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The Rock. DTS, but not on the box!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by John-D, Jun 25, 2002.

  1. John-D

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    Just thought I'd let some of you guys know. The R2 version of The Rock (2-disc collectors edition) has a DTS soundtrack, even though it doesn't say on the box.

    What is it with the quality of UK packaging.

    JD
     
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    You're kiddin? If so, I'm a very happy man.

    Wasn't paying a small country's national budget for the Criterion gash, so this is kinda sweet.
     
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    It says Criterion on the disc's menu screens.

    Guess it's just the same disc, only converted to PAL.

    JD
     
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    Looks that way, comparing the R2 version to the Criterion Edition on Play, which is in DTS.

    It's also gone down to the not so incredulous, but still not a chance, price of £25 at Play.
     
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    Don't laugh, but I got mine from Safeways. Its on special for the week at £12.99

    Bit better than £25
    JD
     
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    I think you'll find its £14.99 at play...at least thats what mine came for !!
     
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    Doggy film:rolleyes: even with DTS, I won't be buying it as DTS does not impress.

    As a Michael Bay directed and Jerry Bruckheimer produced film there are not enough American flags in it for my tastes.;)

    At least they got the number of cheesy US flag shots up to a more reasonable level in Armageddon.;) :D
     
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    Sorry, but I'll think you'll find it's £24.99 at Play.

    The R2 Special Edition is £14.99. But that's not what I was talking about.
     
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    Can anyone else confirm the DTS soundtrack because I will definately get it if it has.
    PS Is their going to be a Reg 1 version soon or do criterian hold the rights still.
    cheers Dave.
     
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    But He is..;)


     
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    Taken from a review of the US R1 Disk.

    Now we get to the big question, "How does the Dolby compare to the DTS?" Let me preface this to mention no tweaking was done in-between comparing the two soundtracks, I kept the volume level consistent when making my audio comparisons. One of the advantages of this Criterion disc compared to most dual Dolby and DTS releases is that you can change audio on the fly, at least on my set up. When flipping between the Dolby and DTS soundtracks, I found the Dolby Digital mix to be more aggressive, not only in the surrounds, but during sequences with a lot of bass, which may suggest that different masters were used. While the DTS audio mix seemed to have more controlled low frequencies, it just didn't have the punch of the Dolby 5.1 mix. The DTS mix seemed to collapse a little more to the front with certain surround effects, especially music, giving the nod to the Dolby track in terms of imaging as well. When I view a Dolby versus DTS disc I'll check the two audio tracks and usually go for the DTS but not this time.
     
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    This really cheeses me off.

    I actually picked up the R2 SE and put it back because the packaging had nothing about the DTS.

    I subsequently went and spent £20 on a second hand R1 Criterion. :mad:
     
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    Just watched both versions of The Rock and, the DTS track sounds a bit more clearer, but LFE on both tracks are the same. I could not tell any difference between the low-end tracks on both DD & DTS.

    Even so, it's still nice to have the choice.
    JD

    I'm using a Denon AVC-A1 with AVD-1000 DTS decoder
    Sony DVP 525
    B&W THX speakers.
     

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