Lawrence of Arabia (Superbit) / Waiting for reviews.

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  1. Sergio

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    Release date 09/09/2003

    No reviews yet?


    Anybody?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Peter Kline

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    Robert A Harris who supervised the new transfer says it is the way it should have looked on DVD but didn't the first time around. Check here.
     
  3. oscar_merkx

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    absolutely looking forward to this

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    As someone who's never seen LOA- should I pick up this superbit version or the old version with the extras?

    I loved the way the Casablanca DVD was handled- great picture, with a wealth of extras. Really excellent in my opinion.

    Now with this LOA release, I'm forced to choose between better video vs. extras. Why can't they just do a proper release with great picture and extras?
     
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    If you want the director's approved version go with the Superbit edition with the new 16x9 transfer supervised by Robert A. Harris.

    If you want the excellent special features go with the limited edition.

    If you don't care either way go with the standard edition.
     
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    I picked this up tonight. Only looked at a few scenes to compare the differences and the SUPERBIT is just superb. The DTS track for one sounded more clearer and natural to me, and the video was sharper and more detailed. More fine object detail was apparent, and hte EE issue seemed resolved. Think I saw some still going on, but it was nowhere near as obvious as the two disc set I compared it to. Of course, that just may be my set.
    Overall I am impressed. My roomate who normally isnt so picky over transfers and whatnot noticed a difference, so you know its something special.
    I will be watching this tomorrow afternoon and will give an update on here. I am SO excited!
     
  7. Britton

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    Where in the movie does the break between discs occur? This is a definite purchase for me even though I already have the LE, but I'm just curious.
     
  8. Richard Kim

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    Yes, I'd also like to know where the disc break occurs. I would hope it's at the intermission, but if it's not, I'll still buy it.
     
  9. Sean Moon

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    Havent checked for that yet...was gonna be one of the first things I checked. Will keep you all posted
     
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    can't wait to hear where the film ends on disc one.
     
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    It ends before the intermission, and there's a note about it on the chapter selection insert. If I remember correctly without actually opening the disc, it's after they invade Akaba (the intermission is then several chapters into Disc Two). But it looks quite good.
     
  12. Peter Kline

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    RAH explained the intermission issue in the companion thread I listed above. Read it! [​IMG]
     
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    Too bad. [​IMG]
    If I have to chose between a great picture, very good extras and a correctly placed disc-break and a perfect picture, no extras and a misplaced disc-break then the old version wins.
    Easily.
     
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    Interesting priorities . . . [​IMG]
     
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    Well... I choose correct color-timing, a corrected 5.1 track, no-EE, and a higher bitrate average [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Jeff Swearingen

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    I'm rolling around on the floor giggling after seeing this!

    This is undoubtedly one of the best DVD releases of the year, right up there with Sunrise!

    The disc change occurs after Lawrence encounters the sandstorm immediately after the raid on Akaba. Or according to the insert, the Entr'acte is 27 minutes into disc 2.

    Kind of interesting...the dvd sleeve talks about the "Restoration Produced and Reconstructed by Robert A Harns and Jim Painten". Yes, I definitely looked at that twice to make sure. They brought in Bob Harris to color correct Lawrence and couldn't even spell his name right on the DVD!
     
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    Well, I would at least hope that Disc 2 starts automatically with the movie instead of a lenghtly menu screen.
     
  18. Jeff Swearingen

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    Just checked it...no menu screen and goes straight into the movie...
     
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    What's the big deal about a break? Do you always watch your movies straight through without a break to answer the phone or take a pee? Is a 30 sec break really gonna change your experience?
     
  20. Chad A Wright

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    I watch Lawrence about 4 times a year. I keep trying to convince myself that for that many times, I should just keep the limited edition and not get the Superbit. I just can't see having two copies of the same movie in my collection. But, I love the book packaging and the extras.

    Darn you Columbia. Why couldn't you just do it right the first time?
     

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