Gents, my all time favorite romantic comedy is CROCODILE DUNDEE. I saw it in a packed theater upon its initial release and I cannot think of another experience where the audience broke out into applause and cheers of joy at the end. Not mild applause. We are talking about 400 people clapping, hollering, whistling and cheering.
Unfortunately, Paramount has not seen fit to release this blockbuster on Blu-Ray. The DVD is just dated, with a soft picture caked in edge enhancement and a soundtrack that’s flat and lifeless at a compressed 192kbps.
Enter… a mystery 1080p transfer and the PCM audio from the laserdisc.
Shockingly, the audio lined up exactly. I didn’t have to do any shifting at all. That’s never happened tome before.
The PQ is a huge improvement over the DVD, but it is filtered and DNR’d. Not waxification, mind you. But it’s clearly an iTunesish like master.
The final BD will be about 20GB in size. I’m not sure how I’ll be sharing it but I will absolutely get the PCM audio track hosted by tomorrow for anyone who wants it.