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Idea: a 'Bicentennial Man' preservation?

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This movie is still not on Blu-ray; yes, it’s available as web download, but the bitrate - as usual - is not so high, so overall quality is mediocre for an high def source…

The HDTV, altough it has a slightly higher bitrate than the WebDL, logo is present, with some macroblocking here and there… but, as I learned in the latest years, I found that merging two medium quality sources sometimes lead to obtain a better quality than each one used.

So, I thought to take the HDTV version, clean it a bit, use the WebDL for logo removal, then merge the two and add a grain plate, and… here you are the results:

http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/112003
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/112007
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/112009

What do you think? Does it worth a restoration, or the WebDL is good enough? Feedbacks, please!!!

(also posted on fanres.com)

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There never seemed to be a lot of fans for this movie, but I always liked it. A proper preservation from the studios isn't likely to happen, so I'm all for this being done.

The WebDL version looks okay, but your restoration shots do show some improvement. I hope you go ahead with this project!

“Lifes a song you don’t get to rehearse, and every single verse can make it that much worse”

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I think it will go, to make company to other projects, in the infamous project drawer... an utopical place where they lie until I have time to start to work on each of them... I admit it will not be top priority but, as it seems a "quite easy" job to do, maybe it will take not so much time... maybe... (^^,)

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