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John Stockton

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I just saw an add in a magazine stating that the 2 Disc SE of Star Trek III is due out on Oct 21(or 28) and was wondering if anyone has read any early reviews for it.
Looking forward to adding this to my collection. :)
 

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Sites aren't allowed to post reviews of Paramount products until the Friday 11 days pre-street. That's tomorrow, so you may see reviews then, if anyone's gotten their copies yet...
 

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No review copy yet here.

Then again, Paramount has been late with
sending out screeners.
 

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Paramount is excellent when it comes to
providing screener product. My only complaint
is that they come too close to street date.
Just received Star Trek III, but it will
be a few days till I can get a review up.
 

David Ely

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I just flipped through my copy and I'm 99% sure the video transfer is exactly the same from the original release (blemishes and all). I'm also pretty sure the audio tracks are also identical to the original release.

Basically, if you're not interested in the extras, there's probably not much reason to buy this if you already own the previous release.
 

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Hello - Very disappointed to be hearing the disc may look the same as the bare bones edition. I really wish they would pull out all the stops with some of the Star Trek films. I felt that the documentary extras on The Motion Picture and The Wrath of Khan just weren't that good and really not presented well.
I really wish they would include some deleted scenes for the Star Trek films that aren't having footage added to them.
I don't think I will be buying anymore unless they add some extra footage or deleted scenes to these.
 

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I really wish they would include some deleted scenes for the Star Trek films that aren't having footage added to them.
I'm not sure if there is much to add to III in terms of deleted scenes.

IV has a few, V has one or two (including a slightly different ending), and Generations has several.
 

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Okay ... I'm taken a better look at the new release. Bitrate for the video is approximately 30% higher than the original which gives a VERY slight improvement in the video quality. The source used is the exact same as used for the original release.

The audio tracks sound 100% identical to the original release. Listing to a handful of scenes I could not hear any difference at all.
 

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Guys,
Right now I have about 9 DVD titles on
deck to review next week. I can't even begin
to get to them till Monday.
I watched Star Trek III last night.
I can't compare it to the first DVD as I never
had the opportunity to remove that DVD from its
shrinkwrap.
On a while, STIII looks pretty good. I
found it had a rather coarse look to it, however,
with a noticeable (but not overabundant) amount
of film grain.
The soundtrack is very aggressive with some nice
LFE response -- particularly in the underlying hums
of the ship's engines.
I'll post a full review Monday.
Amongst next week's reviews:
Star Trek III
Sum Of All Fears
High Noon
The Quiet Man
Rio Grande
Mr. Deeds
 

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Ron,
Thanks for granting my request for an early review of "High Noon", "The Quiet Man", and "Rio Grande" because several of our members are wondering about the video transfers of these special editions.



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