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#1404860
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Terminator 2 Extreme Edition: HD WMV - <strong>info wanted</strong>
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I saw the file a number of years ago. The compression artefacts are such that it’s noticeably inferior to both the subsequent Blu-ray releases; the SkyNet edition (with egregious DNR) and the 2015 edition from Lionsgate (same master but much less DNR).

Good luck unlocking the file, but I’ll by a curio you won’t return to actually watch imho.

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#1275525
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Song Of The South - many projects, much info &amp; discussion thread (Released)
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nl0428 said:

Disney has said that all of their properties from the Vault will be on Disney+. There’s a possibility that Song of the South could be released on there. Maybe, or maybe not. Disney put out a ride based on the film, yet no official home release.

There’s no way in hell that SotS will be on a mainstream service such as Disney+. The only, only hope that film has is via the Disney Movie Club… and even then I would be SHOCKED.

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#1233762
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The Little Mermaid (1989) - 35 mm (Released)
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RU.08 said:

Yes, as Avatar_Emil_Borg said please confirm what you’re looking at. This release:

http://rahulandi.com/the-little-mermaid-4k-blu-ray-blu-ray-3d-blu-ray-three-disc-edition-1989/

Isn’t until later this year. If you mean the 2013 Diamond Edition it was absolutely tampered with to the Nth degree - screenshots are here.

The 2013 restoration was done at 4K, but to date hasn’t been released in this resolution.

I would love to be wrong, but I highly doubt that listing from Rahulandi will happen, at least not this year.

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#1233761
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Help Wanted: 'Jurassic Park: The Lost World' - Extended Cut 1080p - will anyone do this?
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Papai2013 said:

The 1.33:1 version is open matte, not cropped (film was shot in 35mm 4 perf). And the deleted scenes are in (open matte) 1.50:1 (16:10), not 1.85:1. However, the deleted scenes have the original colour timing of the 35mm photochemical prints, since they are direct scans from the film reels.

Thankyou for the correction. You’re quite right.

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#1233153
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The Little Mermaid (1989) - 35 mm (Released)
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Can’t wait to see this project. Little Mermaid is one of my most beloved films.

The 4K restoration for the Blu-ray release is excellent, and perhaps the best/ least tampered with Disney classic to come to the format (that beautiful grain), but it still has been manipulated. Particularly, the saturation is amped up, and the opening titles featuring different timing that now doesn’t sync with the audio. Also, the Priests knee will never return to any official release.

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#1233148
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Help Wanted: 'Jurassic Park: The Lost World' - Extended Cut 1080p - will anyone do this?
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The HBO broadcast was cropped 1.33:1 but properly colour timed, and the footage matched that of the movie proper. However, also limited to VHS resolution.

The deleted scenes on the DVD (the same released worldwide) are 1.85:1 OAR, but in bad shape, with lots of film artefacts.

Unfortunately, I doubt either sources will splice very well to a proper restoration.

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#786432
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1997 U.S. Special Edition 35mm Trailer Reconstruction - V1.0 available now
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thorr said:

Nice job.  I totally recognize the parts that I did vs the parts that I didn't.  My scanner started having problems which is why I stopped working on mine.  I did get it working with my DSLR camera, but never kept going at that point.  Maybe someday I will finish my version.

 

Thanks Thorr - I'm really honoured you took the time to comment, seeing as you really were the inspiration for this reconstruction. Thanks for all your efforts.

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#785650
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1997 U.S. Special Edition 35mm Trailer Reconstruction - V1.0 available now
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Hi all,

Longtime lurker, first time poster. Happy to finally have something to share after taking so much.

I've been wanting to reconstruct the U.S. style Special Edition trailers for some time from scanned 35mm assets, and now have the first version to share with you.

The sources for each trailer are predominantly the German 35mm files uploaded by Laserschwert (see here), Thor's 35mm sample (see here), upscaled logos from SD trailers and muxed with Jetrell Fo's 5.1 DTS audio mix.

Some Photoshop touch up was done to some of the worst film artefacts, and to blend the different sources. Edited in PP CS6.

Please provide feedback on these initial versions.

[MEGA links]

TRAILER A

TRAILER B

TRAILER C

TRAILER D

Enjoy.