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Dek Rollins

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#1108487
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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RIP Mr. Stanton. His appearance would make any film instantly better, even the not-so-good-ones.

Repo Man and Alien are favorites of mine.

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#1108096
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Video Game Thread
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Sonic Mania is fine. After all the hype died down and I got to play the game (two weeks late because of some apparently unnecessary PC implimentations), it felt rather mediocre by the time I finished playing. The original content is fun (I’m very fond of the special stage), though some of that even is annoying to me. Then of course is the fact that 70% of the game is “remixed” classic levels, which ultimately is the only thing that really keeps this game from being able to sit alongside the originals. It isn’t a game of its own, and that makes it difficult to return to rather than just play Sonic 2 again.

Overall, I don’t like a lot of the stylistic descisions that were made, I don’t like the Hardboiled Heavies, and I don’t like that various things in it don’t feel like things that would be in a real Sonic sequel circa-1995.

On the other hand, I think this is a very well made game, made with lots of love from the developing teams involved, Tee Lopes’ music is great (I was a fan of him before he was announced for Mania), and I’m fond of the general Sonic CD-ish feel that was heavily prevelent.

No doubt Sega will commission the creation of more “classic” Sonic games in the future to make more money, and I’m hoping Christian Whitehead and co. will be able to bring out something that I can appreciate more sometime.

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#1108078
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Movies generally considered "bad" that you like.
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TV’s Frink said:

Possessed said:

That is what it means.

Well that’s really dumb. Calling the Speed Racer cartoon the Original Gangster cartoon is just silly.

I like how you call it a “cartoon” even though it’s a Japanese cartoon based on a Japanese comic. I’m glad you’ve finally come to the realisation that “anime” and “manga” are just cartoons and comics.

/still getting salty over someone’s meaningless opinion about Japanese comic art styles.

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#1106826
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Random Thoughts
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Handman said:

People should stop saying “I bought the VHS”. It’s a tape, or a video, or a VHS tape, it’s not “a VHS”. Likewise, it is a VCR, not a “VHS player”. This seems to be a new trend.

Regarding this subject, I don’t think it’s a “new trend”. I grew up using VHS tapes a lot in the early 2000s with parents who would have used tapes in the format’s prime, and when I was little people called them whatever they felt like. Everyone said “a VHS” and “VHS player” at one time or another.

I’m not saying that my experience is any more valid than your own (it’s most definitely not), but I think it’s a non-issue.

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#1102237
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State of the art versions of the original theatrical releases ?
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pehache said:

Thanks !

About the Grindhouse editions, I have read they not “GOUT compatible”. Does it mean that it can be hard to find subtitle tracks for instance ?

ESB Grindhouse is not “GOUT compatible” but Harmy’s ROTJ Grindhouse is.

And about the Despecialized editions : which ones are from the 35mm scans ? I have downloaded the v2.7/v2.0/v2.5 versions from the instructions on this forum : the READMEs do not mention 35mm films as sources. Are you speaking about more recent versions that have not been publicly released yet ?

SW 2.7 uses some shots from the 35mm SSE version (IIRC only shots that were completely GOUT upscales were replaced with SSE), ROTJ 2.5 was totally overhauled with a lot of 35mm footage, and ESB is still in a more SW 2.5 state (all gout upscale, no 35mm footage to my knowledge).

If you can find the links to the image comarisons Harmy made, they should say if 35mm footage was used in any given correction.

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#1102225
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Bluray color balanced
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RDPlissken said:

DrDre said:

Dek Rollins said:

DrDre said:

Dek Rollins said:

These balances look great DrDre!

While the discussion in kk’s thread was going down I had already started making an imperfect test correction of his version inspired by the 35mm colors just to see what I could do with it.

Thanks! For some reason I can’t see the image you posted, sadly.

Weird, it’s still showing up for me. This should work:

Ah, yes, thanks! Looks good, although I would reduce the green a bit.

still can’t see.
clicking enlarge button opens empty placeholder.
clicking direct link below it opens this:
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sorry for off topic…

That’s weird. Anyway, can you see this?

BD

Regrade

I started again by matching to a 35mm frame first and adjusting from there. I think this looks like a pretty good attempt at matching the BD to the 35mm look. Thoughts?

(I’m a big fan of the 35mm look, if you can’t tell 😛)

EDIT: Sorry if I’m hijacking your thread, haha. Just want to pitch in a little, 'cause I always love a good Raiders discussion (one of my favorite films).

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#1102043
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - Bluray color balanced
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DrDre said:

Dek Rollins said:

These balances look great DrDre!

While the discussion in kk’s thread was going down I had already started making an imperfect test correction of his version inspired by the 35mm colors just to see what I could do with it.

Thanks! For some reason I can’t see the image you posted, sadly.

Weird, it’s still showing up for me. This should work:

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#1096881
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The New Thread Thread
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Is there an “I can’t find this font!” thread? If there is I can’t find it.

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#1094809
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The New Thread Thread
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Is there a “cool band names” thread? Something like lurker names but band names/albums?

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#1094138
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Last web series/tv show seen
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…di-…did you say Death Note is the best anime in existence?

I’m sorry but I guess I can’t say I agree. It’s kind of bad. It’s not interesting or anything. I don’t mean to say my opinion is right, but my opinion is totally right 😉.

On another note, I’ve been watching a Japanese cartoon series called Ranma 1/2. It’s really great (much better than Death Note 😉). I actually started watching it because this trailer for the first theatrical film in the series was at the end of all the 4Kids Pokemon VHS tapes, and recently I found the series and decided to check it out. (with the original audio, of course; that English voice is awful!)

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