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R3 Korean SPARTACUS 2-disc DTS?!?

Old 05-25-04, 12:05 AM
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R3 Korean SPARTACUS 2-disc DTS?!?

just checked on koreandvds... then i saw this:
http://koreandvds.com/dvddetail.html?id=16210

hmmm.... looks like they got the extras from criterion.....
hmmmm....

i might pick this one instead of CC

any idea?
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DTS tracks on 45 year old films make me laugh...
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Originally posted by Heliosphann
DTS tracks on 45 year old films make me laugh...
... but this was a film that always had a six-track soundtrack, correct? If that's the case, what's wrong with the possible benefits dts coding has to offer? Hey, if they give it to Lawrence Of Arabia... and Reefer Madness...

I doubt the sound could sound any better than what's on the Criterion DVD, though... if it was a dts remix, I agree, it would sound awful. But since the film was created with a six-track soundtrack (I'm led to believe), why not?

Probably a misprint on that site...
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The Spartacus SE is also available in Europe.

You find a screenshotcomparison at dvdcompare

Top: First Universal Disc, Middle: The New Universal SE, Bottom: Criterion

BTW: The film is splitted on two discs...

And it misses the Restauration Demonstration where Mr. Harris talks why on the Criterion the skins are less red...
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Probably a misprint on that site...
Doubtful.

From talking with Michael, he knows people order because of DTS titles and will promote them heavily.

This isn't going to be a misprint, I'm betting.
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The info is legit.

It's coming out on R4 Brz as well. This information has been posted on the Brazil thread at HTF for days now.
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Originally posted by Heliosphann
DTS tracks on 45 year old films make me laugh...
Originally posted by DonnachaOne
... but this was a film that always had a six-track soundtrack, correct? If that's the case, what's wrong with the possible benefits dts coding has to offer? Hey, if they give it to Lawrence Of Arabia... and Reefer Madness...

I doubt the sound could sound any better than what's on the Criterion DVD, though... if it was a dts remix, I agree, it would sound awful. But since the film was created with a six-track soundtrack (I'm led to believe), why not?

Probably a misprint on that site...
regardless if the film is 5.1 or 2-channel stereo, a DTS mix could include any soundmix regardless of how many channels of sound are used. Dolby Digital does this. DTS like Dolby is the carrier of the sound information and could add more bass, treble et al for a fuller and/or superior sound to Dolbys. Although I have never heard of any DTS DVD, laserdisc or CD that isn't at least 5.1 though, so my speculation might be pointless.
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isn't Criterion was gonna put DTS in their Spartacus copy too?
but the space issue prevent them from doing so (didn't wanna sacrifice the picture quality)...
i read them somewhere in this forum long ago....

this might be a good buy for since the CC is around $35 online...
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According to the Korean sites, English DTS and DD5.1 and Japanese DD5.1.

As for the extras:
1) Commentaries
2) Rare deleted scenes (06:35)
3) Vintage newsreel footage (04:52mins)
4) 1960 promotional interviews with Jean Simmons and Peter Ustinov (03:34)
5) 1992 video interview with Peter Ustinov (24:52)
6) Behind-the-scenes "gladitorial school" footage (05:01)
7) The 1960 documentary The Hollywood Ten, plus archival documents about the blacklist (14:40)
8) Production stills, lobby cards, posters, print ads, and a comic book
9) Original storyboards by Saul Bass
10) Sketches by director Stanley Kubrick
11) Original theatrical trailer (02:41)

Looks like the same as the CC but missing the Music-only/alternate cues track.
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I hope they go the same route as the European SE and split the movie over the two discs. The movie plus a DTS track plus two Dolby 5.1 tracks plus two commentary tracks would definitely stretch the bitrate budget.

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