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    I saw this a week before my high school graduation when it opened as me and my mom and stepdad dug the movie, i saw it 3 more times and loved it.

    I even got the 4-disc R-rated director's cut the next year and it improves on the theatrical cut no doubt but both cuts are nice.

    But for anyone who saw one of the trailers who else noticed the music is from The Crow?

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    Someone should do a youtube video with Pink Floyd's Blue Sky song since it matches the film

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    Quote Originally Posted by HarryCanyon View Post
    ...i saw it 3 more times and loved it.

    Same here. And it still is my favorite Bay-directed movie. Really ambitious and really powerful.

    The scene where Affleck holds the hand of the sailor who's drowning inside the ship is something I'll never forget. Masterfully crafted moment by Bay that gets me every single time.

    That's just one of the many reasons why I love "Pearl Harbor".
    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

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    I begin to tear up and actually shiver a bit with anticipation as the bomb destined for the Arizona starts its fall, knowing what is about to happen.

    I also lose it at the remembrance in the hangar scene, and believe it's Zimmer's best score.

    Really, I continue to believe people were expecting some post-modern "hip" interpretation rather than the love letter to 1940s war films Michael had in mind.

    (Insert my usual hope against hope wish here that we'll someday see the director's cut on Blu.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayhem View Post
    The scene where Affleck holds the hand of the sailor who's drowning inside the ship is something I'll never forget. Masterfully crafted moment by Bay that gets me every single time.
    That is hugely overwhelming scene. I was so shocked at 1st viewing. Such a heart-wrenching montage about scars left by the war. Whatever haters say, Bay magically creates vivid human emotions.

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    Wow 15 years. Time flies and I feel old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greensmoke View Post
    Wow 15 years. Time flies and I feel old.
    Ditto

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    15 years indeed. For me though, it's like it was yesterday...

    Still a huge "Pearl Harbor" fan and I have to say, this is one of the few movies that I really, really want to see again on the big screen, preferably IMAX : ) I would gladly pay double if I have to.
    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

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    I wholeheartedly agree.

    It would also be nice to see the Vista Series Director's Cut on Blu-ray.

    Unfortunately, I doubt either will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kucharsk View Post
    I wholeheartedly agree.

    It would also be nice to see the Vista Series Director's Cut on Blu-ray.

    Unfortunately, I doubt either will happen.

    THe DC is great and the TC is great on BD with it's quality PQ

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    Hmm, I think the image next to Cage is actually from "Pearl Harbor". Classic low-budget movie poster trick....
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    "You know why the departures and the arrivals at LAX are on separate levels? So the 30,000 heartbreakers that come here each month don't notice the 30,000 that are leaving with their hearts broken."

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    Man i have been thinking about this movie for a few weeks now. I will watch it again today, I usially watch it once a year. One of the best films of all time imo. Hope all is well with S4TE members. Has been quite around here for a while. Hoping to hear some info from Bay eventually about his next project.

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