Should I get Dances with Wolves DTS?

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  1. AaronMan

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    My local video store has a used copy of the DTS version for $15. I'm not sure if I should get this one or the new Director's Cut that came out. How is the sound on the DTS version? I know its out of print, too. Is it rare now? Is the Director's Cut version worth getting over the out of print DTS version? I try to get DTS movies whenever I can, but the Director's Cut complicates my decision.
     
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    Yes, get both! The DTS audio is superior on the theatrical cut.

    If it's in good condition GO FOR IT!!!

    Dan
     
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    I think you should get the DTS copy if you can. Sounds like a good price if it's in good shape. The video transfer is excellent and the DTS mix is superior to the Dolby Digital mix.

    Also I think the theatrical version is better than the extended cut. Both versions are worth owning but the extra scenes in the longer cut don't really improve the film in my opinion. But they are interesting to see and there are some extras that are not available with the theatrical release. I have both DVDs in my collection.
     
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    Go for it. I think it's full bit rate DTS.
     
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    Yeah, it is full bit rate DTS, and well worth the buy IMO.
     
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    In my opinion, it's one of the best dts soundtracks available.
     
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    Thanks, everyone! I wnet ahead and picked it up and I'm watching it now. This DTS track is awesome. 1509 kbps!
     
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    I don't know if the DTS version is the 4-hour version or the shorter version released on DVD 5 years ago, but by all means get the 4-hour version. It's a significantly better movie.
     
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    The DTS version has a run time of 181 mins. so that would make it the "shorter version." [​IMG]
     
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    Oops, my error - of course the 4-hour version was just released, and it's in 5.1 DD as well.

    So the choices are:

    a) Get the 3 hour version with DTS or,

    b) the 4 hour version in DD 5.1

    That's a no-brainer - slightly better DTS sound vs. an *hour* of great footage? b
     
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    Well, everyone has their preferences, and as the owner of both versions, I prefer the DTS version. AaronMan should definitely view both though, just so he's sure he has the version he really wants. He has picked up a great set IMO, and for a great price.[​IMG]
     

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