Hello everyone! So honestly I was not aware that a community like this existed, but I shouldn’t really be surprised. While I haven’t had the passion that is clearly demonstrated by many of the members here with editing and restoring media, I am a long time and avid D&D nerd and have spent many hundreds of hours crafting my own content and mechanics.
So what originally brought me here was my love for a movie called Army of Darkness. I have loved the movie since I saw it as a kid, and it was my first introduction to Bruce Campbell. One of my first VHS purchases was the director’s cut of the movie. I found it odd that it was so different from the version I was used to (having first seen it on TV). A lot of it seemed improved with longer scenes and more scenes, but the ending was different and worse than the one I had come to love. So, recently I saw a copy of the movie on blu-ray and it got me wondering if there was an edit of the movie that combined the director’s cut with the better ending. I was sorely disappointed to learn that copyright and licensing issues, among other things, have prevented an official release of such a cut. But then I learned that the Primitive Screwhead version exists, which I had come to find was a fan-made edit and restoration that brings together all the best parts of the various official cuts. So, I began doing some research and it brought me here.
So, I really am interested to explore this community to see how I might fit in, given that this is all so new to me. Take care and hope everyone is staying healthy!