What Laserdisc would you guys suggest I use as a reference?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by NathanP, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2001
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Subject
    Thanks people!
     
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
    The Toy Story CAV box is excellent. The Star Wars special edition LDs have some of the best LD images I've ever seen. The Criterion Se7en was remarkable for its time, but it's been surpassed by the Platinum Series DVD.
    M.
     
  3. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2001
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    What do you guys think of the Star Wars Trilogy LD's as reference?
    Are the surrounds used frequently on this LD?
    Thanks,
    Nathan
     
  4. JerryW

    JerryW Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2001
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Sare Wars SE set is awesome reference material... and yes, the AC-3 (DD) mix uses the surrounds quite a bit.
    ------------------
    September 11, 2001
    "Those who died will always be remembered.
    Those who killed will never be forgotten.
    We who remain will not let it happen again."
     
  5. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 1999
    Messages:
    2,713
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Hunchback of Notre Dame from Disney. DTS Version.
    'Nough said. [​IMG]
    Dan
    ------------------
    Stop HDCP and 5C-- Your rights are at risk!
     
  6. bill lopez

    bill lopez Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 1999
    Messages:
    407
    Likes Received:
    0
    URBAN COWBOY has a fantastic sound.
     
  7. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2001
    Messages:
    6,187
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Livonia, MI USA
    Real Name:
    Kenneth McAlinden
    A Video Standard.
    Okay, more in keeping with the intent of the request, Criterion's Seven CAV set is pretty darn solid - as are the various flavors of Jurassic Park (PCM, DD5.1, DTS - with an edge to the full bitrate DTS).
    Regards,
    ------------------
    Ken McAlinden
    Livonia, MI USA
     
  8. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  9. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2001
    Messages:
    6,187
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Livonia, MI USA
    Real Name:
    Kenneth McAlinden
     
  10. Gary Kellerman

    Gary Kellerman Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 1999
    Messages:
    127
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you are talking about picture quality and two channel digital sound, the CAV version of Jurassic Park would fill the bill. I found the sound cleaner and the picture quality clearer on the CAV version of this LD than the CLV version.
     
  11. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 1998
    Messages:
    21,763
    Likes Received:
    2
     
  12. todbnla

    todbnla Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 1999
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    39466
    Real Name:
    Todd
    Blade in dts
    ------------------
    Regards,
    Todd

    My HT
     
  13. Aaron Reynolds

    Aaron Reynolds Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    1,715
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Real Name:
    Aaron Reynolds
    From a combined art and technology standpoint, my favourite "show off the system" LDs are:
    Apocalypse Now (stunning PCM sound -- the later Dolby Digital disc has a slightly better picture, but the original Paramount widescreen PCM-only disc still looks very good)
    Out of Sight -- Universal Signature Series
    Se7en -- Criterion Collection CAV
    If you want an overly showy sound mix that really demonstrates that your rears are there, check out U2: Rattle and Hum (the Dolby Digital rerelease).
     
  14. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2001
    Messages:
    6,187
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Livonia, MI USA
    Real Name:
    Kenneth McAlinden
     
  15. NathanP

    NathanP Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2001
    Messages:
    841
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hey guys- I meant SE, you know, with all the good stuff!
    How come you guys don't like SE?
    I don't mean to offend but, Why the older, cruddier versions?
     
  16. Tom-G

    Tom-G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2000
    Messages:
    1,638
    Likes Received:
    2
    The suggestions I can make depend on what you have. Any dts laserdisc sounds awesome. Most Dolby Digital LDs sound better than their Dolby Digital DVD counterparts.
    ------------------
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Ken_McAlinden

    Ken_McAlinden Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2001
    Messages:
    6,187
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Livonia, MI USA
    Real Name:
    Kenneth McAlinden
     
  18. Gruson

    Gruson Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2000
    Messages:
    494
    Likes Received:
    0
    If I am going to watch a Star Wars movie all the way through, I watch the THX CLV LDs (not SEs).
    The SE versions ruined the Star Wars I know and love.
    However, I do own the SE box set (AC-3). The sound is a lot better, as is the picture. However, certain new/altered scenes from the SEs make me cringe so I use the SEs to only watch certain sequences in the movie in 5.1. One of these is the speeder bike chase. Hearing it in 5.1 is simply incredible.
    I can only hope that one day we will get the ORIGINAL trilogy on DVD with anamorphic widescreen and 5.1 (probably not going to happen).
    ------------------
    Equipment:
    Mitsubishi 65907 65" HDTV ISFd Steve Martin
    Yamaha RX-V1000 6.1
    Paradigm PW2200
    Paradigm Studio CC
    Paradigm Studio 40s
    CV LS-15s
    CV LS-8s
    Toshiba 6200 Progressive
    Pioneer CLD704 LD
    Aura Bass Shakers
    1080i DirecTV
    See it:
    http://www.crazywayco.com/theater.htm
     
  19. Drew Mertz

    Drew Mertz Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 1999
    Messages:
    174
    Likes Received:
    0
    Days of Thunder
     
  20. John Sparks

    John Sparks Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    1,243
    Likes Received:
    214
    Location:
    Menifee, CA
    Real Name:
    John Sparks
    ...isn't "Star Wars-The Phantom Menance" printed in Japan have the best picture and sound of any laser ever made?...I think it is!
     

Share This Page