While RedMenace and I are waiting for certain elements and sources for our collaborative Godzilla 1985 project, I though I’d do something I’d wanted to do for a while, which is make an HD version of the international English export version of Godzilla vs. Biollante, in the same style that I did for The Return of Godzilla. This will improve upon ROG EOST in quite a few ways. For one, instead of the 720p workflow I used for ROG, I’ll be using a 1080p workflow for this film. I’ll be using Premiere Pro instead of HitFilm Pro. I’ll also be using Dr. Dre’s color matching tools to more accurately color correct the Japanese footage to the 1993 HBO LaserDisc for a good majority of the shots, especially where the Blu-Ray is too different to CC manually without artifacts. It will also be shot-by-shot CC. The main source for the masking of the Blu-Ray subtitles will be the 1993 HBO LD or a German LaserDisc rip, which has no text in it at all. Since the 1993 HBO LD is higher quality, I will be using that as much as I can, and will only use the German LD in cases where I need to make it textless so I can add my own digitally recreated titles.
To give you all an idea of what I’m doing for this project, here’s a little video I’ve made giving a walkthrough of the CC process:
Be on the lookout! expect something even better than the Return of Godzilla EOST.