*** Star Wars: Episode One: Pre-Release Review Discussion OFFICIAL THREAD

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gordon Moore, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. Gordon Moore

    Gordon Moore Second Unit

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    340
    Likes Received:
    0
    From the DVDFILE.COM:
     
  2. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 1998
    Messages:
    3,632
    Likes Received:
    5
    (Gordon, hope you don't mind me changing your topic title)
    Please note that this is now the main thread for discussing the Star Wars Episode One reviews available to read on other sites. Any new threads started on this topic are likely to be closed.
    Also, please be aware that this is NOT the place to argue over the merits of the film itself. All such messages will be removed. You are quite welcome to discuss how good or bad the film is in the Movies section.
    Thanks
    Rob
    [Edited last by Rob Gillespie on September 11, 2001 at 04:47 AM]
     
  3. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 1999
    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 1998
    Messages:
    3,632
    Likes Received:
    5
    Marc, everyone and his dog is probably scouring the web for these reviews, so no, it's no problem. In fact HT Software got nuked a couple of hours ago due to the massive traffic increase. Other areas weren't affected.
    ------------------
    [​IMG]
    "One does not simply walk into Mordor."
    Rob's Place
     
  5. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 1999
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Putting the fact it uses player generated subs for the alien language shots to one side ( [​IMG] ), this is more then I could have ever hoped for.
    Dan (UK)
     
  6. Corey Hancock

    Corey Hancock Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 1998
    Messages:
    131
    Likes Received:
    0
    Was reading the review of the disc over at The Digital Bits and I guess this version of Episode 1 is a Director's Cut and intended for the mature audience. It must be a typo but where it says Disc One then 136 min, next to that it says R!!! LOL [​IMG]
    Corey
     
  7. richard plumb

    richard plumb Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 1999
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ignoring the fact that I don't have an LD player, I'll ask the obvious.
    Has anyone compared the DVD's soundtrack with the Laserdisc yet? Digital bits called the DVD the best DD DVD they've ever heard, and DVDFILE said it was the best DD he's ever heard.
    But I haven't seen any specific comparisons with the LD. Perhaps this disc is a good opportunity to lay to rest those ghosts? - or bring them back from the dead [​IMG]
     
  8. Elbert Lee

    Elbert Lee Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    May 24, 2000
    Messages:
    501
    Likes Received:
    0
    Is it me, or do none of these sites offer any comparisons between the DVD DDEX and LD DDEX tracks?
    Elbert
     
  9. Jeffrey Forner

    Jeffrey Forner Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 1999
    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    0
    Maybe it's just because those sights are DVD sites and not LD websites.
    Regardless, if the DD EX soundtrack is the best they've ever heard, we're all in for a real treat.
    And I can't wait to see that new documentary! I'm getting gittier by the minute! [​IMG]
    ------------------
    -J.Fo
    "And you can tell Rolling Stone magazine that my last words were... 'I'm on drugs!'"
     
  10. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 1998
    Messages:
    3,632
    Likes Received:
    5
    Can I say "I don't care if it sounds different to the LD, but I'm interested anyway?"
    Don't think that makes much sense, but you get my drift.
     
  11. richard plumb

    richard plumb Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 1999
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't even have a LD Player, and my sub needs replacing, but I'm still looking forward to this.
    I just figured that there are some people who will be interested in comparisons between the two. Bearing in mind that the DVD DD is apparantly 448 vs the LDs 384kbps, and both were produced by Lucasfilm directly, the DVD should hold its own.
     
  12. HenrikTull

    HenrikTull Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2000
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Why oh why did they have to apply edge enhancement? [​IMG]
     
  13. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 1999
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's obvious the DVD sounds stunning, so who cares? Remember Digital Bits had the LD, reviewed it and praised its 5.1. Sure, it wasn't mentioned in the DVD review but I wouldn't see that (for those of your worried) as a bad thing.
    It's also worth reading the Q&A session about the DVD from the Ranch event. It is indicated that no elements used to do the LD were used for the DVD.
    I'm expecting it to sound different, but no less impressive.
    Dan (UK)
    [Edited last by Dan Brecher on September 11, 2001 at 06:03 AM]
     
  14. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 1999
    Messages:
    1,466
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sounds fantastic. Other than the EE, I think it's the perfect presentation!
     
  15. Rob Gillespie

    Rob Gillespie Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 1998
    Messages:
    3,632
    Likes Received:
    5
    I notice that they said the soundtrack hasn't been altered for a home environment. Not sure if that's good or bad, but worth noting.
     
  16. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 1999
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Rob, I think it means that like the LD, we'll still have to turn our sub levels down a few notches. [​IMG]
    Dan (UK)
    [Edited last by Dan Brecher on September 11, 2001 at 06:12 AM]
     
  17. Chris S

    Chris S Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2000
    Messages:
    2,538
    Likes Received:
    8
    Real Name:
    Chris S
    From everything that I've read so far this morning it looks like I will need to start saving for a new SVS. [​IMG] O'well I guess sacrifices must be made. [​IMG] Chris
    ------------------
    Star Wars: http://www.ig88-.net
     
  18. Kirk Tsai

    Kirk Tsai Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2000
    Messages:
    1,424
    Likes Received:
    0
    You know what, for a sinner like me who bought the TPM VHS, I actually won't get rid of it after the DVD release. Yeah, the extra footage Lucas re-installed might be very minor, but hey, now I can always claim I have a copy of the theatrical cut. Guess Lucas succeeds again....with my help of course....
     
  19. Dan Brecher

    Dan Brecher Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 1999
    Messages:
    3,450
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just want to highlight something about DVD Files opinion of the transfer:
     
  20. richard plumb

    richard plumb Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 1999
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    what is the fascination with edge enhancment anyway? Does it make it easier for the compression to do its job? Does MPEG 2 prefer hard boundaries between colours, like JPEG?
    Would lack of EE require a higher bitrate to acheive the same quality of picture?
     

Share This Page