This is definitely my go to version now. I have lost count of how many versions I have had.
I started off with a dvd made from a transfer of a PAL VHS tape. Next up was a laserdisc transfer
that had hard encoded subtitles. Then, finally transfers from film that have gotten progressively
Maybe one day Disney will release a proper official 4K version but I’m not holding my breath.
Thanks for your work on this one CMGF.
A few days ago, I released the first version of my Song of the South project. However, some pointed out to me that there are interlacing artifacts which I didn’t notice. In this upgrade I re-done the video to get rid of the interlacing, improved the color correction a bit and also fixed a syncing issue in the ending scene. Enjoy!
Original V1 write up:
I’m very glad to annouce the release of a new 35mm version of Song of the South, which as far as I know, is the best way to watch the movie as of 2023! Unlike other versions such as Notelu’s restoration, in this release I used Thunderbean’s recent 35mm scan, which is much cleaner and has better color than the previous scan.
Here’s what was done to create this version:
Thunderbean’s scan was slightly cropped to get rid of the rounded corners, which look quite bad.
Missing scenes patched up from the old 16mm scan, which I color corrected to match the 35mm better.
For the audio, the same missing scenes were patched from the BBC broadcast audio.
A minor color correction has been done on the 35mm scan to fix some brightness/contrast issues
Video and audio multiplexed using MKVToolNix
Released on MySpleen, and I can send you direct download links in PM. Feel free to upload this anywhere you want.
Hope you all enjoy!
“After all, the best part of a holiday is perhaps not so much to be resting yourself, as to see all the other fellows busy working”
-The wind in the willows