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    Default 'Bonnie & Clyde' - High-Def Digest Review

    Peter's review of 'Bonnie & Clyde' has been posted. He says it's a landmark film and a must-see for any serious student of American cinema. This HD DVD release easily does the film justice, with a terrific remaster and a worthwhile package of retrospective extras. 'Bonnie & Clyde' is a must addition to your HD DVD library.

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    The HD DVD again mirrors the Blu-ray, and offers only an English Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono track (192kbps).
    Err, no mention of the HD DVD version's Dolby Digital Plus track?

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    I think Warner is onto something here, and look forward to their future "book" releases.
    Even if there are no more for HD DVDs, eh?

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    Does this version has a DD+ track?
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    Thnx for the review, might pick this one up.

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    If Warner HDs and Blus are the same, why review them. I rather have import reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arturo Lugo View Post
    Does this version has a DD+ track?
    It sure does. I'm not sure why it was ignored/overlooked by the reviewer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master X View Post
    If Warner HDs and Blus are the same, why review them. I rather have import reviews.
    Only you and a small handful of other people bother to read the import HD DVD reviews. Although there may not be much forum activity around them, domestic HD DVD reviews (whether cloned from the Blu-ray or not) get decidely more page views. Thus we will continue our coverage of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jm9843 View Post
    Err, no mention of the HD DVD version's Dolby Digital Plus track?
    This appears to have been an oversight.

    Warner uses the lower 640 kb/s bit rate for Dolby Digital Plus, which Dolby confirms is identical to standard DD 5.1 at the same rate (as used in Blu-ray). The only difference between them is some metadata. So it's really a matter of semantics.
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    I rented the BD awhile back to see if this was something I would want to pickup. "Landmark film" or not, I've never cared for it much. It looks pretty good but, while I appreciate Warner apparently did not have access to the original "source elements", it is the worst audio quality on any high-def release I've heard; it's actually been a long while since I heard a standard def DVD sound that tinny & weak.

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    I just placed an order for this with Amazon. I have never seen this film. I hope the high price for it is worth it, I dont think my collection would be complete without it.

    I would like some opinions on how sharp this film looks on HD DVD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Z View Post
    This appears to have been an oversight.

    Warner uses the lower 640 kb/s bit rate for Dolby Digital Plus, which Dolby confirms is identical to standard DD 5.1 at the same rate (as used in Blu-ray). The only difference between them is some metadata. So it's really a matter of semantics.
    Err... the HD DVD version of Bonnie & Clyde is still only presented in mono at a bitrate of 192kbps. Whether it is encoded with standard DD or DD+ is irrelevant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GamerGuyX View Post
    Err... the HD DVD version of Bonnie & Clyde is still only presented in mono at a bitrate of 192kbps.
    I stand corrected on the bit rate.
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    I have this one on the original DVD that was first released. Got it for like $5 a few years back. I don't think I'm gonna bother with this HD DVD version. This isn't a movie that I'd really come back to to watch again. I mean I only watched my DVD version of it once. Nice to hear the video quality was real good. Hopefully Twister gets a great A/V transfer as well.
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    This film is fantastic! The transfer is great and the Pic quality is AMAZING!!

    I never saw this film until now, and now that I have seen it, wonder why I waited so long.

    I also really like the book like case it comes in. Great read on the inside too.
    Warner did a nice job with this one! Worth every penny spent on it.

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