The Bridge of San Luis Rey, R1, (2004-Eur/2005-US) released today. If any of you also have TBOSLR, please fire up CloneDVD2 v184.108.40.206 and answer a question for me. I figured out how to back it up OK but curiousity makes me ask the following:
Notice that there are two full movie title sets:
TS07 - 1:59:55 - 22 Chapters (TS includes 5sec "PG"rating screen and 5sec of player transition time)
TS09 - 1:59:45 - 21 chapters (player accesses the “PG” screen via TS04 before chap1 plays so there is one less chapter)
When I play the original in my standalone player, there is no menu choice of two different movies such as the common choice of a WS version and a FS version. When I choose play from the menu, TS09 is what plays (no choice).
The only way to play TS07 is via the “Title-Set” button on the player’s remote control. The entire movie IS indeed on TS07 BUT there are no chapter stop readouts visable on the player’s on-screen display. If you try to use the remote to advance chapters ( >>| ), the movie does move through it’s chapters but without showing up in the on-screen display as chap1, chap2, chap3 etc.
Let me add that TS7 >>IS INDEED<< a true, full version of the movie which occupies it’s own layer on the original. It’s NOT(!) like those fake “Angle” or “introduction-language” title sets that don’t take up any real data-space … which the experienced among us know about already.
So, I gotta know: WHAT is UP with THAT?!? I’m not a novice but this is outside of my experience. I’ve never run across this in a DVD release before. Is TS07 recognized by and meant to be played on a different kind of device such as PS2 ? Or is it a ROM version ?
Just curiosity … I gotta know.
Thank you and Best regards,
BTW: The backup instructions for The Bridge of San Luis Rey are to uncheck TS07 and just backup TS09 with what ever extras you want to include. If you are splitting, use the scissors to make Disk1: Chap 1-10/21 and Disk2 Chap 11-21/21 which keeps you at 100% with all extras included on both disks.