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Old 01-29-2005, 08:37 AM   #1
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Just in case anyone can see the spanish TV, Alaska will be showed this evening (29 january) in TVE1.
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Old 01-30-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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I've got it on order from Amazon at the moment. Looking forward to watching it again.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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Hi!
Just got a used VHS copy of Alaska, very good condition at my local used bookstore.
Cost me only $5 Canadian!

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Old 05-11-2007, 04:02 AM   #4
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Hi All

Me too just order DVD, 'Alaska' Region 1 fr PlayTrade, costs approx. GBP6.00.....another BARGAIN!! ....ready to share it with littly nt wk or so.

Look forward to a family film :lol: :lol: :wink: .


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Old 05-11-2007, 08:16 AM   #5
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HI everyone!
I just got Alaska on DVD.
I have both a VHS copy and a DVD copy.
if anyone is interested in the VHS copy, please let me know.
I'll mail it to you and don't worry about the postage cost. It's not that expensive for me to send it.

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Old 05-11-2007, 04:04 PM   #6
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What a lovely thing to do, Anne. I've just ordered a DVD of the film. They are quite hard to find. :shock:
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Old 05-18-2007, 02:25 AM   #7
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Hi Guys

My new DVD, 'Alaska' just arrives...yippee...ready to watch @ wkend with my littly :wink: :lol: :lol: .

Really look forward to it ...I'll let U know as film critic nt wk.

Have a nice day, all

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Old 05-18-2007, 08:46 AM   #8
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Hi everyone!

I hope everyone enjoys the film. I already seen it quite a few times. It is a very good movie.
Dirk plays a Father in the movie, and he plays the role really well.
Alaska is amongst my favourite films!

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Old 05-19-2007, 07:46 AM   #9
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Hi Guys

Just been watchin' Alaska x 2 with my littly....really good film indeed..DB seems to v comfortable and just perfect for those role, Jake Barnes indeed :wink: :wink: ...even my littly requested to wacth for the 2nd time...that says something.

Great story.....Beautiful Locations in British Columbia (Canada) and Peaceful/Frezzin' Alaska!!...a bit too cold for my future hikin' though :lol: :lol:

Thumbs UP fr both of us....REAL Worth watchin' this lovely family film.

Littly upsets in certain part ie Poachers's shootin' and when Jake's plane crash..she' s just runnin' away fr the scene :shock: :shock:

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PS. nt film on waitin' is 'W'...can't wait
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:19 AM   #10
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I didn't see a thread for this movie, so I wanted to start one. I just watched it last night. What a great movie! It's available to rent or buy on YouTube.

Dirk plays the dad role very well

https://youtu.be/VpchPhdc-S4
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I didn't see a thread for this movie, so I wanted to start one. I just watched it last night. What a great movie! It's available to rent or buy on YouTube.

Dirk plays the dad role very well

https://youtu.be/VpchPhdc-S4
Awesome. I just got it.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:56 AM   #12
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Oh yes, I loved Alaska. One of my questions for Dirk was about Alaska. His character flies a sweet little seaplane. Of course, he crashes it... so that's not so nice. But Dirk is a single-engine fixed wing pilot like me, I believe... So I was curious if he could fly the seaplane. I never got a type rating for seaplanes, but I met a bush pilot from Alaska who flies around in a seaplane, landing on lakes, supporting local EMS, and tracking caribou for the hunters (really unfair for the caribou, right?)... I thought that was quite possibly the coolest job ever. Where was I going with this?

Oh yeah, Alaska. I agree with Anne. I loved Dirk's role in this movie, even though it wasn't the main role - most of the movie was about the kids' adventures - he played it SO well. If I had to guess, out of all the roles he's played, I'd say the Jake Barnes character has GOT to be the closest to who he really is. He loves nature, living simply (I think they actually lived in a log cabin in the movie!) and, of course he loves his sons more than anything. I think his kids were just about the same age as the kids in the movie when it was made. Very, very sweet movie.
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Oh yes, I loved Alaska. One of my questions for Dirk was about Alaska. His character flies a sweet little seaplane. Of course, he crashes it... so that's not so nice. But Dirk is a single-engine fixed wing pilot like me, I believe... So I was curious if he could fly the seaplane. I never got a type rating for seaplanes, but I met a bush pilot from Alaska who flies around in a seaplane, landing on lakes, supporting local EMS, and tracking caribou for the hunters (really unfair for the caribou, right?)... I thought that was quite possibly the coolest job ever. Where was I going with this?

Oh yeah, Alaska. I agree with Anne. I loved Dirk's role in this movie, even though it wasn't the main role - most of the movie was about the kids' adventures - he played it SO well. If I had to guess, out of all the roles he's played, I'd say the Jake Barnes character has GOT to be the closest to who he really is. He loves nature, living simply (I think they actually lived in a log cabin in the movie!) and, of course he loves his sons more than anything. I think his kids were just about the same age as the kids in the movie when it was made. Very, very sweet movie.
I love(d) that movie too and I'd like to know the answer to your question too. He did play that part really well indeed, maybe because it's closest to his actual character indeed. Yes, it was a log cabin if I remember correctly. I do think he's an awesome dad.
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This movie was fantastic. Very well acted. You take the journey with the kids; Cubby steals your heart; and your feel the family bond grow stronger throughout the movie. If you haven't watched it, you should.
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It's my favourite Dirk movie, one you can watch again and again.
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I love Alaska so much. The kids, the cubbie and off course the dad
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Watched this movie last night with the parents. My mom is more, um... sensitive than the rest of the family, so I'm careful what I watch with her, but since telling her about my status as a Dirkette, I've tried to watch what I can with her to include her in my interests, which she likes and which helps our relationship. I told her yesterday that we could watch Alaska together sometime because it was a kid's movie, so it shouldn't have too many objectionable elements. Then she asked if I wanted to watch it later in the evening, so we did, and my dad came in about 20-30 minutes into the movie and stayed for the rest of it. Both he and my mom enjoyed it - he said, "That was actually pretty good," which is good coming from him. I'd hoped they wouldn't think it was too cheesy, but we all found it a good movie.

Anyway, I'll list my comments below and maybe include some reactions from my parents as well:

- When the opening credits got underway, I was immediately impressed with the soundtrack - and it takes a lot to impress me when it comes to soundtracks. The music was epic, orchestral, and satisfying. It had a "full" sound that demonstrated actual effort went into the composition, and it could stand on its own without the movie. I'm planning to check if it's available for purchase but suspect it won't be.
- The kids were good actors and sympathetic characters. They were pretty much like normal kids, and they didn't get annoying but continued to be fun to watch throughout the movie.
- The polar bear was adorable. My turn for a bear hug.
- Charlton Heston was in this movie. He did a good job in his role, but since my parents and I kept referring to him as "Moses" or "There's Charlie!" we probably didn't fully appreciate his brilliant villainy (I helped keep up a running commentary throughout the film because, as I said earlier, I was worried my parents would think it was cheesy, but it ended up being more fun that way). Anyway, Charlie was satisfyingly unlikable.
- Dirk was a good dad. His character was level-headed, brave, and kind, and he loved his kids even when they made it tough for him. He was still clearly courageous even when he was stuck waiting to be rescued. I'm almost jealous of those kids. Almost.
- I loved all the Chicago references (see avatar). O'Hare, Wrigley Field, the weather, the Cubs... although why they would choose to be Cubs fans I'll never understand.
- Suspense was good in this film. A few parts were predictable (my dad verbally predicted part of the ending), but still enjoyable. It was a kid's movie with a standard storyline, but there were enough twists and enough humorous moments to keep it interesting.

Definitely enjoyed this movie, and definitely would watch it again - maybe with mine or someone else's kids! (One could happen sooner than the other - LOL.) Also happy to give it my stamp of approval since, after all, it was made in what I've been told was a very good year.

Fun Facts:
  • The director, Fraser Heston, is Charlton Heston's son.
  • Thora Birch, who played Jessie Barnes, also played the daughter of Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) in Patriot Games four years earlier.
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