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#1172959
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Question about public domain works
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Doctor M said:

Easier to answer than you think.
In order to copy the disc you must defeat a digital copy protection scheme. That is a crime by itself regardless of the movie’s copyright status.

Generally, but I bought the bluray of the Vampire Bat on bd-r from Film Detective, which was unprotected.

Also there are exemptions for fair use, but I’m guessing the poster wasn’t talking about those

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#1172957
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Question about public domain works
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According to several people at archive.org it depends. Just a new transfer and minor work generally don’t qualify, but major work might. some releases are clear on this matter for example my copy of “the brain that wouldn’t die” says specifically that the bonus features and the disc artwork are copyrighted. By the way archive.org has had a decent high definition copy of that long before the criterion release.

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#1157226
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The Polar Express 35MM Film
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35mm “preservations” of stuff already out on bluray is getting ridiculous, eventually it may lead to trouble.

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#1153824
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Snow Kill 1990 laserdisc
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Snow kill was a harcore 1990 tv drama that has never been released in any format other than laserdisc and vhs. Not even a bootleg until now. I got this from ebay while searching for collectibles and captured it with a vtop usb capture and a Pioneer cld-1080 player.

Description from the back

Taking on the wilderness can be brutal. But taking on the wilderness and a gang of killers is war!
David Duke(The Winds of War) and Patti D’ Arbanvill(Wiseguy) star in this thrill-packed adventure that crackles with suspense and sudden violence. The excitement begins when five urbanites on a weekend of survival training cross paths with murderous drug smugglers. One by one the city dwellers fall victim to the thugs. Finally only beautiful Lauren(D’ Arbancille, the lone woman in the group, is left to outsmart them.

https://imgur.com/XYSMeq8
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#1151467
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Inconsistent use of "the force"
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Verboten said:

That line of Vader’s makes me think of Matthew 17:20:

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Technically anything would be possible through the Force, it’s the fabric of the universe after all, but actually mastering it to that level is another thing entirely. At least that’s how I’ve always understood it.

good point.

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#1125497
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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RU.08 said:

The Lady and the Tramp LPP had no involvement from TN1. The scan looks good but it has multiple issues starting with the off-centre cropping!

I admit it’s not perfect, I actually never noticed the cropping. I’d still be curious to see how the color, contrast, etc compares to a dye transfer print.

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#1124679
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Christmas Fan Thread
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Here are some rarities:

shining time station christmas special (available on youtube)

Elves 1989------ (okay this one is actually full blown blasphemy but it’s such an awfully done, hard to get, inappropriate, horror film that you might be interested. THe sort of movie you watch to shock your parents with. only released on vhs.

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#1124678
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Walt Disney Classics 4K
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RU.08 said:

Hello everyone! Just a reminder that scanning is not cheap, and without new contributors I won’t be able to organise scanning of everything I would like to.

There are three new projects I would like to pursue:

  1. Fantasia (KOSTAL) from 2 prints (1 Kostal print, 1 IB print).
  2. Sleeping Beauty.
  3. Lady and the Tramp IB/Technicolor from 2 prints (plus the LPP already scanned).

If any of these interest you and you can help please get in contact!

Lady and the tramp technicolor, that would be cool, team negative’s lpp already looks great to my eyes, but the more the better.

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#1119874
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beneath the 12 mile reef theatrical restoration 2.0
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Here’s a case of an old movie that’s been abandond by paramount until recently. The thing is the original cut is in the public domain and is available from lower quality releases. then in 2013 paramount release a restored dvd for their archive editions in the form of an extended cut with a new copyright and the theatrical wasn’t included.

Now twilight time has licensed the film for a limited edition bluray, but again it’s only the extended cut and this time it has the surround sound. Not that there’s anything wrong with the extended cut, but being a collector I want both versions, So I’ll be re-cutting it to it’s theatrical version again.

I assume the colors are accurate as I’ve only seen low quality releases of the original so I wont be messing with the bluray color timing, Unless someone knows something I don’t. I also would like to make a surround sound track, but my editor only supports stereo so that may be a while down the road.

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#1119864
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best budget monitor upgrade
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It’s time for me to upgrade my old vga hp l1908w 1440x900 monitor. I’m looking for a good 4k or 1440p monitor, but given how budget is an issue we’re talking $300-$350 ish, I’m wondering if I’m even going to be able to tell the difference of going 4k. at that price range I’m thinking I can getting a higher end 1440p screen than I could with 4k, IE better contrast and color? Any suggestions/recommendations?

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#1118197
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October Horror Movie Challenge
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had to necrobump…

horror express
dementia 13
the innocents
city of the dead
Elves(1989)… a really awful one
Indestructible Man

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#1111769
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"Now...what shall we talk about?" The All-Inclusive Indiana Jones Thread
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DominicCobb said:

Temple of Doom is probably the only movie that ever scared me. The heart scene quite freaked me out when I saw it (must have been 6 or 7 at the time), and even though I enjoyed the rest of the movie I kinda avoided it for the next couple of years.

I’ve often wondered what happened with that one, It’s really just a horror movie, so how did it manage to get an initial pg and later pg-13 rating? didn’t the British sensors make george cut that scene to avoid a full blown R rating?

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#1109984
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video filter to stabilize color?
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does anyone know if there is a color filter to average out the hue, contrast , gamma, etc over multiple frames or a whole scene, or is this something that pretty much has to be done one frame at a time?

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