Count of Monte Cristo

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  1. Steve_Tk

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    I might be the only one who liked this movie, and I hope I didn't spell the title wrong, but it's late.

    Anyway, have any specs on the disc been released, I've seen the cover art but maybe I missed the other stuff.
     
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    It got a 70 something percent on Rotten-Tomatoes, so I don't think you guys are the only ones who liked it. I unfortunately missed it in the theaters, but will get it sight-unseen on DVD. I like the story (hopefully it's relatively faithful), and Jim Caviezel and Guy Pierce are in my "underrated but quality lead actors" list.
     
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    I haven't read the book (yet), but I saw the movie (which I really enjoyed) with someone who had. She said that some of the details were changed, like the relationships between some of the characters, and I believe the ending was slightly (or maybe not-so-slightly) different as well. Just to give you a heads-up.
    But to prevent this post from being moved to the Movies section, I want to say that I am really looking forward to the DVD and DVDFile also has the specs listed at the link below. It sounds like a packed disc!
    http://www.dvdfile.com/software/dvd-...002/06_24.html
    -Kelly
     
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    There are differences between the book and the movie, but the film does a wonderful job of adapting the story for a two-hour presentation that results in an engrossing, coherent retelling of the Dumas classic. (It took more than six hours for the excellent Gerard Depardieu miniseries to present its more-faithful version of "Monte Cristo," but the recent film is no less successful and should be admired for its feat.) The two-disc set will have a feature called "The Pen of Alexandre Dumas," so one hopes that it will go into the differences for those who don't know the book. Such a feature would also show that the filmmakers have nothing to be ashamed of.
     
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    I've always loved the story, so yeah, I enjoyed the movie as well. None of my friends did, so I'm glad to hear I'm not alone. I'll pick up the dvd. Richard Harris was incredible.
     
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    I'll buy this one as soon as it's released. I saw it in the theater and thought it was very well done. I remember leaving the theater and commenting on how much I enjoyed the pacing of the movie.
     
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    I came out of the theater thoroughly surprised at how well it was done also. I just learned last night that it was a SE but did not know it was THX certified. With a lack of DTS, the THX makes you have confidence in the DD. Looks like I will be buying a lot of DVD's this fall. Looking forward to this one.
     
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    Allow me to post that I can confirm that the street date is Sept. 10th...not the 3rd as posted above.
     
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    My fiancee and I both really liked this movie when we saw it in the theater, but it didn't get a lot of popular buzz. I was beginning to wonder if a DVD release would be in the near future at all. Glad to see it's getting a really first-class job. That looks like a spectacular set of extras/featurettes. September 10th will be greatly anticipated. [​IMG] (Along with August 6th and December 17th and November 12th and October 8th and November 26th and... oh dear, my wallet's not gonna like this.)
     
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    My girlfriend and I both liked this movie when we saw it in the theater. We may get this one, just need more time for watching movies, been way too busy lately
     
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    Here's the odd thing (and I never saw the movie though I did read an abridged version of the book in high school many years ago):
    Its IMDB rating is 7.6 with 3000+ votes. So what this says to me is that not a lot of people saw it, but those who did and bothered to vote gave it a fairly good review. If it was a stinker, usually people log on to IMDB and blast it with poor ratings. Go figure.
    I'm not sure that I ever heard if it was critically panned. Maybe it just didn't get good (or any) word of mouth and thus hurt its business. But I don't recall any of my moviegoing friends telling me it was bad. Worth a rental for me, at least.
     
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    It is one of the most entertaining movies I have seen this year. Unfortunately it didn't get a whole lot of advertising, but it's definitely worth a rental if not a purchase. I will be picking this one up in September.
     
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    I actually read the book a few months ago during school. I saw the film and it was A LOT different than the book. Still a fairly good movie, though.
     
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    My wife and i enjoyed this film alot and i will be picking up this disc.[​IMG]
     
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    My wife loved it, but after sitting through THE MUSKETEER I decided to pass. Since we will be buying the DVD, I'll be checking it out anyway.
     
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    Hm...I guess I'm one of the few who hold this movie in total and utter contempt [​IMG] It's probably due to the fact that the book is my favorite 'classic' of all time. It's been a while since I've seen a movie butcher a book this badly [​IMG] Anyways, it's best if I stop ranting. Do a search in the movies forum if you want my extended rant [​IMG]
     
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    I read somewhere that it would be P&S only. This better be a mistake. If that source is proven wrong, then I'll buy it, otherwise: No OAR = No Sale!
     

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