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Info: a SUPERMAN Extended Cut - in 5.1 surround

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As you know, many years ago there was an attempt made by Alex Serpa to remix the extended 3:08 TV cut of SUPERMAN in 5.1 surround. While clips of this work still remain on YouTube, it never came to full fruition.

Here at this URL…

https://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=296761&page=95

…we may finally have a completed attempt to do such a mix. Some of you know that the current Warner Archive Blu-Ray of the TV cut has flaws of its own in terms of the sound mix. But this new attempt will hopefully address this issue.

The guy that’s doing it goes by the call sign “Croweyes1121”. I will keep you posted on this development.

“Hear you nothing that I say?”
-Yoda

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Has anyone made an edit of the Blu-ray’s theatrical cut with the 4K’s 5.1 theatrical sound? The video transfer for the 4K version sucked and the only perk was getting the original sound in 5.1 instead of 2.0.

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Kamdan said:

Has anyone made an edit of the Blu-ray’s theatrical cut with the 4K’s 5.1 theatrical sound? The video transfer for the 4K version sucked and the only perk was getting the original sound in 5.1 instead of 2.0.

I didn’t think so. The 4K came off the original camera negative, and it looks just as perfect now as it did when the few people saw it in 70MM in 1978. Sure, the picture looked dark, but maybe it’s just the TV brightness that needs adjusting.

Anyway, there is someone named Kathryn Ross who’s doing a remastered attempt of her own. She is currently mastering and enhancing S1 a la the STAR WARS Trilogy Special Edition with improved SFX and sound. Her Twitter handle is @kathymotion , and the thread is #supermanthefinalcut to learn more about it.

“Hear you nothing that I say?”
-Yoda

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The Final Cut material I’ve seen has been interesting, but it makes it look more and more Superman Returns than maintaining the look of the original.

The new 4K remastered badly botched the shot of Superman flying towards the air after the pimp says he has a nice outfit.

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It’s been said a dupe negative of said scene is the best WB could work with as that was probably the only part of the OCN that was not usable. But other than that the rest of the elements were in great shape, thanks to WB’s imaging dept. Remember, the film was last restored proper in 2000, 18 years before the 4K was issued.

“Hear you nothing that I say?”
-Yoda

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Kamdan said:

Has anyone made an edit of the Blu-ray’s theatrical cut with the 4K’s 5.1 theatrical sound? The video transfer for the 4K version sucked and the only perk was getting the original sound in 5.1 instead of 2.0.

You can use MKVToolNix to mux the 5.1 audio from the theatrical cut of the 4k version with the Blu-Ray theatrical cut. MKVToolnix excepts both x264 and UHD/x265 files.