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UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by Markgway » 25 Sep 2009, 16:31

http://www.dvdtimes.co.uk/content/id/71 ... tober.html

Sounds like a good package.

Shame that the preview cut and the Argento cut have been relegated to DVD only.

"DTS HD and Stereo audio options"

I'm positive that this was recorded in mono so hopefully stereo just means dual channel mono.

If HMV sell this at a knockdown price on-line I'll pick it up. Otherwise I'll wait until the wide release in March.

Also which of the four covers do you guys like best?

I'd stick with the main artwork shown.
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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by romerojpg » 25 Sep 2009, 17:22

Already out in america, unless its a brand new transfer then I dont see the point for me (for others it may be fine). I have the american Blu Ray and the Ultimate DVD set, so at the moment the UK package is worthless to me.

Anchor Bay america is working on a new cut of the film apprently its all versions edited together into the longest version ever made :) cannot wait to see what hapens with it.

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by Markgway » 26 Sep 2009, 01:03

romerojpg wrote:Already out in america, unless its a brand new transfer then I dont see the point for me (for others it may be fine). I have the american Blu Ray and the Ultimate DVD set, so at the moment the UK package is worthless to me.
I have the Ultimate Ed set also... but if I get the UK BD I can sell that. I understand it might not be worth the upgrade if you already have a BD and the UE though.
Anchor Bay america is working on a new cut of the film apprently its all versions edited together into the longest version ever made :) cannot wait to see what hapens with it.
Nah. Sounds like overkill.
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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by romerojpg » 26 Sep 2009, 15:26

Overkill is not a word to me, I want the longest version of the film, then it saves me watching the 3 different versions out there. Mind you it has been out edited like that in Germany, but it was a shit version with no english :D

Only thing I will be interested to see on this new UK Blu Ray, is how it compares vissually to the american transfer :) they are re-doing a new one in the UK they say, so we will see what a little UK company can do agaisnt the mightly Anchor bay :D

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 17 Oct 2009, 12:16

romerojpg wrote:we will see what a little UK company can do agaisnt the mightly Anchor bay :D
Anchor Bay dropped the ball years ago, they hardly release anything these days.

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by romerojpg » 17 Oct 2009, 14:41

EvaUnit02 wrote:
romerojpg wrote:we will see what a little UK company can do agaisnt the mightly Anchor bay :D
Anchor Bay dropped the ball years ago, they hardly release anything these days.
Yup, but back in the day when tey acctualy were still Anchor Bay, and not the evil STARZ :lol: still hate that name.

Still the only review so far of the UK disc is more concerned about reviewing the film than the quality of the disc.

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by luckystars » 17 Oct 2009, 19:12

Has the US Blu Ray got HD audio?

DTS is brilliant on the Divimax DVD.
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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by Markgway » 26 Oct 2009, 01:59

Review:

http://www.dvdactive.com/reviews/dvd/da ... ition.html

Looks quite dark.

I take it PCM 2.0 Stereo is just 2 channel mono?
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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by Markgway » 02 Nov 2009, 00:56

From DVD Times:

"The Arrow disc does not include the original mono track of the US version"

Just saved me £20. Thx.
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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by romerojpg » 02 Nov 2009, 17:13

The DTS on the old dvd was amazing, it improved the sound vastly, you could hear so much, and I am not on about fancy surround sound either. It was just vastly better in every way, dialogue was far clearer.

Mono sucks balls, get over it.

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by Markgway » 02 Nov 2009, 19:52

romerojpg wrote:Romero sucks balls, get over it.
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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by EvaUnit02 » 19 Nov 2009, 13:36

Markgway wrote:From DVD Times:

"The Arrow disc does not include the original mono track of the US version"

Just saved me £20. Thx.
I can confirm that the Anchor Bay BD has a mono track. It only has the TC, but that's George's preferred version, so that's all that I care about.

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by Markgway » 21 Nov 2009, 00:10

Edited because I was talking bollocks.
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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by romerojpg » 21 Nov 2009, 16:01

Anchor bay has the Origanal English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono 192 Kbps soundtrack as I compared the new sound to the older mono one to see how clear they all were :) the new tracks are an improvment, as the speach etc.. is better, clearer and more defined than the mono. You hear everything that little bit better on the new tracks. It is not as if they have added new sounds and done this amazing surround sound remix or anything.

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Re: UK: Dawn of the Dead (1978) Special Edition

Unread post by Markgway » 21 Nov 2009, 18:38

What confuses me is the inclusion of a 2.0 stereo track on the Arrow Ed.

Why bother with a downmix but not original mono?

Surely if you don't mind fiddled with audio you would skip 2.0 and go straight for the 5.1.

Can someone explain their thinking.
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