The Thin Red Line
The Criterion Collection
Country of Origin:  United States
Production year: 1998
Director: Terrence Malick
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 715515-062411
Running time: 2:51 (171 Min.)
Casetype: HD Keep Case
Format: Color, 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: September 28, 2010
Collection type: Owned (#1167)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 31, 2014
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 0 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
After directing two of the most extraordinary movies of the 1970s, Badlands and Days of Heaven, American artist Terrence Malick disappeared from the film world for twenty years, only to resurface in 1998 with this visionary adaptation of James Jones's 1962 novel about the World War II battle for Guadalcanal. A big-budget, spectacularly mounted epic, The Thin Red Line is also one of the most deeply philosophical films ever released by a major Hollywood studio, a thought-provoking meditation on man, nature, and violence. Featuring a cast of contemporary cinema's finest actors—Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, and Woody Harrelson among them—The Thin Red Line is a kaleidoscopic evocation of the experience of combat that ranks as one of the greatest war films ever produced.
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Genres
War
Action
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
 • Phoenix Pictures
 • Fox 2000 Pictures
Media Companies:
 • The Criterion Collection
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  DTS HD Master Audio 5.1
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
English
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Commentary
 • Interviews
 • Outtakes/Bloopers
 • Booklet, Timeline; Guadalcanal Newsreels; Melanesian Chants
Crew
Direction
Terrence Malick....Director
Writing
Terrence Malick....Screenwriter
James Jones....Original Material By
Production
Robert Michael Geisler....Producer
John Roberdeau....Producer
Grant Hill....Producer
George Stevens, Jr.....Executive Producer
Cinematography
John Toll....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Billy Weber....Film Editor
Leslie Jones....Film Editor
Saar Klein....Film Editor
Music
Hans Zimmer....Composer
Sound
Paul "Salty" Brincat....Production Sound Mixer
Andy Nelson....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Anna Behlmer....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
J. Paul Huntsman....Supervising Sound Editor
John Fasal....Sound Designer
Claude Letessier....Sound Designer
Art
Jack Fisk....Production Designer
Margot Wilson....Costume Designer
Ian Gracie....Art Director
Kerry Thompson....Costume Designer
Viv Mepham....Make-up Artist
Angela Conte....Make-up Artist
Toni French....Make-up Artist
Joan Petch....Make-up Artist
Chiara Tripodi....Make-up Artist
Brian Cox....Visual Effects
Animal Logic
Chris Godfrey....Visual Effects
Simon Whiteley....Visual Effects
John Bird....Make-up Artist
Cast
Kirk Acevedo....Pvt. Tella
Penny Allen....Witt's Mother
Benjamin....Melanesian Villager
Simon Billig....Lt. Col. Billig
Mark Boone Junior....Pvt. Peale
Adrien Brody....Cpl. Fife
Norman Patrick Brown....Pvt. Henry
Jim Caviezel....Pvt. Witt
Ben Chaplin....Pvt. Bell
George Clooney....Capt. Bosche
John Cusack....Capt. Gaff
Jarrod Dean....Cpl. Thorne
Matt Doran....Pvt. Coombs
Travis Fine....Pvt. Weld
Paul Gleeson....1st Lt. Band
Woody Harrelson....Sgt. Keck
David Harrod....Cpl. Queen
Don Harvey....Sgt. Becker
Kengo Hasuo....Japanese Prisoner
Ben Hines....Assistant Pilot
Danny Hoch....Pvt. Carni
Robert Roy Hofmo....Pvt. Sico
Jack....Melanesian Man Walking
Tom Jane....Pvt. Ash
Jimmy....Melanesian Villager
Elias Koteas....Capt. Staros
Polyn Leona....Melanesian Woman with Child
Jared Leto....2nd Lt. Whyte
Simon Lyndon....Medic #2
Gordon Macdonald....Pvt. 1cl. Earl
Kazuki Maehara....Japanese Pvt. #1
Marina Malota....Marina
Michael McGrady....Pvt. Floyd
Dash Mihok....Pvt. 1cl. Doll
Ken Mitsuishi....Japanese Officer #1
Ryushi Mizukami....Japanese Pvt. #4
Tim Blake Nelson....Pvt. Tills
Larry Neuhaus....Crewman
Nick Nolte....Lt. Col. Tall
Taiju Okayasu....Japanese Pvt. #6
Takamitsu Okubo....Japanese Soldier
Miranda Otto....Marty Bell
Sean Penn....1st Sgt. Welsh
John C. Reilly....Sgt. Storm
Larry Romano....Pvt. Mazzi
John Savage....Sgt. McCron
Kazuyoshi Sakai....Japanese Prisoner #2
Masayuki Shida....Japanese Officer #2
John Dee Smith....Pvt. Train
Stephen Spacek....Cpl. Jenks
Nick Stahl....Pvt. 1cl. Bead
Hiroya Sugisaki....Japanese Pvt. #7
Kouji Suzuki....Japanese Pvt. #3
Tomohiro Tanji....Japanese Pvt. #2
Minoru Toyoshima....Japanese Sgt.
John Travolta....Brig. Gen. Quintard
Terutake Tsuji....Japanese Pvt. #5
Arie Verveen....Pvt. 1cl. Dale
Steven Vidler....2nd Lt. Gore
Vincent....Melanesian Guide
Todd Wallace....Pilot
Will Wallace....Pvt. Hoke
Joe Watanabe....Japanese Officer #3
Simon Westaway....First Scout
Dan Wyllie....Medic #1
Yasuomi Yoshino....Young Japanese
Melanesian Extras
John Augwata
Joshua Augwata
John Bakotee
Immanuel Dato
Michael Iha
Emmunual Konai
Stephen Konai
Peter Morosiro
Amos Niuga
Jennifer Siugali
Carlos Tome
Selina Tome
Charlie Beattie....Extra (uncredited)
Kick Gurry....Extra (uncredited)
Randall Duk Kim....Nisei Interpreter (uncredited)
Darrin Klimek.... (uncredited)
Donal Logue....Marl (uncredited)
Clark McCutchen....Soldier (uncredited)
David Paschall....General (uncredited)
Jace Phillips....S-1 (uncredited)
Felix Williamson....Pvt. Drake (uncredited)