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Okay I’ll cut to the case. I’m trilled that Star Trek The motion picture original (1979) theatrical is in everywhere spot on with the original laserdisc edition except it’s the six-track Dolby stereo discrete experience and not that dreadfully abomination (2000) directors’ botched sound edition that sounded like it was re-mixed by a bunch of down and out drunk re-recoding mixers.
The sound is punchy dynamic and plenty of warp factor 10 to push my JBL with fuller pride.
I’ll give it very thorough and detailed A B and C comparison over other versions.
This page reserved for STAR TREK II The Wrath of Khan (1982) screen captures
One only needs to listen and STAR TREK II seems a like its had nice enhancement or it's flipping damn close to what I heard and felt at the EMPIRE Leicester Square on Sunday, October 8th (1989) in 70mm Dolby stereo A THX.
Opening credits James Horner has wonderful low end pulse that gradually builds up. I can't wait to do A B and C waterfall compassions.
Flyby of U.S.S. Reliant chapter 4 sounds like I was experiencing it at the EMPIRE. Well done Paramount you've finally got it done right.
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STAR TREK IV split-surround reversed!
Okay I’ve just noticed that chapter 6 and it’s no huge big deal for me it’s a simple case of re-plugging the split-surrounds.
As the bird of prey goes to warp speed it thunders down the wrong side in this case it presence on screen exits off at left front and then roars along the right surround arrays.
When it reappears back on screen just as it’s about to slingshot around the sun it blasts along left surround arrays then reappears milliseconds later on screen right front.
So it’s a simple case of re-pluging the surrounds this is first for me on DVD in all the years being collection DVD.
In the early days this would be common now and then issue with VHS tapes.
This shouldn’t have happened and it’s often happens when someone gets too comfortable in this profession. Maybe they should stand down and let me supervise before letting these titles out on the streets. Sigh
Other than that the six-track Dolby stereo mix, on this DVD rumbles during the time-travel sequence just as it did at the EMPIRE Leicester Square, in 70mm Dolby SR THX.
This page reserved for STAR TREK V The Final Frontier (1989) screen captures
I tested one moment from Star Trek V where the Klingon belches a deep almightily low reverberation and its spot on unlike the underwhelming first and second edition DVD. This one so far mirrors what I felt at the EMPIRE Leicester Square on Sunday, October 8th (1989) 70mm six-track Dolby stereo A THX.
Anyway still too early for screen captures and waterfalls. This is just to confirm so far so good.
This page reserved for STAR TREK V The Final Frontier (1989) discrete LCRS LFE.1 waterfalls
Note:To get a slight visible look at the frequency graph I had to increase centre channel by +10db so you can imagine just how weak the earlier DVD editions where. All other frequency waterfalls where recorded at 0db directly from the AVR RCA with all levels at 0db.
Here are a few waterfalls of Klingon bleaching.
First edition DVD is slightly underwhelming
Second edition DVD again shows a weak centre low end while in the above and this one shows somewhat different low end on the other language tracks
Third edition is more exact sounding to the 70mm Dolby THX presentation at the Empire Leicester Square, 20 years ago, Sunday October 8th 1989.
The bleach had me and the whole audience in roll of laughter as it reverberated like an mild aftershock on the original JBL 13KW THX sound system.
I still haven’t gotten around to doing the other screen captures or waterfalls of the other Star Trek original motion picture as I’m still tripping off Star Trek the motion picture with Empire THX JBL flashbacks from Sunday October 8th 1989.
The ending really roars with Jerry Goldsmith score playing at mild then a kicking like jolt as Enterprise warp engines engage and whoosh! WOW!