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Poll: The Martian Poll (27 member(s) have cast votes)

Execution

  1. 5 Stars (8 votes [29.63%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 29.63%

  2. 4 Stars (16 votes [59.26%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 59.26%

  3. 3 Stars (3 votes [11.11%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  4. 2 Stars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. 1 Star (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Recommendation

  1. Rent (5 votes [18.52%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.52%

  2. Buy (21 votes [77.78%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 77.78%

  3. Avoid (1 votes [3.70%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.70%

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#1 minnjd

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:46 PM

The Martian-20th Century Fox

 

DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1

 

Sound Design/Supervising Sound Editor: Oliver Tarney

Sound Design: Michael Fentum

Mixing: Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, Dafydd Archard

 

Level - 3 Stars (109.29dB composite)

Extension - 5 Stars (1Hz)

Dynamics - 5 Stars (33.46dB)

Execution - TBA

Overall - TBA

 

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Ridley Scott's newest Sci-Fi soundtrack is a lot like Prometheus in that the bass is restrained and often subtle, but unlike Prometheus it makes up for it's low level with some semi strong ULF rumbles down in the 10Hz region.  These rumbles appear to be deliberately placed as they accompany most of the 'uncomfortable' scenes in the movie (such as when Matt Damon operates on himself).  Most of the 'big' effects (such as they are) are full bandwidth and extend all the way into single digits (a rocket launch near the end of the movie is almost flat from 40 Hz down to 1 Hz).  No clipping on any channel and the dynamic range is pretty good, so if the low level is an issue, just bump your sub by a few dB.

 

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#2 Shredhead

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 02:59 PM

The Martian

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DTS-HD MA 7.1

 

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#3 stampie

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Posted 28 February 2016 - 04:00 PM

I loved the film (as well as the book), and the sound did a really good job IMHO of handling the diverse nature of the environments used in the movie (Mars, space, spaceship, Earth etc)

 

Automatic buy for me (once they bring out the extended edition!)



#4 MikeDuke

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 08:30 PM

Those charts and numbers look good to me.  My Crowson will be happy  :D.  I also wonder about the directors cut.  I have read conflicting reports and and I have heard an interview with Ridley where he talks about what might have been in a directors cut.  But I couldn't gauge whether he had a preferred longer cut or this one was the one he liked.  He said that it added about 20min to the current film which would put it right abut 3 hours.  I may wait a bit and see if that happens. I thought the movie was really great.  



#5 minnjd

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 08:43 PM

I'm pretty sure Ridley has final cut rights on his movies (and has for a while now) so he wouldn't have had any problem making the theatrical cut longer if he wanted.



#6 lgans316

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 11:43 PM

Very nice movie and sound mix. Though the bass was better than many non-stop action flicks.

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Posted 20 March 2016 - 05:52 AM

With that impressive Dynamics score, effects that are loud seem even louder and more powerful.  Non-Stop, dynamically compressed and clipped action films have not figured out that if everything is loud, nothing will have any great, impressive effect.

 

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:18 AM

Loved the movie, read the book twice.

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Posted 24 March 2016 - 02:19 AM

Loved the movie, read the book twice.

 

Looking forward to you bringing it over tomorrow!



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Posted 25 March 2016 - 03:30 PM

I thought the movie was awesome.  I was so captivated with what was going on I really didn't pay attention to the sound!  I need to buy this one. 



#11 Infrasonic

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Posted 28 March 2016 - 09:04 PM

The sound was so good it didn't draw your attention. That's a good thing.



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Posted 04 April 2016 - 02:20 PM

Since I run the LFE hot I voted 5 stars.  That deep rumble is just so real feeling! 



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Posted 06 April 2016 - 02:36 PM

I enjoyed this movie. Thought it was quite good. Just a little far fetched there at the end but hey it's Hollywood. I wish they had put just a bit more overall level on the rocket launches, but other than that I thought this had a quality mix all around.



#14 MemX

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Posted 15 May 2016 - 10:27 AM

Finally sat down to watch The Martian last night - pretty good, I thought, cinematography- and audio-wise :)

I agree with this comment:
 

The sound was so good it didn't draw your attention. That's a good thing.


It was really nicely done and the kick from the sudden events had a lot more kick than usual due to the fact the dynamics are so good.

I'm missing the 10Hz stuff I think - really must find the time to faff with this EQing and getting the miniDSP in... .



#15 SME

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 06:15 AM

This was absolutely first rate.  The bass was very well done, IMO.  In fact, I'd say this is my favorite bass movie for a long time.  I don't care if it didn't get loud (rocket launches, notwithstanding).  It had a quality of realism that very few movies give.  The sound design was excellent.  So was the score.  The use of bass in ambiance was a big highlight.  I'm sure this one will be very special to re-watch when I get my new subs.

 

Five stars.  (It got dinged in the "level" department already for the lack of oomph in the rocket launch scenes.)



#16 Kyle

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Posted 09 August 2016 - 08:28 PM

I question how things would sound in the martian atmosphere being only 1% the density of earth. Me thinks sound would not travel very well :\



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Posted 09 August 2016 - 10:22 PM

Lol. Still can't believe @Archaea voted 'Avoid' for this one.

 

dafuq? :huh:






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