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Old 11-12-03, 09:59 PM
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LxG 2-Disc & DTS?

From Comics Continuum....

LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN DVD UPDATE

Consumers who purchase the X2 DVD -- due in stores on Nov. 25 -- will receive an in-pack coupon to take $3 off a purchase of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen DVD.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen -- based on the America's Best Comics title by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill -- will arrive on DVD on Dec. 16 with a suggested retail price of $27.98.

The two-disc set showcases English 5.1 DTS, English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Dolby Surround and Spanish Dolby Surround sound and is available in either Widescreen (aspect ratio 2:35:1) or Pan & Scan (aspect ratio 1:33:1), each presented in silver and gold amaray packaging, respectively.

Both versions contain the following bonus features: Actor and Producer commentaries with Trevor Albert, Jason Flemyng and Tony Curran, a Visual Effects commentary by the Production Designer, Costume Designer, Make-up Effects, Visual Effects and the Miniatures Creators, a making of featurette, 12 deleted scenes, and more.

The film was directed by Stephen Norrington, who also directed Blade. The cast includes Sean Connery as Allan Quartermain, Nasseruddin Shah as Captain Nemo, Pete Wilson as Mina Harker, Tony Curran as the Invisible Man, Stuart Townsend as Dorian Gray, Shane West as Tom Sawyer and Jason Flemyng as Dr. Jekyll.
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DTS?!?!?! WOHOOO!!!!
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Old 11-13-03, 01:09 AM
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"With dts, the MASSIVE SUCKING SOUND will sound clearer and crisper than ever before..."
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
"With dts, the MASSIVE SUCKING SOUND will sound clearer and crisper than ever before..."
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Old 11-13-03, 10:21 AM
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atleast its getting a good release on DVD... A good release on DVD can make up only a little though for a bad movie
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Old 11-13-03, 02:04 PM
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Shit, I wanted to see this at the movies and thought of buying it blind, but wasnt too sure. Now with a $3 coupon, It'll probably be $12.99! Im ALL over that!
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Old 11-13-03, 04:39 PM
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No commentary from the director? I'd sure liked to have heard some kind of explaination from him.
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Old 11-13-03, 05:30 PM
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This was another case where the director had conflicts with the studio so I doubt the experience is anything he'd want to talk about.
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Old 11-18-03, 02:17 PM
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I think the director and the studio should settle the conflict over this travesty with an duel ending in mutual homicide.
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Old 11-18-03, 04:24 PM
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Wasn't this another movie where Sean Connery and the director fought bitterly? Sean has that problem a lot. Maybe that's why neither of them are on the commentary.
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Old 11-18-03, 04:51 PM
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The director, Stephen Norrington didn't do a commentary for Blade either. I read that he supervised the editing for the first half of the movie or so, maybe even less and then left the project. It shows because when Connery's character is introduced that was the best scene of the movie. Norrington can be a good action director if he gets along well with the cast and crew.
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Old 09-06-04, 01:25 AM
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So.... what ever happened to this 2-disc DTS version?
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Originally posted by RocShemp
So.... what ever happened to this 2-disc DTS version?
Probably shelved/abandoned after little interest in the first release.

The r3 has the dts track, I believe...
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The R2 Japanese version has DTS also.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
"With dts, the MASSIVE SUCKING SOUND will sound clearer and crisper than ever before..."
From the Con Air SE thread:

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Thanks for adding.
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
From the Con Air SE thread:
AH, but the winking smiley makes a world of difference.

I'm not a fan of Con Air either.
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Originally posted by zidane349
con air is a horrible movie
Better?
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Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Better?
Much! Though he wasn't making a joke, so the happy smiley is somewhat puzzling. INTRIGUING, if you will. Ooh.
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Originally posted by DonnachaOne
Probably shelved/abandoned after little interest in the first release.
But the problem is that the first post gives me the impression that this 2-disc set was meant to be the first release. The packaging (silver for widescreen and gold for fullscreen) and special features match the single disc release. It's as if at the last minute they moved the special features up to the first disc and dropped the DTS. Why would they do that and yet release it with DTS in other regions?
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They probably dropped the commentaries in foreign releases, giving them room to keep the dts.
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Well that makes sense I suppose. But that could have been avoided had they kept to their original plan to release it as a 2-disc set.

In any case, I wish this was revisited by Norrington himself sometime in the future. As far as I understand the only thing he wasn't able to shoot was the ending (and the one that exists can be salvaged by the removal of the whole "ressurection" bit at the very end) so I guess he could edit back all the stuff that Fox made him cut. And I don't mean the R-worthy bits. (There's no way he was contractually obligated to deliver a PG-13 film if he actually bother to shoot a scene of a constables head popping open under a tank wheel). I mean the entire plot of the movie. There was a lot of stuff regarding those german scientists in particular the one kidnapped at the beggining (Karl Draper I think was his name), the characters orginally had development beyond just some lines of witty banter and the Fantom actually was meant to appear for more than 5 minutes.

Oh well, the film did so "well" in the box office I guess it'll just remain a pipe dream.
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Old 09-06-04, 09:40 PM
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Perhaps Anchor Bay will revisit it one day, a la Supergirl.
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Yeah that would be sweet. Well, just as long as the director's cut isn't mono.
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