Waterworld rerelease?

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  1. Calvin Watts III

    Calvin Watts III Supporting Actor

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    I was looking to buy the DTS version of Waterworld, & both Amazon & Best Prices have it coming out on May 7th. Does anyone know anything about this??

    Thanks,

    Calvin
     
  2. HankM

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    It could just be that the pricing will be lower than before. $29.99 to $19.99 maybe.
     
  3. Travis Olson

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    I wish they would do a re-release with the extended cut. It adds about 30 minutes or so of footage. I have both of the current releases and the DTS version is miles ahead sound wise, but the Dolby Digital version has a litte better picture quality. Also, both discs only contain a 5.0 soundtrack with no LFE channel, why I don't know. I suppose a re-release will never happen though, due to the fact that Waterworld is generally disliked. I for one loved it.
     
  4. Tim_Prasuhn

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    I also would love the extended cut. I taped the ABC version when it aired. Its a much better version of the movie! Universal should realize that Director's Cut on the front of a dvd package will sell more.
     
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    I really like Waterworld too, and would love to replace

    my LD with a Director's cut DVD.

    According to IMDB it made $255m worldwide,

    so somebody must have liked it as well.

    Does anybody know if there is an online petition for the DC?
     
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    So, in other words, it broke even.[​IMG]
    I liked it too and have the DTS version. I would like to see an extended cut. Never saw it on TV.
     
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    From the Internet Movie Database:

     
  8. Bernhard

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    So can someone who has seen the extended cut describe the additional scenes? I would really like to know how it changes the story.
     
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    I recommend you buy the current dts release, as if and when it's re-released, don't expect it to have the full-bitrate dts track like it does now. Sure it will probably have dts, but only half-rate (754kbps).
     
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    I might watch the film a second time as a directors cut. Would love to have it in full bitrate DTS though.

    You'd think they could go 2 discs, split the film, and maintain video and audio integrity.
     
  12. Jeff Bamberger

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    Yes, it is due to a repricing. MSRP will be $19.99. Amazon will sell for $14.95. My guess is you may be able to pick it up in Best Buy for $11.99 or even $9.99 like Hihglander.

    Also, regarding the following:

     
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    I'm another lover of this film who would buy an "extended" cut.
     
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    Travis,

    What kind of equipment do you have?

    I have the current DD version. I would pick up the DTS version if it sounds better, but I don't want to sacrifice picture quality.
     
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    Thanks for the info. We have similar audio equip.

    I have the Yamaha HTR 5240 receiver. How much worse did the picture seem? More artifacts?
     
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    Yeah, it has a little more artifacts then the Dolby version, but nothing that is going to effect your enjoyment of the movie. It has about the same amount of grain as the other version too, mainly in the opening sequence and the end titles. It also has about the same amount of edge enhancement. It doesn't have ANY extras either, unless you consider a chapter list an extra. I'm more of a sound guy so thats the main reason why I prefer the DTS version.
     
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    I would buy an SE (or DC) or Waterworld, The Postman and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (which is coming soon from WHV hopefully).
     
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    Was the long version on USA network last night/this morning?
     

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