First review online Of Star Trek 2 director's edtion

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  1. Bertrand B

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    Thanks for the info. I can hardly wait! [​IMG]
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    Wow, sounds interesting. If this is the full ABC cut, I'll be very pleased. I'm definitely hanging on to my old disc for both versions.

    I wonder if the TV version of the Kirk/Saavik elevator scene is in there. For some reason I always had hunch that they did that alternate take for TV was because the two of them side by side wouldn't work well on a 4:3 screen. Meyer's commentary is certainly the most anticipated this year!
     
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    They don't go into much detail about the audio/video. Maybe it is not much different than the original release.
     
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    I just read over at DVD File that Star Trek III is getting a new Dolby Digital Surround EX mix. I wonder if they have done the same for Star Trek II? I understand that ST II is from the early 80's but it has always had sort of a harsh sound to my ears.
     
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    We just got our screener today, but with
    Scooterpalooza this weekend, the
    earliest I can post a review is next Tuesday,
    July 30th.
    We will probably be beat by all the other sites
    also receiving their screener copies today, but
    well, that's life.
    I'll have a complete look at the DVD including
    tons of screenshots.
    From looking at the specs on this disc it looks
    incredible!
    Watch for the HTF review next Tuesday.
     
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    You can subtitle the review: "The Wrath of Ron." [​IMG]
     
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    Ron, maybe the screener could, uh, em, "find" its way to Scooterpalooza this year.[​IMG]
     
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    What I don't understand is why they don't offer both versions on the same DVD? Isn't this what DVD technology was supposed to be for? Seemless branching?
     
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    Hey Ron your not suppose to have a personal life. Your suppose to cater to our wants and needs 24/7 [​IMG]
    Now in all seriousness enjoy your weekend.
     
  11. Ronald Epstein

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    Guys, I am working on the review as I
    write this.

    I am going to try to get it on-line this weekend --
    perhaps as early as Saturday morning.

    This is a huge undertaking as there is so much
    material to cover.

    I can tell you that the transfer is gorgeous.
    I watched it with the aid of the TEXT commentary
    which is an absolute must see tool. This text
    commentary is like having a Star Trek geek sitting
    beside you giving you all these little facts about
    what you are watching. The text geek has a sense
    of humor, too!

    As I said, I have much to write (you should see
    my notes - I am going to take a picture of them)
    and I am going to try to put it all together in
    the next 24-48 hours....why?...cause I love you guys!
     
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    Wow Ron, you sound like me right now.
    I'm staying up all night going through the disc, which doesn't help with a screening of Goldmember tonight. [​IMG]
     
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    Alright now I am jealous. This sounds like a huge Special Edition.
     
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    The DVDFile review is now up.
     
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    Hats off to Ron and Jeremy for giving their faithful readers exactly what they want - its this dedication that makes their sites the best on the web, hands down. DVDFile's extremely positive review has me even more excited then I was for the SE of the first film last fall.
    Add to that the fact Search For Spock is receiving the deluxe treatment, this is really a great time to be a fan of the films, DVD and or to be a complete novice to the franchise so they can experience it in the best possible way! [​IMG]
    Now, if only the Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown and Reservoir Dogs reviews would start popping up...[​IMG]
     
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    It sounds like Paramount made the color corrections the original disc needed. I'm glad they did a new transfer. I am looking very forward to this SE.
     
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    In my best Jake Lloyd/Anakin Skywalker voice: "Yippee!"
     
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    The review at DVD File says that there is a slight improvement in picture quality and no noticeable improvement in audio quaity, however the supplements and the commentaries are excellent.

    Can't wait to pick this one up, although I will hang on to my current copy of Khan personally autographed by Ricardo Montalban! :b
     
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    Thank You!
    Thank You!
    Thank You!
     
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    My review is up.
    Really worked overtime on this. The
    review took me a total of 5 hours to do.
    I hate reviewing Special Editions because
    of the amount of time I have to invest in
    the extra material. But this Edition was
    certainly worth it all.
    Click Here
     

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