The China Syndrome SE October 26

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  1. oscar_merkx

    oscar_merkx Lead Actor

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    http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content.php?contentid=12484

    Features include:
    Anamorphic Widescreen
    English DD5.1 Surround
    French language track
    Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Thai
    Deleted Scenes
    Two exclusive documentaries featuring new interviews with star Jane Fonda and Michael Douglas

    Awesome news

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  2. Jeff_HR

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    I'll be buying this too Oscar! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Paul_Scott

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    wonder how substantial the deleted scenes will be?
    this was set to be an easy pass for me because the current disc i've found to be one of the best looking films of its era on dvd. i couldn't be happier with the transfer.
    if they put an extra half hour or so of cut scenes i might change my mind.


    or maybe i'll just wait till Columbia House offers it
     
  4. Kevin M

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    Too bad they didn't do this a few years ago when Jack Lemmon was still alive, I would have liked to have heard his thoughts on the subject and his character.
     
  5. Ed St. Clair

    Ed St. Clair Producer

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    was GREAT!!!
    One of his best roles, in a long list of great roles.
    Jane was great, Michael was great & "The Grapenuts Guy" was great.
    And the timing of this film could not have be better. When the release coincided with Three Mile Island.
    Which created a classic reversal to Life imitating Art, unfortunately!
     
  6. Gabe D

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    Has anyone compared the new release to the old one? I'll buy it if it is improved, but as I recall the old DVD looked pretty good.
     
  7. Mark_TS

    Mark_TS Screenwriter

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    if anyone could check the dates of the VOB files, we would all appreciate it-this will tell us if it is a remaster.
     
  8. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

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    All the VOB files are dated September 1, 2004!
     
  9. Kain_C

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    I think I am picking this up too. Saw bits and pieces a while back and enjoyed what I saw.
     
  10. Mark_TS

    Mark_TS Screenwriter

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    thanks, Colin!
     
  11. Dan Hitchman

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    Is the 5.1 track well done as in remixed from the music (what little there was), sound effects, and dialog stems, or is it mono spread out in a fakey sort of way?

    I'd buy it just for the better sonics if it really is better.

    Dan
     
  12. Brent Avery

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    Just finished watching this dvd on the weekend and since I have never viewed the orignal release its all relative I suppose but I will say that in comparison to many other dvds I have seen it holds up very well. Taking into cosideration the fact that it was on a 98" screen the image was quite sharp overall with very good detail and colors were well rendered if not spectacular - some scenes were very grainy - but it seems more of a case of zooming in on an image that was done intentionaly for the film - such as a number of instances when the camera closed in on the power plant using a telephoto lens. There did not appear to be any noticeable artifacting, edge enhancement etc.I'll just say that I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation of this Special Edition and would recommend it. I was not able to watch the special features as of yet and lastly would like to mention that the 5.1 remix seemed evenly distributed with more emphasis towards the front - the rears were used to fill in the sound to some degree and the low frequencies that were there - such as the rumble when the reactor was going critical as an example - came through quite nicely. Dialog was clear and easy to follow and the musical score sounded full and very listenable- if not as dynamic as today's films certainly as good as any from that period - well, I enjoyed it! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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