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kchrules

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#1251812
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springfeel said:

I’m surprised how good the mono is on the enforcer . Some decent dynamic range in the gun battles . Subwoofer got a bit of use too. Didn’t need a 5.1 mix

Yeah, I love how the ending scene in San Quentin sounds in mono. From doing these first 3 and listening to both mono and 5.1 at the same time, the most damning 5.1 mix is Magnum Force in my opinion. The sound effect they added when Charlie McCoy is shot in the head is so laughably bad. It sounds like he was shot with a paint ball. Also aside from the 44 Magnum sounds they kept, all the new gunshot sounds are so bland in comparison to the mono ones. The Magnum Force mono is so raw and rough around the edges, it fits with the cheaply-made movie so well. I prefer the Dirty Harry mono any day of the week, but I’ll be honest, its 5.1 doesn’t sound too bad with a good sound system (soundtrack especially), I just wish they kept the sound effects the same.

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#1251352
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Message me If you would like The Enforcer. I don’t have a LD of Sudden Impact. So when I get paid I can look into that. I do have the VHS though, so I’ll see what I can do with that. I made custom blu ray covers for the first 3, they are pretty basic:

https://i.postimg.cc/MGGVy4Ls/enforcerblu.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/W4frS8Ls/harryblu.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/50YzrzbL/Magnumblu.jpg

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#1240141
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RDPlissken said:

Oh, man, I hate to be the pain in the butt…

But it looks like you have some severe lossy compression in the lineage here. It shouldn’t look like this from good analog recording. Or you are somehow recording the Dolby Surround track instead Analog mono, idk…
It should go all the way up to 22kHz.

disc1

Oh damn, thanks for pointing that out. I’ll try to re-rip the audio soon and pay attention to that. Sorry about that

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#1237656
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RDPlissken said:

Thanks for the links once again, kchrules. These rips have too compressed audio - aac @ 192 kbps. Is there a way you can record uncompressed .wav at least from the two LDs?

One peculiar thing I noticed: - the font. I guess it was done separate for Pan&Scan LD but I’ve never seen opening titles with white lettering! What I remember (although not 100% sure now) being shown on TV in former Yugoslavia had opening titles with completely brown lettering, like the word “Dirty” on VHS here. I always thought they changed that to yellow with drop shadow only for later DVDs but now I see that 1979 VHS had the same thing 😃

1983 LD
1983 LD

1979 VHS
1979 VHS

Yeah, I can re-rip the audio at some point. Hopefully within the next week.

Also yeah, the opening titles got changed for almost every release. The original TV version (which I also have) has the same white/baby blue titles. So it’s probably based off of the same master as the Laserdisc. I made a video that compares 4 versions that I own. The recent blu Ray and 1992 vhs have the theatrical yellow titles (albeit the VHS has them very scrunched), the laserdisc has the blue titles, and the 1997 full screen DVD has completely different titles. Kind of styled like the blueish white titles of the laserdisc but yellow with a black shadow:
https://youtu.be/J3dUjwPbo48

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#1237607
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RDPlissken said:

kchrules said:

In terms of original mono, I believe I have the theatrical mono of both Dirty Harry and Magnum Force.
I have the original Rental Tape of Dirty Harry from 1979, I believe it has the Mono, albeit not great quality. I also have the 1983 Pan and Scan Laserdisc, which might have the mono as well but higher quality.

Dirty Harry Rooftop Stakeout from the 1979 Rental tape:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-eM82k-l1E

Here is the Japanese laserdisc of Magnum Force. It has burned-in Japanese subtitles, but has English audio. I also I have the Japanese VHS, which is the same as the laserdisc.

Magnum Force Robbery Stakeout from Japanese Laserdisc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pc_iEDIN4E

What about Magnum Force opening title? Does it have a .44 sound when the gun shoots at the camera at the end?

I’d be interested in both Dirty Harry and Magnum Force mono tracks if you can rip them.

Yes, the 44 magnum sound is there at the end of the opening titles. I don’t have a myspleen tracker account, but I have the Magnum Force LD, Dirty Harry VHS and LD on my MEGA account. Will upload the JP VHS as well soon. I don’t know if we’re allowed to share links on the forum but I can PM them to you and anyone who wants them

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#1237509
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In terms of original mono, I believe I have the theatrical mono of both Dirty Harry and Magnum Force.
I have the original Rental Tape of Dirty Harry from 1979, I believe it has the Mono, albeit not great quality. I also have the 1983 Pan and Scan Laserdisc, which might have the mono as well but higher quality.

Dirty Harry Rooftop Stakeout from the 1979 Rental tape:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-eM82k-l1E

Here is the Japanese laserdisc of Magnum Force. It has burned-in Japanese subtitles, but has English audio. I also I have the Japanese VHS, which is the same as the laserdisc.

Magnum Force Robbery Stakeout from Japanese Laserdisc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pc_iEDIN4E