Anyone else get goosebumps just watching the opening credits of 'SUPERMAN'? :-)

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  1. Inspector Hammer!

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    I just felt like watching the DVD, so I put it in after not seeing it in awhile, and that opening sequence with John Williams score soaring throughout my listening room while the credits fly in one by one from the rear to the front stage, finally building to a climax with Richard Donners credit slamming onto the screen accompanied by that incredible LFE just takes my breath away! [​IMG]

    That has to be the most thrilling opening credits sequence I have in my entire collection!

    EDIT: In this thread I am looking for other people like myself who gain enjoyment out of this new audio mix. Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  2. Matt Naglieri

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    I haven't felt that way since the first time I saw it in a large theater which was about 5 years ago. I can't get that excited about the dvd because of the annoying new sound effects they had to add to the opening credits.
     
  3. Marc Carra

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    John, absolutely! I got the same feeling a few weeks back while watching the episode of "Smallville" in which Chris Reeve guest starred. The John Williams theme crept up slowly in the background and I instantly had goosebumps. One of the most memorable TV moments for me in recent history. It goes to show you how powerfull the film soundtrack is.

    Marc.
     
  4. Inspector Hammer!

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    Matt,

    I understand your stance on the matter. However I am only looking for those that enjoy the soundmix on the new version. I've added additional text to my opening post to attract this demographic.
     
  5. Brad M

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    When I first put this in my player and heard it I almost cried. I've used it to demo my system several times. In fact, I think I'll go put it in right now. [​IMG]
     
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    I use it to demo all the time. I remember when this first came out, I found it a day or two early... poped it in and was BLOWN AWAY.

    I felt like that old poster Maxell used with the guy being blown away by the speakers... sitting there and loving it.

    -- Matt
     
  7. Inspector Hammer!

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    Matt,

    great analogy! [​IMG] That's exactly what it's like! [​IMG]

    But I think you mean MAXELL. [​IMG]
     
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    John, to answer your question, YES! In addition, the music right after the credits when the camera slowly zooms and explores Krypton is amazing. This is one of my very favorite DVDs and they did an outstanding job with the video and audio (and extras, actually).
     
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    The first time I watched this intro on DVD I thought to myself, "this is why I have a home theater".
     
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    Well of course you like John William's score, he's your dad isn't he? [​IMG]
     
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    Matt, if you wish to avoid annoying woosh, just switch over to the isolated score track
     
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    Definitely a demo at my place! I always loved the opening having grown up with the broadcast numerous times on ABC. They could not have remastered the music any better !
     
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    Yes John. In fact this made my list of WOW! Moments in movies. Great stuff! And Goosebump city! [​IMG]
     
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    i've popped this disc in so many times just to play the those now, that i've promised myself not to do it again until i'm prepared to sit down and watch the whole movie.
    the first of many aural/visual goosebump scenes on this disc.

    the sub assisted impact of Supes flying thru the ceiling of Luthors underground lair, with the music swelling and the debris raining down , is another moment i spin over and over.
     
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    The 5.1 mix re-engineered for the restored director's cut is wonderful.

    First, the clarity of the audio is amazing. I always remembered the pan & scan transfers with muddy audio. Sure, a few parts every now and then (mostly dialogue) is thinner due to poor preservation...but it's all put together so well.

    I wasn't much of a fan of Superman: The Movie until I saw the DVD. With the restored picture, proper 2.35:1 aspect ratio, and clear sound...it is much more enjoyable. A film is hard to enjoy without it being well presented.
     
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    Even though I'm not 100% happy with the new sounds, the opening credits are awesome! Thanks to the mint 6 track, Superman has never sounded better! [​IMG]
     
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    Do I get goosebumps? Always, man. ALWAYS! Even after seeing it hundreds of times...
     

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