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#1098218
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STAR WARS: EP V &quot;REVISITED EDITION&quot;<strong>ADYWAN</strong> - <strong>AVAILABLE NOW</strong>
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Adywan,

I won’t get a chance to watch this until this weekend, but I was curious to see if my name was in the end credits and I see that I am but my real name was mis-spelled. I sent you a PM. No big deal but I figured there’s no harm in mentioning it in case you’re going to re-do the end titles to fix other typos for the blu-ray.

So excited I’m finally going to get to see this. So much hard work has gone into it. It’s truly the most complex fan-edit ever released.

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#1055326
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Star Fleet/X-Bomber (1980) Remastered Edition
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Thanks very much for that review. I was wondering when this was going to get released. I’m rather disappointed by the news honestly. I was hoping it would have been closer to the French masters. I already own the UK set, so now I’m wondering what to do. I’d certainly appreciate the NTSC, but with the image itself looking no better, I wonder if it’s worth the money. It sounds like your presentation will likely be the best presentation when it is finished. I have a 55" 4k TV, and a good DVD can still look outstanding on it upscaled. More compressed videos like avi can definitely be more of an issue for my TV, with compression artifacts being much more apparent. Since you are of course re-encoding these, I wonder how much compression will factor in?

If they had used the French masters I would have pounced on this official release.

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#1041340
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The Black Hole 1979?
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Sorry to hear about the troubles you’ve been having. I hope things work out for you. Please do keep us updated.

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#980399
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The Black Hole 1979?
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Just wanted to pop in and see how this project is coming along. Hope things are going smoothly.

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#961022
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The Black Hole 1979?
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Dark_jedi, I replied to your message so check your messages. Sorry I’m a bit late replying - I’ve been busy with the new PC.

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#954953
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The Black Hole 1979?
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Glad to hear so much hard work is going into this release. I’m sure it will show when it gets released.

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#954949
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Star Fleet/X-Bomber (1980) Remastered Edition
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Good news that it’s getting a US release later. But don’t let that discourage you. We have no idea what they will use for masters, compression, etc., so we have no idea how it will look. Hopefully they will do a great job but I’m still looking forward to your release.

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#940387
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The Black Hole 1979?
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Yeah, I’ve always been a huge fan of this movie. It has some problems but there’s never been another film before or since that looks or feels like this one. It almost has a dream/nightmare quality to it. I think I’ve gathered a pretty awesome collection of extras for dark_jedi to use. I’m still digging, too. This should be an amazing release for sure when it’s all put together.

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#940339
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The Black Hole 1979?
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SilverWook said:

Another thing that might be worth hunting down is the comic book. (If there are decent scans out there.) It actually lasted long enough to show what happens after the movie ends.

There was also a separate newspaper strip adaptation done by Jack Kirby.

I’ve already provided dark_jedi the highest quality scans I could find of the comic books. There are actually some very high-quality scans out there of some of the comics. There were actually several different releases of the comic books, all using the same artwork, with some releases having far better printing than others. There were a total of 4 comics - the first 2 being a comic adaptation of the film (parts 1 & 2) and the other 2 showing further adventures on the other side of the black hole. They were actually pretty poor in terms of artwork and stories, but still definitely worth including as extras.

The Jack Kirby newspaper comics are totally different than the other comics released, and are extremely rare. The artwork is far better. I have searched and searched and searched and found nothing online but a few very small low-res sample pages. I don’t think a full set ever got scanned and uploaded online. I’ve searched absolutely everywhere and turned up nothing but people asking about them. In 2007, Disney published some of the strips with new coloring in their Disney Zone digest magazine. They never completed the run.

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#940065
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The Black Hole 1979?
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SilverWook said:

Sorry I’ve fallen behind on things. I’ve captured the old Black Hole LD. I’m actually going to do it again, because the LDDB entry suggests that the CX noise reduction was botched, so a second capture with CX turned off would be prudent.
http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/00559/11AS/Black-Hole-The
I really wish I had the Japanese LD issued a few years later to compare with it.

Also, some damage to the 35mm print they used must have affected the soundtrack in one tiny spot, as Old B.O.B saying schedule is garbled.

I have found my Anchor Bay box set, and will try to take pictures this weekend. I will see if the VHS audio mistracks as bad a I remember. Worth a try on my newer Panasonic AG-1980. Maybe I can capture the garbled line?

I also looked through what little vinyl I still have in hopes of finding the “story of” record, but no luck. However, I did find my copy of this:

http://www.mousevinyl.com/content/walt-disney-studios-sounds-outerspace-disneyland-records
This came out two years after the movie, and used many sound effects from the film. I actually used my copy for a couple projects back in college. 😃
I’m willing to loan out my record for a transfer, so long as I get a lossless copy.

Actually, I’ve already captured both the “story of” record and the readalong record in lossless, since I own both, so that’s already taken care of. Dark_Jedi already has the files. The record you showed above has some great cover art for sure. I’ve seen the cover before online but I’ve never heard the album. I’d offer to transfer the album in lossless, but honestly I’d be very nervous trusting your album to come through the mail. I’ve had a lot of Christmas packages damaged pretty badly this past December due to rough handling by the UPS and USPS delivery guys. I’d feel pretty awful if your record got damaged during transit. I’ve bought very few records in the past several years but one I did buy arrived smashed a few years ago. The mail guys in my area treat packages very roughly.

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#939113
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The Black Hole 1979?
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dark_jedi said:

SilverWook said:

No difference, just uncompressed.

Another thought for Black Hole extras. Archive.org has nearly the complete run of Starlog magazine, and they did several articles devoted to the film at the time.
https://archive.org/details/starlogmagazine

That is cool for sure and right up there with what we do, but I have no idea what issues and probably to expensive to get and then to try and scan.

I’ve got this covered - it’s all included in the extras package I put together. The details are in the PM I sent you.

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#939110
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The Black Hole 1979?
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Dark_jedi, I just sent you a new PM. Everything I have is ready to go when you are. I put a ton of high-quality extras together for you. Hopefully some of it will prove useful to you for this project.

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#936660
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Star Fleet/X-Bomber (1980) Remastered Edition
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Interesting. The overscan is unfortunate, but not a big deal when you take into account how much better the quality is. Keep up the good work! I know these projects must seem daunting and I can’t imagine how time consuming they must be.

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#936653
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The Black Hole 1979?
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I’m very excited to see this film getting some attention. It deserves far better treatment than it has gotten over the years. I’m glad to see the overture is staying, too.

I own a rare full-color Japanese movie program for The Black Hole, and I scanned the pages several years ago. It’s all in Japanese of course but there are several great pieces of art and some fantastic cut-aways of the Cygnus and robots. I will gladly offer those scans if they would be of any use to this project. Let me know. I’ll keep a close eye on this thread for sure.

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#794300
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THE FORCE AWAKENS (Episode VII) Discussion *SPOILER THREAD* See OP For Trailer/Teaser Links--Trailer is out!
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sunday256 said:

Let me preface this by saying,

I was there in 1977. So that speaks to my age.

I'm a prequel sympathizer. I enjoy them all, but at my current age I also have some minor qualms with all 6 of the movies.

So now to the new trailer..

IT SUCKED! Too much rehash from the teasers and not enough of what made the previous 6 trailers great. I get that this isn't the film, but the trailer should give us some idea what the movie is about. I got none of that from this trailer. It's an extended teaser as far as I'm concerned. There needs to be more dialogue for one, or at least a voice over narrative to take us through the general points of the film.

The film may or may not suck, but the trailer did not serve it's purpose as far as I'm concerned.

This is the first time as a Star Wars fan I've been underwhelmed by a Star Wars trailer. And hopefully, the last.

 I completely disagree. Why would I need them to spoil everything with dialogue that ruins all the plot points for me? Trailers give away too much as it is. I don't need it to be narrated. I like trailers like this far better. Nothing is worse than trailers packed with dialogue scenes that tell us everything that happens in the movie.

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#792950
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Halloween [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
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I think there is a problem with this disc.

I'm using makemKV to losslessly extract the film to .mkv to play on my external media player, but I'm getting an error during extraction:


"The source file '/BDMV/STREAM/00001.m2ts' is corrupt or invalid at offset 2391048192, attempting to work around"

There must be an error at that segment of the file. Can anybody check into this if possible?

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