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This comes from Digitalbits.com


"...the best of the lot, as I'm sure you'll agree, is the art for Warner's long awaited The Iron Giant: Special Edition. The disc is set to street on 8/26 (SRP $19.98), with anamorphic widescreen video, English and French Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and all-new special edition materials. We expect to have specific details next week. Cool cover, no? ;-)"


OH MY !!! Can't wait !!!


I remember Brad Bird talking about this like 2 years ago and it was supposed to include an audio commentary by Brad Bird & Pencil Tests of deleted scenes including a sequence where the Iron Giant has a dream. This set is going to be awesome. There were some other things mentioned a while back, but I can't recall ... GIMME THE DETAILS WB !!!


How cool is that cover!!!


MUST HAVE !!!

http://home.sprynet.com/sprynet/storm02/irongiantse.jpg
 

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I wish they would make a Gigantor movie.
 

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I've been waiting to buy this film (basically to see if it would fall below $14.99 in price), but this will probably be the incentive I need.


As emotionally complicated and moving a cartoon as I have ever seen.
 

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One must wonder why it wasn't more successful at the box office.



My paranoid and conspiratorial take on this question would be that movies that make fun of either branches of our secret police (FBI or CIA) die at the box office, possibly as a favor from the releasing studios, who tend to only put them out there and do nothing else as far as publicity.
 

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Warner spent next to nothing on marketing the movie - I think that was the biggest factor, second might have been apprehension by parents to take kids to see it (it's a cartoon, must be a kids movie, right?) because of the rating.


I wonder if this is a new transfer? Not that there is anything wrong with the old one.
 

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Good review of a great over looked movie.He right that should have bin a 2 disc dvd with DTS 24/96 the dts that is me talking. So where is the r2 disc that is said to have been made years a go. :mad:
 

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"As emotionally complicated and moving a cartoon as I have ever seen."


Agreed, an excellent movie. One must wonder why it wasn't more successful at the box office.
Maybe because it was too preachy. I found the idea of a Cold War cartoon compelling enough to see it in the theater without kids, but was disappointed by the pandering anti-gun message, practically equating guns, war and hunting as all the same thing. Before anyone starts screaming about it, I'm not an NRA member and not a hunter. I just didn't like the way this movie forced it's opinion on you, and kept pecking away at it.

This soured my attitude, despite some great moments, like the swimming hole scene, and I also thought Harry Connick Jr's character was pretty funny.

Overall, I found this movie was a great idea, mostly wasted.
 

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Maybe because it was too preachy. I found the idea of a Cold War cartoon compelling enough to see it in the theater without kids, but was disappointed by the pandering anti-gun message, practically equating guns, war and hunting as all the same thing. Before anyone starts screaming about it, I'm not an NRA member and not a hunter. I just didn't like the way this movie forced it's opinion on you, and kept pecking away at it.

This soured my attitude, despite some great moments, like the swimming hole scene, and I also thought Harry Connick Jr's character was pretty funny.

Overall, I found this movie was a great idea, mostly wasted.


and WOW, I never saw the movie in that way, or any political statement in it, ... maybe that’s why I enjoyed it so much... coz I saw it like a cartoon version of ET, a friendship movie without any boundaries
 

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I found the idea of a Cold War cartoon compelling enough to see it in the theater without kids, but was disappointed by the pandering anti-gun message.
This is why the movie is so great. You can watch it with your kids; kids learn lessons and you all enjoy the great moments. (I had hard time to explain to my kid that more often than not hunting is not bad, though.)
 

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Don't look at the movie as an antigun message, it wasn't. The movie sent chills down my spine when I realized how innocent comments made to the giant reprogrammed him. Any part missed or misinterpreted would result in death to all. Explaining to the giant that guns can be used in self-defense would have resulted in depopulating the Eastern seaboard.


Trying to explain to a young child (who lives in a concrete world, not symbolic) the difference between a gun used to kill/harm and a weapon used for self-defence would not have worked. The writers knew this and used an argument that can be understood by a child (Guns are Bad!!!). I do not explain to my toddler that guns are a tool, I just say to him 'Stay away!'. Later I will explain the difference.


The psychology of this movie rivals anything I have watched (cartoon or not). It is fantastic!


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I'm not a parent yet, but I can tell you I don't want a cartoon teaching my kid about firearms or the morality of hunting, among other things.

These are big issues to a child and it is the responsibility of a parent. I have heard far too many whacky celebrities say really off the wall (meat is murder!) things to allow a movie to force feed right-and-wrong decisions to a child. The hunting scene was actually an unnecessary sidetrack to the Iron Giant story. The main theme was simple and stood on its own.


Pixar gets this right. They entertain, but do not "inform". I can only hope that has more than a little to do with Iron Giants relative failure compared to anything Pixar has done.
 

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Pixar gets this right. They entertain, but do not "inform". I can only hope that has more than a little to do with Iron Giants relative failure compared to anything Pixar has done.
FYI, Pixar disagrees. Their next film, The Incredibles, is being written and directed by Brad Bird, who made The Iron Giant.
 

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sometimes you use things like cartoons because young kids understand these easier. then after watching the cartoon you talk to them about what it meant to them. and means to you.
 
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