Posted by Emily on November 24, 1999 at 12:49:09:
In Reply to: Re: more 'Read at Your Own Risk' stuff posted by MMMMarcia on November 24, 1999 at 09:17:17:
: However, you've only heard MY opinion, and that of a dvd reviewer who doesn't really "know" the film like we do. Others may like the extra footage here and there enough to balance out what was removed. We need some more input.
Okay, I came home from dancing last night all intent on watching, but I decided to save it for tonight, and that way Kevin'll be there, too, so I haven't actually got any new input to add here (so why'd ya write, Em?!).
I have a feeling, though, that I will agree with you, MMMM. Both of those lines, and the Clannad song, add so much to the movie. I don't think it's a good trade, putting in more fighting/long shot scenes in the War Party scene (because they're not really necessary), and taking out the above-mentioned lines. Does that make sense? Was he going for a certain length on this expanded version? Is that why he removed them? I don't see the need, myself ...
Well, I'm babbling. Just disappointed, I guess. I still cannot wait to see the rest of the DVD, though. Even if this version of the movie won't replace the ole' tried-and-true copy, it's still great to see "new" footage, shots, etc.
I will, of course, post my after-the-viewing thoughts. Oh, by the way, the sound on my DVD was fine. I wonder if your player was set wrong? Is that possible?
Emily, still grumbling about the removal of 2 of her fave lines.
(grrrr grrrr grrrr)
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