Any DVD's with No-Music option?

 
Old 01-01-04, 08:31 PM
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Any DVD's with No-Music option?

Way back when the first Pink Panther movie came out, the soundtrack album had a few sentences of the liner notes written by "Inspector Clouseau". He said something to the effect that the album allowed you to hear the music without seeing the film; unfortunately there was no way to see the film without hearing the music.

Well, now there's a way. There've been several movies released with music-only tracks, sometimes featuring a composer's commentary during the "dead" spots. Has any movie come out on disc with a no-music track? I'm not looking for one, just curious.
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Old 01-01-04, 08:55 PM
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Nowadays, most movies' soundtracks are split with music and effects as one mix and dialogue as another mix, so that it can be easily redubbed for foreign releases. I guess they could do an effects and dialogue mix with no music, but what would be the point?
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There's a sound effects-only track on A Bug's Life and the Toy Story discs.
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Old 01-02-04, 10:16 AM
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I think Robert Redford (Or Paul Newman?) actually did a couple of films that featured no music at all.

Other than that, I don't see any studio that would remove the music unless the director requested it as part of a DVD or something...
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It would be an interesting choice for Scarface... "you want a rap soundtrack? Well, we've removed the Moroder score! Go nuts! Make it polka if you want!"
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It's fun to listen to trailers that are in discrete 5.1 with only the center channel (all others turned off)- most of them don't have any music in the center channel so all you hear are the voices.
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Criterion's disc of The Passion of Joan of Arc (a silent film) contains a film score in 5.1 and a "nothing" track that litterally contains nothing, just silence.
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Old 01-03-04, 06:15 PM
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I wish more studios would issue their sit-com box sets with a "No Laugh Track" option. Fox does this for M*A*S*H and it is much appreciated. I would re-buy the Sports Night box set if they could remaster it with this feature.
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