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Old 04-19-2009, 08:38 PM
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David has reviewed the Criterion Collection release of 'The Wages of Fear.' He says this is one of the masterworks of modern cinema. This Blu-ray presents the film complete and uncut, with high quality audio and video and lots of great supplements. Highly Recommended.

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Firsties!!!!!
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Expecting my copy to arrive on tuesday or wednesday. One of my most anticipated of the year so far.
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yeah can't wait until Thursday.
(getting it from amazon)
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Everything looks good. Just wondering, but what exactly made this one get 2-stars for supplements? Just lack of an audio-commentary? Seems like a decent set of supplements to me, esp, a nearly hour-long high def doc about the director.
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Do want.... very much.
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Hey BambooLounge,

Thanks for your question. As per our reviewer guidelines, the supplement rating is tied to both quality and quantity of extras. We usually give 1/2 star per 1/2 hour of supplemental material (providing it is decent and not just fluffy drivel), plus an extra star for an audio commentary.

A lot of times our supplement ratings tend to be on the low side, because we have to "leave room" in our ratings for multi-disc packages that have tons of extras.

I hope that makes sense. 'The Wages of Fear' would have earned an extra star if it had an audio commentary, but it was not penalized because it didn't have one.

Make no mistake, the extras on this disc are quite good.
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Does a film from 1953 really qualify as "modern" cinema?
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Does a film from 1953 really qualify as "modern" cinema?
not so much in my book.

that said, it is a masterwork of ALL cinema, regardless of date or country of origin. will go check out the review now.
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Yeah, you guys are right. "Modern" was probably not the best word choice if you take the definition literally. I guess I feel that post-1950 films have a much more contemporary feel than those made prior to '50, and so can be considered "modern age" films. (That's more of what I was getting at, but obviously didn't properly express.) This film especially feels ahead of its time.

Or maybe it's just that I'm old, so these films seem more modern to me.
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