Good Lord. I am in awe at the excuses. The composer re-did everything and forgot those cues. He created the score again, from scratch. He did not use the old master tapes. That recreated from scratch mix has been released on CD twice and there are numerous articles all over the net and in magazines describing the process in which it was created. Pieces of music were mistakenly excluded. That is a blatant fact and anyone with ears can attest to that. I have the original soundtrack and (thank God) never sold it. The music is correct on that release. It is not on the re-releases.
In addition, most of the foley effects were all replaced to make it sound like a modern day soundtrack. They sound nothing like the original. This has been documented again and again. There are YouTube videos comparing the differences. It's common knowledge.
And unlike some here I have viewed this film on 35mm, AFTER the DVD was released. There no is mistaking the music pieces are missing. Good grief, you don't even have to see a 35mm print to know that. The Laserdisc, VHS tapes and U.S. DVD release are correct.
Why do you think so many people have complained?
I do not care if others like the new mix. No problem. But I despise being told I have no valid complaint here. This is no different than the butcher job done on Suspiria or Superman The Movie. As someone who grew up with these movies, I know them inside and out and can detect alterations instantly.
That doesn't mean I don't like 5.1 remixes. I don't mind the DEEP RED remix or the APOCALYPSE NOW remix or the remixes for the 007 films (other than the License to Kill, which has some dialogue so out of sync, their lips move and nothing happens). There are plenty of them that rock.
This is not the case here. And they have no excuse for excluding the mono when the size and bandwidth of Blu-Ray gives them the room to have a dozen soundtracks if they so choose.
Edited by Matt_Stevens - 10/1/12 at 2:11pm