Any word on a new version of Broken Arrow???

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  1. John Fieldstadt

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    I though I heard something about this a while back, but I'm not sure.
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    I'd like a version with different actors that "fit" the roles [​IMG]
     
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    I thought Travolta played his twisted terrorist role quite well.
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    Isn't that some sort of oxymoron?
    Travolta and playing a role quite well [​IMG]
     
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    I'll have to agree with Tom on this one. I also thought Travolta did an excellent job of playing a twisted terrorist.
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    Back to the topic at hand. During the chat with Peter Staddon not too long ago, I tried to ask this question, but was unsuccessful. I kept a lookout for the question to pop-up from someone else who was on the same wavelength as me, but no luck. I don't believe this title will be revisited for a while, but I hope I'm wrong.
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    Hi,
    I'm all for a Special Edition of "Broken Arrow" complete with a dts track. John Travolta did do the "Twisted Terrorist" very well IMHO!
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    I don't know definitively, but I would say it is not out of the question.
    While there are no more Dolby/DTS Anamorphic WS re-releases scheduled for this year, I believe Peter did say that some more were on the list for 2002.
    Since action flicks like Broken Arrow fit the demographic of young and middle-aged DVD consumers, I would actually expect Broken Arrow to get a re-release. It's currently non-anamorphic, and could definitely use some improvement.
    Not every early non-anamorphic DVD can be Five Star re-releases (like True Lies and Speed will be in 2002), but I think something along the lines of the Predator, Last of the Mohicans type re-release is definitely possible for Broken Arrow.
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    I guess I didn't like several things about this movie. No.1, I just don't see Christian Slater as a soldier of any form. No.2, that boxing thing between Travolta and Slater, and the accompanying $1 bill(was it a $1 bill) continually reappearing. No.3, when that female Sherrif's deputy encounters Slater for the first time she acts like she's never see a pilot in a flight suit before and pulls her gun on him! No.4, I don't like that John Woe "look", i.e., the slow motion walk out to the B-2, etc.
     
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    That pretty much supercedes the rest of it, don't you think?
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    In response to Jim's post:
    1. Well, I'm not a huge Christian Slater fan, but I don't mind him either. I guess I didn't have a problem with him as a hero.
    2. The boxing I suppose was a means to show rivalry between the two, and how John Travolta was trying to toughen Slater up a bit. Still, him finding the $20 bill in th bush at the end and saying "I win" was a pretty good way to end the movie, if implausible. But then again, you can't dial "1-800-BLOW-UP into a nuclear weapon either.
    3. She was a dork. But she knows how to use a hammer as a weapon, so she's not all bad in my book.
    4. The John WOO look might have something to do with the fact that he DIRECTED Broken Arrow!
    I should mention that I did like this film and I own it on DVD.
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    Great film. I'd love a new anamorphic version w/ John Woo commentary!
     
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    I thought the film was okay, certainly nothing I'd own on DVD but still I suppose it was merely okay. John Travolta did great on his role in this movie, however I don't think Christian Slater fit his role.
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    "She pulls her gun on him precisely because he is a pilot, and she's not happy about the plane that buzzed, and then crashed in, her beloved and protected parkland."
    Umm... she thought he crashed his plane intentionally? Does that mean I can pull my gun (I am a real police officer, after all) on someone who crashes into my car, whether I know if it is a mistake or not?
    "4. The John WOO look might have something to do with the fact that he DIRECTED Broken Arrow!"
    Duh! He needs to lose the slo-mo thing. It is played out [​IMG]
     
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    Quote - "John Travolta did great on his role in this movie, however I don't think Christian Slater fit his role."
    That's maybe due to the fact that Brandon Lee was supposed to play Christian Slater's role until his life was tragically cut short.
     
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    quote: Great film. I'd love a new anamorphic version w/ John Woo commentary![/quote]
    How about a commentary from a guy reading a transcript of John Woo's commentary [​IMG]. His heavily accented track on MI-2 required so much concentration/transalation that it gave me a killer (pun intended) headache. [​IMG]
    BTW, I can already see me getting flamed by people calling for the movie to be presented in it's OAC- Original Accented Commentary. [​IMG]
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    [Edited last by Jeff Ashforth on October 11, 2001 at 10:26 AM]
     
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    I have a feeling that whatever films Fox released in their Widescreen series on VHS will be released in either 5 star or DTS a some point in time. Also, just too mote, originally Slaters character was to die in the final fight with Travolta, not sure if it was filmed though. Also, it was a $20 bill if I remember correctly [​IMG]
    As for the slo motion thing John Woo does, well, every frame of Face/Off is awesome, watch that film and the ntry and tell me that you didn't fall in love with Nic Cage's coat.
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    Yes! This film is crying out for an anamorphic,DTS re-issue!
     
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