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Who mentioned a Saturn 5?

I mentioned a Saturn V. The video I linked to contains some of the reactions of reporters to the first Saturn V launch. Consider that these reporters had previously covered several Redstone, Atlas, Titan II, and possibly up to 3 Saturn IB launches.
post #92 of 112
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John Glenn was first launched on an Atlas which has one main and two sustainer engines powered by RP-1 (kerosene) and liquid oxygen. While those engines burned hot (I've felt a later Atlas version's engines during a launch), they made nowhere near the crackle that the solid rocket booster (SRBs) made during a Shuttle launch. Solid rockets sound a lot different than liquid rockets and the amount of energy coming out of the Atlas engines was nowhere near that of the SRBs.

So I certainly don't fault the filmmakers for the Atlas sounds. That is what an Atlas (of that vintage) sounded like.

You presume that the movie is a documentary and that all of the sound effects are intended to be accurate to real life, rather than 100% foleyed in a studio by sound designers primarily concerned with dramatic impact.
post #93 of 112
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My experience with Best Buy is if you can't find something, keep looking. Asking a clerk is an aggravating waste of time. Many a time I have been told they don't have or carry an item, only to locate it
during my same visit. The Right Stuff Blu Ray was in a cardboard display with other Warner Digibook and Anniversary titles like Unforgiven, Deliverence, and JFK. Find that display and you will have the Right Stuff!
The BB clerk verified that it was in stock at the store but he could not located it.
After some browsing around all aisles, I found it in one of those Blu-ray/DVD displays randomly put near the front of the store.
It was just one of those $19.99 and under small displays.
post #94 of 112
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As it's too often the case in the third-world country right above the US of A, you can only buy The Right Stuff *online* in Montreal because none of the usual places has it (meaning BB, Futureshop of hmv). frown.gif In fact none of them has had it since the day of its release! confused.gif

Oh well… amazon to the rescue……..
post #95 of 112
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As it's too often the case in the third-world country right above the US of A, you can only buy The Right Stuff *online* in Montreal because none of the usual places has it (meaning BB, Futureshop of hmv). frown.gif In fact none of them has had it since the day of its release! confused.gif

Oh well… amazon to the rescue……..

Yep. I hunted for it for a week in Edmonton. Didn't find it so I ordered it from Amazon. Still hasn't shown up on shelves here. I also waited several weeks for Fantastic Voyage but that finally showed up at Best Buy.
post #96 of 112
Has anyone had a chance to actually compare the 16 bit vs. 24 bit soundtracks on their system?
post #97 of 112
^ I have. Unfortunately in the process I found that my receiver will only fully pass 96kHz sampling rate multi-channel audio if a mode that bypasses most of the room correction processing is used. With THX mode engaged, the audio is downsampled to 48kHz somewhere before the DACs.

I also don't have any good way of doing a quick A/B comparison. All that being said, on my first playing of the 96kHz Dolby TrueHD track, I noticed details in the soundtrack that I don't recall hearing before. The one I specifically recall is during the "Somewhere on the road from San Diego" scene when Trudy leans against Gordo, I had never previously discerned the "and the fuse is lit" line from the source music. I put the 48kHz disc back in and listened to the same spot in it. The difference is subtle enough that I'm not completely certain of a difference, but it does seem to me that these lyrics are just a bit more defined on the 96kHz version. I can't tell any difference in high level audio, but mid to low level audio seems a bit more detailed as evidenced by my noticing details that I don't recall noticing before in many listenings.

I really think the audio on both versions sounds spectacular. It's a shame that the original master tapes for Bill Conti's score are apparently missing, with the exception of the master for the LP that was intended to be released in 1983 but ended up being the master for the CD released in 2009 instead.
post #98 of 112
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Yep. I hunted for it for a week in Edmonton. Didn't find it so I ordered it from Amazon. Still hasn't shown up on shelves here. I also waited several weeks for Fantastic Voyage but that finally showed up at Best Buy.

HMV is showing there is one at Kingsway in Edmonton (could be gone by now), also 4 at their megastore in Montreal on Ste. Catherines. Toronto is showing several and it's also available in Oshawa. Don't know why pickings are so slim on this title in Canada, I can't find it in Winnipeg either....
post #99 of 112
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

As it's too often the case in the third-world country right above the US of A, you can only buy The Right Stuff *online* in Montreal because none of the usual places has it (meaning BB, Futureshop of hmv). frown.gif In fact none of them has had it since the day of its release! confused.gif

Oh well… amazon to the rescue……..

You can get The Right Stuff in Canada at cineplex online store for half of the amazon ca price, $11.99, gotta look in the right places.
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Originally Posted by batutta View Post

Yep. I hunted for it for a week in Edmonton. Didn't find it so I ordered it from Amazon. Still hasn't shown up on shelves here. I also waited several weeks for Fantastic Voyage but that finally showed up at Best Buy.

I bought Fantastic Voyage (which I just watched) as part of a bogo for $19.99 at cineplex along with Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, FV can now be had at cineplex for $10.49 online.
post #100 of 112
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Originally Posted by wuther View Post

You can get The Right Stuff in Canada at cineplex online store for half of the amazon ca price, $11.99, gotta look in the right places.

Thanks! cool.gif
post #101 of 112
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Originally Posted by wuther View Post

You can get The Right Stuff in Canada at cineplex online store for half of the amazon ca price, $11.99, gotta look in the right places.
I bought Fantastic Voyage (which I just watched) as part of a bogo for $19.99 at cineplex along with Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, FV can now be had at cineplex for $10.49 online.

Cool. I haven't bought from the Cineplex online store before. I see The Right Stuff dvd for 12.99, the blu-ray at 22.99, am I looking in the wrong place?
post #102 of 112
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Originally Posted by Tornado Red View Post

Cool. I haven't bought from the Cineplex online store before. I see The Right Stuff dvd for 12.99, the blu-ray at 22.99, am I looking in the wrong place?

The 50% off sale has ended, it is now back at its regular price.
post #103 of 112
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

The 50% off sale has ended, it is now back at its regular price.

Dang. Snooze ya loose...
post #104 of 112
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Originally Posted by Tornado Red View Post

Dang. Snooze ya loose...

It had been on for a week, not sure where you guys have been.
post #105 of 112
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Originally Posted by wuther View Post

It had been on for a week, not sure where you guys have been.

Can't speak for Morpheo, but I was doing goofy things like spending seasonal time with family. It's not a "must have" title for me anyway, I'll find it on sale at some point down the road wink.gif
post #106 of 112
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Originally Posted by Tornado Red View Post

Can't speak for Morpheo, but I was doing goofy things like spending seasonal time with family.

Ahh, you were being tortured. Now I understand...
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Originally Posted by Tornado Red View Post

It's not a "must have" title for me anyway, I'll find it on sale at some point down the road wink.gif

Actually it was the entire cineplex stock of titles including Criterion, Kino, Olive Films, Shout, Blue Underground, but I am sure you will get over it.
Edited by wuther - 12/29/13 at 2:33pm
post #107 of 112
I watched this recently (96hz version). It's certainly from an older looking transfer, but pretty solid none the less. Good movie. Still have to watch the extras.
post #108 of 112
Just to let you know. I received my replacement for Warner, I'm in Canada. Hand signed note too. Good for Warner!
post #109 of 112
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Originally Posted by hstobb View Post

Just to let you know. I received my replacement for Warner, I'm in Canada. Hand signed note too. Good for Warner!
Who did you call? I got the new BR, but it's only 48 kHz version. So I'd like to get the fixed version, if available.

Thanks,
Mike
post #110 of 112
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Originally Posted by Michael Sargent View Post

Who did you call? I got the new BR, but it's only 48 kHz version. So I'd like to get the fixed version, if available.

Thanks,
Mike

See Post # 87 above.
post #111 of 112
Thanks. I dropped them a line and we'll see what happens.

Mike
post #112 of 112
I got a quick reply asking for my phone number (international shipment) and they'll send it right out.

Wonderful service from the Warner Bros.

Mike
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