Shawshank Redemption, Midnight Cowboy and Straight Story

buns

Banned
I dont think the shawshank has DD on it....... but i could be wrong since i cant find much about it either!

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holtehero

Distinguished Member
Got the region 2 version of The Shawshank Redemption, has definitely got a Dolby Digital soundtrack.

Mind you its one of my favourite films, so i would have bought it anyway :)
 

buns

Banned
Ok then, im wrong! I do know that until recently there wasnt a region 2 DD version, which is why i have the region 4!

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Desticado

Active Member
Holtehero

I think you'll find the R2 disk is Dolby Surround (3 channel) not DD5.1 as on the R1 & R4 disk.

Not a big deal for me (on this movie) but it makes all the difference for some.

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buns

Banned
Did i not hear talk of a new region 2 release with DD5.1 on it? Maybe it was just speculation

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holtehero

Distinguished Member
Well the box lists Dolby Digital and i checked it after i read your post and it seems to be outputting in DD from my amp. Maybe i have the newer version :)

TBH, Shawshank doesn't really benefit a great deal from DD, though i guess its nicer to have it if its there
 

Wilf

Active Member
My R2 Straight Story is DD5.1, bought from play some time ago. One of my favorite films, at least until I tried it in my brothers Play station2, side ways up and it scratched the bloody hell out of it. Either going to buy again or try a DVD fixing kit. Probably cheaper to buy again:(
 

higenbs1

Active Member
Region 2 Shawshank is definately only Dolby Surround. It may say DD on the packaging, but I think VCI were confused and meant DD Surround, rather than DD 5.1. It was an early VCI release, and they have recently re-packaged it, but it's still the same transfer. Picture quality is awful by the way. I ended up ditching my R2 version and going for the much improved R1.
 

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