Is/Will there ever be a 5.1 version of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas?

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  1. BrentJ

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    Why did this movie not come with at least a dd 5.1 track? I love this movie, but watching it in dd 2.0 kind of sucks. Anyone know of a 5.1 version anywhere or if they are planning a new version later? thanks
     
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    As far as I know the Pro Logic sound is actually the original sound, it was released like that to theaters. It is acually pretty good, IMHO.
     
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    There was a DTS Edition released in Japan (NTSC, but Code 2).

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    Is there anyway for me to get a copy of this? I'm in the United States. Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
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    Well, just make sure you check the audio specs on that Japanese disc if you really want 5.1 sound. I know there was a US dts laser disc released, the only one I've ever seen with dts 2.0(ProLogic-compatible).

    Basically, I don't know if there ever was a 5.1 mix made for this movie, it certainly wasn't ever shown theatrically in 5.1 (AFAIK...)
     
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    I have the Japanese R2 disc and it has both DTS 5.1 and Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks with optional subs and the video is Anamorphic Widescreen.
     
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    there is a german R2 edition which seems to have 5.1 in English.. you can get it from amazon.de for €16 + postage.
     
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    I hope to get my hands on the 5.1 version.
     
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    There will be a new version released by Criterion early next year which includes a Dolby Digital 5.1 as well as a DTS 5.1 soundtrack.

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