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Alien: Covenant - IMAX edition [spoRv]

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Alien: Covenant - IMAX edition [spoRv]

Original title: Alien: Covenant
Original runtime: 2h02m03s
Source: Blu-ray (for widescreen shots); Korean IPTV (for open matte & IMAX shots)
Video processing: combined widescreen and IMAX shot to get best quality; 35mm grain plate
Audio processing: none
Video format: x264 1920x1080 23.976fps VAR (widescreen OAR 2.40:1, IMAX and open matte 1.78:1)
Audio format: DTS-HD MA 7.1 English, DD 2.0 192kbps Italian (low quality), DD 2.0 224kbps English commentary
Subtitles: YAO black bars, English, Italian, English SDH, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian. Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish (movie); English, Danish, Finnish, French, Norwegian. Spanish, Swedish (commentary)
Chapters: 24
Release notes: the widescreen picture was overlaid onto open matte version to get high quality IMAX shots; the amount of IMAX shots is around 12.5m while open matte shots total around 3m; there are some hardcoded Korean subtitles remains in lower part of some IMAX shots; they were blurred to be less noticeable, but you can always get rid of them just selecting the YAO (yet another overlay); at the end, there are about 11 minutes of IMAX and open matte shots free from any artefacts; Italian subtitles track was corrected and put in sync
YAO subtitles hack: this kind of subtitle overlay black bars on selected shots; it was tested on MPC, MPV, SMPlayer and should work even on hardware Blu-ray players; to have both black bars and another subtitle, you should use SMPlayer with YAO as first subs track, and the selected language as second subs track
**Release format: **mkv (BD compliant)

Screenshots (first image shows blurred subtitles):

Comparison (top BD, middle Korean, bottom IMAX)

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Has anybody seen it in an IMAX theater with a varying aspect ratio? My screening was in a digital IMAX with 1.90 AR screen that desperately stayed in 2.40 from start to finish, just like “Logan”, “Rogue One”, “Jack Reacher Never Go Back” and “Spider-Man Homecoming”. I hate these stupid LIE MAX screenings.

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As the movie isn’t out on Blu Ray in the U.S. yet, (or is it?) not sure if this thread is bending the rules or not.

Where were you in '77?

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Not sure if we’ve updated the rules to include digital releases, but I’ll consult with my fellow mods.
The window between theatrical and video is getting freakishly short this year. What are the studios going to save for the holiday season?

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Where were you in '77?

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I’ll accept any decision. 😉

What it prompted me to post this is mainly the fact it’s possible to get rid of “unpure” shots (the ones with blurred subtitles remains) just selecting a subtitle track - the first instance in a fan project AFAIK, and rarely seen in official releases - and to get some feedbacks on this - compatibility with hard/soft players, and what the viewers think about it.

[spoRv] projects: released | in progress | future | homepage: blog.spoRv.com| fan preservation forum: fanres.com|

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IMAX/OM shots look great. Looking forward to when you release this! It’ll of course be better if the blurring isn’t visible and everything looks more or less seamless. All the best!

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It was released several days ago… and I know it would be better without blurred subs, but that’s the only source, so… just select YAO subtitles, and the shots with blurred subs and/or logo would be just matted to 2.40:1!

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Struggling to find this or your GotG Vol.2, any hints?

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Just watched this, you’ve done a great job, I do like movies with the expanded IMAX scenes as they enhance the spectacle of certain sequences. Shame that the subtitles couldn’t be totally removed but I’m sure that one day a clean release will surface.
As for the YAO, it is a great addition and I think all retail Blu-ray with shifting ratios should have this, although I probably wouldn’t use it.
Nice release Sporv, keep up the good work.

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