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Lion King with "juiced" Dolby 5.1 mix.

 
Old 10-02-03, 12:18 PM
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Lion King with "juiced" Dolby 5.1 mix.

I am really excited about this release even though I'm not that into the film. The Lion King release contains a special Dolby Digital 5.1 track that has been specially mixed for home theater in mind. I have been saying that this needs to be done for over 10 years. Although it costs a lot of money to produce, movie soundtracks sound far better when they are optimized for home theaters which are VERY different acoustically. The best example of this is the DTS mix of Saving Private Ryan on DVD. I really hope this trend catches on with the major DVD releases.
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Yeah I hear ya. I don't have a surround sound system, I just run movies out of my stereo speakers which are on each side of the room. But i can only imagine how it would sound with the 5.1 doly track. In the theaters this movie was really good with its sound even when it originally got released. The detail in the surround sound they put in it is really excellent even for people who don't really have a great love for this film, or animated films in general. Watching this movie and being able to hear things around you constantly just makes it more of an enjoyable experience no matter how you feel about it
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Re: Lion King with "juiced" Dolby 5.1 mix.

Originally posted by Green Jello
The best example of this is the DTS mix of Saving Private Ryan on DVD. I really hope this trend catches on with the major DVD releases.
I would add Se7en to that list...wich also has a specially mixed for HT sountrack
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Re: Re: Lion King with "juiced" Dolby 5.1 mix.

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I would add Se7en to that list...wich also has a specially mixed for HT sountrack
Hmm,..interesting. I own that, but I didn't know that.
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Nice to see you posting here again, GJ! You just sold me on "Lion King"!
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There have been a few.

Superman and T2 come to mind.

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Originally posted by Jason Bovberg
Nice to see you posting here again, GJ! You just sold me on "Lion King"!
Hey Jason! I know. This was my first post since February.
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Actually, most of New Line's major releases for the past several years have had the soundtracks remixed for home theater by Mi Casa Studios. Virtually all film soundtracks require some amount of re-conforming for near-field listening, but Mi Casa tends to go a bit further in "sweetening" tracks for the home environment.
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R2 seems to have DTS:

http://www.dvdcompare.org.uk/compari...e.php?fid=3939
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... as does the r3, and that has been covered in International.
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Speaking of the "enhanced" audio, which did sound good BTW, isn't this just good old Dolby Digital 5.1 ex without the flag for receivers?
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Not necessarily because the bass is cranked too, not just the surrounds.
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What's the big deal, I wonder... nearly all tracks are remixed for home theater. look at any movie with a newly-created DD 5.1 mix, fore example...

About the thread title. When something is 'juiced', isn't the juice removed from it? So saying the EHT is 'juiced' would be claiming it didn't sound as full and good, right?

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Watched my copy last night and loved the enhanced audio. There is a huge difference between the two audio tracks...my wife started the movie so I was not thinking about the audio until the end of the movie and I started playing around with the menu etc....selected the enhanced audio and watched a few scenes. Awesome difference in sound....
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