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Mr. Plinkett's Prequel Reviews Remastered in HD? — Page 4

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A couple more differences in part one…

The non title cards (ex. “Examples of Basic Protagonists”), are white in the original and have been changed to yellow.

The comparison photo between “Ewen McDonald” and Obi-wan uses a different picture for Ewen.

The lower res interview videos did stand out a bit, one idea to help minimize this would be to shrink them and enlarge the comparison footage (almost like a picture-in-picture kind of a thing). This would be an alteration from the original, but would allow much fuller use of the frame overall (as in some of the other replaced HD shots, which is definitely an improvement in my opinion).

I just want to say thanks again for doing this. It’s almost as if I’m watching them for the first time again, and I can’t wait to replace my old rips with the restored versions, even if they are slightly different!

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Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagzS-BWnjA it should be more up to date. The “Examples of Basic Protagonists” should be correctly white in that.

I have found also that you can do seemless branching with BDEdit if you know what you are doing. There isn’t any good documentation for it though. I was wanting to make a few seemless playlists and encode the final in segments. I was thinking a new specialized effects, original effects, and then a version I saw on youtube that actually cuts out the serial killer/hooker plot for those who might not like it.

Yep I have corrected the ewan mcgreggor photo as well. I originally couldn’t find a good resolution copy of the photo so used a different one. That might not be in the version I posted though.

I appreciate the criticism but if you want to wait a couple days then I should have a new complete copy to check out with more corrections.

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I tried to upload a new copy based on the blip tv version unlisted but got dinged by disney and was blocked worldwide within minutes. So it looks like I might not be able to show my progress with videos anymore. I thought since the original reviews were on youtube I would be ok but I guess not.

I used the Technicolor ANH, and despecialized ESB and ROTJ. I commented out my old bluray cuts so I can easily revert back. I am thinking I might change back to bluray because I just don’t like the change in colors between clips. The review is more about criticizing story and character but not really the color grading of the films. It just flows better for me personally when there is consistency of colors for the official releases.

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Here is a vimeo link to a version with technicolor and despecialized used for episode 4-6 clips.
https://vimeo.com/263054369
this one is 720p and i had to starve the bitrate to keep it below the 500mb weekly limit. I probably should have just done 480p for vimeo because it probably would have looked better.

I thought maybe youtube took it down because the original file was higher birate then usual. I tried a lower bitrate version but got blocked too. They seem to be targeting a specific 10 second clip where the bongo surfaces on naboo for some reason. It doesn’t really make sense to me because that same clip is used in earlier videos.

I think everything is pretty much final in this version unless someone finds a problem I didn’t notice. Also the technicolor vs bluray movie clips I am still not really sure how I much I like it. I can always do a couple encodes if people like it one way or the other.

I will get back to work on the Episode 2 review later. I would like to make some nice synchronized subtitles for TPM review sometime as well. Anyway heading out to see Ready Player One.

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I can see why the Tech inclusion is odd, since it’s quite saturated compared to ESB and ROTJ which are a bit desaturated even compared to the clips used in the original RLM video.

It might help to reduce the saturation of Han’s conversation with Ben in the Cantina 20-25%, since that got a lot less saturated when transferred to home video.

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If anyone wants links to a mkv of the phantom menace review then drop me a pm. It is about ~8GB and 2-pass encoded compliant for an AVCHD DVD9 and Bluray. I made 18 chapters marks. 16 are at the numbered title cards and 2 other logical points. I also made subtitles mainly from a transcript posted to reddit. I generated them with youtubes script to subtitle feature. I went through every subtitle, added missing ones, separated into logical segments and manually synced each one with SubEdit. I really like the tech ANH when just watching alone but I used the bluray footage here because I felt it fit together better that way. I can do Tech ANH encode with bluray or de-specalized ESB & ROTJ if anyone is interested in it though.

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You can also go over to ulozto.net and search “Mr.Plinkett’s.The.Phantom.Menace.Review.1080p.V1.0-BlueCopy” then you should see 16 part rars if you want to download.

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I am having trouble identifying some of the clips of Samuel L. Jackson movies in AOTC part 2.
starting at 24:00
https://youtu.be/nq3Wlk2w-Zw?t=1438
and another clip is at
https://youtu.be/nq3Wlk2w-Zw?t=1534

I know the clips from these movies. I am not sure which movies the others come from.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
A Time to Kill (1996)
The Negotiator (1998)
Shaft (2000)
Rules of Engagement (2000)
Black Snake Moan (2006)
Snakes on a Plane (2006)

Does anyone know the other movies used there?

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I assume the 2nd clip was at 25:34 with him having white hair? Timecode in link wasn’t working for me, but that one’s from Jumper I believe, been years since I watched it but only film I remember him with white hair.

1st clip I have no idea for sadly.

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Cool thanks I will add Jumper (2008) to the list. The animated one I remembered is from The Incredibles (2004).

The clip at 24:14 where he says “Wanna shut that mouthy b** up” I am not sure of.

I think some of them are from Lakeview Terrace (2008). I might have to do a samuel l jackson marathon of movies I haven’t seen.

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After one million years my download from ulozto.net is finally done! Gonna play this to some new people who have never seen the original review tonight. Thanks again for all the hard work BlueCopy.

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A Lucas’d version of a Plinkett review? This is circles within circles.

Great work you’re doing though, would be awesome if RLM would provide the original footage shot for this review (e.g. Jack, Gillian, Jay & Rich describing various characters) if it still exists.

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BlueCopy, I can’t imagine how much work this was (The subtitles alone!) but it’s amazing! Thanks a million for that ulozto upload of the larger file. I was honestly skeptical how much of a difference redoing this in HD would make, but I’m happy to be so wrong!

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I am really happy you guys are enjoying. Let me know if I ruined any jokes or anything.

PrincessStarKiller said:
After one million years my download from ulozto.net is finally done! Gonna play this to some new people who have never seen the original review tonight. Thanks again for all the hard work BlueCopy.

Sorry I should have posted I have some mega links as well if you pm me. I am curious how your screening went. I hope it went well.

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would be awesome if RLM would provide the original footage shot for this review (e.g. Jack, Gillian, Jay & Rich describing various characters) if it still exists.

I have tried contacting them a few ways without any luck though. I think they are just too busy on making new content.

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BlueCopy, I can’t imagine how much work this was (The subtitles alone!) but it’s amazing! Thanks a million for that ulozto upload of the larger file. I was honestly skeptical how much of a difference redoing this in HD would make, but I’m happy to be so wrong!

Yea the subtitles were more work then I realized when taking it on. I think they make it more widely enjoyable for everyone though. It also makes them more easily translatable if anybody ever wanted to do anything like that. Thanks for the praise on the remaster!

I have been a little busier lately so working slower on the AOTC review. I will have more free time to spend working on it more soon though.

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Sorry for the lack of updates. My cat ended up getting lung cancer and was pretty sick for a while before he passed. I just kinda got depressed working on this because he was my buddy who would hang with me while editing. I am trying to jump back into this because I am pretty much done editing the AOTC review with a few missing scenes to track down. Anyway just letting anyone interested to know this project isn’t dead and I hope to get the second review up soonish.

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Man, my heart sunk just reading that. Sorry dude.

Hot take: The Force Awakens is in no way, shape or form a rehash or remake of A New Hope.
It’s no more derivative than the average sequel, and is certainly less derivative than the prequels.

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I am really sorry for your cat.

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No worries- Not oversharing at all. If it helps, the work you’ve done on these is amazing and as far as I’m concerned it’s worth whatever the wait is.

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Got reminded of this thread after the Plinkett review of The Last Jedi. Really funny. Thanks for all the hard work BlueCopy. I can’t wait until you hit the Star Trek reviews.

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Thanks I didn’t mean to make anyone sad. I probably overshared. I just wanted to explain.

I uploaded Part 1 & 2 of the Attack of the Clone review to youtube. I am still working on some things in part 3 and also need to do the subtitles. I will do another AVCHD encode of AOTC review once I am done with that.

Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJOPZqmWlTs
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9au0E87ASY

Thanks dude, I love these reviews, glad to get HD versions ! 😉

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