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I just finished setting up a 7.1 surround system, and found out that none of the Blue Rays I own are 7.1. Those extra speakers in the back were quiet, and I wanted to pick up a movie that I could use to test them and see if my system is even working right.
It just so happened that my wife wanted a copy of the classic Cinderella, and it was available on 7.1! Win-win, right?
Movie night: we made popcorn, fired up the system, and I walked back to put my ear to the rear speakers to see if they were actually on, wondering what magic Disney had done in their studio to turn an old 1950 mono recording into Dolby Digital 7.1.
During the intro, I yelled out to my wife that the rear speakers were ON! The narrator was actually coming through in all surround speakers. Although the primary sound was coming out of the center and front speakers, there was a very light playback occurring across all the surround speakers. I waited for the narrator to finish, and...it continued that way.
For the rest of the move.
How they can label this Dolby Digital 7.1 with a straight face I don't know. Literally all they did was mix the mono sound on low across the surrounds and call it good. It's a mono movie, just as it was conceived in 1950. I'm not taking anything from the movie, my wife enjoyed it very much. But false labeling is not cool, Disney. Not cool.
This new Blu-ray release of Cinderella features the same restoration as the Diamond and Platinum Editions, which is very surprising, considering it's one of the worst from the studio. It does have a new way of watching the movie, via a very entertaining and informative audio commentary, with audio recreations of Walt and his animators, behind the scenes stills and footage, animation tests and so on. it has a new trivia featurette presented by Disney Channel stars, and some of the fatures from the previous editions. The cover art seems to be inspired by the theatrical poster art for the 2015 remake, and it loos beautiful.
If you already own the previous editions of CInderella, I still recommend you get this one for the new audio commentary. Its inclusion alone made me purchase it.