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Old 04-02-04, 05:25 AM   #1
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Anyone have "Face/Off" DTS (R2 I think)?

and can tell me if it is leagues better in terms of audio to the R1 release? Thanks.
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Old 04-02-04, 10:55 AM   #2
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Face/Off is available in DTS in R2 from Japan or R3 from Korea. (Well, those are the regions that I know of, there are probably more.)

I have the Korean edition and the sound is good. It's okay, but not as dynamic as I thought it would be. The track isn't bad, it's just normal. For this movie, though, it should be better. Maybe the R2 is better.

If you can find it for cheap, then pick it up. The picture's anamorphic (although nothing exceptionally impresssive), so it's probably an overall better DVD than the R1 edition.
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Old 04-02-04, 05:33 PM   #3
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I have the R3 Korean as well, i thought the DTS track on it sounds great, even the non action scenes really kick. Some parts of the picture are just ok, but for the most part, its good as well.
I grabbed the Korean one up for about $18, i think its well worth it for the DTS track.
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Old 04-03-04, 07:49 AM   #4
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Isn't the Korean releases non-anamorphic? And apparantly the pq is pretty dodgy with it.... here's a review anyway:

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Old 04-03-04, 09:26 AM   #5
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Okay, Touchstone is kind of insane in Korea. The Rock, Armageddon, Con Air, Face Off and a bunch of others have 2 editions: a regular edition, which is just normal DD5.1, non-anamorphic, and a Special Edition, which isn't really special apart from being anmorphic and having a DTS track.

Ummm... I think that guy's being a bit harsh. I've seen better pictures on worse releases, that's true, but I don't think it's as horrid as he makes it out to be. It's not great, but it's okay.
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Old 04-03-04, 10:19 AM   #6
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Just like to throw in the wonderfully NON-anamorphic Korean releases of the SE's for Ransom and Crimson Tide. *sigh*

I don't think any region got DTS with 16x9. It's one or the other.
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Old 04-05-04, 01:42 AM   #7
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The R1 disc * IS * anamorphic.
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Old 04-05-04, 04:07 AM   #8
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I think the R3 HK disc is 16/9 and features DTS...

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Old 04-05-04, 05:56 AM   #9
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The R3 Thai SE and the R3 Korean SE versions both have anamorphic picture and DTS soundtracks. They also have the "Action Overload" featurette which isn't on the R3 HK version.
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Old 04-05-04, 08:05 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Mikkis
The R3 Thai SE and the R3 Korean SE versions both have anamorphic picture and DTS soundtracks. They also have the "Action Overload" featurette which isn't on the R3 HK version.
Yes the HK R3 does include the "Action Overload" featurette, you only have to follow this link and take a look at the front of the cover,

http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.asp...ection-videos/

I'm sure that both the Korean and HK discs are identical releases, they even feature identical covers!

heres a couple of reviews for the Korean one,lastone was posted earlier in thread.

http://jimsdvdsite.dk/anmeldelserhtml/faceoff.html

http://www.dvdtherapy.com/reviews/face_off_dts.php

you'll notice in last one it makes mistake of saying R1 isn't 16/9.

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Old 04-05-04, 08:34 AM   #11
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Yes the HK R3 does include the "Action Overload" featurette, you only have to follow this link and take a look at the front of the cover
I stand corrected. Didn't know there was also a SE of the R3 HK. It seems all the R3 SE versions are identical.
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