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WHV announcement: Appaloosa (DVD/Blu-ray)


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#1 of 11 Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 02 2008 - 11:25 AM


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#2 of 11 Ron-P

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Posted December 02 2008 - 12:35 PM

Specs?
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#3 of 11 Robert Crawford

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Posted December 02 2008 - 10:04 PM

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Specs?
It has Dolby TrueHD so you can buy it if you want to.

Features include:
1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital
English and Spanish subtitles (Main Feature)
English subtitles (on select bonus material)
Commentary by Director Ed Harris and Screenwriter/Producer Robert Knott
Additional Scenes with Selectable Ed Harris/Robert Knott Commentary (in HD)
Corral of 4 Insightful Featurettes:
Bringing the Characters of Appaloosa to Life
Historic Accuracy of Appaloosa
The Town of Appaloosa
Dean Semlers Return to the Western

DVD Times - Appaloosa (US BD) in January

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#4 of 11 Ron-P

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Posted December 03 2008 - 03:15 AM

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It has Dolby TrueHD so you can buy it if you want to.

Features include:
1080P 2.40:1 Widescreen
English 5.1 Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Digital
English and Spanish subtitles (Main Feature)
English subtitles (on select bonus material)
Commentary by Director Ed Harris and Screenwriter/Producer Robert Knott
Additional Scenes with Selectable Ed Harris/Robert Knott Commentary (in HD)
Corral of 4 Insightful Featurettes:
Bringing the Characters of Appaloosa to Life
Historic Accuracy of Appaloosa
The Town of Appaloosa
Dean Semlers Return to the Western

DVD Times - Appaloosa (US BD) in January

Thanks Robert. Saw it in the theater and walked out disappointed. I'll give it a rent first, I need to see it again but not sure it's worthy of a purchase.
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#5 of 11 Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 07 2008 - 10:11 PM

Anyone have a more positive experience with this film? I just
preordered it on Amazon as I felt it would be the perfect blind
purchase, but now I'm on the fence as to whether to cancel that
order.

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#6 of 11 Robert Crawford

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Posted December 08 2008 - 01:00 AM

Quote:
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Anyone have a more positive experience with this film? I just
preordered it on Amazon as I felt it would be the perfect blind
purchase, but now I'm on the fence as to whether to cancel that
order.
Ronbo,
Loved the film, it has a lot in common with Open Range.




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#7 of 11 Dion C

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Posted December 08 2008 - 01:10 AM

Ron ~

I caught this in the theater and found it to be terrific. A modest film, but a solid one, focused more on character than action.

That being said, the action that is in it is very good; it's just not an empty "shoot-'em-up." It's better than that.

I am a real fan of character development and strong acting, and this one has both. Viggo and Ed are perfect together, and Zellwegger gives a nice turn, as well.

Best of all -- and especially in Blu -- this film should look gorgeous, as it held some really beautiful location vistas of the sort that many fans of westerns so appreciate.

My recommendation: Keep your order active. I know I am.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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#8 of 11 Cees Alons

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Posted December 08 2008 - 01:47 AM

Ronbo,

Ordered it right away. If you liked Open Range, Lonesome Dove and Unforgiven, you will almost certainly like this film.
I liked Pollock as well (and a lot), but the only real similarity to this one is Ed Harris, I'd say.

I'm glad the old 'Western' genre is fulfilling its promises once again.


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#9 of 11 Josh Steinberg

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Posted December 08 2008 - 01:57 AM

I saw this in theaters and really enjoyed it. It's a quiet sort of western, more unassuming and character based, which made it a really enjoyable watch. Don't know if it's one that you'd want to watch over and over, but I'm certainly glad I saw it and would at the very least recommend a rental.

#10 of 11 Michael Reuben

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Posted December 08 2008 - 02:06 AM

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Anyone have a more positive experience with this film?
Remember when I made a list of 2008 films I was looking forward to seeing again (about two weeks ago)? This was near the top.
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#11 of 11 Ronald Epstein

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Posted December 08 2008 - 06:13 AM

Thanks everyone.

I loved Open Range, Lonesome Dove and Unforgiven.

Slow, character-driven westerns are just fine by me.

Some of the most respected opinions have just confirmed the fact
that I made a wise choice in blind ordering this title.

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