Watership Down

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Post by eddievalient » June 26th, 2008, 8:31 pm

Please, Once, don't give them any ideas.
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Post by loeper » June 26th, 2008, 10:58 pm

Thank you Ben!!!!!!!!!

Yes it was Watership Down. Amazing you were able to name the movie. I remember watching it when I was young in the 80s on TV. Can't wait to watch it again. Thank you again!!!!!!!!!!

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Post by Whippet Angel » June 26th, 2008, 11:27 pm

eddievalient wrote:Please, Once, don't give them any ideas.
I regret to say that it's true, as they've already got a line of Thumper-themed books...

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Post by eddievalient » June 27th, 2008, 12:48 am

*facepalm* Good grief, what next?
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Post by Once Upon A Dream » June 27th, 2008, 4:59 am

eddievalient wrote:*facepalm* Good grief, what next?
Disney Hags? XD.
(Thought,seriously,I heard they"re planning Disney Dwarfs and Disney Dragons lines :?).
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Post by Ben » June 27th, 2008, 5:07 am

You're very welcome, loeper.

Here's hoping you stick around these here forums. Perhaps you'd care to discuss the film once you have seen it again?

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Post by Vernadyn » October 10th, 2008, 4:06 pm

Man, I was just devestated by the uncut Plague Dogs. A great film, but not anything I'd want to watch just any old time. I don't know why, but having that "ambiguous" ending was much, much more powerful and sad to me than if it had just ended with everyone dead.

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Post by Whippet Angel » October 11th, 2008, 12:41 am

I once tried to get my boyfriend to watch Plague Dogs with me, and he asked me to turn it off about halfway through, saying it was too depressing. And this was the CUT version!

It's not exactly a "feel good" film, but it's still a great one nonetheless.

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Re: Watership Down

Post by Daniel » August 8th, 2022, 3:32 pm

Getting the 4K treatment from BFI: (UK release, but if you're set up the 4K is region free)
Newly restored in 4K by the BFI and Silver Salt Restoration, using the original 35mm negative and stereo audio tracks, this landmark animation is presented in Ultra High Definition for the very first time.

Disc 1: 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray presentation in Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
Disc 2: High Definition presentation of the feature (+ extras)
Defining a Style (2005): short featurette about the film’s aesthetic
A Conversation with the filmmakers (2005)
Storyboard comparison
Super 8 version of the film
Trailer
TV Spots
Newly created optional English subtitles for the Deaf and partial hearing
Newly created audio description track
Double-sided poster featuring the original UK quad and the 2022 re-release artwork
A set of four postcards featuring iconic scenes from the film
Perfect-bound book featuring new writing on the film by Jez Stewart and Catherine Lester
Newly commissioned sleeve art by Andrew Bannister
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Re: Watership Down

Post by Ben » August 8th, 2022, 4:38 pm

I wrote to Rand this week about this and said that it was such a shame Terry Rawlings didn’t see this edition come along as he could have given them so much never before seen or heard material over the same old extras we've had since the 25th anniversary DVD. That said, I’m naturally eager for this, though I just don’t get the barbed wire motif…this is like a scant non-existent thing in the film itself and is made way too much of a big, and actually quite ugly, thing on this new poster.

The film is said to come from the same source as the Criterion restoration, and why they didn’t save it a few months and brand it a 45th Anniversary Edition is also strange. But of course I’ll get it, and make it possibly the film I have most copies of across multiple formats…!

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Re: Watership Down

Post by Daniel » August 8th, 2022, 5:30 pm

Beating Snow White!? ;)

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Re: Watership Down

Post by Ben » August 8th, 2022, 7:56 pm

A quick look shows, if combining formats, books and soundtracks, etc, then they come out just about equal. Tron is also up there, I think! :)

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Re: Watership Down

Post by ShyViolet » September 28th, 2022, 3:50 am

I know I first mentioned the Donnie Darko connection about sixteen years ago (!) but just thought it would be cool to finally post the actual scene. :)


https://youtu.be/KNmX8B1vBhs


*spoiler for WD*
You can’t just have your characters announce how they feel! That makes me feel angry!

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Re: Watership Down

Post by Ben » September 28th, 2022, 3:58 am

Spoiler: the rabbits aren’t real. ;)

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