Also extremely disappointed about this - on general principle, mostly, but on top of that, I didn't even know that line was bad (I assume you mean "wait!" before she says "stop!") [edit: Maaaybe this will be fixed, too?] One of these days I'm going to figure out how to add my mono digital LD rip to a modern HD visual.Disappointed that the original mono track isn't included. They are still using the awful 1996 stereo remix. One of Mrs. Bucket's lines is missing after "I've Got A Golden Ticket." I was hoping against hope they would rectify this.
I am also upset with this. This has to be one of the worst attempts to put together a stereo mix. Part of the overture sounds mono while part sounds semi-stereo. I have always been a fan of this film, and about 10 years ago I used the DVD and the original soundtrack LP, and a DVD recorder and took the first 6 songs including the overture, and dubbed in the beautiful stereo on the soundtrack CD. It fit 100%, the timing was perfect for all 6 songs. I never did the rest but I imagine they would have fit as well unless some change was made on the soundtrack. The overture on the soundtrack CD sounds beautiful, so if they wanted to make a stereo disc out of it, why not take the songs from the album masters. I am assuming they lost the original stems or they could have created a beautiful stereo mix, but using the soundtrack would at least have given us all of the songs in true stereo, not the awful mix they attempted and failed at.Disappointed that the original mono track isn't included. They are still using the awful 1996 stereo remix. One of Mrs. Bucket's lines is missing after "I've Got A Golden Ticket." I was hoping against hope they would rectify this.
They could but because of ATT's greed they probaby won't.The original soundtrack LP was a Paramount Records issue. The label also released the soundtracks to Paint Your Wagon, The Godfather, and the Sherman brothers' Charlotte's Web as well as recordings by the kids from The Brady Bunch. It ended up at ABC Records which in turn got sold to MCA Records by the end of the decade, leaving Universal Music Group with the rights. Hence the re-issue through Hip-O Records in the 1990s. Warner Bros. may not have had access to those album masters since another company had the soundtrack rights. The 25th-anniversary laserdisc had a music-only track in mono since it was only on the left analog channel, so at minimum, that still exists.
The difference is that all those other films/shows are still at Paramount. They were not produced by David L. Wolper so they were not affected when he sold his company to Warner Communications.
However, sound mixing and re-mixing technology have improved since 1996. They could always go back and remix it right.
The Mame soundtrack was an in-house Warner Bros. Records LP (hence the CD reissue was through Rhino) for a film that has not changed hands, but Lucy's vocals are different there than in the film which was the one technical hurdle they could not overcome and why they just left it mono. Leonard Stone, who played Violet's father in Wonka, was also in that movie as the stagehand during "The Man in the Moon."