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Shawn Francis
03-28-2012, 11:39 AM
Wonder how this compares to Echo Bridge's version?

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Ian Jane
03-28-2012, 12:07 PM
I'm going to assume that this is the extended cut that was on DVD domestically and not some other alternate version with yet more footage in it?

Shawn Francis
03-28-2012, 12:11 PM
I'm just assuming this is the same version I have of the special edition Dimension put out back in the day, just all blued up. But if the blu looks better than EB, this might be the better version to get. Having said that, is the EB blu shitty, or not? BM said it was coming soon, so, apparently, it's not released yet.

Ian Jane
03-28-2012, 12:16 PM
Haven't seen it myself. Blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/From-Dusk-Till-Dawn-Blu-ray/20901/#Review) says it's okay. Not wowed by it but that it's ok. No extras though. There's a Canadian release from Alliance too but it's also barebones and with lossless audio, though the screen caps at DVD Beaver (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/DVDReviews43/from_dusk_till_dawn_blu-ray.htm) look decent.

Shawn Francis
03-28-2012, 12:17 PM
Run time on the domestic special edition says 108 minutes and the run time on the import, according to BM, says it's the same.

Shawn Francis
03-28-2012, 12:20 PM
Still curious about this version. Will have to keep tabs on it so when I go regionless.

Mark Tolch
03-28-2012, 05:11 PM
The Alliance one is decent and can be had real cheap if you don't get the Steelbook version of the disc. I think I paid 8 bucks for mine. Held onto the DVD release just because it's got the feature-length doc, but I watch that about once every 10 years anyway.

Shawn Francis
03-28-2012, 06:09 PM
A facebook friend from the UK told me this new German version is NOT uncut, it's missing 2 minutes. So, a NOT buy then. Will have to keep that Alliance version in mind then.

Ian Jane
03-29-2012, 09:48 AM
The Alliance version has lossy audio though, doesn't it? I'd be curious to know if it's got the same transfer as the Echobridge disc.

Mark Tolch
03-29-2012, 10:20 AM
As I recall, the soundtrack is lossless, but I'll check that out when i get home.

Ian Jane
03-29-2012, 10:25 AM
The DVD Beaver review says DTS 5.1, not DTS-HD 5.1, but it could be a typo.

Mark Tolch
03-29-2012, 09:59 PM
It is indeed DST 5.1, lossy. It's a pretty decent lossy DTS, but DTS nonetheDTLess.

Ian Jane
03-30-2012, 09:31 AM
Thanks for the confirmation. I think I'm just gonna bite and get the US Blu-ray. It's cheap enough...

Ian Jane
04-05-2012, 10:55 AM
So for $7.99, the Echobridge Double Feature isn't bad. It would have been nice to at least get some trailers, and that didn't happen, you just get a lousy menu and that's it - BUT - you can't beat the price, the transfers are good (better than I expected) and the lossless DTS-HD tracks aren't bad either. This isn't a reference quality release by any stretch but for eight bucks... yeah, I'm happy with it.

Mark Tolch
11-09-2013, 12:24 AM
Kay. So oddly enough, I just popped in the Alliance version of this, and you get the option for English DTS-HD MA 5.1. I think it's because it doesn't have a main menu, just a pop-up menu. But the pop-up does allow you to choose a lossless track.

Still barebones, but life goes on.