Originally Posted by Geoff D
I've still got mine somewhere. It's strange, Goldeneye has never looked great on video, no matter what the format or version. But the sound on the 1999 DVD was reportedly mixed with the LFE 10db too hot, so it's a bass crazy track.
I'll agree it's never looked "great" on video except for the Laserdisc which is exceptional for the format. I'm watching my LD in DD 5.1 now. I love the bass heavy mix here, it has all kinds of playfulness and impact that isn't present on the Dolby Surround matrix (which is also quite good). Is this mix on LD and SE DVD really mixed too hot? I always thought that GE was supposed to be this way and that they simply tamed it down for the UE remixes. It seems that the bass is high due to it being part of Serra's score which was mixed out as much as possible just before release by both Producers and studio.
The DTS laser will probably sound best of all.
On the singles, I found the Walmart three in a cardboard display today along with several sets and 11 of the other singles in new covers. On Tuesday neither BB or Walmart had or knew of any, but Target had theirs on a shelf along with the new single LTK. Oddly enough, AVTAK and TND were 9.99 but TLD was 14.99. Guess you pay for higher quality.
I will admit that the printing and cover design on these new issues is pretty substandard when you hold them in your hand.