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 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

Got my signed copy of The Matrix Revolutions today in the mail, thanks a bunch LLL! smile I wish you guys would be allowed to do a PROPER release of The Matrix (first movie).

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)






I think I prefer the old cover art. That inane grin makes Peppard look more like Jerry Lewis in a comedy poster.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 2:48 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)




 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 4:15 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

What was the source of the original soundtrack to Blue Max on Sony/Legacy? This new LLL version has significantly better resolution.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   Trent B.   (Member)

BTW proof for receiving my signed copy of The Matrix Revolutions. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   Sketchkid   (Member)

Received my unsigned MR today... even though the shipping is overpriced, at least the packaging is good. I don't think I've ever seen two albums so protected. Just wish it was protecting a signed copy....

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 9:31 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Received Revolutions (signed!) and Escape yesterday in excellent condition in their heavy-duty packaging. Escape has been a delight so far and I'm ready to dig into Revolutions. Great choice of photo on page 4 by the way. wink If that zipper on Bellucci's top is functional, then she is a woman of great faith.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

Ok you folks who dont want to get this new version of THE BLUE MAX. I just received a full sample track from a pal of the track The Bridge cue and did an A & B comparison with Intrada album. The difference is night and day. The difference is like DVD vs Blu ray. The superb re-equalization and balancing has made a tremendous difference. Gone is the inherent shrill sound and overbearing sonics. Proper use of sweeteners if used such as reverb and bass has never sounded better. We thought the Intrada version was better. Wrong!| The La La Land upgrade blows that version out of the sky!. Kudos to the team for wonderful work. THE BLUE MAX will never sound as better as this one. Cant wait to get my copy of the set!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 11:37 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

Ok you folks who dont want to get this new version of THE BLUE MAX. I just received a full sample track from a pal of the track The Bridge cue and did an A & B comparison with Intrada album. The difference is light and day. The difference is like DVD vs Blu ray. The superb re-equalization and balancing has made a tremendous difference. Gone is the inherent shrill sound and overbearing sonics. Proper use of sweeteners if used such as reverb and bass has never sounded better. We thought the Intrada version was better. Wrong!| The La La Land upgrade blows that version out of the sky!. Kudos to the team for wonderful work. THE BLUE MAX will never sound as better as this one. Cant wait to get my copy of the set![/endquot



I can't wait to get this one, disliked the sound of all previous editions, and I'm surprised Intrada released such an ear busting version.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 11:40 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

even though the shipping is overpriced, at least the packaging is good. I don't think I've ever seen two albums so protected. Just wish it was protecting a signed copy....

I really appreciate that effort in going the extra mile with the secure packaging. Thanks, MV. smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 11:42 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

The difference is light and day.

That doesn't sound so different.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 11:50 PM   
 By:   scoringsessions   (Member)

Great choice of photo on page 4 by the way. wink If that zipper on Bellucci's top is functional, then she is a woman of great faith.

 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2014 - 11:53 PM   
 By:   The Projectionist   (Member)

I also noted the packaging too, and I would like to thank LLL for that. I ordered Days of Thunder before they started packing them this well and that arrived with a cracked up jewel case. This is important because these are limited edition collector's items so of coarse we want them in immaculate condition. Plus jewel cases are are increasingly hard to find around here, there used to be some sold at the Sam Goody's and FYE stores but they are now extinct. The only option is to buy a large bulk of cases online just to replace one case.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   Amer Zahid   (Member)

The difference is light and day.

That doesn't sound so different.



Oops typo there! it should read Night and day but I'm sure you get my drift! wink




I can't wait to get this one, disliked the sound of all previous editions, and I'm surprised Intrada released such an ear busting version.

Yep. This is the next best thing. Intrada was better then the dastardly sounding Sony/Legacy as it was so dull and deprived of treble. But still a major improvement. This new one will settle everything for now! smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 5:58 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Yep. This is the next best thing. Intrada was better then the dastardly sounding Sony/Legacy as it was so dull and deprived of treble. But still a major improvement. This new one will settle everything for now! smile

Until, that is, an excrutiatingly and impeccably well researched re-recording is executed and gobsmackingly reproduced in hi-res. The question is, could it ever be done in this case? The Blue Max was conducted by JG and not only that, it has a unique baroque germanic or teutonic quality all of it's own.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 10:22 AM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

I'll be first in line to buy the rerecording when it happens. But the LLL version is wonderful and definitely the best-sounding version to date.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Just out of interest, Jeff, do you think Jerry's score for BMx is a class act because John Guillermin's direction is also one. As are the Robert Wise films? I've had another look at the film and it does have wonderful performances, including Peppard, who plays the part ever so well. Case in point, the scene where he countermand's the squadron commander's (Karl Michael Vogler) mission objective. Just that negative nod of the head to imply he's doing what HE wants and engaging the enemy single handedly, in the process of which all the other pilots in the group peel off in succession to join him in combat and forcing the squad commander to do likewise. I think the music to that sequence is The Retreat Part 2.

The sequence was aped in Battle Of Britain when the polish squadron does exactly the same thing to Barry Foster in their eagerness to engage the enemy. Classic moments.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

A poster at another board is wonder if the "harshness" is gone or at least severely reduced in the new TBM. He's waiting for people to speak up but is worried it will sell out before hand. Can anybody who worked on it comment?

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   Weyoun   (Member)

A poster at another board is wonder if the "harshness" is gone or at least severely reduced in the new TBM. He's waiting for people to speak up but is worried it will sell out before hand. Can anybody who worked on it comment?

I own the Intrada release and prior to that had the Sony release. I listened to the LLL clips through my stereo system and concluded that, while there was a slight improvement apparent, it wasn't worth a re-purchase (yes, yes I know mp3s aren't probably fully representative of the sound of the disk).

Both the LLL and Intrada release are substantially improvements on the Sony release, but the score still sounds a bit on the shrill side to my ears. There's probably only so much that can be done given the age of this score and the condition of the tapes. We'll probably have to wait for the score to be re-recorded to have it in truly ideal sound quality.

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2014 - 5:03 PM   
 By:   paul rossen   (Member)

A poster at another board is wonder if the "harshness" is gone or at least severely reduced in the new TBM. He's waiting for people to speak up but is worried it will sell out before hand. Can anybody who worked on it comment?

I own the Intrada release and prior to that had the Sony release. I listened to the LLL clips through my stereo system and concluded that, while there was a slight improvement apparent, it wasn't worth a re-purchase (yes, yes I know mp3s aren't probably fully representative of the sound of the disk).

Both the LLL and Intrada release are substantially improvements on the Sony release, but the score still sounds a bit on the shrill side to my ears. There's probably only so much that can be done given the age of this score and the condition of the tapes. We'll probably have to wait for the score to be re-recorded to have it in truly ideal sound quality.

Chris.


To my ears the LLL clips sound vastly superior to the Intrada version. That said I will wait for a few listeners of the complete set to verify one way or another.

 
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