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#912300
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Slipstream 1989
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From what I understand, the movie only had a very limited theatrical release in the UK and Australia as well as a few screenings in other parts of Europe. There was no US screening and probably only a very limited number of prints even created and distributed. Given the release dates, they probably just sent the prints from the original UK screenings around to other countries, so they probably ended up somewhere in France or Japan if they weren’t returned to the studio.

Sadly, there is a very high chance that obtaining a film print would be only slightly better than getting a hold of the original negatives and any prints that might still be out there in the wild are probably in very bad shape.

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#753401
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Our projects released thread
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I sort of do a mix of things.  I've been helping with audio resyncing and I provided a stereo to 5.1 surround upmix process that has been used on a few Team Blu releases.  I also do some title and graphics editing.

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#751147
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Song Of The South
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Does anyone know if the 35mm IB print mentioned earlier is still available.  I might be interested in trying to work something out to get the print and get it scanned.

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#750685
Topic
Evil Dead (2013) - Extended Cut
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From what I've read, what was shown in the UK was not the complete unrated cut.  There have been indications that there is more footage that was cut to keep the film from getting an NC-17 rating.  Still, it would be nice to even get the HDTV extended cut and see some of the footage that was removed for the theatrical release.

I wish they would do a proper unrated cut blu-ray, though.

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#750024
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Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
Time

I think the only audio that's received a 5.1 mix was the English version.  All the other releases were only mastered for either stereo or mono.  I found an Italian language version of the audio but it was badly upconverted to 5.1 off the original stereo and had some other issues that rendered it basically unusable.

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#749747
Topic
Transformers: The Movie (1986 animated version)
Time

I have a Spanish track, but it's only in mono and not the best quality.  I synced the foreign language tracks to the full-frame SD version and not the blu-ray video since it is the international version that was used on all but the original American English-language theatrical release.

If you have a better copy of the Spanish track, I would be happy to try and include it in the project.

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#740839
Topic
Army of Darkness Various Cuts
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If they used a different source for the International Cut, it doesn't really show.  The international version appears to have slightly different cropping/framing but it still has all the issues with poor color, blown whites, and crushed blacks that the Director's Cut displays.  The UK theatrical edition shows a lot more detail in the light and dark areas and, according to reviews, the color is more accurate.  I don't have a film print to compare with, but the overly-boosted contrast is obviously not correct.

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#740617
Topic
Army of Darkness Various Cuts
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On a side note, would there be any interest in a reconstructed Director's Cut using the UK BD for most of the footage and only pulling the extra footage from the German BD?  All of the BD releases of the Director's Cut and International Cut are from a 720p source that was upscaled to 1080p.

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#734870
Topic
Slipstream 1989
Time

It would be awesome if there was a way to contact one of them to see if we could obtain the materials to do an HD transfer and then maybe even start a Kickstarter or something similar to fund the project.

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#733642
Topic
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - uncensored HDTV airing(s)
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There is a 25gb mkv file on the spleen that has the uncensored video and multiple audio tracks as well as a smaller, more compressed version.  The audio tracks are all synced to this version.  The only option I can offer at the moment is the torrent on the spleen.  You could try adjusting the delay on the bluray audio to see if you can sync it to the french HDTV rip but there's no guarantee that it will work.

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#726437
Topic
Slipstream 1989
Time

It's also possible that the widescreen scenes in the documentary further matted the original widescreen frames.  There's a lot here that doesn't add up and probably won't add up unless an original film print is found.  If the movie was shot open-matte, as the video to documentary comparison would indicate, why would they even do a pan-and-scan version at all?  Even if it was shot in scope, having more information at the top of the full-frame version that is not in the widescreen version makes no sense.

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#726315
Topic
Slipstream 1989
Time

Well, the opening titles on the DVD and the screen caps I've seen from the Japanese laserdisc are in 1.85:1, so it's possible that the film was actually hard matted to 1.85:1 but it's hard to say for sure without seeing an actual film print.

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#726047
Topic
Slipstream 1989
Time

Thanks to jerryshadoe for the soundtrack share.  It's very nice.

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#725753
Topic
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - uncensored HDTV airing(s)
Time

Are there any guides on replacing the video stream on a retail bluray disc?  I want to swap out the video streams for the main movie and trail mix-up with the uncensored versions.  I thought multiAVCHD had this capability but I can't seem to find it and tsMuxer won't let me select a name for the resulting m2ts file when I remux using the bluray structure, which messes up the playlist and clipinfo files.

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