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Post #1280961

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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion
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Alien 1979 35mm scan opportunity
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Date created
12-May-2019, 12:34 AM
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12-May-2019, 12:44 AM
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TiddySprinklesPimpBillion
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RU.08 said:

SilverWook said:

Then you should have no problem ignoring the thread.

I don’t mind his comment, print-based preservations aren’t to everyone’s taste.

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

This doesn’t need to happen, especially with the 4K UHD release.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Alien-4K-Blu-ray/230308/
https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=5205&d2=13061&s1=48549&s2=130852&i=2&l=1

The preservation won’t match the quality of the Bluray (let alone the UHD) but it will preserve the theatrical version of the film.

Theatrical edition is preserved on the 4K UHD (on a BD100) with insane amounts of detail I’ve never seen before regarding an official home media release, including the Blu-ray disc which is included.
You better not use noise reduction. Film grain is great. Do not colormatch to any release as you’ve mentioned except other film prints. Pointless to try to match with the extremely outdated Laserdiscs and taking it a step up with what you’re doing.
Better be on a high bitrate BD50 with AVC or a MKV encoded with H.265 with a nice filesize. No idea if you’ve mentioned it but would be ideal to include the optical track, if possible, via lossless.

Will make for a great companion fan disc anyway for an older print, i.e. complimentary with the 6-Disc ALIEN Anthology Blu-ray disc release.
Thank you for your effort though.

JayArgonaut said:

SilverWook said:

TiddySprinklesPimpBillion said:

This doesn’t need to happen, especially with the 4K UHD release.

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Alien-4K-Blu-ray/230308/
https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=5205&d2=13061&s1=48549&s2=130852&i=2&l=1

Then you should have no problem ignoring the thread.

RU.08 said:

I don’t mind his comment, print-based preservations aren’t to everyone’s taste.

Even so, many of us certainly do appreciate the time, energy, effort and money that has been invested by you and other members of the community on print-based preservations, to enable us to watch and enjoy films as they were originally intended to have been seen and for that, I personally thank you. 😃

Do you not have access to watch 4K UHD physical releases? Theatrical Edition on the UHD is solely 4K (which I heavily prefer) and the “Director’s” Cut is thankfully only a 2K upscale. So yes, the former is 100% is as originally intended, regardless of all fan preservations. The audio is amazingly lossless:

4K (Theatrical Cut):
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
English DTS-HD Master Audio 4.1
English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 stereo

Caveat, this is just a companion piece, it’s not a be-all, end-all the only way to watch this film. Just another way to, IMO.