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Blu-ray Review Sweet Charity Blu-ray Review

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Matt Hough, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. Kyrsten Brad

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    For that matter, lets just go all the way back to1955 (in the DeLorean :rolling-smiley:) to Artists & Models (1955) and a young Shirley MacLaine (The Bat Lady) pursuing a young Jerry Lewis.
    Dang, she was cute back then.
     
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    Shirley was probably unavailable, off on a set somewhwere. She’s still cranking ‘em out every year, God love her. :wub:
     
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    She watching Hadestown with me in late May. She enjoyed it very much and had know idea Charity was coming out on Blu-Ray. I asked her. Lol
     
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    Got my copy yesterday and am deeply disappointed by the very low audio level on the dialogue track. I'm fortunate to have an excellent 5.1 system and have never had this problem with other musicals, concerts or operas on Blu-ray. When I first noticed how low the dialogue was, I immediately fired up test tones and everything was fine. I also checked out the Roadshow's 2.0 track - it was slightly better. I then switched to the Alternate Edition disc. Same problem. Even checked out the Dolby Commentary track - that track was very loud. Something is very wrong. I've been a television producer for years, having worked on a number of musicals - and I do know audio mixes.
     
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    If you go to the Robert Harris thread you will see I said this exact thing yesterday. Put your response there because that's where the discussion is ongoing. I had to crank the volume up about ten db to get it to my normal listening level for other films. The French Blu-ray's sound isn't low - it's perfect.
     
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    So essentially we have perfect video on the Kino and perfect audio on the French. Ugh! Well, the French will have to see me through until I get a really good sale price on the Kino.
     
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    The good news is it looks and sounds beautiful! It looks like 70mm. Visually it is absolutely stunning. The colors and detail are incredible perfection. You can see every freckle on Shirley MacLaine. I enjoy the vintage documentaries and value their inclusion. It’s strange that on the roadshow version, they have the same title card and black section that is on the bootleg version on YouTube and the previous versions — minus the music! It’s like they just decided to leave it off. Very disappointing. Also, I don’t understand why Kino has decided to use commentators lately who only want to discuss the psychological and social meanings of the story and give you very little background on the actual production or the actors. I don’t think she even mentioned Stubby Kaye’s name.
     
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    My “favourite” part of the commentary was the interminable comparison with the Fellini original, which I have heard of but never seen. How about including it for an extra if so many references were to be made. It certainly was valuable to see Lillom on the Carousel Blu ray.
     
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    "Got my copy yesterday and am deeply disappointed by the very low audio level on the dialogue track. I'm fortunate to have an excellent 5.1 system and have never had this problem with other musicals, concerts or operas on Blu-ray. When I first noticed how low the dialogue was, I immediately fired up test tones and everything was fine. I also checked out the Roadshow's 2.0 track – it was slightly better. I then switched to the Alternate Edition disc. Same problem. Even checked out the Dolby Commentary track – that track was very loud. Something is very wrong. I've been a television producer for years, having worked on a number of musicals – and I do know audio mixes."

    I agree. This is the worst sound ever. Muffled, it sounds like it was recorded/dubbed in a tiny room far away. Music overwhelms dialogue.
     
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    Yeah-Wasn't that part of the Blu Ray experience?
     
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