New Groundhog Day with DTS

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  1. Gilbert Galindo

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    it's coming soon.....trust me, mt sourse is Bill Murray's cousin
     
  2. Vincent Matis

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  3. Inspector Hammer!

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    Cool!
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  4. Richard Kim

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    What's the point of adding DTS? First, Groundhog Day's orignial theatrical audio track is Dolby Surround. Second, GD was never an agressive, enveloping audio track. I think it's a waste of space which could be used for extras/better video quality.
     
  5. Tim Glover

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    Totally agree with the above statement regarding using the extra space for improved video quality. The latest Mask of Zorro Special Edition in my opinion is not as detailed as the older non/se version...too much on one disc?
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  6. Jerry Gracia

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    DTS is on there to help re-sell the disc to the DTS die hards...I suspect.
    I haven't bought the film on DVD yet...this will be the version I buy, finally. I guess my un-intentional patience paid off. [​IMG]
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  7. PhilipG

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    Erm, isn't DTS just a way of encoding audio data. So what if there was no DTS for theatrical release?
     
  8. Chad Gregory

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    I think that the best thing about this release is that it is only in widescreen.
    DVDShrine.com has the cover art up both front and back.
    -Chad
     
  9. Ricky f

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    I agree with Richard Kim
    More Extras
     
  10. Marty Christion

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    Obviously they went back and remixed the sound (or fed it through a 2->5.1 processor?), since it's in 5.1. So I would expect this DVD to sound better than it ever has before.
    I hope the fact that it will sound different than it did in theaters doesn't offend too many people in this forum [​IMG].
     
  11. MichaelG

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    I will be telling myself on the way to the store, "don't drive angry", but "I'm not going to play by their rules anymore". If it's early enough "I could go for some flapjacks" while I watch the movie, then "say a prayer and drink to world peace".
    I can't wait for this one!
     
  12. Richard Kim

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    Well, as long as Harold Ramis approves of the 5.1 remix, I suppose it's okay.
    I still think DTS is unnecessary, as it's a dialogue driven movie. Heck, why didn't Final Fantasy get a DTS track?
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    Let me just say that I did like the 5.1 remix for Monty Python and the Holy Grail (subtitle glitches aside).
    [Edited last by Richard Kim on November 06, 2001 at 12:05 PM]
     
  13. Shawn C

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    Yeah, Groundhog Day doesn't need DTS or DD, imho. It's just not that kind of movie. The regular old Dolby Surround is just fine.
    I really don't want to buy ANOTHER copy of Groundhog Day for the extras. But I guess they are going to force me to do it.
     
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    Regarding possible loss of picture quality, not only does the new disc have a 5.1 Dolby Digital & DTS, it also includes French, Spanish and Portuguese soundtracks, plus audio commentary. It'll be interesting if a Superbit version comes out at a later date.
     
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    I'm all over this title. I really love this movie and any extras will justify the repurchase. DTS doesn't make or break a sale for me, but the commentary with Ramis should be fun. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  17. Scott Weinberg

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    I've been waiting for a SE of this fantastic comedy. I'll definitely be picking this one up!
    And am I insane or are people complaining about the DTS track? Odd.
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    I'm with Shane on this, DD can do wonders for a dialogue driven film! Their are alot of outdoor scene's in this film, and 5.1 will add atmospere, and spaciality, like birds chirping, traffic in the distance, and best of all, the 'Pennsylvania Polka' will echo appropriately! [​IMG]
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  19. Dan Brecher

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    To say DTS is just for movies with full on 5.1 mixes really kind of misses the point entirely of what DTS as a company try to achieve.
    Dan (UK)
     
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    Add me to the list of people long awaiting this SE. It's been rumored for so long (since early 2000, by my count) that I've been holding off purchasing this on DVD to avoid the ol' double-purchase jinx.
    I'm so excited about this, it pretty much makes up for my disappointment over the postponemnet of the Jerry Maguire SE (another title I've been avoiding purchasing on DVD for want of an SE -- like Midnight Cowboy and Dazed and Confused).
    I empathize fully with those wishing space would be used for more extras rather than an uninspired DTS track, but my main priority on extras is involvement by the notoriously reclusive (from a PR sense) Bill Murray. As long as they've worked him into the featurette somehow, I'm happy.
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