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JayArgonaut

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29-Jul-2009
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28-Jun-2017
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#1082827
Topic
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Broadcasted Version VS Home Media Release
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Jesta’ said:

From now until season 6 we will be dealing with censorship.

ARC Troopers
11:31 to 11:32 was removed for the broadcast on Cartoon Network
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-mqn4s61no (Side note: The clip is from the Blu Ray release, but the one who posted it cropped the vidoe to 16:9)

(Unaltered Version found only on iTunes and the original broadcast)

This is somewhat confusing, you state that the Cartoon Network broadcast was censored but yet you also state that only the iTunes and original broadcast are unaltered. Is the Blu-ray not uncensored?

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#1080584
Topic
Banned members
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That’s right, he did mention the age. First he was banned over the post with a racial slur and now this. Fair enough.

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#1079354
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TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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Papai2013 said:

JayArgonaut said:

JC has also altered the colour grading, in a similar vein to that visited upon Aliens and The Terminator.

Actually, the home video colour of all the films were wrong, if that’s what you hold as sacrosanct. They did not reflect the photochemical finish of the 35mm prints, which had more yellow, teal, purple and brown. This was the case with almost all mainstream studio films back in the day. Titanic’s colour timing is no exception.
The digital grading of 2012 tries to go back to that look but because of the limitations of the Rec 709 colour space, it still cannot achieve that result.
From what I have seen, Aliens, The Terminator, all look close to their 35mm couterparts but not the same.

Very well but I’m sticking with the earlier versions of all three films. For me, the comparison below sums up why the director does not always know best. 😃

Aliens Colour Grading Comparison

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#1077831
Topic
TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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Papai2013 said:

The only things that were changed in Titanic was the star field in the sky, removal of studio equipment, re-framing the “Left Eye,” “Right Eye” shots, making the “TITANIC” credit a bit bolder. I am not aware of anything else that was changed.

JC has also altered the colour grading, in a similar vein to that visited upon Aliens and The Terminator.

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#1077607
Topic
Alien 1979 35mm scan opportunity
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RU.08 said:

By the way if there’s any Britons here, Alien is playing in 70MM at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on the 1st, 3rd, and 7th of June (details here). If you go please take notes and then tell us how it compares to the Bluray colour grading, contrast, and black levels. 😃

No promises but I’ll try. 😃

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#1077604
Topic
TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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Agreed and the horrendous colour shift that JC has inflicted upon Aliens is far from minor.

Good luck with this preservation, I’d love to contribute but finances aren’t great right now.

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#1076938
Topic
Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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bkev said:

JayArgonaut said:

Unfortunately so. Sped up and truncated. Film4 is the most irritating offender in this respect because they time compress films to death, even omitting entire credit sequences that are relevant to the film, whilst marketing themselves as the dedicated film channel.

Sidenote: you think that’s bad? It’s been (more than) the norm in the USA for over 10 years! It’s harder to find a channel that shows the credits at all (outside of a box in the corner) than one that does.

😃 It’s been a long time practice in the UK too - going back to the late 90s (from what I can remember) and prior to that, the leading commercial broadcaster would just remove entire scenes in order to cram in more adverts.

Yes, I’ve seen exactly what you’ve described when I’ve spent time on the other side on the Atlantic. TBS Pan Regional really stood out - the credits for Friends ran accelerated in a window whilst the promos for other broadcasts got underway. I think HBO was one of the few channels where that didn’t happen.

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#1076684
Topic
Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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alloneword said:

JayArgonaut said:

Does your HDTV rip suffer from time compressed/truncated credits?

The one I got from rutracker does not. It’s literally like watching an HD version of the 2005 PAL DVD (I assume anyway, never actually owned the 2005 DVD’s of either film).

I’ll check it out.

Moth3r said:

Yes, the “network premiere” (ITV, 7:30pm Boxing Day 1987) used the TV “Wally Wick” version.

I remember seeing it again a few years later, post-watershed, and it was the uncut “dickless” version.

Thanks, I thought it was because I vaguely remembered it being listed in the Xmas 1987 TVTimes as “TV version.” Speaking of which, there it is, in the top left hand corner:

TVTimes Xmas 1987

On a related note, the Freeview EPG used to warn you if a film had been “edited for content” but that no longer appears to happen and you have to buy the Radio Times for that information.

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#1073631
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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darthrush said:

In Middle school, I talked to girls and all but had an abusive friend who ridiculed me and discouraged me anytime I tried to talk to girls. Slowly I lost that motivation and was following the Mormon rule of dating without even having to try. This friend of mine moved and that was definitely for the better. But the effects of his bullying remained and I still had no self confidence to talk to girls.

That individual was never your friend, they were your enemy. Friends are supposed to lift you up, inspire and support you as best as they can - anyone who behaves otherwise is an enemy, to be avoided at all costs. I knew someone who claimed to be my best friend but yet they began seizing upon any opportunity to belittle me (in front of others for maximum damage) about my weight. Eventually, I froze them out of my life and I’ve got no regrets about doing so.

Happy people want to spread happiness as far and as wide as possible. Happy people want to see others succeed in life, be it in relationships, aspirations or general well being. People who feel the need to lower the self-esteem of others and create insecurities within others through emotional abuse, nearly always suffer from serious inadequacies, insecurities and general unhappiness. They project all of their dysfunctions (especially self-loathing) onto others but it’s more of a reflection on how sad and pathetic they are on the inside.

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#1073248
Topic
anyone doing restorations of 80s cartoon shows?
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jedimasterobiwan said:

why won’t you or anyone reply to me? 😦

Obi Wan Kenobi Always Stressed Patience

Real Life Syndrome occupies a lot of time. 😃

I have no plans to work on TRGB. The expertise required is beyond me and a good restoration would probably involve getting access to the original elements, seeing as you mentioned issues with dirt on the transfer…

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