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#1110538
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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ger-el said:

Perhaps a new KCOP/Salkind International edit will be done mixing widescreen and full frame as has been done in the past, except this time with superior elements. Either way, excited for this news. The KCOP/Salkind International cut was taken down from caped wonder, for obvious reasons, but interesting that it finally appeared after all this time. Always wonder if the cut at caped wonder may have hinted at an official cut coming…perhaps even to gauge fan interest. Either way, excited. Hoping for all movies to receive the same treatment.

The impression I got from the description was that the whole 3+ hour cut will be in widescreen.

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#1106186
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Han - Solo Movie ** Spoilers **
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ImperialFighter said:

Remember how ATTACK OF THE CLONES changed Slave I’s colour-scheme to include a lot of BLUE compared to how it looked years later in ESB?

Well, it seems like the Falcon’s exterior is also getting a similar make-over in this new HAN SOLO movie…along with some new ‘cargo-hauling’ action -

https://makingstarwars.net/2017/09/falcon-look-like-untitled-star-wars-han-solo-story

Boba likes to tinker with his ship. A repaint along with other modifications?

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#1105895
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An American Werewolf In London (mangowolf Edition) V2 Available Now
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Classic film and best ever werewolf, imo.

I didn’t buy the 35th anniversary edition precisely for this reason. How hard is it to include the original mono track? JAWS managed it for both DVD (re-release) and Blu-ray.

It’s been so long since I’ve heard the mono track I’ve forgotten what it sounded like.

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#1105833
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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crystal1 said:

The updated RIC of S1 on capedwonder is great. I’ve also seen the S2 RIC referred to in the previous post, again on capewonder. Although as it says there, it’s not been restored since 2005. Not being critical but when I saw it, the quality seemed VHS standard. I hope Booshman will soon be able to release his restored version of S2 RIC. It’s such a loved film for so many and there are scenes in that extended version that you don’t see in either the theatrical or Donner versions.

The VHS picture quality doesn’t detract from the viewing experience one bit for me, it’s easy to spot the PAL and NTSC stuff but that’s OK. considering the wealth of unseen footage. I love it!

Plenty of neat little scenes and extensions that I wish made the final cut. Ursa’s line - “Men to kill!” - is a favourite. Also some bizarre comedy relief from a Japanese family and a tourist with a camera, I seem to remember.

I saw the expanded version of SII in 1984 - over two nights (?) in Australia, and always missed the scene with the boy and the police siren - nasty!

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#1103125
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Salem's Lot 1979: Two Part Version?
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Turisu said:

Slavicuss said:

Did this last year as an experiment. Turned out OK but the 2-part original is still the best version to see.

If you still have it, would you be interested in sharing? For me personally, 3 hours is a long slog for a vampire movie. 😄

I burned it to disc and deleted the original file last year.

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#1102994
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Salem's Lot 1979: Two Part Version?
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Turisu said:

Would anyone with the necessary skills be interested in recreating (as closely as possible) the 112-minute “Movie” cut of Salem’s Lot that was released on VHS?

I know that there are some alternate takes of at least one scene in that version that have no HD source but there’s no reason the BD could not be used as it wouldn’t alter the scene at all.

I realise that this version has been pretty much forgotten but it’s the version I grew up with as well as (apparently) Stephen King’s preferred version.

Did this last year as an experiment. Turned out OK but the 2-part original is still the best version to see.

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#1102084
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Kennedy worse than Lucas.
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Fang Zei said:

In regards to the continued absence of a restored OUT, it is 100% Disney’s fault.

It’s the last remaining bite at the apple / dip in the well / whatever analogy you want to use. Seriously folks, they had to hold off on releasing the deleted scenes until the frickin’ blu-ray instead of including them on the dvd - a format known for including deleted scenes - just so they’d have a selling point other than “the iffy-looking '04 masters of the versions you hate (but will still buy anyway for some reason), now at their full resolution! …Oh, and the prequels too.”

Disney will wait until 2020 when the rights to Empire, Jedi, and the prequels revert fully to Lucasfilm.

To those who say “yeah, but even when 2020 rolls around there’s still no guarantee it will be anything other than the SE in 4k,” I say bullshit.

There’s got to be something to that story John Landis told a couple years ago, right?

I’d say 50% DISNEY and 50% Lucas.

Landis won’t even release WEREWOLF with it’s original mono audio.

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#1101566
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Salem's Lot 1979: Two Part Version?
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Fuddlyduddly said:

I’m sorry, but I’m not quite sure what it looks like. Don’t worry about finding it, it can wait till your house move is done.

I also have the 2006 2-disc PAL UK release of SALEM’S LOT (1979). Dr Norton’s impalement death, is the same as the 3hr NTSC US DVD/Blu-ray versions and the old edited SALEM’S LOT: THE MOVIE videotape.

The new 3 hour NTSC US Blu-ray version has a slight edit to a different scene. The exterior shot of Straker’s fine antiques shop (during opening day) doesn’t start as early as the DVD version - watch the person riding a bike past the shop.

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#1100427
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The Jabba Movie
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I wouldn’t mind seeing some more of the Rancor - the best thing about JEDI, imo.

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#1100058
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Fang Zei said:

The 2011 release made less money in its first week than the 2004 set made in its very first day.

Interesting. The 2011 release’s only draw (for me) was the previously unreleased OT deleted material.

What else could they release - besides the original versions fully restored - in a new box-set to make us buy the saga again?

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#1098997
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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ray_afraid said:

Slavicuss said:

SilverWook said:

That’s a tad harsh.

On the shovel … Yes. On the films … No.

Agreed. But why do the fans have to shovel this stuff? I just leave it alone.

Canon-obsessed fans who can’t or won’t leave the PT alone. Trying to make everything fit in with the OT or worse - the other way round.

I don’t have a problem ignoring these films.

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#1098605
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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These three films amount to a large pile of steaming-hot excrement. It’s the fans that have to shovel this stuff. Christ, what a mess.

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#1096364
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'97 vs. '04 (and '11) - Your preference?
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DuracellEnergizer said:

JFTR, I’m not just referring to McDiarmid in TESB; I’m referring to him in ROTJ, too. Honestly, I detest Palpatine in ROTJ; he’s 1-dimensional, unsubtle, and he’s incapable of making a good argument for why anyone should turn to the dark side. He’s a live-action version of a Saturday morning cartoon supervillain – an incompetent cornball who sits around his secret lair cackling to his underlings – a far cry from the low-key Palpatine Revill played.

Of course, I don’t pin the blame on McDiarmid himself; he’s a good actor, and as even the PT’s shown, he’s capable of conveying subtlety. I blame the shoddy writing and direction of ROTJ.

I never liked the Emperor. I still don’t. I disliked the fake, put-upon voice. It just sounded like he was trying too hard to be/sound evil. I don’t know whether this was an acting choice or the direction he was given, but I think it was a mistake.

Unbelievably he was even more over-the-top in the prequels.

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#1096363
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'97 vs. '04 (and '11) - Your preference?
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The 1997 version had less damage done to it than the two later revisions.

I haven’t seen the 1997 SE since I binned the VHS tapes years ago, but I remember liking Boba’s new voice, which had a microphone sound effect added to it for EMPIRE.

These SE’s got worse with each revision.

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#1090163
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Jaws/Jaws 2 extended editions
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musiced921 said:

Slavicuss said:

RayRogers said:

Only have JAWS 1 & 2 on Blu-ray disc. Don’t even have 3D or THE REVENGE on the format though. Carried over all the features from the DVDs too.
Pity the deleted scenes aren’t 1080p.

It’s very noticeable (deleted scenes PQ) after viewing the Blu-ray versions of the first two films. Presented as supplements allows for their poor state. I’d like to see an extended cut of JAWS & JAWS 2. Very probably never happen though.

I didn’t bother with 3 & 4 - truly wretched films.

I actually had started work on a JAWS 2 Extended Edition using the DVD instead of the Blu Ray. It got sidelined, but I’ll have to dig it up and finish it.

I also used the DVD (a better match for the poor quality deleted scenes) but had to painstakingly reframe each shot and then crop the film to fullscreen due to the deleted scenes (exclusive to the TBS cut) being presented fullscreen only.

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