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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by NathanP, Nov 13, 2001.
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.
What do you guys think of the Star Wars Trilogy LD's as reference?
Are the surrounds used frequently on this LD?
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
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame from Disney. DTS Version.
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URBAN COWBOY has a fantastic sound.
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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).
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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.
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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).
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?
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.
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).
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Days of Thunder
...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!