The Tree of Life Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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      The opening shots of this film are some of the most beautiful I've seen in any film, and every time the original blu-ray goes in it's kind of a shock at how alive the whole thing looks. I love it, even if I don't find it easy to sit through in its entirety.
       
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      Looks good, I might have to partake!
       
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      So, did you like it then Cas? :D

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      Great review Cas,


      I was late to the Malick party, The Thin Red line was my first experience and its stayed with me ever since, I have caught up with most of his work since and while he is a great artist, I haven’t enjoyed any of his work since Tree of Life.

      Tree of Life is something else – as stated, the creation scene blew me away back in the day, crank up the volume and enjoy the 18 min epic scene.
      I also love the thought put into the camera work, even the way the camera follows the kids around at their height, we see form their pov. Once again, cinematographer Emmanuel Lunbezki at the top of his game.

      Timely review, watching Sean Penn the other night in "The First" reminded me to watch both again.

      When Tree of Life released, I couldn’t get enough of it, many on the threads couldn’t stand it but if you have had loss in your life, it really hits home, there was a comforting message in there for me at the time :)

      Wont upgrade, but will be queuing for the UHD on launch!
       
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      oh wow cas we are not on the same page with movies.
      this was a complete bore 0/10
       
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      Do we speak about the same Cas o_O I think he has a reboot:rotfl:
      You're my friend... for now:p
       
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      Ashamed to say I'd never even heard of this, although I'm a massive fan of Malick's Badlands from 1973 (who isn't, after all?!)

      And since Into The Wild (2007), I'm a particular fan of Sean Penn, too.

      Immediately realised how special a film it is from skimming comments (don't want to spoil anything) and ordered the original Blu Ray release immediately. Simply can't justify a £22 price difference between the new Blu Ray and eBay used discs.

      Look forward to watching it.
       
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      I imported the Criterion and can concur that it is magnificent.
       
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      I've only seen Thin Red Line (great film) and I would probably prefer to see that in HDR before seeing it again in the future. I do remember my old Sub struggling to contain it though lol.
       
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      "Perhaps the only downside to having a newly minted 4K restoration of The Tree of Life on Blu-ray to enjoy in all its perfect glory, is that fact that you know you've still got to wait to see it in actual 4K."
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      This.
       
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      Thanks for the review Cas,on to buy list :D,i did get New World the Criterion 4K upgrade which was very good :)
       
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      Waiting for mine to arrive :rolleyes:
       
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      I've only seen this once, which was more than enough. I forget how long that cut was, but it felt around about 6 months.

      Malik is surely the most over-rated director of all time. A few minor successes early in his career, then a huge holiday, and now an outpouring of pretentious mediocrity.

      In all honesty I'd give this a 1/10, and that point is only for the nice shots of grass blowing in the wind.
       
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      I am so with you on this, also didn’t like Thin Red Line either (and Im someone who will happily sit through 2001 or Gone W T Wind). Sometimes I think critics just like stuff that’s different, others that I just don’t “get” it or I’m not clever enough but this was dirge (even Doug Trumbulls contribution was not enough to interest me?). Still world would be a dull place if we all liked the same things?
       
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      Not a huge Malick fan but this one tipped me over the edge and of the back of such a painful watch I have vowed to never put myself through watching one of his movies again.A true marmite film and film maker if there ever was one.
       
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      I like slow films. I like long films. I like long, slow films.

      I hated this, lost the will to live watching it and thought it was completely self-indulgent and pompous.

      There is room for all kinds of methods, styles and visions in film making, though. I can see why people hate it, but I can also see why people would like it too.
       
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      Saw this in the cinema, came away a little bewildered but certainly moved. I'll pick this up at some point. I completely understand the negative views though, but just because some people love it, doesn't mean everyone else is somehow missing out or doesn't "get it". Some films have that polarising effect on the audience and that's a good thing.
       
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      I can understand too, I haven't liked his work since this film, but I'm sure others have.
      A lot can depend on your mood and your place in that time...

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