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The Phantom Menace on 35mm — Page 11

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Skippy The Jedi Droid said:

Patience! There are two HD reconstructions going on right now. Wait till those are out and then do the opening crawls.

Ok, but I want to do and have it for the 20th anniversary. And I make an upscale from the 2001 DVD, because it uses the orignal German opening crawl, scanned from the original film material, I don’t like newer digital reconstructions. Or do someone have an HDTV record of the German VHS or DVD Version? It was shown a few times on German, Austiran and Swiss TV, I think the most popular is from the Austrian ORF1 from 2013, but I just have it in SD. Do someone have a real HDTV record from ORF1? I think they just broadcasted it in 720p, but it’s the best available source for the German theatrical version. The Hungarian opening crawl is just available on a Pan&Scan (4:3) VHS from 2000 (or a digital SDTV record) and as a digitla reconstruction on the 2011 Blu Ray and 2015 DVD. I want to try to make a mix between the two available Hungarian crawls and the HD Scan from the original, to reconstruct the orignal Hungarian opening crawl as near as possible.

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Hi guys,

I’m looking in to getting something organised for this. I have sponsorship for the scanning that will cover the full cost of scanning, but I can’t pay for this item right now. We need to organise one bidder, I’m doing that now, and then any donations would go to him/her.

SO, long story short, if there is interest in this film please speak up now and say how much you would like to donate. PM me if you need to or you want to be anonymous. We probably need at least $700 so keep that in mind.

The ebay seller is a trusted seller who we know, if he says the print is “very good” then the print will be very good.

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Hey, wouldn’t it be much more easy to make a reconstruction like Harmy did with his despecialized trilogy? Use the official Blu Ray version as a main source, combined with elements from a late HDTV broadcast of the 2001 DVD Version and some upscales from the Japanese Laserdisc?

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I don’t know I would call that “easy”, I can send you my project files and you can see what you can make of it if you like. In any case, we have a very good opportunity to scan this film now if the print is purchased.

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Easy, it is not. But almost done (twice: by ChewieLewis and by myselft).

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skywalker89 said:

Hey, wouldn’t it be much more easy to make a reconstruction like Harmy did with his despecialized trilogy? Use the official Blu Ray version as a main source, combined with elements from a late HDTV broadcast of the 2001 DVD Version and some upscales from the Japanese Laserdisc?

4k though

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RU.08 said:

I don’t know I would call that “easy”, I can send you my project files and you can see what you can make of it if you like. In any case, we have a very good opportunity to scan this film now if the print is purchased.

I would want to have the original raw files (Maybe a .ts or .mp4 file?) of the Austrian 720p HDTV record “Die dunkle Bedrohung” from ORF1 from 2013 (or earlier) in best possible quality.

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skywalker89 said:

RU.08 said:

I don’t know I would call that “easy”, I can send you my project files and you can see what you can make of it if you like. In any case, we have a very good opportunity to scan this film now if the print is purchased.

I would want to have the original raw files (Maybe a .ts or .mp4 file?) of the Austrian 720p HDTV record “Die dunkle Bedrohung” from ORF1 from 2013 (or earlier) in best possible quality.

The only available recording of the Austrian ORF1 version is 480p.

If I had some gum, I’d chew a hole into the sun…

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schorman13 said:

skywalker89 said:

RU.08 said:

I don’t know I would call that “easy”, I can send you my project files and you can see what you can make of it if you like. In any case, we have a very good opportunity to scan this film now if the print is purchased.

I would want to have the original raw files (Maybe a .ts or .mp4 file?) of the Austrian 720p HDTV record “Die dunkle Bedrohung” from ORF1 from 2013 (or earlier) in best possible quality.

The only available recording of the Austrian ORF1 version is 480p.

I already have that 480p version, but there should be a European 720p HDTV record.

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skywalker89 said:

schorman13 said:

skywalker89 said:

RU.08 said:

I don’t know I would call that “easy”, I can send you my project files and you can see what you can make of it if you like. In any case, we have a very good opportunity to scan this film now if the print is purchased.

I would want to have the original raw files (Maybe a .ts or .mp4 file?) of the Austrian 720p HDTV record “Die dunkle Bedrohung” from ORF1 from 2013 (or earlier) in best possible quality.

The only available recording of the Austrian ORF1 version is 480p.

I already have that 480p version, but there should be a European 720p HDTV record.

There should, but there isn’t.

If I had some gum, I’d chew a hole into the sun…

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schorman13 said:

skywalker89 said:

schorman13 said:

skywalker89 said:

RU.08 said:

I don’t know I would call that “easy”, I can send you my project files and you can see what you can make of it if you like. In any case, we have a very good opportunity to scan this film now if the print is purchased.

I would want to have the original raw files (Maybe a .ts or .mp4 file?) of the Austrian 720p HDTV record “Die dunkle Bedrohung” from ORF1 from 2013 (or earlier) in best possible quality.

The only available recording of the Austrian ORF1 version is 480p.

I already have that 480p version, but there should be a European 720p HDTV record.

There should, but there isn’t.

it ought to be here

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Is anyone else interested in buying the ebay print - or donating towards it?

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I am considering it. That trailer convinced me, the prequel trilogy looks gorgeous with that natural film grain. It actually feels like it’s visually part of the original trilogy.

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If you’re interested shoot me a private conversation. I have arranged someone to do the ebay bidding, this is someone who knows the scanner already, however we do need to raise the full cost in donations to be able to bid.

I have recorded Mway1’s pledge, with thanks.

It’ll be scanned in better quality than the trailer, our sponsor is letting us use a professional scanner, but we can’t say too much on the open forum about how it will be scanned.

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skywalker89 said:

Hey, wouldn’t it be much more easy to make a reconstruction like Harmy did with his despecialized trilogy? Use the official Blu Ray version as a main source, combined with elements from a late HDTV broadcast of the 2001 DVD Version and some upscales from the Japanese Laserdisc?

I guess you’re not aware of the two HD reconstruction projects done with different techniques that are going on right now.

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skywalker89 said:

Hey, wouldn’t it be much more easy to make a reconstruction like Harmy did with his despecialized trilogy? Use the official Blu Ray version as a main source, combined with elements from a late HDTV broadcast of the 2001 DVD Version and some upscales from the Japanese Laserdisc?

Easier? Probably not.
Cheaper? For sure.
But that’s missing the entire point of scanning 35mm reels.

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Setzer said:

skywalker89 said:

Hey, wouldn’t it be much more easy to make a reconstruction like Harmy did with his despecialized trilogy? Use the official Blu Ray version as a main source, combined with elements from a late HDTV broadcast of the 2001 DVD Version and some upscales from the Japanese Laserdisc?

Easier? Probably not.
Cheaper? For sure.
But that’s missing the entire point of scanning 35mm reels.

Not to mention the fact that the Blu Ray master completely destroys any detail the film stock had.

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Please keep any offers coming, we are getting close towards the goal!

Donations for this project go to a third party who is doing the ebay bidding, not to myself of poita, PM me for details.

@Dusty311, thanks for the question, I’ve edited some posts to clarify.

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Well this is certainly exciting! Are donations going to Poita’s usual place (i.e. PayPal)?

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STAR WARS EPISODE I: THE PHANTOM MENACE 35MM

HELP REQUIRED!

This movie has been a poison chalice, quite literally unfortunately. However we currently have a very promising opportunity.

THE PRINT

The print is on eBay and is listed as very good condition. The seller is reputable.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/P2197-STAR-WARS-EPISODE-1-PHANTOM-MENACE-1999-35mm-motion-picture-FEATURE/264242471091?hash=item3d861420b3:g:FWAAAOSw57ZcjZWg

Auction ends in TWO DAYS.

Currently the bid is at $514. We need at least $700 in pledges to make a bid.

DONATIONS

Donations for this project go to a third party who is doing the ebay bidding, not to myself of poita, PM me for details.

Target: $700+

Current total of pledges: $400

SCANNING

I have a sponsor for scanning. If purchased, the print will be scanned on professional equipment and our generous sponsor will pay for it.

IMAGES

As time is short I’ve sent out a few messages to people who donated the first time around, please don’t think I’m spamming you. 😉 It’s partly to make sure that people who might be interested know where to send the money before they assume to send it to me or poit.

THANKS EVERYONE!

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RU.08 😃 you might want to update the front post, it still looks like Poita is scanning the toxic print. Refresh with this new post!

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The print is currently at $1k. Are we still going for it?

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zxthehedgehog said:

The print is currently at $1k. Are we still going for it?

Listing just ended, did we win?

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