TURNING POINT Rev says its MONO

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  1. Joe Caps

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    Sometimes I don't get what major studios do.
    Turning Point wasstereo in theaters
    The Laserdisc is stereo.
    the version shown on Fox Movies is stereo.
    According to classicsondvd.com review, the new dvd from anchor Bay is mono.
    WHY, WHY, WHY ??????
     
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    I'm not sure this is correct. I saw it in NY and it was certainly not in stereo. This was 1977, the year Star Wars was released. Very few dramatic films like Turning Point were released in stereo at that time. Maybe a stereo mix was done for the laser and TV showings, but I don't believe it was anything but mono in its initial release, at least first run in NYC.
     
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    The box is WRONG. The web sites are WRONG.

    Same stereo track as the LD.

    And it was released in 4 track mag stereo.

    I ran a 4 track mag stereo print at the University Of Colorado in Boulder way back when.

    Ted
     
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    Turning Point was certainly stereo in Syracuse New York, and Rochestor, so I just assumed it would be in New York City.
    A friend of mine did the transfer for Laserdisc and I kmnow he used an original four channel stereo mag master.
    When I started this thread, I wasn't quoting ooff the box (I don't have it) but the reviewer said the sound was very good, but too bad it was only mono. (Fred Hunter over at www.classicsondvd.com
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    Well, as I said, I saw it first run in NY and it was mono. I suppose they could have made mag prints but that would seem to me to be a bit odd given the nature of the film and its year of release. I'd love to see a list of films released in stereo from the year 1977.

    But, if you ran a stereo print, Ted, then they certainly made a few. I haven't run the DVD yet, but it's nice to know that the box is wrong.
     
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    I saw it on opening day in New York (at either the Coronet or the Baronet) and it was most certainly 4-track stereo.
    A rarity in those days, and unmistakable.
     
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    It is indeed in stereo.
     
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    First off, may I just say that anyone who takes anything that Fred Hunter writes seriously should have his head examined. [​IMG]
    That guy is the biggest nitwit of them all in terms of DVD reviews.

    I didn't see Turning Point at the Baronet or the Coronet, so perhaps I saw it once it went wide, in which case I would have seen it in mono.

    In any case, all seems to be as it should be - the DVD, though mis-marked, is stereo, so the brouhaha is for naught.
     

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