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Author Topic: Kingdom of Heaven, original and director's cut - views needed  (Read 306 times)

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Like it says really.  I haven't seen either, I understand the original is not so good but that the director's cut is far better.  Is that correct?  I own the original, I bought it on budget to steal ideas from since Ridley Scott can do good battles even on a bad day, but if the director's cut is actually a good movie (which I understand, possibly wrongly, the original isn't) then perhaps I should be looking for that instead.

Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007, 12:40:04 pm »
I really liked the original myself, have not seen the director's cut. Its in my top 20 movies.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007, 12:55:24 pm »
Both versions are pretty good. I still prefer Gladiator to both of 'em, but that's what you get when you replace Russell Crowe with Orlando Bloom.

The director's cut goes into some details a bit more and gives the main characters some levels before the game actually starts. Erm, I meant it creates some exposition for the main protagonist which makes the whole story more believeable.

Yes, pretty good battles, trebuchets, veiled women and Ed Norton finally gets the leprosy he deserves.
 

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007, 01:02:41 pm »
Hm, cheering responses, sounds like I didn't buy a turkey after all.  Thanks guys.

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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007, 02:20:18 pm »
Not to thredcrap or anything, but I found it unbearably boring. The cinamatography/color pallet used nearly slowed my heart to a stop. I am really sensitive to such things, though, so my opinion might not be worht a shit.
Sorry.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 03:01:45 pm »
How did you like previous Scott flicks, Aos? He's rather peculiar with the lighting and colors most of the time...
 

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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 03:27:43 pm »
I loved his early stuff, the Duelists, Blade Runner, and Alien ect... but his Christopher Columbus movie is actually the first and only movie that put me to sleep in the theatre. the pallet in all the early movies is a bit subdued- not so much in the duelists, though, but there is a tension in Blade Runner and in Aliens that held me. I didn't find that tension in KOH. I liked Galdiator well enough at the time, but after seeing it again, I kind of feel that Sparticus does a much better job with many of the same themes. There is no shame, however, in being bested by Kubrick.
I am a picky over analytical bitch, though, so take all this with a grain of salt.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007, 06:28:39 pm »
I don't know how the movie ended because I grew so bored in the first half hour that I deleted the flick, and never watched it again.

I keep wanting to down load it again and watch it, but I don't think I will.