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What are the differences between The Rock and the Criterion Edition

Discussion in 'DVD' started by George_W_K, Mar 19, 2003.

  1. George_W_K

    George_W_K Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I sure am getting a lot replies to this thread! I bought it Friday online. I'll let you know how I like it. Obviously it won't be a comparison, but I'll still know whether or not I like the transfer.

    When you guys are talking about the DTS soundtracks not going as low in the low end, what do you mean? I liked the DTS soundtrack on Pearl Harbor better (IMO)but my sub I believe doesn't do below 30 HZ very good. I am upgrading soon with an SVS product. When I am able to hear and feel the
     
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    The only thing I dont like about it is the menues. I have had to go down to a 20 in tv and can hardly see what I am selecting.
     
  3. George_W_K

    George_W_K Well-Known Member

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    Well, I bought the Criterion Edition of "The Rock" and I am extremely happy with it. The picture is beautiful and the sound was great. I liked the DD soundtrack better, though. Usually I side the other way. I am glad I asked you guys about this or I would have bought the normal version of the movie to save some cash.

    That pretty much takes care of my LD collection. I don't need to bring them out anymore since I have all of them on DVD now. I bought Dante's Peak DTS in the same order. Although, I think my LD sounds better, especially during the final explosion when glass breaking sound effects happen. I don't get it, because my LD player doesn't have DD output so I watch it in Pro-Logic. Is it just me?

    Thanks again everyone.
    George
     
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    Tom Blizzard Well-Known Member

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    No George it's not you,
    Many of us like the PCM LD soundtracks more than some of the DD 5.1 tracks......... (right??)[​IMG]
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

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    I got The Rock Criterion, but I too feel the DTS laserdisc (which I also own) has the best soundtrack presentation of this film so far. HARD AS A ROCK!! [​IMG]

    Now, if only I could synch up the LD's full bitrate DTS track with the video on the DVD...

    Dan
     
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    Just a sidenote, the bitrate on DTS LD is 1234KBPS, so it is not actually the full 1509 or so from DTS DVD.
     
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    Same thing happened to me (total freezeup at and after the layer change). It worked the first time I watched it, but when I tried it a year later it had suddenly stopped working. However, when I emailed Criterion they said they couldn't replace it (despite my having the receipt) and to check with the dealer. Of course, the dealer said no, as it had been almost a year since the purchase. So I've been stuck with a malfunctioning $35 Rock for a long time now. Maybe if I email again, they'll allow me to exchange it this time. I sure hope so.

    On topic, the CC edition is great (my glitch aside). This is one of the few action blockbusters from the 90s I actually like--mainly due to the teaming of Cage and Connery, and some strong work from Ed Harris.

    Evan
     
  8. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Well-Known Member

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    greg_t,

    Semantics! [​IMG]

    That's full bitrate for DTS on laserdisc. ~1.5 Megabits/sec is full bitrate for DVD. They seemingly used a much better master (perhaps the archival master?) for the laserdisc-- the dynamic range and side wall imaging are at full throttle!

    Dan
     

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