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#1352925
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Info: Gigapixel AI vs infognition Super Resolution / What to use to upscale SD to HD or 4K
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Over on Blutopia, you can now enjoy the first season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in 4K with a 1080p release coming in the future. Personally, I’m waiting for the 1080p release as the 4K release apparently has some aspect ratio issues, so if anyone can share their thoughts on this upscale, I’d appreciate it.

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#1335793
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Info: Recommended Editions of Disney Animated (and Partially Animated) Features
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sampsoninc916 said:

They’re also complaining for one of the live action films (not animated), Splash, made by Touchstone Pictures, a Disney label, that they used questionable CG to censor Darryl Hannah’s rear end. Not to worry because the movie exists on archive.org here:

https://archive.org/details/Splash1984

Wait, what? Splash is on Disney+? Can someone confirm it?

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#1334717
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Info: Disney's The Little Mermaid 2006 VHS and other official "modern" VHS releases
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Not too long ago, I watched Yesterworld’s Youtube video about the history of Walt Disney Home Video and I was surprised to learn that Pixar’s Cars wasn’t the last Disney-related VHS release, but it was The Little Mermaid. I’m not saying we should preserve that tape (though personally, I wouldn’t mind if somebody did), but it got me thinking about official VHS releases that were sold in the mid to late 2000s and beyond, like Star Wars: Episode III. I’d like to know simply what other films or TV-shows were officially released on VHS after 2005/6 and no, on-flight films on VHS doesn’t count.

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#1334626
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Original Trilogy "Faces" LD Preservation & Upscale project
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riftamos said:

I’ve noticed in working on this project that the films as they appear on the disc are mathematically closer to 2.28:1 ratio. I’ve read that a number of films including the 97 LDs we actually 2.28 and not 2.35 when placed on disc.

To quote the LaserDisc Database:

lddb.com said:

For unknown reasons - and making a mockery of the THX LD programs so-called “standards” - the Special Edition transfers in this box set have incorrect aspect ratios. Star Wars is only 2.21:1, instead of the correct Panavision ratio of 2.39:1, while Empire and Jedi’s aspect ratios are both 2.28:1 - better than Star Wars, but still short of the original Panavision framing.

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#1325649
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TV shows on DVD edited either due to syndicated prints or music rights
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theundertaker180 said:

Firecracker00 said:

JayArgonaut said:

Firecracker00 said:

I suppose expiration of the music in the Open All Hours ep does make more sense. Still, it is sad they do this, and I’m sure they could retain it if they paid it, but they want to.

They have to justify the cost and if the licence is considered unduly expensive, it cannot be justified and so the music will be substituted with a cheaper alternative or even removed and the scene left without music - as happened with an episode of Bad Girls, where the characters are seen dancing to a track that is no longer present. 😄

Firecracker00 said:

Speaking of Heartbeat again, but when the latter series was shown on repeat viewings on itv3, I believe they changed some of the music there as well, not necessarily Beatles music as such but just a random 60s song. So even on repeat showings on an ITV channel you still can’t watch it as it was originally shown. Why have the rights for music when first broadcast, yet change the music on repeated showings on what is essentially the same channel?. Unless, as suggested above, it is because the licence has expired?. If music rights was such an issue, particularly with a show like Heartbeat, I’m surprised there was any original music left intact.

The licence(s) were very likely negotiated for the immediate broadcast run and then would need to be renegotiated for rebroadcasts and home video. When many of the licences were arranged for older content, home video hadn’t been factored into the equation. Also, some record companies, executives and artists are easier to negotiate with than others. Don Henley and Eric Clapton allowed their songs to be used for free on an independently made documentary because the film-makers couldn’t hope to afford the licence fees and they’d sympathised with their goal. However, that incident is an exception rather than the norm and almost certainly would not occur with a TV series that was produced by a major organsiation.

Firecracker00 said:

I would love to convert the episodes I have convert them to digital for archive, but if put on the internet they’ll just be removed. I’ve seen dozens of shows uploaded to youtube, yet neither the copyright holder nor YouTube seem to have an issue. It seems to me that it’s only certain shows which people regarded as popular (ie Fools and Horses) - and influential? they are so keen on altering. I’ve seen plenty of Heartbeat eps on YT, lots of Open All Hours, Summer Wine, Red Dwarf, etc which they don’t seem bothered about, yet try uploading an ep of OFAH in full and it’s promptly removed.

Share them via a torrent. Much better. 😉

Good idea, never thought about torrents.

You don’t happen to know if there are any uncut OFAHs episodes that have been uploaded via torrent do you?. To be honest I couldn’t imagine many would. As I said previously, a good way of sourcing them (though probably pot luck) would be via ebay and the like from pre-used tapes that have TV recordings of them. But what are the chances that someone would have an uncut recording of one of the early episodes (complete)?. Maybe an ep from the later series say from the late 80s/early 90s onwards. There is supposed to be an Only Fools and Horses uncut facebook group, but it appears to be a closed group. It claims they have lots of uncut, unaltered recordings of the episodes; whether that’s true I don’t know.

THAT WAS MY FACEBOOK PAGE AND IT HAD ALL THE UNCUT SCENES FROM ALL THE CUT EPISODES ON THERE, ALL THE RARE LOST SKETCHES AND MORE AND WE HAD OVER 500 MEMBERS WHEN FACEBOOK SHUT IT DOWN TO COPYRIGHT DUE TO SOME SNAKE GRASSING IT UP TO THE FACEBOOK POLICE. PEOPLE…

Excuse me theundertaker180, but I believe you have accidentally turned on Caps Lock.

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#1325516
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Info: Gigapixel AI vs infognition Super Resolution / What to use to upscale SD to HD or 4K
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phoenixobia said:

Thanks for the tutorial!
Yes, let’s not go off topic from the original post by Avatar_Emil_Borg. Hopefully he’s seen the demonstration images I posted as he was wondering about the Gigapixel app and all.

Thank you for the detailed info.

Yeah, thanks. And yes, I’ve seen those images.

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#1324916
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Info: Gigapixel AI vs infognition Super Resolution / What to use to upscale SD to HD or 4K
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phoenixobia said:

Topaz Gigapixel has just released a new app, Video Enhance AI.
I am already using the Windows Beta Gigapixel AI for Video.
I will be trying the new app soon.

Please check it out and let us know your thoughts.

Thanks

$199 or $299 after the sale ends? I’ll consider it if someone can help me out with the finances. And I assume it’s a one month trial.

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#1316594
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Disney foreign dubs - and preservation
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qnorsten said:

GoboFraggle1983 said:

qnorsten said:

Interesting thread. I am another swedish person dedicated to preserving Swedish cartoon and dubs.

Do you have any old Swedish dubs by any chance? If so, which ones?

I have the following original Swedish dubs (or first redub in the case of Dumbo)

  • Pinocchio (Swedish original dub from 1941 was used on a rental VHS edition from 1987. All releases after that use the 1995 Swedish )
  • Alice in wonderland (Swedish orignal dub was used on rental VHS edition from 1990. All releases after that use the 1998 Redub)
  • Dumbo (first redub from 1972 used on VHS release from 1991 and showed a few times on TV. All releases after that use the second redub from 1996)
  • Bambi (Swedish original dub from 1943 was released on the first batch of VHSes 1994 by mistake. Later editions and batches use the redub from 1986)
  • Oliver and Gang (Swedish original dub from 1998 was initialy released on the DVDs from 2002 by mistake, but these were quickly withdrawn. This dub has also been shown on disney channel for some reason. Later releases include the rebug from 1997)

Still missing these original dubs that have never been released on on any home video media

  • Peter Pan (Swedish original dub from 1953, was only shown in cinemas, all releases use the 1992 redub)
  • 101 Dalmatians (Swedish original dub from 1961 was only shown in cinemas, all releases use the 1995 redub)
  • Black Cauldron (Swedish orignal dub was only shown in cinemas, all releases use the 1998 redub)
  • Cinderella (Swedish original dub from 1950, all releases have used the 1967 redub)
  • Lady and the tramp (Swedish original dub from 1955, was only shown in cinemas, all releases use the 1989 redub)
  • Dumbo (Swedish original dub from 1946)
  • Snow white (Swedish original dub from 1938)

This are the major movies I have/are searching for. There are plenty of other redubs as well in Sweden.

Could you please PM me links to Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi as well as Oliver and Company?

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#1312381
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X-Men 1.5 (extended version of the first X-Men film)
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Seems like the deleted scenes are only available in SD on Blu-ray:

[blu-ray.com said:]

Enhanced Viewing Mode allows viewers to watch a version of the film with deleted and extended scenes inserted into the film. Also available is a selection of 17 behind-the-scenes pieces that may be viewed during the film by pressing the “1” button on the remote when an “X” icon appears on-screen. Finally, an extended commentary track is available when watching the movie in Enhanced Viewing Mode. All of the deleted and extended scenes are also available through the Enhanced Viewing Mode tab or the Deleted Scenes / Extended Scenes (480p, 11:02) tab of the main menu, while the behind-the-scenes features are accessible instantly from the Enhanced Viewing Mode tab.

Source: https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/X-Men-Blu-ray/3736/#Review

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#1312138
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X-Men 1.5 (extended version of the first X-Men film)
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Hello everyone!

Today, I picked up an extended version of the first X-Men film called “X-Men 1.5” on DVD. For clarification, I bought the PAL version of this release: https://www.amazon.com/X-Men-1-5-Patrick-Stewart/dp/B000078UJV

I’m the kind of guy who seeks out extended versions of movies whenever possible and I’ve done so ever since I got the extended versions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray for Christmas a few years ago. So, my question is simple: Is it possible to recreate the X-Men 1.5 cut using the Blu-ray?

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#1311470
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Help: looking for... Shadows of the Empire OST Enhanced CD features?
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Reese said:

Anakin94 said:

Oh sorry, i missunderstood this.
A pdf from the cover and inlays is available, with some infos about it.
https://ia803101.us.archive.org/31/items/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely.pdf

The complete disc is also on archive.org, but the content is locked.

Seems to work just fine:
https://archive.org/details/StarWarsShadows/01-Main+Theme+from+Star+Wars+-+Leia’s+Nightmare.mp3

True, but he’s referring to this copy: https://archive.org/details/cd_star-wars-shadows-of-the-empire_joel-mcneely