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#1154762
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THX on 35mm Tech IB preservation - HELP NEEDED
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Mike O said:

I checked with Amazon Instant Video, sadly, in spite of what they list, the so-called 1971 version is in fact the 2004 cut. I knew it was too good to be true 😦.

Apparently I just will never see it.

towne32 said:

SilverWook said:

Isn’t the work in progress Grindhouse version still floating around?

Yes, it’s on myspleen. 720p and has Laserdisc frames replacing the missing ones.

Yeah, but with no more invites, you can’t get onto that 😉.

Yep. Still thought it was worth mentioning given how many people here have accounts.😃

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#1154731
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Trying to make my own fan edit! any tips on video conversion software? Audio extraction?
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First of all, I would use tsmuxerGUI to demux all of the tracks of interest into separate ones.

The tracks that are not working are very likely DTSHD ones. I don’t believe Premiere will accept those. You can convert the channels to wav/PCM using audacity, I believe. I don’t recall if that will give you lossless or just core audio. Then, you can import the individual channels into Premiere.

If you don’t care about lossless audio, and ac3 is fine for your purposes, you can just directly export a multi-track ac3 from audacity and use that in Premiere. It should be easy to work with in the editor that way.

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#1154574
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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dylanv1025 said:

Molly said:

Basically, the only ones who can legally distribute anything Star Wars are Fox (ANH) and Disney (everything else), without something in writing from the appropriate party saying otherwise.

For most of us morality isn’t tied directly to legality so we don’t care about non-profit redistribution of what the rightsholders don’t want to be bothered redistributing - and they might even look the other way - but they don’t really have to. We’re fortunate that they have done so so far.

I thought it was all Disney now, after they bought almost all of Fox.

I believe it still requires some sort of approval process, first.

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#1154246
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Harmy's STAR WARS Despecialized Edition HD - V2.7 MKV IS OUT NOW
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C1p8 said:

I just want to watch this editions, it look a very complicate thing to do, honestly until now I got some virus.
I find the Blu Rays for sale, and I read the people from this forum very angry about it, they say something like subscribe to our forum and we will help you.

Here I am…

45 dollars or an entire evening at the computer trying to download a file ? Now I will go to bed with nothing.

So if you did this great job, why is so unaccessible ?
It’s so hard to make a button “download the despecialized editions” ?
It’s like a labyrinth… for what reason ? this is not legal, if you make it harder is always illegal.

There are a few points to make. I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt that you’re not just here to advertise the virtues of paying scumbags for burned discs.

Downloading rar files and using a password to extract them may seem like a labyrinth for you, but it’s far from an uncommon thing to do, and countless people have managed. But people around here will be happy to help troubleshoot, if you’re having difficulties.

Perhaps you would like even more readily accessible links. Perhaps just a Despecialized Website with a big red ‘download now’ button. We would all like something like that. As things stand, the links are easy enough to come by. Making them ridiculously public would result in them being removed almost immediately. There are a few generous people here who have uploaded files every once in a while. I’m sure they would not like to do so every 36 hours, and I think you’re probably not offering. Directly linking them from this site would put the site at major risk. It has existed for well over a decade without incident, and I’m sure Jay would like to keep it that way.

On a side note - There have been a few people here lately who seem like they’re really trying to hammer home the point that it’s so worth it to just shell out some money because computers are tough, and there’s got to be a better way!. It’s a bit fishy, but maybe it’s nothing. But if people are trying to sway opinion to try to normalize that nonsense, I think they’re going to have a bad (brief) time here.

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#1151660
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Return of the Jedi: A Gentle Pruning
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Yeah. I don’t think I actually have a problem with the eyebrows when you take away the ‘why do you keep changing things instead of giving us the actual film’ angle.

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#1151621
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Return of the Jedi: A Gentle Pruning
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One note about new obiwan composite is that it messes up the background image for a few shots, I think. a branch gets its position shifted. Might want to see about color matching Harmy’s version for those shots, if it looks reasonable next to the recomposited ones for the rest.

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#1151612
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Return of the Jedi: A Gentle Pruning
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the other 2.6 entries are on spleen thanks to other people. he has been going through and uploading copies himself, but I think he is still working through prequel uploads.

I think he will get to it. But you can grab esb to get an idea of if you like the general style.

The changes will be things you would incorporate anyway, most likely. Might want to ask permission as I don’t know if I’ve seen people use his versions as edit bases before.

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#1150192
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4K restoration on Star Wars
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Jedi Master Skywalker said:

But Why Disney request the print of the Original copyright print…

I think there doing something…

Also remember a few years ago when the Original teasers where restored and shown a comic con… where there any updates on that where they the original original trailers or the theatrical rerelease trailers.

Disney may well be working on a restoration.

I just think that the LOC thing is BS. They have no need of a beat up old release print. It sounds like a fan trying to spin a story after having read about the LOC print. Makes it sound like they know about a specific detail, and leads to people believing and repeating it. But it doesn’t really make sense, IMO.

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#1149604
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Doctor Who
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Tantive3+1 said:

After four years, I decided to watch Doctor Who again for the Christmas special just to see the regeneration at the end letting the whole “breaking the 12 regeneration limit rule” slide and giving it a chance to see if the show had gotten better seeing the First Doctor would be in it and had considered watching Peter Capaldi’s run as the Doctor now that it was over.

It only reaffirmed my belief that Stephen Moffat had ruined the show and that a majority of it, including Jodie Whittaker’s casting (I’m sincerely not trying to come off as misogynist), was done by the BBC for their own selfish agenda’s.

Well, you could probably try even harder. It’s not an unreasonable casting decision.

Anyway, they dealt with the regeneration limit last time. They decided to count Tennant’s fakeout regeneration. The suspected reason for that is that Moffat did not plan on staying through all of Capaldi’s run. His creation of the War Doctor would therefore throw his successor into needing to deal with the limit very early in their tenure. Potentially unfair to them and only because Moffat invented an incarnation. So he got it out of the way.

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#1149434
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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DVD-BOY said:

BuckNaked said:

I don’t know what kind of discs they are using other than their claim to be dual layered 50GB discs with a special water and scratch resistant coating. For me $20 per disc doesn’t seem egregious, but as I said, if a member here would like to spread some holiday cheer my way, my PM is open. 😉

What, you mean something like these from Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/PlexDisc-Resistant-Printable-Blu-ray-Spindle/dp/B016LTAX7I/ - $26 for 10?

All blurays are scratch resistant. And these guys are buying bigger bulk than a spindle on amazon. And it’s even cheaper for those getting discs pressed.

In bulk, costs are probably virtually nothing. These guys are making an insane amount of profit and it’s sad to see anyone defend them.

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#1149377
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Doctor Who
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Warbler said:

towne32 said:

series 10

Ok, I have always wondered this and I have to ask, why do you UKers refer to a season as a series? In America, each year of series is a season, and all of the seasons put together are called a series. Just do you guys use to refer to the whole thing, if you are using series for year?

I don’t know the answer, as I’m from the US.

For many shows I use the terms interchangeably. For Who, they called the old show Seasons and the new one Series. So being consistent/accurate removes ambiguity as to whether you’re talking about Pertwee’s first year or Smith’s third, for example.

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#1149361
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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Not to mention that these people are lifting the menus as well, not making their own.

The markup ($80-130 price tag) obliterates any convenience or cost of materials argument. If it was $10, it would still be problematic because Disney would see it as a threat, and it is associated with us. But at least people wouldn’t be making such huge profits. These guys are printing $100 bills, effectively.

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#1149299
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Doctor Who
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I’ve loved the Capaldi era, especially Moffat’s stories. As ever, there are some episodes that don’t work as well. No era has ever been flawless. But I also pretty much always walk away from a new episode having enjoyed it. And that’s true for most of the classic series, barring a few from the late 70s and 80s.

I was nervous about series 10, because the final Sherlock series was a train wreck, suggesting that Moffat really was out of steam. but he pulled S10 off brilliantly, IMO.

This was probably the first time I was left thinking, “wow, I really wish they did something aside from this. anything, really.” This is what I expected from Sherlock S4 Moffat. Oh well. It had a few moments, and I loved it from the return to WW1 through to the cliffhanger. Gattis had a rare wonderful contribution to the show. That hasn’t happened since Series 1 or, arguably, Nightshade. And the brief glimpse we’ve had of the next era has me excited for the show to move on.

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#1149075
Topic
Doctor Who
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I had a harder time hearing 12’s last words. 13’s first were clear (and well delivered) for me.

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#1148810
Topic
Doctor Who
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Agreed about them getting the First Doctor all wrong.

‘So why did you leave Gallifrey, Doctor?’

Well, you see my dear, really I’ve been Roger fucking Sterling the whole time. I left to drink Brandy and chase broads, of course!

That said, even the first Doctor had a few okay moments.

Everything with Mark Gatiss and the war was great. Enjoyed that it was a slower piece. Capaldi was great, and his lines well written (from someone that doesn’t buy into the ‘they don’t write well for Capaldi’ notion). Jodie’s first scene was a tease that left me definitely looking forward to her performance. Capaldi’s last moments were nice. He clearly contributed to that himself. The thing about children is from his own head canon for the Doctor’s name. that was a nice touch.

But something was lacking in general. Bringing Rusty back didn’t make much sense. His whole realm was not very interesting. Partly, perhaps, because all of the sets seemed uninspired. Rachel is easily one of, if not the, best director the show has ever had. And this was easily her weakest contribution.

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#1148524
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Dealing with People Selling Fan Projects
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I did search for Theatrical. Strange. Anyway, reported. These shitty Dropbox sales are the most infuriating of all. Baffling that eBay allows anything of the sort and that the MPAA and RIAA, etc, aren’t pressuring them not to.

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