Originally Posted by Dex Robinson
I think that's entirely reasonable.
Now, I'm not commenting specifically on this movie because I haven't seen it yet (my order from amazon.uk does show "Dispatching Soon"!)
But there is no reason that an 80 year old movie can't score the same as Thor. For that matter, there is no reason an 80 year old movie shouldn't be able to outscore many modern films. Why shouldn't a 1935 mono soundtrack get the the same score as the soundtrack on Thor?
A good Blu-ray review should inform us about he fidelity of the Blu-ray to the original material. A Blu-ray which is perfectly rendered in it's presentation of the original material should receive a perfect score. If that movie has a mono soundtrack, and the Blu-ray provides a true and faithful rendering of that mono soundtrack, it should receive a very high score. It follows that a poor reproduction of any soundtrack should receive a poor score. And there's no shortage of modern films with poorly rendered soundtracks on Blu-ray.
It is reasonable if "picture quality" scores were done properly.
I've seen were reviewers give older films higher scores only because their old.
I all ways thought there 1st should be a "source" score; then a "PQ" score based on how the Blu did.
However I've seen lower "PQ" scores because of print damage, which of coarse is no fault of the Blu.
Because not all home theater enthusiasts know every movie I've always felt sound quality scores should reflect the "state-of-the-art".
And since we're lucky enough too be in the time of multichannel all scores should reflect that.
If you feel "TBoF" soundtrack is equal too "Thor " good for you.
I don't think in the home theater environment a mono soundtrack is equal too a stereo, nor a stereo too a 5.1.
This is only basED on my thoughts for "HT", it in no way reflects my thoughts on movies.
I luv all types of flicks, from all types of eras.
"King Kong " is my all time fave flick.
I've enjoyED the mono soundtrack & except the fact the source is no longer from all original elements.
Da Bev all so rated "TBoF" highly!
Who knows, maybe they did find a pristine print laying around...