Did anyone upgrade their Gattica to Superbit?

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  1. Frank@N

    Frank@N Screenwriter

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    I'm a fan of the movie, but don't own either version.

    Usually, I pick a used copy of the original release when other people trade up to the Superbit.

    In this case though, I heard that the Superbit was *far* better in terms of video quality.

    Could anyone confirm or deny?



    P.S. Funny, the HTF spell checker wants to correct Superbit to 'superbad'.
     
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    Guess the spell checker was right...
     
  4. Mark Zimmer

    Mark Zimmer Producer

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    Yeah, that's been a persistent problem of the whole Superbit line, which is a triumph of marketing over substance (the new Lawrence disc excepted). The same old crappy unrestored transfers are too often used for the Superbit versions, which makes zero sense.[​IMG]
     
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    Scott Kimball Screenwriter

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    Beware of edge enhancement. It's my only real complaint on the Superbit - but it's a biggie.

    Any edge enhancement is too much, and this has more than a little.

    -Scott
     
  6. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

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  7. Sergio Z.

    Sergio Z. Stunt Coordinator

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    I have the first Gattaca release both the video and audio are awesome!! No need to trade up here.
     
  8. Matt DeVillier

    Matt DeVillier Supporting Actor

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    I upgraded to the superbit from the original, and it's definitely a new (and far superior, save the slight EE) transfer
     
  9. Luis A

    Luis A Second Unit

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    Agreed with Matt. The Gattaca SB version is far better not only visualy, but fidelity wise too with the added DTS track. As a person who has OWNED both the SB version is worth the upgrade, by far.[​IMG]
     
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    Frank@N:

    If you've never owned the DVD and like the movie, then I would argue that buying the Superbit is an 'easy' choice to make. There were minimal supplements on the original release, so you are losing little and gaining the DTS track.

    But more importantly (and I'm preaching to the choir here if you're a fan, but no one has said this yet in the thread), I wouldn't be overly discouraged from buying by the IMDb comments and the apropos criticisms of the Superbit line in this thread. Gattaca is such a wonderful, moving film. DP Slawomir Idziak's filter choices are interesting. Uma, Jude and Ethan are terrific. Michael Nyman's score is awesome, especially the end credits cue. Just go buy it. [​IMG]

    -p
     

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