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  1. Oof, too hard, I love all of them, but let's try, one per movie, I think:

    Backseat Driver (with film insert)

    Caviar Factory

    Ice Palace Car Chase

    African Rundown

    Pursuit at Port au Prince

    1 hour ago, WampaRat said:

    I’ve got Bond on the brain of late (looking forward to seeing NTTD tomorrow:) Ive been going back and listening to all the David Arnold scores. Man. What an immense talent. Overall, he captured the perfect synthesis of the classic and modern take on Bond.
     

    Arnold wrote some flat-out whoppers when it came to action set pieces for these films.

     

    “White Knight”
    from Tomorrow Never Dies

     

    “Miami International”

    from Casino Royal

     

    and my personal favorite
    ”Come in 007 Your Time is Up”


    There are a TON more.

    But what would you say is your all time favorite Bond action set piece by Arnold?

    I'm on the Bond craze too and damn NTTD is boring, I like it, but I have no idea how another Zimmer dun-dun style action score is compared to the likes of Arnold. I wish they had him on all five Craig movies, despite all this stuff with director choices and etc

  2. On 9/1/2021 at 1:07 AM, Anthony said:

     

    There's a little cue or extension after "License: 2 Kills", "African Rundown" has a couple of film inserts and "Blunt Instrument" has a different film ending...otherwise, no. The most substantial unreleased music is the film version of You Know My Name.

    Do you know how much of QOS music is unreleased except this rendition of Bond's theme from the end titles which can be ripped without problems? Or album is complete, minus that cue?

  3. On 8/31/2021 at 7:36 PM, Falstaft said:

     

    Need to update that vid at some point with examples from The Post and TROS. 
     

     

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    We usually place the first instances of the "Ludlow Motif" towards the final San Diego scenes in The Lost World, but there are a few proto versions earlier on in TLW too, like:
     

     

    God I love this score.

    And what about the second year of Quidditch?

  4. 13 minutes ago, SilverTrumpet said:

    I thought I was way too in the nose on Star Wars changes but I had no idea of any of those.

     

    Is there any home video release of Attack of the Clones where Anakin's robot hand doesn't hold Padme's hand at the wedding?

    This was in the original 35mm print plus some more changes.

     

    I highly recommend to watch this vid

     

    And do you know about one guy who have visual comparison site with a shit ton of photos and descriptions? Insane stuff.

     

    Here is the link:

     

    https://starwarsviscomp.wordpress.com/

     

     

  5. 3 minutes ago, SilverTrumpet said:

    I think it's also the only version with no changes between the theatrical release and VHS/DVD/BluRay/4K, right? 

    There were three changes for ROTS at all:

     

    Transition wipe in one scene was changed on DVD but it was mistake that was corrected on 2011 BR.

     

    Added some plants on the roof of Kashyyk building in which Yoda was chilling for two scenes.

     

    Clone troopers have lines when they are attacking Utapau.

  6. 1 hour ago, SilverTrumpet said:

    Why is Revenge of the Sith fine compared to The Phantom Menace and Attack of the Clones, again?

    Because this is the perfect version. Audio mix and picture are top-notch on both 1080p Blu-ray from 2011 and both versions from 2020

     

    You can check this review btw

     

    https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Wars-Episode-III-Revenge-of-the-Sith-4K-Blu-ray/257143/#Review

  7. 2 minutes ago, Holko said:

    And I recommend the 4kxx-es for their lack of jumping around wildly in source quality. Harmy's were a good placeholder, these are the closest we can possibly get to the real deal until Disney mans up.

    I don't think that Disney will put the originals. I've heard something like Lucas said that this are the ultimate versions and there is no need in the originals. And I'll bet that there is pretty big amount of people which want them, maybe not as many as the soundtrack lovers, but still. Disney just sitting on the gold mine. Almost everything SW is still selling like a hot cakes.

  8. Just look at this. This is 4K scan of the original and theatrical Czech print of The Phantom Menace.

     

    And on the second picture is horrible, DNR-ed, and wax-looking 4K version of TPM from 2020. (2011 Blu-Ray looks like shit too)

     

    There is no comparisons of OT because they are all looking like shit on DVD and Blu-Ray and like a little bit improved abomination on the 4K release. (DNR-d to hell on all three releases)

     

    If somebody doesn't know, TPM was almost completely shot on film and this look was altered to bring it more in line with AOTC and ROTS.

     

    The situation with SW home releases is almost as laughable as with the soundtracks because there is still no ultimate versions of OT, TPM and AOTC.

     

    And there is no way you can watch OT without any changes officially.

     

    For Original Trilogy I recommend Harmy's Despecialized editions, which are 720p, but by compiling different sources they are undone all Special Edition, DVD and Blu-Ray changes. Changes from previous year 4K releases are absent too. But they actually did 4K scans of original 1997 Special Editions of OT and redone all the changes from DVD and Blu-Ray from scratch. Plus added the new ones, such as Greedo exclaming "Maclunkey" (Lucas intended to do this when new scans were prepared for potential 3D release which plans were scrapped, but conversions of AOTC and ROTS were shown on SW Celebrations)

     

    Or you can simply watch 4K scans of ANH and ROTJ, which are absolutely identical to originals, because they are the originals. 4K scan of ESB is soon will be out too. Only two reels from the six left to scan. Just google projects 4K77, 4K80 and 4K83.

     

    With all that stuff, you can forget about original releases for good besides owning them for legally owning fan versions or scans. They are all outdone by them. Only ROTS is really good.

     

    For all who's interested there is giant comparison gallery for the OT build by one guy, here is the link:

     

    https://starwarsviscomp.wordpress.com/

     

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  9. 36 minutes ago, MedigoScan said:

    What? Did they remove the lyrics in the movie? Or was the mixing so bad they were inaudible?

     

    I do wish more tracks used the synthy aspect like in Whirlwind.

    Seems like they removed it or I haven't simply noticed them. Mixing is pretty good.

  10. Saw the movie. Score is nothing special. Not bad, not good, pretty average. Typical RC bravado. At least he didn't reused whole track ideas from Modern Warfare 2 like in Bad Boys For Life.

    Nice use of choir and one little reference to Silvestri's Avengers theme in the end. That's all. Enjoyed the movie tho.

    I'm thinking that separate listening experience will improve my opinion but I'll need to wait for score release.

  11. 3 hours ago, Jay said:

     

    That's not the easiest way to check for alternates.


    But yes, in general terms, a "WAV editor" or "Sound Editor" is what you're looking for, and Audacity is the most commonly used free one.

     

    3 hours ago, Positivatee said:

    I recommend using a duplicate file checker first. AllDup can compare audio files like mp3 and flac, and ignore the tag information. So if you suspect they are the same exact audio information, just with different tag or cover info, this can weed out the low hanging fruit first. 

     

    Then you just need a program to graphically load both files at the same time, and compare the waveforms visually. Audacity is free. Other programs like SoundForge or Magix are not, but they often are offered for cheap at HumbleBundle every few months. 

     

    Actually playing both files at the same time and listening for the differences? Gag. 

    Yep I like to do it by simply listening to them. It's not that hard if differences is not minor

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