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@PDB Your projects have shown there is more to res projects than just the upscaling Smile
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Kind of you to say CSchmidlapp
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The Great Escape is getting the Criterion treatment in May. A new 4K remaster with the original mono.
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Yeah, let's hope the mono escapes the customary Criterion treatment.
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Too much to hope for, everything above 10khz is getting wiped.
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Almost certainly. It **might** end up being the "Barry Lyndon" situation, in which the Criterion mono, although not brilliant, is the best of a bad bunch. I'm still hanging on to the original R1 DVD, partly for the AR.
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Is that the R1 DVD from 1998 - how does it sound? Stephonovich will probably be capturing the Criterion LD once he sorts out his new bit-perfect setup.
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To be fair, the only Kubrick on DVD that is master supervised are the original R1 box set LD ports (complete with original mixes), and the R2 EWS Snapcase open matte uncensored. The rest are just revisions on a master work.
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@Moshrom Yeah, it's the pre-SE MGM R1 DVD, the one with the very wide AR (2.69:1 according to dvdcompare.net). It sounds all right, from what I remember, but it's been a while since I listened to it. I'll fish it out at the weekend.
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According to DVDbeaver, the 2.69 AR was meant for director John Sturges to mess around with to frame a 2.35 image in post.
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What is wrong with Criterion's Barry Lyndon mono audio? I was thinking of buying that...
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The 2.69 AR was awesome, it gave an epic feel to the film!
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^^^ Regarding the 2.69:1, I know the story behind it, but it still looks awesome, and I value the old R1 DVD for it.
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@titanic Read the comments on Moshrom's blog. It's the best that's available. I bought the Criterion BD partly because of it. It's just that it should sound better. https://blah-ray.blogspot.com/search/lab...%281975%29
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Even Criterion isn't perfect.
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@Chewtobacca Thanks.
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Criterion post LD have never been perfect
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Was DTS-ES a Theatrical sound format like Dolby Digital EX was? Or was it home video only?
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DTS-ES was theatrical but matrixed the same as Dolby EX
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ES was and still is on home releases
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