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#1504976
Topic
Millennium (1996 FOX TV) DVD Restoration/Upscale Project (WIP)
Time

TVArchive said:

Thanks so much! I have been working on my upscale technique for several years, each source requires a different approach but I try VERY hard to lower DNR as much as possible to keep the upscale from looking like plastic. These were mostly shot on film and that grain needs to be there.

Again, thanks for the kind words. I’ve got several projects in the works so stay tuned!

Film grain is heavily preferred! Majority of fan restorations need to realize this, especially upscales, instead of making everything plastic waxy garbage. Would another of those projects be Harsh Realm or The Lone Gunmen? Because Chris Carter TV Shows.

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#1504695
Topic
Star Trek The Motion Picture - Special Longer Version - 720p HD restoration/reconstruction/fanedit Version 1.0 (Released)
Time

Leandar said:

Is this still available for download? If so, I’d love to get a copy of it.

Thanks in advance.

Special Longer Version is available officially without any ugly unneeded upscaling laziness.
https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Trek-The-Motion-Picture-4K-Blu-ray/319344/ https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Star-Trek-The-Motion-Picture-4K-Blu-ray/319941/

This project is DEAD.

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#1498853
Topic
Films with alternate OFFICIAL releases.
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SpacemanDoug said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

SpacemanDoug said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

CloakedDragon97 said:

Amadeus
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=2234

Added to the Letterboxd list and the link to the title.
Back to the Future sort of counts but that was only on Home Video versions aka VHS, not the cinema release.

The Godfather trilogy 4K changes:

The Godfather:
-all optical texts digitally recreated, they’re mostly identical but still look a bit different (however what’s nice is the original Paramount logo was restored to the end, for the first time since VHS)

The Godfather Part II:
-all optical texts digitally recreated, they’re mostly identical but still look a bit different, however the opening “A Paramount Picture” credit is changed entirely to a different font and says “Paramount Pictures Presents” (however what’s nice is at least the original Paramount logo is restored to the end for the first time since the 2001 DVD)
-The 4K version shortens a shot that was meant to be a reel change and intentionally was extended by two seconds or so to accommodate but for reasons the reel change was moved somewhere else and the 2 seconds were left in, they appeared on every past home video release including the 2007 BD, but they were taken out for the 4K version
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=311098

The Godfather Part III:
-recut twice for home video, initially for the 1991 VHS as the “final director’s cut”, where it was extended from 162 minutes to 170 minutes, all home video releases before the 4K were based off of this cut
-the second recut was done in 2020 and retitled to “The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone”, it’s the shortest running at 157 minutes and has some portions re-arranged as well
https://www.schnittberichte.com/schnittbericht.php?ID=610 (comparison between the theatrical and 1991 cut though note that this is in German and despite the TV broadcast being based off of the theatrical cut, is still cut for violence and such)
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=785871 (comparison between the 1991 cut and Coda)

the theatrical cut never got a home video release until it was released as a bonus feature alongside the 1991 cut on the 4K set

I really don’t need any of that. Just links, i.e. movie-censorship, to add to the films on the Letterboxd list. I’m streamlining this. Also will add The Saga Cut to the links for The GodFather Parts I & II.
I WILL add the links, of course. Thanks!

Can you at least add for the theatrical and 1991 cut comparison that it’s in German and the broadcast despite being based off of the theatrical cut is still edited for violence and such?

Yup!

stwd4nder2 said:

I appreciate the extra effort put in to posts other than just a link to another site. 😉

Corrected your typo. I would but this isn’t Blu-ray.com. This forum doesn’t even have the proper tools to do what I’d even want to do anyway. I did put the link to the original thread in the first post so text references are there, albiet it has some out of date information.
Letterboxd is fine, especially with how I have the List linked.

AND how was I able to double quote when this forum doesn’t have the feature? Copy pasting.

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#1498404
Topic
Films with alternate OFFICIAL releases.
Time

SpacemanDoug said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

CloakedDragon97 said:

Amadeus
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=2234

Added to the Letterboxd list and the link to the title.
Back to the Future sort of counts but that was only on Home Video versions aka VHS, not the cinema release.

The Godfather trilogy 4K changes:

The Godfather:
-all optical texts digitally recreated, they’re mostly identical but still look a bit different (however what’s nice is the original Paramount logo was restored to the end, for the first time since VHS)

The Godfather Part II:
-all optical texts digitally recreated, they’re mostly identical but still look a bit different, however the opening “A Paramount Picture” credit is changed entirely to a different font and says “Paramount Pictures Presents” (however what’s nice is at least the original Paramount logo is restored to the end for the first time since the 2001 DVD)
-The 4K version shortens a shot that was meant to be a reel change and intentionally was extended by two seconds or so to accommodate but for reasons the reel change was moved somewhere else and the 2 seconds were left in, they appeared on every past home video release including the 2007 BD, but they were taken out for the 4K version
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=311098

The Godfather Part III:
-recut twice for home video, initially for the 1991 VHS as the “final director’s cut”, where it was extended from 162 minutes to 170 minutes, all home video releases before the 4K were based off of this cut
-the second recut was done in 2020 and retitled to “The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone”, it’s the shortest running at 157 minutes and has some portions re-arranged as well
https://www.schnittberichte.com/schnittbericht.php?ID=610 (comparison between the theatrical and 1991 cut though note that this is in German and despite the TV broadcast being based off of the theatrical cut, is still cut for violence and such)
https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=785871 (comparison between the 1991 cut and Coda)

the theatrical cut never got a home video release until it was released as a bonus feature alongside the 1991 cut on the 4K set

I really don’t need any of that. Just links, i.e. movie-censorship, to add to the films on the Letterboxd list. I’m streamlining this. Also will add The Saga Cut to the links for The GodFather Parts I & II.
I WILL add the links, of course. Thanks!

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#1498320
Topic
The Evil Dead (1983) 35MM Film Scan <em>DONATIONS NEEDED</em>
Time

Venny said:

The_Evil_Dead_1_Fan said:

You want to preserve THE ONLY 100% PURE and 100% PRISTINE EXISTING versions of The Evil Dead (1981) ???

There are The THX APPROVED and CERTIFIED Widescreen and Full-Frame DEFINITIVE versions included EXCLUSIVELY in The ULTIMATE Edition DVD.

THE ULTIMATE PRINT.
THE SUPREME TRANSFER.

You will NEVER get ANYTHING BETTER than that, because NOTHING BETTER EXISTS.

(stop your lies, goodbye, scammers)

You do realize that prints of Evil Dead BEFORE edits were done exist right? Also who said anyone was scamming? Stop acting like a crazy person

But, they’re already a crazy person.
I have that Ultimate Edition DVD set, even have the 4K release too, and it’d be damn awesome to see a 35mm scan, in 4K of course! Because it’s the raw cinema version, and before all the zany edits. Better than a preservation of one of the Laserdiscs, IMO. UNLESS if a Laserdisc has exclusive bonus features or alternately interesting color timing.

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#1498318
Topic
Halloween [spoRv] *BD-25 RELEASED*
Time

The Aluminum Falcon said:

I know this is an old thread but is anyone interested in seeing the original Halloween preserved in 35mm? Might have a lead but need donors.

You ought to make a new thread for a preservation of a 35mm scan. (Hopefully 4K is a priority because 1080p is old news…) Would be an excellent disc, if it were so, to replace this woefully ancient and obsolete project.
I bet I still have this spoRv BD25 on a spindle somewhere…

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#1498110
Topic
Films with alternate OFFICIAL releases.
Time

CloakedDragon97 said:

Fantasia has had various versions throughout the years. The original roadshow cut was trimmed down for general audiences. It was the widely available version until 2000 when the longer cut was recreated with some alterations.

All I need are the titles, movie-censorship links, and maybe even more links. Not going to make it a long winded first post as the other user had. Tanks berry much.

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#1498048
Topic
Films with alternate OFFICIAL releases.
Time

Starting a new thread from https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Info-Films-re-released-with-alterations/id/50111/page/1

The link below will have the titles with links to movie-censorship, etc., detailing any different cuts, and will be constantly updated. Titles would be welcome. Most obvious inclusions are the STAR WARS OG Original Trilogy, and Prequel Trilogy.
https://letterboxd.com/admiralnoodles/list/films-with-official-alternate-cuts/detail/

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#1497356
Topic
FAN EDIT REQUEST THREAD - Post your dream Fan Edits Here!
Time

starwarseffect said:

I want a fan restoration of Executive Decision (1996) that is the theatrical cut in Blu-ray quality. Currently, the theatrical cut only exists in the standard-definition DVD and laserdisc format. If someone were to splice the scenes from the DVD/laserdisc version that are missing from the Blu-ray, and use software to upscale the missing scenes to 1080p quality with color correction/sharpening, that would be great. The closest already existing example I can compare this to is the uncut upscale of Scream (1996) where someone spliced the uncut scenes from the laserdisc to the cut version of the Blu-ray.

Why not a preservation of a 35mm film print for Executive Decision instead of this unneeded upscaled shit?

For me it’d probably be random Extended Editions aka Longer Cuts of films, not fan edits. The list is as such:
ALIEN
DUNE (1984)
IT (Chapter One and Two more similar to the book with tons of deleted scenes and exclusive bonus features.)
KILL BILL (Whole Bloody Affair)
PROMETHEUS
SCREAM 1 (1996)
STAR WARS
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
RETURN OF THE JEDI
SUPERMAN II
SUPERMAN III
SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE
THE TERMINATOR

And MORE!

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#1496275
Topic
Info &amp; Discussion: Fullscreen Laserdisc / DVD Preservations
Time

SpacemanDoug said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

MrBrown said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

skoal said:

Is the RoboCop 4:3 DVD fully opened-up? Can anyone compare the 4:3 DVD to the Criterion DVD?

There is no Full Frame DVD of RoboCop, not Region 1 at least. The above images I believe are from a TV airing. The Criterion is the closest Open Matte RoboCop there is on DVD.

At least you type RoboCop correctly.
Myself I’m far more interested in open matte versions of movies instead of Pan and Scan bullshite. Interesting for alternatives, of course.

Well, why being so negative on the former poster then? The Criterion is more open matted, compared to any newer 1.85:1 dvd and BD release, due having a 1.66:1 frame, the way it originally was intended.

Wasn’t originally intended for 1.66:1 but maybe that’s for European markets. That, and the LD/DVD is quite old in terms of approval from the film-maker.
I have that DVD but wish Criterion ported over the PCM or whichever audio from the Laserdisc instead of making it lossy. Different aspect ratio but not currently on the rest of the releases. Glad I have the rest of the RoboCop releases I do, including the par most excellent ARROW 4K Limited Edition release (not the dreaded SteelBook). https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/RoboCop-DVD/3692/ https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/RoboCop-DVD/7641/ (I have this in a standard case.) https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/RoboCop-Blu-ray/89781/ https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/RoboCop-4K-Blu-ray/307415/
And only keeping the Criterion DVD because of the different aspect ratio which Verhoven approved at the time, video source ported most likely for/from the LD, and the exclusive bonus features not on any other release. Unless DVDCompare is accurate, and doesn’t mention any carry-overs from it on other releases.
Which makes me wonder if anyone has taken any open-matte HD uncensored broadcast, make it 1.66:1 to make the weird Criterion LD/DVD aspect ratio which Verhoven has abandoned in favor of the newer scans (MGM Remastered BD, and the superior ARROW BD/4K compared to the former), and have a customized BD25 or whichever with all the Criterion bonus. Including the audio from the Criterion LD since it would the DTS-HD MA 2.0 from the ARROW BD or 4K. Y’know, similar to what fellow forum user alleycat has done with other Criterion LDs and made custom BDs. BUT, that’s for a different thread altogether.

Would be nice to see a more current, HD quality or even 35mm scan, of the open matte for The Princess Bride. Only release I know of which has it is the old MGM DVD. Could be wrong on that too.
Then there are the movies shot on Super35, and that’s a completely separate list. Most likely belongs in this thread but best be updated on Letterboxd.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an interesting situation. Was shot with two separate cameras, maybe at the same time or one after the other, to have two separate aspect ratios. Interesting case since it’s not open matte or Pan and Scan, just a different ratio. Both are official too. CinemaScope, and “Flat”. https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/Seven-Brides-for-Seven-Brothers-DVD/26770/ https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Seven-Brides-for-Seven-Brothers-Blu-ray/134406/

Oklahoma did similar though both would be shot one after the other

A Todd-AO version was made for 70mm screenings and then a cinemascope version that played in wide release

Which is fairly cool.

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#1496150
Topic
Info &amp; Discussion: Fullscreen Laserdisc / DVD Preservations
Time

MrBrown said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

crissrudd4554 said:

skoal said:

Is the RoboCop 4:3 DVD fully opened-up? Can anyone compare the 4:3 DVD to the Criterion DVD?

There is no Full Frame DVD of RoboCop, not Region 1 at least. The above images I believe are from a TV airing. The Criterion is the closest Open Matte RoboCop there is on DVD.

At least you type RoboCop correctly.
Myself I’m far more interested in open matte versions of movies instead of Pan and Scan bullshite. Interesting for alternatives, of course.

Well, why being so negative on the former poster then? The Criterion is more open matted, compared to any newer 1.85:1 dvd and BD release, due having a 1.66:1 frame, the way it originally was intended.

Wasn’t originally intended for 1.66:1 but maybe that’s for European markets. That, and the LD/DVD is quite old in terms of approval from the film-maker.
I have that DVD but wish Criterion ported over the PCM or whichever audio from the Laserdisc instead of making it lossy. Different aspect ratio but not currently on the rest of the releases. Glad I have the rest of the RoboCop releases I do, including the par most excellent ARROW 4K Limited Edition release (not the dreaded SteelBook). https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/RoboCop-DVD/3692/ https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/RoboCop-DVD/7641/ (I have this in a standard case.) https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/RoboCop-Blu-ray/89781/ https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/RoboCop-4K-Blu-ray/307415/
And only keeping the Criterion DVD because of the different aspect ratio which Verhoven approved at the time, video source ported most likely for/from the LD, and the exclusive bonus features not on any other release. Unless DVDCompare is accurate, and doesn’t mention any carry-overs from it on other releases.
Which makes me wonder if anyone has taken any open-matte HD uncensored broadcast, make it 1.66:1 to make the weird Criterion LD/DVD aspect ratio which Verhoven has abandoned in favor of the newer scans (MGM Remastered BD, and the superior ARROW BD/4K compared to the former), and have a customized BD25 or whichever with all the Criterion bonus. Including the audio from the Criterion LD since it would the DTS-HD MA 2.0 from the ARROW BD or 4K. Y’know, similar to what fellow forum user alleycat has done with other Criterion LDs and made custom BDs. BUT, that’s for a different thread altogether.

Would be nice to see a more current, HD quality or even 35mm scan, of the open matte for The Princess Bride. Only release I know of which has it is the old MGM DVD. Could be wrong on that too.
Then there are the movies shot on Super35, and that’s a completely separate list. Most likely belongs in this thread but best be updated on Letterboxd.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is an interesting situation. Was shot with two separate cameras, maybe at the same time or one after the other, to have two separate aspect ratios. Interesting case since it’s not open matte or Pan and Scan, just a different ratio. Both are official too. CinemaScope, and “Flat”. https://www.blu-ray.com/dvd/Seven-Brides-for-Seven-Brothers-DVD/26770/ https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Seven-Brides-for-Seven-Brothers-Blu-ray/134406/

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#1496137
Topic
Info: Films re-released with alterations
Time

MrBrown said:

AdmiralWasabi10191 said:

CloakedDragon97 said:

All modern releases of Amadeus feature only the Director’s Cut.

No shit. https://www.movie-censorship.com/report.php?ID=2234
The website I linked to is an excellent resource for this thread, this site, and for other sites as well.

The original German page is even better…
Analysing many more censored versions of different movies…

Best to use Google Translate for the Germerman site, I take it? Not just censored, but alterations. Which I don’t count if the movie received an alternate title card or whatever overseas. Helps with alternate versions on disc, and seamless branching. AND of course the various fan restorations, even the upscales which unfortunately remove the beloved film grain.