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Enter The Dragon - Theatrical Version

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putting this idea out there hoping someone has the time and resources

 

Original theatrical version preservation of Enter the Dragon (personally i can't stand the additional 3 mins of footage due to the awful dubbing)

Video from the Blu-ray (i'm aware that there is a new edition upcoming but no details as of yet) and mono audio taken from the Laserdisc found here

http://www.lddb.com/laserdisc/09120/12809/Enter-the-Dragon-(1973)

 

 

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Also the missing 3 seconds from the theatrical missing in the extended cut should be reinserted. What about the different Credits?

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I would love to see a theatrical version of this. I hate how john little dubbed over bruce lee on the extra monk scene, i actually managed to get bruce lee's real voice for that scene but not sure if the quality is high enough.

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I have the orignal theatrical cut of Enter the Dragon on laserdisc. I made a transfer to dvd where encoded correctly with inverse telecine (IVTC). 

where to upload?

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myspleen possibly?

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Yes mypleen would be a good place to upload.

I read that the new transfer on blu-ray has some cropping and the colors are bad... the old version has jaggies, and there is a asian version but i dont know much about that transfer. I would really like to see the theatrical version done right.

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kazoo3 said:

I have the orignal theatrical cut of Enter the Dragon on laserdisc. I made a transfer to dvd where encoded correctly with inverse telecine (IVTC). 

where to upload?

any chance to capture the pcm mono mix for us?

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bigrob said:

(personally i can't stand the additional 3 mins of footage due to the awful dubbing)

I know this thread is for the theatrical version of ETD but for anyone interested here is bruce's original voice from the monk scene, there is some dialogue missing from the end of the scene and sorry it is not the best quality but it is the best i could get a hold of, it was ripped from the vynal '' bruce lee my way of kung fu ''

http://ulozto.net/xnebfwNf/bruce-etd-dialogue-mp3

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MrBrown said:

Also the missing 3 seconds from the theatrical missing in the extended cut should be reinserted. What about the different Credits?

 Hi sorry for this bump but yeah I am looking for the missing 3 seconds?

Anyone have this and the original theatrical mono audio?

The other missing seconds would be a bonus pls PM me if you can / don't mind doing a capture from the laser disc of the missing stuff.

I have hit a brick wall in finding those missing seconds on DVD and the only option is the LD release to my knowledge.

I want to assemble a DVD quality cut from various sources.

Thanks Kindly

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I’m back again if anyone is interesting in having the original theatrical cut i’ll be uploading it to mega.nz

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kazoo3 said:

I’m back again if anyone is interesting in having the original theatrical cut i’ll be uploading it to mega.nz

From what I understand of the transfer it’s similar to the DVD versions, The colors are quite literally all over the place with thick Magenta, yellow/red and Cyan hues. Bad drops of video gain, gamma and value and also brightness and contrast issues.

Serious issue with Blue Gamma and contrast also is noteworthy.

I will be uploading the final parts of my edit which can be found here for streaming only at this time.

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Enter-the-Dragon/id/18025

If you want to compare the 2 go ahead. I spent hundreds of hours color correcting and remixing the sound with a few alterations to scene orders and extra footage not in the theatrical version or the special edition. Fixed missing frames and sizing issues and the film slipping out of the scanner and other problems where the shot is full frame but not cropped. I fixed all the jump cuts and I also fixed some audio synch problems.

I may need to go over it briefly again if I decide to release it so it is for streaming only at this point. I might also upscale it. Not sure I am quite finished with it yet. I am letting the dust settle on it.

The project is now deleted but I have a cut that I can adjust from this point. The last parts will be up for streaming Sunday or Monday which means I will be deleting the parts that are currently up at this time.

And any version as of the 25th anniversary The spatial cleaning is so much everybody looks like plastic. So it’s not an option.

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Ok thanks it’s no good as a color reference but most important of all I missed a music cue where Bruce get’s locked in the Room with the sliding doors.

Bruce voice missing when he punches the reflection of Han also.

There is probably more so I am evidently not done.

So just as well that I did not rush.

Theatrical cut at heart and the UK TV edit.

It is the same transfer as the DVD but better encoded on the DVD although some shots In the Diagostini source I used had even worse colors meaning that it was a partially corrected Raw Scan that was Prior to the Special edition and the Laserdisc release.

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Would really appreciate a DVD-R of the theatrical cut if anybody has it in widescreen. I only have the old pre-cert VHS but it’s pan and scan. Not the best way to view Enter the Dragon.

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BillyLo said:

Would really appreciate a DVD-R of the theatrical cut if anybody has it in widescreen. I only have the old pre-cert VHS but it’s pan and scan. Not the best way to view Enter the Dragon.

I have also made a dvd ready vob files from my version. If you want i can upload them?

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Hi. Could someone send me a link for the Laserdisc version? Thanks!

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ThiefCobbler4ever said:

BillyLo said:

Good news! Now all we need is a theatrical preservation of Game of Death. The original Hong Kong version is only available on VHS.

On the contrary:

http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=17341#2

I believe there was an exclusive scene only available on the VHS version. I think bruce dresses up as an old man or into the yellow biker gear… I cant quite remember but I know it’s only available in a VHS version. I will try and find the clip.

The Hong Kong version available on HK DVD and Japanese bluray doesn’t include the scene. I dont own the shout factory Hong Kong version so I don’t know if that scene is included.

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ThiefCobbler4ever said:

BillyLo said:

Good news! Now all we need is a theatrical preservation of Game of Death. The original Hong Kong version is only available on VHS.

On the contrary:

http://dvdcompare.net/comparisons/film.php?fid=17341#2

The so-called “Hong Kong version” available on DVD and Blu-ray is actually the Singapore/Malaysia version. It was illegal in those countries to show a vigilante in film unless they were punished by the law, so an alternative ending was shot showing Billy Lo get arrested in order to release it in those countries. In Hong Kong, a different version was shown with a happy ending showing Billy and his girlfriend leave on a boat. It also contained a sequence that was removed from other prints showing Billy Lo change into the yellow jumpsuit earlier on in the film to fight Ji Han Jae. I can confirm that this was the first version ever shown on cinemas and is therefore the original version of the film. I have a book from Hong Kong with a review of this version, as well as a copy of a Hong Kong VHS that was released there by Virgin Media. It contains this version, which is dubbed into Cantonese with English subtitles (because it was a British colony at the time and films often had English subs).
When Game of Death was finally released on DVD in Hong Kong, they used a print that was designed for audiences in Singapore and Malaysia. It was missing the sequence in the middle and the entire fight with Ji Han Jae. It also contained the arrest ending, not the original one showing Billy leave on the boat. It was then exported and incorrectly referred to as “the Hong Kong version” only because the universe dvd label is based in Hong Kong. Unfortunately many fans are not aware and even Shout Factory didn’t bother to do their research when they supplied a remastered print of the Singapore print and claimed it was the version shown in Hong Kong.
The real Hong Kong version matters because it is the original version of the film and it has yet to receive a release in its original aspect ratio.

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Babu freeek said:

https://youtu.be/4kvI7ZNWnRY
Does anyone know which cut of GOD this is? It has the happy ending but the fight with JHJ is at the final act instead of in the middle of the film.

I have this version on a Taiwanese VCD. It’s almost identical to the original Hong Kong version, so I would presume that it was re-cut in order for it to make more sense and restore the intended order of the fight scenes. This was the version shown in Taiwan until the late 90s when the Singapore/Malaysia version replaced it. The Japanese Blu-ray claims to contain the “Hong Kong” and “Taiwanese” versions of the film. I can confirm that this is not true. The Taiwanese print available on the Blu-ray is just another print of the Singapore/Malaysia cut. This version has replaced all of the other existing Cantonese/Mandarin prints. Such a shame!