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Old 01-17-04, 11:57 AM
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Fifth Element 2 Disc Special Edition?

Anyone heard any word about there being a 2 disc special edition for The Fifth Element? The Region 2 release is supposed to be fantastic and I was hoping to hold off till a Region 1 release came out. I didn't wait for a Region 1 A Fish Called Wanda, but I got that for lot cheaper than what The Fifth Element is going for. Luckily I held off on the Region 2 Predator since its release will be this year.
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Old 01-17-04, 12:22 PM
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I have the Region 2 DVD and it is fantastic.
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doubt it... since columbia already got Fifth element superbit

but then again, we're talking the king of double-dipper studio here (look at Depserado SE while they already got superbit)
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Old 01-17-04, 03:48 PM
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King of double-dipper studio[s]? I trust you've never heard of Anchor Bay or Artisan, eh?

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The video on the R2 version aint that great. The extras and packaging are much better though. I doubt it will get re-released because there is already two releases of it and its not a super popular movie.
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Old 01-17-04, 05:49 PM
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Decide for yourself on the Region 2 jmstone18:

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

I'm not crazy on the motion menus though but I'm glad I got it.
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Old 01-17-04, 06:00 PM
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If you go to http://www.dvdbeaver.com click on "DVD Comparisons" and find the Fifth Element listing ('fraid I can't seem to give a direct link because of the way the site is set up) you will see an eye-opening comparision which shows that the Superbit has a much better image than the R2.
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Old 01-17-04, 10:36 PM
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http://www.dvdanswers.com/index.php?r=0&s=8&c=24

Another visual comparison that covers, both region 1 releases, both region 2 releases and a region 3 superbit (same as region 1)
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Old 01-17-04, 10:39 PM
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Region 1 Superbit definitely has a better transfer than the R2 SE. No question.
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Old 01-17-04, 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by Josh Z
Region 1 Superbit definitely has a better transfer than the R2 SE. No question.
Josh, my dear namesake, you would be comparing apples and oranges.
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Originally posted by Cornelius1047
I trust you've never heard of Anchor Bay or Artisan, eh?

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Old 01-05-05, 02:48 PM
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How is the new Fifth Element 2 Disc Special Edition different from the old Super Bit?
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Originally Posted by island007
How is the new Fifth Element 2 Disc Special Edition different from the old Super Bit?
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...b0006gvje47475
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Thanks for the link, I read it numerous times before I asked the question.
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Originally Posted by island007
Thanks for the link, I read it numerous times before I asked the question.
Sorry...I would assume it's the same superbit transfer with a bonus disc, but there are no reviews out yet.
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I wonder if Leon SE also video/audio is borrowed from SB too.
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Originally Posted by RockStrongo
I wonder if Leon SE also video/audio is borrowed from SB too.
See the HTF review. It does not have the defective audio of the superbit, and the video appears to be the same.
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