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#1289820
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Small details that took you <em><strong>FOREVER</strong></em> to notice in the <em>Star Wars</em> films
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I’m sure there’s many more including ones I haven’t discovered yet (I never noticed the 94 outside docking bay 94 til now) but off hand I know I never knew about the trooper bumping his head on the door until I read up on the 2004 changes that said a sound effect was added for that blooper.

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#1289030
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Bad audio remastering on blu-ray
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SpacemanDoug said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Yes the 1999 DVD has a very unique mix but was a bit problematic. For the most part it’s mixed very low. I don’t think I’ve been able to watch that DVD without the need of turning the volume up. However there’s points where certain things get louder in the mix so overall it’s not very well balanced. From a quality standpoint it’s pretty good. Very clean with much of the audio crackle removed. If Universal has been able to properly balance it out and not make it so quiet for the most part it could have been a lot better.

Speaking of the VHS’, the 1999 VHS has an uncensored track.

I actually made a comparison video of the 1999 DVD mono and the Blu-ray mono
https://vimeo.com/348112133
Though I’ll admit I did turn up the DVD audio a bit to make it more consistent with the BD mono volume. I used three different clips and especially in the last one the BD mono sounded very muffled yet was the noisiest of the two.

Nice. Yeah I had the same issue when I made my LD vs BD comparison video. I initially posted it without any alterations to either track but when I played it back on my TV through our Roku box I realized the LD audio had noticeably lower volume than the BD. Because I didn’t want that aspect to affect people’s opinions on the comparison since I was comparing quality not volume I went back and increased the volume on the LD track. Not by much. Just enough that it was more on par with the BD track.

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#1289002
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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JawsTDS said:

The GoodTimes disc also has an extended sequence from the theatrical cut just before the shark’s demise. This sequence is not present on the Blu-ray or Unviersal DVD.

I wasn’t aware of this and I have both DVDs (3 if you count the double feature disc with Jaws 3 in the sequels DVD set from a few years ago). Guess I’ll have to recheck those discs.

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#1288949
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Bad audio remastering on blu-ray
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Yes the 1999 DVD has a very unique mix but was a bit problematic. For the most part it’s mixed very low. I don’t think I’ve been able to watch that DVD without the need of turning the volume up. However there’s points where certain things get louder in the mix so overall it’s not very well balanced. From a quality standpoint it’s pretty good. Very clean with much of the audio crackle removed. If Universal has been able to properly balance it out and not make it so quiet for the most part it could have been a lot better.

Speaking of the VHS’, the 1999 VHS has an uncensored track.

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#1288639
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Mono soundtracks that were butchered with 5.1 remixes in later releases
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Nien Nunb said:

Yeah, I remember reading about that a while back. I had the 1998 DVD forever and I assumed it was just a rights thing. Looked it up and yeah, it was blurred in theaters because of a Pepsi deal. Now I have the 1981 laserdisc as well and it even has the Coke logo blurred. The “rockin’ rydell” blu-ray replaced it with the design on the blue wallpaper of the burger place. It looks pretty bad now I think, I’d prefer the blurred sign. I’ll bet the new Pepsi ad/logo is much better than the rockin rydell background.

Are you sure you aren’t getting mixed up with the Sing Along version that was released theatrically several years back and which I believe is also available for streaming? That version is the only one I am aware of that had the coke sign digitally removed and replaced with the wall pattern behind it, as well as various other graphics digitally imposed through the film. I have the Rockin’ Rydell DVD and Blu-ray and i’m 99% sure it still has the same blurred out signs that every other transfer had prior to the 4k release.

I can’t comment on the Rockin Rydell release since I don’t own it but I did get the digital version of the Sing A Long version on Amazon last year and I can confirm you are correct about the signs being replaced with wall design.

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#1288561
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Star Wars '77 70mm theatrical screening signed off by George Lucas himself!
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Valheru_84 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Valheru_84 said:

Mway1 said:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/70mm-print-of-GOUT-on-Saturday-in-Academy-Theater-in-CA/id/68191

And? Note that I linked this thread myself in my OP…

Because the questions you are posting here you could have simply posted there. Starting a new thread in regards to an event that’s already being discussed in another thread really isnt necessary.

Except that this thread is not about the event, but GL signing off on the screening of a freaking theatrical print! Don’t know how this is being missed or why no one else finds this surprising or worth saying anything given like I said, what was the default understanding till now about his stance on the OUT.

Sorry, I thought the specific topic would be of some interest on here but it seems I have more to discuss about it with my casual Star Wars fan friends and family than on OT.com

If you actually scrolled through the last few pages of that thread you would know that this subject has reached this sites interest for discussion and has indeed been talked about. Yes this to a degree big news but it’s big news that already being discussed elsewhere on this site.

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#1288548
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Star Wars '77 70mm theatrical screening signed off by George Lucas himself!
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Valheru_84 said:

Mway1 said:

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/70mm-print-of-GOUT-on-Saturday-in-Academy-Theater-in-CA/id/68191

And? Note that I linked this thread myself in my OP…

Because the questions you are posting here you could have simply posted there. Starting a new thread in regards to an event that’s already being discussed in another thread really isnt necessary.

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#1288352
Topic
Bad audio remastering on blu-ray
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Jaws- Mono on 2005 DVD is a tad crisper than mono track on BD and lacks ‘flaws’ that the latter has. Mono track on mid-1990’s LD has certain dialogue/effects that are more present than those on the mono tracks on the DVD/BDs.

https://vimeo.com/166704816

The Terminator- Mono on Image DVD and LD is better sounding than Mono on MGM DVD. Sound effects are much louder and beefier on the Image releases. However some effects differ between the two.

https://vimeo.com/295910511

Frankenstein- Restored VHS and LD sound best though they lack the restored ‘God’ line. 1999 DVD has audio heavily DNR’d while a more flat and a tad muffled sounding track is used on the 2004 DVD and carried over to subsequent releases including BD.

https://vimeo.com/56206935

https://vimeo.com/295910511

Halloween- Mono on 35th Anniversary BD and 40th Anniversary UHD is a downmix of the surround track, not the original mono. 2007 BD as well as the 35th Anniversary BD included in the deluxe set with all the films has the correct mono.

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#1288266
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70mm print of GOUT on Saturday in Academy Theater in CA!
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timdiggerm said:

crissrudd4554 said:

timdiggerm said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Yep I’ve never to to anything as the GOUT except those 2006 DVDs.

Well, except for the thread title

I didn’t make the thread. 😉

Somehow I had read “I’ve never to to anything” as “I’ve never heard of anything” instead of “I’ve never referred to anything” as I now assume you must’ve meant.

Yes and to be fair I didn’t realize I miswrote my original post until you quoted it. But yes ‘I’ve never referred to’ was what I originally meant.

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#1287935
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Jaws (1975) Original Mono audio
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SpacemanDoug said:

The laserdisc isn’t even perfect as some are making it out to be. The LD mono accidentally excludes a line of dialogue during the scene where they’re pulling the cage up from under the water. In the original version you were able to here Brody quietly say “Yeah”, but on the LD mono it was omitted. Note that the line is restored on the 2005 DVD and BD mono versions.

Yes this has been noted.

crissrudd4554 said:

https://vimeo.com/166704816

  1. When Quint and Brody bring up the wrecked remains of the shark cage, Brody lets out a subtle ‘yeah’. This is heard on all but the LD.

However aside from that one missing line everything that is ‘flawed’ with the other tracks is not so on the LD.

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#1287876
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Jaws (1975) Original Mono audio
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The only oddities for me on the BD mono track is the out of sync sound effects when they cut open the Tiger Shark, the engine explosion in the wrong pitch, and the drop in volume during a shot of the shark ripping the cage up. I’ve never heard these on any other mix. My guess the elements may have shifted or deteriorated over the years but then again they were just fine 7 years earlier so who knows??

One thing that the BD mono does ‘correct’ over the 2005 DVD mono is on the latter there was an audio glitch during the shot of Hooper’s spear falling towards the ocean floor. The glitch is gone on the BD.

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#1287870
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Jaws (1975) Original Mono audio
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Moiisty said:

So what is ultimately the best version as of now

For content the LD.

For quality the 2005 DVD.

JawsTDS said:

The LaserDisc / VCD mix is the best audio source if you’re wanting something faithful to the original mix - because it is the original mix, and isn’t tweaked with like the 2005 and 2012 mono tracks.

I don’t think it was tweaked per se since the older MCA VHS copies not to mention the old MCA DiscoVision disc which I have burnt to a DVD sounds closer to the mix on the DVD/BD releases.