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1997 U.S. Special Edition 35mm Trailer Reconstruction - V1.0 available now

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Hi all,

Longtime lurker, first time poster. Happy to finally have something to share after taking so much.

I've been wanting to reconstruct the U.S. style Special Edition trailers for some time from scanned 35mm assets, and now have the first version to share with you.

The sources for each trailer are predominantly the German 35mm files uploaded by Laserschwert (see here), Thor's 35mm sample (see here), upscaled logos from SD trailers and muxed with Jetrell Fo's 5.1 DTS audio mix.

Some Photoshop touch up was done to some of the worst film artefacts, and to blend the different sources. Edited in PP CS6.

Please provide feedback on these initial versions.

[MEGA links]

TRAILER A

TRAILER B

TRAILER C

TRAILER D

Enjoy.

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Love it! Great work! These are the trailers I grew up on, so I'm rather fond of them. However, the Trailer D link does not seem to be working for me... Thanks for sharing!

May the Force be with you.

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SS4DarthPayne said:

Love it! Great work! These are the trailers I grew up on, so I'm rather fond of them. However, the Trailer D link does not seem to be working for me... Thanks for sharing!

 Thanks for the kind words. I've just updated the link, sorry about that.

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Nice job.  I totally recognize the parts that I did vs the parts that I didn't.  My scanner started having problems which is why I stopped working on mine.  I did get it working with my DSLR camera, but never kept going at that point.  Maybe someday I will finish my version.

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thorr said:

Nice job.  I totally recognize the parts that I did vs the parts that I didn't.  My scanner started having problems which is why I stopped working on mine.  I did get it working with my DSLR camera, but never kept going at that point.  Maybe someday I will finish my version.

 

Thanks Thorr - I'm really honoured you took the time to comment, seeing as you really were the inspiration for this reconstruction. Thanks for all your efforts.

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BenjaminG said:

Thanks Thorr - I'm really honoured you took the time to comment, seeing as you really were the inspiration for this reconstruction. Thanks for all your efforts.

 

Thanks!  I am glad I helped contribute something too and inspired you. 

For those who missed it before, here was my latest sample that I posted previously.  I scanned this from the 35 mm trailer myself and did everything from scratch.  I actually have quite a bit more done than this but I didn't make a clip out of it yet.  If I get some free time, I might make a longer clip with what I have completed.

http://tinyurl.com/qyg7tek

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Ah man, the trailers from a time when the Special Editions actually were Special. Very beautifully reconstructed! Save perhaps for a dark grey border surrounding some parts where the background is black. I'd show you what I mean, but the issue is corrected in the screenshots.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.