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#637603
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REQ: Muppet Christmas Carol Widescreen w/ deleted song and Dir. commentary!
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Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but wasn't that song cut from the film originally and only added back into the home video release since "children could fast forward if they wanted"?

This is what I always read. So the widescreen version is the intended version of the film.

But that commentary would be great! 

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#637600
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail -- 1975 theatrical
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I believe those sections appeared in one of the numerous Python specials, Python Night or perhaps Almost the Truth. I don't recall them ever being in the film itself. 

When I was a kid I rented the movie every week for months, when it was on VHS (and the Jesus Christs were edited out). Then I had the first DVD which was AWFUL (seriously, the colour was so bad I had no idea the green night was actually green) and saved up all my pennies to buy the special edition the DAY it came out.

I remember the discussion of Graham looking off screen for his lines, but I don't recall them ever being in any version of the film proper that I watched. 

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#637599
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Song Of The South
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Was just telling friends about this the other day... great to hear a new transfer is on it's way.

I remember seeing the uncut version as a kid...  

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#637598
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Films re-color timed on video releases
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Surprised no one has mentioned the atrocity that was The French Connection when first released to BD. Thankfully that was rectified on a later edition.

Did Fincher supervise the colour timing of Seven/Fight Club for BD? I know the Seven DVD was carefully re-timed but I thought it was under Fincher's supervision (after all he is quite the notorious perfectionist).

Finally, The Godfather series was re-timed for the Coppola restoration. But apparently none of us saw how it was supposed to look, at least on home video since every previous home video release was mastered from terrible prints.

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#637597
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Disney's Beauty and the beast special project
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Man, Disney really sucks at this whole preservation thing don't they?

Maybe I'm glad Mary Poppins hasn't been transfered to Bluray yet... (looking forward to the Winnie The Pooh bluray though...) 

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#637593
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Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - uncensored HDTV airing(s)
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Jebus. I had no ide about all this! I knew of the Jessica Rabbit stuff but the nip slip!?

I guess I can understand why Disney would clean this up, but I wish they didn't.

It also reminded me of just how great this movie is. 

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#580866
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The Godfather Saga - HD Restoration
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Wow! I've always been interested in the Godfather Saga version. Now I may finally get to see it.

Any chance someone will do a compressed 720p version? I don't need the massive 1080i version myself... 

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#580668
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Dolby Digital 4.1 Surround - Alien Anthology
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Man I love this place...

Just recently picked up the bluray boxset which was on sale and since I'm seeing Prometheus (in IMAX 3D tomorrow... sort of like 70mm haha) tomorrow afternoon thought it might be worth while re-watching Alien (which I have only seen once before I should mention).

I don't have a fancy surround set up at home (yet) and so normally I try to opt for 2.0 mixes when I can but was intrigued by this 4.1 mix, especially since it was for the Theatrical Version only (the version I watched).

A quick google led me here. Of course, it doesn't seem anyone has a definitive answer as to where the heck this mix came from but whatever.

Regardless, I'd love to see this special 70mm mix synced to the BRD video if at all possible... thanks in advance.

Also, might I add, what a film. So, so, so good. 

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#571919
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Once upon a time on MySpleen (Now with OPEN REGISTRATION)
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walkingdork said:

woodsyallen said:

Maybe someone here has a better answer since I cant seem to see any mention in the FAQ: what are the rules for Ratios? Are there warnings/bannings/restrictions? 

Obviously I want to try and keep mine up but I'm trying to get my hands on the despecialized Jedi and I know that if I DL it my ratio is going to PLUMIT which I want to try to avoid, especially because it looks like a great site and hopefully I'll one day have more stuff to contribute. 

We don't have specific rule about ratio, we just want to keep stuff seeded without having to enforce rules.

So if you want the Despecialized torrents, have at it. Just seed afterwards :)

I like the cut of your jib!

Thanks mate. 

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#571896
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Once upon a time on MySpleen (Now with OPEN REGISTRATION)
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Maybe someone here has a better answer since I cant seem to see any mention in the FAQ: what are the rules for Ratios? Are there warnings/bannings/restrictions? 

Obviously I want to try and keep mine up but I'm trying to get my hands on the despecialized Jedi and I know that if I DL it my ratio is going to PLUMIT which I want to try to avoid, especially because it looks like a great site and hopefully I'll one day have more stuff to contribute. 

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#571519
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Thread for all Usenet vs Torrent vs Rapidshare discussion
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Moth3r said:

In answer to pittrek's question in another thread: yes, Astraweb can be used by non-USA customers.

I am in the UK, I use Astraweb to supplement my ISP's Usenet service (that only has a week's retention). I signed up and paid nearly two years ago, and I still haven't used all my GB yet. Definitely recommended.

I too am outside the US so its good to know.

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#571375
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Harmy's RETURN OF THE JEDI Despecialized Edition HD (AVCHD DVD9 & NTSC DVD5 available!!! SEE FIRST POST!!!)
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I got mine from Demonoid where I have lots of bandwidth to spare and the first two were indeed ISOs with MD5s. Jedi however was lacking an MD5 which is what I think might be causing the issues with mounting in Disk Utility for the Mac.

I dont mind grabbing it from MySpleen my concern would only be destroying my ratio with a 7+ gb file. Bandwidth from my ISP isn't an issue, just ratios. Blah.

As for usenet, thats sadly not an option since my ISP doesnt have newsgroup abilities. Double BLAH.

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#553616
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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MattMahdi said:

OFF TOPIC...

This isn't the appropriate group to pose the specific question, except that it's the group I'd like eventually to share with. I've been compiling the bits and pieces for years now, pulling from a variety of web sites and videos, and I keep planning to create a disk of SWHS bonus material.

What holds me back is that a few of the sources are widescreen. The Special was 4:3, and so is most of what's out there that refers to it, which means that this will be a 4:3 disc. But the several DVD programs I've experimented with take those widescreen images and stretch them vertically. Harrison Ford and Conan O'Brien look more than a little strange.

Are there simple ways to reframe the widescreen video as letterboxed 4:3 video?

A properly mastered disc will allow for varying aspect ratios. Presuming you had each feature as a seperate title stream you would just leave them all as is and the dvd player would adjust the method of playback depending on the aspect ratio.

that said you could always letterbox your 16:9 matterial, but that would result in a non anamorphic image which declines resolution. 

I work on a Mac and use professional software which allows me to set the specific aspect ratio for each track. I presume there are similar software solutions for the PC too but I'm not sure what.

Now having seen the screenshots I want that Zion version even more. I managed to find some info through google but it was simply a newsgroup archive and no way to download. Poo.

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#553508
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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pittrek said:

arg, newsgroups :( But thanks anyway

arg, agreed. 

Just for what its worth: I'm always open to lending my skills as an editor to a project like the one mentioned above (with everything intact). Granted I'm sure most people here have those skills but just throwing it out there. Working as a full-time video editor for a media studio I've got access to lots of fun toys and gear and I'd love to help out in any way I can.

Now to figure out how to get bloody newsgroups to work...

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#553316
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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I see. I guess I Just figured from the quote 

The KCCI version is too dark and over-smoothed IMO - although it was the best quality available at one point.

that there was another version out there that was better quality and considered to be the new version "to get".

 

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#553258
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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So in other words: of the ones I have BLAK0019 is probably the best, but there is potentially a better version out there (perhaps Zion).

Anyone who can point me in the right direction will receive a great deal of affection from me!

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#553165
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Preserving the...*cringe*...Star Wars Holiday Special
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Hi all! I'm new here so let me start by saying HELLO!

It's that time of year again and I'm finally going to sit down and enjoy the Holiday Special with a few friends, but I want to make sure that the version I have is the BEST version. So far I've tracked down 3 separate versions and was hoping someone could help me decide which is the best.

The first version I have appears to be the Angrysun BLAK0001 KCMO version. Here's a screenshot: http://cl.ly/CDAp 

I've had this one for a while now.

The second is the first of what was labelled as KCCI/BLAK0019. It is an ISO file, containing no DVD_ROM content and it's menu looks something like this http://cl.ly/CE1x

The quality is definitely higher than the KCMO version. However what's puzzling is despite the ISO being titled BLAK0019_KCCI_HO nowhere on this version does it seem to have any of the bonuses listed elsewhere.

Which is why I turn to the THIRD disc I have labelled "BLAK0019 - The Holiday Special - KCCI - Angrysun" which sports a menu that looks like this: http://cl.ly/CDJP has an NFO and all the DVD-ROM Content.

Now it's my understanding there is also BLAK0054 which I would also be interested in tracking down if only for the commercials (though it's my understanding the KCCI is still a better transfer). 

I guess my question is: is that KCCI Blak0019 Edition (with all the bonus features and DVD ROM content) the definitive version of this "masterpiece" or should I be hunting down another version?

You all seem to be the experts and I want to make sure my first COMPLETE SWHS experience (I've watched bits and pieces over the years) is the best it can be. 

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