Dawn of The Dead SE - No DTS ES :(

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  1. Doug Schiller

    Doug Schiller Supporting Actor

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    I haven't had a chance to check it out on my home rig yet to verify but everything on the box says 5.1 only.
    I played the menu on my work PC and it also claims 5.1. Anchor Bay always advertises ES soundtracks when they use them.
    I thought the pre-release info claimed this was DD5.1EX & DTS ES Discrete.

    Hopefully, the box set will be, but I doubt it.

    Doug
    BTW, the transfer is jaw dropping. Nice job Anchor Bay!
     
  2. Michael Osadciw

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    All pre-release documents write there is a DTS-ES discrete soundtrack. I'm eagerly waiting for my copy. [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  3. Doug Schiller

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    I'm watching it now on my DTS-ES capable receiver.
    There is no DTS-ES or DDEX flag.

    Looks like the pre-release info was wrong.

    I guess it really doesn't matter, Day was DTS-ES and I never heard anything in the back speakers.
     
  4. Michael Osadciw

    Michael Osadciw Screenwriter

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    Yes, Day of the Dead didn't have an active 6.1 soundtrack. Most of it was center-channel based. Not the best re-purposing effort.

    Wanting a DTS-ES track for DAWN is a wish of course that the re-purposing would be better this time around...after all The Evil Dead and Halloween were great efforts for horror flicks.

    Mike
     
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    How did everyone get this disc early?! I want this thing so bad! I can't wait another week!!!!
     
  6. Gordon McMurphy

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    I got my copy yesterday. It's a great movie and it was a delight to see it such great shape - the transfer is sublime.
     
  7. Doug Schiller

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    DVDFile's review up and they mention (incorrectly) that there is a DDEX soundtrack. They have been wrong before as we all know. They never specifically mention the back center channel in the review anyway.

    I've watched up to the scene where they enter the mall and the the transfer is fantastic. The soundtrack still sounds mono even in DTS.

    Check your local B&M street date breakers. That is where I got mine.

    BTW, for those wondering. This looks like the real theaterical cut. The last theatrical cut added some scenes at the boat dock. Those scenes are not in this release.

    Doug
     
  8. MikeEckman

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    People, this is a mono movie mixed in a center channel soundtrack. The lack of DTS-ES should not be of any significance. For this disc, I would be happy just with a clean sounding mono track.
     
  9. Michael Osadciw

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    Guys

    I received my copy in the mail today and there IS a DTS 5.1 encoding on the disc. I'll watch it tonight and have a review come shortly after. It is the 127 minute U.S. theatrical version.

    Mike
     
  10. Matt Rexer

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    No DTS-EX = No Sale!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jeff Adkins

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    It's a mono film. That's like saying "No anamorphic Casablanca = No Sale!"

    Jeff
     
  12. Jon B NY

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    No anamorphic Casablance = no sale.
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    That's really funny...yet I'm not sure why I find it THAT funny.
    And by the way, damn all you guys who have B&M street date breakers! Every place by me is a Best Buy, Circuit City, Borders, FYE big chain thing. So I NEVER have to worry about something selling out, but I can never EVER get it early. Damn you guys! I need my zombies!!!
     
  13. Michael Osadciw

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    stange how you said Casablanca since I mentioned that title in my DAWN review...how weird...must be the zombies...

    Mike
     
  14. Gordon McMurphy

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    I'm just wondering when the multi-disc set will be released. I want it done right, but waiting until the late autumn or winter would be frustrating. It would just be great to have the FULL specs for the set and the official set-in-stone release date.

    But if you wait long enough, the Sun will rise. [​IMG]
     
  15. Doug Schiller

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    Well,
    If pre-release information of Casablanca mentioned 16x9 enhancement and a major DVD Review site confirmed 16x9 enhancement for Casablanca, then when the DVD comes out and it isn't, wouldn't that be worth mentioning???
     
  16. Matt Rexer

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    Indeed. Hence, the smiley in my post... On a serious note:

    No Colorized, Anamorphic, DTS-ES Citizen Kane = No Sale!

    (still waiting for more news about the multi-disc set, myself. I may add the new single-disc to the netflix queue just to check it out, though.)
     

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