Posted by MMMMarcia on November 24, 1999 at 21:24:37:
In Reply to: Re: More comments on the new DVD posted by Donna on November 24, 1999 at 18:37:54:
Donna & Rich,
While I can see that the line about nothing better to do on the lake is a bit flippant, I definitely feel the serious disagreement line is important. That and the long look exchanged at that point are pivotal in establishing the real conflict between Hawkeye & Duncan, in my mind. I don't find anything 90ish about that line at all, and it does do an excellent job of foreshadowing. But that's just my preference. I hate that moment being gone.
As for the jerkiness in scene changes, I can assure you they are there. Donna, you may have been so busy looking for additional lines, etc, that you didn't notice, but there are several places where it really shows up. I'll have to view it again to note when, exactly.
And yes, I saw the red-shirt guy and the moving musket...but what's all this about a diver in the water? When? How? Can that be seen in the THX? And why in the world wouldn't they have fixed those bloopers when they had the chance?
As for the sound issues, I imagine when the movie is played with the proper settings, that will be better, but I still don't understand why the dialog was so much louder than anything in the background. I wonder if the proper settings will fix that? You can see how ignorant I am of DVD players.
Mark, who is NOT a Mohican Maniac, though he certainly thinks it is a good film, feels the THX version is far better than this one, so I know I'm not completely crazy. But I do agree that seeing a few scenes from new angles was interesting. It's kinda surreal to be seeing this movie which is SEW familiar to all of us with these changes here and there...has a Mohicanland Twilight Zone feel about it!
Still waiting to hear from everyone else...
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