Bought "Dances with Wolves" DTS for $25 at Best Buy. Am I lucky?

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  1. Carlos_E

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    I have been wanting to see this movie in its entirety for a long time. But haven't found it anywhere. I read in this forum that the Dolby and Dts DVD releases were pulled from the shelves in anticipation for a new release this year. Is this correct?

    Anyway, I think I got lucky yesterday considering that not only did I find a copy but only for $25. I could have sworn I saw Dances with Wolves DTS on Amazon.com a few months ago for over $100 dollars!! Can somebody back me up on that or other high prices at other DVD sites? I am talking specifically about the DTS version.

    I look forward to seeing this gem this weekend. I was going to watch it last night but it was already 2:00 a.m when I started seeing part of it and I know the movie lasts for 3 hrs. The small part of it that I saw I really liked.

    Carlos
     
  2. Malcolm R

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    Yep, we've been discussing it for a few weeks in this thread:
    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htfo...threadid=61337
    They were going for very high on Ebay. However, the bottom seems to have dropped out of the market since Best Buy apparently found a truckload long forgotten in some corner of their warehouse. [​IMG]
     
  3. MickB

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    Out of 3 BB in my area I picked up the last copy of the 2 disc DTS version for $25. Awesome picture and sound. This is the original superbit.
     
  4. Rob Lutter

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    I found the LAST ONE at my Best Buy! yay! The sound is AMAZING! [​IMG]
    PS: Damn, that must have been ONE HELL OF A BOX that they found in their warehouse (it seems EVERY Best Buy store got a couple).
     
  5. Adam_S

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    DANGIT! I'm going to have to check the coupons and bargains section more often.... dang, dang, dang, I'll have to run to best buy tomorrow... they better have one!

    Adam
     
  6. Will_B

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    The Best Buy I was at yesterday had half a dozen of these - 2 DVDs in a slip case. I thought it must be a reissue.
     
  7. Keith Plucker

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    I was thinking that as well Will, however no other store seems to have them in stock. Maybe BB had a bunch in storage someplace just found them? I sure would like to know the story behind the appearance of this DVD.

    -Keith
     
  8. Shane Martin

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    There was about 20 in Tulsa at the Best Buy where I picked up mine.
     
  9. Brian W.

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    Well, you guys sold me -- I ran out and found one at my local Best Buy. I'd held off buying because I couldn't decide whether to get the DTS or the DD (since the DD has more extras), but y'all sold me on the DTS.
     
  10. James_G

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    My Best Buy got around a dozen or so of them the other week.
     
  11. MichaelAW

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    Anyone want to help me out and pick one up for me? We don't have Best Buys here in Sweden, and I have an American checking account I can pay back with (or Paypal).
    Please? [​IMG]
     
  12. Keith Plucker

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    What the heck Michael, I have been sending copies of Total Movie to Argentina for another forum member, I guess I can send a copy of Dances with Wolves DTS to Sweden.

    You have mail.

    -Keith
     
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    Keith, you rock!

    You have mail.
     
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    I still have my unwrapped, original DVD that I received "free" with the purchase of my first DVD player. The 1-disc DVD in the snapper case has "THX Mastered" on the bottom of the cover. Is this the DD version that you're all talking about?

    After reading this thread, I dropped in to my local BB and found several copies of the DTS 2-disc version and picked one up for $22.00.

    So, at this stage of development, is DTS sound the superior format to look for on DVDs??? ...better than the TXH-mastered????

    On a related note, my copy of "Twister" states THX. Is there a DTS version of this DVD as well. (If not, there should be.)
     
  15. John Gates

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    I bought my DTS copy of Dances with Wolves a couple days ago at a Birmingham, AL Best Buy for about $25, and they had 16 copies on the shelf.

    John
     
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    After reading this thread, I paid a visit to the Best Buy up the street from work - 3 left $24.99. *edit - maybe I should have bought two? [​IMG]
    As for DTS vs DD, it really depends on the specific recording/mastering. I have heard some very good DD mixes, but I find that most or all of the soundtracks I really enjoyed the most, are all DTS. You can still have DTS that is THX mastered, as mentioned, THX is a set of specifications, not a sound format.
     
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    Read this thread just before lunch. Went to BB at lunch and picked myself up 1 of the 5 copies they had. Cool!
    Does this have a full bit-rate dts track?
    Peace Out~[​IMG]
     
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    Our BB didn't have a single copy. [​IMG]
    Anybody willing to help a fellow HTF'r out? I'd like a copy of this super-dooper 2 disc DTS version everybody's talking about too. [​IMG]
    I can PayPal or personal check.
    Thanks!
    -Seth
     

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