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Highlander US Theatrical Cut LD Audio

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Hey, everyone!

After recently getting my hands on the StudioCanal Collector's Edition set of Highlander, I've been wanting to work on a reconstruction project for the US Theatrical Cut. I'm in need of the 4.1 sound mix from either this or this LD release, doesn't matter if it's either the digital or analog tracks.

If anyone can provide, it would be much appreciated. Thanks!
I was able to acquire two stereo from stwd4nder2 recently, and am very grateful for his contribution. I will be using those for a preservation of the HBO Max print of the theatrical cut (the audio track for it is horrendous).

Now, I am looking for the French Warner Home Video laserdisc track, as I'd like to take a crack at reconstructing and preserving the French Theatrical Cut. If anyone has it, I'd be most appreciative if you send it my way.
Great news that you were able to acquire the tracks.

I have a question if I may, I'm not very familiar with the different cuts, but is it possible to restore the TC from the UHD? Is that what you're attempting?
(2023-03-01, 01:15 AM)BDgeek Wrote: Great news that you were able to acquire the tracks.

I have a question if I may, I'm not very familiar with the different cuts, but is it possible to restore the TC from the UHD? Is that what you're attempting?

A full restore from the UHD isn't possibly due to footage unique to the TC not found on the UHD release. I ended up ripping an HBO Max stream of the theatrical cut, and it isn't 1:1 to the original theatrical cut as it has the Director's Cut final quickening scene with recompsited effects. The UHD can be used for a good percent of it, though.

Basically what I'm doing is a sort of Special Edition version of it where it is restored to its theatrical state as much as possible, but the "improved" quickening scene remains intact.
A fellow named Wiliarob did a reconstruction of the US cut long ago. I believe he used a 4k scan of a 35mm print for corresponding footage with the bulk from the recent SC remastered BD.

IIRC the French theatrical cut is similar to the US ver, with the exception of one scene added from the Euro cut that's not in the US ver. I believe the only other unique elements are French opening texts/credits and distributor logo (AAA were the distributors in France but I don't know if the French theatrical cut DVD has it intact).

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