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MEGA PROJECT: Jurassic Park 35mm 4K scan + 35mm 4k scans of many trailers including the rare Spiderman Twin Towers Teaser, Blade Runner, Pretty In Pink and numerous, some rare, others, see post (WIP)

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I have a project going to get to scan a US open matte 35mm print of Jurassic Park, scan needs to be done right away. As the other part of the dual project many trailers will also be scanned at 6.5K and made available to donors in higher quality compression than the general heavily compressed releases.

There are quite a few potential trailers. Between this stuff and the prior project currently being worked on it may take some time to finish this all. Donors can ask what trailers to give priority for scanning and processing and they will be done in order of donations+requests received. Trailer can include:

The Little Mermaid trailer - original U.S. 1989

Home Alone 2 trailer

the rare Carmen On Ice trailer - feat. Katerina Witt & Brian Boitano

Blade Runner trailer - LPP and not faded, early optical stereo only

Return Of The Jedi SE Trailer ‘D’

Cruel Intentions

the rare A Night In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon trailer

Pretty In Pink - original trailer

The Lost World: Jurassic Park trailer

Bring It On trailer

Buffy The Vampire Slayer trailer

the rare Spider-Man 2002 Twin Towers Teaser trailer

Anchorman trailer

the rare Cool World trailer

Scans will be at 6.5K. Grading will be matched side by side display with a few selected frames from the various reels viewed under theatrical projection-like high CRI LED D56 lightbox conditions to hopefully get it to be extremely true in color tone, saturation and tonal curve to the 35mm print.

Project will have feature (trailers might not all get HDR) release in 2k and 4k SDR and 4k HDR (HDR will likely be mild and kept more theatrical-like) with two versions each (except for all the trailers that are not open matte), one being switching ratios open matte & 1.85:1 and one being all theatrical 1.85:1 and in both regular and ultra-suoer-high bitrate versions.

Please respond here and DM me if interested in helping fund.

Project scanning/storage/backup costs likely well far north of $1000.
Current funding level: $40

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RU.08 said:

Jurassic Park is being done as it is here and I can confirm it is absolutely professional quality.

Join my Discord server and send me a message.

Is it ok for me to join the discord to see the progress of it?

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RU.08 said:

Jurassic Park is being done as it is here and I can confirm it is absolutely professional quality.

Join my Discord server and send me a message.

OK, just did.

(It seems there is a good chance this alternate one might end up going ahead anyway it’s already been in some time in getting the chance and a bit awkward to stop now and it might never hurt to get an alternate print done and processed in an alternate way.)

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I have the print in hand now and I can say that the earlier 1080P project versions 1 and 2 colors definitely do not match what I see on the print I have. There is definitely more saturation on the actual print (at least on the particular print I have access to at the moment) and the colors are a different tint, pretty noticeably so.
I compared on a D56 high CRI lightbox directly next to monitor showing the two earlier 1080P project scan .mkv files. Not sure if it is because the print they used was more faded out or maybe processed differently in the film lab or the way the scan got done or graded. (that said still all props to the original 1080P JP project!)

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sebkarlbjork said:

How does this scanned clip compare to your print?

https://youtu.be/PRmnC1kHOs0

Well I am not directly comparing at the moment, just going from memory right now, which can be dodgy for careful color comparisons, but my feeling is that the above scan has closer saturation levels to the print I have in hand and somewhat closer colors as well than:
Jurassic.Park.1993.35mm.1080p.Cinema.DTS.Superwide.Open.Matte.v1.0
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Jurassic.Park.1993.35mm.1080p.Cinema.DTS.v2.0
(those are very cool though all the same).

but I don’t think it’s quite an exact match either.

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If anyone wants to help donate this this new 4k, high-quality scan, DM me.
Thanks.

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MonkeyLizard10 said:

I compared on a D56 high CRI lightbox directly next to monitor showing the two earlier 1080P project scan .mkv files. Not sure if it is because the print they used was more faded out or maybe processed differently in the film lab or the way the scan got done or graded. (that said still all props to the original 1080P JP project!)

It’s nothing to do with the quality of the print, the scanner that was used for that scan produced duller colour due to having a low CRI light basically.

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