wouldn't mind a longer version.

#8 of 38 OFFLINE   Nick Graham

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Posted February 13 2004 - 03:37 AM

I'd enjoy seeing the longer cut, as there was over a half an hour of character development that got snipped. Unfortunately, Anderson sees the theatrical cut as his preferred cut, from what I've heard.

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Posted February 13 2004 - 05:07 AM

I really like the art direction/design in this film, US film made in the UK, yes? Though it suffers from an 'idiot-driven plot'* at times, but still a good film- I would love to see a 16x9:b SE/extended version of this. Paramount, can you indulge us? *where people do absolutely incredibly stupid thjngs just to keep the plot moving.
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#10 of 38 OFFLINE   David_Blackwell



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Posted February 13 2004 - 06:05 AM

Paramount did approach Paul W. Anderson (aka Paul Anderson) to do a special edition of Event Horizon), but he was busy with Resident Evil at the time. You do get a glimpse of one fo the deleted scenes from Event Horizon at the start of the theaterical trailer. I have read the novelization, and some stuff did get cut out. Ever since I read in Dreamwatch that Event Horizon lost 30 minutes due to a test screening of 10 people at Paramount, I wanted to see the longer version. Be Seeing You, David Blackwell
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#11 of 38 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted February 13 2004 - 11:19 AM

Though the movie was panned (at least in the reviews I saw) when it came out, I did go and see it and it scared the crap out of me. I don't know if that would hold up on my TV at home, but I'd certainly be interested in a SE of this movie.

#12 of 38 OFFLINE   Jesse Blough

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Posted February 13 2004 - 12:56 PM

Apparently there's going to be a director's cut SE of Event Horizon... Sometime... When? I have no clue. He's been promising it for a while now.

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Posted February 13 2004 - 03:15 PM

Event Horizon is one of those movies I have been holding off getting on DVD in hopes of a SE. I've rented it whenever I get some new "toy" for my HT, and my wife is starting to give the old "NOT THAT ONE AGAIN!!!"
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#14 of 38 OFFLINE   Dave Simpson

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Posted February 13 2004 - 09:17 PM

Belive it or not, my copy of this creepy flick on laserdisc looks perfectly acceptable on my FP set-up, and the AC-3 soundtrack (DD5.1 to you non-LD dudes Posted Image ) rattles my teeth! Yep, an SE disc would be really keen. Cheers!


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Posted February 14 2004 - 07:39 AM

After watching Solaris last night I can see why so many people considered Event Horizon a copy.. Still, EV has to be one of the few movies that creaped me out and is on my list to show people who have never seen it. I'd love and SE of it and would snag it quickly. I one request would be to change the music during the credits. The music totally changed to mood at the end the second the credits started to roll.

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Posted February 14 2004 - 09:52 AM

Oh man, I saw this with like 3 other people and I was the only one who liked it in the group. Not sure what they missed but I thought this was a great movie somewhere between John Carpenter and Clive Barker... BRING ON AN S.E.!!!
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#17 of 38 OFFLINE   ChrisBEA



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Posted February 14 2004 - 03:22 PM

Count me in as someone who would love to see an SE for this. I really enjoyed it, kind of a cross between Alien and Hellraiser.

#18 of 38 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted February 14 2004 - 04:04 PM

Event Horizon is not a Solaris remake. It is a Black Hole remake. I don't know how many times I am going to have to explain this before people accept it as God's-law-carved-in-stone fact that it obviously is. IMHO of course Posted Image

That being said, I only have 27" TV and think that the transfer looks fine. I just never think to test it on my neighbors 57".....

But I can't image the soundtrack getting any better. Excellent use of LFE and surrounds.
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Posted February 14 2004 - 05:46 PM

I remember seeing EVENT HORIZON on the first day in the theater and the clouds outside were dark and blue (like thundershowers were going to come anytime). I would love to a director's cut of the movie. Be Seeing You, David Blackwell
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#20 of 38 OFFLINE   Justin_S



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Posted February 14 2004 - 06:58 PM

Yes, a SE of this underrated gem is a must!

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