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dvdmike said:

Sky in the UK used to show Warriors in HD 

 Would this be of any use if SKY showed it again,isnt SKY encrypted?. 

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Tack said:

We heard you the first time!

Or is this one of those 'spot the difference' things?

 

Sorry about the double post on that one. Connection was bad and I didn't think it went through, lol.

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dlbsyst said:

You_Too said:

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Maybe one of you guys knows a process to remove the studio logo. You_Too?

If a logo is transparent you can reduce its visibility to a certain degree, but I think it would be hard to remove completely. I haven't seen the logo you're talking about though.

 Here is a sample You_Too.

Now that would be extremely hard to remove. I guess I'd need a perfect copy of that logo with a clean background to be able to do a test. Not sure it would look good anyway.

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I would also look forward to a restoration of the theatrical version of The Warriors. The director's cut Blu-ray, while it sports a really sharp picture, has replaced all of the cool Akira Kurosawa-esque transitional wipes with comic book panels that take me completely out of the movie. I'm also not a big fan of the new prologue. Hopefully the original audio can be preserved from the laserdiscs.

I recently watched the film on DVD… it is a pretty decent transfer for its age, but it would really be nice to have this urban classic in high def.

I wonder if an there would be interest in an isolated score track for such a project.

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The LD soundtrack would be dicey, if my experience with Grease is any indication. Neither film got a digital sound remaster, and they were released very early in the format without CX noise reduction. What I got off the LD sounded very mediocre.

I fared better with a mid 90's VHS tape, although I had to do it twice to cover some tracking errors. A Beta Hi Fi tape might yield better results as I seldom have audio dropout issues.

IIRC, there was an expanded Limited Edition CD soundtrack release this past year.

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You_Too said:

Now that would be extremely hard to remove. I guess I'd need a perfect copy of that logo with a clean background to be able to do a test. Not sure it would look good anyway.

 there are methods to remove such logos, in a way nobody was ever thought it would be possible. it needs a clean source, like a dvd, and then through an avisynth script it can be done. the method was originally used to get rid of hardcoded subs and then applied for logos as well.

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SilverWook said:

The LD soundtrack would be dicey, if my experience with Grease is any indication. Neither film got a digital sound remaster, and they were released very early in the format without CX noise reduction. What I got off the LD sounded very mediocre.

There's a 1986-released Japanese LD which probably has a better-sounding analog track.

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I went that route with Grease as well, and got no sonic improvement. (It apparently was the same master.) What a money pit that project was!

No JP copies for sale on the LDDB at the moment.

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regarding Warriors, there is already a fan made Theatrical BD. i grabbed it but when i burned it , the frame rate was way off

 

It's over at fanedit.org

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SilverWook said:

IIRC, there was an expanded Limited Edition CD soundtrack release this past year.

Yes indeed, it is from La-La-Land and it includes Barry Devorzon's full score — which is a lot of fun — after the original LP program (it's actually what prompted me to re-watch the film). There are a few songs that are not on the soundtrack album, but with a little research I think an isolated music track could be assembled.

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StarThoughts said:

SilverWook said:

IIRC, there was an expanded Limited Edition CD soundtrack release this past year.

Yes indeed, it is from La-La-Land and it includes Barry Devorzon's full score — which is a lot of fun — after the original LP program (it's actually what prompted me to re-watch the film). There are a few songs that are not on the soundtrack album, but with a little research I think an isolated music track could be assembled.

This is the limited to 3000 release right? if so I have one in hand right now new\sealed, I bought this and the score CD to The Black Hole from SAE a while back, so it sure would be great if we can find an HD version of the theatrical to make this happen.

BY the way I need help guys, I thought we would never find any extras for Fright Night Part 2, well now I am wondering if there is anything at all out there for Private School?

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dvdmike said:

Murry Sparkles said:

dvdmike said:

Sky in the UK used to show Warriors in HD 

 Would this be of any use if SKY showed it again,isnt SKY encrypted?. 

 Sky stopped showing the Star Trek Movies in HD over 5 years ago yet we have them, point is there are HD versions of the TC

lol a few keep saying this but no one has proven it yet, come on guys provide a link or a file, we do these projects for you guys to not just ourselves, so please help us help you lol, where are these HD files for the theatrical version?

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dark_jedi said:

dvdmike said:

Murry Sparkles said:

dvdmike said:

Sky in the UK used to show Warriors in HD 

 Would this be of any use if SKY showed it again,isnt SKY encrypted?. 

 Sky stopped showing the Star Trek Movies in HD over 5 years ago yet we have them, point is there are HD versions of the TC

lol a few keep saying this but no one has proven it yet, come on guys provide a link or a file, we do these projects for you guys to not just ourselves, so please help us help you lol, where are these HD files for the theatrical version?

 Check my edit, I am watching it right now!

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dvdmike said:

dark_jedi said:

dvdmike said:

Murry Sparkles said:

dvdmike said:

Sky in the UK used to show Warriors in HD 

 Would this be of any use if SKY showed it again,isnt SKY encrypted?. 

 Sky stopped showing the Star Trek Movies in HD over 5 years ago yet we have them, point is there are HD versions of the TC

lol a few keep saying this but no one has proven it yet, come on guys provide a link or a file, we do these projects for you guys to not just ourselves, so please help us help you lol, where are these HD files for the theatrical version?

 Check my edit, I am watching it right now!

OK but how does that help here? can you capture the video? just curious how this helps lol.

Thanks

edit, I just looked on our Netflix and it is unavailable in HD to stream only DVD, not that it would have done any good for me anyways because I can't capture.

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There is a way I am looking into it, but it exists.

If you have Chrome install Hola unblocker and you can set Netflix to anywhere I am in the UK for example 

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You_Too said:

dlbsyst said:

If a logo is transparent you can reduce its visibility to a certain degree, but I think it would be hard to remove completely. I haven't seen the logo you're talking about though.

 Here is a sample You_Too.

Now that would be extremely hard to remove. I guess I'd need a perfect copy of that logo with a clean background to be able to do a test. Not sure it would look good anyway.

Alpha-blended logos like that one can be removed quite effectively (but never completely) - you just need to find a frame with the logo over a black screen for reference.

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zeropc said:

You_Too said:

Now that would be extremely hard to remove. I guess I'd need a perfect copy of that logo with a clean background to be able to do a test. Not sure it would look good anyway.

there are methods to remove such logos, in a way nobody was ever thought it would be possible. it needs a clean source, like a dvd, and then through an avisynth script it can be done. the method was originally used to get rid of hardcoded subs and then applied for logos as well.

Of course one could layer that part from a DVD over a logo, but that means that the logo area will have lower resolution, plus if the DVD isn't from the same print/source or matches 100% that area would wobble around or just look weird.

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dark_jedi said:

This is the limited to 3000 release right? if so I have one in hand right now new\sealed, I bought this and the score CD to The Black Hole from SAE a while back, so it sure would be great if we can find an HD version of the theatrical to make this happen.

That's the one. I should mention that I think — and will confirm later — that the transfers on certain songs from the LP program (not the score tracks) may have been a little cleaner than on the new edition. I seem to recall some additional noise in “Last of an Ancient Breed,” for example. I will check.

I'm a big fan of the Disney/Intrada edition of The Black Hole. What a fantastic expansion of a great science-fiction score.

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2 more Team Blu releases are finished, I will provide links in a few days, final testing is going on tonight and then I need to upload so stay tuned.

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I have also updated the first post to hopefully help those see what is released now, I will keep it updated as we release more.

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I just compared “The Last of an Ancient Breed” from the A&M CD to the one that appears on the La-La Land CD. The anomalies I noticed on the La-La Land are present on the A&M as well, and appear to an artifact of the original recording. They're just a little more apparent on the La-La Land because it was mastered just slightly more hot than the A&M. Honestly, I probably just noticed them when listening to the new edition because I was listening for sonic improvements/changes.

Otherwise, the sound is pretty much equivalent, so there would be no advantage to sourcing from the A&M disc for an isolated music track for The Warriors.

As Emily Litella would say, “never mind!”

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Just wanted to say that seeing all of these projects and ideas, in this thread alone, make me all giddy. Good stuff.