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

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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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  • Dug
    Big fan right here. I'm assuming the film will get a 4k Blu-ray release fairly soon then?
    • Not sure... It already got a Criterion Blu-ray release, and this restoration is just in France so... who knows. Maybe? Only time will tell.
      • Dug
        I really hope so.
  • Jon Odishaw
    Malick has an incredible eye but oh my god his films are mind numbingly boring. And that's coming from someone who has a space odyssey sitting comfortably at number 3 of his all time favourites. Sorry Terrance, I just can't care about your films.
  • Bo
    Malick's Days of Heaven is still one of my all time favorite films. Beautifully shot and just amazingly well done. I also liked this film, but, for me, The Thin Red Line is Malick's last decent film. He started going way out there with this one, but it worked, and the score was magnificent. Since then, for me, he's gotten in way over his head with his themes and his knowledge of those themes as they seem to be quite naive without any spiritual understanding of them. His films have become boring and nonsensical because of his lack of spiritual acumen. Too bad. I met him years ago and he's such a nice man.
    • Tree of life was a torture for my brain. To the wonder was wonderfully bland. Knight of cups was the proof this guy is literally pissing on us without even giving us the courtesy of calling it rain.
      • Bo
        Thanks for you reply, tarek. I was laughing from the first sentence on. I guess I take better care of myself than you because I didn't expose myself to any of those films. Well, I guess I watched Tree of Life on cable and felt the same as you did. It was just silly and immature and rather juvenile, to be frank. The other two I have no interest in at all...nor of Malick anymore and I find that hard to believe as I loved and still do Days of Heaven. But that was a long time ago and he has lost whatever mojo he had then and has spun out into the cosmos with the mentality of a 10 yr. old. Thanks again for your funny reply as it really did make me laugh.
        • Hey Bo. You nailed it by calling it "philosophy for 10 year old". His movies do't make you think, as he thinks for us.
          • Bo
            Well, I'd amend that to he likes to think he thinks for us, but he doesn't...and least not for me and apparently not for you either....and therein lies the problem!..lol..
          • Charles Knowlton
            "philosophy for 10 year old"??? More like philosophy not understood by 10 year old viewers.
          • Sorry if I hurt your feelings Charles.
  • shiboleth
    In some respect, strange film but still very much worth of seeing. A lot of actors in it are still respected in the film business. Yeah, I agree with the assessment stated beneath that Days of Heaven is somehow mesmerizing film but Badlands was not bad either. As for the newer films from Malick, I also am somehow confused but at the same time I can't say enough about them since I haven't seen most of them...
  • cuckoozey
    Anyone a big fan of this film? Not me, one of my least favorite films of all time. I do love Badlands though.
  • Such a beautifull movie and sparked my love for Malick.But my favorite is tree of life with the swooping cameras and soundtrack,and my fandom for Penn en Pitt.But not everything is great from him,badlands didn't impress me at all and to the wonder i just found boring,but i get it has allot to do with the topics he uses...
  • DAVIDPD
    This freaking film just gets better with age. I'll tell you!!~

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