Total Recall SE: All crammed onto one layer?

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  1. Ryan Patterson

    Ryan Patterson Stunt Coordinator

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    I picked up the Total Recall SE tin-can DVD yesterday, and noticed that the disc is single-layered (ie. silver in color, not gold). However, the disc is somehow able to hold the following:
    1) 113 minute feature film
    2) 30 minute "Imagining Total Recall" documentary
    3) 10-15 minute "Visions of Mars" documentary
    4) Four 1 minute long "Virtual Vacations"
    5) Storyboard comparison and art/photo galleries
    6) Multiple audio tracks including a commentary
    The feature film and the specials look fine when it comes to video quality; no signs of compression artifacts. So, I'm wondering how it's possible to cram around 160 minutes worth of high-quality video on a single layer? Maybe they've found a way to make a dual-layer without the disc's surface being gold?
    Any insight would be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Ryan
    [Edited last by Ryan Patterson on September 25, 2001 at 11:52 AM]
     
  2. HenrikTull

    HenrikTull Second Unit

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    It's not, it's dual-layered. I think the first dual-layered disc with silver bottom was either Romeo Must Die or Any Given Sunday, either way, it's silver because they found out the discs held up a little better.
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  3. Phu Vo

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    Terminator 2: Ultimate Edition was dual layered with a silver belly as well. Just an F.Y.I.
     
  4. Ryan Patterson

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    Thanks for the info, Henrik. [​IMG]
    Now I'm curious as to why most dual-layered discs are gold, and why the new silver ones are more reliable.
    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
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  6. Jeff Kleist

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    A new curing process results in the silver underbelley. It takes about half the time than the gold ones. The first disc was Three Kings
    I believe TR's layer change is right before Quaid and Melina are brought for implantation
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  7. Ryan Patterson

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  8. HenrikTull

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    quote: Oh great, another one of those DVDs where the layer change is in the movie, even though the film is less than 2 hours.[/quote]
    C'mon! Most movies nowadays are spread over 2 layers, most under 2 hours. Compression is a tricky buisness, and I for one am glad they spread the movie unto two layers. I mean, it's not like the layer switch is in the middle of a sentence or anything, you'll probably won't even notice it if you are not looking for it.
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    [Edited last by HenrikTull on September 25, 2001 at 02:17 PM]
     
  9. Ryan Patterson

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    Ah well, at least my Panasonic switches layers fast. Too bad I got spoiled with my old Dxr2 card, which changed layers instantaneously. [​IMG]
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    The WORST layer change location in TR would be:
    Cohagen: Congradulations Quaid, you're a hero.
    Quaid: F*ck-
    (Layer change happens)
    Quaid: -you.
     

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