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The War of the Worlds (1953) possible Blu-ray release?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Lromero1396, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Tino

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    Depends on the broadcast. My discs frequently look different than broadcasts.
     
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    Compare it to the mono mix
     
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    So it’s your opinion then?
     
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    Also check out the WOTW thread in the streaming section for more info on how new sound effects were not added
     
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    No, it's not my opinion. I've listened to the 5.1 track and then listened to the same section with the mono track. Many sound effects found in the new 5.1 mix often disappear in the original mono mix. And they weren't there in the previous remixes. If you're familiar with the original mix, it'll likely stick out. If the added effects don't stick out to you, (and I mean this with no sarcasm intended) no worries and whatever works for you. For me .. and I hope you give me the same courtesy .. I'd prefer they include the mono track and even the previous remix, along with the new souped up 5.1 version.
     
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    btw- Thanks for mentioning the thread in the streaming section, as it's good to see others quickly caught this issue as well. (And the poor imdb reason given by someone there doesn't fit at all, and is typical of an imdb posting) For me, even on my first listen it was hard not to miss.
     
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    To each his own! If you're not happy with the revised version then so be it and if you're overjoyed with it like I am then that's fine too.
     
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    Yep!
     
  9. Tino

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    Again, unless you can provide proof such as an official link stating new effects were created, it’s all opinion. Everyone’s ears are different.

    Let’s just leave it at we agree to disagree.

    Except on the film itself which is a classic.

    Cheers. :)
     
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    I would then recommend doing a comparison yourself and you'll quickly discover it is not an opinion. That's proof.

    Agreed- the film is a classic.
     
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    I have. And I still don’t agree with your opinion. ;)
     
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    This I agree with 100%. I would love to also own a physical copy.
     
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    Agreed. Paramount should reconsider and offer these 4k titles on disc. Even if it’s an online purchase option only.
     
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    Any opinions on the Vudu 4K version?
     
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    Not opinion. It’s a fact.

    New foley was done on this film.

    Straight from the mountains mouth!
     
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    Well there you go! Damn these ears!;)

    Do you know to what extent and why Bob? Was it just for the UHD streaming versions?
     
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    Same as the iTunes version.
     
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    That’s all I can say on this matter.

    You can take GregK aka Greg Kintz’ word as gospel.

    The 3-D Film Archive team is quite knowledgeable on early stereophonic sound. Among our recent audio restorations; Thunder Bay and This Island Earth.

    For more information, http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/the-first-year-of-stereophonic-sound
     
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    Apparently the 3D Film Archive's Greg Kintz gets no respect! :D
     
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    John, I no longer have the DVD. But, I sampled the beginning on iTunes last night. Mars does indeed look blue/green, until around the last second or two of the zoom, when some areas look pinkish. I didn't notice this the first time I watched it over a year ago, and I don't have anything for comparison. I believe you!
     
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