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Old 06-12-2012, 08:11 PM - Thread Starter
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Problem is, The Delta Force sounds wimpy and tinny even compared to other Dolby Stereo movies from the same time period. When I run the DTS-MA 2.0 channel track through my Pioneer Elite Pro Logic decoder, the subwoofer is completely silent. Not a peep out of it. That's not how decently mixed Dolby Stereo movies are supposed to sound, and I don't remember it being a problem on the nearly 25-year old Laserdisc (I did have a decent Pro Logic system back then).

This sounds like Pinko Lefty Commie talk.

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Does everyone wear silly hats, in your America?
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FWIW, reviews of MIA, MIA2, and DF over at High Def Digest.
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Missing in Action's soundtracks has some crackles and pops in it.

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I've watched Missing in Action and The Delta Force so far and these really look far better than you'd expect. There must have been a remaster within recent years. Besides some dirt on the prints (which really isn't distracting) they look really good. The sound for the both is lacking in dynamic range ( I didn't hear a peep from my subwoofer) but it's clear enough.

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Missing in Action's soundtracks has some crackles and pops in it.
The first Missing In Action's soundtrack definitely has some pops in it. Both the film and audio elements for it seem to have been hampered by the budget of the production. Oddly, Missing In Action 2 looks and sounds vastly better than the first M.I.A. Golan-Globus must have pumped a lot more money into the budget after the success of the first movie.

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Weird thing is both films were made at the same time.

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Another Missing in Action review:
http://www.doblu.com/2012/06/16/missing-in-action-review/

This guy is way off base on his video appraisal. And I can never understand what reviewers are actually reviewing, the transfer quality or how old soundtracks stack up against modern ones . Because yes, a 1.0 mono track from the 80s sounds like crap compared to Dark Knight. That's not the point, if you're going to review like that then you may as well give every black and white film 0 stars. The point is how much of the available detail did we get?

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This guy is way off base on his video appraisal. And I can never understand what reviewers are actually reviewing, the transfer quality or how old soundtracks stack up against modern ones . Because yes, a 1.0 mono track from the 80s sounds like crap compared to Dark Knight. That's not the point, if you're going to review like that then you may as well give every black and white film 0 stars. The point is how much of the available detail did we get?
That guy would be me. Yes, I am tougher than most reviewers on assigning ratings. By any standard against similar movies of its era on film, not to mention modern productions, Missing In Action on Blu-ray does not look good. I would have to seriously question the production crew's ability to film night scenes, as they are severely under lit for the film stock used in the movie. The mono soundtrack is poor compared against other mono soundtracks of similar vintage. It has a tinny sound with little bass and is also harsh in the upper registers. Missing In Action is the clear runt in this Chuck Norris wave of releases at Walmart.

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Are these going to be Walmart exclusives or will they receive wide releases?

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Are these going to be Walmart exclusives or will they receive wide releases?

These are WIDE releases. They came out last week.

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That guy would be me. Yes, I am tougher than most reviewers on assigning ratings. By any standard against similar movies of its era on film, not to mention modern productions, Missing In Action on Blu-ray does not look good. I would have to seriously question the production crew's ability to film night scenes, as they are severely under lit for the film stock used in the movie. The mono soundtrack is poor compared against other mono soundtracks of similar vintage. It has a tinny sound with little bass and is also harsh in the upper registers. Missing In Action is the clear runt in this Chuck Norris wave of releases at Walmart.

Hello, it's a cheapjack CANNON movie. What in the world did you expect it was going to look like "against similar movies of its era on film"? Very obviously you haven't seen many of them if you anticipated it looking differently.
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By any standard against similar movies of its era on film, not to mention modern productions, Missing In Action on Blu-ray does not look good. I would have to seriously question the production crew's ability to film night scenes, as they are severely under lit for the film stock used in the movie. The mono soundtrack is poor compared against other mono soundtracks of similar vintage.

What does the production crew's ability to do with the BD? eek.gif
The original sound and picture is like it is. How good the BD reproduce that is the real thing one should review, not how it compares to other movies. I thought this was rather basic.

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It is certainly possible that the MISSING IN ACTION audio can be compromised vs older releases, especially laserdisc. Sometimes that happens for reasons that are just unknown.

What seems obvious from the caps is that LONE WOLF looks better than the HD broadcast I have recorded and for that reason, I am buying.

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