John Dahl's "The Great Raid" and the Spielberg version were announced at about the same time. Apparently Spielberg abandoned it since we haven't heard anything about it since and he has already announced some new projects. I believe both films would have been based on the same source material...
I have been following The Great Raid for a long time and it was originally supposed to be released in Fall 2003, so it has been on the shelf (which may not be a good sign). However there have been test screenings and the reviews have been generally positive.
I own all three versions. :D I don't regret it because in my opinion Black Hawk Down is the best film of the last 10-12 years. I do wish that the original single disc edition had been the Superbit release with DTS though.
Looks like it will just be Field of Dreams and Mystic River for me.
I was thinking the same thing. There is no way that I would pay the additional $14 for a soundtrack CD if that was the only difference between the two.