ANTZ (consolidated thread)

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  1. Tom Tsai

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    I'm trying to decide which one to get. Most reviews say that the DTS is superior audio-wise, but is it that much better to give up the extras on the Signature Collection? Any input would be great, thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Arif

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    I originally purchased the DD 5.1 version since I could not justify the extra $$$ for the DTS version.
    I recently picked up the DTS version (I absolutely love DTS) since it is now priced the same and on sale ($19.99 CAN or less). IMHO, the extras on the "Signature Selection" are simply not worth it! Do yourself a favour and pickup the DTS version, it sounds wonderful.
    I just wish I had picked it up the first time around - would have saved me some money! Anyway, the original so-called "Signature Selection" is now occupying a spot in my brother's DVD collection.
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  3. DeanWalsh

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    Three words: Full bitrate DTS [​IMG]
     
  4. Tom Tsai

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    k, thanx guys...guess it's DTS then [​IMG]
     
  5. Jesse Skeen

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    The new version actually now has both DTS and Dolby 5.1 with the same extras on the first release, DTS probably isn't full bitrate though (which makes me wonder what the point is.)
     
  6. Neil Joseph

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    Hmmm, I was not aware of this new version. It most likely is 1/2 bitrate, yes,
     
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  9. Tom Tsai

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    ^ yeah, I remember seeing the new packaging for Antz but didn't see any mention of DTS. I haven't seen Chicken Run though. Do you guys know whether the newly packaged Chicken Run still has the DTS track?
     
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  11. TonyD

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    antz was released on a seperate dvd with dts. not on the same dvd as the DD with the extra features.

    2 seperate releases one with dts and one with DD.
     
  12. Tom Tsai

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    Ok, I'm totally confused with the new Dreamworks packaging of ANTZ. I want the DTS version, so I went to my local Futureshop. The only version they have is the newly packaged Dolby Digital version with extras. On the packaging, there's NO mention of a DTS track anywhere. So I went home and ordered the DTS version online. I received a DTS version WITH DD PLUS the extras.

    I'm assuming that the DTS won't be full bitrate, but if that's the case, what's the difference between the two new packagings. They both have the same extras so why two separate versions?
     
  13. Neil Joseph

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    I had this in my hand yesterday as well. I remember reading a post in this area about 2 weeks ago. Try doing a search for it. I also saw a repackaged Road To ElDorado with new artwork. Both the artwork for Antz and RTED are not as good as the original.
     
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    Yeah, but in the previous post, it was assumed that the new version has both DTS and DD. However, there are TWO new versions. One with DD5.1 + extras, one with DTS + DD5.1 + extras. I just don't know what the differences are between the two.

    and yeah, I prefer the original ANTZ cover...
     
  16. Jean Paul Villeneuve

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    There are now 3 covers, but only 2 different versions.

    Antz DD 5.1 (with extras) Release Date: 3-23-1999

    Antz DTS 5.1 & DD 2.0 (no extras) Release Date: 7-6-1999

    Antz DD 5.1 (with extras & new cover art) Release Date: 2002
     
  17. Tom Tsai

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    no, I went to the store today and there are two different versions with the same new cover art:
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    One of them says on the back grid that it has DD5.1 + Extras
    While the other one has DTS + DD5.1 (not 2.0) + Extras
    ???
     
  18. Jean Paul Villeneuve

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    I have the first 2 in my collection, only saw the 3rd one at a Canadian Wal-Mart. Sorry, I haven't seen or heard anything about that 4th release with DD 5.1 & DTS 5.1 + extras.
    Now I'm confused [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  19. Mark Evans

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    Yikes. That cover's hideous. I like the original better. Understated, but pleasantly so. Good movie though!
     
  20. Joe RZ

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    Does anybody know if the current one that Best Buy is selling for 15 bucks is the full bitrate version?At BestBuy.com they use the same picture for all versions.
     

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