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Posted 09 August 2013 - 04:41 AM
The clipping in Phantom is not as oppressive as in Tron or Immortals, mainly used in the loudest passages to boost LF power, it is noticeable, but not devastating. Good soundtrack. LFE-wise, very good.
The film itself is not so good, though. Too bad.
Posted 12 August 2013 - 10:45 PM
I'm a long time watcher of this thread, and its a fantastic read with a bucket load of info .
Anyone interested in doing a graph for the Pacific Rim trailer? I recently viewed one with a DTS HD track and one clip does feel like it digs quite deep...
If someone wants to have a go I will upload the file to my dropbox account .
Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:10 AM
Posted 16 August 2013 - 05:37 PM
What did you think of Phantom? Did you get a chance to view it?
Getting back to this, I enjoyed all aspects of Phantom.
Without spoilers for those yet to see it,... I thought the cast was great, the fact based premise, and I dig a nice submarine flick? Ever since I saw Run Silent, Run Deep, in my youth, I've really enjoyed all the elements that make up such films. Little did I know back then that eventually my closest professional colleague, in addition to another close friend from high school, both spent many years in the US Navy including long stints at sea as submariners. One, served during the same years that the film was based upon. And the other served through the 80's. Anyway the stories shared were remarkable to say the least, often focusing on the typical cat-and-mouse games that are prevalent out at sea.
As stated previously in this thread, the surround was nicely done and the effects had the expected weight and other characteristics that make for a good ride. Most all the big explosions were nice, but one effect that was good enough for replay, after replay, was some handgun fire with some surprisingly nice full and deep thumpage on at least one occasion.
This is a great example of what can be made with a very modest budget of 18 million. Big productions routinely encounter the quarter billion mark these days, some even higher. In hindsight I applaud what's been created here with this type of budget. For some perspective, Beverly Hills Cop 2, over 25 years ago cost more to make then Phantom! Going back even further, Mutiny on the Bounty, in '62 cost more to make!
I only mention this because I, like many, love the big, outrageously expensive, over the top, action blockbuster productions that typically produce the soundtracks we crave. I had Phantom in my hand in the Family Video, only to perform a quick phone search and see what the budget was. Since I'd never heard of the film, I used that budget info to determine if I'd rent it or not. Seeing 18 mil, I put it down, ... only to find a solid recommendation here a short time later. Oh well, my loss.
On a semi related note, I've strongly recommended Breaking Bad over the last couple years to everyone I can. The new season started this past week, and damn the sound quality is second to none for a TV production. If one is interested, I recommend starting at the beginning, season one,...extraordinary. Those that currently follow, I'm guessing you already enjoy the sublime audio.. it's really that good.
Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:03 AM
Thanks for the review, FOH! I didn't enjoy it as much, I just couldn't buy Duchovny as his character....but the audio was good, but still not as good as the benchmarks here...
Wth, lemme check. Would you like it to be polled?
Absolutely. Arguably the best Bass flick of the year so far should be represented on the front page!
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