I am one of those apparently rare folks who prefers the MGM DVD track over the laserdisc
I’ve come to notice there is actually more high frequency detail on the DVD track compared to the LD track and it’s likely due to the DVD track being a direct transfer of the mono element compared to the LD which likely uses a higher generation element
Me too. I have both the Laserdisc and the MGM DVD tracks synced with the blu ray. I always use the MGM audio as it’s as you say clearly from a lower generation source. I think people get too hung up on lossy audio tracks. Most of the time the lossy compression is inaudible especially with a mid 80’s mono track such as this.
I also think the complaints about the MGM Blu Ray’s colours are unjustified. Personally I think that the Blu looks gorgeous if only T2 could get the same treatment as T1. The T2 4K master is unforgivably bad!