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Booshman

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#1288518
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80's cartoons on DVD....bad aliasing (jaggies)!
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henryperu77 said:

Hi…

I tried a new encode, i stabilized, cleaned and upscaled it to 1080p check it out

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fD_f7Oz8PLfYnhfQa19Yx1e4YA2IdzlH/view?usp=sharing

2 audios - Spanish/English

Looks good, but your cleaning filte might be too aggressive for some shots. There are instances where stars flicker on and off in fast motion, which is a result of them being mistaken for dirt in some frames. I have had the same issue myself restoring Thundercats.

Also, Soundwave’s Spanish voice is lame. 😉

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#1236282
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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hiphats said:

WANTED: SERPA STEREO MIX OF THE TV CUT

If anyone, especially Alex Serpa, has at least an mp3 file of the complete stereo mix Serpa himself prepared for the extended TV cut (for the fan made project that eventually gave way for the Warner Archive blu ray), PM me.

There are still some excerpts of Serpa’s stereo remix work up on YouTube, such as here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nTOsK8dcu0

I believe the only person who has that, if it was completed, is Alex. I last spoke to him about it in 2015, and it was still in the works. After the 2 disc set was released by Capedwonder about 18 months ago, I reached out to him again to see if it was finished, but I didn’t hear back.

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#1216349
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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Why would we want a re-release of blu-rays most of us will already have? Buying 3 cuts of the movie again to get some new features would be a let down for me. For the 40th anniversary I would want something really special, which at this point would have to be Superman 2 related. since the last grail release for Superman the movie already came out this year.

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#1111112
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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The Decimator said:

Booshman said:

Here’s an example of a scene with alternate takes and angles used. Some trims and alterations to the timing have been made to keep things in sync.

https://vimeo.com/196940170

Hi, this is my first post on this website. I’ve been researching the Superman saga for a while now, and I thought I’d fill you in. The alternate camera angles of Zod in the TV version are the same ones that appeared in the Lester theatrical release. The majority of that scene was shot by Donner in 1977, but in order to receive full credit on the film, Lester reshot several scenes that Donner already filmed. Note how the background behind Zod is different in Lester’s version. It wasn’t until the Donner cut that this scene was restored to its original form without Lester’s refilmed close ups.

For more info on the differences between the two versions, here’s a handy guide courtesy of Capedwonder:
http://www.capedwonder.com/superman-ii-article/

I think this information is pretty well known by most know. Spotting who shot what is easy enough due to the different look of the actors.

The point of that clip was to recreate the TV cut version of the scene in widescreen, using video from the bluray. There are several identical lines between the theatrical and Lester, that are filmed from different angles and read at different speeds. For example “What do you want? I can see the greed written on your face”, is in the TV version as filmed by Lester, It’s in the Donner cut as filmed by Donner, and it’s not in the Theatrical cut at all. So the Donner shot was retimed to fill in for the Lester shot as that is presently all we have.

Hopefully this sort of workaround won’t be needed soon, and we can get an official release from WB.

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#1083924
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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TylerDurden389 said:

Booshman said:

I think you’re right.

Why not just PM some of them with the request? Don’t even talk about it on the board.

To be blunt, because I’ve got better stuff to do than sending out PM’s in the hope that someone will help out with the project. People who frequent FE tend to look on here too. I have some people on fanres who have offered to help, and have given feedback, but none with a 5.1 setup. I guess there isn’t as much interest in this as I thought there was. I’ll just get on with other things until this project can be finished properly.

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#1083670
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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TylerDurden389 said:

Booshman said:

In the meantime if anyone wants to preview part 2 on their 5.1 setup let me know. I am eager to get this out, but not before i can verify the sound is ok.

Still waiting on that? I’d say ask the people on the fanedit message board, but I think they have policies against tv edits or non-official releases or something, correct?

I think you’re right.

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#1083596
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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hiphats said:

Update for you…

I have been in touch with The Criterion Collection and it’s head, Jon Mulvaney, concerning and suggesting SUPERMAN, and got a prompt response promising he will share that suggestion with his colleagues at Criterion. And yes, I did suggest they include all three versions of the film (they did with THE NEW WORLD, which is also a Warner title). Considering I did this now since the 40th anniversary is December 2018, if they do go through with this, it will take a long time getting it all together.

The URL is criterion.com if you fans want to suggest this too.

That’s good to hear, I’ll definitely message them.

In the meantime if anyone wants to preview part 2 on their 5.1 setup let me know. I am eager to get this out, but not before i can verify the sound is ok.

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#1078277
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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Hi, sorry for the extra delay, but I think everyone will agree it was worth the wait for the extra I’ve been working on. I’ve re-done the audio in 5.1. As I hadn’t originally planned to do this none of the 6 channel audio was synched up with the RIC. I had just cut the video to the original stereo ac3 file, so I had to do that again from scratch. I then had the issue of the scenes which only exist in stereo in the RIC. I’ve gone and used other scenes where the same music is playing and edited them to fit, or in the circumstances where there were sound effects present, used the FSM soundtrack. Other scenes have no score, so I’ve re-used the ambient effects in the surround channels from similar or the same scenes.

If anyone has a surround sound set up and can watch and offer feedback please let me know. I’d like to have a couple of people give it the once over to make sure there are no issues before the main release.

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#1068863
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Superman I-III extended TV cuts: Where have the preservations gone?
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machineric said:

Just wondered how these projects are progressing?

Superman 2 is nearly done. Tyler has been previewing and logging what needs fixing. I think everything has been caught now. Once this latest version has the all clear I’ll get it uploaded.

Still waiting to hear back about new VHS sources to proceed with part 3.

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#1065301
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Superman III recoloured
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Ok this thing is finally done!

Bluray features :

DTSHD-MA 5.1 bluray audio
PCM 2.0 laserdisc audio
DTSHD-MA 2.0 isolated score
Commentary by Alexander Salkind & Pierre Spengler
Commentary by Oliver Harper and Duncan Casey
Commentary by Captain Logan and Oliver Harper
All non English audio tracks
All subs

Original at the top, Recolour at the bottom.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/9vnQdoU.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/VUENt39.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/aqua5DX.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/xBGWm5j.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/9Ga891L.jpg[/img]
[img]http://i.imgur.com/I1Z3fnv.jpg[/img]

Now on the organ website.