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#1103171
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THX-1138 (1st Director’s Cut) 35mm Grindhouse Edition.
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I would prefer if the Italian track didn’t come out in high quality until Poita’s project is done as it would devalue any attempt to resell the print to fund more projects. Because you can be sure that it’s gonna end up being shared on pirate websites.

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#1079194
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The Warriors (1979) 1080p HD Theatrical Cut
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I’m also hoping for someone to “grab” those from Netflix. I don’t expect stellar quality but it would be a start. I’m based in Italy and can’t see Warriors on Netflix. Furthermore, when I’m in the UK I don’t have a PC good enough to do it. All we need really are those specific segments of the film.
Considering that Netflix removes films continously from their catalogue, the sooner it happens the better. It might be our only chance for a long time.

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#1061297
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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The final release yes, I imagine, but not the first direct release, that’s something we will release only to the donors to show our gratitude for helping us out in what is a logistical ordeal and a financially risky effort for us. As said, we could only do this thanks to other scan projects currently in the works, anyone who wants access to the first direct release in exchange of a small donation towards our current projects feel free to contact me.
Thanks again to everyone who’s giving us a hand, even small amounts help us a lot!

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#1060935
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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Since we are basically leeching onto RU.08’s other scanning projects (and this is the only reason why we could do it so cheaply, bless him) you can indeed donate something to his project and still get the early release of Face/Off. Get in touch with me or him and I’ll put you in the list of those who will get an early access release.

This first direct release will have a 25gb limit for practical reasons, but we didn’t say anything about the FINAL release. That will be up to PDB.

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#1060069
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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I’ve asked, the print was located in Germany and has German writing on the cans but the whole thing is in English, so it was either for original sound projections or for some US NATO base. Either or, I think it’s unlikely to be a British cut

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#1059791
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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No problem, Silver. I imagined!

RU, can you PM me the eBay link to the trailer? I’m running around and I’m not in my own country at the moment so I’ll try give it a look in 24 hours. I hope there is time for the trailer.
Cheers

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#1059731
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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Ok, funding is complete! Thanks to everyone who joined in! Couldn’t have done without you. I’ll add all the names in the list of members who helped us out in a future thread. Shouldn’t be long until we get a first release!

(I’ll change thread title in a few days when I’m back home)

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#1059588
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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It’s all in English, no subtitles, either US or British release. We don’t know yet if there are missing frames, it’s supposed to have no splices. It’s early to say which BR version PDB will synch it with, in any case we expect to propose it both with multichannel track from BR and optical audio from 35mm (in the final release). The first “raw release” won’t be synched with anything yet, it will be a direct transfer, just to give you something while waiting for the final one.
We do not have a theatrical DTS CD, we haven’t found it yet but we’re always looking.

We’re not asking you to spend the whole 75 but even a smaller portion would be good. 😉
Thanks for your question and for your help if you wish to give us a hand.
Cheers

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#1059518
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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I’m sure the transfer itself was great (from negative that’s for sure), before they erased details with DNR, increased the brightness in every single dark spot and recolored 😛

If would be a shame to miss out on this opportunity. We’re only missing around 75 euro and everyone who donated so far already invested as much as they could. If anyone else would like to help out this project let me know ASAP.
I remind you that this is for a complete scan and delivery, there won’t be additional costs later on!

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#1058848
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FACE/OFF complete 35mm scan opportunity ( NEARLY FUNDED!)
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Me and a few other generous members have been putting money towards a 4K scan of FACE OFF from 35mm, a copy that is in very good shape and that can finally show us how the film looked originally in theaters and yes, it’s pretty different from any home video release. Most noticeably, the lack of heavy DNR seen on BluRay and HD-DVD to the point that close-ups of the actors’ faces look like wax statues with rubber ears (very much like the faces seen in the infamous BD of Predator), one would never guess that Nic Cage had a 5 o’clock shadow when he finds himself in jail, but there it is on the 35mm, in its whole grainy glory. Comparison shots also show a different color palette in many parts of the movie and a radically different use of light. It seems like the home video releases were also zoomed/cropped to some extent compared to theatrical release.

Here’s some examples of the theatrical look compared to HD releases
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(whole gallery here https://postimg.org/gallery/2kbxkbtni/63897c6b/ )

We have the rare opportunity to scan it with professional equipment for a very cheap price all included, this means there won’t be further expenses involved afterwards… and we are barely 100 euro away from the goal. W’re kinda short on time to make this happen so anybody feeling generous and wanting to help us out feel free to contact me in private for a donation. Any little helps.
There’s a tight deadline on this print because it has to be returned to its owner. If the money isn’t raised by the end of the month we loose the opportunity to have it scanned!

The files will be passed on to PDB who’s gonna take charge of the project once the scan is complete (thanks PDB!) and eventually release it the way all preservation projects get released, but in the immediate future a direct BD-25 release will be made available very shortly after the scan (limited to those who donated). We only have so much time, thanks in advance for your help.

UPDATE: FUNDING IS COMPLETE! Thank you guys!

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#1042262
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Preserving "Italian" Original Trilogy
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I would have to dig it out, give me some time, I’m super busy with another project at the moment.

The problem with a multi language release is something call seamless branching which would allow to have different versions in the same disc but it’s something that I don’t think anybody here has managed to adopt. It requires very expensive professional software and knowledge on how to use it. That would be the dream though!

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#1042235
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Preserving "Italian" Original Trilogy
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trotasecca said:

thxita said:

trotasecca said:

thxita said:

trotasecca said:

thxita said:

I’ll put it on wetransfer

Could you please upload them here ,just for reference?

Allow me to be bold… who are you?

Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t introduce myself. I think you are Evit from the blog Doppiaggi Italioti,right? I read your article about the preservation of the italian version there and I took a look at this topic. I’m just curious to see those subtitles,because I’ve heard they have a very different translation from all other versions,that’s all, of course if you can and if you want to show those images. 😉

Yes, I am. When I asked who you are I didn’t expect a formal introduction but I implied that joining the forum only to ask for specific reference material within your first post is quite an uncommon thing to do around here and could be seen as suspicious, in fact it is. You could have asked me this directly under the article and if you are that same “John Doom” from the comments on my blog then you tried to bypass me and already know the answer: I’m not sharing my reference material just like that. If the translated words are all you want “for reference” then I can even transcribe them for you at some point but the visual element is out of discussion, since it costed me a whole lot to retrieve that footage myself you will understand if I don’t just give it away so that others can do their own thing with it, unless they are well-known members here with a declared project.
I trust that Harmy will soon come out with an updated version of the trilogy, then we will put that reference material to use. Until then I’m afraid that you’ll have to wait just like anybody else, me included. I’m sorry if you joined the forum just for that, there’s plenty of interesting projects going on to read about or contribute to. I hope you will stay

Don’t worry, I can understand you don’t want to share your personal footage,it’s not a problem at all, I was only interested in the translation.I didn’t join the website just to ask you that,that would be very stupid, I joined because I am very interested in all the projects around here including foreign language versions. Plus I am not that John Doom you’re talking about, I use a different name to comment under your articles. With that said I hope I didn’t bother you too much and I’ll wait until the new Harmy version comes out. Do you know if it is like a .mkv containing all the foreign version or is it just a different version for each language.Thanks for the attention, bye

Sorry if I took you for another person, I’ve already been asked the same thing in the past and I thought it might be the same person requesting it… yes, now that you sent me a comment with your email I remember you, Matt, how do you do?. I can send you a transcription of the dialogues from the alien subtitles if that interests you, the first translation was indeed more refined and over-all better.

As for Harmy’s release, I’m afraid you’ll have to keep an eye on his thread as I don’t know the details myself. I’m always hoping that Harmy will deal with all the different languages himself but until now he has delegated local versions of his work to others, like me and Leo for the Italian one, so the next one might be up to me and Leo again but I’m pushing for a direct Harmy release, based on my reference material of course.

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#1042217
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Preserving "Italian" Original Trilogy
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trotasecca said:

thxita said:

trotasecca said:

thxita said:

I’ll put it on wetransfer

Could you please upload them here ,just for reference?

Allow me to be bold… who are you?

Oh, I’m sorry I didn’t introduce myself. I think you are Evit from the blog Doppiaggi Italioti,right? I read your article about the preservation of the italian version there and I took a look at this topic. I’m just curious to see those subtitles,because I’ve heard they have a very different translation from all other versions,that’s all, of course if you can and if you want to show those images. 😉

Yes, I am. When I asked who you are I didn’t expect a formal introduction but I implied that joining the forum only to ask for specific reference material within your first post is quite an uncommon thing to do around here and could be seen as suspicious, in fact it is. You could have asked me this directly under the article and if you are that same “John Doom” from the comments on my blog then you tried to bypass me and already know the answer: I’m not sharing my reference material just like that. If the translated words are all you want “for reference” then I can even transcribe them for you at some point but the visual element is out of discussion, since it costed me a whole lot to retrieve that footage myself you will understand if I don’t just give it away so that others can do their own thing with it, unless they are well-known members here with a declared project.
I trust that Harmy will soon come out with an updated version of the trilogy, then we will put that reference material to use. Until then I’m afraid that you’ll have to wait just like anybody else, me included. I’m sorry if you joined the forum just for that, there’s plenty of interesting projects going on to read about or contribute to. I hope you will stay

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