I played the section-in-question tonight on my Blu copy (both the 7.1 and the 4.0 tracks), the DVD that came with the Blu copy (5.1 track) and the 2003 "red box" CE DVD version. So that's four different English-speaking audio tracks.Charles Smith said:Okay, folks. An hour ago my curiosity finally won out and I checked my copy. I'd actually intended to check it some days earlier, but never seemed to remember once I got away from the computer and into the movie room.
Listened to the 7.1 first, ever mindful of the warning above that you're going to hear what you expect to hear. Well, there it was, as clear as day. Either that, or some combination of speech and/or sounds that amazingly resulted in sounding like the line.
Switched to the 4.0. Heard "punks" clearly. Fortunately, this is just a few seconds after a chapter stop, so it's easy to play and replay. Ran it again. And again. Now I was hearing the offending line. Huh? Double-checked the audio track. Sure enough, still on 4.0. Played it again. Went back to the 7.1. No question about it there. Back to the 4.0, and something had happened: it was thereafter impossible for me to hear "punks".
I kid you not.
So, power of suggestion? Mass hallucination? I left it out so I'll remember to try again another day. And I'll be able to test it with a couple of other people who won't have the slightest idea what the issue is.
This is the Target 3-disc digibook set. (Didn't want the big box of whatever.) I'd given the corresponding DVD to someone right away, so can't check that.
Actually, they aren't, but it's all fine - you believe what you want.cinerama10 said:Actually they are investigating the issue.They have already apologised for the problem. They have also asked for several additional details. They cannot lose their reputation should a person responsible for the restoration, change some words as an ego trip. Two other friends who have viewed the film,also heard the same words. It does make you wonder what else is out there where the restorer has done similar tricks. If you had heard the words you would know that they were inserted by someone during the restoration. The very slight split second pause beforehand and a different voice makes it obvious.
Yes, listening again it sounds likeJoe Isham said:I heard "Break it up, you punks! Now cut it out!"
I had the same exact experience with my wife early this morning. I was repeatedly playing the WAV file over the PC speakers and she came in from the other room and asked "What do you keep listening to?" Without any explanation, I played the sound bite for her and asked what she heard -- she immediately said "c***sucker".Mike Frezon said:In fact, as I was playing the section tonight, my wife (who was in the room with me but had NO IDEA what I was doing or why I was doing it) said to me: "did he just say c&$%-sucker there?"