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HTF REVIEW: Mystic River (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).



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#1 of 99 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted May 30 2004 - 08:16 AM


My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#2 of 99 OFFLINE   ZacharyTait

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Posted May 30 2004 - 08:39 AM

Terrific review Herb. I would pick up the 3-disc set if it wasn't for the fact that I'm currently unemployed. Man, it sucks having to wait to pick up a DVD.

#3 of 99 OFFLINE   Jonathan Dagmar

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Posted May 30 2004 - 09:24 AM

I know how horrible it is being unemployed. I have been so since just after Christmas. There were no jobs here! I finally landed a job at a new Best buy store opening up, which will be good as I can pick up all my backlog on a discount. hehehe. But on topic now, I LOVED THIS MOVIE! BUY THIS MOVIE! ok. That is all.

#4 of 99 OFFLINE   Dane Marvin

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Posted May 31 2004 - 07:48 AM

Going for the 3-Disc. It'll look good with my collection of Warner 2-Discers. Great review, Herb! I'm sold -- it'll be a blind buy. Posted Image

#5 of 99 OFFLINE   DanaA

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Posted May 31 2004 - 08:40 AM

Yes, very nice review. Saw this at the theaters and found it to be a very fine film. Tim Robbins is, to me, a quiet actor - meaning one who does fine performance after fine performance, yet never reaches the heights of popular recognition that he warrants. He is an actor, not a celebrity and he's pretty amazing here. Sean Penn has long established his credentials too. This, again to me, was only his second best acting job of the year, the first being his unbelievable work in 21 Grams. In other words, he did two of the best acting performances of the year in my book. I'm also very happy that Clint Eastwood is getting some dues for his fine directing.

#6 of 99 OFFLINE   Justin Bauer

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Posted May 31 2004 - 09:54 AM

I agree 100%. Although, I feel that ROTK did not deserve half of the Ocsars that it took home.
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#7 of 99 OFFLINE   Robert_eb

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Posted May 31 2004 - 11:25 AM

I loved the book but missed the film at the theaters. I usually don't care for "the extras", but I'm looking forward to these. I just love the Charlie Rose interviews that are included on some dvd's and wish more dvd's had them as they are always informative.

#8 of 99 OFFLINE   JakeLip

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Posted May 31 2004 - 12:15 PM

Thanks for this. I loved the movie in theaters -- ti was one of my biggest suprises as I continue to branch out into new types of films -- and even though I can't see myself listening to the score much (it's good for the film but not rich enough on its own to warrent repeated listens for me) I'll definately be going for the 3-disc if I can afford it. Looking forward to seeing the movie again, and those extras, too, especially the Charlie Rose interviews. May have to pick up the book and read it, too. Also would like to add, just in case people may misinterpret the warning above, the fullscreen version is only available as a single-disc barebones disc in snapper packaging form, as is a seperate widescreen version. The 3-disc SE set, however, is to my knowlege widescreen only. Thanks again!
 

 


#9 of 99 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted May 31 2004 - 07:01 PM

That's correct Jake... I'll re-word that - it isn't very clear. In light of all the recent keep case releases, I'm curious to see if the single disc version will be in a snapper or a keep case.
My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#10 of 99 OFFLINE   David Brashear

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Posted May 31 2004 - 07:31 PM

Now, I'm confused. The DVD File review said that the "standard" edition is actually two discs, meaning the only extra feature on this three disc set is the soundtrack. Are they mistaken?

#11 of 99 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted May 31 2004 - 11:23 PM

David, the above paragraph was taken from the WB press release. Perhaps there's been a change...? I was sent the 3 Disc version for the review, so I can't confirm the others. EDIT: Besides the Deluxe version, there is a single disc version (in either Widescreen or Fullscreen) available in a snap case.
My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#12 of 99 OFFLINE   Sam Davatchi

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Posted June 01 2004 - 03:51 AM

Yes. I got both editions in my hand and the single edition has no extras and is only ONE disc. So with the 3 disc edition you get an extra DVD too.

#13 of 99 OFFLINE   AndrewW

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Posted June 01 2004 - 04:31 AM

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#14 of 99 OFFLINE   Robert_eb

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Posted June 01 2004 - 04:54 AM

Thanks for your input.

#15 of 99 OFFLINE   Dave S.G.

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Posted June 01 2004 - 07:09 AM



Hate to add more useless input, but no one I know in the real world would understand how I feel...

"Crappy, crap, crap, crap." - Bart Simpson

This release will have to wait.

Sincerely,

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#16 of 99 OFFLINE   Sam Davatchi

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Posted June 01 2004 - 07:44 AM

Could you elaborate more? What do you mean? That the 3-disc edition is not good enough?

#17 of 99 OFFLINE   Herb Kane

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Posted June 01 2004 - 07:47 AM

Sam... thanks for your post. Is the single version a snap case...?
My Top 25 Noirs:

25. 711 Ocean Drive (1950), 24. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959), 23. Desperate (1947), 22. Pushover (1954), 21. The Blue Dahlia (1946), 20. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949), 19. He Ran All the Way (1951), 18. The Asphalt Jungle (1950), 17. The Killing (1956), 16. I Walk Alone (1948),...

#18 of 99 OFFLINE   Sam Davatchi

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Posted June 01 2004 - 08:00 AM

I never learned the names! If snap case is those cardboard WB cases that the first Matrix was in, then yes!

#19 of 99 OFFLINE   Dave S.G.

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Posted June 01 2004 - 08:35 AM

Hmm... well... I've got a budget and believed that I wouldn't have to shell out the extra for a soundtrack I don't really want. No, it's not a condemnation of Warner Bros., but rather I'm merely sharing a *minor* frustration that the deluxe puts me out more than I can do right now. So I'll wait.[/elaboration]

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Posted June 03 2004 - 08:38 AM

I have no money..... I have no money..... I'm overqualified for hiring.....

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