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Molly

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#1035229
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STAR WARS: EP V "REVISITED EDITION"**ADYWAN** - **Suggestions now closed**
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darthrush said:

So happy you said this. It’s infuriating to read the tweets of my high school peers. It’s just a blob of thoughts with zero puncation and awful grammar.

Sounds like comparing the Failbook comments of my first two exes. The first writes in complete, coherent and mostly correctly spelled sentences, while the second writes all in lowercase, with tons of mistakes, and is a pain in the neck to read.

(The first also turns out to be a much nicer person, given the other subjected me to gaslighting some time ago. Sorry about the OT, had to rant.)

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#1034543
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Raiders of the Lost Ark - 35 mm regrade
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GigoloJoe said:

I’ve always wondered. Does anyone know why bluray/official releases always seem to have such a flat tone to the image - as if to mimic the monotone digital grading of recent Hollywood movies?

You just answered your own question.

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#1033262
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Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
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NeoNitro said:

Molly said:

Those names are not familiar. Someone linked me a Mega folder, but the vast majority of his rips were the exact same as I had, which I downloaded in 2011.

The three episodes I did were from the best cap source available at the time, one that had somewhat flickery colors, but was complete and slightly undercut, from Toonami UK.

Oh, that’s strange. Last time I talked to Arien he seemed to believe you were a friend of Clutchins going by the name of usotsuki over on Kametsu, guess he was mistaken.

He wasn’t mistaken.

Yes, I also have the TVrips you’re referring to. Most of those were collected on the now closed Cartoon World forum from back in the day. However, since around 2014 Dismantles revealed on Kametsu that he’s gotten possession of a bunch of YTV recordings. I’ve talked to Arien about this (who’s a friend of his) and he’s told me that the tapes feature high quality audio of all the Ocean and Blue Water dubbed episodes that aired in Canada, so for DBZ that would start off somewhere around the Cell Games saga when Gohan transforms and continue until the end of the series. The Trunks/Android & Early Cell saga episodes only aired in the UK and Netherlands so they’re unfortunately not available in the same quality.

I’m aware Canada switched to this dub later.

That being said, last three Toonami links I posted were taken from DVD recordings by a person in the UK called Robo4900. Arien recently made a trade with him in order to acquire recordings of DBZ episodes 115-120 + 192 as well as GT episodes 52-56 + 64. This was a great find, especially for the Android saga episodes which weren’t apart of the YTV recordings.

I’ve been in contact with him over on Rizon. We exchanged a few rips.

Dismantles and Arien have talked about doing a remaster similar to yours (using FUNi singles as a video source for authenticity) and have expressed interest in getting help with that. It does appear that it’s taking Dismantles a very long time to digitize the tapes though so no word yet on when the audio will be made available.

I used the Dragon Box with color correction because it’s higher quality, but still used the Funi singles to provide title cards - because while authenticity is important to me, I’d rather work from a higher quality source.

With all these new sources a new remaster is bound to happen, it’s just a matter of when.

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#1033066
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Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
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Those names are not familiar. Someone linked me a Mega folder, but the vast majority of his rips were the exact same as I had, which I downloaded in 2011.

The three episodes I did were from the best cap source available at the time, one that had somewhat flickery colors, but was complete and slightly undercut, from Toonami UK.

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#1032294
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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I agree, and as far as I had done it - I think I had a 24 fps DVD and the Yorkshire rip synched up, plus all the extra footage synched in with the BD rip I acquired, and had done maybe 20 or 25 minutes before I got and decided to try to integrate the WXYZ cap - that’s where I was when I left off. (It’s kind-of hard to do it in Avisynth/AvsPMod, but doable.) I was panscanning the widescreen footage myself, roughly similar to the Yorkshire airing.

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#1031341
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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Not to my knowledge.

I was working on hacking together a RIC of sorts, but shortly after I started trying to synch up the third rip, I burned out and set to work on other projects (this happens a lot to me since I frequently juggle several projects at once) - I might try going back to it soon if I feel up to it.

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#1027889
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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Got a fairly precise tag on that ABC recording: WXYZ (Detroit, MI), April 20 1986; broadcast started at 8 pm, but about an hour is missing, not including commercials.

Pan-scanning is proving to be the most tedious part. That said, the two TV sources I already had do not have identical cropping, so perhaps it was done further down the line.

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#1027357
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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A couple friends of mine have offered to procure me the BD of Superman 3. In the meantime, I’ve done an analysis using a rip, so I’ve only got the theatrical to work with - that should change soon.

There are a LOT of small additions to the Yorkshire airing. There’s also one cut, as well as the closing credits being trimmed so they only start with the cast. Also, one addition has a bumper (as for a cut to commercial) right in the middle of it.

Given further source, and once I’ve procured the actual BD, I should be able to synch everything up and try to put something together.

A curiosity: do any of the extant TV rips have the opening bumper intact, and which one? I remember seeing Superman 2 on TV in the theatrical cut and the WB logo was the same one as on the RIC, but I didn’t catch such for Superman 3, and I know the BDs for Superman 2, 3 and 4 are all plastered with the current logo. (Obviously Superman 2 is also plastered on the RIC and the TV master I saw, as the Shield of Staleness didn’t show up until several years after the movie came out!)

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