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Bond Laserdisc Preservations: 1962-1971

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This thread was original about a preservation of various editions of the film "Thunderball" from Laserdisc sources. Since then, I have decided to do preservations of all the classic Bond films made from the year 1962 to 1971.

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OMG!

this cannot come quick enough!

I WANT IT!!!!
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If anyone is asking why I am using the THX Laserdisc for my video transfer and not the new Ultimate Edition DVD...

Take a look here.

Well I'm sorry, but I like the deeper darker tones on the actors skin, and not that new washed out look on the new print.

Where has that Island Tan gone Mr. Bond?

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Originally posted by: ShiftyEyes
Why don't you use the SE DVD for this then?


I'm thinking of placing this project (with all that audio) on a DL DVD so I can up the bitrate to around 6.? just like they have done on the new U.E. DVDs, but keep the look of the best looking laserdisc transfer.

http://dvdmg.com/img/thunderballpic9.jpg

In order to make this project work with a number of soundtracks, some speed changes are going to have to be done to the video in places to keep in sync with the original Mono audio. These changes will degrade the video files a bit, and i would rather work with newly made AVI files made via the Main Concepts DV codec. I am also seeing a bit more picture info on the laserdisc...


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Just when I thought I had all of the must have Bond DVDs but one (OHMSS ABC cut), You announce this one. This is great, I now have something to look forward to. I have yet to see a fanfiltration edit that I did not like. I can hardly wait.
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Originally posted by: suntech
Just when I thought I had all of the must have Bond DVDs but one (OHMSS ABC cut), You announce this one. This is great, I now have something to look forward to. I have yet to see a fanfiltration edit that I did not like. I can hardly wait.


Thanks for the support!

This Bond project should be something very special for fans, and I am placing quality of picture and audio at the top of my list.

Let it be known that this is not just a flyby night project, and that I've been working on the restoration of the very rare
International Mono Soundtrack on and off for close to a year now. The audio was taken from a pristine Hi-Fi VHS tape (circa
1984) that was placed by me on to Digital Hi-8 tape last year.

The re-edit of the music soundtrack was done by me close to 4 years ago now, and is just now being added to the video.
(This project has been a dream of mine for a very long time)

The original U.S. mono soundtrack will be taken from a (mono) THX Laserdisc edition of the title (but not the MGM/UA's THX-approved CAV collector's edition boxed set that was re-mixed to stereo surround).

More to come...

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FF - I got your upload on this!

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Nice!

There are so many great Bond projects going on out there, its truly a great time to be a Bond fan.
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Thunderball is my favourite Connery film.
gotta love the Tom Jones opening song!
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I was thinking of something like this for the cover ?

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/7330/thunder3dweb6yh.jpg

what do you think of it ? of course, it is a work in progress...
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YES! YES! YES!

Love that Thunderball art work!

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Originally posted by: Ash595
I was thinking of something like this for the cover ?

http://img362.imageshack.us/img362/7330/thunder3dweb6yh.jpg

what do you think of it ? of course, it is a work in progress...



With the title, I think that ""INTERNATIONAL CUT" is more accurately descriptive.

This DVD will focus on the version of "Thunderball" that was shown in theaters outside the United States.

I used "Forgotten Bond" in the thread title to kind of play off "Banned Bond"

This is the U.K. cover art for the new "Ultimate Edtion"
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000FIKX90.01._PE30_OU02_SCMZZZZZZZ_V52763239_.jpg

YUCK!

It also looks like the new so called "Ultimate Edtion" will not offer the French mono soundtrack, so it looks like the Fanfiltration edition will have to fill that gap!

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some revisions on my cover. Now I have to wait until the project is done to add the text on the back.

hope you will like the final result, FanFiltration.

http://img477.imageshack.us/img477/6725/thudner3d5vj.jpg
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I really cannot wait to download this!
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Please, If anyone has any high def "Thunderball" production art or stills that could be used for the DVD's menus, please send me a PM.


THANKS!

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Some menu art we are going to use.

http://jamesbond007.net/Ope/ope27.jpg

http://www.ianfleming.org/mkkbb/magazine/cinefantastique/smootch.jpg

http://www.americanartarchives.com/mccarthy_thunderball2.jpg

http://www.movieposterbooks.com/gallery/16108.jpg

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Originally posted by: FanFiltration
Please, If anyone has any high def "Thunderball" production art or stills that could be used for the DVD's menus, please send me a PM.


THANKS!


I have some High def art. Send me your email address by PM.

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http://www.brooklynx.org/img/cel/2004/thunderball.jpg


Thanks Ash595!

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I have lots of thunderball stuff along with the intro TV from the 80's and stuff, I also have a rare deleted scene in WP form.

However, If you need anything lmk!!.

Peace all

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http://i.grab.com/media/allposters/MG/189595_150x.jpg


Fanfiltration's Thunderball (International Cut):

(Complete Up-to-Date DVD info CLICK HERE)

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Originally posted by: FanFiltration
8) Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (Ultra Rare Bond Documentary Staring Roger Moore as Mr. Bond --First Time on DVD--)


Well, I guess you are now freed up on some space. I've been following a series of DVD reviews counting down to the release of the new Bond Ultimate Edition DVDs here in Australia. They put up one review each day and the latest is "The Living Daylights". The "Happy Anniversary 007" documentary is on the new UE DVD for this film and runs at about 48mins (PAL). So, looks like you don't need to put it on this set.

I'd also just like to say that I am really looking forward to this and the Banned Bonds. When I can afford to get my hands on them I know they're going to be excellent.

To contact me outside the forum, for trades and such my email address is my OT.com username @gmail.com

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Originally posted by: klokwerk
Originally posted by: FanFiltration
8) Happy Anniversary 007: 25 Years of James Bond (Ultra Rare Bond Documentary Staring Roger Moore as Mr. Bond --First Time on DVD--)

The "Happy Anniversary 007" documentary is on the new UE DVD for this film and runs at about 48mins (PAL). So, looks like you don't need to put it on this set.


Thanks for this info!!!

"Snip - Snip" It's been Cut!

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Originally posted by: klokwerk
Originally posted by: FanFiltration


I'd also just like to say that I am really looking forward to this and the Banned Bonds. When I can afford to get my hands on them I know they're going to be excellent.


You should not have to pay for any of that Banned Bond Fan stuff!

Go take a search over at someplace like myspleen, and jump on a torrent if they still active.

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I'm confused. The only changes are 2 lines of dialog and some of the score?

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