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Dark Knight - 35mm preservation project opportunity (a WIP) — Page 2

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@FilmD00d Thanks man. Hard to say at this point. I should be able to handle it all, however in case something unexpected happens (like me ending up having no time to do a release), I’ll ask around for help for sure.

@trillary dump Thanks! Noted.

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I will gladly pledge $20 to help this preservation project!

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@Gomu69 Thanks man! I updated the OP.

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A little update, see OP. Unfortunately we still need to raise about $150 more. I made a mistake and assumed a wrong price for scanning. Beg your pardons.

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PMs have been sent to all OT members who pledged a donation for this project. I’m collecting the donations now to see who’s still in since we’re almost there.

Already mentioned it in the updated OP but: If we absolutely fail to raise the extra $150, the project will happen anyway. However I would have to pay a lot more out of my own pocket than I’d really like, so any further donations will be much appreciated. =)

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Well that was quick. Assuming all pledges come through, we are now 100% funded and the project’s future is secure. Any donations coming in now will merely reduce my own pledge of currently $240.

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I’m curious to see what the look of this print will be like

Raccoons

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Since this thread is about The Dark Knight, I want to ask does anybody own the 4K Blu-ray? I remember reading that it’s sourced from a brand new master that was personally supervised by Nolan himself, and how does it compare to a 35mm print? Is the colour timing faithful to the theatrical print?

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I would assume after having this scanned we can say a lot more about it. I doubt that the 4K-disc is not faithful or not enjoyable, but its not a 35mm-print anyway. Look at capsaholic, there is a comparison between the old(imho very bad bluray) and the 4K disc.

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Great news. All the donations have been received. Thank you very much to everyone who is supporting this project.

As soon as there’s anything to report, I’ll let everyone know!

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freedomland said:

I would assume after having this scanned we can say a lot more about it. I doubt that the 4K-disc is not faithful or not enjoyable, but its not a 35mm-print anyway. Look at capsaholic, there is a comparison between the old(imho very bad bluray) and the 4K disc.

Thanks for the heads up.

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A first sample has been sent to donators via PM

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Is it still possible to make a contribution? I’d pledge $10 if I could!

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A first very rough low quality preview has been sent out to donators.

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If you donated but didn’t receive this, please send me a PM.

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I could recognize the first attached trailer as Watchmen; what was the other, marked at 00:03:07?

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Charles Threepio said:

I could recognize the first attached trailer as Watchmen; what was the other, marked at 00:03:07?

Body of Lies, I believe. There’s also Terminator Salvation.

I don’t know if that’s part of the movie, it’s just how I got it from the scanner.