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What DVDs should Criterion put out?

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Reply #90 on: December 22, 2003, 01:29:13 AM
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i could be mistaken but i thought i remember reading when dvd was first rising to power about 5 years ago that the picture quality of a dvd was EQUAL to a laserdisc, but that laserdiscs actually do have BETTER sound.  the only thing wrong with them is their size is inconvienent, but i wouldnt call that inferior and dismiss it as a blip.
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Reply #91 on: December 22, 2003, 11:22:01 AM
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billy brown loved laserdiscs once, then they broke his heart.


Alas, you got me. I was soo madly in love with Miss. Laser Disc, only to be left at the altar.  :cry:

However, once I met Miss DVD, at a time when I didn't think love was at all possible again, I realized what a dirty, crappy, useless whore Laser Disc was, and have seen and heard the majestic light of DVD ever since.


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Reply #92 on: December 22, 2003, 04:14:34 PM
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i could be mistaken but i thought i remember reading when dvd was first rising to power about 5 years ago that the picture quality of a dvd was EQUAL to a laserdisc, but that laserdiscs actually do have BETTER sound.  the only thing wrong with them is their size is inconvienent, but i wouldnt call that inferior and dismiss it as a blip.



I've never heard that, ever... can we have confirmation out there, anyone?


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Reply #93 on: December 22, 2003, 04:15:35 PM
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billy brown loved laserdiscs once, then they broke his heart.


Alas, you got me. I was soo madly in love with Miss. Laser Disc, only to be left at the altar.  :cry:

However, once I met Miss DVD, at a time when I didn't think love was at all possible again, I realized what a dirty, crappy, useless whore Laser Disc was, and have seen and heard the majestic light of DVD ever since.


 :lol:

"useless whore".... fucking classic



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Reply #94 on: December 23, 2003, 09:16:15 PM
I heard things like that from people that I trusted about as far as I could throw John Goodman.

I can't really tell a difference in sound quality... But maybe I'm just a dumb fuck.
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Reply #95 on: December 24, 2003, 01:14:13 AM
well, i believe (but do not know for sure) i know where the myth of laserdisc's better sound comes from. i guarantee i heard this on the board somewhere. since laserdiscs were very expensive, they were obviously made for rich people. if a rich person was buying a laserdisc player, they wanted to show off that sound and would most likely have a killer sound system. dvd's are sold for cheap. anybody can have them. that doesn't necessarily mean everybody has a killer sound system. b/c of this, the standard 5.1 track on a dvd is downmixed so people who just use the speakers on the tv can hear everything while the 5.1 tracks on the laserdiscs weren't. am i right? i don't think so. sorry.

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Reply #96 on: May 09, 2004, 03:12:54 AM
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but no chance on La Dolce Vita. Its getting a special edition release sometime next year (June, last I heard) from another company.

Koch Lorber will be giving it a 2-disc collector's edition treatment for an August release.

So with the Scorsese box set and this announced, this is the best weekend ever. Cheers, everyone.


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Reply #97 on: May 09, 2004, 03:29:27 PM
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well, i believe (but do not know for sure) i know where the myth of laserdisc's better sound comes from. i guarantee i heard this on the board somewhere. since laserdiscs were very expensive, they were obviously made for rich people. if a rich person was buying a laserdisc player, they wanted to show off that sound and would most likely have a killer sound system. dvd's are sold for cheap. anybody can have them. that doesn't necessarily mean everybody has a killer sound system. b/c of this, the standard 5.1 track on a dvd is downmixed so people who just use the speakers on the tv can hear everything while the 5.1 tracks on the laserdiscs weren't. am i right? i don't think so. sorry.


That's correct.  Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks on DVDs are often mixed so that they still sound okay when downconverted to Dolby Surround for people with Pro-Logic systems.  I remember reading on alt.video.dvd and alt.video.ld that the 5.1 track on The Matrix LD was better than on the DVD.  LDs used the uncompressed PCM track for 2-channel tracks (mono, stereo, Dolby Surround) while DVD uses the compressed Dolby Digital tracks.

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but no chance on La Dolce Vita. Its getting a special edition release sometime next year (June, last I heard) from another company.

Koch Lorber will be giving it a 2-disc collector's edition treatment for an August release.

So with the Scorsese box set and this announced, this is the best weekend ever. Cheers, everyone.


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Reply #98 on: September 15, 2004, 02:00:11 PM
Criterion should really put out a Fearless dvd. I think it's a great movie and it needs a good treatment. Actually, anybody should just put out a good Fearless dvd.
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Reply #99 on: September 15, 2004, 02:06:23 PM
:yabbse-thumbup:  (Even though it's already on DVD.)


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Reply #100 on: September 15, 2004, 02:09:01 PM
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:yabbse-thumbup:  (Even though it's already on DVD.)


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Reply #101 on: September 15, 2004, 02:10:28 PM
Haha, never mind then.  :)  (I saw it on VHS.)


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Reply #102 on: September 15, 2004, 02:17:27 PM
Yeah, it's one of those old warner dvd's witch nothing on it. And the movie is indeed in full frame. I don't know why they haven't released a better dvd version.
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Reply #103 on: September 18, 2004, 10:24:36 PM
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Reply #104 on: September 25, 2004, 09:16:54 PM
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