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Napoleon Dynamite 35mm scan(V2.0 released)

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Thanks to all the donors! I’m still taking donations until the final goal is reached. Just PM me.

Here are some preview screenshots. These are not representative of what the full quality versions will look like.
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I’m definitely contributing towards this project!

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I PM’d you Virtualcrane and littlejoe

How about this humidity?

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I’m also interested! Open matte looks great.

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Happy to contribute. Please let me know.

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Looks awesome. I’ll donate (will PM you).

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Hey guys, letting everyone know that I finally have the full quality raw scans of the reels and backed them up twice. All 1.85TB. Just have to take the time to check over the whole thing and then do the encodes!

How about this humidity?

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Really interested in the project, maybe even in contributing. Just one question first, is there something about the blu ray release that is wrong or messed up that you are trying to fix with this project. Or are you doing this just to do it, for the fun/educational process.

Really just curious, most of the projects I see here are trying to fix poor color timing or subsequent director/studio meddling. What’s your reason?

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halypo said:

Really interested in the project, maybe even in contributing. Just one question first, is there something about the blu ray release that is wrong or messed up that you are trying to fix with this project. Or are you doing this just to do it, for the fun/educational process.

Really just curious, most of the projects I see here are trying to fix poor color timing or subsequent director/studio meddling. What’s your reason?

All my projects are just for fun. But open matte 35mm scans are the most fun 😃. Napoleon Dynamite just had a new 4k restoration made and it showed at Sundance a few months ago. That is the official look, and the best the movie will ever look as Jared Hess the director approved it. Jared doesn’t have a history of doing very weird regrades of his movies, and there’s never been any censorship or terrible altering for Napoleon Dynamite. So when the inevitable UHD disc gets released, I highly recommend buying it. If you decide you would like to donate, you can PM me.

How about this humidity?

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halypo said:

Really interested in the project, maybe even in contributing. Just one question first, is there something about the blu ray release that is wrong or messed up that you are trying to fix with this project. Or are you doing this just to do it, for the fun/educational process.

Really just curious, most of the projects I see here are trying to fix poor color timing or subsequent director/studio meddling. What’s your reason?

The current Blu is an ancient flat sharpened 2k master. A 35mm print scan is very welcome until Paramount releases the new 4k master.

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Wow, that looks really good. Love early '00s film stock.

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https://pastebin.com/MgZ4tyeE Here’s the mediainfo for the full quality open matte version. Figured 94 Mb/s is a good enough bitrate. VLC seems to stutter a lot so I recommend playing the full quality file with MPV. I did an initial DNxHR 444 12 bit encode of all 6 reels into a single file with Davinci Resolve. That file came out to 927GB. Then I did a x265 12 bit encode with Handbrake because I always seem to have issues with 265 encoding in Resolve. I had problems with the DTS track from the bluray so it won’t be included. Idk if it’s my bluray disc or what but every time I convert the DTS track into a wav file it gets messed up.

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imsorrydave2448 said:

https://pastebin.com/MgZ4tyeE Here’s the mediainfo for the full quality open matte version. Figured 94 Mb/s is a good enough bitrate. VLC seems to stutter a lot so I recommend playing the full quality file with MPV. I did an initial DNxHR 444 12 bit encode of all 6 reels into a single file with Davinci Resolve. That file came out to 927GB. Then I did a x265 12 bit encode with Handbrake because I always seem to have issues with 265 encoding in Resolve. I had problems with the DTS track from the bluray so it won’t be included. Idk if it’s my bluray disc or what but every time I convert the DTS track into a wav file it gets messed up.

Handbrake is far better than Resolve when it comes to h265, especially if you set “tune” to “grain” under the Encoder Options.

Will the scan hypothetically sync up with the blu-ray audio track? Because I can try muxing them together. Shouldn’t be too difficult with MKVToolNix (and the DTS track doesn’t necessarily need to be converted to wav).

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SpookyDollhouse said:

halypo said:

Really interested in the project, maybe even in contributing. Just one question first, is there something about the blu ray release that is wrong or messed up that you are trying to fix with this project. Or are you doing this just to do it, for the fun/educational process.

Really just curious, most of the projects I see here are trying to fix poor color timing or subsequent director/studio meddling. What’s your reason?

The current Blu is an ancient flat sharpened 2k master. A 35mm print scan is very welcome until Paramount releases the new 4k master.

Isn’t it with Fox in the US?

Raccoons

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Letting everyone know that I am uploading all the V1.0 encodes of the Napoleon Dynamite scan to some temporary links. Full quality open encode has a bitrate of 94Mb/s, the full quality widescreen has a bitrate of 92Mb/s, and then there’s an encode for both versions that should fit on a BD-50 disc. All donors will receive the links with their passwords sometime later today or tomorrow. The links will be active for 30 days. That should be more than enough time for you to download them. Also I know one of the donors was talking about leaking this scan in a discord server. If you do leak it, you will not be allowed to donate to any of my future scans(I have a lot lined up), and so will every single person in your discord server. Every human can scrape together 5 or 10 bucks for a donation to receive a copy. I don’t have any power over you, and I understand why some want to leak stuff(I’v been a pirate since I was 10), but I would really appreciate if you didn’t. Or at the very least if you don’t give a flying rat’s ass about any of this(which is likely), please just wait a month or so before leaking it. Don’t be the dick who instantly uploads it somewhere else the second you have it downloaded.

If you want to donate still you can whenever until the goal is finally reached. There will be some later versions someday. Probably a DNR version and maybe I’ll ask for some help with HDR from someone more experienced. Maybe then we’ll compete with the new official 4K restoration :p. Thanks to all the donors. This is one of my favorite comedies and I’m so happy that others helped make this scan happen. Enjoy everyone!

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