Good topic and thanks for those kind words Andrew. I'd say, if you think you can do it, have a go, Vidar has the right approach,
a cartoon, although there is lots of sync with bangs, explosions and the like. When I first launched into re recording the soundtracks on
various films, it was a bit tougher than now, you had to be familiar with the soundtrack in order to transfer in a rough cut the parts used
in your film. Back then, being as there were no video tapes, I purchased a lot of soundtrack tapes from Mr Robert Blenheim in Pennsylvania, he used to advertise in FXRH with 4 track 3 3/4 inch tape soundtracks. Of course there was TV, but patience had to be employed in the wait for your film being screened. The films I did were the 2x200 KING KONG, WAR OF THE WORLDS, WHEN DINOSAURS
RULED THE EARTH, the Americom FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA 200's, these had to be sent off for stripe application, then FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE & MY NAME IS NOBODY, Marketing films. I patiently worked my way through the Italian FISTFUL OF DOLLARS, only to find that the massacre of the Baxters in the film was
drastically cut by the BBC, I worked my way through it, but decided to put it back into Italian, luckily, the chap I'd bought it off, had kept a cassette of the soundtrack, unfortunately his projector ran a tad slow. I tried using a light dimmer switch to try to adjust speed, but to no avail, so Chris
Taylor of "Movie Maker" advised a wind of sellotape around one of the wheels in the cassette recorder, result: success, That was then a relatively easy re tape. The projector I used was the ELMO ST1200,a recent purchase at the time, but the facility for recording was a boon, very simple and it allowed me to make soundtracks with no clicks and pops on sound, simply by overlapping the sound, by this I mean after the sync has drifted, let it run a few feet, take it back to your last point of sync, on tape as well, start them up, then just
slip it into record and you have another bit if soundtrack recorded with no clicks! When I was asked by my supplier of these films, could
I send the Marketing KING KONG 4x400 to Bill Davison of "Movie Maker" for review in his pages, I enclosed FEW DOLLARS, which he was
suitably impressed by. So even with the basics, it is possible to redub foreign tracks, it should be even easier now with the advent of
video & DVD, just using patience, as the cut downs use short sequences, so holding sync should only be for short periods. Anyway, try
some dry runs without actually re recording, just as a test, it kept me out of the pub for a while back then, but it was very rewarding
to show these films with a soundtrack that can understood by your audience. Vidar, I'll say again, I have the 3x400 of "Cannibal God"
that you can use to transfer back into German your print. In answer to the question, are they worth it, well if it adds to a pleasurable
experience and makes you happy, of course they are.