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#1215991
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The Abyss - Special Edition (1989) BluRay Project *BD-50* x2 *DELETED*
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Croweyes1121 said:

I’ve just posted my own edit of the Special Edition over at myspleen.

And thank you for that. I just watched it entirely. If you’re okay for feedback as I read you were considering a V2, here you go. Even though it’s pretty good, there’s still margin for improvement. The lower definition in the SE parts will always give it away, but color matching, brightness and contrast of those scenes, especially when they’re just extended parts of pre-existing scenes could benefit from additional tweaking to better blend in. I mean there are look-alike shots that don’t resemble quite enough with each other to better sell the illusion. I also noticed a glitch at 02:15:31 on the ISO Blu-ray. And on a side note, I wish the full bitrate DTS from the Chinese DVD was used instead of the regular AC3.

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#1209934
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4k77 released
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Damn! Even my Zappiti One 4K HDR player plays the UHD 2160p 4K77 in a jerky way. I’d never have thought that could happen since it allows very high bitrate. The audio plays smoothly, but the video, damn! I’ll have to stick to the 1080p for now. My TV is 1080p for now anyway. I also noticed that the blacks were not as black on the 2160p, but it’s probably the 10-bit stuff on my full HD TV only that causes that. The 1080p looks quite terrific. Thanks guys!

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#1120233
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The Force Awakens: 1.78:1 scenes in 2D?
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From this Friday (the 20th of October) evening and there probably will be a few reruns, “The Force Awakens” will air on the Disney Cinema channel in France. I can’t be sure it will be full screen with the IMAX sequence in open matte, but you never know. Sadly, this is one of the channels that protects their programs so I cannot transfer the recording to my computer. So this is just a heads-up for those who can record it and extract it from their recording devices, if any.

EDIT : nevermind, it’s in scope.

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#1109137
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The Matrix 35mm
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That’s interesting, Rockin, as I’ve seen a 35mm print in Paris, France, most likely from back then in 1999 since there never was a rerealease in France, and as it turns out, the 35mm print was lookking like the Blu-ray with less green here and there, and definitely the interrogation scene. So this Amazon version you’re talking about might be the good stuff.

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#1093919
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TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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Have you edited out the end of the scene with Rose and Cal discussing the Mauritania comparison with the Titanic? Right after “luxurious”, a whole piece is missing that’s on the Blu-ray. Cal talks to Rose’s mother and makes his guy taking care of their lugage, and then the whole family embarks. Your sample cuts right after “luxurious”. That’s odd.

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#1093135
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Se7en CCE Version (Help Needed)
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Okay, so now, after 3 viewings of the 35mm, I managed to take pictures until the bar scene near the end.
For the rest, I compared with the 2000 color timing and the 2010 Blu-ray. The conversation scene of John Doe and his lawyer behind the glass is different from both: it’s cooler in 35mm with a shade of pink on Doe’s convict uniform. The sunset scenes around 7:00 o’clock look more like the Blu-ray while in the car. Then, it looks more like the 2000 DVD but warmer with the darkness of the Blu-ray. And the epilogue with Mills arrested in the backseat of the copcar and Somerset and the captain discussing him is a lot closer to the 2000 DVD with the dominant yellow. The 2010 Blu-ray is way too dark in the end.

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#1092402
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Se7en CCE Version (Help Needed)
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I’ve just watched the Blu-ray, and I’d say it’s dark enough but has better definition so you can see more details, like the 3rd arm of the sloth victim that you would have to know is there to notice on 35mm. The end-end with the captain and Somerset until the last shot with the Hemingway quote is actually way too dark on Blu-ray. On 35mm, it looked more like the 2000 Newline DVD Platinum. Overall I’d say the 35mm is in between the 2000 DVD and the Blu-ray. It would be interesting to see how it would look using the darkness of the Blu-ray and the color timing of 2000 that is presented on the Dutch Blu-ray. If one of you colormatch wizzards feels like it…

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#1092329
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Se7en CCE Version (Help Needed)
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Here are some pictures taken just yesterday in Paris, France, during a 35mm screening. I have many more as I pretty much covered all the shots of the first 3 reels before my battery ran out on my iPhone 4. These were taken with HDR enabled. I can attend to another screening wednesday evening, so I’ll try to cover the rest of the movie.

https://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/710980image10.jpg
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I was shocked to see how dark the movie was. And I thought the Bluray was too dark. Not at all. In fact It’s still too bright. Colorwise, the film was mostly brown with a touch of gold. It felt warm. Except for the office scene between the captain and Somerset, that was colder and greener, I’d say. Generally, it looked different from every color timing I’ve seen on DVD or Blu-ray. Oddly, when switching some pictures to the neutral “none” setting on the iPhone app instead of the “transfer” setting, it resembles the New Line Platinum/Metropolitan DVD from 2000/2001. But with “transfer” on, it matches more what I actually saw projected. Most notably on the stomac shot and the fingerprint lab guy.

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#1091712
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Interest Check: The Matrix 1 pass Blu-ray regrade. Based upon earlier 35mm release.
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Okay, so I just got back from a 35mm screening of “The Matrix” in the French Cinémathèque in Paris, France. It had French subtitles and I am not aware of any rerelease of the movie, so it was most likely a print from 1999. And I was shocked to see that the Blu-ray is actually not that far from being alike in terms of color grading. It’s not accurate in every part, that’s for sure, but man, the 1st color grading we’ve seen on video back in the day is dead wrong, and it was not the same as the 35mm scan released by our pals here either. Some parts looked alike, that’s for sure, but the Blu-ray also in other parts. And when toying with the color temperature on my TV screen from medium to warm and sometimes the other way around, I manage to closer match the Blu-ray with what I’ve just seen in 35mm.

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#1078856
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The Dark Knight - EE Reduction and Original Color Timing
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Then, “three of a kind”, let’s do this! I’m excited with this. Have you already color corrected the night shot of Batman on top of a building hearing the Joker on the police radio about “Harvey Dent” being on 8th and Orchard Street? I’m wondering how it looks on your screener. On the DCP I saw twice in about one week, the night blue was a gorgeous cyan.

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#1078770
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The Dark Knight - EE Reduction and Original Color Timing
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I wish you’d keep the IMAX scenes in full 16/9 and/or the entire movie in 2.40:1. Even though it’s not the actual full frame of the IMAX shots, when watching on a widescreen TV, going from 2.40:1 to 1.33:1 is rather odd. That’s what has been made on the recent release on the spleen, and even though it’s a nice bonus version to have in our collection, it’s kind of weird and not really a go-to version (it had the theatrical DTS track though!). It would be great if we were still in the 4/3 TV era, but we’re not. The expansion value of the IMAX scenes, I think, relies on the filling of our screens. That’s what’s supposed to happen anyway in an IMAX theater, and most of these theaters crop more than our TVs (1.90:1 vs. 1.78:1). Plus, not all IMAX shots are available in glorious HD. The recent spleen release used DVD upscales here and there, and it clearly shows.

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#1077802
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Deleted Scenes from Films that ended up in Other Films or TV shows Archive List
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Is “deleted” an obligation? 'Cause “Jaws the Revenge” used the same exact shot from the original “Jaws” for the sinking dying shark in the end.
You also have that kind of stuff in “Transformers 2”, which reused shots from “Transformers”. Just watch the Honest Trailer on this one ; they even reused a shot from earlier in the same movie, only color corrected. And shots of the freeway from “The Island” by the same Michael Bay were reused in “Transformers 3”, only they added giant robots in it.

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#1077419
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TITANIC 35mm Preservation!
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Okay, now that I’ve seen the full 14 minutes and 52 seconds, I have a couple observations about cropping. Granted, this is a test scan and not the final rendering.
The test scan is 1920x804, so 2.39:1. I believe the film was shown in 2.35:1, so this might be a bit overcropped. However, I noticed that on the bottom, a couple times, there is a whitish border line that might indicate that a 2.20:1 open matte version would be ugly. So maybe the final 2.35:1 cropping could be a little more cropped on the bottom and a little less on the top to compensate. See this picture below: (I have no idea how to post a picture on that forum!)

https://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/945496Titanicreel1fulltestscanmkvsnapshot050820170519183111.jpg

Also, it might be overcropped on the left side and not enough on the right side, cause we sometimes see some black border on the right, and the title card is not well centered in the frame:

https://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/965532Titanicreel1fulltestscanmkvsnapshot064420170519183158.jpg

https://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/564237Titanicreel1fulltestscanmkvsnapshot143920170519183129.jpg

https://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/853061Titanicreel1fulltestscanmkvsnapshot011520170519183145.jpg

All in all, that project looks promising, so count me in. I’ll give my contribution.