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From the Earth to the Moon "Despecialized" Cut

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Just over a week ago I heard about the coming release of HBO’s “From the Earth to the Moon” to Blu-ray in time for the 50th Anniversary and straight away I was excited for it.

When I got it home, I immediately played it and realized that something didnt look right. The original VFX shots that were created in SD have all been redone, and at first I thought it was an improvement, until I got to see that many, many things were wrong.

One of them I caught was the descent stage portion of the Lunar Module in Part 6 was completely reversed, and the 3d model of the Lunar Module used in the remake didnt even match up to the set version unlike the original VFX.

So I took matters into my own hands and try my hand to see if I was able to restore the original VFX of “From the Earth to the Moon” and possibly upscale them to match to Blu-Ray quality.

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I was on the fence whether or not to pick this up. I have the original 4:3 DVD release and right now they’ll get it out of my cold, dead hands.

– Bill

Never tell me the odds.

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Well, in the spirit of necrobumping old projects, my renewed interest in space (after watching “For All Mankind”) has decided to continue on this project, although it may be in the back-burner as I am also working on the “A New Hope: Semi-Special Edition”

I might start using Topaz’s Gigapixel AI to upscale the miniature shots in the DVD and color-correct them to match to the rescanned HD elements.

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I’d be happy to see that.

Ol’ George has the GOUT, I see.