I am really getting tired for stereo films now becoming mono films on Blu Ray. Just received LINK, which I had previously on DVD, which was stereo, but this new release is mono. I think Kino Lorber needs to find out what format (sound) the film was made and make sure they have the correct elements before pressing the Blu Ray. For sound, at least for catalog titles, the trend has been going down hill for some time now. We used to get 5.1 sound even for 4 track films, with the mono surrounds, then it seems to be 2 track stereo, which could provide a matrixed 4 track sound if done correctly. Now, most sound is relegated to 2 track dual mono or if we are lucky, 2 track stereo… depending on the source. They need to research, if available, a previous release (DVD) of a film they are remastering to make sure the studio provides them with the proper track. From now on, I will not preorder a known stereo film until I read a review. Of course many films from the 50s are missing their original stereo, which I can understand, but Dolby surround is built into the soundtrack and really should not be this big of a problem.
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