Merged Stargate Ulimate edition DVD thread

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  1. Ron Boster

    Ron Boster Screenwriter

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    This could easily be my HTPC.....

    whenever I click on the DTS track it defaults to the spanish subtitle line and it won't let me move on from there. I'm stuck in sub menu hell. The only way to get out of the "set up" menu is to press DVD menu on my remote, which allows me to get to the main page...but defaulting to the DD 5.1 soundtrack. I even tried the to change it via the remote's audio button....but it keeps defaulting back to the DD 5.1 soundtrack. Anyone else having this problem. I'll have to take it over to the neighbor's and try his player.

    Ron

    PS: The DD 5.1 soundtrack rocks, which is a good thing.
     
  2. Mark Barnhill

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    Oh yea, Glad you reminded me of that. I gotta pick mine up on the way home from work. [​IMG]

    EDIT: now that the thread has been merged, my post makes no sense....[​IMG]
     
  3. Neil Joseph

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    I have merged these threads together. This single thread can now be used to discuss the new Stargate UE DVD.
     
  4. Dennis Oblow

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    I just got mine today and inside is a 5.00 offer if you've upgraded from the Special Edition. I got mine for 11.43 shipped from Deep Discount DVD less the 5.00 rebate.
     
  5. Carlo Medina

    Carlo Medina Executive Producer

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    Will post my results when I get home. Walked over to BB for lunch and picked it up for $12.99. Can't wait to crack it open and finally see a version where the characters aren't glowing from all the EE/video noise/whatever the heck it was that plagued the first two releases!
     
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    You mean they weren't SUPPOSED to be glowing?? damn it all... [​IMG] Mine was supposed to be here today from DDD, but perhaps tomorrow.
     
  7. Lyle_JP

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    Who else besides me misses the MGM lion? I don't know why they didn't keep the logos as they appeared on the film's original releases. That Studio-Canal opening is an affront to all living things! It's truly awful.

    -Lyle J.P.

    EDIT: The lion is only absent from the Theatrical Version (the dreadful Studio-Canal opening is also only present on the Theatrical Version). The Director's Cut, ironically, is the only cut which has the proper theatrical opening logos.
     
  8. Rob T

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    I couldn't find it at Wal-mart or Zellers.
    I'll check at the Future Shop and other stores on the weekend. [​IMG]
     
  9. Mark Barnhill

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    I Picked mine up at Circuit City today for $12.99. I look forward to checking it out.
     
  10. Darrel McBane

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    I picked it up and watched it when I got home. In DTS 6.1 ( My processor is a 7.1 Aragon Stage One ) it sounded great. There are some artifacts. But, the color and sound is engulfing. They finally did it right. This is a must have for fans of this classic.
     
  11. Carlo Medina

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    Um...I could swear I just saw the MGM lion at the opening of my Stargate UE...

    Oh, FWIW, I can't really tell that the added scenes are from a different master (some review said they may have transferred the original from film but the added scenes from a video master). Looks pretty seamless to me, minus the hiccup when the opening icon of Ra fades into the desert where Jaye Davidson is...

    The transfer, both video and audio, are very much improved. Literally like LD to DVD. I watched the 2nd DVD of Stargate numerous times (it's a guilty pleasure) and I can say that all of the glaring flaws are all but gone. Did discover major print damage on one frame of the new DVD, right when Jackson discovers the beast in the desert - it's there for one frame, right on his face, but it's a pretty big frickin' blemish!

    Overall I'm happy with this version (should have been what was originally released).
     
  12. Chad E

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  13. Glenn Overholt

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    Got mine yesterday
    So, who else caught the typo on the director's cut disk?

    Back in 5 (hours)

    Glenn
     
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    I watched various parts last night. Definitely a good transfer (finally). Now I am just waiting for my SG-1 Season 1 and Season 2 sets ($36 each!)...
     
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    I found it in FutureShop Ottawa for $18.99 (CDN, that is...)
     
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    I must say that I normally agree with Ron's reviews, but I have to wonder which version of this movie he was watching.[​IMG] He mentioned that it was close to HD in some areas and that it was the "reference disc of the year". I noticed video noise/dirt/dust/whatever all the way through when watching Disc 1 (Director's Cut). This is throughout 90% of the movie. Granted, the DTS was great, and there were SOME areas of the video that were pristine, but I ended up being disappointed by this one. [​IMG]FWIW, I have never owned any other copies of Stargate, but they must have been HORRIBLE to watch!
     
  18. Steve Simm

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    Anybody have a problem scanning through this disc? I am using a Sony 7700 and I can skip chapters but it will not scan forward or back at any speed. I tried it on my Yamaha CX-1 and it does scan. This is the first disc I have had that had a problem playing on the 7700. This is on the directors cut, I haven't tried the theatrical yet.
     
  19. GregK

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    Hi Steve,

    I also have a Sony DVD player (circa 1998) and it too would not scan. I have played well over 100 different DVDs on this Sony and this is the first one to have a problem with scanning.

    My Daewoo 5700 also doesn't like the DVD. The player itself makes strange sounds like it's trying hard to track the disc correctly. Most of time this 'tracking problem' doesn't effect the picture or sound, but there were probably a half dozen times while watching the Director's cut where the the audio and/or video locked up or jumped for a split second when played on the Daewoo 5700.

    In the end I was still able to enjoy the DVD, but yes, there is something odd in the way this given disc was authored.
     
  20. Steve Schaffer

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    On my Panny CP 72, Spanish subtitles defaulted to On when I selected DTS, but I was able to scroll down on the menu screen and turn them off.

    PQ is much better than the older releases, but faces are still grainy and oversaturated in dark scenes in the native city, but not in the early scenes in NYC. I think this may be an atmospheric choice on the part of the cinematographer?
     

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