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jaws 30th aniversary

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  1. bruce2

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    :lease: Does anyone know if there will be a special edition of jaws on dvd for it's 30th aniversary next year?
     
  2. Glenzo

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    I hope so, perhaps a nice boxed set and to include a better insight documentary into the making etc
     
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    And a better 5.1 re-mix would be welcome
     
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    Hi 'News of The World' (Kevo)

    I got the DTS 5.1 R1 of Jaws and found the track excellent. It brought to life all the little sound nuances that we'd never heard before and breathed new life into the whole movie, including deh deh, deh deh etc.

    It is of course a more front and dialogue driven movie and not a surround one, but I've noticed seventies movies esp. 1970-77 don't come up trumps too well in the surround dept. I think it's just that they were recorded initially in mono before Dolby Stereo with no idea of what we listen to now. It seems they're limited in what they can do to multi-channel a movie from mono. Regarding an older movie that was recorded in Dolby Stereo and re-vamped to 5.1 check out 'For Your Eyes Only' (1981) 'The River' (1984) and you'll notice what an excellent job can be done on original stereo sourced material.

    Ps. Have you gotten any Queen DVD Audios?
     
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    Glenzo, I totally agree about old films mixed in 5.1, even ones that were originally mixed in stereo don't sound much better in 5.1. There are some exceptions like Superman and The Terminator.

    You noticed my avitar then.

    Yes I have all two of Queen's DVDA releases plus a whole load of DVDVs
     
  6. Gary D

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    But the doc on the 25th aniversary disc is one of the best ever made on any film, what exactly doesnt it cover?


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    In order to fit everything on one disc, the cheapskates at Universal cut the doc down from the laserdisc documentary, which went on for over 2 hours. :nono:
     
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    I think your sound system needs calibrating as it's not deh deh deh deh, it's duh duh duh duh. :)
     
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    Glenzo

    The R1 DTS version does indeed sound better :thumbsup:

    Being able to release old movies in whatever surround format depends if the multi track recordings are still available. These were what was used originally to mix into mono, stereo and whatever.

    It is then down to the studios if the can be bothered to spend the money to re-mix or in fact if they just can be evn bothered :mad:
     
  10. Gary D

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    oh, i didnt know that, thanks for the info. time to start campaigning for a 30th anniversary edition then. :D


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    I've had both R1 DTS and the R2 DD5.1 discs in the past and find little between the two. R1 has a slight edge over the R2 but not enough I don't think to go looking for an R1 DTS. I thought the R2 wasn't bad, better than I thought it was going to be.
     

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