Originally posted by: Arnie.d
I don't think JediTemple70mm is doubting they are 5.1 He just wants to know if the archival six-tracks used for this release are true six-tracks or twin six-tracks.
I’m not, doubting it I’m just being cautious because some so called past DVD titles that I brought where so appalling for example the large quid box-set of Alien that has the so called originals and directors cut.
Well Alien as been a popular title and sorry for drifting (off-topic) since this is related to Ridley Scott, Alien as been a popular title for sound in the home cinema after its realise in cinemas back in 1979, I might also add Star Wars and Close Encounters of the third Kind.
So point is I’ve noticed some dreadful re-mixing on Alien directors cut, you know the part where Dallas is crawling though the (air-ducts)? The iris that opens and closes on that version has part of the mix or (centre phantom) blended into the centre channel oh no!
If you where to compare the original version on the first Alien DVD edition you will notice the six-track Dolby stereo mix or Dolby 5.1 is more exact sounding to the 1979 realise.
The colour tinting and so fourth what a waste of time, I switched the film sound off and listened to the audio commentary track sessions which are different from the first edition as Ridley Scott hosts the first one and again on the (so called new one) along with a second track with cast and crew.
So I’m just genuinely being cautious. One of the reasons I brought DVD in the first place after waiting three-years since it was realised in the UK, was the large category of tittles and the readability of many original titles that where realised in six-track Dolby stereo on the 70mm format, and Blade Runner is now one such title that I’m interested in.
If you read my signature that applies to the Star Wars films there are some Dolby titles that where produced and encoded for format 43 which is commonly know as Dolby 5.1 because it was it used split-stereo-surrounds and one single sub bass channel.
Only the originals from the 70mm six-track Dolby stereo Dolby format 42 will sound better on DVD.
But don’t get you’re hopes up too high because, I’ve given up almost in buy more Star Wars DVD titles and I doubt it will ever happen I doubt you or I will ever hear the 70mm six-track Dolby stereo versions that where used for the original, Star Wars films, that is not going to happen, otherwise he would have done it last year…instead of that he pulled a fast one on the fans, and he damn well knows he did.
I doubt he even cared to read one major forum site where this discussion was talked about until everyone was blue in the face. Some wanted anamorphic I wanted the original six-track Dolby stereo mix, whether it’s encoded as Dolby 4.1 or 5.1 doesn’t make much difference the surrounds where (monaural) hence there’s no need to have the disc display Dolby 5.1 on the AVR or AVP.
There a few other films like Cocoon that is Dolby 4.1 hence 70mm Dolby format 42, but there was two tracks playing the same sub bass track, and what’s the point in that someone might say. Anyway it’s, nether here or there.