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#1185825
Topic
If you could only remove one SE change...?
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Wazzles said:

Does he actually know about the small alterations in Raiders and Jaws? Or was that kind of done without his knowledge?

Especially when he mentioned in another interview from a few years back basically talking about the same thing above where he also mentioned he was gonna leave in the wires holding the planes in 1941. Speaking of which did he do that??

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#1184453
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NON-Star Wars Fan Edit and Alternate DVD Covers SHOWCASE
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Kinda a follow up post to the one I made above. As I’ve been tinkering with VHS capturing I figured I’d make VHS styled DVD covers to accompany them. It’s ongoing of course and I do make updates to these when I can but anyways here’s a list of what I have so far.

Universal Monsters

Dracula (2 versions)
Frankenstein (2 versions)
Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Mummy
Island of Lost Souls
The Invisible Man
The Black Cat
Bride of Frankenstein
Werewolf of London
The Raven
Dracula’s Daughter
Son of Frankenstein
Tower of London
The Invisible Man Returns
The Invisible Woman
The Wolf Man
Ghost of Frankenstein
Invisible Agent
The Mummy’s Tomb
Frankenstein meets the Wolf Man
Phantom of the Opera
Son of Dracula
The Invisible Man’s Revenge
The Mummy’s Ghost
House of Frankenstein
The Mummy’s Curse
House of Dracula
Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein
Creature from the Black Lagoon
Revenge of the Creature
Abbott & Costello meet the Mummy
The Creature Walks Among Us

Misc.

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1994 VHS)
Jaws (3 versions)
The Incredible Hulk (1990 VHS)
Grease (3 versions)
Jaws 2 (1983 VHS)
Jaws 3 (1983 VHS)
The NeverEnding Story (1994 VHS)
Star Wars Trilogy (2 versions)
Star Wars: A New Hope (1995 VHS)

In the Works

Star Wars: A New Hope (1992 VHS)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1989 VHS)
Indiana Jones Trilogy (1989 set)
Tootsie (1993 VHS)
RoboCop Trilogy (1995 set)
The Indian in the Cupboard (1996 VHS)
Casper (1995 VHS)

If anyone wishes to see what I’ve made of these shoot me a message. If anyone wants to help out leave a post below. Here’s a list of the front artworks I’m still after for my Monster covers either for updates or covers I havent done yet.

Dracula
Dracula (Spanish)
Frankenstein
The Mummy
Bride of Frankenstein
Tower of London
The Mummy’s Hand
The Monster and the Girl
Man Made Monster
The Wolf Man
Captive Wild Woman
Phantom of the Opera
The Mad Ghoul
House of Horrors
Creature from the Black Lagoon

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#1177528
Topic
Re-mixed audio tracks on video releases
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SilverWook said:

crissrudd4554 said:

alloneword said:

Here’s hoping. I had Grease on VHS back in 1996 (which I recently discovered I still have) and I did have the DVD at one point but that got sold. I’m assuming my VHS had the original sound mix but haven’t had a chance to check. I’ve never owned it on Blu Ray so if this 4K release is decent I’ll pick it up. Has anyone tried to sync any pre-98 mix up with the current Blu Ray yet?

I believe someone on FanRes managed to sync the VHS audio to the BD.

Yes they did, using my VHS Hi-Fi capture of a factory sealed tape. (Pre 20th anniversary.) I have a copy lying around, but I don’t have a BD drive just yet.

Do you have the synced audio file??

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#1172854
Topic
Re-mixed audio tracks on video releases
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alloneword said:

Here’s hoping. I had Grease on VHS back in 1996 (which I recently discovered I still have) and I did have the DVD at one point but that got sold. I’m assuming my VHS had the original sound mix but haven’t had a chance to check. I’ve never owned it on Blu Ray so if this 4K release is decent I’ll pick it up. Has anyone tried to sync any pre-98 mix up with the current Blu Ray yet?

I believe someone on FanRes managed to sync the VHS audio to the BD.

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#1172316
Topic
Re-mixed audio tracks on video releases
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alloneword said:

Grease is coming to 4K Blu Ray in April;

http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=22859

It’s not mentioned but there’s hope it will include the original mix. Grease 2 is also coming to Blu Ray for the first time.

The press release mentioned this:

“Paramount worked with director Randal Kleiser to restore GREASE to its original vibrancy with the highest quality sound, picture resolution and color. The original negative was scanned and received extensive clean up and color correction using previously unavailable digital restoration tools such as high dynamic range technology. In addition, the audio was enhanced from a six-track mix created for an original 70mm release, giving the music more clarity. The resulting picture and sound create an exceptional home viewing experience.”

Additionally here’s a quote from a discussion on Steve Hoffman Forums:

“I may be able to throw one more wrench into things. I have a friend who was in exhibitor relations (or some such thing) for Paramount in the 70s/80s, and he was invited to some sort of pre-release screening of GREASE at the Egyptian (I think…maybe it was the Chinese, but I don’t think so) in Hollywood, using a 70mm answer print with synchronized sound on a mag film dubber in the booth. He was absolutely blown away by the sound, and couldn’t wait to see the movie again just for the sound quality he had heard. He first saw it during general release in 35mm, but then it landed at, I think, the Village in Westwood in 70mm, and sounded nothing like that rough version he had heard. He still comments to this day about what a complete disappointment that was, and he’d love to know what happened to that early mix/release he experienced.“

Hopefully that’s a good sign.

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#1170457
Topic
Frankenstein (1931) Audio Preservation
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Hello. Long time no speak. Sadly I still have no updates on this project. The user on FanRes who was working on this hasn’t been around much lately suggesting he’s either focusing on other things that hasn’t given him time to work on this or perhaps he’s just abandoned the project indefinitely. Hopefully he’ll give us an update in the near future. In other news this link was shared over there.

https://m.ebay.com/itm/FRANKENSTEIN-35mm-feature-motion-picture-movie-print-1931-RESTORED-VERSION/273065857659?_mwBanner=1

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#1166738
Topic
OOT vhs box set?
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chyron8472 said:

Wazzles said:

chyron8472 said:

The film Star Wars wasn’t marketed as “Episode IV: A New Hope” until around the time the prequels were released. So they definitely would not be OOT.

The last OOT VHS release was probably the Faces set.

The Faces tapes say A New Hope on them, but the Laserdiscs don’t for some reason.

…*checking for verification.

Okay, on the spine yes. But only on the spine.

The cassette label also had the ‘A New Hope’ subtitle.

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#1159635
Topic
4K restoration on Star Wars
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We do have to remember innovator does not mean creator. Innovator just means they took something and took it to a different level. Going back to the original Star Wars. Lucas became an innovator of movie visual effects and storytelling but he’s obviously not the creator of either.

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#1157361
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Before this becomes a thing (invites to Blutopia)
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dahmage said:

Density said:

TV’s Frink said:

I have no idea what this thread is, why it needs to be, or why I should care. And I don’t.

It’s almost like you could just… not comment then or something. Weird, I know. But it IS actually possible to simply ignore things you don’t care about or understand and move on with your life without chiming in about every single fucking thing to tell the world how little you care about it. You see, no one cares if you don’t care, so you needn’t feel compelled to let everyone know. Seems like you’re carrying around a heavy burden, feeling the need to leave a snarky comment on every single thread regardless of what it’s about or how pointless and annoying your comment is. Please rest assured, you can let go of that responsibility and everyone will be just fine.

more irony eh? you also couldn’t resist. and here i am, unable to resist. we are all just suckers ehh?

This^

Taking time to write why you don’t care clearly shows you care.

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#1156137
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I'm back :)
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I was 19 when I joined. I’ll be 25 in April.

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#1156035
Topic
How to refer to Star Wars?
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I don’t know about you guys but I loved the 2006 GOUT covers when I first saw them. When I come down to it I really dont know what is my preferred artwork since I have mixed feelings on all of them. I like original posters but buff Luke and sexy Leia strides too far from what I feel Star Wars should be summed up in one image. The Faces covers are kinda mehh. The faces themselves are neat but the covers as whole are only so so. The SE covers are nice looking but the incorrect depiction of characters (ESB Leia on ANH cover, ROTJ Emperor on ESB cover*, ESB Luke and Vader on ROTJ cover) kinda throws it off for me. In the end I don’t really have a favorite poster/cover design but there’s definitely ones I like for different reasons.

*Yes I know this kinda fits with how the movie is now but to be fair aside from the digital release there’s been no video release of ESB with that artwork with the Ian Emperor change.

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#1155996
Topic
How to refer to Star Wars?
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Anakin Starkiller said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

chyron8472 said:

When I talk to my 14yo nephew about the Star Wars movies, he’s not really that big a fan and has a hard time remembering which Episode number goes by which subtitle. At one point, he asked me why I don’t just call them by their episode numbers, and I said that it wasn’t until the prequels came out that their numbers even were on the box or that Star Wars was marketed as A New Hope.

Then I showed him images of OT posters and VHS boxes to prove my point.

God those were awful posters.

It shows consistency between movies, which I’ve learned on OT.com is generally tossed out the window in favor of nostalgia (just look at the topic of this thread).

If you have a gripe with people who are nostalgic for the films they are trying desperately to preserve, why are you here??