Best SuperBit DVD?

Roger Kint

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There are only a handful of Superbit DVDs out there right now, so which is the best SuperBit release?
 

DonRoeber

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Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, for it's lack of Engligh Dub. Now my guests have to watch the subtitled version, and they can't bully me into watching the english dub. Woohoo!
 

Michael Bailey

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I would say The Fifth Element at the moment but that could change when the two disk super bits come out.
 

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Well, im not sure.

In video terms,probably The Fifth Element, on audio terms;Desperado.

On both:Air Force One.
 

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I KNOW the best Superbit will be if Columbia ever decides to invite Robert Harris to supervise Lawrence of Arabia for DVD. Since it'll still have to be a 2-disc edition, perhaps they'll finally put that 65mm trailer on it as the sole extra?

Oh yeah...just 5.1 Dolby and DTS tracks...I'd like to know what moved Columbia to put the foreign tracks on it. They went to English many times, so what's the point?
 

Dave H

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I think most of us can agree that Dracula is the best Superbit movie, in terms of the overall package: video, audio, and quality of movie.
 

Veli-Matti Reitti

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At the moment The Fifth Element is without question the best. Almost every Superbit release so far is good in terms of video and audio quality. But who knows the new Superbit Deluxe of The Patriot might be even better.
 
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MaxY

I gotta go with Dracula. The video quality is stunning especially the shadow detail.

The only other Superbit titles I have seen are Desparado, and Fifth E. I can say that Vertical Limit in the original non SB form was one of the better looking video transfers that I have ever seen.

BTW Fifth E and Desparado both look great as well.

Max
 

Dean M

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The first movie I watched on my new PMDT was Dracula. I know that it was not all the machine. Amazing color, shadows and sound. All I can say is... WOW!
Then again, the first time I saw it at the theater I was on a first date and my mind was a little preoccupied...
 
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MaxY

Mark,

What kind of equipment are you using to compare them on?

I can tell you that on a well adjusted 73" widescreen TV with a Good Prog Scan Player the differences show up, at least to my eye.

Max
 

Sutjahjo Ngaserin

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I hope this thread will not turn into normal versus Superbit again.

Yes, I see very obvious (not stunning) improvements of superbit titles over normal version in all titles.
 

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I did an A/B on the Draculas and failed to see any improvement at all.
The differences would depend on the quality of your video playback. I found the difference to be very dramatic, mostly in the area of shadow detail and the DTS soundtrack.

What is the best Superbit DVD? Dracula shows the biggest improvement over the previous release. The Fifth Element is the most startling vivid, and Vertical Limit is the most clean. The only one which not reccomend is Gattaca. The video is weak in comparison to other superbit titles, but awsome by any other measure. If you dont care about extras, I would still reccomend it over the previous release.
 
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MaxY

I agree with Sutjahjo the question was not if Superbit is better, it was which is the best. I would guess that the original question was asked because the poster would like the chance to view it and decide for himself.
Leave the Arguments for a Superbits VS Non-SB thread.
Max
BTW Hey Jaw, hadn't seen you around in awhile.
 

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