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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Gordon Moore, Sep 11, 2001.
From the DVDFILE.COM:
(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.
[Edited last by Rob Gillespie on September 11, 2001 at 04:47 AM]
Hope it's alright to add links to the SW:EP1 reviews:
[Edited last by Marc Colella on September 11, 2001 at 05:22 AM]
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.
"One does not simply walk into Mordor."
Putting the fact it uses player generated subs for the alien language shots to one side ( ), this is more then I could have ever hoped for.
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
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
Is it me, or do none of these sites offer any comparisons between the DVD DDEX and LD DDEX tracks?
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!
"And you can tell Rolling Stone magazine that my last words were... 'I'm on drugs!'"
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.
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.
Why oh why did they have to apply edge enhancement?
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.
[Edited last by Dan Brecher on September 11, 2001 at 06:03 AM]
Sounds fantastic. Other than the EE, I think it's the perfect presentation!
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.
Rob, I think it means that like the LD, we'll still have to turn our sub levels down a few notches.
[Edited last by Dan Brecher on September 11, 2001 at 06:12 AM]
From everything that I've read so far this morning it looks like I will need to start saving for a new SVS. O'well I guess sacrifices must be made. Chris
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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....
Just want to highlight something about DVD Files opinion of the transfer:
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?