This edit has three goals overall:
-Add to the Director’s Cut, when appropriate, footage that was not included from the American & European theatrical releases. All footage will be sourced from available Blu-Rays.
-Replace as much footage from the DC as possible from the Euro release, as the picture quality is higher.
-And most importantly, place Jerry’s beautiful score in its proper place. This includes removing cues and excerpts thereof that are improperly placed.
The last goal will obviously be the hardest part to do, as, for some scenes, the sound-mix will have to be remade from scratch using isolated vocals and sourced sound fx. Thankfully the TD score was mixed so low on the US release…
Video editing and color correction will be the easy parts as I have a 14 core Xeon workstation w/64gb ram and a Rec709 spec plasma monitor.
I’m going to need assistance in three key areas:
-Sourcing quality sound fx when needed.
-Cleaning up the AC footage due to rampant noise/grain and edge enhancement haloing in the master.
-Some continuity and editing choices.
Here is a first draft of a reinserting Goldsmith’s original cue for a scene that benefits from it tremendously vs the hack-job in the current sound-mix: https://youtu.be/UA3_LhZzhRo
Eager to hear suggestions, advice (especially vis-a-vis de-haloing), and thoughts!