The Island DVD English Track Stereo Only

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I love the movie "The Island" I have it on DVD I watch it a lot. It stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. I just realised today that the English Track on the DVD is Dolby Digital 2.0 while the French track is Dolby Digital 5.1 This makes absolutely No sense. This is the first time I have ever seen a DVD without a English 5.1 track. Are all the DVDs of this Movie the same way? I find it really Lame. I thought I bought this movie in a store. I thought I bought it at launch. The fact that I have Dolby Digital 5.1 surround I am considering repurchasing this movie. If I can find a copy with a 5.1 surround English track. I may even check out the Blu-ray edition. the webpage about this movie on imdb.com mentions DTS and Dolby. This movie is from 2005 so its not like it was a re-release of a VHS movie. This is also a Dual Layer Disc so its not like there isn't enough room for Multiple Dolby Digital 5.1 tracks.  
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According to DVDCompare.net, it looks like you got the Canadian edition of the movie

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=8380

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That would make sense I am from Canada. But still confusing. All my other DVDs have English 5.1 Dolby Digital. Not sure why the Canadian version would have French in 5.1 and English in 2.0. even on this movie case the title in English is Large and the title in French is Small. I could understand if the French was large and the English was small because it was released in the province of Quebec where most people are French speaking and would only listen to the French Dub

Thank You Very Much though. I've never been to that website before. 
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This is so Lame. why would anyone want Dolby Digital Stereo over Dolby Digital 5.1. I have 5.1 surround sound hooked up to my Xbox 360 and PS4 Pro. I am not a FAN of FAKE Dolby Pro Logic II. playing video games which only have Stereo sound I use the 2 X Stereo Option which means the left and right front speakers and the left and right rear speakers are both stereo. But I prefer DTS 5.1 or Dolby Digital 5.1 
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You'd better check for the Canadian distributor to blame, there is hardly anything the people attending this forum can do...
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yeah I know. sigh. The Copy Right on the DVD says 2005 so I doubt they would give me a replacement. 

I am not sure who the Canadian distributor is. the movie is dreamworks. normally our movies say for sale in USA and Canada.
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Moreover, if you really like the movie (which I don't! :), you'd better run for a BluRay ;)
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Yeah the only problem is some blu-rays seem to have a real problem with the soap opera effect where you can totally tell its being filmed on a set. 

My New TV when I play Blu-ray it detects 24hz when I play a DVD it uses the 60Hz. I think the 24hz does help sometimes. the TV isn't a 120hz thing which can be the cause of soap opera effect. 
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I am aware that there is nothing anyone on the forum can do to fix the issue