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#1266755
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1997 Special Edition Audio Mixes, GOUT-Synced
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There were apparently two additional frames in the establishing shot of the fleet at Sullust, rendering any ROTJ GOUT sync audio distractingly out of sync for the second half of the movie.

I really do like watching the Star Wars trilogy with these audio tracks (the one for ESB in particular because the 97 mix didn’t have the altered musical transitions all previous mixes did; I much prefer the original cues as John Williams recorded them).

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#784770
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Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
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InvisibleWolfMan said:

Out of morbid curiosity, I checked youtube for the same music piece from the Botcon '97 release TIL ALL ARE ONE (which there bears the name"2005") and sure enough, it's shorter than what is on the Intrada/Sony Legacy by about 40-45 seconds. I do have a copy of the Botcon ´97, but it is a copy and I know the way it was done means that there's a small amount of loss in the range. If I had the release OR had a way to get my hands on FLAC /WAV files of it, it'd be great. I could still use the Intrada/Sony Legacy release but use the small transition parts from the Botcon '97 whenever necessary to make certain edit points less problematic.

I have the BotCon release, I can rip cues when I get home from work tonight. Which tracks would you like?

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#773915
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Fantasia
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drfsupercenter said:

I am surprised nobody asked this yet, so I will.

Does it have the uncut Pastoral Symphony segment? The rest of the video should be fine on the Blu-Ray, but the scene with the black centaur was notoriously edited out of every home video release there was, and the only existing clips currently in circulation are from some European TV airing in the 70s (I think?) that was recorded to a VHS, so naturally it looks pretty bad.

Poita did say it was complete.

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#773568
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RELEASED: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Special Longer Version)"
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It should be noted that there are several different fullscreen transfers of this film that often have the pick-up on different sides of the screen. For example, when Kirk first beams over to the floating office at the beginning, one full screen transfer shows Scotty, another shows the transporter operator next to him. There are a couple of moments when this sort of thing happens, but that's the one that springs to mind.

If a project were to attempt to combine sources in this manner, the Special Longer Version scenes ought to be checked to see if there isn't more information that could be incorporated because of this.

I don't think there were any audio remixes after the Special Longer Version was cut, though. The VHS and LD audio tracks were identical as I recall — it's a very center-heavy mix.

Additional variations: while the subtitles in the Klingon section were always in the same font, there are some video releases where the spoken Vulcan has the subtitles in a different font.

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#771970
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Restoration HELP NEEDED!!!
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The 20th Anniversary Edition has the same mix as the original P&S edition. I know this because I made a tape recording of the VHS tape released at the same time as that original LD, and it was the same mix as on the THX LD box set.

The 5.1 sound mix that's on the DVD was significantly different, but as near as I can tell, that's the same mix that's on the Blu-ray. The DVD was the first time the original mono track was offered as an option on home video.

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#771908
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Restoration HELP NEEDED!!!
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I have checked the 20th Anniversary laserdisc against the 25th Anniversary DVD (the Blu-ray copy I have does not have an audience participation track).

The audience participation track is the same recording as that on the DVD as it is on the laserdisc, but it's mixed differently, with the film soundtrack more prominent on the DVD, while it is barely audible on the laserdisc (which actually makes it more tedious, because you can't hear what the audience is responding to).

However, the laserdisc track starts earlier, during the Fox Video logo — on the laserdisc there is the chant to “Start the @#$%ing flick,” while on the DVD there is a spoken disclaimer during the 20th Century Fox logo that there is no audience participation during “Super Heroes.”

The 1983 “Audience Partici — pation” album, on the other hand, is a distinct recording.

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#771687
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Restoration HELP NEEDED!!!
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What's interesting about Fox botching the transfer here is that there are tons of references playing throughout the country at midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

The laserdisc had the original home video remix. I think Chase stereo-ized the bulk of the soundtrack, but the songs were (mostly) sourced from the soundtrack album. It is definitely a different mix from what appeared on the DVDs and Blu-rays.

I will check the LD audience participation track when I get home. It might also be worthwhile for a definitive project to sync the “Audience Partici — pation” album as well.