Posted by Rich on November 23, 1999 at 17:06:49:
In Reply to: Potentially disappointing news... posted by LOTM and DVD fan on November 23, 1999 at 13:25:23:
Well, after sitting here a spell, reading the few initial reactions & the review Mike posted a link to, I can see that there will will plenty of room for discussion here on the board about this new version!
We are all SO used to the film as we know it, that I feel that invariably most will resist liking this version BETTER! I'm glad it's here, though my copy (just received my e-mail) probably won't be here till Friday.
It'll be, I imagine, a lot like watching the Network TV version ... Courier Diversion added; whacks & thuds deleted. Something different, only this time, even more different! No "I Will Find You"? Seems bizarre, but ... I want to see "Why?" before I pass judgement on what immediately appears to be a mistake. OK, so I passed judgement!
The reviewer, by his own admission, was not THAT familiar with the film ... his review was strange, I thought. Making it seem like he was going to make strong statements on the changes, and then downplaying it! I will look forward to REAL reviews ... from you guys!
This is exciting! "What An Adventure!" (LOTM translation of the Grateful Dead's "What A Long Strange Trip It's Been!")
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