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Old 18 December 2018, 14:42
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Saw the movie with my 12 year old.

Excellent movie, looks at WW I from the Private's perspective.

We did the 3-D, and hope to see it again after Christmas.
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Old 18 December 2018, 22:33
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I saw the trailer and it looks to be an amazing feat of film-making. I'm definitely going to see it when it comes back to theaters on 27 December...
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I doubt that it will make it to my neck of the woods, but I hope that it does. I'll likely have to wait for the video to come out.
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So is it a documentary like we think of documentaries because that's how it is being billed....

or is it a movie?

It's not showing up here either, just curious since I'll have to wait for it to come out on video.
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Old 19 December 2018, 11:16
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So is it a documentary like we think of documentaries because that's how it is being billed....

or is it a movie?

It's not showing up here either, just curious since I'll have to wait for it to come out on video.
It's a documentary utilizing 100 year-old footage of front line troops that's been painstakingly restored and colorized.
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It's supposedly playing at our one Imax theater up here on the 27th. Going to try to catch it.

From what I've heard it's a documentary KidA.
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Cool. I like documentaries. I watch a fuck ton of them.

I was just surprised to see a documentary showing in theaters these days. I thought all that showed up anymore were Chick flicks and superhero movies.
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Old 19 December 2018, 11:39
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Cool. I like documentaries. I watch a fuck ton of them.

I was just surprised to see a documentary showing in theaters these days. I thought all that showed up anymore were Chick flicks and superhero movies.
Ha ha yep. Same. I think that's the reason it's only getting a couple of days of play time.
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Old 19 December 2018, 14:25
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My borther and I are going to see it on the 27th.
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I went today with my wife and son to our local theater here in Fredericksburg and saw it this afternoon. Only one showing according to the web site. It appears that it wasn't released the normal way, but that a distributor rented the theater specifically for this showing, much like is done for showings of old movies. The theater was pretty close to full, and when the movie ended the crowd was dead silent.

Very well done. Worth seeing. The audio portion is just as good as the visual. Lots of death and destruction. It's not all gloom and doom; there are parts that show the soldier's activities when they were off the line, playing football (soccer), singing, working parties, etc. Even a scene of what appeared to be pipers engaged in a "how fast can you run with your pipes" foot race.

Sad to hear them talk about the same problems we have today reintegrating veterans into society.
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Saw it on the 27th here too. Wow, just wow. No glossing over the horror, and a ready comfort to explain all aspects of life (there were actually photographs taken of Tommies sitting four in a row on a log over the shit trench)

I went with a former colleague who was in artillery with the 82nd. He loved how Jackson's production team created the audio to accompany the film of the artillery barrages.

For me the most stunning was Jackson's figuring out what was the actual speech being read by an officer in a famous clip of men a day before the Somme.
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.....For me the most stunning was Jackson's figuring out what was the actual speech being read by an officer in a famous clip of men a day before the Somme.
Saw another documentary about WW I where they were trying to ID members of a specific unit in one of the battles.

Used a lip reader to find out what they were saying. She nailed it even down to the accent.
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Cool. I like documentaries. I watch a fuck ton of them.
Documentaries...pr0n. I guess I can see the confusion.

I'm looking forward to seeing this one though.
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For all those interested, this documentary goes into wide theatrical release on Friday, 1 Feb 19...
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For all those interested, this documentary goes into wide theatrical release on Friday, 1 Feb 19...
Holy crap! It's even coming to my neck of the woods. Didn't at all expect to see it.
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Saw it last week in IMAX. Worth your time. Impressively done.
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Old 31 January 2019, 10:09
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I plan on seeing it again. I am taking my son to see it.
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Saw it last week in IMAX. Worth your time. Impressively done.
Saw it today with HH6 - agree that it was both impressively done and worth the time. And stick around for the commentary after the credits - 1/2 hour of Peter Jackson discussing how it was done.
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Went a couple of weeks ago, 3D Imax. Unfortunately, waited to the last minute and there was only one seat left, 1st row, right hand side. It was very well done from what I could see, but will have to go back and watch it from the back of the theatre so I can actually observe the entire screen next time. Make sure you stay after the credits so you can listen to Jackson talk about how he put it together, very interesting.
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Unfortunately, my three local theatres not showing. Nearest theatre showing is an hour drive away, but looks like maybe worth the road trip.

Think I would enjoy watching this on the big screen rather than on my I phone 7 plus.
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