Any differences between two "Judgment Night" DVDs?

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  1. Bobby Garfield

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    I have the Goodtimes version of Judgment Night, the underrated Emilio Estevez/Cuba Gooding Jr/Denis Leary movie. It's the one that comes in a snapper case. Are there any differences between that version and the re-release by Universal? Is there a better transfer on the latter version or anything like that?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    The Universal version is anamorphic.
     
  3. BrandonJF

    BrandonJF Second Unit

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    The Goodtimes version is anamorphic, too.

    I can't confirm, but I could have sworn that I read somewhere that the Universal one was the correct aspect ratio. The Goodtimes version is 1.78:1.

    I have the Goodtimes version and have always been close to picking up the Universal one...
     
  4. Todd Stout

    Todd Stout Screenwriter

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    The newer Universal version has a DD 5.1 soundtrack while the Goodtimes version has a DD 2.0 track.
     
  5. Bobby Garfield

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    Can anyone confirm that the Universal version's aspect ratio is 2.35:1? The Goodtimes version is indeed 1.78:1 (which is definitely incorrect, according to imdb.com).
     
  6. Scott Temple

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    I have the Universal disc. It is indeed presented in its OAR of 2.35:1 and 16:9 enhanced. You know, it's strange. Goodtimes rarely put out 16x9 transfers, but one of the rare times they did (Judgment Night) they got the aspect ratio wrong; incorrectly matted to 1.78:1.
     
  7. Travis Brashear

    Travis Brashear Screenwriter

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    The Universal disc also contains a DTS 5.1, yes DTS, track, as well as the theatrical trailer. Of course, the "deal-sealer" is correcting the faulty aspect ratio of the Goodtimes disc. Definitely a double dip worth taking...
     
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    One of my favorite cat and mouse thrillers.The Universal release is definatley the better of the two releases, for the simple fact that the OAR is correct and contains a DTS track, which really brings out Alan Silvestri's wonderfully pounding lost-in-the-urban-jungle score.

    His best score next to Predator IMO.

    I don't care for the cover art though, it looks like a poor photo-shop job to me.
     

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