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Film Reviews by THX

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by FoxyMulder, May 28, 2003.

  1. FoxyMulder

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    just been reading some of your reviews and its good you are doing them and i enjoy reading them but a few slight errors cropping up, Dracula was originally released with a dolby digital 5.1 track at our cinemas it was one of the early 5.1 tracks to be released after Batman Returns and also Cliffhanger was also a 5.1 release at cinemas and not just a dolby surround track as u mention in ur reviews and i have both on dvd and think theyre great :O)
     
  2. Phil Hinton

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    Thanks for your comments.
    Just did some checking again and found this;

    Cliffhanger: Sound Mix: 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) / Dolby Digital (35 mm prints) (Europe) / Dolby SR (35 mm prints) (USA)

    Dracula: Sound Mix: Dolby SR

    So it would appear Cliffhanger was given a 5.1 soundmix in 1993, on how many screens would be hard to say (3 or 4). Only recently have many multiplexes fitted all screens with DD. Most went for the cheaper option DTS in 1993/4. The sound tracks on the DVD's were however remoxed in 5.1 for their Home editions. But i was correct about Dracula, it was only a Dolby SR (spectral recording, i.e mono rears).

    1 Point each on that one. However i dont think it really effects the reviews, as you could until recently only hear both as Dolby surround on VHS and Laserdisc, until DVD came around.

    Again I welcome the feedback, many thanks.

    Source:Dracula and Cliffhanger
     
  3. Family Guy

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    Phil,
    I'd like to add that I am also enjoying the reviews...however, could you tell me your source that told you Treasure Planet is in Dolby Digital Surround EX please? I have the R1 (American - not Canadian) version. It says it's just 5.1 and there is no mention of it on the Dolby WS. Most other Disney titles in EX (Monsters Inc, Atlantis) advertise the fact on the case...

    Keep up the good work:smashin:
     
  4. figrin_dan

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    I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Dolby SR = stereo rears.
     
  5. Phil Hinton

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    SR= Spectral recording. This is an analogue system based on Dolby Stereo which produces a more dynamic sound thanks to the use of Dolby noise reduction S. It is still a 4 channel system with mono surrounds.

    You can read all about Dolby technology, past present and future at their website www.dolby.com

    Bry,
    That looks like a typo, and I dont have the disc at hand to check, sorry.
     
  6. Phil Hinton

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    BTW, Dolby SR-D was the first Digital cinema system based on AC-3 technology in 1993, it was later renamed Dolby Digital.
     
  7. hornydragon

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    THX just a quick point under your reveiws us plebs cant post replies, But mods can, can i suggest that if we cant then they shouldn't ie only you can.
    Also how do you get the discs pre release??? and what happens to the discs that have been reveiwed???
    Are they returned to the publisher?
     
  8. Phil Hinton

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    R1 DVD's are supplied by Movietyme.
    R2 Japanese DVD's are supplied by CDJapan
    R2 UK DVD's are supplied by PR Companies.

    Nobody but myself should post in the review section. Any feedback is welcome in the sticky on this forum, plus any requests.
     
  9. hornydragon

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    Thanx THX1138 But what does happen to the DVD's you are sent???
    Particularly the R2 UK ones???
     
  10. Phil Hinton

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    The majority go back, any R1's I keep i have to pay for. R2 the same. BTW I dont get paid to review the discs, my time is given free. Do you want to sponsor me then?:D
     

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