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Dead Presidents - Criterion Preservation V2 (Released)

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This was the first project I did and the menu structure has evolved slightly since then, plus for V1 I didn’t use the original Criterion chapter stops and finally when I did the colour correction I applied just one LUT to the entire project, this time I have redone the correction using 47 LUTs.

  • BD25 with animated menus that look and behave like the official Criterion discs, with a background video, pop up menus and resume function
  • Video taken from the HDTV broadcast, with scene by scene colour correction
  • Original chapter stops used on the Laserdisc
  • English 5.1 EAC3 from the HDTV Broadcast
  • Commentary track with the Directors The Hughes Brothers, Larenz Tate, Keith David, Lisa Rinzler, Dr Todd Boyd and Ari Merretazon
  • English, French, German and Spanish Subtitles
  • Deleted Scenes and Storyboard sequences
  • Vintage Featurette
  • Trailer and TV Spots
  • The Real Anthony, Ari Merretazon, Today
  • Dr Boyd’s Guide to Blaxploitation
  • Al Green in Pimpstrumental Color
  • Issac Hayes Walk On By Music Video
  • Laserdisc Credits

PM me for the links, contributing/long term members only please. The photos below aren’t great as the only way I could get them is from my phone while the disc is playing, software players disabled the screenshot function.










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Pm sent!! Thank you for your work on this project, this film deserves it!

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NuJack said:

Pm sent!! Thank you for your work on this project, this film deserves it!

I received it last month. It’s phenomenal! Excellent work!
You’ll enjoy it!

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PM sent!

“You don’t suck because these people say you suck. You suck because Stone Cold said so, and that’s the bottom line!”

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Inazuma Tiger said:

NuJack said:

Pm sent!! Thank you for your work on this project, this film deserves it!

I received it last month. It’s phenomenal! Excellent work!
You’ll enjoy it!

Is there any way you could send it to me? Looks like the OP is inactive.

“You don’t suck because these people say you suck. You suck because Stone Cold said so, and that’s the bottom line!”

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Wow, you did some great work here. I had this Criterion laserdisc back in the day. Very good movie and shame it doesn’t have a blu-ray release. I always enjoyed Bokeem Woodbine in this.

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I went into this one not knowing what to expect. You are doing God’s work, alleycat! I was super impressed with the BD-J menus, that’s a cool feature you don’t see in most “homemade” BD-Rs. However you did it, you nailed it!
I was even more mindblown when I watched the unrated Heist deleted scene and the first thing I noticed was the deleted scene had a 2.35:1 ratio, whereas the main feature was 1.78:1. I had not realized the film was original released in 2.35:1, but then after a closer look, I came to a beautiful conclusion: the print you used is an UNCROPPED open-matte print that practically has roughly 20-25% more picture info than the theatrical ratio. And for this movie, uncropped open-matte worked out tremendously. Only other uncropped open-matte films I’ve seen so far are True Lies, The Abyss Special Edition, and Panic Room and they all looked outstanding.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for the heart and effort you put into this release. Keep up the excellent work and stay safe!

P.S. If you ever explore the possibility of a 1080p color-correction/splice job for Armageddon CCE (Michael Bay’s Director’s Cut), I would loooove to see it!

“You don’t suck because these people say you suck. You suck because Stone Cold said so, and that’s the bottom line!”

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Thanks nekrokhrist, glad you enjoyed it. No plans to do Armageddon at the moment, I generally go for projects where something key is missing from the Criterion release, such as a commentary track or special feature, however I may go back to it at some point so watch this space.

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Interested in this please-- found this by searching everywhere for a place to purchase laserdisc, but this sounds amazing

thanks

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anyone that can help me locate this version, thanks

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I’ve PM’d you @alleycat - Would really appreciate at least a response. I’m not sure what the proper etiquette is for this particular forum but most movie/film forums I’ve joined usually respond to PM/DM’s as we are all movie lovers hence why we engage with the forum and each other.

Thanks

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anyone out there help me with this version, would love to see it, one of my favorite films

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Dadoc2099 said:

Hes not answering PM’s

Hi and welcome 😃

You’ve been here for two/three days now, and these are the only posts you’ve made - within a minute of each other… bumping a thread because someone has not replied back to you in those two/three days?
 

As alleycat says clearly in his Opening Post:-

“PM me for the links, contributing/long term members only please.”
 

^ That may be the reason why alleycat hasn’t got back to you (yet).

Though it could be that alleycat is busy and just hasn’t got around to answering your PM (it could take weeks before receiving a reply) - or many other reasons…
 

Meanwhile, whilst you are waiting, it may be worth giving this a read:-

I have found a Fan Edit / Preservation I am interested in - but don’t know how to get / acquire / download it? post - in the ‘How do I do this?’ on the OriginalTrilogy.com - some info & replies to members’ FAQs… thread, in the ‘General Assistance’ forum…

and take a look around the place to get a feel for how it works - and how it doesn’t…
 

Stay patient mate 👍
 

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