New Superbit Line-Up - March 4th, 2003

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  1. JoshB

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    Here is the next line up for the Superbit titles, street date tenatively being March 4th, 2003.


    The Dark Crystal

    Das Boot: The Director's Cut (2-Disc Set)

    From Here to Eternity

    Heavy Metal

    Labyrinth

    Legends of the Fall

    Seven Years in Tibet
     
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    Dark Crystal & Labyrinth Superbit DTS.
    This is a little too good to be true.
    Looks like I'll have to buy these and stick my other versions in a 2 disc case, cause I still want the extras.
    I thought Heavy Metal was already announced for next week???
     
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    Das Boot may be the first superbit I ever buy.
     
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    Das Boot and From Here To Eternity have potential...
     
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    This is in no way knocking the film itself, but what exactly is the point of a Superbit version of From Here To Eternity? Do we really need a DTS track for a movie made in 1953?
     
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    Finally can get one that is not a flipper.
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    heavy metal 2000 superbit comes out next week.
     
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    Good chance I will buy Heavy Metal (this is the original, right?).
     
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    Das Boot. Exciting...
     
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    This is interesting news, and shows CTS perhaps experimenting a little. From Here To Eternity will be their first Academy Ratio Superbit title, and with this and Labyrinth originally presented on DVD in mono and Dolby Surround respectively, these may be their first pair of non-5.1-channel Superbit titles.

    Adam
     
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    Clear me up on this please. For Superbit titles do they actually do new transfers and tweak the picture or just ditch the extras and maximize the bit rate?
     
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    Good news on Das Boot - A must buy for me. [​IMG]
     
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    I always thought that the audio on the current Labyrinth DVD was extremely poor and muffled (even for Dolby Surround). The picture wasn't exactly brilliant either. If CTS can work some magic into the Superbit release then I'll be happy to repurchase. Original Artwork on the cover would be nice too... [​IMG] I shall keep a keen eye on the advance reviews come Spring.
     
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    in the case of FHTE, is this a superbit in lieu of a full blown restoration?
    i still haven't sat actually down to watch the current disc yet, but flipping thru it when it came out, it seemed if there were problems, they weren't due to lower bit rates.
    i realize they (superbits) have many fans here, but i've been fairly underwhelmed with what i've seen so far.
    although i'm all for the idea of focusing on quality catalog titles over some of the big budget crap they've been concentrating on-
    this one has me really scratching my head.
    i'll be very surprised if this one, as a whole, looks better than any of the classic Warner catalog titles released recently.
     
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    I may get Das Boot, depending on price. I haven't bought the DC yet due to knowing it would be hard to find time to sit down and really watch it.

    However, the widescreen review info has stated that the DC is pretty darn good. That being said, who knows what I'll do. With a commentary that would likely be lost, and the overall good quality of the DC, I still may hold off.

    Widescreen review info via Amazon:

     
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    The Dark Crystal's current DVD has terrible picture and sound if you ask me...a new SuperBit is very much wanted in my house.

    I will also be picking up Labyrinth, and I agree with the person above who said the sound seems muted on the current disc. I wanna hear David Bowie in dts 5.1!

    I have been avoiding a purchase of Das Boot in hopes that something better comes out soon and looky here...definete buy for me!

    I'm a fan of the SuperBit line and can't wait to add these three to my other 3 SuperBits.
     
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