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kchrules

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#1240141
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Dirty Harry original mono mix
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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
Topic
Dirty Harry original mono mix
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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
Topic
Dirty Harry original mono mix
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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
Topic
Dirty Harry original mono mix
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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

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#1191436
Topic
Robocop 1987 35mm Print in 1.85:1 Apsect Ratio possibility (help wanted)
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^…^ said:

I made comparison with BD, and sadly it’s only the 1.85:1 version…

[Yeah, the only 1.66:1 version is the criterion collection version. The DVD of that is only a small step above VHS quality and the laserdisc is only slightly better than that. Both are non-anamorphic letterbox so resolution is quite bad.]

^^^^Disregard that, I misread your post. Yeah that’s a bummer.

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#1191384
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Robocop 1987 35mm Print in 1.85:1 Apsect Ratio possibility (help wanted)
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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F302585898112

I’ve been browsing the forums for a while but this is my first time posting. Robocop is one of my favorite movies and I’d love to see a remaster of the film print. I don’t know how much it would cost to scan it (or who would have access to the technology) but it’s currently at $150 plus $200 s&h. I could put up the money to buy it, but don’t know how or where to get it transferred to digital.

For those who are familiar with the quality of prints, is this one worth investing in?