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Toy Story 35MM Recreation, the project seems abandoned?

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2019 Update:

I finally got myself a copy of the 1995 THX laserdisc, and it looks very similar to all the tests and other sources available. Some of the clips you guys have sent me seem to be ripped from that release, so as far as we know, its the best reference. I also noticed that while some scenes are definitely darker than on the blu-ray, (the spider scene in Sid’s room for example), I think the view master frames are still a teeny bit darker than they should be. There’s no question that the blu ray is too bright, but I think I’ll be able to find a happy medium I.E. making it darker, but without burying the blacks, just as the laserdisc appears.

Again, a HUGE thanks to swazzy for his initial idea. I wouldn’t have started this project without him inspiring me. 😃

I’ve been interested in the project mentioned in this topic for awhile, but the project seems to be abandoned.
https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Toy-Story-on-35mm-and-other-early-Pixar-films-for-that-matter/id/46410

Since no more progress has really been made, I decided to experiment with the idea and attempt a 35mm recreation of my own. The plan is to release a blu ray with a couple of bonus features, i.e. making of, trailers and tv spots, deleted scenes etc all sourced from the blu ray.

I’ve also seen some people saying something about the bluray having a different audio track then the original? My version is using the Stereo track from the blu ray, but if there really are different sound mixes out there such as the laserdisc, let me know and I’ll try to incorporate it into the project. I’ll post some screenshots of what I’ve got right now later today, as well as a restored trailer.

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It may be worth PM’ing Swazzy and asking him if he’s still working on the project - or if he has any useful info or resources etc if he isn’t?

Either way, good luck with it 😃
 

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I find that answer vague and unconvincing. Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?
Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? And say something righteous and hopeful for a change?

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Here are some screenshots from my version:

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Forgive my laziness, it’s still a project I always hoped to see completed and I wish a true 35mm scan had found its way online by now.

One trustworthy resource I’ve found is the splitscreen of a storyboard bonus feature, on one of the older DVD’s. This is sourced from the original film master, and not the 2K re-render that has since replaced it:

https://youtu.be/CAXFW7WfFJI

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Well, I already finished version 1, but I’ll keep that source in mind for version 2. I’m uploading a restoration of the teaser trailer right now.

Also, no need to feel lazy Swazzy. I wouldn’t have attempted a version of the project without you inspiring me. All credit goes to you for the idea, I just wanted to try it out. 😃

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Upon reviewing version 1 on several different screens in my house, I have found numerous problems. The color doesn’t quite match the laserdisc or the trailers and I made it a little too dark. I am beginning work on version 2 right now, and the release is postponed.

Hopefully I’ll at least have an MOV done later today, and the blu ray will be made ASAP. Since it took a LONG time to redo those trailers, I’m not going to do them again with version 2, so the trailers won’t necessarily reflect how the release will look.

Again, huge thanks to Swazzy for his help and the initial idea.

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That is closer to how I remember the film, but the more work you put into this, the better. Will you also reinstate the original Disney castle? The Blu-ray took it out.

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Looks great! I really loved the look of this in the theater, and like many, I’m quite disappointed in the Blu-ray. Keep up the good work. 😃

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Here’s a clip from the project. Please note that the grain does not show up well on youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1sbgAUyFyI

I’m working on the blu ray right now and I’ll hopefully have it available sometime tomorrow. The blu ray will include both a 35MM Recreation with added film grain as well as the raw color correction with no grain. Both versions have the original Disney Castle logo from back in the day. Again, a huge thanks to Swazzy for coming up with the project. In fact, I’m not counting this as the official restoration. He will hopefully release his version someday and I guarantee it will be worlds better than mine.

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Could you provide a comparison perhaps?

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Ugh. Version 2 Also has problems. Work On Version 3 is Underway now.

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Screenshots from version 3.

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The screenshots aren’t final. Still Tweaking.

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Here is the view-master frame of that scene.

I think it needs a little more work. Perhaps try fiddling with contrast?

“After a time, you may find that having, is not so pleasing a thing after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Spock

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Thanks for the feedback guys. I’m going to work on it more tonight. 😃

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I recently acquired a handful of 35mm cells of the movie. I plan on posting them here if anyone is interested, along with using them to make a more accurate color match.

It doesn’t hurt to offer help, but it always hurts to disregard those that do.

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vexedmedia said:

I recently acquired a handful of 35mm cells of the movie. I plan on posting them here if anyone is interested, along with using them to make a more accurate color match.

I would be. 😃

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