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COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER is coming! Other Apted news...including SEs of Enigma & Enough!


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#1 of 33 David Lambert

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Posted September 27 2002 - 02:50 PM

It was Michael Apted's 14th film he directed, and his first real success box-office-wise. According to an article in this week's issue of Video Store Magazine, he is working on the DVD edition shortly of Coal Miners Daughter!! Posted Image :
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Apted is no stranger to DVD, as a host of his feature films and documentaries have made it to disc, from the nonfiction Forty Two Up to the James Bond flick The World Is Not Enough. He recently completed work on Thunderheart, a 1992 mystery set on an Indian reservation starring Val Kilmer and Sam Shepard, which will contain deleted scenes and a commentary. And he’s preparing to do Coal Miner’s Daughter, which earned Sissy Spacek the 1980 Best Actress Academy Award, and for which he hopes the actress will join him for the audio commentary.


The entire article is titled "The More Extras, The Better, Director Says", and mentions how the just-released Enigma and the soon-to-be-released Enough are bare-bones editions, and "will arrive in spring of next year sporting loads of extras, including audio commentaries, deleted scenes, behind-the-scenes footage and other content". Read the entire article, linked to above, for details.

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#2 of 33 Michael St. Clair

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Posted September 27 2002 - 02:56 PM

Oh, God.

I hate "Coal Miner's Daughter". I honestly think it is almost completely without merit and the most overrated film of the 1980s. The fact that this came out the same year as 'Raging Bull' and 'The Elephant Man', and still got any nominations is a testament to the quality of the cocaine circulating during that time period.

I own "Coal Miner's Daughter" on a used Discovision laserdisc, because years ago $3 was the most I was willing to spend on this film after my wife begged me and begged me to get it.

Of course, she'll insist I get the DVD. But I have warned her, whenever I watch it, I get to send it up in pure MST3K style! My nickname for Loretta Lynn is 'The Hillbilly Princess'.

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#3 of 33 David Lambert

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Posted September 27 2002 - 03:01 PM

God, Michael...thanks for bursting my bubble! Posted Image

This is one of the few store-bought VHS tapes I have left to replace. I love it, and the missus loves it more.


I for one, will be pleased to get a great DVD SE of it, overrated or not! To each their own. :P) Posted Image
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#4 of 33 Michael St. Clair

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Posted September 27 2002 - 03:08 PM

David,

I don't think one iota less of you for liking this movie. We all have different tastes, and too each our own opinon. Posted Image

It's what makes the world go round. I'd hate to live in a world where we all like the same thing.

But you have to admit that just knowing this got noms the same year as 'The Elephant Man' and 'Raging Bull' makes you think the world we live in must be divide up into multiple parallel universes. Posted Image

My wife has gone to see Loretta Lynn a couple of times. Did you know before her concerts several dozens of people walk up to the stage to pay tribute by leaving various flowers and gifts for her?

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#5 of 33 MatthewA

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Posted September 27 2002 - 03:26 PM

Guy 1: Hear that?

Guy 2: Yeah. What is it?

Guy 1: It's the sound of a thread crap.

Guy 2: Definitely.

Enough is enough, Disney. No more evasions or excuses. We DEMAND the release Song of the South on Blu-ray along with the uncut version of Bedknobs and Broomsticks on Blu-ray. I will not support anything your company produces until then.


#6 of 33 Michael St. Clair

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Posted September 27 2002 - 03:58 PM

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It's the sound of a thread crap.

Oh, give me a freaking break. Posted Image

I said, "We all have different tastes, and too each our own opinon", and I meant it.

OK, fine.

If David is genuinely offended by my personal opinions, he can let me know and I will ask a mod to remove my posts.

And just for a bonus, here are some bad movies that I love and am willing to admit it. Everybody feel free to make fun of me; I'm not thin-skinned!

Point Break
Deathsport
Mr. Deeds
Scooby Doo
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Liquid Sky
Threesome
Desperately Seeking Susan.
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#7 of 33 Kevin J Willis

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Posted September 27 2002 - 03:59 PM

I, for one, will buy "Coal Miners Daughter" when it comes out. Sissy Specek IS Loretta Lynn in this movie.

#8 of 33 Brook K

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Posted September 27 2002 - 08:11 PM

But will we ever get a box set of Apted's UP Documentaries?
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#9 of 33 Julian Lalor

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Posted September 27 2002 - 08:46 PM

Both The Elephant Man and Raging Bull were nominated for Best Picture Oscars alongside Coal Miner's Daughter. What's the problem here? Coal Miner's Daughter hardly pushed them out of contention and itself only won for Best Actress. Since when were the Oscars the barometer for quality cinema anyway?

All three are great films, IMHO, and I'm looking forward to a Spacek commentary. Now, if someone would just release 3 Women (a commentary from Altman on that I could live without, however a commentary from the 3 actresses would be great).

#10 of 33 Craig S

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Posted September 27 2002 - 09:20 PM

Damn. This magazine article couldn't have come out last week, before I bought the bare bones Enigma?

Three truths about movies, as noted by Roger Ebert:

 

* It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it.

* No good movie is too long, and no bad movie is short enough.

* No good movie is depressing, all bad movies are depressing.


#11 of 33 Patrick Mirza

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Posted September 28 2002 - 05:43 AM

Beat you to it last week David. Posted Image

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#12 of 33 David Lambert

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Posted September 28 2002 - 06:11 AM

Aha. Did the search on Coal, on Miner's, and on Daughter. No results that had this news, from what I could tell from the headers. Including the Enough/Enigma bit was an afterthought, long after I'd finished the search.

Well, the CMD fans like me will now see this news per the subject line, at least. Posted Image
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#13 of 33 Rain

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Posted September 28 2002 - 06:55 AM

Thanks for the news, David. Assuming this is an OAR disc, I'll be picking it up.

Geez, were there any bad movies released in 1980? Posted Image

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#14 of 33 Brian-W

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Posted September 28 2002 - 11:33 AM

Tommy Lee Jones BEST performance in a movie, period.

While people in the early 90's were marveling over his performance in The Fugitive (which was good), no one can recall his CMD performance. He showed a considerable acting range in that movie, whereas these days he plays nothing more than the bad-ass shit talking vigilante. Nothing wrong with that.

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#15 of 33 David Lambert

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Posted September 28 2002 - 12:54 PM

Brian, you nailed it with your description of Tommy Lee Jones' performance in that film. He hit just about every emotion possible, didn't he? And carried it off so well...you believed him in the role.

He hasn't stopped being a good actor, but he's never had a role as meaty as that since then. Excellent work...he should have been recognized for it more! However, all he got was a GG nomination. "Mooney" deserved better!!!

Thanks for bringing it up. Oh, and kudos to Bevery D'Angelo as Patsy Cline, too. An awesome departure for her...something else only recognized by a GG nom. Posted Image
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#16 of 33 Brian-W

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Posted September 28 2002 - 01:03 PM

Just to go one step further, NO-ONE in CMD sucked. Every actor did a superb job and it is all very memorable.

Now go ask "Clary"
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#17 of 33 Steve Schaffer

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Posted September 28 2002 - 06:07 PM

Any word on whether the Enigma SE will have a decent transfer. Rented the current release and it looks like pixelized VHS--I mean truly terrible.
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Posted September 29 2002 - 12:32 PM

I can't wait for Coal Miner's Daugher. I love it. The performances, the music, the sense of time and place. I love the vision she has of her father. That's the scene I remember most.

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#19 of 33 Vickie_M

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Posted September 29 2002 - 07:53 PM

I love Coal Miner's Daughter too, and if I had a husband who insisted on Mistying it instead of just leaving me alone to watch it in peace, he wouldn't BE my husband for very frigging long. Luckily my husband is polite and lets me watch movies I love that he doesn't without interjecting his own opinion.

Great acting, great music, great cinematography, great everything. This is one of those near-perfect movies (though right off hand, I can't think of anything that *isn't* perfect about it).

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kudos to Bevery D'Angelo as Patsy Cline, too


Yes! I remember when I heard that there was going to be a movie about Patsy Cline, how disappointed I was that Beverly D'Angelo wasn't going to play Patsy. Of course, Ms. Lange ended up doing a fairly nice job. Posted Image

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#20 of 33 David Lambert

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Posted September 29 2002 - 09:49 PM

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Yes! I remember when I heard that there was going to be a movie about Patsy Cline, how disappointed I was that Beverly D'Angelo wasn't going to play Patsy.
Heh...my sister and I felt the same way! I think a LOT of people did. But you're right that Jessica Lange did a good enough job herself in Sweet Dreams.

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That would be cool! Y'Know, I think that would succeed in selling a boatload of extra copies of the disc, too. People who never *considered* listening to a commentary track might just check it out, if this was properly promoted.

Don't forget, though: Apted is sure to be on the commentary track, too, from what the article said.

Closing thought: supplements on this should include footage of Loretta Lynn herself singing out her tunes (whether from concerts, any music videos she might have done during that era, or just from TV show appearances on like "Hee-Haw", "Good Ole Nashville Music", or whatever). It would be great for purchasers of this disc to be able to compare the film's version of the star to the real deal, and see just how accurately they managed to reflect Lynn herself.
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