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Old 09-16-2007, 10:37 AM   #436
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Jeez, you guys racked up like 3 pages in no time.

Someone asked a while back if the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven was worth watching, and no one answered.

I was lucky enough to see this in the theatre when it was briefly re-released (god I miss Los Angeles), and it was absolutely amazing. What was a pretty decent film before is fleshed out in ways you can't begin to imagine, and in this form is probably in Ridley Scott's top 3 or 5 films. Orlando Bloom's character comes off as much more substantial and believable in what he's eventually able to achieve. Eva Green's character is also given much more time, which explains how she ends up all crazy with a shaved head. Liam Neeson has more to do as well.

It's a shame the studio didn't have the courage to release the thing at its proper length, because Ridley could have been looking at some Oscars right now. Great work by all involved.

Also, the DVD supplements are amazing. You are taken through the ENTIRE filmmaking process, even back when Ridley and the screenwriter (The Departed's William Monahan) were working on a completely different production, Tripoli, which was shut down while the sets were being built. This set is up there with the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions.
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Lazarus, where do you live now? I lived in LA for 10 years and just moved to Chicago in April. I miss a few things about LA, and the fact that it's the heart of the movie industry is one of them, for myriad reasons.

I watched KOH and was shocked at how much I disliked it. I've been told by a few to watch the Director's Cut, but have yet to. Perhaps I now will.

Lazarus, what are your thoughts on "Network"?
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Jeez, you guys racked up like 3 pages in no time.

Someone asked a while back if the Director's Cut of Kingdom of Heaven was worth watching, and no one answered.

I was lucky enough to see this in the theatre when it was briefly re-released (god I miss Los Angeles), and it was absolutely amazing. What was a pretty decent film before is fleshed out in ways you can't begin to imagine, and in this form is probably in Ridley Scott's top 3 or 5 films. Orlando Bloom's character comes off as much more substantial and believable in what he's eventually able to achieve. Eva Green's character is also given much more time, which explains how she ends up all crazy with a shaved head. Liam Neeson has more to do as well.

It's a shame the studio didn't have the courage to release the thing at its proper length, because Ridley could have been looking at some Oscars right now. Great work by all involved.

Also, the DVD supplements are amazing. You are taken through the ENTIRE filmmaking process, even back when Ridley and the screenwriter (The Departed's William Monahan) were working on a completely different production, Tripoli, which was shut down while the sets were being built. This set is up there with the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions.
Thanks, I was really interested in watching it after covering the Crusades in World History last year; now I'll have to check it out.
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Lazarus, where do you live now? I lived in LA for 10 years and just moved to Chicago in April. I miss a few things about LA, and the fact that it's the heart of the movie industry is one of them, for myriad reasons.

I watched KOH and was shocked at how much I disliked it. I've been told by a few to watch the Director's Cut, but have yet to. Perhaps I now will.

Lazarus, what are your thoughts on "Network"?
I've been working on the road for the last 9 months, in various cities. I was actually just in Chicago (where i grew up) for most of the summer, and will be hopping around the midwest until mid-November. Right now I'm in Detroit, which does not have quite the independent film choices that Chicago did. I just had to drive 20 miles to see Rocket Science, which was a cute little movie (think Thumbsucker or Squid and the Whale) but it would have gone down easier had it not been such a hassle to get there.

Network is a brilliant film, and what's scary is how it appears to be MORE relevant with each passing year, as American media continues to spiral further and further down the fucking toilet.
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I work in TV (sports) and strongly suggest to all of my younger coworkers that they watch it. Powerful film, and as you say, still highly relevant.

PT Anderson sites Network as his favorite film, I think.

I have been living at work lately, so have had little time to explore the city, let alone see many movies. Most of my movie watching is done late at night on DVD.
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my movie watching is just about the same.
after 11pm, alone.. and my cat
geez, i'm such a loser
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At least your cat won't talk half-way through asking you what's going on... hopefully.
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my movie watching is just about the same.
after 11pm, alone.. and my cat
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I didn't feel like a loser.

Until now.

Fuck.

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i meant about me ..
once i read what i typed..
i sound like an old lonely woman who collects cats

but besides my boyfriend i have yet to have a friend who i share similar movie tastes, and i certainly have friends who talk during movies or keep asking me to explain what's going on,
so i prefer to watch them alone
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A very amature photoshop job I did of that same Terminator 2 poster a few years ago...



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Just bought two new posters for my room. I'm fuckin pumped.




They didn't have a Kindergarten Cop poster?
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Just watched Kindergarten Cop earlier today as a matter of fact. It's still awful/fantastic and never gets old.
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