Paramount, Lucasfilm set release for Sept. 18
Raiders of the Lost Ark,” which bowed in 1981. To do so, the original negative was first scanned at 4K and then examined frame-by-frame so that any damage could be repaired. The sound design was similarly preserved using Burtt’s original master mix, which had been archived and unused since 1981. New stereo surrounds were created using the original music tracks and original effects recorded in stereo but used previously only in mono. The sub bass also was redone up to modern specifications with 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
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