Blade: Does anyone think the sound weak is some areas?

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  1. Dwayne

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    I was just watching the beginning of this movie and I noticed that the sound seemed a little weak in certain areas. Particulary the gunshots. Also, the sound of his car when he first pulls into the warehouse. Does anyone else care to comment?
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    Dwayne I agree, I have both the dv & dts ld both are weak especially in the machine gun firing, similiar to some of the scenes in Die Hard sometimes the gun fire sounds good but other times real flat, no impact. Did not see Blade in the theater so not sure how it sounded there. Mabye someone else can help.
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    Sounds like the master then. I remember watching it sometime ago in Pro Logic and the gunshots seemed to have a little more impact. I still can't believe that for a movie this recent, the gunshots seem somewhat lacking. On the other hand, the explosions kick ass.
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    We've had a few (probably long gone) threads on this before. It sounds as though there's dynamic range compression or something of the sort on it. There is a lot of bass being thrown around - but at those specific moments during the fight scenes that should really kick ass, they wind up sounding limp. Those gunshots are REALLY weak sounding.
    I did see this in the theater, but the Dolby Digital kept kicking off into SR over and over again. Not the best basis for comparison. And by now I've seen the DVD too many times to remember exactly what the theatrical print sounded like.
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    When I first watched Blade, I was really enjoying the opening sequence with the pounding music until the fight broke out and Blade's shotgun made a miserable little pop when he "blasted" someone.
    Being insecure about how well I have set up my system (am I the only one in this whole forum who suffers from this??) I immediately decided I had made some terrible cock-up with the connections and spent hours trying to sort the problem, all to no avail.
    I'm more than happy to hear that I can now blame the disc for this, but that was a seriously frustrating evening.
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    I just can't work a sound meter either. Oh, the shame of it.
     
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    I have always thought this too. Great DVD but that opening fight scene lacks kick ass bass.
     

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