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Deep Impact Special Collector's Edition

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Chris_Marin, Aug 1, 2004.

  1. Chris_Marin

    Chris_Marin Stunt Coordinator

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    Paramount have sent us full details of their October 5th release of Deep Impact Special Collector's Edition:


    Full article here
     
  2. Edward Kok

    Edward Kok Auditioning

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    no dts?

    if this worrying trend remains i doubt we will ever get dts for Titanic: SE
     
  3. Harold Wazzu

    Harold Wazzu Supporting Actor

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    Hard decision since I own the original but I think I'll pass. If it had dts it'd be a no-brainer.
     
  4. Calvin Watts III

    Calvin Watts III Supporting Actor

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    One of my favorite movies. I'll get the updated version with the new transfer.

    Though I do agree that DTS would have been nice...
     
  5. Neil Joseph

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    A chance to get rid of another non anamorphic title. I will upgrade.
     
  6. Malcolm R

    Malcolm R Executive Producer

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    I've been waiting for an upgraded version before purchasing this. Disappointed in lack of DTS, though. [​IMG]
     
  7. Paul Butler

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    Is this an extended edition or just the theatrical edition with extras?
    Thanks
    Paul
     
  8. CraigL

    CraigL Screenwriter

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    Theatrical.

    Guess it's time to get rid of that anamorphic R4 version.
    Anyone want it? Real cheap. [​IMG]
     
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    Very cool. I don't own the current release so this is a must buy.
     
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    Well for once my procrastination has paid off.
     
  11. Chad R

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    One has little to do with the other.

    Back in the day, when Laserdiscs were still around, Titanic was the subject of an unprecedented move with regard to DTS.

    At the time, Paramount (the film's domestic distributor) had an exclusive deal with Pioneer to release their films. DTS, on the other hand, had an exclusive deal with the other major Laserdisc producer, Image. Clearly, a DTS version of the movie was not going to happen.

    However, at James Cameron's insistence, a special deal was brokered and Image and Pioneer joined together to release a DTS version.

    So, if Cameron says DTS, there could be DTS on Titanic

    In Deep Impact's case, I used to have the old DVD and the Dolby Digital was no slouch. DTS might be better, but I think we'll all be satisfied with what we get.
     
  12. Dean Kousoulas

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    Sounds good enough for me to upgrade.
     
  13. StevenFC

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    Good news, Chris. Especially since I finally have 16x9 tv. I can't believe that this is still an issue. How hard can it be to enhance DVDs for 16x9 displays?

    Anyway, we could use more sci-fi disaster flicks like Deep Impact. Still silly, buy with replay value because of the acting and the well written sub-plot.
     
  14. TomWoodward

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    We've just posted the artwork here if you're interested...
     
  15. Joseph J.D

    Joseph J.D Cinematographer

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    Nice.....I like the design. Since I never picked up the original edition (no anamorphic enhancement), this will be a must-buy for me.[​IMG]
     
  16. Ricardo C

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    About time [​IMG] Nice cover design, too [​IMG]
     
  17. Neil Joseph

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    Is there a head-oin shot of the artwork around (not from a side angle)
     
  18. TomWoodward

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    Not at the moment I'm afraid Neil, I'll see if I can track one down over the next couple of days though.
     
  19. Nils Luehrmann

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    If you want a DTS track, just play the DD track and turn up the volume about 10dB - voila... [​IMG]

    After one too many blind testing of DTS vs DD, I for one am glad studios are at least dropping extra audio tracks in favor of having more recordable room on the DVDs. The virtues of DTS over DD have long been over exaggerated and the fact that DTS even boosts their dB levels is clear they themselves know this and are using the old "louder is better" technique to try and fool listeners.

    If they only offer DTS that's fine by me, but having both is in my opinion a waste of disc space, and as such I applaud Paramount and the other studios for finally ignoring all the hype over DTS.

    While not a favorite film of mine, this new release certainly appears to be a significant improvement over the non anamorphic version.
     
  20. Qui-Gon John

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    Hooray, one more title that has been on my list of non-anamorphic disks to wait for until they release it anamorphic!
     

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