Anatasia - Ingrid Bergman - Does Anyone Have This

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  1. Joe Caps

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    Does anyone have the new Anatasia with Ingrid Bergman-
    is the sound 2.0 or 4.0
    Even thought it was not announced extra, did Fopx include the aMC bckstory on the making of the film?
     
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    I have this. The sound seems to be stereo (I don't have a way of telling the number of channels, unless it's 5.1).

    The included documentary is from A&E, about Anna Anderson, the original Anastasia impersonator. There is some information about the movie, for instance, Arthur Laurents speaks about fictionalizing Anna's story even further, turning it into a love story.
     
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    According to the review here: The Cinema Laser ,
     
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    The audio is the original 4.0
     
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    The Cinema Laser review says "Although directional dialogue was a component of many CinemaScope releases, here the dialogue tends to remain pretty much localized in the center channel."

    The Classics on DVD review says "The soundfield seemed more ambitious than usual for a film of its generation. It featured a lot of directional dialogue, which became a strength and a weakness. Most of the time, the speech came from the appropriate places and moved accurately from one spot to another, but more than a few exceptions occurred. Some lines bled between channels, and others popped up on the wrong side. For example, occasionally speech from a character on the left would emanate from the right speaker. Overall, the localization worked fine, but these exceptions caused distractions"

    Is it directional dialogue or not?
     
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    Yep, 4.0. Sounds pretty darn good too, with the expected directionality.
     
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    I just bought this DVD -- Anastasia.

    I agree with the "Classics on DVD" review (that Roland quotes above) -- some of the voice directionality is pleasing, but some of it is quite odd and distracting.

    I think something is a bit wrong somewhere in the audio transfer. Does anyone else hear the voices in the center channel kind of cancelling themselves out -- and the voices in the left/right channel popping out a bit too strongly?

    (Yes, my speakers are connected in proper phase.)
     
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    Do you suppose this is just an example of 1956 clumsiness in using the then-new techology of multi-channel sound - ?

    Or perhaps were the theater speakers intended to be behind the screen in a different configuration or phase than we now use?

    [​IMG] insatiably curious.
     

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