The GHost and the Darkness is the best sound DVD!!!

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  1. Ben Rogers

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    This DVD is the best sound track that I ever heard even against DTS . The video is also unbelievable. Thumbs up to Paramount as usual. Try this DVD out, guys[​IMG]
     
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    Is there a new version that I don't know about? I agree on the audio, although I've heard better, but with the lack of 16x9 enhancement, the video could be much improved.


    Jeff
     
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    I also think the video is a little lacking in some scenes. I have the Standard Paramount issue, you know the Bare Bones DVD with nothing but a trailer...
     
  4. Ben Rogers

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    I think my version is the new version with widescreen
     
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    Ben,
    There has only been (1) release of The Ghost and the Darkness. It is indeed Widescreen, but it is NOT enhanced for widescreen televisions.
    As for the audio...how would you say it stacks up to The Others? I thought The Others had phenomenal audio and would LOVE to hear a disc that could use the surrounds that well again.
    Bruce
     
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    And the aspect ratio is wrong too. A hold over from the so-so laserdisc transfer.

    Dan
     
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    What kind of system are you watching this on Ben?
     
  9. Ben Rogers

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    Sony direct view 34 inch KD-34XBR2
    Marantz SR-18
    Sony S900 ES DVD player
    speakers Sonus Faber Grand Piano
     
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    My money is still on Star wars TPM as far as sound goes. The EX track rocks!
     
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    I agree it was good, but there are plenty that I feel are better soundwise:

    The standards: Terminator2:UE (ES), Titan AE (DTS), Toy Story 2 (EX), From Hell (DTS), TPM (EX), Fight Club:SE (DD), Gladiator:CE (ES), The Haunting (DTS), U-571 (DTS), JP3 (DTS).

    Some others that are often overlooked or underrated: Abyss:SE (DD), Se7en:SE (ES), Blade (DD), Contact (DD), Close Encounters of the Third Kind (DTS), Final Fantasy (DD), Iron Giant (DD)
     
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    What's messed up about the aspect ratio? Is the problem the same on the LD?

    I've always thought that the LD had an oustanding audio track.
     
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    It is not at the correct 2.35:1 to 2.39:1 aspect ratio. They cropped the sides somewhat closer to a 70mm aspect ratio.

    The DP wasn't the same guy who photographed Apocalypse Now and Tucker I hope. Vittorio something or other. He has a "thing" for 2.0:1 ratios for video.

    Dan
     
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    This is one of my favorite movies. However the Paramount DVD video is pretty poor (non-anamorphic and improperly flagged with alternating progressive/interlaced flags). Straw and grass fields really tax poor MPEG compression. Most DVDs look good on direct view sets, you start to see the differences on the big screens.

    The audio is pretty good, but not better than the best DD or DTS tracks. This title definitely deserves revistation
     
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    Didn't it win the Oscar for Best Sound? Not that that means the DVD has the best sound. OK, now I'm rambling
     
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