If you are in no rush - I imagine it will take a while to finish Alien first - I'll be able to capture the Criterion LD, sooner or later...
Thanks _,,,^..^,,,_. That would be fantastic if you could capture it. I can definitely wait, its no hurry. I just got a little tired of watching Alien over and over again, so I needed a break. You know that better then me. I saw that LD on the spleen and thought I would play around with it a bit. I didn't think people would be that interested. I would prefer the Criterion, that is certainly bound to be better and maybe more accurate.
This looks great! What about a 3rd audio track - score only? There are many bootleg scores available and I even have the SACD but am not sure how to rip that because of the DSD format. I'd like to help in any way I can as this is one of my favorite sci-fis!
I would love a third track with music only. That would definitely be a cool feature the BD doesn't have. The Vangelis score is one in a million. Problem is, I'm not good at creating a music only track. I tried it once and it was a mess. So unless someone can do it for me, I think that might be a non-starter, sadly. I might change my mind when I get further into the project and try again but I would prefer someone else's work for a music only track.
Hi PDB, I'm very much looking forward to your Alien (1 & 2) projects. The first movie is one of my all time favorites! (top 5 next to Terminator 1 & 2 and Conan The Barbarian : )
But Blade Runner is also movie I'm deeply fond of and I would love it to get the attention as your next project.
If you can get the Criterion LD #69 (CC1169L), it would be just perfect as it probably has the most accurate representation of the original color timming on home video).
When you get to this project. Would you consider doing both the international cut and the director's cut?
Since the BD has both cuts seamless branched (so they share the same color grading) and we already have PCM audio tracks for them too, I guess it would be possible to apply the same script to both, right?
Thanks again for your projects, I'm anxiously waiting for the Alien release.
ps: now that I've seen kaosjm post, I do have the SACD DSD and the rip (original DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz 57:42 minutes or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz |6/24))
ps2: it's so great that Andrea has the Criterion LD and is willing to rip it for this project) :)
Thanks for the words BDgeek. All of those are my favorite movies too, hence me trying these projects. I might think about the DC but I think the DC has different color timing then the US/International Cut. I could be very wrong but the US/I cuts were more golden like 80's era movie tended to be and the DC more neutral/dark like 90's era films. I could be wrong. But nothing is set in stone, so plans could change.
To clarify my comments from the other thread: when I said too warm, I was referring to the shot of the billboard -- not the office. That may be directly related to your wonder if it's too bright, though.
Sorry, bkev I read your original post wrong. I did try to re-grade those two scene based off want you and Andre pointed out.
BD/BD regrade to the LD
With the billboard, I originally added yellow, so the steam/rain on the side turned green. I can't tell what color it is suppose to be because it is not there in the Pan and Scan LD. So, this time I tried to keep the blue instead of the green but still have a little gold. It looks more like the original BD. For the office I toned down the green also. Here are some other in progress (experimental) pics:
BD/BD regrade to the LD
Its clear that the BD transfer suffers from unwanted green regrading like a lot of modern transfers. Its not as bad as the Final cut but clearly still there. Also the LD is definitely from a release print, doesn't mean it wasn't altered for video but it is from a release print: