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Saving Private Ryan - Which Version?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Rajibear, Jun 12, 2005.

  1. Rajibear

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    Hiya

    As probably the only person not to own a copy of this film, which is the best version to get at the moment. I cant stretch to the WW2 Box sets, so was thinking of getting the R2 60th Anniversary Edition. Is there any reason to get any of the R1 releases instead of this?

    Cheers


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  2. Marc

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    I'd go for the R2 60th anniversary edition for £5.99 in Virgin as the R1 equivalent doesn't have :dts:
     
  3. Rajibear

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    I presume you mean £5.99 instore , on their website it is £20?

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  4. Marc

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    yep its 5.99 instore :smashin: picked one up last week, its a 2 disc digipack

    i feel i must add that i have the original 1 disc dd5.1 edition for sale in my sale thread :p
     
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    Get any version with DTS. Head and shoulders above the DD version. Truly reference level stuff. Try DVD Beaver for a comparison of the different discs.
    Des.
     
  6. domtheone

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    AYE, DTS version is amazing :thumbsup:

    Will do until we have a HD version (which I can only imagine is going to be astonishing) :)
     
  7. Kopite4Ever

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    its out of this world ;)

    poster go with the 60th aniversary as others say its a classic dvd and the soundtrack is thumping
     
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    This is the version I have and the DTS soundtrack is incredible, especially that harrowing first 20 minute scene.
     
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    I've got the standard DTS version (it was about £6 in some HMV sale) but as impressive as the first 20 minutes are I still find the rest of the film interminable. I blame Tom Hanks. :)
     
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    I thought The Thin Red Line was better myself :)
     
  11. Rajibear

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    Thanks for the tip of Marc, picked up the d-day edition for 5.99 from Virgin in Oxford Street

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    Personally I think it's superb:)

    Definately go for the DTS version, I also remember being blown away by this in Dolby Digital on laserdisc, but that may simply be a case of rose tinted glasses:)
     
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    glad to be of assistance :smashin: don't forget to let us know what you thought of the movie (and the :dts: ) after you've watched it :)
     
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    Steady!! only an opinion but i thought it was really dull. and what ever can be said about Ryan - it gave us Band Of Brothers :thumbsup:

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  15. domtheone

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    Ditto the Superb bit :)

    As well as the opening 25 minutes (which everyone quite rightly talks about) the final 50 minute showdown is awesome too.

    Crank up the volume and prepared to be blown away :thumbsup:


    Hi Smurf ;)
     

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