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Is it worth it? Are you ready to forgive and forget? Still holding on to your beliefs that the original release is good enough? Do we finally have something we can use to demo our High Definition capable home theater and finally retire the good old Superbit DVD?

I decided to put most of the Fifth Element caps in this thread instead of the other one because of its notoriety. Other movies will go there as usual of course.







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21.60 GB Mpeg-2........................................................... ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ 35.10 GB AVC
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OHLY CRAP

WHERE DID YOU GET THIS????????????????????????????????

and The MPEG2 is crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have a face closeup.. or the scene when they reanimate her.. i think you already have a MPEG2 shot of that...

89+ Blu-ray Disc ;)
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Whoah how did you get a copy so early, Xylon?? It's not due for release until the 17th!

P.S. Even in that one shot above the difference is striking. Much better mastering! Take a look at the lower right corner of the MPEG2 image and all you see is a brownish smudge. The same area on the AVC encode is more detailed. Also, the "scratch" near the center of the image is a lot crisper on the AVC.
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It looks to be much improved over the original release. I'll be picking this up soon.

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What about all the other terrible MPEG2 releases from Sony?
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What about all the other terrible MPEG2 releases from Sony?

I hope they are being replaced one by one. But thus far this is the absolute worst so I'm glad Sony's replacing it. For free, nonetheless!

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What about all the other terrible MPEG2 releases from Sony?

5th element is special.. The master used in the MPEG2 version isn't even the same as the Superbit on DVD. I think the Superbit was a Japanese master, they've used the same one for this release..

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35.10 GB AVC!

Is that the size of the entire disk contents or just the feature?
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thanx for posting those pictures
very nice improvement ! can't wait to see it with DolbyTrueHD

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Thanks for the post!
Just ordered it from Amazon. $17.99. (Much less than I paid for the Superbit title )
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Thank you for posting. Can we have some non-SFX shots, like faces perhaps ??

Thx again!!
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Whoa, Xylon. Way to surprise us all.

There's definitely an improvement over the old release. The compression blocks are gone and the wall looks a lot more textured and saturated. Way to go, Sony. And 35gb?!

If it's possible I'd really like to see the remastered versions of these 2 shots you posted before as the differences should be pretty obvious:

http://www.imageviper.com/displayima...elementbd7.png
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No compression artifacts, more fine detail and it makes the old version look under-exposed! I think we are onto a winner here.
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I can't wait to get this one...

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Holy ****, especially the 2nd shot of the ship. Look at the color reproduction. It's like comparing DVD and HD.

Also, when did Sony start putting artwork on the disc? Usually they have that lame swoosh and the title.

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Disc art! Holy **** yes!!!
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5th element is special.. The master used in the MPEG2 version isn't even the same as the Superbit on DVD. I think the Superbit was a Japanese master, they've used the same one for this release..

No. They made a new one.
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Can someone tell me what distinguishes this new disc from the old one as far as the box art goes? I dont want to go buy the old 5th element by accident when this comes out.
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Can someone tell me what distinguishes this new disc from the old one as far as the box art goes? I dont want to go buy the old 5th element by accident when this comes out.

True HD 5.1 in the back. Also, the "Experience High Definition" is in silver foil, not the grey one.

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Wow...the better master really shows itself in those shots.

Thanks to the OP.
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I hope they are being replaced one by one. But thus far this is the absolute worst so I'm glad Sony's replacing it. For free, nonetheless!

This is very exciting. I look forward to getting my replacement as well and really appreciate that Sony is doing this.
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OHLY CRAP

WHERE DID YOU GET THIS????????????????????????????????

and The MPEG2 is crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have a face closeup.. or the scene when they reanimate her.. i think you already have a MPEG2 shot of that...

Various Wal-Marts that regularly sell Blu-ray have them already. I picked one up in Waterford, CT.

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