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The Godfather Saga - HD Restoration — Page 6

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Wow, that was a quick reply.

 

Thanks for the information.  Not to worry, I will still try to get this.  I saw the films for the first time in this format and it adds so much to the story (I have it on VHS), and this will probably be the only HD version that will ever surface.

 

If I wanted to rip the films in to standard MKV files would that be possible?  If not, could you recommend some software to play this file?

 

Also, does this release include part 3 of the Godfather?  I will want to edit that out!

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It only includes the alternate open for GF3 from the same channel. I've never seen that intro before. Not sure why it was edited together that way but that's why I recorded it.

Best way to play it is with Splash player. It's pretty awesome (and free).

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Thanks man.  

I am in the process of downloading it now, hope it downloads correctly.

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I'd love to grab this but I haven't the faintest how Newsgroups work. (I'm admittedly a newbie on this matter.)  If anyone could PM me suggestions how I might acquire the HD Chronological Godfather, I would be truly grateful.

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Is there anyway to watch this on a Roku through the external hard drive or does it have to be burned to a blu ray?

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I believe i downloaded this version a few weeks ago from a torrent site, since it has the same menus and bonus features.  I was wondering what kind of blu ray player and TV people are viewing this on.  It plays flawlessly on my PC, but after burning the first disc to BD-R and playing it on my TV, it judders like crazy.  Even the slightest movements have a noticeable frame interlacing issue,  and when there is a panning shot, it looks like a 10.0 earthquake, double and triple vision of objects on the screen.  I have been trying to understand why this happens with this disc and nothing else that I've ever viewed on it, including blu ray movies, and TV.  It's a Vizio LCD with 240hz refresh, and should be able to display this just fine theoretically.

I'm just trying to figure out why it looks like a nightmare on my TV, and literally hurts the eyes to look the interlacing issue for too long.  This isn't a complaint about your work, it's obviously has something to do with my TV, like I said, it is perfectly smooth on my PC.  But it makes no sense, I've never seen anything quite like it before, not even close, with anything else I've ever viewed on it.  I've tried different "smooth motion" settings on the TV and it made no difference.

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Tom Servo said:


I believe i downloaded this version a few weeks ago from a torrent site, since it has the same menus and bonus features.  I was wondering what kind of blu ray player and TV people are viewing this on.  It plays flawlessly on my PC, but after burning the first disc to BD-R and playing it on my TV, it judders like crazy.  Even the slightest movements have a noticeable frame interlacing issue,  and when there is a panning shot, it looks like a 10.0 earthquake, double and triple vision of objects on the screen.  I have been trying to understand why this happens with this disc and nothing else that I've ever viewed on it, including blu ray movies, and TV.  It's a Vizio LCD with 240hz refresh, and should be able to display this just fine theoretically.

I'm just trying to figure out why it looks like a nightmare on my TV, and literally hurts the eyes to look the interlacing issue for too long.  This isn't a complaint about your work, it's obviously has something to do with my TV, like I said, it is perfectly smooth on my PC.  But it makes no sense, I've never seen anything quite like it before, not even close, with anything else I've ever viewed on it.  I've tried different "smooth motion" settings on the TV and it made no difference.


Wish I could help you but I have no idea. I record everything the same way, with my Hauppauge. :(

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dfnyc, have you uploaded "I Knew it Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale" yet? Just wondering, no rush.

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Wish I had managed to grab this... would love to see this edition of the show.

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woodsyallen said:

Wish I had managed to grab this... would love to see this edition of the show.

If you have a usenet subscription you can get it right now.  It was only uploaded 310 days ago.

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stretch009 said:

If you have a usenet subscription you can get it right now.  It was only uploaded 310 days ago.

Sadly, I don't...

There's one on TPB though. I should try that maybe...

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Anyone know where I can find "I Knew it Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale" in HD? dfnyc, do you have it?

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The one on TPB currently seems to have no seeders. Which NG(s) was this posted to, if I may ask?

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VishnuB said:


dfnyc, have you uploaded "I Knew it Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale" yet? Just wondering, no rush.


Nope. I never uploaded it.

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digitalfreaknyc said:

 

VishnuB said:


dfnyc, have you uploaded "I Knew it Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale" yet? Just wondering, no rush.


Nope. I never uploaded it.

 

@digitalfreaknyc, can you please upload a torrent of it if you have it? I can't find a decent quality rip anywhere.

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My wife and I are (finally) watching this today while our newborn sleeps. It looks amazing! Thanks!!!

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Count me in as wanting a version that reinserts the HD extra footage of this broadcast into the uncensored footage of the theatrical cuts to recreate "The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980".  I had this on Laserdisc and, IMHO, it's the best way to experience the films.  If no one is planning to do this, I'm contemplating buying a computer that will be up to the task (as the one I currently own is something of a dinosaur).  About the only thing that seems like it might be hard to deal with is the AMC watermark.  But I'd rather have a watermark on the extra footage than have it in 4:3 and in 2.0 like my previous reconstruction, sourced from the DVD set.

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I have a question for those interested in a 1901-1980 recreation.  One thing that always struck me as odd is that they moved the Don Ciccio killing to after Michael says "times are changing" to his mother in Part II.  Should I leave this scene there or move it back to chronological order like it is in the Saga/Epic?  Any opinions on this?

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I suggest preserving the chronological order approach.

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Count me in as wanting a version that reinserts the HD extra footage of this broadcast into the uncensored footage of the theatrical cuts to recreate "The Godfather Trilogy: 1901-1980".  I had this on Laserdisc and, IMHO, it's the best way to experience the films.  If no one is planning to do this, I'm contemplating buying a computer that will be up to the task (as the one I currently own is something of a dinosaur).  About the only thing that seems like it might be hard to deal with is the AMC watermark.  But I'd rather have a watermark on the extra footage than have it in 4:3 and in 2.0 like my previous reconstruction, sourced from the DVD set.


You realize that the first two movies were originally mono (aka 1.0) right? They should really be kept that way.

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My edit won't be a proper preservation.  The films already exist in their theatrical versions, and the Saga as aired exists, too.  This is a cutting together of as much theatrical footage from the blu-ray as possible with the added scenes from the recent HD broadcast.  The whole point is to bring 1901-1980 up to 720p / 5.1 standards.  If I were trying to stick to original elements on everything, I'd just watch the laserdisc.

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StarThoughts said:

I suggest preserving the chronological order approach.

I think this is the way I'm going with this.  I really have no idea why that particular scene was shifted so late in the boxed set anyway, it really doesn't make much sense.

Due to the complexity of this, I've decided to take this project on in three stages: Young Vito, Adult Vito, and Adult Michael.  I've just finished creating the cut list for Young Vito.  The only thing I haven't decided is whether to blur the AMC logo.  I dislike the logo, but I may dislike blurring effects even more.

Now to find a 720p rip of GFI and GFII that contain the embedded subs.  All the files I've found online have srt files separated.  I don't understand this considering my blu-rays have hardcoded subs.  Hmm...

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Croweyes1121 said:


My edit won't be a proper preservation.  The films already exist in their theatrical versions, and the Saga as aired exists, too.  This is a cutting together of as much theatrical footage from the blu-ray as possible with the added scenes from the recent HD broadcast.  The whole point is to bring 1901-1980 up to 720p / 5.1 standards.  If I were trying to stick to original elements on everything, I'd just watch the laserdisc.


Well, theoretically, you could be preserving the entire thing is 1080p if you used the Blu-ray plus my recording. It wouldn't be that difficult. And you could use the 2.0 uncompressed track from the laserdisc.

Regardless, if you want to start a new project, you should start your own thread for it.

The only difference between what you want to do and a "preservation" would be the 5.1 track. Considering you don't have a 5.1 track for the additional scenes, I don't understand what your point is and you'd probably have LESS people interested. But...like I said...feel free to start your own thread.

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The AMC version was broadcast in 5.1, so I DO have a 5.1 track for all the extra scenes.  Unfortunately, the only 1080p rip I know of is also in stereo, hence my doing the entire thing in 720p and 5.1 for consistency.  I can make another thread if you think that'd be better, but there is a difference in my version and a preservation.  This version will not be exactly like the Saga or Trilogy edits.  It will place the Don Ciccio assassination where it belongs chronologically like in the Saga, and incorporate a few scenes exclusive to that version, but it will not contain the TV-style openings and closings of the parts of the Saga, and it will contain all the things edited out of the Saga that were in the theatrical versions.  I'm not doing this to "interest" people.  I'm doing it because I'd like it done.