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DVDs or Blurays with an optional soundtrack only audio track.

Old 06-10-19, 02:17 PM
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DVDs or Blurays with an optional soundtrack only audio track.

I'm a big fan of movie soundtracks and have quite a few in my music collection. In my movie collection I have two movies (as far as I know) that have the option to see the movie while only hearing the soundtrack, or score if you prefer, while all the other sounds (dialogue, sound effects) are silenced. These two are ALIEN (Dir. Ridley Scott, 1979) and The Ninth Gate (Dir. Roman Polanski, 1999).
I wish this option were standard on all DVD / Bluray special features but alas, it is not. My question is does anybody know of any other DVD / Bluray titles that have this soundtrack/score-only option as a special feature? Any information appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 06-10-19, 03:35 PM
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Re: DVDs or Blurays with an optional soundtrack only audio track.

Pretty much any Blu-ray from Twilight Time has this option.
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Old 06-12-19, 01:12 PM
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Re: DVDs or Blurays with an optional soundtrack only audio track.

Sony did this on many titles for a while, but stopped because of licensing issues. It didnít help that they were trying to sell soundtrack CDs for more than the price of the DVD in some cases.

Always wanted to use these tracks to improvise new dialogue for the movies.
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Old 06-17-19, 12:47 AM
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Re: DVDs or Blurays with an optional soundtrack only audio track.

They are called isolated scores and were rather common in DVD's early years. Composers complained it killed sales of the score on CD and the practice largely stopped, outside of niche releases.
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