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#1488343
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FACE/OFF - complete 35mm scan opportunity (WIP)
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RU.08 said:

Just curious, but in these situations, do scanners at least return your film? I’m worried the answer is no, which is awful.

In this case the film is owned by a friend of the scanner.

Join my Discord channel and send me a direct message I’ll be happy to tell you more about “bad” scanners and the kind of things that can happen.

No. I own both the HD DVD and Blu-ray disc of this. Do you need images of both so I won’t be flagged for piracy on your server?

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#1488255
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Info: The films of Sergio Leone - The best available versions...
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SpacemanDoug said:

The top fan choice for GBU can now be the 4K from Kino Lorber

With the exception of the opening producer credit (altered in 1998 for legal reasons) it is 100% the original US theatrical version, thankfully it also fixes the issue from the 1993 LD where a shot of an exploding wall was missing

Kino went as far as to use a 4K scan of a 1967 print and use the mono track from the laserdisc to restore the audio and missing shots (I’m sure they used a different source for the missing shot though)

Agreed.

A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More 4Ks are great too. The included BDs are new, and aren’t the same BDs from 2018, and 2019, respectively.

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#1478989
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RELEASED: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Special Longer Version)"
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ElectricTriangle said:

Based on every indication from the producers of the DE, from like 2007 to present, the deleted scenes will almost certainly be included (including the rediscovered ADR!) and there’s a decent shot they include the full SLV as an extra.

Would be nice if it received its own 4K+BD with the TDE 4K+BD. Or at least as you mentioned as an extra, hopefully in 1080p. Really glad this time Paramount let the restoration/TDE team have full access to The Motion Picture archives for the 2022 4K TDE. Paramount didn’t when the same team released TDE in 2001 on DVD.
If the Special Longer Version scenes are fully remastered and in the best quality possible, someone should have another go at restoration if it’s not included as an extra. Zero DNR, of course. The 2001 TDE 2-Disc DVD, and 2009 BD are obsolete. The remastered Theatrical 4K+BD released in 2021 is vastly superior compared to the 2009 BD.
I’d even be more than happy if Paramount releases an Ultimate Edition for TMP on 4K+BD. Completely new encode and disc for Theatrical which would hopefully include Special Longer Version via seamless branching (disc 1 for both 4K & BD and commentary). Disc 2, for both 4K+BD with commentary, would be the 2022 TDE. Disc 3, maybe, would be BD with both legacy and new features. Would be 5 discs total. I’d certainly purchase it. Or I’d get a however many disc case for my own custom thing.
tl;dr: Really hoping Paramount Home Entertainment does a BLADE RUNNER with STAR TREK: The Motion Picture and offer all officially released versions in a nice set. (I don’t see why the 2001 DVD version of TDE would need to be included because of the low DVD resolution.)

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#1478988
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Info: Star Trek movies - alternate versions...
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INFORMATION DUMP BELOW:
Theatrical Cuts for The Motion Picture, II: The Wrath of Khan, III: The Search for Spock, and IV: The Voyage Home received new 4K remasters. Those remasters were released on 4K+BD physical release formats last year, 2021, and are vastly superior to the discs released in 2009. (I’ve already sold the 2009 BDs of TMP, TWOK, TSS, and TVH. Kept the 2016 BD of TWOK.)
STAR TREK II: The Wrath of Khan - Director’s Cut was also part of the 4K remaster re-releases, but unsure if the audio is different from the 2016 BD regarding the dialogue. The 2016 BD uses 24-bit audio for its main track, whilst the 2021 4K+BD remastered release utilizes 16-bit audio. Personally, I haven’t done an A/B comparison regarding both discs. ABC Cut is still its own thing and still hasn’t been officially released.
STAR TREK: The Motion Picture - The Director’s Edition has a brand new iteration for this year in 4K. Will be released physically on 4K+BD in Septermber with legacy and all new bonus features. So yes, this 2022 TDE is different compared to the 2001 TDE. The same exact team who worked on the older iteration of the 2001 TDE, made for and released on DVD in that resolution, also worked on the 2022 (released) TDE which was made with 4K in mind. Just MAYBE, the SLV scenes, and all deleted scenes which were included on the 2-Disc TDE DVD, will be remastered and presented in 1080p quality. Theatrical Cut received a 4K remaster and released 4K+BD in 2021, which is vastly superior to the 2009 BD. (Repeating information for specific film.)
So, all that’s being waited on for STAR TREK VI: The Undiscovered Country to receive a full 4K remaster, i.e. TMP-TVH which includes a physical 4K+BD release, and have all main cuts. Most assuredly the Theatrical will be presented in 2.35:1~2.40:1 aspect ratio, while the original DVD and 2-Disc DVD iteration of the Longer aka Home Video cut, would be presented in 2.00:1 or whichever aspect ratio it was. Since the Theatrical Cut is in a different aspect ratio compared to the LD/DVD Longer Cut, two separate discs would need to be used when taking into account for the 4K remaster. Since the LD/DVD cuts are the same aspect ratio, the disc can have seamless branching. Again, when this remaster is released physically, the 2009 BD will be obsolete.

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#1478983
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RELEASED: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Special Longer Version)"
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Pauln6 said:

It seems that they found better sound quality for the SLV scenes included in the DE. Not only that, the scene with Scotty and Ilia in engineering has been restored and will be in the outtakes. They didn’t just join up the dialogue, they went to the trouble to add background special effects too!

If they found ADR for all the SLV scenes, we can hope that they added the improved audio to all the outtake scenes. I have no idea if that is a vain hope.

I was really hoping that they might also have found some more of the rough footage of the Memory Wall. That would be my holy grail. I guess if it not in the September release, we will never see it.

Really hoping all the Special Longer Version scenes will be remastered on the BD with the newer 2022 4K+BD of The Director’s Edition this September. (Similar to how the deleted scenes were on the 2-Disc DVD of the 2001 release/iteration of the DE, except full quality.) That way someone could restore the SLV scenes into the remastered Theatrical Cut BD from last year. Zero DNR, of course.
Paramount Home Entertainment could have at least put the Special Longer Version via seamless branching through the menu or as an Easter Egg on the 4K+BD release last year. All official versions should have been released on the two most current formats. Special Longer Version is still relegated to VHS and Laserdisc, possibly even Betamax.

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#1478321
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Star Trek The Motion Picture - Special Longer Version - 720p HD restoration/reconstruction/fanedit Version 1.0 (Released)
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Really hoping the SLV in OAR will be available in September with 4K The Director’s Edition as a bonus feature. At least in 1080p. Should have been released seamless branching last year with the Theatrical remaster 4K+BD of The Motion Picture. Would have been the easiest to implement.
The current remastered 4K & BD of the Theatrical cut has glorious film grain, which this SLV restoration attempt sorely lacks via unwelcomed DNR. I’ve already sold the 2009 BD because of the antiquated transfer and the DNR.

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#1478319
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Batman (1989) 35mm Opportunity
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The 4K release is fine, it’s the audio which I have issue with. Replaced foley for a lot of sounds. It’s the main reason why I haven’t sold the BDs of Batman (1989) and Batman Returns. All would be needed is color correcting of it to possibly appear similar to the BD or a 35mm print, and the original cinema audio track. I barely even watch the 4K of both Tim Burton Batman films due to what I and Venny typed.
Wonder if the OG cinema audio was on the Laserdisc at all, let alone the BD. I’m not knowledgable about this, even though I did see this in cinemas in 1989 when I was 10, of course I wouldn’t remember the sound mix.

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#1468069
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Info: Films re-released with alterations
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SpacemanDoug said:

On the old BD of Airplane!, there was a boom mic visible in two shots in the mirror during the scene whenever Kramer’s wife is talking to Paul in Kramer’s house that was (poorly) digitally removed, however oddly enough on the new 4K remastered BD, the boom mic was restored along with a small portion of the mirror frame that was accidentally erased on the old master as a result of the sloppy removal

https://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?a=1&x=83&y=53&d1=14736&d2=14733&s1=152852&s2=152814&l=0&i=12&go=1

but yet bizarrely enough on the same 4K master, the wires used to throw around the beating heart in a scene towards the beginning of the movie were digitally removed that were visible on the old master

Keeping the original BD release for the bonus features whenever I get around to getting the 4K remastered BD.

CloakedDragon97 said:

The Nightmare Before Christmas changed the original Touchstone logo to the modern Disney logo for the 3D release. The opening credits were also changed to reflect this.

My guess that only applies to the 3D BD, correct? None of the other discs?