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Escape From New York laserdisc soundtrack rip

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I found online someone ripped the John Carpenter and Kurt Russell commentary from the laserdisc of EFNY, and synced it to the current Blu-ray US release (search on PB)

I was wondering if anyone had plans to rip the laserdisc soundtrack mix and sync it too.

The new mixes for the movie have several little problems, not found on the laserdisc. Also the new mix add music to the "what's wrong with Broadway?" scene, that was never at any time in this movie there (you can even hear it's a new addition, as the music track playing there is badly looped), so a LD soundtrack restore would be awesome. 

See here

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=131235

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The laserdisc commentary is different from the DVD commentary?

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Stamper said:

I found online someone ripped the John Carpenter and Kurt Russell commentary from the laserdisc of EFNY, and synced it to the current Blu-ray US release (search on PB)

I was wondering if anyone had plans to rip the laserdisc soundtrack mix and sync it too.

The new mixes for the movie have several little problems, not found on the laserdisc. Also the new mix add music to the "what's wrong with Broadway?" scene, that was never at any time in this movie there (you can even hear it's a new addition, as the music track playing there is badly looped), so a LD soundtrack restore would be awesome. 

See here

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=131235

What I found said this .....

"Ripped to WAV from the Esacpe From New York Special Edition DVD and synced to the Blu-ray release. Then Converted to 192k AAC. I think MGM was to cheap to pay Carpenter and Russell royalties so it was left off the Blu-ray release. After matching the waveform of the soundtrack up to the commentary it just needed 2 seconds of silence inserted to the beginning of the track. So it was pretty easy :-)  This is a fantastic and educational commentary track that shouldn't be lost to time!"

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No, but the laserdisc/DVD commentary isn't on the Blu-ray + the laserdisc soundmix isn't on any version at all apparently.

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The region 1 bluray of ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK has the original 2.0 Dolby Surround track as a secondary audio option, with the new 5.1 track being the default mix. Thankfully Fox releases a lot of MGM material here in the states, so the original mix tends to go along for the ride.

With that said, the original audio mix on the bluray is lossy Dolby Digital. IIRC, it is 192kb/s DD. So if someone were to grab the laserdisc audio and keep it lossless and/or pure PCM, that would be a sonic step up from what is available on the bluray.

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Which exact Laserdisc is the one we would need, I could get this done easy enough in between projects.

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Stamper said:

No, but the laserdisc/DVD commentary isn't on the Blu-ray + the laserdisc soundmix isn't on any version at all apparently.

I did not find any on PB that had the commentary ripped from LD as you said to look for.  All I found was one that used the SE DVD commentary.  Sorry if I misunderstood what your origninal post said.

 

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Sorry for the confusion, I meant, the commentary by Carpenter is Russel initially was released on the laserdisc, so for most people it's the "LD" commentary (there is another by Debra Hill and crew which originated on the 2003 DVD, that one is the "DVD" commentary.

It's this laserdisc shown here

http://dadons-laserdiscs.com/escape-from-new-york-ws-rare-collector-laserdisc-sci-fi

I don't think the audio of the commentary from the LD is worth ripping, the quality is probably very close to what is on the DVD, but the actual Dolby Surround audio could actually be great to have in PCM.

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Indeed, it's a cheap disc I've meant to pick up just to hear the original track. There are several discussions of this on the lddb forums.

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i just got back my ld from zeropc. he captured the movie audio for me. i trimmed the beginning, layer change and end to get the pure audio of the movie. let me know if you want it and a good place to put it so you can grab it.

i didn't sync it - i'll leave the task up to you.

audio was captured to wave from the widescreen c.e. ld.

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bendermac said:

i just got back my ld from zeropc. he captured the movie audio for me. i trimmed the beginning, layer change and end to get the pure audio of the movie. let me know if you want it and a good place to put it so you can grab it.

i didn't sync it - i'll leave the task up to you.

audio was captured to wave from the widescreen c.e. ld.

Is it a digital rip of the audio? or just an analog capture?

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bendermac said:

digital

Great! do you have the raw files as is without any trimming? if so I would love to get those if possible, you could use sendspace, that is what we use to share smaller files.

Thanks

 

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JD is getting ready for his magic again :)

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Stamper said:

JD is getting ready for his magic again :)

Yes I got the file from bendermac, thanks bendermac, but who is jd?

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whoops, it should've been dj (dark_jedi) and not jd. sorry about that.

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Contraction for Jedi, can work too :)

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Ooh, this is interesting! Would very much enjoy hearing this. Thanks bendermac, zeropc, and dj!

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

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I know this is an old thread but does anyone still have the audio track anywhere?
thanks !