The Thin Red Line (DVD)

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    ITEM#: 12990433

    Terrence Malick returns to Hollywood after a two-decade hiatus with this adaptation of the classic WWII novel by James Jones. The story follows the efforts of an army platoon to capture the Japanese-controlled island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific Ocean, which will have a major effect on the outcome of the war. The members of C-for-Charlie Company are all fighting for different reasons: some to achieve glory, some to fight for democracy, and some simply to remain alive. They spend the quieter moments reflecting upon their existence, searching for meaning amid the senselessness of war. Malick's reputation as one of cinema's most brilliant directors, based on his masterworks BADLANDS and DAYS OF HEAVEN, enabled him to pull together one of the largest ensemble all-star casts in Hollywood history. The result is a sprawling epic that carries itself like a poem read in a dream, a feeling that is greatly enhanced by John Toll's floating camerawork and Hans Zimmer's haunting score. Rather than concentrating solely on the violence and destruction of war, Malick uses the situation to address philosophical questions such as man versus nature, war versus peace, and good versus evil. THE THIN RED LINE proves that after a 20-year layoff, Malick hasn't lost a step.

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    UPC 715515062312
    Studio Criterion
    Format DVD
    Extra Info Criterion Collection
    Genre War/Military/Drama
    Rating Restricted
    Dimensions 5.5" x 0.5" x 7.5" WxHxD
    Weight 0.35 lbs
    Stars Ben Chaplin, David Harrod, Miranda Otto, Nick Stahl, Sean Penn, Thomas Jane, Tim Blake Nelson, John Savage, Elias Koteas, Dash Mihok, John C. Reilly, John Travolta, Nick Nolte, John Cusack, Arie Verveen, Jared Leto, Woody Harrelson, Adrien Brody, George Clooney, Jim Caviezel
    Directors Terrence Malick
    Dimensions 7.5x5.5x0.5
    Country of Origin United States

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