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ScottR

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Why is it when a 2.0 stereo film is remixed for 5.1 that certain sound effects/dialogue seem muffled. For instance, on the Glory dvd, the 2.0 soundtrack has a bright sound, but the 5.1 sounds deeper with some incidental sounds buried in the mix. I wish they would include the original sound mix on these films, because I don't trust all of the remixes (on the Glory dvd only the remix is on the widescreen version, but the p/s has both.)
 

MielR

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It has a lot to do with the person/people doing the remixing. Sometimes, the separate elements aren't properly balanced and stuff gets buried (more likely to happen if it's a rushed job). Case in point: The Star Wars Special Edition DVD from 2004 is notorious for being badly mixed- there's actually music MISSING from one scene. You can't attribute that to anything other than carelessness.

I agree with you that the original soundtracks should be included on DVDs, as I usually prefer to listen to the original mix.
 

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