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#1141360
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Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox?
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Fang Zei said:

If memory serves, the stuff everyone was looking forward to about the blu-ray bonus discs (deleted scenes, vintage docs) were very OT-centric, and this is back when George was still in charge!

That’s partly because the special features for the PT in the Complete Saga set are horrible. There is so many good features in the DVD releases it’s a damn shame they didn’t bring them over for the BD.

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#1139114
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Harry Potter saga - open matte
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^…^ said:

UPDATE: working on HP8 right now… so far:

Please, check both test clips and let me know what do you think about!
You’ve got some sort of artifact in the first scene where the part of a tree on the left side of the frame shifts.

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#1136931
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star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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chyron8472 said:

HerekittykittyX said:

J0E said:

bromeo said:

I just hope Disney pulls the plug on EA’s Star Wars license in the future. I’d love to see a new KOTOR from BioWare (or a new RPG from CD Projekt Red).

I’ve lost what little hope I had for a KotOR 3. Even with EA owning Bioware, having exclusive rights to the Star Wars license, KotOR being made available on Xbone and KotOR 2 having a massive update a year or two ago on steam. Setting aside that the game series is over a decade old and it’s no longer considered “canon”, what really made me lose hope was EA shutting down Visceral because of the “linear single player” Star Wars game they were developing. I still had hope. After seeing Deus Ex get a sequel after over a decade I had hope for KotOR, but no longer. It’s a shame because it is one of the finest role-playing experiences out there along with Ultima Underground, The Elder Scrolls chapter 2: Daggerfall and Baldur’s Gate.

OMG I need CD project red Bethesda to work on a Star Wars game that would be amazing

That would basically just be Fallout 4.

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#1135702
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1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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FarStarbuck said:

Just to clarify Althor you are correct the 97 SE were cropped from the original 2:35:1 ratio as evident on the SE LD trilogy. Especially Star Wars. It was a tighter crop more likely to be 2:20. Watching these reels really shows the potential and what could be. Agree that once complete this will blow away the Blu ray.

I think the cropping was a mastering error exclusive to the Laserdiscs, nut the intended theatrical ratio.

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#1132999
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Are The Prequels That Bad?
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LuckyGungan2001 said:

Possessed said:

LuckyGungan2001 said:

Slavicuss said:

SilverWook said:

Jake had done some conventions before his current mental health problems caught up with him.


They wear thongs out in the desert? All that Tatooine sand trapped between the toes and under the nails…

Thongs with jeans look so bad.

Are thongs and sandals the same thing? I’m totally lost here.

Oh right, in America you call those skimpy underwear bottoms thongs. Weirdos. I think that what we normal people call thongs you call “flip-flops.”

Probably because the underwear looks like sandals for your butt.

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#1132914
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star wars battlefront 2 controversy thoughts
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Bubba J said:

I’m glad EA is receiving this amount of ridicule although these problems extend beyond EA in scope. Microtransactions, lootboxes are a cancer to video games.

I don’t have a problem with loot boxes that are randomly dropped, are free to open, and contain only cosmetic items (i.e., Overwatch).

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#1129702
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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poita said:

Annoyingly, a hair got into the gate of the scanner on Reel3, and I have to rescan the entire reel.

Part of the downside of working remotely.

sigh

Anyway, here is a 720P sample, complete with dancing hair, nothing done other than a very quick levels setting, thought people might want to see it in motion.

https://we.tl/zp0MntsHeh

Note the Technicolor-style cue-dots/reel markers at the end. It’s about 200MB in size, I tried to make the file size small enough for anyone to get a look at it.

A higher bitrate and bit-depth version is uploading now for those who want something bigger.

EDIT: It’s up. 1.5GB. https://we.tl/SxaAFMqUAg

Man, that CG is so jarring. It’s way more so here than on the Blu Ray.

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#1126924
Topic
Disney to buy 20th (21st) Century Fox?
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TheQuazz said:

I’m kind of shocked that some of you guys are more excited by the prospect of this allowing Star Wars/Superhero movie rights to be cleaned up rather than horrified at how this shows that it’s within Disney’s power to own more than half of the studios producing mainstream movies. Hopefully this won’t fall through.

It’s definitely a concern of mine, but the prospect of an official release of the OUT is clouding my judgement.

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#1121232
Topic
1997 Star Wars Special Edition 35mm Project
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RU.08 said:

I don’t think that’s what they did for the 2011 version, it looks to me like they re-scanned the camera negatives and recomposed the digital effects.

There’s an article in one of these threads where John Knoll mentions that they built the master from the film outs. He specifically mentioned the Blu Ray masters.

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#1118692
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Films re-released with alterations
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I added the Stone films that have specific references, Aladdin, and Night Watch. I’m not quite as concerned about regional censorship, especially since Pulp Fiction was released uncensored later. My main concern is revisionism.

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#1117643
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Films re-released with alterations
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ChainsawAsh said:

Should color timing differences be included? I feel like that would include every modern reissue of a catalog title at this point, and for most all we have to go on is old video masters anyway, with no way of knowing if those old masters were accurate either.

I feel like the list should only include content changes, not different color timing or other too-nebulous-to-properly-codify things.

I’m inclined to agree, but to a point it comes off as seriously revisionist. When it’s something like a slight CC (such as the amount of yellow in Raiders), I feel like that’s just a mastering thing. But when It’s a major point of contention, or a result of improper handling of a negative, that it should be addressed.

For the time being, unless I am convinced otherwise, I think I’ll leave off The Road Warrior but include Do the Right Thing.

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#1117074
Topic
The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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ZigZig said:

SilverWook said:

IIRC, it’s the night scene outside the slave quarters where Qui Gon gets the blood sample from Anakin.

Right!
And IIRC, that explains why this particular shot has a totally different contrast level on BR than on theatrical 35mm: it was the only scene digitally re-rendered for the BluRay without going through a 35mm scan.

It’s more noticeable on the DVD. The majority of the DVD transfer if quite grainy, but this shot is exceptionally clean.

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