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JadedSkywalker said:

I’m looking for a better quality copy of great movie stunts. The one on Raiders of the Lost Ark.
All i’ve ever seen is a really dodgy laserdisc transfer that was overly compressed and stuck on a single layer DVD. I used to have it on VHS and that was not all that much better.
The overly compressed version that was on youtube was worse than the fan brew DVD.
Hopefully someday the people who did 4K77 will transfer it off of 16mm.

The 4K77 people did make a HD scan of a 16mm print. They also did The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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^ Oh wow, I had no idea they did those. I’ll have to check into that. Whenever I’m on the site I only ever look at the 4Kxx Star Wars projects. Good to know!

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Naked Making Lunch (1992)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYWeacz5ujg - from the cinematographos YouTube channel (40 mins.)

The Making of David Cronenberg’s film of William S. Burroughs’ novel “Naked Lunch”.

IMDb link

CRAFT: Creatures - Naked Lunch (2016)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbBZOpuYFzo - from the TIFF Originals YouTube channel (5 mins.)

Main crew members talk about creating and filming the creatures for David Cronenberg’s “Naked Lunch” (1991).


for fun -
Siskel & Ebert’s reaction to the film:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_qz2_8mUMg

Dennis Miller talks to the special effects guys on a (not sure which) talk show:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrEMTMy2qi8

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Portrait of a 60% Perfect Man - Billy Wilder Documentary (1982)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cg46YX1gqcU - from the FilMagicians YouTube channel (58 mins long).

The blurb:
“French film critic Michel Ciment interviews Billy Wilder about his life and film-making.”

IMDB link


"Nobody’s Perfect" - The Making of ‘Some Like It Hot’ (2001)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CH7sXaXe5A&t - from the adam28xx YouTube channel (49 mins long).

The blurb:
“This amusing TV documentary details the making of the classic 1959 Billy Wilder comedy ‘Some Like It Hot,’ starring Marilyn Monroe, and features interviews with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, as well as director Billy Wilder and other participants in the movie’s production. The programme was first shown in 2001.”

IMDB link

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Tarkovsky Shooting Stalker - Backstage

Part One

https://youtu.be/WaW8NZfmfI4

Part Two

https://youtu.be/4ah7fP9cK_c

Part Three

https://youtu.be/PDU0dskBnkM

"Pleasure’s fun. It’s great, but you can’t keep it going forever; just accept the fact that it’s here and it’s gone, and maybe then again, it will come back, and you’ll get to do it again. Joy lasts forever. Pleasure is purely self-centered. It’s all about your pleasure: it’s about you. It’s a selfish, self-centered emotion, that is created by a self-centered motive of greed. Joy is compassion. Joy is giving yourself to somebody else, or something else. And it’s a kind of thing that is, in its subtlety and lowness, much more powerful than pleasure. You get hung up on pleasure; you’re doomed. If you pursue joy; you will find everlasting happiness.” - George Lucas

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BB-Rey said:

Not sure if this counts but here’s behind the scenes footage of Andrei Tarkovsky’s masterpiece, Stalker. Truly extraordinary!

There’s been a few interviews added to this thread, and this shows the making of a movie, so I’d say it counts. Though I’d appreciate if you could add part 2 & 3 to your post as well (a title would also be nice). Other than that, great find.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Ghost in the Shell - Production Report (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN5ej4bypa4&t - from the franrochalima YouTube channel (26:30 mins long).

The blurb:
“A bonus from region 4 DVD of the 95’ version of Ghost in the Shell.”

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Just FYI, I just made an Off Topic thread specifically for Video Essays as I didn’t feel like they belonged in this thread; https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Video-Essays-YouTubeVimeoetc-finds/id/76490/page/1#1357093

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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The Fear of God: 25 Years of ‘The Exorcist’ (1998)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwuN1EWqn14 - from the Rufinoman YouTube channel (53 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“The Exorcist (1973) became a cultural phenomenon upon its release. This making-of documentary tells the story of its creation and describes how audiences reacted to it. Interviews with cast and crew are shown.”

IMDb link


E! True Hollywood Story - Curse of the Exorcist (2004)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlbWIDDMeFs - from the Scott William YouTube channel (1 hr. and 27 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“Mishaps, missteps and misfortunes that occurred during the making of the horror film.”

IMDb link


Raising Hell: Filming The Exorcist (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0TmHK6e4SM - from the horrorfan YouTube channel (30 mins.)

The blurb:
“A documentary on the making of The Exorcist (1973). For the first time ever, witness the creation of the most memorable moments from the film with newly discovered behind the scenes footage shot by cinematographer Owen Roizman, along with never-before-seen outtakes, deleted scenes, and interviews with cast and crew.”

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Ghostbusters: The Legends of Ghostbusters - Cast & Crew Vignette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVC_V4wHCxM - from the official Ghostbusters YouTube channel (10 mins long).

The blurb:
“Go behind the scenes of Ghostbusters with exclusive interviews from Director Ivan Reitman, Harold Ramis, and Dan Aykroyd.”

Ghostbusters: Making a Ghost - Special Effects Vignette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsLaynlgKP4&t - from the official Ghostbusters YouTube channel (15 mins long).

The blurb:
"Go behind the scenes with the visual effects and animation team from Ghostbusters for an inside look at how the ghosts and other special effects were created for the film. "

Ghostbusters Special Effects: Slimer, Stay Puft and Library Ghost
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_KuLEjkF1E - from the Ghostbusters.net YouTube channel (3:10 mins long).

The blurb:
“Ghostbusters segment from an episode of Movie Magic.”

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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It occurred to me that this documentary made just as much sense here as it did in the OT thread, and it seemed appropriate post this as the 100th video.

Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hQ0GQjmIWDPOv0Xs3rJ2SgzOLDVQoiP2gPeHBNuqZto/edit?usp=sharing - restored by Harmy (50 mins long).

The blurb:
“This episode of Horizon looks at how the world’s best special effects technicians create some of Hollywood’s most spectacular film scenes. Covers the VFX process of; Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom and 2010: The Year We Make Contact.”

Harmy’s Horizon - How To Film The Impossible - Remastered thread.

IMDB Page

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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^ Ha! I was thinking the same thing about this doc recently. I’m a fan of Harmy’s re-mastering of this one too, I remember seeing just the compressed-to-hell version on Youtube several years ago, wishing I could find a better version to watch. Kudos and big thanks to Harmy!
100th video… Wow. Perfect!

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Bela Lugosi: Hollywood’s Dark Prince (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40QGwWIMrtY - from the Movie Documentary YouTube channel (45 mins long).

The blurb:
“From a 1995 episode of Biography, chronicling the life and career of actor Bela Lugosi.”

IMDB link

Boris Karloff: The Gentle Monster (1995)
Part 1 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwrQ2yIM6cY (13 mins long)
Part 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpSyf003C9k (13 mins long)
Part 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuqIHTPpfHU (12 mins long)
from the RpgRonin0 YouTube channel.

The blurb:
“Boris Karloff is known for his horror work, but in real-life as a friendly actor. From a 1995 episode of Biography.

IMDB link

Lon Chaney: Son of a Thousand Faces (1995)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-PtEO1BPNk - from the Movie Documentary YouTube channel (45 mins long).

The blurb:
“From a 1995 episode of Biography, chronicling the life and career of actor Lon Chaney Jr.”

IMDB link

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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Star Trek The Original Series (The Making of Documentary)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAFgVOTtUXM&t

I’ve not been able to find any other info about this “documentary.” It seems more like several bonus feature clips edited together. But it’s all quite interesting regardless. If anyone knows exactly where this is from, please let me know so that I can update this post.


Billy Blackburn’s Treasure Chest - Rare Home Movies from the Sets of Star Trek: The Original Series (Season 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaAiT7Y_ZCc - from the livia kapitelli YouTube channel (12 mins long).

There are similar videos for seasons 1 & 3, but I couldn’t find them on YouTube.
I did however find this [Season 1 BTS Home Video Compilation(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXqVv-FQqyo) without the Blackburn interview segments.

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Leonard Nimoy - Star Trek Memories Documentary (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmtfptOTR0k - from the Bob Carroll YouTube channel (42 mins long).

The blurb:
“Leonard Nimoy: Star Trek Memories was a TV special which was produced in 1983 and first aired in 1984. It was hosted by Leonard Nimoy and featured the actor discussing the making of The Original Series and the first two Star Trek movies, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. It also included a short preview of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.”

IMDB link & Memory Alpha link

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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A Bold New Enterprise - The Making Of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nS3-9y2gZU - from the These Are The Voyages YouTube channel (30 mins long).

Star Trek: The Motion Picture Featurette (1979)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaYLmdun8hs - from the Rengav YouTube channel (10 mins long).

I could really find any info on this, and the YT uploader simply referred to it as “vintage.” I’m assuming its from 1979, same year as the movie. If anyone knows exactly where and when this is from, please let me know so that I can update this post.

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.

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The Making of Rock & Rule (1983)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGQ5Y-nlfhM - from the Musta Costa Fortune YouTube channel (25 mins.)

The blurb:
“Documentary on the making of the cult classic Nelvana animated film, “Rock & Rule.” Featuring interviews with Lou Reed, Debbie Harry, Chris Stein, Iggy Pop, Maurice White, and Director Clive Smith.”

Night Flight article about the making of Rock & Rule:
http://nightflight.com/rock-rule-the-oft-forgotten-animated-post-apocalyptic-rock-n-roll-sci-fi-fantasy-musical/

IMDb link

Backup links from archive.org:
https://archive.org/details/The_Making_of_Rock_and_Rule
and dailymotion:
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3635ut

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Going Mad: The Battle of Fury Road (2017)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9klHcXRdSs - from the Warner Bros. Entertainment YouTube channel (41 mins.)
(Actual documentary starts after an introduction by Sean O’Connell of Cinemablend, 2 mins. and 12 seconds in.)

The blurb (from Letterboxd):
“For 20 years director George Miller fought to unleash the ultimate Mad Max movie- Mad Max: Fury Road. Witness George’s journey from the dream of a female warrior to the harsh plains of the Namibian desert to statues of gold in Hollywood, California.”

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A Final Cut for Orson: 40 Years in the Making (2018)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl3jKWm7yJo - from the Jason Brahms YouTube channel (39 mins.)

The blurb (from IMDb):
“A glimpse behind the scenes into the complicated process of recovering and completing the final film of legendary director Orson Welles.”

IMDb link


Also worth checking out is the feature-length documentary “They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead”, streaming on Netflix.
I find the film “The Other Side of the Wind” both brilliant and frustrating. It’s something about the slapdash nature of some scenes and some awkward and unnatural sounding dialog. The film was apparently largely improvised and it definitely shows, not the fault of the people who finally had to put the film together. The 35mm film-within-a-film scenes were excellent though. It’s a bit like Alien 3 for me: I enjoyed watching the making of the film more than the film itself.

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The Sweatbox (2002)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4YzAC1d6D0 - from the Outsyder Radio YouTube channel (1 hour and 35 mins.)
Rough cut w/ time code.

The blurb (from IMDb):
“Sting’s wife Trudie Styler documents the turbulent bureaucracy both Sting and the filmmakers went through in order to complete The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), a Disney film that underwent extensive storyline changes from start to finish.”

IMDb link

Article about the making of Kingdom of the Sun/The Emperor’s New Groove and The Sweatbox documentary:
https://www.vulture.com/article/an-oral-history-of-disney-the-emperors-new-groove.html?utm_source=pocket-newtab

Backup link (from archive.org):
https://archive.org/details/TheSweatboxDocumentary_201704
This seems to be the same rough-cut VHS as the YouTube version above but with more complete beginning lead-in and credits outro w/ music.

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The Making Of Lifeforce (1985)
https://youtu.be/DCWRVLEMyoA?t=1342 - from the Vincent Dawn YouTube channel (22 mins long).

The video also includes The Making of Invaders From Mars from the same program. Total runtime; 44 mins.

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Lifeforce Extras: Space Vampires in London
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlXYn8S7-aI - from the Retro TV YouTube channel (10 mins long).

Lifeforce Extras: Carlsen’s Curse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0zSWR4FmpA&t - from the Retro TV YouTube channel (7 mins long).

Original Trilogy Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Beyond the OT Documentaries/Making-Ofs (YouTube, Vimeo, etc. finds)
Star Wars is Surrealism, not Science Fiction (essay)
Amazon link to my first novel; Dawn of the Karabu.