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Discussion in 'DVD' started by Bob Partovi, May 7, 2003.
Check this stuff out. Due out July 24, 2003!!
New Dune Releases
That's gorgeous, I'd be all over it if it weren't PAL
Notice the TV version is in full frame...
Craig, the TV version only exists in P&S
funny how most better Dune stuff only comes out in PAL-land, I have the Castle R2 TV version, and the Force R4 version of the original movie with DTS.
The best DUNE TV cut I've seen is indeed in NTSC.
The Japanese DVD of the TV cut, which Pioneer released over there last year, is infinitely better than the previous R2 UK release -- the transfer is night-and-day superior, the sound is clearer, and it's split into 2 different parts (as it was shown on TV) whereas the UK cobbled it together into one.
WELL worth importing from CD Japan or Amazon Japan if you want to see the TV cut. Don't waste your time on the UK disc.
[groans] But I already have the 3-hour Alan Smithee version in full screen, I was hoping for a widescreen version to surface somewhere.
Oh well I still have my superb region 2 'PAL' copy of the theatrical version in widescreen.
How exactly was Dune shot? I must admit that I could care less about the movie but i'm curious as to how a widescreen version of the movie (regardless of whatever cut it is) cannot exist.
There is no widescreen version of the TV cut because none was ever made. It was finished on video, and uses extreme left and extreme right of many battle shots. In order to create a new TV cut version they would have to retransfer everything new from the original film and cut it together. I hope they do someday, as the extended version contains far less blasphemy and is a superior film overall. I really wish I could get my hands on the 5 hour first cut, I'm betting it's even better. As for respecting Lynch, I do but he's disowned the film, so I have no idea what his vision of how it should be is. What I do know is that the more footage I see, the better it is.
Dune was shot anamorphic 35mm 2.35:1
I notice that the boxed set will have 2 DVDs full of extras. Will these be in German or subtitled? How are special editions of U.S. films usually presented in Germany? I'm interested in this set for the extras, but don't speak (or read) German. Any info would be appreciated. It does look cool though.
the bonus-materials are often in English (with optional German subtitles).
Highlight Video is a swiss company... the language of the features depends on the material they have.
I ordered it at Amazon.de... I'll let you know...
I placed my order as well with Amazon.de. I figure I'd take the chance. It is a great looking set.
The exchange rate for Euros has shot up so dramatically in the past few months that this is now rather expensive.
It used to be 1 Euro = S$1.6 or so, now it's S$2.07 And I'm sure those of you in the US have the same problem.
Ouch. S$163 for a movie title (albeit swanky collectors' edition v. but that's the cost of a whole season of STS9), of which I already have a bare-bones version. But still...
I'm sorry to write this...
I saw the theatrical version... the picture is fine... not the best... but the best Dune-Version I saw.
There are no English subtitles (just German subs).
The documentation is only in German! :| Sorry guys!
I bought only this version, because €80 are too much and the packaging isn't as good as it sounds. €14 for a good DVD is absolutely... OK!
there are no forced or burnt in subtitles!
Amazon.de is one of the fastest Online-Shop and one with the best service in Germany! I don't know how long does a package take to Australia. My Australian orders (e. g. ezydvd.com.au) took usually 5-10 days...
So how is the Picture Quality? I've got the R2 Jap. anamorphic version of Dune and the PQ is pretty bad.