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 Post subject: Alien THX '95 digital soundtrack
PostPosted: 30 Apr 2020, 16:10 
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I have the 1995 THX release of Alien, but do not have any of the necessary accoutrements for AC-3. I know that the AC-3 soundtrack came from the 70mm/Sensurround elements, and in any case the disc is really fun to hear.
I am curious though: Does the Dolby Surround track originate from that same 70mm mix as the AC-3, or is it from some earlier mix? All of the discussions about that release I can find center on the AC-3 track itself, and since I have no AC-3 setup for LD I can't compare!:-)
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 Post subject: Re: Alien THX '95 digital soundtrack
PostPosted: 30 Apr 2020, 16:29 
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Doesn’t it say on the package somewhere? It seems like it would.

I can’t say for sure but my assumption is that it’s a new mix. They would have re-done everything to make the 5.1 so they probably dowmixed it into a new Dolby Stereo version as well.
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PostPosted: 30 Apr 2020, 18:16 
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This may or may not answer your question; read disclord's comments....

Alien (1979) [8760-85]

Now I have to re-watch this again on both the PCM and AC3 tracks just to get a feel for the atmospheric differences.
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PostPosted: 01 May 2020, 14:51 
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signofzeta wrote:
Doesn’t it say on the package somewhere? It seems like it would.

I can’t say for sure but my assumption is that it’s a new mix. They would have re-done everything to make the 5.1 so they probably dowmixed it into a new Dolby Stereo version as well.


You're right: It does indeed explain on the sleeve that the soundtrack*S* on the disc originated from the 70mm 6-track elements—I've owned the disc for who knows how long and never noticed that "S" on "soundtracks." Thank you!
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 Post subject: Re: Alien THX '95 digital soundtrack
PostPosted: 01 May 2020, 14:56 
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ldfan wrote:
This may or may not answer your question; read disclord's comments....

Alien (1979) [8760-85]

Now I have to re-watch this again on both the PCM and AC3 tracks just to get a feel for the atmospheric differences.


With PCM, it already feels like the house is coming down thanks to the bass on all the exterior spaceship flybys—I bet the AC-3 sounds awesome too. I have several friends who are Alien fans, so when the quarantine is over we are having a belated "Alien Day" over here and watching what I billed as the "Sensurround Alien," LOL.
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