Soderbergh's SOLARIS: On DVD July 29th

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  1. Matt_P

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    Here are the specs for the upcoming Solaris DVD from dvdfile.com:

    "Not to be overshadowed by all the Daredevil hype is Steven Soderbergh's underrated remake of the sci-fi classic Solaris, which will also debut on the 29th. Presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, extras include what is sure to be a great audio commentary with Soderbergh and producer James Cameron, the HBO First Look special and Soderbergh's own "Making Of Solaris" documentary, a "screenplay still gallery" and trailers. Retail is $26.95. "

    I was one of the 3 people who saw this at the theater, and actually liked it (one of the highlights of the year for me, if you can believe it). Sounds like a great commentary (Soderbergh's are usually good, ex. The Limey). Can't wait for this one!
     
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    My friend and I saw Solaris in a semi-croweded theater on a Sunday night after it opened so your "only three people saw it" theory is total bullshit. [​IMG] Then again, two-thirds of the theater did walk out before the film even ended, so.... [​IMG]

    I loved Solaris (liked it a lot more than the Russian version) and I WILL buy the DVD when it comes out.
     
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    Another Cameron commentary! Glad he came out of hibernation. So we're getting, in addition to this, his commentaries for Terminator 2 and Aliens (unconfirmed). Now for Titanic: SE with commentary, and an Ultimate Edition of The Abyss, anamorphic and with commentary. As far as Solaris, I loved it. So, Matt, your theory is wrong. The total is now up to 4. I have also Criterion's Solaris, which is a great DVD too. I just wonder if they'll include the awesome teaser. I enjoy teasers more than most trailers.
     
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    Unreal....other people like this movie! In this case, I am happy to be wrong.

    ....getting emotional here....[​IMG]

    Speaking of trailers, I thought the TV spots were excellent, as well. Still trying to track down what music they used for them (a repetitive piano/synth tune)....sounded like Moby. Anyone know?
     
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    I am in! Great flick.

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    wasn't the DVD supposed to also contain Soderbergh's alternate cut? Regardless, I'm interested - I had mixed feelings coming out of it, but it's definitely grown in my mind over time. I wanted to check it again in the theaters about three weeks after I saw it, but it was already gone.
     
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    I guess I can't understand why people would walk out...but then, I loved the film so I'm biased. A definite buy for me.

    Bruce
     
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    Count me in. Very good film. I just wish it was longer. Any word on cover art?
     
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    I will ABSOLUTELY get this disc. I loved the film, and I fall asleep to Cliff Martinez's score every single night. EXTREMELY underrated film.
     
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    I wanted to see this film since I first heard about it. Being in a small part of Northern Ireland our multiplex only gets the real major movies in (come to think of it, we did'nt even get Analyze This) so this will be a definite purchase for me.
     
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    Glad to see there are a few more folks who love this film as much as I do.

    I did hear the DVD was to be a director's cut....not sure what happened.

    As to the music in the TV spots, I'm sure it's not Moby's "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters," a great song I am familiar with. However, it did sound similar...
     
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    I think my review, which was the first in the official review thread, says it all in regards to my feelings on this release...

     
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    Excellent...I loved the film...I guess people dont like intelligent films anymore...shame...in 20 years it'll probably be a bit of a classic among sci-fi fans...
     
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    never got to see the film in theatre so just might get this then

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm not sure it even came out near me. [​IMG]

    I'll probably get it though, or at least rent it if possible. I enjoyed the original but it didn't exactly leave me flabbergasted (I gave it [​IMG] [​IMG] out of 4 if you care to know) and I'd heard good things about this from both people I know who caught it..
     
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    Thanks, Michael. I did see the Soundtracknet list previously, but was unsure which of these songs is the track I'm referring to. Some of it is unreleased. I just found this link with a detailed breakdown of the various Solaris trailer music:

    http://www.promoguy.net/archives/001676.php

    According to this site, the song in question is "Fragile," from the list in the previous post. Here is a link to a zip file containing the TV spot w/ "Fragile" :

    http://www.georgeclooney.org/video/S...Commercial.zip

    Great commercial, with great music. I hope it's on the disc.
     

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