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The Terminator (1984) - Original Theatrical Mono Preservation (Released) — Page 11

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Greetings ye, may I too receive the access-link unto this mono-restored edition, please?

~Ice~

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Would I be able to get a link to the presynced audio track as well.
I’m struggling with getting my SE DVD track to match the bluray audio in audacity.

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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

Raccoons

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I’d love to get a link to this if anyone still has it.

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I’d like a link to this as well please and thank you in advance.

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and where can I find the link to the movie with the original audio, is there any way to find it yet? thank you.

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I can do it with mono audio and the original Spanish-language track.

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I have The original Mono Track From The MGM SE DVD

PM If you want it

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PsyKovic said:

I have The original Mono Track From The MGM SE DVD

PM If you want it

Is it synced to the blu-ray?

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I’m confused on which studio intro was in the theatrical release? My THX laserdisc has an animated “Hemdale Film Corporation” and jumps directly into the film. My '01 dvd and '06 BD have the MGM title followed by Orion, then starts the film.

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I believe it was the Orion logo, per the UK Virgin VHS and US HBO laser videodisc.

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Orion is theatrical. The Hemdale logo that’s seen on some video releases didn’t exist in 1984.

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Can someone please hook me up with the mono track? Thanks in advance.

My spoon is too big

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SpacemanDoug said:

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!

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i would love to get a link for this…
my plan was to try to generate a hybrid between the 5.1 and the original mono, using the lossless mono track to fix the new sound-design-elements in the 5.1…

i wonder if that might work…

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I spent quite a bit of time on the audio for terminator because although the original soundmix is better it stil sounds a bit crap and thete is a lot of music missing and it has severe problems with the bottom end.

I can share a complete audio mix of the film for anyone intetested.

It has various fixes and unused music.

I am a bit busy right now so don’t expect the file immediately but if you message I will get it over to you and you can make a choice on it or use parts of it or whatever.

There was a few things I wanted to address for which I never got around to doing.

So the audio mix is the audio mix I did.

But in terms of problems I could clearly see.

There were numerous moments when the terminator vision was not aplied when it should have been.

There was no footage for the 2nd sarah connor that was killed. Was planning on some shots from lou diamond phillips movie the 5th sign or something. Same kind of look.

Reese drives into the parking lot to avoid a police helicopter search. No budget for that… see how that would tie in with the hunter killers and the search lights. I was going for some shots out of blue thunder for that one.

All deleted scenes wrre going to be reinserted but I wanted to make a regurgitated loop with arnie asembled and going back after the credits so it would be a perpetual loop in time that would happen again and again and never stop ever.

I got the video which reference the text used in the terminator vision from some IT magazine. It’s all doable to restore the film as it’s meant to be.

Anyway PM me if you want my audio job on the theatrical mix. All music restored with the sound effects and dialogue too.

If you like the Idea I proposed let’s sort it out. It’s not too difficult to sort this film out.

There is however much music that either…

  1. Does not sound correct.

  2. Has only half the channel. i.e the mono was mixed irrespective of the right channel for some music. There is a lot of sound missing and the right channel was ousted for left so it’s not complete.

There were a few tracks especially the arm repar and schwarzenegger looking out across the city which were especially bad (only half the sound).

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Watched Terminator for the first time in many years (last time was on VHS) and was disgusted by the sound. They went full George Lucas on it. Would really appreciate a link to the mono track.