First screening of Metropolis: English DD or Japanese DTS w/ subtitles?

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  1. Eric T

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    Your recommendation?
    I'm pushing play in 5 minutes, so tarry not [​IMG]
     
  2. Steve Schaffer

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    Original language with subtitles!!
    That's the only way I've watched it so I don't know how good/bad the English dub is. I had no problem following the story with the subtitles.
     
  3. Joe Fisher

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    easy..Original Language Track w/Subtitles. The dubbing is average to horrible.
     
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    I'm very open minded towards dubs, but Metropolis begs to be heard in the original language. The English voices used in the dub for the most part don't match the Japanese voices.
     
  5. Eric T

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    Very cool film. And the audio mix was absolutely gorgeous. One of the best I've experience. Very active but unobstrusive use of the surround channels.

    I can see why this picture has been regarded so highly. Thanks for the recommendations...
     
  6. Scott Dill

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    Japanese or English .... WTF???? its a silent movie.
    Oh, that "Metropolis" [​IMG]
     
  7. Oscar

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    Ok you should definetly hear the DTS track!
    Is the best DTS track i have ever heard on DVD!
    I wish that ALL DTS tracks were like that!
    The dubbing is so-so.
    So go to the Japanese DTS track. The DD is very good, but the DTS is oh-so-much-better [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Oscar

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    Hehhee, Eric. We live in the same city, i will go to your house and knock the door to tell you about it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Jeff Kleist

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    You'll find that most Japanese mixes tend to be subtle, but constant use of surrounds like Metropolis. If Miramax ever gets off their ass and releases Mamoru Oshii's Avalon (hopefully unbutchered and with the original Polish dialogue) that is a real aural treat

    You can get it from Hong Kong (legit) for about $10. The HK disc is R0 and non-anamorphic but fine (The Japanese disc is anamorphic and absolutely stunning!)
     
  10. Oscar

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    Jeff do you still have that conspiracy against DTS you said that there were no differences between both tracks, well guess what, 99.9% of the people who have the DVD agree with me. [​IMG]
     

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