Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Ono, Jul 29, 2001.
[ 29-07-2001: Message edited by: Ono ]
You know you are ever so naughty for mentioning the word 'Bootleg'!
Prepare to be 'Spectred'!
[ 29-07-2001: Message edited by: Spectre ]
Now that's what happens if you annoy Spectre!
The Arthur pic was scarier!
On a recent trip to Manchester I found a guy selling unnoficial pirate DVDs.
I bought Jurrassic Park III and Final Fantasy and they both have DTS and DD soundtracks. They seem to be Malaysian and are DVDs not VCDs (He even played them in the shop before I bought them, £15 each).
That's the good news now the bad and some questions if you can help. The picture quality is better than VCD and VHS with a slight green tint to the colour (can be made better by adjusting the TV) The sound is good in most parts and does sound like full split 5.1 surround and DTS (if it isn't it still fooled my amp and auto switched to both DD and DTS when selected.) The sound is a bit hissy at high volume and is not even close to the true quality of the original Jurrassic Park discs. The sound also drops out at high volumes but not too badly. Final Fantasy is better for sound but slighly worse for picture. On the whole they are very watchable and to say we have to wait another 3-6 months for these titles officially it was great to watch them at home allready.
1. Does anyone know where these originate from..these are the first true DVD bootlegs I've seen.
2. Since they are not on DVD yet how are they doing this...with DD and DTS sound too.
3. Are there any websites that advertise these or review these discs.
4. Any other info greatly appreciated.
5. Can anyone tell me where to find the box advertised easter egg on R2 version of Traffic.
4. Any other info:
You got ripped off, those local made DVDs (How dare you call them bootleg or pirated!? ) cost here only GBP3.35
looking at that picture spectre,
'i think its about ime you seriously considered salads...'
you're also looking awfully pale.
What else can you call them. They're definately unnoficial and not top DVD quality. So I'd say bootleg..pirate..dodgy...etc,etc is just fine. Don't get me wrong it's great being able to see how crap Final Fantasy is in you own home first.
It was just a joke as indicated by the Smiley!
Anyhow, at GBP15 you could also have waited and bought the original ...
The more people buy these discs the more they will make, I don't want to sound like a bore or preach to people, but you should just boycott them and wait for the real discs and enjoy them as they should sound and look
Eat my short's.
For what it's worth the earlier post is correct, the DD/DTS is more likely to be flags (DTS audio cd's data is stored as pcm) the "split" surrounds you are hearing is more likely to be the amp trying to keep up with "dodgey compression" and serious phase errors and the like, just as it is on the 4 "nearly official" Star Wars dvd's.
I see there's already "not quite kosher" discs of the new Planet Of The Apes movie floating around. These guys do seem to get faster with each new release.<br />Someone out there's making a mint.
At £15 a disc, I'll say they are making a mint!!
Is it not interesting, that in the days when people were buying "bootleg" videos, when you were fed up, you could tape over it. So at least you could use the tape.
Copied VCDs & DVDs are not worth it,as they'll only make expensive coasters once viewed. At £15 a time I'd expect at least a CD-RW or better yet a DVD-RW disc which is useful.
Save your money, watch the movie for a fiver in glorious DD,DTS,or SDDS at your local cinema. Then, in the DVD for sale & wants in this forum buy it for less than £10.
Don't support the Bootleggers!! <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
Del <img src="smile.gif" border="0">
The only down side of going to the cinema these days is the quality of the performance. <br />Our local multiplex is forever having at least one person get up to complain about the picture not being centred on the screen, the sound not coming from all the speakers or being distorted, the picture being out of focus, all sorts. Worse yet the air conditioning never seems to work, the sound is never EQ'd right....I dunno, it costs about £20 for my lady and me to have a night out at the flicks and it's over £6 each just to get through the door now. We rarely go during the Summer any more as the lack of air con makes the place worse than a sauna and you always end up pinned between 2 people who smell like they've been eating bulbs of garlic <img src="eek.gif" border="0"> . I'd go so far as to say the last dozen times I've been to the movies have been thoroughly unpleasant. <br />Obviously none of us condone the trade in "unofficial" DVDs or VCDs, but if you get them from places that aren't your local market you'll pay a lot less than £15, usually about half that at the most. Like Reiner and Forrest Gump say, "you never know what you're gonna get" so stuff like that's always a risk, but it gets to be just as risky going to my local multiplex these days. If you go in the Summer you take your health in your hands.<br />So I can definitely see the appeal of pirate movies, especially when the viewing experience at home is far more pleasurable than going out to the movies these days. The bigger the cinemas get the less they care about the quality of their presentation, in my area at least. And, don't forget, a crap film is a crap film, whatever the medium. And the multiplexes are flooded with crap films these days. All hype and no substance.
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<img src="biggrin.gif" border="0"> <br />Well, that made me smile, Karla.
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