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[Request] Ace in the Hole [1951] Audio Tracks
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Hi everyone Smile

I am about to compare the audio tracks for Ace in the Hole (1951) and I currently have the audio from the Criterion Blu-Ray, the Eureka! Blu-Ray, and the Criterion DVD.

I would greatly appreciate if anyone could share with me any other audio tracks they have, e.g. the one from the old Paramount DVD.

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I have now had a chance to compare the audio from the 2014 Criterion Blu-Ray, the 2014 Eureka! Blu-Ray, the 2007 Criterion DVD, and another track which I found online. It has PAL speedup, so I presume it is the audio from the 2008 R2/R4 Paramount DVD, which is what I will be referring to it as from now on.


2014 Criterion Blu-Ray

Criterion Wrote:The original monaural soundtrack was remastered at 24-bit from a 35 mm optical soundtrack print. Clicks, thumps, hiss, and hum were manually removed using Pro Tools HD. Crackle was attenuated using AudioCube's integrated workstation.

This track is very bad. Heavy noise reduction and so everything sounds extremely dead and muffled.
Spectrum: https://i.imgur.com/gdSVXtf.png
Spectogram: https://i.imgur.com/ZFTFjfM.png


2014 Eureka! Blu-Ray

Eureka's booklet makes no reference to the audio.

This track is certainly better than the one found on Criterion's blu, but is still very muffled and dull.
Spectrum: https://i.imgur.com/kYpyChc.png
Spectogram: https://i.imgur.com/hnvctEu.png


2007 Criterion DVD

Criterion Wrote:The soundtrack was mastered at 24-bit from the optical soundtrack negatives, and audio restoration tools were used to reduce clicks, pops, hiss, and crackle.

Once again, this track is an improvement. Not amazing, but acceptable. Less muffled than the blu-rays.
Spectrum: https://i.imgur.com/ypP73OV.png
Spectogram: https://i.imgur.com/suUfbe6.png


2008 Paramount DVD

Note that the source I found for this had re-encoded the audio at 128kbps

Even better still. It sounds more lively than the criterion DVD and much more so than the blu-rays. It sounds good, but I still think that it could sound better.
Spectrum (speed adjusted): https://i.imgur.com/3iYdRP5.png
Spectogram (speed adjusted): https://i.imgur.com/ocVog3k.png


I am planning on getting started syncing the paramount DVD's audio to the criterion blu at some point.
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@M A do you or anyone like SOME LIKE IT HOT? I love Billy Wilder and I have no idea what’s the best audio source for that film (DVD, HDTV, old BD, etc). I know Kino UHD is the same audio as Criterion BD.
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