Tommyknockers - Audio Sync Problem?

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  1. Eric Huffstutler

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    Do I have a bad disc or is there an audio sync problem with this title? Seems I saw somewhere a problem but not sure and the copy i have was distributed by Lion's Gate - not Artisan.

    What should I do?

    Thanks!
    Eric
     
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    Examples?
     
  3. Eric Huffstutler

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    Darren... no "one" frame but chapter after chapter with the people talking out of sync.
     
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    I think there is, because I noticed the problem as well when I first watched the DVD. My copy is from Lionsgate, too.
     
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    But is there a particular scene or something like a door slam?
     
  6. Eric Huffstutler

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    Not "sounds" per se but as people talk, the voice and their mouth movements are all out of sync. Like a cheap Japanese dub [​IMG] The voice track finishes before their mouths do.
     
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    Well, as they say in 70's Kung Fu dubs..."But, still..."
     
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    If I remember correctly it gets better in part 2, but the entire part 1 definitely suffers from it.
     
  9. Eric Huffstutler

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    OK... knowing I am not the only person suffering from this problem, did Lion's Gate address the issue and if so, will they replace the disc and how do you go about it?

    Eric
     
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    I have the original Trimark version and, unless it's a variable problem, I can't detect it (I tested Gardner's poetry reading and the after party). Sorry to say it may be an issue solely with the Lionsgate repressing.
     
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    Eric, the Lionsgate version has been out for ages now. I bought mine two years ago (funnily enough exactly to the day, 09/21/04). It wasn't new then and still had the issue. I'd say if they haven't addressed it by now (and as far as I'm aware they haven't), I doubt they ever will.

    And let's face it, Lionsgate aren't really known for fixing issues.
     
  12. Eric Huffstutler

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    Christian,

    I spoke with someone at Lion's Gate in California this afternoon and she was quite pleasant and willing to look at and exchange my DVD. Was more pleasant than the people at Warner when I had a defective for exchange.

    Keeping fingers crossed.

    Eric
     
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    "Arglebargle."
     
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    Eric, please keep me posted on this. If they never remastered the disc, a new one will (obviously) have the same problems. Good luck, though. [​IMG]
     
  15. Eric Huffstutler

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    With an enclosed letter I sent to her I stated what was wrong, that other people had the same problem, and for her to check the disc prior to shipping. I am sending it UPS so will hopefully know something in a week or so.
     

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