The Lion King's "Enhanced Home Theater Mix"...WOW!!!

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  1. Maverick

    Maverick Guest

    I suggest everyone listen to the Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, it's
    simply amazing! I'm lucky enough to have full range surround speakers to
    experience Disney's "Dynamic And Spatially Enhanced Surround

    Every movie studio should take a note on how 5.1 should be done!
    Maverick, Oct 8, 2003
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    Maverick Guest

    Oops, sorry for the HTML, my bad!
    Maverick, Oct 8, 2003
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  3. I totally agree. It makes you feel like you are in the movie more than the traditional 5.1 mix that is made for the theatres.


    I suggest everyone listen to the Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, it's
    simply amazing! I'm lucky enough to have full range surround speakers to
    experience Disney's "Dynamic And Spatially Enhanced Surround

    Every movie studio should take a note on how 5.1 should be done!
    \Mighty\ Mike Blues, Oct 8, 2003
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    Richard C. Guest

    Are you aware that posting HTML and graphics are not welcome here?

    I suggest everyone listen to the Disney Enhanced Home Theater Mix, it's
    simply amazing! I'm lucky enough to have full range surround speakers to
    experience Disney's "Dynamic And Spatially Enhanced Surround

    Every movie studio should take a note on how 5.1 should be done!

    "To be the best, you make mistakes than move on..." ~ TOPGUN
    Richard C., Oct 8, 2003
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    Rich Clark Guest

    Posts like that get an automatic plonk from me. Life's too short.

    Rich Clark, Oct 8, 2003
  6. I apologize for accidentally posting in HTML, I forgot to turn-off the
    HTML on my browser.
    Maverick_Dude, Oct 8, 2003
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    unclejr Guest

    Putting the excellent sound quality of the "Enhanced Home Theater Mix"
    aside, what would make me feel like I am in the movie is to have the
    EXACT SAME animation on this DVD as I saw 9 years ago in the movie
    theater. I don't mind Disney adding the "Morning Report" scene to the
    theatrical cut to make a "special edition" cut. However, I want the
    damn ORIGINAL theatrical cut as shown in 1994, not an "original" cut
    as shown in IMAX theaters earlier this year!

    The crocodiles from the ORIGINAL theatrical release from 1994:


    and the "retouched" crocodiles from the 2003 Platinum DVD:


    Am I the only one disturbed by the blatant revisionist animation for
    this DVD? Yes? Well, then perhaps, they should refilm the end of
    Citizen Kane, where the newly-recast, California-Governor-Elect,
    Arnold Schwarzenegger (as Charles Foster Kane) says, "Rrrrozzzbud" (in
    his thick Austrian accent) and put that on the Super-Duper Special
    Platinum Edition DVD! Won't that be a treat?...

    I didn't think so.

    Enough of me carping about this. If you all are happy with this
    revisionist piece of dreck for a DVD with its fluff "extras" and NO
    theatrical nor television trailers, then fine... enjoy it. I, for
    one, am quite pleased with some of it (like the new sound mix), but
    overall, I'm very disappointed. I'm keeping my LaserDisc Box Set, and
    I will treasure it more than this very weak DVD.

    unclejr, Oct 8, 2003
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    Mark B. Guest

    What are some other differences? If that's the only scene, I'm pretty sure
    I can live with it.

    Mark B., Oct 9, 2003
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    No Time Guest

    We heard you the first seven hundred times. If seeing different
    crocodiles for .05 seconds causes you actual physical pain, perhaps
    DVD's aren't for you. I hear coloring books are much less stressful.

    I don't mind Disney adding the "Morning Report" scene to the
    Congratulations. That's the most idiotic analogy I've read on this ng
    all month (though it's only October 8 so I'm sure you'll have your
    "award" stolen in no time). If you truly think changing the actor at
    the end of Citizen Kane is equivalent to a barely noticeable
    animation-cell change in the middle of a song in the Lion King, you
    have severe mental problems.

    then you have severe mental problems.>
    Hopefully the Robert Guillaume documentary holds you over. Otherwise
    you're missing out on the best-looking, best-sounding, most worthwhile
    extras-filled version of the greatest animated film ever made. Try not
    to let that destroy you.
    No Time, Oct 9, 2003
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    unclejr Guest

    (No Time) wrote...
    Uh, that would be three times... Perhaps, you need to go back to
    school and finally pass the 1st grade to know the difference between
    three and seven hundred. I'll give you a quick lesson, though... 3
    does not = 700. There, was that so hard? Lesson over.

    Granted three times is twice too many, so I apologize to the NG for
    the redundancy.
    I'm sure that you would know first-hand about this little tidbit of
    wisdom! Thanks for sharing your vast knowledge with the NG.
    Are you an M.D. psychiatrist or have a Ph.D. in psychology? No? I
    didn't think so. Have you ever even graduated from high school? No?
    I thought as much.

    I admit that my analogy isn't perfect. Obviously Charles Foster Kane
    is a central character to Citizen Kane, whereas the crocodiles are not
    central to the story to The Lion King. However, a substitution is a
    substitution -- whether it be for a few frames, or whether it be for
    longer (I am reminded by the two Darrens in Bewitched!). Disney
    advertises that the Platinum DVD has the original theatrical cut -- I
    was just pointing out that this is a blatant lie.
    The extras are pure self-congratulatory fluff; there is very little
    that is substantial about them at all. However, for those who have
    the attention span of a child, I'm sure that the extras will appear to
    be quite satisfactory.

    unclejr, Oct 9, 2003
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    unclejr Guest

    unclejr, Oct 9, 2003
  12. Aaron J. Bossig, Oct 9, 2003
  13. I thought that they were letters, but they spelled SFX, a reference to
    one of the companies involved in the animation.

    Mischa van Dinter, Oct 10, 2003
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    Dude, you really need to get over it. You have done nothing but whine
    and complain ever since the DVD came out just because a few frames
    of animation got enhanced. This isn't like the whole Star Wars SE vs
    Originals argument where in that case George Lucas screwed around with
    the films so much that key elements of the storyline were altered (Han
    Solo/Greedo anyone). And I'm glad you got the LD Boxset, its worth
    its weight in gold but tell me - how well does it look on a 16:9 TV compared
    to the new DVD?

    The new DVD looks just PHENOMINAL on a 16:9 Projection. :)
    Brian \Demolition Man\ Little, Oct 10, 2003
  15. I pretty much expected this one. My, what some dirty-minded
    Unfortunately, that isn't everyone's conclusion.


    Aaron J. Bossig
    Aaron J. Bossig, Oct 10, 2003
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    unclejr Guest

    What part of "Enough of me carping about this" from my previous post
    don't you understand?

    Thank you for your concern. I have gotten over it. After having the
    DVD for four days now, I've calmed down and am learning to enjoy the
    new cut with the different-looking waterfalls,


    crocodiles, stars, etc. Probably the new "Enhanced Home Theater Mix"
    helped a lot in assuaging my initial contempt for the new visuals.

    The original crocodiles looked fine to me. The original waterfalls
    looked fine to me. The original stars looked... well, nevermind. :)
    To the degree that the changes in the visuals in The Lion King DVD
    doesn't change the storyline (like Lucas' changes in Star Wars surely
    did), I whole-heartedly agree with you.

    However, Disney claims on the slipcase cover that the "Original
    Release" is a version available on this DVD. If BVHE had put an
    asterisk afterward and said toward the bottom of that same column,
    "*as shown on IMAX theaters," then I would have little to bitch about,
    because that is precisely what they have sold to me. However, I
    bought the DVD thinking that the "Original Release" was on the disc.
    It is not. Plain and simple.
    I don't know; I can't afford one. I CAN tell you that the colors on
    my LD look a lot less vibrant on my 32" analog set than the colors on
    this DVD. However, the LD is quite watchable.
    That's good to hear. One of these days, I hope to see this for myself
    firsthand. :)

    unclejr, Oct 11, 2003
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    Erik Harris Guest

    Or three times too many when the example you're posting is a URL to a web
    server that isn't stable enough for people to see what you're talking about.
    I'm curious about this "appalling" difference, but refuses
    connection when I try to go to those links (and doesn't respond at all when I
    just try going to

    Erik Harris [email protected]$harrishom$.com
    AIM: KngFuJoe
    Chinese-Indonesian MA Club

    The above email address is obfuscated to try to prevent SPAM.
    Replace each dollar sign with an "e" for the correct address.
    Erik Harris, Oct 11, 2003
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    I agree it looked fine already, but to me the look on the enhanced
    version gives the film a nicer look.
    It would be kinda hard to really put both the true "Original Release"
    and SE on the same disc, not without having an endless amount of seamless
    branching going on - and we know what happens on some players with
    that, right? So BVHE had to compromise somewhere on how to handle
    it. I wouldn't minded of them doing a 3 disc set perhaps with the TRUE
    original version on one disc, the SE on another, then the extras on disc 3.
    I agree there, I have it on LD myself (the standard one, not the boxset) and
    the DVD looks and sounds leaps and bounds better than the LD. However
    the LD still looks better than the crappy P&S VHS.

    Oh... and I only own a Sony VVega 27 inch TV myself with a 16:9
    enhanced mode. I've gotten to watch TLK at my job on a 16:9 TV with
    a nice 5.1 setup. That stampede sequence is LOUD on a nice setup too. :)
    You'll *LOVE* it, guaranteeded!
    Brian \Demolition Man\ Little, Oct 11, 2003
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    Doonie Guest

    The Lion King is a Buena Vista title?
    Doonie, Oct 11, 2003
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    Oops, I meant Disney. I was typing so quickly that I didn't notice
    that I typed BVHE instead of Disney. My bad.
    Brian \Demolition Man\ Little, Oct 11, 2003
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