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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Declan, Feb 11, 2003.
In Japan several other titles were released after Image and Pioneer stopped making laserdiscs. Amongst the releases were U-571 , Star Wars and I believe some DreamWorks/Paramount releases. I will say this, the laserdisc release of The Matrix was one hell of a release and has a better soundtrack than de dvd had as did many of the other releases like The Mummy and Saving Private Ryan. To bad Pioneer did not continue with releasing Dolby Digital versions of Indiana Jones
yea I had those DD5.1 Indi's on pre-order for ages. When they canncelled them i just picked up the PAL boxset of the Indy trilogy which came with a hour long making of Raiders on side 4 of Last Crusade. They all had great transfers but being PAL they had no 5.1 tracks. Oh well come November we'll hear Indy in 5.1....... hopefully. I'm going to London next week and theres a shop there called The Cinema Store, they buy and sell used LD's. Last time i was there they only had about 10 LD's. I rang them yesterday and they told me that they got over 400 in, so cant wait to go now. If it's there i'll pick up The Matrix, maybe even Frighteners Signature Edition (if it's there and if I can afford it), and certainly some DTS LD's.
Dave, I do have the Ransom disc I bought from Nicolas Santini. It's a great disc though it's debatable for the cost. Like most Japanese DTS they carry a price premium. I have that one and the DTS Surround Demo Disc that was never released in the US. There were about 25 dual releases, but Ransom and the S.S. Demo were the only unique Japanese releases. Overall there were a total of 112 US discs, 2 unique Japanese discs, plus 25 Japanese Dual Release DTS LD's. Many of the Japanese DTS I've never seen for sale anywhere and the 10-12 I have seen have always been at a pretty high premium.
what do you mean by dual release? Did they have both DTS and DD5.1 on them? That would only leave one analouge channel free for a mono soundtrack.
By dual release in this context, I meant movies that had both a US version and a Japanese version. There was never a disc that had DTS and AC-3 on it was unless possibly one of the demo discs.
thanks............. common sense tho when you think about it. Unfortunatly my common sense left me years ago
...and Dave, how did you like that Fearless Vampire Killers disc? I thought you had sold it or were trying to sell it? Dunno why, but I totally do not get that movie. I see it happening in front of my eyes, recognize the work and talent and effort that has gone into it, and find absolutely nothing compelling about it. It was one of my few blind purchases on LD (back when they were $40 when they were cheap and $130 when they were Criterion, blind purchases were few and far between for me), and really the only LD that I bought and never spun more than once. Of course, now that you can find discs for $2 to $15 for good stuff, I buy lots of things that I haven't seen before. My collection is becoming downright ecclectic.
Aaron, the point i was making is that now full DTS soundtracks are sneaking back into dvd movies doesn't that take away the only advantage of Laserdisc over DVD? R.I.P LD.
Can anyone point me to a good link about the different rates of Dolby Digital and DTS, fascinating thread I never heard this stuff before, although I heard some people said LD had better sound. I know Blade was weak in audio on the DVD. Any lists out there stating what bit rate the audio is on DVD's?
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