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Fifth Element on order again!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by BadAss, Sep 27, 2001.

  1. BadAss

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    What is it that's making me buy this one again? Already have it on LD and R1 DVD. Now on order with Play247 on Super Bit? The picture was good enough on the old R1 version. I must be mad.
     
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    Hi Badass,just read on `The Digital Bits` pages about their experience with the `Fifth Element` disc - as expected really not much of an improvement on the picture quality(but then it was one of the best looking discs/from Sonys plant)but they reckon the DTS track greatly enhances the viewing pleasure,so it looks like I might be joining you on that purchase,I too have a soft spot for that film <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">
     
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    I never got round to buying the original one anyway, so the SUPERbit one went straight in my basket. Now, if only they'd do a SB version of Blade. (did anyone else notice how the UK version of Blade had a different soundtrack in key parts of the film, and it just wasn't as good as the US one? I took it straight back to HMV, but never got round to getting the US one...)
     
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    So what your telling me is theres no real difference in the picture quality? If not then ill cancel my order because I dont have DTS.
     
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    <a href="http://www.widescreenreview.com/newrelease/5thelement.html" target="_blank">www.widescreenreview.com/newrelease/5thelement.html</a> have a fairly technical review of the superbit version. I don't currently own the film so this ones been ordered.
     
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    Hi BADASS,yeah apparently you will only notice a diference if you have top notch goodies/they did their comparison on mistibushi 65" with dvd connected via component running progressive scan and then they only reported a slight increase in detail in areas of shadow/etc,check out the Digital Bits site and make up your own mind,I think I will get it and ditch the normal version because the DTS is really supposed to make a diference!!
     
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    Cancelled my order and will be sticking with my R1. Superbit may have its place but IMO not for this movie unless its for DTS.
     
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    There is more to a decent transfer than bitrate: I'd expect most properly done mastering to show little or no benefit picture wise by upping the bitrate. The increase in detail in the darker areas is more likely down to a slightly different telecine.
     

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