Sign In

** The OCPMovie News & Releases Megathread **

This topic has been locked by a moderator.

Author
Time
Hello there. This is Garrett Gilchrist. I am a filmmaker originally from Monroe, Connecticut now living in Los Angeles. I have directed seven features including the drama Gods of Los Angeles. I am a writer, artist, animator, editor, actor and standup comedian.

Occasionally I make fan DVDs.

My site is *****, my blog is *****, and my email is *****, where you can get my current DVD collection list and check for availability via mail.

In this thread I'll be posting the latest news about what I'm working on - hopefully mostly related to my work creating fan DVDs.

A few of my fan DVDs you might have seen:

*** Star Wars: Deleted Magic - A feature-length documentary about the deleted scenes from and making of the first Star Wars. Done with help from Sluggo and many many more. A completely different way of watching the film, this DVD kick-started a genre of fan edits that "deconstruct the films" .... such as Jambe Davdar's brilliant "A/V Commentary" Building Empire, about The Empire Strikes Back (Returning to Jedi is coming soon), as well as daveytod's Revealing the Sith and The Clones Revealed. You can watch Deleted Magic at Youtube or download it at myspleen.net.

http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=1284

*** Star Wars: Classic Edition Trilogy - Restoration of the original versions of the original Star Wars films, "Not as they were, but as you remember them." The 2004 DVDs of the special editions, with all their high DVD clarity, were reedited together with scenes from the old laserdiscs, to restore the films to their original edits .... new sound mixes were created for all three films, using rare elements from, say, the Star Wars mono mix or the Empire album, to make these edits surprising and different from any existing edit, but matching the best bits of what you would have seen in theaters back when. Empire and Jedi came out particularly well. "The only Star Wars DVDs you need." Email ***** for availability.

Star Wars - Features a newly-edited commentary track featuring the entire cast, isolated
score and THX intro.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=2270

The Empire Strikes Back Classic Edition - With isolated score and Emperor scene comparison.
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=3289

Return of the Jedi Classic Edition - With isolated score and four easter eggs.
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=4133




*** Return of the Ewok and Other Little Films - Classic 1983 film starring Warwick Davis and the cast of Return of the Jedi (filmed onset by David Tomblin). Cute and nostalgic, this film is rarely seen - here Skot Kirkwood and I attempted to restore a horrible quality camcorder bootleg of the film. The sound is a bit muddy but you get the idea. For extra value, lots of weird and amusing clips are included - Star Wars Deleted Scenes clips (edits unique to this disc, not on Deleted Magic), commercials, The Creatures Go to England, Making of Star Wars Special Edition, Donny and Marie Osmond Do Star Wars (worse than the Holiday Special - I should point out that I now have a better copy of Donny and Marie), Muppet Show w/Mark Hamill, Mark Hamill TV Intro 84, Star Tours Ride
Video, THX Soundtrack!

http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=2183

*** Special Edition Hype - Co-project with Alex Brunelle. Preservation of some Lucas self-promotion from 1997, rarely seen since. Brings you back to a year when Star Wars hype returned in full force. Featuring The Magic and the Mystery, MTV Special, The Force Returns, Taco Bell/Pizza Hut/Pepsi/EmpireSE ads, and, as a special easter egg treat, my own documentary, Talking to People About Star Wars.

http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=2238


*** Star Wars Auditions - 90 min, 1975. Preservation of the original audition tapes for Star Wars featuring many popular 1970s actors. With the Richard Pryor Cantina Skit and The Saga Begins video (Weird Al) - both in high DVD quality.

*** The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut
The definitive unofficial presentation of this classic film. Painstakingly restored. Done with help from a cast of thousands, too many to mention here.

http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=4256

This is a rarely seen animated film by Richard Williams, animator of Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The master animator worked for almost three decades on this unusual, 60s-styled, Yellow Submarine-like Arabian Nights fantasy. The animation is gorgeous, more ambitious than pretty much any animated film you can think of. The film was the inspiration for Disney's Aladdin, which proved to be its downfall. Financed with his own money for decades, when the film was nearly complete, Williams was fired from his own film by Warner Bros., who feared that Aladdin would destroy the film at the box office. The film was given to another director, who turned it into a shadow of its former self. Disney eventually bought it, and ruined it further through editing. The film has never been seen as Richard Williams intended - until now. The film is unfinished, but here we see it restored in a way that matches the original vision. Watch it at Youtube and download the DVD at demonoid.com.

Features:
- Recobbled Cut Trailer
- Arabian Knight Trailer
- Allied Filmmakers Trailer - New for Mark II!
- Nine Image Galleries - 3 New for Mark II!
"Deleted Characters" section featuring:
- Enchanted Prince Bubba: Witch sequence - More for Mark II!
- Princess Meemee - Bath sequence
- Mullah Nasruddin: Bread sequence - New for Mark II!
- Animated menus featuring pencil tests from the original film
- About the Film
- Restoration commentary by Garrett Gilchrist and Patrick McCart


More discs related to the Thief and the Cobbler:
RICHARD WILLIAMS COLLECTION:
+ The Thief and the Cobbler workprint and DVD-ROM extras
+ The Thief Who Never Gave Up Documentary/Charge of the Light Brigade/Return of the Pink Panther
+ Making of Nasrudin - A Creative Man (1966), Clapperboard 1&2 (1972), Liquidator titles, Panther ads
+ NEW! Richard Williams Studio Animated Commercials (50 min), Animating Art, Nasruddin "Bread Scene" clip, Roger Rabbit Trailer, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum end titles, Thief Warner Bros. Licensing Trailer, Allied Filmmakers Trailer, Arabian Knight Trailer
+ Rare Thief and the Cobbler pencil-camera tests/The Pink Panther Strikes Again titles/I Drew Roger Rabbit/A Christmas Carol/Arabian Knight Trailer
+ Ziggy's Gift/Ziggy Cartoons/Fred Calvert's Princess and the Cobbler: Work In Progress Version
+ Raggedy Ann & Andy ("fake widescreen" 24p remastered - also available in normal pan & scan)
+ Arabian Knight (Miramax Cut) Japanese widescreen DVD (Arabian Knight is also available in pan & scan)
+ The Princess and the Cobbler (Calvert Cut) Australian Pan & Scan DVD (PAL)
+ The Princess and the Cobbler (Calvert Cut) Timecoded Widescreen from rare VHS (good quality, timecoded with trailer)
+ NEW! Thief pencil tests (56 minutes), Richard Williams interviews (Roger Rabbit & The Thief), Richard at the British Film Awards, Roger Rabbit Test, Air Canada ad, National Film Board of Canada Richard Williams film intros, Nasruddin clip, Oscar Grillo's Seaside Woman (PAL)
+ NEW! I Drew Roger Rabbit (better version), Williams commercials (same as other disc but PAL), Warners trailer (PAL)
+ NEW! Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown/Roger Rabbit TV spots (Diet Coke, McDonald's)
+ NEW! Roger Rabbit Reviews (Siskel & Ebert etc., with CBS "Pig Head" version)
+ The Thief Scrapbook - Huge collection of articles, artwork and more on a data DVD. Being added to all the time.



http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=4662

THE BONZO DOG BAND: Talking Pictures - The definitive DVD compiling incredibly rare performances by this legendary and hilarious acid-jazz band from the 60s. Any Monty Python or Beatles fan will enjoy the bizarre and always-surprising band who were friends with both groups. With Vivian Stanshall, Neil Innes, Roger Ruskin-Spear, Legs Larry Smith, Rodney Slater, Dennis Cowan, Vernon Dudley Bohay-Nowell, Sam Spoons, Dave Clague.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=4662&highlight_key=y

Many many many other Bonzo Dog, Neil Innes, Rutles and Monty Python related DVDs have been preserved by me, notably the Rutland Weekend Television and Innes Book of Records series. For the whole gigantic list, email me at *****.

Talking Pictures tracklist:

Intro (Dog)/Death Cab for Cutie (MMT)
Hello (We Are Normal)
Canyons of Your Mind (CMP)
I'm the Urban Spaceman (CMP)
Monster Mash (DNAYS)
Equestrian Statue/Newsflash (BC)
Little Sir Echo (BC)
The Sound of Music (DNAYS)
4 Fables/Seaside Poem (IBOR)
Mr. Apollo (CMP)/Sinister (IBOR)
Love is a Cylindrical Piano (DNAYS)
Metaphorically Speaking (DNAYS)
By a Waterfall (DNAYS)
Merry Christmas (DNAYS)
I'm the Urban Spaceman (DNAYS)
Eleven Moustachioed Daughters (BiG GRunt)
Hunting Tigers Out in "Indiah"
Head Ballet (Pathe)
Equestrian Statue (Pathe)
The Bride Stripped Bare by "Bachelors" (montage)
Death Cab for Cutie (DNAYS)
Beautiful Zelda (DNAYS)
Adventures of the Son of Exploding Sausage (clip)
Room With a View (The Big Show)
Little Sir Echo (New Faces)
Tubas in the Moonlight (DNAYS)
Canyons of Your Mind (BC)
I'm the Urban Spaceman (BC)
Jollity Farm (cartoon)
DNAYS sketches
Ready-Mades (montage)
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles (Full House)
Humanoid Boogie (IBOR reedit)
We Were Wrong ("Urban Spaceman" minstrel promo montage)
Hello Mabel (DNAYS)
Vivian Stanshall Adverts - Ruddles, Cadbury's (3), Tennent
Look Out, There's a Monster Coming (DNAYS)
I'm the Urban Spaceman (IBOR)
The Intro and the Outro (DNAYS)
Equestrian Statue (DNAYS)
Rawlinson End
Wheelbarrow
Nice and Tidy
Quiet Talks and Summer Walks (IBOR reedit)
Rawlinson End clip: "Riddles"
Imagination
I'm the Urban Spaceman (RWT)
Suspicion
The Cracks Are Showing
The End (New Faces)
I'd Rather Cut My Hands (Crank)
Fishing (OMW)

Bonus features:
Full House with Roger Ruskin-Spear
Friday Night, Saturday Morning with Vivian Stanshall
Eric Idle sings Captain Fantastic
Karaoke feature


-------

OTHER PROJECTS -

Doctor Who: The Ten Doctors - A seven-minute short trailer in which all the incarnations of Doctor Who meet, with amusing results. Watch it at Youtube or download the DVD at demonoid.com.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=6035&highlight_key=y



OCPMOVIE RELEASES COMING SOON ?

THE BONZO DOG BAND: Talking Pictures 2 - An extended 3-disc set featuring more fun with the legendary and hilarious acid-jazz band from the 60s/70s. Check out the Jazz Bilden clips at Youtube.com.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=4662&highlight_key=y

STAR WARS: CLASSIC EDITION 2.0 - I am considering doing a revised restoration of the first Star Wars, to improve on my Classic Edition edit. If you'd like this to happen, let me know in this thread.



OTHER PROJECTS OF WHICH I APPROVE -

Not my work, but these are good releases, support them.

BEER WARS - Crappy Logo Productions painstakingly restored Curt Markham's very funny 1994 short "Beer Wars," which combined Star Wars with audio from the cult Canadian comedy Strange Brew, starring Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas. Watch it at Youtube and download at Myspleen.net. I didn't do anything, but the restoration was my idea anyway. We eventually got in touch with Curt Markham, the original editor.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=4777&highlight_key=y

Building Empire - Jambe Davdar in England created this wonderful look at the making of The Empire Strikes Back. I didn't do anything, but was supportive.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=2782&highlight_key=y

Dark Jedi's Pan & Scan Original Trilogy - Preservation of the pan & scan laserdiscs of the original Star Wars films, the cropped versions we grew up with.
http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=2625

The Fisher King Criterion Preservation - Dave West transferred Alex Brunelle's laserdiscs of the now-rare special edition of this great Terry Gilliam film. I didn't do anything, but was supportive.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=5286&highlight_key=y

Willard: The Ratman's Cut - Alex Brunelle's R-rated revision of the great Crispin Glover remake.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=3074&highlight_key=y

PROJECTS BY FRIENDS OF MINE COMING SOON? OR?

Adventures of Baron Munchausen Criterion Preservation - Dave West is waiting to transfer Alex Brunelle's laserdiscs of the now-rare special edition of this great Terry Gilliam film. Alex needs to send them to him.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=5286&highlight_key=y

Ridgeshark's Extended Army of Darkness - Scott is doing a nice job with his extended cut of the Sam Raimi/Bruce Campbell classic. I applaud and hope he finishes soon.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=5053&highlight_key=y

Returning to Jedi - Everyone on these boards is awaiting Jambe Davdar's look at the making of Return of the Jedi.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=9&threadid=4184&highlight_key=y

MUPPET MOVIE EXTENDED - There's a rare British extended version of The Muppet Movie with a better ending. Ben "Tequila Mockingbird" was going to transfer this but is so busy that this is looking more and more unlikely. I do have a low quality copy of the extended clips.
http://www.originaltrilogy.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=11&threadid=5788&highlight_key=y

Note that I have preserved many rare Muppet clips including all of The Jim Henson Hour. Write me at *****.

I'm also looking forward to the Commercials and Trailers discs Skot and Sluggo are doing over in forum 9. Lotsa love. I hope Skot does that epic Holiday Special release sometime.



SOME OTHER USEFUL LINKS:

Scans from the Star Wars Poster Book, good for you fan DVD cover creators.
http://www.orangecow.org/starwars/SWposterbook/

A Chicago Tribune article about my work and the work of others on this site.
http://www.orangecow.org/starwars/classiceditiontribunearticle.html

How I did it - A post about my methods when creating the Jedi Classic Edition.
http://www.orangecow.org/starwars/how%20i%20did%20it.rtf

Covers for my Star Wars discs created by me:
http://www.orangecow.org/starwars/swcovers-ocp/

And not created by me - with wonderful work by Coov and others:
http://www.orangecow.org/starwars/swcovers-nonocp/

Various Thief and the Cobbler files:
http://www.orangecow.org/thief/

My cover for The Thief and the Cobbler:
http://www.orangecow.org/thief/cobbleramarayv3.jpg

My cover for Raggedy Ann and Andy:
http://www.orangecow.org/thief/raggedyamaray.jpg

My cover for Gods of Los Angeles:
http://www.orangecow.org/godsofla/posters/godsoflaamaray.jpg

Orange Cow Productions website:
orangecow.org

FFrevolution.com - message board and blog, latest news always there first -
ffrevolution.com/InvisionBoard
Author
Time
New thread! Now I won't have to clutter up the Thief and the Cobbler thread with my own personal news anymore. I felt bad posting about things like my ill-fated MTV appearance in there, or when Bonnie Rose won the Colbert Report Green Screen Challenge. Now I can't even post in the Thief thread - I think it's full or broken or something.

From now on, the news will go here ....

And of course also at my blog and message board at http://ffrevolution.com/InvisionBoard, which is updated almost daily. This week I'm ranting about X3: The Last Stand and David Tennant in Secret Smile. Do women write better crime drama than men? Has Wolverine turned into Cyclops? How heterosexual should comic movies be?


Anyway.

Over in The Thief thread, we've been talking about the original Thief script that's up at Ebay.

Arnaud Hilmarcher has offered to buy the Thief script! I will be sending him lots of DVDs in return. So nobody else bid I guess.


I am considering doing a few new fan edit projects. One idea I have is going to be a little comedy short along the lines of the Doctor Who Ten Doctors trailer - it combines a comedy show we all watch with a superhero we all know. We'll see if I actually go through with that.


And I have to get around to doing The Bonzo Dog Band: Talking Pictures 2 eventually. People have been asking for the Jazz Bilden footage from it, which you can see at Youtube.


But the big news is that I'm seriously considering doing a new edit of the first Star Wars ... and I've spoken about this before, probably as much as a year ago.

I'm very proud of all my Classic Edition edits, which restored the original versions of the Star Wars films in DVD quality, with new sound mixes combining "the best of all versions."

But I must admit that Empire and Jedi Classic came out better than Star Wars did. I learned a lot doing Star Wars Classic, about how to edit material while maintaining the quality of the original DVD, and so I was able to improve my methods a LOT for Empire and Jedi, and even more for The Thief and the Cobbler.

I'm still proud of Star Wars Classic, but I've always felt I could do it better if I tried again. And with all the hoo-hah about these crappy new Lucasfilm 2006 DVDs, people have been bugging me via email to actually do it, and you know who you are.

I'd like to try to color correct the 2004 DVD a bit, make it look more like the original - as much as I can working in Final Cut Pro, and with Mac programs. Other people working on PC have done verrry nice things with the color correction on these DVDs, though none of them have done the whole movie for DVD release sadly. Yet.

I'd like to do it. I'm busy these days, but I'd like to do it. And if I did it, I could do it in a matter of days. You know how fast I work.

I don't know if anyone would be interested, though. With the work that other people are doing, maybe my style of restoration isn't needed on Star Wars in particular.

If you want me to do this edit, just post here, let me know.


I actually have an idea I thought would be cool.

I have all these extra DVDs lying around, things I burned and then forgot why I'd burned them. A lot of them are Star Wars, a lot are Monty Python or Bonzo Dog or Muppets or Thief and the Cobbler, a lot are just random things. Nothing commercially available, you know, the usual weird preservations you get round here.

I was thinking I could take pre-orders for a new Star Wars Classic Edition, before I'm even done with it (because it's easier to mail out lots of discs in one go and that would be damn good incentive for me to finish the edit quick) .... and anyone who pre-orders would get a free random disc with it, what I used to call the Mystery Disc. There is a risk that you might get something you already have, but I bet for most people it would be a nice surprise.


Whaddaya think? Am I a fool, or does this sound fun?

Usual address - *****.
Author
Time
I've occasionally posted some ideas for edits in the "Post your dream fan edits" thread. Nothing I ever intended to do myself .... although actually many ideas I floated in the thread wound up happening - like my Doctor Who: The Ten Doctors, The Thief Recobbled .... and some other things I suggested which other people actually had done or did ....


Anyway, here were some of my ideas for fan edits. If you need an idea for a fan edit, some of these might strike your fancy. Some of them are also impossible, but some might strike your fancy.


--

The extended rare UK Muppet Movie, but apart from Ben I don't know who has a good copy of it.


--

A "Greenscreen" cut of Sin City, minus any effects, appears on the Sin City Recut disc, but sped up to a very fast speed. It would be nice to get that footage slowed down, and synced with the actual movie at the actual speed, combined with any other snippets of green screen/unfinished footage seen in the making of documentaries.


--

I attempted an edit of the A Chorus Line movie once many years ago, because it's such a classic show and such a horrible movie, but I gave up on it as impossible, just because it doesn't have "Hello Twelve, Hello Thirteen, Hello Love" in it at all. That's the centerpiece of the whole show, without it the movie doesn't have a heart. There's really no way to fake an entire musical number.


How about Almost Famous with extended musical sequences including some form of "Small Time Blues?" ("Small Time Blues" was the inspiration for the "Angel Town" sequence in my film Gods of Los Angeles.)

The Masters of the Universe movie would be a fun reedit - it would still suck, but one could reedit it to be more like an episode of the TV series. You could make it short ...


At one point I had considered doing an edit of Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - reinstating the cut scenes from the DVD, moving The Crimson Permanent Assurance back into the movie at the right point, and reinstating cut/changed lines heard on the soundtrack album ("Well, it's sort of a link." "Ooh, have a nice month.")


This would be weird and kind of pointless, but how about an edit of The Nightmare Before Christmas which uses the opening/closing narration (Patrick Stewart) from the soundtrack album, maybe a couple of cut shots from the DVD if they're worth it (but there's not much to speak of), and maybe even have someone animate (via CGI, but to look like cutout silhouettes) the cut "Oogie's Dance" segment heard on the soundtrack and discussed in the book.

That would be pointless, wouldn't it ...

Easy dumb obvious one - Extended Sin City. Cut back into one movie, a la the theatrical cut, but with the extra scenes of Hartigan's wife and Mort and the Nurse put AFTER the appearance by Senator Roark, where they'll make about ten times more sense.

In my "impossible dream edit" category:

Terry Gilliam claims that his second-to-last cut of The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (running 12 minutes longer) was much better than what was released, because it had a more natural pace and "breathing room." This cut is long since lost. The Criterion DVD didn't turn up much deleted footage ... most notable was a better extended cameo for Gilliam himself.

The deleted host segments from MST3K: The Movie have turned up somewhere, haven't they? Probably a terrible cam bootleg from one of the conventions.

Also impossible:
I'd like to see an extended Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey, as the released version has big "what the hell" holes in it. Scenes cut out are very obvious.


But I don't think they've been released anywhere.
--

I've got one - Red Dwarf, the Movie.

I'm watching Red Dwarf series 7 for the first time - I'd always avoided it after seeing one awful episode from it (Stoke Me a Clipper) ... it's clearly the worst series for a great show ...

But watching the DVD's extended versions of "Tikka to Ride" and "Ouroboros", which are presented without a laugh track ...

This might as well be Red Dwarf the movie. They're all filmlooked, and only rarely look like video during these episodes due to the single-camera style. There's a flashback and time travel aspect to both episodes that would lend itself well to a movie, and to including clips from previous series ... we flash back to the end of series 6, the beginning of series 1 (to annoyingly rewrite history and include the black hole of comedy herself, Chloe Annett, who sucks the humor out of the series ... but never mind, it'd be a good excuse to revisit series 1 or 8 in the movie) ... Lister's wedding to a Gelf back in ... series 5 I think ... is also referenced.

These being flashbacks, they wouldn't have to look like film, if you kept them brief. You'd have to be carefully choose non laugh track material though ... thankfully the DVDs contain lots of material without laugh tracks as deleted scenes, outtakes etc.

These two episodes do link together slightly, despite Rimmer not being in the latter. The ending to Ouroboros, which is a good one, uses the time travel device from Tikka to Ride.

I think that these episodes and others from Red Dwarf series 7 could be edited together into one coherent story. I think the pace should be picked up a bit, because it doesn't quite work without the laugh track.

Effects shots from previous series could be used in all their filmy glory, and if possible, I'd like to see Holly brought back somehow. You'd have to keep Rimmer in the story too somehow.

You'd also have to crop the 4x3 footage to 16x9, and sort of rework the order of things, introduce the plotlines of all the episodes you're using together at the beginning of the film.


But it would definitely work. It's halfway there already.


Just an idea.

--
Author
Time
Originally posted by: ocpmovie

STAR WARS: CLASSIC EDITION 2.0 - I am considering doing a revised restoration of the first Star Wars, to improve on my Classic Edition edit. If you'd like this to happen, let me know in this thread.
I'd like this to happen! That could be pretty full of spiff.


The Fisher King Criterion Preservation - Dave West transferred Alex Brunelle's laserdiscs of the now-rare special edition of this great Terry Gilliam film. I didn't do anything, but was supportive.

That wasn't actually my disc he transferred from, it was his.

Adventures of Baron Munchausen Criterion Preservation - Dave West is waiting to transfer Alex Brunelle's laserdiscs of the now-rare special edition of this great Terry Gilliam film. Alex needs to send them to him.

I am in possession of packing material! Should happen soon soon soon.

I used to be very active on this forum. I’m not really anymore. Hi everybody. You’re all awesome. Keep up the good work.

Author
Time
Originally posted by: ocpmovieArnaud Hilmarcher has offered to buy the Thief script! I will be sending him lots of DVDs in return. So nobody else bid I guess.
Hi there. I'll do this indeed !
Author
Time
Originally posted by: ocpmovie


*** Star Wars Auditions - 90 min, 1975. Preservation of the original audition tapes for Star Wars featuring many popular 1970s actors. With the Richard Pryor Cantina Skit and The Saga Begins video (Weird Al) - both in high DVD quality.[/L]

Wow! How'd you get your hands on them and how can I get a copy?


Originally posted by: ocpmovie
STAR WARS: CLASSIC EDITION 2.0 - I am considering doing a revised restoration of the first Star Wars, to improve on my Classic Edition edit. If you'd like this to happen, let me know in this thread.[/L]


I'm all for it.


Author
Time
The auditions are a really common bootleg, they leaked years ago.

Quite interesting stuff, particularly the bits with Kurt Russell.


My DVD is from a VHS bought at Comic Con in the late 90s, which I thought was better quality than the DVDs circulating out there. So I made my own DVD and threw on the Pryor skit and The Saga Begins as bonuses.

As usual for any DVD, just write me at *****.



Oh - in non-fan DVD news, two Orange Cow features are coming out in special edition DVDs this week.

2005's Gods of Los Angeles has been slightly spruced up with revised credits and a reedited scene, and there are plans to record a commentary - this new version is intended to go with the two Special Features discs for the film, which are already out (Featuring 90 minutes of deleted scenes including an appearance by Neil Innes of the Monty Python films and The Rutles, 1 hour of outtakes, nearly 4 hours of cast interviews, and all kinds of other fun).

1999's The Phantom Movie, a spoof of the Phantom Menace, was one of the first Orange Cow features. It's out on special edition DVD in all its cheesy glory, with over a half hour of outtakes, a commentary recorded way back in 1999, a new introduction and some other rare clips.


Oh, and I've also just drawn and posted some new designs for my animated series concept, The Chosen Ones. I go into detail about what I was ripping off when drawing it ...
Author
Time
Originally posted by: ocpmovie

STAR WARS: CLASSIC EDITION 2.0 - I am considering doing a revised restoration of the first Star Wars, to improve on my Classic Edition edit. If you'd like this to happen, let me know in this thread

[/L]




I would love to see a Star Wars Classic Edition 2.0 having enjoyed the original one and the others in the trilogy.
Author
Time
Star Wars Classic 2.0? YES PLEASE!


These are the ones I watch all the time. Superb work from OCP! Can't wait to see 2.0. What are you going to change?


Author
Time
Oh Hells Yeah.
There's good in the Original Trilogy, and it's worth fighting for.
"People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people."
http://www.myspace.com/harlock415
Author
Time
>> Can't wait to see 2.0. What are you going to change?

Well, in the original Star Wars Classic, the film isn't actually running at the normal 24 frames per second. It was edited in 24 frames per second, but Final Cut Pro, when exporting it, changed it to 30 frames per second, adding lots of "junk" frames. So the movement isn't smooth, it's slightly staggered, which is evident in camera moves.

I also edited it using the miniDV codec, which is a very limited codec - when the codec comes up with oversaturated reds, blues, yellows or other colors, it renders them as blocky blocky blocks - looks very ugly. I now use the PhotoJPEG codec for DVD work which isn't limited in that way.

What I'm saying is, it would just look better if I edited it again.

My source for the laserdisc material in Star Wars Classic was the Cowclops 2.0 transfer, which was a very nice transfer, but for Empire and Jedi I had discovered Moth3r's superior PAL transfers - which I wish I'd used for Star Wars Classic. Now there's the 2006 Lucasfilm transfer, which is superior to the other laserdisc transfers out there, including even Moth3r's in most ways.

In addition there were a couple of errors in the edit. Anyone who's seen the edit knows that somehow a CGI shot I had deleted accidentally returned and slipped into the final Death Star battle by mistake ....

So yeah, a few things I could do differently.
Author
Time
ahh.. I see. Quite a bit of work to be done then! :-)


Author
Time
For the Richard Williams fans, a 1080i broadcast of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" has been released, for those who know where to look.

Jessica Rabbit in HD
Author
Time
Niiice quality.
Author
Time
But is it uncut?

Guidelines for post content and general behaviour: read announcement here

Max. allowable image sizes in signatures: reminder here

Author
Time
Originally posted by: ocpmovie
>> Can't wait to see 2.0. What are you going to change?

Well, in the original Star Wars Classic, the film isn't actually running at the normal 24 frames per second. It was edited in 24 frames per second, but Final Cut Pro, when exporting it, changed it to 30 frames per second, adding lots of "junk" frames. So the movement isn't smooth, it's slightly staggered, which is evident in camera moves.

I also edited it using the miniDV codec, which is a very limited codec - when the codec comes up with oversaturated reds, blues, yellows or other colors, it renders them as blocky blocky blocks - looks very ugly. I now use the PhotoJPEG codec for DVD work which isn't limited in that way.

What I'm saying is, it would just look better if I edited it again.

My source for the laserdisc material in Star Wars Classic was the Cowclops 2.0 transfer, which was a very nice transfer, but for Empire and Jedi I had discovered Moth3r's superior PAL transfers - which I wish I'd used for Star Wars Classic. Now there's the 2006 Lucasfilm transfer, which is superior to the other laserdisc transfers out there, including even Moth3r's in most ways.

In addition there were a couple of errors in the edit. Anyone who's seen the edit knows that somehow a CGI shot I had deleted accidentally returned and slipped into the final Death Star battle by mistake ....

So yeah, a few things I could do differently.



I did notice that in ANH! but i alo noticed that the extended oola scene in ROTJ is present as well. that was filmed for the 1997 special edition!

DVD's are top notch though! can't wait for 2.0!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Join the dark side........ and get a free cookie!
Author
Time
Well, I left in the newly-shot Oola scene on purpose, because I kind of liked it and wanted to see if it would work in the original cut.

There's an option to skip it for purists.

Star Wars and Empire both had several different sound mixes that I was trying to resolve into one mix, which wasn't as true with Jedi, so to make this edit more different from other edits out there I put Oola in there, and it's a weird decision but an interesting one too.
Author
Time
Originally posted by: Moth3r
But is it uncut?


Don't know, but I'd be really, really surprised if it was the original theatrical version.
Author
Time
Not a chance.


At least the cuts weren't huge.
Author
Time
Originally posted by: ocpmovie
>> Can't wait to see 2.0. What are you going to change?

Well, in the original Star Wars Classic, the film isn't actually running at the normal 24 frames per second. It was edited in 24 frames per second, but Final Cut Pro, when exporting it, changed it to 30 frames per second, adding lots of "junk" frames. So the movement isn't smooth, it's slightly staggered, which is evident in camera moves.

I also edited it using the miniDV codec, which is a very limited codec - when the codec comes up with oversaturated reds, blues, yellows or other colors, it renders them as blocky blocky blocks - looks very ugly. I now use the PhotoJPEG codec for DVD work which isn't limited in that way.

What I'm saying is, it would just look better if I edited it again.

My source for the laserdisc material in Star Wars Classic was the Cowclops 2.0 transfer, which was a very nice transfer, but for Empire and Jedi I had discovered Moth3r's superior PAL transfers - which I wish I'd used for Star Wars Classic. Now there's the 2006 Lucasfilm transfer, which is superior to the other laserdisc transfers out there, including even Moth3r's in most ways.

In addition there were a couple of errors in the edit. Anyone who's seen the edit knows that somehow a CGI shot I had deleted accidentally returned and slipped into the final Death Star battle by mistake ....

So yeah, a few things I could do differently.


Okay. Can you include the mono mix in there in addition with your custom mix?
Author
Time
I too would love to see a 2.0 on ANH:Classic, because of A) the junk frames you mentioned, B)the special ed-ition shots you admitted to accidentally leaving in, and C) most importantly, the non-functioning parts of the menu sections. I'm glad you've considered fixing all this.
“The tragedy of your times, my young friends, is that you may get exactly what you want.”
Author
Time
The menu is functional on every player I've ever tried it on, and most players certainly. I've heard a couple people have problems with it on this title, but they are not widespread, and not my work ... even so, you don't need completely functioning menus to play this pretty simply-designed title!


The sound mix on the Star Wars Classic Edition is based on the mono mix and was designed to replace it. Due to the slight timing differences between this cut and the original, it was necessary to do a new edit of the sound in general.
Author
Time
Just got a chance to check out a 720p (encoded from the 1080i source) copy of Roger Rabbit. It is the edited version...not that it's a big deal. It's a freagin' finger. Looks nice though.

http://fileserver1.jpghosting.com/images/herman_9b6e524f1d348e59db81770fefb0f2ba.jpg
Author
Time

Just had a detailed look at Classic Star wars Trilogy V1.0

SUPERB EASTER EGGS!!!!!!!! Can't wait for V2.0 now!!!
Join the dark side........ and get a free cookie!
Author
Time
Originally posted by: ocpmovie
I've got one - Red Dwarf, the Movie.

I'm watching Red Dwarf series 7 for the first time - I'd always avoided it after seeing one awful episode from it (Stoke Me a Clipper) ... it's clearly the worst series for a great show ...

But watching the DVD's extended versions of "Tikka to Ride" and "Ouroboros", which are presented without a laugh track ...

This might as well be Red Dwarf the movie. They're all filmlooked, and only rarely look like video during these episodes due to the single-camera style. There's a flashback and time travel aspect to both episodes that would lend itself well to a movie, and to including clips from previous series ... we flash back to the end of series 6, the beginning of series 1 (to annoyingly rewrite history and include the black hole of comedy herself, Chloe Annett, who sucks the humor out of the series ... but never mind, it'd be a good excuse to revisit series 1 or 8 in the movie) ... Lister's wedding to a Gelf back in ... series 5 I think ... is also referenced.

These being flashbacks, they wouldn't have to look like film, if you kept them brief. You'd have to be carefully choose non laugh track material though ... thankfully the DVDs contain lots of material without laugh tracks as deleted scenes, outtakes etc.

These two episodes do link together slightly, despite Rimmer not being in the latter. The ending to Ouroboros, which is a good one, uses the time travel device from Tikka to Ride.

I think that these episodes and others from Red Dwarf series 7 could be edited together into one coherent story. I think the pace should be picked up a bit, because it doesn't quite work without the laugh track.

Effects shots from previous series could be used in all their filmy glory, and if possible, I'd like to see Holly brought back somehow. You'd have to keep Rimmer in the story too somehow.

You'd also have to crop the 4x3 footage to 16x9, and sort of rework the order of things, introduce the plotlines of all the episodes you're using together at the beginning of the film.


But it would definitely work. It's halfway there already.


Just an idea.

--



I like it, I like it a lot.

I like it so much, I'm ripping the DVD to my HD as I type. Tell you what GG, if you script it, I'll do all the donkey work...

FINISHED:
The Sith Revealed - A Scrapbook
Episode III The Video Game - The Movie
24: The Missing Day
Star Wars - The Interactive Board Game DVD
Battlefront - Journal of the 501st
The Clones Revealed

email me for details daveytod AT btinternet DOT com