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#1036349
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The "Name that Movie/TV Show I Can't Name" Thread
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My family was just watching Around the World in 80 Days from 2004, and one of my brothers was confused when a line was never spoken, which the rest of us remember being from a different movie, which of course would explain its absence. But none of us can remember what movie that was.

The line consists of a joke, in which a character boasts about putting someone in a lunatic asylum because of their ludicrous idea for the “vaccine.”

It obviously took place in a past time (like the film that brought this to our minds).

Any help in remembering this would be cool.

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#1036242
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Last movie seen
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Pulp Fiction (1994) – ★★★★

Great! I think I actually liked Reservoir Dogs just a tad more, but that one’s also a lot shorter.

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#1035870
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Post in this thread to request an invite to MySpleen.org (you *MUST* read the first post)
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GigoloJoe said:

If there’s any project out there that does a proper restoration of one or more well preserved prints - they have my full support. This would be the only way to do it right. In my humble opinion.

http://forums.thestarwarstrilogy.com/swforums/index.php

If you sign up there (with the same username you have here, or you’ll be kicked), you’ll be able to check out progress on a project known as 4K77.

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#1034539
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The Medieval Dead (an edit of Army of Darkness)
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Color grading update:

I’ve been using the Director’s Cut footage, but after trying out my techniques with the International Cut footage, it’s giving much better results, so I’m going to end up using that. And it all works out, because the first 45 minutes of the International Cut is identical to the Director’s Cut.

New regrade vs original:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/197409

New regrade vs previous regrade:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/197410

EDIT: I’ve made an adjustment to the new grade.

New regrade vs new regrade with adjustment:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/197413

Original vs new regrade with adjustment:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/197417

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#1034147
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The Medieval Dead (an edit of Army of Darkness)
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That’s your preference, then. I am trying to match the colors to an aproximation of the more brownish, monochrome look of the end of Evil Dead II, because I think that look really helped the scene feel other worldly, and Ash feels odd and out of place when he’s spit out in medieval England.

IMO the colors on all of the BD sources are at least slightly over-saturated, and that mixed with the generally clean look of the film, makes it feel more like a Hollywood lot, rather than feeling like medieval times. I just don’t think the original colors for the beginning sequence build atmosphere very well.

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#1033811
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The Medieval Dead (an edit of Army of Darkness)
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I may change it a little more towards red, but it’s supposed to look rather brownish all around. I was originally going to make the color correction much stronger with a much more monochrome feel, but there wasn’t a good way I could find to make everything more brown other than the strong reds. If the strong reds turn all brown with everything else, Henry’s cloths and the geyser of blood would also be a murky brown, and that wouldn’t work well, not to mention the fact that the strong reds weren’t affected that way in Evil Dead II, which is exactly what I’m trying to match here. It’s difficult to figure out.

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#1033239
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The Medieval Dead (an edit of Army of Darkness)
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jedimasterobiwan said:

so that and the theatrical ending are the only things missing. also with the tv scene your using i think the german version has better quality if you want to find out look up ridgeshark’s abandonded edit page.

I don’t think I can use the television version for the extended windmill scene, because it’s edited differently and too much footage is missing. I’ll be using deleted scenes footage, but I still haven’t decided if the Shout! Factory BD is the best source for those or not.

jedimasterobiwan said:

Dek Rollins can you look in to doing that kinda of hybrid cut i don’t know how to do that kinda of thing and i’d do anything for that kind of edit

Sorry, I don’t think I can afford the time or space to do anything more than what I’m already trying to do. I’m sure it can be frustrating to be without good software and hardware to do this kind of stuff yourself. (I don’t even have everything that I think I might need yet 😛)


And an update on my editing plans:
I think I’m going to cut the idea of starting it with the end of Evil Dead II, because there doesn’t seem to be a good way to get the two scenes to mesh well, even if I was able to reduce the music in the mono. So, after the edited opening recap, the beginning of the film will continue largely identical to the Director’s Cut.

I’ve also been trying to decide whether or not to cut the “Boom Stick” speech that Ash gives to the villagers. Since neither the finished opening or the theatrical ending will be used in my edit, this line will be the only reference to S-Mart, and that seems like it might feel out of place in the long run. In that case, I would cut straight from “This is my Boom Stick!” to “The next one of you primates, even touches me…” I’m not sure about it yet, as I do like the line itself, but I just don’t think it works very well in the context I’ve created.

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#1032397
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The Medieval Dead (an edit of Army of Darkness)
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I don’t think so. They don’t really flow with the film in my opinion. But I think deleting the scene outside the windmill was a great loss to the pacing and tone of the scene, not to mention that it properly explains the scene that comes after, so I decided to include that.

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#1032240
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The Medieval Dead (an edit of Army of Darkness)
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Okay, I may use the International Cut as a main source, but I might just go with the Director’s Cut for the majority of the film since that’s the cut I’m basing my edit on. It would just make it easier. But I really haven’t decided yet.

And like I said, I also haven’t decided on what I will use for the reinserted scene. I could use the TV cut, but I might end up using the version from the “Deleted Scenes.”

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#1032195
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The Medieval Dead (an edit of Army of Darkness)
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I’m not sure yet if I’ll be using the TV cut as a source. I’m not planning on using the theatrical opening or the theatrical ending. All of the info on my current plans for the edit is in the first post.

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