What is the most impressive Superbit out right now?

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  1. Daniel Becker

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    I don't own one of these things yet and i'm wondering which one is probably the best in terms of picture quality? Maybe someone could give a top 5 list of the Superbit's currently available?


    I just got my first HDTV and progressive player and i'm wanting to see the best it can show right now. [​IMG] I already own what are considered to be among the best looking "regular" dvd's out there. Episode 2, Gladiator, Catch me if you Can, Toy Story 2, Ice Age, and A Bug's Life. Let me know what you think would impress me.



    Also worth noting. I try to avoid the really "R" rated movies. I try and stick to PG-13 stuff and occasionally I buy R rated movies. Thanks.



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  2. CaptDS9E

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    My favorite is Fifth Element

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  3. Aaron Cohen

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    Only problem with fifth element is it's non-anamorphic right?

    I thought Labyrinth looked great.
     
  4. 3000 Miles to Graceland

    It's not a superbit, but since there's no extras (or DTS) it might as well be.

    One of the best looking discs I've seen lately and not as bad a movie as you've heard.

    You do want to see a Terminator patterned after Neil Young, right?

    It is very violent, however, and would not pass the PG-13 test.
     
  5. Patrick McCart

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    The 5th Element is 16x9...always has been, even on the first DVD.

    I think the most impressive Superbit is:

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  6. Dale Ridgeway

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    Shouldnt that be the Glitter: SuperS#!T edition ???[​IMG]
    My Triple X superbit is pretty impressive, although the movie is lame...and it's PG13.
     
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    "Vertical Limit" SuperBit is awesome.
     
  8. Aaron Cohen

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    Thanks for the info Patrick! I have looked at the packaging for both the original Fifth Element dvd and the Superbit one and have never seen the words anamorphic, enhanced for 16x9 or enhanced for widescreen tv's on the packaging. The Superbits I do own (Das Boot, Labyrinth, and Dracula) all say Anamorphic video on the back so that's why I was apprehensive about picking up Fifth Element. The same goes for Air Force One. Is that Superbit anamorphic as well? For that matter, are all superbits that are in widescreen anamorphic? I believe the only full frame Superbit is "From Here To Eternity".
     
  9. Declan

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    the original DVD of 5th Element was anamorphic and so is the Superbit.
     
  10. Andrew s wells

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    I can answer one of your questions Aaron.[​IMG] both regualr and superbit Air force one DVDs are anamorphic.
     
  11. Aaron Cohen

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    Alright, thank you very much for the answer. I'm not crazy though am I? Does it say anamorphic clear as day anywhere on the packaging of either Fifth Element Superbit or Air Force One Superbit? I swear I've been picking those up and looking at them nearly everytime I go to buy DVD's for the last couple years but then putting them down and deciding I don't want something that's non-anamorphic widescreen.

    Thanks!
     
  12. TonyD

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    the fifth element SB does not say enhanced anywere on it. but it is. and from here to eternity SB is oar. and i think is Standard 1.33:1. so no need to 16x9 enhance. right?
     
  13. Aaron Cohen

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    Correct, that's why I asked if they are they all anamorphically enhanced except for the one full-frame one, "From Here To Eternity". I understand that's OAR. Thanks for the answers! I believe I will go on a little Superbit spree this afternoon.
     
  14. Greg S

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    Hollow Man looks great as well.

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    Except for a handful of titles, Columbia has been a 16x9 supporter from the start. The original Monty Python and the Holy Grail DVD was an old transfer, for example.
     
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    [​IMG] I have The Patriot, Air Force One, and the new Charlie's Angels Superbit - all are excellent in Superbit, and at least 2 of these aren't too bad as movies either!
     
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    My vote go's to MIB for best superbit. A HUGE STEP UP from the DTS released of 1999. Refrence qlty it is.
     
  18. Randy A Salas

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    Anyone want to bet that by the time this thread runs its course, every Superbit title released so far (and some that haven't) will have been cited as being the best?
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  19. Declan

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    interesting tho I saw Superbits going for £12.99 in HMV. New ones like Gladiator and Fast and the furious. These were r2 discs though. Never owned a superbit disc at all, tho I might get Gattica as it's one of the few Superbits I dont own the standard disc of and I havent seen the actual movie before.
     
  20. Dave H

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    I own Men in Black, The Patriot, Heavy Metal, Dracula, and the "half Superbit," Panic Room.

    All look very good. Out of these, I would probably have to say The Patriot looks the best. Dracula and MIB are close.
     

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