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Best DTS Film?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by sjp1966, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. sjp1966

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    I have just upgraded my Home Cinema Kit and i want to purchase the best DVD out there, that will utilise my surround sound setup.

    I have heard the the DTS version of saving private ryan is very good, but is the best one out there? Opinions would be good

    Thanks
     
  2. mattmarsden

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    A couple of the very early DTS only releases were encoded with the higher bitrate. A very good example of this is Dragonheart.
     
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    Hero R3, one of the best there is and Stargate Ultimate Edition R1
     
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    You can pick up the R2 DTS version of Saving Private ryan in the HMV sale for £5
     
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    Another vote for hero, the rain, the leaves, simply amazing.
     
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    Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World is one of the best I've heard recently :smashin:
     
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    R2 Jap Superbit of Jurassic Park (Corrected version) Is one of the very best dts tracks out there. Also really highlights the difference between dd and dts...If you can find a copy.
     
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    Black Hawk Down, Alien, Any of the Lord of The Rings, Pitch Black, Blade 1 & 2, Die hard Trilogy...etc........ :thumbsup:
     
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    Whoops :suicide: I forgot.. Twister UNBELIEVABLE! :censored:
     
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    what 'corrected version'? :confused:
     
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    There is no corrected version of JP Superbit. It was the R1 release of JP that had a faulty track which was later "Fixed".

    I agree that the DTS track on the Japanese Superbit of JP is stunning. As is BHD R3 Superbit.
     
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    *phew* thought not, you had me worried there.

    Somebody in Japan has managed to pick up all 3 Superbit JP's for me. Can't wait to get them :clap:
     
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    Master and commander is one of the best I've heard recently, also on my list would be: (in no particular order) Black Hawk Down R3, Titan AE, Hulk R2, Blade 2, Saving Private Ryan, Monsters Inc R2, Finding Nemo R2, FOTR R1, 5th Element superbit, Das Boot superbit, Open range, Gladiator R1 to mention but a few......... :thumbsup:
     
  14. sjp1966

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    black hawk down is coming, im getting the R3 Superbit version, cant wait for that, i have all the LOTR, and i have pitch black and i have all the alien movies, on top of that i just ordered Saving Private Ryan DTS

    I think i will sit down tonight with my alien movies, its been a while since i watched them

    cheers people
     
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    T3 - DTS - pretty awesome too.
     
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    Anybody know where i can get a copy of armageddon DTS ? I read a review that it was release in that format in japan r3 but i cant find a good website for it.

    cheers,
     
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    Doh, sorry guys, always thought it was the Jap R2 that had had problems. Cheers for clearing it up THX 1138 :smashin:
     
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    Don't forget Blade 2 DTS-ES.. Awesome.. And The Running Man (R1) top ass Remix DTS-ES :smashin:
     
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    Another vote for Blade 2 here.

    The LOTR films have pretty spectacular soundtracks!
     
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    Blade 2 sounds the same in Dolby OR DTS

    http://www.videophile.info/Graphs/Blade2/Blade2_01.htm

    I'm slowly coming round to the fact that how a film is mixed has more of an impact than the current lossy sound formats allowed by DVD, i still prefer DTS soundtracks ( especially the rare to find full bitrate ones ) but the mix is more important than the sound format although i do find most of my favourite soundtracks have been mixed fabulously in DTS but sound less good with Dolby ( rare exceptions being films like The Phantom Menace and its sequel )

    My choices as follows

    The Haunting
    Hero
    Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship ( sequel soundtrack was weak by comparison )
    Cutthroat Island
    Brotherhood Of The Wolf
    Pearl Harbor - Directors Cut
    Bram Stokers Dracula - Superbit version
    Pitch Black
    Black Hawk Down - Superbit
    The X Files
    Gladiator
    Last Of The Mohicans - Directors cut
    Underworld - Region 3 ( no extras and from Columbia so its practically a Superbit in all but name )
    The Mask Of Zorro

    I'm sure there are plenty more i have forgot about but those ones are off the top of my head, i look forward to seeing how good ( or bad ) the new Ghostbusters Superbit with DTS sound is when it comes out in Japan at the end of the month.
     
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    Where can you get that from?
     
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    Foxy Unfortunately we will never ever hear a DTS mix of the Star Wars films on DVD! :( So they can't be Rare exceptions since no official DVD of it has DTS!


    I'd bet the prequels would sound absolutely unbelievable with DTS. :D
     
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    Might wanna spend 20 minutes reading this as well...might save you £££ on the expensive Jap versions when you can get the same disc in HMV for £5.99 which, in reality, sounds the same. There are exceptions obviously. I haven't heard the Jap JP dts discs, but am prepared to accept that they sound far superior to anything, because so many people say they do...no smoke without fire.
    However, I have compared many Dolby and dts discs on my current system, and the differences are very small and subtle, if any...
     
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    I think the differences are far more noticeable one older discs and older films rather than the latest blockbusters, in my opinion. Dolby discs are getting better all the time but I don't think they sound quite as crisp and detailed as its DTS equivalent. It could be psychological but no Dolby DVD mix has had me grinning because it sounded so good.
     
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    interesting reading here (pdf) - granted,written by Dolby...but at the time, it made DVD reviewers sit up and take not. It's also the reason you'll never get another dts track on a Warner title (Matrix included...) and why Twister supposedly sounds better. I've got the Twister disc, and the dts track is far to overpowering. It's good for a demo disc, but I couldn't watch the whole movie in dts.

    Some good dts tracks I've heard recently are:
    Dantes Peak
    Last Of The Mohicans
    The River Wild
    Road To Perdition
    Sinbad (Cartoon)
    Prince Of Egypt

    But I've heard some good Dolby one's as well...sorry if I seem a bit "off" here, but I'd rather a film have a decent script and story than a good soundtrack...a dts track WILL NOT influence my decision on whether I buy a disc or not. If there are 2 discs on a website, say Jurassic Park, one is Dolby Digital priced at £5.99 and the other is Superbit dts (which contains the afore mentioned Dolby Digital track as well...) for £40, I know where my money's going...at the end of the day, it's the same film. :lesson:

    That's very interesting my friend...I have the recently released R2 version of Spartacus, which has a Dolby & dts 5.1 track on it. All the dts does for me is make me get up and swap discs...because they included the dts track, it ate up space on the disc, making a second disc necessary...they sound equal to me (and most reviewers...) and is a bug in the arse to have to get up mid movie to swap discs...
    Also, ask anyone about the Jaws dts mix against the DD version...the dts mix is terrible and well documented...
     
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    I totally agree Army, if there are two disks with such a massive price difference i would buy the cheaper one too.

    But what if the prices were similar or the same and one had a DTS Soundtrack and one a Digital one, would you choose the DTS becuase it would more than likely have a better soundtrack?
     
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    If the discs were identical (price and extra's), I would go for the Dolby flavour. Simply because to me, Dolby Digital sounds more natural than dts, which sounds more aggresive and louder.
    I have quite a few of the older dics that have full bit rate dts tracks on them...I brought them when thay first came out and I jumped on the dts is best bandwagon...
    However, as my equipment has got better, the differences have become less, and now dts just sounds louder...there are exceptions, obviously. I've named a few above.
    If you want to really hear how good dts can be...try and get a demo of casper or Titanic in dts on Laserdisc...they WILL blow you away...
     

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