Fox War Classics

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  1. Matt_P

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    Greetings, all.
    I was wondering if anyone has any details concerning what will be contained on the "Fox War Classics" re-issues/re-packagings of Patton and The Thin Red Line (along with several other titles), which are to be released on 11/6 at a retail of $19.95. According to Amazon, Patton is only one disc. Does this mean that half of the special features will be discontinued? Is this a misprint? Is the disc to be a DVD-18? Also, the stats for The Thin Red Line lists a theatrical trailer. Is this true?
    Any info on this "Fox War Classics" line would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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  2. YANG

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    Beside PATTON and THIN RED LINE,the other movies that comes with these two will be making their first debut in digital softwares.Which are not currently available.
    All the disc's cover artwork will have a FOX WAR CLASSICS banner,the discs will be identical to the current release,with DD track only.
     
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  4. Chad Gregory

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    Nathan,
    I would be willing to wager on a 99% probability that Amazon is wrong, that it is a misprint.
    I would guess what you are calling the old version has the movie on the first disc in anamorphic widescreen (although not listed as such) along with a "commentary" that is not screen-specific and only runs about an hour, but is quite interesting. The second disc has a 55 min. documentary on the making-of that is quite good. Also, the isolated score is available as a alternate audio track on the doc, not the movie.
    The answer to your question is that these new "War Classics" discs are not new discs only new packaging. I would recommend the disc, especially at that price.
    -Chad
     
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    Thanks, Chad.
    Yeah, I can't pass up Patton for $19.99! [​IMG]
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  6. Chad Gregory

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    Hold up one minute Nathan...
    This just in from DVDfile
     
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    Will the new release of The Thin Red Line have the theatrical trailer?
     
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  11. YANG

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    "Will the new release of The Thin Red Line have the theatrical trailer?"
    No,the re-release will not have the latest DTS soundtrack as well...Most probably,the re-release will be the same as the first edition with same contents.Anamorphic transfer + the Melenesian song as extras.DD5.1 surround only...
     
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    I have been really confused by this as well. I've been thinking of replacing my "Thin Red Line" with the DTS version. If you go to DeepDiscountDVD and pick the DTS version, they have a pic of the Fox War Classics cover. Amazon has the DTS cover but they list it as not released until Nov 6, 2001.
    How the heck does one get the DTS version now and will it still be made? I'm reluctant to order and get the wrong item.
    [Edited last by Patrick Larkin on October 30, 2001 at 02:59 PM]
     
  14. Matt_P

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    Thanks for the replies so far.
    I was really curious whether the new Thin Red Line release would have the theatrical trailer. Apparantly, it will not. Bah.
    Does anyone know where I can download the full theatrical trailer for The Thin Red Line (the one with the melanesian song at the end with a sort of "slide show" of the cast)? It's simply one of the best trailers I have ever seen, and seemingly impossible to find online in QuickTime format. The one trailer I want on DVD is not available.....hmmm......
    Thanks.
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