Ultimate Editions of Platoon, Magnificent Seven & Silence of the Lambs

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  1. Shawn DuHast

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    Sony UK have just announced Ultimate Editions of Platoon, The Magnificent Seven and Silence of the Lambs to be released in 2006. They have the same Ultimate Edition logo across the top of the sleeve as the recent Terminator re-issue with DTS so you never know...........
     
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    They were supposed to be releasing the Silence of the Lambs Ultimate Edition this year but its been delayed.
    There is also a Rocky Ultimate Edition due out next week in UK. Unfortunately you have to buy it as part of a boxset with all 5 films, is a 6 disk set.
     
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    Ultimate Editions of Platoon, Raging Bull, The Silence Of The Lambs and Rocky (1) are already available here in Finland.
     
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    Seppo: Are they Finnish or English editions and do they have DTS tracks?
     
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    At least Raging Bull has a paper glued to the back cover that is in Finnish but it can be quite easily removed. Everything else is in English.

    All of these Ultimate Editions feature DTS.
     
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    I picked up the Rocky Ultimate Edition Boxset during the week, I've done a quick skip through it all and I must say I'm very pleased with it [​IMG]

    It also contained a trailer for the new Platoon UE DVD, which I also can't wait for.

    I'm not sure about upgrading on The Magnificent Seven though, the DVD I've got is already pretty damn good.

    I've already got the R1 Raging Bull SE which doesn't have the DTS track but I don't think that the DTS will be all to different anyway.
     
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    Does anyone know the specs on The Magnificent Seven?because I agree with Dale that the current SE is pretty good.
    Also much as I love DTS how much better could the 40+ year old score sound than the current good DD5.1?
     
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    I would think that any difference between the tracks would be minimal (that's if there were any difference at all).
     
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    Specs from www.dvdtimes.co.uk for the R1 Collectors Edition released 10 Jan 06:

    With a new transfer from a high-definition master features on this new two-disc Collector's Edition include...

    Disc 1: Main Feature
    2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
    English, French and Spanish DD5.1 Surround
    English Mono
    English, French and Spanish subtitles
    Audio commentary with actors James Coburn, Eli Wallach and more!
    Audio commentary with film historian Sir Christopher Frayling

    Disc 2: Extras
    "Guns for Hire - The Making of The Magnificent Seven" Documentary
    "Christopher Frayling on The Magnificent Seven" Featurette
    "Elmer Bernstein and The Magnificent Seven" Featurette
    "The Lines Book: Lost Images from The Magnificent Seven" Featurette
    Photo Gallery

    The discs are presented in a two-disc digipak with outer case and 12-page collectible making-of booklet.

    The R2 English Ultimate version is released 13 Feb 06 and will have DTS but might lose the mono.....

    It also loses both the Christopher Frayling commentary & featurette.
     
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    ^ Seems to be the exact same release as the upcoming R1 S.E.
     

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