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[Request] [remux] The Legend of Hell House (1973) BDrip/ Dolby 4.0 DVD audio rip
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For some strange reason the Blu Ray only includes the original mono audio track and not the Dolby 4.0 Surround remix that was done for the DVD release. If there was ever a movie that benefits from a surround sound mix, this is it. I've hunted high and low for a DVDrip that includes the dolby mix so I could strip the audio track and remux it with a good BDrip, but I've never been able to find one. Any help would be appreciated.
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I think I might still have the DVD. Not sure if I got round to selling it after I got the German BD. Will have a look
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Maybe you just should get a copy at eaby, and rip it yourself. The price is not that high
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=...2603618790

I do not know the shipping fee inside USA, but to Germany, that item would cost more than $27.
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I also might still have my DVD copy, somewhere in this mess. Wink

Is it for sure a modern remix? There were still some stereo films being released in the early 70's pre-Star Wars.

Worth noting one line spoken by Clive Revill before they exit the house, after turning the psychic energy cleaning machine on, is missing from the 4.0 mix.

The 1990 Laserdisc also has a stereo mix, but the later 1996 reissue is mono.
https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00875/146...-House-The
Could be one of those faux stereo home video mixes CBS/Fox was fond of for certain titles though.
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(2019-02-24, 11:45 PM)SilverWook Wrote: Is it for sure a modern remix? There were still some stereo films being released in the early 70's pre-Star Wars.

I also would like to add that it seems odd to make it a 4.0 stereo remix and not a 5.1 remix. I'm more inclined to believe that it's actually a theatrical stereo mix ported to DVD.
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According to IMDB (though not always accurate), Hell House was mono "Westrix Recording System". During this period before the later part of the 70s, most Fox titles (with some exceptions) were recorded in mono and includes bigger titles such as the remaining Apes movies and Rocky Horror Picture Show (of which both received stereo and 5.1 mixes much later on). During the VHS goldmine years, it was common for later releases of mono titles to be "digitally remastered" with a stereotized 2.0 mix (sometimes labeled stereo surround) which is in most cases, delayed l/r channels with reverb. This carried on to the DVD years for mainly 30s and 60s titles along with more obscure 70s/80s titles.

However, around the height of the DVD glory days, Fox did invest in completely new and redone mixes for popular titles and some action/sci-fi/horror that only had mono mixes. Many of these utilize whatever original dialog and music/SFX stems have survived (or in some cases, aren't too damaged to use), though most of not all do take liberties with ether adding or changing lines and SFX/musical cues. Many of these were 5.1, although there are ones encoded in Dolby Surround 2.0 (almost always a downmix of a multichannel remix if it were mono originally) and others were strangely encoded 4.0 discrete (L-R-C-Mono Surround).

What makes that even more perplexing is that Fox did 2.0 and 4.0 discrete encodes for 1950s-60s mag track recorded CinemaScope titles and a couple 80s/90s titles. I remember seeing a DTS DVD of Point Break that not only had a 5.1 DTS remix, but also sported a DD 4.1 Surround track that probably a discrete version the theatrical Dolby Stereo L-R-C-Mono Surround with an LFE track strangely added (possibly tacked on from the 5.1 mix), and a 2.0 Surround mix that is most likely the Dolby Stereo LRCS "unaltered" but matrixed to 2 channel.
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It's odd they chose to go back to mono for TLOHH only six years later, and not bother doing a matted widescreen master. I'm really curious about the 1990 stereo mix now.

Zardoz was stereo on LD, and the old DVD was 3.0

I recall the widescreeen LD's of the Planet Of The Apes films having a "stereo enhanced" logo on the back covers, along with a "Chace Surround Stereo" credit.

Was Phantom Of The Paradise ever in mono?
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Fox also released Working Girl on DVD with a 2.0 surround mix and a Dolby Digital 3.0 mix as well. It was never ported over to the BD sadly (which looked great btw)
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(2019-02-24, 11:48 PM)LucasGodzilla Wrote:
(2019-02-24, 11:45 PM)SilverWook Wrote: Is it for sure a modern remix? There were still some stereo films being released in the early 70's pre-Star Wars.

I also would like to add that it seems odd to make it a 4.0 stereo remix and not a 5.1 remix. I'm more inclined to believe that it's actually a theatrical stereo mix ported to DVD.

It was originally released in mono, which is what is what's on the Blu Ray. The 4.0 dolby mix was created for the DVD release. As far as I know there is no 5.1 mix.
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