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#1105046
Topic
Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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Found from net in few hours:

THE BIGGER PICTURE: A RETROSPECTIVE OF THE EXTENDED VERSION OF SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE

Written exclusively for CapedWonder™.com by Bill Williams

Posted 08 August 2017

There was once a time when movies hardly needed to be expanded beyond what was released in the theaters. Whatever the edit was that came out in theaters satisfied moviegoers, and that was that. The thought of deleted scenes and cut footage was something that hardly crossed the average moviegoer’s mind. I grew up in the era of the 1970’s. Whenever films were shown on television, they would generally be edited for content, language, violence, sexuality, or time constraints to fit within a two- or three-hour time slot, depending on the length of the film. Like most other people, I didn’t give a first thought of anything missing from a movie, whether it was shown in the theaters or on television.

Toward the end of the 1970’s and the start of the 1980’s, something changed. For the first time, you could see a movie with footage added into the context of the film to expand it to a longer running time. Some of the earliest films I recall include Black Sunday, the 1970’s thriller about a zeppelin attack during a football game; Golden Girl, Susan Anton’s feature film debut about a young woman genetically enhanced to compete in athletic games; and Midway, the docudrama about the Battle of Midway. In the case of Golden Girl, I recall seeing a reference in TV Guide that some forty minutes of footage had been added to the 105-minute run time to fit a three-hour time frame. In the case of Midway, twelve minutes of footage had been exclusively shot for incorporation into the film’s television broadcast.

SUPERMAN-THE MOVIE: RESTORED INTERNATIONAL CUT

Posted 05 February 2017

In 2009, a team of Superman movie enthusiasts came together to create the longest known version of Superman-The Movie, containing cut footage from the 1982 ABC-TV broadcast, the 1994 KCOP-TV broadcast, and other sources. The assembly of footage resulted in a robust 188-minute version, appropriately called Superman-The Movie: The Restored International Cut. It is a delight to watch and is presented in pan-and-scan format with mono audio, as originally broadcast on television. Experiencing this edit is like going back in time when television broadcasts of our favorite films were considered “events”.

Thanks to all who worked tirelessly to make this Superman-The Movie: Restored International Cut fan edit a reality, including “Phineasbg” (the main editor), Alex Serpa (the man who first notified me of the project, first heavily promoted the project on-line, and did some early editing), Chad Stevens, and two other contributors. My contribution to the project was a digitally transferred and color corrected file of my personal 16mm film print that contains many key cut scenes. Read more here about the history of this fan edit.

Source: http://www.capedwonder.com/superman-the-movie-extended/

Note: This Extended Cut lenghts: 3h 08m 42s with 29.75fps. Used 16mm and vhs/tv recording sources from preservation.

THE HISTORY OF SUPERMAN II: RESTORED INTERNATIONAL CUT
Written exclusively for CapedWonder™.com by Bill Williams

Posted 20 February 2017

When we think of fan films, we think of underground projects done with very little to almost no money, done for the love of the project with a tip of the hat to those films that inspired us. For me the very first one that comes to my mind is Hardware Wars, a hilarious takeoff of the original Star Wars that in and of itself became a cult classic. In the 1980’s three boys set out to make their own homemade version of Raiders of the Lost Ark, which they did over the course of seven years and only in 2015 were able to finally complete. By the time of the Internet and digital era, fan films took on a new life, with projects such as Star Wars: The Phantom Edit leading the way for the slew of restorations, fan-made extended versions and recuts of beloved films that expanded upon or shortened films for those people with selective tastes (or distastes) for certain projects.

And then there was Superman II.

We are all familiar with the many production troubles that befell the sequel during production in 1977 and later in 1979 and 1980, when Richard Donner was unceremoniously removed from the production and replaced by Richard Lester. His directorial bent towards comedy resulted in a shift in tone for the sequel in numerous places, which to this day are still noticeable when going to the debates. In 1984 fans were first introduced to the extended version of Superman II on ABC, which saw some fifteen minutes of footage added to the film’s broadcast. Over the next few years different versions of the film would appear in various markets around the world, containing even more unseen footage shot by both Donner and Lester.

By this time my parents and I had our first VCR, and I was very fortunate to have recorded the ABC broadcast of Superman II in its second airing in 1985 [the first was on February 20, 1984], and then in its third and final broadcast in 1987. For some reason, something inside told me that I should record the third broadcast – and my instincts were right. In that third and final broadcast, even more footage was included toward the end of the film that had not been seen in its two previous broadcasts. (In later years, during the Internet era, some fans would argue that the added footage at the end of the film was there all along in the first ABC broadcast, but I remember better, for in those pre-VCR days I had recorded the audio from the film, and the footage was not there.) Little would I know at the time how important recording that final broadcast would be.

Source: http://www.capedwonder.com/superman-ii-extended/

Note: This S2 Extended Cut lenght: 150+ minutes. Used vhs/tv recording and overcropped LD/DVD? sources from preservation.

This full movies available in site. (Download size infos: S1 MP4 file very oversized, huge ~7GB. S2 MP4 its minimally correct, ~3GB. 2xDVD5 its ok. ~8GB/movie)

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#1104308
Topic
Request- Apocalypse Now Workprint
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Please help me fixing various versions and time lenght informations.

Found 3/4 different format and time lenght variants from net.

  1. This ONE or TWO Workprint VHSRIPs available from net?
  2. 3/4 different version available from net, this formats:
    a. 3xDVD5 (This world best version)
    b. 4x700MBs Xvid AVI (This AVI filenames contain 289min lenght info and extras included)
    c. 4.30GBs MP4 file (5h7m14s lenght, timecode/black bars cutted, this movie ~4h49m15s only without extras)* UPDATED
    d. 4.35GBs UNIQUE release MP4 file (different and longer than “2.c.” version? Encoded from 3*DVD5 source?)

*This final scene from WP ‘2.c.’ version: https://s26.postimg.org/7pxq6mxux/Apocalypse_Now-_Workprint.mp4_04.49.21.png

  1. Three different time lenght infos found from net: 289min, 307min, 330min. This REAL playtime from WP version?
  2. Any differences from 289min vs. 307min versions?

Thanks

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#1078748
Topic
Random Thoughts
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VHS DropOut from broadcast tape or glue frame?? (SECAM VHS Recording from analog terrestrial tv channel this year 1989)

TV Recording frame

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#1038635
Topic
Back to the Future - without DNR & EE (Help Wanted)
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HalF OFF: Any VHSRIP or classic TVRIP (taken from VHS! or BETA master tape not DVB source) available?? (One PL VHSRIP and not classic TVRIP found from net.)

Various TV Edited version difference from DVD/BD releases?

Found VHSRIP footage: http://indavideo.hu/video/Vissza_a_jovobe_Eredeti_szinkronnal
and EP2, very goood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1W7PxMOUI0
This classic tvrip fotage from VHS?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2zLXaA1J_4

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#1024314
Topic
Searching German & Hungarian digital TV-Rips of the original 1999 theatrical version of "TPM" and the original 1997 Special Editions of the Trilogy!
Time

ccfilms: Get my copy from Hungarian TVRIPs?? (This stuff available in few months from Usenet.)

OMFG! Check years date and hungarian description from movie. (Very first hungarian TV Broadcast this SE versions from years 2004!) TV Guide Page from online archive. “Halálbolygó” (Deathplanet)

TV Guide Page

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#1010062
Topic
Preserving "French" Original Trilogy - ANH V1.0 released - ESB in progress
Time

My question: This '80s years and '90 years before THX release and 1991 WS TVRIP versions contain reel change markers??

This screens fromn previous days found vhsrip copy:

Reel change

And the scene contain .44 Magnum audio effect:

.44 Magnum audio edffect from the scene

This stuff old PreANH '77-80 bootleg version?? Hungarian 1993 rental vhs* versions contain magnum audio effect.

This French version from the vhsrip of the scene: https://sendvid.com/hlm69zui
This Hungarian 1992-93 rental vhs version of the scene: https://sendvid.com/tvfbmk42

*This audio originally created by Pannónia Stúdió from years 1984 and broadcasted by MTV-1 tv channels.

UPDATE: This French vhsrip publicated by Krissz, Malkitty and Knightsoft.
Please send request from original publisher from rereleasing the stuff encoded using x264 codec or original RAW (MPEG2/DVD5?) digitalization. (900kbps xvid too small from picture size. Min. 1500+ kbps required from codec.)

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#1009576
Topic
Preserving "French" Original Trilogy - ANH V1.0 released - ESB in progress
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marvins said:

Here is the beginning of the french end credits.

It’s funny to see that in the penultimate frame, we see the english credits and then in the next frame the french credits are there. And the stars background is not the same too.

I suppose that it must be so in all the foreign ending credits.

The LDRIP or VHSRIP?? Found different (WideScreen) version vhsrip copy from net.

Video (Check, 00:14-00:16!): https://ulozto.net/!3GYrRq8keS7O/star-wars-iv-la-guerre-des-etoiles-original-non-remasterise-vhs-1977-ending-crawl-avi

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#1009348
Topic
Project #4K77
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Williarob said:

As promised here are shots 71-80, No DNR:

https://we.tl/rEu9HvfgOA

This is HEVC again, but this time using the MainConcept encoder which should be better than Handbrake.

This Encoder barely bad, smoothing/killing fine grain and encoding latency. Optimize from grain and 40+Mbps datarate. This 16Mbps bitrate too small in 4K. Previous HB versions 60Mbps sample encodes better and great quality.

small grain
encoding latency

Used MPC-HC from playing/capture the image. (and very old P4 PC. :S)

Thanks
puzosep

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#1003152
Topic
BREAKING!!! Jurassic World shown open-matte on cable!
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Papai2013 said:

Have a look at these preview trailers on youtube and compare the framing with the Blu-Ray/DVD -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puWYeyHbxzE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0EZN15u26k

Some scenes, which were shot using 70mm (2.20:1 native) are slightly cropped at the sides. 90% of the film was done on super 35. And no, not all VFX plates were done on 70mm. Many plates are Super 35. They are all open-matte.

The videos: https://ulozto.net/!Cv8znEnhnk0L/video1-mkv and https://ulozto.net/!76TeoSEZAYyc/video2-mkv

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#1002633
Topic
YouTube/Vimeo/etc... Star Wars finds
Time

Star Wars '85-87 Australian TVRIPs found from net.

Link: https://archive.org/details/StarWarsATV1011185

sample from EP4: https://ulozto.net/live/!7KSbo8izvPBU/star-wars-atv-10-1-11-85-mkv (Other episodes not downloaded.)

Better quality encode/source available? This *.MPG files original captured files or reencoded versions? (~2.5-3GB/episode) And available MP4/OGV format. (~630MB-900MB/episode)

UPDATE: This few MBs downloaded various MPG file and analyzed. Min. two or three pass denoising process required the footage. This MPG files 480*576 res. and ~2500kbps data rates, strong compression artefacts.

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#1002587
Topic
Searching Original Trilogy Hungarian Bootleg Narration Voice (for sound preservation, editing to the GOUT DVDs)
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csd79 said:

… There was a sample from the narrated version of Empire on YouTube but it isn’t available anymore. (I saw it in the 80’s, never owned it).

This sample (YT-rip) archived, available?? Pls upload the sample.

A Csillagok háborújából is létezik/létezett többnarrátoros változat. Kissebb eséllyel, ez MOKÉP-es mozi/tékás verziója is lehetett a filmnek. A Jedi-t, a '80-as években állítólag szinkronnal (Pannónia!?) is ment a mozikban.

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#990136
Topic
Theater Performance Preservations
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Video Collector said:

Your samples look great, and I don’t think there’s much more quality you can wring out of this capture. I would love to see your finished results, so please PM me when you’re done.

PM sended. Full x264 version available.

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#988922
Topic
Theater Performance Preservations
Time

Video Collector said:

Yes, my capture of this was down and dirty like I detailed at the time in this very thread. No sharpening or other “enhancements” were attempted. The only thing I did was resize the image to the correct aspect ratio (for 16:9 encoding on DVD). This was done at the encoding stage in TMPEG Enc. This is probably where the deinterlacing was applied, but I it could have been in my capture device. I just don’t have the tech knowledge to tell.

I did send the raw files to Antcufaalb but am happy that someone is attempting to make this a little more watchable. Are you doing the entire film?

This RAW files format? AVI/MPEG2/Lossless compressed?.

Yes. Asked from X911 this movie 99% done, fixing minimal denoising/other glitches for 1-2 small (few seconds.) scenes. This movie probably available in future days. (uploading speed very slow.) And sending PM from DL links from future time.

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