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Red Dwarf

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by Jay2000, Oct 24, 2002.

  1. Jay2000

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    Hi

    Does anyone know if the DVD release of Red Dwarf series 1 (due 4/11/02) will be presented in the original transmission format or the 'remastered' version that was shown some years ago and subsequently released on VHS? Personally I preferred the original version as the remastered copy looked 'weird', for want of a better description (pretentious grainy effects etc).

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  2. JimB

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    Although the master tapes have been cleaned up for the dvd, it will be in the original format, which I agree is preferable to the later 'remastered format'.
     
  3. buns

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    have you any idea of the details of the release? How many discs, aspect ration, sound......

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  4. Jay2000

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    The full specs are listed in the press release which is posted on the Dwarf website www.reddwarf.co.uk .

    Just checked to make sure the link was correct and they've got the box on show. It looks pretty snazzy!
     
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    Despite my aversion to fullscreen material, im very tempted! The details definantely make it sound like a good buy and the price is good too! :D

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    Well you'll never get it in widescreen will you, seeing as it was filmed in full frame 1.33:1 ......
     
  8. buns

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    I wasnt ecpecting to! :p simply stating a point! I dont know the details of DD encoding, but is it theoretically possible to get something like this encoded for digital?

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  9. Squirrel God

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    It will have to be DD if it's coming out on DVD as it's a requirement of the standard itself. Not necessarily 5.1, but it will be DD - that's for sure.
     
  10. buns

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    sorry, badly stated post, i knew it is DD 2.0, but is it possible for such a soundtrack to be made to 5.1? If so, why is this not just done as a matter of course?

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    Yes, it is possible. It's done frequently with movies. It's just a case of mixing it to 5.1 channels. Check some old movies that you own - they would have been released in the cinema in 2.0 or DD Surround, then mixed to 5.1 on DVD.

    Why it's not done all the time as a matter of course is simply due to dosh. It costs money.

    The 5.1 mix of Withnail and I was a bad one and they decided to spend the dosh on that rather than an anamorphic transfer. I would've preferred the anamorphic transfer :(
     
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    I didnt think it cost that much........ah well. If it is possible, i think that it should be done. Who is charging the extra? Dolby? Do they mnot get enough already? Charge a little more, im sure few people would argue about a 10p hike on a disc, i cant imagine it coming to much more than this.

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    The people who do the mixing have to be paid, and the equipment used has to be appropriated to a cost centre or the operation outsourced. People don't work for free mate and it's not a 5 minute jobbie!
     
  14. Jay2000

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    are we still talking about red dwarf? lol :D
     
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    It's kinda relevant ;) :p

    Blame Buns anyway :D I'm innocent :cool:
     
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    Squirrel, just checked out your dvd collection and i'm sorry but..... The Complete FLUMPS???!!! I hope to christ thats for your kids! :D
     
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    There's nothing wrong with the flumps. Or bagpuss for that matter. Or Jamie and the magic torch . . all of which I have of DVD!!!

    SHould this be on another thread???
     
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    I don't have any kids. I bought it for me to remind me of my childhood. :blush: Great stuff actually! One of the best kids programmes every made IMO :D I still have a soft spot for Pootle :blush: Was only £4.99 in a HMV sale too :cool:
     
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    Bagpuss is generally accepted to be of the barrymore persuasion. Not normally a thing most self respecting guys watch! :p :D

    But to the questions i have been posing. I know it takes time and money. But, say it costs £10,000 to do (is it this much or little?), sell 10,000 copies and price hike by £1. I'd not argue.

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    There's absolutely NOTHING wrong with Bagpuss (going rapidly off-topic I know). One of the greatest television series of all time, regardless of age group.
     
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    Wherabouts on the site is it - I can't find it. :confused:
     
  22. buns

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    I didnt mean offence by that! Bagpuss is amusing, but it can be linked to other things! But im not going there!

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  23. h0l1yw0od

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    If you click on the really obvious 'DVD DETAILS' logo in the top right corner ;) then pick it from the list on the left. It was straight on the main screen when I originally posted. Gonna get a 12 page trivia booklet too, Oooooooooooooo!:D
     

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