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Gangs Of New York (Alliance Version)


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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Louis_P

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Posted June 27 2003 - 11:27 AM

I went to my local rental video store here in Montreal and )they had the Gangs Of York dvd for rent before the July 2nd release date.I picked it up checked the back and there's no DTS on it!! They replaced it with the french 5.1 instead.I'm gonna have to order it from amazon.com now.

#2 of 19 OFFLINE   Jeremy Allin

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Posted June 27 2003 - 12:06 PM

That's odd since DVDFile lists the following tracks:

English DD 5.1
French DD 5.1
English DTS 5.1

There should be no need to add or eliminate anything for the Canadian version. Posted Image

#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Louis_P

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Posted June 27 2003 - 12:18 PM

Link to the canadian version with specs
http://www.bit4sale....GangsofNewYork/

#4 of 19 OFFLINE   Joseph J.D

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Posted June 27 2003 - 01:34 PM

Hah! Alliance strikes again. Good thing I'm getting mine in the states (as I always do regarding Miramax releases). AA will never see another penny from me!Posted Image
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#5 of 19 OFFLINE   Paul_Stachniak

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Posted June 27 2003 - 01:47 PM

That's really tight if it's true. I mean I hate Alliance, but this is just stupid, even for them.
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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   IanS

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Posted June 27 2003 - 01:55 PM

To all fellow Canadians, I have seen the Alliance DVD SET ....and there is no DTS on it. Guess I will go south on July 1st and pick up a Miramax copy. Ian

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   ChristianB

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:16 PM

I have a copy here, although the packaging doesn't indicate DTS, the set up menu does. *PHEW*

I will check though at home to be sure. No reason why it shouldn't have DTS. It's the same edition (specs etc).

Alliance is often sloppy on their packaging Posted Image

#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Tom Tsai

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:38 PM

^ phew thanks. That's the best news I've heard all day Posted Image ...cuz my copy was just mailed out to me.

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#9 of 19 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted June 27 2003 - 05:52 PM

Play the dts track, just in case AA was sloppy with the menu, and careful with the package! Though I prefer dts, I can live without it, but I just get annoyed with AA when they leave out features for no apparent reason. With the movie on 2 discs, there's no excuse.

#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Doug Schiller

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Posted June 28 2003 - 01:23 AM

Is the Alliance version 2 discs. I might forgoe the DTS to get the movie on 1 disc. Doug

#11 of 19 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted June 28 2003 - 01:49 AM

FWIW, the info I got today says the Canadian version has the movie spread over 2 discs, and has dts. You know, *most* times the Alliance releases are the same as the U.S. versions, except for non-U.S. films where I suppose there are some feature licensing issues.

#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Tom Tsai

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Posted June 28 2003 - 02:01 AM

^ yeah, a good way to see if Alliance changed anything is to put the disc in and see if the Alliance intro pops up. Most of the time, they don't even touch the disc itself, only the disc art. I wonder how many people didn't finish reading the whole thread and cancelled their CDN version...

#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Dharmesh C

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Posted June 28 2003 - 04:42 AM

Is the cover French?

#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Tom Tsai

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Posted June 28 2003 - 05:03 AM

It's the typical Alliance bilingual type cover, small french title in brackets. (at least they aren't as prominent as Paramount's)

http://www.dvdsoon.c....80&quality=0.8

#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Paul_Stachniak

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Posted June 28 2003 - 06:35 AM

I liked the previous cover better which had the New York skyline cut out of an American flag. However, this applies to both the US and Canadian version, so Alliance is not to blame. However, I still hate Alliance.
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#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Louis_P

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Posted June 28 2003 - 12:02 PM

ChristianB did you listen to the DTS track yet?

#17 of 19 OFFLINE   CraigF

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Posted July 02 2003 - 05:35 PM

^Bump^ Anybody verify the dts track yet? Still haven't opened mine, dying for an EE fix. Thanks.

#18 of 19 OFFLINE   Tom Tsai

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Posted July 02 2003 - 05:42 PM

^ yeah, the DTS track is there. Watched it Monday. I think it's identical to the US version since they didn't add the Alliance intro onto the actual disc itself.

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Posted July 02 2003 - 07:47 PM

If you need a 2nd verification, I too can assure you that it has DTS. Also, no Alliance intro.




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