“no home release ever had the subs burned in.” So the VHS releases don’t count then?
Yes they would, but with the OT they didn’t always use the theatrical font. I presume the OP wants to see what was actually on release prints.
Yep. The Old HDTV has burn in that has the wrong font, style and timing, Theres also a new HDTV version with the correct timing, very similar style but not quite, and a few corretions.
Getting a close look at the 35mm is what i need for my TPM restoration (yeah, im doing one too.)
Could you please tell me more about this new HDTV version with correct timing ?
Anyway, Silverwook is right: VHS and VCD had inlaid subtitles, but not with theatrical fonts. Here is a comparison of theatrical subtitles with VHS and VCD :
Z Bootleg (CAM):
Theatrical restoration (work in progress… I’m also doing one too 😃 ) :