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Audio commentary with writer/director J.J. Abrams, producer Bryan Burk and cinematographer Larry Fong
The Dream Behind Super 8
The Search for New Faces
Meet Joel Courtney
Rediscovering Steel Town
The Visitor Lives
Scoring Super 8
Do You Believe in Magic?
The 8mm Revolution
Deconstructing the Train Crash
Deleted Scenes




Dolby TrueHD 7.1 and hopefully not final artwork
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WTF is this Kill Bill or something?
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What's wrong with the artwork? It looks like the box Super 8 film came in.

Some people would criticize the Mona Lisa for being too close to frowny-faced...


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What's wrong with the artwork? It looks like the box Super 8 film came in.

Some people would criticize the Mona Lisa for being too close to frowny-faced...

It's kinda like one, thing is with a theme like that you need to go all or nothing
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It's kinda like one, thing is with a theme like that you need to go all or nothing

Well, if they really went all out and did something more like the box, people here would still complain that it messes up the look of their shelves.

But, in relation to the theme...

If they're thinking at all, the disc will be printed like a roll of film - or the can the original 8mm came in, with a nifty "masking tape" label that looks like it was written on with a felt tip pen. It obviously wouldn't have a Super 8 form factor since that came in a plastic cartridge - then came back from the processor in a paper pouch.

My guess? It will be a normal shiny disc with the title in blue or black letters.

So, now that I think about it, they should have just gone with the poster art or something.


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Well, if they really went all out and did something more like the box, people here would still complain that it messes up the look of their shelves.

But, in relation to the theme...

If they're thinking at all, the disc will be printed like a roll of film - or the can the original 8mm came in, with a nifty "masking tape" label that looks like it was written on with a felt tip pen. It obviously wouldn't have a Super 8 form factor since that came in a plastic cartridge - then came back from the processor in a paper pouch.

My guess? It will be a normal shiny disc with the title in blue or black letters.

Paramount don't do disc art normally
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they should have just gone with the poster art or something.

That's what all cover art should be.

I have NEVER read any compaints about cover art when they went with the original poster art.
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That's what all cover art should be.

I have NEVER read any compaints about cover art when they went with the original poster art.

The Struzan style one would have been nice
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Never saw this, heard mixed reviews. It'll be a rental for sure.

Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
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Never saw this, heard mixed reviews. It'll be a rental for sure.

Mixed? I only saw great reviews, was my film of the summer by far.
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Mixed? I only saw great reviews, was my film of the summer by far.

Not just pro critics but reviews from friends/family who saw it. So, they were mixed.

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i saw it in the theater... i'm on the fence on if i want to preorder or wait a little bit

one thing is for sure... SECURE ALL LOOSE ITEMS ON SHELVES IN YOUR HOUSE BEFORE THE TRAIN WRECK SCENE


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Not just pro critics but reviews from friends/family who saw it. So, they were mixed.

Fair enough, it was just like a Joe Dante film for me so I loved it, very like the best parts of the explorers.
Plus the score is the best John Williams score, that John Williams never did.
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"Super 8" lacks. Especially when compared to "The Goonies," which is a movie full of far more soul, direction, and soundtrack.

I exited the cinema with a friend unfulfilled. He actually hated it. I wouldn't go that far, but as a Spielberg family film? It sucks when compared to his older greats.
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SECURE ALL LOOSE ITEMS ON SHELVES IN YOUR HOUSE BEFORE THE TRAIN WRECK SCENE

Which is why I'm anxious to see it again. I saw it at a poorly equipped theater, and there was literally no impact at all in the sequence. Still, I loved the movie. Very few movies get a day one purchase from me. This will be an exception.

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"Super 8" lacks. Especially when compared to "The Goonies," which is a movie full of far more soul, direction, and soundtrack.

I exited the cinema with a friend unfulfilled. He actually hated it. I wouldn't go that far, but as a Spielberg family film? It sucks when compared to his older greats.

But it was not a Spielberg family film, it was a JJ Abrams family film
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Mixed? I only saw great reviews, was my film of the summer by far.

What reviews were you reading? I saw several that said the same thing: good concept with a lazy effort to make it live up to the names attached.

A lot of friends who saw it said it was anything from merely "OK" to "disappointing".

Having said that, I have been waiting to see it on video, so I'll judge it on a rental basis first.


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What reviews were you reading? I saw several that said the same thing: good concept with a lazy effort to make it live up to the names attached.

A lot of friends who saw it said it was anything from merely "OK" to "disappointing".

Having said that, I have been waiting to see it on video, so I'll judge it on a rental basis first.

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But it was not a Spielberg family film, it was a JJ Abrams family film

Well, following this logic-- "The Goonies" is a Richard Donner family film, then. I would still disagree; I see Spielberg all through it.
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Well, following this logic-- "The Goonies" is a Richard Donner family film, then. I would still disagree; I see Spielberg all through it.

I think the Goonies is fun and really enjoy it, but I have never thought of it as a classic.
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Me personally, I thought that this movie was fantastic. Very much felt like it exists within the same time period and universe as ET and Close Encounters. Was Super 8 as great as ET and Close, no, but fantastic none the less.

If the JJ Abrams and Spielberg collaboration keeps going, I'm very much looking forward to ANY film they put out there!!
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Me personally, I thought that this movie was fantastic. Very much felt like it exists within the same time period and universe as ET and Close Encounters. Was Super 8 as great as ET and Close, no, but fantastic none the less.

If the JJ Abrams and Spielberg collaboration keeps going, I'm very much looking forward to ANY film they put out there!!
Definitely a great "throw-back" to the golden age of Spielburg.
But I'll go one step further and state that I actually prefer Super 8 to ET (but Close Encounters is still much superior.)
Anyway, I'd already placed my pre-order within a few hours of Amazon.com listing it.


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Plus the score is the best John Williams score, that John Williams never did.
'The Incredibles' had the best John Barry score, that John Barry never did. Just as 'Ratatouille' had the best Maurice Jarre score, that Maurice Jarre neved did. And Mission: Impossible III' had the best Lalo Schifrin score that.... well, you get the idea.

Thank goodness Michael Giacchino's ego allows him to create scores that support the film rather than call attention to a signature style. Wish there were more composers like him.

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'The Incredibles' had the best John Barry score, that John Barry never did. Just as 'Ratatouille' had the best Maurice Jarre score, that Maurice Jarre neved did. And Mission: Impossible III' had the best Lalo Schifrin score that.... well, you get the idea.

Thank goodness Michael Giacchino's ego allows him to create scores that support the film rather than call attention to a signature style. Wish there were more composers like him.
There is a lot of Lost in MI3, but he I agree about the adaptability
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This movie is listed in Rydstrom's sound department work on imdb....I think that means we can expect a great mix from this one!
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It was one of the better movies from this Summer but I did feel a bit let down after seeing it, mainly in regards to the very limited screen time the alien gets. Long story short, it's a hodgepodge of The Goonies, Stand By Me, E.T. and maybe even a bit of The Thing ('81 version) featuring a baby Cloverfield monster.

I will buy the Blu-ray just for the train sequence which undoubtably will be reference audio material. I also expect numerous complaints about black crush and especially about Abrams ridiculous overuse of fake digital lense flare which rivals the handheld shakeycam as most annoying film maker gimmick of the 21st century.
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Thank goodness Michael Giacchino's ego allows him to create scores that support the film rather than call attention to a signature style. Wish there were more composers like him.
I've been a fan of his music ever since I heard his work in Medal of Honor: Frontline on PS2 waaaaaaayyyyy back when...

I didn't see this in theaters, I'll probably blind buy it though.

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What's wrong with the artwork? It looks like the box Super 8 film came in.

Some people would criticize the Mona Lisa for being too close to frowny-faced...
I like the artwork also. I use to shoot Super 8 movies for our church (and other churchs) AWANA Clubs.
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Running time of the extras (except for "Deconstructing the Train Crash") and a summary of the deleted scenes:
  • Audio Commentary by Writer / Director J.J. Abrams, Producer Bryan Burk and Cinematographer Larry Fong
  • The Dream Behind Super 8 (15:38)
  • The Search for New Faces (16:53)
  • Meet Joel Courtney (13:49)
  • Rediscovering Steel Town (17:29)
  • The Visitor Lives (11:49)
  • Scoring Super 8 (5:06)
  • Do You Believe in Magic? (4:25)
  • The 8mm Revolution (7:44)
  • Deconstructing the Train Crash
  • Deleted Scenes
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    - Inside the 7 Eleven (0:48)
    - Joe Writes New Pages (0:47)
    - Joe Gives Charles New Pages (1:50)
    - Jack Searches the Gas Station (0:29)
    - Inside the Car Dealership (0:26)
    - Joe Gets in Trouble (0:48)
    - Lucy Goes Missing (0:47)
    - Dry Brush Technique (1:30)
    - Army Navy Store (0:57)
    - Joe Watches Home Movies Alone (0:42)
    - Saying Goodnight (1:26)
    - Cubes Shake the Red Truck (0:51)
    - Jack Finds Joe's Backpack (0:24)
    - Joe and Cary Discover Coffins (0:38)
The disc also includes two easter eggs:
  • Fear and Sadness (1:16)
  • Meeting Spielberg (1:23)
Source: www.bbfc.co.uk.
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It's an enjoyable film, and I'd like to see it again, but it wasn't quite what it wanted to be. Everything with the kids was great, but at the end of the movie, we are supposed to be sympathetic toward an alien that has zero redeeming qualities. So the ending falls a little flat.


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