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Krycek87

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#619059
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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captainsolo said:

Request: FF or Anybody else who has the Criterion CAV or CLV issues, if there are cue marks present anywhere in the transfer, what do they look like?

If they are regular white circles or something similar than these are probably Eastmancolor show prints. However, if they have any type of "sunburst" design to them, they are Technicolor IB.

Like this: http://www.dvdtalk.com/dvdsavant/s22changecue.html

I'll get back to you later this week, at least for Goldfinger. 

Also, the Goldfinger blu-ray does use the mono mix for the theme. 

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#618676
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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SilverWook said:

OHMSS sounds wonderful on LD! It was like hearing it for the first time. A couple sound effects actually startled me.

It is! I recently re-watched this about a week ago and it truly does sound spectacular.

 

captainsolo said:

Krycek87 said:

Received the Criterion Goldfinger yesterday.  Is it just me or did this have the mono theme song? Anyway, I'll begin experimenting in a few days on ripping that commentary track. 

Yes, it's the only release that still does. Everything since has the theme song in stereo. The new mono tracks may have a mono theme but I can't be sure.

I might as well preserve the Criterion's mono mix too. I'll check my Goldfinger Blu-ray and check if it does have use a mono mix for the song. 

And the 5.1 mixes on the first three Bond flicks are not that good, it's not even exclusive to those three. Most of the films 5.1 mixes are just bad...

After I got my Bond 50, I sampled between the lossy mono and the lossless 5.1 and I usually stuck with the mono. The 5.1 nearly muted the score and the sound effects were harsh and artificial. This is also the case once we reach the Dolby Surround age. Lossy or not, the original mixes still trump the new high age "remixes." 

In this day and age, with Blu-ray discs now having 50 gigs of memory, it is a shame we can't get the original audio mixes to many movies, and if we do, it's in lossy form. It's not like a lossless PCM or DTS-HD MA/Dolby TrueHD would take that much more space.

 

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#617312
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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SilverWook said:

The commentary is on the analog track, so no bits involved. ;)

Oh yeah! I keep forgetting commentaries are on the analog track.

captainsolo said:

I suppose you could go the hi-res route and try 24/96, but would that be overkill on LD analog audio?

I guess I could capture it at that rate, it's not like it'll alter it. And if you want to archive it, that's a nice bit rate. 
I'll update on the progress when I receive the disc. I've been meaning to practice ripping audio tracks using this new player.

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#617233
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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Well, I took a shot at getting two of the Criterion Bonds, FRWL and GF on eBay. Sadly, I lost FRWL, which is the one I really wanted, but won GF for only 13 Shipped. One down, two to go. Of course, these are the "Banned" commentary releases.

When I get GF, I'll go ahead and rip the commentary in lossless. Now, would anyone kindly point me on how to do a bit accurate rip! 

 

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#617050
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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SilverWook said:

QOS sort of requires you see CR first. I liked it a lot more than I expected to.

I've been picking up some of the Blu's since they were ten bucks or less each in a couple places. Dr. No and FRWL have eluded me though.

And finally some LD's on my doorstep!

 For the Blu's, are you picking up the new single releases? The ones with the (for me at least) better artwork. I really like the FRWL and GF covers. 

On laserdisc related news, I had a few hours before going out with friends and I watched the Deluxe Collectors Edition of Thunderball. I'm still not the biggest fan, but the Dolby Surround was rather pleasant to my ears. I really love the opening segment though. The music is just perfect there! 

And I figured someone might like the the mini poster that came with it, I scanned it for the fun of it. It's a dirty scan, but it'll do! I'm sure someone here can clean it up.

http://www.ulozto.net/xsUPB5b/bond-png

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#616299
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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So, people are crazy on eBay. I figured I'd buy "Never Say Never Again" on blu-ray but damn... People are crazy. One of the auction went above 100 in the last few moments, another hit 150! Seriously people, calm down. This movie is not worth this much. 

I'm just going to import the blu-ray from Hong Kong at this rate. $40 bucks shipped sure as hell beats the outrageous eBay prices.

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#616298
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Star Wars 1977 70mm sound mix recreation [stereo and 5.1 versions now available] (Released)
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ScruffyNerfHerder said:

Krycek87 said:

It's actually a pretty simple program to use. You just plug in the lossless waves, make sure the setting is set for DTS-HD MA and click encode. Ten minutes later and you're set. 

If you don't mind my asking, what program did you use?

The DTS-HD Master Audio Suite. Like I said before, very easy to use program. 

DragoonClawNZ said:

I'm guessing DTS-HD Master Audio Suite?

Well that's what I use and is very convenient, though my only gripe is that I have to disable my internet everytime I encode since it seems to refuse whenever it's on.


That is correct. And from Daizex, to ADC and now here, huh? I've ripped the SUP files by the way, just haven't had time to upload them. I should be able to tomorrow. 

 

 

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#615026
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Star Wars 1977 70mm sound mix recreation [stereo and 5.1 versions now available] (Released)
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Harmy said:

@hairy_hen: Awesome. Thank you again for this fantastic project.

@Krycek87: How large is the final DTS-HD file? And could you upload it somewhere for me please? I have zero knowledge of the matter and would hate to screw it up.

It's about 1.76 gigs. Sure thing, I'll rar it and upload it for you. When I get back home I'll PM you.

It's actually a pretty simple program to use. You just plug in the lossless waves, make sure the setting is set for DTS-HD MA and click encode. Ten minutes later and you're set. 

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#612918
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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SilverWook said:

Being somewhat preoccupied most of yesterday, I didn't get a chance to savor winning five factory sealed LD's on Ebay. Four Moore's and a Lazenby. Once an LD addict...

I got them ridiculously cheap too.

While paying, I was asked to make a small donation to UNICEF. One of their goodwill ambassadors used to work for Universal Exports. ;)

Congrats! I've pretty much picked up all the Bond LD's at this point at a steal. Still thinking on whether or not to pick the Criterion versions. 

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#610329
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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So, after buying most of the Bond LD's, I ended up with three versions of Thunderball. Two versions I'm keeping, the Connery Collection and the 30th Anniversary, but, should I keep the 89' version? Is there any audio difference or anything like that? What about DAF, I have the 89' and the Connery Collection. 

I'd appreciate any help with this.

On a side note, I did pick up a new LD player, the CLD-D704 clone, Mitsubishi M-V7057. It's going to be nice to have digital sound on most of my LD's.

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#610008
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hairy_hen's ROTJ 5.1 purist mix w/ sync fix (Released)
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Finally got around to muxing the audio mix to Harmy's ROTJ and it's pretty well done. I noticed that problem with the original audio, the slight out sync and to me it was noticeable. Thanks for the share and the DTS-HD MA mix too! I got a nice little kick out seeing the logo pop up on my receiver. 

Another mix for my ever growing archive of mixes. 

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#608223
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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AntcuFaalb said:

SilverWook said:

There was only one letterboxed LD of NSNA released in the U.S., so no brainer. ;)

There was a Japanese pressing, but according to the LDDB, subtitles are in the picture.

It would be ironic if the renegade Bonds look better on Blu than the official ones.

Silly me! I should have checked LDDB first.

This one, right? http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/09158/14160/Never-Say-Never-Again-%281983%29

That's the right one. I recently purchased this for 1.99 on eBay. They are cheap and easy to find. 

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#607349
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SilverWook said:

Don't forget the early DVD's of Dr. No, FRWL, and Goldfinger that came out before the SE's. All are THX mastered, and might be ports of the THX LD masters, with anamorphic enhancement.

Really? The flipper sets, right? I've seen them on eBay before, they include the film in widescreen and fullscreen. I might pick up Dr. No and see if that's the case. 

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#605299
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Info: James Bond - Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971
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Ah! Thank you for the info. I decided to just pick up most the Bond Laserdiscs on ebay. They are so cheap in lots. I've been cross-checking with the LDDB to make sure I get widescreen versions. So far, I'm missing Octopussy and LTK. Who knows, one day I might be bored enough to sync the PCM of these discs to the BD releases. 

I'm going to be rewatching these movies on my Laserdisc "Theater."

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#603738
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captainsolo said:

Shame about that VHS. I too am used to the older video version of the credits, but I don't think anything videowise would use the original unaltered credits with wrong return tags since they weren't released or were quickly recalled and junked.

EyeShotFirst said:

To ask a noob question, what are the best laserdisc versions of the original connery Bonds?

Sorry for missing this one earlier, but here's a quick rundown:

Dr. No, FRWL: MGM for best wither single release or Connery Collection Vol. 1, Criterion edition from show print with different color and framing.

Goldfinger: MGM single or Connery Collection overall though title song in stereo. Criterion uses a show print with different color and framing. THX box has some DVNR but is full CAV. Later THX CLV repress is same.

Thunderball: MGM single or Connery Collection Vol. 2. THX CAV box great but features some DVNR and new surround sound mix with alternate dialog/effects/score cues. Later THX CLV repress is same.

YOLT: 1989 MGM single or CC Vol. 2. Almost exactly similar, with perhaps the CC version being slightly better because it was made 3 years later.

DAF: same as YOLT.

So for the easiest choice, I'd say you couldn't go wrong with both Connery boxes.

 

This is actually quite helpful. Which version of OHMSS would you recommend? I'm trying to track down most of my favorite Bond films on LD.  I recently got the Criterion Connery films, with the "Banned" commentary tracks. While I like for the most part, the blu-ray releases, I'd like to have the original PCM audio for the sake of completion. Besides OHMSS, I'm looking for TSWLM,FYEO and TLD. I really don't know if there were various versions, similar to the first three Connery flicks.

I'm still pretty new to Laserdisc collecting, but I've quickly fallen in love with the lossless audio this format provided.