E.T. audio source

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  1. ScottR

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    Does anyone know which audio source was used for the 2002 E.T. theatrical and dvd release? Was it the 1982 35mm track or the 1982 70mm track?
     
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    I think it is a completly new mix with much more surrounds info.
     
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    I was just wondering what materials they used as the source.
     
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    Joe was answering that. They likely went back to the original mixing stems, which would be the source for the previous mixes as well, and created a new 5.1 mix from scratch.

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    Thanks, Joe. I was just wondering because they left out E.T.'s final moan when he dies on the table
     
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    The film was realised in 70mm format 42, with monaural surrounds, however this newer version of the theatrical release, is a different mix, I still have the PAL Laserdisc, issued a few years back and the two are no alike, the sound of the spaceship as it blasts over head on the Sonic Whole Overhead Sound and on to the centre back is the same mix, as it is on the special edition release.

    Still I prefer the 1982 version over the re-issue any day of the week, the “John Williams” score on that film is a tour de force musical extravaganza on a plus 10.
     

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