Senior HTF Member
- Jan 28, 2002
They are selling the 1 discers (both) at the Virgin store in Times Sq.... I just lent my 2 disc set to a friend who's kid wound up mangling the case!!!!!!!!!!
...the music used for the 5.1 mix is actually from the studio re-recorded re-mixed soundtrack album from 1983 and does not sound quite the same as the original mix on the mono track.Just compare the mono original and 5.1 remix versions of the main title theme to hear the difference.
FYI, the extended version has the original mono soundtrack, not the 5.1 remix the other releases have.The theatrical version of the DVD has the original mono track as well. I don't know about the new version, but both '99 versions (and obviously the LE) have the original mono track in addition to the 5.1 track and a 2.0 surround track.
You could also just go out to the store and buy the single disc 1999 DVD and then the TV disc as well. Then you would have the exact same contents as the LE.
Are these the two from AB, with one having a cover similar to the new release and the other with a cover showing pictures of Michael's mask and the Myers house?
FYI, the extended version has the original mono soundtrack, not the 5.1 remix the other releases have.No, it doesn't. Believe it or not, it contains a mono mixdown of the new soundmix created by Alan Howarth for the 2.0 Stereo and 5.1 tracks. It'e clearly not the original mono mix. You can tell in lots of places, but the most obvious place is the sound of the thunder as Loomis and the nurse are driving to the hospital.
On the other hand, the Theatrical version disc (the THX one from 1999) and the new 25th Anniversary disc both contain the original mono mix as a sound option.