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The Mummy's Shroud (Blu-ray + DVD) [1967]
The Mummy's Shroud (Blu-ray + DVD) [1967]
Dvd ~ André Morell
Price: £13.50

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Great Audio, 30 Oct. 2012
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If you have read my review of Studio Canal's release of Rasputin The Mad Monk (released on the same date) you'll find that myself and other fans feel that there is a problem recently with Canal's audio department. Rasputin's audio suffers badly, to the point that it has been suggested that Studio Canal should re-do it and offer a replacement! In the case of The Mummy's shroud, the audio isn't quite as bad, but listening through a full theatre system, you will notice an inferior quality.

This review would otherwise be five stars as the picture quality is awesome, but the audio quality drags the rating down to three stars, maybe 3 and a half at best.
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Castle of the Walking Dead [DVD]
Castle of the Walking Dead [DVD]
Dvd ~ Christopher Lee
Price: £12.99

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally Bad Transfer!!, 30 Oct. 2012
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I have to to say it: Castle of the Walking Dead, this version is quite bad both in audio and especially video quality. There may be better versions out there but this is the third one {under a different title) that is pretty bad. Granted this isn't one of the better films Christopher Lee has appeared in, though his performance excells as with most of his films. But the change of title (quite noticible with the original title blacked out for ...Walking Dead) and the terrible editing, I would advise to pass on this one and hope some other studio can find a better print that doesn't look like a public domain copy, and with a little work, produce something more watchable.


Rasputin The Mad Monk (Blu-ray + DVD) [1966]
Rasputin The Mad Monk (Blu-ray + DVD) [1966]
Dvd ~ Christopher Lee
Price: £13.50

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Inferior Audio, 30 Oct. 2012
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Yes, I agree with the previous customer regarding the poor audio for this otherwise fine release of Rasputin The Mad Monk by Studio Canal. The picture quality is great, certainly the best I've ever seen for this awesome Hammer Film, but the audio, well it gets NO stars, which reduces my rating of the overall package to three stars. It sounds like they did nothing to the audio in the remastering process! It sounds bland, two much treble and no bass. Of course this is most noticable with the musical soundtrack. What can be done to improve the audio is limited with these 1960's films, but this one falls way short of the work that went into Canal's blu ray releases of Dracula Prince of Darkness and Plague of the Zombies. From the very opening of the 20th Century Fox fanfare, this one sounded like something was very wrong. It, of course, sounds worse playing through a full theater system.

I can't believe Canel carelessly released it this way. There are even very noisy parts [like an old 78 rpm record] noticable here and there throughout the disc; and in writing this review I haven't yet listened to the audio commentaries or other extras. As for a replacement release--well I hope so. I've never been involved in having to request one. By the way this audio problem exists, to a lesser extent, on their same day release of The Mummy's Shroud.


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