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 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 6:37 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

Still, 5000 is pretty good going for a flop film that nobody saw!!
Well done Intrada.


To the film's credit, it didn't flop but it did under-perform from what Disney had hoped or expected it to (in 2020, it would have made $110M in the US). It was #10 at the US box-office for the summer movie season with $47M (not a flop) and #26 for all new movie releases in 1991 in the U.S.

To put it into perspective, it made the same amount of money as The Fisher King, Point Break, Thelma & Louise, New Jack City and Bugsy all did individually that same year in '91.


Glad more people may have been exposed to the film because of the exceptional score release Intrada gave us though!


I love the film, saw it twice in the theater. But it was a flop. It had a budget of around $40 million. It was a troubled film with many rewrites. I blame the box office failure mainly on the promotion of the film. Trailers sold it as a fantasy kiddie comedy like The Love Bug.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 6:54 PM   
 By:   sotall   (Member)

SAE still has copies. I ordered one about an hour ago.

SAE's website allowing you to order something doesn't guarantee they currently have stock to cover it. I learned that twice in the last month.


I checked with them to make sure they had it before I ordered.

 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2020 - 7:19 PM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

I immediately noticed the heft of the booklet compared to similar releases. It's 24 pages including front and back. My jewel case version of Return of the Jedi has 32 pages and I've had to stop removing the booklet because it's got a nasty dog ear from barely fitting in the jewel case sleeve.

I've noticed most booklets fit comfortably and snugly at about 22 pages. So I guess 24 is pushing things. 32 is closer to a clamshell booklet. Crazy.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 8, 2020 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I've never seen the film but ordered the CDs based on "word of mouth" on this site. It's enjoyable enough, but I can't help but think of it as BRAINSTORM with a few flourishes.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 1:19 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Well I tried the newest pressing as well...

And the last track of disc 1 still won't rip without glitches. Tried two different pieces of software on two different laptops. Different levels of severity but still both unusuable.

Must be on the master disc that Intrada is using.

This release is cursed for me...

Back to using the corresponding track from disc 2. It may be identical, it may not... not a lot I can do about it...

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 1:34 AM   
 By:   SonicLester   (Member)

Well I tried the newest pressing as well...

And the last track of disc 1 still won't rip without glitches. Tried two different pieces of software on two different laptops. Different levels of severity but still both unusuable.

Must be on the master disc that Intrada is using.

This release is cursed for me...

Back to using the corresponding track from disc 2. It may be identical, it may not... not a lot I can do about it...


Its not the first time Intrada sells faulty cds.
I had to buy TWICE the Black Hole by John Barry and Masters of the
Uinverse by Bill Conti (both Intrada releases) because they just wouldn't
play on any of my 4 cd players.
I think it's time for someone to start a thread titled

INTRADA FAULTY CDs!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 3:02 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Its not the first time Intrada sells faulty cds.
? had to buy ?WICE the Black Hole by John Barry and Masters of the
Uinverse by Bill Conti (both Intrada releases) because they just wouldn't
play on any of my 4 cd players.
I think it's time for someone to start a thread titled

INTRADA FAULTY CDs!


I've been generally lucky with Intrada discs - I've had no more problems than I've had with La-La Land. And The Rocketeer plays fine on my CD player. It just absolutely refuses to rip that last track on disc 1.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 3:44 AM   
 By:   JGouse0498   (Member)

Well I tried the newest pressing as well...

And the last track of disc 1 still won't rip without glitches. Tried two different pieces of software on two different laptops. Different levels of severity but still both unusuable.

Must be on the master disc that Intrada is using.

This release is cursed for me...

Back to using the corresponding track from disc 2. It may be identical, it may not... not a lot I can do about it...


I ripped the original release without any glitches on the Rendezvous at Observatory track. I used Windows Media Player. Have you tried that program?

Disclosure: I used WMP to rip the CD to MP3 (44.1 kHz 320k Joint Stereo), so I can't predict what might happen if you're ripping to another format. Maybe the glitch shows up only when ripping to certain file types?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 4:06 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I ripped the original release without any glitches on the Rendezvous at Observatory track. I used Windows Media Player. Have you tried that program?

When you say "original release" do you mean the first version of the expansion? The one I tried was the remastered re-issue (both separate pressings of it)

I tried ripping to FLAC using dppoweramp. And ripping to WAV using Windows Media Player. I have very few problems. Maybe half a dozen tracks out of 90,000 (!). This one is definitely a problem.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)


Disclosure: I used WMP to rip the CD to MP3 (44.1 kHz 320k Joint Stereo), so I can't predict what might happen if you're ripping to another format. Maybe the glitch shows up only when ripping to certain file types?


That's not how ripping programs work. They rip the audio, THEN compress it independently of the CD.

Also just the thought of using WMP to rip something hurts my brain. Use EAC, Foobar or something else known to be good x.x

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

No ripping issues for my Rocketeer either, but I did experience that with Howard the Duck and my Star Trek TOS box. Clicks and pops abound.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 9:11 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

No ripping issues for my Rocketeer either, but I did experience that with Howard the Duck and my Star Trek TOS box. Clicks and pops abound.

I'll have to check those. There were no alarm signs during the rip, as there was with The Rocketeer, but I'll certainly give Howard a proper shakedown (ST TOS may take a little longer)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I had no issues ripping these discs. I'm using iTunes on a Mac.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   Chris Avis   (Member)

I have the original Intrada release of the Rocketeer (pre-remastering). The dynamic range never really bothered me that much. I'm curious, for those of you that had that issue and bought the re-release, would you say the remastering is worth the double dip?

Chris

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   johnonymous86   (Member)

I had no issues ripping these discs. I'm using iTunes on a Mac.



Old school WinAmp user here--I had no problems with the rip other than having to manually input the cue titles.

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 6:22 PM   
 By:   JGouse0498   (Member)

When you say "original release" do you mean the first version of the expansion?

Yes, that's correct. I'm referring to Intrada's original expansion--not the one just released.

I interpreted your post saying Well I tried the newest pressing as well... to mean that you tried to rip this new one because ripping that track on the original expansion gave you problems. Apologies if I misunderstood that.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2020 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   Goatmeal   (Member)

Double-dipper here -- just received from SAE, and assume it's the most recent pressing of the 2020 reissue.

Does anyone else notice a 'chirp' or 'tsk' sound at 2m:19s on CD1 Track01?

At first, I thought it was a ripping error, but turns out to be present on the CD playback itself (tested in several CD drives & players); I don't believe it's there on the 2016 release -- not my MP3 of it, anyway (don't have my 2016 discs handy at the moment).

It's the only flaw I've found after listening to the expanded tracks (haven't listened to 1991 tracks yet). While easy enough to edit out the offending 0.012 seconds, was just wondering...

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2020 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

I just got around to my copy of Rocketeer.

I also had inaccurate rips for the the last 2 tracks of disc one.
I was able to get accurate rips by lowering my drive speed to 4x. (the slowest rip speed my drive supports).

I did look at the surface of the disc, and I do notice some thing like a water stain that encircles the middle part of the disc, as if moisture got trapped in between the foil and plastic layer. However I've seen this marks on many CDs before and its never been the cause of playback or rip issues. Other than that, that is the only imperfection that my eyes can perceive.

If anyone is having rip issues, trying lowering the speed of your CD ripping software. I'm using dBpoweramp CD Ripper. If there are playback issues then that's another problem.

I'm curious if resurfacing the disc might help.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2020 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I'm curious if resurfacing the disc might help.

@ Mr. T.J. Turner: where do you get your CDs resurfaced?

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2020 - 2:24 PM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

I'm curious if resurfacing the disc might help.

@ Mr. T.J. Turner: where do you get your CDs resurfaced?


I own a machine. JFJ Easy Pro Plus. It shaves down the plastic the surface of the disc using sand paper, cutting away any surface imperfections. Then buffers and polishes the surface back to like new condition.

 
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