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Magnificent Movie

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by elsullo, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    A great film for the snowbound! I just finished my third viewing of a nearly four hour masterpiece, the "Director's Cut" of "Kingdom of Heaven", with nearly an hour of restored material to the original film by director Ridley Scott.

    The original theatrical version was a flop, a critic's bomb, because it made little sense, with too many holes in the plot, and no understanding of why the characters had such major attitudes. Even if you SAW it you might wonder what was missing, and few people saw the film.

    Well, the original director's version is now restored, all of the cuts are back, and it all makes beautiful sense. This film is simply a masterpiece! There is way too much there to even describe---just rent it and enjoy an overwhelming, magnificent creation of cinema........................elsullo
     
  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    I am watching Gran Turino as week speak.. I will let you guys know how it turns out...

    Snow movies and beer :thumbup:
     
  3. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    The Director's Cut is the only version to watch... :thumbup:

    ... I've got it on blu-ray...
     
  4. Doubletap

    Doubletap Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Kingdom of Heaven has always been one of my faves..even cut.. As for Gran Torino..I thought while somewhat less action packed than I would have liked..it was a great flick.. Now..Sweet..answer my !@#$%^& PM...LOL
     
  5. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    THAT'S why that movie made no sense!! Now I need to go get/rent the director's cut and see if turns out to be what the butchered version should have been.
     
  6. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    Is Kingdom of Heaven anything like "300"? I didn't like "300" a whole lot, to be kind...
     
  7. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    They made it LONGER?!?!?!:sleep:
     
  8. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    One of my favorite movies! :thumbup:

    "You shall be known by your qualities before your enemies ever meet you".

    To paraphrase (maybe not exact).
     
  9. trainsktg

    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like the difference between the cut and uncut 'Das Boot'. Totally different movies IMO.

    No. Although highly embellished (to say the least), believe it or not '300' is essentially historically accurate. 'Kingdom of Heaven', although more 'believable' at first, is actually highly inaccurate as far as how the actual events transpired.

    Keith
     
  10. ZeroRing

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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    Wow, talk about thread resurrection!! I'd forgotten about this movie. :D