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


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Pat Frank

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Posted February 06 2004 - 11:45 AM

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?
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Scott Burke

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Posted February 06 2004 - 12:40 PM

No I don't think this is a first.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted February 06 2004 - 01:21 PM

DVD 18 (dual layer, double sided) has been around for years. Contact was the first disc released this way.

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Adam Barratt

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Posted February 06 2004 - 02:14 PM

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 of 11 OFFLINE   Jeff Ulmer

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Posted February 06 2004 - 02:16 PM

Ah yes, my mistake. It was so long ago...

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Julian Lalor

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Posted February 06 2004 - 06:50 PM

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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.


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

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Pat Frank

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Posted February 07 2004 - 04:09 AM

Thanks!
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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Brett_B

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Posted February 07 2004 - 05:47 AM

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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted February 07 2004 - 11:30 AM

Also DVD-18: Lonesome Dove (at least at first), Bandits (at least I've heard - can't confirm).

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Josh Steinberg

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Posted February 07 2004 - 02:37 PM

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Bandits (at least I've heard - can't confirm).


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).

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   GlennH

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Posted February 07 2004 - 02:49 PM

No, I can confirm that Superman is indeed dual layered on both sides.





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