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#1140637
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The Simpsons: Embiggened Edition
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I’m behind this project 100%. As an avid Simpsons fanatic it interests me greatly.

I recently downloaded one of the HD iTunes rips to see how they fared, and they’re not bad, but not great. Cropped which means I’m sure it’s FXX transfers.

I ripped all my DVDs myself so that I could get the commentaries, which are fantastic, but they’re all in SD, so would love something much more cromulant.

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#1140404
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kk650's Regraded Dunkirk (2017) (blanket yellow tint removed from blu-ray)
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This looks very nice. Would love to check it out.

Is the yellow tint different from the theatrical exhibition though? I only saw it once (70mm IMAX no less) and don’t honestly remember, but it does feel VERY golden in those images and your “after” certainly looks more natural (I just wonder if its more accurate)

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#914462
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Exclusives to Rental Versions? Which releases & how-often?
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Back in the day, the Blockbuster version of Requiem for a Dream was censored (and made note of it in the opening title).

Pretty sure the DVD wasn’t censored (because when I rented that it wasn’t edited) but the VHS I rented for a school project was.

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#884115
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Captain Eo Laserdisc on Ebay
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So, now that disney is closing the attraction again, I wonder if it’ll finally see a home video release?

Who are we kidding, it’s Disney and the Michael Jackson estate. It’ll be shuttered again for ages.

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#787768
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Harry Houdini's "The Grim Game"
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Apparently TCM has a restored version of this once considered lost film. I wonder if it will ever be released widely to the public? Seems to me it's only on "tour" currently.

I for one would love to see it!

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#784976
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Captain Eo Laserdisc on Ebay
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I know when EO was brought back following Jackson's death there were articles touting the return of a 70mm print. Not sure how long that lasted though, since you'd assume by now they'd go digital but who knows.

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#784427
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Captain Eo Laserdisc on Ebay
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It doesn't help that so many MJ fans are completely clueless when it comes to video stuff, they'd buy it and hoard it and never be able to use it. 

Some of us would prefer to get this stuff in the hands of "experts" to share with all. Like, holy crap, how did we miss that 70mm print!?

Also curious as to how much is actually 70mm. According to IMDB it's a partial blow up (not sure of the source on that though)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090793/technical?ref_=tt_ql_dt_7

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#773671
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EXORCIST II THE HERETIC (Blu Ray Version 2.0)
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I'm still a little confused by this, specifically as to where the material was sourced.

Is it that online both versions exist in HD? Or was the long cut re-edited to create the shorter cut? If there's footage exclusive to each, where did it come from?

Colour me confused...

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#773642
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Pierce Brosnan era James Bond movies
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My understanding based on some first hand accounts of those who've seen them is that the films are currently be re-mastered in 4K, but for overseas use (I think some french channel wanted to air them or something)... Apparently though they didn't plan on releasing these on Bluray or anything since they were going to soon be re-doing them in 8K?

They talk about it a couple times on the James Bonding podcast. At any rate, hopefully they'll see the light of day sometime soon. I love my 007 50th Boxset but there are some flaws with it. Thankfully all my favourite films (other than Goldeneye) are in pretty good nick.

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#771831
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Moonwalker
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x5gb said:

  • There's a Japanese Wowow 1080i cap of Ghosts on Usenet. The subtitles are in the 4/3 safe area so can be removed.

 I've got a copy. It's definitely an HD scan, but it hasn't been colour timed (like at all). Very flat looking. But still nice to have.

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#771429
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Moonwalker
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StarThoughts said:

To bring this back on topic, was there any commercial release or otherwise of Bruce Broughton's score, aside from the suite conducted by Erich Kunzel contained on the Telarc Fantastic Journey CD?

 I don't know if there was a commercial release, but I feel like I remember some of the fan sites having a score you could download.

EDIT: A ha! I thought so... Not sure the source, but it should be what you're after.

https://mega.co.nz/#!204n3DQK!hXOyHzpmwL11NklWtLSiIa7QZeSRaSxND9ppXIYtt7w

titanic said:

I wanted to ask:

I have found an HDTV version in a russian tracker.

It's 6,56 GB in size.

Does anyone know if that version is also censored?

 Not sure, but I'd guess they used the same HD master which is probably edited. Might be worth checking out.

The colour timing on the bluray is really out there, VERY cold. But it's worth it to see that incredible Man in the Mirror performance in HD.

Here's hoping they'll one day spruce up more of the MJ back catalogue in HD.

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