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R1 Jurassic Park DTS vs Jap Superbit Edition

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  1. Dts007

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    Before I go out & shell 35 quid for the Jap edition could someone tell me what the difference is between the R1 DTS version & the Jap Superbit edition in terms of DTS track & picture quality.

    Is the JAP one better? Are they same?

    Thanx in advance!
     
  2. Smurfin

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    I reviewed the Japanese Superbit edition some time ago, which can be found here: http://www.totaldvd.net/cgi-bin/dvdreviews.php?reviewid=9965

    I'm still waiting on the standard R1 dts edition to do a comparison:(

    Not sure if there are any comparisons out there....

    If you do choose the R1 DTS edition (which I would considering the price difference) make sure it's the corrected version.

    Cheers
    Matt
     
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    Matt

    I read your review...boy was I tempted to just go & order it! But 35 quid is alot of money especially when a R1 DTS edition exists. Funny thing is in the past when I used to buy loads of jap discs I used to pay far more than 35 quid! Strange......must be a married thing.

    I have checked in a number of places but no comparisons reviews.

    DTS007
     
  4. Smurfin

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    I think though, that Phil found the LFE on the superbit to be overblown, so it's not to everyone's tastes. If you liked the sound of JP III though, you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Actually, I played it for Liam on Sunday night and his comment was "Christ goes right through you".
    When I made that comment to Matt about over blown I had mistakenly not saved changes on my Tag so the LFE was 3db too loud, now fixed, the difference between the DD and DTS tracks are like night & Day, The T-Rex scene sounds immense.
     
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    That's settled then. Go get it in DTS;)
     
  7. Dts007

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    But which one? R1 DTS or Jap Superbit edition?
     
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    Smurfin,

    if you want to send me an SAE you can borrow my R1 DTS to do a comparison??
     
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    I had both discs of Jurassic Park 1 and 2 and I can only make one conclusion and that is that the soundtracks on the Superbit versions sound much better than the region 01 discs and also the picture quality has improved a bit as well.
    I say buy the Superbits , the soundtracks rock dude ;)
     
  10. Matt Horne

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    Why £35 quid ? get it from www.yesasia.com its £25 quid (spend over $50 and shipping is free) and they guarantee no VAT/customs. They have all 3 superbit JPs available.

    Matt
     
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    I can't comment on the R1 quality, but to be honest there is NO difference in picture quality between the R2 standard edition of Jurassic Park and the Jap Superbit, so this may be a red herring to suggest otherwise. Anyone who buys this for a superior picture will be disappointed in this respect (these were compared on an 8' wide display).
     
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    I was going to order movietyme! Oh well at the price I am getting both 1 & 2! yeah baby!
     
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    Thanks CLH, Phil owns the JP Superbit copy so he might want to do the comparison...
     
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    No Go ahead Matt, I'll send it back.
     
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    Whichever one of you decides LMK by PM!
     
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    CLH, thanks for your kind offer, but we've now ordered the R1 dts edition from one of our sponsors. Look out for a comparison review soon!
     
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    No worries Matt, will be very interested indeed as to the result of this one.
     
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    I have the whole Jap Superbit Jurassic Park trilogy and have reviewed them recently, as Phil says the difference between the DD and DTS tracks on JP1 is like night and day. The opening drum beats sound like a low muffled bassline on the DD track while it sounds like the powerful, majestic drumbeat it is supposed to on the DTS track, also the T-Rex 'footsteps' introduction is completely transformed by the DTS track, you feel them as well as hear them!

    I actually prefered the DD track on JP2 though, the difference is minimal but ever so slightly more natural sounding.

    I haven't watched any R1 or R2 versions of the trilogy though but I certainly think JP1 Jap Superbit is worth the £25.
     
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    Food for thought:

    If anyone is interested, the Mexican (NTSC Reg. 4) Jurassic Park is also distrubuted by CTHE. I saw it next to some superbit discs, but did not see JP Superbit. If someone wants to dig around, a cheaper solution to the Jap superbit might be out there.
     

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