Thanks undecided. You are correct. My Pioneer VSX-31 bought in 2011 is set to use MCACC.
I searched the VSX-31 manual using the word "dynamic" and came up with:
Dynamic Range Control: Adjust the level of dynamic range for movie sound tracks optimized for Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, DTS, Dolby True HD and DTS Master Audio. This is particularly useful for low volume listening. DRC can be set for Auto, Max, Mid and off.
SACD Gain: Brings out the detail in SACD's by maximizing the dynamic range during digital processing
Auto is the default setting for DRC so that is probably where it is set.
0 is the default for SACD
Also, I have subsequently gotten good stereo results so it was probably the sound track quality of View to a Kill that was the problem.