Point Break: Pure Adrenaline Edition

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  1. Tom_Ca

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    Fox Home Entertainment has announced a new special edition of Point Break which stars Keanu Reaves and Patrick Swayze. The Pure Adrenaline Edition will be available to own from the 3rd October, and should retail at around $19.98. The film itself will be presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, along with both English Dolby Digital 5.1 and 4.0 Dolby Surround tracks. Extras will include deleted scenes (Holistic Fitness With Agent Pappas, Agent Johnny Utah Thinks He Can Surf, Tyler Saves Johny From The Waves, Penetration Of The Social Infrastructure, Tyler & Johnny Spend Time Alone In The Water, A Basic Hit & Run, Tyler Accuses Johnny Of Using Her, and Johnny & Bodhi Talk About Robbing Banks), an It's Make or Break featurette, a Ride the Wave featurette, an Adrenaline Junkies featurette, an On Location: Malibu featurette, a still gallery, and three theatrical trailers.

    Cover here: http://www.dvdactive.com/news/releases/point-break.html



    Am I crazy or the barebones version had a DTS track in addition to the 5.1 and 4.0 tracks???
    Will it be have new tranfer?
     
  2. Sten F

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    From what I´ve read of reviews the DTS wasn´t that good. It had a strange metal sound to it, and the dialogue was difficult to hear.
     
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    No commentary... No sale.

    How hard can it be for Fox to get Kathryn Bigelow or Patrick Swayze to do commentary on this film?
     
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    Kathryn wanted a hundred bucks and Patrick a free meal. Fox said: "No deal".
     
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    How about Gary Busey commentary then?

    Since a Road House: UE was just released and now this, can we assume big fans of the 'Swayz' just took over the home video departments of Fox and MGM?
     
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    I have this disc and I've never experienced that with the DTS track...I think it's a 4.1 track.*shrugs*

    There's a DD 5.1 track on the barebones disc too, but no Dolby Surround track IIRC.
     
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    My player reads it as DTS 5.1 and DD 5.0 and dialogue does come from the center channel on both tracks. There is a Dolby Surround track, too. The DTS track sounds good but I'm curious as to how the DD 5.1 track will sound.

    Now release Strange Days: Jacked In, Wire Tripped Edition [[​IMG]] to cross-promote (and possibly career-revive) director Kathryn Bigelow.
     
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    Christ, if ever there were a talented filmmaker who was criminally underutilized by the industry while hacks like Adam Shankman and Shawn Levy sell their souls to Satan and land the sweetheart gigs, it's Kathryn Bigelow. Why, God?

    Re: Point Break --

    Yes, the concept is silly. Yes, the stars include names like Keanu Reeves, Gary Busey and Lori Petty, but I get drawn into this movie every time I see it, and I think it has to do with the sheer energy Bigelow brings to it. She gives you the panoramic surfing and skydiving sequences, but she also gets down and dirty with the Malibu foot chase and the siege on the wrong house (Sizemore!!). Great stuff.

    Now, if only she and Cameron would reunite one more time to record that long-coveted Strange Days commentary. I [HEART] my beloved laserdisc of that film, but now that Jim's doing the audio-track thing (and wrote the flick), it's a long overdue no-brainer.
     
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    So I had to stick mine in just to see what is currently sounds like and I must say it isn't bad at all. The waves of the ocean is where the DTS really immerses you.

    Looks like a no sale for me, cover does look cool though...
     
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    I´m glad to hear from R1 DTS owners that it´s doesn´t sound as bad as the reviews imply.

    I wonder on what grounds the reviewers came to that conclusion.
     
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    Looked at my current disc, it says it has DD 4.1 and DTS 5.1 tracks.
     
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    What about the transfer?
    Is it better than the previous edition?
     
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    I've noticed that most of the Largo Entertainment-produced movies that Fox initially released in theatres and on VHS and laserdisc have now been acquired by Warner Bros. Since POINT BREAK was one of those films, I'm wondering if maybe Fox rushed this "Adrenaline" edition out using existing materials and didn't bother getting commentary because they knew they would be losing the rights?

    Guess we won't know unless Warners reissues this on their own.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with the current DVD. It's quite good. Bigelow approved the transfer and sound remix on it.
     
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    I'm a big fan of this film and own the previous dvd BUT the Pure Adrenaline Edition is going to be on sale next week. From the reviews I've read, the upgrade isn't worth it for picture and sound quality alone. What I'm wondering about is the special features. Can any owners of the p.a. edition comment on the quality of the deleted scenes, etc.?
     

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