DTS Waterworld - a good investment sonically and visually?

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  1. Keith Paynter

    Keith Paynter Screenwriter

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    Alright, I admit this film is a guilty pleasure. I liked it, looking past the millions that this film cost to make.

    I still have my PCM Dolby Stereo laserdisc, which has served me well, but now that the DTS disc has dropped significantly in price, is it time to move to the DTS DVD?
     
  2. TonyD

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    well i like this movie and will be adding the dts version to my collection.
     
  3. Malcolm Cleugh

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    Is there any hope of a special edition ? it seems Universal have lost interest in the ultimate editions (apart from Legend) and this never even made a collectors edition.

    I would like to see the additional footage from the TV version included as an extra (like ST The Motion Picture). When shown recently on the Scifi channel in the UK showed a longer cut with around 30 mins of extra footage which I had never seen before.
     
  4. Keith Paynter

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    Word to the mods...

    "Sonically" - damned wireless keyboards!
     
  5. Neil Joseph

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    Fixed.

    I htought the sound was pretty darned good with decent LFE and nice suround action.
     
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    5.0 mix as I recall. Solid sound it must be said, full bitrate DTS, one of Universal's initial DTS DVDs. Image was very good too. I sold it eventualy, but that was because I hardly watched the movie (I don't hate it by any means, just never saw frequent spins).

    If it has seen a significant price reduction, I recommend it!

    Dan
     
  7. Justin Hargis

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    DTS 5.0?

    Instead of 5.1?

    So, the dts version of Waterworld doesn't have a dedicated LFE channel?

    I was also considering adding this to my collection, but if it's only 5.0...

    Someone please clarify this.
     
  8. Bruce N

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    So what if it's only 5.0? It still has plenty of bass in the other channels that gets redirected to the sub. There is plenty of bass in Waterworld, it's just not in an LFE channel.

    Would you really not buy it because it has no LFE channel? That makes absolutely no sense to me.

    Bruce
     
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    I like it so much I have two copies of the DTS version...
     
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    Sadly, people think they're getting short-changed if they get a dvd with a 5.0 track. "What's the point if it hasn't got a sub track?" etc etc. *Sigh*
     
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    Audio was pretty good. The DD version has noticeably sharper video ,though. I noticed this with most of the initial dts releases that had full bitrate.

    Chris
     
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    The dts Waterworld sounded very good. I actually think it had a little more bass than the DD version did.
     
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    This is an awesome movie with great sound! I do also wish they would come out with a special edition with the same footage that has been shown recently on TV. This extra footage explains a lot of things about this movie and it makes more sense with the included footage. I finally know where dryland was. You never find out where it actually was that they found the land until you see the version with the extra 30 minutes!
     
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    I apologize for my ignorant post. [​IMG]
    I read many more posts about Waterworld dts 5.0 last night, and decided to put it on my wishlist. I actually can't wait to get this title now.
    I set my speakers to small anyway (the only way to use my yamaha receiver's crossover).
    Yes, Geoff, I did feel as if I was getting short-changed since I've never run across a 5.0 dts movie. I guess it was instinct to feel that way. [​IMG]
    Thanks for showing me the light, and maybe I can enlighten others.
    Again, I look forward to adding this movie to my growing dts collection. [​IMG]
     
  17. Justin Hargis

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    I recently received the Waterwold DVD (DTS version) a few weeks ago. Sounds awesome, by the way. [​IMG] However, I was under the impression that this DVD was "DTS 5.0." Well today, a friend pointed out on the back of the DVD and it clearly says "DTS 5.1." Now, is Universal telling a fib, or is it really DTS 5.1 like it says on the back?
     
  18. Justin H

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    Looks like I'm responsible for that dash, huh Justin?
    My apologies! [​IMG] [​IMG]
    ...and to stay on the topic
    I just picked up the DTS version from bb.com. I'm guilty of being a closet Waterworld fan too. [​IMG]
     
  19. Lyle_JP

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    The DTS track on the Waterworld DVD is a 5.1 track, but there is no activity in the LFE track, so it is, for all practical purposes, a 5.0 mix. The DD disc of Waterworld is true 5.0.

    I noticed the same thing with the Big Trouble in Little China. The DD was 4.1, the DTS was 5.1 but had effectively mono surrounds. Is it just that DTS tracks have to be flagged as 5.1, regardless of content? Are there any DTS tracks which read as being less than 5.1?

    -Lyle J.P.
     

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