Here's hoping for a nice Black Hawk Down DVD come summer

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  1. DanR

    DanR Supporting Actor

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    I just got back from seeing Black Hawk Down, and it was a really, really good movie. Gripping from about a 1/2 hour in until the very end.
    Since this is a Columbia Tri-Star film, I'm wondering what you guys all think we'll get as far as a DVD concerned? CTHV is not a really big-time double-disc set supporter, but with a runtime of 2:24, I'm wondering if they're going to have a choice in the matter. Allegedly, the only reason Hannibal was a 2-disc set with DTS was because Ridley Scott wanted it that way and MGM/UA "allowed" it.
    In the latest Widescreen Review, the CTHV people were interviewed and they hinted that double-disc "Superbit" style releases were being considered for 2002, even though they might not carry the Superbit branding (allegedly, Superbit branded titles will be DTS re-releases). I wonder if Black Hawk Down will be somethink like that. Highest possible bit rate for presentation w/ DTS on Disc 1, and all the added value on Disc 2.
    Let's hope Ridley Scott has our buddy Charlie de Lauzirika produce this DVD in conjunction with CTHV's already impressive DVD dept. Gladiator is still the crown jewel in my 160+ DVD collection, and Hannibal is up there too. If Ridley, Charlie, and CTHV are all involved, I think we could have an early contender for THE DVD release of 2002.
    What do you guys think?
    Regards,
    Dan
    PS: If Charlie is reading this, a big thanks to you and Ridley for providing us some of the best DVDs around. Tell Ridley we all appreciate his hard work and also yours too! And here's hoping Ridley makes "Captain Kidd" for the bigscreen next!!!
     
  2. Scott Simonian

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    Im sure it will be a great dvd. Im not concerned about it one bit.

    I just got back from the theater. WOW! What a great film.
     
  3. Charles de Lauzirika

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    We're already working on it, Dan. Hope it lives up to your expectations. (And thanks for the very kind words!)
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Sean Moon

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    Great to hear Charlie. I am going to see the film tomorrow night, but have already been salivating thinking about the DVD, especially the sound mix on this bad boy. All I hear in reviews is how loud and aggressive this film and the sound is. And knowing yours and Ridley's track record on DVDs lately, I expect nothing short of a spectacular DVD. And Bruckheimer has a lot of great DVDs lately.

    Here is praying for a DTS track on the DVD(ES Discreete if we ask enough).
     
  5. Josh_Hill

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    I saw this yesterday. What an amazing film. One of the best war movies ever. Ridley Scott- You are the man! Thank goodness they didnt make it into some gung-ho "Americans cant be defeated and Am.'s are the best" film.

    Seeing as this is a Ridley Scott film and he is known to do some of the best discs around like Gladiator, Hannibal, and Alien, this should be one great DVD. A 2 disc set probably.
     
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    Charlie,

    Nice to see you on our forum.

    Thanks for keeping us up-to-date on these

    works in progress.

    Much success to you!
     
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  8. DanR

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    I concur with everything that's been said thus far !! Charlie please include that DTS track on there man. This is going to be one kiss butt DVD in the sound department if it does. I took the time last night to e-mail CTHV and requested that they do consider putting a DTS track on this DVD. And that there doing a great job in the DVD production dept overall. I even requested that it be a Superbit title if at all possible.

    I guess we'll just have to wait and see..........

    regards -

    T r o y
     
  11. Tim RH

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    But if it was a Superbit there would be no great Ridley Scott audio commentary, now would there? [​IMG]
     
  12. Josh_Hill

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  13. Dan Brecher

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    Blade Runner, Legend, Black Hawk Down, Speed 5 Star... Charlie, for goodness sake, man, do you ever sleep??? [​IMG]
    Dan (UK)
     
  14. DanR

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    Charlie is doing Speed ***** too? Wow, that is good news Dan B!!!!!

    Regards,

    Dan
     
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    Charlie, I love your work as well. I hope you guys are focusing on the excellent, real life documentaries regarding this event and not trivial behind the scenes fluff pieces. The Saving Private Ryan documentary didn't go far enough. There are really nice documentaries based on event... here's hoping you guys put one or two on the disc....
     
  16. Dan Brecher

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    Pretty sure Speed is on his "to do" list. Charlie?

    Dan (UK)
     
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    Tim RH

    Ooops, make that a Superbit two disc set !

    Donny_G ,

    oops, not Kiss butt but you know Kick Butt!

    there... errors correct
     
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    I just saw that movie this afternoon. It was very good! So, like the others, I just hope that the DVD will do it justice. So far, Black Hawk Down, is the best movie of the year! I know it's only January, but still! [​IMG]
     

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