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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Shepperton is incorrect. All post production, scoring, dubbing was done at the Samuel Goldwyn Studios on Formosa Avenue in West Hollywood, the then home of United Artists.
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    To confirm, when you say 'updated track' you are referring to mix-downs, and 'recreated for video' not referring to mono to stereo, but discrete to two-track mix-downs. Fred Hynes was the major TODD-AO sound mixer in Hollywood in the '50's through the '70's. They were able to mix in discrete...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    From memory, my copy of "TARAS BULBA" is stereo on my drive, so I can't comment on the blu ray. I believe the original mix is 4-track stereo and was mixed at Shepperton (which I need to confirm) and artificially spread to six-track for 70mm blow ups. The UA library, owned by MGM, regarding audio...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I understand your praise for Kino and I concur. There is an apparent lack of effort due to lack of a little knowledge and ability to request specific audio formats, which TT have been successful with Fox for sometime now. I have hinted what needs to be done but have not had any acknowledgment...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    If you've read any of my other responses elsewhere on the forum, you'll know my feelings on the subject. If we at least knew that they were making the effort to research and inquire with the studio and let us know, it wouldn't be so bad. I worked on a few titles myself and I have always tried to...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Sorry to hear that news. It's bad enough when a multi-track master that has never appeared before on home video, using only a 2.0, but when titles that have appeared previously on dvd ("DADDY LONG LEGS", "EDDY DUCHIN STORY" etc) with their discrete tracks, it's all the more annoying.
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Well, I envy you. It's better when you don't notice these problems!
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    I am only minutes in to watching "INVISIBLE GHOST", and already I am hearing excessive noise gating on the soundtrack.' Noise gating' is an audio tool which, when set at excessive levels like it is here, removes surface noise, atmosphere, room tone, and any music or effects that happens to be at...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    James, I watched this disc this evening and according to my calculations (my tv adds about a frame of video delay and have compensated for it) the audio is about two frames early, which would have been a FAIL had I qc'd it. I believe in many cases some of these titles are only spot checked...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    The issue of sound synchronization is a problem. When I worked for Disney in QC, more often than not I would fail a language for sync issues. I would complete a report mark it as a FAIL and then I would request a move of the audio, late or early, by so many frames. We had instruments at our...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    If you are correct about the dialog, the only way that could happen is if MGM had either a mono track with separate dialog, music and effects or in the case of stereo (which might have been Dolby Stereo in 1979, can't remember without checking) separate 4-track dialog, music and effects stems...
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    Your thoughts on Kino-Lorber Blu-rays

    Stephen PI said: ↑ MisterLime.......Is there any chance of the audio getting corrected on "Curse of the Faceless Man"? There's nothing wrong with the audio, it was a low budget film and the sound/SFX were mixed in poorly - the minor issue is source. MisterLime......Thank you for your speedy...
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