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Re: 2018 Challenge: Box Office TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL-TIME (Domestic Gross)
« Reply #30 on: April 26, 2018, 09:40:56 PM »
Do you know which version you watched as there are 3 versions on the disc, The Original Theatrical Cut, The Special Edition and The Director's Cut?
The Special Edition had some scenes removed and some other minor tweaks as well as 2 major sequences added. The Director's Cut added back some of the removed scenes and removed one of the added in major sequences. I thought the Director's cut was the probably the best version when I rewatched them recently although I have a soft spot for the original theatrical cut as that was the one I saw at the cinema :) .
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Re: 2018 Challenge: Box Office TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL-TIME (Domestic Gross)
« Reply #31 on: April 26, 2018, 11:08:29 PM »
I watched the original cut.
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Re: 2018 Challenge: Box Office TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL-TIME (Domestic Gross)
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2018, 10:36:31 PM »
     The Sound of Music: 45th Anniversary Edition (1965/United States)

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Robert Wise (1914)
Writing:Howard Lindsay (Original Material By), Russel Crouse (Original Material By), Ernest Lehman (Screenwriter)
Length:175 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.20:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 7.1, English: Dolby Digital: 4.0, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: DTS: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Commentary

Stars:
Julie Andrews as Maria
Christopher Plummer as Captain von Trapp
Eleanor Parker as The Baroness
Richard Haydn as Max Detweiler
Peggy Wood as Mother Abbess

Plot:
Experience the world's most beloved family film as never before with this 3-Disc 45th Anniversary Edition of Rodgers & Hammerstein's® THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Winner of five 1965 ACADEMY AWARDS®, including Best Picture!*

In this true-life story, Julie Andrews lights up the screen as Maria, a spirited young woman who leaves the convent to bring love and music to the home of Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) and his seven children.

*Directing, Film Editing, Music, Best Picture, Sound

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Interactive Games
  • Interviews
  • BD-Live
  • Music Machine, Sing-along, Radio Spots, Screen Tests


My Thoughts:

This is a film I went into not expecting to like at all as I am not a big fan of musicals. But found I enjoyed the story quite a bit. Though I do feel lit went on a little too long. In my opinion it should have ended with Marie coming back to the family and her and Captain Van Trapp getting married. The extra Nazi stuff in my opinion was too much and not needed at all. But over all I am still surprisingly glad I watched it.

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Re: 2018 Challenge: Box Office TOP 100 FILMS OF ALL-TIME (Domestic Gross)
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2018, 10:48:38 PM »
It was just pointed out to me that this film is based on true events and not just a piece of fiction, This makes me rethink my feelings on how they decided to end it. hmmm....
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     Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980/United States)

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment (United States)
Director:Irvin Kershner
Writing:Leigh Brackett (Screenwriter), Lawrence Kasdan (Screenwriter), George Lucas (Story By)
Length:127 min.
Video:Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:English: DTS-HD Master Audio: 6.1 (Discrete), Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: DTS: 5.1, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Commentary: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles:Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Commentary

Stars:
Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker
Harrison Ford (1942) as Han Solo
Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia
Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian
Anthony Daniels as C-3PO

Plot:
It is a dark time for the Rebellion. After a devastating attack on their ice base on the frozen planet of Hoth, the Rebels are scattered by Imperial pursuit. Luke Skywalker seeks out the mysterious Jedi Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah, while Han Solo and Princess Leia outrun the Imperial fleet to the beautiful Cloud City of Bespin. In an attempt to convert Luke to the dark side, the evil Darth Vader lures young Skywalker into a trap. In the midst of a fierce lightsaber duel with the Sith Lord, Luke faces a terrible truth about the Skywalker legacy.

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • THX


My Thoughts:

May the 4th be with you...

So of course I had to watch at least one of the films today. Watching these in production order this time. So next time I will watched them as the studios numbered them. This is a good continuation to the previous film. And it still holds up rather well after all these years. It really is hard to believe this film it almost 40 years old. It remains well worth the time put in to watch it. And I ook forward to contue watching the saga through--out this year long challenge.

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     Grease: 40th Anniversary Edition (1978/United States)

(United States)
Director:Randal Kleiser
Writing:Jim Jacobs (Original Material By), Warren Casey (Original Material By), Bronté Woodard (Screenwriter), Allan Carr (Original Material By)
Length:110 min.
Video:Widescreen :1
Audio:English: Dolby TrueHD: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, German: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Italian: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Japanese: Dolby Digital: 2-Channel Stereo, Portuguese: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles:Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

Stars:
John Travolta as Danny
Olivia Newton-John as Sandy
Stockard Channing as Rizzo
Jeff Conaway as Kenickie
Barry Pearl as Doody

Plot:
The classic tale of good girl Sandy (Olivia Newton-John) and bad boy Danny (John Travolta) gets tuned up with some new special features in this Grease 40th Anniversary Edition. Your favorite movie musical just gets better with time. It's peachy keen, jellybean!

Extras:
  • Scene Access
  • Audio Commentary
  • Feature Trailers
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Featurettes
  • Gallery
  • Interviews
  • Introduction by Randal Kleiser
  • Rydell Sing-Along


My Thoughts:

This film holds a special place in my heart as it was one of my wife's favorite. While not the best film in the world I really enjoyed it. I liked both the setting and the storyline. Matter of fact I think the last time I watched this one I rated it a little low. Well worth the time put in to watch it.

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Pete