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Yet ANOTHER Stargate Re-Release on DVD

Old 12-01-06, 12:03 AM
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Yet ANOTHER Stargate Re-Release on DVD

Feast your eyes. Apologize if this is already been reported; did a search and saw nothing.

http://www.amazon.com/Stargate-THX/dp/B000I2KS0C
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Old 12-01-06, 02:59 AM
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They're just abusing Stargate now.
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Old 12-01-06, 03:05 AM
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Molesting it, is more like it.

OPTIMUM RESOLUTION DVD

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Old 12-01-06, 04:30 AM
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Lion$Gate pulling the same thing they did with the Total Recall-THX release which was also released with NO fanfare & from what I've read of someone who got it: No features & by no ways improved quality audio/video. Just getting the title back in stores the cheapest way possible. Shameful.
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Old 12-01-06, 05:44 AM
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If it fixes that glitch in the latest release it might almost be worth it as a replacement.
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Old 12-01-06, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by nemein
If it fixes that glitch in the latest release it might almost be worth it as a replacement.
I bought it (I'm the same idiot who reported that TOTAL RECALL: THX Optimum Resolution offered no worthwhile quality upgrade, but yep, here I am, buying into the same shit again) so tell me what this glitch is and I'll check for you.
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Old 12-01-06, 09:12 AM
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Huge fan of SG here, and I doubt I will be picking this up. I mean, they barely changed the cover! Maybe it the cover was different, I might buy it for a display (once again, huge fan) but this is ridiculous.
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Old 12-01-06, 09:28 AM
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There's nothing more satisfying than a re-release that doesn't tempt me at all.

Enough already ......
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Old 12-01-06, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Filmmaker
I bought it (I'm the same idiot who reported that TOTAL RECALL: THX Optimum Resolution offered no worthwhile quality upgrade, but yep, here I am, buying into the same shit again) so tell me what this glitch is and I'll check for you.
I wonder if he's referring to the quick "hole" in the film in the director's cut.

Anywho, I'll pass.
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Old 12-01-06, 10:28 AM
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Sticking with my DTS-ES DC.
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Old 12-01-06, 11:53 AM
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Sticking with my DTS-ES DC.
Same here. Just watched it two nights ago and still think it looks solid.
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Old 12-01-06, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by nemein
If it fixes that glitch in the latest release it might almost be worth it as a replacement.
I have this latest Stargate release, and can confirm that the burn hole found in the last release is not on this DVD.
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Old 12-01-06, 05:53 PM
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raze5000 or nemein, clue me in--I have both releases and would like to compare and contrast this issue myself.
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Old 12-01-06, 08:08 PM
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The previously released Ultimate Edition Extended Cut DVD of Stargate had an issue with a burn mark on the film, found here as an example:

http://media.dvd.ign.com/media/497/4...g_1659776.html

The new release of Stargate does not have this artifact.

The video transfer for this DVD looks similar to the Ultimate Edition DVD transfer from what I can remember, but I'm wondering if it might be encoded at a higher bit-rate perhaps?

Also, the new DVD has no extra features, and no DTS track.
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Old 12-01-06, 08:57 PM
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Hmm, sure enough:





Yes, even though color and detail remain very similar to the Ultimate Edition, the print used is certainly cleaner. Not a major reason to upgrade, but better than the one for TOTAL RECALL.
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I don't mind artifacts in any print used as long as it isn't constantly occuring (like hair that stays on a print in a transfer for a little while, only to pop back up again, that's annoying). So I see no reason to upgrade despite the print looking much cleaner, thanks for posting the screenshots Filmmaker!
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Old 12-02-06, 12:47 PM
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of all movies to re-release, I'll be sticking to my ultimate ed.
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Old 12-03-06, 09:52 PM
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Originally Posted by marty888
There's nothing more satisfying than a re-release that doesn't tempt me at all.

Enough already ......
Like Independence Day. Once you have either the Five Star Collection or Collector's Edition (FSC repackaged), none of the other releases hold water. It was released yet again this year to mark its 10th anniversary. You would think they would have done something special with it. Alas, same as the single disc and the Limited Edition.

If I had the Ultimate Edition of Stargate, I might-- might-- pick up this one just because the burn mark is gone. But that would be a tough choice, even for a movie that I loved. If Titanic was reissued with that frame of Jack Dawson cleaned up, but no special features, I don't think I could bring myself to dip again.

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