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#1092242
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COMING AUGUST 2017: For Your Eyes Only: A Fan Edit
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Mark’s Down On Your Syntax said:

Ive always liked the opening - a bit of silly fun before the proper story begins - but I completely understand cutting it all in favour of the attack.

Removing Margaret Thatcher is a good policy in all aspects of life, not just fan editing. Well done.

I’m looking forward to watching this!

I love the stuntwork in this scene, and the graveside scene is also quite nice. But neither really make sense in the finished edit.

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#1088375
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COMING AUGUST 2017: For Your Eyes Only: A Fan Edit
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July 5 update:

The recent passing of Roger Moore has revitalized my interest in finishing this project. Good news: its nearly done. Ive aquired Adobe Premiere Pro, so the editing process has taken a major step forward. Thankfully, the 5.1 mix isolates the Bill Conti score to the left, right, and surround channels, so removing it while keeping dialoge and sound effects intact has proven much easier than anticipated.

Final touches are happening now.I hope to be sharing this cut on the spleen in the coming weeks.

some comparisions: original followed by recolored
http://imgur.com/a/3WjzB

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#1050420
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The Thing (1982) [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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Lacerated said:

Colson said:

The TV cut honestly looks pretty rough, but I imagine that’s as good as it will ever look

I watched the TV cut and it’s different than the mkv that I saw. The mkv has a channel logo throughout and audio on one channel. I only watched the beginning of it as I got bogged down on doing A/B comparison with the movie cut before writing down the minute differences with time codes. I’ll have to watch it again and see if it’s the same cut as provided on the BD extras.

Regarding the broadcast TV cut on the BD set, that’s probably the version I saw on a major TV channel. I’m guessing Universal probably has broadcast quality tape somewhere, but probably due to budgetary reasons it was not used and we got a VHS recording instead.

The mkv source is from me. i recorded on TBS in the early 2000’s. It was broadcast in mono, but i didnt realize that the encode i did moved the mono sound to one channel. Nothing is absent in the sound you are hearing, its just all moved to one channel.

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#1046639
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Raiders of the Lost Ark HDTV 35mm LPP regrade
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RayRogers said:

DrDre said:

RayRogers said:

Will this be a BD25 or BD50?

The current plan is to do the initial release as a 30-40 GB mkv, so a bluray version will be BD50.

Guess you’re using H264 and not H265 which is the vastly better codec including halving the filesize. I’d rather wait for the BD anyway.

H265 is better at reducing file size, but H264 is overall considered a better codec for maintaining image quality.

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#1045173
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Short Circuit 2 ( 35mm print )
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Avatar_Emil_Borg said:

OMG! Is that a open Matte print I see? The Blu-ray has a aspect ratio of 1.85:1, so your print at least has the benefit of extra picture information.

this is an old topic, but extra picture isnt always a “benefit”. The filmmakers never intended for that area to be seen. Its obvious even in these shots. Lens vignetting is visible, and there is odd framing for the actors.

regardless, this is a cool thing to see.

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#1023488
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Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster - US version HD reconstruction
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Based on previous airings, they are not HD, all presented in cropped 4x3. They looked pretty bad, like watching them on tv 30 years ago.

I really have no use for them, personally, but it seems that this type of thing is popular on myspleen. If theres no demand, i wont bother.

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#1019936
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Ghidrah the Three-Headed Monster - US version HD reconstruction
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You are my hero. I have been craving HD versions of those US versions. I tried to do my own HD restoration of Zero, but had major problems with frame dropping/ judder.

check out a sample here https://www.dropbox.com/s/qy6p3vgj3urb899/Invasion Of Astro-monster (1965).m4v?dl=0

I was also very distracted by a problem with the japanese HD copy. It has a problem with every edit in the film print they used.

Warning, once you see it, it cant be unseen, as it plagues the entire movie. Look at the bottom of the frame.

http://i.imgur.com/n72YmNT.png

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