BEST BITS?? (SUPERBIT List)

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  1. Allan Cast

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    Hey guys and gals.

    I have not gotten any Superbit DVDs and was wondering which Superbit titles are the best in terms of Picture Quality. Lawrence of Arabia? 5th Element?

    Can you list your Best Bits please. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. JeremySt

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    Bram Stokers's Dracula...

    The transfer is stunning.
     
  4. Allan Cast

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    Thanks for the link Jeremy.

    I did do a search under superbit before I started this thread but very few posts turned up. [​IMG]
     
  5. Dave H

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    I am very surprised no new Superbits have been announced. Does anyone why?
     
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    Actually Allan a good link is here. (In your defense "Superbit" is an exausting search.)

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...light=superbit

    Jeremy's link goes somewhere... else....

    My Superbit quick picks:

    Fifth Element (stunning picture)
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
     
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is probably the largest video-quality upgrade compared to the original release (Gattaca may also be a big upgrade, but I don't know anyone who had both copies).

    Especially with the case of re-releases of newer DVDs the largest upgrade will be in the DTS mix since newer "standard" releases tend to be universally excellant' in terms of video quality.. I hear DAS BOOT's DTS mic is among the best ever put on DVD.

    Resident Evil is my personal choice for "Doesn't look any better" award. The DTS isn't even radically differant than the DD either. But the standard release has the worst commentary ever recorded. So "losing" this feature is an upgrade.
     
  8. Harminder

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    Resident Evil hands down has the best audio and video transfer on Superbit. I use that DVD (and Terminator 2: Judgement Day UE) most as reference quality when people come over and want to test out the home theatre.
     
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    Air Force One
     
  10. JeremySt

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    Strange... my above link worked before...[​IMG]

    I'll fix it.
     
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    Air Force One and Resident Evil by far are the best sounding.

    Ian B
     
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    The T2 Extreme Edition (the regular disc) is the best looking transfer I've seen yet from film...
     
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    Ive been tempted to get Dracula. I may have to pick it up.
     
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    While I have Dracula Superbit, and never compared it to the original, the transfer is not as good as I used to think...maybe it's because I've been exposed to many more new releases/restorations.

    The print shows too much dirt - particularly visible in some of the daylight scenes. Some of the night scenes still look quite good --- the colors and blackness contrast well. But, I certainly wouldn't categorize this DVD as reference.
     
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    Vampires!!!



    Nah...just kidding, it's alright. I think Starship Troopers is the best!
     
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    It's not a 'bit but I love the transfer of Stargate: UE
     
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    Desperado (superbit). Ordered it a while back from www.cd-wow.com. It is a region 3 but should have the same transfer with region 1. Watched it last night and I am very impressed with the transfer.
     
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    Das Boot is incredible. The video has a few minor issues but its really minor IMHO. The audio is simply outstanding.
     

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