Best Blu-ray Deals

Best Blu-ray Deals, See All the Deals »
Top deals | Price drops  
 All countries United States United Kingdom Canada Germany France Spain Italy Japan
The Last Starfighter (Blu-ray)
$6.96
Big (Blu-ray)
$7.99
Frozen Planet (Blu-ray)
$14.99
Hugo (Blu-ray)
$4.99
The Spectacular Spider-Man: The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
$24.99
My Big Fat Greek Wedding (Blu-ray)
$6.98
Beyond Outrage (Blu-ray)
$12.96
Slap Shot (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Seven (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Devil's Due (Blu-ray)
$19.99
Grease (Blu-ray)
$4.99
Uncle Buck (Blu-ray)
$6.96
Fairy Tail: Part 8 (Blu-ray)
$26.99
Somewhere in Time (Blu-ray)
$10.49
Here Comes the Devil (Blu-ray)
$14.96
Mallrats (Blu-ray)
$9.96
High School of the Dead OVA: Drifters of the Dead (Blu-ray)
$4.99
High Plains Drifter (Blu-ray)
$9.96
Planet Earth (Blu-ray)
$45.99

Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-03-2011, 07:28 PM   #1
cinema sickness cinema sickness is offline
Special Member
 
cinema sickness's Avatar
 
May 2010
PA
3
1226
1
1
3
Default The Ten Commandments runtime question?

Can someone please explain to me what the difference between the 231 minute Ten Commandments Blu-ray release and the 220 minute Ten Commandment releases before it? I tried a Google search but came up empty handed as to what the difference between the two runtimes were. Thanks for the help!
~ Cinema Sickness
My Cinematic Media Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 07:53 PM   #2
Midnight Rambler Midnight Rambler is offline
Senior Member
 
Midnight Rambler's Avatar
 
Jan 2011
O-H-I-O
423
Default

An extra Commandment ?

Sorry, j/k ...
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 09:27 PM   #3
Pirate King Pirate King is offline
Blu-ray Guru
 
Pirate King's Avatar
 
Jun 2008
Texas
25
1393
4
Default

This is only a guess... perhaps someone else knows for sure.

The overture, intermission music and exit music might add the extra eleven minutes. (?)

I have the blu-ray but have yet to view it...... So many movies, so little time.
Drink up, me arties, Yo Ho……

Sony KDSR70XBR2 70", Pioneer Elite BDP95FD Blu Ray player, Pioneer Elite VSX92THX Receiver, SVS 5.1 Speaker System: SVS MTS-01 (Left and Right), SVS MCS-01 (Center), SVS MBS-01 (Surrounds), SVS PB13 Ultra (Sub)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2011, 09:29 PM   #4
cinema sickness cinema sickness is offline
Special Member
 
cinema sickness's Avatar
 
May 2010
PA
3
1226
1
1
3
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pirate King View Post
This is only a guess... perhaps someone else knows for sure.

The overture, intermission music and exit music might add the extra eleven minutes. (?)

I have the blu-ray but have yet to view it...... So many movies, so little time.
That what my guess too.
~ Cinema Sickness
My Cinematic Media Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 02:55 PM   #5
bentvalve bentvalve is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
bentvalve's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
Pacific Northwest
3
40
Default I just did a forum search and found this thread so I will ask my question here....

Why is The Ten Commandments, 231 minutes on 2 discs and Gone With the Wind, 238 minutes on one disc? This is the first time I have ever seen a blu-ray movie one 2 discs.
bentvalve's Blu-ray collection: 712 (collection order; Music>Musicals>TV shows & documentaries>Criterions>Movies)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 03:02 PM   #6
Donat96 Donat96 is online now
Blu-ray Guru
 
Donat96's Avatar
 
Oct 2010
Orange Park, FL
200
9
3
40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post
Why is The Ten Commandments, 231 minutes on 2 discs and Gone With the Wind, 238 minutes on one disc? This is the first time I have ever seen a blu-ray movie one 2 discs.
Gone with the Wind has an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, so it compresses better than The Ten Commandments, which has an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and uses the entire screen area as opposed to around 77% that GwtW uses. It still seems like a bit of a stretch, though, and I'm honestly surprised there are no compression artifacts in GwtW.

Last edited by Deciazulado; 12-05-2011 at 06:54 PM. Reason: #7
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 03:05 PM   #7
bentvalve bentvalve is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
bentvalve's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
Pacific Northwest
3
40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Donat96 View Post
Gone with the Wind has an aspect ratio of 1.37:1, so it compresses better than The Ten Commandments, which has an aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and uses the entire screen area as opposed to around 77% that GwtW uses. It still seems like a bit of a stretch, though, and I'm honestly surprised there are no compression artifacts in GwtW.
Thanks Don!
bentvalve's Blu-ray collection: 712 (collection order; Music>Musicals>TV shows & documentaries>Criterions>Movies)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 03:11 PM   #8
bentvalve bentvalve is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
bentvalve's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
Pacific Northwest
3
40
Default hmmm, just wondering...

So how much of the 50 GB dual layer blu-ray disc does Gone with the Wind and The Ten Commandments disc #1 use for the movie itself, anyone know?
bentvalve's Blu-ray collection: 712 (collection order; Music>Musicals>TV shows & documentaries>Criterions>Movies)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 03:52 PM   #9
EddieLarkin EddieLarkin is online now
Special Member
 
EddieLarkin's Avatar
 
Jun 2011
Default

According to DVDBeaver, Ten Commandments uses 42.1GB on disc 1 and 29.5GB on disc 2, both running at 35Mbps. GWTW on the otherhand uses 44.4GB for the full film on one disc, but runs it at a comparatively paltry 18Mbps.
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 03:53 PM   #10
kpkelley kpkelley is online now
Blu-ray Ninja
 
kpkelley's Avatar
 
Aug 2007
Framingham, MA
1266
149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post
So how much of the 50 GB dual layer blu-ray disc does Gone with the Wind and The Ten Commandments disc #1 use for the movie itself, anyone know?

Gone With the Wind
:
1080P / 23.976 fps Dual-layered Blu-ray
Disc Size: 44,959,920,915 bytes
Feature: 44,401,987,584 bytes
Video Bitrate: 18.39 Mbps
Codec: VC-1 Video

Ten Commandments
:
1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray
Disc 1 Size: 42,655,843,037 bytes
Feature: 42,161,055,744 bytes
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Total Video Bitrate: 34.59 Mbps

Disc 2 Size: 33,431,727,087 bytes
Feature: 29,561,966,592 bytes
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Total Video Bitrate: 34.21 Mbps

Quote:
Originally Posted by EddieLarkin View Post
According to DVDBeaver, Ten Commandments uses 42.1GB on disc 1 and 29.5GB on disc 2, both running at 35Mbps. GWTW on the otherhand uses 44.4GB for the full film on one disc, but runs it at a comparatively paltry 18Mbps.
Khaaaaannn!!!!!!!
Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-1150HD
Sony Playstation 4
Oppo BDP-83
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 03:57 PM   #11
bentvalve bentvalve is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
bentvalve's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
Pacific Northwest
3
40
Default thanks guys ^^^

bentvalve's Blu-ray collection: 712 (collection order; Music>Musicals>TV shows & documentaries>Criterions>Movies)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 05:56 PM   #12
KubrickFan KubrickFan is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
KubrickFan's Avatar
 
Mar 2009
256
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpkelley View Post

Gone With the Wind
:
1080P / 23.976 fps Dual-layered Blu-ray
Disc Size: 44,959,920,915 bytes
Feature: 44,401,987,584 bytes
Video Bitrate: 18.39 Mbps
Codec: VC-1 Video

Ten Commandments
:
1080P Dual-layered Blu-ray
Disc 1 Size: 42,655,843,037 bytes
Feature: 42,161,055,744 bytes
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Total Video Bitrate: 34.59 Mbps

Disc 2 Size: 33,431,727,087 bytes
Feature: 29,561,966,592 bytes
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC Video
Total Video Bitrate: 34.21 Mbps



Khaaaaannn!!!!!!!
Oh, come on, are you really saying that Gone With the Wind doesn't look good?
Blu-ray releases should be perfect representations of their cinema counterparts.

My Blu-Ray/DVD Collection
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 06:37 PM   #13
Yojimbo68 Yojimbo68 is offline
Special Member
 
Yojimbo68's Avatar
 
Jul 2008
876
606
8
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pirate King View Post
This is only a guess... perhaps someone else knows for sure.

The overture, intermission music and exit music might add the extra eleven minutes. (?)

I have the blu-ray but have yet to view it...... So many movies, so little time.
You're in for a treat! It looks and sounds fantastic!
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #14
kpkelley kpkelley is online now
Blu-ray Ninja
 
kpkelley's Avatar
 
Aug 2007
Framingham, MA
1266
149
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KubrickFan View Post
Oh, come on, are you really saying that Gone With the Wind doesn't look good?



Are you referring to my mock condemnation of the previous poster who beat my reply by seconds? If so, it had nothing to do with the quality of the discs, just the timeliness of his post.

Both films look excellent.
Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-1150HD
Sony Playstation 4
Oppo BDP-83
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 08:34 PM   #15
bentvalve bentvalve is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
bentvalve's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
Pacific Northwest
3
40
Question

So are their any other cinematic films on blu-ray disc that take up more blu-ray disc space than The Ten Commandments? Then I have to wonder if blu-ray disc is capable if handling resolution higher than 1080p/24?
bentvalve's Blu-ray collection: 712 (collection order; Music>Musicals>TV shows & documentaries>Criterions>Movies)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 08:38 PM   #16
bentvalve bentvalve is offline
Blu-ray Ninja
 
bentvalve's Avatar
 
Sep 2008
Pacific Northwest
3
40
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by EddieLarkin View Post
According to DVDBeaver, Ten Commandments uses 42.1GB on disc 1 and 29.5GB on disc 2, both running at 35Mbps. GWTW on the otherhand uses 44.4GB for the full film on one disc, but runs it at a comparatively paltry 18Mbps.
So 71.6GB ,WOW! What is the rough average space a movie takes up on blu-ray?

BTW I popped in The Ten Commandments last night but I was too tired to watch much but what I did see looked spectacular! I will start from the beginning again tonight.
bentvalve's Blu-ray collection: 712 (collection order; Music>Musicals>TV shows & documentaries>Criterions>Movies)
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 09:45 PM   #17
benbess benbess is offline
Power Member
 
benbess's Avatar
 
Aug 2009
Louisville, KY
59
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bentvalve View Post
So 71.6GB ,WOW! What is the rough average space a movie takes up on blu-ray?

BTW I popped in The Ten Commandments last night but I was too tired to watch much but what I did see looked spectacular! I will start from the beginning again tonight.

I think an average 2 hour movie usually is closer to 25 gb...
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 07:27 PM   #18
KubrickFan KubrickFan is offline
Blu-ray Samurai
 
KubrickFan's Avatar
 
Mar 2009
256
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kpkelley View Post



Are you referring to my mock condemnation of the previous poster who beat my reply by seconds? If so, it had nothing to do with the quality of the discs, just the timeliness of his post.

Both films look excellent.
Apparently, I did . Sorry for that. I couldn't even imagine someone thinking that (though there's probably someone on AVSForum thinking it).
Blu-ray releases should be perfect representations of their cinema counterparts.

My Blu-Ray/DVD Collection
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Go Back   Blu-ray Forum > Movies > Blu-ray Movies - North America


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 10:11 PM.