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Re: 101 DALMATIANS: This is a Platinum Edition...?


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#1 of 32 Dick

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Posted January 15 2008 - 12:14 PM

No commentary, no trailers, just a bunch of kid-oriented material such as what the HARRY POTTER series has offered us... Can't believe there isn't enough material to justify a commentary (perhaps in part by the still very much alive Rod Taylor). Shame. THE JUNGLE BOOK was so complete a special edition (except for a trailer) that this offering seems like an after-thought. The Platinum Series really is inconsistent, but the majority of titles really offer the Disney collector some meat. This one...

#2 of 32 MarcoBiscotti

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Posted January 16 2008 - 12:10 AM

I'm waiting to see how Disney will present these films on BR.

I'm hoping for a more collector oriented approach, hopefully without the kid features and more in tune with their earlier laserdisc releases. My only concern is in regards to their inconsistent revisionist approach to color timing these features as well as soundtrack options which might even fare worse in high-def to comply with the perceived notion of the vastly improved digital contempo look of what's being released and expected. I hope that's not the case. I'd love to see a purely adult collection of all the classic titles released in a set with original artwork and the works. For now, I've stopped picking up the Platinum titles. I think Sleeping Beauty was my last purchase.

#3 of 32 Roy Batty

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Posted January 16 2008 - 05:46 AM

I, for one, found the JUNGLE BOOK quite lacking too. They have been dumbing down their classic releases for quite some time now, both the Platinum and the vault classics Special Edition series, not to mention dubious aspect ratios and controversial color timing readjustments, and future does not bode well...

I am afraid that those SNOW WHITE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST or even THE LION KING type of releases are a thing from the past, and I really doubt we will be seeing them back.

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#4 of 32 Mike.B

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Posted March 03 2008 - 06:46 AM

Any reviews of the 101 Dalmations platinum edition yet? Looking forward to HTF's review.

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Posted March 03 2008 - 07:32 AM

Good news is we finally are getting trailers/ tv spots and radio spots on 101 Dalmatians which all there most recent DVD releases were omitting them. That is a plus. But yeah nothing can compre to the artwork we could get on teh old laserdisc sets. I guess those days are over.

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#6 of 32 TonyD

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Posted March 03 2008 - 07:43 AM

the trivia track for fans was pretty interesting.

the trivia for families, i didnt look at.

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#7 of 32 Mike Frezon

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Posted March 03 2008 - 07:55 AM

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Any reviews of the 101 Dalmations platinum edition yet? Looking forward to HTF's review.

Yeah. I've got the last release. I'd need to know that this new one is lightyears ahead in PQ/SQ before I'd double-dip in SD.

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Posted March 03 2008 - 08:47 AM

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Any reviews of the 101 Dalmations platinum edition yet? Looking forward to HTF's review.

It should be up tomorrow.

#9 of 32 Chris Cheese

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Posted March 04 2008 - 12:10 PM

I'm just waiting to see if they screw up the transfer like they did with the Jungle Book and so many other movies. Unfortunately, as we found out with that release, online reviews can't be trusted at all as far as picture quality goes, because not a single review I could find anywhere online even mentioned the horrific transfer problems. I hate having to buy the disc to find out if it's messed up or not.

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Posted March 04 2008 - 03:19 PM

The "transfer problems" on Jungle Book are insignificant next to The Little Mermaid's transfer and its sound mix. I'm waiting for a review as well.
Review up on DVDTalk: DVD Talk Review: 101 Dalmations - 2-Disc Platinum Edition. They say the transfer is miles ahead of the old and that the extras are better balanced than on some other Platinum titles.
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Posted March 04 2008 - 03:37 PM

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I hate having to buy the disc to find out if it's messed up or not.
rent it, blockuster has it.

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#12 of 32 James 'Tiger' Lee

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Posted March 04 2008 - 10:14 PM

I though the UK Little Mermaid DVD wasn't too bad, compared to what I was expecting from reviews of the Region one. Anyone done any comparisons?

#13 of 32 Chris Cheese

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Posted March 05 2008 - 09:03 AM

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The "transfer problems" on Jungle Book are insignificant next to The Little Mermaid's transfer and its sound mix. I'm waiting for a review as well.
Review up on DVDTalk: DVD Talk Review: 101 Dalmations - 2-Disc Platinum Edition. They say the transfer is miles ahead of the old and that the extras are better balanced than on some other Platinum titles.

I agree that there are problems with the transfer (and moreso with the sound mix) on the Little Mermaid, but there aren't thick, ugly lines throughout the solid colors during the entirety of the film on the Little Mermaid, which puts it way ahead of the butchering they did to Jungle Book.

And a DVD Talk review doesn't mean a thing to me, since they said all the previously-messed up Disney films looked great too.

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Posted March 05 2008 - 12:00 PM

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Yeah. I've got the last release. I'd need to know that this new one is lightyears ahead in PQ/SQ before I'd double-dip in SD.

It is. IMO

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Posted March 05 2008 - 02:35 PM

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I agree that there are problems with the transfer (and moreso with the sound mix) on the Little Mermaid, but there aren't thick, ugly lines throughout the solid colors during the entirety of the film on the Little Mermaid, which puts it way ahead of the butchering they did to Jungle Book.

And a DVD Talk review doesn't mean a thing to me, since they said all the previously-messed up Disney films looked great too.
Just passing the info along. I don't put a lot of stock in DVD Talk's reviews in terms of picture quality either. As for the colour banding issues on The Jungle Book, I went over the release with a fine tooth come and saw no issues. The conclusion I reached was that it was something funky going on in the upscaling processors, as I'm currently using a 480i 16:9 display.
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Posted March 06 2008 - 01:28 AM

One Hundred and One Dalmations looks great. And the documentary is great too. I learned what I've always wanted to know about the Xerox process and the visual style of the film.

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Posted March 06 2008 - 01:49 AM

Since people keep posting comments in this thread, I just thought I'd let everyone know--in case they missed it--that Matt's review has been posted for awhile now.

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Posted March 07 2008 - 05:10 AM

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Good news is we finally are getting trailers/ tv spots and radio spots on 101 Dalmatians which all there most recent DVD releases were omitting them. That is a plus. But yeah nothing can compre to the artwork we could get on teh old laserdisc sets. I guess those days are over.

The bad news is that they've started having the Disney Channel stars re-record some of the songs. The Curella De Vil one on this disc is chilling, and not in a good way Posted Image.
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Posted March 07 2008 - 07:14 AM

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The bad news is that they've started having the Disney Channel stars re-record some of the songs. The Curella De Vil one on this disc is chilling, and not in a good way Posted Image.

I don't even watch those. They angry up the blood.

For what it's worth, the laserdisc in 1998 also claimed that 1.33:1 was the OAR.

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Posted March 09 2008 - 04:02 AM

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For what it's worth, the laserdisc in 1998 also claimed that 1.33:1 was the OAR.
is another source claiming otherwise?


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