Tears Of The Sun superbit?

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  1. Aaron Cohen

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    I thought Training Day was highly enjoyable and was looking forward to picking up this DVD but I was concerned with it being Columbia/Tristar of the possibility/likelihood that a Superbit re-release would be coming out in the near future.

    Does anyone have any info on the possibility of one?

    If not, does anyone know how what this disc's picture quality is like? I was hoping to get Robin Hood, The Right Stuff, and Tears Of The Sun today but might hold off if the video quality is subpar.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Adam_Garris

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    Check here for an enjoyable read on the quality of the disc.

    Also, it's $15.99 at CircuitCity in case you didn't know.
     
  3. Dave H

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    Training Day is Warner Bros.

    Tears of the Sun will more than likely become a Superbit one day.
     
  4. Tony-B

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    It's Columbia! Of course there's gonna be a Superbit! Heck, they even skipped the barebones edition for this one, so it will come quicker than you think.
     
  5. Aaron Cohen

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    Oops, didn't mean to say looking for the Superbit of Training Day if anyone was thinking that. I meant to say that I liked Training Day a lot and was looking into getting Tears of the Sun.
     
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    it needs one!

    the sound is VERY compressed.
     
  7. Aaron Cohen

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    Okay, thank you very much for the input. I will definitely hold off on purchasing this disc then in preparation for the inevitable Superbit release especially with Chris' comment of the sound being VERY compressed. I would much rather prefer DTS than badly compressed sound.
     
  8. Dave Molinarolo

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    Well that's funny because from what this guy said in this thread, the sound is quite nice with great sonic envelopment.
     
  9. Ray H

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    A bit off topic, but it's something that's bothered me for a while. Is it Tears as in "Tairs" or is it Tears as in "Teers"? Thanks. [​IMG]
     
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    "Teers"
     
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    I'll add this to Jeremy's comments....For once the movie trailer content makes a disk worth buying. Yes, It's worth the purchase for that alone [​IMG]
     
  13. Yumbo

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    well,

    I saw this theatrically. Being a Zimmerite (see Zinfo), the sound is paramount. Likewise with BHDown, the sound on DVD is NOWHERE near the theatrical track, and both need a SuperBit.

    yes, the sound is clear, but you really have to crank it up, and no, I did not get goosebumps during the final song, which I got in the cinema and when I played the CD.

    it is just not there.

    yes, it is enveloping etc etc. but no impact.

    you know the feeling, when you're anticipating a sound you've heard before but it just doesn't come.

    that's my take on it, and each to his or her own, with any disc.

    FYI, the sound on JUST MARRIED is even worse.
     
  14. Jeremy Anderson

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    I didn't have to crank it up any louder than any of my other discs. Reference level on my receiver yielded the level I'm used to hearing. And no impact? We'll have to agree to disagree on that one, 'cause my SVS was rockin' the house during this movie.

    But hey, there are always disparities between the theater, your home system, my home system, etc. I can fully understand that it doesn't recreate what you recall from the theater. I didn't get to see it in the theater, so I can only compare it to other DVD's that I have... and in that regard, it was excellent.
     
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    I assume your system is calibrated.

    it's cool anyhow.
     
  16. Jason Hennigan

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    A lot of people seem to still be ok with most of the high profile DVDs that Columbia has been releasing lately, but I am not one of them.

    I thought that xXx and Spiderman were two glaring examples of DVDs that seemed to have been made just ok, so as to help sell more Superbits (xXx is out, Spiderman is still pending).

    I want to get Tears of the Sun, but I think that I'll wait for the Superbit.
     
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    its called $$. The studios are trying to make a profit. they release as many versions as possible as they know people will still buy them

    capt
     
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