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#1106582
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The Little Rascals (1994) TV Version w/ Deleted Scenes
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Thought I’d give this an update. Anyways about a month ago I found the TV edit in HD for free on OnDemand in the Freeform section and finally got around to capturing it. I was mostly gonna capture it, cut out the commercials, and join the remaining parts together and call it a night before I decided to turn this into a fun project for myself.

For example, there was things that I wanted to restore to the film from the theatrical cut such as uncensored dialogue, the outtakes montage during the closing credits as well as the full closing credits. At the same time I figured maybe I’d remove fade ins/outs for the commercials and have an essentially uncut version of the film.

Some downsides. I had to capture composite so the final result is in 4:3 letterbox. Furthermore I don’t have the BD or an HD version of the theatrical film on hand so to restore the bits I wanted to restore I had to capture my old anamorphic DVD to 4:3 letterbox so it would blend in better with the version I captured on OnDemand. For the most part the results aren’t too bad. This was mostly a project for myself anyways but wanted to present it incase anyone was interested. Furthermore the TV edit isn’t on OnDemand anymore presently so I cant for the time being do a recapture.

Some details of the capturing and editing. Video was captured with ION Video Capture while audio was captured with a VIDBOX capture device. Audio I edited together in Nero and exported as .wav while the video I edited together in Sony Vegas Movie Studio. The final video was rendered as an .mpg.

Some details of the extended/deleted scenes, some of which I think enhance the film somewhat:

  1. Extra bit at the end of fishing scene between Buckwheat and Porky where they are able to interpret Petey’s barking as telling them to go to the club’s emergency meeting.

  2. Longer emergency meeting including Spanky announcing that the go cart tournament will be on the upcoming Sunday.

  3. Slightly longer scene between Alfalfa and Darla in the row boat including her complimenting his voice and questioning if he’s embarrassed to be seen with her which he denies.

  4. Longer fire fighting scene. There’s many extra bits here including: a rascal attempting to stop the fire with a sprinkler but ends up squirting himself in the face, Buckwheat and Porky arriving at the telephone line, Waldo arriving at the scene, a fire truck driving by causing the gang to cheer but they are disappointed when it turns a corner and disappears.

  5. Longer court scene including Stymie questioning Buckwheat who testifies against Alfalfa. This scene IMO works better in this cut than the theatrical.

  6. Slightly longer bank scene which adds more to the irony of the gang running into the similarly clad bearded men outside. The men go inside the bank and the teller played by Mel Brooks initially thinks its the kids coming back and tells them to leave and yanks their beards. He’s shocked to discover the beards are real and that the bags the men are carrying holds $2 million. The men say they will take their money elsewhere and leave, leaving the teller speechless. Another scene I think should have been left in the theatrical cut.

  7. Slightly longer scene at Darla’s porch including Buckwheat pulling more stuff out of his pockets and Darla asking if this will take all day.

  8. Extra bit in the scene where Butch and Woim first attempt to steal The Blur. When Butch says it’ll be like stealing candy from a baby, Woim reminds him that the last time they did that they got the chicken pox.

  9. Slightly longer scene where Alfalfa asks Ms. Crabtree for a spot in the talent show. She tells him they are unfortunately tightly booked but he manages to get her to give him a slot in the show when he lies that his ill stricken aunt from Bulgaria has come to see him sing.

  10. Deleted scene where Darla confronts Alfalfa after his performance. She says this is worse than the picnic, locking her in the clubhouse, and wooing her. Its here she discovers that it was him she had spoken to at the ballet recital. Waldo arrives revealing he will be in the go cart race. He says he doesn’t know if he’ll enjoy his winning or Alfalfa’s losing more before walking off with Darla.

  11. Deleted bit of the gang doing a spolioli when they gather at the hill above the ruins of the club house.

  12. Deleted bit in the montage of the gang building the second Blur of a mother pushing a baby stroller who stops to tie her shoe. While she’s not looking two rascals swipe two wheels from the stroller and run off.

Some video specs:

Run Time: 1 Hour, 28 Mins., 16 Seconds.

Size: 3.91gb

Frame size: 720x480

Frame rate: 29f/s

Audio: 2 Channel Stereo

File Type: Movie Clip (.mpg)

Again I did this mostly for fun but it was a preservation project of some sort in the end and hence wanted to bring it up here. Yes a real HD version would be nice but unfortunately I’m limited in what I can do but still happy for the most part with what I ended up with. Audio syncs up pretty well. Some scenes the video may be a fraction of a second ahead of the video but not so much that its distracting. I also added custom black bars to make the cuts between both sources a little less obvious. Anyways I don’t have any immediate plans of where to present this but if anyones interested message me and I’ll see what I can do. Any questions please ask! Thanks guys! 😃

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#1106394
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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lovelikewinter said:

ATMachine said:

One more indicator of Lucasfilm’s active determination to screw over the fans.

According to theForce.net, the true fans will accept only the official Lucas-versions as the real films and the rest are babies. Also the Prequels are better because Lucas liked them more.

Nice to see they employed people with the knowledge and authority to make those judgements…NOT!

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#1092789
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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To the user who just suffered a loss my condolences. This past week has been pretty bad for me as well. My dad entered rehab for addiction to pain medication, my dog has a ruptured disc in his back and although we have meds for him he’s having issues getting up, and a fellow employee passed away from throat cancer this passed weekend. On a lighter note I was able to go to my childhood friends wedding up in Ithaca, NY this passed Saturday.

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#1089750
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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That’s true too. For one thing she definitely has inspired me somewhat to start maybe rethinking of changes in my life. What I wanna do, where I wanna go, people I wanna meet, etc. Stuff I’ve basically been sitting on the last few years.

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#1089697
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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moviefreakedmind said:

crissrudd4554 said:

True and as I said I don’t expect anything to come of it and essentially for that reason.

That’s why I’d recommend combatting the infatuation somehow. Maybe by limiting the amount of her content you watch until your feelings go away. If you let yourself dwell on it you’ll just be wasting your time and energy.

Thats basically what I’m already doing. I even cleared my YouTube history to be safe.

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#1089498
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The Place to Go for Emotional Support
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Parts of this may sound weird but I have to talk about this somewhere. For the past week I’ve become infatuated with a girl I discovered on YouTube. She’s part of a web series. So as you can guess I don’t know her and she doesn’t know me and also we live in different States.

To say this is a celebrity crush is an understatement. I just feel this weird spark whenever I watch her videos and no this has never really happened to me like this before. I mean look I had a crush on Daisy Ridley after seeing TFA for the first time but I wasn’t thinking about her everyday extensively for the next week. Also I’m 24 so I’m not some youngster experiencing hormones for the first time.

This girl does vlogging about movies and other stuff that I feel I relate to. Movies, depression, internet bullies. However she has an extremely positive vibe which I admit is almost like a breath of fresh air for someone like me who’s dealt with depression for quite a few years now.

It’s strange. I would give anything to meet and chat with this girl or at least find an appropriate way to get her attention. I just don’t see how that can happen. She’s accumulated a good number of followers the last few years so I have as much a chance of becoming close friends with her than the first hobo I run into on the street.

I don’t expect anyone here to give proper advice on this problem but I wanted to mention it somewhere. If people here wanna laugh and make fun of me due to this go ahead. With the way i feel right now I don’t really care. Also before anyone asks no, in spite of her not knowing or having spoken to me, I will not reveal her name or further details on on what she does out of respect to her privacy and to a lesser extent my own, at least not in this thread.

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#1087344
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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RayRogers said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Cj6543 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

I actually just checked this out a few hours ago. Yep the Netflix version has the original ending. Strange. On another note the print of the first Jaws on Netflix is not the BD print either. It looks to be an HD master of the print from the 2000 and 2005 DVDs. It also had the first surround mix done for Jaws in 2000 ie minus the restored sound FX from the original mono.

So you said that the original cut of Jaws the Revenge is on Netflix, does it have the 3 frames of Jake’s Death that is not seen in any other cut? If you could check for me, I would be very happy.
Thanks!

Sorry for the late response but anyways digitalfreaknyc basically beat me to it. Jaws 4 is currently not on NetFlix anymore but if it surfaces again I’ll let you know. Sorry.

Not on Netflix Streaming or DVD/Blu-ray disc? You guys are confusing because not everyone cares for Streaming. Why the fuck has Netflix Streaming overshadowed OG Netflix which still offers disc rentals?

Streaming. Also why are you using a project thread to voice an argument about Netflix??

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#1087220
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Jaws: The Revenge | Theatrical Cut Reconstruction - HD
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Cj6543 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

I actually just checked this out a few hours ago. Yep the Netflix version has the original ending. Strange. On another note the print of the first Jaws on Netflix is not the BD print either. It looks to be an HD master of the print from the 2000 and 2005 DVDs. It also had the first surround mix done for Jaws in 2000 ie minus the restored sound FX from the original mono.

So you said that the original cut of Jaws the Revenge is on Netflix, does it have the 3 frames of Jake’s Death that is not seen in any other cut? If you could check for me, I would be very happy.
Thanks!

Sorry for the late response but anyways digitalfreaknyc basically beat me to it. Jaws 4 is currently not on NetFlix anymore but if it surfaces again I’ll let you know. Sorry.

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#1086300
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Gumby: The Movie (1995) - Original Theatrical Version Reconstruction
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Well I did message NCircle and got this response. Seems like a good sign!

'The Gumby Movie has all the scenes intact. Yes there was a little tightening from them driving from the farm to the jam session. Very slight, and done for pacing. Instead of showing them drive up to the farm, it cut right to the jam. There is a big scene in there that was not in the original VHS, so the fans are getting the best ever. All the big scenes that were deleted before are back in this version. Plus this is the first time it’s ever been on Blu-Ray in full High Definition.

I hope that answers your question. We are very excited for the Blu-ray/DVD combo in special packaging to hit retailers soon!’

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#1085996
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Gumby: The Movie (1995) - Original Theatrical Version Reconstruction
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ThiefCobbler4ever said:

Further confirmation comes from a listing on Amazon Instant (with NCircle listed at the Studio) with a runtime of 88:36 (it still missing the Warner Vision logo though).

The version I’m currently watching on Amazon Prime has the same run time yet I so far noticed one scene is still missing! The scene where everyone first arrives at the barn and Gumby’s band sets up before their first jam. It cuts from the end of the scene where the group decides to have benefit concerts right to the jam!

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#1085992
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Gumby: The Movie (1995) - Original Theatrical Version Reconstruction
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The theatrical cut can also be viewed on Amazon for anyone who has Amazon Prime. It’s the one listed as The Gumby Movie.

Edit: Nevermind. It’s not the full edit. The hospital scene is there but the scene of the group arriving at the barn and setting up before their first jam is cut. There’s probably more cuts but this is what I’ve noticed so far.

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#1083669
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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ray_afraid said:

Random thought on this subject:
I deal with and converse with many many people all day everyday. All ages, all types. Finding out that the person I’m talking with is a Star Wars fan is rarely a surprise and it comes up in conversations fairly often.
However, I NEVER come across anybody who knows what I’m talking about when I bring up the OUT/SE issue. And even after explaining my stance most don’t seem to care AT ALL. At most they find it interesting that I’m so passionate about this subject. Usually they just find my stance on it “eccentric” like the rest of my interests.

I really don’t think there’s much public interest in a restored OT. Harmy’s editions have rallied the faithful, but I think it’s easy to forget how outnumbered we are. Even people who grew up with the originals (and even people who were adults in 1977) are all too willing to believe that the latest thing offered is the best and renders the other versions “outdated”.
Your average person isn’t interested in “cultural history” or “good movies”.

Having said all that, I think fan-made restorations are the only way we will ever get the OUT and I’m just so damned happy that people with the time and skills are creating versions I can watch and love.

I guess it depends what crowd you’re in. A lot of people I talk to know of the changes at least to some degree. For instance most people if I ask ‘who shot first?’ most will say Han. Me and my stepdad make fun of Vader’s ‘Nooooo’ all the time while at the same time he loves that McDiarmid was added to Empire. So I guess it really depends on what crowd you’re in. Just because some areas are populated with people who don’t care doesn’t mean it’s the same everywhere.

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