Posted on 3/14/11 05:40 PM
Finally got to see the theatrical version, which puts "Redux" to shame, honestly. It's pretty amazing on BD, although I'd love to see it on the big screen at some stage. Kilgore's attack in particular - that's like something a lesser filmmaker would put together with special effects. And it's all real. The photography need not really be mentioned, although I'd forgotten how... Gordon Willis-ey Storaro gets at times. I think the film's mostly kept at eye-level as well, for that matter. This is probably one of the few war epics that would qualify as art. And it's difficult to watch any other Vietnam flicks after it.