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#1198706
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Mangowolf Edition [Color Regrade / Audio Restoration] MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Look, I made this project because it interests me. I’m sorry I didn’t do it with the sources I was apparently supposed to use, I just used what was available to me. I’m not going to buy another copy of the movie just so this project can be completed by the standards that were apparently expected from me. If it truly is a “lost cause”, then I’m just done with it. If you guys really need it to be in 4K with lossless audio, you are free to try the project yourselves.

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#1197838
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Mangowolf Edition [Color Regrade / Audio Restoration] MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Oldfan said:

Correct. From what I’ve heard, the UK release from Second Sight has the original, untouched mono track. Plus the benefit of being lossless, unlike the DVD.

The original Dark Sky blu ray has it too. The one from around 2008. Perhaps I should’ve taken it from that. It’s too late to use it now because I don’t have the original project file and I idiotically forgot to save the settings I had. If I were to add it in, the video would suffer because it would be an export of an export. UGH. Sorry guys, guess I wasn’t thinking straight.

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#1197459
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Mangowolf Edition [Color Regrade / Audio Restoration] MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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SpookyDollhouse said:

The newest UK edition has original mono audio; what we got in the states is a fold-down of the 5.1 remix. If you’d like I can rip that track for ya if you’d like that instead.

No thanks. The original pioneer DVD has the REAL original mono mix. The 40th Anniversary and UK bluray were ripped from the 35mm version which had edits to the audio as mentioned in the first post.

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#1196312
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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) Mangowolf Edition [Color Regrade / Audio Restoration] MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Project Goal: Restore Theatrical Colors utilizing Trailers, Commercials, & Older Releases as Reference. Restore Original Mono Soundtrack that was Altered on the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray, (i.e. Kirk Knocking on doorway when entering the house & Sally laughing hysterically at ending. Both sounds were altered on the 40th Anniversary Blu-ray.)

Video Source: 40th Anniversary Blu-Ray
Audio Source: 1998 Pioneer DVD

AVAILABLE NOW VIA PM

Restored Trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFgLLkOIVfo

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#1189799
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Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Ugh. Not to be a downer, but I’ve had a shitty week. Been dealing with a lot of personal problems, and I haven’t had time to encode the blu ray yet. Hopefully it’ll be ready sometime this weekend. I’ll get to it when I can. in the meantime, here’s the artwork for the bluray. I’m working on disc art as well.

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#1188919
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Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Well, I have some good news and bad news. The bad news is that due to some technical problems, the blu-ray is still not ready. The good news is, I snagged a copy of the original 2000 DVD release (before the 20th anniversary version) which has the original theatrical stereo track. With little to no trouble, I was able to sync it with the mangowolf edition and the fullscreen laserdisc version. I will build a new version of the blu-ray tonight and start it encoding asap. The encoding process takes many hours, but I expect the blu-ray to be ready sometime tomorrow night. If not, it will definitely be ready before friday.

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#1186772
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Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Oldfan said:

Mango said:

Oldfan said:

I haven’t watched this yet (planning to check it out later today), but I noticed the frame rate is 60fps for the .mov file. I’m curious, what was the source used for this that the finished file is in 60fps?

I’m guessing since you have a blu-ray coming that it will be 23.976?

The color looks outstanding from what I’ve seen so far. I believe that this may indeed be much closer to what it looked like originally in theatres.

Is the full-frame laserdisk open-matte, or was it just cropped for 4:3? Either way it will be a cool extra.

I export everything in 60fps just to ensure that theres no lag (final cut pro is weird about that sometimes). It doesn’t upscale at all, so it’s still technically at the normal framerate, so it shouldn’t look any different. The laserdisc that I have is cropped to 4:3, (I’m not even sure if an open matte version exists). It will actually be available as a bonus DVD since I didn’t have time to include it on the blu-ray.

Thanks for the explanation. So it keeps all the same frames, not interpolated, so it keeps the same motion, but it still technically plays at 60fps, so it’s not true 23.976 output, correct? I’m guessing the blu-ray will be true 23.976?

Correct.

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#1184451
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Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Oldfan said:

I haven’t watched this yet (planning to check it out later today), but I noticed the frame rate is 60fps for the .mov file. I’m curious, what was the source used for this that the finished file is in 60fps?

I’m guessing since you have a blu-ray coming that it will be 23.976?

The color looks outstanding from what I’ve seen so far. I believe that this may indeed be much closer to what it looked like originally in theatres.

Is the full-frame laserdisk open-matte, or was it just cropped for 4:3? Either way it will be a cool extra.

I export everything in 60fps just to ensure that theres no lag (final cut pro is weird about that sometimes). It doesn’t upscale at all, so it’s still technically at the normal framerate, so it shouldn’t look any different. The laserdisc that I have is cropped to 4:3, (I’m not even sure if an open matte version exists). It will actually be available as a bonus DVD since I didn’t have time to include it on the blu-ray.

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#1182714
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Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Mango said:

Hey Guys. Sorry the Blu-ray isn’t ready yet. The reason is because I was waiting for my Laserdisc of Tron to arrive, so I could also include the fullscreen version. The laserdisc has a noticeable amount of bit rot throughout Side 2 which means that the restoration will take a bit more work. Also because of this, the audio on side 2 has a lot of distortion and crackling. I’ll see what I can do to help fix that, and I really wanted to include the true original stereo track from 1982, but I might have to resync the blu-ray audio.

Either way, I’m about to do some tests on the lightcycle scene from the laserdisc. I’ll post some screenshots and a video soon. Thanks to everyone who has taken interest in this project, and thanks to the wonderful people of this site!

I’ll get back to you guys soon!

Mango

Well, the color and contrast on the laserdisc is all over the place. Most of it has a blue tint but some shots don’t. As for the contrast, it just goes crazy on every shot. Every single shot looks COMPLETELY different, as If they performed a picture correction of some sort when they made the laserdisc. The strangest thing to me is that most of it still has that blue tint. I checked the old 2002 DVD and it looked more like the mangowolf Edition, so I don’t even know what the film is supposed to look like at this point.

Either way, I already finished the blu-ray restoration, so I think i’ll just try to get a nice clean rip of the laserdisc and not even do much to restore it. I have now clue how I would make it even resemble the blu-ray restoration, so it’ll just be a little bonus feature.

I’ll get back to you guys with more updates soon. Here are some of the restoration attempts I did with the laserdisc version of the light cycle scene. These were just a test, and I most likely won’t end up trying to do a proper restoration.

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#1182704
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Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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Hey Guys. Sorry the Blu-ray isn’t ready yet. The reason is because I was waiting for my Laserdisc of Tron to arrive, so I could also include the fullscreen version. The laserdisc has a noticeable amount of bit rot throughout Side 2 which means that the restoration will take a bit more work. Also because of this, the audio on side 2 has a lot of distortion and crackling. I’ll see what I can do to help fix that, and I really wanted to include the true original stereo track from 1982, but I might have to resync the blu-ray audio.

Either way, I’m about to do some tests on the lightcycle scene from the laserdisc. I’ll post some screenshots and a video soon. Thanks to everyone who has taken interest in this project, and thanks to the wonderful people of this site!

I’ll get back to you guys soon!

Mango

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#1179584
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Tron (Mangowolf Edition) Color Regrade MOV AVAILABLE NOW
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The Blu-ray ISO has been postponed due to personal reasons. I know you all were excited about it, but I just don’t have the time at the moment. I may however make the blu-ray either in late Summer or early Autumn if there is still a demand for it. Again I apologize for letting you guys down, but life has been busy and stressful and I was unable to get it ready in time. Either way, the MOV is still available and I will continue to give out the link via PM for a long while.

I’m really sorry guys, but be patient. I’ll try to do it later this year.
Thanks for understanding. 😃

Mango

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#1126855
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The Howling (Mangowolf Edition) Mono Soundtrack + Color Restoration COMING SOON
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With this movie, my goal is to remove the greenish tint from the Blu Ray and restore the original Mono soundtrack.
I recently bought the DVD, and to my surprise, the 5.1 audio on the bluray was altered. The original mono track include subtle sound effects that are missing in the 5.1 mix. Even worse is that the stereo track on the bluray is essentially the same as the 5.1 mix.

Bonus features will include:
1980 Featurette
Unleashing The Beast (Documentary)
Horror’s Hallowed Grounds Location Tour
Outtake Reel
Deleted Scenes
Photo Gallery
Restored Red Band Trailer
General Audiences Trailer (Ripped from Trailer Trauma 3 Blu-ray)
1980 TV Spot

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#1120967
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CANCELLED King Kong (Mangowolf "Spider Pit" Edition)
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UPDATE:
Cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances in my personal life. Sorry guys…

Now, don’t get TOO excited. The spider pit scene is still lost. However, I decided to make a fan edit with the Peter Jackson recreation spliced into the movie. I am also restoring the 2 mistakes that were “fixed” for the Blu-ray. In the Brontosaurus scene, there’s a shot where the creature passes behind a tree in the foreground. On older copies of the film, you can see that the tree appears translucent as the brontosaurus can be partially seen through it.

Original:

The tree was blacked out on the Blu-ray… poorly.

BD:

There was also a frame right before the clothes ripping scene where a surface gauge (stop motion tool) was accidentally left in one of the frames. The Mangowolf edition restores these mistakes using the official Blu-ray for all source material, (surface gauge frame taken from Making Of documentary then matted in.).

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Along with the fan edit, the BD-25 will come with the atrocious colorized version from the 80’s, just for shits and giggles. It has been restored as best as I possibly could from the best source I could find (Bootleg DVD with VHS Rip).

I’ll try to get this done ASAP. It will probably be uploaded as a torrent to something like PirateBay. When it’s done, you guys are free to upload it to the spleen.

Thanks!
Mangowolf