09-08-2007 02:02 PM #1
Gods and Generals = Huge Smackdown Potential
Anyone who saw Gods and Generals knows that is was mostly a chore to sit through, and one of the most uninteresting Civil War movies ever. I was a History major, and even I thought it was boring! However, though the movie itself may not be worth getting all excited about, the specs on it are!
It's released by Warner Bros. so we'll get to see how a movie that's 231 (3 hrs, 51 min) minutes will fare on HD DVD. A lot of Blu-ray backers are always pulling out the "30gb is not enough" defense. This release may prove them right, or wrong, or do neither.
Specs for the disc aren't available yet, though the disc is set to release in 2 weeks. Warner has a good habit of giving a lot of their cross-format releases PCM for Blu-ray and TrueHD for HD DVD. If they're able to put a TrueHD audio track on this movie, then I'd say that the "30gb is not enough" argument should be retired. After all, Return of the King EE is just 29 minutes longer which is next to nothing with today's compression methods.
Of course, Warner may take the easy route and release 5.1 Audio with both discs as they have also done in the past. If that's the case, I'd be disappointed. I want to see where this goes, and I hope that Warner might induldge us with som HD Audio.
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09-08-2007 02:05 PM #2
09-08-2007 02:23 PM #3Member
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I'll be watching this situation carefully. It's gonna be hard to spin this if Warner favors the BD release with less disks and/or better AQ.
Mind you, if HD-DVD gets some additional civil war related extras I suppose that will be all the ammo the red camp needs to fight back.
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09-08-2007 02:26 PM #4
One thing that is good about this movie is the killer song Bob Dylan wrote for the soundtrack. One of the few true high points of his last 15 years of recording imo. his video will most likely be on this release for sure. check it out!
on the 30gb issue: it will be good to see how a longer movie does. No matter what happens with the transfer, however, the debate will surely continue.
09-08-2007 02:31 PM #5
Shouldn't be much of a stretch, really.
"Casino" Is 178 min with a lot of extras with one of the highest rated PQ's on HD.
09-08-2007 02:53 PM #6Member
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Holy smokes, I didn't know this movie was nearly 4 hours long!
But yes, should be interesting to see how this looks and sounds on both formats.
09-08-2007 03:19 PM #7
The problem is that Warner will use the same encodes on both formats. We will not know Blu-Ray's potential with the video, and I would be very surprised if this movie has lossless.
09-08-2007 03:30 PM #8
No lossless on either format for this title although it is on one disc for both. From the description, the audio for both may be 448 kbps Dolby Digital 5.1 although I think I'm wrong on that.
09-08-2007 03:36 PM #9
09-08-2007 03:37 PM #10
Dang, I guess the "30gb is not enough" argument will live on!
This movie is so long that in theatres they had a 10-minute intermission and on the DVD, it was on two discs (split in the same place the intermission was).
Also, the running time (219 minutes) on the Warner Bros. page is different than the US Theatrical release (231 minutes).HD DVDs Owned: 46 (+ Heroes S1 and Planet Earth)
Blu-rays Owned: 2
09-08-2007 03:42 PM #11
What is the "Elite" Red Case?
Original Aspect Ratio - 2.40
Widescreen [16:9 Transfer]
English: Dolby Surround 5.1 -
Subtitles: English, English SDH, Francais, Latin Spanish
Media Quantity: 1
Packaging Type: Elite Red HD Case
09-08-2007 03:46 PM #12
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