12 Monkeys DD question

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  1. FrankT

    FrankT Stunt Coordinator

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    I have been reading that the 12 Monkeys DD 5.1 version is better then the dts because of the few extra features it has. So I want to get the DD5.1 but the only DD5.1 I can find says "Collectors Edition" but it does not list any special features on the back of the DVD. It does list DD5.1 and that it is anamophic.

    Is this the right DD5.1 DVD that has the special features?

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  2. Chad R

    Chad R Cinematographer

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    Yes, it has a good documentary on it (Hamster Factor or something) that chronicles the making of the film very well. I don't remember if there's much else, but the doc is worth it alone.
     
  3. FrankT

    FrankT Stunt Coordinator

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    Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. Mark_vdH

    Mark_vdH Screenwriter

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    The documentary (The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys) is really great, as is the audio commentary by Terry Gilliam (director) and Charles Roven (producer). The only minor complaint is that the commentary quits a bit early.
    Other features are the usual trailer, production notes and cast biographies.
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  5. Mike Hutman

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    Wow, I just pick this movie up from Best Buy today for 14.99. Glad to see that I got the better of the two.[​IMG]
     
  6. Daniel Kikin

    Daniel Kikin Screenwriter

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    Speaking of 12 Monkeys, anyone hear anything new about the rumored Ultimate Edition?
     
  7. MikeEckman

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    When Universal released the 12 Monkeys DVD, they were not in the habit of listing the special features on the back of the DVD. Rest assured, there is only one Collector's Edition of this DVD, and it does have the 90 minute doc on it. Supposedly the DTS version has almost no audible difference, so, in this one case, the supplements on the Dolby version more than make up for the lack of a DTS track.

    As for the rumored Ultimate Edition, the studio announced they were working on it late last year, and havent said anything else about it since.

    Universal has a habit of announcing things, and then not giving any updates on it for a very long time (just look at BTTF).
     
  8. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    A word of caution on the DD edition.

    All extras, including the commentary, were taken from the CE laserdisc. Tbe commentary ran a few seconds longer than the film, and as a result, gets cut off on the DVD. This should be resolved in the eventual reissue.
     

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