***Official 'Iron Monkey' Discussion Thread***

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Martin Fontaine, Mar 26, 2002.

  1. Martin Fontaine

    Martin Fontaine Supporting Actor

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    I just bought Iron Monkey and checked it out a little (I'll watch it tomorrow) and noticed something horrifying. The audio bitrate for the English Dubbed track is 448kbps while the Original Chinese track is only 384!

    WHY? Why is the quality of the original track lower than the dubbed one? (I'm one of the very few people who can actually tell the difference between 384kbps and 448kbps)

    This is very scary if we think about the upcoming Amelie DVD... What will it be... English DTS 5.1 (754kbps), English AC3 5.1 (448kbps), French AC3 5.1 (384kbps) or worst French 2.0 (192kbps) ?!?!?!?
     
  2. BillM

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    Martin,
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    (I'm one of the very few people who can actually tell the difference between 384kbps and 448kbps)
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    Yes you are!
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    WM
     
  3. Adam Barratt

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    Why? Who knows. Bitrate shenanigans happen sometimes (see the R1 Planet of the Apes). Maybe an accident?
    I wouldn't exactly classify this sort of thing as 'horrifying', though. [​IMG]
    Adam
     
  4. Josh_Hill

    Josh_Hill Screenwriter

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    Yeah, my disc sounded absolutely fantastic. Great Surround effects and the sub was taking the hits. The interview with Quentin was great.
     
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  6. Neil Joseph

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    I have now made this the official discussion thread for the new Iron Monkey release. Please confine all discussions about the disk to this thread.

    That said, can someone post a comparison of this new version to the older version. I have heard that the score has been changed, as well as subtitle differences. Can anyone verify this please?
     
  7. Martin Fontaine

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    Wow, I start a thread and it gets renamed "Official Thread"! Whoa!

     
  8. Adam Barratt

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    Anyone know where to find any comparative reviews yet?
     
  11. Richard Kim

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    I have not seen the newer version yet, but I have the original region 0 DVD. Unfortunately, it's useless to me because I have a 16:9 TV and the subtitles are below the image on the bottom letterbox matte! [​IMG]
     
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    Denny_S Stunt Coordinator

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    Matthew, the link worked for me ....thanks.

    Richard, I too have a 16x9 tv and the region 0 MegaStar version, but when I zoom in (using the player) the subtitles work just fine.
     
  13. ThomasC

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    I just got the Chungking Express DVD, which had a trailer for Iron Monkey. I definitely won't be getting the Miramax version. I don't want to get the PAL version if I don't have to, and extras don't really matter to me. Does the HK version contain the movie as it was originally shown and heard?
     
  14. Matthew Brown

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    Thomas -

    The HK version is complete the way it was intended. It may be difficult to find the Mega Star version which is all region and out of print. There is currently a Region 3 Deltamac version.

    Matt
     
  15. ThomasC

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    Thanks! I've ordered the Deltamac version from DDDHouse.
     

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