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SilverWook

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#1199035
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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She’s probably a droid who was damaged and abandoned by a previous owner and modified and repaired themselves. Not much of a stretch as we’ve seen a droid who went into the bounty hunter business. None of this backstory may even make it into the movie. Did we take all the cantina alien bios as gospel?
The name could be a play on LUH-3417 who was THX’s roomate in THX-1138.
Vuffi Ra would have been a nice nod to the Lando novels though.

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#1198903
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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I’m a little dubious about that auction. Why a stock photo and not a pic of the actual tapes? It also says the commercials have been edited out. If that’s true, it’s a second generation tape presuming the original recording was even on U-Matic to begin with. Also possible it simply has breaks where commercials would go.
Without more information, there’s no way to tell if this was an off air recording or a dub off a broadcast master.
For the kind of money they’re asking, some screenshots would be nice.

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#1198758
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2001: A Space Odyssey SEVERE Color Changes in 50th Anniversary Edition! :(
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Jay said:

SilverWook said:

Kubrick personally signed off on the Criterion Laserdisc master though.

If it was in line with other masters at the time, he may have been fine with it not quite looking like film; the limited color space of NTSC didn’t give colorists a lot of flexibility. And we don’t know how much he cared about getting the color spot-on for home viewing. Maybe he wasn’t as picky about color as he was about framing.

Actually, we might find out very soon. 😉
https://youtu.be/PEZ2r1YGKSA

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#1197987
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Random Thoughts
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Possessed said:

chyron8472 said:

Possessed said:

Was that before or after you talked about how you fantasized about ripping some of our faces off or whatever it was you said?

After.
And it was throats, not faces. 😃

Have you ever seen the movie Road House?

Actually can’t say I have. Is it about steak? I could get down on that

No, you’re thinking of the Black Angus movie. 😛

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#1197986
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Random Thoughts
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The OT moderator coffee break room has a poster of Dalton on the wall. 😃

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#1197817
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REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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MWilson said:

Here is a clip off of YouTube that shows the cut.

Cut Version

That’s a nasty cut once you’ve seen the original. Even in the 80’s they could have optically blurred the number out. Grease has had the coke signs in the Frosty Palace scenes blurred out since 1978. I’ve been told the 40th anniversary version has digitally inserted Pepsi signs since Paramount is apparently still too cheap to just cut Coca Cola a check.

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#1197813
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REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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I think someone would have said something by now. Surprised it went as high as it did.

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#1197647
Topic
REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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MWilson said:

Deleted Scene Comparison

Here is my first go at the deleted scene.
The entire capture went smoothly, but the encoder dropped a few frames on the “enhanced” version. I can share the raw cap if someone wants it.

Can you do a side by side comparison with the cut version? Just so those of us who haven’t seen the movie in a long time get a sense of what needs to be restored?

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#1197428
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REVENGE OF THE NERDS
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MWilson said:

The Griff said:

So, there’s a laserdisc up for bids on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Revenge-of-the-nerds-80s-comedy-LASERDISC-LD/183179598885?hash=item2aa65adc25:g:kCsAAOSw9uNa0wC-

Is there anyone willing and able to capture and share this (preferably in the US) if I throw a bid in? I’d need their delivery details up front.

Hopefully it goes for a little less than the 16mm print did…

I’ve got that very laserdisc. I can capture it this week.

Can you turn off CX noise reduction in your player? Some later models make this difficult to do.

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#1197420
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Last movie seen
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moviefreakedmind said:

I’m more disturbed by Batman Forever getting a 5/10. Granted, that is a solid F, but I don’t understand why anyone finds much redeeming quality in it.

Because it’s much better than than Batman and Robin? 😛

Fun fact:When George Clooney met Adam West, he apologized for B&R.