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Young Indiana Jones... a preservation (* unfinished project *) - a mass of info & ideas — Page 8

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Thanks stretch009, much appreciated👍. However they’re from the retail DVDs.

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So I just registered for this purpose. I would love to bring back the original episodes. I could buy the box set and start capturing but I don’t have the funds for it. How would I go about starting up a funding for it? I would need a good capture device and the boxset. Right now I think the boxset would be USD 300 and capture hardware could be bought for under USD 200 probably.

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JimJimBinks - 7 years ago

When I worked at Lowry Digital Images, we restored the entire Young Indiana Jones Chronicles at 1080p at least, though I’m pretty sure it was a higher resolution than that. So the HD masters are out there.

dannyboylee - 7 years ago

Ooooooooooohh…

That is so cool. I wonder why they aren’t releasing them along with the movies?

JimJimBinks - 7 years ago

I don’t know. Maybe they’re prepping for a bigger release. At the time Lucas made the Young Indy Chronicles, he wanted it all to be for sale on an “Interactive CD-ROM” complete with learning materials about actual historical events talked about or shown in each episode.

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marin888 said:

JimJimBinks - 7 years ago

When I worked at Lowry Digital Images, we restored the entire Young Indiana Jones Chronicles at 1080p at least, though I’m pretty sure it was a higher resolution than that. So the HD masters are out there.

dannyboylee - 7 years ago

Ooooooooooohh…

That is so cool. I wonder why they aren’t releasing them along with the movies?

JimJimBinks - 7 years ago

I don’t know. Maybe they’re prepping for a bigger release. At the time Lucas made the Young Indy Chronicles, he wanted it all to be for sale on an “Interactive CD-ROM” complete with learning materials about actual historical events talked about or shown in each episode.

Where did that quote come from?

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You’re welcome. 😃

“Logic is the battlefield of adulthood.”

  • Howard Berk
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digitalfreaknyc said:

gary1 said:

Apologies for bumping this thread again, are there still offers of sharing the unaltered versions of Young Indy?

Many thanks

I still really need to do mine…

How is this coming along? Dying to see it!

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locutus2000 said:

So I just registered for this purpose. I would love to bring back the original episodes. I could buy the box set and start capturing but I don’t have the funds for it. How would I go about starting up a funding for it? I would need a good capture device and the boxset. Right now I think the boxset would be USD 300 and capture hardware could be bought for under USD 200 probably.

Please do not spend that much on one of those box sets. I own one. I have the means to rip it. And I only spent $66. Do not give these scammers the satisfaction.

Besides, the laser disc set is not what we should be ripping— what we want is the Australian VHS tapes. I have two of the six volumes, but no PAL VCR. Would gladly rip them if I could get a compatible VCR. The laser discs have hardcoded Japanese subtitles.

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Thought I’d post this if of interest, the opening/closing bookends with George Hall (watermarked though) there’s also quite a few introductions with George Lucas and VHS promos on YouTube too, would be awesome to see all of this pulled together as a preservation
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BkHVVWu1QQQ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eeR7XBkqbTw
George Lucas and Rick McCallum Discuss the Young Indiana Jones Series
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vxCjvNpd1MI

A LOOK INSIDE" FT. GEORGE LUCAS, STEVEN SPEILBERG, AND HARRISON FORD [VHS} 1999
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=VxZzA_8nMdI
Young Indiana Jones A look inside interview
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=elGmUUGpRBk&t=2s

Previews
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jekJP1xt4Os
“Young Indiana Jones Chronicles” Film Making pt.1, 2 & 3
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nfD8pFvyVS0
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F7ioPbApktI
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pvcpv-kTU14&t=2s

Young Indiana Jones VHS Opening Trailers UK Retail Cassette
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WBsGcfWq0zY

Also a few unedited versions here from ABC (Curse of the Jackal, Phantom Train of Doom, Hollywood Follies & Peking)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx3KKiDtkAE

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Hi everyone! Now that we’re on quarantine, I’m catching up with the movies and series I haven’t been able to watch before, due to, you know, work, family, hobbies, etc.

Never had the money to buy the original Indy chronicles so I’ve downloaded them some years ago. What I’ve got is this:

• Chapter 1: My First Adventure
Egypt - 1908

• Chapter 2: Passion for Life
Paris - 1908, Kenya - 1909

• Chapter 3: The Perils of Cupid
Florence/Vienna - 1908

• Chapter 4: Travels with Father
Greece/Russia - 1910

• Chapter 5: Journey of Radiance
India/China - 1910

• Chapter 6: Spring Break Adventure
Mexico - 1916

• Chapter 7: Love’s Sweet Song
Ireland/London - 1916

• Chapter 8: The Trenches of Hell
Germany - 1916

• Chapter 9: Demons of Deception
Verdun/Paris - 1916

• Chapter 10: Phantom Train of Doom
Germany/East Africa - 1916

• Chapter 11: Oganga: The Giver and Taker of Life
Congo - 1916

• Chapter 12: Attack of the Hawkmen
Austria - 1917

• Chapter 13: Adventures in the Secret Service
Austria/Russia - 1917

• Chapter 14: Espionage Escapades
Spain/Prague - 1917

• Chapter 15: Daredevils of the Desert
Palestine - 1917

• Chapter 16: Tales of Innocence
Monaco/Italy - 1917

• Chapter 17: Masks of Evil
Istanbul/Transylvania - 1918

• Chapter 18: Treasure of the Peacock’s Eye
Egypt/Java/South Pacific - 1919

• Chapter 19: The Winds of Change
Paris/Princeton - 1919

• Chapter 20: Mystery of the Blues
Chicago - 1920

• Chapter 21: Scandal of 1920
New York - 1920

• Chapter 22: Hollywood Follies
Hollywood - 1920

The chapters are one hour and a half long. Then, on Wikipedia, I saw a list of chapters with a lot more episodes than what I have. The names and the order of them are different too!
Would somebody be so kind and explain me WTH is going on? Can I watch the episodes I have in the order they are? Do I need to look for more episodes so as to have the complete collection? THX in advance!

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Chandrila said:

The chapters are one hour and a half long. Then, on Wikipedia, I saw a list of chapters with a lot more episodes than what I have. The names and the order of them are different too!
Would somebody be so kind and explain me WTH is going on? Can I watch the episodes I have in the order they are? Do I need to look for more episodes so as to have the complete collection? THX in advance!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Indiana_Jones_Chronicles#Home_media

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So I just went through a couple of those France 4 rips to compare the Old Indy segments to the US airings. These being the most important parts as there are 8 episodes that have never had any official release in any region with the old indy segments. So if one were trying to make “original airing” preservations these are required.

Welp, bad news. In ‘Benares January 1919’ (which is one of the aforementioned episodes with no official release in any region) specifically they’ve edited off seconds here and there making them incomplete. Assume this was to make the dub easier and not have to sync mouths as much. A few sections that previously had someone talking on camera is now swapped to off camera with a different person silently reacting to the words.

I haven’t had a chance to go through the entire episodes to compare but just going off of the old indy segments it doesn’t look good.

There are also advertisement pop ups with modern shows. That is annoying.

Not to mention they do this quite often...

Additionally there is the usual frame blending done on 23.97fps sources converted to PAL. Another mess to untangle.

Oh yeah, and cropping. This is typical of 4:3 content modernized for 16:9 tv’s. They ever so slightly crop the image to something more like 14:9 and then letterbox the rest of it.

In these example pics look at her shoes, the cigarette machine, that arrow up top…

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french

In summary, I wouldn’t use them for preservations. Nice to have I suppose. Maybe the episodes themselves are more intact but I have my doubts. Not to mention the cropping and frame rate issues will still be there regardless.