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STARSHIP TROOPERS 2-disc specs announced

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#1 of 19 OFFLINE   Jason_S


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Posted April 02 2002 - 05:57 PM

At DVDFile.com:


My 2 cents: Almost, but not quite what we deserve. No Superbit & no DTS. Are we asking too much when we ask for Superbit treatment and DTS?

#2 of 19 OFFLINE   Mick Wright

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Posted April 02 2002 - 06:10 PM

I see nothing worthy of an upgrade.
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#3 of 19 OFFLINE   Daniel P

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Posted April 02 2002 - 06:39 PM

I don't have the existing region 1 version of Starship Troopers, so can someone please tell me what's new to this new special edition??

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Posted April 02 2002 - 06:44 PM

I'm actually quite happy with this, and am not entirely sure why everyone (so far) is complaining. So there's no DTS...oh well. There is such thing as a good, or even great, Dolby 5.1 track. As for it being a Superbit, I have not, as of yet, been impressed by the Superbit releases. And in answer to Daniel P's question, just about everything (except I think Paul Verhoeven had a commentary track on the original). I am quite happy with Columbia/Tri-Star on this one (though it still doesn't make up for pan and scan only releases...).

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Posted April 02 2002 - 06:50 PM

Well I for wished it had been a Superbit title as the Superbit monoker does mean a quality image and DTS sound. But alas, the mere fact that this version is RSDL means there is that much more room to allocate for bit space, which is usually a good thing.
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#6 of 19 OFFLINE   Daniel P

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Posted April 02 2002 - 06:57 PM

Thanks Jeremy, and I decided to do some further research myself, and found the following results for those interested: Anamorphic Widescreen Presentation - old Commentary by Paul Verhoeven and Cast Members - new Commentary by Paul Verhoeven and Ed Neumeier - old Isolated Score - new Deleted Scenes - old Documentary: "Death from Above" - new Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes - old Screen Tests - old Scene Deconstructions by Paul Verhoeven - old Special Effects Comparisons for Eight Sequences - new English 5.1 Dolby Digital - old In my book, with the lack of a dts track (although the Dolby mix is still exceptional), I can't see a reason for anyone to upgrade. I think I'll get the region 4 Special Edition for $18 AUD (about $9 USD).

#7 of 19 OFFLINE   Scott Simonian

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Posted April 02 2002 - 06:58 PM


Remastered in High Definition and Anamorphic Video


Is this new? CTHV. Probably not. Posted Image
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#8 of 19 OFFLINE   Sean Oneil

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Posted April 03 2002 - 12:09 AM

It may be dual layer now, but they crammed a lot more stuff on that dual layer DVD, which may negate the possibility of raising the bitrate for the film, which may leave us with the same exact transfer as on the original DVD release Posted Image

#9 of 19 OFFLINE   Neil S. Bulk

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Posted April 03 2002 - 12:14 AM

Am I the only person excited by the isolated score? This is a great score. Now I'm torn. I don't watch the film enough to justify 2 copies, but the complete score isolated is tempting. Neil

#10 of 19 OFFLINE   Quint van der Vaart

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Posted April 03 2002 - 12:26 AM

I am realy dissapointed with reading these specs Posted Image

The fact that there is no DTS on it and no more new features makes me say that I won't be buying this one.

I have a feeling that we will see at least a Superbit release of this one still , maybe even a Superbit Deluxe.
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Posted April 03 2002 - 04:47 AM

I'll be buying it again, I love this movie, and also a huge fan of Basil Poledouris, so I would buy it again just for the isolated score.Posted Image

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#12 of 19 OFFLINE   Douglas R

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Posted April 03 2002 - 08:32 AM

I will also be buying this again just to have the isolated score.

#13 of 19 OFFLINE   Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted April 03 2002 - 10:35 AM

Daniel, Thanks for the special feature comparison. You saved me from having to pull the DVD out tonight to figure out what was new. I really hope that they don't leave anything off from the existing release. I really enjoy this film so I'll be getting the new release. Gregory

#14 of 19 OFFLINE   Artur Meinild

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Posted April 03 2002 - 12:38 PM

New commentary and isolated score. I'll buy the new one for sure.
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#15 of 19 OFFLINE   Anthony Thorne

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Posted April 03 2002 - 03:52 PM

I'll definitely get it. It sounds like a lovely release. I hope the Verhoeven/Neumeier commentary is the same one from the old disc - it'd let me sell off my current copy of the film with no regrets.

#16 of 19 OFFLINE   Jeff Pryor

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Posted April 03 2002 - 04:13 PM

I was hoping for a DTS track. Guess I won't buy this one.
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#17 of 19 OFFLINE   Philip Verdieck

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Posted April 03 2002 - 06:44 PM

As much as I love this movie (due to my love of Heinlein and the book - and no, these aren't mutually exclusive), I will not be getting this. Not enough.

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Posted April 03 2002 - 06:55 PM

I am still on the fence with this one. if it was sb with dts, this would be a no brainer. I will have to see what the price is on street date.

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Posted April 03 2002 - 07:06 PM

I too am on the fence regarding this one. The original disc is great. Why double dip if they won't make it a Superbit Deluxe title? I'm sure that a few months down the road, we are going to see a Superbit Deluxe version...how can they not as it is the perfect candidate for it. Decisions, Decisions......Posted Image
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