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Criterion to release Kurosawa's Ran

Old 09-03-05, 09:35 AM
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Does anyone know if this Criterion release of Ran is mislabeled? Or is my receiver's PLII mode decoding the track incorrectly?

The back just notes a STEREO track, but there is quite a bit of surround activity happening, particularly with the score.

Most of the reviews appear to take the packaging at its word; I think the only one linked at DVD Basen that mentions a surround track is DVD Journal's review.

Other Criterion Collection DVDs with DD 2.0 tracks mention SURROUND when applicable (including Brazil, Naked Lunch and Do The Right Thing.)

I want to do the right thing myself. Should I force the receiver to play it in STEREO?

I'm frequently bothered by the stupidest things.
Old 06-24-07, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by theWitcher
Does anyone know if this Criterion release of Ran is mislabeled? Or is my receiver's PLII mode decoding the track incorrectly?

The back just notes a STEREO track, but there is quite a bit of surround activity happening, particularly with the score.
With Dolby PLII your a/v rcvr creates a 5.1 soundtrack out of a stereo source. It is fake surround sound you are hearing, not the real thing.
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I can confirm the "fake" surround on my copy as well.
Old 06-25-07, 01:19 AM
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My receiver it defaults to 2.0 Stereo, NOT surround.
compare to Brazil or Do The Right Thing, they both default to 2.0 surround

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