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Desperado (Super Bit) Eye and Ear Opener


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#1 of 12 Martice

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Posted October 13 2001 - 02:57 AM

I purchased 2 Super Bit DVD's. The 5th Element and just recently Desperado. I was impressed with the 5th Element enough to convince myself to try Desperado and to me it was very much worth the investment. Clarity,detail and the power of the guns going off left my mouth wide open. The realistic sound of the spanish guitar throught the score was soothing and appropriately used. Infact, all of the score was impressive. I lost my original copy of Desperado but it was this movie that lured me into home theater when it became available on DVD way back when.

It is now easily one of my Demonstration Discs and not bad for $21.95 either.

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#2 of 12 PS Nystrom

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Posted October 13 2001 - 03:46 AM

I bought the same SuperBit titles as you and think they are terrific. Desperado looks the same as before, but the dts sound is a terrific improvement. On the other hand, The Fifth Element sound didn't seem much better, but the video is astonishing!

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#3 of 12 Matt Bloxham

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Posted October 13 2001 - 10:02 AM

I must also agree! I think the DTS soundtrack is great! It has me wanting to try other Superbit titles to hear their DTS soundtracks Posted Image

#4 of 12 Ronald Epstein

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Posted October 13 2001 - 10:42 AM


You know what?

I don't own DESPERADO. All the other
Superbit titles I own in standard form.

Obviously, Columbia isn't going to send me
copies to review as I requested.

So, I may be forced to buy a Superbit title
and I won't feel bad about it since it isn't
something I don't already own.

Desperado here I come!

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#5 of 12 Martice

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Posted October 13 2001 - 11:02 AM

Hey Ron. Trust me you won't feel that you've wasted your money at all if you purchase Desperado. I assure you that after you finish watching the movie you will wonder about some of your other titles that you would like to see and hear in Super Bit format.

Desperado truely shows off the Super Bit capabilities in Audio and although some feel that the audio difference between T5E isn't that big of deal I beg to differ. To me, the Super Bit version of T5E seems to be a little more wide open and clear. Relaxed and focused without loosing the bottom end of the original and maybe even adding a little more.

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#6 of 12 PeteG

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Posted October 14 2001 - 09:16 AM

I picked up Desperado, AF1 and T5E. Video and audio on all are wonderful, better than the originals. But IMHO it depeneds on your system how much better it is.

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#7 of 12 Robert George

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Posted October 14 2001 - 09:25 AM

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And all have DTS ES MTRX 6.1 sound tracks.

Not exactly accurate. All of the new Superbits discs have 5.1 soundtracks encoded in both Dolby Digital and DTS. Nowhere has it been reported that these are new EX/ES mixes.

This is not to say one cannot engage EX/ES processing. Obviously one can, as one can with any 5.1 track. That does not mean the soundtrack is a true EX/ES mix.

#8 of 12 William Ward

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Posted October 14 2001 - 09:59 AM

Not having seen this film yet, how "revealing" is this of Ms. Hayek's um...assets??? Or, am I confusing this one with another Hayek film that escapes me at the moment? Posted Image
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#9 of 12 Alex Spindler

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Posted October 14 2001 - 10:21 AM

Well, considering the... 'ahem' scene was always pretty dark, I would have to expect the superbit to be the best chance to see the... 'ahem' scene.

#10 of 12 Robert George

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Posted October 14 2001 - 11:57 AM

Re: Selma's "assets"...

In Desperado, one sees about as much of the very beautiful Ms. Hayek as an "R" rating will allow. Unfortunately, the shots are very quick and Rodriguez used a "quick-cut" style of editing in the "lovemaking" sequence. I would have preferred a long, lingering tracking shot over, well, you know.

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[Edited last by Robert George on October 14, 2001 at 07:03 PM]

#11 of 12 Brian Crowe

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Posted October 14 2001 - 01:51 PM

I absolutely LOVE the new DTS track for Desperado. Man, those .45s are LOUD! By far the best track I own as far as gunshots.

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#12 of 12 DarrenA

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Posted October 14 2001 - 01:54 PM

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Desperado looks the same as before, but the dts sound is a terrific improvement. On the other hand, The Fifth Element sound didn't seem much better, but the video is astonishing!

You sure about this? I have both the new Superbit versions of TFE and Desperado as well. The Superbit Desperado is clearly superior video wise over the previous version. The new Desperado Superbit DVD uses a new HD transfer and it shows. I also think the TFE Superbit does fair a bit better than the previous version, but since it uses the same transfer it's not quite as obvious.

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