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Salem's Lot 1979: Two Part Version? — Page 2

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Slavicuss said:

Did this last year as an experiment. Turned out OK but the 2-part original is still the best version to see.

If you still have it, would you be interested in sharing? For me personally, 3 hours is a long slog for a vampire movie. 😄

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Turisu said:

Slavicuss said:

Did this last year as an experiment. Turned out OK but the 2-part original is still the best version to see.

If you still have it, would you be interested in sharing? For me personally, 3 hours is a long slog for a vampire movie. 😄

I burned it to disc and deleted the original file last year.

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Whilst clearing out my old bedroom at my dad’s house this weekend, I found something that might be of use to anyone wanting to digitally re-create the theatrical version of Salem’s Lot. Namely, an off-air DVD recording of it from UK channel Five USA in 2007 or so, recorded at maximum bitrate and split between two discs. As far as I’m aware, the theatrical version hasn’t been played on UK TV since.

There are some caveats, obviously: the station bug on the corner of the picture is fairly large and intrusive; the picture has been cropped to 14:9 (still the standard TV widescreen ratio at the time); and at the moment, it looks like Disc 2 is corrupt and won’t play or copy over, so I only have the first hour (up to Ralphie biting Mike in the grave).

Still, the recording is nice and clear, so it still might be useful for a preservation. I’ll see if I can save Disc 2 with the rest of the film in the meantime though.

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Managed to get the second disc ripped into an mkv file, so both halves of the Salem’s Lot movie airing are available if there’s interest. Here’s some framegrabs:
https://www.mediafire.com/view/um3mso33rsublmh/vlcsnap-2017-11-02-12h07m57s833.png
https://www.mediafire.com/view/q38bldwojiw4m0r/vlcsnap-2017-11-02-12h09m53s534.png
https://www.mediafire.com/view/q38bldwojiw4m0r/vlcsnap-2017-11-02-12h09m53s534.png
https://www.mediafire.com/file/mfj7fncbin1yd5q/vlcsnap-2017-11-02-12h09m31s084.png

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I have an sd recreation i did of the theatrical version, the uk dvd, vhs, german dvd and youtube plus harry sukman’s score music were all used to help recreate it. It contains all the alternate angles/scenes/edits and music featured just as it was in the theatrical. The german dvd under the title brennen muss salem was in fact the theatrical cut but suffered further cuts hence i then had to resort to youtube.