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Problems with the Citizen Kane dvd

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan L B, Mar 9, 2002.

  1. Ryan L B

    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    I love the bang up job they did with the fully restored print and soundtrack, but is there a way to get rid of the really bad edge enhansment. Also, I have heard how some people night have wanted to have a 5.1 soundtrack, only purpose necessary for that is when Kane distroyes a persons room at the end of the movie since he throws chairs which could make some surround impact and the scene with the political campaign.
     
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    What on Earth...?
     
  4. Ryan L B

    Ryan L B Supporting Actor

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    I am getting some kind of blue stuff at the edges of my tv, I do not know if that is edge enhansment or not.
     
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    Sounds (looks) like your tv is on the fritz. Try turning off (down) your color settings. 5.1 surround for the flying chairs? I don't think so.
     
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    I think that Susan Alexander's Opera debut would sound spectacular in remixed 5.1.[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    I only noticed ringing in the projection room near the beginning and it was really slight. It's nearly invisible if you turn the sharpness down one or two notches.

    1.0 is by all means, perfect for Citizen Kane. The sound design for this film is so well-crafted, a remix would serve no purpose at all.

    However...since WB remixed Kane's audio from separate music, dialogue, and SFX tracks, I would have liked a music-only track with Bernard Herrman's excellent score in 1.0 mono. It's on CD, so that's probably better (and in PCM).

    Oh yeah...LDI should be applauded for not fixing any of the mistakes in the film...such as the see-through-eye parrot. (They also kept the decapitated henchmen in North By Northwest.)
     
  10. David Lambert

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    I literally just got through watching this film from beginning to end for the first time in my life.
    How wonderful!
    Because all of my life people gleefully told me the "secret" of the movie, I probably didn't enjoy it quite as well as I ought to have...there was no suspense for me the way there ought to have been.
    However, being able to appreciate it in its entirity allows me to acknowledge that it truly is a work of art, and masterful in every way.
    I also see the inspiration for the closing scene of a certain movie made by a couple of big names in the 80's, about a guy who wears a certain hat... [​IMG]
    A grand film. I'm glad I finally got a chance to sit down and watch it properly. No edge enhancement noticed here. No desire for a 5.1 track...the center speaker mono was all that was needed!
    True art, ladies and gentlemen. [​IMG]
     
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    Um, never mind.
     
  12. Adam Lenhardt

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    David: This film's not about the anwser. It's about the question.[​IMG]
     
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    Adam, I truly got that...I assure you!

    Rain: what were you gonna say? I value your feedback, really!
     
  14. Chad Gregory

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    I know. Just pointing out that you didn't miss anything. The suspense would have distracted you from what the movie was really saying.
     
  16. David Lambert

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    Chad, Adam...gotcha both.
    Rain: Go watch Zardoz! [​IMG]
     
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    Also, do not listen to the Roger Ebert commentary since it too gives away the ending.
     
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    Guys, how about cutting Ryan a bit of slack, huh?

    He's obviously new around here and still adjusting. When I think back to my first little while here and some of the things I posted...well, let's just change the subject. :b

    Anyway, Ryan, I suspect your problems with the disc are owing to your hardware, not the DVD. Either that or you got a bum disc and you might want to try to exchange it.

    Also, I don't recommend listening to a commentary until you are somewhat familiar with the film. Well, watch it once before at least.

    As a tip, you can reduce some of the shimmering and noise in the picture by turning the colour on your TV all the way off when viewing purely B&W films.

    Hope that helps.

     

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