POLTERGEIST II in mono....

 
Old 04-30-03, 07:43 AM
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POLTERGEIST II in mono....

I was on another site and discovered this:

"Poltergeist II: The Other Side/Poltergeist III -- anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen with mono audio for II and anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen with DD 2.0 audio for III. Original theatrical trailers will also be included."

POLTERGEIST II in mono!!!!!!!!! How can this be? My LD edition wasn't mono. I hope that this is a misprint.
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Part II was OK, but a bit weird for me. III sucked so bad that I never even finished watching it. So, you're not out anything at all.
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I liked part 2 and agree with you concerning part 3. The sound issue on part 2 is what I can't understand?
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That may be the way the original theatrical prints were mastered. I dunno, I only saw the first one in the theater, and it was really crappy stereo.
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My LD copy of part 2 was in 2.0/stereo/surround.
This makes no sense as to release this title in mono!
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I agree - too bad it's in Mono, but at least it's finally released on DVD.
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Agreed, Geofferson, having POLTERGEIST II in anamorphic is a real treat. Still, the mono specs may indeed be a mistake,
as a 2.0 stereo surround soundtrack was available on LD.
We'll have to wait and see.
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MGM has released Part II with a 2.0 surround track on DVD in other regions, so releasing it mono here would be rather odd.

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Hmmm... 2.0 surround is probably what it will have but who knows! I am taking that this release will be a flipper, II on one side and III on the other?
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Old 04-30-03, 01:19 PM
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That's likely an error; I'm sure the DVD will be stereo/surround.
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I just looked at my "Polterguist II: The Other Side" and pre-record Vhs says Dolby Surround Stereo 1986.

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Re: =P

Originally posted by Sosai X
Part II was OK, but a bit weird for me. III sucked so bad that I never even finished watching it. So, you're not out anything at all.
what there's a part 3? I agree Part 3 is pathetic, on-topic it's most liekly a misprint or a dumb move by MGM
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If I play it on my t.v. with the sound really loud and pretend its in surround, will they take me?
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