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SpookyDollhouse said:

Has anyone ripped and synced The Shining’s original mono yet? It looks like it’s not gonna be on the new 4k (surprise surprise) and I’m hoping someone’s done it already.

Someone at fanres is supposed to be working on that. I sadly never bought the Laserdisc back in the day, because I thought a widescreen remaster would be announced the moment I did. Didn’t realize the movie was open matte back then. The original 1999 DVD release has the mono, but obviously the LD PCM would be the best source.

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SilverWook said:

77FN said:

Bit of a longshot, but has anybody got a collection of laserdisc audio rips of the original Star Trek TV series? As I understand it, the mono audio on the bluray sets has some changes here and there. I’d love to have a complete set of the original mixes (synced or unsynced) from the laserdiscs. Cheers! 😃

There has been occasional discussion on the subject here and elsewhere. The best source would be the Japanese TOS season box sets, as they are the only releases that have digital audio. The stumbling block is they are usually expensive as heck. The domestic versions are analog only, and AFAIK don’t even have CX noise reduction. If any studio was wildly inconsistent with it’s use of digital audio and CX, it was Paramount.

Cheers for your reply. Sounds like I’ll be sticking to the blurays then realistically, unless anybody happens to post that some/all of the discs are available with soundtracks already ripped. Frustrating that some of the bluray tracks aren’t 100% accurate. This is one of those ‘ignorance is bliss’ things - I wish I hadn’t read about the mono bluray track complaints. I need to build a device to slingshot around the sun & go back to a period in time before I’d read that! 😉

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I’ve browsed the thread with great interest.
Does anyone have a laserdisc rip of the soundtrack from Highlander?
I recently got the 30th anniversary blu-ray. Some of the sound effects have been muted down:

There seem to be a few changes which are documented in various forums.
I’m curious about a couple things.

  1. Is this 30th anniversary set mixed as it was originally presented? (I suspect not)
  2. I know this film has different cuts, not sure which are available on laserdisc.

I read, a few pages back, a request for Star Trek the original series. Put me down as interested in that if they ever turn up!

I really wish studios would give us original mixes along with the latest they’ve presented for their blu-rays.

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A bunch of the classic Clint Eastwood movies need to have their original mixes preserved, specifically the stuff from Warner Bros.

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77FN said:

SilverWook said:

77FN said:

Bit of a longshot, but has anybody got a collection of laserdisc audio rips of the original Star Trek TV series? As I understand it, the mono audio on the bluray sets has some changes here and there. I’d love to have a complete set of the original mixes (synced or unsynced) from the laserdiscs. Cheers! 😃

There has been occasional discussion on the subject here and elsewhere. The best source would be the Japanese TOS season box sets, as they are the only releases that have digital audio. The stumbling block is they are usually expensive as heck. The domestic versions are analog only, and AFAIK don’t even have CX noise reduction. If any studio was wildly inconsistent with it’s use of digital audio and CX, it was Paramount.

Cheers for your reply. Sounds like I’ll be sticking to the blurays then realistically, unless anybody happens to post that some/all of the discs are available with soundtracks already ripped. Frustrating that some of the bluray tracks aren’t 100% accurate. This is one of those ‘ignorance is bliss’ things - I wish I hadn’t read about the mono bluray track complaints. I need to build a device to slingshot around the sun & go back to a period in time before I’d read that! 😉

Some more modestly priced LD sets are on sale on Ebay at the moment. The entire series could be bought for around $300 at this point.

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Hi I don’t have much but I can provide mono track to Carrie (1976)

Format : PCM
Format settings : Little / Signed
Codec ID : A_PCM/INT/LIT
Duration : 1h 38mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 152 Kbps
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Frame rate : 30.000 fps (1600 SPF)
Bit depth : 24 bits
Delay relative to video : -5ms
Stream size : 809 MiB (9%)
Title : LPCM 1.0
Language : English

I am also looking for Back tot he future laserdisk audio if someone can help me out please.

Thanks

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Pretty much the majority of Clint Eastwood’s classic library (mainly his stuff with Warner Bros.), The Dirty Harry series being one of the most infamous ones.

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Would anyone who has the Ghostbusters Criterion LD audio be kind enough to PM me a link?

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Hello, I captured some French laserdisc, I don’t know if it’s bitperfect, I think it is, I use the optical input of a Macbook Pro who accepts 44.1 HZ.

I captured:
-Ferngully - Les Aventures de Zak et Crysta (1992) (French) 44,1 KHZ - synchronized on Blu-Ray (finalized on 48 Khz)
-NeverEnding Story - L’histoire sans fin (French) 44,1 Khz - Synchronized on Blu-Ray (finalized on 48 Khz)
-Just Cause (1995) (French) 44,1 KHZ - synchronized on Blu-Ray (finalized on 48 KHZ)
-So Dear to My Heart - Dany le petit mouton Noir (French) 44,1 Khz - Synchronized on Web DL Amzn (finalized on 48 Khz)
-Snow White - Blanche Neige (1937) (French, 1962 dubbing) 44,1 Khz - synchronized on Blu Ray (finalized on 48Khz)
-Running Man (French) 44,1
-The Mask (1994) (French) 44,1
-Mary Reuilly (1996) (french) 44,1
-Dangerous Liaisons - Liaisons Dangereuses (french) 44,1 - Synchronized on BR (finalized on 48Khz)
-Legend (1985) 2 laserdiscs versions (first french release with stéreo tracks, and 2nd release Surround tracks) 44,1
-the Little Mermaid - La Petite sirène (1989) (french - 1998 dubbing) 44,1 - Synchronized on UHD BR (finalized on 48Khz)
-Tron (1980) (french) 44,1
-Six Days Seven Nights (1998) (French) 44,1
-Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (french) 44,1

If somebody want, I Have 3 LD NTSC with original audio track, I can capture the PCM audio:
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Japanese LD
Point of No Return (1993)
Stargate (1994) (AC3 version :’( )

I have lot of HD-DVD too. Some HD-DVD have better audio than the Blu-Ray version (EAC3 1536 kbps on HD-DVD, AC3 640 on Blu-Ray).

I also have some French DTS theater CDs, which I decoded and synchronized on BR.