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#1085916
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Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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I think we may be confusing compression for grain and detail here with the 2008 release. To my knowledge and memory, that’s when the restoration occurred–it’s when they did brief theatrical re-releases of the movie, and when it was first released on Blu.

But yes, the 2002 DVD is pre-modern restoration. I imagine it matches whatever work they did in the 90s to their catalogue, though.

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#1081618
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The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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On top of the no image-only posts rule, we ought to consider a no one-word only post rule. It’s similar in lack of content and general snarky attitude (granted, snark that might be deserved, but a slog to read through nonetheless.)

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#1081617
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How Does Princess Leia Remember Her Mother in Return of the Jedi?
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I like to think if I ABSOLUTELY had to give an in-universe reason, it’s down to the fact that Leia is Force-sensitive and can remember the strong emotions her mother experienced during childbirth etc. It’s a flimsy excuse, but no weirder than that Newtype stuff I love in Mobile Suit Gundam.

Out-of-universe has already been covered, lazy scriptwriting.

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#1080365
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Banned members
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Wait, DS was lying about what he said about his daughter?

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#1078997
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If you could only remove one SE change...?
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Absolutely “Nnnoooooooo!” In a movie that lacks much subtlety, the quiet moment is missed.

Honestly, everything else–if I really had to–I could live with. I even get a good laugh out of how bad the new Krayt Dragon sound is.

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#1077246
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Banned members
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I find it unfortunate that it came to that, but at this point I am not surprised at all.

Goodbye, ya passive-aggressive meatbag. Though I don’t think you ever wronged me I didn’t appreciate how you took your beefs literally everywhere with you.

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#1076919
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Ghostbusters Criterion PCM Track
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JayArgonaut said:

Unfortunately so. Sped up and truncated. Film4 is the most irritating offender in this respect because they time compress films to death, even omitting entire credit sequences that are relevant to the film, whilst marketing themselves as the dedicated film channel.

Sidenote: you think that’s bad? It’s been (more than) the norm in the USA for over 10 years! It’s harder to find a channel that shows the credits at all (outside of a box in the corner) than one that does.

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#1074756
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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JawsTDS said:

(namely TPM and ESB).

Very aware of the problems with TPM, but haven’t heard ESB used as an example of where the blu-rays hit their worst. Do you mind elaborating? I’m quite curious. The blue shift is intense and all but I don’t know how it’s any worse than the rest of the OT.

sidenote: I can’t figure out this text editor for shit anymore and it makes me feel hella old.

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#1073664
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Denoise, Regrain And CC of ESB Grindhouse
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Thank you for your work! Glad to see someone tackling the Grindhouse version.

I have an odd question. While I agree that your original screenshot is too green, do you have any more examples of the film with that grading? I would love to see that as an alternate take if only because, like it or not, it does immediately seem a bit more modern at first glance that way. Probably wouldn’t be my preferred version of the film, but definitely a unique take that I’d enjoy for curiosity if nothing else.

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