Gods & Generals... DS *and* DL?

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  1. Pat Frank

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    I was just looking at the Gods and Generals DVD and I was surprised to see that the entire movie (almost four hours long) is on one side of the disc, which means it has to be dual-layer, and the extras are on the OTHER side.

    I thought they weren't doing dual sided AND dual layer fab yet? Is this a first?
     
  2. Scott Burke

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    No I don't think this is a first.
     
  3. Jeff Ulmer

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    DVD 18 (dual layer, double sided) has been around for years. Contact was the first disc released this way.
     
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    Contact used a conventional RSDL DVD-9 disc. The first DVD-18 (dual-side, dual-layer) release was Artisan's The Stand in October 1999.

    Other DVD-18 titles include Windtalkers, Superman, Ben Hur, Dances With Wolves: SE, Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition (first pressing only), Aquaria, Les Vampires, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The 10th Kingdom, Gettysburg and The West Wing: Season One. Not that common, but not unheard of.

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  5. Jeff Ulmer

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    Ah yes, my mistake. It was so long ago...
     
  6. Julian Lalor

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    The movie is actually split over both sides of the disc.
     
  7. Pat Frank

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    Thanks!
     
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  9. GlennH

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    Also DVD-18: Lonesome Dove (at least at first), Bandits (at least I've heard - can't confirm).
     
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    I'll confirm it - widescreen on one side, fullscreen on the other, both sides dual layer.

    I think (though I'm not positive) that "Superman: The Movie" is a DVD-14 - dual layer on one side (in this case, the film), single layer on the other side (bonus features).
     
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    No, I can confirm that Superman is indeed dual layered on both sides.
     

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