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May 30, 1990 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
The gulf between the sound you hear in a first-rate cinema and the sound you hear at home from a videocassette or a laser disc is as between night and day, or at very least late dusk and day. Where is the sense that you are in the middle of the sound, or that a jet is roaring past your left shoulder, or just that not all the talkers are clustered in the center of the room?
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May 30, 1990 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, TIMES ARTS EDITOR
The gulf between the sound you hear in a first-rate cinema and the sound you hear at home from a videocassette or a laser disc is as between night and day, or at very least late dusk and day. Where is the sense that you are in the middle of the sound, or that a jet is roaring past your left shoulder, or just that not all the talkers are clustered in the center of the room?
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February 21, 1992 | BARBARA SALTZMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For once, the hyperbole may be justified. Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" (1979) has been touted as "a new depth of sound in home video." In its new wide-screen laser-disc version (Paramount/Pioneer, $45, 155 minutes, 20 chapter stops), the film puts you in the middle of the Vietnam War with sound so realistic that it takes your breath away.
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