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Behind Enemy Lines

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Jase, Apr 18, 2002.

  1. Jase

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    Watched this last night, excellent film, barrels along at a fair rate with plenty of action. The surround mix is excellent as well, plenty of bullets/rockets whizzing from back to front, left to right, explosions etc etc

    Its got DTS (R1) but I watched the Dolby Digital track, the only drawback is a slightly grainy picture. I´ll try the DTS track next time to see if its any better and maybe engage the surround back channels to find out if it adds anything.

    But all in all, well worth purchasing!!
     
  2. 7 of 9

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    a few days ago i got this film aswell i havent heard the dts track yet iether.

    excellent film, very good picture, great sountrack, i havent watched the extras yet but the quantity looks good.
     
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    Thanks for the tip Jase.

    I've not seen it yet - been considering it.

    By the way - didn't the hovercraft noise and dodgy amp spoil it for you? Or did the spade sort that out :D

    Laurel
     
  4. Jase

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    laurel

    Amps ok again now:confused: Intermitent fault!!!

    Took the dvd player apart and put it back together again (tricky when your using a shovel;) ) and thats sorted.

    Amps off to the UK next week to be upgraded.:D So things are looking up.:)
     
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    Glad to hear it.

    I was beginning to think you were a jinx. :D

    Cheers

    Laurel
     
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    Jase,

    Should have sent your amp to the uk via hovercraft.......:D

    Pleased you got things sorted out.

    Has that mouse of yours calmed down yet.

    bob
     
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    Why not borrow a DAV whilst it's away and even your jaded ears might be able to hear it's superiority
     
  8. Jase

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    Are you refering to its superior distortion??
     
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    You may be interested to know that the workprint is far more violent as the director was aiming for a very bloody R rated theatrical release with an unrated release to follow for DVD and vhs. Unfortunately the studio backed out of that agreement and forced him to cut a lot of messy violence and bad language from the final film to get it down to a PG-13, something he wasn't happy doing. If I can dig up the link I've got to an interview with him I'll post it as it makes interesting reading - you just can't help feeling sorry for the guy. The workprint I've got on tape is actually a far better film that the godawful mess that ended up gracing cinema screens courtesy of the meddling suits.

    But as you guys loved it in its truncated form I expect you'll agree with the studio that they did the right thing by cutting some 15 or so minutes of excessive (and incredibly realistic looking) violence from it. It played a lot better aimed at an adult audience though, rather than the kid friendly one we're left with. Shame, but never mind.
     
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    ********! I've been so busy with work I've hardly had time to do anything else, and I've forgotten to order myself a copy. Thanks for the reminder!
     
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    Unfortunately, due to a major-decoration going on in my drum,
    i watched this film via plain old vanilla TV linked to DVD..
    My classier kit, is stacked safely away in its boxes until the re-dec
    is finished....Forgot what it was like to listen to sound via the
    TV......(Different to say the least!!!!)
    Film's ok.....some good camera work, and really looking forward
    to hearing it via my AV amp.....Picture is nice & sharp......
    Owen Wilson....strange choice of casting.......

    Adzman
     
  12. Arthur.S

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    So wait for 'the directors cut' then?
     
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    Just finished watching the film. A good action movie (don't expect any intellectual discussion of the Yugoslav conflict) that's a pleasant no-brainer. It has a couple of excellent set pieces that make good demo material:

    - Missle chase scene
    - Factory scene with booby traps (excellent LFE and audio steering)

    The pre-visualisation segment about the missle chase scene is pretty good and explains a slight inconsistency (or unclear aspect of the film).....

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    In the pre-visualisation scene, as the pilot ejects, the pen in his lap pierces through his leg. This explains why he lands with the injury that leads to his death. The director's commentary suggests that this was filmed but removed from the film as a result of "getting PG 13" .
     
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    great movie and I for one will relish the prospect of a Director's Cut..:)
     

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