Restored Re-Release Trailer for Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line'

August 11, 2016
Source: YouTube

The Thin Red Line Trailer

"In this world, a man, himself, is nothing." War is hell. In late 1998, Terrence Malick release his third film, The Thin Red Line, set during World War II telling the story of a group of American soldiers fighting in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The film was overshadowed by Saving Private Ryan, also released earlier in 1998, but earned a following in the years since as many critics have analyzed Malick's work even further. The war film has an incredible ensemble cast, including: Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Ben Chaplin, plus John Cusack, Adrien Brody, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Jared Leto, Miranda Otto, John Travolta and George Clooney. So far this re-release is only scheduled for France, but this is might be worth revisiting on your own time anyway.

Here's the new re-release trailer for Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line, from YouTube (via TFS):

The Thin Red Line

Poster above is the cover art for the Criterion Blu-ray of The Thin Red Line, which you can still get here.

Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. This tells a semi-fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount Austen in the Pacific Theater of WWII. The Thin Red Line was Terrence Malick's third feature film, and it was first released in limited release in late 1998, expanding throughout the rest of the world in early 1999. This was only a few months after Saving Private Ryan opened in theaters in 1998, overshadowing this much different World War II film. Malick's film is getting a 4K DCP restoration in France, opening in theaters starting August 17th. No info yet on whether it will also show up in the US. Anyone a big fan of this film?

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