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Mavimao

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#1130321
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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Wazzles said:

I don’t know how I’m just now noticing all these things, but it looks like there are still some artifacts of optical compositing (or shitty rotoscoping) left in the SE:

JEDIT 2: Fixed it.

That’s normal motion pucture blur and digital rotoscoping (if it were optical compositing, we’d see a black outline around the legs).

The problem with this part of the shot is that you have two overlapping objects that are in motion with film that is moving at 1/48th of a second. Anyone who’s shot a camera in manual mode knows that things get blurry pretty easily under 1/60th of a second.

In this shot you have the camera panning and following the speeder going right and crisscrossing the man who is walking left. With these two opposite motions, you’re going to get some weird artifacts.

Concerning the legs: because of the blur, there is no hard outline separating the two objects, and it’s difficult to cleanly create a matte for the shadow and erased wheels.

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#1128477
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

Yeah, so far this print looks softer than the IB, but some scenes are more ‘clear’ due to better composites, like the sabre training scene.

Of course; that is to be expected since all of the special-effects shots were recomposited digitally.

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#1128456
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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Swazzy said:

There is a certain level of detail naturally present in the SE prints that I just can’t find in some of the greatest of IB tech scans. I wouldn’t mind a ‘Cinema Despecialized’ edition that uses mostly SE 35mm footage, plugging in 77 35mm footage whenever necessary. Or if some technical genius could digitally average the two together, that would be fantastic.

That’s an interesting opinion because all the Tech prints I’ve seen have been relatively sharp and this SE print looks quite grainy and soft. Do you have any side by side examples that led you to this opinion?

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#1127738
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

Help Me Zombie-Wan_Kenobi, your our only hope…

Best caption competition for this image is now open…

“And blood-black nothingness began to spin… A system of cells interlinked within cells interlinked within cells interlinked within one stem… And dreadfully distinct against the dark, a tall white fountain played. Cells.”
“Cells.”
“Have you ever been in an institution? Cells.”
“Cells.”
“Do they keep you in a cell? Cells.”
“Cells.”
“When you’re not performing your duties do they keep you in a little box? Cells.”
“Cells.”

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#1121278
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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Ah yes, I didn’t think about the Disney films. Indeed, OBWAT is not the first DI.

There was also the Gone With the Wind restoration from the early 90s. That was completely digitized.

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#1104550
Topic
Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Sith_Holocron said:

Seeing as at least one of the edits out there included the blu-ray footage of the cartoon, has any one considered editing the footage of the ships in the Holiday Special?

I personally think it’d be too jarring. But if that’s something you’d like to see, go right ahead! There’s other footage as well: Vader walking down the corridors for example.

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#1103173
Topic
THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
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thxita said:

I would prefer if the Italian track didn’t come out in high quality until Poita’s project is done as it would devalue any attempt to resell the print to fund more projects. Because you can be sure that it’s gonna end up being shared on pirate websites.

Hmmm, I personally don’t see the issue here. First of all, the quality isn’t that great (35mm optical, pop, hiss, gaps of silence because of missing frames). Second, it’s the same dub as the TV cut that was discovered a while ago and I would think the same dub as any other Italian home version. That cat is out of the bag. Third, the optical sound quality on all film prints are crap. That doesn’t seem to affect their value in any way.

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#1103170
Topic
THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
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thxita said:

Mavimao said:

Actually I do have it! Someone else had asked for it a while ago and it was really easy to export from the original iMovie file.

Shooting you a PM.

I forget where does the Italian track that you have comes from

It’s from Poita’s Italian version scan - the one this version is built from. My grindhouse version is synced to the Laserdisc cut so the shot order isn’t the same.

Making this Italian track was very simple: I just muted the English audio track and unmuted the Italian sound. Export Audio -> Save.

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#1093235
Topic
Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
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Hello there everyone! As some may remember, I GOUT synced the PSB 16mm soundtrack and I can confirm that there are actual pretty substantial changes made to the Mono mix in Empire. Off the top of my head:

“The first transport is away” line is different and plays a second later than in the stereo mix.

The hidden stormtrooper that shoots 3pO is differently voiced.

Yoda shrieks differently when Luke first points his blaster at him ("…like we’re being watched!").

There is added 3PO dialogue in the Carbon Freezing Chamber.

So unlike Jedi, which really just seems to be a re-leveled folddown, Empire is the real deal.

In any case I don’t mind GOUT syncing this latest 16mm mix for posterity’s sake. I already talked to Catbus about it but I’d just need the wav files from Puggo whenever he gets the chance…and I’m traveling it up until around the 20th of August. So don’t get too excited lol.

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