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#1169698
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ROBOTECH: The Deculture Collection
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Molly said:

I know, right? I don’t think there’s any better than the R1s for that right now, is there? (Since that series was kind-of a dud, although wasn’t it Michie Tomizawa’s first major role?)

There actually is a R2 Japanese DVD release of Southern Cross (which has been long out of print so you’ll have to get it second hand from somewhere like Yahoo Japan Auctions) but I’m not sure how the quality on the Japanese DVD version compares to the ADV R1 release, personally I’d assume the Japanese release would be slightly better since the Japanese DVDs probably use the original 16mm film negatives for their source as opposed to the nth generation copies ADV had to work with, that and the fact that Japanese companies usually tend to put forth a great effort to try and make high quality releases, I’ve actually been wanting to get my hands on the R2 release for a while now to see how the two versions compare I just haven’t had the money to get it (I may be getting a job soon so that may not be an issue for much longer).

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#1153102
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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RU.08 said:
That’s absolutely unnecessary, have a look at the samples I’ve posted from Cindy and that’s from a 35mm print! What Disney did was convert what was hand painted animation into digital animation - all the “flaws” from the manual process were wiped away. And then they changed the colours and god only knows why, but they basically boosted them up to the levels of Aladdin and Lion King instead of leaving them how they were.

Disney probably changed and boosted the colors to try and give the film a more modern look compared to the more subdued colors found on the original version although IMHO they should have kept the base colors more faithful in appearance to the original colors as seen on the negatives because the new color palette just don’t look very good in comparison.

RU.08 said:
And not only that but they wiped out intended details in their “restorations” as well:

DANG I knew that there was some detail that was lost in the “restoration” but I didn’t think there’d be THAT much detail lost during the process, if Walt were alive today and saw how Disney in the modern age was butchering his work in such a fashion you can bet that heads would be rolling over crap like this, changing the colors on its own is bad enough, removing details that are meant to be seen is completely unacceptable and Disney should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES for allowing such garbage to bear the Disney name.

Examples like this provide the best argument for why fan efforts to preserve film prints whether they be 16mm, 35mm, or 70mm is so important in this day and age because those film reels aren’t going to last forever, and sometimes even the original companies that made said films end up getting something in their process wrong somewhere along the line whenever they go back to work on a new release of their older films like Disney ended up doing in the case of their BATB and Cinderella Blu-Rays.

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#1151834
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Aladdin 35mm (Released)
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RU.08 said:

@Superrayman3 There is already an uncensored track using the CD but it’s not perfect, the wind sfx definitely needs to be handled better. Hopefully you can do a better job!

Honestly I’m having doubts about making this work correctly, the CD version has a more noticeable reverb/echo effect on the vocals compared to the LD and Optical tracks and I haven’t figured out how to mediate this issue which is problematic because you can hear a noticeable quality difference between the two sources (CD & LD)

RU.08 said:
Also, the optical audio is better quality than the LD so do it as well, your best option is to convert the CD audio to 48.0 KHz to match the LD & Optical tracks not the other way.

I’ll keep that in mind going forward, I’d like to do the optical track but the aforementioned reverb/echo issue on the CD version would probably make any edit more noticeable compared to the LD track not to mention the invert trick doesn’t work nearly as well on the optical track as is compared to the LD (the vocals are almost completely gone on the LD when inverted while the vocals are more noticeable on the optical track in comparison, I’m trying to see what can be done about this), also the LD and optical audio tracks have some issues that’ll need to be addressed, the LD track has a weird sound glitch during the line “When the wind’s from the east and the sun’s from the west” (I’ve only been listening to the song thus far for now so there may be even more instances of this problem that I haven’t encountered yet later on in the main film part of the track) while the optical track has noticeable click and pops that’ll need to be fixed.

RU.08 said:
Quality aside they are to my understanding two different mixes, the LD being near-field and Optical far.

I’m not familiar with the terms near and far field however I can confirm both tracks are different mixes although both are very good quality in their own right.

RU.08 said:
Ultimately we’ll have to find an uncensored print and get the audio from it.

That would be the best option by far, unfortunately the original 1992 print is neigh on impossible to find so good luck tracking one of those down for scanning.

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#1151283
Topic
Aladdin 35mm (Released)
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Beetking said:

Included tracks are the optical from the print itself as well as the LD audio, would probably be a simple cut and paste job for someone with the knowledge for it.

If anybody would be interested I’d be up for trying this, I actually have the original Aladdin Soundtrack CD with the uncut version of Arabian Nights lying around and would be willing to try adding the original line back into the LD audio track if I could get hold of the audio (I’d like to try doing the same with the optical track as well but that one may be a bit trickier to work with since it’d be at a much higher bitrate and have a higher fidelity in comparison to a CD which would probably make such an edit noticeable when compared to the LD track which has a similar bitrate and fidelity to a CD but I’m open to trying it if it means I can help preserve a piece of Disney history).

Edit: I found the original release, now let’s see what kind of results can be achieved.
Edit 2: I just ran some basic tests using the LD audio and restoring the original line is somewhat possible but there’s two caveats at play, first the LD audio will have to be downmixed from 48000 to 44100 in order to keep a consistent quality with the CD audio (from what I understand if my research is correct, the audio track on LDs was originally encoded at the 16-bit 44100 sample rate prior to the introduction of AC3 so theoretically there should be little to no noticeable quality loss if my understanding of LD audio is correct), the second and biggest caveat is in order to restore the original line the censored line on the LD audio will have to be inverted and the uncut line synced over the inverted audio in order to retain the wind SFX that’s present in that part of the song, I’ll see what can be done but I can’t make any guarantees that this will actually work and sound seamless.

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#616836
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Request: Kiki's Delivery Service Streamline/Carl Macek English dub
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skyjedi2005 said:

I have the Laserdisc but no one has volunteered to cap the audio.

I was willing to send it to someone at one point.   Has to be someone i can trust that will actually return the laserdisc when they are done.

Someone on Bakabt.me forums was supposed to cap the audio and mux it with a pal video source but that never happened.

If you still need someone to cap the audio for the JAL dub for Kiki's Delivery Service I could do it for you, I have the stuff needed to do the job and I'd be more than happy to return the Laserdisc with a copy of the capped audio to you once finished.

PM me if your interested.

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