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Williams On Blu Empire of the Sun coming to Blu-ray June 19th

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Maybe there's a chance that La-La Land will release the expanded score soon!

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Maybe there's a chance that La-La Land will release the expanded score soon!

No need. There will be an isolated score track.

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Ofcourse not, its not jurassic park or indiana jones.

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Ofcourse not, its not jurassic park or indiana jones.

Isn't Spielberg proud of his movies? Warner even restored Blade Runner, which was also a big flop at the time.

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Any idea how Spielberg regards this film? I mean if he wants a top level restoration, then it will be done.

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It appears this is the year of Spielberg's films on Blu. In the coming months we'll get Jaws, E.T., Schindler's List, Indiana Jones, Empire of the Sun and of course also Tintin and War Horse.

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If there was a recently made HD Master for use on HD television channels they will probably just use that

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Ofcourse not, its not jurassic park or indiana jones.

I've seen an HD copy that looked amazing. LOTS of grain, though. And yet it kind of fits. I wonder how this will look.

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We'll probably know spielberg's thoughts if we buy the Blu-ray.

unlikely since he never provides commentary.

Empire has never been a favorite SS film of mine, however the same cannot be said for the score which is far better than the film itself.

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This will be a good excuse to screen it for the gf. I've not watched it for getting on ten years myself, so I'm quite looking forward to seeing it in hi-def.

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The first half is one of Spielberg's great cinematic achievements, partly because he takes the time to unravel a story and its history in an almost trancelike visual state free of the more conventional trappings of his commercial films (post-JAWS, that is).

The second half in the camp gets a bit more conventional, but still is obscenely good epic moviemaking. It is said without EOTS there wouldn't be a SCHINDLER'S LIST and there's some truth to that. I don't see what the score could possibly gain from expansion. There is one schmaltzy choral piece left off the original release but it's hardly 2 minutes long - apart from that, the Warner release was perfect.

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One of Spielberg's greatest achievements and by far his most overlooked film as far as awards go. My appreciation for it grew expoencially in the last couple of years

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Empire has never been a favorite SS film of mine, however the same cannot be said for the score which is far better than the film itself.

Insert response from Alex, something along the line that he's not surprised, that you better stick to Raiders and Jurassic Park, and some kind of half hearted gay comment.

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Well, it's a brilliant film. But it's not a great film; like Raiders.

Not that any comparisons between the two are in any way relevant.

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I think it's a great film, it's just different to Raiders in everything. :lol:

Props to Spielberg for being willing to explore many different areas.

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What? A Spielberg war film is hardly a rare thing...

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It's a five star flawed masterpiece, indeed. But I have trouble speaking about it on the same terms as the icons of modern cinema.

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Well, RAIDERS may be a popular film, but you certainly can tell that Spielberg wasn't very emotionally involved in it, apart from lending his technical proficiency.

Although i'd rather watch RAIDERS than EOTS casually, the latter flies on a much higher plane - emotionally and intellectually.

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Well, RAIDERS may be a popular film, but you certainly can tell that Spielberg wasn't very emotionally involved in it, apart from lending his technical proficiency.

You can tell where?

Spielberg's investment in that film is pretty well documented.

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Well, RAIDERS may be a popular film, but you certainly can tell that Spielberg wasn't very emotionally involved in it, apart from lending his technical proficiency.

This is a nonsense. Or in layman's terms - complete and utter bullshit. Moreover, I can only assume you know nothing of Spielberg's situation (and standing) when he made Raiders.

Although i'd rather watch RAIDERS than EOTS casually, the latter flies on a much higher plane - emotionally and intellectually.

This statement is closer to the plain ridiculousness I mentioned earlier. Or perhaps you're not concerned with directorial prowess.

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Ofcourse not, its not jurassic park or indiana jones.

Well, by many accounts Jurassic Park looks like shit on Blu-ray. I wouldn't be surprised if it turns up with a new transfer as part of the Centennial series.

As for this Blu-ray, no new extras directly related to the movie. That's disappointing. At least there's a single new extra, unlike the Hook Bu-ray. This is one of the oldest Spielberg DVDs I have in the snapper case and it still looked okay on my last viewing. Hopefully it'll be a spectacular upgrade since this movie looks and sounds friggin' awesome.

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I found the DVD transfer very satisfying. They can wake me up again when it's streaming in HD...no blu-ray player will enter my household.

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the conventions shown in the film have that been there done that, you did it again feeling. The narrative of the film could have used some trimming. It's a terrific film but there are better Spielberg efforts but he did get one hell of a score out of John. Come on every knows that the music to Cadillac of the Skies is much more inspirational than the visuals it's scored too.

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Come on every knows that the music to Cadillac of the Skies is much more inspirational than the visuals it's scored too.

It's one of the very peculiar characteristics of this score. It doesn't really score what we're seeing, but the heightened reality of what Jim is seeing

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It's fine music (from Jim's viewpoint), but I can't get that (over-scored) shot of Nigel Havers bounding up the stairs out of my head. It's a jarring moment in an otherwise magnificent scene; which means it isn't flawless, by my own standards.

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