Amadeus Warning - It's Loud!!

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  1. Neil S. Bulk

    Neil S. Bulk Screenwriter

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    Just a quick warning for those who can't wait to get the new Amadeus - Director's Cut DVD tomorrow. My copy showed up today, and fortunately I had already read DVDFile's review. Here's what they had to say, "And please beware of what seems to be an excessive level; on my system, this DVD is 6 dB louder (or twice as loud) as a typical DVD. The opening chord was quite a shock!".
    It really is. Be sure not to play this one at reference level or whatever your normal volume setting is. Your home theater, your neighbors, and most importantly your ears, will thank you.
    Neil
     
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    I know exactly where I want to try out this title! [​IMG]
     
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    Excellent...
    Just don't tell my sound system that it's about to stretch its legs! [​IMG]
     
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    Oh man! I got ahold of this disc early as well and talk about a shock when that opening chord hit! I jumped so damn hard, reaching for the remote to turn it down! The music fills my room nicely and I am happy that I waited for this version of the classic!
     
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    Well, since A Hard Day's Night doesn't come out in Canada until October, I guess my money goes to...

    MOZART!!!
     
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!
     
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    cant wait for this, i just love this flick!
     
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    Who did the sound on this? Was it Mi Casa - same company that did LOTR and Blade?
     
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    All that I have to say about it is as long as it isn't over-produced on the sound I don't care. I have waited so long for this edition of this wonderful film.

    Picked it up last night at Costco (along with the other WB titles) and I have to say that I don't have a gripe number one. Wonderful picture, wonderful sound, wonderful extra's. Great job by WB's.
     
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    Believe me, the opening chord of Amadeus is supposed to jolt you out of your seat. It's one of the most vivid things I remember when I first screened the film in Dallas at the famed (but now defunct) Northpark movie theatre. The entire audience had a collective heart attack; it was fantastic. [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
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    Ahh Northpark.....how about a moment of silence.

    That theater really was PERFECTION.
     
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    Lou asked if this was done by the same authoring company that did Blade 2. And I am curious about this too, because I remember reading somewhere online that Blade 2 advertises that is uses a 0 reference sound level. I wonder if this was the same thing done to Amadeus, and if this is going to be a more commonplace practice. I welcome it, and hope that all studios start to do this.
     
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    with a 16 bit recording, each 6 db drop from 0 db looses an effective "bit" of resolution. I've had many DVDs that I hooked up to my MD recorder just to watch the level...and often the maxiumum peak ever obtained during the film still leaves 6-12 db of headroom...which is a SERIOUS sacrifice of digital resolution.
    Ideally, a digital recording should hit 0 db at its loudest level...thus ensuring that the overall recording is obtaining the best resolution possible. It's not such an imperative when dealing with 20 or 24 bit recordings...but for a 16 bit recording or medium it *does* make a difference and I'm glad to hear that Amadeus doesn't waste too much headroom needlessly.
    Too bad no DTS [​IMG]
    -dave
     
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    Hey I loved Northpark too. The last film I saw there was Titanic. Too many great theater experiences to list. No we have little or now 70mm projection in this city. Damn shame.

    -- Matt
     
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    Yeah, I remember Northpark, too. One of the coolest experiences I had there was seeing Raiders. Great picture, sound, and atmosphere.
     
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    I watched the Empire Strikes Back on opening day at Northpark. *sniff* Memories.....
     
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