Originally Posted by Nays
Blah blah, if this was any other release everyone would be praising the hell out of the audio. It's quite fantastic. Yes, it has its problems with the foley sounds, but its pretty spectacular regardless.
Would it have been nice to get the mono track? Of course. Be happy that we even got a remaster as amazing as this one is. Most movies are not so lucky.
After all of this controversy about sound I pulled out my DVD which has both the mono and the surround mixes. If the blu ray doesn't have the mono track it's not a great loss. Bear in mind the film was never intended to be mono in the first place. There are older films made in the mono era they would wipe the floor up sound wise of the mono Terminator track.
Lets take the metallic scraping sound, listen carefully and you hear it doesn't mesh with the music, it's a different layer and sounds like a foley effect. Sonic layers of the recording are buried in the mono mix. If you like the mono mix fine but it does not serve the soundtrack.
And yes I've seen this in a theater, knew it was mono and still prefer the surround for the video release. And as for foley sounds, they never sound real in the first place.