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3.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for the film, 2 stars for the DVD., January 19, 2006
This review is from: The Deer Hunter (Legacy Series) (DVD)
The film is great. Most of you know that so I'm not going to give you a redundant synopsis of the film. However, I was very disappointed with the DVD considering I've been waiting for years for a new special edition. That wait was for nothing.

Yes, the film looks and sounds great on the Legacy Series DVD. But let's be honest, many of us buy DVDs for the special features, and since this is part of the "Legacy Series," this should please, right? Wrong.

First, don't be fooled that this thing is 2 discs. I have no idea why it should be because the second disc only has 14 minutes of deleted scenes, the original theatrical trailer (2 minutes), and 8 screens of production notes. THAT'S IT. Why couldn't they place this on the first disc? To make it seem like there was more? Probably. No documentaries, interviews, making of featurettes, nothing. There is a decent commentary on the first disc, but on the whole the DVD package is disappointing considering the original non Legacy Series version of the Deer Hunter didn't offer much either in terms of special features.

Regardless, it's hard not to own this for your film collection. It is definitely the better of the two versions out there, but don't go in expecting a lot other than the film. Disappointing package on the whole for a film that deserves so much more.
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Initial post: Jul 25, 2012 12:03:55 AM PDT
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What an excellent intro to C. Walken. Being paired with
Streep & DeNiro and Cazale left an indelible impression!
This stands out as Cimino's masterpiece (for me anyway)
and also served as an intro to J. Savage and G. Dzundza.
"Regardless, it's hard not to own this for your film collection."
I'm fortunate to finally own this....it happened sooner than
I'd expected (it was no longer in the top 3rd in the
queue). After this film, "Falling In Love" made sense as
a logical pairing of two superior acting greats (Streep
& DeNiro) A well deserved Oscar for this wonderful work.
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