2K Club - QQ Super Nova
- Jun 14, 2002
- Sacramento, California
Some have, many haven't.These DVD/BR soundtracks haven't mostly been repurposed to Dolby 5.1 (either AC3 or lossless)?
Worse, some that actually did have discrete tracks at one point now have 2.0 tracks on Blu-ray that presumably are Dolby Surround encoded. I'm thinking in particular of Jesus Christ Superstar, arguably the most utterly cursed film on video of all time based on all the releases it's had with one or more problems.
And "mostly" isn't enough anyway. I'd have at least some sympathy for Dolby if we were talking about something difficult or expensive to implement, but given the age of the technology and the fact that it was available even in low-end home components way, way back, this just feels like a massive middle finger. It seems like nothing more than "Old is bad, get rid of your old stuff, you're stupid if you still like it!"
I'm suddenly thinking of the scene in Fahrenheit 451 where Linda gives Montag a straight razor because that's the new fashion and throws away a perfectly good electric shaver.