Adventures of Baron Munchausen Superbit R2 Release, Good?

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  1. Eric Emma

    Eric Emma Supporting Actor

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    I just bought this DVD off Ebay mainly because the R1 release is barebones and 30 bucks while this was 12 bucks and has DTS sound. I'm assuming that this release is an improvement over the R1 release, but superbit been known to have some mest ups in the past.
     
  2. Jesse Blacklow

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    European or Japanese? I could be wrong on this, but I don't know if there's actually a Superbit version of "Baron Munchausen", in R2 or anywhere else. There's been a lot of fake Superbit releases going around on eBay, people just take the coverart and menus from other Superbits and replace them with their versions for whichever movie they're claiming. Then they make a copy of the DD track and encode into DTS and voila. I've seen it for the "Matrix" movies, among others.

    Again, I could be wrong, but a quick search on amazon.co.uk and amazon.co.jp didn't find "Baron Munchausen" Superbits.
     
  3. CraigL

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    It's definitely available in Japan.
     
  4. Eric Emma

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    I did some checking before bidding and it's the real deal, there's actually thread in this forum but it not specifically about the Baron Munchausen.
     
  5. John-G

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    Eric could you please tell me the region code for this I have the R2 Superbit version and paid a lot more for it.
     
  6. Eric Emma

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    Hmm...$12 for a $50 dvd...guy is in Thailand...doesn't look legit
     
  9. Eric Emma

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    Meh if it plays just like the real dvd, then to me it's the real DVD no question asks, I'm not condoning piracy or bootlegging, just I think it's the real one and it's still a hell of a lot cheaper than the current R1 disc. So will anyone answer my question.
     
  10. John-G

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    Eric I have both versions and the Superbit version is definitely an improvement over the R1 version in sound Dolby Surround vs DTS and Dolby Digital on the Superbit version and the picture quality is also improved.
     
  11. CraigL

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    BTW...I bought the Glory and Stand By Me superbits from the same person.

    I still haven't gotten them and it's almost been a month.
     
  12. Peter Svensson

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    There is no korean, chinese or HK Superbit editions of Baron Munchausen. All other regions are bootlegs, I can assure you that. There is a "famous" japanese Superbit box with the Jurassic Park movies that are sold very cheap on Ebay. This is another example of Superbit bootlegs. If the actual discs feature the right movies, the quality is extremely poor. Do not buy any of the "exclusive" japanese Superbits in another region, they are not official.
     
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  14. Peter Svensson

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    No, the japanese Superbits are the original. I meant that there are some japanese Superbits that are exclusive to R2JAP, they have not been released anywhere else. Baron Munchausen is one of them.
     
  15. CraigL

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    Eric,

    I never received my discs from that person and just got a refund for my money.

    Hope your experience is different.
     
  16. Eric Emma

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    I'll wait two weeks and if I don't recieve it, I'll ask for a refund. I usually don't buy anything like this over-seas, but it pisses me off the R1 release is so crappy and is 30 bucks :angry:
     
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    The R1 Edition of TAOBM is horrible-poor shadow detail, poor black levels and dull colors. The Columbia 1992 LD was much more on the mark.
    This film is a visual work of art-and Columbia botched it.
     
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    Eric,

    Did you ever receive your disc? I'd love to know if he's selling a legit copy or not.
     
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    I bought Joan of Arc Superbit Edition recently on Ebay for $20. It is $50 in Japan. It was the official R2 Japanese release though, so there are legit retailers on Ebay selling these things.
     

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