gasteropod wrote:The problem is that the original mono on many HK discs is horrible quality and can go out of sync etc. so their remastered 5.1 tracks are actually preferable.
Thats nonsense. Mono can sound very clear and punchy, the out of synch issues is with the manufacturer not checking the disc properly.
I can tolerate a 5.1 remix IF there are no added effects
and yes if its a film you have seen many times, the Bruce Lee films for example, they stand out like a sore thumb and completely ruin the film for me.
You can do a good remix in 5.1, The recent Blu ray of Psycho is a good example (no added fx, just enhancement of the ORIGINAL soundtrack) but it does have the original mono also so everyone is happy. There is room on a BD so why don't they just include it anyway?