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#1112334
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Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
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dahmage said:

this might be a dumb question, but what are the two white circles behind the storm troopers in the image on the spline (and at the top right on back cover)?

It’s a James Bond gun barrel and the stormtroopers are about to (or fail to) shoot the gunman.

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#1105181
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Backstroke of the West dub - VHS Bootleg Edition
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SilverWook said:

You could also try rerecording it through a speakerphone or a walkie talkie? Of course the best way to get that true bootleg feel is to output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times. Then mess with the tracking a bit when digitizing it again. 😃

I have a bootleg ROTS DVD stashed away somewhere, but I don’t know if the subs are what you’re looking for.

Oh don’t worry, I have a perfect multi VCR setup for when I do get around to the tape capture. I’ve done multigen shit hundreds of time by now using that method you mentioned. The microcassette output was just a test to make the audio sound more like a bad mono optical track before the tape capture.

If it’s the Backstroke DVD, it should have menus like this I believe:
https://web.archive.org/web/20130118054837im_/http://www.winterson.com.nyud.net/pics2/botw01.jpg
https://web.archive.org/web/20130118054837im_/http://www.winterson.com.nyud.net/pics2/botw02.jpg

SparkySywer said:

35mm sourced version of Revenge of the Sith for the picture

Hey, where’d you get that?

output the whole thing to a VCR and then copy the tape a few more times.

How much would that cost to get a VCR, a few tapes, and something to put the data onto a computer? It’s been a while since I’ve bought any of that.

friedcamera still had a copy of the SVCD release of Russian 35mm bootleg that used to be hosted on none’s website.

A cheap VCR unit isn’t very hard to find (I managed to get lucky and score a free Philips S-VHS deck two years ago from guy who was clearing out his dad’s house), but capturing is a different story. I use an “ehhh”-ish Toshiba DVD recorder for capturing, but if you want more precise results and better bitrates, it’s wiser to go with a good capture card, which can sometimes be in the high hundreds in terms of cost.

You can still get decent-ish blank tapes from a few retailers like Walmart IIRC.

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#1104930
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Backstroke of the West dub - VHS Bootleg Edition
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I want to create an awful looking multi-generational, linear mono audio VHSrip version of TheThirdGathers’ Backstroke of the West dub that uses a 35mm sourced version of Revenge of the Sith for the picture. I plan to render the subtitles on the video frame itself like the popular YouTube version, but done up to look like shitty burnt-in theatrical subs to give it a Chinese language film theatrical print vibe. If anyone could also give me the actual Chinese subs the Backstroke script originates from, that’d be helpful, too.

For this I need the 576i TUN bootleg SVCD that used to be hosted on none’s fd.noneinc :F:L:I:M:S:I:P:L:A:S:T: 😄:A:T:A:B:A:S:E:. This is the version with the Cyrillic crawl that was also used to make the moviesonfire .avi. If anyone could direct me to a copy of this version, please notify me.

Edit: received bin/cue files from friedcamera, so this project can move forward now.

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#1092792
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Police Story - U.S. Laserdisc Preservation
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So I took it upon myself to buy the tape version and post an x264 on the Spleen, so at least the dub is now available.

Still, if anyone has the capacity to rip the LD, let me know.

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#1092599
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Return of the Pug (ROTP) - webpage and screenshots
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There was a mono ROTJ mix assembled, but obviously the question is whether or not this print uses it or not (or if there’s any differences other than acoustic adjustment). I can’t find the exact thread, but a while back there was an excerpt from a book or article about when everything pertaining to Jedi was delivered to Fox and it mentioned a mono version.

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#1036375
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King Kong vs. Godzilla - 4K Japanese Cut Restoration
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Last July, Toho simulcast their fully 35mm sourced 4K restoration of the uncut 1962 version of King Kong vs. Godzilla in theaters and on the Japanese Movie Specialty Channel, a marked and long overdue improvement over their ugly Blu-Ray version. No rips have surfaced and a foreseeable home video version has remained unannounced thus far.

https://www.nihon-eiga.com/program/detail/nh10006490_0001.html

Can someone with the capabilities to rip Japanese HDTV programs grab the .ts stream of this next time it airs?

I don’t see anything scheduled for next month, but I’ll bump this thread as soon as there’s broadcast dates again.

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#1025480
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The Return of Godzilla - German Laserdisc Preservation
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https://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/38602/NF-22808-LD/Godzilla-Box

Would anyone with the capacity to rip PAL LDs be able to help out with ripping this? The German laserdisc set is the only transfer of the international export version (with English text instead of Japanese) outside VHS releases (e.g. the '98 British Carlton tape or the Scandinavian or Portuguese ones).

http://www.ofdb.de/view.php?page=fassung&fid=627&vid=31231
The DVD release by Astro in 2001 uses the same master, but unfortunately cuts the film back to 83 minutes like the theatrical German version (while also mistakenly keeping a scene from the uncut LD version in English).

If anyone is willing to help out with this, I will gladly pay for the copy of set itself on lddb. Only about 20 minutes worth of scenes from this disc are needed in any case.

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#1022923
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Destroy All Monsters AIP HD Reconstruction
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God Save Pop Punk said:

I thought it might be. I may go back sometime and do a corrected version of this where instead of recreating the splices (and covering one up as I did here), I just leave a gap in the audio. For some reason that approach didn’t occur to me while I was making this.

Also, I suspect a couple other cuts might be splices, except that I could also see them being intentional edits - cutting out the sign outside the emergency headquarters in that shot of the ruins of Tokyo, for instance, since most of the US audience wouldn’t be able to read it anyway.

The only actual cuts in the AIP version are the aforementioned defense headquarters shot, and the Minya instances.

The AIP version also has frames that are missing in the current Japanese sources like Sea Monster and SoG (e.g. the shot of Kenji Sahara’s character and the end of reel 1).

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