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Old 13-01-2006, 17:51   #1
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Bullit SE

From reading reviews and seeing pics, I agree the remastered version is definitely better and the documentaries on the coolness of McQueen are probably interesting to watch. I was vert tempted to buy the SE from Play.com on sale for £8.49.... but why didn't they mix a new 5.1 audio track???? It's frustrating to see loads of MGM titles get the "ultimate" treatment with DTS audio etc. but this didn't. I think it would be superb during the mad car chase sequence. Am I moaning for nothing?

EDIT: After reading comments, humble pie scoffed, admit that I was just sharing any potential frustration if "ultimate edition" came out within a couple of months, trying to lure people with new audi etc.

Anyway, what is this all about? The Making of Bullit

Is this documentary also included in the SE?????

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Old 13-01-2006, 18:02   #2
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Most 5.1 remixes are God-awful though aren't they? What you're getting is the sound as it was originally mixed in good old stereo; sounds fine to me...and you're missing a treat.
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Old 13-01-2006, 20:51   #3
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A joke thread surely.
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Yup, the soundtrack is excellent and a 5.1 remix would be an abomination.
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Most 5.1 remixes are God-awful though aren't they?
Jaws for instances
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There must have been something special about John Kean's sound mix for it to be nominated for an oscar.
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Old 13-01-2006, 22:05   #7
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Just stop with the damn surround remixes of old films that were never intended to be that way .

Never see why people want everything remixed, 5.1, DTS, glossy remasters packed with hundreds of pointless extras that don't tell you anything and just have documentaries full of clips of the film with some muppets talking about how they like a particular scene

I'm getting to the stage where I'd rather have attention to detail with a high quality transfer, original audio, no remastering that involves changing the original film beyond recognition, and maybe just a commentary from the key people involved (director and or key actors). Don't need extras beyond that.

I'm partly hoping that HD will concentrate on just the film in this way, but I doubt they will.
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If anything, the techno-gadgetry nature of HD will make it even more likely that films will be altered to take advantage of the latest gimmicks.
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Old 14-01-2006, 03:41   #9
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I'm getting to the stage where I'd rather have attention to detail with a high quality transfer, original audio, no remastering that involves changing the original film beyond recognition, and maybe just a commentary from the key people involved (director and or key actors). Don't need extras beyond that.
So you're just buying Criterion's then

I agree that 99% of the time having the original soundtrack is the best way, even if tis mono, it was filmed like that and presuming that there are not original sound tapes for the rest of the tracks which have been restored then it will always sound best in original sound format (although I don't mind if its cleaned up a little sometimes). Perfect transfer of the image is the main thing for me, hence why usually Criterion are a good choice if they have the rights as they give original audio and often very good video for older titles.
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Old 14-01-2006, 09:22   #10
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So you're just buying Criterion's then
The Bullitt SE is just one of Warners titles that is undoubtedly 'Criterion standard', and must surely be judged so by even the most fervent Criterion supporter?
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Of all the forums the original poster had to ask his question in, he picked this one.
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The Bullitt SE is just one of Warners titles that is undoubtedly 'Criterion standard', and must surely be judged so by even the most fervent Criterion supporter?
I know its good, I personally do not own it but it is on my list to get when I see a good price that is for sure
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I know its good, I personally do not own it but it is on my list to get when I see a good price that is for sure
How about £7.49

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Not bad, would be better if you got the link right though I'll look at the R1 edition to avoid any PAL speedup and hopefully save a little if I can find it at a retail store here cheap.
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Not bad, would be better if you got the link right though
Hmmm; I used the link affiliator and checked after I posted and it worked fine...
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Hmmm; I used the link affiliator and checked after I posted and it worked fine...
Bish just fixed it, I think that you managed to use the affiliator's Play.com and not Sendit.com!!!
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D'oh! Well damn me for the fool that I so apparently am...
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I'm a bit puzzled by this thread. We have praise for the stereo soundtrack of Bullitt and criticism of remixed 5.1 soundtracks from original mono tracks yet Bullitt was originally a mono film in cinemas. Doesn't criticism from mono to 5.1 not apply to stereo remixes!
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Bullitt was stereo originaly as far as I know
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Bullitt was stereo originaly as far as I know
Yep, I believe it was too. IMDB seems to think the same.
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