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So, which MiB should I buy?


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#1 of 12 OFFLINE   RobertCharlotte

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Posted March 27 2002 - 08:59 AM

From what I understand, most of the specials in the upcoming release are aimed at hyping MiB2, which is fine so far as it goes, but doesn't really do much for me. There have been, what, 3 versions of this already? Which is the best? Do they all have the MST3K-style director's commentary?
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#2 of 12 OFFLINE   LukeB

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Posted March 27 2002 - 09:12 AM

The Limited Edition is the one I own and would recommend. It has the MST3K-style commentary, plus the Editing Workshop feature, and some nice extras all-around. Complaints have been made about the video quality on the DTS version - the LE looks very nice. It's a bit more expensive, but makes an ideal enrollment selection at Columbia House.

#3 of 12 OFFLINE   Chad Isaacs

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Posted March 27 2002 - 09:40 AM

I have the le but did not pay anymore for it.When it came out it was close to the same price as the dd and dts versions but Best Buy was out of stock.I got a rain check,and got it a week later,but for a great price.If memory serves,it was $22

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Posted March 27 2002 - 09:45 AM

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but for a great price.If memory serves,it was $22

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Well I guess that depends on your definition of "great" then. Posted Image



After all, it comes out to an average of $9.83 shipped per disc at Columbia House. Posted Image

#5 of 12 OFFLINE   Jeff Bamberger

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Posted March 27 2002 - 01:28 PM

From what I remember way back when when I was dealing with this very same decision, I came to the conclusion that the video between DTS and DD5.1 was pretty darn close. Maybe the DTS is in fact inferior, but that you would really need to seem them side by side to tell. I have the DTS and love it. I guess without seeing the other I'll never know, but as long as I am happy with what I have then that's fine......

#6 of 12 OFFLINE   Mikael Soderholm

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Posted March 27 2002 - 01:45 PM

I'm sure someone who actually knows will chime in here (they usually do when this topic appears Posted Image), but until then I'll just say that I find it highly unlikely that Columbia would actually produce two different transfers of the movie in question, to be released at the same time...



I own the dts version and am quite pleased with it.
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#7 of 12 OFFLINE   Damin J Toell

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Posted March 27 2002 - 01:48 PM

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I'll just say that I find it highly unlikely that Columbia would actually produce two different transfers of the movie in question, to be released at the same time...

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they wouldn't need to actually produce a separate transfer for the picture quality on the DTS version to look different/worse. it could be the same transfer, but with greater compression applied to it.



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#8 of 12 OFFLINE   Mikael Soderholm

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Posted March 28 2002 - 02:02 AM

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i made a screenshot comparison of the DTS version and DD LE back in the days. Every shot i compared, whether low motion or high motion, was IDENTICAL, bit-for-bit. And not only in a subjective sense. The mathematical difference of the shots was ZERO.

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in this thread
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#9 of 12 OFFLINE   Josh_Hill

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Posted March 28 2002 - 03:49 AM

I would say get the Limited Edition, the packaging is neat and its just full of extras.

#10 of 12 OFFLINE   DaViD Boulet

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Posted March 28 2002 - 10:05 AM

I wish they'd make MIB a 2-disc Super Bit title. duh!
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#11 of 12 OFFLINE   RobertCharlotte

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Posted March 28 2002 - 10:31 AM

Sounds like I'm getting the Limited Edition! Thanks, all.
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#12 of 12 OFFLINE   RobertCharlotte

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Posted April 16 2002 - 08:32 AM

It arrived yesterday! Woohoo! MiB and The Man Who Wasn't There in the same week!
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