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Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Setenza, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. Setenza

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    Well despite popular opinion, I still like this movie as much as when I saw it in 82.

    The R1 copy is the extended version of the film. The soundtrack has had a 5.1 overhaul and the film benefits from a fairly good anamorphic transfer.

    John Dykstras work is still pretty good IMHO, and the film really benefits from the fact that the MiG-31 is the sexiest plane around (the one in the film, not the real one).

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    There's also a documentary, not only about the making of the film but on Clint as a director. Appears to be made at the time, by a British crew.

    Go on, buy it, at least to see Nigel Hawthorne get shot.
     
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    That food in Russia's still too rich for me.

    Call me a ponce but I'm waiting for someone to drop the price in a sale.:rolleyes: Must be my tightar5e streak
     
  3. Mr.D

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    I think a lot of the cmps in this are actually quite poor. Watch for the squeezed anamorphic model plane element cmped into a flat vista sky plate...well whacky even by the standards of the day.

    Old clinty's not much cop at these vfx extravanganzas ( space cowboys for example)

    I really dig the design of the mig though. Remember the old laserdisc game? ( pretty naff gameplay but revolutionary cabinet and H controller paved the way for star wars. Loved it as a kid but 50p a pop was prohibitive.)
     
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    Craig Thomas was a work colleagues English teacher - they all hated him!
     

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