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#1059584
Topic
Titanic UK HDTV broadcast (pre 2012 changes)
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Thaddäus Tentakel said:

The UK-broadcasts on 4 I’ve seen showed much more of that violence but in return such things as Fred Fleet screaming “Basterds!” into the phone are missing there.

It goes without saying that if a capture of the pre-2012 version is made where the violence is retained, but the dialogue is censored, there is no need to discard it. The audio from the DVD/BluRay can be used to replace it.

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#1058258
Topic
Titanic UK HDTV broadcast (pre 2012 changes)
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Just wondering if there is still interest in restoring this pre-2012 cut of the film.

To: JayArgonaut

JayArgonaut said:

I contacted C4 to ask if there’s any possibility they’ll show it again in the near future, uncut and received the following response…

“Unfortunately there are no current plans to repeat this programme, however, I will pass on your interest for this film to be repeated post watershed to those responsible for our programming”

Let’s see what happens. 😃

Perhaps you can contact Channel 4 again to inquire about another broadcast of this film, as this year is the film’s 20th Anniversary.

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#1052943
Topic
Amadeus - Theatrical Cut Restoration 1080p (V2)
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alexp120 said:

If you look at the Nov. 5th post of this thread…

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Amadeus-Theatrical-Cut-Restoration-1080p-V2/id/16803/page/15

zxthehedgehog said:
…If anyone else wants it, just send me a PM instead of using this thread.

So, try PM’ing that member.

Also, from this very page…

zxthehedgehog said:
You may not be able to get in touch with jimbotron235, but Handman, myself, and a few others still send out PMs for it.

So, give Handman or zxthehedgehog your request via PM, OK 😃

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#1047738
Topic
E.T. 20th Anniversary Edition in HD ?
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Although totally unrelated to this project, I just uploaded on that popular organ of the human body an MKV version of this 2002 cut that is made from the following elements:

  • A 720p capture of the film from HDNET.
  • All of the audio tracks from the 2002 DVD release that I’ve sync’d to this capture which includes:
    • The 2002 English sound-mix in DTS 5.1 channel sound
    • The 2002 English sound-mix in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound
    • The 2002 French sound-mix in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound
    • The Live-Performance Audio from the premiere-screening at the Shrine Auditorium featuring John Williams’ Oscar-winning music score being performed live to picture, orchestra conducted by the composer, in Dolby Digital 5.1 channel sound

This capture was made by another member of that said forum and it was previously released in October 2016 in that forum as part of his BD50 ISO file, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Archives [BD-50]. Unfortunately, in that ISO, one of the 2 audio streams, the live performance audio, was not sync’d property to this capture. With my own copy of that 2002 DVD, I made a rip of it, took out a few seconds—both at the beginning, just before the studio logo clip appears and at the end, just after the end credits; and muxed both the AC3 and DTS streams from that DVD to the capture. All the streams are properly sync’d to this video. That member gave me his permission to release this capture provided that it be kept in that forum.

Also, this capture has a HDNET MOVIES logo on the bottom right-side of the screen that is displayed for one time at the duration of 11 seconds.

Hopefully, this post will re-ignite this project for a higher-resolution quality of the reconstruction for this version of the film.

If this project does get restarted, please, let me know if I can help with the audio sync’ing/editing.

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#1046870
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The 1997 Star Wars Special Edition Trilogy Preservation Standards Thread [Work In Progress]
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There is this reconstruction of the Special Edition for Episode VI: A New Hope called Harmy’s Star Wars Respecialized Edition which uses the theatrical DTS sound mix.
You can find that here
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Harmys-STAR-WARS-Respecialized-Edition-97-AVCHD-and-MKV-now-out/id/16682

Also, there are rips of the laserdisc releases for the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition that you can find here:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Special-Edition-Trilogy-Japan-Laserdiscs/id/53489

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#1041781
Topic
team negative1 - star wars 1977 - 35mm theatrical version (release details and updates)
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rodofshadows said:

For the love of Star Wars OT, where do I get this? I’m dying here guys…

Well, then stop your dying and start reading those 170 pages.

Or, you can open a Google search engine and type this

site:originaltrilogy.com

make a space, then type…

the name of this thread

make a space and then type…

your question.

There’s bound to be many folks asking this same question. Out of those people, one person gets his question answered.

So, you have a choice:

Be richer with knowledge and do the former option, or have a quick answer and do the latter.

Either way, you’ll win.

Good luck.

Edit:
To the seasoned members here: feel free to use to quote in other FAQ on other threads.

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#1039658
Topic
AC-3 RF to RF Demodulator
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A single RCA audio cable, like this…


…plugged from the coaxial output port of the Demodulator to the coaxial input port of your receiver/amplifier will work just as good.

This setup got me through before I upgraded to HDMI ports.

Edit:
If you are connecting to an audio card of your computer, you’ll need an RCA Male to 3.5mm Male Cable, like this…

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#1034886
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
Time

Say, Poita,
Are you aware that in the German Print/Reel 3 scan, there’s some cropping?

Here is one frame from the scan of the German print.

And here is the same frame from the UK print.

In the area between the 2 yellow lines is the picture information as it appears in the scan of the German print. The areas above the upper yellow line and below the bottom yellow line are what are missing in the German print scan.

Was this a glitch in the scanning device?

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#1033357
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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Revolution said:

Is there any interest in obtaining a true 5.1 source or using the 6.1 source from the blu >rays etc?

  • Rev

If you need to cure your 5.1 fix, on the 'spleen there are audio files for the Star Wars Original Trilogy (aka. GOUT) that uses the rarely heard 1997 Special Edition sound mix made from the original CinemaDTS CD-ROM discs. Of course, portions of the audio include the sound mix from the GOUT to patch over footages where the 1997 SE audio would be out-of-place.

Just mux these to the MKV video and you are good to go.

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#1029732
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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Here are the shots that have missing frames from the red –faded version of the portion of Reel 2 from the German print of ESB.

As you have requested, I am identifying the skip-frames of these shots from the scan as file names that are posted on the bottom of each frame in the scan. I hope that I am interpreting your request.

For GOUT References, I’ll be using this timestamp format–Time (mm:ss.ff) / Frames numbers,

Han Fixing Falcon

File Names:
SRC TC/Fm: 01:00:00:01/1 through SRC TC/Fm: 01:00:03:19/91, Number of Frames: 91
GOUT Frames Missing: 10. They should appear before file name, SRC TC/Fm: 01:00:00:01/1

GOUT References:
Harmy’s: 21:22.05/30743-30834, Number of Frames: 101
Renegade Grindhouse ESB: Print has missing frames also.

Veers leaves Vader, upper half of Vader’s chamber lifts to reveal viewing screen

File Names:
SRC TC/Fm: 01:01:48:22/2614 through SRC TC/Fm: 01:02:06:05/3029, Number of Frames: 416
GOUT Frames Missing: 7. They should appear between Files Names, 01:01:58:22/2854 and 01:01:58:23/2855. In those 7 missing frames, the static on the viewing screen would dissolve to the image of the officers. In the German print, the static image on the viewing screen jump-cuts to the image of the officers.

GOUT References
Harmy’s: 23:11.15/33366-33788, Number of Frames: 423
Renegade Grindhouse ESB: 23:10.21/33348-33770, Number of Frames: 423

Vader’s Medium Shot

Files Names:
SRC TC/Fm: 01:02:06:06/3030 through 01:02:10:07/3127, Number of Frames: 98
GOUT Missing Frames 24.
There are two skip frames in this shot.
The 1st one occurs between file names 01:02:09:18/3114 and 01:02:09:19/3115. In 01:02:09:18/3114, there are two dark horizontal lines on the bottom of that frame and on 01:02:09:19/3115, there is one dark horizontal line on the top of that frame.
The 2nd skip frame occurs after file number 01:02:10:07/3127, where there are two horizontal lines on the bottom of the screen

GOUT Reference:
Harmy’s : 23:29.06/33789-33910, Number of Frames: 122
Renegade Grindhouse: 23:28.12/33771-33892, Number of Frames: 122

Vader’s Viewing Screen: Ozzel gasps for air, Piett reacts

File Names:
SRC TC/Fm: 01:02:10:08/3128 through 01:02:11:00/3144, Number of frames: 17
In those missing frames, which should appear before file name-01:02:10:08/3128, Ozzel’s gasping face would go from full-face, move backward, and turn to profile.

GOUT Reference:
Harmy’s: 23:34.08/33911-34025, Number of Frames: 115
Renegade Grindhouse: 23:33.14/33893-34007, Number of Frames: 115

Luke Opens Belly compartment of Snowwalker with Lightsaber

File Names:
SRC TC/Fm 01:11:01:23/15887 through 01:11:06:16/16000, Number of frames: 114
GOUT Missing Frames: 37
Missing frames should appear after file name 01:11:06:16/16000

GOUT Reference:
Harmy’s: 32:30.14/46768-46918, Number of frames: 151
Renegade Grindhouse: 32:29.18/46748-46898, Number of frames: 151

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#1029546
Topic
The Original Trilogy restored from 35mm prints
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Here is my analysis of the shots that have missing frames from a portion of Reel 2 of the German print of ESB.
GOUT Reference: Harmy’s ESB Despecialized Edition. MKV video, 23.975fps.
Additional Reference: Renegade Grindhouse ESB. M2ts video of release print scan, 23.975fps.

For each source of each shot, I’ll be using this format to describe position of the length of the video:
Time (mm:ss.ff) / Frames numbers,

Han Fixing Falcon

GOUT: 21:22.05/30743-30834, Number of Frames: 101
Renegade Grindhouse: 21:21.13/30727-30825, Number of Frames: 99 (missing frames from the head-end of this shot)
UK Print: 00:00.01/1-91, Number of Frames: 91
Comments: 10 missing of the GOUT from the head-end of this shot

Veers leaves Vader, upper half of Vader’s chamber lifts to reveal viewing screen

GOUT: 23:11.15/33366-33788, Number of Frames: 423
Renegade Grindhouse: 23:10.21/33348-33770, Number of Frames: 423
UK Print: 01:44.14/2614-3029, Number of Frames: 416
Comments: Missing 7 frames. To be honest, I can’t find where the skip-frame is in the UK print. The shot looks physically clean.

Vader’s Medium Shot

GOUT: 23:29.06/33789-33910, Number of Frames: 122
Renegade Grindhouse: 23:28.12/33771-33892, Number of Frames: 122
UK Print: 02:01.05/3030-3127, Number of Frames: 98
Comments: Missing 24 frames. I am taking a guess that the missing frames are from the tail-end of this shot because of the shot that follows…

Vader’s Viewing Screen: Ozzel gasps for air, Piett reacts

GOUT: 23:34.08/33911-34025, Number of Frames: 115
Renegade Grindhouse: 23:33.14/33893-34007, Number of Frames: 115
UK Print: 02:05.03/3128-3144, Number of Frames: 17
Comments: 98 frames missing from the the head-end of this shot.

Luke opens belly compartment of snowwalker with lightsaber

GOUT: 32:30.14/46768-46918, Number of Frames: 151
Renegade Grindhouse: 32:29.18/46748-46898, Number of Frames: 151
UK Print: 10:35.12/15887-16000, Number of Frames: 114
Comments: 37 missing from the tail-end of this shot.

Total Number of Missing Frames: 176, over 7 seconds of footage

What is impressive about this print is that even though I know where the skip-frame is in a shot, I see no evidence of where a frame may have been damaged-- dried-on adhesive markings, a torn frame that is poorly pieced together, etc. Either some digital enhancement has been applied to the frame to remove the said anomalies or the person maintained this print very well.

JEDIT:
UK Print… Of course, I meant the German print. I’m sorry for that

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#1028658
Topic
Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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Swift S. Lawliet said:

Excuse me, but how do I convert the raw .wav files of the 1993 mixes from schorman’s collection to DTS-HD Master Audio?

I am planning on doing a separate MKA with lossless 1993 mixes since Harmy only added the 1993 mixes in lossy Dolby Digital format.

I know the 1993 mixes aren’t theatrical mixes but I am partial to them since they were the most polished pre-1997 mixes IMO and are my favorite.

To encode the .wav file of the 2-channel ’93 mix to DTS-HD MA bitstream, you’ll need the software, DTS Master Suite and that costs $1500.

A much cheaper and effective alternative would be to download the free audio software, Audacity, sync up the ‘93 two-channel mix to the audio of the despecialized edition, and save your edit as one 2-channel .wav file. Your new edited .wav file of the ’93 mix will still be lossless–no compression is applied. Then, add (or mux) your new wav file to the MKV video using another free software, MKVToolNix

That is how I did it when I edited schorman13’s LaserDisc audio rip of Raiders of the Lost Ark to fit litemakr’s Raiders LPP scan.

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#1028425
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Harmy's THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK Despecialized Edition HD !!!MKV and AVCHD v2.0 NOW AVAILABLE!!!
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It is possible to insert 6.1 sound from the Blu Ray to the Despecialized edition, however the Blu Ray is the special edition cut with added shots not seen in the Despecialized edition. Therefore, the audio would have to be edited down to fit the Despecialized edition. Also, special edition audio that would be inappropriate for the Despecialized edition have to be removed and replaced with the Despecialized audio, like Luke’s scream as he falls down the Bespin reactor shaft in the SE cut (what I hear among the OT community, that is a pet peeve).

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#1026542
Topic
Star Wars Despecialized Editions - Custom Bluray Set
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As for audio files for LaserDisc audio mixes, our member–schorman13–made an archive where he ripped audio tracks–AC3 bitstream, digital and analogue stereo tracks–from all the LaserDisc releases and uploaded them. They are on the usual place.

You can read about it here:
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Star-Wars-Laser-Disc-Audio-Archive/id/14542

Mind you, these audio files are not Blu-Disc ready, so, if you are making discs of these, you are going to have do the work in:

  1. Upsampling them from 44.1kHz to 48kHz
  2. Sync’ing these tracks to what ever version of the video you like

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#1025411
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E.T. 35mm Feature
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On the 'spleen, someone uploaded a 1080i DTV capture of the 2002 (walking-talking) version of “E.T.”, but it’s in a Blu Ray ISO that includes other stuff–like the 90 minute “Making of E.T.” documentary that was available on the boxed LaserDisc version.

Also, the uploader admitted that the audio is out of sync with the video.

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#1024802
Topic
The Best Theatrical Version of Each Movie?
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gsherwo said:
What does “grindhouse” mean in the context of Star Wars?

Around here, “grindhouse” is a term to unofficially, IMO, describe the type of a video-scan release of a movie print where there would be no digital photo retouching done to it, so the content would be in whatever the condition the release print was when it was scanned – complete with print marks, color fading, skipped frames, with a sound track that has clicks and pops in the background—just the way the audience in the theatre would have seen it.

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#1021135
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DESPECIALIZED EDITION <em>QUALITY CONTROL</em> THREAD - REPORT ISSUES HERE
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There have been several different sound mixes for that film over the years, so, it is not a surprise that the sound levels for each element–music, dialogue, spaceship fxs, creature fxs, etc–would be different in balance for each sound mix.

As far as what you can do about it? You can replace the audio for that scene with the one you like, but you may have to do some research on your own. There are a few free audio editing softwares out there. Perhaps doing a personal project like this will help you learn how to use these softwares.

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