What are the differences between The Rock and the Criterion Edition

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  1. George_W_K

    George_W_K Screenwriter

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    Is the picture a better transfer on the Criterion Edition? Is the sound better? Are there added scenes like in "Armageddon"?

    Thanks for the info!
     
  2. Michael Reuben

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    Same cut of the film, but the Criterion edition is a better transfer and is anamorphic. It's the only one to get.

    M.
     
  3. Bill J

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    Yes, I have both versions and the Criterion is superior in every way.
     
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    if you have the money the Criterion is the only way to go
     
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    Not only is the picture better, but the commentary track is one of the better ones I've ever heard.

    -R
     
  6. Michael Harris

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    Slightly off topic but I purchased Criterion's version of The Rock only to find that it had a manufacturing flaw. Due to my lack of a receipt and it was over 30 days before I got to watching it I could not return it. BUT, I email Criterion and the allowed me to send it directly to them and replace it. Great personal service.

    Oh, as for the film itself, great picture, sound, and commentary. The supplement disk is a bit weak but the bit by an ex-SEAL on how Hollywood typess handle guns incorrectly was entertaining.
     
  7. George_W_K

    George_W_K Screenwriter

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    Wow! It's unanymous! I guess when I get my paycheck, the Criterion is the way to go. Only a couple of more movies and I won't have to bring out my LD player anymore.

    Thanks for all of the replies, guys,
    George
     
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    The CC of The Rock has a gorgeous transfer and terrific Dolby Digital audio. [​IMG]
     
  9. RobD

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    If you want to save some money and have a multiregion dvd player, the r2 special edition is the Criterion version (Even has Criterion's menu) and can be bought for £8 ($12).
     
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    The Criterion Collection is the only good version for R1.
     
  11. John Stockton

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    Is the Criterion Rock also free of EE??
     
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    The supplements disc also has some great outtakes of Ed Harris. He is a very intense actor. [​IMG]
     
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  14. Declan

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    which bit............ havent seen that show in ages
     
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  16. Declan

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    well the Vista series Dir Cut of Pearl Harbour (not everyones favourite film, but I thoughly enjoyed it for many of the reasons it's hated for) is definitley my preference over the original cut (which i sold as soon as I got the Dir Cut) mainly for all the added gore and the Ben Affleck/Josh Hartnet commentry which is hilarious. Have to watch the technical commentary and the Michael Bay commentry, looking forward to when i have time to give them a listen.

    Is it just me or does the DD5.1 seem a bit more powerful in the low end compared to the DTS.

    The Criterion of the Rock has a weak DTS track compared to the mind blowing DD5.1....... but thats old news.

    While were on the subject of Michael bay movies...Cant wait for Bad Boys 2.
     
  17. Leon Liew

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    Declan

    The DD5.1 is indeed more powerful in the low end compared
    to the DTS.
     
  18. Matt Stone

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    I concur with the others regarding the rather lackluster DTS track...
     
  19. Declan

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    It's not really THAT bad and actually there is better imaging on some scenes in the rears. But the low end does'nt go as LOW as it should on the DTS of Pearl Harbour. I noticed this on both the theatrical cut and Dir cut versions.
     
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    The Rock : Criterion has one of the finest film to tape transfers I have ever seen. Oodles of detail, little artifacting, and *ahem* rock solid.
     

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