The Thin Red Line On DVD

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  1. Michael Pakula

    Michael Pakula Second Unit

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    Im looking for The Thin Red Line on DVD right now
    but I can't seem to find the DTS version. Has
    it gone Out Of Print?.


    -Mike
     
  2. Guy Martin

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    Michael-
    The "Fox War Classics" edition of TTRL is the exact same disc as the DTS versions and is pretty easy to come by. I have that one and the DTS track is terrific.
    - Guy
     
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    DaViD Boulet Lead Actor

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    Guy,

    what version is that? I thought only only in-print was the new Lions Gate which is 5.1 DD (16x9 WS) that just came out?
     
  4. Matt Stone

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    Here's the disc Guy is talking about...

    http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com/dvd.c...00&promotion=y

    DDD has it listed as The Thin Red Line (DTS) ... but under audio it lists Dolby Digital 5.1. This is incorrect...it is the DTS version. I was just watching it this morning.
     
  5. Bill J

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    The Fox War Classics one has the DTS track and is currently the only R1 version in print. However there was another DTS DVD, but the only difference was the absence of the Fox War Classics label on the packaging. Both discs are exactly the same, I believe.

    The first release had a DD 5.1 and the Melanesian songs, but is out of print.

     
  6. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

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    Yep, the one with the banner "Fox War Classics" has DTS and is still available in the Ontario area.

    Futureshop has them in the "bargain bin" at $11.99 CAD, which is quite amazing for a masterpiece with a fantastic treatment on DVD.

    At that price I was tempted to purchase another copy just because it's such a bargain.
     
  7. Brian Cal

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    I was thinking of upgrading to the DTS from my old DD version, but I was under the impression that the "Fox War Classics" version did not contain the full bitrate 1509kbps DTS track. Is the full bitrate DTS version still available, and how do I know I'm getting the right one?
     
  8. Matt Stone

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    There is no half bit-rate version of The Thin Red Line. Both the original DTS releases, and the more recent "Fox War Classics" release contain full bit-rate tracks.
     
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    Other than the normal DTS is awesome talk, is there a noticeable difference between the old DD on the non-anamorphic disc and the DTS on the Fox War Classics banner? This one doesn't get a lot of play in my collection so I want to make sure it's worth my while to upgrade before I do.
     
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  11. Guy Martin

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    Jeff-

    TTRL is one of my all-time favorite movies so an upgrade when I finally got my DTS-equipped receiver was a no-brainer. And I do think having jumped between the two soundtracks on a recent viewing that the DTS is a bit cleaner sounding. However the DD track is still excellent and since you don't seem to be quite the superfan that I am, you'll probably be happy sticking with the original release (which I actually held on to for the sake of completism as the new release doesn't have those cool Melanesian songs).

    As Marc points out the video transfer is identical on all three versions.

    - Guy
     
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    This movie is easily a top 5 for me. It is one of the most powerfull films in the last couple decades. I saw Saving Private Ryan and was really blown away by it. That was until I saw TTRL. Ryan is paper thin in comparison. Granted they are two different films. But upon rewatching Ryan after seeing TTRL, it just struck me how much of a straight forward action film Ryan really is. The moral and philosophical questions raised in TTRL are much more to my liking. It should come as no surprise that the director was a philosophy professor. I also highly recommend his earlier films, Badlands and, to a lesser degree, Days of Heaven.

    ShaunS
     
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    Agree entirely with you ShaunS if ever i'd like to see a SE made of a current DVD release then this wouldn't be far from the very top.
     
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    I just picked up the DTS, Anamorphic, "Fox Films" version of Thin Red Line last week at Costco for $8.99. What a deal.
     
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    Yeah, Circuit City is supposed to have it for $8.99 this week as well.
     

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