Definitive DVD Info Site

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by EddieN, Oct 4, 2001.

  1. EddieN

    EddieN Agent

    Sep 23, 2000
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    Can someone recommend some good sites with definitive info. I guess by definitive I mean every little detail about the dvd. For example, say I wanted to buy WarGames on DVD but wanted to find out what aspect ratio it was ? Also what kinda sound formats are on the dvd ? is it anamorphic, are there extras ? is there a special edition coming soon I should wait for ? how was the video transfer ?
    I like the info that dvd profiler gives, but that is a bulky Visual Basic program that is slow and to find out info about a disc I have to add it to my collection and then delete again after I find all the info I want, there's gotta be a website out there somewhere !
    - Eddie
  2. Gavin_L

    Gavin_L Second Unit

    Aug 24, 2001
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    is this what looking for, has info on techincal info and so fourth, I don't know any other sites right now, but this is worth a try
    heres a example
    WarGames (1983)
    Technical Information
    Release Information:
    Studio: Mgm/Ua Studios
    Theatrical Release Date: June 3, 1983
    DVD Release Date: January 25, 2001
    Run Time: 114 minutes
    Production Company: MGM Home Video
    Package Type: Keep Case
    Aspect Ratio(s):
    Widescreen letterbox - 1.85:1
    Discographic Information:
    DVD Encoding: Region 1
    Layers: Single
    Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
    Available subtitles: English, Spanish, French
    Edition Details:
    • Region 1 encoding (US and Canada only)
    • Color, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, Dolby
    • Commentary by director John Badham and writers Lawrence Lasker and Walter F. Parkes
    • Theatrical trailer(s)
    • 8-page booklet with trivia and production notes
    • Widescreen letterbox format
    • ASIN: 0792838467
    Widescreen Review:
    Picture Quality: 3 (5 is the highest rating)
    The non-anamorphic DVD exhibits good contrast and color fidelity. Colors are generally natural with and deep blacks, but sometimes are
    inconsistent. The picture is a little soft throughout. The mediocre picture is matted at 1.82:1.
    Sound Quality: 3 (5 is the highest rating)
    The Dolby® Digital 5.1 discrete soundtrack is often a 3.0 delivery. Fidelity sounds thin, but when the split surrounds and .1 low frequency
    effects are engaged, the discrete version comes alive with aggressive surround envelopment. Overall, this is a conventional mix, but
    disappointing through much of the film when surrounds are nil and there is dialogue leakage in the stereo channels.
  3. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

    Mar 7, 1999
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    I don't think there is a definitive site out there. There's just too much information. However, other than checking the reliable e-commerce sites (Amazon, DVDEmpire, etc.) who have a monetary interest in having correct data, you can use this search engine to find reviews about a particular DVD:

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