Cover art for ‘Thin Red Line’ Criterion release

Posted by · 12:18 pm · July 9th, 2010

A few weeks ago we told you about the upcoming DVD and Blu-ray Criterion release of Terrence Malick’s “The Thin Red Line,” perhaps one of the most anticipated Criterion announcements yet.  The information came with sell sheet cover art, but today we get a look at the actual cover art, and as one would expect, it’s gorgeous.  Check out the full image after the jump.

(Thanks to reader Jeff for the tip.)




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  • 1 7-09-2010 at 1:21 pm

    /3rtfu11 said...

    Kris this is elegant.

  • 2 7-09-2010 at 1:25 pm

    Mr. Gittes said...

    Wowsers. This is my favorite Malick film. The last shot is…is…

    At least two more Malick films to come! The one with Bardem and Bale is shooting in Oklahoma this Fall. Yes. Yes. Yes.

  • 3 7-09-2010 at 2:58 pm

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    Holy effing shet that is gorgeous.

  • 4 7-09-2010 at 5:23 pm

    Maris said...

    The best war film. Period.

  • 5 7-09-2010 at 5:57 pm

    Speaking English said...

    Not better than “Apocalypse Now” or “Saving Private Ryan,” or possibly even Bergman’s “Shame” (if that counts). But damn good.

  • 6 7-09-2010 at 7:37 pm

    Kristopher Tapley said...

    My opinion: Leagues better than “Saving Private Ryan.” Not quite up to “Apocalypse Now,” though.

  • 7 7-09-2010 at 10:41 pm

    Mr. Gittes said...

    In my opinion the violence in Saving Private Ryan( the way soldiers get shot) is better choreographed than the “violence” in Thin Red Line. But…isn’t there a reason why Malick never shows Woody Harrelson’s mangled torso? Is it because the most severe damage is evident in Woody’s eyes? When Criterion releases The Thin Red Line, perhaps we should have a discussion about it here…food for thought.

    Tom Jane is amazing in this, too. To me his scene might be the most haunting one in the film, save for the final shot. Travolta is great as well. Everyone’s great. Can’t wait!

  • 8 7-10-2010 at 1:27 am

    Sound Designer Dan said...

    This has to be my #2 favorite score of the 90s (Gattaca is a high #1). I never understood why Ebert praised this film so much on Siskel & Ebert and then proceeded to give it only three stars on his written review.

  • 9 7-10-2010 at 4:24 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    “Saving Private Ryan” is to “The Thin Red Line” what “Crash” is to “Short Cuts.” They don’t belong in the same breath.

  • 10 7-10-2010 at 7:52 am

    James D. said...

    Yeah, Saving Private Ryan certainly has some extremely well crafted battle sequence, but there really is nothing going on underneath it. Can’t wait for this one.

  • 11 7-10-2010 at 8:17 am

    The Dude said...

    Criterion artwork has been very hit or miss with me, lately…

    …this is a definite hit though. Great, great stuff for a great, great movie. Will be getting this the moment it hits stores.

  • 12 7-10-2010 at 9:06 am

    Chris said...

    Guy, I just love that comparison you made. Especially since I dislike “Saving Private Ryan” and “Crash” – among other reasons – because in their respective year, each of them stole Oscars from a much more worthy film. And I do love “Short Cuts”, too.
    Btw (I know it’s OT) what do you think of “Magnolia”?

    And that cover art is amazing.

  • 13 7-10-2010 at 11:15 am

    Speaking English said...

    I don’t care. I find “Saving Private Ryan” a more viscerally immersive experience and for me that pushes it over the top. Again, two excellent films though.

  • 14 7-10-2010 at 11:22 am

    Cameron said...

    Wow. I’m oh-so tempted

  • 15 7-10-2010 at 5:10 pm

    Guy Lodge said...

    Chris: “Magnolia” is, for me, the pick of the overachieving class of 1999, and still my favourite Paul Thomas Anderson.

  • 16 7-10-2010 at 7:13 pm

    Maxim said...

    I love most of Criterion covers but this is one is neither beautiful nor interesting to me at all.

    In fact it’s quite quite ugly in a boring way.

  • 17 7-11-2010 at 2:32 pm

    Fitz said...

    Saving Pvt. Ryan and Thin Red Line do different things for different people. Thin Red Line is more about the psychological effects of war, while Pvt. Ryan is about getting back home. I may be in the minority on this one, but I like both evenly.

  • 18 7-11-2010 at 5:33 pm

    Chris138 said...

    Saving Private Ryan has some amazingly staged battle sequences, but the story… I don’t know. I always found that it fit nearly ever war movie cliche you could possibly think up. I’ve always preferred The Thin Red Line.

  • 19 7-12-2010 at 4:10 am

    Chris said...

    Guy: Same here. “Magnolia” is probably my favourite film of the 90s. Well, it’s in my personal all-time Top5.

  • 20 7-12-2010 at 7:23 am

    Mike_M said...

    LOVE THIS COVER…

    was hoping this would be one of the better ones, and it is… cant wait to pick this up.