The next Superbit title?

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  1. Phil_Lunar

    Phil_Lunar Stunt Coordinator

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    Hey, what going on with the superbit title??

    We usually got a list of 2-4 title every month for the upcommnig release, but now, I haven't ear anything for a couple of month. even the superbitdvd.com website still got the 10/7/03 realse date for "les miserable" and "le cirque du soleil"...hello update!

    I just hope that sony isn't dropping the supperbit release?
     
  2. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    I was wondering, as well. I am hoping for Spider-Man, but I bet that won't come out until the next movie.
     
  3. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    When Superbit first came out, I really liked the idea. The first wave of titles were old Columbia releses that could benefit from a maxed out bitrate and DTS such as The Fifth Element and Air Force One, however, now it seems they're releasing (or should I say double-dipping) releases that are barely a year old, and already had good video and audio quality in the first place. What about some older catalog titles that could benefit from a cleaned up video and new DTS track. Other than Panic Room, which is only available in a Superbit title, I havent bought any in a while, and don't plan on it, until they start releasing titles that actually need it.
     
  4. Garrett Lundy

    Garrett Lundy Producer

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    Still waiting for a Crimson Rivers Superbit. Getting tired of dubbed tracks getting 5.1 (And a good 5.1 mix at that!)while the original language(In this case, French)is stuck with stereo.[​IMG]
     
  5. greg_t

    greg_t Screenwriter

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    I was thinking about this the other day, and one title that I might go for on superbit if it got a new transfer is Ghostbusters. The original is pretty good, but could be done better.
     
  6. MikeEckman

    MikeEckman Screenwriter

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    I always thought Last Action Hero would be a prime candidate for a Superbit release. The existing disc isn't bad, but its a 2+ hour movie on a single layer disc from the early days of DVD...Say what you will about the movie, but the A/V presentation would rock!
     
  7. Mark_TS

    Mark_TS Screenwriter

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    DR. STRANGELOVE and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND are coming out SB in Japan by the end of the year.
     
  8. Nick Graham

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    Last Action Hero is out in Japan. I keep neing tempted to get it, but I have this fear that as soon as I shell out the $40 + shipping it will be announced for a domestic release, and I will have wasted $25 bucks.
     
  9. Runar_R

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    Spider-man is coming out in Korea next week I believe
     
  10. Dave H

    Dave H Producer

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    For those unfamilar, if a Superbit comes out in another region first, it's just a matter of time before Region 1 gets it (unless it's a title that does not have Columbia Tri-Star rights in our Region).
     
  11. T r o y

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    Here's hoping for a Black Hawk Down Superbit next year!!!
     
  12. Bill Burns

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    The title I'd most like to see in a Superbit Deluxe (and also a SE re-release, with commentary) is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Branagh). A very close runner up is First Knight.

    Other films I'd love to see in the Superbit line include Last Action Hero (mentioned by others above [​IMG] ) and A Few Good Men.
     
  13. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

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    I want an END OF THE AFFAIR Superbit. The current release leaves a lot to be desired, picture wise.
     
  14. Bill Burns

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    '55 or '99, Larry? I'd pick up a SB of the '55 (which I've never seen; I'd buy it for the actors involved), but I was never happy with the '99, personally (though it, too, has an outstanding cast). I generally love Neil Jordan films (particularly the largely overlooked and very disturbing In Dreams, and his recent gem The Good Thief), but found his remake of Affair too blatant and ugly, lacking in the personal depths necessary for a story such as that to resonate. I should say that I gave up on it after a while and didn't finish it, however.

    And of course I know that may be a minority opinion. [​IMG]
     
  15. Larry Sutliff

    Larry Sutliff Cinematographer

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  16. Robert Franklin

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    I just put quite a few titles in my wish list at www.hmv.co.jp. There are more superbit titles that aren't even here yet. I think that they will eventually get here, its just a matter of time.

    Here's a sample of what is available in Superbit from Japan.

    A Few Good Men
    In The Line of Fire
    Glory
    Jumanji
    Dr. Strangelove
    Jerry McGuire
    Stand By Me
    Spiderman
    Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Last Action Hero

    There are a couple of titles that belong to Paramount, Universal, and Warner Bros. I know these titles will not get the DTS treament over here in the US.

    Happy Hunting!!
     
  17. Neil Joseph

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    Give me First Knight and I would be happy.
     
  18. Mark_TS

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    I would like to see a redone SB of THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN-but first the color palette must be fixed-the golden 'Italian' style coloring of the previous laserdiscs is gone, replaced by flat, dull colors.

    what was once literally a joy for me to watch is now painfull for that disc.
     
  19. Michael_Yang

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    [​IMG] Stand by me.

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