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Jonno

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#1085682
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RoboCop Laserdisc or DVD?
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Generally speaking, if a well-handled DVD transfer from the same source is available, it will look a great deal better than the equivalent laserdisc. Other opinions are available here, but IMO it’s especially true of the Criterion Robocop - a marvellous picture for a non-anamorphic transfer.

Soundwise, you do want the uncompressed PCM from the laserdisc. Terrific track.

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#1076766
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Alien 1979 35mm scan opportunity
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RU.08 said:

Check out the soundtracks in the photos - they all look like glorious mono… except the first one that looks to be stereo! We might end up with quite a funky soundtrack. 😄

Those look like stereo optical tracks to me - two stripes. They probably look like similar channels in those sections because they’re dialogue scenes, i.e. common information to be directed to the centre by the decoder.

I’m certainly not aware of the existence of a mono Alien mix, anyway…

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#1073680
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Independence Day (1996) 35mm print
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I love it!

By the way, this should probably be in ‘preservations’, not ‘fan edits’ - unless you’ve recut the film before scanning it 😉

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#1072656
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Need help making Despecialized Edition DVDs
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The first thing I’d try would be some quality blanks. If it’s just DVD-Rs you want, Verbatims should be reasonably priced.

If they’re still giving you issues, there may be a problem with your burner.

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#1071377
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Need help making Despecialized Edition DVDs
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Yes, that’s the folder structure for a Blu-ray (or AVCHD) disc.

The next step is to make sure both BDMV and CERTIFICATE are in a main folder (make one if you need to, e.g. ‘Star Wars DeEd’).

When you open ImgBurn, use the ‘Write files/folders to disc’ option. Then select that main folder to burn - ImgBurn will know from the structure that it’s meant to be a playable disc.

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#1071225
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Need help making Despecialized Edition DVDs
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If you want to keep it HD, and use your Xbox One for playback, you’ll need to make a properly formatted Blu-ray or AVCHD disc.

Load the MKV into tsMuxeR and have it build you a Blu-ray or AVCHD folder, then burn that to a disc (BD-R or DL DVD-R respectively) with ImgBurn.

If you want to use your DVD player (and it doesn’t have MKV or AVCHD support) you’ll need to completely rebuild each film as a standard def DVD. Last I checked, ConvertXtoDVD was a decent all-in-one tool for doing that.

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#1069269
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The Random "Star Wars" Pics & GIFs Thread
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The film could have just as easily featured a young man with prodigious force powers - they decided to make the character female.

The film could have just as easily featured an extended apprenticeship for Rey - they decided to give her prodigious force powers.

These decisions are unrelated, and attempts to conflate them just expose how hard it is for you to deal with the first one.

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#1068387
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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I guess you’ll see for yourself, but after they lose the armour, Luke keeps the belt over his desert gear. Presumably for the sole reason that he’d have a grappling hook to swing later, but you can justify it as the farmboy finding all the gadgets pretty neat. That said, Han keeps his too:

 photo han luke.jpg

Though it seems only Luke’s stormtrooper belt had the hook in the first place. Here’s the same guy before getting jumped:

 photo stormtrooper.jpg

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#1011003
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Alien Appendix 8: The Alien Saga Archive
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tommodore64 said:
The project was announced 2 months ago but sadly no one else was involved.

In which case it really isn’t accurate (or polite) to call it an Alien Appendix team release.

Don’t get me wrong - your efforts to pull this stuff together should be encouraged (goodness knows I don’t have the time any more myself). But to claim those names without even mentioning your plans to one of the original team members (meedermow, klokwerk, triffid or me) isn’t really on - it’s not as if we were hard to find.

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