FF:Spirit Within-new version??

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by ForresterW, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. ForresterW

    ForresterW Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2001
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    hello

    i heard that the new version of FF: Spirit Within is coming out...can anyone tell me the spec/features and when it will be release??

    thanks =)
     
  2. Martin Fontaine

    Martin Fontaine Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2001
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Superbits?
     
  3. Adam_WM

    Adam_WM Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,628
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I find it hard to believe that they will re-release this. it was a pretty good special edition already. Like the previous poster said, maybe Superbit?
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    There was supposed to be a PlayStation 2 version that allowed you to "redirect" some key scenes and then play the movie over again, but it was a little hard for them to do the movie in real-time and look as good as it already does, plus Square lost a TON of money and decided to scrap the project altogether (AFAIK).

    There were rumors of a SuperBit, so that's most likely it.
     
  5. Jeremy Conrad

    Jeremy Conrad Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2000
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  6. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

    Joined:
    May 7, 2001
    Messages:
    3,320
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    P&S?
     
  7. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    The scene editing thing that was on the DVD is different from the PS2 thing. The PS2 thing would let you alter camera angles, reedit the film, and some other things. It would actually render the film in real-time, but they decided to scrap it for the aforementioned reasons.
     
  8. Thi Them

    Thi Them Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 1999
    Messages:
    3,649
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The PS2 version was demonstrated to Harry Knowles, and he said he was very impressed by it.

    ~T
     
  9. Jeremy Conrad

    Jeremy Conrad Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2000
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  10. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    They were developing it, but they canned it around the end of last year I think, along with 3 ports of some of the videogames (Final Fantasy 7, 8, and 9 from PlayStation to PlayStation 2).
     
  11. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    They surely could improve on the existing transfer. There is a ton of compression artifacts, and gradient color banding/blocking.

    Superbit with DTS, please.
     
  12. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I don't believe anythign Harry Knowles says w/o a corroboration
     
  13. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    I found the video and audio on the DVD to be excellent. It could be better, but its still damn fine.
     
  14. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 1999
    Messages:
    11,267
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    The disc does have a bunch of compression artifacting/banding issues which could have been alleviated by actually using the 2nd layer instead of changing 10min into the movie
     
  15. Jeremy Conrad

    Jeremy Conrad Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2000
    Messages:
    529
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  16. Lewis Besze

    Lewis Besze Producer

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 1999
    Messages:
    3,134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
     
  17. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah Lewis, that may have something to do with it. My screen is far from huge at 55" 16x9.. but I have it pretty well calibrated now, and sit about 8' back. It is to the point where I can see almost any flaws in the image if I am looking for them. Usually, I can just get used to them after a few minutes unless they are severe, or I can just ignore them and block them out of my mind. But I still appreciate a great transfer. A FF Superbit could be one of the best transfers on DVD if they did it right.

    I want to see something on par with Toy Story 2 and Dinosaur.
     
  18. Morgan Jolley

    Morgan Jolley Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2000
    Messages:
    8,818
    Likes Received:
    122
    Trophy Points:
    9,110
    Jeremy-

    What were rumors? The existence of a PS2 FF7/8/9 or their cancellations, because I seem to remember reading press releases about them being in development and then Square stopping production of a lot of things (no specifics, but these projects were said to have been put on hold or canned totally) to work on more important (read: Final Fantasy) games.
     
  19. Larry P

    Larry P Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2002
    Messages:
    186
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So how likely is it that we could see a Super Bit version (this year)?

    I think this film deserves a Superbit treatment more than any other.
     
  20. Sean Oneil

    Sean Oneil Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2001
    Messages:
    931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am guessing that as soon as sales for the current DVD slow to a crawl, then Columbia will release the Superbit edition.
     

Share This Page