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#1107373
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An American Werewolf In London (mangowolf Edition) V1 Released, V2 Coming Soon
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Mango said:

The 1995 laserdisc was made by the same company as the 1997 DVD, which is my source for audio. The audio was stretched to 5.1, but I compressed it down to mono using Handbrake. Sadly, it’s as close as I’m gonna get for now.

I have read that the 1997 Live DVD is basically the mono audio with some added sound effects to make it 5.1. I wonder if the effects are on separate tracks from the main audio?

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#1106930
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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad laserdisc preservation
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It seems like Sky Cinema Nostalgie of Germany will be broadcasting Sindbads gefährliche Abenteuer (the German version of The Golden Voyage of Sinbad) Monday, September 11th at 14:20 - 16:05:
https://www.tvdigital.de/tv-sendung/sindbads-gefaehrliche-abenteuer/

Are there any German members out there that might be able to record this?

I’m hoping it’ll have the alternative angle pointed out by barhar earlier.

barhar said:

The first pic is from the full screen dvd, the second from a german satelite TV recording. Note the different positions of the boat.

Golden dvdGolden tv

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#1050699
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The Thing (1982) [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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Echo3 said:

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.

Correct. I watched both TV sources (Echo3’s and the BD extra). Both version feature the same cut. Quality between the two are very similar. The biggest difference is the BD extra does not have the TBS logo.

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#1018948
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Dungeons & Dragons Requiem
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That looks pretty good. I really like the new logo. The added effects also enhanced things.

Would making the entire episode in 16x9 be too ambitious? I don’t know if that would add too much addition work to each scene and thus detract from completion?

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#1014652
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The Thing (1982) [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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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.

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#1010677
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The Thing (1982) [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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Colson said:

Lacerated said:

I also saw a screening of the film last year after getting the spoRV release and thought the film’s colors were more blue. On my calibrated TV, the spoRV is actually a bit too red in some spots in the snow. I am waiting for the new BD to arrive, so I can’t comment on how it compares to the film screening that I attended.

Please let us know what you think after you’ve watched the new one.

I watched this last night after the discs arrived. The snow scenes has red spots similar to spoRV. It’s obviously something to do with my display. During a white wipe, the screen was white without any red. There must be some hue coming through on the snow scenes. My TV is calibrated with the same settings as a certified technician’s review of the same model. I’m guessing each set is a little off from each other. (And I thought this problem was solved over 10 years ago.)

I don’t remember if the night scene colors were quite that blue – probably not. I only distinctly remembered the snow colors on film as I watched spoRV version the night prior to the screening and worried if they appeared on film. The saucer in the ice at the Norwegian site looked realistically like glaciers.

What else… the new BD has a frame or so at the end of the dog imitation autopsy being out of focus. I don’t remember that before. There were a few other frames like that later in the film.

I still haven’t watched any of the special features besides the trailers. I’m very pleased that they finally included the teaser in HD, which was never released on DVD besides in France. Really curious if the TV cut is better quality than what I already have. Overall, it’s a great version with all the improved details.

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#1007516
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Good Hi-Fi VHS vs. 192kbps AC3?
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hairy_hen said:
Analog audio doesn’t have a sample rate

True, but something I didn’t post the last time is that IIRC the hi-fi tracks are actually digital and gets reconverted to analog for the output. This information came from an engineer who worked on an audio card.

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#1007511
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The Thing (1982) [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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^…^ said:
Which are the correct colors? Who knows!

From this post the producer of The Thing, Stuart Cohen, wrote:

My own anecdotal belief, based on days spent in timing sessions and checking print runs, is that the Scream transfer is much more faithful to our original intent. The idea was to drain as much color from the film as possible - not only to give it that grey-blue COLD look - but in order to provide a platform for Robs stuff to explode on screen in all its Technicolor glory…

I also saw a screening of the film last year after getting the spoRV release and thought the film’s colors were more blue. On my calibrated TV, the spoRV is actually a bit too red in some spots in the snow. I am waiting for the new BD to arrive, so I can’t comment on how it compares to the film screening that I attended.

TheHutt said:
The first non-anamorphic DVD had the uncensored commentary. The subsequent releases were edited.

My opinion is that using the new BD with the old DVD uncensored commentary and standalone soundtrack is the way to go. However, this isn’t my project.

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#1005094
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Good Hi-Fi VHS vs. 192kbps AC3?
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IIRC, VHS hi-fi audio is 48 kHz. I’d choose VHS hi-fi over AC-3 192kbps as there’s a hard cut-off of higher frequencies.

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#989092
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TV edits of John Carpenter's 80s flicks
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SilverWook said:

It all really depends on what Universal supplies them with? All that apparently exists of the tv cut of Halloween 2 is an old broadcast video master.

I’m not even sure if they are getting the TV footage from Universal. A lot of times, it seems like they are getting VHS recordings of TV broadcasts and not broadcast quality video.

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#780217
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The Golden Voyage of Sinbad laserdisc preservation
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I sent the following privately to barhar, but never heard back.  Now I am opening it up to a wider audience.

I communicated with Ernest Farino, the publisher of Ray Harryhausen: Master of Majicks books (http://archive-editions.com/), who had a 16mm of the film at one point.  He said that the DVD is the original take, not the German satellite TV.  He also believed that the "reveal" occurs in the original take.  I am not so sure even from looking at the recent BD release.

Ernest Farino wrote, "The comment on the IMDb is incorrect-- the hair falling down is her real hair. At the time that Sinbad is carrying her, her hair has been swept up around her neck by the wind. When he sets her down and she stands and straightens up, that strand of hair simply falls down over her chest in a normal fashion. There's no digital enhancement. The hair happens to fall right over her breast, so it's easy to assume that it's a digital "add on" for coverup purposes. But it's not. The hair falling down is exactly how it was in the 16mm print I owned back in the late 1970s."

Anyway, he is busy trying to publish the 2nd edition of the Majicks set and is unable to research this further.  Is there anyway to obtain a copy of the German satellite TV version?  I am curious if there are other differences.  I will follow up Ernest afterwards.

Thanks.

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